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Top 10 COMMON good cards, but rarely played in tier decks.

In this article I bring 10 cards that are really good, but that are left aside and can enter Pauper or PDH, the Pauper Commander.

Hello friends! I'm Betão and today I bring you ten cards which may not be the first choice for most players, but that execute their function really well in their deck game plan. These cards are being left aside, maybe because there are better options, or due to their specific effect not fitting in the 60 cards already chosen for the deck, and finding a slot for something like this may be really complicated. But, aiming something not so competitive in Pauper, and maybe even in the PDH, they may bring new builds or even a different tech in something that already exists. [cardinfo](Moment of Silence) This card may be really efficient against aggressive decks. Maybe this can be a candidate for replacing [card](Stonehorn Dignitary) on *TRON* if the rhino is banned on Pauper. On PDH, in decks that have blink or flicker mechanics on their game plan. It can also be used in sideboards, especially against decks which generate value when they attack, like decks which use [card](Ninja of the Deep Hours) or even Boros Monarch decks, to avoid losing the monarch. [cardinfo](Sandstorm) Sandstorm costs only one green mana and is also an instant spell. It can be used on the sideboards of decks which play with green and that contain an attack of multiple tokens, Goblins or Elves. However, it has a problem, which is that it only affects attackers. [cardinfo](Feldon's Cane) Feldon's Cane may catch opponents by surprise, as few players expect it, even on PDH. With the Cane on the battlefield, mill combos can be avoided and losing to decks like UB Mill as well, especially since this mechanic is slowly returning. [cardinfo](Library of Leng) Against decks which forces too many discards this may be useful, and also if the deck uses [card](Rhystic Study) or other sources of card advantage, as it removes the maximum hand size limit. [cardinfo](Glasses of Urza) This artifact may help a lot to show you the right moment to cast a spell, or to prepare your hand against an impactful play, or even to prepare a fatal combo. Knowing if your opponent may counter a piece of your combo may give you the chance to set up a trap or find a way to stop the counter spell. [cardinfo](Tendrils of Despair) Another successful tendril for a long time on *MBC*, but this one is rarely used, and could be played in decks which interact with the graveyard, like *Tortured Existence*. The *Reanimators* may also make good use of it. Removing two cards from your opponent's hand can be decisive against combos and also against control decks. Against Burn it may bring the match closer to a victory, as Burn can't replace its hand easily. [cardinfo](Merchant Scroll) This tutor is really good in decks which use combos, especially since the best combos have the blue color. It can find the missing pieces or even cards with transmute, which will find what you need quickly. [cardinfo](Perplex) Like we have said above, about the transmute ability, this card is almost a 3 in 1. It can counter, or force the opponent to discard their hand if they want their spell to resolve, or you may transmute it to look for a key card for a combo or an essential play. [cardinfo](Mournwhelk) This card may play in *Tron*, in mirror matches, against control decks or even Burn, and it has a strong synergy with *Ephemerate*. If you manage to enter the clock with Tron, your opponent won't be able to have cards in their hand anymore. [cardinfo](Gulf Squid) Another card which may be used in an alternative Tron build, or even against Tron, in a Familiar deck, for example. The effect of tapping all lands may allow you to combo more easily. On PHD it is also great on decks which make good use of flickers. That's it for now. It was a shorter article, but that was the objective. When and if we go over 1000 views, I'll bring 10 more cards which may have been underexplored. Thanks Cards Realm for the support and trust. Thank you for reading and until the next article.

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Emrakul and the origin of life in the Multiverse.


The Eldrazi are colossal beings, incomprehensible in their totality. They are attracted by mana and move by using Leylines, which are the force lines which flow in a plane and are used by mages across the Multiverse to cast their spells. The origin of the Eldrazi is unknown and they are beings without a planeswalker spark which can nevertheless travel through existence planes. On Zendikar the Gatewatch faced two of these titans, [[Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger]] and [[Kozilek, the great Distortion]] and, through the use of the leylines and of the Zendikar's Roil, the manifestation of these titans on Zendikar were destroyed. After the destruction of these titanic beings, Ugin was angry with the Gatewatch. None of them knew or understood the importance of these creatures to the Multiverse, and this could lead to irreversible consequences. It's important to remember that Ugin, a dragon, is more than 25,000 years old and even he didn't know the origin of the Eldrazi. [image](https://cdn.cardsrealm.com/images/cartas/crop/roe-rise-of-the-eldrazi/all-is-dust-1-med.jpeg?8991) While the Battle for Zendikar happened, the planeswalker [[Nahiri, the Harbinger]] was planning her revenge against Sorin, which abandoned her when she needed the most. Nahiri, Sorin and Ugin imprisoned the Eldrazi in Zendikar millennia before, but when they got freed, none of her friends came to her aid. The Lithomancer went to Innistrad to question Sorin about this and ended up caged in the [[Helvault]] for a thousand years. Liliana eventually destroyed the vault and Nahiri became free, but Zendikar was already almost completely consumed by the Eldrazi. To take revenge on Sorin, she attracted [[Emrakul, the Promised End]] to the vampire's birthplace, the plane Innistrad. The presence of Emrakul brought madness to the plane, transforming every living thing in servants of the Eldrazi. On the Battle of Innistrad, the Gatewatch, with the help of Tamiyo and Liliana Vess, which joined the group during that period, managed to fight against Emrakul. Did they win? For an unknown reason, the Eldrazi titan gave up on the battle and let herself be imprisoned on the moon of Innistrad. Emrakul said only that it wasn't her time yet, but what does this mean? It's this that we'll try to understand in this theory. It looks like there is an order for the action of the Eldrazi titans, like if it was a mechanism of the Multiverse itself. Ulamog devours all of the mana in a plane. No one knows what he does with the mana he devours, but that is also going to be part of our theory. Kozilek distorts the decimated land left by Ulamog and reshapes it, creating new structures. Finally, Emrakul corrupts all life, transforming living beings into bizarre spongy creatures with tentacles. [image](https://cdn.cardsrealm.com/images/cartas/crop/pgpx-grand-prix-promos/all-is-dust-2013b-med.jpeg?4286) At first sight, we know the Eldrazi bring a cycle of destruction, but let's take a moment to analyze what we know about them. It is said that they are older than time itself. They don't consume healthy planes, only "broken" planes that are condemned. When Ugin, Nahiri and Sorin saw the Eldrazi consume a plane, they became horrified and didn't understand what they were, fearing that they could destroy many other planes. They imprisoned the titans in Zendikar and that might have been a huge mistake, as Zendikar wasn't a troubled plane. It was the Eldrazi's prison that made the Roil appear and transform the plane which threatens every living being. On the Battle of Innistrad, Nissa, which was connecting herself to the land of Innistrad, felt the will of Emrakul. On this moment, the titan referred to herself like the Life. And Emrakul knows that she was attracted to Innistrad in the wrong way, she doesn't belong to that place. She also knows that she is alone. Ulamog and Kozilek aren't there, so everything is wrong. *"This is all wrong. I am incomplete, unfulfilled, inchoate. There should be blossoms, not barren resentment. The soil was not receptive. It is not my time. Not yet.*" [image](https://cdn.cardsrealm.com/images/cartas/crop/emn-eldritch-moon/imprisoned-in-the-moon-65-med.jpeg?4684) After analyzing all of this, comes the great question of this theory. Are the Eldrazi the creators of the Multiverse? Not exactly. From this point forward, everything that I'll say is my personal perception about the titans. As you may have noticed, the Eldrazi carry great inspiration from the works of H. P. Lovecraft [T.N.: The writer of Call of Cthulhu]. Like in Lovecraft's books, I believe that Magic's Multiverse wasn't created by the hand of any being, no great god. The Eldrazi are the older known ancient beings, maybe they are related to the plane of Equilor, which according to Urza is the plane located on the extremity of time. The plane also has a bizarre form which you can see on the card [[Bloodhill Bastion]], but the Eldrazi exist since before the origin of time itself, so they existed before the beginning of everything. Probably the origin of the Multiverse came through an event like the "Big Bang", which gave origin to the Blind Eternities and then the planes of existence. The Eldrazi might be a manifestation of the Blind Eternities and Emrakul may be the origin of life, the first creature to inhabit the world may have come from her. The titans work in a cycle, based on what we know: They go to a condemned world; Ulamog consumes it; Kozilek reshapes it; and Emrakul creates new life. If the cycle began with Emrakul, life came from her. She affirmed herself that she is the origin of life and, during the Battle of Innistrad; She knew that she shouldn't be there, as it wasn't yet the time to recreate that world. She understood that and realized the other titans weren't there. Something was wrong and until the moment that world was destroyed or renewed, she would remain trapped on the moon. However, this day might never come, so it is possible that we will never see Emrakul again, maybe just her influence coming from the moon. But, if there isn't a broken world, she won't be able to act. [image](https://cdn.cardsrealm.com/images/cartas/crop/bfz-battle-for-zendikar/shrine-of-the-forsaken-gods-245-med.jpeg?5239) We still have lots of questions. Are there other titans? What the destruction of Ulamog and Kozilek caused to the Blind Eternities? Could Emrakul bring them back? Many questions, few answers. It is clear that Emrakul is linked to the life which exists in the Multiverse and she may be the creator of life herself.

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