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 Post subject: [Pauper] Gelectrode
AgePosted: 2014-Mar-04 2:39 pm 

Joined: 2009-Feb-09 4:00 pm
Age: Elder Dragon
I've seen Pauper EDH handled in one of two ways: either your general can be any uncommon creature, or your general has to be one of the common/uncommon legendary creatures. A quick Gatherer search revealed that the latter was unappealing, so I'm going with the former because I can run one of my favorite creatures as a general.

General: Gelectrode

Card Selection:
1 Fathom Seer
1 Merfolk Looter
1 Omenspeaker
1 Sea Gate Oracle
1 Mulldrifter
1 Prescient Chimera

1 Brainstorm
1 Faithless Looting
1 Ponder
1 Preordain
1 Think Twice
1 Compulsive Research
1 Deep Analysis
1 Gush

Removal:
1 Waterfront Bouncer
1 AEther Adept
1 Bogardan Firefiend
1 Crackling Triton
1 Man-o'-War
1 Mist Raven
1 Steamcore Weird
1 Pitchburn Devils
1 AEthersnipe

1 Flame Jab
1 Flame Slash
1 Repeal
1 Skred
1 Echoing Truth
1 Into the Roil
1 Jilt
1 Arc Lightning
1 Capsize
1 Staggershock
1 Chandra's Outrage

Counters:
1 Condescend
1 Arcane Denial
1 Counterspell
1 Memory Lapse
1 Exclude
1 Rewind

Finishers:
1 Halimar Wavewatch
1 Infiltrator il-Kor
1 Nivix Cyclops
1 Wee Dragonauts
1 Spire Golem
1 Errant Ephemeron

1 Rolling Thunder

Durdles, Shenanigans, and Other:
1 Frostburn Weird
1 Goblin Electromancer
1 Mogg War Marshal
1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Pestermite
1 Archaeomancer
1 Izzet Chronarch
1 Mnemonic Wall

1 Diminish
1 Mind Games
1 Ghostly Flicker

Mana:
1 Wayfarer's Bauble
1 Armillary Sphere
1 Izzet Signet
1 Mind Stone
1 Izzet Cluestone
1 Izzet Guildgate
1 Izzet Boilerworks
1 Terramorphic Expanse
1 Evolving Wilds
1 Rupture Spire
1 Transguild Promenade
1 Command Tower
1 Remote Isle
1 Lonely Sandbar
1 Forgotten Cave
1 Smoldering Crater
14 Snow-Covered Island
11 Snow-Covered Mountain

I briefly considered taking a more aggro/tempo-oriented route, but that deck is probably better off with another general, perhaps Nivix Guildmage, Minotaur Illusionist, or Shrewd Hatchling. I wanted this to be a more controlling deck, and I wanted it to star Gelectrode because I love me some Gelectrode. The result is a deck that uses Gelectrode to get extra value off of one-for-one removal spells while beating down with some brawly dudes or recurring Rolling Thunder to burn people out.

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 Post subject: Re: [Pauper] Gelectrode
AgePosted: 2014-Mar-05 5:20 am 

Joined: 2011-Feb-15 7:09 am
Age: Drake
Muddle the mixture to tutor your win con (Rolling Thunder).
Kaervek's Torch Meteor Shower as alt win cons?


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 Post subject: Re: [Pauper] Gelectrode
AgePosted: 2014-Mar-06 12:21 am 

Joined: 2009-Feb-09 4:00 pm
Age: Elder Dragon
I like Torch, but Meteor Shower may be way too expensive with the double X.

Muddle seems miles better than Arcane Denial.

People elsewhere have suggested Oona's Grace, Train of Thought, and Ophidian Eye as additional draw spells (no, replicate does not untap Gelectrode multiple times) and Ghitu Slinger, Spire Monitor, and Faerie Invaders as additional creatures. Bolt and Chain Lightning were also suggested, but I don't know if they're efficient enough as one-for-ones to be worth including. Can anyone with Pauper EDH experience tell me?

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 Post subject: Re: [Pauper] Gelectrode
AgePosted: 2014-Mar-06 2:46 am 

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Aggro_zombies wrote:
Bolt and Chain Lightning were also suggested, but I don't know if they're efficient enough as one-for-ones to be worth including. Can anyone with Pauper EDH experience tell me?
Since power level is flatter in pauper the value of creatures rises. Sometimes you have to have spot removal to avoid being overwhelmed. OTOH neither does much against Ulamog's Crusheror Thundering Tanadon. Have you thought about Fissure or Aftershock (on MTGO Lava Flow)?


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 Post subject: Re: [Pauper] Gelectrode
AgePosted: 2014-Mar-08 3:26 pm 

Joined: 2009-Feb-09 4:00 pm
Age: Elder Dragon
Updated list:

General: Gelectrode

1 Merfolk Looter
1 Omenspeaker
1 Thought Courier
1 Sea Gate Oracle
1 Mulldrifter
1 Prescient Chimera
1 Brainstorm
1 Faithless Looting
1 Ponder
1 Preordain
1 Think Twice
1 Train of Thought
1 Compulsive Research
1 Oona's Grace
1 Ophidian Eye
1 Deep Analysis

1 Waterfront Bouncer
1 AEther Adept
1 Ghitu Slinger
1 Man-o'-War
1 Steamcore Weird
1 Pitchburn Devils
1 AEthersnipe
1 Flame Jab
1 Flame Slash
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Repeal
1 Skred
1 Jilt
1 Arc Lightning
1 Capsize
1 Staggershock
1 Chandra's Outrage

1 Counterspell
1 Memory Lapse
1 Muddle the Mixture
1 Exclude
1 Faerie Trickery
1 Rewind

1 Nivix Cyclops
1 Wee Dragonauts
1 Faerie Invaders
1 Spire Monitor
1 Errant Ephemeron
1 Rolling Thunder

1 Goblin Electromancer
1 Mogg War Marshal
1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Archaeomancer
1 Izzet Chronarch
1 Mnemonic Wall
1 Diminish
1 Mind Games
1 Ghostly Flicker

1 Iron Myr
1 Silver Myr
1 Wayfarer's Bauble
1 Armillary Sphere
1 Izzet Signet
1 Mind Stone
1 Izzet Cluestone

1 Izzet Boilerworks
1 Izzet Guildgate
1 Rupture Spire
1 Transguild Promenade
1 Command Tower
1 Evolving Wilds
1 Terramorphic Expanse
1 Lonely Sandbar
1 Remote Isle
1 Forgotten Cave
1 Smoldering Crater
15 Snow-Covered Island
12 Snow-Covered Mountain

Notable changes:
1) Draw suite has been restructured. There's more looting now.

2) Additional mana sources have been added: now at 38 lands and 7 other mana sources. I could go to 40 lands but I don't know what the last two cuts would be to make that happen.

3) Some of the more questionable creatures, like Pestermite and Frostburn Weird, were cut to make room for more well-rounded creatures like Faerie Invaders.

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