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Creature — Elemental
, Discard a land card: Living Twister deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
: Return a tapped land you control to its owner's hand.
Living Twister Discussion
1 month ago
Legendary_penguin_of_death - Thank you I'm glad you like it so much! I do think that is a good suggestion. I'm not entirely sold on Living Twister as I think the body is good but the abilities are a bit mana intensive at times. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame is a little more important as those 1/1's get me some great value out of Risen Reef and Overgrowth Elemental , but I can see cutting one of them to include Thunderkin Awakener s, which I will change in the deck to playtest.
You are right that with the shocklands, mono red will be a difficult matchup. The main reason I included Overgrowth Elemental was to put some lifegain in the deck as during playtesting a lot of people would kill the Risen Reef s and Omnath, Locus of the Roil s, and so I wanted to get some value out of that. Similar decks do not include Overgrowth Elemental and I've seen many play a full playset of Chandra's Embercat s instead. I have to continue to playtest to see how well Overgrowth Elemental works against mono red, but I may end up including some Healer of the Glade s. I used it in my initial iteration of the deck but I cut them after I realized Runaway Steam-Kin was an elemental.
Thank you for the suggestions and enthusiasm, I appreciate it!
1 month ago
This is a very good list! I had the idea of playing an elemental aggro deck in mind and this is the best executed version I’ve seen so far! Right down to the mana base everything seems just about perfect.
With those cuts you could add the previously suggested Thunderkin Awakener
One deck I worry about the matchup against is mono red especially with all of the shock lands this deck is forced to play. Nothing in the sb seems to be specifically devoted to this match up. Healer of the Glade seems like it should be some number in the sb as it more than completely negates the effects of over half the cards in their deck.
1 month ago
Thanks for the comments. I’ve been thinking about both young Chandra’s. As Chandra, Acolyte of Flame goes wide and can generate additional ETB effects. Chandra, Novice Pyromancer lets me go big. Also Living Twister for land shenanigans and Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar for the janky combo with Thunderkin Awakener . Haven’t built a sideboard yet but Fry is definitely in there.
1 month ago
Oh man! Have you built that deck? Would love to play against it when I come back to Adelaide in October!
I have on order The Gitrog Monster , Omnath, Locus of Rage , Ramunap Excavator , and Mina and Denn, Wildborn They are all going awesome in this, and should take the deck from good to great. Underrealm Lich is another I'm getting that you should too. I'm hoping the The Mending of Dominaria is something I'm also hoping will perform.
1 month ago
1 month ago
another elemental next, to Omnath, Locus of Rage
and quite a few others that go with this land strategy, it's interesting.
2 months ago
I find that Living Twister is a free land drop every turn it's out of you are running out of gas for an Omnath, Locus of Rage trigger. Or a good damage outlet if you have too many dead cards in your hand. I run him in my version.
2 months ago
Hey everyone! Sorry for my absence. I am currently deployed in the Middle-East, and I didn’t bring this deck with me (didn’t want the sand to destroy it..). However, I want to be more active from now on with replying to the comments and stuff. There has been quite a dry-spill with new cards for a while, but we have quite a few new goodies to look at now! (More on that in a bit).
GeminiSpartanX, Guerte, Dankey, Sylvanrush BlackShads, Wurmlover: As you can tell by this list, it seems like a ton of your metas deal with quite a few blue players. I guess I have been blessed enough to not really have that problem in my meta. Most people I play with (which is a good pool of 20+ people) are not really fond of blue as a primary color, so counterspells are pretty rare for me. However, I realize I am the exception here, so I decided to add a section of the Primer dedicated to “Anti-Blue”. This also got me thinking that I should add an “Anti-Artifact” and “Anti-Enchantment” sections too. I hope that you guys are excited about this! It will be part of my v3.4 update in the next couple days. I want to get your opinion first before I post the update. Ill list what I can think of myself, so please let me know if you have any other ideas! (Note: There might be some repeats among the list, and please fill free to mix and match as needed.
That is what I came up with so far, please let me know if you have any other ideas!
Ripwater: Welcome the the Om_rath family! (sorry for the 3 month delayed welcome…). I’m glad you like the decklist! It’s cool you are building it with the pricy stuff first, most do it the other way around lol. Are you done building yet? I don’t know how your games have gone so far, but I win in a few different ways. The two most common methods are through attacking with a hoard of tokens, or sacking tokens to burn everyone to death. Better yet, Where Ancients Tread and Warstorm Surge are the most effective way to burn. However, Purphoros, God of the Forge , Craterhoof Behemoth , Akroma's Memorial and Genesis Wave are all great win-cons too!
I am not a fan of three card combos, even more so when one of the pieces are not the commander itself. The expectation is when each piece of the combo are great in the deck by themselves anyway. The problem with the Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle + Prismatic Omen + Scapeshift combo is that only Scapeshift is good in the deck by itself. Not enough Mountain s for Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Prismatic Omen is pretty useless. However Zendikar's Roil is fine in the deck!
New for some potential changes!!!
POTENTIAL ADDS (trying a new thing where I rate them 1-10)
Prismatic Vista 10/10 - Best card for EDH in years! It is right at home in Om_rath!
Wrenn and Six 8/10 - I spent a LONG time starting at this card, trying to figure out if I like it or now… Then it accord to me that it is pretty much a Ramp spell in a deck with 11 lands that sack themselves! It makes me more included to keep Evolving Wilds around.
Crop Rotation 7/10 - I have been milling over this card for a while. When I play games, I try to think to myself, “would I want Crop Rotation right now? I have realized that the answer is almost always yes. So, it is coming back. But I must fork over $100 for a stupid foil one…
Force of Vigor 7/10 - Lets be honest, this deck is with a splash of , so this spell will always be free!
Living Twister 6/10 - Out of all the cards suggested, I am the most skeptical here. The fact that it is an Elemental does not matter to me. I am curious what you all think (for those who are not playing tribal).
CHOPPING BLOCK (MAYBE!!!)
Boundless Realms – I love this card but have come to except that this deck does not really need it. I rather have a cheaper ramp spell 90% of the time.
Sylvan Awakening – A bit conditional for a wincon. Most of the time it ALMOST wins and then pissing the survivors off.
Hour of Promise – Not sure if I want to cut it. For some reason always seems so much more then !
Evolving Wilds – IDK…
Please let me know what you think about these potential changes!!!
: I am not a fan of Nissa, Who Shakes the World in this deck. I think it is generally fine, but not worth a slot overall.
It was good to finally catch up with you guys. I am really looking forward to what all of you think about some if my thoughts. Quite a bit going on here, but it is an exciting time to be an Om_rath player!
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