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Whenever another creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card.
The only non-permanents I'd cut would be Harmonize and maybe Decree of Justice , though I don't know how bomby those cards are for you in practice. In their stead I'd consider maybe Slate of Ancestry and Selvala, Explorer Returned .
Slate is board dependent but I imagine between all those token producing Planeswalkers, a populating Commander, and 25% of your deck being creatures with a serious bend towards token production and reanimation that most of the time it will be like your own personal Wheel of Fortune . Selvala is ramp and lifegain with mutual card draw, so not exactly card advantage but it's still putting cards into your hand.
I'd also consider Garruk's Packleader , since he triggers off of tokens as well as a healthy amount of power 3+ creatures. I think I count 14 creatures as a base, 6 or 7 other effects that put tokens into play that would trigger, then Elesh Norn/Elspeth for making all tokens trigger, so that's about 20 triggers. Not exactly fool proof, but man, card advantage is rough when you aren't in Blue or Black.
Alright, jaketimothy, you were right. I was trying to make it a pure beast-mode deck, but, unfortunately, that would've been terrible. So here is the updated list, with Mirari's Wake and True Conviction . I think it will be more enjoyable to play. Also, one reason I had Tooth and Claw in the deck is because + is an infinite combo. Add in a Wirewood Savage or a Garruk's Packleader and your deck is in your hand at instant speed. But, it was probably a little too optimistic.
Also, I committed to not building a new EDH deck for over a year, so I'm excited to keep improving this one and waiting for cool new beasts to be printed.
@SednoKier Wow that's quite a suggestion list and the deck would be solid if i did what you suggest no doubt but you are missing the point of a "toolkit'' deck i think. It's about variety and having an answer to many different things, unfortunately that answer normally takes the form of just 1x card. If i did what you suggest it kind of wouldn't be a ''toolkit'' deck.
The numbers you give are solid and you are right if i am going to play Garruk, Caller of Beasts or Nissa, Worldwaker i would need at minimum 2 of each, you suggest 3. I have 2 Garruk and 1 Nissa so yes going out and spending $50 on another 3 cards is unfortunately not in my budget :(
Rogue's Passage has won me games. Getting a Nylea, God of the Hunt is not always possible and it is a lot easier to get rid of. I mean how many people actually play land destruction. Although adding in a 4th Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx might be a good idea and it has been bothering me whether to do it.
Depending on how much u are willing to pay, u can improve this deck...here's what I suggest:
+1 Courser of Kruphix (Best card ever)
+1 Chord of Calling (OP)
+1 Polukranos, World Eater (Always want to get one early, plus removal is a bitch...)
+1 Nylea, God of the Hunt (You usually only need one though, so remove it if you want.)
+1 Hornet Queen (Mainboard dis shiet)
+3 Nissa, Worldwaker (She's 3OP5me.)
+1 Darksteel Citadel (For Nissa +1. Even more OP.)
+2 Forest (Always go 24 lands. Always. Alwaaaays. Well maybe not always...)
-2 Genesis Hydra (Chord of Calling is better, searches whole library. Not a bad card though.)
-1 Garruk's Packleader (Courser of Kruphix does his job better.)
-1 Soul of New Phyrexia (Moved to Sideboard.)
-1 Hydra Broodmaster (Meh.)
-1 Boon Satyr
-1 Rogue's Passage (lol? trample niqqa)
-1 Eidolon of Blossoms (Kind of useless imo. Not enough enchants.)
-1 Reclamation Sage (Move to Sideboard.)
-1 Nylea's Disciple (Moved to Sideboard.)
-1 Reverent Hunter (He's OP in this deck though. Put 4 of him in when M14 cycles out and you can't use garruk/ooze.)
YOUR NEW SIDEBOARD
So pretty much the same tbh...Bow of Nylea is like the super sideboard item so I dunno if it should go there.
also...only do whatever is in ur budget. don't go to the store and spend like $300 on magic cards just to win fnm lol.
I would take out a bunch of your noncreatures. they aren't seeming necessary to the deck and ruric just kills you for them. noncreature cards in ruric should be like, Sol Ring or early mana rocks, and stuff that wins. I would love a ruric deck where the only instant/sorcery is Primal Surge . to survie the primal surge, if you want to use a large amount of your deck, have a sac outlet around, Elixir of Immortality , and then get rid of your mana dorks (you'll ahve all the lands you need) to your sac outlet, elixir to shuffle them, and then you're fine. also I like using a Worldspine Wurm + Feed the Pack combo to keep myself with deck, also fuels 3 5/5s a turn.
to get more ramp with creatures, Llanowar Elves , Zhur-Taa Druid , Generator Servant , Argothian Elder , Bloodbraid Elf (cascades into a ramp spell, lets you get an extra creature out for free), Bloom Tender , there's plenty more, just doing a gatherer search for creature type elf will find you plenty
to destroy noncreature permanents with creatures, Mold Shambler
works, you have Acidic Slime
and Sylvan Primordial
already, Elvish Lyrist
, Elvish Scrapper
, Hoard-Smelter Dragon
, Indrik Stomphowler
, Nantuko Vigilante
, Nullmage Shepherd
, Polis Crusher
, Reclamation Sage
is an all-star.
for lands (mostly specifiy nonbasic) there's plenty of creature options Detritivore , Deus of Calamity , Dwarven Blastminer , Faultgrinder , FireSnake, Goblin Gardener , Goblin Ruinblaster , Ogre Arsonist , Orcish Settlers , Seismic Mage
you could definitely be using like 35-38 lands. And a bit more big cards to make all your ramp helpful. missing land drops won't be good for you, and you'll be taking lands out of your deck with ramp anyways.
Thanks Jaxis I love the idea of swapping Shock s for Searing Blood s. I will leave Garruk's Packleader in the maybeboard for the time being to see if I get any more possibilities. It does look to be a better replacement considering a majority of the creatures I will be attacking with are 3+ power!
You're also going to be generating a TON of mana in this deck, and won't have a lot to spend it on outside of garruk. Good mana dumps include Lord of the Void , Giant Adephage , Hydra Broodmaster , or Mistcutter Hydra . Even more value if Nylea, God of the Hunt is in your aresenal.
As to your removal, outside of budget, i don't see much reason to not run Hero's Downfall . it also will be punishing the Superfriends decks that a lot of people are brewing lately. Setessan Tactics is good here, i'd say go for 4x of it. It's also like 50 cents.
|Power / Toughness||4/4|
|Avg. draft pick||3.64|
|Avg. cube pick||7.62|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|