Friday, November 24, 2017

Deck The Walls ~ Happy Holidays ~ 2018 ~ Pauper

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Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian, along with the 15 other defenders, reel in the mana to cast the fat creatures.   Carnivorous Plant and Grave Bramble add some prevention with their power.  As far as mana ramping goes, respectfully, I think the Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian combo is far better than the similar Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid combo goes, because the defenders usually offer a better trade off.  They are both harder to kill, and better at defense, such that one can have some time to bring out the beat sticks better than Elves do.

The defenders, or "Walls," is how this deck got its name.  It is a spoof off of the Christmas song, "Deck the Halls."

Lands0 - 1 Mana Defender3 - 4 Mana Defender 8Fat Creatures
23 Forests4 Shield Sphere4 Axebane Guardian4 Oakgnarl Warrior
3 Traproot Kami2 Carnivous Plant4 Rootbreaker Wurm
2 Grave Bramble2 Ulamog's Crusher
2 Mana Defender464 Vulpine Goliath
2 Glade Watcher60
4 Overgrown Battlement
2 Wall of Tanglecord

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dysentery Formula ~ Pauper Infect ~ 2018

With all the blue stuff that can make this card unblockable, alone Tel-Jilad Fallen is the hardest hitter in the deck, and I suspect that you will be able to give him more with cards such as Groundswell, Vines of Vastwood, and Phytoburst.

Lands 22Instant/Sorcery 16+22=38Enchantment 44Green Creatures 16+44=60
10 ForestArtful Dodge4 Aqueous Form2 Blightwidow
4 IslandDistortion Strike2 Cloak of Mists2 Blight Mamba
2 Simic Guildgate2 Groundswell3 Cystbearer
4 Sejiri Steppe4 Larger Than Life2 Glistener Elf
2 Thornwood Falls2 Mutagenic Growth3 Ichorclaw Myr
3 Phytoburst3 Rot Wolf
Vines of VastwoodTel-Jilad Fallen
2 Wild Growth

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Trinity's Triad of Fates ~ CMDR 2017

The way to use Triad of Fates is to pay 1 to add a fate counter to a lowly token (such as a Servo).  Then, pay 1 using something to untap Triad of Fates either Magewright's Stone or something like it.  Then, pay another black mana to tap Triad of Fates again.  Exile the token.  Then, draw 2 card. 

CMDR - Triad of Fates15+39=5412+54=6620+66=8613+86+cmdr=100
Land 39Artifact TokensBlack EnchantmentInstant BlackCreatures
Bojuka BogThopter AssemblyDictate of ErebosUltimate PriceCloudgoat Ranger
Command TowerMyr BattlesphereGrave PactHero's DownfallDeathless Angel
Caves of KoilosNecrotic PlagueGo for the ThroatDoomed Traveler
Concealed CourtyardOther ArtifactsPainful QuandryDoom BladeLeonin Arbitor
Esper PanoramaJandor SaddlebagsPhyrexian ArenaDespiseLinvala, Keeper of Silence
Evolving WildsMagewright's StoneSoul Stair ExpeditionMirran Crusader
Forsaken SanctuaryNihil SpellbombInstant WhiteMirror Entity
Holdout SettlementPuppet StringsWhite EnchantmentLeave No TraceSkirsdag High Priest
Isolated ChapelSkullclampGhostly PossessionTo Arms!Sunblast Angel
Orzhov GuildgateSol RingJourney to NowhereRighteousnessTranscendent Master
10 PlainsSylvok LifestaffMurder InvestigationSwords to PlowsharesThraben Doomsayer
Rogue's PassageUmbra MantleOblivion RingVengeful Archon
Sejiri SteppeThousand-Year ElixirPacifismSorceryVengeful Pharaoh
Scoured BarrensPromise of BunreiCastigate
9 SwampsPlaneswalkerConqueror's Pledge
Tainted FieldBlackDay of Judgment
Temple of SilenceSorin MarkovDistress
Temple of the False GodGather the Townsfolk
Terramorphic ExpanseWhiteIncreasing Devotion
Vault of the ArchangelElspeth, Knight-ErrantLingering Souls
Vivid MarshElspeth TirelMind Twist
Vivid MeadowGideon JuraNomads' Assembly
Planar Outburst
Servo Exhibition

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Vicious Resurrections ~ Peasant Green White

This deck tries to create tons of tokens with cards like Eyeless Watcher that makes two tokens in addition to itself, and Kozilek's Predator which also makes two tokens in addition to itself.  These are then meant to be pumped by Overrun and Triumph of the Hordes.  And, if they die, so what?  Evolution Charm or Wildwood Rebirth put them back into play with even more tokens.

This is the mechanic. 
Play something like Eyeless Watcher.  It creates 2 tokens.
Then, attack with Eyeless Watcher.  The best thing that can happen to you are forced to put it in the graveyard because then you can bring it out with Evolution Charm, and recast it so you with have a total of 4 tokens.  Combine an attack with an uncommon and slam! ~ It's game over.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Weaver of Currents - Pauper Commander

This deck is better for a 30 damage scenario / 11 commander damage scenario.

1. Ramp mana via Cultivate, Weaver of Currents, Fa'adiyah Seer, etc.
2. Slam with big creatures, or peck with flyers.

Land 39Green CreaturesBlue CreaturesBlue Spells - 11
Bant PanoramaDaggerback BasiliskAugury OwlDecision Paralysis
Forest 18Fa'adiyah SeerDelver of SecretsDeprive
Island 17Giant WarthogIllusionary ServantDistortion Strike
Rupture SpireHungry SprigganImpaler ShrikeDivination
Simic GuildgateLifecraft CalvaryPhantom BeastEssence Scatter
Transguild PromenadeMolder BeastSea Gate OracleGhostly Flicker
Moss KamiSnapping DrakeMana Leak
Blue AurasPenumbra SpiderStitched DrakeNegate
Cartouche of KnowledgeRhox Maulers
Taigam's Scheming
Illusory WrappingsRiver BoaOther CreaturesTurn Aside
NarcolepsyStampeding RhinoShamblesharkUnsummon
Spectral FlightStomper CubWinged Coatl
Wind ZendikonSylvan Ranger
Green Spells - 13
Tajuru PathwardenCommanderCommencement of Festivities
Green AurasTangle MantisWeaver of CurrentsCultivate
Arachnus WebVulpine Goliath10Deglamer
Utopia VowWall of RootsFog
47Yavimaya ElderGiant Growth
18Gleeful Sabotage
65Haze of Pollen
Kodama's Reach
Prey Upon
Take Down
Vines of Vastwood

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Wall of Denial - Pauper CMDR

This deck is better for a 30 damage scenario.

Strategy for Pauper CMDR Wall of Denial:
1.  Rid yourself from your opponents offense with auras and spells.
2.  Win at the long slow hard fought battle with small creatures.

Land - 36Aura - White Blue - 1Spells - Blue 15Creature - Blue - 12
Azorius GuildgateCurse of ChainsDivinationAugury Owl
Bant PanoramaDecision ParalysisAzure Drake
Esper PanoramaAura Blue - 5DepriveCloud Elemental
16 IslandCartouche of KnowledgeDispelDream Stalker
16 PlainsIllusory WrappingsDownsizeHeadless Skaab
Tranquil CoveNarcolepsyEssence ScatterIllusionary Servant
Paralyzing GraspGhostly FlickerPhantom Beast
Artifact - 2Wind ZendikonMana LeakSea Gate Oracle
Adventuring GearNegateShimmering Glasskite
Explorer's ScopeAura - White - 10Select for InspectionStormbound Geist
Angelic GiftStoic RebuttalMerfolk Looter
ArrestTaigam's SchemingSpiketail Drakeling
Compulsory RestTurn AsideCreature - White
Ethereal ArmorUnsummonBlinding Mage
Hyena UmbraSee BeyondConcordia Pegasis

Journey to NowhereSpells - White - 9Goldenglow Moth
PacifismAcrobatic ManeuverKemba's Skyguard
Recumbent BlissCancelKor Skyfisher
Temporal IsolationDemystifyLone Missionary
Bound in SilenceEland UmbraSunspire Griffen
54Graceful ReprieveTemple Acolyte
Momentary BlinkWild Griffen
Repel the Darkness99
Revoke ExistenceWall of Denial
Whitesun's Passage