Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Round 4 of the Gauntlet has ended, and the Standard Pauper League is going strong!


Brennon’s deck list: Gary’s Cruise

Sam’s deck list: Jeskai Storm

Don’t forget to look for your League matches again this week!

Also, vote back your favorite Gauntlet deck:
MPDC 27.05
17 November 2014
Standard · 16 Players
15 Decks · ~94% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st LTA ALT by Fimbulvetrr
2nd Looses to flood by MyGalaxy
T4 IZZET CONTROL by Maltercio
T4 BW Heroic by Torreth
T8 Deck not found** by evolver3
T8 Aspect of the Bear (stompy) by FlxEx
T8 Titan’s Dragonskullcleaver by Pie_Master
T8 All Aboard! by rremedio1

Cruise Watch: 2014
1st Place: 3 Cruise
2nd Place: 0 Cruise
3rd Place: 4 Cruise
4th Place: 3 Cruise
Top 8: Unknown (shame shame shame)
Top 8: 0 Cruise
Top 8: 0 Cruise
Top 8: 2 Cruise

Far different this week than last.

Section 2: The Winning Deck

Standard · Unclassified
1st by Fimbulvetrr in MPDC 27.05 (6-0)

Creatures (22)
Disciple of Phenax
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Disowned Ancestor
Mardu Skullhunter
Nimbus Naiad
Typhoid Rats
Benthic Giant

Spells (15)
Debilitating Injury
Read the Bones
Treasure Cruise
Feast of Dreams
Pharika’s Cure
Font of Return
Lands (23)
12 Swamp
Dismal Backwater
Evolving Wilds

Sideboard (15)
Mind Rot
Eternal Thirst
Feast of Dreams
Pharika’s Cure
Font of Return

Here is what I really like about this deck:

Mmmm dat curve…
I think mana curve will be vitally important until the meta changes significantly.

Why yes, I would like to keep this hand. Some life gain, some removal, some card draw. Everything a growing boy needs. Though these days I am growing horizontally instead of vertically.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Now what do you think of the next 6? That rat goes a long way towards fending off the giant hexproof guys. During my league match, I would have killed for some deathtouch. My greatest downfall was the inability to interact with deathtouch and single point removal. Tokens are a killer when you have no sweepers.

The next league match is going to be a bit different. I will not be using Gary’s Delve. Is it good? Yes. Does it do what I want it to do? No. I am going for a sleeker, more streamlined approach to the next match. I wonder who it will be against?

What are your thoughts on League deck choices?

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