Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Converting Pauper to Modern part 4: DelverFiend

Part 1 (Stompy and Delver) here:
Part 2 (Angler Delver) here:
Part 3 (MBC) here:

In this series we are trying to convert Pauper decks to Modern. This week we will look at DelverFiend, also known as Izzet Blitz, also known as Eye Candy, also known as UR Fiend, also known as Nivix Blitz etc.

Here someone else had already done a lot of the work for me. It was my good friend Bava who wrote the following article:

This is the list I played at the end of the two weeks I tested the deck:

Deck list
4 Steam Vents
8 Mountain
4 Island
4 Kiln Fiend
4 Monastery Swiftspear
2 Ground Rift
4 Apostle's Blessing
3 Gut Shot
3 Lightning Bolt
4 Mutagenic Growth
4 Gitaxian Probe
3 Hidden Strings
4 Manamorphose
2 Temur Battle Rage
4 Nivmagus Elemental
3 Slip Through Space

2 Pyroclasm
4 Dispel
1 Lightning Bolt
4 Smelt
4 Young Pyromancer

A sample match with the deck. Nivmagus Elemental seems like a very underrated cards. It is fast!

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.

This was the last of my experiments for the time being. Do you have a suggestion for another deck I should try to convert from Pauper to Modern? Let me know in the comments

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