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Search your library for up to three basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. You gain 7 life.
Nissa's Renewal Discussion
3 weeks ago
Another tip for possible cuts, I usually recommend 36 lands. So because of that you can cut a swamp or forest to maybe squeeze in a <1 dollar card. Also bolas citadel isn't really the best card in the world unless you are building a combo deck and this deck seems more beat/stax then combo. So that should also help with budget and help ya squeeze another <1 dollar card. Also instead of harrow, consider Circuitous Route (1 dollar), Rampant Growth (40 cents), Search for Tomorrow (30 cents), Nissa's Renewal (50 cents), Khalni Heart Expedition (34 cents), and Explore (25 cents). I run all of these in my vaevictis deck( Jund Ramp/Jund stax). Very good ramp spells and a lot more better suited for this deck than harrow. Harrow is a lot better in a lands matter type deck. I really shill explore because you can draw and play an extra land, but if ya want a land tutor I would go circuitous route and/or khalni heart expedition cause they can tutor two basic lands.
2 months ago
I would go Rampant Growth , Farseek , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot over Explosive Vegetation , Nissa's Renewal and Gilded Lotus . Most dragons are 6 CMC, therefore you should focus on getting 5 mana on turn 3 or 4.
I would also lower the number of lands to 37-38 and rely more on mana accelerants (at least 10). Since white and blue are minority on this deck, you might replace Arcane Sanctum , Mystic Monastery and Seaside Citadel with Vivid Crag , Vivid Marsh and Vivid Grove .
I noticed my Ur-Dragon is 37% red, and I have many 2-3 CMC green ramp, so I set a rule: every tapland must produce green (so I can cast any 2 CMC ramp spell on turn 2) and every other nonbasic land must produce red (so I can cast the red cost reducer shamans and the RRR dragons on curve).
2 months ago
You might consider Key to the City as a way to throw away dead sorcery spells to find more action. And if you can make unblockable creatures, Primal Bellow , Timbermaw Larva and Blanchwood Armor would close out a game quickly.
This would take some of the focus away from wolves, and more on to the "number of forests" part of Howl of the Night Pack . I'm not sure that's any better.
2 months ago
Burgeoning Exploration Solemn Simulacrum Skyshroud Claim Nature's Lore Farseek Abundance Sylvan Library Gush Kodama's Reach Sakura-Tribe Elder Sporemound Mana Breach Overburden Wood Elves Yavimaya Elder Llanowar Scout Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip Burnished Hart Farhaven Elf Explore Splendid Reclamation Nissa's Renewal Boundless Realms Nissa's Pilgrimage Animist's Awakening Far Wanderings Life from the Loam Grow from the Ashes Collective Voyage Horn of Greed Ghirapur Orrery Rites of Flourishing Into the Wilds Temple of the False God Myriad Landscape Amulet of Vigor Ghost Town Urban Evolution The Mending of Dominaria Thawing Glaciers Cultivate Sylvan Ranger Manabond Skyshroud Ranger Coral Atoll Ensnare Fathom Seer Flooded Shoreline Meloku the Clouded Mirror Parallax Tide Planar Overlay Storm Cauldron Tidal Bore Thwart Trade Routes Tragic Lesson Uyo, Silent Prophet
5 months ago
Nissa's Renewal : pretty high CMC for a sorcery speed land tutor for basics. Better options available. Maybe Circuitous Route , too. I don't like paying 4 for two tapped lands at sorcery speed. Same with Explosive Vegetation .
6 months ago
The easiest way to speed up a deck is by removing ETB tapped lands. I highly suggest running Command Tower , as well as City of Brass and Mana Confluence . If you have access to it, Cavern of Souls is a good option for any tribal deck, but Unclaimed Territory is another good option. Forbidden Orchard , Exotic Orchard and Reflecting Pool are more interesting lands to consider.
Green dorks and two-mana rocks are also very good. I see you're running Birds of Paradise , but Elves of Deep Shadow , Llanowar Elves , Rampant Growth , Fyndhorn Elves , Orcish Lumberjack and (if you can) Noble Hierarch are also great additions. If you want to invest relatively heavily into your dork-base, Bloom Tender is REALLY good in chromatic decks. If you find yourself facing a lot of blue decks, Carpet of Flowers is a good idea, too; Joiner Adept acts as a second Chromatic Lantern .
Fellwar Stone is good. The talisman cycles ( Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Impulse , Talisman of Unity , Talisman of Progress and the new five from Modern Horizons) are all good; I suggest that most, if not all, of your mana rocks should be two or less mana. Using a land like Ancient Tomb also helps cast these turn one. Signets like Dimir Signet or Boros Signet are good too, although I think most of the time the talismans will be better. Gilded Lotus is a good exception to my CMC rule in a deck with as many fat creatures as yours.
I don't think Nissa's Renewal is very good; generally, ramp is good in the early game, but not so good by the time you reach six mana. Nature's Lore , Rampant Growth , Farseek , Cultivate and/or Kodama's Reach are all powerful ramp spells you can fire off early. I think the first three are better, if only because they can fetch non-basics like Breeding Pool or Godless Shrine . I'm not as much a fan of the other two, but experience will show if they're worth including. Finally, I think Skyshroud Claim is better than Explosive Vegetation .
If at all possible, tutors are good. Demonic Tutor is the gold standard here, but Diabolic Tutor is a good, more affordable alternative. Vampiric Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Sylvan Tutor , Dark Petition and Gamble are all good cards as well, though their affordability varies tremendously.
Red comes with good counter counter magic options. Price of Glory is a good card if you want to discourage opponents playing on your turn, and Pyroblast is a good way to stop Counterspell and friends. Cards like Pyrostatic Pillar can punish decks with lower curves.
Card draw is at a premium in EDH. Staff of Nin is easy on the colored mana and gives you an extra draw each turn, and Phyrexian Arena is another good option. Harmonize , Concentrate and Painful Truths are good draw-threes.
Because your deck is running a LOT of fatties (and the best fatties, at that, 'cause they're dragons), you may find cards like Lurking Predators is be pretty good; Descendants' Path is a similar card. Depending on how fatty-heavy your meta is, Eureka effects like Show and Tell may be good. Sneak Attack is good if you want to use one-time face-smacks like Nicol Bolas or your already included Oros, the Avenger .
If you DON'T want to run dorks, and opt for artifact ramp instead, depending on your meta you may have a good time with cards like Porphyry Nodes or Night of Souls' Betrayal . Effects like Pyroclasm and Volcanic Fallout can also wipe out opponent's boards if they choose to go wide.
I think EDH decks tend to need a lot of mass removal. By Force is a favorite of mine, and Toxic Deluge , Wrath of God , Ritual of Soot and Supreme Verdict are all great if you have access to them. Back to Nature is good if you choose to cut down on the number of enchantments you're running, but Nature's Claim or Krosan Grip are also pretty good options.
If your curve is really high, things like Timesifter can be pretty brutal.
I'm not super sure Niv-Mizzet Reborn is very good. I don't know if you'll be getting very much card advantage, because you have a lot of cards that are more or less than exactly two colors. I think a card-draw spell like the ones I mentioned above would be better, like Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time .
Good luck with deck building my man!
6 months ago
Forgive me I'm not sure how to edit my posts but you could also add some ramp I used in a deck that dropped lands on the battlefield. Those included: Nissa's Pilgrimage , Explosive Vegetation , and Nissa's Renewal
8 months ago
Abundance Primeval Bounty Retreat to Kazandu Seismic Assault Burgeoning Khalni Heart Expedition The Mending of Dominaria Rites of Flourishing Expedition Map Sword of the Animist Traverse the Ulvenwald Journey of Discovery Nature's Lore Farseek Ground Assault Nissa's Renewal Broken Bond The Great Aurora Hour of Promise Skyshroud Claim Nissa's Pilgrimage Verdant Confluence Rampant Growth Animist's Awakening Scapeshift Boundless Realms Sylvan Scrying Explosive Vegetation Struggle Realms Uncharted Crop Rotation
Nissa's Renewal occurrence in decks from the last year
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