In The Brothers’ War metagame, I am bullish on Thraben Inspector. This is less about the card itself and more the surrounding architecture. Inspector can chump block exceptionally well and tends to find itself in decks that have game against Affinity. Clues are powerful pieces of material that can keep cards flowing and, as seen above, the card works with Ephemerate.
The above list is a known quality but what excited me about this specific list is the interaction between Ephemerate and Goring Warplow. Deathtouch is an underused mechanic in Pauper because it usually comes stabled to rather anemic creatures that lose their value as the game goes on. Thanks to the interaction between Prototype and flicker effects, the 1/1 can come back into play as a 5/4. Sure it might still die to Galvanic Blast but it can tussle with a Guardian of the Guildpact and win.
While this is not game breaking by any stretch of the means, this is one of the things I love about Pauper. The weight of Magic’s history means that these interactions crop up regularly, giving new life to cards that might otherwise fall flat.
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