Creature — Lizard
Devour 1 (As this enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature enters the battlefield with that many +1/+1 counters on it.)
Each other creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Bloodspore Thrinax.
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Bloodspore Thrinax Discussion
2 days ago
Scavenging Ooze seems like an auto-include in any green deck, but in a deck where +1/+1 counters matter? Bro, why is it not in here? I'm also surprised that you don't have Soul of the Harvest; this is one of my go-to green baddies in decks with lots of smaller creatures. Since this deck wants to abuse stuff like Paradox Engine, Soul can keep refueling you with creatures as your engine goes off.
A lesser-known creature to consider would be Bloodspore Thrinax; get a single counter on him, either with devour or some other ability, and all your creatures get free counters on etb. Cytoplast Root-Kin plays a similar role with graft, and Durable Handicraft is like a janky green version of extort, only with +1/+1 counters instead of life drain.
4 days ago
Bloodspore Thrinax, Chorus of the Conclave, Citadel Siege, Cruel Sadist, Cultivator of Blades, Cytoplast Root-Kin, Death's Presence, Enduring Scalelord (and also Mirage Mirror so that you can make it go infinite), Flesh Carver, Hydra Broodmaster (or any hydra really, but especially Kalonian Hydra), Maga, Traitor to Mortals, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Mycoloth, Kalemne's Captain, Noosegraf Mob, Skullmulcher, SpikeFeeder (goes infinite with Archangel of Thune), Splitting Slime all look good for the deck.
4 days ago
1 month ago
Thanks very much for the feedback (again) :):)
Yeah, I have several ways of getting Reclamation Sage in the GY. If all else fails, I'll attack someone with him who doesn't mind blocking (and killing) him so that I can get him back the next turn with Meren. Works well if the whole table is suffering the consequences of one person's artifact/enchantment and Rec-Sage is already on the BF. Aaah, diplomacy :)
Thragtusk is really interesting, I hadn't considered him yet. However, Conjurer's Closet is definitely going to stay; its worth has been shown to me time and again. I've used it for the extra lifegain with Merchant and Kokusho, but also to let Bloodspore Thrinax/Mycoloth reenter the field at a time when I could sac more tokens for them and a lot to blink Sidisi, Undead Vizier/Rune-Scarred Demon and end games that way.
I've used Hornet Queen before in this deck. Wasn't too fond of its casting cost ... Then again, the combo's you're describing do look interesting. I'll give some thought on what to replace.
1 month ago
There are a number of cards that create one of the strongest synergies in the game with Ghave, allowing you to directly convert mana into creature tokens. Ivy Lane Denizen, Champion of Lambholt, Juniper Order Ranger, Bloodspore Thrinax, Metallic Mimic (naming Saproping), and Cathars' Crusade. Since any one of these cards puts +1/+1 counters on a creature when they enter, it allows you to create tokens without worrying about counters, effectively allowing you to make a many as you have mana, every single turn. (And with Cathars' Crusade, your whole army grows as well)
None of these are a combo by themselves, but they easily combine with a number of other pieces to go infinite. If you're interested, I have a version with a somewhat lengthy description detailing a number of fast and efficient combos.
1 month ago
You're running a couple of things I've considered but never tested that I'd love to get your opinion on. Do you find that Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat do good work? I've been considering them since I have so many tokens, so I'd be curious to hear how they work for you. Also, do you generally find that you're able to get Reclamation Sage in the graveyard easily when you want to? I'm currently running Viridian Zealot for the self-sacrifice, but I've been thinking that rec sage might be better.
In terms of possible replacements, there are a couple of things you might try:
- I'm not convinced that Diligent Farmhand is better than Sakura-Tribe Elder. It seems like the best possible upside is that you play it T1, take T2 off to sac it and ramp in to Meren T3 and put it back on the battlefield, at which point it costs 2 mana to sac it again. If it were Elder, you could play something T1, then play and sac it T2, play Meren T3 to return it to hand, and then it's still only 2 mana to play and sac it again. The fact that you can just get a free land off of Elder any time you need it with Meren and 2 experience seems a lot better than maybe getting to fetch it direct to the field sooner.
- Conjurer's Closet seems right on the edge of worth it. You currently have 10 hits in the deck, but a bunch of them aren't very good hits. Something like Thragtusk might be more likely to pay off. Or even if you left in closet, Thragtusk would make another strong target (and be in-flavor with Kokusho).
- It may be worth cutting one of Mind's Eye or Deathreap Ritual. They're both a lot less efficient than the other card draw and having a card that does something right away might be good. A decent option could be Hornet Queen, which gives draw power w\with Skullclamp and Evolutionary Leap. It also lights up Hecatomb and Westvale Abbey on its own or give you a pile of stuff to sac to Bloodspore Thrinax or Mycoloth. There's probably some magical Christmas land whene you sac out queen and the bees to Thrinax, then fetch it back to the field EoT with Meren to get a 7/7 and 4 5/5's.
2 months ago
2 months ago
yo my homie i found some stuff last night. just wanted to throw them out there so i didnt forget.Bloodspore Thrinax this guy looked solid, Broodmate Dragon 4/4 tokens are where it's at. Xenagos, the Reveler looks to be an improved version of Nissa, Vital Force but like i said i have that one already. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest i like the sound of each creature. Death's Presence. Primal Vigor im sure you saw, probably a little too pricey for what we're goin for. Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper 3/1's would be pretty gnarly. This one out of the new set looks okay Vizier of the Menagerie not bad.. maybe a random heavy hitter Siege Behemoth pretty nasty.