Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Izzet Prowess in Standard Pauper

Right now Gwyned, the godfather of Standard Pauper, is running a free Standard Pauper tournament sponsored by Wizards of the Coast; The Double League. Read more about it here:

I have done very well. I went 4-1 in the first half, barely missing the top 8 and I am playing my top 8 match for the second half (after 4-1 again) on Friday. If I win I might run into my friend Brennon for the semifinal. That will be epic.

Anyway, this is my current deck list.

Izzet Prowess
4 Anticipate
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
4 Titan's Strength
4 Evolving Wilds
7 Island
3 Tormenting Voice
4 Treasure Cruise
2 Whirlwind Adept
4 Jeskai Sage
6 Mountain
2 Temur Battle Rage
4 Elusive Spellfist
2 Twin Bolt
3 Fiery Impulse
4 Clutch of Currents
3 Mage-Ring Bully

2 Dispel
2 Negate
1 Claustrophobia
2 Whirlwind Adept
2 Whisk Away
2 Twin Bolt
1 Chandra's Fury
2 Boiling Earth
1 Fiery Impulse

The principle idea is to get out a Prowess creature, tempo-control the board and just win as the Prowess creature gets gigantic. Land creatures is the backup win plan. Whirlwind Adept is the king in the deck but I am not sure when I sideboard in the fourth one. It should probably be 2+1 and not 2+2.

I have seen versions that are faster but I can't let go of Whirlwind Adept. He is just so brutal. I am still playing around with the correct number of Temur Battle Rages, Anticipates and Titan's Strength.

There seems to be some interesting cards in Oath of the Gatewatch for this deck. I think it will become even stronger! More about that later.

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