Druid of the Cowl
Creature — Elf Druid
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Druid of the Cowl Discussion
1 week ago
Some more rampy options ...
And a couple more beaters ...
1 week ago
Thanks for the comments Whiskerbro. Reality Smasher is only casted off of Vizier of the Menagerie, and Champion of Rhonas. So it is quite tight to get him out on the field. So I may switch him out for something, as soon as I find something better than him. He's quite formidable. Also big eldrazi are great to put more in, but that screws the curve, makes my hand a lot harder to deal with, etc etc. Crocodile of the Crossing is more for attacking turn 4, along with Champion of Rhonas, so Champion of Rhonas has a chance at staying for another turn. Also Loam Dryad is a horrible idea for this deck, I don't have anything that I would be tapping down. Maybe some Servant of the Conduit or Druid of the Cowl, I'll test them out.
3 weeks ago
Longtusk Cub could be a good fit. It's fairly cheap. And it can grow out of control quickly if the opponent falls a step behind early.
I might suggest swapping out the 4 Natural State. Maybe you're seeing a lot of artifacts and you have to deal with them, but it seems like creature threats are far more important to deal with in Standard these days and the artifact-specific stuff can go to the sideboard. I like the Nature's Way or the Prey Upon more myself for those slots. But given you're running Lambholt Pacifist Flip, I'd probably go with Blossoming Defense in the end.
And if you go with Blossoming Defense, I'd want to swap out the Ulvenwald Captive Flip and Druid of the Cowl for mana critters with 2 power so that the +2 could turn on the pacifist. In terms of budget I'd probably swap in Deathcap Cultivator, Duskwatch Recruiter Flip and Lifespring Druid. Although if I could spend more money I'd probably aim for Rishkar, Peema Renegade instead.
3 weeks ago
Alright, I've got a couple of suggestions I think you'll like. All of these suggestions are to making the deck entirely green. I am aware that the White and red it for flying control, but just trust me. I don't know how much your budget is, but this shouldn't raise the price heavily.
- -2x Aetherstream Leopard
- -1x Druid of the Cowl
- -3x Highspire Artisan
- -1x Night Market Guard
- -1x Outland Boar
- -1x Riparian Tiger
- -2x Scrounging Bandar
- -2x Silkweaver Elite
- -2x Wild Wanderer
4 weeks ago
I hadn't really been thinking much about next rotation. It's kinda been a mess for years, every rotation lately seems to come at a different interval. Anybody remember core sets? What about that twice a year experiment? Right now we are only half way to rotation. right? Check out http://whatsinstandard.com/
After rotation I will probably try to brew decks with four Lifecrafter's Bestiary. Hopefully fit in my playset of Ornithopter... I guess I'll likely continue trying to build decks in the direction of efficient low-cost creatures along with cheap card draw engines. That sort of strategy is always fun in the sense that you always get to play most of your cards and usually have a way to win unless the opponent keeps drawing answers.
Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter doesn't rotate, it's almost always a card I want to to play. I've played four a lot and found I always want to either cast or activate it. 4x
1 month ago
First off Eldrazi Displacer is terrible in here, with only Unbridled Growth as your white source. Endless One is pretty bad, since it has absolutely no evasion at all. If you're going the green route, you may just want to add other green eldrazi that fit the mold of this deck. There are a ton to choose from so you should take a look at those. I found that monoblack edrazi was the best build, but it definitely still has it's hurdles to jump over to be a viable deck. With black you get access to Bearer of Silence, Distended Mindbender and a slew of removal spells that are far better than Titan's Presence. It allows you to play Scrapheap Scrounger as well, which is just a really annoying creature. If you insist on keeping the green, however, I would play Druid of the Cowl over Ulvenwald Captive Flip. Yes it doesn't transform, but 3 toughness is far better than 2 toughness and it ramps just the same. Those are a few suggestions.
1 month ago
You could use a few more energy generators. Attune with Aether, Servant of the Conduit, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, Longtusk Cub, Gonti's Machinations, and Woodweaver's Puzzleknot could all find a slot here. Marauder works better in a deck using counters. As is, he is a Shockable flyer for 4. Basker is expensive mana wise. Having servants and even Druid of the Cowl could get him out a lot easier.
1 month ago
And, you don't. Counters are their own concept, which are permanently keeping track of numeric values accross turns. Producing mana has nothing to do with that concept, so Winding Constrictor won't interact with the Druid at all here.