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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature and untap it.
If you're looking to activate Akroan Crusader and Staunch-Hearted Warrior for their heroic abilities you're going to want more enchantments and boosting instants. 24 lands is a good number but in pauper I almost always find that the karoo lands are worth it. Since you can use the mana from a land before bouncing it with Gruul Turf so you could go down to 22 or even 20 lands and replace your Gruul Guildgate with Gruul Turf and you could possibly cut chandra's outrage, it's good removal but you can speed up your win con by using heroic a bit more effectively. Also bloodrush from Rubblebelt Maaka will NOT activate heroic. Bloodrush is an ability even though you play it from the hand. 18 creatures is not too few at all. I agree with The_FANTASTIC_Mr_Fox on putting in Burst of Strength because what you can do with Staunch-Hearted Warrior is attack with him, then cast it, he untaps and gets 3 +1/+1 counters and is still attacking.
This is a decent list, although it lacks some synergy. If only Bloodrush was not an ability...
In any case, lets focus on making the best decklist possible. To start with it, lets use the rule of 9. The rule of nine states that you select 9 cards that you want 4x in the deck,add 24 lands and call it a deck. Only after that you begin the tweaking. So without further ado:
If that is our basic, we can tweak it from here. First lets handle the lands. 20 lands, with 4 guildgates should be plenty. 20 slots taken.
We want all 4 of all the heroic creatures we have access to, obviously. 32 slots taken.
One of the best two drops for deck is the dryad, deals with early blockers and is decent in the midgame, triggers heroic. 36 slots taken.
We want 8 1 CMC drops ideally. Denizen fits the bill very well, when combined with the heroic from crusader. 40 slots taken.
We want the best possible targeting effects. madcap skills, fall of the hammer and titan's strenght all fit the bill. 52 slots taken.
All other 8 slots can be taken by any number of the following:
This looks good. I was in a standard pauper tourney once, and I have so sad of a life I actually fully analyzed the format. This would de really well.
I have seen that Staunch-Hearted Warrior is quite good, and you may want a Ranger's Guile in the sideboard due to removal heavy decks (Yes, I did face some). Other than that, maybe Burst of Strength ?
This looks great, anyways. (I don't like how your Deadly Recluse is your "anti flyguy"
why leafcrown dyrad and not Pain Seer .
Attack with seer, wait until opponent declare's blockers, if the seer is blocked, untap it with Burst of Strength he's a 3/3 now killing your opponent's Burning-Tree Emissary , you get to draw a card and have a blocker ready next turn.
Using Elite Arcanist , Burst of Strength , Illusionist's Bracers , and Kiora's Follower or Voyaging Satyr you get infinitely large creatures and infinite mana. I would also add more Illusionist's Bracers , because this deck is very slugish, and consistently doesn't pick up an Illusionist's Bracers untill after turn 13, but still, awesome deck! +1.
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