Birds of Paradise

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Birds of Paradise Discussion

frostdiggity on Four Color Sun Fun

1 day ago

Mortarpod has been great! Can be brought back with Sun Titan and Renegade Rallier, helps to trigger Revolt for Renegade Rallier, can shoot down some popular, troublesome creatures (Young Pyromancer, Delver of Secrets  Flip, Dark Confidant, Birds of Paradise, Noble Hierarch, Phantasmal Image, the list goes on and on), gives us a sac outlet to make sure Sun Titan and RR have something to bring back, and can just ping our opponent in a cluttered board state.

Supreme Verdict is also great in this deck. Yes, sometimes it crushes our creatures.. but that's okay! We have easy ways to bring them back, while generally, our opponent does not.. Not to mention that it's kinda the main focus of the deck (Emeria, The Sky Ruin). Plus, we have Selfless Spirit to save ours.

Sakura-Tribe Elder and Lone Missionary are kinda key to the deck making it to the late game, which is where this deck shines. We need the life gain from Lone Missionary, as we are generally not as fast as other decks. Sakura-Tribe Elder allows us to get Emeria, The Sky Ruin online sooner and can chump block and sac, and can even be brought back the same turn with a Renegade Rallier! Rinse, repeat.

NiceThings on Yidris, Fury of the Maelstrom

1 day ago

Wizno Glad to hear you like my suggestions. I like you've got a really solid deck here, and I'm looking to balance it out between having ways to end the game with combo, AND being a very goodstuff deck, because I feel Yidris especially being both 4 colors AND based around Cascade lends itself well to a goodstuff shell.

I realize because of this you may be less interested in what I'm removing but if you'll indulge me.

REMOVING:

Scourge of the ThroneWorld at WarTwo of the untap cards, I feel like if you're going for the combo these are fine since they get you there quicker, but in the build I feel like putting together, I'm happier with just the ones which end the game. I could be wrong, feel free to disagree.

Panharmonicon I liked your reasoning for adding it, but I feel like 6 cards out of 99 isn't enough reason to run something that doesn't end the game, It's good for sure but unless your deck is built around it. It'll sit on the battlefield doing nothing and paint a huge target on you, since people expect it to do some random broken things.

Darksteel Ingot

Rattleclaw Mystic and Birds of ParadiseThis is just my own personal opinion but outside of elves, I really don't like creature based ramp, seing as it get's accidentally killed by everything.

Unexpected Results

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Vial Smasher the FierceI'm probably wrong about vial smasher, HOWEVER, I think she doesn't do enough. This deck seems like the kind that doesn't want to be a target, until it ends the game, Vial Smasher is free damage yes, but you're already so consistent in comboing, is it worth adding in a few points of damage, AND painting a massive target on your back.

Xenagos, God of Revels

Bloodgift Demon This could easily be Phyrexian Arena the two are basically interchangeable. Bloodgift can deal combat damage but costs more, and arena can be cascaded into easier, and is more difficult to interact with.

City of Brass

Mind's Dilation You already have plenty of you do a thing for free, adding a symmetrical effect that's so powerful seems counter intuitive

ADDITIONS:

Aetherflux ReservoirBloodbraid Elf

Exploration or Burgeoning You can fun both, but if you had to pick between them, I'd say it's Burgeoning, since at it's worst it's exploration on their turns for you, and at it's best you drop 4 lands in a turn cycle

Ancestral Vision

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Mystic Confluence Since you're a cascade deck counterspells are risky. Confluence is one of the low risk high reward spells that do well with cascade. Could also be Cryptic Command but I like confluence more.

Rishkar's Expertise DO YOU LIKE DRAWING CARDS? I LIKE DRAWING CARDS. Could also Easily be Baral's Expertise depending on what the deck want's more

Some number of Signets, I personally er on the side of playing ALL the ones you can but I could be wrong, just so you don't have to look it up I'll list your choices bellow.

Golgari Signet

Simic Signet

Dimir Signet

Izzet Signet

Rakdos Signet

Gruul Signet

Since Green is your primary color, I'd prioritize Golgari, Simic, Gruul, and then Izzet, Rakdos, Personally my split would be

Simic, Gruul, Izzet, Rakdos.

Hope you like where I'm coming from. I know I'm diluting the combo, but this is just how I'd build Yidris, I think you've got something great here though.

Firebones675 on 5-colored Elder Dragons deck.

2 days ago

You have a pretty high curve. I'd add a few mana accelerants like Birds of Paradise to speed up your dragons and to get all your colors.

Bladewing the Risen, Crux of Fate, Dragonspeaker Shaman, and Dragonlord's Servant.

Out of curiosity have you considered running the original 5 elder dragons? Most of them aren't great but Nicol Bolas is playable in causal decks

AlertKnave8075 on W: abzan melira pieces H: ...

2 days ago

looking to finish up melira combo. missing mostly cheap stuff besides the horizon canopys

3x Birds of Paradise - conspiracy

2x Wall of Roots

1x Melira, Sylvok Outcast

2x Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit

2x Eternal Witness - preferably fifth dawn but will take others

3x Viscera Seer

2x Horizon Canopy

3x Chord of Calling

1x Orzhov Pontiff

1x Qasali Pridemage

1x Temple Garden - rtr

edsonhunter on Leovold, Emissary of Trest EDH

4 days ago

As long I focus my building in competitive duel, Leovold's ability to lock the opponent's hand aren't so effective if he isn't in play. So cards like Teferi's Puzzle Box could help the opponent and become inconsistent. Even Windfall is inconsistent but I can spent three mana and still have avaliable mana to protect my game. Also I can discard all opponent hand in T3 with Mana Dork (Elvish Mystic, Birds of Paradise) + Leovold, Emissary of Trest + (Windfall / Day's Undoing).

Wolfninja on Selling some stuff

5 days ago

Lately I just haven't been playing magic very much, so I've decided that I'm gonna try and sell some of the more valuable cards I have, but don't really use/need. So, here's a list of them (with what I'd like to sell them for):

Foil Ravnica Doubling Season $85

2x Liliana, the Last Hope $30 each, $55 for both

2x Torrential Gearhulk $18 each, $30 for both

Foil Khans Flooded Strand $35

Foil Modern Masters Eternal Witness $12

Grim Flayer $18

Craterhoof Behemoth $20

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $10

4x Khans Flooded Strand $11 each, $36 for all

Chinese (?) Future Sight Summoner's Pact $12

I will also offer a $2 discount for each buying the above cards in bulk, unless it's already priced as a set. For example you're interested in the 4x Flooded Strand, it will not count for each of those because I'm already discounting the price if you get all 4. If you wanted them and Nissa for example, I would discount $2 on the Nissa.

Here are some more lower value ones, I will discount $1 each for buying cards in bulk, again not if it's already being discounted for the set:

2x Foil Modern Master 2015 Remand

2x Birds of Paradise, one is 8th edition the other is M12, $7 and $4 respectively, $8 for both.

Phyrexian Metamorph $6

Hangarback Walker $5

Foil Worldwake Dispel $7

Relentless Dead $4

2x Foil Den Protector, one is prerelease foil, $8 for both

Normal Foil Cinder Glade$5

Foil Temple of Epiphany $5

4x Game Trail $4 each, $12 for all

3x Atarka's Command $6 each, $15 for all

2x M15 Chord of Calling $6 each, $10 for both

2x Mirrodin Duplicant $4 each, $6 for both

4x Abrupt Decay $7 each, $22 for all

Spirebluff Canal $7

Sulfur Falls $6

2x Collected Company $9 each, $15 for both

Emrakul, the Promised End $8

2x Kolaghan's Command $7 each, $12 for both

Free shipping on all orders, I will ship in a padded envelope with tracking if the value is high enough (probably over $40?). Also, I would prefer to sell them bulked together, so I won't do orders less than $10 and would prefer they be over $20. PayPal preferred, and will be the only thing I accept on high value orders. I believe all of them are good condition, a couple might be lightly played but no worse than that, I can provide pictures of any of them if wanted. I can answer any questions and might be open to negotiating price as well.

zephyr_chang on Doran, the Junk Tower (Turn 3-4 win)

5 days ago

If you want to maximise the Doran synergy, it would be cleaner to do a dedicated Doran deck with other good cards in Abzan colors. You might find that it is more consistent, and will take more people by surprise.

Suggested creatures: Run 4 Treefolk Harbinger and 4 Doran, the Siege Tower for consistency. Run 4 Spellskite to protect Doran and be a pain in the ass for Infect and Bogles. Run 4 Tarmogoyf if you have them since they are just that good. Run 4 Birds of Paradise that can fix colour and attack when you don't need it for mana later on.

Suggested spells: Run 4 Lingering Souls. This card is key. Like you said, 3-4 copies of Tower Defense is great with Doran and it is even better with 1/1 Spirits that opponents usually don't care to block. It is also the main reason why people play Abzan in the first place. Play 1-2 Assault Formation if you expect a meta with a lot of removal for Doran. Mix and match your removals and discard - Path to Exile, Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, etc. - and maybe some card draw to round up the deck.

As for lands, I suggest a stronger manland with an easier activation cost - Forbidding Watchtower. You can also max out the number of Murmuring Bosk since now you are running a ton of Treefolk. It is also searchable with a Treefolk Harbinger.

There are lists that splash red for Mardu Ascendancy for an even faster finish. It reduces the consistency though. I would just stick with Abzan.

PartyJ on #GoGreen: Omnath EDH

6 days ago

Frontier Siege gives 4 mana per whole turn. Stacks nicely for Omnath.

How about some more dedicated ramp to give you a headstart? Exploration and the overly known mana dorks like Birds of Paradise, which can also act a a flying chump blocker late game.

Asceticism : for protecting your commander and other creatures.

Rogue's Passage : A sweet treat for Omnath mid/late game.

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