Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week 7: Middle of Round Three

We are now in round three of the Pauper Gauntlet. Play has moved to the Tournament Practice room and decks are now eliminated immediatly if they lose.

What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html
All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html

Round three
Round three is played in the Tournament Practice room and if a deck loses it is elmiinated from the Pauper Gauntlet (unless voted back after round 4). Here are all the results of round three so far (including results from last week)

We were 12-4 in round 3 when this week began. 67 decks went into round three.

These are the matches that have been played this week.

Blue Bichinho beats Mono Black Land Destruction 2-1
Simic Oracle takes down tier 1 deck MBC 2-1
CrocaJund loses to Simic Devoid 1-2
Turbo Angler wins against AzoriusKitty 2-1
Delver obliterates Rakdos Nightmare 2-0 (The best deck in Pauper has not done well in the Pauper Gauntlet – maybe this is the year for Delver?)

RG Land Crusher gets overrun by Suicide Black 0-2
Suicide Black defeats RUG Tron 2-1
Stompy Tokens defeats Angler Delver 2-0
Pestilence Control stood no chance against Izzet Tron 0-2
Izzet Cooldotha takes on a TE deck that quit

Selesnya Flash is defeated by Delver 0-2
MUC faces a quitter
The Pauper Gauntlet is eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet by MBC 1-2
Pauper Nightmare takes on Delver and wins 2-0
Gary Busey is arrested and imprisoned by WatchRites 1-2

TurboZoo defeats Goblins 2-0

16 matches played with a 10-6 record. 22-10 total for round 3. 35 decks still has to play their round 3 match. 57 decks are still active in the Pauper Gauntlet S03.

These were the earlier matchs played in round 3 before this week:

RUG Tron defeats Angler Delver 2-0
Green Ramp LD takes down Ninjutsu Reality Acid (!) 2-1
Infect gets a two turn kill (see above) and wins 2-1
Mono Red Heroic crushes Jund Dredge 2-0
Green One takes on Simic Explore and wins 2-0

Goblins run over Rakdos Reanimator 2-0
Exhume Control got outresourced by Pig Trinket piloted by a Gauntlet fan 0-2
5-color Green is murdered by Angler Delver 0-2
Death Control wins against Eye Candy Control 2-0
BUGS & Pigs plays double lifestaff against RDW and wins 2-0

Affinity lost to Dimir Teachings 1-2 and is eliminated.
Burn defeats AzoriusKitty 2-0
Encroaching Blight is defeated by White Metalcraft 1-2
Black Auramancer, the Pauper Rogue Cup champion, defeats MBC 2-1
Kuldotha Mardu defeats RUG Tron 2-1.
MBC defeats BorosKitty 2-1

What happens now?
Round 3 will end on Jan 19 (it was a long round due to the holidays). Round 4 will be shorter and will end on Sunday Feb 7 and then we will have the voteback. The preliminary format for the Voteback is that every viewer gets three votes and three decks are brought back into the Gauntlet. A deck that is voted back can be from any round – i.e. even the decks that lost during double elimination can come back after the Voteback.

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Community League #8, Pauper Commander: Registration is Open

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Community League #8: Format and Rules

I thought it would be fun to try something different for this league, and I’m not sure what could be more different than Pauper Commander. Commander, also known as EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander) is a singleton format with 100-card lists and a “Commander” card to lead your armies.

About the Format

Build decks using the “Commander” format in MTGO. Here are the official rules and banlist for Commander and a link with additional information on the format. Commander uses the Vintage card pool. We are playing 1v1 so Duel Commander bans apply as well.

These Commanders are banned: [c]Derevi, Empyrial Tactician[/c], [c]Edric, Spymaster of Trest[/c], [c]Erayo, Soratami Ascendant[/c], [c]Oloro, Ageless Ascetic[/c], [c]Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary[/c], [c]Zur the Enchanter[/c].

Pauper Commander, the way we will play it, differs from regular Commander in that while your Commander may be of any rarity all of the other cards in your deck must be commons. We will not be using the Pauper banned list for this event.

We will be enforcing the “printed as a common in an online set” restriction, however, which means no [c]Sinkhole[/c], no [c]Desert[/c], and no [c]Hymn to Tourach[/c]. Basically set your rarity filter in your MTGO collections page to “Common” and go from there.

This is a singleton format. The only cards you can have more than one copy of in your lists are basic lands and [c]Shadowborn Apostle[/c]s. We will be playing matches (best 2 games out of 3) and 1v1.

Registration is open now and closes in on Friday, January 22.

To sign up, provide your MTGO username, your real name (or preferred pseudonym), and your time zone down in the comments below.

I will post the first pairings on January 22 and will also send out an email with contact information. I try very hard NOT to send people lots of emails. It is up to you to keep track on the site and get in touch with your opponents promptly. After that, you will have to check the site for your next pairings, which will go up on Friday each week. It will be up to each participant to contact their opponent by email to set up their match for the week. Don’t wait for your opponents contact you; be proactive!

For this event I am going to be very strict concerning players that don’t communicate well. If your opponent says they are having a hard time getting in touch with you, and you don’t respond to my follow-up email in a timely fashion, your opponent will get the win for that week and you may be removed from the event. Check your email, respond to your email, email your opponents, email me. Short notes are fine, but KEEP IN TOUCH!

We will play 4-5 weeks of Swiss and then cut to top 8 with the goal to finish the league by the end of February.

League Rules

1. Pauper Commander uses the Vintage card pool and while your Commander may be any rarity all of the rest of the cards in your deck must be considered “common” in MTGO.

2. Duels will be 1v1 and fought in matches best 2 out of 3. You get 3 points for a match win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. A BYE counts as a win. Set your match timers for 40 minutes.

3. We will use Challonge to track this event since it worked well last time. It is the responsibility of the winner to report their win. Report by the end of Thursday each week.

4. Communicate early and often. I will only send out the one email with all your contact information. Don’t lose it! Get in touch by email (it is much more effective than waiting around on MTGO). If no one communicates with each other or with me, that week’s pairing will be considered a draw and one or both players may be removed from the league. If one person is attempting to communicate and the other person is not, they should let me know. I will attempt to solve issues when I can, but when that doesn’t work out, the person who is trying to communicate will always get the win. Don’t wait until the last minute.

5. After the initial email all official league announcements will happen here on the site. You can always stay up to date with the link on the home page or by keeping tabs on the Events page. You can also get updates by liking us on Facebook or following me on Twitter @bava_mtg.

6. We’ll play 4-5 weeks of Swiss and then cut to Top 8. The league will end by February 28.

7. You can drop at any time. Please let me know if you’d like to drop before the next week’s pairings go up. You will always be welcomed back into subsequent league events.

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9. Contact me if you have any questions.

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Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week Six: Middle of Round Three

We are now in round three of the Pauper Gauntlet. Play has moved to the Tournament Practice room and decks are now eliminated immediatly if they lose.

What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html
All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html

Round three
Round three is played in the Tournament Practice room and if a deck loses it is elmiinated from the Pauper Gauntlet (unless voted back after round 4). Here are all the results of round three so far (including results from last week)

67 decks entered round three.

RUG Tron defeats Angler Delver 2-0
Green Ramp LD takes down Ninjutsu Reality Acid (!) 2-1
Infect gets a two turn kill (see above) and wins 2-1
Mono Red Heroic crushes Jund Dredge 2-0
Green One takes on Simic Explore and wins 2-0

Goblins run over Rakdos Reanimator 2-0
Exhume Control got outresourced by Pig Trinket piloted by a Gauntlet fan 0-2
5-color Green is murdered by Angler Delver 0-2
Death Control wins against Eye Candy Control 2-0
BUGS & Pigs plays double lifestaff against RDW and wins 2-0

Affinity lost to Dimir Teachings 1-2 and is eliminated.
Burn defeats AzoriusKitty 2-0
Encroaching Blight is defeated by White Metalcraft 1-2
Black Auramancer, the Pauper Rogue Cup champion, defeats MBC 2-1
Kuldotha Mardu defeats RUG Tron 2-1.
MBC defeats BorosKitty 2-1

12-4 so far, which is decent.

63 decks remain in the third season of the Pauper Gauntlet (+3 from the voteback)!

What happens now?
Round 3 will end on Jan 19 (it was a long round due to the holidays). Round 4 will be shorter and will end on Sunday Feb 7 and then we will have the voteback. The preliminary format for the Voteback is that every viewer gets three votes and three decks are brought back into the Gauntlet. A deck that is voted back can be from any round – i.e. even the decks that lost during double elimination can come back after the Voteback.

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Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week Five: The first eliminations of the Pauper Gauntlet

Round two of the third season of the Pauper Gauntlet is over and eight decks have been eliminated during double elimation. Round three has started and another two decks have fallen. 68 decks remain.

What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html
All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html

Round two is over!
If you read further than this, you will get results spoiled. That is probably why you are here, though.

Catch the matches when they are published on Twitter: @MagicGathStrat
Watch the feature matches on youtube: youtube.com/magicgatheringstrat
Also make sure you subscribe to magicgatheringstrat2 on YouTube for more matches.

Ok, lets get into details.

All the matches of round two:

Mono Black Land Destruction is outresourced by Illusory Tricks 1-2
Rakdos Vampires defeats Golgari Delve
Glass Cannon Red falls to White Metalcraft 0-2
Suicide the Painless runs into another mirror match (almost) but the opponent quits. The deck also faces bad press for its tasteless name and will return during round 3 as Pauper Aristocrats.
Livind End is crushed by Angler Delver 0-2

Tortured Madness is defeated by Pestilence 1-2
BorosKitty Initiated defeats MBC splashing white 2-1 in a very tight match
Dragon Delve lost to RUG Tron and was eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet despite being able to put a 11/9 flyer vigilance Gurmag Angler into play. Turns out that Fangren Marauder just gains too many life.
Sultai Delve defeats Izzet Wizards 2-0
Crocajund defeats Illusory Tricks 2-1. With so many people playing Tricks in the practice rooms I am starting to believe that people actually read magicgatheringstrat.com. Tricks was the runner-up in season one of the Pauper Gauntlet and is a deck brewed by my friend Bava.

UB Justice Control was defeated by Blue Bichinho (the flying blue swarm) 1-2
Burn defeats Sultai Exhume 2-0.
Cheaty Morph is defeated by Nightsky Mimic 0-2
Familiars defeat Azorius Control 2-0
1-land-spy ran into a control deck and could not go off. 0-2

Snow Go defeats Orzhov Removal 2-0
Tortured Toolbox defeats Mono Black 2-0
Rebel Grind defeats Boros Landfall 2-0
Eggs defeats Illusory Tricks 2-1
Goblin Storm Combo goes off against Abzan Lifegain and does 65 points of damage in one turn! The match ends 2-1 to the combo deck.

Mono Red Land Destruction is defeated by Selesnya Vigilance 0-2
MBC defeats Mono Blue 2-0

22 matches played in round two. The final score was 13-9.

The following eight decks are eliminated (but can be voted back after round four if you really miss one of them): Tortured Madness, Living End, Glass Cannon Red, Mono Black Land Destruction, Dragon Delve, UB Justice Control, Cheaty Morph, 1-land-spy and Mono Red Land Destruction.

Round three has started!
Round three is played in the Tournament Practice room and if a deck loses it is elmiinated from the Pauper Gauntlet (unless voted back after round 4).

Affinity lost to Dimir Teachings 1-2 and is eliminated.
Burn defeats AzoriusKitty 2-0
Encroaching Blight is defeated by White Metalcraft 1-2
Kuldotha Mardu defeats RUG Tron 2-1.
MBC defeats BorosKitty 2-1

67 decks remain!

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Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week Four

Round one of the third season of the Pauper Gauntlet is over and now the losers of that round face the threat of elimination in round two!

What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html
All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html

Round one is over!
If you read further than this, you will get results spoiled. That is probably why you are here, though.

Catch the matches when they are published on Twitter: @MagicGathStrat
Watch the feature matches on youtube: youtube.com/magicgatheringstrat
Also make sure you subscribe to magicgatheringstrat2 on YouTube for more matches.

Ok, lets get into details.

These were the final matches of round one:

Elves took down Esper Control 2-0
Snow Go faced Bant Fog in a very skill intensive matchup. I am sure the more experienced pilot would win on either side. I was not the more experienced pilot and lost 0-2. In fact, this was the very first Pauper Gauntlet match ever that I was timed out and lost by the clock. Check out the video above if you want to be boooored
Tortured Toolbox lost to Domain 0-2
Land-o-derm defeated Encroaching Blight 2-0

Turbo Exhume defeated RB Madness 2-1
Evil Allies ran into a quitter
BUG Profilerators saw the worst misplay of the Gauntlet so far but then the opponent quit after winning the first duel.

78 matches played. The final score was 56-22.

Round two has started!
Any deck that loses in round two is eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet (unless voted back by you, the readers, after round four).

Dragon Delve lost to RUG Tron and was eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet despite being able to put a 11/9 flyer vigilance Gurmag Angler into play. Turns out that Fangren Marauder just gains too many life.
Sultai Delve defeats Izzet Wizards 2-0
Crocajund defeats Illusory Tricks 2-1. With so many people playing Tricks in the practice rooms I am starting to believe that people actually read magicgatheringstrat.com. Tricks was the runner-up in season one of the Pauper Gauntlet and is a deck brewed by my friend Bava.
UB Justice Control was defeated by Blue Bichinho (the flying blue swarm) 1-2
Burn defeats Sultai Exhume 2-0.

Cheaty Morph is defeated by Nightsky Mimic 0-2
Familiars defeat Azorius Control 2-0
1-land-spy ran into a control deck and could not go off. 0-2
Snow Go defeats Orzhov Removal 2-0
Tortured Toolbox defeats Mono Black 2-0

Rebel Grind defeats Boros Landfall 2-0
Eggs defeats Illusory Tricks 2-1
Goblin Storm Combo goes off against Abzan Lifegain and does 65 points of damage in one turn! The match ends 2-1 to the combo deck.
Mono Red Land Destruction is defeated by Selesnya Vigilance 0-2
MBC defeats Mono Blue 2-0

Seven matches remain in round two. So far we have lost the following five decks: Dragon Delve, UB Justice Control, Cheaty Morph, 1-land-spy and Mono Red Land Destruction. 73 decks remain in the Pauper Gauntlet S03.

Round two ends on December 22nd and round three will be going on over the Holidays and will be a 3 or 4 week round.

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WW Soul Tokens in the Pauper Gauntlet

This is Deluxeicoff’s list, but my favorite version of it and my submission to the Gauntlet. So here I go with the list and a sideboard plan!

[d title=”WW Soul Tokens by Deluxeicoff (Pauper)”]
Creatures
4 Doomed Traveler
3 Order of Leitbur
4 Soul Warden
4 Soul’s Attendant
4 Squadron Hawk
4 Suture Priest

Enchantments
4 Journey to Nowhere

Instants
4 Guardians’ Pledge
3 Raise the Alarm

Sorceries
4 Battle Screech
1 Cenn’s Enlistment

Land
18 Plains
3 Quicksand

Sideboard
2 Cho-Manno’s Blessing
1 Holy Light
4 Lumithread Field
3 Prismatic Strands
2 Rune of Protection: Red
3 Standard Bearer [/d]

Notes

Gaining life against aggro decks is solid. Burn is a joke. The deck *destroys* Delver. We should win against MBC, but my personal track record is iffy. Suture Priest is an all-star against Flicker decks and combos. Bring in Cho-Manno to protect him when you really need to stop the combo win. This is really not an aggro deck. It’s a mid-range list that takes grinds card advantages by getting multiple creatures per card and then wins with an alpha strike off of Guardian’s Pledge. We *can* win as early as t4-t5 and sometimes that is the goal, but a lot of games will go longer than that.

This deck’s primary win condition *can* be the clock, so play accordingly. Gain shitloads of life and Lumithread into unkillable blockers and then just play fast.

Sideboard Plan

Delver: Our card advantage and flyers eventually overwhelm them. Counter my birds? I’ll just flash them back. Don’t forget to use Quicksand on Ninjas.
+1 Holy Light, +4 Lumithread Field | -4 Journey to Nowhere, -1 Suture Priest

Esper Familiar: We have awesome Familiar tech if we can play it before they win. Basic plan is either win really early or get Suture Priest with Cho-Manno and/or Standard Bearer back-up. Keep up WW so if they capsize Cho-Manno you can recast it (remember it has flash!). They have to Snap and / or Capsize Suture Priests if they want to win.
+2 Cho-Manno’s Blessing, +1 Holy Light, +3 Standard Bearer | -4 Battle Screech, -1 Cenn’s Enlistment, -1 Journey to Nowhere

MBC: Deluxe thinks this is easy and I have a hard time. My SB plan has changed a lot over time and is quite simple now. You will get some hits early but be ready to slow down and grind out if necessary. Protect your Orders and don’t ever let your Lumithread Fields out as a morph creature if you tap out. Sitting on a lot of 1/5s can get you there, eventually.
+4 Lumithread Field | -4 Suture Priest

Delverfiend: Block, block, block, and then block some more. Lumithreads can still block after Apostle’s Blessing when they are a morph creature. Quicksand kills Kiln Fiend.
+4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands, +2 Rune of Protection: Red, +3 Standard Bearer | -3 Order of Leitbur, -4 Suture Priest, -4 Doomed Traveler, -1 Guardian’s Pledge

Boros/Jeskai-Kitty: Lumithread will save you g2-3 from Electrickery and give you giant blockers. Grind it out, gain life, block, and they just can’t win.
+4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands (Electrickery and Burn protection) | -3 Order of Leitbur, -4 Suture Priest

Stompy: Standard Bearer and Strands pretty much kill ’em. Plus you gain life all over the place. Win in the air.
+3 Standard Bearer, +3 Prismatic Strands | -4 Journey to Nowhere, -1 Doomed Traveler, -1 Guardian’s Pledge

Elves: Suture Priest and Standard Bearer = GG. Journey the Wellwishers. Watch out for arrows. Win in the air or on time.
+3 Standard Bearer, +3 Prismatic Strands, +4 Lumithread Field, +1 Holy Light | -3 Raise the Alarm, -4 Doomed Traveler, -3 Order of Leitbur, -1 Guardian’s Pledge

Goblins: Strands and Lumithread shine.
+1 Holy Light, +4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands, +2 Rune of Protection: Red | -4 Suture Priest, -4 Journey to Nowhere, -1 Guardian’s Pledge, -1 Order of Leitbur

RUG Tron: You can occasionally win fast but you can also win on the clock with giant blockers. Don’t be afraid to just wait them out and play defensively.
+4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands, +2 Rune of Protection: Red | -4 Suture Priest, -4 Order of Leitbur, -1 Guardian’s Pledge

Burn: Play so you can gain life off your sisters. No need to be aggressive. Watch out for Electrickery g2-3. One Lumithread as an enchant is fine and the rest can be morphs.
+4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands, +2 Rune of Protection: Red | -3 Order of Leitbur, -4 Journey to Nowhere, -1 Guardian’s Pledge, -1 Battle Screech

White Weenie: If they have sisters, expect to go to time. Manage your triggers as quickly as you can. Journey should hit their lifegain guys when possible.
+4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands | -4 Doomed Traveler, -3 Order of Leitbur

Affinity: Block low, swing high. Watch out for Fling.
+4 Lumithread Field, +3 Prismatic Strands, +2 Rune of Protection: Red | -3 Order of Leitbur, -4 Journey to Nowhere, -1 Guardian’s Pledge, -1 Suture Priest

UB Angler: We pretty much win. Journey + Order wrecks them; bait counters when necessary.
+4 Lumithread Field | -4 Suture Priest

Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week Three

The first round of Season Three is drawing to a close!

Learn what happened in week one | All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03 | All the deck lists.

Catch the matches when they are published on Twitter | Watch the feature matches on YouTube | Also make sure you subscribe to MagicGatheringStrat2 on YouTube for more matches.

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The second week of round one

If you read further than this, you will get results spoiled. That is probably why you are here, though.

Ok, lets get into details.

  • Suicide is Painless ran into the mirror match curse and lost 0-2 – What is up with these super unlikely mirror matches? Which other decks played against Suicide is Painless in round one? That’s right. No other deck.
  • Shroudfang Ninja took on Snow Zombies and won 2-0
  • DelverFiend took on RG Madness. It is hard to race DelverFiend with an aggro deck. 2-1 win.
  • BorosKitty Initiated took on the Sliver horde and was ran over 1-2
  • Croca Jund took on Caw Blade (the dream never dies!) Loss 0-2
  • WW Soul Tokens took on Mono Blue Control. It is hard to control white weenies. Win 2-0
  • Stompy Tokens went up against Azorius Flicker. Your value does not matter if you are crushed to a pulp. Win 2-1
  • Illusory Tricks defeated Grixis Turbo Angler in the air 2-0
  • RG Landfall took on Grixis Angler and impressed everyone with an overwhelming 2-0 victory-
  • Goblin Storm was disappointed by MBC 1-2
  • Turbo Zoo fought Temur Freed Combo and won 2-1
  • Love Train spread the love to Simic Evolve 2-0
  • Project X comboed off against JeskaiKitty 2-0
  • Bant Sword and Shield defeated Angler Delver in a tight match 2-1
  • Turbo Angler defeated Izzet Freed Combo 2-1
  • Rhystic Tron was ready to fight JeskaiKitty but the opponent quit early.
  • Counter-Kitty showed Dimir Control what real card advantage is. 2-0
  • Spiteful Leeches defeated Simic Proliferate in the first duel and then he quit
  • Mono Green Ramp LD took away all the lands from a Dimir deck 2-0
  • 1-land-Spy …. well, it only worked once. 1-2 vs MBC
  • Infect ran through Naya Thallid Walls and poisoned the opponent 2-0
  • Exhume Control reanimated the heavy hitters and took down RUG Tron 2-0

22 more matches played. Only 9 matches remain until round one is over!

The score this week was 17-5 meaning that we now stand at 51-20, which is about what was expected.

The 20 decks that so far are facing elimination in round 02 of the Pauper Gauntlet season three are: Familiars, MBC, Rebel Grind, Glass Cannon Red, Burn, Tortured Madness, Living End, Rakdos Vampires, Mono Red Land Destruction, Cheaty Morph, Eggs, UB Justice Control, Mono Black Land Destruction, Dragon Delve, Suicide is Painless, BorosKitty Initiated, Croca Jund, Goblin Storm Combo, 1-land-spy and Sultai Delve.

Yes, that is three Top 10 decks from last season, a tier 1 deck (MBC) and the champion deck from the first season (BorosKitty) at risk of early elimination. Last year only three decks were eliminated in round two.

The goal is to win with all these decks in round two and have all 78 decks see the first tournament practice round in round three.

Round one will end right before we record the MagicGatheringStrat podcast on December 15th. Round two will end on December 22nd. As the winners do not play in round two, the second round will be significantly faster. Round three will go on over the holidays.

What happens to the decks that lost?

Round one and round two are double elimination so round two will have the losers play yet another match in the JFF room. If the decks win they move to round three (which will be tougher!) where they will join the winners of round one.

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Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week Two

The Pauper Gauntlet has started!

Learn what happened in week one | All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03 | All the deck lists.

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The second week of round one

If you read further than this, you will get results spoiled. That is probably why you are here, though.

Ok, lets get into details.

  • Simic Oracle defeated Tortured Abzan 2-1 and made it to round 3.
  • Mono Black Control took on its nemesis RUG Tron and got outvalued 0-2, forcing this tier 1 deck to play in round 2 and face the risk of early elimination!
  • Delver took on Freed from the Reel Combo and won 2-0
  • White Heroes ran into the unlikely mirror match (what are the odds?) and won 2-1
  • Top 10 S02 deck Rebel Grind faced off against MBC but lost 1-2
  • Cyborgs (White Weenie Metalcraft) took on Domain and won 2-1
  • Crowd favorite 5-color Green took on Goblins and bounced Lone Missionaries all day for a 2-0 victory.
  • Top 10 S02 deck Familiars lost to Elves 0-2
  • The confusingly named deck The Pauper Gauntlet took on Golgari Delve and won 2-1
  • Creature swarm deck Blue Bichinho faced UB Control and won 2-0
  • Pauper Gauntlet S02 winner Stompy took on RUG Tron and won 2-1
  • Power_T’s Pig Trinket faced an interesting RG Eldrazi ramp deck and won easily 2-0
  • Glass Cannon Red proved unreliaby and lost to White Weenie 1-2
  • Pauper Gauntlet S02 runner-up Burn took on Turbo Angler and was crushed 0-2
  • Tortured Madness faced Faeries (not Delver …. Faeries!) and lost hard 0-2
  • Everyone’s darling Green Grifters faced top tier Angler Delver and somehow won 2-1. This is a behaviour we have seen before from Green Grifters. Surely that was what made everyone vote it in this year.
  • Top 10 S02 deck Bugs & Pigs took on Grixis Control and won 2-1
  • Suicide Black, cheered on by many, faced Pestilence and won 2-1 to the crowd’s delight
  • RB Control Deck Pauper Nightmare took on DelverFiend and won 2-1. Removal is good.
  • UB Trinket Control, the deck that started it all, faced Bant Blink and won easily 2-0
  • RG Land Crusher also faced Bant Blink and made the elaborate deck unable to play its spells 2-0
  • Abzan Grindhouse played the grindiest match so far in the Gauntlet, winning with 15 seconds left against Dimir Control, timing him out.

22 more matches played. 18 wins. 6 losses. 31 matches to go until we are done with round one.

With the 16-9 result from week one the current result stands at 34-15.

The 15 decks that so far are facing elimination in round 02 of the Pauper Gauntlet season three are: Familiar, MBC, Rebel Grind, Glass Cannon Red, Burn, Tortured Madness, Living End, Rakdos Vampires, Mono Red Land Destruction, Cheaty Morph, Eggs, UB Justice Control, Mono Black Land Destruction, Dragon Delve, and Sultai Delve.

Yes, that is three Top 10 decks from last season plus a tier 1 deck (MBC) at the risk of early elimination. Last year only three decks were eliminated in round 02.

The goal is to win with all these decks in round 02 and have all 78 decks see the first tournament practice round in round 03.

Round one will end right before we record the MagicGatheringStrat podcast on December 15th. Round two will end on December 22nd. As the winners do not play in round two, the second round will be significantly faster. Round three will go on over the holidays.

What happens to the decks that lost?

Round one and round two are double elimination so round two will have the losers play yet another match in the JFF room. If the decks win they move to round three (which will be tougher!) where they will join the winners of round one.

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Pauper Gauntlet Season Three, Week One

The Pauper Gauntlet has started!

All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html

All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html

The first week of round one

If you read further than this, you will get results spoiled. That is probably why you are here, though.

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Ok, lets get into details.

The Green One opened round one against Orzhov Soldiers, defeating them 2-1.

Mono Red Heroic, another top 10 deck from last year, got a third turn kill and won the match against BUG Control 2-1.

Slivers just ran over Grixis Delver 2-0.

Living End lost against Domain Landfall 1-2 and now have to face elimination in round two.

Rakdos Vampires, the people’s choice from the Pauper Rogue Cup, lost against RG Landfall 1-2.


Mono Red Land Destruction lost again Hexproof 0-2.

Izzet Cooldotha defeated Esper Trinket 2-0 and move directly to round three.

Pestilence Control faced the unlikely mirror but won 2-0.

Cheaty Morph lost against Dimir Control 0-2.

Selesnya Flash won against an Affinity quitter 2-0


Kuldotha Mardu showed itself as a true contender, crushing Mono Green Tron 2-0

Death Control ate the WW Tokens 2-0

Encroaching Blight totally crushed JeskaiKitty 2-0 impressing me greatly.

MUC got a bye from a quitter 2-0

Eggs took on RWB Kuldotha and lost 1-2.

RUG Tron faced the White Metalcraft deck and won 2-1

Gary Busey got drunk and abused some Selesnya Lifegain deck 2-0.

UG Madness defeated DelverFiend 2-1.

Bant Fog managed to defeat Naya Blue 2-0 despite me making 30+ mistakes to Pierakor’s great dismay.

UB Justice Control lost against MBC 1-2 somehow.

Sultai Delve got flinged to death twice by Affinity 0-2.

A Mono Blue Tron deck was overwhelmed by Flying Ninjas and fled the field.

Mono Black Land Destruction could not take away the resources of Hexproof and lost 0-2.

Affinity crushed some Thallids on the way to the factory 2-0

Dragon Delve got crushed by Turbo Angler 0-2.

Goblins ran over a burn deck so fast that it was scary 2-0

Black Auramancer, the winner of the Pauper Rogue Cup, defeated Mono Green 2-0

25 matches played. 43 to go until we are done with round one.

Round one will probably take 3-4 weeks to complete. As the winners do not play in round two, the second round will be significantly faster.

What happens to the decks that lost?

Round one and round two are double elimination so round two will have the losers play yet another match in the JFF room. If the decks win they move to round three (which will be tougher!) where they will join the winners of round one.

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Spiteful Leeches: A Combo List for Pauper Gauntlet S3

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I originally put this list together in response to a challenge issued by Deluxeicoff. It has fared surprisingly well in testing, so I thought I would submit it to season 3 of the Pauper Gauntlet, alongside Illusory Tricks. It could probably use some fine-tuning, but here is the list as it stands now.

[d title=”Spiteful Leeches by Bava (Pauper)”]
Creatures

4 Crypt Rats
4 Cuombajj Witches
4 Heliod’s Pilgrim
4 Icatian Javelineers

Spells

4 Blessing of Leeches
2 Eternal Thirst
4 Guilty Conscience
2 Midnight Charm
4 Pharika’s Cure
4 Shred Memory
2 Spiteful Shadows

Lands

4 Evolving Wilds
4 Orzhov Guildgate
2 Plains
4 Scoured Barrens
8 Swamp

Sideboard

1 Castigate
1 Circle of Protection: Black
1 Circle of Protection: Blue
1 Circle of Protection: Green
1 Circle of Protection: Red
1 Circle of Protection: White
1 Contaminated Ground
1 Echoing Decay
1 Exhume
4 Funeral Pyre
1 Leave No Trace
1 Rest for the Weary [/d]

This list is everything I like. It is both a janky combo deck and a toolbox deck, utilizing Heliod’s Pilgrim to fetch up the requisite auras and the transmute cards to fetch the requisite 2-drops. Note that while Pilgrim cannot fetch a CoP the transmute cards can, which is why there is one of each in the SB. The only non-one-off, non-two-drop in the board is Funeral Pyre, and that mainly just because if our opponent isn’t playing creatures then we can’t combo off. You can use Guilty Conscience as a piece of removal if you are desperate.

Deck strengths: Works very well as a control list. With all of the witches and rats in the main, aggro decks have a really hard time getting around us.

Deck weaknesses: Many opponents can protect their creatures or are willing to destroy them to stop us comboing off. Counter magic is a real pain, and control decks in general are very challenging for us to beat. Even so, if we land the right CoP we can often endure against many of these lists, though they often run Capsize or another bounce effect to ruin our plans.

Win Cons: Realistically there are three ways to win. We can occassionally control the board well enough to start beating down and win in a conventional manner. We can put Blessing of Leeches and Eternal Thirst on a Crypt Rats and go nuts. Or we can put Blessing of Leeches and Guilty Conscience and Spiteful Shadows on one of our opponent’s creatures, then do damage to it somehow to initiate the combo which is infinite death. For the last one, just don’t forget to stack your Blessing of Leeches regeneration shields beforehand (easier for you to stack them all at once). Your opponent will have to click on their creature and pick which regeneration shield they want to use, which is useful to know and point out since there is literally no indication of this on screen at the time.

Strategy Notes: Blessing of Leeches has flash! Cast it in response to burn spells to save your own guy (esp. Crypt Rats). If you Eternal Thirst the Rats then they will often try and burn in response, letting to respond with leeches and cackle. This also means that you *can* combo off with just 3 mana if you have a pinger on the board. Leech their creature during their end step, then add Shadows and Conscience during your turn, then ping. GG. When you can, stack your Crypt Rat triggers 1 damage at a time (holding priority) to avoid blowouts from Prot / Regen etc.

Sideboard Plan

Delver: +1 Echoing Decay, +1 Castigate, +1 CoP Blue | -2 Blessing of Leeches, -1 Shred Memory

Esper Familiar: Shred Memory can wreck the GY here. Feel free to cast it when necessary. If Grixis then consider bringing in CoP Red. +1 Castigate, +1 Echoing Decay | -2 Eternal Thirst

MBC: CoP Black is key but Gary is tiresome. +1 CoP Black, +1 Castigate, +1 Echoing Decay | -2 Eternal Thirst, -1 Icatian Javilineers

Delverfiend: Stick a CoP Red and win (generally). +1 CoP Red, +1 CoP Blue, +1 Castigate | -2 Midnight Charm, -1 Blessing of Leeches

Boros/Jeskai-Kitty: They will bolt their own stuff. Jerks. Try and combo off when they are tapped out. We have plenty of time to build the combo in the early game, usually. If we stick the Blessing on their guy then bolts won’t matter but still have to watch out for Journey. Crypt Rat wincon is real, though Journey also ruins that. +1 CoP Red, +1 CoP White, +1 Castigate | -2 Midnight Charm, -1 Guilty Conscience

Stompy: CoP Green wins? Don’t die before you can get there. Crypt Rat win also very solid. +1 CoP Green, +1 Echoing Decay, +1 Rest for the Weary | -2 Midnight Charm, -1 Blessing of Leeches

Elves: Kill all their stuff, like, for real. Their lifegain doesn’t matter if we hit our combo, since it is infinite. +1 CoP Green, +1 Echoing Decay | -2 Midnight Charm

Goblins: Again, kill all their stuff! A leechy rat with lifegain is GG, watch out for burn. +1 CoP Red, +1 Echoing Decay, +1 Rest for the Weary | -2 Midnight Charm, -1 Guilty Conscience

RUG Tron: If they don’t have Capsize then you might be in okay shape. +1 CoP Green, +1 CoP Red, +1 Contaminated Ground | -2 Midnight Charm, -1 Blessing of Leeches

Burn: Get your protection down before they kill you. Forget the combo, generally. Use removal on your own guys to gain life if you need to. +1 CoP Red, +1 Rest for the Weary, +1 Castigate, +1 Leave No Trace (for Curses), +1 Exhume, +1 Contaminated Ground| -2 Spiteful Shadows, -4 Guilty Conscience

White Weenie: This should be a good match-up both for keeping their board clear and hitting our combo. Watch out for Journey and attacking into Celestial Flare if you have some awesome rats. +1 CoP White, +1 Echoing Decay | -1 Blessing of Leeches, -1 Guilty Conscience

Affinity: They can fling a guy in response to the combo. Super-annoying. Getting Super-Rats is the best win-con. +1 Castigate, +1 CoP Red | -2 Midnight Charm

UB Angler: Surprise them with the combo g1; go control g2-3. Rats good but die to Disfigure and Agony Warp, even with Leeches. They have no way to win if you land both CoPs. +1 Castigate, +1 CoP Blue, +1 CoP Black, +1 Echoing Decay | -2 Midnight Charm, -1 Blessing of Leeches, -1 Guilty Conscience

Bonus Videos!

I almost forget I had some videos playing versions of this list. Enjoy!

Two Matches

Vs Goblins

Illusory Tricks in the Pauper Gauntlet S3

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Illusory Tricks placed second in the first season of the Pauper Gauntlet and tied for 15th place in season 2. Now it’s back and ready to win or die trying!

Here is the Season 3 list, updated November 12, 2015.

[d title=”Illusory Tricks by Bava (Pauper)”]
Land
20 Island

Creatures
4 Krovikan Mist
4 Dream Stalker
4 Cloudfin Raptor
4 Spire Golem
2 Phantasmal Bear
3 Fathom Seer
2 Stormbound Geist

Spells
4 Counterspell
4 Vapor Snag
4 Preordain
2 Deprive
1 Oona’s Grace

Artifacts
2 Bonesplitter

Sideboard
2 Stormbound Geist
4 Hydroblast
4 Mulldrifter
2 Serrated Arrows
2 Spell Pierce
1 Viridian Longbow [/d]

Just a few changes from last year. We upped the land count to 20 and removed the Quicksand because starting without U was just awful every time. All the Mulldrifters are in the SB now but we did up the Spire Golem count to 4 in the main, reflecting our increased number of Islands. Oona’s Grace also comes in to help just in case we flood.

I took the anti-green tech out of the SB (it was never that great anyway) and added a Longbow for anti-weenie and Spell Pierce for a number of match-ups including Burn, Familiars, and Delverfiend. We lost Piracy Charm entirely which is a shame since it was originally one of the “tricks” that gave the list its name, but too often wasn’t doing enough.

At heart the list remains a U Flyers list with Illusion synergies, a Cloudfin Raptor / Dream Stalker mini-combo, and some countermagic backup.

So, let’s look at a new sideboard plan.

Delver: One of our best match-ups and THE REASON to play Illusory Tricks. We have a superior airforce and Dream Stalker to stop Ninjas for days. We have less countermagic but can usually stick it out long enough to either completely clog or take over the board. We lose to the super-fast Delver start, but who doesn’t. Watch the clock especially if it looks like the board is going to get congested. We board in some more flyers and control elements while taking out bounce and ground stuff.

+2 Stormbound Geist, +2 Mulldrifter, +2 Serrated Arrows, +1 Viridian Longbow | -2 Phantasmal Bear, -4 Vapor Snag, -1 Fathom Seer

Esper Familiar: Boo to Familiars. Bring in stuff to kill CoF but otherwise try and keep a fast clock in the air if possible.

+2 Serrated Arrows, +1 Viridian Longbow, +2 Spell Pierce, +2 Stormbound Geist | -1 Oona’s Grace, -4 Vapor Snag, -2 Phantasmal Bear

MBC: Another good match-up. Make sure to leave up counters for Gary and we can usually win.

+2 Stormbound Geist, +4 Mulldrifter | -4 Vapor Snag, -2 Phantasmal Bear

Delverfiend: This is a tough one. We are the control deck, for sure. Fathom Seer as a morph creature can frustrate unblockability caused by Apostle’s Blessing.

+4 Hydroblast, +2 Spell Pierce, +2 Stormbound Geist | -2 Phantasmal Bear, -1 Oona’s Grace, -4 Krovikan Mist, -1 Fathom Seer

Boros/Jeskai-Kitty: Their 2/3 flyers are particularly frustrating. We’re the aggro deck but will go mid-range. Dream Stalker with a Bonesplitter can be great in this match-up.

+2 Stormbound Geist, +4 Mulldrifter, +1 Viridian Longbow | -4 Vapor Snag, -2 Phantasmal Bear, -1 Fathom Seer

Stompy: This is 50/50 for me, or just slightly under. They often forget that Stormbound Geist can’t block their dudes. We’re the control deck. Trade early when you can.

+1 Viridian Longbow, +2 Spell Pierce | -1 Oona’s Grace, -2 Stormbound Geist

Elves: Counter the important elves, ignore the mana dorks. If we stop them from going wide / drawing cards, they run out of steam pretty quickly.

+2 Serrated Arrows, +1 Viridian Longbow | -1 Oona’s Grace, -2 Phantasmal Bear

Goblins: Counters are less good here, but big ground creatures even better. Dream Stalker is MVP so long as we don’t get rolled too early.

+4 Hydroblast, +2 Serrated Arrows, +1 Viridian Longbow | -4 Vapor Snag, -1 Oona’s Grace, -2 Stormbound Geist

RUG Tron: We’re the aggro deck though we have some range. Counter/Snag the Fangren Marauders.

+2 Stormbound Geist, +4 Mulldrifter | -3 Fathom Seer, -1 Krovikan Mist, -2 Bonesplitter

Burn: This is a race but generally a good match-up for us.

+2 Stormbound Geist, +4 Hydroblast, +2 Spell Pierce | -1 Oona’s Grace, -4 Vapor Snag, -2 Bonesplitter, -1 Cloudfin Raptor

White Weenie: Kill the weenies, win the war. Watch the clock.

+2 Serrated Arrows, +1 Viridian Longbow, +4 Mulldrifter | -2 Stormbound Geist, -4 Vapor Snag, -1 Deprive

Affinity: Because of Dream Stalker we can generally do fine against 4/4s but lose to Atog/Fling. NEVER let the Atog hit the table if you can help it.

+4 Hydroblast, +2 Stormbound Geist | -1 Oona’s Grace, -4 Vapor Snag, -1 Fathom Seer

UB Angler: This deck is stupid. Vapor Snag their Anglers and win with your superior airforce.

+4 Mulldrifter, +2 Stormbound Geist | -2 Phantasmal Bear, -2 Bonesplitter, -1 Fathom Seer, -1 Krovikan Mist

Other Aggro: If you’re dealing with a go-wide approach, the arrows and longbow are good. If it is a buff approach (Hexproof, Stompy) then relying on your blockers while you chip in through the air is generally better.

Other Control / Midrange: All the Stormbound Geists and Mulldrifters, every time. Figure out what their key spells are for winning and save your counters for those.

Other Combo: Vapor Snag is often great vs combo, as are the counterspells. Take out some of the slower cards if you can.

The Pauper Gauntlet starts today

Submit your deck here and nowhere else: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html.

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Remember!
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The 15 prequalified decks

The top 10 decks of last year and the top 4 decks + the people’s choice from the Pauper Rogue Cup are already qualified for season three of the Pauper Gauntlet.

This is the status of those decks.

If I can not find a captain or get no new deck list for the top 10 decks I will run with the lists that played last year. Apparently those lists did something right.

Affinity: Needs a captain. Default list: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2013/11/the-top-decks-of-pauper-affinity.html

Bugs & Pigs: Waiting for Galactic President. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bugs-pigs/

Burn: Needs a captain. Default list: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2013/11/the-top-decks-of-pauper-burn.html

Exhume Control: David could not make it. rrmedio1 will captain the deck. Default list: http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/07/exhume-and-crush-a-primer/

Familiars: Waiting for Riccardo. http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/Digital/MagicOnlineTourn.aspx?x=mtg/digital/magiconline/tourn/6767329

Goblins: Needs a captain. Jason, it is your list – do you want to do it?

The Green One: Deluxeicoff. Ready to rumble. http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/09/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-1-green-one.html

Mono Red Heroic: Waiting for jphsnake. Default list: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/23-10-14-only-one/

Rebel Grind: Waiting for Aught3. Default list: https://deckbox.org/sets/751913

Stompy: Captained by Carnuz. Waiting for list. Default list: http://magicgatheringstrat.com/2014/07/pauper-gauntlet-competitor-13-stompy/

If you want to be the captain of any of these decks, just submit a deck like a normal deck submission to the Pauper Gauntlet. If you have any results or accolades with the deck please state them as well (such as having a great 2-man record or 3-0:ing a Daily Event).

Captains and brewers! Links to new lists for these things must be posted in the comments to the mtgolibrary.blogspot.com Pauper Gauntlet article BEFORE November 18th, 9 AM GMT+1.

Here they are, the links to the official pages for the five contenders raised from our Rogue Cup:

Black Auramancer: https://cardboardcommons.wordpress.com/pauper-rogue-cup-2015/gauntlet-deck-black-auramancer-by-santi-postigo/

Pestilence Control: https://cardboardcommons.wordpress.com/pauper-rogue-cup-2015/gauntlet-deck-pestilence-control-by-felix-lorente/

Izzet Kuldotha: https://cardboardcommons.wordpress.com/pauper-rogue-cup-2015/gauntlet-deck-izzet-kuldotha-by-hashnak/

Red Land Destruction: https://cardboardcommons.wordpress.com/pauper-rogue-cup-2015/gauntlet-deck-red-land-destruction-by-juan-fernandez/

Rakdos Vampires: https://cardboardcommons.wordpress.com/pauper-rogue-cup-2015/gauntlet-deck-rakdos-vampires-by-domingo-moreno/

Rules

I have tried to summarize the rules in the mtgolibrary article. They are also in this video.

Finally a shoutout to Cardboard Commons and PauperMage for all the work with the Pauper Rogue Cup! Thank you so much!

If any other Pauper related website wants to run qualification tournaments for the Pauper Gauntlet season four please get into touch with me in March (right now I will be way too busy managing this thing).

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