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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
I appreciate the feedback. I was worried I was bouncing between the idea of hand disruption and ramp too much and that was putting my deck at risk of failing since I was not committing to just one thing. I think I will try the ramp with Birds of Paradise and see how it goes. I would rather pay $20 on cards that I may take out than $260 for x4 Noble Hierarch and then just take them out, HA!
2 hours ago
So do you think running x4 Birds of Paradise is enough or do I need to include more ramp? Basically, my plan turn 1 is to play either Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek to disrupt my opponent's hand. So the earliest it would come out would be tun 2. Would that be defeating the purpose of including ramp, or is ramp still good even on turns 2 or 3? I am definitely interested in the Fatal Push possibility. I know Liliana of the Veil is played at my local shop so I was looking for a way to deal with her so Abrupt Decay is included right now. I could always include it in my sideboard for more specific removal.
8 hours ago
Interesting... i like the restriction :D
This needs Birds of Paradise.
8 hours ago
Sparky41 - Wow. I had not considered going bant. This is exactly the kind of advice I was looking for. Thank you very much for taking the time to type that out. Do you think the Exalted trigger makes it worth springing for the Noble Hierarch over Birds of Paradise? Should I make more changes to my mana base besides the addition of Botanical Sanctum? Maybe take out a Flooded Strand and put in two Misty Rainforests, take out the Glacial Fortresses and put in two Breeding Pools? Then replace the Moorland Haunt with a Gavony Township? And do you think 2 Geist of Saint Trafts is enough?
Thanks again guys!
12 hours ago
Honestly, Birds of Paradise is just a nice card to have turn one in three colours. The Noble Hierarch is more because of the exalted trigger which is great in tokens, definitely take out the Avacyn's Pilgrim for birds. Personally I would run Fatal Push over Abrupt Decay in the main, it is cheaper and relevant in just about every matchup, Abrupt Decay is a great surprise sideboard option.
17 hours ago
I have been working on building an Abzan tokens deck over the last few weeks, and I think I have narrowed down my vision for the deck. What I was trying to achieve with the deck is to disrupt by opponents strategy and plan with Black, and then use Green and White to create a token army for the win. My biggest question is whether or not I should use creature ramp. All token builds I find have Noble Hierarch and Birds of Paradise as early mana ramp options, but I will not buying the Heirarch's due to their price. The best I can do is Birds of Paradise and Avacyn's Pilgrim. I realize that mana ramp does not fit the overall theme of my deck so I was thinking of taking it out. However, I was not sure if this would severely hinder my chances of winning since it would slow down my token production. Here is my deck for anyone interested in looking it over and giving me some advice. My idea was take out the 4x Avacyn's Pilgrim and then use x3 Fatal Push and add another Spectral Procession instead.
17 hours ago
I'm so glad! It's super cheap on mtgo too. I'm still torn on the skred. It might be worth it to have better lands since it's a three color deck. Anytime you don't have Birds of Paradise or Forbidden Orchard it can be very awkward.
21 hours ago
Sorry, I hadn't logged into tappedout recently since I've been busy with work. I don't know if Paradox Engine would do too much in this deck. It only untaps nonland permanents, and this deck focuses on untapping lands. The only nonland permanents which produce mana in this deck are Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Birds of Paradise, and Arbor Elf. I don't think that's enough for Paradox Engine to work with in the deck's current form. But it's an interesting idea. I'll have to think about whether there's a version of this deck that might work with it. Thanks for the suggestion.