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Giant Growth Discussion
2 days ago
First thing, I don't think your splash for is a good idea; does bring a couple ok cards (i.e. - Apostle's Blessing which you could technically stick in a mono- deck) but it appears you are only using it for Path to Exile and a couple other items in your side board, which just doesn't seem efficient. IMO you'd be better off with a few strong kill spells.
A couple other things I noticed...no Inkmoth Nexus (Blinkmoth Nexus really isn't a substitute in this case since you are after poison counters and not life points) or, at the least, no Plague Stinger? Also, since you are pretty much relying on discard to get you through the first couple turns, you will really need to consider those Thoughtseize or at the least Blackmail.
It sounds like you are trying to keep to a manageable budget for now, but I'm sure you know discard you choose is just that much better than them choosing to dump their fodder cards (your deck doesn't have The Rack or Shrieking Affliction so you really don't benefit as much from these types of discards until late game).
If you were not simply going to go mono-, I'd splash for pump on your infect (i.e. - Giant Growth) or for evasion (i.e.- Distortion Strike). Realistically, you might see only 2, maybe 3 of your infect creatures per game, so you want to captialize on those moments.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Please consider using Slaughterhorn instead of Llanowar Augur. Your opponent could kill Augur during their own turn, making him useless, or counter him. Slaughterhorn's bloodrush ability makes him an uncounterable Giant Growth. (Also Invigorate is not banned from modern. It just hasn't been reprinted for it.)
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the upvote! I can't take credit for the list though! I found it on Hareruya when it 5-0'ed a few months ago. I do agree that the Crop Rotation toolbox is sweet. On the question about Counterspell, it's actually never happened! I've had wins and losses against Delver, and the spell resolves 100%. It might be because they underestimate it, or don't know what's happening. Also, I'm very careful as to when I cast it. I never cast the card when there are two up. I'll usually bait it out with something else. However, if it did happen, the deck can function off 2-3 lands, so depending on how many lands I had out determines how bad a counter would actually impact me. And with Teachings, it depends on if I have a good opening hand or not. After turn 4 or 5 if I haven't won, it's probably not going to happen since Teachings is removal&counter.dec. Hope that answered your question!
On the Seal of Strength Vs. Giant Growth question, you're example is the exact reason I prefer seal over growth. Having a turn one play that can protect your Ichorclaw Myr or Blight Mamba from Lightning Bolt, or -1 effects after you tap out is huge. You do lose the instant speed, but if you play it before you cast your creature, you're essentially getting the same result. Also, personally I believe that when you play any creature with infect, the opponent already know's what your game-plan is barring they are new Magic in general. So how much 'hidden' information do you have? I hope that makes sense.
Thanks for the comment!
2 weeks ago
Is the effect that Canopy Cover grants the same as Hexproof or is it more like Shroud?
For example, if I put Canopy Cover on my Llanowar Elves for some reason, can I use it as a target for Giant Growth?The rulings say "This is not the same as hexproof. If, for example, you target one of your opponents creatures, your opponents wont be able to target their own creature with spells or abilities." but the text seems pretty clear that it's hexproof.
2 weeks ago
I really like what you've done here. The Crop Rotation toolbox is really awesome. How does it work against a Counterspell matchup, like Teachings? It seems like they could really getcha when you sacrifice a forest going for Sejiri Steppe or Khalni Garden, but it gets countered.
I am also curious to hear your thoughts on Seal of Strength vs Giant Growth. I figure the power of seal is the 'mana storage' aspect, where you can cast it turn 1 but crack it turn 3 when you swing lethal. Does that outweigh the hidden information that Giant Growth provides? Or is there some other reason I should be running seal over growth?
+1 awesome deck.
2 weeks ago
Aid from the Cowl is just not really good enough, and I would recommend switching it out for one of your maybe board cards. Giant Growth doesn't exactly fit the theme of the deck, so I would take that out too. So, what this deck is lacking in is removal. At least some removal is necessary. I take it you want to keep it budget, so I won't recommend Path to Exile, but path is the best removal in white. Prey Upon can sometimes do the job, but not always. Maybe Oblivion Ring/Banishing Light could do some work.