Pauper: Mono Black Ponza Deck Tech & Sideboard Guide
09/29/22 0 comments
How about casting LD spells as soon as on turn 2? Mono Black Ponza is the deck that doesn't allow your opponents to play their cards!Edit Article
Getting to know Mono Black Ponza
Mulligan and Postures
vs. Grixis AffinityLet's start by talking about a matchup with a small problem: our opponent has indestructible lands! Here, we are going to suffer a bit because we don't have many targets for our LDs, but overall, it's not a bad match because today's Affinity has fewer creatures, and we will stick to the Monarch plan to try to win the game.
vs. Boros GatesSince we talked about a deck with lands that we're not going to destroy, let's talk about a deck that has the lands everyone wants to destroy: Basilisk Gate. Basilisk Gate arrived very well in Pauper and gained its space in many decks, but has been very successful in Boros and is a strong staple currently, being a good target for our LDs. In this matchup, we have to be a cautious with the Monarch, since our opponent ends up having many creatures and our removals are all targeted. On the post-side, we have two good cards, Crypt Rats and the recently released Arms of Hadar.
vs. BurnAs always for a MonoBlack, playing against Burn isn't great, but at Game 1 we will stick to the LD and try to play as many Chittering Rats as possible to delay our opponent.