Creature — Serpent
Bog Serpent can't attack unless defending player controls a Swamp.
When you control no Swamps, sacrifice Bog Serpent.
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|Planar Chaos (PLC)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bog Serpent Discussion
4 years ago
Hello, i saw you was fairly new to magic and this was your first deck built, and i thought that maybe i could help. First of all when building a deck, what format are you playing? If you dont know what a format is, its a form of play where you only can play with certain cards. What does that mean? well standard is the most popular one. In standard you can only play with cards from the core set (you may want to search it up, i am a Little bit out of date on standard) and the last 2 blocks. In modern you can only play with cards from eight edition and forward and so on.
If you want to go in a tournament with this deck, i would recommend to translate it in to this standard, or make it modern.but if it is just a casual deck, and you are just playing with youre friends, then feel free to put in what you want.
Secondly, is it budget? I will assume it is.
third, and the most important basic step in building a deck, what is it trying to do? wich cards help me accomplish my goal ? is it aggro Control etc.
As i read your description and looked at the cards in the deack i saw a couple of goals/themes your deck had. I woud recommend to have one theme and stick to it, because the more themes you add to the deck the weaker each of them get.
The overall theme of the deck is lifegain. If you want to build a pure lifegain deck i can recommend this deck : Priestesses of Thune If you wanna build something of your own, i recommend to avoid cards that give you pure lifegain like Elixir of Immortality and Crypt Incursion because they give you Life, but don't get you closer to winning, but cards like Serra Ascendant and Blood Artist do. If you build a pure lifeain deck, eiher the one i linked or your own i would recommend to cut (take out) Platinum Angel, Stuffy Doll, Typhoid Rats, Desecration Demon, Bog Serpent,Wall of Bone,Will-o'-the-Wisp, because they dont really add to the theme, and if dont wanna add White maybe you can add some Blood Artists and Zulaport Cutthroat and a way to make tokens like Sengir Autocrat, maybe you wanna takeout the combo and Griselbrand depending how fast your playgroup is, it may be way to slow.
Second, it has a vampire theme. On this theme you can expand it to be a tribal vampire deck either black red or mono black with cards like Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Captivating Vampire,Feast of Blood,Kalastria Highborn,Malakir Bloodwitch,Stromkirk Captain,Urge to Feed and many many more. this is a link where you can search up cards http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&text=+[vampire] butt if dont wana click it you can go to wizard homepage and look for the card database where you can search up all the cards you wanna play
Thirdly, your deck have a bit of a combo theme, a second wincon isnt a bad idea, but maybe you wanna have the deck focus on the combo as it's primary wincon, or just have it in there. If you however feelt that Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood aren't Worth to play on their own, i would take them out or just focus on makin the deck a combo deck only.
There are some cards that i would recommend to take out independing of what deck you make, wich is Bog Serpent, DesecrationDemon, Elixir of Immortality, maybe Loxodon Warhammer, Tainted Remedy because you can't make your opponent gain Life, Wall of Bone, Will-o'-the-Wisp, Crypt Incursion, Platinum Angel, Stuffy Doll and the rats.
As this is your first deck this is my first comment. I hope you atleast finds something useful, and i wish you the best of luck in building and playing this game.