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Modern Legal
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Duel Commander Legal
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YamishiTheWickedOne on Modern Vampire Tribal

2 weeks ago

I can kinda see what you were trying to do, but it feels a bit unfocused. I still stand by my notion that blade of the bloodchief is bad outside of EDH (where it really shines). Your lands could also use refining.

Now, Company seems out of place here. But, I'm of the mind that Jund vamps can work. Green gives you access to Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Kessig Wolf Run, sided Krosan Grip, Back to Nature and Golgari Charm or Jund Charm.

I suggest you focus on the sacrifice/drain engine. Playtest and figure out which are good, which have synergy. In decks like these I think more 4-ofs is a good thing. You can also check out my deck. Good luck out there.

kamarupa on You're big? I'm bigger!

3 weeks ago

I'd go with Faith's Shield, Gods Willing, or Apostle's Blessing over Center Soul. Hardened Scales could be pretty good here. I think I'd add Sundering Growth, Revoke Existence, Naturalize, or Back to Nature to the sideboard. I'd also add Sanctimony and Pithing Needle to the sideboard. One of my favorite ++counter spells is Hunger of the Howlpack, but I don't know that it would be particularly good here. If big is what you're going for, Sunbond could be pretty sick with Abzan Battle Priest. Inspiring Call is good if you get a solid ++counter creature base going.

Naksu on Treefolkdancing my way to competitive scene!

1 month ago

@Pheardemons: Whoah, what a wall of text. Had to read it twice to fully grasp what you're going after and to make it short, I'll first mention the cards that already has seen play and just didn't cut it, or are just (In my opinion) worse, I'll list first.

So Creeping Corrosion is on something I'd not consider for it's limited use. Back to Nature already considered, but for removal I'd prefer your mentioned Nature's Claim or any I already have. Path to Exile is simply worse than Crib Swap in this particular deck (See description), even though in generally speaking you're right, I sport a playset in my every white deck. Go for the Throat is bad here. Tower Defense has been in playtesting for about half a year, and hasn't really brought anything to the game, but I agree that with Birds of Paradise it would be magnificent, but here I really prefer Wall of Roots since you can also use its mana on the same turn too, since it doesnt tap for it. (bird has sickness so youd get the extra on turn two anyway). Plus you'd have to use hard removal to take it out (Bolt wont cut it). Right now its not just about money, but I also prefer Relic of Progenitus over Leyline of the Void. Nameless Inversion was in the early deck and just nearly worth Crib Swap, so I sacked it. Blood Moon can even be taken out by a Natural State, so it won't pose a problem. I've face two and won both. Kalonian Twingrove was also in the original deck and boy is it magnificent on its own, I just had to cut it over bigger impacters.

Now for the excellent. Nature's Claim is just a brillian card, I'll definately replace the Naturalize and one Natural State. Hero's Downfall WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD OF THIS!

Too bad the rejected list is so much longer, but this is rather old deck end I've tried a lot of things. It's still refining and these few suggestions were just brilliant! Thanks so much for your time and effort over someone elses deck! :)

Pheardemons on Treefolkdancing my way to competitive scene!

1 month ago

As far as the deck goes, love it. I've been debating making a "big butts" deck with Doran, and came across this beauty. Couple of suggestions.

SB - instead of Natural State or Naturalize why not 3 Nature's Claim. Based on the tempo of your deck the 4 life probably isn't a problem, plus it is a one mana instant that doesn't have the restriction of Natural State. Another catch-all could be Creeping Corrosion if you have a lot of affinity or tron matchups in your area, or Back to Nature if you have a lot of enchantment based decks. Hero's Downfall may not be "strictly" better than Ruinous Path, but the instant speed is nothing to laugh at. However, You could also go with other removal such as Path to Exile or Go for the Throat. Both of those are generally considered some of the best creature removals in the format (for your colors). Tower Defense could be an insane card for your SB against flyers, especially with Doran on the battlefield. Also your sideboard seems somewhat clunky. You have cards that all do similar effects. If you narrowed your sideboard to more universal cards it may benefit you better. Example sideboard for you could look like

3x Leyline of Sanctity4x Nature's Claim2x Leyline of the Void2x Relic of Progenitus2x Spellskite2x Nameless Inversion

You have Nature's Claim to bring in against tron, affinity, prison, Blood Moon, boggles, and other such decks. Leyline of Sanctity against burn and rack decks. Leyline of the Void and Relic of Progenitus against any decks that utilize the graveyard including Jund and decks that use Snapcaster Mage. Spellskite to protect your guys and destroys infect and boggles. Nameless Inversion is there to help against other aggro decks that maybe are too fast for you, or maybe against problematic creatures. I chose this one because of the changeling ability. Again this is just an example, but it is more universal and can help you against a wide array of matchups.

For the deck itself why not play some mana rocks like Birds of Paradise? It's another one that does sort of benefit from Doran, plus it can be a blocker against flyers (since you seem to be pretty worried about that). Also, playing everything a turn or two early is always a good feeling. Also did you consider Kalonian Twingrove as a possible end-game finisher? it benefits from your treefolk supporters and you get two 6/6 (minimum) for 6 mana. Especially would be an amazing combo with Leaf-Crowned Elder. Just a possible thought.

+1.

Naksu on Treefolkdancing my way to competitive scene!

1 month ago

@Bovine073: Well as deck tiers go pretty much on their prosentual usage on the playerbase, it was a sort of a joke :) But I do intend to make this competable with those high tier decks which has been really good so far. After the last bigger overhaul on things, I've started to get +50% win rate at MTGo tournament ladder.

As for the SB, I trust your expertice more than mine, so why you think Tragic Slip is so bad ? I see it used in so many decks and is one of the few out of exile cards that takes out colossal creatures. Any alternative would be nice ? As to Back to Nature, I faced 3 enchantment pillow forts in one week and in a spite I over did them, but now see that Natural State is so much more versatile for its lower cost.

Bovine073 on Treefolkdancing my way to competitive scene!

1 month ago

I cringe at "tear 2" :P

As for SB, Tragic Slip really doesn't belong there. Back to Nature isn't a good card. It is only relevant in Bogles/Enchantress-type matchups, whose metashare is easily less than 2%. As for replacements, Natural State is a great place to start, considering your deck is not at all ruined by any of the leylines.

I really feel bad for lantern control players playing against this deck. (Ensnaring Bridge).

Naksu on Treefolkdancing my way to competitive scene!

1 month ago

GeminiSpartanX: Lots of good points man! The thing with the mana base is that I hard mulligan for a start I can manage with (Which truly aint that hard) and so far it hasn't produced an issue. You are correct on Back to Nature and I intend to drop it to 2, even if it is a card that destroys so many things. While Rest in Peace is really good, I've already got Relic of Progenitus, which tends to be harder to remove and I might end up with 3, thanks to your imput. For the rest of the suggestions, I don't necessarily comply (Tragic Slip is something I've been thinking about). I think Putrefy and Plummet are great cards against the meta I face. Truly appreciate the time and effort, much love!

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