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3 minutes ago
It's a good start. Removal in green is very hard to find so I like the small touches.
However, something about commander is you always want to have some sort of interaction with your general. It's certainly not necessary but with Multani, I think it's more fun. If you get some card draw in your deck, it would work really well with him.
Try Howling Mine, Font of Mythos, Collective Unconscious, Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Glimpse of Nature, Heartwood Storyteller, Fecundity, Primordial Sage, Regal Force, Rites of Flourishing, Shamanic Revelation, Soul of the Harvest, Triumph of Ferocity or Zendikar Resurgent.
Another important thing in commander is a solid mana base. Running 38 Forests is not all bad but you want some more interaction with your deck. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would go really well in your deck. You might also want to consider a Sol Ring and Gilded Lotus because those are commander staples.
Now, what to cut.
Let's start with creatures. One thing you have to think about when casting any kind of spell in a commander game is, "Is this spell worth the mana cost?" and "Does this spell have any kind of interaction in my deck?".
In my opinion, these are the creatures you need to cut. To the right of each, I will put some substitutes:
Shoe Tree ... This is illegal in commander.
A lot of the creatures you have just don't have much synergy in your deck. Cut them and try out the other recommendations I've given you thus far.
Other cards to cut with recommendations:
Call of the Herd ... Not really worth it unless you're running a token deck which you are not.
TL;DR I like your deck. It's a good first time commander deck. Try to cut some of the creatures out that don't have any synergy with it. Card draw would go well with your deck. Mono green always has ramp.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Welcome to the format.
2 days ago
As with all things my recommendations come out of my experience in my meta but I would recommend:
Illusionist's Bracers are another token doubling artifact that you can probably skip at this point.
Mimic Vat is also a fun card to include but situational.
I also like Heliod, God of the Sun Vigilance and a token producer. The tokens are expensive mana wise but they are repeatable.
Herald of the Host and Caller of the Pack both have some unique interactions with Rhys. The tokens created as part of the myriad trigger get exiled. If you use Rhys's ability to seperately double those tokens. The second set of tokens do not get exiled at end of turn/combat.
Removal: I really do not see anything capable of dealing with graveyards or lands. I would recommend something like Tormod's Crypt or Rest in Peace for the one and something like Ghost Quarter for the second. These are both really meta dependent. My meta has tons of graveyard decks. Meren, Glissa, and gitrog are weekly decks. Land removal you generally don't need but there are some utility lands that it pays to destroy Glacial Chasm for example. There is also Imprisoned in the Moon which can wreck a commander's night. Removal recommendations are always meta dependent. So YMMV.
I would also look into adding something for card draw. Fecundity works well with token decks generally.
Sorry for the wall of text.
2 weeks ago
Couple of suggestions/upgrades to look for:
-Greater Good vice Fecundity While the latter gets down faster the idea of allowing our opponents draw cards off of their blockers is just gross to me. There is a political appeal to Fecundity but I would trash it.
-Woodfall Primus and Puppeteer Clique are valuable because of persist and you could also consider Cauldron of Souls as well as you want to "Storm" off. Puppeteer Clique is just gorgeous because it can let you go infinite and kill your opponents off with their own creatures and you can get the combo off of Protean Hulk grabbing the clique and a one-mana sac dork. Rendclaw Trow can go pound sand.
-Rise of the Dark Realms isn't recursion; it's a finisher and if you want to storm/combo off to win, its an unnecessary card for the deck. I recommend more tutors even something like Diabolic Tutor as you could end up winning. If you want a good finisher card, I'd go with Rite of Consumption or Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Awesome deck, I love the use of Tamar over the more popular Rith, the Awakener! I'm pretty sure you can sack Tamar in response to his enter the battlefield trigger, making his tokens no longer have that pesky downside. One thing I see missing that I would include are token doubling effects like Parallel Lives or Anointed Procession, and I would definitely run Ashnod's Altar, Fecundity, and some anthem effects if you have them.
2 weeks ago
Before I start, I just want to confirm you're aware that there is a 4 card limit for all non basic land cards in a deck.
That being said, as for draw power, it depends on the colors of the deck. If it's mono-green, Fecundity works well, as does Shamanic Revelation and Collective Unconscious. Pseudo-draw would be Collected Company,Lead the Stampede, Seek the Wilds, Commune with Nature, Beast Hunt, Enshrined Memories, and Mwonvuli Beast Tracker.
3 weeks ago
Nice, simple idea for modern. I think the secret to running budget black decks are a lot of hand disruption and a stable manabase. If you can find some of the more budget b/g lands, that will help. Llanowar Wastes, that sort of thing. Scythe Leopard, Gatecreeper Vine and Liliana's Elite are likely to underperform compared to some other dirt-cheap options.
General advice- go heavy on one colour so that you can pack your deck with cards of that colour then leave the other for later in the game, where you can afford to be paying mana with lands that come into play tapped.
This means either early game black (hand/board disruption) or early game green (Elves of Deep Shadow/Sakura-Tribe Elder). What you choose to focus on can then inform the cmc and gamplan for the rest of your cards. Either way, lots of 1 and 2 drops will help you survive.
I'll start with disruption options- Vendetta, Victim of Night, Smother, Geth's Verdict Bile Blight etc for creature removal, Duress, Black Cat, Ravenous Rats, Rotting Rats, Nezumi Bone-Reader and Thoughtpicker Witch for hand disrution are all solid choices that match your game plan.
Interesting or efficient creature options Rot Shambler/Mortician Beetle (growing threats), Zulaport Cutthroat/Blood Artist (lifedrain and victory without attacks with a sacrifice outlet), Dross Harvester (bolt and path resistance), Ogre Slumlord for rat tribal combo , Pawn of Ulamog/Sifter of Skulls for more tokens, Quirion Dryad/Vinelasher Kudzu for growing threats Bloodthrone Vampire/Indulgent Aristocrat/Carrier Thrall for vamp tribal, Nest Invader for more token/ramp, Boneyard Wurm/Satyr Wayfinder/Graveblade Marauder/Nighthowler/Splinterfright/Gnarlwood Dryad are all fairly functional for a more graveyard-reliant setup, and Svogthos, the Restless Tomb is a cheap and functional manland.
Sideboard options Elvish Eulogist(in an elf heavy list) Elvish Hexhunter Vampire Hexmage Bottle Gnomes Dryad Militant Delirium Skeins etc. There is a lot out there in these colours.If a lot of cards are ending up in the graveyard as the game draws out, spells like Hooting Mandrills, Gurmag Angler or Become Immense start becoming more valuable.
The question is always going to be what is my opponents plan, and how do I stop that- are my opponents playing Rest in Peace or smilar to deal with graveyard shenanigans, will they kill me before I kill them as every card in their deck is effectively Lightning Bolt, or will they be able to Remand all my spells while they hit me with Delver of Secrets Flip. Things that disrupt their plan are usually good, especially when they help your plan.
There are a lot of cards to much around with and play- I'd reccomend testing online before going hunting for things specific, focus on a single strategy when picking cards and if you choose to go less-budget, focus on lands first. Reliably casting spells is the core of the game.