March 27-28 Pauper Weekend in Review

After an unintended vacation due to some gremlins in Renton (or wherever Magic Online‘s servers are housed), we are back with the breakdown of the March 27 and March 28 Pauper Challenges. These challenges represent the start of the third 4 week chunk of Kaldheim season. I prefer longer seasons as they provide more opportunitiesContinue reading “March 27-28 Pauper Weekend in Review”

March 6-7 Pauper Weekend in Review

The March 6 and March 7 Pauper Challenges are perfect examples of how the format’s metagame has changed in the wake of Commander Legends and Kaldheim. The shift is seismic as it has upset Tron as the undisputed number one deck in Pauper. The repercussions are still being felt and will likely take another fewContinue reading “March 6-7 Pauper Weekend in Review”

February 27-28 Pauper Weekend in Review

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”

February 13-14 Pauper Weekend in Review

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”

January 30-31 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”

January 16-17 Pauper Weekend in Review

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”

January 2-3 Pauper Weekend in Review

January 2 and January 3 saw the first two Pauper Challenges of 2021. The combined Top 8s broke down like so: 4 Dimir Faeries 3 Faeries 3 Flicker Tron (1 Win) 3 WonderWalls 2 Izzet Faeries (1 Win) 1 Elves Before I dive deeper I want to talk a little bit about my threshold forContinue reading “January 2-3 Pauper Weekend in Review”

December 26-27 Pauper Weekend in Review

After taking most of the week off from Pauper and instead focusing on Vintage Cube, I’m back to look at the results from the last weekend of 2020. The December 27 and December 28 Challenges show off a format that in some ways is more dynamic than it was before Commander Legends, but it otherContinue reading “December 26-27 Pauper Weekend in Review”

December 19-20 Pauper Weekend in Review

In my most recent Power Rankings, I put Tron in the top spot but wrote that it’s hold on Number 1 is the most tenuous it has been in quite some time. While Tron remains one of the most powerful decks in Pauper, the following circumstances have threatened its position: One of the best waysContinue reading “December 19-20 Pauper Weekend in Review”

The First Four Weeks of Commander Legends

December 12-13 Pauper Weekend in Review The December 12 and December 13 Challenges close out the first four weeks of Commander Legends season. Won by WonderWalls and Dimir Delver, these two events put a cap on an interesting month of Pauper. The big story of the last month is Fall from Favor and its massiveContinue reading “The First Four Weeks of Commander Legends”