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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
1 day ago
Smothering Tithe is a very good card in multiplayer Commander, with Akiri and with the artifact strategies since treasures are artifact tokens. Treasure Mage can tutor for one of many different artifacts here. Eladamri's Call can tutor for one of many different creatures. Trinket Mage can tutor for one of Ring, Key or an artifact land. Fauna Shaman is a repeatable creature tutor/artifact creature discard and with Daretti, Scrap Savant can expand on the graveyard strategies with artifacts. By adding these tutors you can decrease the amount of high CMC artifact creatures instead play the better ones since these cards can tutor for them.
Do you own the cards in the maybeboard? If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts.
5 days ago
Ripwater, I checked the deck. I am playing Sol Ring , Pitiless Plunderer , Fauna Shaman and Sylvan Safekeeper in place of Destructor Dragon , Garruk, Apex Predator , Vindictive Lich , and Necrotic Ooze . I guess I am most surprised you or Control_Train is not playing Sylvan Safekeeper. I can't see that ever getting cut.
1 week ago
Hey, lots of good cards here, but I think you're taking the Eldrazi theme too far; so far that it's hindering the rest of your deck.
You don't need 45 creatures who are all Eldrazi. The Eldrazi plan is good with Animar since they're colorless creatures, but before you can consistently play good Eldrazi creatures you need a lot of counters on Animar. This is where mana dorks can shine because they can put a counter on Animar and also be used as ramp for Eldrazi. It's also beneficial to play a few low mana cost support creatures who are excellent when you can bounce them or because they give you repeatable value.
Ancestral Statue is an engine with Animar since it can bounce itself back to your hand and if you have four or more counters on Animar it can be a loop of casting Statue for free and putting a counter on Animar each time, that's good with Eldrazi Titans. Fierce Empath is a very good Eldrazi tutor since most of the best Eldrazi have six CMC or higher. Being able to bounce Empath to then play it again can give you a repeatable Eldrazi tutor.
When casting a lot of creatures then Beast Whisperer is good repeatable draw. Fauna Shaman can be a repeatable creature tutor; discard an Eldrazi Titan who you can't cast yet, shuffle your library and then tutor for any other creature. Eternal Witness is an not Eldrazi, but she's and upgrade for a few cards here and is very good when you can bounce her. Thespian's Stage is another source of colorless mana that can potentially be another Eldrazi Temple .
Eldrazi to consider cutting:
- Eldrazi Devastator
- Wretched Gryff
- Vile Aggregate
- Tide Drifter
- Ruination Guide
- Nettle Drone
- Kozilek's Channeler
- Eldrazi Obligator
- Deepfathom Skulker
- Brood Monitor
- Breaker of Armies
- Vexing Scuttler
- Mockery of Nature
1 week ago
Fauna Shaman is one of those cards that almost demands a response from the table. Sure, it is not as good as Survival of the Fittest. But if that is your standard you are going to have a deck without any other enchantments or one or two green permanents. Sure it eats removal 33% to 50% of the time but that is less removal for Meren. I think it is an auto include in a deck with 34 creatures particularly one that utilizes Spore Frog and Sakura-Tribe Elder.
1 week ago
Thank you! I appreciate the praise! The Primer certainly has been a work in progress, and I’m still tweaking it.
For the function it serves in the deck, Primal Vigor could easily replace Doubling Season if you need a more budget friendly option. The only downside is it works for our opponents as well, but if your plan is to play the enchantment and then go off, there’s little issue there. The only reason it’s not in the budget version I’m still working on is because it’s still too costly for as inexpensive as I’m trying to make that deck.
We don’t really care about Deathspore Thallid ’s spore counters much anyway. Ghave makes saprolings more efficiently. Deathspore is there to take advantage of our many saps and wipe the board of creatures. He’s actually one of my pet cards from when this deck was fungus tribal, and I’m so happy that he serves a purpose now. He even gets around indestructible which is great!
1 week ago
I dont follow control_train's list 100% since I don't agree with all choices he made, or some are meta picks for me. The thing I discussed with him was Fauna Shaman . In my opinion the weaker version of Survival of the Fittest , for him it was a budget choice (I think) since he didnt own that card foil.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Hey, good looking deck, ive been enjoying tuning up meren as well, feel free to take this with a grain of salt but here are a couple things i notice that i would suggest changing
-first i notice a strong discard theme, which i can understand the temtation to just get to dip cards into the grave, unfortunatly with some of these you might be unintentionally giving your opponent card advantage with cards like Dark Deal . I prefer Fauna Shaman to get cards from hand to grave yard, cause then you can find the other half of a combo, for ex. Fauna Shaman >discard Phyrexian Devourer search for Triskelion discard Triskelion search for Necrotic Ooze play it, win on the spot, or if there is a counter just bring him back at the end of turn and do it again. Another great option is Buried Alive when i play meren against another graveyard deck it is pretty much a race to get this because many times it can cause a graveyard deck to win on the spot. Also Phyrexian Reclamation and Tortured Existence can have some awsome graveyard interactions depending on your need -next is recurgence you have some great card effects that cant really be recurged like you can with creatures so cards like Nihil Spellbomb while a good effect maybe something like Agent of Erebos could give you much more value, in a deck like this seeking out creatures to do the job of spells can be very powerfull. Another card that does a lot of work for me is Life from the Loam getting lands and filling your grave yard is great ive played it turn two with no target to value drege on t3. -lastley im glad your running Necropotence many overlook this card for some crazy reason, but i would recomend running Reliquary Tower or Thought Vessel to get some crazy value out of it, my personal favorite is Venser's Journal but some ppl think its to costy, i understand that. -Well if you read all that thanks for listening to my rant, i enjoy playing meren a lot and have tested her in a pretty competetive environment extensivly, so i have lots of opinions on her lol. Some last thoughts would be to drop: Bloodghast , Priest of Forgotten Gods , Shriekmaw and add somthing like : Viscera Seer , Phyrexian Delver , and Fauna Shaman . Any questions or anything just let me know, i like talking about meren, good luck buddy
Fauna Shaman occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%