Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Top Decks of Pauper. RUG Tron

in this series we will walk you through the top decks of Pauper as played on Magic Online. Pauper is the Magic Online format where you are only allowed to play commons.  These are the official rules:

Today we will be discussing the Tron deck. When Cloudpost was banned, people expected the big mana decks to go away. They were very mistaken.

Earlier installments in the series

UB Trinket Control:

The Plan
The idea is to get to the tron as fast as possible and then just do broken things for the rest of the game. Every effect you have in your deck is "bigger" than anything the opponent has and thus you win.

Avignon, the superb pauper player who came up with the original deck list, wrote an excellent article on this deck. It is one of the best Magic articles I have ever seen, actually. You can find it here:

Pauper RUG Tron sample deck list

There has been many versions of this deck. I still prefer Avignon's original list from the article linked to above.

Main Deck

4 Urza's Mine
4 Urza's Towr
4 Urza's Cafeteria
1 Haunted Fengraf
1 Quicksand
1 Khalni Garden
1 Remote Isle
2 Mountain
1 Island
1 Shimmering Grotto
4 Mulldrifter
4 Sea Gate Oracle
3 Fangren Marauder
1 Ulamog's Crusher
4 Expedition Map
4 Chromatic Sphere
4 Chromatic Star
4 Ancient Stirrings
4 Prophetic Prism
4 Firebolt
1 Compulsive Research
1 Flame Slash
2 Rolling Thunder

3 COP: Red
3 COP: Green
2 Serrated Arrows
2 Pyroblast
1 Arc Lightning
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Ray of Revelation
1 Flame Slash
1 Fangren Marauder

Do pick up your Firebolts right now. They just stopped being flashback-drafted. Pick them up! Now!

Here is a video of me taking on Mono Black Control with this list.

This is perhaps the Pauper deck I enjoy playing the most, so there will be more videos with it on There are actually already around twenty or so :)

Enjoy! And thank you, Avignon, for creating such a fantastic deck.

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