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Mirri's Guile Discussion
1 day ago
That land base is horrible, man, even with a budget!
Add Command Tower for one. You should probably also run Miren, the Moaning Well. Maybe try adding Opal Palace, Reliquary Tower, Rogue's Passage, Vault of the Archangel, Murmuring Bosk, and Forbidding Watchtower for one. You can also try your luck with bounce lands, signets, and tap lands, but you really need to add duals.
1 week ago
If you're looking to cheat things into play, Elvish Piper is great, and Quicksilver Amulet is useful in a few ways. Sure, it costs to activate, but it becomes mana fixing in a pinch, and allows you to sneak something out at the end of the last player's turn, providing pseudo-haste. Both the Piper and the Amulet mean the creature can't be countered, either, which is solid if counterspells are a problem for you.
Other 'cheat into play' cards you might not think of in include Call of the Wild and Zoologist. There are some great cards you could run to help set those cards up, like Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, Sensei's Divining Top, Soothsaying, and even Scroll Rack. I'm not sure you would want to make that many changes to the deck, but they are a few other thoughts maybe outside the box to think about.
3 weeks ago
Erza got some new toys!
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1 month ago
Thanks for checking it out, Bxbx! I plan to solitaire the deck with my son when I get it put together so he understands how the cards work together, and he can hopefully see the setup. He's been playing with me for some a little over a year now, and the best way for him to play is to get familiar with a deck and then he usually starts to recognize what the cards he draws do. He got really familiar with the Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas precon, and he can usually work his way around it pretty well. As stoked as he is about the dinosaurs, I think he'll pick up on this one quick, too.
Thank you for the suggestions, too. I really like Rings of Brighthearth, but I don't have any, and its a bit pricey. I do have some Scroll Racks laying around, so those might find their way into the deck. Call of the Wild is one of my favorite cards, and it pairs nicely with cards like Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, Sensei's Divining Top, and the aforementioned Scroll Rack. Mayael has it built-in, although not nearly as good (since she has to tap and requires all three colors), so I thought I'd play with her as the commander and run some creature tutor to get to Gishath, Sun's Avatar. I've been looking for a theme to run Call of the Wild in, and I think I've found it. We'll see how it goes.
If I want to run Scroll Rack, what do you think I should cut? I also have both of the Huatli planeswalkers, and don't know what to cut for them, either.
Again, thanks for the look! Here's to hoping for more good dinos out of Rivals!
1 month ago
Seedborn Muse+Orrey=Prophet of Kruphix
That mana base could use some real help. Here are some cheaper upgrades
1 month ago
3 removals, like you said, is definitely way too low. Of course, doesn't have a LOT of removal, but you can consider those :
Scour from Existence, Bramblecrush, Desert Twister, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Reclaiming Vines. Land destruction is good for those who use Glacial Chasm, which is bad for your strategy. All Is Dust ONLY if you're in a pinch.
To a certain extent, you can go the route of making everything on the board an artifact with Mycosynth Lattice and all the green artifact/enchantment removal becomes effective against anything - even lands.
Also, an elf deck without Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury? BLASPHEMY! (I'm joking.)
Non-elf too good to pass : Eternal Witness.
Notable utility : Mirri's Guile is a free pseudo scry 3, every turn. Abundance if you do not need any other land drop OR if your absolutely need a land, you can choose... AND! If you got Sylvan Library out with it, it transforms it into a free Draw 3 every turn due to its replacement effect!
Hope this helps a bit!
1 month ago
Can't wait to see how this plays out. I'm in the process of putting one of these together for my son, but using Mayael the Anima as the commander. My thoughts were to use cards like Call of the Wild and Zoologist to cheat the cost of getting the dinos out, setting up the library with Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Sensei's Divining Top.
I like Pyrohemia. Nice way to trigger the Enrage mechanic. Looks like fun!
Also just wanted to say I really enjoy your show, and I try to listen to a couple of episodes every night while I'm driving around at work. I started from the beginning of your episodes, because I figure it can help me with getting back into Magic.
Keep up the good work!
1 month ago
Sylvan Library is the best carddraw engine you can think of in naya decks. You would include it in almost any green deck that does not have access to blue. It does not let you scry to the bottom BUT it lets you manage what to draw and what to keep on top of your library for the Gisharth Trigger, so that no useless dinosaur ends up in your hand and less utility cards are revealed through the trigger.
It's the same with Mirri's Guile except it's no carddraw.