Showing posts from November, 2023

Pauper Meta Report - Post LCI Meta Breakdown

Table of Contents   Two weeks post LCI After two weeks since the release of Lost Caverns of Ixilan, we now have solid data on what the meta will look like for the rest of the year. In a single phrase: no changes. The decks that received the most buffs were Mono Red, with the addition of Goblin Tomb Raider, and Golgari Gardens, with Tithing Blade as their new toy. We will briefly discuss those cards individually. Goblin Guide in Pauper For a long time, Goblin Guide has been a staple in mono red decks across many formats, including Legacy. It's a cheap but deadly creature that aims to deal damage the moment it hits the ground, before your enemy can deploy their defenses. In Pauper, Goblin Tomb Raider performs a similar job if you control an artifact, like Great Furnace or Lotus Petal, giving it haste and making it a 2/2. The most important part is not the stats, but Goblin Guide at least had the drawback of allowing your opponents to get lands from the top of your

Pauper Meta Report - Exploring the Lost Caverns of Ixalan

Table of Contents   A new set is coming soon, and here's what you should know about it Finally, the new MTG set, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan (LCI), is around the corner, and we are already seeing cards that have a lot of potential in our beloved Pauper format. When is The Lost Caverns of Ixalan's release date? The Lost Caverns of Ixalan marks the return to Ixalan after we left it behind since its previous release on September 29, 2017. This new set will be globally released on November 17th, but it will be available digitally starting the 14th. What are the new Mechanics of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan? This set will introduce three new mechanics to the game: Craft Descend Discover Craft is an incredible ability present on artifacts that usually have a decent enter-the-battlefield effect. To activate it, you need to Exile another artifact you control or an artifact card from your graveyard, along with the artifact with craft at sorcery speed. Then you return the c