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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 week ago
I've got a couple of suggestions:
1 week ago
This definitely looks like a fun play! For mana doubler, Zendikar Resurgent has worked wonders for me in my version because of the card advantage. To pay half the cost for a creature than have another card put in your hand is brilliant. It's dug me out of many holes. The high cost of the card hasn't be too much of a problem as by that time in a game, people have other things to worry about and it usually makes is way back to my turn where I can explode (with the casting and card draw) - something that Kresh responds well too.
Goo call one Dawntreader Elk and Diligent Farmhand. I'm going to consider replacing some things in my deck with those as they make for late game value in Kresh. Bloodshot Cyclops is also nicely on theme for me and would be a nice surprise with Anger in the yard or Hammer of Purphoros out.
I also really appreciate the Ryusei, the Falling Star addition, now that I've consider how the stacking works. That's great.
It really seems like Meren of Clan NelToth could do some great work in your deck. What do you think?
If it was either or, I would say Dictate of Erebos rather than Grave Pact as Dictate has Flash, making it a great surprise response, and while it's 1 more cmc, Grave Pact can be harder to cast because of the extra (b).
4 weeks ago
Golgari Thug is probably even worse than the troll.
It That Betrays' mana cost is absurd.
Lord of Extinction, without evasion, isn't anything fantastic.
Mycoloth usually doesn't live to your upkeep.
1 month ago
I would cut: Caustic Caterpillar, Dawntreader Elk, Deathbringer Regent, Deathcap Cultivator, Decimator of the Provinces, Diligent Farmhand, Farhaven Elf, Golgari Raiders, Lotleth Giant, Mulldrifter,Satyr Wayfinder, Stinkweed Imp,Wood Elves, Deep Analysis, Spider Spawning, Worm Harvest, Chemister's Insight, Molderhulk, Shriekmaw, Shadowborn Demon, Night Incarnate, Deathbringer Regent
TL;DR Too much ramp, some non-synergistic cards, board wipes shouldn't be necessary if you are playing aristocrats. Some of the cards depend on casting from your hand rather than ETB. These are just my suggestions feel free to adjust as you see fit.
If I am missing something about these cards let me know. Also, you can look at my decklist if you want to here: Sidisi, Self-Mill, Surveil and Explore I just got the Golgari Guild kit so my Sidisi deck is different now.
1 month ago
Ramp is super important in EDH, but Muldrotha opens up less traditional options that end out being far superior when Muldrotha is in play. Cards like Font of Fertility and Wayfarer's Bauble may be sub-optimal in most decks, but in Muldrotha decks their value increases ten fold. You can use them in the early game for ramp, then use them over and over in the late game for ramp, as they are permanent cards that Muldrotha can cast from your graveyard. Here's a few more that I use in my budget Muldrotha deck: I already mentioned Font of Fertility and Wayfarer's Bauble; Coiling Oracle, Dawntreader Elk, Diligent Farmhand, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Silverglade Pathfinder (most discarded cards can be played from the yard with Muldrotha), and most importantly Hermit Druid and Song of Freyalise. Let me explain why those are the two most important pieces of ramp for Muldrotha. Hermit Druid doesn't ramp per-say, as the basic land only goes to your hand. What it does do for you though is mill the hell out of your library if you keep your basic land count down. This means that when Muldrotha hits the battlefield, you'll essentially have a 20+ card "hand" in your graveyard. Song of Freyalise turns all your little x/1 dudes into mana rampers for two turns, then allows you to attack all out. This means every third turn all your creatures are Indestructable, Vigilance, and Trample; letting you plan around it for some crazy turns.
The same thing can be said for most aspects of the deck. Here are some great removal pieces tied to either creatures, artifacts, or enchantments: Seal of Doom, Seal of Removal, Executioner's Capsule, Bone Shredder, Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, and sort of Baleful Strix (it has deathtouch). Here's some good artifact and enchantment removal: Seal of Primordium, Acidic Slime, Caustic Caterpillar. Here's other various good things that are re-usable from your graveyard: Diplomatic Immunity for keeping your commander safe, Swiftfoot Boots for the same reason. Elephant Grass means you can pay 1 mana per turn to have this effect in play by sac'ing it and playing it again, rather than the escalating cumulative upkeep, Mystic Remora is also great for the same reason. Lotus Petal provides re-usable free ramp. Dawnstrider gives you repeatable fogs. Siren Stormtamer is a repeatable counter to keep your team safe. Spore Frog is one of the core pieces of the deck, letting you fog every turn for 1 mana.
One thing you'll want to do with Muldrotha is make sure your creatures, artifacts, enchantments have somewhat even distribution, so you can play many cards from your graveyard per turn. A lot of these effects are tied to creatures though, so in my Muldrotha deck I like to gain additional benefit from sacrificing these creatures or permanents. Cards like Dictate of Erebos/Butcher of Malakir force all your opponents to sac a creature whenever you lose one. Since you're sac'ing for the creatures effect anyways, you get to double dip a bit. Other cards that help here are: Catacomb Sifter for scrying, Grim Haruspex for draw, It That Betrays for some fun shenanigans, Sifter of Skulls for ramp + more things to sac, Smothering Abomination for more draw and a sac outlet.
If the sacrifice route tickles your fancy, then you probably want to run some sacrifice engines. Here's some good ones for Muldrotha: Altar of Dementia is a free sac engine that fills your yard, perfect here. Skullclamp is both a sacrifice and a draw engine. Lots of creatures that are good with Muldrotha are x/1, so Skullclamp becomes crazy efficient, especially since you can replay the lost creature.Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is another free sac engine that powers himself up and lets you use his removal ability. Hell's Caretaker can sac a tiny creature to return something awesome from your yard when the commander isn't around, or if you dont have the mana to play it from the yard. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed comes into play with lots of sacrifice fodder, and for [b][g] you can sac a creature and draw a card. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord can use his ability as a win-con, especially when paired with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born.
My absolute favorite card with sacrifice focused Muldrotha decks hands down is Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. All your x/1 sacrifice fodder turns into a terrifying army with this guy. The best thing about him, is his ability triggers whenever you sacrifice a perminant. That means things like Executioner's Capsule and Seal of Primordium will trigger his ability, and more importantly cards like Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape. Everything you sac increases the power of your army, and every time you sac something you're getting a ton of value. The Gitrog Monster pairs really well with Mazirek. Sac a land every turn, draw more cards, play more lands, trigger the +1/+1 counters on all your creatures every turn. Tons of synergy.
Anyways, sorry for the wall of text. I just finished doing a ton of research for my Muldrotha deck to make it as good as I could for around $100. Hopefully some of my research will help you in your efforts :)
1 month ago
Boza: You're 100% correct that this is not the entirety of my card selection/pruning process. As you said, there are other factors to consider (color, curve, efficiency, etc.) and I absolutely agree with that.
I wrote this because lately this has been the focus of my improvements with several of my builds. More philosophical (keeping things on-theme) and less nuts-and-bolts (is this X strictly better than Y), if you will. My forte (and my friends joke about it) is that when I build a deck it is usually highly themed and flavorful. When I build, I don't just run cards because they're good (though here are always exceptions... Cyclonic Rift) but because they do what I need them to do, while also following a theme.
Another way to look at it is that when deck building, there is a hierarchy of concerns i.e. What is most important when considering a card? I think this hierarchy is different for every player. For me personally, the top three things I'm concerned about while building are flavor (Fleshbag Marauder instead of Merciless Executioner in a zombie deck), versatility (Assassin's Trophy instead of Putrefy), and curve (Diligent Farmhand vs Dawntreader Elk in a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck).
I know was a bit long winded, but I hope that gives you a better idea of my current headspace and sort of what lead to writing this post. Also as an aside, I found it funny when you mentioned it being part of an article. That's actually the format I had in mind when I wrote it.
1 month ago
So I commented on this deck over 6 months ago and now I saw it on the feed so... Imma do it again. And Imma be more specific this time. Let's start with cuts.
Bane of Progress is not great. If all goes well you'll absolutely be hitting your own enchantments and artifacts.
Gray Merchant of Asphodel is not anything exceptional in this brew. Yeah his ETB is really strong but it draws a ton of hate and you don't seem to have many ways of subverting or withstanding that hate.
Greenwarden of Murasa is really mana-costly. 6 mana for an eternal witness effect? Pass.
It That Betrays is really bad. Better when you can reanimate it, but still unless your opponents are running aristocrats or you're forcing them to sac things (and yeah I know It does that but that's not enough), really bad. Oh yeah, and that thing I said with Gray Merchant about drawing hate? That.
Lord of Extinction's lack of trample makes him pretty meh.
Massacre Wurm is pretty meta-dependent. If your buddy runs weenies he's decent but if not...
Mycoloth is great, but the 5-mana slot is competitive.
Pathbreaker Ibex honestly doesn't seem that great. Most he's giving your guys is +5 unless you find Lord of Extinction.
Terastodon is really cool and all, but it does have one huge drawback... You can EITHER repeat the etb OR have it as a beater. And for 8 mana, repeating the etb is not enough.
Greater Good is great when you have larger creatures than this deck does. As it is it's just gonna make you discard a bunch of cards, probably.
Torment of Hailfire gives your opponents something you don't want them having: choice. They'll just sac a bunch of useless crap or discard lands. Without steps to limit their options, it's not a great card.
So I looked at your maybeboard and holy crap dude, you need to put some of those in. Night Incarnate, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Craterhoof Behemoth, I'm actually adding the first two to my brew now. Thanks for the ideas, sorry for stealing them.
Now Imma give you some card suggestions.
You forgot Fleshbag Marauder when you got the rest of the edict gang!
Thragtusk is pretty underrated in aristocrats.
As is Treasure Keeper, but that's less good in your deck since you have a really high mana curve.
Vindictive Lich gives you options!
Wall of Blossoms is good protection and a draw!
Hell's Caretaker is reanimation and a sac outlet.
Phyrexian Delver is also good reanimation.
Attrition is excellent removal.
Perilous Forays is an awesome card for this deck, I love it.
Quagmire Druid isn't the greatest ever, but it's enchantment removal.
Sadistic Hypnotist can play the long game, run opponents out of resources.
Thoughtpicker Witch can screw combo.
Vraska, Golgari Queen is an epic sac outlet and the ult is perfect for this deck.
Entomb is legendary.
Grim Flayer is great card advantage.
Fauna Shaman is like Entomb but better maybe?
Underrealm Lich is good card advantage.
Thank you for coming to my ted talk.
2 months ago
Il tuo mazzo necessita di un buon pacchetto di removal per far morire quante più creature possibili, in modo da rendere Kresh grosso, ed allo stesso tempo ti servono cose che diano evasion a kresh per fare in modo che riesca a colpire. Farò suggerimenti su cambi funzionali e cambi di budget, sia in più economico che in più costoso.
- Anger -> Fires of Yavimaya perché costano di meno in mana, soldi e sono più affidabili (senza contare quel +2/+2 che può sempre tornare utile). Sulla stessa linea c'è Fervor, Mass Hysteria e Concordant Crossroads (quest'ultima balza, but still).
- Wood Elves -> Diligent Farmhand perché gli elfi in un mazzo tre colori possono essere un fattore limitante. Il secondo ti prende qualsiasi terra.
- Farhaven Elf -> Kodama's Reach perché è più forte, per lo stesso mana. La differenza è non avere poi una creatura in campo da eventualmente sacrificare.
- Ghave, Guru of Spores -> Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest devi metterlo assolutamente. Punto.
- Golgari Findbroker -> Plaguecrafter perché 1/5 del tuo mazzo è costituito di carte non permanent. Va benissimo la cosa, ma rende meno utile lui.
- Omnath, Locus of Rage -> Slum Reaper/Barter in Blood perché hai bisogno di effetti che facciano sacrificare e conseguentemente crescere Kresh.
- Shriekmaw -> Ravenous Chupacabra perché non ha le limitazioni del primo. Non ha evoke, ma in teoria non dovresti aver bisogno di evoke per poter sacrificare le tue creature.
- Terastodon -> Mitotic Slime perché Kresh cresce se muoiono creature, mentre il Terastodon distrugge permanenti non creatura. In più, ti serve avere delle cose da sacrificare che non siano Kresh.
- Wasitora, Nekoru Queen -> Creakwood Liege/ perché è più affidabile e da +2/+2 a Kresh. Anche Sylvan Offering/Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder sono interessanti. Hai bisogno di tanti token da poter sacrificare.
- Yavimaya Elder -> Smothering Abomination/Deathreap Ritual/Dragon Appeasement/Fecundity sono più forti per pescare. Anche perché l'anziano non rampa, bensì ti mette solo due terre base in mano.
- Rakdos Charm non fa nulla di utile, a parte eventualmente spaccare un artefatto, ma per quello è meglio Shattering Spree oppure Vandalblast. Se vuoi esiliare i cimiteri c'è Bojuka Bog.
Attrition -> Dictate of Erebos/Grave Pact costano uguale in soldi, ma li valgono tutti, a differenza di Attrition. Darksteel Axe -> Darksteel Plate sempre di qualità darksteel, ma meglio. Se ti piace indestructible, potrebe piacerti anche Shield of Kaldra e Hammer of Nazahn.
Valuta di trovare un posto per carte che diano colpo sicuro a Kresh, come:
Valuta di inserire qualche sacrifice outlet come (nella sezione terre ce ne sono altre molto forti):
Nella sezione terre ti consiglio:
- Golgari Rot Farm -> Tainted Peak perché le karoo fanno schifo e le tainted sono fortissime.
- Golgari Guildgate -> Mosswort Bridge senza discussioni, il gate è lento e tu hai tanto ramp, quindi ti servono terre base. Trova un posto anche per Spinerock Knoll.
- Ti consiglio assolutamente di mettere o almeno valutare:
- Myriad Landscape e Blighted Woodland come ramp.
- Cinder Glade/Smoldering Marsh/Canyon Slough/Sheltered Thicket (che possono essere prese da Jund Panorama, ad esempio).
- Foreboding Ruins e Game Trail (che entrano entrambe stappate se in mano hai una Misty Eye of the Mountain below)
- Flamekin Village ed Hanweir Battlements per dare haste a Kresh.
- Grim Backwoods/High Market/Keldon Necropolis sono sacrifice outlet sulle terre (praticamente indistruttibili).
- Kessig Wolf Run, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Khalni Garden possono tornare utili.
Se con queste sostituzioni nella mana base finisci per avere più di quattro terre che producono , valuta di inserire al posto di una creatura ramp la Chromatic Lantern, che è stata ristampata da poco ed è scesa.