Creature — Plant Elemental
Whenever you sacrifice another permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodbriar.
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|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
3 days ago
Hey ConstantVigilance. Cool deck! I've never built around the emerge mechanic before, but it looks like fun. Here are a few initial thoughts.
First, if you want to keep this as budget as possible, I'd recommend sticking to just two colors. Otherwise, all the tap lands can really slow things down. In this case, I that would probably mean dropping black - this would mean giving up Abundant Maw and Mindbender, but that doesn't seem like much of a loss. That would also allow you to run something like Sanctum of Ugin which would help you chain together multiple copies of Elder Deep-Fiend - probably the best thing you can do.
Second, I think you need some interaction early in the game to help you get to your big creatures. If you stick with black, Doom Blade is a super cheap option. If you drop black, you could run a playset of something like Unsummon - which you could also use later in the game to replay your Elder Deep-Fiend. It also wouldn't hurt to have a couple copies of Negate around for early game interaction and late game protection.
Third, for your big creatures, I would try to play a full playset of the very best options - Elder Deep-Fiend, Wretched Gryff, and maybe two copies of Conduit of Ruin. Cards like Vexing Scuttler and It of the Horrid Swarm don't seem nearly as good to me.
Last up: I can see what you're trying to do with the Stichwings, but that's such a high price to pay to get then back! I would probably drop all of them, along with the Bloodbriar, and focus on cards that give you immediate value when they enter or leave the battlefield - Blisterpod, Nest Invader, Foul Emissary, etc. (Or, if you don't care about sticking to eldrazi, you could run card draw pieces like Elvish Visionary, Feral Prowler or Floating-Dream Zubera.) In general, I would try to focus on ramp and card draw, rather than recursion. That's my thought anyway.
Best of luck!
1 month ago
I forgot to mention this in my post on your deckpage, so I figured I'd just do it here instead. Do you wanna join our Brian fanclub, lol? XD
2 months ago
I have been looking for a good aristocrats list and I think this is it - you have a good mix of enablers and payoff and enough mana and a low curve to be aggressive.
The only card that is missing me thinks is Bloodbriar , which although expensive is a great copy 5-8 of beetle.
I have worked on a list as well: bg sac value pauper to try to come to a solid list and I am yet to test it, but would appreciate any suggestions.
6 months ago
8 months ago
Mathmagician Thank you! I'm really glad you like it! I think I need to make it more control focused so that it can combat other more competitive decks. It's possible I should remove Bloodbriar in order to add more emphasis on the land control bit, possibly replacing it with Jaddi Offshoot . I really appreciate your feedback! I'll see what works.
1 year ago
I'm basically gonna mimic Flooremoji here:
I agree it's all about fun! I actually look at pauper as a "smaller" form of EDH, if only because I view them both as "for fun" formats. In both formats you can brew all types of unique decks, get them to actually function (on a certain level), and enjoy playing them. To me, that's one of the most "fun" parts of MtG.
1 year ago
I play mostly "for fun" decks, but some of them have turned out to be pretty effective. At the very least I have a folder full of funky homebrews that might inspire you here. They're all decks that I have built and maintain in paper.
Last time I looked, I believe Astral Steel was the only truly aggressive Storm spell left unbanned in pauper ( Grapeshot and Empty the Warrens are both banned). However if you enchant an Elusive Spellfist with it, it could work. I did something a bit more experimental along those lines here: Gluten-Free Cheerios.
Beyond that, if you just want interesting ideas, I like building around Bloodbriar (so does my friend eyessky), but you seem to like Control more. So, here are some almost-shameless plugs under the guise of "discussion." =P
I've been tinkering on and off with several ideas: a sort "Processor" style hand-hate UB deck, Jace's Groundhog Day; an Aikido (steal-control) deck, Steven Seagal, C**kpuncher; and a degenerate land destruction deck, USS Deathstar (NCC-1701-FU). I've also always wanted to build a good creatureless pauper deck. And lastly, I just made Grixis "ping" deck that might interest you also, U.B.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Pings.
There's also stuff like UR blitz (Flying Purple Pauper Eater) that you might find fun, but I don't know if people are still playing it competitively or not.
Sorry to barrage you with links, but I hope some of that helps at least a little. Happy brewing! I hope you find pauper as fun as I do!
1 year ago
I'm a big fan of brewing myself, and I LOVE weird, wacky, janky decks with obscure cards in them. Hence why I have like 40 pauper decks (yes, in paper).
I have a folder full of janky decks that might inspire you. Some of them are actually pretty good decks, most are strictly for fun.
And if you want specific challenges, I have not yet brewed a decent creatureless deck in pauper, nor have I built a 4-color deck that I am satisfied with. If you did that, I know I'd be impressed. =)
There's a ton of interesting pauper cards to build around though, so if I think of any more, I'll return.