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 deck looks really nice. It's out of my price range, but it looks like a lot of fun to play. I was thinking that Naturalize at instant speed is better than Reclamation Sage , even though the Sage gives a body. I know a lot of people who prefer it, so that's your choice. Back to Nature kills Boon Satyr s, which isn't good for you. But that's my personal opinion as I'm playtesting GB Aggro (Golgari Speed Demon).
The deck doesn't have any counters or instants in the main because I was trying to max out the potential for Temur Ascendancy
which I think is really powerful as it softens the two biggest drawbacks of creatures. Summoning sickness and being vulnerable to one for one spot removal(a 4 power creature has a chance to replace itself in your hand). It is the same reason that I am using Stormbreath Dragon
instead of Sarkhan, to trigger ascendancy. The more things that are not creatures the less effective See the Unwritten
and Genesis Hydra
are. My thinking was if it was not a mana creature it had to have 4 power. I had more of an aggro/overwhelm attitude in mind when I constructed the deck rather than a midrange strategy.
The Boon Satyr
are in because they are the most efficient 4 power creature after the Knuckleblade. They are not the best creature, but he has 4 power to trigger ferocious and ascendancy, easy to cast (only one color), and works well as an enchantment on other fatties. If there was a better more efficient 4 power creature I would replace him.
You are probably correct about Xenagos. He was a late addition to finish off the deck. I just think that they are under played, has an ability that can completely change the game and it works well with See the Unwritten. It might be better to take him out and either add Crater's Claws or some other spot removal.
I don't like that Arbor Colossus
requires 3 green to cast. I feel like that might be too much of a stretch on the mana base. I am already taking a fair bit of damage from all the pain lands as I want to be able to cast mystic on turn 1.
The best card in the deck is almost Yavimaya Coast as it allows knuckleblade or acendancy on turn 2 if you start with a mystic.
Boon Satyr is an incredibly underrated card that opens up a lot of options both early game and mid/late game. It also has some good synergy with Prognostic Sphinx as this format is very spot removal heavy at the moment, so being able to buff a creature with access to Hexproof is huge. And since you have access to Blue, it seems almost criminal to not be running more control. Negate mainboard will make sure you are more likely to keep your threats alive, while Swan Song does it for less but at the cost of giving your opponent a 2/2 flier so it can be a bit hit or miss depending on the deck. Stubborn Denial could be a good alternative if you add more 4+ power creatures. And of course, a well timed Dissolve can win you games.
I'm personally not a big fan of some of your creature choices. Horizon Chimera , Hydra Broodmaster , Karametra's Acolyte , Kruphix, God of Horizons , Nessian Game Warden and Nylea's Disciple all seem to just not provide enough bang for your buck. I can explain why I think this way in a separate post, but what it essentially boils down to is the fact that there are stronger choices than them that either cost as much mana as them, or perhaps even less.
Getting your hands on Sylvan Caryatid will change a lot of things, as it slows down warrior decks and does wonders for color fixing. Arbor Colossus is a fantastic beater that is able to swat problematic fliers out of the sky and is a great finisher with Thassa, God of the Sea . You are also missing out on one of the best Simic beater in the format, Sagu Mauler who is simply does work. Hard to deal with and hits hard, you cannot go wrong with this guy. The other well known beater is Polukranos, World Eater , as he either makes your opponents throw everything they have at him, or simply die.
Peel from Reality really doesn't do anything for you that Voyage's End doesn't do but better. I also personally prefer Taigam's Scheming over Scout the Borders when it comes to digging through my deck, but that could just be me. Any who, those are just my thoughts on what a competitive Simic deck would look like in standard, so it's up to you to pick and choose from my suggestions if any of them are worthwhile enough to try out. Regardless though, I wish you luck at your next FNM!
i playtested it and you should do something about air attacks. and See the Unwritten is amazing but the time you ll cast it you cast it you are already winning anyway. by the way the Xenagos, God of Revels and Boon Satyr werent that good...you could cut them a little and put some Arbor Colossus or Setessan Tactics for a little havoc.but all in all a strong decklike it +1
I like Boon Satyr as an option, since it meshes well with Doomwake Giant and Eidolon of Blossoms , and the one thing this deck is lacking is a nice trick here and there. Once I get a chance to test it out I'll see how well they fit. Might make it into the sideboard, at least.
That would open up a lot for me to be able to pass turn with 5 mana and threaten something real. Right now all I've got is Surrak and the Charm. If I put the Soul of Shandalar in the deck, or cut down on ramp and on CMC's, I'm sure I'll toss Boon Satyr in. I'm making it less of a tempo-focused beatdown deck and more of a big-ramp/card-advantage monsters deck. It kind of feels like it wants to just play stuff on my turn all the time and not worry so much about combat tricks. Definitely food for thought though...
True, but Genesis Hydra shouldn't be a four-of anyway. It's too expensive to get what you really need. I think actually cut one or two G Hydras and add in Boon Satyr , Nylea, God of the Hunt or Awaken the Bear . Or even Titanic Growth .
May want to consider going 4x Master of the Feast because it is just a killer 3 drop. If you started the game with 2 or 3 in your hand you would be happy to keep that hand. when you have a card like that, play 4x.
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|Power / Toughness||4/2|
|Avg. draft pick||2.23|
|Avg. cube pick||2.18|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|