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Snow-Covered Island Discussion
5 days ago
@enpc You are currently running 4 Island s and 2 Forest s. Take out 2 Islands and 1 Forest for 2 Snow-Covered Island s and 1 Snow-Covered Forest . This will make Tainted Pact work much better as they have different names and it won't disrupt your High Tide synergy.
4 weeks ago
- Ice-Fang Coatl
- Snow-Covered Forest
- Snow-Covered Island
- Snow-Covered Plains
- Springbloom Druid
- Watcher for Tomorrow
Why not add a Baleful Strix at the expense of adding some pretty basics to the deck?
1 month ago
Snow lands aren't legal in Standard. I recommend getting rid of the Snow-Covered Island , Snow-Covered Plains and the Snow-Covered Forest and replace them with Island , Plains and Forest respectfully.
1 month ago
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1 month ago
I love the idea of a BUG Snow deck. Marit Lage's Slumber seems like a potential build around and Ice-Fang Coatl is begging for a deck. The trick with BUG decks is balancing Cantrips v. disruption. In other words, Serum Visions and Thoughtseize both want to be played on T1 but do very different things. Force of Negation could be a key to fixing this conundrum. Having a free counter spell at the ready gives the Archetype more breathing room to get set-up and into the Mid-Game without dying to some hideous Aggro deck.
I've been kicking it around in my head as to what colors the Snow Deck is going to be in Modern. Obviously UG, but is another color really necessary to fuel the deck? I've been looking to White for Path to Exile and Wall of Shards . Or Black for Dead of Winter and Thoughtseize . Both are possible additions, but I haven't really nailed down the best choice.
The deck would need a critical mass of Snow Permanents if it plays Marit Lage's Slumber . That leads to a bunch of Basic Lands . I don't know how well that works in a 3-color deck so the whole plan of getting Marit Lage on-line might not be possible.
Dead of Winter is definitely a Magic card. Feels like powered down Toxic Deluge to me. I'll definitely be brewing around the Snow theme for a while to see what I can conjure up.
1 month ago
I think this is a really original concept for a Pauper resource denial deck. The inclusion of Fade Away I especially like with this kind of setup. That being said, I think there are a few basic things you can do, a few bigger things you can do, and some sideboard shenanigans you can get into to make this deck truly primo.
First, there are a few basic card subs I would make. First off, you can straight up cut Street Wraith for Gitaxian Probe , it just fits better in this deck and does the same thing but strictly better. The other main cards I would sub would be to add in Daze for Force Spike . I was skeptical of Daze 's power over Force Spike at first, but I was converted very soon.
That's it for basic changes, but here are some important structural changes. Firstly, the main problem I see here is keeping your hand full and repeatedly denying resources. I have no idea how competitive your local meta is, but all I can say is that higher-level Pauper is 100% Legacy-Lite, meaning it plays a lot like Legacy. This means lands don't matter that much to the average deck. Many decks are perfectly fine with you keeping them at 3 lands, so the trick is going to be denying multiple lands per turn rather than just playing 1 or 2 bounce spells at best.
So how do we get repeatable effects? Well Capsize is pretty good but also pretty expensive. One way we can do this is to play Snow-Covered Island s and Rimewind Taskmage . You can also add in the artifact lands (and maybe Tumble Magnet ?) to use Vedalken Certarch .
These are really the only halfway decent repeatable land denial cards in this format. Thus card draw is going to be key to drawing some of the one-time denial spells. Without the Pauper fetches (because this is a mono color deck) Preordain is probably your best bet. On top of this, you may want to run Gush to keep your hand full. Trading cards for lands that can just be replayed is not a very sustainable model in the long term, so these powerful draw spells can help you get there.
Finally, as far as finishers go you can run AEthersnipe as just a big boy that gets a blocker out of the way or Stormbound Geist as a flyer that's hard to put down. Canal Courier is also a big body that will net you a bunch of card draw, which will be useful to grind out your opponents.
Anyway, I really like this deck, keep working at it!
3 months ago
Also since Worldslayer on big bird simply is game over maybe put in some more ways to find it.
2) Kuldotha Forgemaster (not sure about this one)
4) Transmute Artifact (a little pricey, but if you proxy one I doubt anyone would mind)
Once again, love the deck idea man and if I can think of anything else that might improve it I'll let you know.
4 months ago
This deck is sweet. In on of last events with 186 players: https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21269&f=PAU this guy William Yoder used a UB delver deck. His list is pretty solid and since is 186 players event he got 3-4 u can try his list. But ur list is already rly good, is up 2 u. And if u see carefully he is using Snow-Covered Island and Swamp to trick oponents to think he are player a SKRED deck, like UR Delver Skred or something like that. But is just for bluff/trick. These lands are expensive and are no core u know, u cannot use them if u want. No problem hehehe. Dont forget about sideboard! You will love pauper, and im working on my english, sorry about any mistake. You can see other top8 decks in this link and see that pauper is rly eclectic format, have a lot of good decks.
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