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Discard a card: Noose Constrictor gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Noose Constrictor Discussion
1 week ago
So I recently came across Olivia's Dragoon and realized that I somehow missed this excellent creature that let's you discard to pump it. It's in the vein of Wild Mongrel and Noose Constrictor. What I want opinions on, is which 2 of these 3 pitch-creatures should I run? I'm leaning towards ditching Wild Mongrel due to the fact that Noose Constrictor has Reach and Olivia's Dragoon gains Flying when pumped... The seem more relevant than the Mongrel's ability to change colour.
Any thoughts, loyal subject of the Hypnotoad?
3 weeks ago
APPLE01DOJ thanks I thought you were being funny, my bad.
Boza, the Deaths Shadow thing would work but I would have to cut A LOT of cards and that’s not really ideal. I was thinking like a one card replacement (such as Noose Constrictor, but not him because he’s trash. Thanks though.
2 months ago
The most obvious suggestions are Wild Nacatl and Scavenging Ooze, but more significantly I think you need to cut the blue, running to four colours is pushing both your creature and lands to meet the colour requirements. What I'd do is cut 3x Retreat to Coralhelm 3x Birds of Paradise 2x Lotus Cobra and instead have 4x of each Nacatl and Ooze. Dropping to 3 colours should make your mana a little more consistent too.
Outside of that you could try Noose Constrictor to let you discard some lands before playing Knight of the Reliquary, it could be a reasonable play. I guess the other issue is that you don't really have any evasion; a flying, trample or menace threat might be useful...
I hope that is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.
3 months ago
3 months ago
I think I'll be getting a Chains of Acid soon, it seems like a lovely card for the chaos Phelddagrif deck I'm considering.
Noose Constrictor is actually one way this deck can win lol. It's a discard outlet, though Skirge Familiar is preferable. It goes like this: discard Dakmor Salvage to Noose Constrictor, Noosy gets +1/+1, a land hit the graveyard but replace the draw with a dredge, repeat until Noosy is big enough to kill whoever's unfortunate enough to not have a blocker. And if winning off it isn't an option, you can still just discard lands to it for draw power. Wild Mongrel is often included in The Gitrog Monster decks for the same reasons.
Alright, you've convinced me. Summer is out, Azusa is in.
3 months ago
Hey, well:I would take off Noose Constrictor for the Lady Azusa, Lost but Seeking, The constrictor is a GREAT card but I can't see how it get this deck to win, Azusa is the Ladyramp so it has more game in this deck than the snake (I THINK). Also you can replace Summer Bloom
I wouldn't take off Oracle of Mul-Daya, Between Oracle and Azusa there is MORE RAMP so MORE FUN <3 hahaha (and both of them are PERMANENT RAMP so = PERMANENT FUN).
Chain of Acid get out of control ALWAYS, its kinda funny-useful card, but it's VERY situational.
I have considered beast within and nature's lore, i'll give it a try :)
3 months ago
Hey there !
I would suggest you some ramps spells like Rampant Growth, Nature's Lore ( my personnal favorite ), Farseek ( even if the fact that you don't include Bayou or Overgrown Tomb makes it less effective ), Kodama's Reach and Cultivate have the advantage of not being turn two drops so you can get your commander on the table and next turn start to ramp.
I really don't like the Tempt with Discovery and I usually am not tempted when anyone plays a card like it. It is way too expensive even if, in the right condition I get it, that cards goes bonkers and trim your deck. Also even if Harvest Season is a great card on paper, you want to ramp early, even if you didn't miss a drop you can only hope for a 3 lands spells on turn three. Considering you would need a Sol Ring in your hand, a basic of each color, Thrull Parasite, Sakura-Tribe Elder AND Noose Constrictor in your opening hand. That's a real struggle I think. You would rather have a 1-2 ramp spell most of the time.
I love the inclusion of Uncage the Menagerie but it only has 5 targets at X=3 ( if you didn't draw any yet ) and 5 at X=4, I think it would be interresting to work on that and change a bit your curve. I would prefer going for more 3CMC cards, as I think casting more cards is better than casting a big one each turn.
Some good 3 mana creatures that would fit your deck are :
Banewhip Punisher : Good cheap removal that gets often overlooked.
Serrated Biskelion : Two snakes in a turn if Hapatra is on the battlefield.
Another great creature that I would love to include in my deck if the format was 101 cards is Tenacious Hunter pretty budget and a killer in 1v1.
Sorry for the long comment, hope this helps in case you were seaching for some new cards to look at for your deck that seems already fun to me :) Have a nice day !
3 months ago
The whole deck is a sick beast. Totally love this. I really just don't get what drekavak is there for. Just to trigger the madness on alms of the vein? Noose Constrictor or Wild Mongrel might be better for that as you don't have to trigger the madness as the creature enters.