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Liege of the Tangle
Creature — Elemental
Whenever Liege of the Tangle deals combat damage to a player, you may choose any number of target lands you control and put an awakening counter on each of them. Each of those lands is an 8/8 green Elemental creature for as long as it has an awakening counter on it. They're still lands.
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Liege of the Tangle Discussion
4 days ago
Greetings fellow lunar chelonian the 7th!
I implore you to look into Karametra, God of Harvests. She fits all your criteria except for the added bonus of "-Use the graveyard or blink." Although, there IS the possibility for blinking by using creatures like Whitemane Lion, Fleetfoot Panther, or Stonecloaker to REALLY abuse her ability. This also means that you only really need to run basics saving you more money.
The more creatures you cast, the harder she ramps. Mana dorks all act like Wood Elves which you can sac to things like Evolutionary Leap. You can even cast Panglacial Wurm from your library after casting Llanowar Elves with Karametra in play. Nothing is more hilarious than whipping out a 9/5 trample. Novablast Wurm is another all-star that won't harm your general if she's in play. Worldspine Wurm, Avenger of Zendikar, Rampaging Baloths are all a breeze to play and all these creatures will tickle your aggressive fantasy. Liege of the Tangle can turn those lands you've been tutoring up into beatsticks as well.
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5 days ago
I have a tribal elemental deck, you have the banneret and smokebraider, also the soulstoke yet you have cheap mana cost creatures that you still will play turn 3 even if you have banneret or not, as long you play a Flamekin Harbinger on turn 1 and the smokebraider on turn 2.On turn 2 you can play the Nova Chaser or the soulstoke, depending if you have a high mana cost creature or the nova chaser
You also must add Fling , that will force your opponent block nova chaser or liege of the tangle because if they don't you can easily hit 20 damage in turn. And what that happens you will kill creatures, deal damage and search for the elemental you need in that moment, even if it's another nova chaserFurthermore if they try to kill your nova chaser you can respond with fling and search another nova chaser when flamekin comes again to the game.But I think it's better to remove banneret, i had in my deck too but it didn't do that much in the end if you have the smokebraiders.
You should also add something to destroy artifacts and enchantments, there are some good for red for 1 mana or 2
1 month ago
I will second Karametra, God of Harvests. I've had real good luck in multiplayer games with her at the helm. She's an enabler and can do funny things with Whitemane Lion and company (it can return itself) which allows you to ramp into really big stompy creatures like Worldspine Wurm and Avenger of Zendikar (with LOTS of big stompy tokens too) in no time. Landfall mechanics work great too but I wouldn't focus on them only the best like Rampaging Baloths, Lotus Cobra, and/or Emeria Angel. Hunting Grounds seems to be a forgotten card that works wonders in this style of deck too.
Novablast Wurm and Panglacial Wurm need shout-outs too as they work great in a Karametra deck. Novablast Wurm had prevented a lot of my opponents from developing their boards and should it attack Karametra won't affected. Panglacial Wurm is HILARIOUS because no one expects that you're going to drop a 9/5 trample simply due to casting Llanowar Elves- since Karametra allows you to search you're library, you'll have many chances to cast him.
I don't focus on this strategy except for as a finisher but Liege of the Tangle can help turn your easily 17+ lands into 8/8 beatsticks. For this reason as well as the shear amount of lands that can get overextended I recommend Terra Eternal or Splendid Reclamation to a lesser extent.
Anywho if you want an example or ideas here is my deck:
1 month ago
Since you say land creatures, you can try out Sacred Ground and Planar Cleansing. You also can try out Liege of the Tangle, although it may be slightly outside of your budget range (Last time I checked, it was roughly $6 or so, it may have dropped).
1 month ago
1 month ago
I'd go up to 38 or 39 lands just to make sure you'll never miss a land drop. That said, I'd focus more on things that allow me to play more lands per turn. This is one of the few times I believe Exploration works better than Burgeoning.
I'd add Budoka Gardener and Sakura-Tribe Scout as cheap ways of playing extra lands as well. I'd replace Rites of Flourishing with Ghirapur Orrery (Rites is too dangerous in my opinion and a well planned Orrery will benefit you the most).
Nissa, Vital Force has an emblem that's pretty easy to achieve and very underrated. Might be a little off budget, though. Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip could be awesome as well, but I suppose you are aware of that.
I feel like Second Harvest might be a little too situational (but I don't dismiss its potential...) and the same goes for Harvest Season. Splendid Reclamation is only good if you plan on destroying/sacrificing your lands and I don't see many ways to do that in the deck besides Liege of the Tangle (which, btw, I don't think it's worth its price)
2 months ago
2 months ago
Liege of the Tangle is my first thought, has a strong synergy with Omnath :)