This week we once again had a single large pod, this time with 12 people, and set to drafting M13 once more.

My first pack opened up to reveal a Sublime Archangel. This was an almost immediate first pick, though I was sad to pass on an Oblivion Ring. The Archangel gave me an immediate focus/theme to attempt to draft revolving around exalted and massing evasive creatures. With enough exalted and flying hanging around it'd be a real struggle for other players to cope with the sheer damage potential. Carrying on with the first pack I grabbed a War Falcon, Attended Knight, Aven Squire, and considered splashing into blue with a Fog Bank and Faerie Invaders.

The second and third packs both pretty much stayed on the same theme, I grabbed a ton of cheap white creatures, got as much flying as I could, and picked up some more exalted here and there. Of note I took a Cathedral of War which is a nice bonus for any deck trying to push some exalted. Even better I picked up 2 Arctic Avens, a very solid card in any W/U deck; 1 and blue for a (probably) 3/2 flyer that can gian lifelink for W? Sign me up!

By the end of the draft I had the following deck and sideboard ready to go:

2x War Falcon
2x Aven Squire
1x Silvercoat Lion
1x War Priest of Thune
1x Ajani's Sunstriker
1x Attended Knight
2x Griffin Protector
1x Sublime Archangel
1x Serra Angel
1x Pacifism
1x Safe Passage
1x Divine Verdict

2x Jace's Phantasm
2x Fog Bank
1x Welkin Tern
2x Arctic Aven
1x Faerie Invaders

1x Ring of Thune

1x Cathedral of War
9x Plains
6x Island

1x Warclamp Mastiff
1x Guardians of Akrasa
1x Prized Elephant

1x Master of the Pearl Trident
1x Watercourser
1x Courtly Provocateur
2x Harbor Serpent
1x Downpour
3x Mind Sculpt
1x Encrust

1x Zombie Goliath
1x Vile Rebirth
1x Dark Favor

1x Bountiful Harvest
Results of the matches, the final results, and the deck in 3 cards can be found below the fold (or at least they will be when I get to writing them).

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