Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Man, these review shows can go long. Not Limited Resources long, but long enough!

Very few cards floated our boat. A few standouts were:




Here were a couple of cards that on the surface, are bad. However, I think they can work if you put some effort into it:

Yes, the casting cost on these is ridiculous, but this is Standard Pauper, we take what we can get!

Section 2: New Brews for you to use

As you saw on the show, you did watch The Standard Pauper Show didn’t you? I made a Mono Red “Stompy” deck:

Creatures (16)
Akroan Crusader
Goblin Heelcutter
Satyr Hoplite
Mardu Scout

Spells (25)
Collateral Damage
Lightning Strike
Titan’s Strength
Act of Treason
Bathe in Dragonfire
Tormenting Voice
Dragon Mantle
Hammerhand
Lands (19)
19 Mountain

Sideboard (15)
Bathe in Dragonfire
Deathbellow Raider
Flurry of Horns
Lightning Strike
Magma Spray
Tormenting Voice

Should there be more creatures? Maybe 21 lands.

I think this could be the start of something good. It is fast and if you added the Valley Dasher you may over whelm the already blazing Boros deck.

This deck has a subtheme of taking their creatures and striking back. With the Collateral Damage spell you can either sac their own guy for more humiliation or you can dash in for 3 then sac for 3 more. Not saying it is ideal but I think the extra punch is a good thing.

This deck could potentially benefit from the Temur Battle Rage. You could use a dasher and hit them for 6 or pump up the Hoplite and go for broke.



MPDC 27.11

19 January 2015
Standard · 18 Players
12 Decks · ~67% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st Galaxy White by Zoltan
2nd WR Heroic by goomy1
T4 Boros Heroic by benne433
T4 Death Control by DoutorTyr
T8 Boros heroic by Carnuz
T8 Deck not found** by Maltercio
T8 Looses to a Great Scouring Merchant by MyGalaxy
T8 R(uthelis)DW by Ruthelis

Cruise Watch: 2015
1st Place: 0 Cruise
2nd Place: 0 Cruise
3rd Place: 0 Cruise
4th Place: 0 Cruise
0 through top 8

The ban hammer is strong!

R(UTHELIS)DW
Standard · Aggro
Top 8 by Ruthelis in MPDC 27.11 (2-2)

For purely selfish reasons I thought I would show this winner:

Creatures (24)
Akroan Crusader
Borderland Marauder
Foundry Street Denizen
Minotaur Skullcleaver
Satyr Hoplite
Valley Dasher

Spells (17)
Dragon Mantle
Hammerhand
Lightning Strike
Titan’s Strength
Trumpet Blast
Lands (19)
19 Mountain

SIDEBOARD (15)
Magma Spray
Forge Devil
Rouse the Mob
Scouring Sands
Inferno Fist
Act of Treason

I see this deck as the predecessor to my aforementioned deck. Interesting take on RDW.

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

Here is no, what I would call adequate, target for hammer hands. However, could still use it and lightning strike to remove a blocker.

The curve is more of a slope:

My fear with keeping 3 lands is the flood.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

The flood is real!

I am not too confident this opening 13 can get us there. That is why I included tormenting voices in my deck. We need the draw!

I like it though. Simple, clean, beat foes around the neck and shoulders.

Section 3: Fate Reforged PreRelease

So, as Sam mentioned, I went 4-0-0 over all at my LGS prerelease. I was pretty happy.

Game 1 vs The L2 Judge at the event: 2-0-0 I was worried, he has quite the reputation at that store for being a strong player.

Game 2 vs Jeskai: 2-1-0 It was close in all three games. However, I had just enough in the last game. It was 5 to 8 and my little dashers who could beat in for just enough.

Game 3 vs Son of the Judge: 2-1-0 When we sat down he said “I will avenge my father!” I liked that kid. Game three almost went to time, but again the dashers did their thing and kept going.

Game 4 vs I think it was Mardu splashing blue: 2-0-0 He was a cool guy. We ended up talking about cards after the game longer than the game went on.

For those interested, here is my deck list:

Creatures (14)
Ainok Tracker
Goblin Heelcutter
Gore Swine
Jeskai Elder
Mardu Heart-Piercer
Mardu Scout
Orc Sureshot
Qarsi High Priest
Sage-Eye Avengers
Scaldkin
Sultai Emissary
Torrent Elemental

Spells (9)
Arc Lightning
Bathe in Dragonfire
Cloudform
Enhanced Awareness
Reality Shift
Refocus
Supplant Form
Wild Slash
Write into Being

Land (17)
Bloodfell Caves
Dismal Backwater
Frontier Bivouac
Island
Mountain
Swamp
Swiftwater Cliffs

Write into Being is soooo good. I will likely build a deck that has 4 of them. Cloudform is also really strong. I really wish it was common.

Did you know, there are no other Flying, Hexproof, for 3 mana? This is the only one. Also, it is a 2/2. Heck, there are only 4 creature with natural flying and hexproof in the game! This seems like a build around card. Aven Fleetwing is the closest but Cloudform is just straight up better.

So, what cards are you most looking forward to once rotation occurs?

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