October 16-17 Pauper Weekend in Review

We are now in the back half of Midnight Hunt season and the meta has, for better or worse, coalesced. Here is the breakdown of the Top 32 finishers in the October 16 and October 17 Challenges: While Grixis Affinity remains the most popular deck, as mentioned last week the raw volume of Spellstutter Sprite/NinjaContinue reading “October 16-17 Pauper Weekend in Review”

The First Four Weeks of Midnight Hunt

It’s been over a month since the most recent bans and Midnight Hunt has been out on Magic Online for four Challenge cycles. In that time there have been 8 Challenges as well as a Showcase Qualifier, a Super Qualifier, and a regular Qualifier. Given the amount of data at my fingertips, I decided toContinue reading “The First Four Weeks of Midnight Hunt”

October 2-3 Pauper Weekend in Review

Another weekend and another three events in the books. October 2 saw a Challenge and a Super Qualifier while October 3 saw a Challenge. This brings the total number of major events in the Midnight Hunt season to 8, so we finally have a decent number of results from which we can infer trends. HereContinue reading “October 2-3 Pauper Weekend in Review”

September 25-26 Pauper Weekend in Review

We are still in the early stages of Midnight Hunt season and Pauper is continuing to adjust to the post-Chatterstorm metagame. The September 25 and September 26 Challenges show that while some things have changed, many more have stayed the same. The following chart displays every deck with at least 3 Top 32 appearances acrossContinue reading “September 25-26 Pauper Weekend in Review”

September 18-19 Pauper Weekend in Review

It’s good to be back. After what feels like far too long, I’m excited to write about Pauper again. And what a great weekend to get started – with two different Challenges and a Showcase Qualifier we can get a good idea of the initial post-ban landscape. For better or worse, it bears more thanContinue reading “September 18-19 Pauper Weekend in Review”

Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Green

So we have come to the final segment of my Midnight Hunt set review for Pauper. Green brings us…one card of note. That’s one more than Artifacts and Lands! Let’s get to…it?! Shadowbeast Sighting bears a passing resemblance to Roar of the Wurm. The difference there is that the flashback on Roar was the enticingContinue reading “Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Green”

Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Red

Red has relatively few Pauper cards worthy of discussion but they are absolutely going to have an impact. Let’s get to it. Archaeomancer is already one of the most important cards in Pauper thanks to its interaction with Ephemerate. Ardent Elementalist takes the Blue card’s ability and staples it to an easier to cast body.Continue reading “Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Red”

Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Black

Since we already examined the value of a token with Decayed yesterday. That’s good because we have a decent number of cards to discuss. Sometimes your Black deck wants more card draw beyond Sign in Blood but you also do not want to consistently tap out when you want to leave up mana for removal.Continue reading “Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Black”

Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Blue

It is not easy for new Blue cards to make waves in Pauper. This has less to do with how strong the Blue cards from a given set are and more to do with the potency in older commons. Midnight Hunt concentrates some of the strength in Blue into the Zombie theme, which in turnContinue reading “Innistrad Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – Blue”

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – White

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt continues the trend of printing commons with Pauper potential. While it feels like a lifetime ago, Strixhaven injected a ton of interesting options into the format and Midnight Hunt looks to do the same (now that we are out from under the thumb of all those squirrels). Now that I am writingContinue reading “Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Pauper Review – White”