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Said on Return-a-Rat...

#1

If you're going to run Midnight Scavengers/Graf Rats at all, you want 4 of each. Otherwise, don't run them as it reduces their upside drastically.

Also; Dash Hopes is a really, really bad card as it gives the choice to the opponent and they'll always choose whatever's best for them at the time.

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October 15, 2018 4:55 p.m.

You probably want Opt over Serum Visions, since you can always hold up the threat (or illusion) of Fatal Push. You don't have to tap out for it at sorcery speed.

Looks sweet! Cheers!

October 12, 2018 3:11 p.m.

Said on The Art of ......

#3

Revoke Existence mainboard seems really bad. An alternative would be Oblivion Ring since it's not dead against creatures, at least.

Last Breath is a good card in pauper, as well. Also, Sunlance.

Cheers!

October 12, 2018 7:51 a.m.

Sadly, Unstable Mutation is not pauper-legal, as it was never printed in an MTGO set at common. Otherwise, the deck looks sweet!

https://scryfall.com/card/tsb/33/unstable-mutation

October 11, 2018 1:13 p.m.

Said on Blue Wizard-Control...

#5

Good stuff! I might consider something like: - 1 Docent of Perfection, -1 Glen Elandra, Archmage, -1 Mana Leak; +1 Memorial to Genius, +2 Island. When you factor in the creature-counter cards, there's a lot of hard counters, so I think those are safe to cut. Docent is GREAT here, but also is crummy to draw early and is generally win-more if you're using multiples. With all the other gas, and the dig that JTMS provides, I think that's a pretty decent split.

Cheers!

October 11, 2018 10:29 a.m.

sneakypenguin It's not banned; it doesn't meet the legality requirements. It was never printed at common in an online set.

This is the same reason Chainer's Edict IS legal despite never receiving a paper printing at common; it was digitally printed at common. Goblin Grenade isn't legal for the same reason Tormod's Crypt isn't legal. It's a bit confusing, but any printings not available on MTGO are irrelevant for legality. When it doubt, Scryfall is the best legality checker.

October 10, 2018 3 p.m.

jover98 No: check here for confirmation.

https://scryfall.com/card/fem/56c/goblin-grenade

October 10, 2018 1:18 p.m.

Said on Jescaw...

#8

Wizards, we need Forked Bolt legal in pauper. Like most decks, this one struggles against Delver, and there's not a lot of good stuff we can do to keep up against either U or UR.

I could go up to more Pyroblasts in SB, but unless we get a fast draw with removal, it's pretty dang tough.

SB CHANGE: -1 Curfew, +1 Pyroblast. Not seeing Bogles anymore, but do want to keep the pocket SB card in Curfew for them. Also works well against Inside Out, and is fine against Gurmag Angler decks.

I feel like Deprive could be replaced by Lightning Bolt. What do you guys think? I occasionally get value from bouncing back an Ash Barrens if I had to play it to make a land drop, but probably in <5% of games. And then occasional value against discard decks.

As always, cheers!

October 10, 2018 8:48 a.m.

Breh, you freaked out about someone posting a decklist similar to another and were needlessly passive-aggressive.

All you have to do is apologize and the situation could be concluded. The community gets better when we work together to make and perfect sweet decks, not when we screech about infighting.

Perhaps my response was needlessly harsh, but I feel it was relevant and I hope you can understand, on some level, where I'm coming from.

Cheers

October 10, 2018 8:23 a.m.

Said on Budget 8 rack...

#10

You could do Funeral Charm. Having the option to instant speed discard or killing small creatures can be really handy.

October 9, 2018 12:40 p.m.

Said on Bant Valuetown...

#11

I'd go Journey to Nowhere over O Ring, but I like the list. Cheers!

October 9, 2018 11:48 a.m.

ROUGE_BLOCK is super butthurt, ignore.

List looks sweet.

October 9, 2018 11:45 a.m.

Said on Budget 8 rack...

#13

Mutavault isn't terribly expensive and a big upgrade.

Extirpate seems really bad, mainboard. You could add in a couple Blackmail or Mire's Toll instead.

Cheers!

October 9, 2018 11:28 a.m.

What you're describing is another format, then -- pauper is defined by its building restrictions.

A way to avoid the misunderstanding is to include something in your description about it being for "paper pauper." For example: Rags to Riches, GP side events, and even my LGS all use official legality, rather than what you're describing.

Cheers!

October 5, 2018 2:38 p.m.

"Therefore, because Pauper is anything that's been printed as a common at any point in it's history"

That's not how pauper legality works. It must have been printed as a common in an MTGO set, which often leads to the confusion of paper vs online for new pauper players. This is the same reason Chainer's Edict is legal despite never receiving a paper printing at common.

Scryfall is the best pauper legality checker. For example, it accurately reflects that Unstable Mutation is not legal:

https://scryfall.com/card/3ed/86/unstable-mutation

October 5, 2018 2:04 p.m.

I've been trying to make Acorn Harvest work for ages. It's best in decks that can pitch it, but I just haven't found a home, yet.

You're right about Pit Fight; I honestly didn't realize Confrontation was sorcery. An alternative to consider would be Harvest Pyre or even Skred.

In order to avoid Brainstorm locking yourself, I'd run 9 or 10 of your 18 lands as fetches. That also ensures fixing, as well -- although unfortunately means we miss a lot of turn 1 plays, but that's the price you pay in pauper. But responding to a Delver trigger by Brainstorming to make sure it flips is so satisfying.

One more thing I personally love as perhaps a 2-of is Daze. I LOVE the reaction when you t1 terramorpic and they feel safe to do something, and you fetch and Daze the spell. So good. And, just great for tempo in general.

Memory Lapse is conditionally good or bad, in my experience. It's very often a time-walk, which is great for a tempo deck, but sometimes it's just dead. However, I think other options are worth considering over Counterspell because of the UU -- especially at a 4-of. Rune Snag, Mana Leak, Negate or Essence Scatter are all reasonable in some combination of MB/SB.

October 5, 2018 2:02 p.m.

Unstable Mutation is, unfortunately, not pauper legal.

Cheers!

October 5, 2018 1:48 p.m.

Said on Boros 8-Whack...

#18

Browbeat suffers an unfortunate fate similar to Dash Hopes or Vexing Devil; your opponent always gets to choose whatever's better for them.

You might consider anthem effects instead, Lightning Helix, etc. Also: Boros Elite is a reasonable card, but does suffer a drawback in that it's not red for Denizen. Goblin Guide is a really good alternative, or even Mogg Fanatic.

Some SB ideas: Alpine Moon, Abrade, Boros Charm (or another indestructible effect).

Cheers!

October 5, 2018 1:26 p.m.

Nissa, Vital Force could be good.

Cheers!

October 5, 2018 9:02 a.m.

Epic Confrontation over Pit Fight. Also: Go to 3x Ponder, 4x Brainstorm to fuel Delver; cut Preordain. It's a great card, but setting up Delver to flip is critically important.

Reclaim is card disadvantage; I would personally get rid of it.

Hooting Mandrills and Werebear are a nonbo. I'd cut one or the other. Some options for alternatives: Acorn Harvest, Nimble Mongoose (a GREAT card)

Consider Memory Lapse as an alternative to Counterspell. Not forcing yourself to need UU makes the fixing much easier.

Finally, I'd cut Branching Bolt for Pyroblast. You might also consider Scattershot Archer for Delver matchups. Killing faeries at instant speed feels great.

Cheers!

October 4, 2018 3 p.m.

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