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Masters 25 Pauper Downshifts

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As usual, new Masters set means new powerful cards for Pauper, and this one is looking interesting!

You can check out the full list here:
https://scryfall.com/search?q=new%3Ararity+rarity%3Acommon+set%3Aa25


Some of the spicier new additions is Relentless Rats. It's problematic because pauper is so control-heavy, but on the flip side there are no good board sweepers in the format so if the deck can keep a couple rats in play they could get out of hand quickly.

I think Court Hussar is pretty sweet too. Comparable to Sea Gate Oracle, a format staple, and it's pretty much strictly better in UW decks.

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Well, I made a video summarizing my thoughts on the downshifts. Ironically I brushed over Crimson Mage/Frenzied Goblin but I've seen a lot of hype over those cards since I recorded it. Frenzied Goblin was very playable when it was in standard so maybe it can play the same role in red aggro in Pauper. :)

 

 

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On 11/03/2018 at 10:46 PM, Lasraik said:

I'm excited about Relentless Rats, but I'm not sure how competitive it will be.  Crimson Mage will see some play in red aggro decks that I'll make :D 

If they ever downshift Surgical Extraction to become pauper legal, the relentless rats deck becomes kind of sad

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On 3/14/2018 at 2:03 PM, Lasraik said:

I see Loyal Sentry seeing play in white weenie and token decks

I think it can work in a flciker type shell, so you keep having it as a blocker. Anynewprovince did a deck + gameplay of it, and it did ok. I'm not sure how I would change it, as he is a pretty proficient pauper brewer, but I might take a crack at it.

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