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Map the Wastes
Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Bolster 1. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Map the Wastes Discussion
3 months ago
Assuming I already have playsets of Sakura-Tribe Scout and Sakura-Tribe Elder , I can use them in place of Skyshroud Ranger and Viridian Emissary right? Functionally there doesn't seem to be any difference, but I'm not sure.
4 months ago
Ulvenwald Tracker can be good to kill opposing creatures.
1 year ago
I was thinking, perhaps the familiars should be put in their respective 3-color shards? Or both sections.
1 year ago
1 year ago
I think 34 lands is a little low. Rot Farm is fine unless your group runs a lot of nonbasic hate or Strip Mines. You might want to cut Tainted Wood because you don't have many Swamps. I prefer the Tainted lands in black-heavy decks. In this deck, where green is your main color, I'd rather run Foul Orchard. Though actually Path of Ancestry is better than either Orchard or Guildgate. You're not a tribal deck, but you still get a free scry if you use it to cast Skullbriar, and you have a few other Zombies and Elementals that would get the bonus. Field of Ruin is better than Ghost Quarter. Overgrown Tomb and Woodland Sanctuary are auto-includes if you have them. I don't like Mortuary Mire very much since it only puts the card on top, not in your hand. I'd probably rather just have a Swamp.
As far as ramp, you're green so you don't need Dark Ritual. Cultivate and Kodama's Reach are great and you won't be sad to pick them up. Map the Wastes and New Horizons are on-theme ramp. If you want more stuff to do turn 1, Joraga Treespeaker is fantastic, and you can also run stuff like Elves of Deep Shadow or the classic Llanowar Elves. In the two-slot, Rampant Growth is a fine choice. If you end up getting the Overgrown Tomb in here, you could also consider Farseek or Nature's Lore, but they aren't better than Rampant without the Tomb. And I would probably cut Golgari Signet in favor of land-based ramp, which tends to be less vulnerable. Oh, and Myriad Landscape will play nicely in here as well.
Cuts - Does your group sling around a lot of -1/-1 counters? If not, I'd cut Melira. Glissa feels out of place to me as well with only 13 artifacts. Aetherborn Marauder looks sweet, but my instinct is that most of the time you won't want to move more than one or two counters off your other stuff onto him. Gift of the Deity is probably a good cut too - it's expensive and they're pretty much going to want to block Skullbriar anyhow.
EDIT: Oh, I said some of this stuff before! Well, I guess it's not a crime to repeat oneself, and some of it is new...
1 year ago
I've always wanted to build a Skullbriar deck, and I love counters! You want suggestions? I got suggestions!
For starters, 34 lands is a little low I think, so here's some ramp spells that play into your theme: Ordeal of Nylea, Map the Wastes, and New Horizons . Also Path of Discovery, which isn't exactly ramp but is sweet all the same.
Want more counters? Nissa, Voice of Zendikar will put one on all your dudes! And she's not a $20 card any more, or even close to it. How about some more Auras? Check out Sadistic Glee and Shape of the Wiitigo. Gigantiform gives Skullbriar +7/+7 and trample, no matter how many counters are on him. Or maybe you'd like to use Fallen Ideal to just fly over the blockers instead of crashing through them.
1 year ago
Maybe a few more basic lands and drop some ramp like Quest for Renewal and Rampant Growth to name a couple (instead of Rampant Growth try Map the Wastes). Make it so your playing a land EVERY turn. Also I'd like to suggest limit your dual lands. You play faster if you don't have to wait till your next turn for that one mana you need. Play dual lands like Brushland and Blossoming Sands. Ditch Krosan Verge and Thespian's Stage for same basics. I find while running a 2 color deck that you're better off with as many basics as possible and then have those "special" lands to help out.
1 year ago
Good day to you, good Pyrowolf,
I think you have some solid ideas. A lot of these cards seem like stand alone cards enhanced by Anafenza, which is always solid, but here are a couple cards that might go well with her +1/+1 counter love: Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, because bolster is still solid, and Anafenza won't be weirded out at all by seeing her own ghost. Armament Corps, possibly. Avatar of the Resolute because why not? Crowned Ceratok, because all big guys like trample. Cruel Sadist, repeatable removal. Enduring Scalelord is mainly there for looks, but can be useful if your opponents lack flying. Juniper Order Ranger. Map the Wastes, for that mana ramp/bolster combo (but not a combo combo). Retribution of the Ancients, repeatable removal. Servant of the Scale, for when you want to make sweet, passionate love to counters. And I'd think he works real well with something like Sandsteppe Mastodon. Warden of the First Tree, one of my all-time favorite cards. Like Figure of Destiny, but not as creepy (or as good).
You should maybe try to utilize Anafenza's graveyard hate as well. Black loves to throw things in graveyards, and she would bounce them into exile. Standard discard effects might be nice, but try: Magister of Worth, although it would likely be condemnation if you've been exiling everything. Duress, nothing fancy, but a classic in my opinion. When you can utilize every usable part of your commander without having too much going on, you know you're heading in the right direction.
And here are some additional solid Abzan-colored cards and lands, too: Abzan Banner, it's in the name. Condemn. Command Tower, useful in any EDH deck except mono-colored. Duneblast, in theory, but it is a 7-drop :\ Beast Within, pretty slick instant-speed removal in green. Evolving Wilds. Farseek, multi-colored ramp that is unaffected by color identity. Golgari Rot Farm, solid if you're not trying to go bankrupt on the mana base. Korozda Guildmage, or similar mana sinks for all of that excessive mana you should have with how long you're enduring. Orzhov Basilica. Rampant Growth, solid, but just be looking for mana ramp. Sandsteppe Citadel, probably a good idea. Selesnya Sanctuary.
Pardon, but I think you could find some more useful/powerful cards than AEther Snap, Burst of Energy, and Burst of Strength. AEther Snap is pretty good, I feel like it'd be too counter-productive here.
Remember to keep an eye on draw cards, even stuff like Read the Bones can give you that needed bit of card advantage.
Lastly, your deck may be asking for quite a bit of time and effort to build up into a glorious threat. It would sure be a shame to see all of it go to waste when some plays Hour of Revelation or something like that. Board wipes are inevitable in EDH, but maybe try to find some remedy to that for this deck. Glaring Spotlight could maybe help a little.
I hope these are helpful, good luck!
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