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Huatli, Warrior Poet
Legendary Planeswalker — Huatli
+2: You gain life equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.
0: Create a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.
-X: Huatli, Warrior Poet deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures. Creatures dealt damage this way can't block this turn.
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Huatli, Warrior Poet Discussion
2 weeks ago
CaptainBanana42, sorry for taking so long to respond to you. Life keeps me busy, and I don't get to post updates as often as I'd like. Thanks for the lowdown on how Jaya's Immolating Inferno works - i'll admit, now i'm a bit more salty about that game now. Not only did I get hated out with blue, but killed on a misplay? Le Sigh. But that's magic, it's all a learning experience. So, now initially I was contemplating on doing another write up but now? I'll just encompass that in this post. So yesterday I had a ahem 3 HOUR LONG GAME THAT ENDED IN A DRAW. It was insane. The game just kept going and going...and at the very end when we called it everyone there was more or less at their starting life totals...most were above! It was like a battle among titans...it was insane!...and insanely frustrating. I'm only going to give some of the highlights as I remember them.
So the game took place at Chesapeake Sports Cards (shoutout to CSC!) two players are part of my usual play group: a Focused Derevi, Empyrial Tactician deck that relied more on creatures with ETB triggers as opposed to Stax, and another deck in the Focused category - Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign which has a top deck manipulation engine that can oppress the board. These decks have creature stealing effects, counterspells, and board wipes and can get to them pretty reliably. Then that leaves the last player who isn't part of my playgroup: a Lifegain Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, who ran all of the usual suspects when it came to instant wincons - Felidar Sovereign, Aetherflux Reservoir, Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo etc. What. A. Slugfest. Yennett started off early when she got a Expropriate off and stole most of the board's prized creatures. We learned early on that you never give an Expropriate "time". Ever. My loss wasn't too great though, all Yennett got from me was Huatli, Warrior Poet. Eventually Yennett's time came to an end when Derevi cast an overloaded Cyclonic Rift - then the table proceeded to just beat on Yennett for her insolence. Funny thing though, she previously gained 24 life off of Huatli because she also stole a 12/12 Bane of Progress so ultimately our beatings just whittled her down to more or less starting health. Then, it became Oloro's turn to be scary. He cast Necropotence, Sanguine Bond, and Felidar Sovereign with 50 life. Everyone got scared until I cast Zacama, who promptly ate the Sovereign. Then as thanks Derevi exiled Zacama with an Eldrazi Displacer who also had a Sundial of the Infinite on the board. Fortunately, I made the correct play, and sent Zacama back to the command zone.
In case you didn't know Eldrazi Displacer + Sundial of the Infinite have a very unique combo in EDH - this combo can potentially exile your commander (or any creature for that matter) for the rest of the game. How it works, is that the opponent on their turn activates Displacer targeting your commander. Since your commander changes zones you do have the option to place them back into the command zone (which is the right play). If you do not then in response, the opponent can activate Sundial of the Infinite. Your commander doesn't come back. They're exiled. Scary, right? Now it was Derevi's time to shine. She attempted to get her greedy talons on Zacama using her ability to target creatures, and Willbreaker but luckily she had a Sword of Feast and Famine equipped. Unfortunately, after that someone (I don't remember who) cast a boardwipe that got through and put me more or less back to square one. My spicy play however, came when I got Regisaur Alpha in play. I equipped the 3/3 token it produced with the swords, and cast a Boros Charm on it to give it double strike, sending it straight at Derevi. Tap, untap, tap, untap, tap. - I sent a Comet Storm at the table for 35. That's where I should've been able to reign supreme...but alas...the Oloro player had a Swan Song.
My Face when Swan Song was cast Show
So at that point, I knew the game was going to be even longer than the 2 hours it already ran. The worst of it, was that Oloro wasn't done with Zacama. They cast a Return to Dust targeting both my Sword of Feast and Famine and Swiftfoot Boots purposefully enabling Derevi (who at some point recast Willbreaker) to steal Zacama. This was all done on purpose - it was a team up. I was convinced that I was going to get hated out of the game...but for some reason the deck was resilient enough to keep them at bay. I learned alot from all that, but...yeah I think we were pretty much done. I had to get going and everyone was mentally exhausted. I made some tweaks and changes to the deck...let me know what you think? Also, thanks for commenting and the +1 again!
4 weeks ago
You cannot have Huatli, Warrior Poet in your deck, your commander doesn't have any red mana in it.
1 month ago
Hi everyone, u guys still using this deck in MTG Arena? i have 2 mith wildcards and i dont know what to do with them.. surely i'll get x2 Huatli, Warrior Poet but, is this the best decission? or sud i get x1 Huatli, Dinosaur Knight?
1 month ago
Have you considered Banefire in Mainboard? Or possibly a white splash to take advantage of cards like Huatli, Warrior Poet, Path of Mettle Flip (Great against Goblins), Settle the Wreckage, Deafening Clarion, or Radiant Destiny?
1 month ago
Thought about a second win-con in the sideboard? I think about the likes of History of Benalia, Lyra Dawnbringer, or a Karn, Scion of Urza, even a Huatli, Warrior Poet could be a consideration. This may even counter sideboard-tech against you, if they bring in Unmoored Ego you could be pretty much doomed without a back-up. Hope you find a way to make this viable, I absolutely love the artwork on Star of Extinction, so I really appreciate this janky way to make it useful.
1 month ago
Here is what I would do
-2 Chance for Glory, -2 Integrity / Intervention, +4 Response // Resurgence, it basically does both of these cards in 1. -1 Gird for Battle, +1 Huatli, Warrior Poet, gets more bodies out on the field + removes blockers for the kill
1 month ago
Hi DeadStrife. Thanks a lot for the comment and the up vote! It is great to get some feedback, even when we still are in spoiler season, so a lot can change.
I would like to answer each of your points:
I would not go below 25 unless I would cut two 5 drops. This deck and standard in general, you need to hit your land drops. This deck really wants to be able to play on curve, and at least be able to potentially activate Resplendent Angel at some point consistently. The deck does lack card draw. Losing Chandra, Torch of Defiance really hurts this deck, and I have considered many different options, and Mentor of the Meek could come into the mainboard, but I think it would hurt the overall gameplay game 1. Huatli, Warrior Poet is just a bit of testing and for fun. Ideally she would be the new Tajic ! Or Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, but you would need to play 8-12 two drops for him to shine. Weatherlight is sweet! Always wanted that card to work, but is a little slow. Abrade not being in standard anymore might make it work. Sarkhan's Unsealing is a no-no. Lyra Dawnbringer is the only way to trigger the card, and to make it work you need to play much more higher end creatures.
The problem I have with Boros Challenger is that the mentor ability lends itself to be better in an aggressive deck. The power level is a little low, and Mentor does not strike me as a great constructed ability you want to be build around. If you want to synergize your creatures and play with the mentor ability, I would play Goblin Banneret and Boros Challenger. Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice and Legion Warboss does have mentor, but I would argue that this a just extra topping, since we are playing them for the static abilities. As I told Southland,Knight of Grace is better. Also gets the trigger with History of Benalia.
I am going to change a lot of the numbers and the deck in general the next weeks to come. Still needs some testing, but it could be a fun deck to play at FNM. I tend to tune things and see how far you can take it, so please comeback in a bit of time and check it out again if you are interested. Again, thanks a bunch for the comment and suggestions!
Another thing I'm considering is adding blue to really spice things up, and make it as close to Jeskai Aggro we saw in INN-RAV standard, but Mantis Rider might be a bit too good for standard again ;)
2 months ago
Welcome to Tapped Out!
It looks pretty solid, though I'd go with 2 Huatli, Warrior Poet instead of one of each. A sideboard would be a good idea depending on what you'll end up facing at your local shop. Naturalize / Broken Bond / Thrashing Brontodon for artifact and enchantment hate, Tocatli Honor Guard is good for "enters the battlefield" however in your case you have some cards that rely on that ability, so it depends on what you want to do with this one. Settle the Wreckage would be good if you're in a bad spot somehow against an aggro deck. Sorcerous Spyglass is good at getting rid of specific cards that you might have problems with.