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Hum of the Radix
Each artifact spell costs (1) more to play for each artifact its controller controls.
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Hum of the Radix Discussion
1 month ago
After looking at your deck, this aggro approach seems very doable and nasty, but theres a handful of cards I see that just shouldn't be included. Nature's Spiral is just a worse Regrowth, so that's a start. I see with all of the artifact removal that stax is an issue for you. Bane of Progress is a great addition to solve this, but i would take out one of your removal spells for Nature's Claim. You don't care about their life gain when elves can smash for 100+ damage. Another great way to give a stax deck the middle finger is Creeping Corrosion. The card rarely hurts you and gives them a hell of a time. Krosan Grip is a fantastic card that also helps in this situation. For these 3 excuses to shit on rocks, I'd at least take out Sundering Vitae and Natural End. Nullmage Shepherd is a fantastic elf to throw in your deck to solve this issue as well. Hum of the Radix is also a fun little card for artifact decks that no one will expect you to drop. If you need enchantment removal, just throw in Back to Nature and you'll be fine. If you're having a hard time with killing creatures, run Taunting Elf, or just run it anyways if you can regenerate it and hit people for free every turn. Aluren will help your elfball rolling, and running Primal Rage will help make sure that even when Ezuri is gone that you get your damage through. Talara's Battalion was a cool card I experimented with in my deck, and it did quite a bit of damage. I would definitely include Marwyn for her beefy presence and massive mana ramp. Something like Predator's Rapport is just not useful, as gaining life tends to be some of the most useless magic cards unless you're running a deck that focuses on it. Instead I would try to tutor for a card like Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Nissa Revane, Wellwisher, or Essence Warden which help a lot more with solving this problem. Triumph of the Hordes is a great meme to drop on your opponents in a tough situation, as it gives you a nice little one shot, or at least eats through indestructibly and "prevent all damage" creatures. Most of the artifacts you run arent necessary, so I would just replace them with lands. While you have an extremely low mana curve, 28 lands is very dangerous with no rocks. Unless you add some very fancy $$$ rocks (which if you dont wanna drop 1k on artifacts), I would just run some more forests. Primal Order was a neat card I haven't seen in a while, and I think that can prove very useful in your deck if you're having a hard time getting through to other opponents running decks with multiple colors. If you want to stick with the aggro theme, I would add a Coat of Arms, since by the time you hit turn five you'll have about 4-5 elves, and this can turn 7 damage into 50. The risk of helping your opponents is worth it. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is actually insane in this deck, and if your opponent draws a card or two off of it, nobody is gonna care. She can give you a ridiculous amount of mana with Ezuri pumps and elves like Drove of Elves. Concordant Crossroads is an absolute necessity if your goal is aggro. This card hurts sometimes, especially if your opponent has a creature-heavy deck. The payoff is huge though when you drop mana dorks with haste or drop your hand on the field, tap your Priest of Titania for a crazy amount, and have Ezuri pummel everyone with your hasty elves. As for mana doublers, you can run whatever you'd like, although I would say you don't need any of them for the deck to work: they're just a waste of a turn. Over all the others, I would run Mana Reflection so that your elves can tap for double as well as anything else. Overall, this deck is pretty solid, and with a few tweaks it could be an unstoppable force! Let me know if you need any other suggestions on anything else (:
5 months ago
City of Solitude - Stops countermagic,
Hum of the Radix - punishing artifact tax
Choke - lolbluedecks
Freyalise's Winds - can harm you but it's a staxy control thing that really hurts opposing decks
Dosan the Falling Leaf - like City of Solitude, but a people.
Magus of the Library (not control/stax, but should be good for card advantage?),
Willow Satyr - Green Empress Galina!
Titania's Song - artifact hate
Arboria - a weeeird, janky card that could work in your favour. You could spend turns activating loyalty abilities.
Kudzu - land destruction but it comes back to bite you. Being green, you should have enough ramp to not care though.
Drop of Honey - green Porphyry Nodes
Power Conduit could help with your age counters, but that's entirely optional.
Thank you sir, you've inspired me for some Green Shenanigans.
9 months ago
Great suggestions, and yes these are definitely worth looking into. I do like the funky interactions with Plow Under and Stunted Growth, but there are so many ETB abilities these days that I think those may end up empowering players. Hum of the Radix on the other hand will definitely go in. Want to take advantage running 0 artifacts.
9 months ago
maybe Hum of the Radix as you run 0 artifacts? Never had the privilege of playing the card but it might fit in a build like this.
Elven Warhounds a funky creature suggestion similar to the sorceries I just mentioned.