Pauper Mill

by Ace6990 on 09 October 2019

Main Deck (60 cards)

Creatures (17)

Sorceries (4)

Enchantments (4)

Land (20)

Sideboard (41 cards)

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Deck Description

I'm also putting in non-common cards on the sideboard for non-pauper formats

Deck Tags

  • Mill
  • Pauper
  • Mono Blue
  • counterspell
  • opt
  • Ponder

Deck at a Glance

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Mana Curve

Mana Symbol Occurrence


Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Not Legal in Modern
  • Not Legal in Vintage
  • Not Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Pauper Mill

I liked your deck, so you are now in deep debt to me and owe me lots and lots of favors.

You can pay of this horrible amount of debt by answering one question as truthfully as possible

Would you like to learn how to find the perfect number of petitioners for any mill-deck ?

Knowing how to find that number will enable you to exploit that card in full.

I run projects like that constantly and is willing to share the way in general, and I am a fan of mill so I might end up doing myself a favor.

Once you know the perfect number you can start working on what the rest of the deck should contain

Posted 09 October 2019 at 17:10


Teach me lol I haven't ordered this deck yet so I haven't seen it in practice but my theories seem sound lol

Posted 11 October 2019 at 23:04


Okay, you start out with 60 sleeves and 60 land in them, then you RIP or cut pages of paper until you have 60 paper strips.

That will be your statistical engine.

You will also need a deck that is the best in the meta to kill and/or counter creatures.
That will your testdeck.

Now start to play games, preferably with a friend playing with the testdeck.

Each time you want to use a land just put a sign for land on a strip (an l can do it) only play lands when it is necessary.

Each time you want to play a strip as if it was a petitioner write a p on the strip

When you no longer need to play lands write an e on a strip marked as a land. E stands for excessive.

When you win with the petitioners all the strips that are petitioners that was excessive in play or in the hand must be marked with an e.

Once a card has a total of 5 positive Mark's than there's e-marks on them take the strip out and write what card it has finally become, then reinsert it and continue thr tests until all strips have a fate.

During all of this the process will work out the perfect number of lands petitioners and excessive cards.

Then you got all the excessive cards to fill out as you please.

The process will take about 6 hours.

I use a more advanced of this process to build my decks for me. Go take a look at my 93/94 core 2 to get an idea of how powerful this is as a tool.

Posted 12 October 2019 at 05:35


I can't tell if you are a genius or insane. But plus 1.

Posted 12 October 2019 at 05:42


I'm asperger's so that will be both.
If you don't know what aspergers are, just think of that angry climate girl , she's asperger too.

And just to avoid mistakes, it's the esper 93/94 that was built by paper strips and evolution. I suggest cards for the process, but it decides what's kept or cut from the deck, so the deck is actually built by evolution. I used to use computer simulations, but then I had a bright idea.

Posted 12 October 2019 at 06:43


What about Intruder Alarm (Stronghold version) to make double use of Persistent Petitioners?

Posted 12 October 2019 at 10:53


Not a bad idea.
Concordant crossroad might also be something, and has a shared past with intruder alarm. Another option might be living end or similar revival of past petitioners. The major key to unlocking the decks potential seems to me to include haste.

Mass hysteria might be an easy pick, and if you go with the concept of using the graveyard somehow there is anger.

A total spinoff may be that green card that allows you to target a creature in play which allows you to search for all copies of that card in your deck and play them for free. Anyone knows the name of it?

Posted 12 October 2019 at 15:09


I just tested the deck against some non pauper decks tonight cuz my buddy hasn't got all his pauper cards in the mail yet. It ran pretty good but seemed a little slow and weak against flying so I added four of the Kasminas to help with troublesome creatures that get past my counterspells. I'm feeling really good about the deck at this point and can't wait to test it on some pauper decks.

Posted 24 October 2019 at 04:54


Omg?!?! And I just realized that there is no restricted list in pauper and that I can have a playset of ponders in the deck!!! Come to Papa!!! Lol

Posted 24 October 2019 at 05:28


Such wonder

Posted 24 October 2019 at 16:22