Taking A Closer Look At Pauper RUG Tron

urzas tower

Pauper has become quite the format on Magic Online once again thanks to the re-introduction of league play. Today I wanted to quickly look over one of the popular decks currently being played in the format. In paper form, these decks tend to be on the very affordable side of the spectrum. However, because some of these cards have seen limited print runs online, they can be somewhat expensive digitally.


Right now, let’s take a look at RUG Tron:


Main board

4 Fangren Marauder
4 Mulldrifter
4 Sea Gate Oracle
1 Ulamog’s Crusher
4 Ancient Stirrings
2 Rolling Thunder
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Chromatic Sphere
4 Chromatic Star
4 Expedition Map
4 Prismatic Lens
4 Prophetic Prism
4 Haunted Fengraf
1 Shimmering Grotto
4 Urza’s Mine
4 Urza’s Power Plant
4 Urza’s Tower


Side board
3 Circle of Protection: Green
3 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Doom Blade
3 Earth Rift
4 Rest for the Weary


I haven’t played this deck, but I have gone up against it. And it’s quite the deck. Now, the deck I played against online was a mono green version, but I couldn’t find the exact list. However, it didn’t differ much from this list besides the fact that it didn’t play blue or red. This list is still just as good and I still would have been smashed by this deck.




The mono green deck I played against replaced Sea Gate Oracle with Fierce Empath to tutor for the big creatures in the deck. It also replaces Mulldrifter with Maul Splicer for some scary synergy and more creatures to beat you with.


It looks like a very fun deck to play. You get to cast some ridiculously big creatures during turns you normally wouldn’t. However, it’s biggest weakness is against counter spells. It can only say okay to them and shrug it’s shoulders. So if you play against a deck like Mono Blue Delver, just play your spells. You can try to wait for an opening, but thanks to spells like Cloud of Faeries, Snap, and Spellstutter Sprite, they can have quite the number of resources available to them.


Well that’s it for now. See you all next time…