Druid of the Cowl
Creature — Elf Druid
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Druid of the Cowl Discussion
2 days ago
I like the Kessig Prowler Flip+Giant Spectacle combo, but the aggro approach doesn't seem to fit with landkill. I'd focus the deck so that you start destroying your opponent's land on turn 3 every game and keep doing it until they can't do anything - then you can finish them off. To do that I'd swap out some of your aggressive cards like Lathnu Hellion for extra mana dorks like Druid of the Cowl. An extra World Breaker wouldn't hurt either, if you have access to it along with a way of sacing it so you can keep bringing it back.
1 week ago
Druid of the Cowl is a really interesting thought, and I hadn't looked at the card at all. It's kind of a cross between the Ramp of Deathcap Cultivator and the Toughness of Gnarlwood Dryad, which means it's probably a little better in opening hand than either. However, I think it'd be a very disappointing topdeck, and both Cultivator and Dryad are still decent in the mid- and late-game because of their Deathtouch). Still it's a great thought and I appreciate you bringing it up!
Servant of the Conduit is a great card too, and would be superb if I needed more fixing or had just a little more of an Energy theme. As the deck currently is though, I think it falls just a little short.
Thanks much for the thoughts!
I've been testing Deathcap Cultivator and Gnarlwood Dryad as a 2-2 split, trying to figure out which makes me more happy when I see it. Turns out they're REALLY close from my standpoint, but when playtesting vs. Black, I've found it's extremely frustrating to have to sometimes use quality removal on a one-drop. So Dryad it is. Thanks again for the suggestion!
1 week ago
Druid of the Cowl in my opinion would be better for what you're looking for with your mana dork or maybe even Servant of the Conduit on the off chance that you don't have the correct color mana to activate Wandering Fumarole
1 week ago
Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter is a great place to start, from there you want a lot of removal resistant guys like Blisterpod. Beastcaller Savant and Druid of the Cowl could help a lot too. Rishkar, Peema Renegade makes for a great 3 drop. Cultivator of Blades and Verdurous Gearhulk can top your curve (technically Big Pig will top your curve but you should never cast him for that much mana). Removal can include several of the 2 drop fight spells or maybe some colorless spells like Spatial Contortion or Warping Wail. There are a lot more value centric creatures but that should be a good starting point. What you need to do is make sure that Yahenni's Expertise doesn't just instantly kill you, possibly a way to disrupt Saheeli Twin which is difficult in Green if they just wait til turn 6 to cast them both.
1 week ago
My only suggestions are to be cut Lead by Example and Gladehart Cavalry for 4x of a mana Elf, either Servant of the Conduit or Druid of the Cowl. Servant can help to cast Winding Constrictor or Druid can be a constant source of green mana from an Elf. Even though Rishkar, Peema Renegade makes Elves into mana Elves with his ability I still think having the the possible mana acceleration is needed. What if you don't draw Rishkar?
If you're on a budget I can understand not including any dual lands such as Hissing Quagmire and Blooming Marsh, but if this is the case it might be best to drop black and only use green, Forests. The only black card is Winding Constrictor while excellent you want to be casting him turn 2 or 3. You basically want a Golgari dual land turn 1 to cast Constrictor so that Elves start getting the benefits of his abilities. With the current manabase it's going to be very hard to consistently be able to cast Constrictor. You could include both Foul Orchard and Evolving Wilds to help with this if you're in fact on a budget.
Good luck with your deck.