Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Converting Pauper to Modern part 2 - Angler Delver

Part 1 (Stompy and Delver) here:

In this series we are trying to convert Pauper decks to Modern. This week we will look at Angler Delver, also known as Turbo Angler. This is the blue black tempo deck featuring Delver of Secrets and Gurmag Angler along with self-mill and counterspells.

Deck list
2 Deprive
6 Island
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Flooded Strand
1 Gitaxian Probe
3 Gurmag Angler
2 Murderous Cut
3 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
4 Watery Grave
1 Mortuary Mire
3 Thoughtseize
1 Snapcaster Mage
4 Thought Scour
2 Victim of Night
1 Swamp
4 Sleight of Hand
4 Polluted Delta
4 Think Twice
4 Serum Visions
2 Cryptic Command
1 Dispel

2 Duress
3 Negate
2 Nihil Spellbomb
3 Spellskite
4 Fulminator Mage
1 Thoughtseize

A sample match with Angler Delver:

I was a bit discouraged when I discovered the more recent Grixis Delver decks (right before the Modern format was overtaken by Eldrazi). Grixis Delver just seems like a much better version of this deck.

The idea is to build a budget Modern deck that resembles the Pauper deck. What changes would you make? What would you take out? What would you bring in instead? When suggesting changes, keep in mind that we are under heavy budget restrictions here.

Next week: Another one of my recent experiments - Mono Black Control!

Stay tuned for more Pauper to Modern deck conversions.

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