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Landfall Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Lotus Cobra Discussion
2 days ago
Army Ants is dope! Never seen that before, and in a "land matters" deck that is sick.
I have a few suggestions but they may not be perfect choices for you (I run them in my Gitrog deck --I know Windgrace is different but they are both "land matters").
Constant Mists is a lifesaver.
Anyway, those suggestions aren't to say your deck isn't already sweet! Just some suggestions to mess around with if you so desire.
1 week ago
9-lives, I ask that you read this and think about it. I am well known for wanting to have my cake and eat it. This is a game, and games are meant to be fun, even if it's competitive. That being said, the following are my suggestions:
Lotus Cobra is only really good when you can get more than one landfall trigger and generate a faster tempo (generally off of "fetch lands" like Windswept Heath into an untapped land). For example: consider turn three. Two forests in play, lotus cobra, Pride Sovereign, and windswept heath in hand. You play cobra, drop a fetch, and search, opening 3 mana (if you include the untapped land) to play the sovereign.
Life total is irrelevant unless you can abuse it, or you are playing against burn (in which it is still not really relevant). Examples of abusing lifegain are Aetherflux Reservoir+Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Felidar Sovereign, and Lim-Dul's Vault. The only formats these can be achieved in are commander, highlander, or other eternal formats.
Indestructible is insane, especially because the only removal for it in modern is in white or -1/-1 counters.
Even if I'm not in aggro I would still play Fleecemane Lion, Loam Lion, and Wild Nacatl. I would do this because they are the creatures that will keep me alive in the early game, while applying pressure. for these I would take out Ajani's Pridemate and Lotus Cobra (unless you are willing to get some fetches)
The flaw in your argument that Renaissance is better, is that it is for your enchantments. Renaissance is not card advantage. The information is still open, it doesn't immediately expand your board presence, and can be hated out more easily than your enchantments. Rest in Peace is currently in the mainboard of multiple decks that run white. My decks play Tormod's Crypt. Hating out your graveyard is currently game 1 meta. In reality, I would not run recursion/graveyard in the main. Against this deck (assuming your recursion is in your sideboard) I would plan on ditching my graveyard hate for enchantment hate. This is because I believe that drawing my graveyard hate is a dud against your deck.
1 week ago
With Retreat to Coralhelm in play you could use mana tutoring dorks and make a chain like like Veteran Explorer > Viridian Emissary / Primal Druid > Farhaven Elf / Wood Elves > Wild Wanderer / Solemn Simulacrum > Gobbling Ooze > Ulvenwald Hydra > Protean Hulk. You should have mana left over and a sac outlet to use on the hulk at the end of it. Even if you get fizzled somehow you ramp out a bunch of mana in the process. Imagine it happening with Amulet of Vigor or Lotus Cobra in play too...mmmmm yummy over kill.
Could be an interesting angle to explore for the deck. However it since it requires the enchantment to be in play to function, we need ways to find it. I think the best tutor for it might be Drift of Phantasms... which also conveniently finds Intruder Alarm and Faces of the Past (which probably enables some decent elf/wizard/ooze chains too). Getting the Drift of Phantasms in hand should be easy enough with all the creature tutors available in green. Could be cool, maybe even good ;)
2 weeks ago
It might be a bit on the pricier side as most landfall based decks used extra land drops as a way to increase advantage. Here might be some cards that you can consider upgrading to in the future:
- Azusa, Lost but Seeking
- Oracle of Mul Daya
- Sylvan Library
- Crucible of Worlds
- Squandered Resources
- Lotus Cobra
Also adding in fetches will help upgrade this deck quite nicely since it will go in conjunction with all the land fall triggers. Hope that helps!
2 weeks ago
I think my cats will be the ones giving me life needed for Ajani's Pridemate, as they have lifelink, but I could be wrong. I'll probably do as you say and get rid of one Heroes' Reunion and a few Gift of Strength and even a few of Blossoming Defense and play instead with Birds of Paradise and Lotus Cobra, rather than add more lands. I already have 7x Forest 8x Plains 4x Sunpetal Grove. Don't you think that's enough lands? 19 in total. With Birds of Paradise and Lotus Cobra, if I draw them, they would allow me to gain lands much faster. I would useAjani's Welcome but I don't know how many cat cards i'll be casting. Do you think I'll have more than 7 creatures on the battlefield on the fourth turn? The whole reason I'm thinking of using birds of paradise and lotus cobra is so that early in the game I'll be able to play Anointed Procession and eternalize Adorned Pouncer, play Leonin Warleader, as well as Regal Caracal. If I can't get enough cats early in the game, I'll be twiddling my thumbs until I get enough mana, as Regal Caracal and Leonin Warleader are two main cat givers, and Pride Sovereign would be pointless until the 4th turn if I don't have these mana rampers. If I draw Sacred Cat at any time in the game, the most I can have on the battlefield is 4 until I can mummify them, which is the whole point of Anointed Procession. Anointed Procession is the main card that this whole deck depends upon.
1 month ago
Hello, glad you like the primer. My two cents currently:
-Urborg is very good and very playable, it's excluded here mainly because it gives a lot of black fixing to opposing decks with Ad Nauseam, something my meta runs a lot of.
-Lotus Cobra isn't slow, it's actually super efficient and fast. It's excluded just because I want to use the slot to test other cards.
-Azusa, however, is way too slow for its effect to be useful often enough after she has landed. After resolving her, you usually don't have more than a land to play, unless you have access to other cards like Life from the Loam.
-Splendid Reclamation is fine in a Gitrog deck, assuming you're focused on a grindy value game and are not against top tier combo decks all the time. In those cases it will be too slow and ineffecitve for its cost to be worth running, as you wanna tunnel vision into the combo or protection for it.
-Glacial Chasm and Constant Mists are fine against aggro if you play against those kinds of decks that focus you a lot. In competitive metas they are most likely not worth the slot though, as people are looking to combo off without swinging with creatures.
-Regrowth and Eternal Witness both are fine includes. I just run other cards in their place because of Kozilek and Gaea's Blessing working as in-combo forms of recursion, something that competitive decks running Regrowth/Witness usually use them as.
1 month ago
You have the important stuff and that's what matters. A Lotus Cobra will actually give you a combo with omnath and perilous forays
1 month ago
I discovered the combo feature on here and tried to add one to Omnath, Locus of Rage that hadn't been verified. The combo is Lotus Cobra + Omnath, Locus of Rage + Perilous Forays and is functionally identical to a combo that already has been verified before.
This is a combo limited only by the number of basic lands in your deck. With Lotus Cobra, Perilous Forays, and Omnath, Locus of Rage on the field do the following: Play a land creating a 5/5 red and green Elemental token, use the floating mana that Lotus Cobra created from the landfall to sacrifice that token to Perilous Forays, this will put a land onto the battlefield, putting us back at step one. Repeat this process until either you run out of basic lands or all opponents are dealt with.
I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong section, thanks for your time.