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May 28, 2016Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
Huh?! Fairie costs 2 and cycles while Drake costs 5. What I see here is a move to imply they might actually care about Pauper - take a combo deck that was a little too good and too hard to interact with and make it possibly playable but at a much larger/slower cost. If you think that they functionally unbanned Cloud then you need some serious assessment skills. This makes Familiars a ~possibly~ playable deck but when your key piece can't come down until at least 2 turns later and doesn't cycle it is the difference between winning sometimes and losing all the time.Quote from zombie33 »Hard to believe it's the same guys who ban cloud of Faeries in Pauper and edited Peregrin as a common.
How stupid they are ! Another proof than WotC really don't care about Pauper.
Apr 11, 2016Posted in: Market Street Café
When they reprint them.. not the next time they do, but the NEXT time after that.
Apr 8, 2016Posted in: PauperQuote from World_Peace »Paper pauper is catching on, largely because of Pucatrade, so "investing" in it is a real thing. I like foil gainlands from Khans block. They're dirt cheap, played like crazy, and will also get soaked up by EDH players. They kind of hit on all cylinders as far as being good penny stocks.
I honestly would not push foils too hard. Most players are not looking for a big financial investment upfront, so the quest to foil isn't nearly as strong as Cube/EDH/Vintage/Legacy. Just grabbing premodern staples is where I think the best potential money is (or the best "I don't have to pay $5 for that card because I already own one.").
Apr 8, 2016People got most of the stuff, but I would also grabs full set of all 10 Khans life-lands. I find myself using them in a lot of decks and they are really cheap ($ investment, no. Play investment, yes!).Posted in: Pauper
In addition to the cards above, I would grab a full set of:
- Gitaxian Probe
- Lotus Petal
- Chromatic Star
- Chromatic Sphere
- Prophetic Prism
- Terramorphic Expanse
- Evolving Wilds
Star is expensive, but these are cards that show up in 2-3 "tier 1-1.5" decks.
- Gitaxian Probe
Mar 28, 2016I was missing about $4 worth of stuff for the deck and grabbed it a few days ago. I don't know if it's good or not, but it's combo and it's new. That's enough for me.Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
I'll just break apart my Affinity deck to try it out for now, but it looks like it goes 90% Affinity with the board anyway.
Mar 28, 2016Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
That's the questions I asked myself that led to me thinking this card won't be high-impact. A lot of decks can crap out 4/4s by the time this thing will be ready to go. Basically pauper is a format where aggressive decks aims to put out a few 4/4s and start swinging on turn 3-4, or they want to weenie spam. A 3/4 deals poorly with both.Quote from Upkeep »How well placed is a vanilla 3/4 in the metagame, anyways?
Mar 26, 2016Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Taking 2 white cards and replacing them with multicolored cards is a pretty big thing - it wipes out two solid cards that are playable in 10 multicolored schemes and puts cards that are playable in only 4.
Mar 26, 2016Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Literally? It doesn't have trample, it only fetches one land upon ETB, and it doesn't grab more lands when it attacks. Thinking of this as "half of primeval titan" is like calling Counterspell half of Double Negative - while technically Counterspell is, it's probably 3-4 times better because cost, effect, and overall place in the game matter a lot.Quote from Frogsplosion »has everyone forgotten that stupid hydra that is literally half of primeval titan? instant format break, yet again...
This card will see play, but until you can tutor up combos on its own it is NOT Primeval Titan.
Mar 25, 2016Posted in: Paper Pauper and PeasantQuote from Darkninja107 »I do like Moldgraf Scavenger, but I think it might be best utilized in a Zoo build. I was originally thinking of using it in a u/g mill, but as Galspanic said, it doesn't work too well with Delve.
While Dual Shot is pretty neat, I feel Twin Bolt is the better option for Pauper since it has more versatility. Dual Shot can only hit creatures and can only ever kill x/1's. For the one extra mana Twin Bolt hits players, two x/1's or one x/2.
1 mana vs. 2 mana is huge for burn spells and I can't imagine either seeing play when Forked Bolt is legal. Except, that instant speed "kill 2" for 1 seems solid enough against a ton of decks, and the "kill a Delver" is great against a lot of other decks.
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