Forced Fruition Episode 3: Down the Drain

Share Button

Today’s Lesson

The third installment of Forced Fruition takes us on a journey of discovery and trying to slow roll our way to victory. In this BNG-THS-THS draft, a theme of slowly draining our opponent quickly develops out of pack one. We employ some drafting strategy to fill out the rest of our deck in packs two and three. I’ll let you be the judge of how well it works in the matches, but either way, I’m very happy to be able to bring you this episode.

Drafting Packs 1 and 2


Drafting Pack 3 and Deckbuilding



Match 1 Game 1

Match 1 Game 2

Match 1 Game 3

Match 2 Game 1

Match 2 Game 2

Match 3 Game 1

Match 3 Game 2 + Wrapup

What Did We Learn?

Overall, the drain plan proved to be too slow versus some of the more aggressive decks (a.k.a. most good decks in any Draft format). Going all-in on Servant of Tymaret and Scholar of Athreos was a bit overkill. I still believe that Scholar is a fantastic card and any deck that’s running white should play it and just throw a swamp or two in the manabase for the eventuality of a stalled board. Other things I would have done differently include putting Bronze Sable in my main deck over Felhide Brawler.

The divine verdict (I’m going to chalk not putting that one in the maindeck due to a memory lapse) on this archetype is: don’t go too hard or you’ll find yourself drowned in sorrow.


Share Button
Andrew Cochran

Andrew Cochran

Andrew rediscovered his love for Magic when he saw Innistrad. Returning to the game after a long hiatus, he now spends his days streaming drafts (twitch.tv/thatsnotmylane), playing EDH, and practicing Standard.
Andrew Cochran

About the author

Andrew Cochran

Andrew rediscovered his love for Magic when he saw Innistrad. Returning to the game after a long hiatus, he now spends his days streaming drafts (twitch.tv/thatsnotmylane), playing EDH, and practicing Standard.


Skip to comment form

  1. Gregory DeLange

    no offense but this guy doesn’t know how to draft.

    P1P1: Retraction Helix is the clear best card here and an easy pick, those red cards other than Temper are bad.
    P1P3: Sudden Storm is the pick, your in neither Red or Green, Storm is easily splashable

    Kinda just stopped watching after that. Your logic on a lot of stuff makes little sense and your idea of passing signals because of passing a Temple of Enlightenment makes no sense.

    1. Andrew Cochran

      I make no claims about being a good drafter, learning to do so is actually a huge part of starting this series. The signal for pack 1 was not passing a temple, rather not passing a single black card. Since you didn’t see the rest of the draft you won’t see that we actually get past a lot of quality black later on. Was it the most correct choice? Probably not but we learned something from our experiences.

      Thank you for your feedback, I”m still familiarizing myself with a lot of the Born cards, I’ll do my best to know how to identify the powerful cards going forward.

      1. Gregory DeLange

        thanks for the reply.

        I don’t think cutting black in P1P1 is worth it even by taking Servant. I do usually agree with cutting a color if the decision between two picks is close. However in this case Retraction Helix is so much stronger than Servant cutting black gives you a lot weaker of a card.

        Black is also a really weak color in Born of the Gods. The fact you got passed a lot of good black could just be because black is a bad color in BotG and nobody picked it rather than you cutting black for Servant.

  2. Houses for sale traverse city mi

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it
    but, I’d likoe to shoot you an email. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog
    you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it evelop over time.

  3. Lily Stewart

    I hardly ever comment on these articles, but I thought this on deserved a well done

  4. Sofia Jordan

    Fantastic critique, I enjoyed the digital recorders pen bit

  5. Francine

    Unlike bottled water which must be rotated and replaced every 6 months,
    Mainstay Emergency Water Packets have a 5 year shelf
    life. It comes with a set of instructions on how to get it working.
    It’s all about cleansing your digestive tract and purifying
    your blood.

  6. nandos delivery

    Take a look at these pros and cons of grocery shopping online to see if you think it is for you.
    People who keep kosher will have special needs that must be catered
    to. Article Source: you looking for more information regarding online shopping.

  7. hand forged knife

    I like what you guys are up too. This type of clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the great works guys I’ve you guys to my personal blogroll.

  8. dip funding

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in reality used
    to be a entertainment account it. Look complex to more brought
    agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?

  9. home tuition rates

    Finally, you will need a person whom you can afford to spend.

    Having a degree and being able to tutor in different subject
    areas, especially science and math, increases your chance of being accepted.
    I never had my children officially tested for dyslexia, an official diagnosis is very costly, though some of my kids show many of the signs and symptoms.

  10. Celeste

    Yet if you have to do with design as well as intensity over audio purity, the Beats Wireless Studio Headphones can be a must-own travel

  11. watch tv online

    The top 5 business movies, and other articles such as the top
    10 time travel movies and Nerd Movies are just a few of soon to
    be long list of Top 10 Movies. As far as court room movies go, Liar, Liar is a must see for law students
    who want to know exactly how to get a proper continuance.
    Tickets of The Addams Family musical are priced between $50 and $400.

  12. Traci

    Hi, the whole thing is going perfectly here and ofcourse
    every one is shafing information, that’s genuinely excellent, kep up writing.

  13. mouloud bouzidi storify

    I am genuinely grateful to the owner of this site
    who has shared this fantastic article at here.

  14. free vpn account

    Very soon this web page will be famous amid all blog visitors,
    due to it’s pleasant articles

  15. Recovery Gifts

    Excellent weblog here! Also your web site lots up
    fast! What host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate hyperlink
    on your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly
    as yours lol

  16. best

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I
    am inspired! Extremely helpful information specially the
    remaining phase :) I care for such information a lot.

    I used to be looking for this certain information for a very long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  17. Kiteboarding Playa Del Carmen

    Kitesurfing is usually a normal water video game which is
    not handiest figured out without difficulty but in addition very fast, and in many cases added
    a laugh throughout kitesurfing paradise.

    There isn’t everything much better than the actual wonderful feeling you will get whilst you drift above
    the turquoise drinking water, simplest pressed
    with the actual breeze, the sun’s rays in addition to salt mineral water coming
    in contact with ones epidermis as well as a great Carribbean breeze for your confront.

    There is not usually better destination to discover, train in addition to perform Kiteaboarding.

  18. algorithms trading

    Thanks for finally talking about >Forced Fruition Episode 3: Down the Drain ? Brainstorm Brewery <Loved it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.