Pauper EDH suggestion

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Posted on May 14, 2019, 7:16 p.m. by TheBloopKing

When War of the Spark started releasing uncommon planeswalkers. Our play group noticed the power level of them weren't significantly high with the exception of Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage .

We decided that using these uncommon planeswalkers was okay to use as your pauper commanders and banned Davriel instantly due to him having way too much support. Note our playgroup plays with 30 life, and 18 commander damage to bring relevance to Voltron, Go-Wide, and aggro styled decks.

So far I have made Jaya, Venerated Firemage red deck wins, Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner stomp, Nahiri, Storm of Stone equipment, and Vraska, Swarm's Eminence deathtouch. All of them are beatable, but good. Jaya is the one that can beat Phalanx Leader semi-consistently, but can also be beaten by control and other aggro matchups.

What does the rest of the community think of adding uncommon planeswalkers to the Pauper EDH format?

griffstick says... #2

I think it would not be that same. I think you could do pauper oathbreaker. But I wouldn't have a problem going against a pauper edh using plainswalkers.

May 14, 2019 8:35 p.m.

griffstick says... #3

May 14, 2019 8:46 p.m.

Flooremoji says... #4

I guess I could see that as a fun and different way to play, but I'm personnaly a stickler for the rules ;), and would probably just keep the normal rules.

May 15, 2019 2:26 p.m.

SP3CTR3_chelts says... #5

I like the idea of using them but i do not play pauper commander. Saheeli, Sublime Artificer could work well and make it mainly spell slinging (using her as a young pyromancer)

May 17, 2019 8:02 a.m.

TheBloopKing says... #6

See. As I play them out. The uncommon walkers have a massive downside. The only way to plus, is to proliferate and there is only 14 cards in the format that do this.

So when Vraska, Swarm's Eminence goes to 1 loyalty. I have to rely on a proliferate to get another token.

Nahiri, Storm of Stone is quite powerful on it's own, but gets expensive to cast as the game goes on

Dovin, Hand of Control makes a simple shell. Slows opponents down, but it's relatively easy to handle. Mistmeadow Witch is arguably better as a Azorious Pauper commander

We once debated also banning Saheeli, Sublime Artificer . But decided that it didn't hold a candle to Phalanx Leader . And I personally preferred Spellheart Chimera as my Izzet pauper commander

May 17, 2019 2:46 p.m.

TheBloopKing says... #7

The decision to put the uncommon walkers, actually made the format a bit more fun to play. Some planeswalkers (I'll admit) up the playing level of the format. But most don't

Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter can add a new mono green commander. But mono green already has Bellowing Tanglewurm , and Imperious Perfect

Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor adds a semi-viable mono blue commander. Viral Drake is the better one

Guys like Vizkopa Guildmage , Blaze Commando , Knotvine Mystic have been tested against and still win games.

I think our play group is gonna continue with the uncommon walkers as they didn't ruin the format, didnt make already made commanders un-viable, and gave us a bunch of new commanders to test.

May 17, 2019 3:03 p.m. Edited.

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