Pauper WG +1/+1 Counters & Protection
Selesnya Ainok Bond-Kin + Pridemalkin + Longshot Squad = Feat of Resistance

Put +1/+1 counters on things, give them trample and swing. Sounds fun to me! =D

  • Get started with Simic Initiate, who ETBs with a counter on it, and can then give that counter to something else that ETBs afterwards.
  • Next, start climbing the CMC ladder of +1/+1 counter synergies with Ainok Bond-Kin and Gnarlid Colony, then Pridemalkin, followed by Longshot Squad. Note that all of these creatures can also potentially put +1/+1 counters on themselves if needed, thus benefiting from their own buffs.
  • The next step is to put even more +1/+1 counters on your creatures. In addition to the Simic Initiate mentioned above, you can do this with Idyllic Grange and Feat of Resistance, which also leads us into the next main focus of this deck...
  • Feat of Resistance and Gods Willing provide your creatures with protection from whatever color your opponent is playing. Protect your creatures from removal, OR just make them unblockable for even more damage (or to avoid deathtouch).
  • Titanic Brawl is the removal. It costs less if you use it on a creature with a counter on it, and unlike Mutant's Prey, it can still be used on creatures without counters on them, just in case.
  • Finally, draw power is provided in the form of cantrips by Defiant Strike (which should be Shelter instead, but I need to buy more copies) and Scale the Heights. Additionally, Gods Willing provides some scrying, which also helps.

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Date added 7 months
Last updated 2 months

This deck is Pauper legal.

Cards 56
Avg. CMC 2.18
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