Cartouche of Strength
Enchantment — Aura
Enchant creature you control
When Cartouche of Strength enters the battlefield, you may have enchanted creature fight target creature an opponent controls. (Each deals damage equal to its power to each other.)
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has trample.
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Cartouche of Strength Discussion
5 hours ago
For removal the fight mechanic like Prey Upon, Savage Punch, Ulvenwald Tracker, Unnatural Aggression, Mutant's Prey, Epic Confrontation, etc. could be fun and flavorful for hydras (at least in my head).
Hope something here helps!
3 days ago
However I see that the consistency was lacking.
Not sure about the Prowling Serpopard in the main, I think it might deserve a spot, I just don't know where.
1 week ago
Nest of Scarabs is the main reason for playing this deck in my opinion. It's just too good to not include. The creatures by themselves are fairly easily outclassed, unless you get some payoff from your -1/-1 counters. Vizier of Remedies makes sure that more or less none of your creatures trigger Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, which seems counterproductive. I'd add the Cartouche of Ambition over Cartouche of Strength simply because of the synergy. Removing all white cards would make room for both Cartouches, maybe even a Trial of Strength or two. Since you're playing block constructed (wish my LGS tried that) the Decimator Beetle looks really good to top off your curve. Exemplar of Strength could be good too.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the explanation, Cartouche of Strength does actually seem pretty good. I might put a few in the sideboard, but buying fewer Paths does seem like a good thing to me.
4 weeks ago
Luciferos I get what you're saying. I switched some stuff out to give it a try. Took out the Splendid Agony since Cartouche of Ambition is giving out negative counters. Prey Upon moved to the side for Cartouche of Strength and Trial of Ambition took the place of Transgress the Mind.
4 weeks ago
Thanks guys for the suggestions. I really appreciate it!
Yeah, unfortunately Viridian Longbow isn't legal, because that would have been a nice addition. And your suggestion for Nature's Way doesn't help, because there were already 4 in the deck XD But thanks for taking the time to make the suggestions and check out the deck anyway!
Great suggestions. I don't think Clear Shot is a good option. I could just add more Cartouche of Strength and have persistent +1/+1. It is instant, but I don't think that is enough to entice me. I don't need a lot of surprise tactics in this deck - It's a big, fat, obvious, in-your-face bully =p
However, Rabid Bite is an excellent option, which I can't believe I didn't think of. And Prey Upon could be handy too. May throw 1 or 2 in, but if not, 4 for the sideboard in case I need to speed up the deck.
4 weeks ago
@ delinquents To be fair, while a Deathtouch does fight very well, Cartouche of Strength would be going more on any other creature on your board, as you have high value creatures with lots of power. If you aren't adding Trial of Ambition though it's not especially worth it. Cartouches only play well if mixing with Trials - bouncing Trial of Ambition with your Cartouche would let you kill a creature on the fight and force them to sacrifice when you re-cast the Trial. But none of your big stompies have trample, so you can get those stompies like Bontu, Croc, and Decimator past a chump block.