Tuesday Night Takeover

Obyra, Dreaming Duelist Faeries Pauper EDH

“Wherever you go, whatever life throws at you, in Eldraine, the stars in the sky will always have a place for you.”

Art:Obyra, Dreaming Duelist by Evyn Fong

Obyra is a brand new commander who is super sweet for Pauper EDH, while Faeries have always exsisted in PDH Obyra is a really great and new option that can be a great and refreshing build for the faeries players! Obyra is a really fun midrange creature deck with a lean towards control since we have a decent amount of counterspells, not enough to stop the Izzet players of the world but enough to resolve key permanents! This deck is so much fun and Faeries is such a cool creature type, without further adieu lets get it!

The Deck:

Obyra, Dreaming Duelist Faeries!

Commander (1)
Obyra, Dreaming Duelist

Creatures (29)
Eye Collector
Nightshade Stinger
Snaremaster Sprite
Zephyr Sprite
Barrow Naughty
Briarberry Cohort
Cloud of Faeries
Creeping Bloodsucker
Faerie Duelist
Silvergill Douser
Spellstutter Sprite
Dewdrop Spy
Dream Thief
Guildpact Informant
Mocking Sprite
Oko’s Accomplices
Thieving Sprite
Thornwind Faeries
Tome Raider
Warden of Evos Isle
Winter Eladrin
Dreamspoiler Witches
Fencer Clique
Final-Sting Faerie
Sentinels of Glen Elendra
Stingblade Assassin
Faerie Invaders
Obyra’s Attendants

Spells (27)
Arcane Denial
Cast Down
Death Denied
Doom Blade
Essence Scatter
Feed the Swarm
Logic Knot
Spell Stutter
You Come to a River
Didn’t Say Please
Faerie Trickery
Keep Watch
Winged Words
Distant Melody
Gust of Wind
Forceful Denial
Into the Fae Court
Lorien Revealed
Violet Pall

Artifacts (3)
Arcane Signet
Dimir Signet
Bonder’s Ornament

Enchantments (5)
Tortured Existence
Dogged Pursuit
Helm of the Ghastlord
Lands (35)
Barren Moor
Bojuka Bog
Command Tower
Contaminated Aquifer
Dismal Backwater
Halimar Depths
12 Island
Lonely Sandbar
Mistvault Bridge
Mortuary Mire
Mystic Sanctuary
Path of Ancestry
Polluted Mire
Sea Gate
Submerged Boneyard
Waterfront District

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Why Obyra, Dreaming Duelist?

The main reason that we chose Obyra is how well they interact with faeries, being able to passively deal damage with Faeries is a super strong attribute that can easily swing the game in our favor! Obyra can also come down super early and with flash to be a great blocker in a pinch. Only costing UB we can bring her down pretty early and have a big impact on nearly the entire game!

Deck Overview:

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


Well I’m sure this will come as no surprise but our creatures package has a lot of Faeries in it! We have faeries of various mana costs but one thing that is pretty unanimous between them is that they all fly! This natural evasion helps an absolute ton since we can often just go over the top on our opponents and get some small chip damage in, this adds up heavily over time and can be a real contributor to ending the game when combined with our other effects!

Some of the best faeries in our deck include Cloud of Faeries which is basically free and can be cycled for a card if needed, also a decent flying attacker! Dreamspoiler Witches is another really sweet faerie that allows us to get the benefit of hurting our opponents creatures when we cast spells on there turn, which is honestly pretty often! Fencer Clique is a really good card that allows us to have a decent attacker and blocker and a one mana ability to protect her! Silvergill Douser is not a faerie by type but allows us to really limit some key creatures our opponents have and limit them in combat, super strong card that is very worth putting in the deck! Since we are a faerie deck a card like Spellstutter Sprite is a really crazy card that we can use to counter really any spell our opponents try to cast!


We are a Dimir Deck so of course we have a bunch of counterspells, the best counter in our deck is Spell Stutter since it cares about the number of faeries we have we can easily counter a huge spell from our opponents, great against X spells! Other than that we of course have classics like Counterspell, Essence Scatter and Logic Knot! One of my favorite instants in the deck is Keep Watch whether we use this on our turn or our opponents turn this is a great way to draw a bunch of cards! Another cool card that cares about Faeries is Peppersmoke which is a great way to draw a card or kill a token or a small creature an opponent has! Violet Pall is expensive at five mana but we get to destroy a creature and get a faerie out of the deal! The last instant I want to highlight is Death Denied which is a great card to recover our faeries after a board wipe or a bad combat step!


We are a blue deck so of course we are going to draw a bunch of cards Into the Fae Court and Lórien Revealed are both great 5 mana draw spells! Distant Melody is a really crazy draw spell that allows us to draw a crazy amount of cards for only 4 mana! Ponder and Preordain are both great draw spells, our sorcery package has a ton of ways to draw cards and keep the fun going!


Our artifact package is full of pretty much nothing but mana, with staples like Dimir Signet, Arcane Signet and Bonder's Ornament. Both of our signets are pretty self explanatory but Bonders is a great card that lets us draw more which we will never say no to!


We have a pretty some sweet enchantments one of my favorites is Dogged Pursuit which is a great way to deal some extra damage! Helm of the Ghastlord is a great card to put on Obyra. Tortured Existence is a great way to get some of our key creatures back and continuously trigger Obyra. Oubliette is a really great pauper removal spell that is just a classic and pretty much an auto-include in any pauper EDH deck that runs black! Phyresis is a really great way to get some infect in and easily kill our opponents, this is especially good when put onto Obyra!

Land Base:

Overall pretty simple two color land base, there are no real surprising or shocking inclusions here, just a bunch of Dimir duals and the cycling lands in case we get flooded since we have a pretty low mana cost and while we can draw a ton of cards its always nice to get some card draw value out of a land!

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Almost all of our creatures fly making us evasive
  • Strong counterspell package
  • Powerful Midrange Strategy

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Deck is noticeably worse without Obyra out
  • Weak to spellslinger decks, we have a decent counterspell package but cant win huge counterwars
  • Can be hard to end games super quick since most of our creatures are evasive but small

Deck Stats:

Sample Hands:

Main Win Conditions:

There are no infinite combos or loops in the deck our main damage source is Obyra’s trigger which is a great way to damage each of our opponents and besides that we are a traditional combat deck, we are aided by the fact that nearly all of our creatures and commander all have flying so we are naturally evasive!


In conclusion Obyra is a really fun Faerie commander, whether you play in Pauper EDH or regular EDH she can come down early and continuously make an impact and help to whittle down our opponents and end games! Obyra is a super fun deck that is an interesting take and plays like a Dimir Midrange deck! Hope you enjoyed this article, and are enjoying WOE week so far! Dont forget you can always request a commander on our twitter or discord for any of our formats!