Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

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Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.

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Fresh Meat Discussion

ellie-is on Ellie's Saprolings

1 week ago

Thank you both for the suggestions!

I'll think about them and playtest a couple to see how I feel. Heroic Intervention I totally want to have on my sideboard, just wish the price would go down a little haha. Fungal Rebirth and Fungal Plots I feel have the issue of me not having enough nontoken creatures for it to be worth it. Though a card I really like for post-wipe recovery (but don't run it anymore as it's too narrow) is Fresh Meat.

tripod62 on Be Fruitful and Multiply

1 month ago

UPDATE

-1 Swords to Plowshares +1 Path to Exile

This change is minimal but I have been facing many ramp decks recently and the lifegain from Swords to Plowshares has been more relevant than I like.

-1 Sacred Mesa +1 Cathars' Crusade

Sacred Mesa can be a powerhouse but as the commander format continues to speed up it never seems to do enough when I get it into play. I have replaced it with a card that should have been in my deck years ago.

-1 Wolfbriar Elemental +1 Tooth and Nail

I can see Wolfbriar Elemental finding its way back in the deck if it becomes more focussed on generating large amounts of green mana. However, for now it is the casualty of Tooth and Nail which makes this deck more consistent and allows wins on the spot by grabbing Craterhoof Behemoth & Avenger of Zendikar

-1 Fresh Meat +1 Qasali Pridemage

The pridemage is easily tutorable removal in a deck with limited interaction. I found myself holding mana up for Fresh Meat that often would go unused when the wrath I was playing around never came. This change helps improve one of the decks overall goals of being more proactive.

-1 Llanowar Elves +1 Concordant Crossroads

I hate to see llanowar go but he's low impact and Concordant Crossroads is the opposite, allowing the decks combos to go off immediately and win before opponents have a chance to react. It is to be saved only for winning the game as it also gives your opponents haste.

MagicMarc on Elves without shelves

1 month ago

First, play whatever cards you want or feel like. Your deck, your gameplay, and Have Fun!

The following are all friendly suggestions not in any way meant as criticism of your deck. But the singleton thing should get stopped. Figure out which elves work best for your local metagame and the decks you play against. Then go to 2 or 4 copies each of them. Cut the situational cards and put them in the sideboard for game 2 or remove them entirely. I would also follow abby315's list of suggestions and his suggestion of ditching weak pump spells and replace them with the various lords or creatures with a pump capability like others have suggested. Here is a list of cards that may be decent replacements or adds to your deck:

Ezuri, Renegade Leader is probably one of the better elf cards for aggro elves. Provides Regeneration for any other elves you have and Overrun at will. I would go to a 2 count
Imperious Perfect: Replace Wirewood Hivemaster with this card. The hivemaster produces insects so they wont bonus from your anthem/lord effects. Is not legendary so you can have up to 4 copies. Besides pumping all your other elves, they even produce them every turn. Worth 2-4 copies.
Reclamation Sage: Replace Deconstruct with this, maybe go to 2 copies main deck. But if the deck is for 1 on 1 put them in the sideboard for game 2.
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen: Replace Stream of Life with this guy, go to 2 copies of this maybe
Loxodon Warhammer, Rancor or anything like them: Replace your instants that boost creatures with permanents like these or similar instead. Or if you are going to have a combat trick in your hand then make it something like Overwhelming Stampede, Wrap in Vigor or Heroic Intervention like abby315 suggested. If it's not a permanent you want a card that is going to change the game state dramatically not just boost 1 creature for 1 turn. Remember, if you have a card like Ezuri, Renegade Leader or your Timberwatch Elf you can activate his ability at instant speed which surprises people if they lose track of what you have in play.
Return of the Wildspeaker: An example of a go big instant instead of cards like Giant Growth. Replace any instant you have with this card. Its modal to refill your hand or giant growth all of your elves. At instant speed.
Beast Within: If you want instant speed removal, use a catch-all card like this instead of 1 card for artifacts, 1 card for creatures, etc. It doesnt need to be this card specifcally but one that targets any permanent at instant speed. And run at least 2 copies of it main deck to always have an answer in your deck for your opponent's stuff.
Lifecrafter's Bestiary: Replace wurm's tooth with a copy of this card instead. It will accelerate your deck. 2 copies wouldnt hurt.

Some good utlity cards:

Bow of Nylea: Excellent all around support card. Does many things but the big one is giving your elves deathtouch so even when you attack with them when they are tiny, they kill stuff. All the other utility is amazing value.
Leyline of Abundance: Another mana ramp/anthem/lord option that has a chance of getting put into play on turn 1.
Nullmage Shepherd: This card is like repeatable Naturalize. Sometimes holding an instant in your hand is better, but sometimes repeatable wins games.
Titania's Chosen: Replace stuff like Wurm's tooth or Nomadic Elf, Norwood Ranger with cards like this or some of your other better creatures you should be running more copies of.
Masked Admirers: Another good elf creature that provides a repeatable benefit that can be used to replace other cards you arent thrilled about.
Creeping Renaissance: Following someone wiping the table, this card or Fresh Meat can get you right back into the game.

Planeswalker suggestions. Because they are resistant to removal and can add a lot to a game if it goes long. Multiple repeatable abilities are strong. They are expensive, and I would try to trade for them if possible. If interested:

Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury: She makes llanowar elves! And she basically does all the things in Green's pie. Makes lots of elves, destroys artifacts and enchantments at will and draws cards.
Nissa, Who Shakes the World: Not on theme for elves, but she is so strong that I would feel lame not mentioning it for a mono green deck. Her static ramps you crazy style and her ultimate can finish games.
Nissa Revane: Basically, her ultimate would put all 24 of your elves into play in one turn. If you do want to put copies of her in your deck, I would also suggest replacing some other elves with 4 copies of Nissa's Chosen for added value.
Vivien Reid: This is a well-balanced walker for any green deck. Built in card advantage, removal and flyer killing, and then her ultimate is an emblem better than almost any other lord/anthem effect you can put in the deck.
Garruk Wildspeaker: My lowest choice for the list, but he plays early and produces creatures.

Land Suggestions. You may not need them, being mono-green doesnt mean there arent a couple good lands for your deck:

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood: While this is in play, most every creature you cast will get a counter. Basically a free boost for a little tempo loss.
Rogue's Passage: Does what it says, sometimes you only need 1 more hit to win. And it taps for some mana.
Pendelhaven: As long as this is untapped, a shock spell wont kill an elf! Kind of situational but useful.
Treetop Village: A forest that's also a 3/3 creature when you need it.

Again, these are just ideas to get you thinking about ways to improve your deck. The most important thing is to focus on what you want to do with the deck. Then get 4 copies of every card in your deck that makes that happen. Everything else after that should provide support, advantage or acceleration for those main cards.

Cmi1103 on Rhys Token Insanity

2 months ago

I run a Rhys deck as well, it's one of my favorites! Personally, I can say that Huatli, Radiant Champion is well worth it. The fact that you can ultimate her 9.5 times out of 10 on the second turn she is out, giving you that emblem for card draw is amazing, especially since the card draw is optional. I also run Sterling Grove which, apart from the enchantment protection, can function as a tutor to get our your token doubling enchantments. Illusionist's Bracers are also extremely useful I find. Lastly, if you're looking for a little more ramp, Marwyn, the Nuturer has been great for me, the fact that she also gets HUGE after a few turns is great! As far as things you could potentially cut to some room... maybe Avacyn, Angel of Hope could be replaced by Shalai, Voice of Plenty to reduce the mana cost. Fresh Meat personally never worked for me, I found it difficult to have that mana open and was never able to use it much. Zendikar Resurgent is great, but kinda spendy at 7 mana, I think you'd be ok removing it and relying on the mana dorks and mirari's wake etc.. Primeval Bounty could also potentially be cut as you have plenty of cheaper lifegain/token production options.
Here is my list if you're interested! 0-60 in 3.5! (Rhys tokens)

MindAblaze on Krunchy Kobolds

6 months ago

I’m not a big fan of Daarigaz. Too low impact for what this deck does. Yeah he’s a big body, but with all the sacrificing and tokens etb, I can often kill the board in one turn without Food Chain, and then if anyone is left Prossh finishes them off.

I like Garruk, Cursed Huntsman, but not for Garruk Wildspeaker. Wildspeaker ramps me every turn, jumping me from four to six, which is my sweet spot for casting Prossh the first time. If/when I can get Garruk out turn 2 (off a turn one Sol Ring) that means I cast Prossh turn three. Usually I want Purphoros and/or Impact Tremors our first, but the point is Wildspeaker is really strong. His minus provides fodder and blockers, and his ultimate (which is super easy to get to) ensures Prossh gets through.

Honestly, as much as her plus is useful and her ultimate is ridiculous, I evaluate planeswalkers for edh based on their first minus, and Vraska, Golgari Queen’s isn’t that good. It’s not terrible don’t get me wrong, but Vraska the Unseen’s ability to hit any permanent is really valuable. That being said her plus and her ultimate are basically useless to me...so I’ll think about a swap. Assassin's Trophy might be better...something to think about.

I tried Emrakul's Evangel out before, and the biggest thing for me is it specifies non-token. I have a high density of non-token creatures that I don’t really want to sacrifice, and while he doesn’t have to act until I’m ready for him, I just struggled to get the most out of him. I had more luck with Fresh Meat and even Caller of the Claw (which has the same non-token problem.) I’ll think about him again though.

I appreciate the feedback. I like seeing how people think about what I’ve put together. It makes me really think about why any individual card is here, and what the deck actually needs, so thank you. That being said this deck at the moment is actually taken apart. All my multicolor commander decks except The Mad King of Tristram live in my cube box for me to put together on the fly. That way I don’t have to have ten Misty Rainforests or Craterhoof Behemoths or whatever. I have them all sleeved the same and I can just build whatever deck I want in the moment. Also, the dragon is too strong and unfun for my playgroup, so he sits in the box more often than not so I can mess around with Yarok, Atla Palani and whatever else peaks my fancy that week. That and with COVID I haven’t played in a few weeks...but I definitely appreciate the feedback.

I’m going to get away from the landfall build the next time I put this together. I’m thinking goblins with Krenko, Mob Boss...we’ll see how it goes. There’s two goblintop deck tutors for him now so that should be fun.

Icbrgr on Converting Guided by Nature into …

1 year ago

A few years ago I bought the C14 GUIDED BY NATURE preconstructed deck and was thinking about taking the guts from that stock list and putting it into an Oathbreaker deck with having Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury as the commander...undecided about the signature spell but leaning towards Fresh Meat or Overrun / Overwhelming Stampede .

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what are good things to keep and things that should be cut from making the transition from 100-60?... maybe a few suggestions that i may have laying around in my collection/easy enough to pick up?

This is a link to the Guided By Nature Stock List.

xaarvaxus on Budget R/G werewolf pack

1 year ago

You really could use some better removal. Beast Within , Hull Breach and Decimate shouldn't break the bank. The first is even kind of on-theme.

I think you can safely go down to 38 lands with the cuts coming from the regular mountains. Replacing 2 more basics with Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse will let you do some color fixing. Any reason no inclusion for one or two lands like Gruul Guildgate ? I'm not a big fan of tapped lands either but one or two shouldn't hurt your development as much as getting color screwed will.

Wolfir Silverheart is such a big boost to your best attacker. Increasing Savagery also is a pretty potent shot of +1/+1 counters. Witchstalker is on theme and protects itself.

Fresh Meat should let you recover from the inevitable boardwipe.

For protecting your commander, cards like Ranger's Guile , Sheltering Word , Blossoming Defense , Blinding Fog and Hapatra's Mark offer some surprise value but you eat the life shielding your commander [Word is a wash]. Alpha Authority is more on-theme and is 'repeatable' protection. Archetype of Endurance [sadly not a wolf/werewolf] protects your whole team as does Domri Rade if you can get to the emblem.

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