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With Kiki pod becoming extremely predominant in Modern, especially after this weekend, I was thinking if there's any possible way to beat it while using Green. This little idea came to me: using very aggro creatures in the beginning, such as Strangleroot Geist
, along with Arbor Elf
for ramp into cards like Predator Ooze
(okay, so I admit I use this guy because it's my favorite card), using Roaring Primadox
to abuse Strangleroot Geist
multiple times, and then going for the kill with Bellowing Tanglewurm
. And as for the infinite combo that Kiki produces? Fog
buys you the turn needed to swing for hopefully lethal.
Any suggestions on if this is even possible? I'm currently working on a decklist that makes use of these ideas and will post it later
Can't believe I forgot about Druid's Deliverance .......
Thoughts on slots? Swap out for Fog ?
Predator's Rapport is useless - just take another killspell or something.
You have a lot of 2 and 3 drop defenders so I don't see the point of Fog .
You might be able to cast Colossus of Akros , but maybe not. It is a ton of mana... I'm not sure.
I think the main problem with this deck is that everyone is playing cards like Nightveil Specter , Desecration Demon and Stormbreath Dragon . There's very little you can do about big fliers. Also, this deck puts 0 pressure on the opponent. It doesn't force them to do anything that they might not want to do - in that respect it won't achieve a lot because it just lets everyone play around it.
I would consider perhaps moving away from this strategy.
Alright! Time to get this deck to the true terror that it needs to become!
+ This allows only snow covered swamps to have double mana when tapped. If you use regular swamps, your opponents will have this ability as well.
Liliana of the Dark Realms Pretty decent for 4cmc.
If you add in any of the above, consider taking out some of your land cards. Might want to bring it down to 35-38 lands. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is good for two reasons, the first being it makes utility lands like Unholy Grotto tap for black instead of colorless. The second is that it's great for swampwalk creatures.
ETB Creature cards I'd recommend more because of Mike's ability. Here are some idea's:
Grave Titan Yeah, you swing, get two zombies, he dies, comes back and you get two more zombies. Be careful if don't have a way to remove the -1/-1 counters on your creatures-- Oh wait, you're running black. Silly me.
Harvester of Souls Is always great when it comes to creatures dying and coming back.
Blood Artist Might be good in this deck if you're killing and bringing stuff back.
Solemn Simulacrum Draw and land search.
Massacre Wurm Can turn into a pretty nasty board wipe, gets around indestructibility too.
Other cards you might like:
Hatred If you're playing 1v1 a lot and can do early game damage
Dark Prophecy A creature dies, comes back and you draw and lose a life.
No Mercy For when you know they'll be playing token decks or high aggro.
Sudden Spoiling In case you want to turn their double strike 8/8 Angels into 0/2's for a turn...
Toxic Deluge One of the best kill spells in black. Goes great with creatures that help you gain life.
Grey Merchant of Asphodel Is a MUST. I know he's in your maybeboard. When you get your deck going and you can land this guy, sac him with an altar then bring him back.. That's massive damage right there.
These are just some quick ideas. Once you know how you want the deck to work I can probably help you out more. Keep me posted!
I like the deck, but it needs improvment.Thought of Kiora, the Crashing Wave ?
As for your non-creature base, go w/Unexpected Results . It gets more of your creatures on the battlefield and goes back to you hand if it doesn't.
This will jump the price, but its worth it.
|Avg. draft pick||8.32|
|Avg. cube pick||13.42|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|2010 Core Set||Common|
|Classic Sixth Edition||Common|
|Limited Edition Beta||Common|
|Limited Edition Alpha||Common|