Demonic Tutor

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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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yeah, looks like my counting was pretty off that should be plenty.



Thomas David Baker said:
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 :)
Just some low hanging fruit...

MIR
Viridian Longbow

CHK
Kabuto Moth
Nagao, Bound by Honor

BOK
Split-Tail Miko
Throat Slitter
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Cold Snap list would be something roughly like this: Chill to the Bone, Drelnoch, Glacial Plating, Jotun Grunt, Juniper Order Ranger, Magmatic Core, Martyr of Ashes, Phyrexian Ironfoot, Skred, Stalking Yeti. Nothing worth messing up the current setup for I don't think?
Thanks Eugene. What would you remove from the current list to put those in?

Sakura-Tribe Elder is famous but he's almost certainly not first pickable in draft. Any other candidates for removal?

Eugene Hwang said:
Just some low hanging fruit...
MIR Viridian Longbow

CHK
Kabuto Moth
Nagao, Bound by Honor

BOK
Split-Tail Miko
Throat Slitter
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Trouble is it is literally the first first pick in Shards. Not sure about Lorwyn. But taking out O Ring for Thundercloud Shaman seems dodgy. Plus I have one of each :)

Kieran Symington said:
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....
Lol, thundercloud shaman was better than O-ring in lor draft anyawy, and should be in the format, 2 o-rings should not.
For Longbow, I'd cut Skeletal Shard, as I didn't see that many artifact creatures.

Eye of Nowhere, because it's bad, it was not very good even in Kamigawa block with Arcane support. And, either Stone Rain due to lack of other land destruction or Otherworldly Journey, which is now not so great with M10 rules.

From BOK, I'd cut the black genju (not great), the white genju (M10), and Hundred-Talon Strike (lack of support).

Also, I'd cut Soul Snuffers for Cankerous Thirst.

Thomas David Baker said:
Thanks Eugene. What would you remove from the current list to put those in?

Eugene Hwang said:
Just some low hanging fruit...

MIR
Viridian Longbow

CHK
Kabuto Moth
Nagao, Bound by Honor

BOK
Split-Tail Miko
Throat Slitter
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Keep otherworldy in, im totally drafting the CIP guys deck every time... I agree with the bok cuts, and the souls nuffer cut too.
doesn't the ability on the white genju still stack becuase it's not actually lifelink

Eugene Hwang said:
For Longbow, I'd cut Skeletal Shard, as I didn't see that many artifact creatures.

Eye of Nowhere, because it's bad, it was not very good even in Kamigawa block with Arcane support. And, either Stone Rain due to lack of other land destruction or Otherworldly Journey, which is now not so great with M10 rules.

From BOK, I'd cut the black genju (not great), the white genju (M10), and Hundred-Talon Strike (lack of support).

Also, I'd cut Soul Snuffers for Cankerous Thirst.

Thomas David Baker said:
Thanks Eugene. What would you remove from the current list to put those in?

Eugene Hwang said:
Just some low hanging fruit...

MIR
Viridian Longbow

CHK
Kabuto Moth
Nagao, Bound by Honor

BOK
Split-Tail Miko
Throat Slitter
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Ah true... It might not be good enough anyway, but it's closer.

Also, how about adding vivid lands?

Thom Richardson said:
doesn't the ability on the white genju still stack becuase it's not actually lifelink

Eugene Hwang said:
For Longbow, I'd cut Skeletal Shard, as I didn't see that many artifact creatures.

Eye of Nowhere, because it's bad, it was not very good even in Kamigawa block with Arcane support. And, either Stone Rain due to lack of other land destruction or Otherworldly Journey, which is now not so great with M10 rules.

From BOK, I'd cut the black genju (not great), the white genju (M10), and Hundred-Talon Strike (lack of support).

Also, I'd cut Soul Snuffers for Cankerous Thirst.

Thomas David Baker said:
Thanks Eugene. What would you remove from the current list to put those in?

Eugene Hwang said:
Just some low hanging fruit...

MIR
Viridian Longbow

CHK
Kabuto Moth
Nagao, Bound by Honor

BOK
Split-Tail Miko
Throat Slitter
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Vivid lands are going in if it seems like there's insufficient fixing. Or they could swap in for the Zendikar Refuges as they are almost certainly better. I don't have a Vivid Marsh right now.
Ohh, can't see Dread Return in the list...

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