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Bestow 3GG (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
Enchanted creature gets +4/+2
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This is by no means a budget option, but you may consider splashing Red for Domri Rade , Xenagos, The Reveler , Ogre Battledriver , and / or Goblin Rabblemaster . All in all I feel that such a deck fares much better against control / MBD / other decks with a lot of removal. I have piloted one since M15 came out to pretty good success: Biodriver's Last Stand (2nd at Gameday).
Without splashing another color, I really like Chord of Calling here as Convoking with your Hornets is pretty sick, plus grabbing a Hornet Nest or Hornet Queen at instant speed is an awesome trick. Could also be used to fetch Master Biomancer or Paragon of Eternal Wilds depending on the situation. I would also want one more Prophet of Kruphix since git gives the Hornets pseudo-vigilance and is another great cog for Convoking.
You could probably cut Obelisk of Urd since there's not much to name besides Insect, and you already have plenty of ways to pump those.
Finally, I would definitely cut down a lot of the counterspells in the side and remove Stain the Mind . Some ideas would be AEtherspouts , Back to Nature , Simic Charm , Ranger's Guile / Mizzium Skin , Bident of Thassa , Mistcutter Hydra , and Boon Satyr .
Why not adding Boon Satyr and removing Nighthowler . With Pharika in the mix sometimes the strength from the fallen may not get the boost, and boon satyr gives that instant speed after blockers were assigned plus Strength from the Fallen .
This is about as good as it gets for junk constellation, meaning great build. I think though, as good as he is, Tymaret, the Murder King removed will fix your mana and there are probably on color sac outlets that could go in his place, I cant think of one at the moment but it will come to me. I do think you should keep the Gift of Immortality . Maybe also more consistancy of good creatures? A few more Herald of Torment a few less Gnarled Scarhide . Another courser and a Boon Satyr and another Underworld Coinsmith + 1 Whip of Erebos and take out the Elvish Mystic s what are you possibly ramping to? Just a warning Back to Nature is back to standard so watch out! Feel free to take none of this advice if you dont want to. Again, great deck.
You should think about 2X Nylea, God of the Hunt for better draw potential on her. I've ran something similar. I found it more effective to take out some of the mana ramp to allow you to play more effective creatures rather than having crazy mana ramp to play and pull pretty good cards instead. You don't want to end up with tons of mana that you can't do anything with because you have spent too much time establishing the ramp. It might run quicker by throwing in some more devotion lower drops like Bassara Tower Archer or Boon Satyr to put strong cards out while you establish your ramp with Nykthos. Also after tapping Nykthos for devotion mana you can play another Nykthos (providing you have not played a mana card that turn) that will destroy your previous one but allow you to tap Nykthos once again. It will have the same effect as Voyaging Satyr , Karametra's Acolyte , and untaping mana with Nissa . With this you can play 4x Genesis Hydra and throw in more Courser of Kruphix . Maybe think about putting Hornet Queen in the main board. I have never had a situation in which Hornet Queen was not effective.
I recommend Garruk, Caller of Beasts to keep gas because with the ramp/BTE/nykthos you can empty your hand pretty fast. I'd bring down Nykthos and Voyaging Satyr to 2/3, put Setessan Tactics and Hornet Queen in the sideboard because they don't do anything against control matchups, possibly the Bow of Nylea too. How is Solidarity of Heroes doing here? It doesn't seem very strong in many cases except when you have a Kalonian Hydra out, you might want to consider dropping it for something else.
If you want to build devotion, having 5+ 1 drops helps a lot so consider putting in Experiment One , which is still useful late after 1 evolve with Corpsejack out. Also you don't have any T3 play, so if you have Elvish Mystic T1 you can't ramp into anything. Reverent Hunter , Scourge of Skola Vale or Renegade Krasis would be a nice fit, Courser of Kruphix is a general strong card there with double green, as does Boon Satyr . Witchstalker would be a nice sideboard with it's double green and counter gaining ability.
I would say up your Fog count to 4 because the 2 mana difference between it and Hunter's Ambush will be relevant when also trying to flash creatures into play the same turn. Boon Satyr is the best green flash creature in Standard not named Wurm Token. So, he's right up your alley.
If your strategy is to flash in creatures and Phytoburst them, why not run additional pump spells? Giant Growth and Slaughterhorn are both cheap and efficient. Titanic Growth is another pump spell. I would not recommend running all of these, pick and choose your favorite ones. But I would say that having more than just a playset of Phytoburst should help accomplish the theme. And if you want stronger card draw, you're blue. Just run a few draw spells such as Divination .
This deck seems to be trying to do two things at once. On one hand it wants to be Simic evolve aggro and on the other it wants to be Blue/Green Heroic. I'd recommend you focus your deck on doing one of those things or the other. I'll offer recommendations for both.
Cloudfin Raptor and Experiment One are the two best one drops for this sort of aggressive strategy, I'd recommend 4 of each. I'd also recommend Elvish Mystic . While not a traditional aggro creature he's a great accelerator that will lead right into my next recommendation. With an evolve theme it's critical that you're trying to evolve your creatures every step up the curve. With that in mind Kalonian Tusker is great. He's going to cause evolve triggers even twice because he's so large. Kiora's Follower is also a solid two-drop. It will only cause evolve sometimes but grants pseudo-vigilance and/or ramp. Moving into the 3 drop spot. Boon Satyr is an aggressive creature that can serve as a removal spell. His 4 power will also trigger evolve in most cases. Elusive Krasis and/or Renegade Krasis are also worth looking at. I would top your curve out with a strong 4 drop. Polukranos, World Eater is the best but he can be pricy. So, a great substitute is Deadbridge Goliath .
One drops? Elvish Mystic and Experiment One are still the way to go. Experiment One's counters will synergize with my next recommendation which is Ordeal of Thassa . Meletis Astronomer is a phenomenal 2 drop blue Heroic creature. Setessan Oathsworn would probably be the end of my creature package here. A playset of all creatures. Then add more auras. I like Alpha Authority , Stratus Walk is great because it adds evasion, draws a card, and if you cast on an opponent's creature it can make them unable to block your large ground creature. Trollhide , Feral Invocation , and Forced Adaptation are some other decent auras.
I tried to make all/most of my recommendations budget and hopefully this is helpful at all. I know it's a lot.
|Power / Toughness||4/2|
|Avg. draft pick||2.45|
|Avg. cube pick||2.33|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|