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Treasure Cruisin' Modern UR Control
  • posted a message on Pauper Burn - Almost as good as Legacy
    Quote from GG Crono »
    What are the community's thoughts on [card]Blazing Salvo[/card? Many players have a knee-jerk dislike of punisher cards, but I've always been fond of this one. It's aggressively-costed creature removal, and a lot of players would rather take the five to the dome than lose a key piece of their deck. And for the things that you really want gone, it's not like you won't have other means of getting rid of them shortly afterwards.


    It depends on the deck you are running and what your opponent has. Most Burn decks go for the fast life total kill, but Blazing Solvo can actually give your opponent an extra turn if they choose to let something die. Not only that but if your opponent has no creatures at all the card is useless.

    I am pretty iffy about this one.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on [Primer] Pauper / Peasant White Weenie
    Quote from Jahordon »
    So I've been playing around with this all day, and here's the deck I've landed on:



    This deck is very flexible, and I enjoy how different I can play it depending on the matchup.

    The under-performer of this deck is Suture Priest. I want to get it out early, but I always feel like I have more important cards to play. I'm considering taking it out completely and putting it in the sideboard for creature-heavy decks. Maybe I'm just under-utilizing it.

    The more I use Standard Bearer, the more I learn to appreciate it. What a useful card! I am glad I have it, but is 4x too many?

    2x GoG seems to be the right number.

    I haven't decided how many Benevolent Bodyguards I want, yet. Any thoughts?

    4x Razor Golem is okay, but I might be better off with only 3x?

    Playing Kor Sanctifiers with the kicker cost is very expensive, and they usually end up sitting in my hand doing nothing. Do people like mainboarding these, or should they be designated to the sideboard?



    Below is the deck that I take to tournaments and have consistent wins with. I think Suture Priest is an excellent card at a 3x both early or mid game because it makes your opponent think about if the creature they are playing is worth the beat to the face, and especially if you have 2+ out. It also becomes a target for removal so it also saves creatures such as Standard Bearer and Guardian of the Guildpact.

    Ever since I through Standard Bearer into the deck and starting raising hell with it people have taken notice and started to use the card more often, and if you pair it with Inviolability the game is over in most cases.

    I run 4x Benevolent Bodyguards simply because I value everything in the deck and I use him to either protect my creatures so they can attack through enemy mono colors or I use him to make the opponent waste removal on maybe a Suture Priest and just protect it away.

    As you can see, my Kor Sanctifiers are in my sideboard, they are not mainboard cards.

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant Primers
  • posted a message on [Primer] Pauper / Peasant White Weenie
    Hmmm..

    I would never consider dropping Guardian of the Guildpact. To me personally I really don't care for the deck list you posted because it completely removed any hint of what I feel makes White Weenie a staple and a high quality top-tier deck, and that is the removal is its versatility.

    With the deck list that I run for instance I can handle nearly every single threat thrown at me, I may not win all the time but I have a fighting chance. With that being said I have beaten every single type of deck more than once with what I run because of the control, aggression, and over versatile mechanics that are employed when using White Weenie.

    White Weenie and the Soldier archtypes are my absolute lifes blood in Magic so in my experience and opinion I wouldn't change a thing unless something dramatic happens like an updated Standard Bearer that has zero downsides to it.

    You do have to remember though, this is for paper play and it is different then online play, and of course meta's will be different from place to place.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant Primers
  • posted a message on Pauper Burn - Almost as good as Legacy
    Quote from Obermeir
    Very interesting post! You seem to be gathering plenty of valuable information concerning the archetype.

    You know, I've always wondered this: Why play Needle Drop instead of Flame Jab? Drop is much more situational, and draws you a single card. Flame jab turns all your excess lands into damage. Seems so much better, no?

    You should take this to the Burn Primer by XBM Yosho. He's back from a little break, and I'm sure he'd be very interested in a little revival!

    Reading this thread makes me miss Shoebaka


    You have to also remember though that in my Burn deck for instance every single land is important because I use them to sacrifice for both Fireblast and Shard Volley. So if I don't get enough lands in my hand then Flame Jab is useless in terms of the secondary effect but at least I can still throw out a Needle Drop and replenish a card.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on [Primer] Pauper / Peasant Soldiers
    Quote from Darkninja107
    I was looking through the Lorwyn set list the other day and came across Surge of Thoughtweft. This is a very good cantrip for any deck that uses a fair amount of Kithkin creatures. This is especially great with the full Kithkin build. With the Banneret in play it only cost one mana! This is strictly better than Glorious Charge in most decks.


    I agree, when I have a free minute I will update the guide and the deck. Good catch!

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant Primers
  • posted a message on I'm back!
    Quote from Obermeir
    Yeah, White Weenie is maybe not the... best name for a deck...

    Quote from XBM Yosho
    I really don't like how I can't see who is on and who is browsing. I actually used that little feature a lot.

    I'd forgotten about that feature, to be honest! That was nice.


    Yea it really was.

    Quote from Darkninja107
    Great to see you back! I noticed you were gone after the switch and figured that's why you disappeared. I'm actually back from a hiatus myself since I haven't had internet for a month.

    Let's see if we can't get some action generated in our little corner of the site!


    Yea we put some work into generating interest so let's see what we can do. Smile

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on I'm back!
    Quote from Pook and Pie
    "not much talk of my all mighty White Weenie neither! ;p"



    Whelp.



    Anyway, good to have you back. I haven't been on this board much either, lately. <_<;


    LOL... I am proud of my Weenie... The deck Slant


    Quote from Obermeir
    Quote from XBM Yosho
    Thanks, I must admit after the website change I kind of lost interest a bit and then the promotion and move didn't help that either. To be honest I really preferred the old style site much more. I know it seems to have been quiet around the Pauper and Peasant formats here, not much talk of my all mighty White Weenie neither! ;p


    It takes some getting used to, and there are still lots of little things to be tweaked on the site, but I kinda like the look. My only two qualms are that there isn't a section to talk about yourself anymore, and that they got rid of the Forum Jump icon, which I used a lot and found very useful.

    Quote from tri_magnus
    I'm a total nobody, barely even a lurker... but I just wanted to say that your pauper primers are wonderful, helpful, and much needed. Thanks for taking the time to compile and write up all of that information.

    edit: to clarify, I am talking about both of you Smile


    Thanks so much! I enjoy writing about these things, and I try to help everyone I can with it.

    And I'll just chime in with XBM and invite you to come out of the shadows. :p MTGS is a wonderful community filled with people who want to talk and help each other out (for the most part). I hope to see you around again! Smileup


    I really don't like how I can't see who is on and who is browsing. I actually used that little feature a lot.

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on I'm back!
    Quote from Obermeir
    You have no idea how much I've missed you, seriously. Things have been so quiet around here! Welcome back!

    Congratulations on your promotion, too!


    Thanks, I must admit after the website change I kind of lost interest a bit and then the promotion and move didn't help that either. To be honest I really preferred the old style site much more. I know it seems to have been quiet around the Pauper and Peasant formats here, not much talk of my all mighty White Weenie neither! ;p

    Quote from tri_magnus
    I'm a total nobody, barely even a lurker... but I just wanted to say that your pauper primers are wonderful, helpful, and much needed. Thanks for taking the time to compile and write up all of that information.

    edit: to clarify, I am talking about both of you Smile


    You are very welcome! I am glad to have helped you out with your needs and if you have further questions or comments I encourage them. Talk about what decks you like or want to make, build something around a favorite card ect. Debating on what is best in what situation or why this is like that makes decks and strategies become more tuned.

    I look forward to more posts from you even if you are just a "lurker". Link

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on I'm back!
    This is more for the old forum users then the new ones. I haven't been around a lot but I figured I would pop my head back in and let you know I am now back and ready to respond to some Pauper questions!

    Long story short I took a promotion, moved and have been busy settling in.

    Now I have to catch up on the threads here.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on New to format, a hello and some questions :)
    Haven't been to the forums in awhile but I figured I would chime in. A great beginner deck that gives you some options to be competitive would be White Weenie. I pretty much specialize in the White Weenie archtype so that is my go to suggestion for versatility.

    Most likely the most simple deck to use is Burn, look in my signature and check out my Burn Primer and my Burn deck list. You can't go wrong with this as it is very simple, fast and efficient. If you want something fair, then fair it is not but competitive yes.

    Though I would also check out the primer section here regarding some decks that are tested and work.

    Both Obermeir and I have several primers there and you will find the information valuable I'm sure.

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on Updating Pauper Green Stompy Deck
    When playing in the Paper Pauper format, once a common, always a common applies. So Rancor is 100% legal for Pauper play here in paper.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on [Read This] Casual Paper Pauper / Peasant Forum Rules.
    I like all of the ideas both of you have mentioned. I will implement and or pass along most if not all of them here shortly. I have been busy with work and yada yada so things will get rolling here soon!

    Thank you for contributing.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on RG Infect Pauper Budget
    Hang on a second, if you are using that website then why are you going by the average price? It's Pauper so realistically the condition of the cards shouldn't matter. Just go by the lowest cost and you can fit in whatever you want. If they didn't stipulate that then I suggest doing that.

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on RG Infect Pauper Budget
    Well, since you are allowed to use Invigorate you absolutely need to make that a four of no matter what. I also dislike Virulent Sliver in this deck, he is basically useless in my opinion. This deck is obviously going for the quick kill, so I would drop your creature count down to fourteen rather then sixteen and focus more on the spells.

    I would suggest spells such as Groundswell and or Mutagenic Growth which may be cheap. It's a shame about the $10.00 cap because in most cases a T2 win will come at the hands of Rancor.
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on [Primer] Pauper Mono Black Aggro
    What about running with Lotus Petal? Can't really deny the speed advantage of the card in an aggro deck, I run it in my Turbo Soldiers and it allows me to close out games in just a few turns. If you don't want to increase your mana count that could be a solution.

    A guy at our local tournaments runs a MBA and places top ten usually. I will have to get his deck list but he does run with four Dark Rituals, four Sign in Bloods and four Lotus Petals for sure. I know he also uses Vault Skirge and Carnophage too. I haven't actually played against the guy but he does manage to race Burn and win maybe about 80% of the time. I know he gets completely destroyed by White Weenie and Affinity though.

    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant Primers
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