Magic: the Gathering
Pauper: The New Post-Ban Affinity
In today's article, I discuss the new Affinity variants with Alexandre Weber, also known as _against_, who took third place on September 26th's Challenge!
yes! Affinity is a deck that can adapt very well to changes in the format's metagame, precisely because it can move through different color combinations and game styles, such as aggro, midrange and combo.
Jeskai Affinity on Pauper
Pauper's New Affinity
Grixis. The Grixis version isn't all that new, the deck even did some results even before Sojourner was released or banned.
Hamudaused the list below, without adding Deadly Dispute, when he went to runner-up in the Pauper Challenge in June.
Grixis Affinity on Pauper
Interview with Alexandre Weber
_against_(Alexandre Weber) about the experiences he's been having with the deck, since he recently made a Top 3 on September 26's Pauper Challenge with the list below:
1. It's been a few weeks since the ban. Which Affinity list do you think is best positioned for the current metagame?I didn't play with many, I tested some UR lists, but using Disciple of the Vault seems crucial as a way to kill the opponent in the absence of Sojourner's Companion. The big question is whether to play Gearseeker Serpent or not, it attacks very well, but it can also be chump-blocked and doesn't contribute as much to the combo. So far, I've only tested the Grixis version without the serpent and I really liked it, but I have to test it with the card too.