Pauper: Jund Cascade Deck Tech & Sideboard Guide
11/08/22 0 comments
Can Jund Cascade stay strong in the format? Can it handle Pauper's speed? Today we are going to answer these and more questions.Edit Article
About the Deck
with fast decks like Mono Red Aggro at the top, does Jund Cascade have time to develop their game?I'll start by talking about its game plan, which is one of my favorites: many low-cost removals at the beginning, to hold the game and cast tons of threats at late-game and, of course, with Cleansing Wildfire ramping up and drawing cards so that the big threats can hit the board faster.
Mulligan and Postures
vs. Mono Red BurnI'll start right away talking about one of the worst matchups for us. Playing against Burn is always very tricky — our deck is slow, and Burn is usually pretty fast.
vs. FaeriesThis match has everything to be good for us, especially since I've been playing with a Penumbra Spider on the main deck, since once it is in play, it will either stop their board by blocking the faeries, or it will cost our opponent two removals to deal with it. Another good thing is that our spells have a high cost, and we can almost always play without being countered by Spellstutter Sprite. Still on the main deck we have Fiery Cannonade, which when resolved at the right time, can easily lead us to victory. In the post-side, we still have Red Elemental Blast, which will give us some peace of mind to resolve our most important spells or even kill a problematic threat.
vs. BorosThis is that match where, when the Game 1starts, we start to wonder whether we'll need to worry about Dust to Dust in Game 2. If our opponent's deck is white, that scares us — but simultaneously, we're trying to win the game, and our deck has a good matchup here. I put it as Boros, but it works for Boros Synthesizer or Boros Bully, as they both have the game we like, creatures to kill in the beginning, and then we put our big creatures in play and have a favorable combat. And if they overextend, we use Fiery Cannonade to reset the board. Once again, I will mention Penumbra Spider, which is excellent against almost all creatures in this matchup. On the side, there is a difference between the two decks, so I'll separate them. The difference is simple: if it's the Boros Synthesizer, we'll want to have Gorilla Shaman or Ancient Grudge for the artifacts, whereas against Boros Bully, we'll want Suffocating Fumes against the birds.
Against Boros SynthesizerSide in:
Against Boros BullySide in:
vs. Grixis AffinityHere I would say that we have a tricky game, but it is good for us. Despite both decks having the same play style, drawing plenty of cards, prolonging the game, and putting large creatures into play, but we end up having more creatures and more removals to deal with threats.