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Search your library for a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.
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1 week ago
You need to add some low end ramp here. You've got an average CMC of ~2.9 but only 3 pieces of ramp in the deck. Not to mention 30 lands is too low given that most of your lands will enter tapped. 30 lands works well when you have a bunch of shocks, ABURs and fetches, but here you're juts going to screw yourself of mana early game far too often. And for a voltron deck, early game is your friend.
1 week ago
You only have 5 possible targets for Isochron Scepter . Personally, I would take it out and add some more ramp. Speaking of which, you're playing green but no land ramp? I'd take Rampant Growth , Farseek , Nature's Lore , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , and Circuitous Route over these artifacts any day. Especially since these can be copied with Riku in the late game. I've been playing Riku for a few years. He's really mana-hungry, and every land you can get out helps a ton.
1 week ago
Hey, saw you're forum topic asking for help.
You have 21 deck spots left which should all go toward lands. You have $50 left in your budget which is plenty to finish a playable manabase with some left over. I see Farseek , but there's currently not a dual land that it can search for. You could add Temple Garden , Stomping Ground and Sacred Foundry , Farseek can search for one of these Shocks lands. Another direction that's less expensive is Canopy Vista , Cinder Glade and Sacred Foundry . The Battle lands like the Shock lands can be searched for with Farseek. Of course the better option would be to include all these lands.
Here's a land package to consider for $40:
- Exotic Orchard
- Ash Barrens
- Naya Panorama
- Contested Cliffs : Uril is a Beast.
- Battlefield Forge
- Canopy Vista
- Cinder Glade
- Sacred Foundry
- Stomping Ground
- Temple Garden
- Fortified Village
- Game Trail
Round out the rest of the manabase with basic lands.
As far as optimizing on a budget then Argothian Enchantress and Path to Exile combine for $20 which I think I can be better used because there's plenty of less expensive alternatives especially Enchantresses. Sterling Grove for example gives you something that's better than Argothian, an enchantment tutor that also protects from target removal for all your other enchantments. Sterling is an enchantment, it has other interactions in your deck which is really good for a tutor. Path is fine, but is less needed when you have Swords to Plowshares . Sigarda's Aid gives you something that your deck doesn't have, flash for auras.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sterling Grove
- Sigarda's Aid
- Eladamri's Call
- Wild Growth
- Trace of Abundance
- Fertile Ground
- Enchantress's Presence
- Satyr Enchanter
- Nature's Lore : search for a Forest dual land (Garden, Ground, Vista, Glade)
- Beast Within
- Fellwar Stone
Cards to consider cutting:
- Argothian Enchantress
- Path to Exile
- Kodama's Reach
- Rampant Growth
- Faith Unbroken
- Vow of Wildness
- Scourge of the Nobilis
- Boros Signet
- Gruul Signet
- Selesnya Signet
Because of the Enchantresses I think land auras are better here than Signets and many land ramp spells that can only get basic lands. Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
My first suggestion is you include the big three xerox spells: Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm . They may not look like much, but superior card-selection for one blue is hard to argue with. I run them in every blue deck, though I think you'll need more shuffle effects to make Brainstorm good. Though I don't recommend them, you can also consider second-class cantrips like Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand and Opt .
My second suggestion is that you include the one-mana mana-dorks. I see you have Elvish Mystic , but running Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elf can be very helpful too. Utopia Sprawl works really well with Arbor Elf .
I think some of the two-mana ramp spells could be improved; I've never been a fan of Rampant Growth . Consider Nature's Lore (or its $100 cousin, Three Visits ) and/or Farseek . These can get non-basics, like your Breeding Pool , and Nature's Lore etbs untapped.
Evolution Sage is a card that MAY be good, but I'm not sure. Not having an immediate board-impact is a major downer, but its ability may be good enough to make it worth including. Playtesting can help.
Windfall is an excellent card-draw spell if you're down on cards. I suggest running Narset, Parter of Veils to act as a stax piece that is particularly abusive with Windfall . (Note that if you do end up with proliferate effects, you can proliferate her and get extra activations.) Other good card-draw spells include Fact or Fiction , Concentrate , Tezzeret's Gambit , Harmonize ...
Mystic Remora is a GREAT card. I personally think it's better than Rhystic Study , but I'm sure that'll raise a lot of hell (I also think Griselbrand should be unbanned, so I'm used to getting yelled at).
Wirewood Symbiote is a card you may want to consider. It words well with cards like your Reclamation Sage and can protect your guys from getting Toxic Deluge -d, and can buy you more triggers with your mana elf etbs for your general.
Depending on how many creatures you tend to have out, Slate of Ancestry could be a powerhouse. If you don't want to use that, running something like Collector Ouphe to fetch off Green Sun's Zenith can raise your decks chances against storm and the like significantly.
Opposition is a card I've been seeing more and more in powerful EDH decks these days. If you pair it with tokens and Seedborn Muse , Opposition can win the game on the spot. Adding something like Winter Orb to the mix can yield even more fun.
You can get more 'at the beginning of combat' triggers by having more combat steps. Consider extra-turn spells, like Temporal Trespass , Temporal Manipulation , Expropriate , Karn's Temporal Sundering , Nexus of Fate ...
Finally, counter magic is a good thing. Idk what the budget for the deck is, but the best counters are Force of Will and Mana Drain . More affordable cards that are still REALLY good are Spell Snare , Arcane Denial , Negate , Fuel for the Cause and the like. Counter-counters (I call them 'second-order counters,' since it makes me feel smart) are also good. Veil of Summer is the best right now, but Autumn's Veil and Dispel are also really good.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck!
2 weeks ago
Just looking through, it looks like the deck could use a few more lands and a little more ramp. I would want at minimum 34 lands but even then would probably do more like 35-36 and with more ramp. Creature based ramp may be nice, so things like Llanowar Elves , Wood Elves , etc. are recommended though a few Rampant Growth s and Farseek s may be good to throw in too. Obviously Kodama's Reach and Sakura-Tribe Elder are good, but more is likely necessary. I would probably cut the things that care more about opponent's creatures dying like Vulturous Zombie for more free sac outlets like Viscera Seer and more card draw like Grim Haruspex . Overall it looks like it has a good amount of power, just a little more tuning is necessary
2 weeks ago
As others have said already, Farhaven is a creature which is good with blink ( Cloudshift ), bounce ( Temur Sabertooth ) and draw that's specific to creatures ( Guardian Project ). There's more tutors that can tutor for a creature than for an instant and creatures are easier to recur or reanimate than other spells.
If comparing the ramp value between Farhaven and Spasm than Spasm gives you more because you get double the ramp for three mana. Both give you a basic land on the battlefield and a 1/1 creature afterwards, but the 1/1 creature from Spasm can be saced to make mana which for ramp is better than Farhaven.
If we are comparing three mana ramp creatures to other three mana spells than Wood Elves is better than both, especially if playing multicolored deck, but also if playing mono green. Wood Elves can get a Forest or a Forest dual land ( Overgrown Tomb ) and put in onto the battlefield untapped. This means the Forest or dual land can be used for mana the turn you get it which is very good. Being able to ramp with a Forest dual land ( Cinder Glade ) is much better than ramping with a basic land.
An example of why getting a Forest or Forest dual land as ramp and having it put onto the battlefield untapped is good is being able to have that one mana available for a removal spell on an opponent's turn such as Nature's Claim or be able to tutor before your next turn such as Worldly Tutor . Another example is being able to play a one drop mana dork ( Birds of Paradise ) on your turn which is more ramp. These are plays you could make with three mana Wood Elves that you couldn't do if you played either Spasm of Farhaven.
Wood Elves , Nature's Lore and Farseek are three ramp spells that can get a dual land. They can ramp and are better color fixing (two colors from the land you get). Depending on lands in your manabase these spells should replace some land ramp spells that only get basic lands.
2 weeks ago
Okay. I'm the Reddit dude. Sorry for the wait. Life interfered and I didn’t have a great opportunity to write this, so my b. Here's what I'd try messing around with. I'll do my best to keep suggestions budget
Removal Naya Charm is a fog, removal spell, mass unblockablility, and a Regrowth all at once. Worth it. Generous Gift and Beast Within are also solid open-ended removal spells. Oblation , Chaos Warp , and Swords to Plowshares should do the rest
Draw Add Beast Whisperer , Guardian Project , and some other spells that draw off creatures. Your deck has so many creatures - might as well turn them into cantrips. Primordial Sage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary also come to mind. Maybe a Vivien Reid as removal and draw all in one, if you feel like splurging a bit?
Boardwipes, removal, ramp, draw - That’s the general stuff that each deck needs simply to function
Here’s some more niche stuff I think your deck could use
Protection Kindred Boon and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails are good at protecting your creatures, and what makes them better is that the're activated abilities - to say, your werewolves won't flip but you’ll get to spend your mana
The Other Stuff I really like Cult of the Waxing Moon , Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves , Bow of Nylea , Mastery of the Unseen and Boros Charm . Bow synergises particularly well with your commander, making blocking a lose-lose situation. Mastery of the Unseen is a solid mana sink, so you’ll have something to do on the turns where you don’t want to flip your wolves. Boros Charm ’s just insanely more versatile than it appears
Ok. This comment’s long enough as is, so I’ll take my leave. If you want a hand making cuts, though, feel free to comment and I’ll try to get back to you quicker this time :)
3 weeks ago
Hey, I have a different opinion.
I think only Shalai is worth adding because she can help to protect the creature combos, Ghired, yourself, she's a flying creature and she's not a five drop. It's not that other three five drops are bad cards they're just not worth adding since there's other cards that can help your deck more. There's already nine five drops in your deck which is too much. If you were to add another five drop then my advice is to cut a five drop. There's plenty of lower mana cost protection already: Intervention, Charm, Rootborn, Escort.
Shared Summons for example is a better five drop for your deck then Muse, Asceticism, Privileged, Tendershoot, Oketra, Frostfang, Packleader because it can tutor for the creature combos. Your deck is a combo deck, but it lacks tutors which can find the combos or better cards. Eladamri's Call is great, but it's the only tutor in your deck...
The about $30 price of the four cards combined could be used in other ways. An option would be to upgrade the manabase with more playable dual lands. Getting a Temple Garden , Stomping Ground and Canopy Vista for instance makes the good land ramp spells: Nature's Lore , Wood Elves and Farseek nice options. Another option that's better for $30 is get an Enlightened Tutor and Eternal Witness to recur a tutor or any other card.
Helm of the Host is a big part of the combos, but you don't have any way to tutor for it other than six drop Godo. Gamble , Open the Armory or Enlightened Tutor can all do more than Muse, Asceticism or Privileged. Fierce Empath , a less than $1 card, can do more for your deck then Muse, Asceticism or Privileged.
Tutor options (budget or expensive) to consider adding:
Farseek occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.14%
RG (Gruul): 1.06%
BRG (Jund): 0.94%
RGW (Naya): 2.23%
GWU (Bant): 0.58%