If you are looking to play competitive Magic online and have a set budget, you’re limited in your play options. Of course you can draft whenever you want to, but what if you’re looking to play constructed formats? Standard decks are nearing 200 tickets depending on what you play, because of the need for cards such as Walking Ballista, Karn, Scion of Urza, or Teferi, Hero of Dominaria. For sure you can play something without those cards in it, but if you’re like me, competing with the best decks is what you want to do, and not having those cards, so far in the current Standard is not the best way to win consistently. Modern is even more pricey, and as you go further back, formats like Legacy and Vintage seem impossible to buy in to for the budget minded, even if they are much cheaper than their paper counterparts.
That leaves us with Player Run Event formats, stuff like Tribal or Heirloom, which are not ideal for me or my playstyle. After that, we are left with Pauper. It’s supported with tournaments by Wizards of the Coast on MTGO, and we have league play options, so whenever I am rebuilding my account, which seems to be more often than not, I always start with with a twenty ticket deck and go from there.
Speaking of a twenty ticket deck that I am rebuilding my MTGO account with, here is Inside Out Combo!
Tireless Tribe has been in a combo deck before. When Extended was a format, the little creature from Odyssey was a bit player in other decks. It was a discard outlet for Ichorid based decks. It was played in some versions of life as an extra copy of Task Force when used with Daru Sanctifier, and in Standard it was a Madness outlet in GW Aggro, during a time when people just didn’t know that UG Madness was the way to go. In this deck it is the win condition. You do that by discarding cards from your hand, activating it and making it have the kind of butt that Sir Mix A Lot would be incapable of telling lies about. When that is done, you typically cast a spell like Shadow Rift, to make the creature unblockable, and then cast Inside Out, switching the cards power and toughness, dealing a ton of damage in the process. The deck is built like a typical combo deck. You have the win conditions and then a ton of card draw and filtering which builds in to finding the pieces that are missing from the deck. On top of the redundancy that Gush, Brainstorm, Preordain, Ponder, Augur of Bolas and Gitaxian Probe offer, we have protection for the combo in Dispel and Circular Logic, countering the things that could keep you from winning. Dizzy Spell adds a bit more redundancy through the Transmute ability, and Gigadrowse gives us a bit more protection, either tapping mana down, or tapping potential blockers in case you can’t find Shadow Rift.
This deck is a lot of fun to play, and super simple to pilot, if you’re looking in to Pauper, and want something a lot more unique then a Delver deck, you for sure have to try out this fun combo deck!
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