Mistcutter Hydra can't be countered
Haste, Protection from blue
Mistcutter Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
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Not a big fan of Mistcutter Hydra but not sure which one to put in it's place...
Anyways... great deck - I love it!
Tuskguard sits on the three curve well, most of the other slots are saturated curve-wise. However, Reclamation Sage probably provides better utility. I'd rather be playing a Corpsejack Menace or even Primordial Hydra at 4 cmc more than Nylea. Unless you meant Bow of Nylea , because I could see that working well as a good 3-drop in this deck.
Honestly, Tuskguard Captain is kind of a "meh" card, but it has a few upsides in that itself can become a threat as soon as you start doubling counters and it lets Mistcutter Hydra and Primordial Hydra (before 10 counters) punch in for that extra trample damage.
If control is high at your meta then getting Stormbreath Dragon asap is integral. He is expensive, but is such an amazing card that you'll use him here and other decks to make his purchase worthwhile.
Mistcutter Hydra is another great anti-control card that should easily be in your SB if not MB.
Sylvan Caryatid is another great ramper who defies control, and again, is expensive but has the same story as SBD
Okay, budget cards that could make this deck a lot better: Elvish Mystic . Best t1 in standard behind only Thoughtsieze. Fanatic of Xenagos , big, aggro, screws with your opponents mind. Lightning Strike keep your opponents creatures at bay while dropping your own. Heir of the Wilds is amazing. Essentially 2 mana for a 3/3 deathtouch. Polis Crusher is a 4/4 trample that avoids Banishing Light . Rare, yes, but that doesn't mean out of budget. I'm not sure what its current pricing is, but Mistcutter Hydra . I think it speaks for itself. Also, Hydra Broodmaster isn't a bad one either. I've seen him make 7/7s before with xenagos. Not a bad budget deck, but being a gruul player, had to take a look a look at it. +1, keep it up!
well i mean i understand because i'm in the same boat with the limited money i currently have as well but there is always christmas, birthdays, etc. and of course i didnt necessarily mean add every single one. and being a new player its all about experimenting. my advice is talk to people who play a lot and ask for advice as much as possible even if you may thinks its wierd. the few that would really help would be nykthos ($3 each), fleecemane lion ($3 each) and an elspeth or two ($24-ish each) otherwise, on-a-budget cards like Mistcutter Hydra or Eidolon of Blossoms . and for some extra fun maybe try a couple See the Unwritten because that card is just awesome i think. and yes, if you have the problem of money, talk to your friends and people at your local game shop and see if they have any advice as well. and good luck playing magic!
Thank you Sauron_ and Vasagi for you suggestions. I've been learning as well, and I've already been making some changes. I got one more Elvish Mystic , and the only reason I didn't get a second was because they only had one left - I will be maxing them out, and hopefully get at least one more Rattleclaw Mystic . Embodiment of Spring is nice, but thinking about it now, I'm realizing that it's too slow. I'm also looking at dropping the Rugged Highlands , Thornwood Falls & Tomb of the Spirit Dragon and replacing them with Evolving Wilds and just more Forest . The nice thing about the deck is generic mana works just fine, and I think the entering in tapped is really hurting me.
I see what you mean about my damage dealers. I tried to focus on defense until I could get more out, but I think you're right, I don't have more. I could add hitters like Stormbreath Dragon , Pearl Lake Ancient , Mistcutter Hydra , Hydra Broodmaster & Savage Knuckleblade , but that would really get away from the morph mechanic. I could very easily turn this into a powerful attacker deck with these, but I want to try to make the morph aspect viable first. To that end, I'd probably replace some of the deck with more Sagu Mauler and Hooded Hydra cards, reducing Pine Walker and one of the Kheru Spellsnatcher (I do like the idea of having at least one in there).
Disdainful Stroke , Lightning Strike , & Magma Jet are all going to find homes in the revised deck. Crater's Claws will be in there if I can find any. I'm also planning on added some Jeering Instigator and possibly either 1-2 Kruphix, God of Horizons or Prophet of Kruphix , as both would greatly increase the playability of my morph triggers. Any thoughts on this?
|0.12 TIX||0.25 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||0/0|
|Avg. draft pick||2.39|
|Avg. cube pick||4.21|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|