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As Fortified Village enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Forest or Plains card from your hand. If you don't, Fortified Village enters the battlefield tapped.
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Fortified Village Discussion
4 days ago
Looks like a fun deck! A few things, you're really going to want to address the mana base, you're heavier on the white than green, so I'd run more white sources than green. Lands like Horizon Canopy, Fortified Village, and Temple of Plenty are great budget lands. Since you're running 6 drops, I would strongly recommend going up to 24 lands as well.
Some soldiers to consider would be
Thraben Inspector, great stats for the cost and the clue lets you replace her whenever you need to.
Thraben Standard Bearer, which just lets you turn dead cards into soldiers.
Thalia, Heretic Cathar Fantastic soldier that can mess up your opponents plans and let you win.
Sergeant-at-Arms the versatility this guy offers is very nice.
Archetype of Courage is a kind of pseudo-lord
Sunblade Elf A cheap soldier that turns into an anthem later in the game
Bishop of Rebirth while not a soldier, allows you to return your dead soldiers to life
Other cards to consider
Elspeth, Sun's Champion a bit pricey, but an incredible game ender
Elspeth, Knight-Errant the Sun's Champion's little sister
Declaration in Stone Removal is pretty important to staying alive and winning the game.
Ulvenwald Mysteries A card that punishes your opponent for killing your dudes and refills your board
Harmonize Straight up card draw
Heroic Intervention Save your dudes
Ajani Unyielding His plus will almost always get you at least one thing, and his other two abilities are good too
Hope this was a little helpful
3 weeks ago
Hi, in response on the questino you asked on reddit. I would cut these cards:
- Canopy Vista : Cut back on the lands that (could) come in tapped. Too many in oyur hand can hurt your start really bad.
- Fortified Village : Likewise.
- Temple of Plenty : Likewise.
Instead I would suggest to add these lands:
- Cavern of Souls : A great land that offers protection when casting the commander.
- Savannah : Obvious improvement if you can afford one. A good investment too.
- Ancient Tomb : Good ramp land.
- Dryad Arbor : Good utility land that can also be fetched on turn 1 with Green Sun's Zenith, where x=0)
Depending on how competitive you really tend t go, I would consider cutting several of the higher cmc cards from your build. They are not nice to have in your opening hand and several only offer a winmore condition.Extra mana ramp cards are also a good improvement to get Sisay out asap.
Also +1 from a fellow Sisay Commander :)
Have fun Captain!
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2 months ago
Some stuff to think about, I've found Ancient Den + Tree of Tales has allowed me to equip 1-turn earlier three times now (in all the games i've played), doesn't sound fantastic, but it's pretty good. Have to balance that against things like Sunpetal Grove and Fortified Village, but in my build usually have no mana sourcing issues.
I notice you settled on 37 lands, you definitely have more utility (like Maze of Ith and Strip Mine and Thawing Glaciers) where they are removal not lands, I settled on 35 lands, but don't have any non-mana utility lands either, so wer're about the same.
Wooded Foothills and Flooded Strand are some relatively (there still lands!) inexpensive fetch lands, they could replace some of the ETB Tapped lands you run. Also, I find the fetches de-saturate the lands, so drawing later in the game, you draw less lands due to hypergeometric probability, which often slow you down in late game, but still mana fix earlier on. Ash Barrens does this too. You might find too, with fewer ETB tapped, you go 0.5 - 1 turn faster.
I would have to agree with Hybrow about Sword of Vengeance, but also agree with you about Chariot of Victory. Here's what my initial thought was, for that Vigilance and +2 power, are you REALLY searching/fetching it? Like really really? If I need haste, I'm pulling Swiftfoot Boots because it comes with Hexproof, if I need Trample i'd probably rather pull a Loxodon Warhammer gives me +1 more power, I understand it doesn't give the first strike which provides sustainability, but it creates more sustainability in multi-player with the lifelink. Cats don't really block because they don't have the Eminence? If you have a big cat with lots of equipment it's cool, but are your winning because you have a big swinging cat (possibly with lifelink) or are you winning because you are defending with likely a ground walking cat that also likely already has double strike? Double strike > First strike. I dunno, it's a good equipment, for the cost give me lifelink, or infect Grafted Exoskeleton. I bet if you evaluate, with all the other awesome equipment in this deck, it's very very low on the pecking order for tutoring.
I'm trying out Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip over Cultivate right now, trying to figure out if the 1 less land, is worth the potential for drawing an extra card each turn once flipped, or the potential for blocked damage (but what is a ground walking 2/2 really blocking of significance).
Eladamri's Call only costs you mana and gives you more consistency on pulling/playing the same creature each game. Because it's hand, doesn't cost you a card.
Path to Exile is awesome removal, can also be used as a mana ramp / fetch, you'd actually be suprised how many times I do it.
Saffi Eriksdotter (good recursion/protection on his own, without anything else), add a Sun Titan and they can protect each other. Throw in a Greater Good which is also good draw on it's own with eminence, and you can basically have a huge hand, tutor the cards you need for the win, etc. Makes a really nice interaction, and protection. All 3 cards aren't dead draws on their own either. Just a thought. I know he's not a cat. Also works with Fiend Hunter (kind of) but doesn't give that 6 card draw from the Sun Titan like Saffi Eriksdotter does so I don't like it.
I hadn't thought about Nylea's Emissary either, adding him to my maybeboard too, have to think about him first lol. His bestow is just so expensive, only challenge to overcome. CMC 4 for a 3/3 trample isn't THAT far off the mark though, and late game he can bestow +3/+3 and trample, and then turn into a 3/3 trample afterwards. I'm just not sure.
I took Sensei's Divining Top out, what!!!, I have it in every commander deck, BUT I ALWAYS tutor Sylvan Library and feels like duplication of work with both out. That derpy dreidel though, have you had similar experiences where it just wan't effective or a dead draw later in the game?
Anyways really awesome, always looking and stealing your ideas!
2 months ago
A few things: If the deck is all about that Tamiyo, maybe you should have more copies in the deck? Like 3 or 4? Not the most pricey planeswalker anyway, if budget is a concern. Why is the deck built around her, btw? Card draw? Also, if you expect your planeswalkers to help each other, you need more copies of them, or you'll simply never have them on the table at the same time, due to not drawing them.
Also, your counterspells are pretty bad. Sorry to put it that way, but 3 cmc counterspells (Cancel and derivatives of it) are SLOW in modern, since all they do is counter a spell (there's a couple of 4 cmc counterspells that are good, but that's because they do something more). You could play a couple of Nimble Obstructionists, 4 Mana Leak, 3 Remand, and 2 Ojutai's Command. The remaining 2 slots could be Path to Exile (for that one creature left over by Divine Reckoning).
There's a lot of lands that you could use instead of all the basics you have currently. Checklands Glacial Fortress, Hinterland Harbor, and Sunpetal Grove. Reveal lands Fortified Village and Port Town. Tango lands Canopy Vista and Prairie Stream. Or fetch and shock lands. On the subject of mana, your ramp creatures are a bit unusual - you could have Birds of Paradise (some of the older printings, like 4th ed., are fairly cheap) or Avacyn's Pilgrim (for mana fixing at least a bit), or Sylvan Caryatid (which is hard to remove) instead of what you have. Or Coiling Oracle, if you want to go with a chance of flipping a land of the top of your deck.
I'm not sure I agree that a 4/4 flier with a next-turn-ability is a bomb at 6 mana, of which 3 are colored. Well... no... no it's not. If Victory's Herald is an "op, plz nerf"-card, then you play in an extremely relaxed and casual meta with very slow decks and little to none removal. Just... have a look at what other decks in the same colors play for 6 mana. sun, frost, or primeval titan, for example. Or Elspeth, Sun's Champion. If your deck is built around tamiyos card draw, you should maybe consider smaller flying creatures, so you'd get to the good stuff a bit faster?
2 months ago
Hey, if $250 total budget then you're already way over budget because Land Tax is a $25 card and Concordant Crossroads is a $15 card both are currently not being counted in the total of the deck. Even if have a low budget you can still play a bunch of the Selesyna dual lands. The manabase here is really bad, 36 Basic lands? Cutting 10-11 Basic lands will not hurt the manabase or Land Tax's ability, there's still plenty of Basic lands. You're not going to draw Land Tax every game and in games you don't draw it having duals will help to play spells.
Consider these lands:
- Command Tower: Commander staple for $1
- Canopy Vista: works well with Basic lands
- Selesnya Sanctuary: works well with Basic lands
- Fortified Village: works well with Basic lands
- Sunpetal Grove: works well with Basic lands
- Temple of Plenty
- Stirring Wildwood
- Blossoming Sands
- Graypelt Refuge
- Grove of the Guardian: create an 8/8 token that can then be populated
- Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree: repeatable token maker on a land
Also consider these cards:
- Imperious Perfect: repeatable Elf token maker and lord for Elf tokens
- Mentor of the Meek: can be a draw engine with Rhys tokens, four mana create a token and draw a card. Very good with populate
- Rampaging Baloths: good finisher because of trample, creates 4/4 Beast tokens by playing lands
- Mirror Entity: make all tokens huge power and toughness for a turn, is an Elf
- Hornet Queen: flying deathtouch bees are very scary for your opponents especially when you start populating them
- Swords to Plowshares: Commander staple white removal spell
- Beast Within: Commander staple green removal spell
- Sundering Growth: one of the better populate spells
- Rootborn Defenses: one of the better populate spells, protect token army from board wipe or removal
- Advent of the Wurm: a 5/5 token with trample is very good with populate
- Epic Struggle: win the game by creating and populating tokens
- Oblivion Ring: Commander staple white removal
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
You got your +1, it's a pretty nice deck! BUT I think your curve is very heavy in the 3-4 slots. Honestly, I would ditch the Door of Destinies for Always Watching , Always Watching plus Gideon's ult is a great combo. I agree with some prior comments...instant removal like Path to Exile would have more impact than Anointed Procession...it would greatly speed things up. I would also consider cutting Fortified Village for some Windswept Heath's and/or Horizon Canopy's. The Canopy can get you some late-game draw, but it's not exactly a cheap card. And speaking of draw...