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Creature — Human Druid
Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.) As long as Nightshade Peddler is paired with another creature, both creatures have Deathtouch.
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Nightshade Peddler Discussion
2 months ago
Thanks for all the suggestions! I did origionally have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker included but took him out as I couldn't justify having him in if not for the infinite combos lol. Will definitely take a look at fitting in Ranging Raptors and Nightshade Peddler as I can see them going really well with this list. I'm at least sideboarding Stoneforge Mystic as well!
2 months ago
One card I love with Marath is Nightshade Peddler, as giving Marath deathtouch turns his ability into "Remove one counter from Marath, Destroy target creature" (as you no doubt know given Basilisk Collar's inclusion). I also like to run the Birthing Pod line with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to make infinite tokens, but as you mentioned preferring to play a bit more casually that infinite combo may be a bit much for your playgroup (depending). Ranging Raptors is another card I like with Marath, ping it and ramp into next week. Stoneforge Mystic can be good to fetch up you equipment cards.
4 months ago
This deck seems fun to play, because new opponents will hate you, since banding is known as a very complicated mechanic. Admitably its not as bad as its rumored to be.
Couldn't soulbonds be cool for this deck? Adds an other layer of teaming up, almost like a double-band. Silverblade Paladin seemed like the best one, as it does not pump the power, so you still get the flanking thing form Sidar Kondo. But Wolfir Silverheart, Nightshade Peddler, Diregraf Escort and Nearheath Pilgrim all seem fun if you really like the idea.
Ofc, this does not exactly fit your old cards theme, but it's a cool addition to the banding mechanic.
6 months ago
Illusionist's Bracers are insanely good on Marath, when he's equipped with Basilisk Collar or bonded with Nightshade Peddler, or Aura Shards is out, and you put on Illusionist's Bracers, you become the god of removal.
Fertilid and Marath are of course my fav haha, essentially pay 3 with Marath as many times as you have mana and counters to keep finding basic lands.
Cathars' Crusade is amazing.
Vigor is great.
Archangel of Thune with Spike Feeder for a lifegain combo: remove a +1 from Spike to gain 2 life, which triggers Archangel to put a +1 back on Spike, which you can remove endlessly for infinite life and an infinitely pumped board.
6 months ago
I'd try and get more Deathtouch in there, actually! The combo of deathtouch and trample is just too superb to ignore. Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail and Quietus Spike are all reasonable options - maybe Nightshade Peddler if you're on a budget.
Asides from that, you might as well run Llanowar Elite and Goblin Gaveleer in place of Defiant Elf and Charging Badger, and Nef-Crop Entangler over Satyr Rambler. You might also be interested in Legion Loyalist - he's another way to get trample on your creatures, has haste, and even adds some other tasty abilities to the pile. Spawnwrithe has a superb ability and sorely needs the pump that Stonebrow provides - it feels like a natural fit.
You might also like Mwonvuli Beast Tracker - you can never have enough tutoring in EDH, and she can get several of your creatures - and Skarrg Guildmage. He's not great, but a 2/2 for 2 is a solid chassis and he's another way to ensure trample on all of your creatures for just two mana!
11 months ago
Ulasht has more of a token focus than Marath does, seeing as Ulasht grows with creatures and Marath just grows the more times he dies. That said, you can make an Ulasht deck, splash white for Marath and everything will still be happy. Enough of that though.
A bit of help from a Marath player running Primal surge, who basically had the same draw problem you did.
It's like harmonize, that's as big as your commander is, and does that much damage to target player.
Also, to the comment about not having responses to indestructible creatures: Fack that soul-scar mage shiz, pick up a Sword of Kaldra, and start running an equipment package.
Actually since I'm bringing up deathtouch, Nightshade Peddler is great too.
11 months ago
How do you like the deck so far? The Rancor + deathtouch interaction looks fun too; worth pointing out it in the description. Hope it plays well and you have fun with it!
More random thoughts - any cool first strike granters? Another color suggestion might be red for both first strike and natural pingers to go with Nightshade Peddler. Say Thornscape Apprentice for first strike and the almighty Sparksmith for pinging.
1 year ago
WootWoot57 thanks for the info. I was unaware of Khalni Garden and I've included 3,but I've already considered the rest. Unfortunately a lot of those are too slow to be played in modern. Actually I just removed Ant Queen and replaced her with Nightshade Peddler for that reason. I'm able to play them earlier and it gives me some stall time. I'm probably going to be using 2 Parallel Lives and 1 Doubling Season (I already have one) for now until I see how the deck compares to other modern decks. Thanks for the advice!