Quote from Upkeep »Do you think Cleansing Wildfire will see some play?
Nahiri's Binding seems pretty decent as a cheaper version of Faith's Fetters.
Quote from Upkeep »Spoiler season for Zendikar Rising has only just begun but we already have quite a few commons to talk about!
Feed the Swarm is officially the best enchantment removal in Black, without a doubt. The fact that it also destroys creatures means it will most likely find its way into maindecks in small numbers. Pharika's Libation was already good enough to see play; this is a mana cheaper and is targeted removal. The mana cost is right and the life loss should be negligible.
Anticognition is a worse Essence Scatter in the early game, but turns into a really powerful counterspell in the mid/late game. Getting 8 cards in the opponent's graveyard is not hard to do for control decks. This should also be interesting to see with Thought Scour. It should go great in Dimir tempo and control decks. Maybe Turbo Fog could find some use for this.
Akoum Hellhound is a colour-shifted Steppe Lynx, which saw fringe play in the early 2010s. It's always good to pay attention to functional reprints like these because they create redundancy for a specific strategy. Could Boros Landfall be a thing in the future?
Have I missed any other interesting cards, in your opinion? Let us know!
Quote from Upkeep »Quote from pektusman »I have to ask: Why only 2 copies of Jace's Erasure?
I basically replaced 2 copies for Stream of Thought. The initial reasoning was that sorceries are even more difficult to interact with than enchantments, which makes losing to something like Gleeful Sabotage very unlikely. Erasure was also not the best draw in the very late game, where SoT can just end the game with enough mana. In addition, Stream also prevents me from milling myself out and shuffles lost/important pieces to my game plan back into the deck, which Erasure can't do.
Quote from pektusman »I have to ask: Why only 2 copies of Jace's Erasure?
Quote from Upkeep »Yeah I was really happy with the deck so far. Now that Mystic Sanctuary is banned, I have to rethink the deck once again. Too bad; I was just getting to discover this card and the current metagame and now everything is changing again! What a weird time to jump back into the game.
Thankfully, changing the deck away from Mystic Sanctuary seems simple enough.
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Weather the Storm continues to overperform in this deck for sure!
Quote from WarMachinePrime »So with the 3 new ninjas and Faerie Seer are we about to see a UB Ninja/Faerie deck in Pauper show up at Tier 1? Kind of a state of Pauper question but really more about those 3 cards.
Ninja of the New Moon
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Check the card again. The lands need to be UNTAPPED not tapped to get the bonus counters. Plus if you have ZERO lands it means you have no lands tapped as well. You could play this versus land destruction and still get a 5/4 creature out if you had the weenies on the battlefield to satisfy Convoke.