Thursday, August 21, 2014

Boros Tokens, Part Two

Last time, I discussed my initial thoughts about a Boros Tokens build for Standard Pauper whose basis came from the successful Kuldotha Hawk deck from back when Scars of Mirrodin was legal in Standard Pauper. The concept was to create a deck that combines a large burn package with a lot of tokens and pump spells to go both big and wide to defeat your opponent, and to support that plan with some modest card advantage.

Here's my first attempt at the deck:

While I haven't done a lot of testing, thus far I've been pleased with the results. It relies on 16 burn spells, with Inferno Fist doing double-duty as an Enchantment. It's only got 8 Enchantments total for value with Heliod's Pilgrim, but the combination of Madcap Skills, Ethereal Armor, and Inferno Fist seem to be quite strong. Akroan Crusader gets tokens going fairly quickly, backed up with Raise the Alarm and Triplicate Spirits. Selfless Cathar and Fortify allow the tokens to get big for a massive swing, and Massive Raid can be a powerful finisher. The Sideboard is even less tuned, but gives the deck some more defensive options and answers against specific threats. Pacifism and Hopeful Eidolon are particularly nice, since they can be searched up with Heliod's Pilgrim.

Like I said, it's a pretty rough list thus far, and definitely needs some refining. So I'd love to hear what changes you'd make to the deck. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. I like this deck! My own Boros Tokens deck had a recurrent consistency problem, often not drawing token generators enough. With Burn and Heliod's Pilgrim you have less dead spells through the game. Unfortunately, Hopeful Eidolon (or any bestow creature) can't be tutored with the Pilgrim, for not being aura cards until you cast them for the alternative cost.