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eyes2sky says... #1

Can you spare one Unstable Mutation? cool thanks!

February 16, 2018 1:32 a.m.

eyes2sky says... #2

FYI Broken image link in article #3

February 15, 2018 9:51 p.m.

eyes2sky says... #3

February 11, 2018 9:47 p.m.

eyes2sky says... #4

I made a meme: Attune with the Bernergy

February 11, 2018 9:28 p.m.

eyes2sky says... #5

February 2, 2018 1:53 a.m.

eyes2sky says... #6

January 27, 2018 12:08 a.m.

eyes2sky says... #7

YW, meant to say 'your' articles btw

January 25, 2018 10:33 p.m.

Gattison says... #8

eyes2sky: I was hoping only I could see that. fixed, ty

January 25, 2018 10:12 p.m.

eyes2sky says... #9

FYI You might want to change the links at the end of our articles(the ones directing to the next article)...all of them are live, now.

January 25, 2018 9:52 p.m.

eyes2sky says... #10

Do you have 2x Echoing Courage? Cool thanks!

January 24, 2018 10:08 p.m.

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Said on Uncle Istvan | ......


I'm really just some schmuck with a big mouth is all, tbh, lol. =D

But, my buddy eyes2sky is pretty good with also....

February 19, 2018 9:39 p.m.

Said on Pauper EDH Deck ......


I liked it the old way better... =p (jk)

February 19, 2018 9:13 p.m.

Said on Uncle Istvan | ......


KayneMarco: As a Pauper EDH deck, you can only use one uncommon creature as the Commander, and only commons in the 99. Unfortunately neither of those two cards were ever printed/released at common, so they wouldn't be legal. =)

As for the deck...

Echo Circlet & Vanguard's Shield for starters. Plus Cathar's Shield, Accorder's Shield also because you want to keep him untapped and able to block as well as attack. There're other vigilance enablers like True-Faith Censer, too.

Bone Saw & Bonesplitter because you don't really care about his Strength. Maybe even things like Unholy Strength and Predator's Gambit.

So I guess I'm thinking voltron. Which would include things like Bladed Pinions, maybe Flayer Husk and Sickleslicer.

Then of course Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel to help justify that Cranial Plating you got there.

Costly Plunder + Ichor Wellspring / Mycosynth Wellspring.

Night's Whisper should be here. you might like Dash Hopes for late game security, but it's probably useless early on.

I'd also recommend a LOT of recursion/reanimation, that way you can just let your commander die, then get 'em back to avoid Commander-tax. Things like Macabre Waltz, Grim Discovery, etc.

Both Exalted creatures, too? Servant of Nefarox and Duty-Bound Dead.

I'm just tossing out ideas, so maybe something there can help get you started! =)

February 19, 2018 9:08 p.m.

Said on eyes2sky...


do you have an extra Brute Force?

February 19, 2018 7:43 p.m.

Said on Pauper EDH Deck ......


Much appreciated. =)

February 19, 2018 7:18 p.m.

Said on Pauper EDH Deck ......


I'd like to make a suggestion.

Would you mind formatting the entries like this?

By doing it this way, people can see a preview of the Commander card, and the deck name would serve as the link. Not a big deal, but would probably make this more convenient for the occasional passerby. =)
February 19, 2018 6:08 p.m.

Said on Psychic Venom...


Cool deck. And I never saw Curfew before, nice addition. They finally get a creature out, then you bounce it, they have to retap to recast, meanwhile you get another trigger. Cool!

eyes2sky, looky.

February 19, 2018 5:55 p.m.

Said on Arakdocrats?...


All my sac' fodder can sac' themselves, so I actually thought I should avoid Altar's Reap... that, and yes I ran out of them. =\

February 18, 2018 11:29 p.m.

Said on Arakdocrats?...


The Rakdos is strong with this one, now.

February 18, 2018 9:43 p.m.

Hello there! great deck, and I love Dimir!

Questions for you though, if you don't mind (with a quick story first, lol): I'm tweaking a similar deck behind Disciple of Deceit. Recently I almost swapped her out for Bane Alley Broker, but realized it would change the deck too much, and also seemed slower.

Your Commander however does seem very similar to what I'm in the process of doing with Disciple of Deceit. Did you consider Disciple at all? What are your thoughts on the two? It seems like my Commander just got outclassed, lol. X)

Sorry for quizzing you like this. You can answer at your leisure. =P =)

February 17, 2018 8:45 p.m.

eyes2sky: yeah, basically. Also, many people say playing pauper is like playing Magic: The Gathering "as Richard Garfield intended." It has a very old-school feel that often reminds older players of what it was like to play Magic when the game first came out.

Bovine073: Thanks for clarifying that for me. I appreciate it. =)

February 17, 2018 12:25 a.m.

Woops, some of my images didn't show. Probably because they were too large to be in a row.

Here's what you missed. =)

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February 15, 2018 10:36 a.m.

Ruffigan, Podkomorka: do you guys play 60-card too? If so, want to share your thoughts? =)

February 14, 2018 8:07 p.m.

I'm back. Sorry for taking so long to return, but I have been mulling everything everyone has said over, and I have some thoughts. I'd like to keep this dialogue going and reason out our choices.

Firstly, I've updated the Original Post, took my silly pIX list off and put up the running talley. I really like the way the current top 9 looks, honestly, despite that less than 10 pauper players voiced their opinions on it, lol.

Secondly, Modern_Brews, with all due respect, I think the pIX should be a list of the most broken pauper cards, because that's exactly what the Power 9 is. The P9 also doesn't care about representing the color pie fairly, and thus I feel that neither should the Pauper IX. I guess I did make it sound otherwise in my statement above, and my apologies for not clarifying earlier.

Third, Captain_Howel, I would actually argue that all three of the blue cards in the P9 could be called "draw." At the very least, every single one of the power 9 cards do essentially the same thing for a deck. They accelerate it. They give you more mana, cards or turns (which is really just card advantage, imo) than you would normally get, under normal circumstances.

I'm not trying to be argumentative with either of you, instead I'm just hoping to further define what the Pauper IX should be. =) Feedback is welcome!

Now on that line of thought, let's get back to the culmination of our votes in the list in the OP. Let me first say that I personally feel that, ignoring everything else, Lightning Bolt, Lotus Petal, Gitaxian Probe and Ash Barrens all NEED to be on this list, and there's no getting around it. Does anybody else feel this way?

I also feel that Simian Spirit Guide should definitely be on this list alongside Lotus Petal, because like DarkMagician said, it is literally a pauper version of Mox Ruby. It doesn't matter if people aren't playing this card currently, or if it's not "paupular". Not everybody always plays the P9, the same would therefore obviously be true about the pIX, wouldn't it? What does matter is that this card is free , which is crazy good no matter what color it is, and as a pauper player "you should know about this." For the same reasons, I feel Dark Ritual is the pauper version of Mox Jet, and should rank on the list.

I also feel the same way about Apostle's Blessing, but to a lesser extent. I also want to point out that this same line of reasoning (first iterated by DarkMagician above) is exactly why we "all" agree Gitaxian Probe should qualify. Because ANY deck can play it. And ANY deck can play Simian Spirit Guide for a free or a free , and to a lesser extent, any deck with in it can play Dark Ritual.

Next, I agree with Captain_Howel (and eyes2sky) about Gurmag Angler that it's not an auto-include in decks running . However, it is quite easy to alter most decks, just a bit, to allow 1 or more Anglers. I think that is why people play it so much, and why it got so many votes here. One more vote than Delver of Secrets  Flip in fact, and I think that is indicative of how it's slightly harder to alter "just any deck with in it" to squeeze some Delvers in.

Finally, I do think we should all stop and reconsider whether Slippery Bogle should be on this list or not. It's not a game accelerator, like Lotus Petal or Preordain, but it is a super useful creature that should be known to all pauper brewers and builders.

Thanks for your input so far everybody!

February 14, 2018 8:05 p.m.

sweet! ty again, will add soon

February 13, 2018 8:08 p.m.

Nice! Corpsejack Menace is one of my favorite creatures ever! Excellent idea for a deck!

Good work here. +2 (if I could)

February 13, 2018 7:35 p.m.

I also have a 1v1 deck you might consider: The Lightning Round [PDH]. It uses Lightning Berserker and Mountain. (lol). I wouldn't call mine optimized, either, though.

February 13, 2018 7:18 p.m.


You're almost like the Tolarian Professor of PDH now, dude. Keep it up!

February 13, 2018 6:08 p.m.

Said on Tier 1 Pauper ......


lol, of course, on that day we'll all switch to Goblin War Strike... and then it will get banned so... live it up until then, right? =D

seriously though, good idea. =) Consider my ideas "sideboarding suggestions" then.

February 12, 2018 7:26 p.m.


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Meta 02/15/2018 by Gattison

Dork Rituals: The Pauper Project #2

If Peter Pauper Picked a Pack of Printed Papers...?: Every other Thursday is now Paupursday, and as Dork Rituals begins its bi-weekly schedule, Gattison takes a look at the differences between online and paper Pauper.

Meta 02/01/2018 by Gattison

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Meta 01/25/2018 by Gattison


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Finished Decks 78
Prototype Decks 16
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Playing since Unlimited Edition
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Avg. deck rating 8.22
T/O Rank 10
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Favorite formats Standard, Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper, Casual, Limited
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