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Creature — Human Warrior Werewolf
: Look at the top three cards of your library. You may reveal a creature card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Duskwatch Recruiter.
Duskwatch Recruiter Discussion
1 week ago
I definitely will. Though I feel you're under valuing Duskwatch Recruiter Flip. 2/3 for 2 mana that let's you go 3 cards deep into your deck and snag a creature seems like itd be super solid in a grindy format. The flip side cost reduction can also be relevant and isn't exactly a downside. I play cedh a lot and most of my games I win because I see more of my deck than my opponents do of theirs. Definitely looking forward to seeing how this list evolves.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Hey OptimalGreen, sorry for the late response. Castle Garenbrig is okay, but will likely not be included. If you think about it in terms of value, its costing 5 mana to activate because you have to tap castle AND 4 lands to activate. It's a pass for me because of that reason and the limit on what we can spend the mana on with its chance of being a tapped land early game. If it was a 'Forest' then I would include it. As for other cuts, I think Duskwatch Recruiter Flip is becoming a weak link now that Ballista/Finale/Aetherflux are better finishers. I also haven't recently had much luck with Champion of Lambholt . Hall of Heliod's Generosity is pretty good utility. I think you could get away with cutting a forest for it, I'll try it out for a bit.
1 month ago
Oakhame Adversary , Mindblade Render , Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, Tymna the Weaver , and Sylvan Library might be worth taking a look into. You can honestly replace some of your weaker hate with draw because you can dig faster into even more hate.
1 month ago
$600 is a lot of room for work! Sweet!
Okay, so I think you should try to get some good draw in here, and in abzan good cheap draw can be tough sometimes. Tymna the Weaver , Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, Mindblade Render , and Tireless Tracker all do really well. Sylvan Library if you can fit it in is best.
To be more of a competitive deck, I would try to cut more of the high cmc cards and some more lands down to about 33, and then replace with more 1 drop mana producers. Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Boreal Druid , and Deathrite Shaman . 2 drop Priest of Titania is also super sweet.
Instant speed interaction is really key to keep opponent's from winning, and to stop grave hate from shutting you out. Natural State , Nature's Claim , Assassin's Trophy , Abrupt Decay , and Path to Exile would be good additions.
If you aren't opposed to infinite combos (looks like you aren't) I would highly suggest Protean Hulk
Along the aggro theme, Triumph of the Hordes is a very strong finisher. Hope this all helps!
1 month ago
Hey, you're welcome. You're definitely on the right track. You were smart to change the strategy into playing more little creatures instead of big creatures. I think you can even expand on this further. You still want some big creatures, but little creatures with Radha are what you need to generate enough mana to cast big creatures and power mana sinks.
Another direction to consider that gets some inspiration from Edric, Spymaster of Trest decks. These decks play all little creatures who have evasion. Obviously not playing blue, but green has quite a few budget one/two drop creatures that could fit. Red has many budget one/two drops that have haste, but I think green because of the amount of Forests should be the priority for one/two drops.
Apprentice is interesting because it can be repeatable and the Thopter is created at combat before creatures attack. The Thopter can attack and with Radha on the battlefield it's a free one mana. More evasion would be good with Ohran Frostfang and/or Keeper of the Fables . These five drops can be excellent draw engines with evasive creatures, mimicking Edric.
I like these five drops with Vivien, Champion of the Wilds who can give them flash letting you cast them in combat after you have made mana with attacking creatures. Flash is especially good with Frostfang because he also gives your creatures deathtouch. Flash is also very good with Temur Sabertooth and End-Raze Forerunners as a possible repeatable +2/+2 and trample for your creatures. Forerunners is also a 7/7 with haste and trample.
A difficult part of building budget decks in Commander is choosing which of the best expensive price cards to include because you can't include them all and you have done well at including the better ones. Obviously for your deck Aggravated Assault and Stomping Ground are the two expensive price cards to auto include, but after that there's a lot of choices. I didn't see when I first looked that Genesis Hydra is already here. Because of the budget it's a good alternative for Genesis Wave especially because of Temur Sabertooth. In fact it's the best budget way to here to have potential access to enchantments. These two also make Duskwatch Recruiter Flip quite good because as a mana sink it can find either one which then lets you potentially find Assault with Hydra.
Growing Rites of Itlimoc is a good card, but I think the $9+ could be better used. Rites gives you more sources of mana, but you don't really need other sources of mana especially when it's the third most expensive price card in the deck. Gamble for instance can tutor for Assault and I think that's something that can help your deck more than other mana sources.
1 month ago
Hey, excellent budget deck. You have a clear grasp on deck building and using mostly the best cards given the low budget. It's nice to see a deck playing green and including many one drop mana dorks. You have no idea how many times a week I suggest for people to include one drop mana dorks in their decks...
Champion of Lambholt is very good with creature attacking strategies and a low mana cost creature base. The evasion she can provide makes it much safer to attack with creatures and make mana with those creatures with Rahda. Especially with creatures who create tokens: Summoner, Krenko, Warboss, etc. Each token that's created triggers Lambholt. Beastmaster Ascension and Vitalizing Wind are much better potential win conditions when your creatures have evasion. However I don't think Wind is a good enough card to play.
Genesis Wave is pretty busted when you can generate a lot of mana consistently and it can put enchantments onto the battlefield. Comet Storm can be an X damage to all opponents spell. Duskwatch Recruiter Flip is a good mana sink to put creatures into your hand.
I see Stomping Ground and Sheltered Thicket dual lands that Wood Elves , Nature's Lore or Farseek can search for and put onto the battlefield. Karplusan Forest and Game Trail are two other playable budget Gruul dual lands.
Upgrades to consider with close to matching card price:
2 months ago
Hey, 64 creatures? I understand Nikya doesn't let you cast noncreature spells, but 64 is kind of overkill.
Temur Sabertooth lets you take some advantage of Nikya's ramp by bouncing her to your hand to then use the ramp on a noncreature spell such as Primal Surge. Some noncreature spells within the budget to consider adding:
Other cards within the budget to consider adding:
- Command Tower
- Ash Barrens
- Cinder Glade
- Rootbound Crag
- Game Trail
- Fauna Shaman : repeatable creature tutor and good to discard Genesis or Anger.
- Duskwatch Recruiter Flip: mana sink to get creatures into your hand.
- Fierce Empath : tutor for a six CMC or higher creature, good with Temur Sabertooth as a repeatable tutor.
- Eternal Witness : recur any card from your graveyard, also good with Sabertooth.
- Steel Hellkite : with ramp it can wreck opponents, repeatable board wipe when it attacks.
- Artisan of Kozilek : big creature to use ramp with, reanimation and annihilator is powerful.
- Anger : haste enabler.
Cards to consider cutting:
- 3x Mountain
- 2x Forest
- Hungering Hydra
- Zhur-Taa Druid
- Primeval Protector
- Nessian Wilds Ravager
- Cyclops of Eternal Fury
- Burning Sun's Avatar
- Nessian Game Warden
- Heroes' Bane
- Stone-Seeder Hierophant
- Arbor Colossus
- Waker of the Wilds
- Dictate of Karametra
Duskwatch Recruiter occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%