Sideboard Cards by color in Pauper
This article is the last on the series Pauper for New Players. We'll discuss the sideboard, separating our options by color and artifacts.
Affinitydecks, especially since you may destroy their artifact lands just by paying 1 mana (lands have CMC 0). It may also be used to remove a
Relic of Progenitus, preventing it to be used in a moment in which it may cause problems, allowing the player to get back to putting cards into his/her graveyard as part of a game strategy. Decks which use the Gorilla Shaman: (These are hyperlinks, so you just need to click them to be directed to the deck webpage) AFFINITY TRON UR SKRED SLIVERS
UW Familiarand others, and the decks which usually use Pyroblast are almost every deck with red cards. It may also be replaced by
Red Elemental Blast, which has basically the same effect, with the difference that it needs a valid target to be cast. Decks which use Pyroblast: BOROS BULLY JESKAI AFFINITY
Goblins, also helping against
Stompyand, in some cases,
Bogles. Decks which use Electrickery: BURN JESKAI EPHEMERATE
Tron,Boros Monarch* and others which use many artifacts.
Boglesand also against
Burn. Decks which use Weather the Storm: ELVES STOMPY FRACTIUS
Mono White Heroic. Decks which use Serene Heart: TEMUR AFFINITY 5c TRON
Monarch. Decks which use Natural State: ELVES MONO GREEN
Mono White Heroicand
Stompy. It may be an essential piece when you need some breathing space during the game. Decks which use Moment's Peace: SIMIC MILL WALLS COMBO
Fairies. It shows up in the sideboard of practically all decks which use Black. Decks which use Suffocating Fumes: TRON MONARCH
Boglesbecause of the hexproof on its creatures. Decks which use Diabolic Edict: UB FAIRIES
Mono White Heroicreally well by destroying their enchantments, which are the base of their decks. It shows up on decks which are presenting good results on tournaments and leagues. Decks which use Leave no Trace: JESKAI AFFINITY
Jeskaimay see a lot of value in this card.
Heroicagainst Burn and aggressive decks, also appearing in
Bogles, although less frequently. As other spells and enchantments on these decks increase the power of its creatures, the life gain may be crucial to the opponent conceding, as he/she may not see a way to remove so many life points.
Heroicand almost every other white deck on the format.
Boros Bully, as it may remove many of its tokens. It may also return the Prisms of
Boros Monarchto the opponent's hand, and also some attackers from the more aggressive decks. It sees play in decks with blue, generally all of them. Even on the main deck it usually sees play with at least one copy.
UXdecks, in other words, decks which use blue and one more color, or even
Mono Blue, but nothing stops it to be used in other decks with blue, as it is a great card to stop the best enchantments of
UBare some which may see use for this card.
Tron"hate", especially in decks which may generate a lot of mana and also put a lot of creatures onto the battlefield, like
Elves. It causes damage on the creature bit a bit, until it removes the threat from the board.
UG Millis increasing in popularity, which is much more consistent than the old
Turbo Fogdecks. As it is an artifact, any deck may use it, so I advise you to pay attention to the meta where you will play so you know whether you should use this card or not. That's it for today, folks! Thanks CardsRealm for the support and trust. Thanks everyone for reading up to this point and until the next article!
Betão, professor of Physics, enthusiast of all formats, has dedicated himself solely and exclusively to Pauper since 2019 and recently to the PDH.