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Bellowing Tanglewurm, Drumhunter, Eternal Witness, Farhaven Elf, Frontier Guide, Garruk's Packleader, Hystrodon, Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, Ohran Viper, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Oracle of Mul Daya, Paleoloth, Primordial Sage, Regal Force, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Seedguide Ash, Soul of the Harvest, Spearbreaker Behemoth, Terastodon, Vigor, Wood Elves, Woodfall Primus, Yavimaya Dryad, Yavimaya Elder, Yavimaya Granger, Yeva, Nature's Herald
I recommend adding a sideboard if you want to be more competitive. Against the counterspell deck(s) you can bring in a set of Skylashers or some of the other cards mentioned in the first post. You have a lot of mana guys here, but only 2 cards to ramp into. I'd pick one route and go for it, either ramp into huge guys or play lots of smaller-yet-efficient guys to swarm your opponent. If you go the swarm route, work towards eventually getting additional green creatures that grow such as Scavenging Ooze and Experiment One along with other efficient guys like Kalonian Tusker. Having a few Rancors in the deck would be like having a repeatable pump spell in case one your guys dies. Also I'd make sure to add a set of Vines of Vastwood to both protect and pump your guys at the same time.
If you decide you want to ramp into big things, then I'd add cards like Garruk's Horde, and Terra Stomper for your big guys (they're also very cheap to aquire), and finish the set of Llanowar Elves. Garruk's Packleader can give you some drawing power if you have lots of guys with power 3+ or if you want to stall to build up you can use Elvish Visionary to draw a card and block for a turn.
There are many ways to go with green, but hopefully I've helped out some.
So I took this to my local FNM and I came 2nd :)
The only deck I lost against was playing against someone using a Red Deck Wins and he stomped me in 5 turns.
I have made some changes to my deck.
I've taken out Dictate of the Twin Gods I think I also took out 1 Garruk's Packleader and added in Hornet Nest which actually saved me and won me the final game. As I used it to block a 17/17 Hydra Broodmaster. I now have a Rattleclaw Mystic and 3 x Heir of the Wilds to add in. just not sure how or where to add these in too.
So, a few suggestions:
Fierce Empath it will help you get the right cards in hand
Garruk's Packleader - lot's of big creatures and this guy in play = draw a lot of cards
Rampant Growth or Cultivate
Evolution Charm - it will give you a nice range of options, such as getting more land and having one of your hydras fly. just saying :P
Solidarity of Heroes
now, for the deck build, I would recommend:
First, I see your deck is 79 cards, so let's pass it through a "deck filter";
Kalonian Tusker great card, but you don't need it, focus on getting that vigor in play fast, get a count of 4, instead of 3, for the Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves;
also, Primeval Titan, I don't think you will be needing that if you get a Rampant Growth or Cultivate;
This is a monogreen deck, so I don't think you will be having mana problems with it, I suggest going down to 22 forests, instead of 24. With the elves and land grabbing cards you will have enough; Hydra Broodmaster is a nice big hydra, but personally, i think it's a slow hydra, so I would recommend one of there: Hooded Hydra; Mistcutter Hydra; Protean Hydra (this one a think is just a great and fun hydra to play).
Hope these suggestions help ;) remember to focus on a 60 card deck, cards you are in doubt, just throw them in your sideboard and playtest the deck to see how it works best ;)
I have a younger cousin who I have ripped off multiple times. Like the OP, I made sure he knew as much about the value of his cards as I did. They've gone like this:
Next, I traded him a couple of Garruk's Packleader and Chancellor of the Tangle for a Vexing Devil. I warned him over and over that this was a horrible trade and I was clocking in $8 over, but he didn't care.
Most lately, I made a mostly junk trade with him but his end included Stoke the Flames. I hadn't checked the price recently and guessed it was maybe a dollar. Later that day I looked it up and saw that it was $5.
He still good-naturedly kicks himself about the Vexing Devil trade and now I always keep him up-to-date on how much the unsleeved Goblin Rabblemaster in his Goblins deck is worth. One of the most frequent things I find coming out of my mouth is "Put a sleeve on that!" I felt that as long as we're on the same page about card value, it's cool to make an uneven trade. But thanks a lot, Death_The_Kid, because my conscience is going to kill me now.
True, I will probably have to find a different place for Lifeblood Hydra, like you said the x-cost guys don't really work with the shenanigans. maybe Regal Force or Garruk's Packleader could make due. Thanks LittleBlueHero
Still trying to find free space for the Eldrazi, so far I'm thinking Kozilek, Butcher of Truth>Krosan Cloudscraper, It That Betrays>Gruul Ragebeast, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre>Deus of Calamity. I really like Cloudscraper though, and Ragebeast can be some excellent boardwiping pre-combat, and that sets up a nice clean field with board advantage on your side. Ulvenwald Tracker is almost as effective, but not quite as good. His cmc makes him a little easier to play though, so more of a lock in the mainboard. Maybe Ragebeastsideboard, and he can move into mainboard against creature-heavy decks.
Why not play Genesis Hydra Instead of See the Unwritten ? Also why not some Hornet Queen and even some Chord of Calling which would allow you to play a little few less Reclamation Sage putting some of then on the board and take out some Garruk's Packleader . Also, why not Setessan Tactics in place of Time to Feed ?
|0.55 TIX||1.0 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||4/4|
|Avg. draft pick||3.39|
|Avg. cube pick||8.22|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|