Why You Too Should Take Pauper More Seriously
The pillars of today's competitive Constructed compendium are, without a doubt, Standard and Modern. A little bit lower in hierarchy we find Wizard's new babies, Pioneer and Historic. Then there's Commander, Legacy, Vintage, and the topic of this article: Pauper. What makes this format so unique and interesting?
Going Black in Pauper
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
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.