We are in the second month of Kaldheim season. At the end of the first four weeks Boros Bully and Dimir Faeries had taken over the top two spots, knocking Flicker Tron down to third. The metagame seemed to be realigning, with Flicker Tron, Spellstutter Sprite/Blue Monarch, and Cascade/Ramp as the main pillars. The FebruaryContinue reading “February 27-28 Pauper Weekend in Review”
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Some asked, I answered. And Gush deserved to be banned!
The February 13 and February 14 Pauper Challenges took place in the shadow of a potential format shake up. A banned and restricted list update was scheduled for February 15. While the update was known to be targeting Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath, the assumption was that other formats would also see changes. Given languageContinue reading “February 13-14 Pauper Weekend in Review”
We are now four challenges into the Kaldheim era and the new metagame is starting to take shape. Taking into account the February 6 and February 7 Challenges, here is every deck that has either a Top 8 appearance or has at least three appearances in the Top 32. Saturday was won by Dimir FaeriesContinue reading “February 6-7 Pauper Weekend in Review”
Kaldheim season is here and the new cards have already started to make an impact. While the early winners are the new Snow Duals, Behold the Multiverse and Jaspera Sentinel both made waves this past weekend. Behold the Multiverse is a potent card draw spell and had enough obvious power to make an impression. JasperaContinue reading “January 30-31 Pauper Weekend in Review”
Commander Legends season is done and my post-Fall from Favor Power Rankings are available here. Rather than do a deep dive on the Super Qualifier, I am going to give some quick hits and snippets of my thoughts on the event. 1. The Pauper Meta vs The Actual Meta Every time there’s an event largerContinue reading “Thoughts from the January 23 Super Qualifier”
The January 16 and January 17 Pauper Challenges were the first major Pauper events to take place after Fall from Favor was banned. With Kaldheim only a few days away normally we would be in a lame duck format. Thanks to a Super PTQ this weekend, that is not the case. Taking place on MagicContinue reading “January 16-17 Pauper Weekend in Review”