Sunday, April 17, 2016

Four decks make it to round 10 of the Pauper Gauntlet S03

Five decks entered round 09 and only one of them lost!

What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03:
All the deck lists:

Round nine
Round nine was played in the Tournament Practice room.Here are all the results of the round .

Cyborgs defeated Zombies 2-0
Aristocrafts defeated RakdosKitty 2-1
Spiteful Leeches somehow dominated 5-color Tortured Existence 2-0
The Green One ran into a quitter 2-0
WW Soul Tokens was defeated UW Tron in a tough match 2-1

Regarding the WW Soul Tokens vs Elves matchup the brewer had written the following:

Elves: Suture Priest and Standard Bearer = GG. Journey the Wellwishers. Watch out for arrows. Win in the air or on time.
+3 Standard Bearer, +3 Prismatic Strands, +4 Lumithread Field, +1 Holy Light | -3 Raise the Alarm, -4 Doomed Traveler, -3 Order of Leitbur, -1 Guardian's Pledge

 This was definitely not my experience in the match. Timberwatch and Wellwisher was just too powerful and he had eight of them while I only had 4 Journey to Nowhere. As soon as one of them landed the game was out of reach for the WW deck.

Here is the match so you can see for yourself.

What happens now?
We are now in weekly rounds and will go one round per week until the end. On Monday there will be a short practice round with all four decks with the round 10 matches following Thursday-Sunday on the MagicGatheringStrat youtube channel.

The results of the Pauper Gauntlet S03 so far
5th place (round nine): WW Soul Tokens 
6th place (round eight):  BUGs & Pigs, Pig Trinket, MBC, Bant Sword and Shield
The playoff for the 10th spot in the top 10
10th place: Slivers (won the playoff)
11th place: Stompy Tokens, Mono Red Heroic (round five in the playoff)
13th place: Goblin Storm, BorosKitty Initiated (round four in the playoff)
15pth place: Stompy (round three in the playoff)
16th place: RUG Tron, Izzet Cooldotha and UG Madness 
Round seven eliminations - the decks in the Top 10 Playoff: BorosKitty Initiated, Slivers, Mono Red Heroic, Stompy, UG Madness,  RUG Tron and Izzet Cooldotha. 
19th place (round six): Infect, Blue Bichinho, Death Control, Burn (runner-up from last season) and Pauper Nightmare. 
24th place (round five) Illusory Tricks, White Heroes, Goblins, Suicide Black, Turbo Angler, Simic Oracle, Kuldotha Mardu, Elves, Rhystic Tron, MUC, Black Auramancer, Love Train, 
36th place (round four) Counter-Kitty,UB Trinket Control, Rakdos Vampires, Flying Ninjas, Turbo Zoo, Shroudfang Ninja. Delver, Green Ramp LD, Snow-Go, Turbo Exhume
45th place: Shared by the 26 decks eliminated in round threeAffinity, Exhume Control, Familiars, Rebel Grind, Pestilence Control, Encroaching Blight, Green Grifters, The Pauper Gauntlet, Project X, Tortured Toolbox, RG Land Crusher, RG Landfall, DelverFiend, Eggs, Gary Busey LD, Selesnya Flash, Abzan Grindhouse, Bant Fog, Crocajund, BUG Proliferators, Evil Allies, Land-o-derm, Pig Trinket, Sultai Delve, 5-color Green
70th place: Shared by nine decks that died during double Elimination, (round one and two): Red Land Destruction, Mono Black Land Destruction, Glass Cannon Red, Tortured Madness,  Cheaty Morph, Living End, 1-land Spy, UB Justice Control and Dragon Delve.

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  1. Re: the WW Tokens vs Elves comments. G1 yes, the timberwatch and wellwisher was rough. G2 you got the Standard Bearer and he immediately conceded because he didn't bring in bow. G3 it was the bow that wrecked you, which kind of matches my "watch out for arrows" comment. So my advice was right on the money, he just got his SB tech right off the bat and ruined it.

    1. Yeah, I think that is a pretty good summary

    2. Yeah, I think that is a pretty good summary