Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Standard Peasant Event

As I've mentioned in previous posts, one of the best sources of information in the world of Pauper is pdcmagic.com, which hosts all manner of formats related to Commons. One such format is Peasant, which utilizes the same restrictions as Classic Pauper, with the exception that you may also include a total of 5 Uncommons between your main deck and Sideboard. Malum hosts this event, and you find more information about it in the Season Document or on his articles over at PureMTGO.com.

Earlier this week, to celebrate the end of another season, Malum held a special Standard Peasant event. Essentially, this was the same format as Classic Peasant, but utilizing the Standard format legal cards alone. However, the format also came with a special twist. Here's the relevant blurb taken from Malum's most recent article:

Let me give a bit of context. Back before Magic Online included an official Standard Pauper filter, there were a small subset of Commons that would show up as being both "Standard" and "Common" legal, even though these cards were not actually printed at Common in the current Standard cardpool. Even worse, such cards tended to be quite powerful, including such powerhouses as Corrupt, Oblivion Ring, and Rancor. But within the context of this event, these cards would not only be legal, but were not subject to the 5 card restriction for Uncommons.

Naturally, it only made sense to build around one of these powerful cards. Can you guess which one I picked?

MonoB Peasant
by gwyned
4 Bloodhunter Bat
4 Dead Reveler
4 Highborn Ghoul
3 Servant of Nefarox
3 Vampire Nighthawk
2 Sengir Vampire
20 cards

Other Spells
4 Doom Blade
4 Quag Sickness
4 Sign in Blood
4 Stab Wound
2 Corrupt
18 cards
19 Swamp
3 Haunted Fengraf
22 cards


This coming Thursday I'll post more about this deck and share how I did in the event. But until then, I'd love to hear what you think of this build? Should I have included fewer creatures and more spells? Was two copies of Corrupt enough? Did I miss any obvious inclusions?

See you next time.

1 comment:

  1. I'm curious, since you've mentioned that Corrupt happens to be a powerhouse card? Why not include a play set instead?