Paupers' Cage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirage (MIR) Rare

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Paupers' Cage


At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has two or fewer cards in hand, Paupers' Cage deals 2 damage to him or her.

Paupers' Cage Discussion

KayneMarco on Nath the Discard King

3 months ago

Here’s a few ideas for you to kick around that would really add to the strong discard theme:

KayneMarco on Infect Skithiryx

4 months ago

Some card ideas for ya since you have a strong discard theme going on as well. These ideas can also be used as another win con in case opponents remove your critters that poison them.

S1ayerMonkey on Urgoros, the Empty One

10 months ago

If you like Paupers' Cage then you'd like The Rack too. It does the same thing but has 1 cmc

Highmastet on Urgoros, the Empty One

10 months ago

NV_1980 Thanks for the Ideas man! I do agree that i can definitely add more in terms of mana ramp, draw, and payoffs.

I do really like the idea of adding the mana rocks, but I have to test first Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual since I've never tried them as ramp pieces before.

I most likely won't put in cards such as Hymn to Tourach or Mind Twist Primarily because they're single-use targeted discard. The only times I'd consider discard spells that don't go for all players / all opponents is when they're repeatable.

As for Paupers' Cage and the like, I'm defninitely adding them soon when I have the budget for it!

Your suggestions definitely helped and I hope to add them to the decklist over time.

NV_1980 on Urgoros, the Empty One

10 months ago

I like this deck; I'd recommend some changes though. Adding some more mana rocks and/or other ramp options helps this deck's speed a bit. Cards like Sol Ring, Jet Medallion, Thought Vessel, Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual could be considered.

You already have some nice draw options, but in mono-black I usually go for Underworld Connections and/or Phyrexian Arena no matter what other options I have, because these are so reliable; they don't require you to do anything in order to work.

Hymn to Tourach and Mind Twist are great discard spells. Paupers' Cage, Rackling, Wheel of Torture and The Rack all have great potential to damage opponents for having too few cards in their hands. Bloodchief Ascension and Painful Quandary are especially powerful in a deck like this.

Hope any of this helps; good luck brewing and playing!

Hc_Clan on A Nightmare to Remember (Crosis, The Purger)

1 year ago

Hey Addicted2Edh, thanks for your feedback, I'm glad you like the deck. So I used to include Rackling but it got cut because I thought 10 instances of the effect was sufficient. I may consider putting it back in but I prefer non-creature sources for this effect whenever possible and saw Rackling as the weakest of the creatures when compared to Hellfire Mongrel, Lavaborn Muse and Nezumi Shortfang. However, there is a chance that it may be put back in eventually.

Also Paupers' Cage was not included because it only targets a single opponent, just a thing to keep in mind.

Force_of_Willb on The Rakdos Tax Collector

1 year ago

How about the new cards from HoD: Torment of Hailfire or Torment of Scarabs

Isolation Cell to punish playing creatures

and Asylum Visitor and a discard package Bottomless Pit, Creeping Dread, Cunning Lethemancer keeps you fueled while others fizzle. you can even add Paupers' Cage, The Rack for extra punishment.

Lastly Noetic Scales is a pain for players to keep creatures on the board

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