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Copperline Gorge enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
Tap: Add R or G to your mana pool.
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Copperline Gorge Discussion
1 week ago
@Papo: The standard deck list is something like:
4x Wooded Foothills
2-4x Arid Mesa
2-4x Windswept Heath (bringing your total fetchland count to 10)
0-2x Copperline Gorge
1x Temple Garden
1x Sacred Foundry
2x Stomping Ground
0-1x Kessig Wolf Run
4x Burning-Tree Emissary
4x Experiment One
0-4x Flinthoof Boar
1-4x Ghor-Clan Rampager
4x Goblin Guide
4x Hidden Herbalists
4x Narnam Renegade
4x Reckless Bushwhacker
4x Wild Nacatl
For right now, I'd suggest trying the deck without Kird Ape or Wild Nacatl and dropping down to 18 lands. That should give you enough slots to fit everything in, playing a total of 32 creatures, 18 lands, and 10 other spells. When you get the budget, add in the full set of fetchlands, Wild Nacatl, and cut Manamorphose.
While playing straight Gruul on a budget, your lands will look something like:
1 month ago
Have you considered the storm build that is pooping up in this archetype that uses Empty the Warrens and Manamorphose plus the rituals, it is slower than the zoo variant you are going for here but may be worth testing (it basically drops the extra token generation for storm pieces, it's and interesting idea.
Also, I would consider going Gruul or even Naya here as that gives you access to Wild Nacatl, a staple of the zoo archetype, you can accomplish this by playing Copperline Gorge and Stomping Ground, and then maybe aSacred Foundry or two, I find Wild Nacatl gives the deck more staying power as it can survive a bit longer if it doesn't win right away, just a thought even though this Bushwhacker build gets the job done.
I would also play a couple fetches mainboard as the combo here is such that you want to thin your deck if you can't go off turn one. I know some people don't agree with the concept of thinning but I think it is valid if you are not in agreement then cool.
2 months ago
Really like this deck idea since it seems to come out of left field with the current Modern meta. I was wondering if you had considered Voltaic Brawler and/or Aether Hub to go in this deck. The Aether Hub could replace the Rootbound Crag since both would be turn 2-3 lands (or the Copperline Gorge for later game and increasing the budgety-ness of the deck) and if the energy wasn't needed for coloured mana it could potentially allow Voltaic Brawler to keep swinging in.
2 months ago
Hey SamCre1993! Going by tcg market prices
1x Scalding Tarn ZEN $50.77
1x Linvala, Keeper of Silence RISE $19.07
1x Copperline Gorge SOM $10.75
1x Birds of Paradise CN2 $5.70
Do you have another $15 worth of my wants?
4 months ago
Bloodhall Ooze, Experiment One, Scavenging Ooze, and Predator Ooze are all reasonable cards for Modern. Necrotic Ooze is more of something you want to build around as its own deck, not necessarily toss into anything. Acidic Slime is also a good card, but the rest of your deck seems to be more aggro, making 5 CMC a bit high.
So of course, where does that leave you now that sylvannos has shown up and shit all over your idea?
For one, notice how much of a +1/+1 counter theme you have going on between Bloodhall Ooze, Experiment One, Scavenging Ooze, and Predator Ooze. Hardened Scales is absolutely bananas! That right there functions as your Intangible Virtue or Honor of the Pure. All of your oozes will just start doubling in size. Winding Constrictor is similar: it's a low CMC card that dumps a bunch of counters on everything. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar offers even more +1/+1 counters.
Second, you're in Jund colors. Lightning Bolt, Abrupt Decay, Atarka's Command, Terminate, and Fatal Push are all good options here. You're basically a quick, low-cost aggro deck. That also means you can play Dark Confidant to further increase your draw power. Since you curve out at 3 (Predator Ooze and possibly Nissa, Voice of Zendikar), you'll only be taking 1 damage on average each turn. This also opens up the potential for Liliana of the Veil. You're constantly drawing and playing oozes, while forcing your opponent to discard cards.
Copperline Gorge is a good start, but you really don't want to have lands that always come into play tapped. Fetches and shocks are going to be your best options, along with the aforementioned Cavern of Souls. I'd also recommend Blooming Marsh, Blackcleave Cliffs, and Kessig Wolf Run.
Lastly, your sideboard. It should probably be some number of hand disruption spells (Duress, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek), artifact and enchantment removal (Destructive Revelry, Ancient Grudge), and general Jund sideboard tech (Fulminator Mage, Kolaghan's Command, Kitchen Finks, Maelstrom Pulse, anything that didn't get put in the main). I'm not sure what other cards you'd add that protect your plan of killing people with oozes. Hindervines? Skullcrack? I dunno.
4 months ago
@ euananddalesaccount While I understand where you are coming from, in Modern, 250$ is pretty budget for a deck nowadays. When you look at common decks like Naya Burn (700-950$), Jund (1,400-1,600$) and Abzan (1,500+), you start to realize that for Modern, this deck's price tag really isn't that bad. The main cost of this deck comes from the playset of Goblin Guides (105$) and the playset of Copperline Gorges (50$) that we are running. If you want to make this deck <150$, I would suggest switching the Goblin Guides out for a playset of Spark Elementals (or even a playset of Vexing Devils if you want) like I suggested in the description! It you want to further decrease the cost, you can swap the 4x Copperline Gorges for 2 more Karplusan Forests and 2 taplands or your choice. While this will definitely affect some of the deck's consistency and speed, it should still maintain its core strategy and is more than capable of winning against higher budget decks! Hope this helped explain my thoughts, best wishes!
4 months ago
Copperline Gorge will speed the deck up nicely, but isn't the cheapest of cards..