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Great Sable Stag
Creature — Elk
Great Sable Stag can't be countered.
Protection from blue and from black (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything blue or black.)
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Great Sable Stag Discussion
3 months ago
Dorotheus, thanks a lot for your comments.
I will love to include Gigantosaurus, but I am not sure how it fits here. I will give it a try anyway.
The reason I like Khalni Hydra is that most of the times I can cast it for very little mana (sometimes for free) and after that generate a ton of mana with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Usually after that I cast Primal Command and the rest is history.
As for Great Sable Stag, I like the fact that is unblockable when used correctly and comes in play early. I agree that Carnage Tyrant is better in most of the cases, but sometimes I like to play cards that are not what it is expected.
Finally, as for Garruk Wildspeaker, I am not a big fan of planeswakers, but I will definitely add one more.
Will update the deck list shortly after some trial.
Thanks a lot!
3 months ago
Gigantosaurus with Primalcrux is probably where the deck is going to end up, Khalni Hydra is outclassed by them. Heroic Intervention is a good SB card but Blossoming Defense or Vines of Vastwood gives the better protection against MB things like Bolt, Push, and Path.
Fracturing Gust also just better than Back to Nature, Creeping Corrosion and similar things, but I get if your meta is heavy in Bogles that Back to Nature would be good.
Great Sable Stag is just all kinds of not good enough anymore, Carnage Tyrant and Gaea's Revenge fit the bill much better.
And yea it's really weird to see less than 4 Garruk Wildspeaker.
8 months ago
Thanks to LordNeely, lukas96, Snap157, xaerusblade and colton815 for all of the feedback! Many of you mentioned Avatar of the Resolute and I agree completely. I made this with cards I owned and did not own any Avatar, but I will work on acquiring some. I am cutting the utility lands but not Treetop Village. That land has been fantastic. It avoid sweepers and has trample which are 2 very relevant things. Sure it comes into play tapped, but I don't always get to play on curve due to disruption from my opponent. They could turn 1 thoughtseize my 1 drop leaving me with a 2 drop and nothing to do on turn 1, but playing a treetop on turn 1 is a very relevant play. It has also won me a good chunk of games. I will need to look into acquiring Scavenging Ooze as I do not own any. It is certainly a great card and would fit the deck while providing some very good utility. I am not sure Thrun, the Last Troll is worth the price tag (at least from my point of view). Great Sable Stag has been an all-star out of the sideboard. It wrecks Death's Shadow and many UB strategies. I'll have to do some testing with Groundbreaker. I like the idea of a 2/2 split between it and Leatherback Baloth and Groundbreaker is a much better top-deck when you need to get through the last couple points of damage. I agree with lukas96, my curve is much too low to have a need for Nykthos. xaerusblade your deck looks very sweet, and I like your SB suggestion of Shapers' Sanctuary. I have played with that card in standard and you can see the pain on your opponent's face when they kill your creature and that on the battlefield. I'll be considering and playtesting many of the other suggestions (Vines of Vastwood, Dungrove Elder, Apostle's Blessing etc..). Thanks again!
8 months ago
I have to agree with the comments on your deck's comment page: Where in God's name are your Avatar of the Resolute? Mono-Green Stompy is built around Avatar of the Resolute and relies on it for getting things done. It makes your Experiment Ones, Scavenging Oozes, and Strangleroot Geists do even more work. It even makes Young Wolf viable.
Champion of Lambholt is cute but as you say, it's a pet card. The problem is that it's taking up room.
I also don't think you're getting much benefit from your mana base. Nephalia Academy and Field of Ruin are kind of ho-hum in this deck. You can board in Acidic Slime, Beast Within, or Mwonvuli Acid-Moss. You don't care about counterspells because you can board in Thrun, the Last Troll, Skylasher, Great Sable Stag, and Choke. I'd drop down to 19 lands and play a 3rd. Treetop Village. Everything else should be Forests.
8 months ago
For your side, Great Sable Stag is good against blue and black, Knight of Infamy is good against white. I am a big fan of Dragon's Claw since it renders burn worthless. I imagine it will depend on your meta what you ultimately play, but these three do well in mine.
9 months ago
Apostle's Blessing Invigorated Rampage Temur Battlerage Distortion Strike Artful Dodge. The deck looks fun and pretty effective, just needs a way to ensure the damage gets in. Dive Down and Blossoming Defense are both good ways to protect the fiend. Your sideboard would probably want Destructive Revelry and some creatures that are immune to colors so like Great Sable Stag, Skylasher, and probably some stability against burn so Dragon's Claw
10 months ago
5 cards changed MB
9 cards changed SB
-2 Gut Shot, -2 Guttural Response, -1 Pithing Needle, -2 Relic of Progenitus, -1 Unravel the Aether, -1 Creeping Corrosion, +1 Deglamer, +2 Dismember, +3 Great Sable Stag, +2 Natural State, +1 Wheel of Sun and Moon
It seems the main differences are the sideboard