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Untap each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it during each other player's untap step.
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Ivorytusk Fortress Discussion
2 months ago
So with the theme of being aggro/removal, and keeping the deck at a budget I'll try and list some budget alternatives that can be upgrades, off the cards I can think of off the top of my head. I'm also noticing a trend with +1/+1 counters so I'll consider those as well
Arbor Colossus: He's basically an 11 cost 9/9 that removes one single flying creature
Druid of the Cowl: Two drop mana dork that can be replaced by Llanowar Elves or Elvish Mystic. Though Druid of the Cowl has more toughness, playing one of the others turn 1 helps accelerate you better.
Experiment One: Cool one drop that gives himself counters and can regenerate, but the downside is that your deck does run a lot of creatures with similar low power/toughness creatures making this hard to get passed more than 3 counters without the aid of using resources on him.
Kabira Vindicator: Level up is a cool mechanic, but having to spend 4 mana to cast him and then another 6 mana to give your creatures +1/+1 is pretty bad. Glorious Anthem would already give them +1/+1 OR you can always get Gideon, Ally of Zendikar use his -4 ability immediately and have the emblem to have an almost permanent buff to your creatures.
Knight of Cliffhaven: Same reason as Kabira, 5 mana to have a flying 2/3 is pretty meh. and 14 mana total to have a flying, vigilant 4/4 is the worst.
Sunscorch Regent may not have vigilance, but he does have flying, and gets stronger the more spells that cast as well as gaining you life.
Netcaster Spider: Would just replace this with
Longshot Squad, would synergize more with the deck and grants your other creatures +1/+1
Salt Road Patrol: For aggro, this card is too slow and only boost itself.
Sporemound: You don't have any mana accelerators or extra land drop enablers
Oath of Ajani: Would replace with Abzan Ascendancy, one extra mana for the same first ability, but the second ability will have more usage since you don't run any planeswalkers in the deck which makes the oath just a dead card on the field.
Consume the Meek: This kills your commander and most of your creatures
Cards I would consider adding:
Cathars' Crusade: Considered a staple in most creature decks that use +1/+1 counter things
Forgotten Ancient: Allows itself to gain more counters on it while the game continues and can move them to other creatures
Retribution of the Ancients: Great kill enchantment that revolves around +1/+1 counters
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood: Just an all around decent land that gives counters to all your creatures that entered on the same turn.
3 months ago
Looks fun , here is some fodder from edhrec that could be good too
Poison-Tip Archer, Ashnod's Altar, Cultivate, Zulaport Cutthroat, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Mentor of the Meek, Thallid Soothsayer, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Smothering Abomination, Thallid Omnivore, Ivorytusk Fortress, Inspiring Call, Song of Freyalise, Abzan Ascendancy, Retribution of the Ancients, Evolutionary Leap
7 months ago
I'd make the following swaps:
You also have way too little lands. With the mana dorks and mana rocks you have I'd recommend at least 35 - 36 lands.
1 year ago
A cheap one you can throw in to proliferate would be Contagion Clasp. Since Elspeth creates three tokens, you can sacrifice one for Plaguemaw Beast to proliferate. You can untap it and all of your other creatures with +1/+1 counters with Ivorytusk Fortress.
1 year ago
Not sure if you like to win in cheap ways, but if you do, there's always Door to Nothingness, as well as Progenitus who you can search up for with Sisay. There's also the Legacy Weapon for easy removal.
When I built a Ramos deck I focused almost entirely on the +1/1's, you did a couple other things on top of that, but I can still recommend Solidarity of Heroes, Winding Constrictor, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, and Mycoloth. Not to mention anything with a +1/1 bluff (blanket buff) such as Abzan Falconer or Ivorytusk Fortress. I've got others on my deck if you wanna take a look.
1 year ago
My suggestions for alternatives depending on your preferences:
1 year ago
This looks awesome so far. I like the small spells, fat creatures approach.
If you have room for another colorless land, Novijen, Heart of Progress makes an alright secondary Gavony Township. Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker are also colorless and don't trigger your commander, but they're just freakin' sweet if you can proliferate them... maybe with a Fuel for the Cause.
Finally, some of my favorite janky build-around cards of all time, the counter enablers - Abzan Falconer, Abzan Battle Priest, Ivorytusk Fortress, Mer-Ek Nightblade, Tuskguard Captain, Bramblewood Paragon, etc. These won't make your deck better, but maybe more fun. Big, fun, fat, lifelinky, flying, deathtouchy, tramply 10/10s.
You pretty much already nailed it though. Good stuff as always.
Ivorytusk Fortress occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
BGW (Abzan, Junk): 0.14%