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Archetype of Endurance
Enchantment Creature — Boar
Creatures you control have hexproof.
Creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and can't have or gain hexproof.
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Archetype of Endurance Discussion
1 week ago
Looks great! The only suggestion that I have for the deck is cutting a land for Sol Ring. Also some cards to consider:
Hope these suggestions help, and draw well!
2 weeks ago
Hope they continue to enjoy Magic!
EDH can be a little intense at first, because so many different cards come at you all at once.
2 weeks ago
I'm not sure I'd classify this as burn, and moreover, I'm not sure that I'd want to mix ramp and burn in the first place. Because burn tends to want to close out the game as quickly as possible with an onslaught of spells and ramp tends to want to accelerate to bombs as quickly as possible, the potential for interference between the strategies is high. Every turn you spend burning your opponent is a turn you didn't spend ramping, and vice versa. Given the list you have, I'd focus on the ramp. Goblin Shortcutter, Skitter of Lizards, and Akoum Firebird are aggressive plays that could probably be stronger as additional ramp consistency. Lightning Bolt is the only aggressive card that might have merit as a splash due to its flexibility.
Furthermore, it may be worth dropping red altogether. Soulbright Flamekin and Vessel of Volatility pack a punch, but the preponderance of red mana makes it difficult to cast a bomb like Pelakka Wurm. Unless you intend to include only red and colorless beaters, I see the red-centric strategy posing a serious risk to the game-plan. There are some advantages to red, I will admit. If you run a large suite of mana dorks like Cobra hinted at, Xenagos, the Reveler becomes a very strong follow-up play. Some of my favorite dorks in Gruul are Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Garruk Wildspeaker, Magus of the Candelabra, and Burning-Tree Emissary. These cards work well with multi-mana sources: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Gruul Turf, Utopia Sprawl, and so on. I also appreciate that red gives access to solid haste options, although I'm not certain Goblin War Paint is the strongest of said options. I've personally been using Cyclops of Eternal Fury since he, like most bombs, can be fetched by a Fierce Empath. Xenagos, God of Revels is also really strong off of Tooth and Nail. Finally, there's always R/G's classic strategy of building up serious mana just to Banefire your opponent to death.
Back on the green side of things, I would recommend having a few more big plays at your disposal. It's pretty common for ramp to have bombs countered, so unless you are rocking a set of Vexing Shusher, having a little redundancy could be a big help. When I'm not making use of the original eldrazi titans, I like using Primeval Titan, Regal Force, Engulfing Slagwurm, Worldspine Wurm, Pathbreaker Ibex, and Archetype of Endurance. Primal Surge and Genesis Wave are also a joy to play. Anyway, those are just some of my musings on ramp after years of my own homebrewing. Staying in the casual format offers enormous opportunity for the archetype, so don't take anything I say as gospel and always be on the lookout for new options.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Not sure how I didn't +1 this at all yet, but thanks for coming up with this deck! I actually made this deck as the first deck I have ever owned for EDH. I made a few minor changes to it that you might like as well that are generally just better options.
1 CMC lower and 3 lower toughness for both Hexproof and the ability to either make Mimeoplasm pseudo unblockable, enable Mimeoplasm to be pseudo unblockable, and/or enable your entire field to be pseudo unblockable (especially off living death). Need more be said?
I saw that you were looking at this one already, and I would say its worth it putting it in. While it is a bit weaker body and 1 CMC higher, everything on your field can't be touched by targeting, and your opponents stuff can be, which opens them up to Avatar of Woe other people taking out their stuff (usually their commander).
Unless you are going to play something from another color, this is strictly better in every way and cheaper.
The other things I changed were things you had already suggested on the maybeboard or just cheaper options, such as Invisible Stalker for Looter il-Kor and Command Tower for Dryad Arbor. Either way, thanks you so much for making the deck!
3 weeks ago
Welcome on T/O!
After looking at your list I came up with these suggestions you should really consider:
- Rishkar's Expertise
- Stonehoof Chieftain
- Archetype of Endurance
- Angel of Serenity
- Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
If you would like to see other EDH decks, you can always check the ones I play which are present on my profile page. I like to play with this deck the most of the time. An upvote is always appreciated :)
Have fun on T/O and if you ever need EDH advise, you can always summon me. Glad to help out.
3 weeks ago
@fabled Yes I know! Dropping an Eldrazi titan causes the entire board to turn and try and run you over as soon as possible! that's why I feel Archetype of Endurance and Lightning Greaves are a must to protect things like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. I have noticed that adding those big costing creatures would dramatically raise my CMC though, and I may be vulnerable for several turns, or completely at mercy if someone manages to get rid of Kruphix, God of Horizons (people have managed to do this in my playgroup) so I do have that concern knowing my playgroup and adding too many big things.
4 weeks ago
OK, so modern is considered a turn 4 format- this means that you are going to have to ramp and ramp hard, with anything more than around 5 cmc almost impossible to play without tricking it in. To that end, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx/Genesis Wave are the traditional way to pull it off with a haste enabler.- look for genesis wave decks and mono green stompy for the two current archetypes.To start, Brawn and Ravenous Baloth are unfortunately not modern legal, meaning if you're playing modern, you'll need something else.
You are either going to want bigger creatures and tricks like Summoning Trap or Dramatic Entrance to trick things, or a lot more ramp- Mana Bloom Sakura-Tribe Elder and Search for Tomorrow perhaps to transition into bigger spells, and creatures to help you survive those first four turns- Brindle Boar against burn etc. If your aim is to resolve Garruk's Horde, you may want it alongside some topdeck control like Courser of Kruphix to help keep casting cards.
Remember that most people can spend one mana to remove a creature at instant speed with Path to Exile and Despise to strip key cards from your hand, so you will want either creatures that can protect themselves or spells to protect them- Vines of Vastwood, Blossoming Defense, Asceticism/Archetype of Endurance , Dungrove Elder, Heroic Intervention Plated Crusher etc.
The main thing is you are going to have to ensure there is an appropriate mana curve to your deck- you want lots of spells in the 1-2-3 slots, which can then power the 4-5-6 slots to keep you in the game. If thats smooth, your hands will have less 'blank cards' and your deck will be a lot more reliable, which is really important if you're taking 10 damage turn 3.
The most important though, is to build something you find fun, because whats most powerful is rarely the most fun,and thats why we play the game. A deck you've worked on, tested, feels smooth and is enjoyable is probably the most important thing.