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Hurricane deals X damage to each creature with flying and each player.
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1 week ago
Some notes on your creatures:
First of all, you have mostly flying creatures... It proves great against cards like Island Sanctuary (although not very popular), but just a disaster waiting to happen against cards like Hurricane. In my opinion, a dragon deck should have 50-60% flying, and 40-50% Non-Flying creatures to prevent such from happening
You mana curve doesn't look too great. So let's take a look at this from a mathematical perspective, with your current setup you have 27/60% lands, and thus 33/60% spells. So 45% of the time, you will draw a land, and 55% you will draw a spell. Pretty self explanitory, isn't it?
Now let's add in what your creatures cost. You have no 1 drops, except of course Earthquake (which if you take into consideration the first paragraph of this comment, I would take out), which isn't even a 1 drop. That's usual if your not running an aggro deck.
You have 12x 2 drops, which is good for a nice starter, although to pull off casting these on turn 2, you gotta have regular lands that don't enter the battlefield tapped, I usually find that the best ways to pull this off is placing a land that taps as it enters the battlefield, like Stone Quarry, on the first turn, and placing a regular Plains on the second turn immediately allows me to start playing 2 mana cards, and gives me a good variety with what to cast. We can consider the increase of the 2 drops as our "mana peak", as it's the highest amount of CMC of your deck
3x 3 drops. This should really be somewhere up in the numbers, maybe 8, if you want a good momentemous deck, where your able to cast spells most turns.
0x 4 drops. This, in accordance with 2-3 drops, should be at around 4-6 cards. Keeping the momentum once again, as this will usually be (fastest possible) at turn 4.
Now let's just combine your 5-8 drops. You peak at 9x 5 drops, and keep steady up to 8 drops. Of course this includes all your key cards, but in a sense a deck should only need a couple key cards. Try removing some of the high drops that you have multiples of, as having higher chances of drawing that high-mana card in the starting hand is much worse than having higher chances of casting a decent low-mana card each turn and surviving until you get enough mana and draw that card.
So let's take into a good mathematical aspect, as seen above. You have a 45% chance of any card being a land, right? So on average you should have 3 mana in your hand on any given card draw. GREAT! You peak at 2 drops, so by the second turn you should somewhat be able to cast a good portion of your deck (well, with a rainbow (5 color) deck this will be harder to achieve, one aspect why 2 color decks are popular). By turn 6, you should have gained about 5 mana. On most games, turn 6 is when a lot of things kick into action, and spending all your mana to cast that one 8 mana creature, or that one 7 mana creature, will just completely get you screwed.
A good example of what proper mana-curves should look like can be found on any good deck, like Gideon, Amonkhet Paladin, or Mairsil, the Pretender l JLK (note its 100 cards), (see mana curve graph) where there is an invisible curve of converted mana costs of the cards. Beginning deck builders should be good with peaking theirs at 2-3 (which you did well with), and shouldn't have a spike at any later mana cost, to keep from you holding on to a good number of cards in your hand, just waiting for that last land to show up, and your opponent slowly bringing your life down to 0 (one of the worst situations in my opinion). Best way to help that is to keep higher mana cards to at least 1-3 by the time you get to 8 mana
Feel free to ask any questions, and hope you can improve your deck, or at least further decks you make!
2 weeks ago
WynkenBlynken - Glad you've been enjoying allies and that my deck description has helped! Is The Allies Harden Their Scales your current +1/+1 build? Sometimes when the big red sweepers are everywhere I think about giving it another shot.
I haven't tried Dusk/Dawn yet. Getting up to five, and needing two white seems has probably stopped me from considering it. My favorite against merfolk is to just put in the third Ondu cleric and use lifegain to get out of reach (if there was more go-wide around the meta, I'd put a fourth one in the board too). With the shapeshifter to back them up, that's often better lifegain than even soul-sisters has.
I feel bad saying that my solution to lantern control is to play Elves (using Whiteboard Elves, but I need to try vizier combo) where the early damage, combined with Shaman of the Pack and a piece of timely removal from the sideboard can do it. Bridge is part of the reason I had to put Allies up during Eldrazi Winter. For allies, I've wondered about Tuktuk Scrapper before, but never tried it - the difference that one extra mana makes. If there's lots of affinity in your meta, maybe up the artifact sweepers(Fracturing Gust or maybe Creeping Corrosion); if there are some folks playing mill and dredge maybe try and stop them from decking you with Wheel of Sun and Moon - targeting yourself for mill and bridge, and them for dredge; and if there is a lot of shadow and maybe some with flyers, I sometimes put Hurricane or Squall Line in my elves to get a win if I'm ahead, or force a draw if I'm behind.
3 weeks ago
Gelatinous Genesis and Secure the Wastes can't be hit off of cord or commune. I do like having a couple Helix Pinnacle in there, but consider an infinitely kicked Joraga Warcaller would boost your devoted druid allowing you to swing that turn for lethal. Hurricane would be a decent sideboard against fliers and as a tie for bad matchups, and Staff of Domination would allow you to life gain and draw into your finishers.
4 weeks ago
Not to mention Alchemist's Refuge!
Replace Whirlwind with Hurricane and Pull from Tomorrow with Stroke of Genius for the better option to deck an opponent to death at instant speed. Also grab yourself a Mystical Tutor as a second copy of your spells and a means of retrieving the blue sun's zenith after it shuffles in!Cut your planeswalkers for harder to kill threats, or at least better walkers like Kiora or Ugin.
Get that rashmi into your deck for the synergy with Momir and start adding more simic creatures like Thrasios, Triton Hero and Prime Speaker Zegana
pooki on Super Cats!
1 month ago
I completely forgot about Gavony Township and will definitely put that back in.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Hey there, like the others before i give you the tipp that your deck lacks on a mana ramp (your creatures are rly big) Try out some Rampant Growth or Cultivate. I would also cut out Ring of Kalonia and maybe add two Sol Ring because the Ring is to slow for your deck... And two recovery cards would be great to something like Creeping Renaissance or Elixir of Immortality i have in mind here, in case your creatures get destroyed. For the extra protection just a simple Fog or Moment's Peace. I also would change Scourge of Skola Vale with Heroes' Bane because you dont need to sacrefice and can double the counters. Also would be some anti air nice i thougt at Hurricane. I hope i could give you some new thinking on your deck. You also can look at my hydra deck