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Leatherback Baloth Discussion
1 hour ago
I like this alot, plus you can use Leatherback Baloth in here too which is a great easy to use mono-g card
2 days ago
No, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx doesn't fit particularly well with this deck. Demonstration:
turn 1: land, Experiment One
Is it maybe better later on? Perhaps... but this is not really a deck that goes for a lategame with a huge threat, as far as I can tell. While it might yield a pile of mana in turn 5 or so, it's not really that interesting, when all you have in hand by turn 5 is a Vines of Vastwood for which you need 2 mana.
3 days ago
Welcome back to Magic!
Advice:You have too many different cards, if you take out all of your 1 of's and put in play sets your deck will play much smoother and be way better.
In my opinion, put in 4 ambush viper and 4 elvish visionary. Try and get some Strangleroot Geist and Leatherback Baloth, Treetop Village is good too. If you suddenly find yourself with a couple hundred dollars and don't know what to do with it a playset of Tarmagoyf would be great.
check out the Stompy Primer, it's the competitive version of this deck: http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/developing-competitive-modern/556919-stompy
1 week ago
1 week ago
Im a big fan of lower CMC mono color commanders. Baral, Chief of Compliance and Rhonas the Indomitable have wonderful synergy with mono-u or mono-g decks. Rhonas seems similar to Anax and Cymede in that he can buff your team, not as good (expensive Rancor on a stick). Plus you can just drop a Leatherback Baloth or any other green creature like it to allow Rhonas to attack. Baral is an amazing commander due to his card draw synergy with mono-u.
2 weeks ago
So from what I can see your ramp cards are as follows:
Llanowar Elves x 4
Personally I think just 8 cards that can ramp you up quickly is too few in a deck relying on getting big creatures out. Cards like Cultivate or Utopia Sprawl or Arbor Elf are faster ways to ramp. I think Vine Trellis or Sylvan Caryatid are better than Wall of Roots for ramp.
Otherwise, you have alot of cards that require double or Which can be dangerous with a deck that doesnt have dual color lands like Simic Guildgate. For instance it will be hard to play Leatherback Baloth on turn 3 or 4 if you only have islands in play considering it needs 3. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a great card but if your deck isnt mono-blue or mono-green I dont think itll ever hit as big as it could with one color.
TBH I think you should consider dropping if you wanna play a big stompy ramp deck but if this is what you like I wont stop ya :)
Other cards to consider in any ramp deck with green:
2 weeks ago
Glissa, the Traitor is also an option if you go the Golgari route. She is a solid defender that can take out any creature and keep on going. Deathtouch and Firststrike are brutal, and she cost around $2.50. She could replace Leatherback Baloth. People are hesitant to even block her, so she almost guarantees you'll deal 3 damage or more if she is buffed and you decide to attack with her. She also pairs well with Ratchet Bomb, which can give you a board wipe against decks with a lot of similar low cost cards.
2 weeks ago
First of all I'd like to say stompy is an awesome modern, although it isn't teir one and is pretty cheap you'll kill a lot of people with this deck (I played it on MTGO for about a year). I think for the sideboard you could start with affinity hate, you could try Nature's Claim or Creeping Corrosion to start. For graveyard hate you'll get a lot of options, but the ones I like for your deck are Relic of Progenitus or Grafdigger's Cage. Each of these has their own ups and downs though, so be aware of those benefits and issues. Dismember or some other form of removal from the sideboard will give you more game against decks that have a quicker clock, or have a creature combo. You're deck also probably wants some number of Leatherback Baloth to give you a bit more late game. Finally, I think ,if your budget allows, it adding in a couple of Scavenging Oozes would help the deck out a lot, and make the Avatar of the Resolute better.