Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

We do not seem very enthusiastic about this set. A few standouts were:

Arashin Cleric Sandsteppe Outcast Enhanced Awareness
Refocus Jeskai Runemark Whisk Away
Reach of Shadows

Feel free to disagree with our assessments.

MPDC 27.10
12 January 2015
Standard · 13 Players
10 Decks · ~77% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st UR Control by Trompinha
2nd Like a Bolas (almost…) by rremedio1
T4 Dies to Scourung Sands by MyGalaxy
T4 What Is Love? by Nagi_Bultra

Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more.

Cruise Watch: 2015
1st Place: 4 Cruise
2nd Place: 4 Cruise
3rd Place: 0 Cruise
4th Place: 4 Cruise

Huge up tick Cruise count this week. I don’t know why you’re not there. I give you my love, but you don’t care. So what is right? And what is wrong? Gimme a sign.

Section 2: The Winning Deck

WHAT IS LOVE?
Standard · Control
Top 4 by Nagi_Bultra in MPDC 27.10 (2-2)

This deck made it to the Top 4 and it is a different kind of deck. Oh, I don’t know, what can I do? What else can I say, it’s up to you. I know we’re one. Just me and you. I can’t go on.

What is love gives us a preview of the deck we discussed on the show.

Creatures (5)
Omenspeaker
Benthic Giant

Spells (30)
Divination
Griptide
Kill Shot
Last Breath
Nullify
Treasure Cruise
Raise the Alarm
Rise of Eagles
Voyage’s End
Lands (25)
12 Island
Plains
Evolving Wilds
Tranquil Cove

SIDEBOARD (15)
Negate
Voyage’s End
Benthic Giant
Erase
Disdainful Stroke
Cancel
Raise the Alarm

Now this deck will benefit from a few of the cards in Fate Reforged. I want no other, no other lover. This is our life, our time. When we are together, I need you forever. Is it love? It just might be. Lets look at an actual curve this week:

Weird, those high cost tokens really sway the form.

I wish that either the divination or Treasure Cruise was a land. Any land really. However, I think keeping this is not bad. You are one land away from a great opening hand.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

Ask and ye shall receive indeed. We get a little flooded but I feel pretty good. So yes, this is love.

Section 3: How would I update it?

-4 Griptide +4 Whisk Away
VS Whisk Away

I just see it as a better card.

-4 Kill Shot +4 Sandblast
VS Sandblast

I really want to try out Sandblast over Kill Shot.

What do you think?

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