Creature — Beast
When Arboreal Grazer enters the battlefield, you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Arboreal Grazer Discussion
6 days ago
The CMC of the deck is really high, how about Growth Spiral to help you ramp out? Alseid of Life's Bounty can also really help to protect your combo, but dies to Shatter the Sky (although it can keep your Champion alive through the wipe if you choose to sac it that way...). Grafdigger's Cage might be worthy of sideboard.
2 weeks ago
show me a top 8 deck from a GP that uses Baneslayer Angel.
Elder Gargaroth is a mythic. its SUPPOSED to be powerful. big creatures is what green does best. this should come as no surprise. its perfectly balanced for a green mythic with no protection.
3 weeks ago
GoblinElectromancer, I was using Rampant Growth but I changed it for Explore cause it was slow and cause the latter has a better synergy with Gatecreeper Vine. The elves, birds, prism, hierarch give me more mana, but I need more lands. Sakura-Tribe Elder,Sakura-Tribe Scout, Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Arboreal Grazer are good and I already considered them. The problem is that I would need more cards that put lands in my hand. That would be a lot of slots and I don't really know what cards to remove to make space.
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
So, you probably want to look at standard fires decks to get some ideas on the best ways to play fires. Those decks tend to be Jeskai or 4 color (no black). Both decks uses removal spells like Bonecrusher Giant and Scorching Dragonfire to gain time until casting fires, and the 4 color decks run uro and arboreal grazer to land ramp earlier. They then run color intensive cards like Kenrith, the Returned King and Cavalier of Flame to take advantage of fires, plus a good amount of card draw to consistently double spell for a few turns with fires out.
Given that, you probably want to adjust a few things. 1, assuming you're staying base green, more land ramp is probably your best bet. Arboreal Grazer, Search for Tomorrow, and plenty of other cards from Titanshift like decks let you play fires early and use it to its fullest, unlike something like Arbor Elf. You can run some removal like Lightning Bolt to help get there, but you have to keep in mind that you are going to be using most of your early mana to ramp and you won't be able to cast the lightning bolt at instant speed after you play fires. 2, be more ambitious with your payoffs. Cavalier of Flame and Kenrith, the Returned King are both color intensive mana sinks. You don't have to run those specific cards, but look for cards in the 5-6 mana range that have color intensive requirements and/or activated abilities that require mana. 3, have some way to get more cards. If you spend all your cards ramping into fires and playing lands, you may just play 1 or 2 spells before you run out of steam. I'd recommend Primal Command, possibly in conjunction with Eternal Witness. Tooth and Nail may be another option to explore.
Like the deck.
4 weeks ago
I was driven to comment because I am in love with this idea, Song/Bobo/Rielle looks like tons of fun. I am writing this mostly to lay down my thoughts about how I would make my own version, and if you disagree with any of my points of course ignore me and play whatever cards you want.
As an experienced Yorion player I have some suggestions for tweaks, beginning with the inconsistency of 80 card decks and how to make them reliable. 32 lands is not enough, especially with the land synergies you have here. There are a few cards that, while powerful, don't necessarily line up with the strategy. Sad to say, Field of the Dead is banned in pioneer, so I'll start with those ideas.
-1 Field of the Dead, -2 Questing Beast, - 4 Gallia of the Endless Dance, +2 Breeding Pool, +2 Ketria Triome, +1 Blast Zone, +1 Borborygmos Enraged, +1 Rielle, the Everwise. Gallia is good and has discard synergy, but requires one drop creatures to actually begin triggering in any reasonable amount of time, and our early game is better spent setting up for the silliness later. This puts us at 36 lands, but I think 38 is where we want to be.
Cavalier is powerful and aggressive AF, but not something we want to see all the time. -1 Cavalier of Flame, +1 Sheltered Thicket, -1 Temple of Epiphany, +1 Lotus Field (don't want to miss out on squeezing this amazing land in somewhere). that's 37.
Unfortunately, while he is adorable, Buccaneer is an objectively bad magical card. Luckily, there is another 3 drop 2/4 who loves lands. The switch is synergistic and keeps to curve, -4 Glint-Horn Buccaneer, +4 Courser of Kruphix.
The next point is that Song is its own engine, that its downside is large, and that Rielle terminates the drawback of being without a hand during our opponent's turns. The adventure creatures are also neat in this regard; they dodge the discard. With that in mind, Ox could be cut. If we control Rielle and Song, we want the first thing we discard to be Song's trigger after we've drawn cards with Uro, who will be hogging our graveyard anyway. Benthic gets the boot, we want to play lands from anywhere. -3 Ox of Agonas, -3 Benthic Biomancer, +1 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, +4 Ramunap Excavator, +1 Sheltered Thicket. In my opinion, this is the correct amount of lands.
The new list aggressively loots and ramps for Bobo, as well as Judgment, all while threatening our opponent with a 6/6 that never dies and an annoying 5/1 fearie with with flying, first strike, and trample. If only I could have this in Arena.
1 month ago
With Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Arboreal Grazer and Growth Spiral, you want a TON of lands as they do basically nothing, if you can't play an extra land with them. Looking at most decks like this in both Standard and Pioneer, they usually play around 28 lands. I know it feels like a LOT, but you'd rather have too many than too few with that many effects, that put them into play from your hand.
Satyr Wayfinder seems like a great fit. He mills for your Uro and keeps your hand filled with lands. This way you might not have to add more either.
While Collected Company is a fun idea, I don't think it fits the deck. It's a tempo card that wants to, ideally, put two 3-drops into play. It can help you ramp, if you hit the right cards and have extra lands in hand, but most of the creatures aren't great hits for it and I think there will be a little too many feel-bad moments. I could very well be wrong though. Other (possibly) more consistent ramp options could be: Cavalier of Thorns (huge body, mills for Uro and ramps + selection from yard), Nissa's Pilgrimage (both puts one land into play AND your hand), Hour of Promise (makes blockers on top of 2 lands), Wolfwillow Haven (earlier ramp), Elvish Rejuvenator (a body and a land) and possibly many more.
Love the hell out of Tireless Tracker, nice one!
1 month ago
It's almost unthinkable to imagine a deck that could competitively run more lands than non lands. But with Uro, Arboreal Grazer, Growth Spiral, and now azusa needing spare lands in hand to be effective, triomes that can be cycled away in the late game if topdecked, and companions that can be played once you're out of spells, I can see some players experimenting with unusual numbers of lands in simic or bant ramp. What do you guys think?