Somber Hoverguard


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Mirrodin (MRD) Common

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Somber Hoverguard

Creature — Drone

Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs (1) less to play for each artifact you control.)


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Somber Hoverguard Discussion

HurricaneZach on (Pauper) Skittles, Affinity

6 months ago

First off, I love the deck overall. Especially Gearseeker Serpent and Somber Hoverguard. And Glaze Fiend has me wanting to try a glass cannon approach with it! I could say so much more about your card selection but I'll leave it at that. One of my best spent +1's.

JDRBurk on The Robotic Esper Molester

1 year ago

This decks is sweet! I feel like it has what some of the Temur decks are missing... consistency in the mana base. Thats the only problem i've had with the temur decks. What do you guys think of Gearseeker Serpent and Somber Hoverguard over some of the other phyrexian creatures? Although this deck gives up some of the explosiveness found in the Atog decks, i feel it may be more consistent. It may need more mana fixing though, i'd consider some number of Chromatic Stars and Chromatic Spheres. I'm definatetly in love with the deck though.. Props 2 u sir.

TheHelvault on Double Atog Vision

1 year ago

If Scrap Trawler let you return a 0 cmc card after sac'ing another 0 cmc card, then it would be worth keeping in. I would replace it with Frogmite, Myr Enforcer, Somber Hoverguard, or Etched Champion.

Get rid of Cranial Plating for Flayer Husk. The husk gets you a creature to use with Springleaf Drum and then it's sacrifice fodder for Atog or Ravenous Intruder.

Cut Signal Pest for a 0-drop artifact, like Kite Shield or something of the like. Paying 0 mana for sacrifice fodder is much better than paying 1 for sacrifice fodder

BerylLasko on UG Gearseeker

1 year ago

Hi there! Welcome to Pauper!

I am a big fan Affinity/Metalcraft decks and I notice a couple of things right off the bat:

1) Triggering Affinity: maximize your Artifact Lands! Go 4x in each of your artifact lands, also, Darksteel Citadel can be taken advantage here. The advantage Pauper has is the ability to run Artifact lands, use them!

2) Splashing color (green) advice: splashing for color is fine, but having 8 forests for just one spell seems a bit excessive. Take advantage of color fixing like 2 more Prophetic Prism, or Springleaf Drum, replacing the Crawler. The best green creature for artifact based decks in Pauper is Carapace Forger, it's essentially a 4/4 for 2cmc!

3) Running blue: Thoughtcast! Also, consider Somber Hoverguard as another creature option.

4) Perhaps a bit too much land. 24 seems lit a bit much. Considering you have enablers like Etherium Sculptor, I really think you could dial it back to 20-21 lands and still be ok!

5) I notice a lot of current Standard draft chaff, or cards that are strictly worse than what is optionally available. Take the time if you get the chance to check out the current meta to see what other folks are playing with, dare say I point you to Pauper Affinity. Yet, there is many ways to build around the Affinity/Metalcraft theme in Pauper, heck, I have brewed a UW Gearseeker deck myself!

Your deck is a decent start, but IMO, it's got a ways to go! Thank you for sharing!

Moosemandude on affinity pauper (bruce likes men)

1 year ago

List looks fine, I'd suggest cutting the Somber Hoverguard for a Vault of Whispers and a Temur Battle Rage. Also, I'd suggest a 3/3 split between Flayer Husk and Prophetic Prism otherwise I think you're good.

HurricaneZach on pauper affinity!

1 year ago

Do you really need the Relic of Progenitus MB? Why not just 4x Flayer Husk? Its a do something T1 play that can fuel a Springleaf Drum. I like the Somber Hoverguards though. +1!

Boza on Oxidda Dragon

2 years ago

The problem with this deck is that it is slower than the exhume version, the creature you are enchanting is 3/2 haster or 2/4 with flying instead of a 8/8 with annihilator and also, you have 17 cards that do absolutely nothing unless the stars align right.

How to solve the problem:

Use regular affinity to achieve the same results. Myr Enforcer, Somber Hoverguard and Quicksilver Behemoth all have CMC > 6 and they have affinity for the same thing, giving the deck much more easier time to dig for the pieces.

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