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Is Pauper Entering a New Combo Era?

SpoilersBy PR0boszcz (2021-05-31)

We didn't get a moment to take a breath after the Commander Legends and Kaldheim releases, and already the metagame saw another shakeup because of Strixhaven. Now Modern Horizons 2 is poised to change the format in major ways yet again. All signs point to Pauper entering a new combo era.

Top Strixhaven Cards to Affect Pauper

ConstructedBy PR0boszcz (2021-04-12)

Strixhaven: School of Mages is looking to affect Pauper in major ways. Let's ignore most of the typically draft-oriented commons and head straight for the big ones and the big guns. Here's a brief description of all of the top picks and how they can impact the format, and we've got decklists too!

Going Black in Pauper

ConstructedBy PR0boszcz (2020-11-04)

Black is commonly known as the weakest of the colors in the Pauper format. However, even if it may not be as powerful as some, it uses unique tools that none of the other colors can offer. Access to board sweepers, discard, and various removal options make black an important part of the metagame.

Pauper Metagame Overview

ConstructedBy PR0boszcz (2020-10-22)

Pauper is getting more attention and love from the Wizards of the Coast. Since it's sanctioned, we can see their efforts in updating the banlist more regularly and printing cards that seem to target especially this format. Let's take a look at an interesting metagame, with aggro, control, and combo all represented.

The Top 8 Pauper Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy ElonThragtusk (2020-02-20)

Welcome to Pauper, a budget-friendly format where decks such as Affinity and Elves are still alive. While only common cards are legal, generally making for a very diverse metagame, there are certain decks that are more powerful than others. The recent Cardmarket Series Pauper main event offers some insight.

Why You Too Should Play European Highlander

ConstructedBy Ratix (2020-01-06)

Before Commander caught on, players had already been enjoying a singleton format for years. It was named Highlander — originally for the catchphrase of the 1986 cult classic which stipulates that "There can be only one," but the format also seems to want to live forever.

End of Year Pauper Review

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-12-19)

It's been an amazing year for Pauper. We got bans, we got exciting new cards from various sets across the year, and we got official rules for paper Pauper. Let's review what happened in 2019 and take a look at the current metagame.

Bringing Fun Decks to Pauper

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-10-07)

Modern Horizons shook up Modern, it shook up Commander, and Pauper was on the receiving end of some spicy new cards as well. The recent banning of Gush, Daze, and Gitaxian Probe helped the metagame diversify. Now we have the breathing space that will allow new members to shine in the house of commons.

Pauper Commander Is Worth a Try!

ConstructedBy Peanut (2019-08-20)

It's been a while since Jelle played Pauper Commander. But lately, Magic's expansions have provided some serious new blood to the Paupermander scene. It's a fun format with a lot of diversity. So, let's zoom in on Pauper Commander and some spicy new Commanders!

Pauper Comes to Paper

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-07-22)

The 27th of June was a historic day for the Pauper format. WotC finally unified Pauper and they made it official! That means sanctioned paper events all over the world. WileCoyote is here to discuss the impact of these changes and the whole slew of new cards that came with them.

Pauper on the Horizon

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-07-02)

Modern Horizons is here and it's looking like it'll shake up pretty much every format it's in, including one of my personal favorites – Pauper. Pauper has recently been the recipient of rather substantial ban of three cards: Gush, Daze and Gitaxian Probe. This has helped diversify the metagame quite a bit, significantly reducing blue's Stranglehold on the format. With this breathing room, Modern Horizons has an even greater opportunity to shine a light on new decks and cards.

A Beginner's Guide to Pauper Archetypes Part 1

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-03-25)

Join Mark as he travels through the current Pauper meta and gives you a snapshot of a few of the hot decks right now. From Delver to Control to straight Creature-based Aggro, He's got the lowdown!

Potential Pauper Stars from Ravnica Allegiance

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-02-28)

Ravnica Allegiance is here and so it's time once again to look at the set and what cards might make into constructed decks. Mark's favorite format is Pauper and he loves to trawl through the common cards as they will not only be the backbone of any draft deck but could become staples in Pauper.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Pauper Staple Comparisons

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2018-11-14)

What makes a good card? What makes a bad card? This all depends on the situation. Today, I'm looking at cards that are similar in mana cost and/or effect and comparing them to find the best and the worst. I'll be using Pauper cards as their power levels are similar, but the principles used in this article should hold true for any Constructed format.

Masters 25 Draft - A Colorful Guide to Victory

LimitedBy Toffel (2018-04-10)

Masters 25 is a unique draft environment, which combines the powerful cards of a masters set with a pretty straightforward drafting strategy one would expect in a mainline expansion. Combine that with excellent mana-fixing and we end up with a fantastic recipe for multicolored fun.

Command and Partner

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-11-02)

The complete deck lists are available and there has already been a shift in sales prices for the complete decks as well as for all the single cards.

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