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MTGO Monoblue Delver

Pauper

iiyama88


Description

Good old Delver, Monoblue aggro-tempo.

Drop early threats and back them up with counterspells, bounce and card drawing. I feel really rude when I flip delver early and then stop my opponent doing anything relevant. It's actually rather fun being the annoying blue mage.

Ninja of the Deep Hours can draw you loads of cards while resetting Spellstutter Sprite for extra value.

Faerie Miscreant is quite good. It's cheap, evasive and boosts Spellstutter Sprite's countering ability. If you draw multiples, it becomes a cantrip. It interacts well with Snap too.

Spire Golem is a cheap creature that also blocks well.

Bonesplitter can upgrade any creature into a potent threat.

I do like Gush, although I also want to try and fit in Piracy Charm somewhere. Not sure what to cut from the deck though.

Sideboard:

Piracy Charm could maybe make the main deck, but I'm not sure what I'd remove for it. Killing x/1 creatures is the main thing here, although islandwalk is also OK. If in doubt, just make them discard. It's like you both took a mulligan.

Stormbound Geists was originally just for monoblack as they need to spend two kill spells to deal with it. By the same logic, it goes well vs other control decks. An unexpected side effect is that it's good against the mirror match too, trading for enemy fliers and coming back to become a large flying threat.

Curse of Chains locks down decks that win with big annoying creatures.

Hydroblast seems obvious.

Dispel is against burn decks and decks that are heavy on counterspells and/or instant speed removal.

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 9 months
Legality

This deck is Pauper legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.33
Folders Pauper
Views 340