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(1)(Green), Sacrifice Diligent Farmhand: Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
If Diligent Farmhand is in a graveyard, Muscle Burst's effect counts it as a card named Muscle Burst.
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Diligent Farmhand Discussion
1 month ago
3 months ago
If you're going to go artifact heavy, Glissa, the Traitor could work quite nicely in the deck to suppliment Muldrotha. You also have Wayfarer's Bauble as fart as artifcat ramp goes. No, it's not a creature but it does the same thing as Diligent Farmhand without the need for green mana.
3 months ago
Thanks all! :)
RazortoothMtg Ahh, thanks for the reminder on deranged assistant. I run him in my Lasav, but couldnt recall the name.
Font of Fertility is in there, as I said, Ive a pretty decent selection of both artifact and enchantment ramp effects going on. That is one of the reasons I was rather unsure of Burnished Hart, as I have 5 artifact ramp effects already included. But it is good, just feels too hampered by being colorless to be really efficient. Still, IDK on the Hart.
SteelSentry If I had some Sac outlets, I would probably run Veteran Explorer for sure, but my build so far has been almost exclusively self-sacrificing, and without a reliable way to get him dead, hes not quite worth it.
The ol Dreamscape artist... He just doesnt really hold up compared to other available ramp sources unfortunately. Sincehe requires a card in hand it is limited, and three additional mana as well kinda sucks. Plus he has to tap making him slow. He def fits the theme though, as he does discard and sac a land, which are both of little consequence when running muldrotha. A great suggestion, but I think just slightly to restrictive to be worth it.
enpc Thanks for pointing out Embodiment had a tap, I had just lumped it in with Diligent Farmhand and... now that I think of it, was there another? I was pretty sure there was, but now I cant recall. Hmmm... But yeah, Farmhand is better than the Elk for sure, thanks. Not just for curve, but because at worst its a cheaper chump blocker :P
Heart Warden is just so overcosted for the draw, and in a bad perm type. I could draw a card for free with an artifact cast, draw a card for 1 with an enchant, so paying 4 for a coveted creature cast slot just seems super inefficient.
Both far wanderings and primal growth have good synergy with Muldrotha, totally, but I was considering running a Primal Surge wincon with either Concordant Crossroads or Laboratory Maniac finishers. If the surge ends up getting dropped, they will probably both end up in there.
rob_shifflett I had the staff in my starting list, but 3 mana a turn to protect muldrotha was too costly, never mind having to use the artifact recast slot for it. When there is Neurok Stealthsuit, both Boots, Sylvan Safekeeper, and Siren Stormtamer at our disposal, the staff seems quite lusterless in comparison unfortunately.
Rusty_Shackleford I didnt link it, but I did mention in my OP that Sakura Elder was one of the "must have" rampers. Thanks though :)
Here is a pile of cards Im so far working with, if anyone is interested. Faaaaar from a deck, but in the works. Gravemind
4 months ago
It plays a turn slower than Diligent Farmhand but the payoff is that the lands come in untapped and you get a free selective discard to work with. (and a land in the yard, but who's counting)
Definitely at least worth some testing.
6 months ago
6 months ago
NV_1980, the Muscle Burst effect is irrelevant, as Kamerot says. But I'm hesitant to take the Diligent Farmhand out specifically because he's one of my only turn 1 plays. However, looking back at my ramp cards, I'm going to try taking out Shefet Monitor - it's ok, but 4 mana is a bit high for ramp.
And yeah, Loxodon Gatekeeper is a good call - it's a new card I added hoping that making lands enter tapped would slow everyone down (slowing enemies down seems to be more effective than speeding myself up in this deck), but 4 mana is a bit slower than I would like to get that effect. Thanks for the suggestion!
6 months ago
If you'd be willing, I'd try replacing Diligent Farmhand with Weathered Wayfarer. I think Wayfarer is just a little bit more efficient (although I have to admit I still have no clue what exactly that muscle-burst thing is for). I think I would replace Loxodon Gatekeeper with either Grand Abolisher or Aegis of the Gods.
Hope this helps. By the way, I would really appreciate someone of your building skills having a look at one or more of my decks.
8 months ago
Good to see another Meren player. She's been one of my favorites ever since she appeared and I too, have been slowly developing her deck. Here is my version: Meren's Returning Army.
One of my favorite cards in that deck is Life from the Loam. Its an amazing ramp card and its dredge function just makes it OP in a Meren deck. Diligent Farmhand makes for a decent alternative, in case you can't use Loam.
I'm also very fond of the cards that allow me to do stuff with cards in my opponents' graveyards. My main approach is to try and exile whatever is in there. Bojuka Bog, Leyline of the Void, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Mimic Vat are all awesome for that. A great alternative is to just steal whatever is in there. My favorites to use are the transformed Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip and Grave Betrayal.
What I would also recommend for your deck is to add some more ways to draw cards. Personally, I am using stuff like Deathreap Ritual, Grim Haruspex and Harvester of Souls because they make so much sense in a Meren deck.
Hope any of this helps. Happy gaming!