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When Arborback Stomper enters the battlefield, you gain 5 life.
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Arborback Stomper Discussion
3 weeks 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
1 month ago
I like the effort in going for Mono-Green Biggos! If you went 0-2 against Mono Red, then it's an easy fix just adding some green lifegain. Arborback Stomper and Life Goes On are the most enticing options. I would choose Goes On though, as it is the cheaper option.
1 month ago
I am 150% for gimmicks and I have wanted to make an Investigation deck for a while. However, you don't need to play bad cards just to feed your gimmick. I am talking primarily about Jace's Scrutiny, Warriors' Lesson, and some that don't fit your theme like Arborback Stomper or Rishkar's Expertise (a good card, but not well used in this deck), or Tezzeret's Ambition, trade those out for more copies of Tireless Tracker or more control, like Press for Answers or Daring Sleuth Flip. Sorry for a long comment, have a nice day!
2 months ago
I have a Skyship Plunderer that adds one of each counter type to a target permanent of my choice when he hits a player, if I have an Arborback Stomper with a +1+1 counter on it and a +5+5 counter from another spell, do I add a +1+1 and a +5+5 or do i ave to add only a +1+1 onto it, similarly if I add a +1+1 counter til end of turn on a creature, attack with plunderer then target the card with +1+1 does that copied "+1+1 until end of turn" counter stay as a permanent +1+1 counter or does it also only exist until end of turn?? Sorry new to this ability and it tarted a heated discussion in my group
2 months ago
I'm with Disciple_of_Doran on this. Playing Green would allow you to ramp more effectively and curve more effectively. Leatherback Baloth may not have the same impact on the board as Eater of Days, but it also doesn't force you to take two turns' worth of damage to the face, and you can get it off on Turn 2. Turn 3 could be Adaptive Snapjaw, Arbor Colossus, Arborback Stomper or even other cards that don't start with "A"; or you could spend everything ramping and drop your Ulamog's Crusher on Turn 4. I guess it's not as flavorful, since we aren't talking "Very Large Creatures With Tentacles," but it'd sure be smoother to play.
2 months ago
Without really glancing at your list, Nissa's Revelation Nissa's Renewal Arborback Stomper Pelakka Wurm Stream of Life this one is great with your commanders ability since x will get copied as what you cast it for. Example you cast Stream of Life for 9 plus one green. You copy it with your general. You gain 18!
3 months ago
For Natural State your only real option is Appetite for the Unnatural, for Lambholt Pacifist maybe something like Rishkar, Peema Renegade or Bitterblade Warrior, and then Nissa, Voice of Zendikar for Arborback Stomper, of course not knowing the Ixalan cards the options are limited.
3 months ago
I feel like maybe you were approaching sultai wrong? I feel like a really toolbox-y variant with Strategic Plannings and Oath of Jaces instead of milling the top of your deck (Mindwrack Demon) or discarding from hand (Collective Brutality) works well. Pros for adding green include life-gain (Arborback Stomper), board clogging (Ishkanah, Grafwidow), and mana-fixing/creature tutor (Traverse the Ulvenwald).
As far as being better against the meta, main-boarding those Yahenni's Expertises you have and adding Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet might be good. Also Razaketh, the Foulblooded seems better than some of the eldrazi because it offers evasion and loops with Ever After+ etb triggers.