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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Uncommon|
|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO)||Uncommon|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
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Explosive Vegetation Discussion
2 days ago
You say land ramp is very important, but you're missing some of the strongest ramp spells in the game! I'd try slotting these in if you can:
3 days ago
You may want to consider Angelic Renewal in this deck. The way it works with Evoke, you pay the Evoke cost, and by sacrificing Renewal, you get to keep the creature, as well as the ETB when returns to the battlefield. I've run the interaction in Pauper decks, and it's hilarious to do things like turn-2 Renewal, turn-3 Mulldrifter to draw 4 and get a 2/2 flier. You can do similar things by exiling the creature before it's sacrificed with Parallax Wave , Deadeye Navigator , Roon of the Hidden Realm , and Endless Sands . If you like that plan, I would include AEthersnipe and Walker of the Grove , too.
I'm also a little confused as to why you're not running Scapeshift in a Gates deck, especially one full of Landfall creatures. Other good land-fetch cards include Skyshroud Claim , Hunting Wilds , Ranger's Path , Wood Elves , Krosan Verge , Nature's Lore , and Karametra, God of Harvests , all of which fetch your Shocklands.
Path of Ancestry is fantastic in tribal decks, and it is an absolute staple in 5-color tribal decks.
The final thing I would do is include some looting effects and self mill that won't put your Gates in the yard, since your commander wants expensive Elementals to reanimate. Kiora, Master of the Depths and Mulch could be good on the mill side, and Faithless Looting , Frantic Search , Greater Good (You can sac Evoked elementals in response to the trigger! Value!), Sultai Charm , and Chart a Course are all good for looting. Also, Surveil can help to fill the yard, as well. Try Notion Rain and Price of Fame (Good for killing Commanders!).
As for cuts, I would lose Brighthearth Banneret (land ramp is just better most of the time), Fertilid (7-mana Explosive Vegetation is bad, even if it has recursion), Rubblehulk (no ability, so it'll just get chumped for days. Run Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar if you want the land-count effect), and Tyrant of Discord (too expensive for a random effect).
6 days ago
Makes sense. I'm not running land recursion in Tatyova Druids. Since it functions more like an Elfball deck, the margins are obviously going to be a bit different. I love me some Hour of Promise , because Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is basically Gaea's Cradle in that deck. I do think you should run Hunting Wilds and Ranger's Path over Explosive Vegetation and Circuitous Route , though. You've got 3 Mountain Forests, so it seems to be all upside. And, yeah, I'm in the same boat with owning Burgeoning , but not Exploration $$$
6 days ago
triproberts12 Thanks! These are all cards that I've tried out which shows that we're own a similar page!
Exploration is excellent, but I don't own a copy and it is expensive.
Verdant Confluence I found a little expensive and that I didn't need the recursion it offers.
Pir's Whim I found good, but I haven't played it in a game yet so I'm finding it difficult to tell whether it's worth it and what to cut. I agree it's underplayed!
I didn't find the panorama's very good! The point you make about being able to have them on the field before getting Omnath, Locus of Rage to the battle field is a good one, so I might need to test them out again, but the no cost of Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds is incredible in combo with Ramunap Excavator and Crucible of Worlds , especially with Exploration type effects.
Field of Ruin actually ramps everyone else which I didn't get when I read the card, and I don't think I need anymore land destruction as Strip Mine has done the job for me, but I will consider it if I think I need more in future.
Explosive Vegetation I think actually has a home here, and is hence an exception to the article! He mentions that it shouldn't be in the other Omnath though! The two landfall triggers are much better than the one of a Rampant Growth .
Cheers! Appreciate the help!
P.S. Roil Elemental is blue unfortunately! Haha one of those days eh?!
6 days ago
This deck definitely looks a lot more tuned. Good stuff. You might consider Exploration if you find Burgeoning performs well. I really like Verdant Confluence in my Tatyova deck. I don't have a lot of room for recursion, so it's function as a split card is great. Pir's Whim is another new card that has overperformed for me for the same reason. Like with Gishath, I think this deck is a good candidate for Hour of Promise you can get your (vomit) Temple of the False God to get directly to Omnath Mana, as well as Kessig Wolf Run .
I like Naya Panorama and Jund Panorama better than Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse in 2-color landfall decks. Your mana is slanted super hard green, so if you don't need a red source, it comes in untapped, PLUS you can hold off on sac'ing it until you have your commander out. I've found that Bant Panorama and Grixis Panorama have overperformed in Tatyova for me for those exact reasons.
World Shaper is a Splendid Reclamation on a stick, so that's a thing. Field of Ruin would also be a great card to deal with troublesome lands. If you like Fires of Yavimaya , the new Rhythm of the Wild is better, or a second copy is you like both- they even stack well. Finally, I would keep in mind that EDHREC article about land ramp, since I see Explosive Vegetation lurking here, as well.
As for cuts, I'm a little less confidant on that one. I've never played against Angry Omnath, so you're in a better position to know what you're unhappy to see. Good luck!
6 days ago
triproberts12 Hey Bud. Yeah, all the cards in the main board I own, and most in the Maybeboard. Just read the article and that was really interesting. Guess I should probably run Sakura-Tribe Elder over Explosive Vegetation !
Would you say that Territorial Allosaurus should be ran over Domri Rade then? As it can be hit off of Gishath, Sun's Avatar ? I just find that he comes down, makes something fight and then dies, and even if he survives he then has a 30% chance of drawing you a card.
I agree with you on Huatli, Warrior Poet , and I think that does probably mean that Charging Monstrosaur is better, but I'd still put in things like Sunforger above it. I still don't even think that Vanquisher's Banner is that good in this deck, and adding something like Crush Contraband a long with Sunforger would be a better include.
Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket should probably be in the lad base anyway. I don't know about going all the way up to 40 lands as that's how many I have in my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck! Average on EDHREC is now at 38, so I should go up one or maybe even two.
It has occurred to me that there is a sweet combo with one of the indestructible spells like Make a Stand and a combination of Raptor Hatchling or Forerunner of the Empire + Polyraptor . In combination with Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge this would make a quick win. Would you say that this is worth going for and building in? Or am I convoluting the strategy!
Once again if there's anything I can do on your tappedout let me know and I would be happy to oblige.
6 days ago
Oh, and the article is about Explosive Vegetation . Someday I will learn to proofread, but it will not be this day.
1 week ago
Hi! Great deck. May I suggest a few changes? Cut Thunderherd Migration for Rampant Growth , it’s just strictly better. Kumano, Master Yamabushi seems very expensive for such little effect. Add Pyrohemia ! It's the same but cheeper and triggers everything! I think you should probably play more land based ramp like Explosive Vegetation , Skyshroud Claim etc. instead of artefact based ramp as it is more easily removed. Maybe put in some more one turn indestructible cards like Make a Stand to further help the combo. Haste enablers for all those dinos like Fires of Yavimaya or an Impact Tremors ? I love the combo, I've never seen that before that's very cool. Check out my version of Gishath, it may give you a few ideas and you might be able to give me some too. Cheers!
Explosive Vegetation occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.11%
RG (Gruul): 0.67%
G/U (Simic): 0.26%
GW (Selesnya): 0.13%
BRG (Jund): 0.3%
RGW (Naya): 0.32%
RUG (Temur): 0.29%
BGW (Abzan, Junk): 0.14%
BUG (Sultai): 0.08%
GWU (Bant): 0.09%