new season of Monday Pauper Deck Challenge is well underway, and so far Magic Origins doesn't seem to have made a major impact in the format. In fact, the winning decklist from the most recent event captured the trophy without a single card from the new set. While many people expected token strategies to continue to dominate, so far it's been pretty diverse, with MonoRed and MonoGreen taking the first two events, and a Dimir Control list winning last week. And then yesterday, the winning list was RG Monsters, piloted by Mrozik1141 to victory. Let's take a look at his list:
This list is somewhat of a variation of the MonoGreen Stompy list, sharing with it the general strategy of ramping out big creatures and using combat tricks to guarantee your bigger creatures always come out on top. In this case, Hardened Berserker serves as both a beater and as a secondary source of ramp mana, giving you multiple ways of getting out your giant creatures. And with Temur Battle Rage, these massive creatures can win out of nowhere, turning an already massive hit into an alpha strike. And should the board stall out, there's always Lightning Strike to deal those last few points of damage.
Personally, this looks like a very fun deck, and one that I will certainly have to try. If you've played with it or against it, I'd love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading!