#Pauper#DeckTech : Dimir Control
This is the first draft of my #Dimir#ControlDeck for #GPSac , I will be playtesting it in side events on Friday and Saturday to prepare for the Sunday DoubleUP event. Let me know what you think about this blog format and maybe I’ll do more in the future.
Dimir Control is a deck with a strong core engine of 4 Gurmag Angler, 4 Augur of Bolas and 3 Forbidden Alchemy (pic 1).
Forbidden Alchemy functions as card selection, fish food and in if the game goes long card advantage. Augur of Bolas is an early blocker that helps you dig for spells. Gurmag Angler is the main win condition for the deck. Casting a one mana 5/5 with counter magic up is my favorite way to play Magic.
The deck plays a diverse suite of spot removal (pic 2). Most of the time the deck is able to find the right answers to the opponent’s threats. Echoing Decay and Disfigure take out most creatures in Delver decks. Doom Blade takes out non-black creatures including the giant Eldrazis that Tron and Reanimator decks play. Chainer’s Edict handles big threats, hexproof threats, can become a 2-for-1 in long games and still has value if it is milled or discarded by your spells. Evincar’s Justice functions mostly as a sweeper and in some game as an alternative win condition.
Counters and card draw round out the spells (pic 3). Prohibit functions as copies five and six of #CounterSpell in most matchups. Preordain smooths out draws and feeds our fish. Three copies of Probe help feed our fish and dig for answers when it’s cast for three mana but can devastate non-control decks when it is cast for five.
The mana is simple and reliable (pic 4). The side deck is still up in the air (pic 5). So what do you think of Dimir Control in Pauper? Are you tempted to try out the Pauper format now that you know more about what cards are played in it?
Card of the Day #3 : Jace, Memory Adept
Another one acquired from @the_commander_guru, Jace is the star of my casual Dimir mill that my friends absolutely hate.