Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pauper Gauntlet Competitor #2 Love Train

The Pauper Gauntlet is coming to mtgolibrary. You can submit your Pauper brews starting August 31st right here. Please do not submit any decks yet.

10 decks were prequalified for The Gauntlet by doing well last year. They will be presented here.

Deck #2 is Love Train, a Freed from the Real combo deck that can play both aggro and control as well. It ended up in 3rd place in the first season of the Pauper Gauntlet in 2013, which was quite a suprise.

This deck has a lot of interesting angles. Its creator is master brewer Jphsnake, also known under his first name "Jack" as a competitor in the TV show King of the Nerds (season 2)

Love Train by jphsnake

4 Wall of Roots
3 Viridian Longbow
2 Seat of the Synod
1 Tree of Tales
4 Trinket Mage
3 Freed from the Real
2 Drift of Phantasms
2 Train of Thought
2 Terramorphic Expanse
4 Mulldrifter
3 Vines of Vastwood
4 Overgrown Battlement
6 Forest
6 Island
3 Gatecreeper Vine
4 Axebane Guardian
4 Simic Guildgate
3 Counterspell

3 Hydroblast
3 Nylea's Disciple
4 Aurochs Herd
2 Wickerbough Elder
3 Deadly Recluse

Read more in the original article by jphsnake:

Mean_Duck also created a Modern version of the deck:

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  1. Can you share the instructions of this deck please?

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  3. Put freed on axebane. Have at least one other defender. You now have infinite mana. Use trinket mage to fetch longbow. Infinite untaps later, your opponent is dead.