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Aspect of Mongoose
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
When Aspect of Mongoose is put into a graveyard from play, return Aspect of Mongoose to its owner's hand.
Aspect of Mongoose Discussion
2 months ago
My two cents:
(1) you need more evasion. You have a metric ton of +1/+1 counters, which is great... but only 2-3 things that give trample and only 1-2 other pieces of evasion. Against the wrong deck, you'll get chump blocked all day. These specific cards are mostly just examples, but consider adding unblockable ( Suspicious Bookcase , Whispersilk Cloak ); deathtouch ( Gorgon Flail , Nightshade Peddler ); trample / multi-purpose ( Loxodon Warhammer , Haunted Cloak ).
(2) you need more protection. Everyone will gun for your doggo, knowing that it's your whole win-con. You have a few things, but not enough IMO. Add more indestructible ( Hammer of Nazahn ) and hexproof ( Mask of Avacyn , Archetype of Endurance ).
I'd suggest culling some of the +1/+1 cards - especially one-shot like Battlegrowth . Also, shroud isn't great with voltron because you can't target/enchant/equip, so I'd lose Lightning Greaves and Aspect of Mongoose .
Looks like a fun deck!
2 months ago
I'd probably take out Solemnity unless your meta has a lot of counters or infect going on. You have a TON of ramp enchantments as well so i'd feel comfortable going down one or two lands. The Chain Veil will just end up hurting you if you can't pillow fort up.
What is your win-con? If it's creature damage maybe something like Aspect of Mongoose would help your creatures stay alive longer since you only have a few. There is actually a whole cycle of enchantments that return to your hand like that (3 per color i think). Launch and Spirit Loop are the only others that come to mind though.
Collective Restraint could add to your pillow fort cards and the appropriate gods could give you burly creatures (Thasa, Nylea, Heliod etc but they don't cause thing to untap from Estrid's +2 i guess ). The gods are getting kind of pricey though.
6 months ago
Thanks for the thoughts and advice!
I fully agree on the Lightning Greaves , the reason i didn't include them was that most of my creatures have no legs haha, but I'll put them on the maybeboard in case Aspect of Mongoose heavily disappoints after playing a few games.
Ohran Viper is no doubt a good card but the reason I took Selkie Hedge-Mage here was specifically because this deck runs a lot of bounce, and it has a little wee bit of merfolk synergy. So it just feels like a slightly better fit to me.
Worn Powerstone is great! It's much cheaper than Sol Ring so I've swapped it for that. It is indeed less efficient but prices are important too. If I later end up buying sol ring I can still use both so its not a bad investment anyway.
6 months ago
Seems like a fun commander deck to play in a casual setting! There are definitely better simic commanders available but turtles are cool so screw it!
It it were me I would probably swap out Aspect of Mongoose for Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves , In my opinion they just have more of an impact. They can be removed much easier, but the fact that you can give one of your larger creatures haste is pretty big.
I'm not really a fan of a having a large amount of bounce in the deck and like to see more removal in decks I play, that being said blue-green doesn't really have a whole lot of that. I would switch out Selkie Hedge-Mage for something like a Ohran Viper , It's like having a deathtouch creature that also allows you to draw cards if your opponents don't want to block.
You might want to look into a bit more ramp, getting those big creatures out is really your only win condition, mana rocks are always useful. I for one run Worn Powerstone in most of my decks because I love me a mana rock that taps for 3 mana, it's not the most efficient but it's low in price.
Anyways these are only suggestions and I'm sure the deck would be fun to play as is!
7 months ago
This list is awesome, especially the categorization makes it a real good help!
Some suggestions that I haven't come across in your list:
- Curious Obsession
- Aether Tunnel
- Aspect of Mongoose
- Triclopean Sight
- Sigil of Sleep
- Phantom Wings
- Ghostly Wings
- Shimmering Wings
- Gryff's Boon
- Genju of the Falls
- Spirit Loop
- Pemmin's Aura
Hope it helps.
7 months ago
Basalt Monolith is usually for infinite combos and I don't see the other pieces here. Helm of the Host makes another scarecrow for free instead of paying 2 mana like Mirrorworks so thats cool. If your entire deck is removal / scarecrows then anything that gives you Flash is great.
Thieves' Auction is hilarious in a Reaper King deck. Everybody is forced to choose your little scarecrows because otherwise each time you put one on the board you destroy something they just chose. If your boss gets killed throw him in the graveyard and Living Death allows you to bring back scarecrows for more destruction.
If you want to put in protection for your boss Clout of the Dominus and Aspect of Mongoose are cheap to cast or Dense Foliage prevents spell removal while still allowing you to do the scarecrow destruct thing.
I stopped playing this type of Reaper King deck because in 1v1 it was pretty degenerate. The potential for land destruction makes this a stupid good deck.
More than anything else I would suggest some kind of graveyard recursion because if you end up facing down 3 decks at once you're going to need more scarecrows...
8 months ago
Champion of Lambholt Scavenging Ooze Whisperer of the Wilds Bramble Sovereign Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma Forgotten Ancient Polukranos, World Eater Spidersilk Armor Seal of Primordium Aspect of Mongoose Rancor Oak Street Innkeeper Panglacial Wurm Xantid Swarm
9 months ago
Young Wolf, Nihil Spellbomb, Ugin's Nexus, Midnight Reaper, Filigree Familiar, Glistening Oil, No Rest for the Wicked, Aspect of Mongoose, and Grim Haruspex are all decent cards for this deck, and work well with the Bros and the rest!
Aspect of Mongoose occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%