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Leatherback Baloth Discussion
2 weeks ago
eerie343 I am far from an expert with the deck, but I provided below how I would side board in some common modern matchups. Please let me know if there are any specific matchups you would like my opinion for.
Tron - IN:1x Beast Within , 2x Nature's Claim . OUT:3x Aspect of Hydra Reasoning: This should not be a good matchup for you, once tron is online, they will start picking off your creatures, or wipe the board. Beast within can take tron offline by hitting a land, and nature’s claim will slow down their early game. You want threats, and aspect is not any good if your creatures aren't sticking around.
Bridgevine - IN: 3x Surgical Extraction , 1x Ratchet Bomb , 2x Grafdigger's Cage . OUT:2x Hexdrinker , 1x Leatherback Baloth , 3x Vines of Vastwood Reasoning: much like the rest of modern decks, this is a bad matchup(hopefully not for much longer).. you bring in the pieces that interact with the GY, Ratchet can take care of a bunch of zombies. Hexdrinker and leatherback are slow, and since they don’t target your stuff much, vines can be trimmed.
U/W Control – Shuffle in all 15 sideboard cards then take them all out (fake the act of sideboarding) Reasoning: This matchup is as good as it gets for you, and I currently have nothing in the SB for the matchup. Shapers' Sanctuary could be considered.
3 weeks ago
Hey this looks really solid for a stompy deck, you may want to consider Dryad Militant in the main or side, it it a pretty good body and just so happens to shut off some value that some decks try to play, though I can see an argument to simply not include it. Also you may want to play some creature removal, I think there is always going to be like 1 threat that just outclasses your creatures or has some crippling ability, even though you are playing green. Try Dismember . Also with all of the forests you are playing, you should play Dungrove Elder . Assuming you play only forests during a game, it gets to the same power as a Leatherback Baloth by the time either would get a chance to attack, only the elder has has hexproof, and it grows. Additionally, I am not a big fan of Shapers' Sanctuary , It's nice to get down on turn one, but drawing it late game sucks. If you notice, all of your creatures are below 3 mana, so I would say try Collected Company , which is good, especially if you end up playing more creatures that have hate built into them in the deck and sideboard. Aside from that, structure is good, plan is good, and its a solid list. Good luck on the deck!
1 month ago
Oh damn thats though to hear, luckily (hopefully) green beasts are the only companions youll ever need in modern! And yes collector ouphe will definitely have affinity players sigh: "oof".
I see what youre saying about militant and ill keep that in mind as well, maybe she and hexdrinker will go hand-in-hand in sideboard and mainboard? (im mostly avoiding Spending sideboard slots on creatures that ill just take in & out of main, but who knows).
It'll be a journey of experimenting anyways as im gonna test the effiency of the three 3drops, namely Groundbreaker , Dungrove Elder and Leatherback Baloth , so thats why im keeping an eye out for hexdrinker.
Are you active on this site? I'd love to discuss more sometimes in future spoilers or when ive got to play this in a larger meta.
1 month ago
I am glad to hear, to be frank i havent played very much except against my friends, but i am planning to go to the local tavern this autumn in style of green might.
To keep it short though if you would like a clearer answer:
-Try creature for creature, non-creature for non-creature when sideboarding.
-mix around with the 1drop slot
-mix around with the non-creature slots
Outside of that i encourage you to experiment!
2 months ago
2 months ago
This is for casual modern play since my play group are teenagers we cant afford the really expensive ones. so we like to home brew magic decks just out of the cards we've obtained through the years. heres my list of fat green monsters i currently own and want to know which ones i should be using in my 60 card decks i already have the mana dorks and ramp spells set out.here they are. Giant Adephage , Skarrg Goliath , Rampaging Baloths , Leatherback Baloth , Steel Leaf Champion , Polukranos, World Eater , Oran-Rief Hydra , Terra Stomper , Plated Crusher ,Giganotosaurus, Vorapede , Cloudthresher ,and finally should i consider adding in my 2 Nissa, Worldwaker .thank you for taking the time to respond and read :) i have 4 of each of these by the way
2 months ago
I dunno, man. I'll tell you one thing - I really love Vorapede. I used to keep 1 in the deck (or sideboard, i forgot) when I first discovered it because it just seemed so good, but if you want an answer from my purely competitive standpoint I would say they just cost too much mana. The lower-cost creatures in the stompy deck are so good already at beating the opponent's face in, lol. Especially with all the help from the Rancor/Aspect/Vines etc. Then again, you just told me they have been working for you. If they are working for you in your specific play group /local meta then by all means, continue using them. One thing I would still recommend is to TRY replacing them for a more streamlined deck (4x the main creatures and like 1 or 2 flex 2-or-3 drops).
You could always try building a hybrid stompy/devotion style deck with mana dorks and all the good 3 drops (4x Leatherback Baloth , 4x Steel Leaf Champion -- possibly even Arbor Colossus , Rhonas the Indomitable and/or Nylea, God of the Hunt , Gigantosaurus , Verdurous Gearhulk and the brand new card Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi , etc etc etc.). And more than 1 Ghalta, Primal Hunger . It's a little awkward with only 4 elves as mana dorks, though... so you'd still wanna try and play some experiment ones or pelt collectors, I'd assume. But, I dunno. As I type this I feel more and more like this would just warrant going full Devotion and breaking from the earlier game plan with smaller creatures and more to playing cards like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Genesis Wave or that brand new card Finale of Devastation , etc...
- But I'm rambling on again, heh. Short answer, no, I think Vorapede is too slow for a deck trying to, ideally, win before you're even able to cast it. But if it works for you then it's all good. Just at least try dropping them for a bit and see what happens. One card that Corbin played in his video that you may wanna try is Groundbreaker . I would play 1 of those about 50% of the time and I really like it. Only downside is drawing a hand with all the goodies but your only creature being the Groundbreaker to start...
3 months ago
Yeah, this is definitely more stompy than ramp. As such, I'd replace the mana dorks with Experiment One and Pelt Collector . Defense Grid also feels a little strange mainboard. You'd usually rather have as many strong beaters as possible. Other good 2 drops include Avatar of the Resolute and Scavenging Ooze . Finally, I think Might of Old Krosa isn't quite as good here as in infect since stompy is slower and relies on more versatile options. If you're all in on the OTK with Groundbreaker , Aspect of Hydra would be an alternative to check out. It works well with the high devotion count of the Leatherback Baloth s of the world.
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