There were three pods of players with perfect records going into the second set of pods. Of these, by far the strongest was pod three. This wouldn't have been out of place at a Grand Prix day two, with only one of the players not having any Pro Tour experience.
- Olivier Ruel
- Steve Queroub
- Nicolas Labarre
- Lionel Perrin
- Raphael Levy
- Christophe Haim
- Antoine Menard
- Thomas Shaw
The second pack did little to solidify matters. Steve Queroub opened and took Goblin Machinist where instead he should have possibly taken Infest. By taking the Machinist he puts Nicolas in green-black to his right, and with Olivier to his left probably in blue-white he will struggle to get a second color. After Haim took a Thrashing Mudspawn, Antoine should presumably have chosen Charging Slateback rather than Dirge of Dread. Haim did have a red card and two black cards at that point, so he was unlikely to give up on black, although in fact it did happen later on in the draft.
Haim gradually moved into red-green, with Antoine settling in black-green. The last person to settle in their colors was Thomas Shaw, who was getting virtually nothing playable. He made a bold gambit to switch into blue, which paid off as he ripped two consecutive Callous Oppressors. One noticeable thing was the lack of red cards in the draft, with only two shocks, zero Solar Blasts, zero Sparksmiths and one Pinpoint Avalanche.
In a way this helped Haim as Menacing Ogre made it's way all the way from seat three to him in seat six going counterclockwise, as well as a sixth pick Lavaborn Muse in Legions. Most of the decks at the table apart from Christophe's ended up mediocre. In seat one Olivier Ruel managed an average soldier deck. Steve Queroub's Black-Red deck is reasonably good, as is Nicolas Labarre's black-green deck. Antoine Menard's and Thomas Shaw's deck's both appear to be very substandard mainly due to the fact they were fighting each other for colors for most of the draft. Levy's soldier deck is also decent, but Haim is the only one who can claim that his deck is genuinely good, especially due to the quality of rares he grabbed – Goblin Sharpshooter, Kamahl, Menacing Ogre, Lavaborn Muse. The relative unknown, Perrin, has a blue-red deck which, while not stunning, may well be the second best at the table.