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Heroic - Whenever you cast a spell that targets Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, put a +1/+1 counter on Lagonna-Band Trailblazer.
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Lagonna-Band Trailblazer Discussion
3 months ago
This is great. I'd probably swap Satyr Hoplite out for Seeker of the Way, actually. Lagonna-Band Trailblazer is great because of her 4 toughness -- she can't get bolted, even if you've just cast her. And the lifelink on Seeker of the Way is great for extending the game in your favor.
3 months ago
Thanks for the +1 and the constructive feedback. I agree with you that Yoked Ox is very vanilla and could be replaced with something more useful. Not Disowned Ancestor though, he is already in there. As I do not have any spells that target creatures specifically, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer does not seem to fit very well either. I am casting some black spells now and then though, so God-Pharaoh's Faithful could be valuable to me. I will look into it. Thanks again!
4 months ago
Might as well switch out Yoked Ox for something like Disowned Ancestor or God-Pharaoh's Faithful. Even Lagonna-Band Trailblazer has something to offer and all three should be easy to get for free from friends or something. All-in-all I love the deck and want to build with him sometime... +1 for me!
4 months ago
6 months ago
Just a note; be sure to abuse Lagonna-Band Trailblazer's Heroic. With a couple enchantments and targeted spells, she can become big really fast. And it adds merit to cards such as Rancor, because of the added +1.Great deck: +1 from me!
6 months ago
So far none of these Ultra Budgets have been very competitive in modern, considering the speed of the meta I can't imagine them working to well. I want to build a more competitive one. I do really like the idea, and some (Like the elemental fling one) were still very good. The issue was that they were around 40+ dollars, rather than 20-10 dollar price range.
I tried to make one using the Heroic keyword, building it around cantrips that target creatures (like Bandage and Defiant Strike) along with good heroic abilities like Phalanx Leader and Favored Hoplite, filling the mana curve out with Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, Fabled Hero, and Vanguard of Brimaz, and it works suprisingly well, winning turn 4-5 on average, but I did have a game with a turn 3 kill, just because of the synergy that can be acomplished with the strive mecahanic of Launch the Fleet, targetting my two Phalanx Leaders, two Vanguard of Brimaz, and a Fabled Hero to get a board of giant (3/3 & 4/4) cats, and a giant Fabled Hero (5/5 Double Strike) for a big win.
Another Idea for a super budget is a combo deck, one that uses 2x Zombie Infestation & 4x Treasure Hunt, 4x Reliquary Tower and finishing the deck with 25x Swamp and 25x Island, I will let you imagine hoe the deck wins!
Another powerful budget deck is Kithkin! They have one of the cheapest good lords with Wizened Cenn and have Ballyrush Banneret, Rustic Clachan, Goldmeadow Stalwart, and a bunch of other great tribal elements at a cheap price. That kind of deck is also able to be easily upgraded for a still small price, with cards like Knight of Meadowgrain, Honor of the Pure, Militia's Pride, and Thoughtweft Trio for not extreme prices.
An easy deck to build is mono-white "2 for 1", its a deck I built a while back around just dropping cards like Expedition Envoy, Dragon Hunter, Dryad Militant, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Savannah Lions, Elite Vanguard, etc. backing them up by using Brave the Elements, and Honor of the Pure if you want. For a cheap version, you don't need to, and even for one that runs Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Kytheon, Hero of Akros, the deck cost less than 30 dollars.
The point of the comment is that I feel that though these decks are interesting and fun to play with, if competitive decks for a low cost are required, I think more competitive decks for a cheaper (or equal) cost are possible.
In the case of this deck (similar to neg counters), it requires the opponent to be playing creatures, and also be playing slowly enough, or with out removal, for you to steal them. This deck also doesn't have any way of dealing with the graveyard, has no sideboard, can't remove creatures, enchantments, lands, or artifacts opponents control, and though the deck is slow, it doesn't have the control elements like counter spells to support it, even though it is in the colors... It also can't speed the deck up with ramp or draw even though it is in the colors! Blue/green card draw could also help with Lorescale Coatl and ramp could make Nimbus Swimmer a seriously viable option.
If you do want ramp/draw, Explore is a super cheap option. More cantrip buffs could also help with the deck consistency, and I could go on and on, but it just seems like you didn't look at the deck for play-ability, but instead based on random cards you thought would be cool. I can't help look through every card to try and make this a viable option, because in the end I don't think it is an option, against pretty much any meta modern deck, where as my Heroic deck beats Naya Burn more often than not, and can stand to fight Affinity and Death's Shadow too. It doesn't stand a chance against Tron or make other decks, but this one can't stand against pretty much any.
8 months ago
As you can probably tell, the main focus in this deck is white, or more importantly creature focus. Nyx-Fleece Ram, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, God-Pharaoh's Faithful, and a splash of Green, Treefolk Harbinger. I have given some thought to Disowned Ancestor, but it isn't really strictly better, in the sense that outlast isn't really a powerful ability and we would have to add in more black mana, which seems like a hassle, and wouldn't make the deck any better. If you would like to make this deck, I suggest sticking with white and green as the focus because they have more good toughness cards without defender. (aka a better selection.) Thanks for the suggestion anyway!