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20 hours ago
since you're running BOPs, maybe Gavony Township as a 1-of (i know you dont want many non-colored mana sources, but it could be another mana dump if youre stuck with some jank hand). Here's the changes i'd make:
-4 Rancor (love it, but begs to get 2-for-1'd, when most of your creatures are bolt-able and have no evasion or protection, otherwise and it makes BOP into an actual real creature late game), -1 Forest, +1 CoCo, +1 Kird Ape, +1 Gavony Township, +1 Dryad Arbor, +1 Loam Lion.
For SB options, i like Stony Silence, Ancient Grudge, and Smash to Smithereens (in that order) better than Nature's Claim. hell, i even like Naturalize or Disenchant better, tbh. i dont think 2 mana is out of the question. since you are playing a zoo variation, you arent likely to slam a bunch of 5+ power creatures at the opponent at once, so the 4 life gain might actually matter. idk. personal preference, i suppose. it is nice to have some enchantment removal as well in case of bogles, but that kind of depends on the meta.
With CoCo in your deck, your sideboard could be open to more tech creatures, instead of some of the spells/enchantments. like Spellskite for bogles, Vithian Renegades, War Priest of Thune, Reclamation Sage, and Viridian Shaman for artifact/enchantment hate, Lantern Scout, Kor Firewalker, or Lone Missionary for burn hate. or generally a bunch of random hatebears and miscellaneous stuff to cover your bases like Harsh Mentor, Loxodon Smiter, Tunnel Ignus, Aegis of the Gods, Hushwing Gryff, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Qasali Pridemage, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Gaddock Teeg... Basically whatever your meta has a ton of going on, theres a creature version to hate on it. I'm a big fan of Rest in Peace because it totally bones a handful of decks, but if you're firing off Collected Companys, with your SB hate lost in your deck somewhere, you stand a much better chance of pulling it out, than if it were an enchantment.
Just some suggestions. love zoo. like the idea youve got with the dino and god in there. seems cool. +1
1 day ago
2 days ago
Long ass advice incoming:
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(If you remove the spaces inbetween the brackets) > Island
1x Adventuring Gear 1x Ajani Goldmane 1x Ajani's Chosen 2x Ajani's Mantra, 1x Ajani's Pridemate 1x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes 1x Arctic Nishoba 1x Behemoth Sledge 1x Call of the Conclave 2x Emeria Angel 1x Felidar Sovereign 14x Forest 1x Gather the Townsfolk 2x Grazing Gladehart 1x Grove of the Guardian 1x Guardians' Pledge 1x Increasing Savagery 1x Jedit Ojanen of Efrava 1x Kemba, Kha Regent 1x Oath of Gideon 16x Plains 2x Precinct Captain 2x Pride Sovereign 1x Primal Bellow 2x Regal Caracal 1x Retreat to Emeria 1x Selesnya Charm 1x Staff of the Wild Magus 1x Terra Stomper1x Blossoming Sands
Just a hint if you come looking for help in the future :)
The first thing I would like to add is that you are playing way too much land. In a 60 card deck with a steap mana curve, you probably only want 24-25 lands. Now your deck is currently 64. That's not too bad, but if you could shave it down to 60 that'll be doing yourslef a sall favor. (Consistancy is just lovely.)
Secondly, I can spot a few cards that I either find too bad to play, imo, or doesn't really fit your strategy too well.
Ajani's Chosen The card is perfectly reasoable as is right now, if not a little too clonky, but if you decide to take my advice on the Mantra's it's probably not playable afterwards.
Felidar Sovereign Awesome as it is, seems like a very unlikely wincondition for you. If you ever get to a point where it would win you the game, you are probably already winnning.
You have a couple more cards, that I'm a bit unhappy with, but are reasonable for the moment being.
Thirdly if you want to play a slower deck, you have to be able to interact.
If you can't answer the things your opponent does from time to time, you are going to lose to a lot of combo decks.
Fourthly: Here are some cards I hink you should look into, priced around the 1$ mark, or less. (If you want that lifegain theme to stick)
Qasali Pridemage Realy powerful card, that happens to be a cat, and can sometimes "interact" with opposing gameplans.
More Ajani's Pridemate - It's a great finisher, if you have some lifegain.
Condemn - Cheap creature removal.
More Blossoming Sands, fixing mana gaining life.
Blessed Alliance - Everthing goo in this world.
Eidolon of Rhetoric - put this in your sideboard, you wont regret it.
You are more than welcome to ask me for advice if you need an experienced player for something :) and good luck.
4 days ago
So Growing Rites of Itlimoc is redundant here, it's a legendary for one so there's no need to have 4 of them, however I would cut them entirely, you mainly want them to pump out mana for your big creatures but you don't have enough little guys to reliably flip it, generally by the time it flips here you'll already have enough Mana that you won't really need it.
You have no removal in this deck despite running red which is a wasted opportunity.
You're relying on big creatures to flex on the battlefield but no real way to get them out early enough for it to matter.
I also feel like you're being a slave to your theme.
Here's some suggestions
2x Raptor Hatchling
2x regisaur alpha
1x Ripjaw raptor
4x Growing Rites of Itlimoc
4x New Horizons
3x Savage Stomp
1 week ago
Hey Megalomania i have some suggestions for ya.
- I noticed that you had Day's Undoing for Timetwister. I dont think thats worth it, days is a pretty bad card and timetwister is near impossible to replace if you dont have one. Id cut it for something else.
- Not a fan of Selesnya Signet in a deck that is so heavy in black and blue. If you need more ramp id suggest Cabal Ritual or another dork such as Llanowar Elves or Priest of Titania (who is a total all star in specific metas)
- The birthing pod line is really cool but feels a bit too cute to me. Id replace it with Survival of the Fittest. If you want to keep the birthing pod line (one of my favorite cards so i cant blame you) I think that Kiora's Follower is a bit excessive. Its utility as a dork is pretty limited at 2 mana in my opinion. Can be tough to cast on t1 or 2 if used as a dork as well.
- I see the purpose of Grand Abolisher but i dont think it sees much play outside of flash hulk because of the double white. You are such a small splash of white that it feels really hard to pull casting him off consistently.
- Not a fan of Reflecting Pool as it really hurts your t1 ramp plan. Id replace it with a Forest.
As far as replacements, if you are running labman, why not just include the doomsday combo? Otherwise I think you can just cut labman and use Reality Shift and Beast Within lines to kill your opponents with infinite mana. Since Im assuming you dont have Timetwister, you can loop your deck via Memory's Journey, which doubles as grave hate.
Ps just saw walking ballista in there. I don't think you need both it and labman. I like aetherflux more than labman as well
1 week ago
I'd recommend you to take the Rith's Grove back out. Playing it is basically like missing a land drop. While it doesn't set you back the turn you play it, it sets you back every turn after. This is not a good card for ramp decks. Just put the Jungle Shrine back in or play a Forest instead as you get most of your color fixing through cards like Cultivate.
Also put Stranglehold back in. As long as you don't play against decks full of pure vanilla creatures, it will do its work! Almost every non-monocolored deck plays fetchlands or Evolving Wilds. Black decks tutor a lot. Blue decks tutor for artifacts with cards like Trinket Mage or Fabricate. Green decks tutor for lands and creatures all the time. Even white decks tutor for enchantments and equipments Enlightened Tutor, Steelshaper's Gift. Even the mono-colored decks play Solemn Simulacrum and Expedition Map. Additionaly, you're giving combo decks a hard time. And it's really funny when your opponents forget the Stranglehold on the table and crack their fetchland or play their Demonic Tutor. They're still able to do this but it will simply have no effect and they're just wasting their cards. Imagine the look on their faces!!!
1 week ago
1 week ago
since it looks like you are trying to get damage in with mostly vanilla creatures, I suggest you find room for more removal in the main board. what happens if you get to 5 mana and your opponent plays The Scarab God. nothing you have can go toe to toe with it and the walk the planks only delays it. perhaps Vraska's Contempt ? (I know they are pricey)