July 24-26 Pauper Weekend in Review

Another Monday and no changes to the banned list. I’m tired folks. After three weeks of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms season here’s every deck with at least 2% of the Top 32 volume:

Affinity and Storm each hold 35% of all Top 8 slots this season and 5/6 wins between them. They are just under 50% of the metagame by volume and hold nearly 58% of the winner’s metagame share. Dimir Delver/Faeries and Delver are putting up respectable numbers but the long and short of it is that the metagame is adapting to the new normal and Pauper is shifting towards a three deck format (Affinity, Storm, Counterspell).

Maybe it was always this way. Maybe the format was always this unplayable garbage. I’d like to believe otherwise but honestly, I’m just tired.

Published by Alex Ullman

Alex Ullman has been playing Magic since 1994 (he thinks). Since 2005, he's spent most of his time playing and exploring Pauper. One of his proudest accomplishments was being on the winnings side of the 2009 Community Cup. He makes his home in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised.

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