Pauper is a fun format but quite commonly it's games run for a long time. That's why I have made this deck, completely designed to win by turn five or quicker. At $30.

This deck has the capability of winning as early as turn 3 with my Kiln Fiend combo:

T2 kiln fiend, T3 Artful Dodge /Feat of Resistance + Assault Strobe + Mutagenic Growth/ Brute Force .

Nivix Cyclops also has a turn 4 win combo that is the same as the combo above but even if you don't pull those off, you can just use those spells along with Delver of Secrets  Flip to smash the opponent over and over again.



Perckq says... #1

You're going to be really bitter when somebody just zaps your Kiln with Lightning Bolt or Doom Blade or any other type of removal and you end up with a clear board with no hand.

For that reason, you could consider sideboarding (or even mainboarding) Dispel or Turn Aside .

I use Gitaxian Probe to not only pump Nivix Cyclops or Kiln Fiend , but to spot any removal or harmful instants in my opponents hands, with a nice cantrip added to it. Peek might do the trick too, except you don't get the decision to pay it with 2 life, which makes it inferior.

April 7, 2014 12:08 a.m.

Boza says... #2

first, you are thinking too small with this deck. This is one one of the last vestiges of combo pauper has and you have to carry the torch and keep it alive. Lets try to rework a bit:

-4 wee dragonauts + 4 Delver of Secrets  Flip - there is a big difference between +2/+0 and constant damage from delver starting t2.

-6 lands, -2 vapor snag + 4 Ponder + 4 Gitaxian Probe - every cantrip counts for 1/2 land in general, so you should aim to have as many "lands" as possible (22 lands with 12 cantrips). 16 lands should be fine, you never need more than 3.

-4 titan's strenght, +4 Reckless Charge - flashback is always good.

-4 leap of flame + 2 Mutagenic Growth + 2 Shadow Rift - more pump and cantrips. Replicate copies do not count for the purposes of fiend and cyclops.

April 7, 2014 3:14 a.m.

hermesmtz95 says... #3

RUN Apostle's Blessing YOU'LL THANK ME LATER

April 15, 2014 11:24 p.m.

pbarrick94 says... #4

Fantastic deck, you could definitely get away with 18 lands. More room for spells! +1

May 3, 2014 7:40 p.m.

sirop says... #5

maybe Brute Force instead of Reckless Charge , you are more flexible with an instant

May 6, 2014 4:31 a.m.

Myllyes314 says... #6

Good point sirop.

May 6, 2014 6:14 a.m.

rhyptherock says... #7

What does pauper mean?

June 28, 2014 7:59 p.m.

thuzra says... #8

Lotus Petal could go a long way. T1 fiend or T2 (or 1) cyclops should never be underestimated.

June 28, 2014 8 p.m.

daemon_panda says... #9

rhyptherock, pauper decks can only use commons and are typically very VERY cheap decks.

June 28, 2014 8:10 p.m.

Stamina says... #10

daemon_panda - Lotus Petal is a common. lolwhat?


July 22, 2014 11:49 p.m.

Boza says... #11

The expansion symbol is not a good indicator of whether something is common or not. However, petal is common in the deck, but still relatively useless - it reduces consistency instead of improving it.

July 23, 2014 2:20 a.m.

Dreamer1997 says... #12

what about Brainstorm ? its an amazing set up for Delver of Secrets  Flip

September 18, 2014 4:02 p.m.

Tom_the_Scud says... #13

Deck wants 4 Apostle's blessing - it's the best combo piece in the deck since it does double duty as unblockable and protection for your dudes. It also wants Mutagenic Growth instead of Brute Force, because zero mana is better than one and you can outrace anyone anyway. Treasure Cruise can work in this kind of deck - probably only 2 instead of 4 since you're not playing the long game (to say the least).

November 27, 2014 12:40 p.m.

kittykatjack says... #14

If you can, definitely Distortion Strike over Artful Dodge.

April 28, 2017 2:27 p.m.

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