|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO)||Common|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Common|
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Creature — Antelope
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 2 life.
Grazing Gladehart Discussion
1 month ago
One thing to note: see how as we add more cards a mana curve naturally starts to form? That happens just about every deck. I try to maintain the curve that forms unless I have a reason to adjust it. So we'll be cutting cards that disrupt the curve. For example, at this moment we would want to cut cards that cost 6 cmc. But we're not done.
Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip Tunneling Geopede Yavimaya Elder Oran-Rief Hydra Akoum Hellkite Dragonmaster Outcast Greenwarden of Murasa Acidic Slime Terastodon Wood Elves Liege of the Tangle Grazing Gladehart Sporemound Budoka Gardener Zendikar Incarnate Vinelasher Kudzu Sylvan Safekeeper Embodiment of Fury Reclamation Sage Stone-Seeder Hierophant Embodiment of Insight
2 months ago
I never understood why so many people build Karametra as an enchantress deck. Her strength is clearly Creatures and Landfall! So I'm glad you are running Courser of Kruphix , Lotus Cobra , Emeria Shepherd , Emeria Angel , Rampaging Baloths , Admonition Angel , Tireless Tracker , and Avenger of Zendikar .
But in a deck that takes so much advantage of landfall, why only 1 fetchland? If you added more fetchlands, and then Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Ramunap Excavator . . . suddenly your Lotus Cobra is getting you 6 mana per turn completely for free, Rampaging Baloths is dropping 6 beast tokens per turn completely for free. Plus the extras you'll get for playing creatures and triggering Karametra.
Obviously fetchlands plus Karametra/Creatures triggers will run you out of basics to fetch. But when that happens you should be so far ahead that you can find a wincon.
If you put in Quirion Ranger , Scryb Ranger , Jungle Basin , and Karoo , and you don't even need lands in your deck to keep getting the land drop triggers.
If you wanted even more land drops you could of course run Wayward Swordtooth , Oracle of Mul Daya , Llanowar Scout , Sakura-Tribe Scout , Walking Atlas , probably others I can't think of off the top of my head.
More ways to take advantage of so much landfall: Retreat to Kazandu , Grazing Gladehart , Oran-Rief Hydra , Retreat to Emeria , Stone-Seeder Hierophant (toss in a Wild Growth , Utopia Sprawl , or Overgrowth and watch what Stoneseeder can do in this deck!)
Fetchlands Available to G/W: Terramorphic Expanse Evolving Wilds Myriad Landscape Flooded Strand Bloodstained Mire Wooded Foothills Blighted Woodland Bant Panorama Esper Panorama Grixis Panorama Jund Panorama Naya Panorama Marsh Flats Verdant Catacombs Arid Mesa Misty Rainforest Terminal Moraine Thawing Glaciers
4 months ago
You're very welcome, always fun to help out!
Harrow is a good card if you want to continue the landfall theme. Note that you can sacrifice one of the lands you already tapped for mana, That way you won't lose any unused mana.
I think Modern-casual is a great starting format, since you have a larger card pool than say standard, which will give you more flexibility when creating decks!
Now, since you're playing casual magic you don't need to spend a lot of money on great cards. There are really good commons, uncommons and even rares that are very cheap.
Some more things to consider when building decks: - A common mistake for newer players is to focus to much on your life total. The game is not lost until your life is at 0 (or if your library runs out of cards..). This means that as long as you have one point of life left, you're still in the game. Cards such as Grazing Gladehart is only good if you're already winning. It's landfall-ability is not very impactful, meaning it doesn't do much to affect the playing field.
Card advantage/card draw. You start with 7 cards in your hand and naturally draw one extra at the start of your turn. Now, say that you manage to play two or even three cards in the same turn. This means that you will have a net card-advantage of -2. The last thing you want is to rely on that one card draw each turn to get out of a situation (also called top-decking). If you have 5 cards in hand you'll possibly have answers to the opponents creatures and spells. But if you have no cards in your hand, your options are severely limited. So make sure you're able to draw extra cards to keep that hand filled up with juciy answers to what your opponent does!. River Hoopoe is a great example of a great card that generates good advantage. If you draw it early, you'll be able to play it turn 2 and do some damage or stall by blocking your opponents creatures. Late game, it's not a dead draw, since you can use it's ability to gain more cards and draw into an answer.
Removal is good! Cards such as Prey Upon is perfect for you, since it's a green card that can take care of creatures with evasion! It's also very good to Murder your opponents creature that he's invested several cards in, with just one card.
Bit of a long section, but in my opinion some very important points to keep in mind :)
As for more cards to fit into your deck (i'll try to keep the list on the cheaper side):
Rampaging Baloths - Great Landfall card!
Prey Upon - As mentioned above, Great removal!
Overrun - A great finisher, buffs all your creatures and gives them trample!
Llanowar Elves - Since most of your cards costs a bit of mana to play, having some creature based ramp is very good.
Retreat to Kazandu - Again, landfall that either stabilizes your health if needed or gives your creatures a boon.
Think Twice - One of my favorite cheap card draws out there. You play it once to draw one card and can also play it again from the graveyard when you have some mana left!
Giant Growth - A perfect battle trick to buff your creatures, either to deal that extra 3 damage to the opponents life or to play in order for your creature to survive!
Vapor Snag - A cheap card to return your opponents creatures in order to squeeze some of your big hitters through. A bit better than unsummon, since your opponent loses 1 life as well!
Dissipate - Since you have access to blue, why not throw in some counters, to negate some of your opponents spells?
Arcane Flight - To give your landfall creatures flying..
These are only a few suggestions, but it might help you get some ideas on what to build!
4 months ago
@slusken Thank you very much for your reply! I'm grateful for the advice. The combo in particular! I didn't even see the potential for Aerial Guide to do such a thing, it was just there since I wanted a couple of flying creatures. I'll look into obtaining those two wonderful cards that you suggested, and I'll likely remove the Aven Reedstalkers. Would a card like Harrow be good for the Landfall effects, or would putting a land in the graveyard be too big a cost in the long run?
The theme I went for was healing and sustaining myself, with Grazing Gladehart , Sylvan Ranger , Ondu Giant and the Avid Reclaimer . Baloth Woodcrasher was meant to be a powerful combo built into it, and I think I'll be trying to get a few more copies of him too. I might also look into cards that give Trample, to give my Timbermaw Larva a similar effect to the Baloth.
Also, I intend on playing Magic casually. Just with a couple of friends, and maybe people at Game stores every so often. Most likely just a casual format, though I believe the deck is Modern legal too, if I'm not wrong.
Once again, thank you for your feedback! I greatly appreciate it, and I'll use it to craft a more effective deck.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Roil Elemental, Rampaging Baloths, Grazing Gladehart, Undergrowth Champion Avenger of Zendikar, Tideforce Elemental Courser of KruphixNatural Affinity Zendikar's Roil Kiora, the Crashing Wave all cards that synergise nicely and add more power to your deck
8 months ago
Adventuring Gear, Akoum Firebird, Akoum Hellkite, Caustic Crawler, Grazing Gladehart, Guul Draz Overseer, Lotus Cobra, Nesting Dragon, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Retreat to Hagra, Undergrowth Champion, Oblivion Sower, Herald of Leshrac, Zuran Orb, Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Zendikar's Roil, Rites of Flourishing, Horn of Greed, Oracle of Mul Daya, Squandered Resources, Exploration, Courser of Kruphix, The Mending of Dominaria, Wayward Swordtooth.
Just a couple of suggestions for you :)
10 months ago
Personally, looking a bit closer, I would go with Karametra, God of Harvests as a commander. I did a gatherer search including Antelope, Elk, Horse, Unicorn.
Crested Sunmare is a horse that makes other horses.
Grazing Gladehart occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%