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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
23 hours ago
add Vengevine for infinite mana.
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn to seal the game.
2 weeks ago
@chadsansing: Evolutionary Leap is a weaker version of what I use Fauna Shaman for. Survival of the Fittest is the nicest by fat but I justify not buying it due to the fact Fauna Shaman maybe slower but is re-curable and draws a big target on it.
2 weeks ago
Green has so many good options, even in budget. Don't know what format you're building so there's not a whole lot to suggest offhand. Though if your looking for a decent low budget green modern style I'd go with devotion green Karametra's Acolyte with Leatherback Baloth. I personally like Wild Beastmaster and think she's one of the most underrated cards, especially with cards like Giant Growth and Aspect of Hydra. You could use Rancor for utility, or Alpha Authority. Make sure to have a playset of mana dorks, like Elvish Mystic or Gyre Sage or even Voyaging Satyr or Birds of Paradise if you want to spend a little money. I like the garruk's pack group myself Garruk's Companion, Garruk's Packleader, Garruk's Horde because they're cheap and they can keep a mono Green deck moving. If you have some Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx if run those too, because green devotion is awesome. There's a lot more than that too, but as I said i don't know your format lol.. like Elvish Piper and Fauna Shaman
3 weeks ago
Considering the extra land drop cards in the deck, maybe Ramunap Excavator, Crucible of Worlds, Exploration and some fetch lands could help make the deck a bit faster? It would also add a land hate tech to the deck.
Survival of the Fittest is another card that I think would be very useful here. That and maybe Fauna Shaman and Birthing Pod. From there, you can start trimming down the deck to include only dorks and creatures that will have a very big impact on the game.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Thanks for the advice! I really like Vizier of the Menagerie, and Lumbering Falls. I had Sakura-Tribe Elder, Kodama's Reach, and Rampant Growth in the deck originally (I think they all came with the PreCon). I mainly took them out because I have 9 creatures that either act as mana sources (like Crystalline Crawler and Rishkar, Peema Renegade) or fetch lands (one-offs like Solemn Simulacrum or repeatable like Fertilid). That being said most of my ramping ability uses Ezuri's counters to produce said mana, so I could see how that would be a problem if he wasn't around.I also didn't realize I had so many lands, so I may cut a few for fetch spells like Kodama's Reach!
My comment about the landbase was if there were any better utility lands to help with my win conditions. Until I can afford the shock, and check lands, the tap lands will have to suffice.
From your deck I'm really curious how a few cards perform:
1) Can you use Duplicant on Ezuri, Claw of Progress to protect him while still abusing the counters? Allow him to be exiled, and when someone board wipes or removes Duplicant, Ezuri would then come back? Just kidding, Duplicant doesn't return the exiled card when he dies.
3) Is there something you usually tutor for with Fauna Shaman?
2 months ago
I'm not going to inundate you with a list of all tutors, I'm just going to pick what I feel are the best ones in green and white:
Creature tutors in no particular order:
Green Sun's Zenith is perfect because it's any green creature in your deck for only one extra mana. This can be Mirri, Qasali Pridemage, or even just a Dryad Arbor to ramp if you need it.
Eladamri's Call. Instant speed, unconditional (not restricted to finding a green creature, I mean), and puts it straight into hand. Very solid.
Worldly Tutor. Card disadvantage, but it finds any color of creature for only one mana at instant speed.
Chord of Calling is one of the best tutors green has to offer. Instant speed surprise factor is never to be discounted considering it's any creature in your library at any time as if they all had flash (assuming you have the mana/creatures to cast it). Instant speed Alms Collector when someone casts a Prime Speaker Zegana or something is huge.
Birthing Pod is a great, consistent way to find your way up through the ranks to specific cards. Cards like Solemn Simulacrum are great to sacrifice, while cards like Reveillark, Karmic Guide, etc., can turn the sacrifice into a positive card advantage (rather than neutral) every time.
Survival of the Fittest is expensive for a reason. Easily one of the most broken tutor enablers in the format, especially in white/black when you can discard a high cost creature you can't cast yet, go get Karmic Guide/Reveillark or really any recursive tool. Fauna Shaman is the poor man's version and still works really well.
Recruiter of the Guard finds 10 out of 26 creatures in your list. Whether that's worth it or not is up to you.
Steelshaper's Gift, Stoneforge Mystic, Enlightened Tutor, Open the Armory. I find these to be the best of them, though Relic Seeker is probably the cheapest one you're not currently running. Stonehewer Giant is repeatable, which may be something you'll like (I dropped Taj-Nar Swordsmith but kept Stonehewer in my Kemba deck because one is a heavily-mana intensive ability but is also a one-shot effect).
2 months ago
Also I would take out the two Bonfire of the Damneds and exchange them for a full playset of Birds of Paradise because you have no two drops and you rely on getting a ramp source out to do anything worthwhile on turn three. Additionally, I would recommend adding some creatures for 1, 2 or 3 CMC like Kird Ape, Fauna Shaman, or Tarmogoyf so you can capitalize if your opponent has a slow start. Your deck currently relies on your opponent having a medium start and you having a good one so you can destroy their lands and wait until turn 5 so you can cast a fattie (maybe turn 4 if you get ramp). Also Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Domri Rade, and Xenagos, the Reveler all seem like they might have a place here.