|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Sacrifice a creature: Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power, then discard three cards.
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Greater Good Discussion
1 day ago
Nice Ideas in this Deck. I know you want to keep it budget, but if you can save up for it, you should definitely include Doubling Season and Hardened Scales . Karn's Bastion could be a nice addition. And think about Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Llanowar Reborn . Either Brawn or Primal Rage or Aggressive Mammoth makes sure all your Hydras get a constant trample. I play Death's Presence in my deck, it combos nicely with stuff like Life's Legacy , Greater Good and lets you "transfer" your counters from one Hydra to another.
1 day ago
4 days ago
Well if you draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control that's a good way to draw.
6 days ago
Alright buddy other things that I believe would be good in the deck are below.
I’d recommend about 36 lands to get started as most of these creatures need a lot. Haven’t looked at utility lands yet though.
1 week ago
Yeah, between the $$$ for Gaea's Cradle and our heavy rainbow mana requirements/lowered CMC, it doesn't seem worth it here and would often come down producing 0 mana early game. Curious to hear from you if you like Noxious Revival outside of the Greater Good and Patriarch's Bidding package. I mean, good cards are good, but I usually sandbag it for that line (double mass reanimation after digging through half/the entire deck) vs playing it for general utility, which is probably a mistake.
2 weeks ago
Alright, I did a little test after some games and put every piece of ramp/fetch/land support card in one pile. I was actually surprised at just how ridiculous it was. I also realized I could use a little more balance on my removal, card draw, recursion. So, with that, I made the following updates:
Comments welcome, of course.
2 weeks ago
Oh! And as to Greater Good here, I think I'm sticking with it despite some reservations until/if another combo line/new card becomes clearer. When there are tons of board wipes/creature hate at a table, I like running at least 2 backup combo win lines so the deck pivots around 3 points of failure instead of 1-2.
2 weeks ago
Yeah, I've just noticed a few new artifacts in your build - can't wait to hear out the results!
For Cultivate I'd personally love to see some 2 CMC ramp+draw spells but the best we have for now is Explore or Growth Spiral so for now I'm thinking about Worldly Tutor or Mystical Tutor - which one is more important in your opinion?
So overall - it's better to look for some cheaper and maybe one-time card draw rather than using Greater Good ? Here we don't have many "death matters" cards like other decks would and I don't like the idea of "draw 4, discard 3". A friend of mine recommended me Faithless Looting but it's more or less the same thing as we don't have much payoff off of graveyards.
Good point about board presence, however, I'm not too sure if it's worth it to cut 5-6 CMC dragons with powerful effects for 3-4 CMC vanillas or with weaker effects just for the sake of casting them early. Recently I focused my time on Edgar Markov deck so it'll take me a while to come back and remember every thought path that I had while I chose these cards.
Greater Good occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
RG (Gruul): 1.11%