Best of 2013: This Feels Familiar…

Posted in Feature on January 16, 2014

By Gerry Thompson

Sunscape Familiar

First, Frantic Search got the axe in Pauper. Early in 2013, Grapeshot and Empty the Warrens also got banned. Regardless, Storm persevered, but eventually Temporal Fissure joined its brethren. While I enjoyed playing the Temporal Fissure deck during my Pauper stint, it was certainly no fun for my opponents to watch me take a ten-minute turn where the end result was them having no permanents.

There was the illusion of being able to interact with the Temporal Fissure Storm deck by killing the Familiars or destroying the karoos (Azorius Chancery and Dimir Aqueduct), but unless you have a fast clock, Storm would simply rebuild. Storm addressed that issue by having upwards of fourteen sideboard cards against aggro decks!

To the relief of Pauper players looking for a fair game, the banning of Temporal Fissure will likely kill the archetype, if not significantly wound it. However, I have a decklist for next week that continues to showcase the power of Ghostly Flicker, Snap, and Cloud of Faeries, so stay tuned!

The_Raging_Flump's Familiar Fissure

Download Arena Decklist

Latest Feature Articles

FEATURE

September 17, 2021

The Returning Legends of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt by, Doug Beyer, Ari Zirulnik, and Grace Fong

A return to Innistrad means the return of some of our favorite characters! In case you missed it, make sure to check out the new legends of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt from yesterday's artic...

Learn More

FEATURE

September 16, 2021

The New Legends of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt by, Ari Zirulnik and Grace Fong

Harvesttide is wild this year! Tons of new faces showed up to the party—let's do some introductions. Adeline, Resplendent Cathar Adeline is an excellent tactician and an unyielding fo...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All