Chain of Acid
Destroy target noncreature permanent. Then that permanent's controller may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.
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Chain of Acid Discussion
8 months ago
Yo! RG decks are interesting. Here's what I think -- feel free to disregard it:
The main attraction of running green is having access to one-mana mana-dorks. Llanowar Elves, Birds of Paradise, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic and Orcish Lumberjack will all speed up your deck tremendously, while giving you bodies for Overwhelming Stampede or similar finishers. Exploration is a good accelerator, though it can be expensive; search for tomorrow is similar. There are some two- or three-mana dorks you might also want to consider, like Priest of Titania, Shaman of Forgotten Ways and Somberwald Sage. Having dorks ramps green faster than any other color is capable of.
Overwhelming Stampede is an excellent card; in that vein, Overrun and Triumph of the Hordes are both good finishers. If you want to put money into the deck, Craterhoof Behemoth is a great card in Legacy Elves that also works here. Grabbing Craterhoof with something like Natural Order can produce a really fast win. Green Sun's Zenith is another good tutor-spell, which can also fetch Dryad Arbor turn one.
I see you're running Nature's Lore. Farseek is a great card to fetch a mountain, especially if you choose to run Stomping Ground, Sheltered Thicket and/or Cinder Glade. Taiga is good, too, but that's pushing $200 these days... effing OG duals.
Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip is a good card, and an affordable version of Gaea's Cradle. Similarly, Slate of Ancestry is a very underrated EDH card that would be a powerhouse in this deck. In the line of card-draw, Beast Whisperer and Harmonize are worth considering.
Karplusan Forest, Spire Garden, Command Tower and Grove of the Burnwillows are four excellent non-basic, ETB-untapped lands for your colors. You should run these, if at all possible. I think they're better than Jund Panorama and Naya Panorama, as well as Rogue's Passage. You should consider Kessig Wolf Run, as well as cutting one or two lands from the final list.
Depending on how sadistic you are, you may also want to consider running some stax pieces. Thorn of Amethyst is an excellent card in most green decks, as these decks tend to produce oodles of mana and not cast too many non-creature spells. Pyrostatic Pillar and Eidolon of the Great Revel are excellent ways to keep low-curved decks in check. Harsh Mentor varies with meta calls, though it can be very strong. Stranglehold can ruin some strategies, and Price of Glory can nuke counter-heavy decks. Similarly, Vexing Shusher is useful to avoid getting countered, especially since you don't have to activate it until after an opponent casts a counterspell. Scab-Clan Berserker is worth considering.
I suggest Gamble. It's the best tutor in your colors. Eternal Witness is another pretty good card you may want to consider to get you back in the game after a board-wipe. I suggest running Grim Flowering or Nature's Resurgence for the same reason.
Your spot removal will be dependent on how hard you want to lean into Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. If you want to keep him, Reclamation Sage and similar effects are the way to go. Without him, or while thinking of him as a secondary creature, you should run Nature's Claim and/or Krosan Grip. Chain of Acid is an interesting card I've been wondering about recently, so you may be interested in experimenting with it. Hull Breach is similar to Decimate, and is often a two-for-one. Shattering Spree, By Force, Ancient Grudge, Vandalblast and Fiery Confluence are good as well.
Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion is an efficient, powerful creature that helps cycle away dead cards in your hand, all while generating mana. Huntmaster of the Fells Flip is another super-efficient creature. Boartusk Liege is valuable for its anthem effect and not-insignificant body. Siege Behemoth is another recommendation, for obvious reasons.
Depending on your meta, Sunder Shaman, Choke, Carpet of Flowers, Flashfires and Boil are options. If you keep your mana-base with only a few non-basics, Blood Moon, Magus of the Moon and Ruination are good cards. If your meta is super aggressive, you should consider Loxodon Warhammer or Basilisk Collar in order to recoup life points. Runic Armasaur is another good consideration if your meta has a lot of fetch lands and the like.
Strionic Resonator is a way to copy your general's trigger, and may be tremendously helpful. Resolving them in succession on the same creature results in quadrupled power.
Alright, that's all I got for now. I hope you found these suggestions at least a little helpful. Good luck with deck building!
1 year ago
- Oblivion Stone
- Chain of Acid
- Golgari Charm
- Elixir of Immortality
- Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
- Wretched Confluence
- Wall of Blossoms
- Hag Hedge-Mage
1 year ago
I forgot to mention earlier that a political card can also be cards that give a backhanded gift (ie Nin, the Pain Artist). Also, not listing every curse in Magic's history.
1 year ago
Hey there! I'm constructing a similar deck, I'm using:
Azusa, Lost but Seeking (its expensive i know, but w M25 it goes down).
Chain of Acid its an interesting card I think.
Elvish Pioneer my phylosophy for this deck is "More ramp = more fun".
Key to the City I use it to "cycle lands".
Rampant Growth Because why not.
Land Grant More ramp-stuff.
I hope i can help! Have fun :)
1 year ago
Thank you very much for the big reply! You make some great points, all witch I agree with. I looked into Genesis Wave before reading your reply, and now i feel very stupid for not getting its role! :) What a fantastic card for this deck.
I will check out your reddit comments while continuing to adjust my deck! I am going for a lower power level build to fit my playgroup, so I'm making it a straight up burn deck, with a bunch of ridiculous sorcery and instant spells that aims at making fun gameplay moments, (like Chain of Acid, and Avoid Fate). Because of the lack of permanents I unfortunately don't think Genesis Wave works very well in my deck. :/
I also decided not to go for fetches because of its anti-synergy with Scrying Sheets and other cards in my build (Lost in the Woods and Rowen). I added Into the North to add consistency to Scrying Sheets. However, I do agree with you, that playing fetches is the objectively better choice. When my deck is finally collected I will let you know how the snow covered land package is preforming!
Sincerely, Mr. Bob Johnson
1 year ago
Thank you very much! I am glad you like the list. It s a fun deck and can be powerful, but to be more competitive it needs some spells to counter the graveyard hate. Often you will encounter Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Scavenging Ooze, and Deathrite Shaman to name a few. Some cards to consider are:
Next up are cards you can swap in that are not as expensive to acquire.
To allow for the anti graveyard hate cards listed above, I would consider cutting for budgetary reasons: Yawgmoth's Will, Rise of the Dark Realms, Survival of the Fittest, Sylvan Scrying, Diabolic Servitude, Entomb, Coffin Queen.
You can change a lot of cards in the list aside from those mentioned here. Two cards I would not change and would pick up as they are very useful in the list are Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower. You can sacrifice a creature to the tower gaining 2 black mana and use that mana to activate the stronghold to put the sacrificed creature back on top of your library. Volrath's Stronghold by itself is also a way to save at least one creature from your graveyard from getting exiled as mentioned in the graveyard hate you would face.
This should give a good sense of what type of cards to think about and try. I have used many of these cards on my way to getting to the list today. Another two good cards that are rarely bad are Wurmcoil Engine and Batterskull. Just good Value cards. Batterskull is not a creature to reanimate, but it is a creature when the artifact enters the battlefield. I hope this helps!
2 years ago
Let's say you have a Lightning Bolt imprinted on the Scepter, you can pay for the scepter thus copying the Bolt and then use Izzet Guildmage's 2U ability to copy the copy as it is still an instant. You could also use Reverberate for a similar effect.
However, with Chain of Acid I'm not sure you ever want to copy the spell, all it would do is speed up the process really as everything is still going to be gone.