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Contested Cliffs Discussion
6 days ago
Your land base confuses me. Why do you have an Esper land? Additionally, Burgeoning, Wild Growth and Contested Cliffs are not modern legal (never printed in modern sets). After cutting those you should have four spaces cleared
2 months ago
I'm seeing some nice overlap with Matt's new deck, Animar the Smashy. Glad we're gonna be seeing some big ole creatures in the meta now!
Just because this deck is Gruul, I want to put Contested Cliffs on your radar too. You've only got one beast at the moment, but keep it in mind!
3 months ago
3 months ago
I would suggest fighting cards within your colors, they synergize with Saskia. Here are a few examples within your color range: Prey Upon, Prepare / Fight, Contested Cliffs, Epic Confrontation, Domri Rade, Triangle of War, Blood Feud
4 months ago
Good deck! One thing I would do is add more lands with cycling like Slippery Karst and Smoldering Crater. Another thing you could do is add lands that have non-mana abilities, like Mosswort Bridge and Contested Cliffs. These changes would make the deck much better if you get manaflooded. Adding Sol Ring would also help a lot with the manabase. Hope this helps.
5 months ago
Contested Cliffs might be a good addition, it's added removal without occupying a card slot.
7 months ago
I'm a big fan of the update, the deck has come a long way. However there still are a few things that I think would make the deck better still:
Rounding out the curve so that it has the look of a descending staircase. To do this we need to replace a 3-drop with either a 1-, 2-, or 4-drop. Snake Umbra is definitely the weakest 3-drop.
Holy Mantle could still probably be replaced. I still find this card to be really unimpressive at 4 mana.
Lastly, Grasp of Fate is still missing. This card is really hard to pass up.
I don't want this to get lost in translation over multiple posts so I'll try to fix the curve and you can either agree or disagree with my adjustments...
You mentioned getting rid of the color fixing enchants like Abundant Growth and Unbridled Growth, but those are there for multiple reasons. They add to enchantment count (for both Ancestral Mask & Ethereal Armor), can filter and/or draw cards, and provide early game fixing. There is not really a need to remove them as they actually do more than you think.
The lands that I suggested were...Grove of the Burnwillows, Horizon Canopy, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, more fetches, and Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers. They will be better than the speed lands and with the replacement of more basic lands, better than the check lands as well. I definitely would not get rid of all your basics though.
My suggestion for your ideal land base would be...
1x Ancient Tomb
1x Arid Mesa
1x Marsh Flats
I also love that you have this deck tagged as "casual," this deck is a far cry from casual. Lol
7 months ago
Glad to hear the deck has turned out for you, even if it was slightly.
Personally, I would just replace Winds of Rath. My logic being that I usually only need a board wipe when I am behind (i.e. My general has been wiped a bunch/poor boarstate). If this is the case, then I've probably already lost. Voltron is an aggressive deck, thus we need to focus on resilience and efficiency.
There's nothing wrong with wanting Wheel of Fortune. It's an amazing card, yet I forgot about it. It's definitely a better option than Harmonize granted you have the money to acquire one. I'd include it if you have the ability.
Other than Thalia, Heretic Cathar, there is Linvala, Keeper of Silence (good if your meta has an abundance of Kiki/Splinter Twin combo, early game mana elves, or generals with problematic activated abilities like Arcum Dagsson or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard) and Magus of the Moon/Blood Moon (this depends on how comfortable you are playing a three color deck with this kind of effect as well as how many decks in your meta will be punished by it).
I've also tested Sanctum Prelate and Ethersworn Canonist, but they hindered us too much. Scavenging Ooze and Containment Priest didn't do much either, but testing them led me to find that Ground Seal was the most efficient graveyard hate option.
I think running 4 colorless lands is fine. I have gotten away with it and had few issues. You have a lot more options than I do when it comes to that last colorless slot, so choose wisely. Do you value the haste, pump, and vigalence of Slayers' Stronghold? The large pump and evasion from Kessig Wolf Run? The double strike from Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion? The removal that comes with Contested Cliffs? Or the protection that comes from Yavimaya Hollow?