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Creature — Elf Shaman
, , Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Fauna Shaman Discussion
9 hours ago
Hey, LoaTheWolf. From what I've read of the comments (only the first few) it seems like you are familiar with mtg already, and budget isn't too much of a concern. If you have already played other formats before, then starting out at 5 colors can be fine. Otherwise, I would also advise against it. If you really want to go 5-colors, I think Jodah, Archmage Eternal would be better than Ramos, Dragon Engine. Ramos can be tricky to build and pilot well, whereas I think Jodah will give you more room to learn and even evolve your deck as you decide what you like and don't like. Some fun Commanders I have played/played against are Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Yasova Dragonclaw, Samut, Voice of Dissent, and Nekusar, the Mindrazer. Muldrotha decks want to build up their graveyards full of cheap permanents that can easily be brought back and sacrificed for value, here's the version I'm currently playing: Tidal Graves. Yasova is pretty straightforward, make her bigger than all the other creatures and then steal the best one each turn, if you can then sacrifice it to Fauna Shaman or something, that's just a bonus. The Samut I play against is a voltron build that uses enchantments like Spectra Ward to deal 21 commander damage really quickly. Nekusar is also pretty straightforward, I'm sure you can find much better lists than mine, but the idea is use lots of Windfall type cards. Be careful with him though, he tends to make everyone at the table target you first. Hope this is helpful and good luck with whoever you chose.
1 day ago
2 days ago
fearphage Awesome suggestions. I might side board stony silence for something like Mirri's Guile since there isnt a whole lot of draw on the go and the guy who uses his artifact deck hasn't used it in a while. Birthing Pod I'm on the fence about because of it's cmc and how it interacts with Teeg. I might test it out a few games and see how it goes. Fauna Shamanfor sure. I didnt even think of her while making this. Great back up as well if survival of the fittest gets removed. Eerie Interlude is really interesting. Especially the few ETB creatures I have can benefit from this. Not 100% sure on the Heroic Intervention but I'll test it. And Sylvan Safekeeper seems decent enough. I'll try that out too.
2 days ago
I would swap Exploration for Darksteel Mutation. I would maybe replace the swords with more creature tutors: Birthing Pod and Fauna Shaman. I know pod still is nonbo with Stony Silence, but it's really good.
In terms of protection, I would consider Eerie Interlude, Heroic Intervention, and Teferi's Protection as effectively counterspells to most board wipes. Sylvan Safekeeper is another great protection spell for targeted removal.
3 days ago
Thank you! I've considered Fauna Shaman, but the fact that it has summoning sickness and can't be activated multiple times in a turn is really limiting. I really like Fauna Shaman in green creature combo decks like Temur Twin or in decks play Seedborn Muse, but I think it's just a little lacking in support here. I'm open to being wrong on that though and if you choose to build this deck then I'd recommend you trust your gut and playtest Shaman to see if you like it!
5 days ago
TheErebos I also agree that Fauna Shaman doesn't have a place in this deck build in particular due to having access to more colors and tutors, plus their isn't going to be much wiggle room for you to reanimate your creatures since you are going with a counter matters build.
5 days ago
First few thoughts:
I will keep Preators, because well...PRAETORS.
Not sure about Fauna Shaman (I have one from old Meren deck), and whole Meren-recursion idea (involving eldrazi tokens generated with From Beyond and Awakening Zone. They are ok-ish ramp and pump exp on Meren.
Hideaway lands - this idea just bumped into my head today when my friend casted new Emrakul with red one (that was really bad :D)
6 days ago
As for Ravenous Chupacabra, it is too slow and Spore Frog is generally un-needed as my deck is setup to establish fast locks even before creature combat becomes relevant. Why stop combat damage if you remove their creatures or even prevent their creatures from ever being casted?
Solemn Simulacrum and Viridian Emissary count as bad ramp. They are all too slow. Run full set of 1 cmc dorks instead for the most efficient mana ramp. There's a reason why I also did not even consider Sakura-Tribe Elder.
Your other suggestions are also over-costed effects: Thoughtpicker Witch would be good if it did not have a 1 colorless activation cost. Sadistic Hypnotist belongs as a combo piece in Nath of the Gilt-Leaf. For discard you generally want them to be cheap and recurring, like Bottomless Pit, Burglar Rat, Liliana of the Veil or Oppression. Mindslicer is an exception because the effect is extremely powerful.
Savra, Queen of the Golgari is over-costed and slow. The life component is generally irrelevant and for the sacrificial component, it is way faster and more efficient to tutor or chain into the Edict brothers through Birthing Pod, Fauna Shaman or Survival of the Fittest and then recurring through Meren.
To make Meren competitive, any card that costs more than 3 CMC has to either cripple your opponent decks by cripping their important pieces or be part of your win conditions. Stax pieces are very important to stop combo decks from steamrolling over you.