|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition||Common|
|Commander (2016 Edition)||Common|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora||Common|
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Creature — Snake Elf Druid
When Coiling Oracle enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land card, put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, put that card into your hand.
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Coiling Oracle Discussion
1 week ago
Budget concerns? well... maybe exchange Hinterland Harbor for Yavimaya Coast. That should make it possible to commit to such major investments as $ 0.16 Cloudfin Raptor and $ 0.23 Coiling Oracle without breaking the 35 dollar upper limit. I still think there should be some kind of land capable of producing both colors of mana, though.
How much is the deck now without maybeboard?
The differences between Jhessian Infiltrator and Cloudfin Raptor are smaller than they seem, as very few modern decks has anything ready to block fliers by turn 2. I just favor Cloudfin Raptor, because it works of any other creatures you might play, where Jhessian Infiltrator requires a very certain sequence - or it will remain a 2/2.
1 week ago
Perhaps modern is that little bit too fast for strategies revolving around playing a 4 cmc creature, with no protection and no ramp, then playing an aura, and then playing a threat, which does not have haste... If you want to play UG with +1/+1 counters, perhaps a more stable early game could be
4 x Experiment One
4 x Cloudfin Raptor
4 x Hardened Scales
4 x Coiling Oracle
Also not expensive cards in any sense of the word. Hardened scales also increases the value of Blessings of Nature.
Index is really bad. Not only is it card disadvantage, but without ways to shuffle your deck, you'll occasionally be able to see how you will draw 5 non-relevant cards, and have no way to change this.
So I would remove
3 x Index
2 x Master Biomancer
3 x Trygon Predator
It seems like you really like Master Biomancer. But a game where you have two in your first hand, in 20-land deck, is lost. It takes way too long to set up, compared to how easy it is to disrupt (even for other very budget-friendly decks), even if it doesn't die to Lightning Bolt. But 2 of them seems good. Jhessian Infiltrator can currently, with 2 other cards, deal 6 damage by turn 6. Experiment One or Cloudfin Raptor can do quite a bit better than that, especially with hardened scales.
1 week ago
First off, it's much easier to read your decklist, if you sort it by type instead of colour (e.g. I think you have 22 lands, although the fifth Dismal Backwater makes it a bit uncertain.
Why the almost-singleton build? You will want more consistency i.e. that cards you want to see come up more often, and you gain that by having multiple copies of them. As an example: Coiling Oracle is a funny card, that is particularly good in turn 2 (and with a turn 1 Serum Visions), and in a shoestring-budget-meta also good with blinking effects. Having 1 Coiling Oracle is a bit wasted - it won't be there when you need it, and it's a lousy topdeck in turn 6 (assuming you have the land you want by then).
What does Coral Merfolk do, that makes you bring it? Same goes for Benthic Infiltrator and Annul. How about exchanging them for 3 more of either Coiling Oracle or Cloudfin Raptor? And now we're at it: bring more evolve creatures, like Experiment One, to make more out of the counters. A playset of Hardened Scales and Winding Constrictor also helps with +1/+1 counters.
1 week ago
I like the Coiling Oracle quite a lot actually! But Life from the loam is money wise too pricey, considering the deck costs under $30 atm, Loam would rise that quite a bit.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
+1 for Mandrills (a must), Vines, and maybe Blossoming Defense. I think at least 2X Become Immense would also be good.
More fringe suggestions of creatures you might experiment with: Managorger Hydra, Curious Homunculus Flip, Inexorable Blob, and especially Thing in the Ice Flip. You also might consider some number of Elvish Visionary or Coiling Oracle for draw power (potentially added draws with stuff like Vapor Snag - and maybe Unsubstantiate would be decent in this deck).
I think basically though, you want to consider carefully how you actually want the deck to operate. Right now, this looks like something between UG Infect and Hexproof/Bogles. But what I think you're really looking for is to make a green/blue TEMPO deck, which is what most Delver decks are. The idea of tempo is that you play cheaper creatures and spells than your opponent, so you can overwhelm them by being able to counter their spells, and drop creatures, and do other good stuff while they can only produce one spell per turn through turn 3. It's noteworthy that drawing extra cards is pretty key to making tempo work, so any spell that replaces itself in your hand by allowing you to draw, or helps set up draws, is great. It also means you need very potent damage potential from creatures. to me, this is more important than them being hexproof, because you counterspells to protect them.
3 weeks ago
With you wanting to focus on the Smashy aspect, cards such as Hydra Omnivore (a beast in multiplayer games), It That Betrays, Terastodon, Void Winnower and Pathrazer of Ulamog can act as cheaper ($$ wise) bombs compared to the Eldrazi Titans. Along with those ramp like Cultivate, Explosive Vegetation, and Kodama's Reach let you get your bombs out quicker, mana rocks (signets, Sol Ring, all the goodies) help a lot as well. Card draw like Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora (these piss off people so much they have to be included just for the lols), Primordial Sage and Soul of the Harvest can also do a lot of work as you want to focus on the creature path. Little value guys like Coiling Oracle, Trygon Predator, Fierce Empath, Elvish Visionary can really help, as can the mana dorks (Llanowar Elves and Co) can work well too. Primal Surge can also work WONDERS if you decided to prioritize permanents, vomiting out your entire deck is always fun to do. I'm gonna have to talk to my Surrak buddy to get his opinion, but that's the advice I got thus far.