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When Arborback Stomper enters the battlefield, you gain 5 life.
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Arborback Stomper Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
Yeah my bro gave me this deck the way it was and now I'm trying to work with it. I love ETB effects and I usually only play against 1-2 other players. So the deck needs to be fast. I feel like I could get some better ETB cards and also some better cards that allow me to trigger them more often. Sorry I'm not more specific I don't know that much about magic. My nephew just gave me Arborback Stomper and Elvish Visionary. I took out Azami, Lady of Scrolls and Bane of Progress.
1 month ago
What's very easy to obtain are Woodland Streams at about <0.01$ a piece. Since your deck doesn't have any one-drops, your first turn is always doing nothing. Now, with Woodland Stream you can get both colors and still keep your pace.
Also, if it's not too much for you, Deeproot Elite seems pretty strong in this deck b/c a lot of your creatures are Merfolk. If you can't obtain them thats ok, b/c Merfolk Mistbinder can also serve in it's place.
Riddleform doesn't seem too strong in this build. All of your spells are either sorcery-speed targeting your own guys, which you can't do with Riddleform, or Instants that are made to be cast on your opponents turn and not your own. I would probably replace it with either Silvergill Adept if you're going towards Merfolk or maybe Treasure Map Flip.
Take out Garruk's Horde. There are much better replacements for it such as Scaled Behemoth or another Arborback Stomper. 7 mana is just too much for something that gets targeted by all control-like removal (Vraska's Contempt, Cast Out, etc,)
Other than that, good luck on this budget deck! My brother always says to me: "Make a deck that you can be proud of, not a super-budget deck that MIGHT go 3-1" and I respond with "You just don't get it do you. Money doesn't grow on trees or bushes!"
I am a big fan of budget decks!
1 month ago
Liliana's Specter is annoying when hit with constant recursion. Pelakka Wurm and Arborback Stomper are good for some life gain. Elvish Visionary Masked Admirers Phyrexian Rager Phyrexian Gargantua all let you draw. Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist all give you some bleed effects and may come in handy too.
2 months ago
Hi IzzetMtG thanks for the comment and suggestions!
Ripjaw Raptor can be tested.. it pairs very well with Rhonas but in that shell there are Bristling Hydras for now that pair with the god AND with the tasty snakes..
It don't comes very often but when you put down Rhonas and then Kefnet you feel the game is yours :DAnyway the list change every week.. with the last change i removed a pair of cantrips for a stronger creature count and to maximize the chance to activate the gods.
I assure you that Kefnet has won me a lot of games and provided me card advantage several times.. is good against midrange and mostly control decks. The only drawback is vs aggro decks but the plan there is to switch them with Deathgorge Scavengers.
Thanks to remind me of Arborback Stomper! If my local metagame changes to aggro-mode i'll put 1x in sideboard for sure!
2 months ago
Dig it! Love me some Sultai value. I agree with lords2001 about Ripjaw Raptor likely being stronger than Kefnet the Mindful (though I suppose that ruins the flavor of the name of the deck some xD). If you need something to help stabilize against aggro, Arborback Stomper is a sweet option that dodges most burn spells from red decks. Anyway, sweet deck!
2 months ago
Okay. So. First things first. The deck isn't standard Its modern due to some of the older cards. Lol.
But in a general sense if you want a good deck or at least a winning deck then you need to find one or two cards that do something you like and build to play around whatever that thing is.
So lets say that Arborback Stomper is your favorite card. And you love that life gain and the big power and toughness on it. What you could do is try to find a theme that would benefit you most in the life gain sense.
You could attempt to build a combination that will play the most to the extra life you have. If I was doing it then I would choose a few black cards that give me a bonus if I pay life for an ability. Something like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner that you can pay 1 life and energy to draw a card with, or Live Fast is actually pretty good. Or if you want to just build a big life total you could try Wildgrowth Walker with some exploring creatures like Merfolk Branchwalker or Dire Fleet Interloper. (A more expensive version is Deadeye Tracker but I gave you the cheaper one as an option first)
Once you discover a combo you like using the mechanic or card you liked originally, then you can get closer to a winning deck. It will help you find more cards that fit your over all game plan.
The next step is creating a win condition. You should have a dependable way of reducing your opponent to 0 within a reasonable time frame. So if your idea is "Make my creatures big and then Trample through" then you need creatures that are big and some with trample and ways of protecting them until you can attack with them. In this case its safe to assume you could build Wildgrowth Walker up to a strong Power and then play a card like Crash the Ramparts as a combat trick to push your trample damage over onto your opponent.
Get a list that you like and trim it down or fill it in as needed to get a complete deck list and play test it against another deck. Don't try it out against a very competitive deck. Try it against something like one of the Planeswalker starter decks. And work out what works and what doesn't.
I'm sorry for the book length comment but I hope it helps you out! Good luck!
3 months ago
First match, was a red-green dinosaur home-brew deck. It was very easy. He is a friend of mine and I had told him to make it an enrage deck. He didn't listen to me. He has all the good creatures in(Carnage Tyrant Regisaur Alpha etc.), Yet the synergies are non existent.
Second match, was an Approach of the Second Sun deck. First game , I won him with my flyers. I went 2-1 first game was easy for him. I lost the tempo plays and a land drop. As soon as I hit the board with a Sphinx of Magosi , he had already cast one approach and had another one in . He had many removals too. The three mana removals were just perfect for him. (Skywhaler's Shot Farm / Market) . Second game , turn three I already had three creatures on the field and he missed a land drop. He scooped. Last game, it was close. I was attacking with my creatures , trying to make him concede.he then casts an approach. He gains seven life, getting back to 10. Game over I thought. He then conceded, cause she hadn't had any removals in hand AND not another approach. It was weird, buuut I wouldn't care less. I was just happy I beat a 700$ deck with a welcome deck.(he is a dick, that pimps out every deck of his. If it isn't foil, it won't fit in his decks. imagine when a welcome deck 2017 kicks your ass :p )
Third match, was a pain in the ass ramunap red. I knew I would face a deck like this, that's why I have many small creatures. First game , I was blocking with everything I had (if I could) . I mean, those Earthshaker Khenras are nut busting. He dropped two and by turn 4, I was at 10ish. That's when I hit him hard . Turn 4 I hit the field with an Arborback Stomper . I gain 5 life, I pass. Fifth round, he attacks with everything. I block a ragavan token, I kill a khenra with a 3/2 Merfolk Branchwalker and he passes... Turn five, I draw a Nature's Way . Sixth Sense on a flying Stealer of Secrets, swing in for 8, draw two cards. One is a Rabid Bite . I cast it .he now has 1 creature left, while I have 3 on board. He conceded. Second game, she goes 0-60 in no time. I lost and didn't even realise how she got me so fast. Game three, was a fun one. I Mulligan to six. I keep all the possible removal and two small creatures. She gets me to fourteen life, when I start to hit her field. It was over pretty soon.
Last game, I play with a Baral control. I couldn't do shit. Search for Azcanta Flip, in combination with Torrential Gearhulks and River's Rebuke kicked my arse. I would care less though. :) Next time, I will raise the stakes with my sideboard games :D