a Concept to expand Pauper EDH to the forefront

Commander (EDH) forum

Posted on Oct. 8, 2018, 3:37 p.m. by eatmygender

I had an idea which I wanted to share for a while. Let's face it; Pauper EDH isn't very popular. If anything, people avoid it due to the overwhelming amount of non-legendary Commons they can pick from to be their General. While it could be argued it breaches the spirit of Pauper, I think Uncommon Legendaries (Of the myriad of options we have, largely thanks to Dominaria and Masters sets) should be legal as Commanders for Pauper EDH. There's so much untapped potential in these creatures! Adeliz, the Cinder Wind could be incredibly good in Wizzet Tribal, Baird, Steward of Argive gives you what's essentially a white Propaganda, Bladewing the Risen could make Dragons interesting in Pauper again, Zada, Hedron Grinder is so much bigger than Valuetown she's practically the Value Capital of Value Country, Danitha Capashen, Paragon shows potential for mono-white Voltron, Grunn, the Lonely King has just as much if not more, Hallar, the Firefletcher could have interesting Synergy with Kicked spells, Ihsan's Shade which is an Uncommon thanks to Masters 25 might have potential, Iwamori of the Open Fist could do Legendary tribal better than Arvad the Cursed despite the Color identity, Jalira, Master Polymorphist could make for a great mono-blue Cascade deck, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" miiiight do something interesting, and Kwende, Pride of Femeref is another solid addition to the overwhelming amount of White commanders and acts like a slightly Nerfed Odric, Lunarch Marshal. And these are just the ones I thought were worth mentioning. I really want this idea to catch on, because Pauper EDH is struggling, and it saddens me.

Edit: I've been told that you can use any uncommon in Pauper Dragon Highlander. My input isn't nearly as useful anymore, but I would like to say that a lot of these have great potential for Pauper EDH nonetheless.

Flooremoji says... #2

I fail to see why giving your opponent a legendary creature would make a legendary deck better then with a legendary lord.

October 8, 2018 4:05 p.m.

eatmygender says... #3

Oh missed that part. Yeah, that's not nearly as good as I thought. Woops.

October 8, 2018 4:07 p.m.

Gattison says... #4

I thought all the Uncommon Legends were already legal as Commanders in PDH? Check with Podkomorka and/or Ruffigan on this one. You may already have had your dreams come true. =)

October 8, 2018 5:21 p.m.

Podkomorka says... #5

Yea, you misunderstand what Pauper EDH is. You pick any uncommon creature as your commander.

October 8, 2018 5:42 p.m.

eatmygender says... #6

oh. that would've been important to know.

October 8, 2018 5:45 p.m.

Podkomorka says... #7

October 8, 2018 5:46 p.m.

Ruffigan says... #8

@eatmygender: No worries, there is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the format and we are working hard to get the word out and standardize everything. If you'd like to learn more about the format you can check out the PDH Homebase Discord where a lot of the best PDH players on the web hang out.

October 10, 2018 4:21 p.m.

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