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Birds of Paradise
Creature — Bird
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Birds of Paradise Discussion
2 hours ago
Hey there! Awesome budget list! If you're playing with Dragons, Dragonlord's Servant is the card for you! If you want to spend the cash, Birds of Paradise is better than Elvish Mystic, and also allows you to splash blue for Sarkhan Unbroken. I'd also recommend considering Dragon Tempest, Dragonmaster Outcast, Scourge of Valkas, Thundermaw Hellkite, and maybe even Chameleon Colossus (it's technically a Dragon).
In any case, I hope you have fun!
4 hours ago
Hey, you asked for my advice. Consider narrowing down to a couple of strategies and cutting the rest? An important question is, how is the deck going to function if you don't have Ramos in play? Don't count on having his mana at all times. I would start by cutting a lot of the good stuff bombs and additional combats; you don't need these cards. They may be fun, nice to envision casting them with Ramos's mana, but they aren't practical. I would also cut the wheels or consider adding some options which can take advantage of getting cards out of the graveyard.
My suggestions are:
- Birds of Paradise
- Atraxa, Praetors' Voice
- Kess, Dissident Mage
- Eternal Witness
- Bloodbraid Elf
- Abzan Charm
- Jund Charm
- Bant Charm
- Esper Charm
- Sultai Charm
- Swords to Plowshares
- Sphinx's Revelation
- Supreme Verdict
- Demonic Tutor
- Vampiric Tutor
- Enlightened Tutor
- Worldly Tutor
- Bring to Light
- Prismatic Omen
- Joiner Adept
Other than Progenitus my suggestions will decrease the avg. CMC of this deck and allow you to focus on the more important cards rather than playing so many high casting cost cards which will be a hindrance much more than a strength in games where you don't have Ramos in play.
Playing tutors is better than playing so many good stuff bombs. It's better to play only a few good stuff bombs and then use the tutors to tutor for them directly when you want them. Tutors can help at all times in a game. In the early game to get cards that can help to cast Ramos and power him up and then later to find the bombs you want to use Ramo's mana with.
Charms are very good with Ramos, but more importantly they're good when Ramos isn't in play because they give so many options. They're also excellent with cascade.
Prismatic and Joiner are additional Chromatic Lantern effects. This effect is very important for the deck to function without Ramos's mana.
Kess is amazing with tutors and charms being able to cast them a second time from the graveyard.
Good luck with your deck.
13 hours ago
I'm not a fan of Druid's Deliverance. Fog effects are cutesy; they stall the game for one turn if your opponents are relying on attack damage, but they don't help you win the game or stop combo decks/non-combat damage/life loss.
Some new card suggestions:
Edge of Autumn - Usually early game ramp
Karametra's Acolyte - The only usable, high cost mana dork (only for mono green)
Birds of Paradise - Just because it's mana acceleration
14 hours ago
List of suggestions:
Out- Lifespring Druid. In- Greenweaver Druid. There's also Fyndhorn Elder, Joraga Treespeaker, maybe more I can't think of at this time. More mana for the same slot, your mana fixing should be fine as is anyway. Drop Alloy Myr for Birds of Paradise (straight upgrade at 2 mana less), or Copper Myr which finishes your Silver/Copper grouping. Make Manalith Simic Signet, as at least Sphere and Cluestone have abilities. Ranger's Path without Breeding Pool is meh, use Sakura-Tribe Elder.
Recommended cuts- Dissipation Field, Jace, Crush of Tentickles, Aeon Chronicler (can do better for the slot than a marginal draw spell). Frees up 4 slots.
Reasoning behind cuts: Dissipation Field is kind of weak, and I'm often urged, when people play that card, to swing my ETB creatures at its controller just so I can do my ETB again. Also, it can't protect you from an alpha strike, unlike Propaganda. Unraveler is one of the worst of the Jaces, Crush is meh, Aeon Chronicler, while not bad (suspend for 1 gives a card plus a Rashmi trigger the following turn) may not be worth the slot right now.
Why did I suggest all of the mana curve cuts first? Because here's some big shit for you to do big things with:
Expropriate. I have a set, let me know if you want one.
Similarly, Blatant Thievery. You already have Mind's Dilation, which is straight up worse than Thievery (Dilation is random and requires it be out in order to gain advantage even if it can trigger Rashmi, whereas Thievery is a sure thing), so I don't think you're averse to 7 mana spells that use your opponent's stuff.
In Chronicler's spot, use Edric, Spymaster of Trest. You have a bunch of durdly little creatures that don't do anything once they ETB, this'll give you an avenue to use them after they're out, and provide a proper incentive for opponents to attack someone other than you. Similarly, Beastmaster Ascension is a quick and dirty way to win with a Birds of Paradise or Coiling Oracle. It's hilarious, and incredibly easy to trigger.
Consider: Dropping Dictate of Karametra (I don't like the idea of you ramping your opponents. You might double your mana to 10, but if you want to 'control' other players, giving them a total of 30 mana to collectively burn through hurts your atempts a lot) for Progenitor Mimic. Want more value out of your ETBs? He's your man. Draws cards better than Jace with Mulldrifter, works equally to Jace with Elvish Visionary or Coiling Oracle, tutors 3 and under dudes to board with Bellower, draws cards with Zegana (last known information will still give you the card draw even if you sac the token), etc., etc..
Bident of Thassa may be worth a look as well. Could probably drop Naturalize or something for it (you have enough artifact/enchantment hate. If it's really that bad, run Bane of Progress, but card drawing is the #1 priority in this format and Bident is a reasonable option).
16 hours ago
Decent is a stretch but Gold Myr and Endless Horizons can technically be called ramp. Other options are Solemn Simulacrum, Palladium Myr, and Everflowing Chalice. Other than those I think your better off including green for stuff like Birds of Paradise, Utopia Sprawl, and Noble Hierarch.
1 day ago
If you can afford these, they win you the game extremely fast.. to the point i took my deck apart because it was way too fast lol
Speaking of which, there is an infinite combo you're missing out on!
1 day ago
Ive heard ramos is best used as a storm commander, cast a ton of multicolor spells, then cast double the amount with double the mana
For storm, you're gonna need a LOT of instants, ramp, and "storm" spells
Storm/ multicolor spells
Also, charms are a great way to generate mana with ramos while having many modes for utility and building storm count
And many more..
Storm also needs a lot of tutors and recursion spells if you can afford them
But yea, from what I've heard and seen about ramos, you want to storm multicolor spells in order to cast more spells with the mana and using the insane ramp to win via stuff like Mind's Desire, Grapeshot, Brain Freeze and Tendrils of Agony after a huge storm count of multicolor spells
1 day ago
I've considered Urborg. If I end up adding in Crop Rotation, I'll put it in, but it otherwise helps too many other decks than it's worth. Dryad Arbor is one of those cards ya love to hate, but it's lack of haste makes it a really hard T1 if it's your only land in hand to cast your Birds of Paradise. For that reason, I am not currently running it. As far as ESG and SSG, I think they're alright. They don't do anything other than add mana for a short burst tho, and I think that Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual do that far better without taking so much off Ad Nauseam. Thanks for the comment klone13. :)