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Loxodon Smiter can't be countered.If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Loxodon Smiter, put it onto the battlefield instead of putting it into your graveyard.
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Loxodon Smiter Discussion
3 weeks ago
nice deck im just adquire mirri for my tiny leaders im woorking on my deck
what about :
Grove of the Guardian - tokens for tap and a big creature
Lightning Greaves over boots -
Dromoka's Command- counter +1 removal and enchantment hate
Selesnya Charm- buff or token
Scavenging Ooze- must be in graveyard hate
Den Protector- aggro and card for graveyard
Spear of Heliod - buff and removal
Kitchen Finks- life and life
Loxodon Smiter- big creature no counter
Voice of Resurgence this have to be
1 month ago
Hi Bantetsu,With the same multicolor flavour (which I really find nice, btw), why not try something like Might of the Nephilim as a finisher? Predatory Focus is good, but in Modern, you're unlikely to have so many creatures staying on board, it's a little expensive (in case you don't get this fifth land...), and instant speed is much better. In the same vein, Modern being about reactivity, maybe you should put low CCM control/defense spells mainboard, at least 4 Path to Exile for example. Brave the Elements could also be a must!But I don't know what could go out in replacement. Although it is a better creature overall, if you want to decrease the deck price and stick to the multicolor flavour, you could remove the Voice of Resurgence. Depending on the kind of control you're playing against, you could put either Kitchen Finks or Loxodon Smiter in the side. But I know the dilemma :-), I have to make the same choice in one of my decks (My Rhino is heavy but it adapts!. Anyway, good luck with the brew!
1 month ago
Thanks a lot for the suggestions Josu and VesuvanDoppelbanger! First and foremost, I can't believe I forgot to add Loxodon Smiter at least somewhere in the 75 as it is great against disruption and works well to activate Rhonas the Indomitable and Ghalta. Knight of the Reliquary is also an interesting suggestion. With all the fetches I'm running, it could definitely get out of hand quickly. I'll have to do some testing to see how it performs, mostly I'm just worried that it could be just a bit slow without the Retreat to Coralhelm combo. Regarding the lands, I would most likely add Kessig Wolf Run over Gavony Township because it can give trample to Ghalta for just which, at that point, is already pretty much game over. As for Phyrexian Soulgorger and Soul's Fire, these are the kind of janky combos I really love to see. I will surely do some testing with them but I think I'm going to have to save at least the soulgorger for a Solemnity combo deck with some Kitchen Finks, and Phyrexian Unlifes; the deck could be pretty scary imo.
1 month ago
I think the Knight of the White Orchids are leftover from the landfall theme, this deck had earlier. Now they aren't very good - decent, when on the draw, but without Temple Garden, they lack a really good target. And on the play, it's just a 2/2 first striker... not really exciting.
Other than that... points to budget-tag... all the nice and expensive sideboard cards. And Voice of Resurgence also isn't exactly budget (even if it is nowhere near the pricetag it had way-back-when). Same goes for Kitchen Finks, which is a stupidly overpriced uncommon.
Currently, you've gone down way too far on lands. You need about 23-24. And... eh... there's no plains for your Flagstones of Trokair or Knight of the White Orchid to find. Loxodon Smiter could go to the sideboard, perhaps... it's not every game you get to choose what to discard, and then it's just a beatstick.
Dauntless Escort and Selfless Spirit has the same sac-ability, and spirit is a decent alternative, as it has some evasion, and you can pick it up with Renegade Rallier. On the other hand, escort gets so much buff from Wilt-Leaf Liege and is already bigger.
1 month ago
Check out the Little Kid deck, then. You're already playing most of the cards in your deck, you just have to trim down to 60 cards and get rid of the lands that always come into play tapped.
So (from your current card pool) your deck would look like:
2x Ajani's Pridemate
1x Archangel of Thune
2x Fleecemane Lion
2x Loxodon Smiter
2x Narnam Renegade
3x Qasali Pridemage
2x Renegade Rallier
3x Soul Warden
3x Soul's Attendant
1x Voice of Resurgence
4x Wilt-Leaf Liege
The easiset way to improve this would be to add:
...and take out:
Your sideboard would be:
2 months ago
since you're running BOPs, maybe Gavony Township as a 1-of (i know you dont want many non-colored mana sources, but it could be another mana dump if youre stuck with some jank hand). Here's the changes i'd make:
-4 Rancor (love it, but begs to get 2-for-1'd, when most of your creatures are bolt-able and have no evasion or protection, otherwise and it makes BOP into an actual real creature late game), -1 Forest, +1 CoCo, +1 Kird Ape, +1 Gavony Township, +1 Dryad Arbor, +1 Loam Lion.
For SB options, i like Stony Silence, Ancient Grudge, and Smash to Smithereens (in that order) better than Nature's Claim. hell, i even like Naturalize or Disenchant better, tbh. i dont think 2 mana is out of the question. since you are playing a zoo variation, you arent likely to slam a bunch of 5+ power creatures at the opponent at once, so the 4 life gain might actually matter. idk. personal preference, i suppose. it is nice to have some enchantment removal as well in case of bogles, but that kind of depends on the meta.
With CoCo in your deck, your sideboard could be open to more tech creatures, instead of some of the spells/enchantments. like Spellskite for bogles, Vithian Renegades, War Priest of Thune, Reclamation Sage, and Viridian Shaman for artifact/enchantment hate, Lantern Scout, Kor Firewalker, or Lone Missionary for burn hate. or generally a bunch of random hatebears and miscellaneous stuff to cover your bases like Harsh Mentor, Loxodon Smiter, Tunnel Ignus, Aegis of the Gods, Hushwing Gryff, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Qasali Pridemage, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Gaddock Teeg... Basically whatever your meta has a ton of going on, theres a creature version to hate on it. I'm a big fan of Rest in Peace because it totally bones a handful of decks, but if you're firing off Collected Companys, with your SB hate lost in your deck somewhere, you stand a much better chance of pulling it out, than if it were an enchantment.
Just some suggestions. love zoo. like the idea youve got with the dino and god in there. seems cool. +1
3 months ago
I appreciate the sideboard advice. That's the main thing I still need to work on. I really don't know what would be best for this type of deck.
I considered Sylvan Caryatid, I used to run it when I started building this deck because I had so many expensive spells. I'm thinking about Loxodon Smiter and Wilt-Leaf Liege in which case I may need more Mana. I'm not really in a position to pick up Noble Hierarch right now. The main issue I see there is that to add those guys I may need to get rid of the Assault Formation and Doran, the Siege Tower which makes Sylvan Caryatid less good.
"Next Level Abzan" looks pretty cool. I definitely like the token spamming. I could see that being a very fun deck. Thank you for opening my eyes to it.