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Creature — Merfolk Scout
When Jadelight Ranger enters the battlefield, it explores, then it explores again.
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Jadelight Ranger Discussion
1 week ago
Jadelight Ranger instead of Ixalli's Diviner if you want that explore? You’re either getting 2 lands (burn through 2 turns you would have drawn them), a land and a 3/2, or a 4/3 Seems better in my eyes but not sure if you were going for a budget-ish build
1 week ago
Maybe Vivien is good in elves or merfolk ? she could be protected by small creatures and help them find other small creatures
-3 destroy Artifact( Heart of Kiran Wheatherlight, Blackblade Reforged, Enchantment History of Benalia, Hidden Stockpile all the flip enchantment from the Ixalan block Search for Azcanta Flip, Legion's Landing Flip Journey to Eternity Flip etc.. and Creatures with flying Glorybringer,Lyra Dawnbringer, Demonlord Belzenlok.
-8 get a emblem which gives all you're creatures +2/+2 trample, vigilance and indestructible.
the one thing i look forward to in this set is if this card is a "hiddenpowercreep" it's always those little details which decides if it's the real deal or not :)
2 weeks ago
As much as I love Glint-Sleeve Siphoner as a pseudo Bob. It doesn’t make sense in a deck that isn’t all in on energy like GB Constrictor. Maybe cut them for Jadelight Ranger and swap Ruin Raider for Dusk Legion Zealot? That gets around the life loss and still gets you an instance of card advantage. Sort of. Better yet, let the Ripjaw Raptor and Jadelight Ranger take care of card advantage and run 2 Walking Ballista instead of Ruin Raider.
2 weeks ago
Chasmolinker, thanks a ton for the upvote and the suggestions!
Now, regarding Jadelight Ranger, you may very well be correct, but I don't know what to replace for it... What would you take out for it I'm concerned about getting rid of 2 Ruin Raider for 2 Ripjaw raptor , because I would like to keep the mana curve somewhat low, like Modern Jund. This is especially true for liliana, death's majesty, since Ruin Raider revealed Liliana could really be painful in a lot of spots, and this deck does not have ways to gain any life, aside from the Deathgorge Scavenger. I think I might take out Aether Hub and Harnessed Lightning for the Lightning Strike and some other lands as you suggested.
I would like to hear more about ways of improving the deck and making it more "Jund"-like. So if any other ideas come to mind, they are more than welcome!
2 weeks ago
Jadelight Ranger seems very Jund like.
doing double duty here. Decent beater that rewards you with card advantage. Should be a 4 of IMHO. I would cut 2 Ruin Raider for it. Sort of fills the Bloodbraid Elf slot.
I would ditch the energy theme at this point and swap Harnessed Lightning for Lightning Strike. There isn't enough support here to make the energy theme really shine. It works best with Winding Constrictor. Cool build +1.
No Liliana, Death's Majesty makes the deck seem less Jund and more Gruul.
2 weeks ago
Is Marwyn, the Nurturer that good in here? There's only 2 other elves that can activate her ability and she's only a 1/1 to start. If you're looking for ramp in the 3 drop creature slot, I'd suggest Rishkar, Peema Renegade instead. I'll also suggest Jadelight Ranger and Rhonas the Indomitable even though they're real expensive and I don't expect that they'll make it in here. Also, I think Blossoming Defense would be a nice card to slot in here to protect Ghalta on the attack. Maybe you could pull out one of your fight or destroy artifact/enchantment cards in exchange for it since you have a lot of those.
Good deck, though. +1
3 weeks ago
Hey, looks good nice upgrade.
Consider Merfolk Branchwalker? I think Branchwalker is a better two drop here than Longtusk Cub. I don't see enough energy producers to make Cub worth it. Energy is better spent to draw a card with Siphoner, make mana for Servant or Hub and use it with Aethersphere. Explore can help to find lands or if you reveal a nonland card Branchwalker gets a +1/+1 counter without needing energy.
Consider Jadelight Ranger it's also a powerful card with the Snake. Currently you have 16x two drop creatures consider cutting one of these, Cub, for Jadelight? Consider 3x more Woodland Cemetery to help the manabase. Cemetery is a good investment right now.
Walking Ballista is a great card with the Snake, but I don't think investing into them now is a good idea. If you have them play them for sure, but I wouldn't buy them. Ballista rotates out of Standard in three months and five days, October 5th. Spending $60+ for three Ballista for only three more months of play is something to do only if you have extra money for cards. If you don't then I suggest investing in Dominaria staples. Ballista's value will massively drop when it rotates out of Standard. The card is oppressive in Standard, but not other formats. It won't hold the value after rotation.
Cards in Dominaria will not rotate out of Standard until October 2019, lots of time to play them and get your money's worth. Staples to consider investing into for your deck are Woodland Cemetery, Vraska's Contempt, Jadelight Ranger, Merfolk Branchwalker, Cast Down, Vraska, Relic Seeker and Karn, Scion of Urza. The Check lands are the best bet to invest into right now because they are all pretty cheap with Cemetery only $4.
The Check lands should go into every Standard deck you create after post rotation, they're great lands. Guilds of Ravnica is the Fall October Standard Magic set, it's possible the Shock lands, Overgrown Tomb, get reprinted making Check lands even better, more in demand, thus more expensive for manabases.
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
Biismuth Yeah I think Heart of Kiran is a good sub for board the weatherlight, especially since Weatherlight does the same thing, plus gives you the added bonus of being a flying vehicle. I like that Wayward Swordtooth can be crew Heart, Weatherlight, or even Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, if you're interested in adding that card.
However, if you're gonna run more vehicles, you might want to figure out more ways to crew them, since right now Thrashing Brontodon and Swordtooth are your only creatures that can crew by themselves (unless you put in Aethersphere Harvester, which your elves can crew too). Creatures I'm thinking that might be good in this for crewing and just overall value are Jadelight Ranger, Rhonas the Indomitable, and Merfolk Branchwalker.