Thursday, March 17, 2016

Jund in MPDC 32.06

While the past couple weeks I have been experimenting with various token builds after seeing the success they were having in recent SPDCs, at the last minute before the start of MPDC this week I decided instead to throw together a Jund build. I was looking to abuse the surprisingly good Pulse of Murasa, combine it with a bunch of good removal spells, and add in some strong beaters. The tournament ended up being delayed an hour due to my failure to communicate the time change, giving me plenty of time to tweak the deck in preparation for the event. Here's what I ended up playing:

The deck executed very well despite what feels like an awkward mana base. The removal suite gave me lots of options against enemy creatures, and helped quickly fill up my graveyard to enhance the Delve ability on Gurmag Angler and Sultai Scavenger. A full playset of Read the Bones. combined with the additional card off the Elvish Visionarys, gives the deck plenty of draw, and the aforementioned Pulse of Murasa helps keep you alive long enough to deal significant damage with your beaters.

I ended up going 3-0 with the deck, but due to real life complications had to drop after the end of the Swiss rounds. I was definitely happy with the deck, and will continue to test it for next week.

What have you been playing in our weekly Standard Pauper tournaments? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

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