Grim Backwoods

Grim Backwoods


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, , Sacrifice a creature: Draw a card.

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Grim Backwoods Discussion

SynergyBuild on POLL - Top 10 budget …

2 months ago

For recursive lands: Mystic Sanctuary (Dumb Good), Witch's Cottage, Mortuary Mire all work once, but with flickerable effects it's all fine, and you can sacrifice Buried Ruin, Petrified Field, Sequestered Stash. Hall of Heliod's Generosity/Academy Ruins are insane in the right decks, and Emeria, The Sky Ruin is busted in the late game. Mistveil Plains sort of works as recursion, and is repeatable, but is best with tutors and tutor chains. Even Unholy Grotto works amazingly in zombie decks!

(Nonbudget versions would be like Volrath's Stronghold)

Some other draw engines I didn't mention prior are Sea Gate Wreckage, Throne of the High City, Grim Backwoods, and sort of Desolate Lighthouse.

Some tutors like Tolaria West that MagicMarc mentioned would be Inventors' Fair, and Sanctum of Ugin.

Removal is plentiful on lands, but pretty specific. Blast Zone is a favorite of mine, and is dumb good. Ghost Quarter, Field of Ruin, Dust Bowl, Encroaching Wastes, Memorial to War, and Tectonic Edge all deal with lands. Arena, Barbarian Ring, Blighted Gorge, Cabal Pit, Desert, Keldon Megaliths, Keldon Necropolis, Mouth of Ronom, Rath's Edge, Grasping Dunes, Ifnir Deadlands, and Quicksand are good against creatures, and some walkers.

king-saproling on

5 months ago

Nice list! You might like these: Nature's Revolt, Squandered Resources, Cauldron of Souls, Blighted Woodland, Jund Panorama, Grim Backwoods, Pitiless Plunderer (this guy is really cool cuz sacking the treasures triggers Mazirek), Fleshbag Marauder, Tribute to the Wild, Nim Devourer (you can sack the nim to itself for its ability, so it essentially gives you the ability to pay BB: put a + counter on all your dudes), Sporeback Troll, Oona's Blackguard, Winding Constrictor

DemonDragonJ on Mortify or Mythos of Nethroi?

5 months ago

StopShot, the general of that deck is Teneb, the Harvester, so I can reanimate any creature that I sacrifice to activate the ability of Grim Backwoods.

Also, what if I replaced Bramblecrush with Mythos of Nethroi? Bramblecrush is an excellent card, but it is a sorcery, whereas Mythos of Nethroi is an instant, and, while it is nice to be able to destroy an annoying land, I feel that having a lower converted mana cost and being able to be cast at any time are more important.

StopShot on Mortify or Mythos of Nethroi?

5 months ago

@DemonDragonJ, In that case replace Grim Backwoods with Bonders' Enclave. It costs one less mana to draw a card and you don't need to sacrifice anything for it either.

If you're concerned with overall CMC of the deck I would replace the Aura Mutation with Mythos of Nethroi and counter-balance it by replacing Armadillo Cloak with Dragon Fangs. You do lose the life-gain and it does give less power and toughness, but it's not a 1-time effect as you can always enchant your commander with it from the graveyard for free. Having consistent trample would really help your commander in being able to trigger his effect after all and you have plenty of other ways to give lifelink as well.

With that change the total CMC of your deck would stay the same as you're swapping a 2-cost and 3-cost for a 3-cost and a 2-cost.

DemonDragonJ on Mortify or Mythos of Nethroi?

5 months ago

StopShot, your first point is a good one, but I wish to keep the mana curve of this deck low, and I also need to be able to generate tokens to sacrifice to Grim Backwoods.

DemonDragonJ on Ikoria Teaser

6 months ago

I do not have time to comment on every card in Comamnder 2020, but I am very displeased that they again reprinted both Beast Within and Harmonize, when WotC has openly admitted that those two cards break the color pie, due to them allowing green to perform effects that it normally cannot do without the assistance of creatures; could they not have at least reprinted Generous Gift, instead?

Also, while I am glad that Odessey filter lands have been reprinted, again, to keep their prices low, why could WotC have not reprinted the allied-colored Shadowmoor filter lands, which are better in every possible way and really need to be reprinted? Are those cards too powerful for a preconstructed set?

Also, another reprint of Exotic Orchard severely annoys me, when Reflecting Pool needs a reprint much more desperately, but at least another reprint of Reliquary Tower is nice, to keep its price low.

However, I am very pleased that both Canopy Vista and Smoldering Marsh are being reprinted, since they were the only two lands from that cycle that have not yet been reprinted in a Commander set, which should definitely help to lower their prices.

Gavony Township has never been reprinted, before, so this reprint is very nice, and a further reprint of Grim Backwoods is appreciated, as well.

A reprint of The Locust God is very nice, as that shall help to lower its price.

Akroma, Angel of Wrath is my favorite card in the entire game, so I shall not object to her being reprinted, again, but I do wish that WotC had kept the Terese Nielsen artwork only for her From the Vault printing, to keep it unique and special.

The only card that I actually am interested in obtaining is Tidal Barracuda, as it shall be a nice replacement for Vedalken Orrery in some of my decks.

This year's Commander set was nice, but nothing spectacular, at least not for me, but I am remaining hopeful for Commander Legends, later this year.

TangoWithTojo on Kresh, the Bloodbraided EDH

9 months ago

I have a lot of recommendations for you. These may be pricey so I apologize if they're out of your price range but here you go:

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xaarvaxus on Karador

11 months ago

So many good cards that could go with this commander that you just can't cram them all into one deck. Some items that I run in my Meren deck that could be of use here:

Grim Backwoods Another sac outlet plus additional card draw

Woodfall Primus , the persist is pretty abusable.

Westvale Abbey  Flip mass sac outlet, token generation and a big demon all in one

Primal Growth better than Cultivate for a graveyard deck

Jarad's Orders or Final Parting helps load the yard and your hand

Murderous Rider removal then sac to the 'Pod and go get again with...

Fauna Shaman helps fill the yard while stacking the hand

Doom Whisperer big flier plus can fill the yard without paying additional mana

Swords to Plowshares because you will hate another deck that is doing what you're doing and exile is so necessary in this format.

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