Several Questions about Pauper...
Posted on July 4, 2018, 9:26 a.m. by BMHKain
Since I'm trying to get back at Pauper, I got several questions:
My deck is at a casual status. Any advice as to how to raise the Competitive Meter (Yes, it's still wonky; don't remind me please... X/)
Please post suggestions on my deck that seem better than others. Can you handle a WUBG deck? How to make it better?
Can you find a list of Staples for Pauper & cEDH, please? Thanks.
Hope this helps! I am getting back at both formats, whatever it takes. Thanks for the help, if any...
No. If a card has at least 1 printing as a common, it is forever legal in the format.
NO idea how to raise it, nor does it matter.
Tri-color is nigh on impossible without heavy amounts of fixing. Four colors is actually impossible and it is not worth it ever.
Pauper is a highly synergistic format. What one deck considers a staple, will not be so for the next one.
July 4, 2018 10:09 a.m.
Boza's right. Once a common, always a common.
Increasing the Competitive Meter could actually make the deck worse, since it's not accurate.
If you're playing Pauper competitively, it is best to stick to 2 color or mono-color. If you're just playing for fun without that "tier 1" concern, then that's a slightly different story.
Follow this link: The Lists. Not to contradict Boza, but I've got collections in there of what many pauper players consider staples, as well as some other interesting pauper lists... and a bunch for Commander also. Enjoy.
July 4, 2018 11:38 a.m.
Thanks guys. I'll probably remove a color or two (White is an obvious choice to remove, but I actually have one last question to ask: What is the basic template for Pauper (Thus in turn, stuff like Standard.)? I'll wait for now...
July 4, 2018 1:48 p.m.
Yeah, I went a little too deep with that last comment. To clarify, while there are staples, I would not stuff a deck full of staples and call it a day. Individual card power in pauper is generally lower, so even the staples are not that much more powerful than the second-best option.
I would use a synergistic deck, that focuses on cards with a similar theme/direction instead to build a deck, to maximize redundancy.