Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pauper Gauntlet competitor #4 Izzet Control

The Pauper Gauntlet is coming to mtgolibrary. You can submit your Pauper brews starting August 31st right here. Please do not submit any decks yet.

Some of the deck lists of the competing decks that are pre-qualified by different means will be presented here. This is deck #4.

Earlier blog posts:

Deck #1 Illusory Tricks:
Deck #2: Love Train

Today's deck was created after Delver ran amok after the last round of bannings in Pauper. Its #1 strength is that it handily beats Delver more often than most decks. It also appealed to a lot of control players that just had their favorite control deck, Izzet Post, banned. This particular list was played by Pauper legend _batutinha_

The basic idea is just to draw more cards than your opponent and then gain value by having a lot of cheap removal spells to deal with early aggression. The decks weakness is even grindier control decks that it will have to beat by playing an early Delver of Secrets and protecting it.

Izzet Control by _batutinha_

2 Electrostatic Bolt
4 Izzet Boilerworks
3 Izzet Guildgate
6 Mountain
4 Mulldrifter
4 Preordain
4 Exclude
3 Sea Gate Oracle
4 Flame Slash
10 Island
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Compulsive Research
4 Counterspell
4 Firebolt

4 Hydroblast
4 Pyroblast
2 Dispel
3 Gorilla Shaman
2 Arc Lightning

Bonus video: Me playing the deck against two different opponents

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