Saturday, August 25, 2012

Booster Box of Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Part 1: First three packs, one planeswalker

I opened the first three packs from this booster box this morning and pulled a Koth: very nice! What I want out of this booster box is all of the artifacts to start building an artifacts-only cube. SOM has 88 artifacts, and I pulled 15 of them in just these three packs. I even pulled a foil Mythic Rare Molten-Tail Masticore. These cards are mostly not tournament staples. Most artifacts slow decks down in an era when all of the colors are very aggro, including, of course, blue with Delver of Secrets. Here is the insert sheet atop the packs.

Here are the packs.

First Pack

Second pack.

Third pack.

Here is a dual land.

Koth of the Hammer: nice!

This block uses the Infect ability. It began with a few cards in this set and their number increased in the next set (Mirrodin Besieged) and climaxed with New Phyrexia, which effectively is "the Infect set."

Here are all of the artifacts in these three packs.

Here is my SOM artifacts list. Green highlights the ones I have pulled.