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Gavony Township Discussion
13 hours ago
Memphismaymagic5 I feel you.
My old version of this deck had 4X mainboard Lingering Souls, 8X mana dorks, and 3X Gavony Township. Souls was the hardest thing to move to the sideboard. Every time I played it the bad guy said, "ugh." That's my favorite! This will be one of those things to evaluate in play testing.
Mana Tithe is an experiment and may end up going for Dryad Militant, Noble Hierarch, Lingering Souls, or Collective Brutality. It is my brother-in-laws idea. Duke Reid explains MTG as a combination of Chess and Poker. This is adding a little Poker into my deck. The hope is that sometime in game 1 I show it. The bad guy says, "What?! What kind of janky #@?! is that?" I smile. We go to game 2 and I quietly board it out. Now, according to my plan for the next two games every time he goes to curve out he hesitates "Should I play Goyf on turn 2? No. I need to wait until I have an open mana for that janky counter card!" We will see how it plays...
14 hours ago
christ4like2l0ve thanks for your help with my deck!
Don't speak ill of Lightning Bolt. God is listening.
I've never played this deck so I'm honestly not sure. I'm gathering comments in preparation for Tuesday night Modern at the LGS. My old version of this deck had 8 mana dorks and it feels a little weird without them. You can read phdaemon's posts; we've been debating the same idea. If play testing is rough I can add in Noble Hierarch or if I don't need the ramp but miss the turn 1 play I might try Dryad Militant.
My old version also had 4 MB Lingering Souls. This plus my dorks made Gavony Township a must include. This is the hardest thing I had moving to the sideboard. Every time I played it the bad guy said, "ugh." That's my favorite! This will be one of those things to evaluate in play testing.
21 hours ago
Thank you very much, this deck has been a lot of fun to work out and to play. I have played Naya most of my magic career and this is my first time exploring black and The junk color combo. I always thought if I were to switch up a color I would trade the white for black and play Jund but it just kinda happened this way and I am very happy about it.
Shambling Vent is something I have meant to put on the consideration list for some time now, but for what ever reason I keep missing it. I lost to that card in a Nahiri deck at my last PPTQ. Thank you for reminding me about that one. So far I think I like Gavony Township more than Vault of the Archangel but they are both pretty sweet when they do go off.
Is Noble Hierarch really much better than Birds of Paradise? Is it just because of her Exalted trigger? Would that require altering my land base to consider that she doesn't produce Black Mana? My buddy keeps telling me the same thing, but I feel that if I am putting that much bread into the deck it is going towards Tarmogoyf.
I am definitely going to consider adding some more disruption to the mainboard. The lifegain thing almost works, in many cases I find that I gain just enough life to outlive my opponents hand, and I just have enough left going on. I am just not sure it is consistent enough.
I would love to check out your deck and let you know what I think. Thank you greatly for your consideration and your input.
1 day ago
Also, for aggro, I generally try to have some good one drops that can start dealing early damage. Have you thought about Noble Hierarch (not sure if in budget) but even Birds of Paradise might work with the Gavony Township, but not as strong. A 2/x 1 drop is almost a must for aggro. That's why Savannah Lions used to be a rare back in the day :)
1 day ago
You could always try this out in untap.in and see if it works.
1 day ago
P.S. The token flooding in my example was Secure the Wastes. Currently mainboarding 4x Lingering Souls that get bumped by Gavony Township Every once in a while works wonderfully, and often very similar to how my old Chief of the Edge + Secure the Wastes / Secure the Wastes + Brutal Hordechief synergies used to work.
1 day ago
christ4like2l0ve great deck! I also built an alternate Abzan strategy and love to see you break the mold. For land I would love to see you get to 23. I would play a few different times with different Utility lands and move forward with one 3X or two 2X. Great options for you are Gavony Township, Vault of the Archangel, Ghost Quarter, and Shambling Vent.
I hope this helps a little. The good and bad of Junk is you can tweak it indefinitely and its never "right". I would love another set of eyes on my attempt at a planeswalkerless Abzan if you have time: Abzan Beatdown. Good luck at the table!
1 day ago
Great deck phdaemon! I play Abzan so if I may... Play 2X Gavony Township and skip the Stirring Wildwood. As a one of its more of a fun surprise then an actual win con. Or skip both and play a third Shambling Vent as the life gain helps you stabilize versus aggro. Perhaps one more Mishra's Bauble to make sure you get Delirium to work.
Overall the deck looks like a winner! I would love your input, too. I put together a planeswalkerless Abzan: Abzan Beatdown. More aggro/tempo and less midrange. Any advice is welcome!