Demonic Tutor

Magic: the Gathering in the UK

A cube of the best common and uncommon draft picks from the last 22 sets. Here's what we have so far.

What do you think?

Lists particularly in need of review by people who know what they are doing are: ROE, COK, BOK, SOK, LRW, MOR, GPT, DIS, 5DN.

# ROE
Beastbreaker of Bala Ged
Brimstone Mage
Corpsehatch
Dawnglare Invoker
Domestication
Enclave Cryptologist
Flame Slash
Forked Bolt
Hada Spy Patrol
Heat Ray
Joraga Treespeaker
Last Kiss
Narcolepsy
Nirkana Cutthroat
Oust
Pelakka Wurm
Smite
Staggershock
Vendetta
Wall of Omens

# WWK
Bestial Menace
Calcite Snapper
Cunning Sparkmage
Leatherback Baloth
Loam Lion
Refraction Trap
Searing Blaze
Tideforce Elemental
Tomb Hex
Vapor Snare

# ZEN
Baloth Woodcrasher
Burst Lightning
Disfigure
Gatekeeper of Malakir
Grazing Gladehart
Hideous End
Inferno Trap
Journey to Nowhere
Kor Skyfisher
Living Tsunami
Marsh Casualties
Merfolk Seastalkers
Plated Geopede
Punishing Fire
River Boa
Shepherd of the Lost
Torch Slinger
Trusty Machete
Vampire Nighthawk
Vines of Vastwood

# M10
Air Elemental
Armored Ascension
Blinding Mage
Cudgel Troll
Doom Blade
Dragon Whelp
Fireball
Goblin Artillery
Harm's Way
Howl of the Night Pack
Lightning Bolt
Merfolk Looter
Mind Control
Overrun
Pacifism
Pyroclasm
Serra Angel
Sleep
Tendrils of Corruption

# ARB
Behemoth Sledge
Bituminous Blast
Bloodbraid Elf
Enlisted Wurm
Esper Stormblade
Marisi's Twinclaws
Qasali Pridemage
Slave of Bolas
Terminate
Vengeful Rebirth

# CFX
Ember Weaver
Esper Cormorants
Grixis Slavedriver
Parasitic Strix
Path to Exile
Sedraxis Alchemist
Shambling Remains
Viashino Slaughtermaster
Volcanic Fallout
Wild Leotau

# ALA
Agony Warp
Branching Bolt
Bull Cerodon
Executioner's Capsule
Fatestitcher
Infest
Jund Charm
Knight of the Skyward Eye
Magma Spray
Naya Charm
Necrogenesis
Oblivion Ring
Resounding Thunder
Rhox Charger
Rhox War Monk
Sprouting Thrinax
Tower Gargoyle
Vithian Stinger
Wild Nacatl
Woolly Thoctar

# EVE
Ballynock Trapper
Cankerous Thirst
Desecrator Hag
Hatchet Bully
Noggle Bandit
Puncture Blast
Savage Conception
Snakeform
Unmake
Wickerbough Elder

# SHM
Biting Tether
Boggart Ram-Gang
Burn Trail
Devoted Druid
Firespout
Grief Tyrant
Hungry Spriggan
Incremental Blight
Kitchen Finks
Kulrath Knight
Mistmeadow Witch
Murderous Redcap
Plumeveil
Prison Term
Rune-Cervin Rider
Seedcradle Witch
Silkbind Faerie
Spectral Procession
Torrent of Souls
Trip Noose

# MOR
Boldwyr Intimidator
Meadowboon
Obsidian Battle-Axe
Rivals' Duel
Spitebellows
Stonybrook Schoolmaster
Swell of Courage
Thornbite Staff
Violet Pall
War-Spike Changeling

# LRW
Briarhorn
Changeling Berserker
Cloudgoat Ranger
Crib Swap
Dreamspoiler Witches
Eyeblight's Ending
Final Revels
Goldmeadow Harrier
Imperious Perfect
Knight of Meadowgrain
Lash Out
Makeshift Mannequin
Marsh Flitter
Mulldrifter
Nameless Inversion
Neck Snap
Shriekmaw
Tarfire
Thundercloud Shaman
Warren Pilferers

# FUT
Arc Blade
Foresee
Gathan Raiders
Ichor Slick
Imperiosaur
Infiltrator il-Kor
Kavu Primarch
Nacatl War-Pride
Spin into Myth
Sprout Swarm

# PLC
Calciderm
Shaper Parasite
Necrotic Sliver
Deadwood Treefolk
Shade of Trokair
Harmonize
Pyrohemia
Dead / Gone
Enslave
Stonecloaker

# TSP
Basalt Gargoyle
Brine Elemental
Careful Consideration
Castle Raptors
Crookclaw Transmuter
Durkwood Baloth
Errant Ephemeron
Firemaw Kavu
Griffin Guide
Looter il-Kor
Nightshade Assassin
Riftwing Cloudskate
Spiketail Drakeling
Sporesower Thallid
Strangling Soot
Sudden Death
Sulfurous Blast
Temporal Isolation
Tromp the Domains
Weatherseed Totem

# GPT
Blind Hunter
Electrolyze
Gelectrode
Mortify
Pillory of the Sleepless
Repeal
Savage Twister
Thunderheads
Wee Dragonauts
Wildsize

# DIS
Condemn
Guardian of the Guildpact
Leafdrake Roost
Minister of Impediments
Plumes of Peace
Rakdos Guildmage
Rakdos Ickspitter
Rise / Fall
Sky Hussar
Wrecking Ball

# RAV
Belltower Sphinx
Boros Guildmage
Carven Caryatid
Compulsive Research
Drooling Groodion
Faith's Fetters
Galvanic Arc
Greater Mossdog
Keening Banshee
Lightning Helix
Mark of Eviction
Moldervine Cloak
Moroii
Oathsworn Giant
Putrefy
Selesnya Guildmage
Shambling Shell
Trophy Hunter
Vedalken Dismisser
Watchwolf

# SOK
Captive Flame
Death Denied
Ghost-Lit Raider
Hail of Arrows
Hand of Cruelty
Hand of Honor
Manriki-Gusari
O-Naginata
Rushing-Tide Zubera
Stampeding Serrow

# BOK
Genju of the Cedars
Genju of the Falls
Genju of the Fields
Genju of the Spires
Horobi's Whisper
Matsu-Tribe Sniper
Ninja of the Deep Hours
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Shimmering Glasskite
Throat Slitter

# COK
Befoul
Cage of Hands
Distress
Ghostly Prison
Hanabi Blast
Hideous Laughter
Hinder
Kabuto Moth
Kami of Ancient Law
Kitsune Blademaster
Mystic Restraints
Nezumi Graverobber
No-Dachi
Otherworldly Journey
Pull Under
Rend Flesh
Ronin Houndmaster
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Samurai of the Pale Curtain
Sensei's Divining Top

# 5DN
Cranial Plating
Devour in Shadow
Eternal Witness
Furnace Whelp
Grafted Wargear
Loxodon Anchorite
Magma Jet
Sunburst Manta
Vedalken Mastermind
Vulshok Sorcerer

# DST
Barbed Lightning
Chittering Rats
Juggernaut
Leonin Battlemage
Leonin Bola
Loxodon Mystic
Nemesis Mask
Skullclamp
Test of Faith
Vulshok Morningstar

# MIR
Aether Spellbomb
Barter in Blood
Betrayal of Flesh
Blinding Beam
Bonesplitter
Crystal Shard
Grab the Reins
Icy Manipulator
Isochron Scepter
Leonin Skyhunter
Lightning Greaves
Loxodon Warhammer
Mask of Memory
One Dozen Eyes
Predator's Strike
Pyrite Spellbomb
Slith Firewalker
Terror
Thirst for Knowledge
Viridian Shaman

# Fixing
Akoum Refuge
Graypelt Refuge
Jwar Isle Refuge
Kazandu Refuge
Sejiri Refuge
Rupture Spire
Arcane Sanctum
Crumbling Necropolis
Jungle Shrine
Savage Lands
Seaside Citadel
Azorius Chancery
Boros Garrison
Dimir Aqueduct
Golgari Rot Farm
Gruul Turf
Izzet Boilerworks
Orzhov Basilica
Rakdos Carnarium
Selesnya Sanctuary
Simic Growth Chamber
Azorius Signet
Boros Signet
Dimir Signet
Golgari Signet
Gruul Signet
Izzet Signet
Orzhov Signet
Rakdos Signet
Selesnya Signet
Simic Signet

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Saturday at tgc is the plan, yeah. I just know we're going to get 5 or 9 :)

Earlier message sounded a bit grumpy. I'm still keen to hear people's ideas for changes. It's just that I probably won't make any changes before Saturday now that I've put my order in with Mr. Madhouse.

Assuming it's a success I'm sure we'll see it more than once. Hope so now it's "real cards". First cube I've made where the cards cost more than the sleeves :)

Dan Barrett said:
Fucking champion you are, Tom.
We'll play this on Sat and help you test for Sunday's qualifier, yea?
pedo.

no wait, what is it when you're ross and they're teenagers, that's a different term?!

ross miles said:
i would very much like to draft this. although this saturday i ahve to sit ina field with teenagers.
Stats for the current version:

CMC: {0} => 21, {1} => 36, {2} => 79, {3} => 100, {4} => 63, {5} => 33, {6} => 21, {7} => 5

Colors: 59 Colorless, 53 R, 53 W, 47 B, 44 U, 42 G, 10 BR, 7 UW, 7 GW, 6 GR, 5 BG, 5 BW, 4 RU, 3 RW, 3 GRW, 2 GU, 2 BGR, 2 BUW, 2 BU, 1 BRU, 1 GUW

Supertypes: 161 Creature, 72 Instant, 38 Artifact, 35 Sorcery, 31 Enchantment, 21 Land

Subtypes occurring 5 times or more: 24 Aura, 21 Human, 17 Wizard, 17 Warrior, 16 Equipment, 15 Shaman, 12 Elemental, 9 Elf, 9 Rogue, 8 Goblin, 8 Arcane, 8 Cat, 7 Knight, 7 Soldier, 7 Beast, 6 Faerie, 6 Zombie, 6 Spirit, 5 Giant, 5 Samurai

Go Shaman Tribal!

(not including Dead/Gone and Rise/Fall).
Cards that do not appear in the cube but maybe should that I already own: Rift Bolt, Smallpox, Essence Warden, Judge Unworthy, Krosan Grip, Urza's Factory, Last Gasp, Mindstab, Momentary Blink, Ghostfire, Knight of Sursi, Flame Javelin, Changeling Titan, Hornet Harasser, Changeling Hero, Pestermite, Gloomlance, Spectral Procession, Jaws of Stone, Spitemare, Syphon Life, Soul Reap, Crystallization, Putrid Leech.

But I'm not gutted about any of these missing out.
This should be quite fun - definately up for some saturday drafting after I scrub out of game day. Maybe I should just avoid game day completely and perfect my draft strategies for this format instead!
Trinket Mage targets: Trusty Machete, Executioner's Capsule, O-Naginata, Sensei's Divining Top, Leonin Bola, Skullclamp, Æther Spellbomb, Bonesplitter, Pyrite Spellbomb.

Tasty.
Getting quite excited about this cube, will bring whatever pimp versions I have spare to donate to the cause (flame jav, fallout, mana tithe etc) and will dig around for other potential candidates as well
it looks like there are only 3 ways to deal with the 38 artifacts and 31 enchantments.

i know naturalise isnt a 1st pickable effect but it might well be in this format with so many powerful targets.

also was coldsnap not a real set?
OH SHIT...

Counterbalance (as top is in there...)
Chill to the Bone
Balduvian Rage
Deathmark
Grim harvest
Jotun Grunt
Juniper Order Ranger
Martyr of Sands
Mouth of Ronom
Phyrexian Ironfoot

And if you want fixing - Coldsteel Heart

And if you want more artifact/enchantment destruction - Ronom Unicorn and Mystic Melting

Thom Richardson said:
it looks like there are only 3 ways to deal with the 38 artifacts and 31 enchantments.
i know naturalise isnt a 1st pickable effect but it might well be in this format with so many powerful targets.
also was coldsnap not a real set?
Qasali Pridemage, Kami of False Hope, Wickerbough Elder, Oblivion Ring x 2, Necrotic Sliver, Mortify, Putrefy, Repeal, Fall, Manriki-Gusari, Distress and Hinder gives 13 answers of various sorts.

Plus several tappers, removal and Mistmeadow Witch if the problem item is equipment.

I *think* we'll be OK. I guess we'll find out.

And you are correct, Cold Snap was not a real set :)
this looks like its going to be pretty crazy to play.

infinite removal, loads of tappers and pingers

and 1 single counterspell in the whole cube.
I don't want to be awkward now you've made the order, but could we cut one of the Oblivion Rings? The other cards are all singletons and having a duplicate seems wrong somehow....

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