Standard Pauper Show, Issue 12

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Sam and I talk about the SPDC and my experience at the Khans of Tarkir PreRelease. Also, Dan joins us to talk about The Pauper Gauntlet.


So much going on in the Gauntlet. There are plenty of decks left to pick from. With actual foil cards for the winners, this going to be great. You can go here to pick your deck:

Section 2: The Winning Decks

MPDC 26.06
22 September 2014
Standard · 22 Players
18 Decks · ~82% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

Lets look at the results:

1st Wb auras by Forli
2nd Rapid Red by ByeBye
T4 Remove You by rremedio1
T4 WB Pilgrim by Torreth
T8 RDW by Dwarven_Pony
T8 Dimir Mill by Garth_Edu
T8 Stracciatella by GodZo
T8 Gruul by MisterMroz

Another WhiteBlack deck wins the day. Forli went 6-0, now that is impressive. Orzhov domination is becoming a pattern. Well, not for too much longer! I will go through the decks next week and try to prep you all for the upcoming rotation. Can you believe it is already time for rotation? Seems that we will need to get used to it happening more often after M16.


Standard · Aggro-Combo
1st by Forli in MPDC 26.06 (6-0)

4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Auramancer
4 Heliod’s Pilgrim
4 Hopeful Eidolon
4 Wingsteed Rider
2 Keening Apparition

4 Ethereal Armor
4 Gods Willing
4 Pacifism
2 Font of Return
2 Stab Wound
1 Ajani’s Presence

11 Plains
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Orzhov Guildgate
2 Swamp

4 Celestial Flare
4 Duress
2 Keening Apparition
2 Beckon Apparition
1 Pillar of Light
1 Feast of Dreams
1 Ajani’s Presence

Let’s look at a sample opening hand:

Had to mulligan a 1 land hand. However, this hand is perfectly keepable. You have all you need to get your beats on!.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Better roll your pants legs up, there’s a flood a comin’. Even with the land flood, you still have what you need to make the first 12 cards into a win.

Section 3: A look at Classic Pauper

Bava did a video where in he goes over the 4-0 and 3-1 list for the latest Pauper events. Lets take a look:


I am curious if Khans has anything for classic. Jason Moore wrote an article about that very subject. He brewed up a list to utilize the potential 1 cmc draw 3 that is [c]Treasure Cruise[/c]. Even though that is a very tempting card to brew with, I think the [c]Mardu Skullhunter[/c] has a better shot at a spot. Also, our own Drinkard wrote a similar article, but looking at Rakdos Burn and Selesnya Flicker in Pauper.

What do you all think?