|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2)||Common|
|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Common|
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You may return two Islands you control to their owner's hand rather than pay Gush's mana cost.
Draw two cards.
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1 hour ago
As for what to do with the extra slots, you could put in more card draw / interaction / ramp or try Paradox Engine for example.
1 day ago
If you still want to win with Laboratory Maniac, then Tainted Pact and a singleton manabase will get you there and also save you a few card slots (snow lands count as unique from their basic counterparts as well).
2 days ago
HurricaneZach Dude! All awesome advice. I was actually just trying to figure out how to fit Gush (So OP..) into the deck, and I've never noticed the Ferocious trigger on Temur Battle Rage, thought it was just good for Double Strike.. but that's a must have!
I haven't checked out the meta at the store, it's a fairly new thing I've been doing, but stoked to see how it plays.
Love the sideboard already. Like I said, I'm trash with that kinda thing right now, but those are some awesome additions.
Appreciate the love, man. Thank you!
2 days ago
I like the Izzet Blitz decks a lot. This is a good list if you are wanting to be competitive at your LGS. I would go -1 Artful Dodge and -1 Mutagenic Growth for +2 Gush. Gush can be a huge play on your combo turn. Tap 2 Islands then return them both to play Gush, replay Island, cantrip and Apostle's Blessing your way to a victory. I feel it is a necessity in these lists. Also, Temur Battle Rage is a must. Maybe go -2 Brainstorm for them and try it that way. As for the SB, mine would look something like:
2xPyroblast (Burn, RDW, mirror match, etc.), 3xHydroblast (Delver matchups primarily but also works well in the mirror), 2xElectrickery (Various token strategies and Elves), 2xFlaring Pain, 1xStormbound Geist, 1xRelic of Progenitus, 2xFlame Slash, 2xDispel
But it depends on the meta at your LGS. If you get a good idea what you are up against and want more specific help with your SB let us know! Hope that helps. Check out my Token Deck
1 week ago
Great suggestion. Sometimes good cards just don't make the cut. Since it isn't really a combo deck, and there are so many ways to get extra lands out and draw cards already, a one-shot, three card draw for 5 mana has to compete with more efficient cards like Gush. It just didn't have enough marginal value to me.
2 weeks ago
The list posted here kind of just looks like most broken pauper cards. If youre going for cards most decks in those colors should use, here are some suggestions, per color
That being said, Here is my Pauper IX:
2 weeks ago
So, first of all... I'm obviously not a Vintage or Legacy player, lol. My bad. X)
Secondly, I like everybody else's lists better than my own. =D
Here's the breakdown of what everybody thinks so far:
- Lightning Bolt - 6
- Lotus Petal - 6
- Gurmag Angler - 5
- Brainstorm - 4
- Delver of Secrets Flip - 4
- Gitaxian Probe - 4
- Ash Barrens - 3
- Urza's Tower - 3
- Urza's Power Plant - 3
- Urza's Mine - 3
- Apostle's Blessing - 2
- Chromatic Star - 2
- Dark Ritual - 2
- Gush - 2
- Preordain - 2
- Rancor - 2
- Simian Spirit Guide - 2
- Blazing Salvo - 1
- Daze - 1
- Hooting Mandrills - 1
- Pestilence - 1
- Ponder - 1
- Slippery Bogle - 1
lukas96 brings up an interesting point, too. Because pauper is kind of made up from combo-pieces, stepping-stones and straight-up-chaff from other formats, should it also be a "requirement" that the Pauper IX be useful in other formats, i.e. as a bridge to allow players to "graduate" to more expensive formats?
I personally do not feel that this needs to be a requirement. I feel it will be an inevitable "happy coincidence" in the end, regardless of our restrictions. I just wanted to bring the thought up though. =)
2 weeks ago
I would say that my pauper cards that are closest to the actual power 9 are:
- Lotus Petal - free mana
- Gush - goes in ANY blue deck and easily the best draw spell in the format
- Ash Barrens - pauper equivalent of a fetchland
- Urza's Tower, Urza's Mine, Urza's Power Plant - while they don't get slapped into every deck, they fuel one of the most oppressive and overpowered decks in the format.
- Dark Ritual - free mana
- Chromatic Star - fuels affinity and, if nothing else, pay 2 colorless to draw a card.
- Gitaxian Probe - the card that was too good for modern (rest in spaghetti, never forgetti)
- Lightning Bolt - best removal in the format
- Delver of Secrets Flip - debatably the best creature in the format.
There's my list, tell me what you think!