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Target player untaps all basic lands he or she controls.
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Early Harvest Discussion
2 weeks ago
My favorite combo is an extended one. A friend had a Heartbeat Desire - a ramp-control deck that comboed off with Heartbeat of Spring, Early Harvest and a large storm count Mind's Desire. Plus, it has the best poetic deckname.
As others have noted, a format that is not curated by the DCI is doomed to fail.
Brawl in MTGO is 95% Baral decks. Pauper has exploded in popularity, but blue is overrepresented and monarch mechanic is proving too powerful in the format. Not a peep so far on that by Wizards and we have months to the next B&R.
A similar thing had happened to extended, but Extended 2.0 can learn from those mistakes. I think a trial for extended is in order.
1 month ago
this deck will be run over by any and all budget'ish modern deck. Way too many spells, and too many of them at high cost. Early Harvest? Won't be needed much, since you ramp on creatures, not on lands. Explore is a good card, if you have a bunch of lands... but you don't. You have 20. Spending turn 2 on paying 2 mana to play a land is not really a great idea - actually it's a terrible idea. It draws a card? Sure it does. But so does Elvish Visionary, which you haven't found space for. Cultivator of Blades is a 5 mana card in a deck that shouldn't go higher than 3 mana. And there's 4 of them. 1, at most, and that's because it becomes a SURPRIIIISEE!!! Wincon! Joraga Treespeaker is mostly a 3 mana Elvish Mystic - and that's only after you've spent time levelling it up. Isn't it better to just get the 1-mana dork, and avoid all the difficulties of upgrading.
I think the "mainstream" elves decks all use Heritage Druid, Nettle Sentinel, and Collected Company (all of them as 4-ofs) to get their creatures on the table fast. Elvish Archdruid and Ezuri, Renegade Leader provide the beatsticks to close the game. I also think there's a reason they all do so - it might just be the skeleton that allows elves to be a deck at all (a bit like 12 lords and aether vial is for merfolk).
2 months ago
2 months ago
Thank you for the recommendations! I'm definitely going to apply some of them, but not all of them, and I'd like to explain why: There are a few cards that you suggested I cut, that work sort of well but are not ideal, like Kiora, Master of the Depths Stormtide Leviathan, and Early Harvest, and they're in there because I actually own them. My collection isn't super big, and his is even smaller, so I was happy that I found any cards that I didn't have to buy. I had Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur on the list earlier, and I had considered Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger as well, but I want this deck to be fun to play against as well, and playing either of those cards makes you a HUGE target and are pretty miserable for everyone else when they come down.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Certaintly not Early Harvest, since that only untaps basic lands. Bear Umbra is a fairly solid card--I've had pretty good luck with it in Commander. Even without Crater's Claws, etc. it effectively means you can cast creatures in both your main phases. I've never tried using it in any other format, but I don't see why it would not work.
I don't think your combo is powerful enough to be competitive, as it takes a bit too long to set up for a non-guaranteed kill. That said, if it works for your meta, by all means run it. One slight thing to consider: Banefire will usually deal 2 less damage, but its protection from countermagic can be invaluable against certain decks.
As for what creatures you should run more/less of, that's really dependent on your meta--you should play the deck a couple times, and decide based on that. Furthermore, Green really isn't my colour, so I may not be the best person to ask!
2 months ago
Thanks, very much cdkime.
So far it's pretty casual. I may get into a modern night, but that happens an hour away from where I live and I have enough people to play with here for now. Just taking a relaxed approach for now.
Good points on the land. It was the price points that kept me from even looking. I think City of Brass has great potential, especially combined with something like Karplusan Forest in this deck. If this deck evolves to act quick enough, the 1 damage shouldn't be a problem. This deck is still unfolding pretty fast, even with those one turn waits, but I do notice myself often missing one more play per turn.
The thought with Dictate of Karametra is it wouldn't generally cast until that last push, like when I'd be ready to play the Crater's Claws. It worked out in my tests where I play Dictate of Karametra, untap all land with Dramatic Reversal, then doubled my mana up for a big Crater's Claws.That was before I realized Dramatic Reversal only untapped nonland permanents.. oops... Perhaps Early Harvest or Bear Umbra instead of dramatic reversal? Or am I heading the wrong direction with this and those spots would be better suited for something else?
I believe you're probably right about 4 copies of the better low-cost cards... I haven't defined what those are yet. Any recommendations for me to trial?
I definitely have found myself wanting more Hardened Scales.
Thanks again for your time and the recommendations. I am grateful, and excited to order the cards for this when it's a little finer tuned so I can trial it live.
3 months ago
MegaMatt13, it was just an awkward game and that must be it.
I played a turn 3 Xenagos, the Reveler thanks to Search for Tomorrow, Skullclamp following later. Unfortunately clamp got removed relatively quickly before drawing cards. I could play Boundless Realms without any way of copying it - felt really weird, but ended up with 12 lands in play, decked Pyromancer's Goggles and Hour of Devastation to keep the pace of the game relatively chill. Big problem was just that I had no outlet for all the mana. In hand I still had Early Harvest and Tempt with Vengeance, the latter was utter useless because of Impact Tremors and Authority of the Consuls (->annoying enchantment, especially against conspire).
In retrospect I should have kept a "lower" profile by keeping Boundless Realms in hand to copy it with Wort later on. By filtering that amount of lands you can be certain to draw into some gas. But again, Authority was out so I couldn't do Wort+Conspire.