Welcome to the very first episode of Eternal Draft Brothers! Here, you can watch us as we go through every portion of an Eternal Draft: Picks > Construction > Games > Analysis. This episode is called:

Flying Diamond Class

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Draft: Picks | Construction | Matches
Analysis: Pick Improvements? | Construction Improvements? | Meta & Summary

Eternal Draft: Picks Phase

All commentary on the draft picks phase is in the post-draft analysis.

Eternal Draft: Deck Construction Phase


All commentary on the draft deck construction phase is in the post-draft analysis.

Eternal Draft: Match Rundown

Opening the boxes will show you notable moments from each game. It is highly recommended you at least read the contents of each box, as there may be notable plays to learn from.

Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
Game 6
Game 7
Game 8
Game 9

Navigation – Eternal Draft Brothers:
Draft: Picks | Construction | Matches
Analysis: Pick Improvements? | Construction Improvements? | Meta & Summary

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Post Draft Analysis

Draft picks – What could be improved?

Putting the draft picks video here again, so you can easily navigate here if you choose to.

(00:18) P1:1 – Feln Bloodcaster, Cobalt Monument, False Prince : This defined the draft. I love drafting Feln Fliers so why didn’t I take Cobalt Monument? I don’t know, both cards would have been good. Was Cobalt correct? Feln Bloodcaster is great in many Feln draft archetypes, which is why I picked it. Mulling over this after the draft, I came to really appreciate Feln Bloodcaster – so that kind of opened my eyes to abusing Combrei Healer…

(3:23) P1:4 – Twilight Raptor, Xenan Destroyer: Again, why not the flier? I didn’t really know I was going flyers at this point. Xenan Destroyer, however, is another safe pick for many styles of decks. It could be a mistake that I picked it. What was my reasoning? Xenan Destroyer does its job, it outclasses hyper aggressive draft decks and in the flyer archetype, it helps race. They have to leave their biggest guy home to block him!

(5:14) P2:1 – Execute, Torrent of Spiders, Cobalt Monument: I overthought this, but thankfully Marco pulled me back to reality. This line sums it up “Execute is correct, and you’ll be happy if either of those come back” (Including Xenan Destroyer or Jarall’s Frostkin.

(15:01) P4:3 – Xenan Cultist, East Wind Herald, Haunting Scream: Honestly, anything else would have been correct. Haunting Scream, East Wind Herald or Second Sight. Xenan Cultist was underwhelming and difficult to cast. If I had more synergistic effects, sure, but this was a bad choice.

(14:03) P4:8 – Blood Beetle, Back Alley Bouncer: I nearly snap picked Blood Beetle, but again Marco saved me. This isn’t the right choice given our current cards. We have so much game in the lower ranks, and this guy doesn’t help out at all – he’s literally ONLY GOOD IN TURN 1, in our deck. While it’s a seemingly innocent pick, you can’t stop questioning yourself!

I would have wanted bombs – but none showed up! Those Cobalt Monuments would have fit the bill! But we can’t have it all. The lack of synergistic pseudo-bombs really hurt the quality of this deck.

Draft Deck Construction – what can be improved?

Putting the draft picks video here again, so you can easily navigate.

I went 15 Power + 1 seek, essentially 16. This is fine since it’s a low curve deck. I essentially wasted one of the Seek Power picks! In P1:3 I picked up Seek power over Scaly Gruan. But alas, Seek Power was the correct pick at the time since I didn’t know the landscape of my would be deck. Hindsight is 20/20 and maybe I’m being too critical of myself.

It may seem dumb to proclaim this, but this is probably the best deck I could have made from that pool. If there would be an experimental change I would have made, its:

  • -1 Seek Power
  • +1 Spirit Drain

Thoughts on this? Would you have added the +1 Seek Power, but what’s the cut!?

15+1 Seek Power is more than enough for this deck and I flooded out often, but I guess I really DISLIKE NON-GAMES. I realize I went 7-2, but just because you took it home it doesn’t mean you have to stop attempting to evolve.

Meta Comments:

Here we discuss the technical and non-game aspects surrounding this “episode”.

Here we discuss the technical and non-game aspects surrounding this “episode”.

I think I droned on about some picks which weren’t worth fully discussing.
I’m sorry for hearing my breathing, I was a bit sniffly.
Is there anything else you want to hear more of? Less of? In future videos.
The Youtube Channel currently has other game content, should I make a subchannel?

All feedback would be appreciated! Don’t be shy!

Navigation – Eternal Draft Brothers:
Draft: Picks | Construction | Matches
Analysis: Pick Improvements? | Construction Improvements? | Meta & Summary

Eternal Draft Brothers 001: Summary & Random Thoughts

Watch our video summary, as well: 

“When Scaly Gruan grows up, he wants to be Feln Bloodcaster”

Fliers are good, but you need support. Fat ground guys matter – you can’t race ground guys with fliers as they’re usually smaller than their equally costed ground counterparts.

Backlash felt amazing for me, I always was happy to have it in my hand… I have mixed emotions as I wouldn’t usually have these end up in my deck! Maybe I should reconsider.

I honestly don’t know if I could have picked better. There were many 50/50’s. Would you have done anything different?

That’s it for our first Eternal Draft Brothers 001! Remember, “Always be critical at how you performed”.

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