Tuesday Night Takeover

Gallant Pie-Wielder Voltron Tokens Pauper EDH

“Dessert is Mandatory!”

Art:Gallant Pie-Wielder by Matt Forsyth

Gallant Pie-Wielder is a super sweet card from Wilds of Eldraine who is a really sweet Pauper EDH commander, while Voltron is the natural path to build him, Since we want to trigger him every turn we have we have a token package as well which is also a very viable win condition. This hybrid style of deck allows us to play focused and whether we focus on hybrid between the packages or focus specifically on one this deck is really strong and a ton of fun to play! Without further adieu lets get it!

The Deck:

Gallant Pie-Wielder Voltron Tokens!

Commander (1)
Gallant Pie-Wielder

Creatures (28)
Cliffside Lookout
Doomed Traveler
Dragon’s Eye Sentry
Hunted Witness
Thraben Inspector
Cathar Commando
Dawnbringer Cleric
Kor Skyfisher
Spirited Companion
Suture Priest
Whitemane Lion
Attended Knight
Desperate Sentry
Inspiring Overseer
Ironclad Slayer
Militant Inquisitor
Militia Bugler
Pilgrim’s Eye
Priest of Ancient Lore
Sandsteppe Outcast
Seller of Songbirds
Village Bell-Ringer
Gallant Cavalry
Irregular Cohort
Squad Captain
Razor Golem
Soul of Migration

Spells (21)
Defiant Strike
Aura Blast
Break of Day
Dauntless Unity
Gather the Townsfolk
Raise the Alarm
Generous Gift
Guardians’ Pledge
Marshaling Cry
Prismatic Strands
Queen’s Commission
Riot Control
Rootborn Defenses
Sworn Companions
Your Temple Is Under Attack
Battle Screech
Call the Cavalry
Silverflame Ritual
Spectral Reserves
Triplicate Spirits

Artifacts (14)
Accorder’s Shield
Bone Saw
Cathar’s Shield
Bladed Bracers
Golem-Skin Gauntlets
Slagwurm Armor
Delver’s Torch
Executioner’s Hood
Greatsword of Tyr
Jousting Lance
Marble Diamond
Quick-Draw Dagger
Whispersilk Cloak

Enchantments (3)
Cartouche of Solidarity
Omen of the Sun
Lands (33)
Evolving Wilds
Idyllic Grange
27 Plains
Secluded Steppe
Sejiri Steppe
Terramorphic Expanse
The Fair Basilica

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Why Gallant Pie-Wielder?

Gallant Pie-Wielder can have a really big role in the deck no matter what strategy we go with, the voltron path more directly involves Pie-Wielder but he can still be very effective if we are going down the token route or using a combination of both strategies! Giving Pie-Wielder double strike is a great way to get commander damage swings in especially when we have him equipped!

Deck Overview:

This section contains information about cards in the deck and how they function within the deck!


Cathar Commando is just a really efficient creature that is super strong and is also a great 2/2 for two! Doomed Traveler and Hunted Witness are both great cards that can come down super early and make a token when they leave its a real win-win. Tokens are the name of the game, at least halfway so cards like Gallant Cavalry and Irregular Cohort are both really good token producers! We also have some larger creatures to help end games like Soul of Migration who is great evoked or early and gives us tokens which is always a win! Razor Golem may cost six but we will never pay 6 and can cast him pretty early! We also have some late-game mana dumps like Cliffside Lookout which in the late-game we can usually pump it 1-2 times a turn!


We are in Mono-White so drawing cards has always been a weak spot for us so we have a lot of cards that do stuff and draw cards, one of the best examples of this is Aura Blast. Defiant Strike is another great card that draws us a card as well. Break of Day is a great card that we can use both offensively and defensively whether we are buffing or protecting this card is sweet! Dauntless Unity is a card that is not hard to kick and other great way to use our strength in numbers strategy. Our absolute best buff is Guardians' PledgeGenerous Gift is just a great efficient removal spell!


Our sorcery package is where a ton of our token production comes in with cards like Battle Screech, Call the Cavalry and Triplicate Spirits which are all great cards that trigger Pie-Wielder and generate a bunch of tokens! We also have Silverflame Ritual is a great way to buff up our creatures and give them vigilance perfect when combined with some of our other buffs! Marshaling Cry is a really great buff as well that we can flashback or cycle!


Our artifact package and the equipment’s we chose focus on two things, cheap artifacts since we can trigger Pie-Wielder and ways to buff up one of our creatures or most often Pie-Wielder with stats! Cathar's Shield, Bone Saw and Accorder's Shield are all great ways to buff up Pie-Wielder or if we are focusing more on tokens really good on any creature! Arguably the best equipment in our deck is either Jousting Lance or Greatsword of Tyr which are both equipment’s that can buff up a creature and honestly get out of hand pretty quickly!


Cartouche of Solidarity is a great way to make a token and buff up a creature this is a huge win for one mana and this itself can trigger Gallant Pie-Wielder! Omen of the Sun is is a great card that can trigger Pie-Wielder and can help with the token strategy as well! Pacifism is for any pesky creature our opponent has, great for huge attackers!

Land Base:

Very simple land base, with of course the auto include cycling lands and march of the machine draw cycle lands. We also have Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds which are both great ways to grab some lands and get a shuffle of the deck. Our land base is very simple but we are mono-white so there is no need for any kind of complexity we are only 33 lands since we have a pretty low overall cost and in testing this was the most effective number!

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Hybrid Strategy we can adapt into or out of
  • Crazy amount of creature production
  • Can easily activate Pie-Wielder nearly every turn

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Not a ton of interaction
  • Weak to creature hate
  • Weak to artifact hate

Deck Stats:

Sample Hands:

Main Win Conditions:

We are a hybrid deck so we can either win through tokens of killing opponents with Gallant Pie-Wielder and commander damage, both are pretty easy to assemble and both strategies help each other in the ultimate goal of winning the game! There are no infinite loops or combos in the deck and we just want to either make our creatures big our overwhelm our opponents with sheer numbers!


In conclusion Gallant Pie-Wielder is the perfect for a hybrid token / voltron strategy and is really a great piece if we commit to either path or we chose to commit to one specific paths. As always being in Mono-White has some drawbacks but these are outshined by all of the positives! Hope you enjoyed this article, dont forget you can always request a commander on our twitter or discord! Thanks for reading to the end and for all of WOE Week!