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Gilder Bairn Discussion
2 weeks ago
Cytoplast Root-Kin would be a great creature for your deck: it has 4 counters on itself, it gives another counter for each critter you control, and whenever another critter enters the battlefield, you can move a counter on to it, and then you can move counters back on to the root-kin. This triggers Ascendency many times for little cost.
Thinking about it, in fact, all old Simic Graft cards would be crazy with the Ascendency: for example: Simic Initiate enters with 1 counter, and you can move that counter to another creature, triggering the Ascendency twice.
3 weeks ago
A green splash for Cryptolith Rite and Ancient Stirrings offers a lot, and allows you to play a backup combo with similar pieces- Training Grounds / Biomancer's Familiar with Umbral Mantle /manland and similar 'untap for effect' cards mean you can run a lot of redundant pieces- Gilder Bairn /any counter, Pili-Pala for infinite mana, etc.
You basically have two ways to make it happen-
Counterspells/protection so you can untap with puresight merrow (where I'd consider Lightning Greaves worth testing). I'd look at Gemstone Caverns and ornithopter for mantle, since going off a turn earlier will let you dodge a lot of removal, then counter backup- spell pierces and negates primarily.
The other option so many redundant combo pieces that your opponent runs out of answers. This will likely call for your interaction to be able to stop them winning- so mana leak and friends, backed by lots of cheap 'I might win with this next turn' cards.
The best deck likely sits somewhere between both extremes, so use judgement and have fun.
1 month ago
Murphy77 Thank you so much for your suggestions!
You can totally build an EDH deck around turning lands into creatures. The deck would definitively run a lot of the ramp that I run in my deck. However in EDH with Wrath of God , Damnation and many more field wipes in existence it is a risky strategy. Eldrazi Monument would be an auto include for this idea as well as Ramunap Excavator and Crucible of Worlds .
As far as planeswalkers: If I were to build Simic Superfriends I would run Gilder Bairn , Deepglow Skate , and Doubling Season in addition to a lot of the Blue and/or Green planeswalkers. However as far as this deck I like winning too much off of Avenger of Zendikar , Rampaging Baloths and other landfall triggers. If I was to add in a lot of planeswalkers I feel that I would cut down on the lands matter synergy and end up weakening the deck as a whole. Not to say I wouldn't run a planeswalkers. If wizards printed a planeswalkers with a good + ability Kiora, the Crashing Wave 's -1 and and Nissa, Vital Force 's -6 ability or something similar I would totally run it. But as it stands there aren't any planeswalkers that fit the synergy of the deck enough for me to run with out changing to Simic Superfriends.
As for counterspells other then Force of Will which I would include if it cost less money. I have been considering Familiar's Ruse for the shenanigans that can be pulled with Eternal Witness and other ETB triggers. However I don't know if I have enough ETB triggers to justify it. I plan on testing it soon. Now that general tucking isn't a thing I typically try and not run counterspells over the CMC of 2 that don't have alternative casting costs. As for Rewind I would not run it in cEDH. But in a deck that can dump lands out and with Kruphix, God of Horizons 's ability to float mana on the opponent's end phase before your turn it is basically in this deck is a free counterspell and nine times out of ten you aren't losing the mana for.
Thanks again for the suggestions. I noticed you have a lot of standard and modern deck on your page. Are you thinking about getting into EDH? If you need any help I would be happy to help!
1 month ago
I run a superfriends deck myself so I wanna throw out some comments/complaints/praise and see what comes back to me that i can use for advice.
I ADORE your use of Najeela, the Blade-Blossom as the commander, that's freaking brilliant! I was tempted to do the same but did not think she would pay off but you have made some good points for doing it.
What one planeswalker wins you the game? What one above all else do you want? If there is no definitive answer why are you running Arena Rector ?
Is the point of all the the mana rocks and ramp to use Najeela's ult more? I get by without any of that. Is the point a more "competitive environment" so you need to speed things up? (I do understand Evolution Sage and ramp, dont like it, but understand it)
why are you not running Gilder Bairn ? I know deepglow skate is tempting because it does everything, but it does it once... on a big body... with no recursion. Maybe you can teach me why the fish is worth ANYTHING.
I dont agree with a LOT of your walkers however, we are currently using different commanders/deck ideas so I understand why a few may be better for you over others.
I ran Moment's Peace for a while myself but always fell out of favor with it as I'd rather have other, stronger, more reusable options which are far and few between so I just ditched it!
HOW DARE YOU RUN ROWAN WIHTOUT WILL! Such a waste!
Personally, I never liked Atraxa as a super friends commander, since I usually win off of the red walkers anyway! I love how the spite of Najeela being naturally red, spits in the face of Atraxa. My commander has always been irrelevant, never cast it once, so I wont argue Ramos over Najeela over Reaper King over Sliver Queen over "pick-your-poison".
1 month ago
So I'm in the middle of updating my Rashmi deck with cards from the last few sets. It's centered more around her ability and elves but it might still have some cards for you to consider. Rashmi's Elvish Teleportation
Before I proceed with some suggestions I just need to note that Shield of the Oversoul isn't legal in this deck. Cards with hybrid mana symbols have the color identity of both, so that's considered a white card as well as a green card.
I'd definitely add Ezuri, Claw of Progress . You may want to keep Primordial Hydra but Kalonian Hydra is another solid add. Since you can proliferate divinity counters Myojin of Life's Web is a powerful card and the high cmc means you'll be able to cast almost anything it gets with a Rashmi trigger. Vigor is cheap so I think it's an auto-include in counters decks honestly. I've used Nissa, Voice of Zendikar to great effect in my counters deck and even managed to ultimate her. Inspiring Call is a good way to draw cards and make sure you can attack with a horde of creatures without getting them board wiped. I'd definitely consider adding Inexorable Tide which would fit nicely in the slot of Shield of the Oversoul . Lastly you could think about Crystalline Crawler , Tezzeret's Gambit and Gilder Bairn .
I guess my only other suggestion would be to keep an eye on the new cards with proliferate coming in War of the Spark.
1 month ago
It's sweet. Could use more Gilder Bairn tho.
2 months ago
Didn't see it. until it was too late. So how about Gilder Bairn
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