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Creature — Bird Wizard
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a feather counter on target creature. If you do, that creature is 3/1 and has flying for as long as it has a feather counter on it.
Aven Mimeomancer Discussion
2 months ago
I also run a Derevi Birds tribal deck, if you want to have a look at it you might be able to find some cards you like. My Deck: Bantish Birds That being said, there are a few cards that work well that I can definitely recommend. Dovin, Grand Arbiter is great for deck filtering and just getting the cards you need when you need them. Serra the Benevolent buffs our birds and her ultimate is easy to get to and powerful as well. Another thing to mention, is that while Airborne Aid is card draw based off of birds, there are better ways to achieve that same effect, such as Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . As if you're aggressive and attack with your birds every turn, you get to draw a card for each bird that does damage, and you can do the same as every turn as long as the effect is on the field. Keeper of the Nine Gales is a good bird that likes having other birds on the field for a repeatable bounce effect. If you're going to run Kangee, I'd suggest also running Aven Mimeomancer , which can give Kangee extra feather counters and Thrummingbird , which can proliferate the counters on Kangee. Also, not related to birds, but I've found that Lux Cannon works really well with Derevi's tap/untap abilities. There's plenty more to be said, but that might get really lengthy. I hope you enjoy playing your deck! I've had a lot of fun with mine.
7 months ago
IAmTheWraith - I like that suggestion and will be playtesting around with it more. My one concern is Clock of Omens does not play entirely nicely with Static Orb , but I will need more playtesting to determine how big of an issue that is.
hkhssweiss - I added Jhoira's Familiar and artificer's assistant (though I cut Artificer's Assistant to make room for playtesting Clock of Omens ). I had both Aven Mimeomancer and Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle in here originally, but found they under-performed.
Aven Mimeomancer was fun and on-theme, but there were not enough creatures to really capitalize on this benefit, and the additional +1/+1 to each bird on the upkeep if used alongside the commander was disapointing.
I found Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle came down a bit too late to make much of a difference. There were other cards I wanted to play with my four mana, and by the time I wanted to cast Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle , my hand was devoid of historic spells, so it was only when I topdecked an artifact that the ability became relevant.
Thanks both of you for the suggestions!
7 months ago
Heya cdkime, here might be some cards you can consider:
- Artificer's Assistant - Better than Augury Owl in the long run imo
- Aven Mimeomancer - A big maybe, but goes with theme haha
- Jhoira's Familiar - Reduces the cost of spells and breaks parity with stax, can be considered
- Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle - Good for recursion and to reuse effects
You are right there aren't much good bird cards unfortunately :/
9 months ago
9 months ago
Hey, interesting concept for a tribal deck. Consider expanding on the strategy of Soulcatchers' Aerie? What makes this card shine with Birds and Derevi are sac outlets. With sac outlets you can sac Derevi to put a counter on Arie and then using Derevi's activated ability to put her back into play without playing Commander tax. This is one reason sac outlets are pretty busted with Derevi. Sac outlets to consider adding:
Skullclamp is great with sac outlets and is also good with all the 1/1 Owls/Familiars/Tokens.
Consider Reveillark + Guide combo? It's excellent with sac outlets as a reanimation engine. There's many Birds here who when in the graveyard have 2 or less power who Reveillark can reanimate. This combo by reanimating and sacing Birds can put a lot of counters on Aerie or draw a lot of cards with Skullclamp. Sacing and reanimating Reveillark and Guide can put a lot of counters on Soulcatcher since both have flying.
Mimeomancer + Kangee, Aerie Keeper is a good Bird interaction. Kangee cares about feather counters; Mimeomancer can at your upkeep put a feather counter on Kangee. Quest is good with Crookclaw Elder and Keeper of the Nine Gales. Tap two Birds to draw a card or bounce a permanent; when have four counters on Quest untap all your Birds during your opponents turns.
Witness can recur any card and be reanimated with Reveillark; it's a powerful card with Reveillark. Consider Yisan? Because of the low budget you can't play a lot of expensive price creature tutors. Yisan is a budget repeatable creature tutor that puts the creature right onto the battlefield. Birds have a nice curve of CMC creatures (1 drop all the way up to six drop).
As far as the five nonBird creatures you're allowed to play I suggest: Emeria Angel, Reveillark, Karmic Guide, Eternal Witness and Yisan.
Other Birds to consider adding:
- Mirror Entity: it's a Bird.
- Battle Screech
- Owl Familiar
- Palace Familiar
- Raven Familiar
- Lieutenant Kirtar
Budget lands to consider:
- Seaside Citadel
- Yavimaya Coast
- Canopy Vista
- Prairie Stream
- Exotic Orchard
- Port Town
- Fortified Village
- Irrigated Farmland
- Scattered Groves
- Blighted Woodland
Cards to consider cutting:
- Coat of Arms
- Illusionist's Bracers
- Crystal Ball
- Fable of Wolf and Owl
- Gravitational Shift
- Favorable Winds
- Sphinx's Revelation
- Explosive Vegetation
- Wing Shards
- Cloudfin Raptor
- Skymark Roc
- Oketra's Attendant
- Aerie Mystics
- Aven Wind Guide
- Windbrisk Raptor
- Arctic Aven
- Sunpetal Grove
- Glacial Fortress
- Temple of Enlightenment
- Temple of Plenty
Good luck with your deck.
11 months ago
I would think Intruder Alarmwould be dope in this deck.
1 year ago
Time for some spicy updates to the deck!
Aven Mimeomancer- where do I begin with this card. It's just super powerful and fun. It can turn their guys into 3/1's for you to mow down with ballista, or it can pump your guys and give them evasion. Imagine a nice big flying bloodhall ooze with +2/+0... Or a flying strangleroot geist. The best part? The effect doesn't go away when it dies! Plus it's a threat by itself, being a 3/1 flyer, which combos well with citadel seige.
Glint-Sleeve Siphoner- This deck needed some card advantage badly, and this card doesn't disappoint. With a constrictor out it gets you the extra card right away, and gets you another every time it attacks. It's also a pretty quick aggressive card with evasion, triggers bloodhall ooze, and is a great target for Mimeomancer. It's also not a bad topdeck.
I took out the scavenging ooze and Ulvenwald tracker and put them in the sideboard instead, because they are great against certain matchups but not against everything. Scavenging ooze is good against graveyard strategies but bad against fast decks. Tracker is good against creature heavy decks like humans, but not as good against removal heavy decks.
I put Skyrider Elf back in, because it's just such a big bomb that's often immune to lightning bolts. It also combos really well with Aven Mimeomancer.
I took out experiment one, because it was inconsistent and a back top deck. But I'm on the fence with it, since it is pretty fast and resilient if you get the right draw.
1 year ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi so the way I understand it you can cast Kangee, Aerie Keeper and then add feather counters on it at your upkeep with Aven Mimeomancer so that your birds get the +1/+1 bonus, right?
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