moc065 said he wouldn't mind if I posted my deck in here. So I shall.
I thought I'd give
this pauper idea a go. As soon as I saw an example deck using some Evil Presence
and Contaminated Grounds, I wanted to know if my Sinkholes (from my pox
deck)were commons or not. They are!
This is what the deck evolved into. I initially thought some swamp
walking action would be sweet, but it is currently been set aside. Perhaps I’ll fit it into the sideboard for black on black match ups at some point, or build another deck. This is really just for fun, no pauper tournaments around here, but it is fun to build decks and try and make them work well
in the format. That being said, I know nothing about the format besides what a few friends have told me.
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This deck has 16 ways to mess up your land, and 15 ways to kill your creatures. I am hopping to stall until I get a Twisted Abomination
down and then smoke
you with a corrupt
for at least 6. There will probably be some small beating from Augur of Skulls
, Crypt Rats
, and Gravedigger
The land hate:Evil PresenceSinkhole
Contaminated GroundsBefoulEvil Presence
will turn their first land into a swamp
turn one. Sinkhole
will take out there second land turn 2.
Contaminated grounds will be there turn two if there is no Sinkhole
will be there to continue the land hate come turn 4 if needed. It may kill a creature instead, or perhaps be used to take out somebody’s last land in a certain color.
The creature hate:Doom blade
is going to wreck a lot of creatures for just two mana. It won’t hit black creatures, I’ll get to that in a bit.Befoul
is there for late game removal, it also won’t hit black creatures. Crypt Rats
will take out swarms of creatures. Unmake
will get rid of lots of stuff including regenerators.
Augur of Skulls early will be a waste, he’ll probably get killed and you won’t be able to regenerate
him. So if I do land him early and I have other things to cast for the next few turns, I’ll probably just sac him during my next upkeep to hurt my opponent’s hand. Mid to late game he will be a great blocker with his regeneration
. Crypt Rats
use is obvious. When they have more creatures then I can handle, he’ll be there to save my ass! Twisted Abomination
is there has a huge beat stick. You better Journey to Nowhere
him because he is a 5/3 that can regenerate
for one black mana! He also swampcycles for 2 mana which will help out early on.Gravedigger
is there recur my other creatures. They all have a way of sending themselves to the graveyard besides my opponents taking them out. It will be great to get second use out of them.Corrupt
. The other day I managed to slow down my friend playing affinity to the point where he was top decking. I ended up hitting him with one of these boys for 11 to seal the deal. Besides using it as a finisher, it may be needed if you have been getting beat and need to get rid of a creature and gain some life to survive. Killing a creature and a 12 point life swing. Awesome. I know that it is costly, but it seems like a killer spell for pauper.
Sideboarding Options:DuressHymn to TourachCemetery Gate
This will probably be ever changing, but there are two matchups I want it to cover. Combo and (Mono)Black
I think this deck will stand up vs combo with 12 early spells to wreck there lands if they need it. Four cards that will cause them to toss two away
, Augur of Skulls
, should also help.. After sideboarding all I can say is good luck. There will be 4 Duress
’ and 4 Hymn to Tourachs.
Oh boy, I have a lot of useless cards main board. I probably won’t win vs a mono black deck. I will need to sideboard out the Doom blade
’s , Befoul
, Evil Presence
, and Contaminated grounds which is enough to bring in my whole sideboard.
A friend pointed out Pestilence
and Cemetery Gate
is a cruel combo. and I like it. I may even attempt to change the deck to fit that combo main board.
I suspect this deck will also underperform vs mono color decks. It will be the strongest against decks running three or more colors. Like moc065’s Zoo. I’ll see you on MWS.
I'm looking for any suggestions and ideas.