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Okay, yeah I was confused about Oath of Druids in the sense that because I controlled the card I got to choose target opponent and then it stayed targeting that same opponent regardless of whos turn it was. I think I will reconsider putting that in then. My friend actually traded me some Elvish Mystic as well so I have more than enough Llanowar Elves , Arbor Elf and Elvish Mystic . I just need to find my old cards (I think I let a friend borrow them to build a deck =/ ) but I had lots of Wild Growth so my thinking was attach a Wild Growth to a Forest and I can tap it for two, then use Arbor Elf with an Illusionist's Bracers attached to him to untap the Forest twice and that's six land. then with a Vitalize I can add three more for 9 land from one Forest .
I also like Nylea, God of the Hunt for this deck as well as Elvish Archdruid and Primeval Titan . I will also consider Rancor and maybe even Ring of Kalonia when I rebuild this deck soon since I decided to rebuild it around the elves before I get Elvish Piper and Defense of the Heart .
After some more playing, Clone seems really good for early defense because of mostly the "legend rule". My opponent plays an early legendary creature like Sheoldred, Whispering One and I can play Clone and they both leave the battlefield. That's one major problem for this current deck though, is playing against someone who can make me sacrifice creatures since I am usually playing one eldrazi at a time.
chocolate101: This is how I would run it.
First: Move it to legacy, combo decks really find their stride in legacy. They are really good in modern too, but some just get better in legacy. I think that is the case here.
Second: The card rundown. 4x Birds of Paradise , 4x Utopia Sprawl if you add in more forest (it can really be wirth it in tri colored decks for a one drop), 4x Llanowar Elves or Arbor Elf depending on if you added in forest for utopia Sprawl (arbor elf can produce 4 mana from one forest with Utopia Sprawl on it), 4x Melira, Sylvok Outcast , 4x Kitchen Finks , 4x Murderous Redcap , 4x Birthing Pod , 4x Sylvan Tutor , 4x Worldly Tutor . And then you can afford to only run 20 lands because your average card cost is so low now and you have ramps to get you out of tough spots. I believe it will be around 2.3. I like the shocklands here just becasuse you can attach Utopia Sprawl to them since they have a subtype of forest. And then a good deal of forest.
If you find a spot, maybe throw in something like Disentomb to get Melira back if she gets removed. Sideboarding it wouldn't be a terrible idea to since you won't always be playing against black or red.
Right now I think you have a lot of singles of cards that all do something different. And that can cause problems cause your cards aren't working together or building off of each other. Decks that have cards that all do the same thing, and build off one another are the best decks. Synergy. A general rule that I follow is 1 mechanic for every color +1. So if you're running one color, have two mechanics in the deck.
I mean, it totally works for legacy Taiga Belcher decks:
Belcher (for example)
I don't see why it couldn't work here :P It's simple:
From here you totally have this.....
Harrow I can only see being useful if you want to cast instants for 1 CMC on your opponent's turn, and even then I wouldn't run it. Ranger's Path will get you more forests onto the battlefield. I would suggest more ramp, maybe replacing Scorned Villager Flip with 2x Elvish Mystic /Llanowar Elves /Arbor Elf . Also a few Summoner's Pact would help get your big guys into your hand.
By the way, I thought I'd give some more green advice. If you go primarily green, you could use one other color with the deck but I wouldn't advise using all 5 colors if you're going to be primarily green. Also Elvish Mystic should be easy to pick up since M14 came out not that long ago. Plus with Arbor Elf , Llanowar Elves , Mul Daya Channelers , and Elvish Piper in the deck Elvish Archdruid is just screaming at me. In order to keep the creatures coming I'd suggest Summoning Trap , Lead the Stampede , and/or Ancient Stirrings . Try giving the Eldrazi trample too. Rancor would be stupid nasty here, as would Nylea, God of the Hunt . Finally, Primeval Titan . It's a 6 drop so easy to get out, gives you lots of land, and allows you to put the pressure on your opponent much quicker than just waiting for an Eldrazi.
Thanks for the input, I just got some Llanowar Elves and Arbor Elf cards so now I am just waiting to get the Oath of Druids and Defense of the Heart , as well as the Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet . I think I am going to go with your initial advice and make it a majority green deck. I got some good playing in with this deck and noticed a few things. Into the Wilds is amazing for this deck and I will most likely add one more. Dark Ritual and Seething Song did not come out at all and I still had no trouble with the mana ramping. your instincts about Kjeldoran Skyknight are dead on, expensive and did not last long if at all. he was mainly a flying blocker so another Guard Gomazoa would be much better. Mul Daya Channelers did not work often but when it did it helped immensely so I will probably leave it in. as far as Lightning Greaves goes those are my only two copies so I'm stuck with two. I did have troubles however playing Channel immediately from a lack of having two forests and had to wait to get my second one out. The same went for Baneslayer Angel and Gideon Jura with their two plains cost.
On a different note, I am confused about Oath of Druids . The card says "target opponent so in a to person match can't I just target my single opponent and they could never have less creatures than themselves or do they get to choose target opponent? or are you referring to potential problems in a multiplayer match?
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