Guardian of the Guildpact
Creature — Spirit
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Guardian of the Guildpact Discussion
3 months ago
I'll admit that I initially ignored this deck because of "pestilence" in the title. It was an error, it's a nice deck, and an original turn on the boring pestilence archetype.
Here I'll list all my opinions (given the "help" flag I hope you'll be interested in them, otherwise, ignore them =D ). Obviously, these will all be my subjective opinions, while the deck is yours, so use them as you wish!
On the other hand, I don't really like Glyph of Life. You could probably get better lifegain, using (Children of Korlis?), or, even better, multitasking-spells with a lifegain option (Light of Hope is an example, but not the best for this kind of deck).
Similarly, I hate to say this, but I don't really think Gary fits in; you don't have that much devotion, resulting in too Little lifegain for its cmc, nor some way to flicker him, and he can't be Unearthed. I'd look for a better cmc 3 or less "damage-to-the-face" creature, don't know which, but I think there are a few that deal two, damage or leech, for 3 cmc.
Finally, this one is more of a stretch and really an oddity of mine, but I'd absolutely like the deck more if it didn't use Guardian of the Guildpact. Cemetery Gate already kinda does the same job, and fits the deck, thematically and mechanically, better.
I apologise for any error in my english, I'm not a native speaker and the mobile text auto-corrector is not helping either. I hope you find some use in my suggestions, cheers!
5 months ago
Guardian of the Guildpact, Soulsworn Jury, Stoic Ephemera; good defensive creatures that are still tribal that could be included. i'm sure there's a spirit creature token generator fits the color restrictions in here... the only one i know of is Honden of Life's Web, but that's green. while there is lots of cheap creatures to keep up the aggression early to mid game, i don't see anything for the big win. just about any deck (except shield-burn for an obvious reason) will have something to force the gate open. for example, i have a decent orzhov (BW) passive bleed deck with lots of cheap cast cards, but use Debt to the Deathless as a stand-alone or Cliffhaven Vampires + Ready / Willing to turn the game violently in my favor. doesn't have to be big, flashy, or expensive, but something that says "deal with it or you lose"
i would definitely recommend, however, putting in a couple Leonin Sun Standards in for the group boost; it's cheap, it's effect is decent, and demands an answer
6 months ago
If you're willing to deviate from the Angel plan, this deck is screaming for Squadron Hawk . Stalwart is decent, but the rest of the angels here are pretty behind the curve for pauper; you could consider Guardian of the Guildpact , but even that is probably more of a sideboard card. If you're going to stick to angels, I'd strongly advise going mono white; the splash just isn't worth it for a 4-mana 2/2 flyer that you can dump extra mana into to give protection temporarily, generally.
Also: Journey to Nowhere is going to be a better card most of the time over O-ring.
Potion of Healing isn't doing a whole lot, either; it replaces itself, but the deck doesn't have a method of taking advantage of the lifegain. If you're going to stick to a high mana curve, I'd suggest something like Traveler's Amulet , Wanderer's Twig , or Renegade Map - or better yet, just up the land count. 20 is very low with the amount of 4-drops you've got.
1 year ago
Flooremoji that is an excellent suggestion!
1 year ago
Pestilence decks are a known archetype in Pauper. They are most notably in Orzhov colours, which help with many aspects of the deck.
As fun as it is to win with Pestilence (one of my favourite cards!), Crypt Rats is a great addition for consistency and because it can be recurred with cards like Unearth and deals its damage in chunks, making it possible to draw the game in some scenarios.
Most pauper decks have pretty small creatures, so deploying a few x/3 is often enough to have your Pestilence survive and establish a pretty good soft-lock. Something like Cuombajj Witches goes a really long way in keeping your enchantment alive and is also excellent removal in this format. Thorn of the Black Rose is incredible on an empty board and also has the prerequisite 3 toughness.
If you move into White, you have a lot more options. Kor Skyfisher, Aven Riftwatcher, Thraben Inspector, Guardian of the Guildpact, Palace Sentinels... not to mention all the pro-Black cards you gain access to and the versatile removal.
1 year ago
I would take out some syphon life and add lands, mostly the gain and bounce lands. Change sign in blood for Night's Whisper as it will be easier on the mana (I have more fun with Sign but I think this is a good change)
Maybe take out 4 Temporal isolation for 2 Journey to nowhere and I would probably play Guardian of the Guildpact with pestilence, its really good!
Maybe add some monarch but thats more on maybe
2 years ago
Pauper is a really fast format, so you need to hit more action than lands. Control decks generally run ~21 lands with some amount of Ash Barrens and/or Terramorphic Expanse . The main reason some decks, other than control decks want to hit their land drops is because they're running Skred , which needs around 5 lands to be optimal.
Furthermore, pauper has access to few lands so often times, people run bounce lands which allow you to make more land drops with fewer lands.
In your case, you're not playing Skred , this is not a control deck, and you're running blue. These are all good reasons to trim down on the number of lands. If you really want to run 21 lands because you really want to hit your land drops, I would definitely consider some Terramorphic Expanse and/or Ash Barrens as well as a couple of cycle lands ( Lonely Sandbar and Secluded Steppe ) in your case.
I had missed it the first time, but I see you're running Guardian of the Guildpact which is fairly expensive for your type of deck, especially since you're running Deprive . If I were you, I would probably cut it for another cheap flyer like Faerie Seer but at this point it might be better to turn your deck into a Faeries deck because Spellstutter Sprite is just too good, which I feel is not the intent of your deck.
Anyways, I hope I helped ! Tell me if some things weren't clear enough, I'm glad to help out some fellow pauper player