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eheitzman on Green Devotion Villainous Wealth

5 hours ago

I'm look for some specific advice on the following topics, as well as an general advice you might have for the dec in the current metagame.

Mana Base

I'm considering cutting Opulent Palace , 1x Temple of Mystery , 1x Temple of Malady , and 1x Mana Confluence for 4x Forest . The maideck is nearly Mono-Green, and even the sideboard cards that come in are not Turn-1 or Turn-2 plays. Should I go for more basic forests?

Sideboard and Maybeboard

  1. 1x Windstorm vs. the 4th Arbor Colossus : I am concerned about flyer-heavy decks like Jeskai Skies.
  2. Heir of the Wilds vs. Hornet Nest : Both play well with Setessan Tactics , but I think Hornet Nest might be better at making the game go long, better against Aggro on the ground, and better against midrange on the ground. Heir of the Wilds would be better against Control decks but I don't expect to see many of those or have trouble in that match-up anyway.
  3. 1x AEtherspouts is hard to play around and can lead to difficult choices when they know I'm also running Villainous Wealth . It can also buy me time, and kill tokens generated by Goblin Rabblemaster or Hordeling Outburst .
  4. 2x Chord of Calling : just doesn't feel right. I thought it would be good with Doomwake Giant or Reclamation Sage , but now I'm wondering if these two slots should just be something else instead.
  5. 1x Back to Nature : I'm thinking about adding one of these to my sideboard, but I'm not 100% sure what I would bring it in against. Constellation decks for sure, but maybe also decks running Courser of Kruphix and any other important enchantment (like Whip of Erebos or Banishing Light ). If I can find one I think I'll put it in my sideboard.
  6. Noble Quarry : I'm having trouble finding my one copy of this card... but I like this card for being able to break open a stalled board state. Is it worth running one in my sideboard? The deck does suffer from a lack of evasion...
  7. Karametra's Acolyte : I really don't love this card, but it does seem like it might be slightly better than Voyaging Satyr in some cases - especially against Drown in Sorrow and Anger of the Gods (as well as Lightning Strike and Magma Jet ). Should I run them over the Voyaging Satyr ?

I have very little removal, and no hand disruption. The 4 counterspells in the sideboard are mostly for board sweepers like End Hostilities , though I don't expect to see a ton of that.

addaff on Draw Control

12 hours ago

Thank you very much for your feedback Tingettley. I do like Tezzeret the Seeker , but if you have your Ensnaring Bridge out your creatures won't be able to attack. The reason i like to run Damnation main board is affinity. There has been multiple times that i stabilized myself underneath the bridge with different decks and lost to Arcbound Ravager + Ornithopter shenanigans.

Artifact hate is strong in the modern format because of affinity. This is where Academy Ruins really shines. 1U, tap , and put target artifact card from my graveyard on top of my library. As the game goes on we can bring back any hate that we want, Necrogen Spellbomb to lock them out of the game, or Nihil Spellbomb to clear their graveyard.

To be honest, I've never been fond of Dimir Charm for anything and "pixie sticks" doesn't need any extra tech to fix it's draws. Once we get our opponents on a land draw, we shift focus, and ping away at our draw. Raven's Crime is something you would have to test out. Dakmor Salvage would probably find a way into mix as well. Since your current build has a green splash Life from the Loam is an option, but without blue i think that you would be hurting yourself more than helping. I have to argue that pixie needs 5 land to do whatever it wants. Pop Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas and use Codex Shredder s ability to bring it back to your hand at their EOT.

Modern is dominated by aggro builds. Profane Memento ability stacks which is the reason i stuffed them in the main board. When you run into the control/storm/RDW builds it becomes an easy spot to shove your side board tech into. Storm meets Rule of Law , RDW meets Leyline of Sanctity , and control would probably see Blood Moon .

For green enchantment hate, Back to Nature or Naturalize comes to mind. In my opinion the best hate would have to be Seal of Primordium . It allows the green builds to get cards out of their hand and stay under the bridge. Not to mention it's free and doesn't need to tap to pop

buildingadeck on The Frontier Mysteries (Tempo deck)

18 hours ago

This deck looks really nice. It's out of my price range, but it looks like a lot of fun to play. I was thinking that Naturalize at instant speed is better than Reclamation Sage , even though the Sage gives a body. I know a lot of people who prefer it, so that's your choice. Back to Nature kills Boon Satyr s, which isn't good for you. But that's my personal opinion as I'm playtesting GB Aggro (Golgari Speed Demon).

drakeswarm on G/B Constellation

1 day ago

So Grim Guardian doesn't strike me as very good in Standard. He's probably good for one ping a turn, which is only going to amount to so much in the course of a game before he dies. Maybe sideboard them for aggro b/c of his 4 Toughness. I'm also thinking Sylvan Caryatid would be good somewhere in here. Also think that Hero's Downfall should be mainboard, since nearly every deck is going to have a target for it, and your deck is lacking hard removal otherwise.

Waste Not is not a good card even with Constellation and Side-boarding Discard spells. And if the curve isn't working out for whatever reason, try Commune with the Gods over Kruphix's Insight . The 3-mana slot's already pretty heavy with 4 Coursers, Grim Guardians & Heralds. Nyx Weaver is a pretty decent Enchantment Creature that can get a lost Whip or something back from your grave.

Watch out for Green decks, b/c cards like Reclamation Sage and Back to Nature hose your deck after sideboarding, and alot of people are running Erase in their sideboards too. Anafenza, the Foremost is a pretty bad card for you too.

Definitely get a single copy of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and replace a swamp with it, just for that added fixing.

I think the biggest problem I see is that your deck almost never wants to attack, except with Doomwake & Herald, and doesn't go on the offense often, so it can get outpaced by cards like Wingmate Roc and Prognostic Sphinx . Maybe add a little more offense to the main or side-board. Something like Rakshasa Deathdealer is hard to kill and threatens a good number of decks early on. Spiteful Returned can be pretty decent too, and triggers Constellation. Also, Pharika, God of Affliction is awesome in this sort of deck just because of her Spider effect, which triggers constellation, and sometimes she'll be a 5/5 indestructible. Maybe Erebos, God of the Dead too?

As far as removal goes, Hero's Downfall and Bile Blight are great, but Murderous Cut has been fantastic for me, and often comes out for one mana without exiling anything important from your grave. Drown in Sorrow is pretty much necessary sideboard too against Mardu and Mono-red decks.

One awkward fancy thing you can do in this deck that I've seen just straight-out win a game is to run a single copy of Ashen Rider and hope it ends up in the graveyard as a target for Whip or Rescue. Same goes for Hornet Queen , which is often enough to win too. Maybe test 'em out, I dunno if they make a final cut though.

tyforthevenom on Abzanimator

2 days ago

also if it wasn't for Whip of Erebos being an enchantment i'd run Back to Nature sideboard before even axing coz my "important enchantments" can be whipped back other than whip

Rayenous on Abzanimator

3 days ago

Unravel the Aether or Erase for sideboard... would suggest Back to Nature , but your deck runs too many vital Enchantments.

Thoughtseize incase you come across Jeskai Ascendancy combo decks.

Cepsys on Heroes of Hard-to-Block

3 days ago

AshenRider & Son-of-Mace: A few days ago I realized that this deck needed 2 counterspells mainboard to survive both board wipes like Anger of the Gods and Drown in Sorrow, but also other things that ruin this deck like Crackling Doom and Back to Nature . I decided on Stubborn Denial over Swan Song or Negate because I wanted a 1 drop counterspell that didn't give my opponent a chump blocker. But who knows, maybe I will switch to Swan Song after more extensive testing (it is definitely not a bad card for this deck). I also gave Lagonna-Band Trailblazer some serious thought when putting this deck together for the reasons that you stated, but ultimately chose Triton Tactics in the sideboard instead. Not only does it save 2 of my creatures from Anger of the Gods and Drown in Sorrow, but it also allows me to block/tap things like Polukranos and Seige Rhino with one of my 2/2s. Thanks to both of your for checking out the deck!

NegativeRainbow on 2014-10-29 update of Ryx of ...

4 days ago

Xenagos, God of Revels might buff your fatties a little more to get you to a finish

Ranger's Guile might be good with all that green mana floating around, hexproof saves lives

Sagu Mauler has won me basically every game I've played Temur, that hexproof is no joke, if you have any more, I'd suggest slipping them in, maybe instead of Avalanche Tusker

Commune with the Gods or Scout the Borders might help you as a semi-tutor if you ever run out of big creatures, and they also serve as activators if you want to use delve cards in this deck like Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time

I think three Temur Ascendancy s is a little excessive, but if you wanna get it out early, I guess it works

I'm not sure if Bow of Nylea 's deathtouch helps too much when you're using big creatures, but if the tap effects work for you, stick to what you like

I'm not sure if Dragon Grip does enough for it's cost, you might want to try something like Magma Spray for a similar-ish effect and more Sultai hate (if you need it)

I'm not sure if enchantment decks are a common sight for you, but I feel like Polis Crusher and Back to Nature might be overkill, and your sideboarded Naturalize s are probably enough

I'm not sure why Alpine Grizzly is in there, I'm sure you have something better, maybe toss in some more Boon Satyr s, I think they're pretty great

Overall though, I think this looks like a really fun Temur deck and really abuses that green ramp in current Standard play Price

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Color(s) Green
Cost 1G
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 11.48
Avg. cube pick 5.28


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Uncommon
2011 Core Set Uncommon

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