Pauper Green Post

Posted in Feature on May 14, 2013

By Sam Black

Sam Black is a Platinum Pro Player and longtime writer for StarCityGames.com. He is a respected deck builder and took over Daily Decks for the first half of 2013.

Aggressive mono-green decks and Cloudpost decks have both been very popular in Pauper, but BUEDEVIL has combined the two into an aggressive mono-green ramp/land destruction Cloudpost deck.

Cloudpost

This deck is a clever metagame choice in a world where so many players are playing Cloudpost because it's so good at attacking their plan while furthering its own plan. Scattershot Archers are excellent against the popular blue aggro decks and the sideboard has a lot of removal for Affinity and Infect, the other common aggressive decks.

Aurochs Herd is an interesting choice, but it offers a lot of card advantage that should make it difficult for control decks to deal with. Ulamog's Crusher is the best finisher against people who don't have removal, and Fangren Marauder is a good bullet against all the decks that are putting artifacts in the graveyard. Fierce Empath lets you choose the best direction to go with these.

I'm surprised by some of the cards this deck doesn't play. Llanowar Elves are awesome, because they allow a turn-two Thermokarst to get the land destruction going, but they're not supported by Fyndhorn Elves here. Wall of Roots is used instead, which still accelerates to most of the expensive spells, but it's interesting that blocking is apparently more important than getting the third mana on the second turn. Quirion Ranger is another card that would seem to have a place given the low land count, but it would require Fyndhorn Elves to have enough creatures to let it consistently generate mana, since untapping Wall of Roots doesn't do anything.

BLUEDEVIL's Reap and Sow

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