Bounty of the Luxa
At the beginning of your next precombat main phase, remove all flood counters from Bounty of the Luxa. If no counters were removed this way, put a flood counter on Bounty of the Luxa and draw a card. Otherwise, add to your mana pool.
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Bounty of the Luxa Discussion
2 weeks ago
Weaver of Currents is a really good card but youre right in that its very all-in on the ramp strategy, and unrewarding to draw at bad times. Since youre alresdy running Servant of the Conduit you can easily cut it. That and Bounty of the Luxa while Attune with Aether smooths out your land drops will probably give you all the ramp you need.
Rishkar, Peema Renegade is a great alternative if you still want the ramp, because he isnt a totally dead draw. If you run him you could play into the synergy a bit with Longtusk Cub which is just plain awesome in any energy deck, as well as Verdurous Gearhulk which, at worst, is an 8/8 for 5.
Now, my next suggestion is something you probably wont like, but I love. Aethertide Whale might find a home in a deck like this. The instant speed unsummon for less energy than he gives you on ETB is great if you need him to stick on board lategame. And if youre ahead, gaining 6 energy and a 6/4 flying for 6 is pretty damn nice for feeding your energy consumers.
As a big Nissa fangirl I adore this deck (plus I just love Temur Energy too). I actually have most of the cards so Ill have to give it a shot myself, make some adjustments here and there. Ill report back!
3 weeks ago
Hello fellow brewers,
I have been playing this deck for sometime now and it has been a total blast to play. I have slowly added a removed pieces the more I have played it and it is at a fairly good spot right now. It does decently well against the MTGO Standard meta, outside of Abzan Tokens, which I have tried to rectify by adding Rampaging Ferocidon to the sideboard. I have yet to play the matchup with that card though so no telling if it will be enough to overcome the token deck's lifegain.
So far I am happy with all of the cards except Ripjaw Raptor. It AT MOST draws me one card, but more often than not it will get Fatal Pushed and that feels really bad. I am also on the fence about Weaver of Currents. It was put in the deck as a way to quickly cast a big Nissa or Aetherwind Basker (more on this card in a bit), but unless I see it on turn 3 I am normally not happy to see it. I would love some input on replacements for these cards.
Cards I have been happy with are all of the "Energy Package" cards. They are all great. Aehterwind Basker has actually been surprisingly good. If the opponent doesn't have a answer it will almost always win the game the next turn. Bounty of the Luxa has also been great as a source of card advantage and the mana can make for some explosive turns. Nissa, Steward of Elements has been great on many levels. An early Nissa can fix your draws for a turn or 2 and a late Big Nissa can unexpectedly close out a game.
Sideboard is pretty straightforward but I would welcome some input on that as well.
This deck does really well against many mid-range strategies and control(particular post board). It is a 50/50 matchup against mono-red. Tokens, as I mentioned is this deck's worst matchup. Short of Confiscation Coup a resolved The Scarab God can spell trouble for this deck, so I am trying to find better answers for that. I appreciate any an all feedback and Happy Brewing!
1 month ago
Catching up on comments. Thanks for the feedback usurphling. I have actually been considering using the ramp in this deck for another big finisher (outside of Nissa). Your suggestions are all good ones. I feel that Carnage Tyrant is strictly a sideboard card for control now. It is not good against Temur as it can be easily blocked by a couple of Rogue Refiners. I have always liked Aetherwind Basker but never had a good deck for it, but perhaps this is the deck. I will do some testing with it and Aethersquall Ancient to see if those work as good finishers. Thanks again!
Thanks for the comment and for playtesting kiegan! If I may ask, what did you playtest against? Weaver of Currents is an interesting suggestion. I always thought this deck could use more creatures and I had completely forgotten about that card. I'll definitely try that out. I have been looking to tweak the deck for some time now. It can do decently well on MTGO, but as you said it can also be a bit slow. It really struggles against God-Pharaoh decks (I can't stand that deck). If I get my sideboard cards it can have an OK matchup against red, but often it is too slow. It often timesout against Abzan Tokens because that deck just floods the board and then does nothing. It actually does best against control I would say.
Vizier is an interesting card. He has a solid body and is VERY strong with an active Nissa. If I don't like the top card, I can plus Nissa, if its a creature, I can just 0 her and put it out. I could certainly see your argument though. I'll be rethinking the deck here a bit in the coming days so it will likely not include the Vizier, but we shall see. The core of Attune with Aether, Servant of the Conduit, Rogue Refiner, Nissa, Steward of Elements and Bounty of the Luxa would most likely remain intact. I could see cutting Nissa and Bounty to 3 copies perhaps, but that would be about it. Thanks again and let me know what you think!
1 month ago
Hey, wow, thanks everyone for all the feedback!
I hear card drawing is really preferred above top-deck manipulation, unless one can abuse the top deck manipulation. One says max 10 cards that draw cards, the other says max 10-12.
I think I'll have to stick with ten card drawing cards. ...
Also higher casting cost card drawers are frowned upon. I was thinking of Sultai Ascendancy, but also of Bounty of the Luxa. Everyone seems to think it's shit, so now I will probably play none of those. :D
Coiling Oracle, duh, I knew I forgot some critter. That is definitely a nice cantrip.
Okay, so I'll play ten card drawing cards, in Sultai I think the best choices for card drawing are then like;
To have a reliable mana base, I'm limiting to cards that I can cast with BBUG. (So I can include Damnation, but I can't play Cryptic Command nor Eternal Witness). If that's wise, I duno, but it's a starting point. I hate getting mana screwed or mana flooded, so I am willing to play less stronger cards to avoid that. With 3 colours I think there are plenty of good cards to play, even if I limit myself in mana cost like this.
I'll see :) One of these days I'll "finalise" the decklist and buy it all, I can share my play experiences here - on the topic of "how much card drawing" is the right amount :)
1 month ago
Adderite ive added a maybe board of cards im getting. When it all comes in Deeproot Warrior is gonna be first to come out Jade Guardian will be next. Cancel is coming out for Supreme Will a Bounty of the Luxa is being switched for a Growing Rites of Itlimoc
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey, I recently did an Ixalan draft and pulled a foil Growing Rites of Itlimoc. It got me thinking that it could be quite powerful in this deck just as a singleton, given that most of the creatures tend to stick around for the whole game. It could also help you sift through duplicates of the gods that you have already played. Maybe remove a land or a Bounty of the Luxa for it?
1 month ago
Thanks for the feedback!
I've considered Winding Constrictor, I'm a bit cautious as moving into Sultai could potentially mess up my mana base, but I'll keep the idea in mind.