Novijen, Heart of Progress
: Add to your mana pool.
, : Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature that entered the battlefield this turn.
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Novijen, Heart of Progress Discussion
6 days ago
I have a few suggestions that I think would help speed this deck up and make it even deadlier than it already is.
Cards I think you could live without:
My first suggestion is to add 4 or 5 more land. 31 land is very low, especially for a four color build, and missing land drops will hinder your game plan significantly.
Second suggestion is to consider more mana ramp. Having great ramp is essential to a quick, efficient start. Starting off slow will usually get you killed.
Third suggestion is cards I like for this theme. Just a few badass toys for your deck to mess around with.
Fun card suggestions:
1 week ago
Let me give you some advise based on what I see in your list. Did you consider these cards:
- Novijen, Heart of Progress
- Hornet Queen
- Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
- Squirrel Nest
- Cold-Eyed Selkie
- Coiling Oracle
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1 month ago
HaunterHunter: Thanks for the feedback!
Plaxcaster Frogling will definitely be making his way into the deck. One of my current fears is losing a utility creature or a heavy-hitter to spot-removal. Won't save me from board wipes, but that's why I have Cauldron of Souls.
Gyre Sage isn't too important for a four-color deck since she would mostly end up being a source of colorless mana. That being said, I'll look at what changes I make and see if I can find a spot for her; dorks are always nice!
How I managed to miss Bloodspore Thrinax I'll never know. I need to go back and do a Devour/Graft search on Gathered to see what slipped through my fingers.
I don't describe the deck as "Proliferate" so much as "Look at all my counters." Granted, Atraxa does have a Proliferate trigger, but it's secondary to most of my other goals for the deck. That being said, I am considering Fuel for the Cause to replace Disallow. The extra mana might be painful though, and I like being able to counter activated abilities, so it's something I'll have to mull over.
Edric, Spymaster of Trest will definitely make his way in, especially since he lets me play a little more politically (no pun intended). If I can find room for it, I might also add Bident of Thassa to force my opponents to throw themselves at, for instance, an extremely pumped Kalonian Hydra.
Novijen, Heart of Progress looks pretty dank, but I think Zameck Guildmage fills that niche for me. Granted, creature destruction is easier than land destruction, but I can't see him drawing too much hate as it is.
Command Tower will be going in for one of my more expensive non-basics, Rogue's Passage will find a way in somehow and Reliquary Tower... well, I'm gonna have to playtest a bit more to see if my card draw necessitates an unlimited hand size.
Thanks again for the feedback!
1 month ago
Plaxcaster Frogling? shroud for two mana?
Gyre Sage? for manas
Bloodspore Thrinax for the same thing as master biomancer
Fuel for the Cause, Steady Progress, Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp, Viral Drake, Spread the Sickness, Grim Affliction. These are all proliferate cards, some are draw power, some removal, a counterspell and one infect. Proliferation is usually good in a proliferation deck. xD
Novijen, Heart of Progress gives free counters to creatures that came in this turn
2 months ago
Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Ezuri, Claw of Progress might make good additions to your deck. Brawn and Wonder both make great cards to discard or let Sidisi, Brood Tyrant mill and get their abilities.Morbid Curiosity with some of your Grave Pact type of cards could mean a great value. Novijen, Heart of Progress seems like good deck tech. High Market is a good way for you to get a little life back. Blighted Woodland is actually better than it looks. Perpetual Timepiece helps with your self mill. Elixir of Immortality in case you go too hard on the self mill. The Gitrog Monster because he's annoying af. Nyx Weaver more graveyard manipulation. Massacre Wurm is good. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord possible win con. Gisa and Geralf need to be able to use your graveyard as a resource. Zombie Apocalypse. Deadbridge Chant let's you use your graveyard as resource.Mikaeus, the Unhallowed so good. Risen Executioner another buff on a stick. Splinterfright more self mill. Evanescent Intellect let's sidisi mill without swinging. Extractor Demon could give you self mill your help you mill out an opponent.Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Hermit Druid both synergize well with sidisi. Laboratory Maniac as a safety net if you go too hard. Empty the Pits 4 mana plus your whole graveyard at an opponents end step could be stupid crazy. Eternal Witness grabbing what you need from your graveyard. Blood Artist makes all of those toekns even scarier as they are 2 point swings no matter what. Mesmeric Orb just have everyone mill. See the Unwritten this could do some work for you. Pharika's Mender another way to grab something from your graveyard. Deadwood Treefolk same as last card. Phyrexian Reclamation. Dig Through Time. Recollect. Praetor's Counsel all make your graveyard resource. Cellar Door. Eldrazi Monument. Distant Melody.Gaea's Blessing. Jarad's Orders.Unbreathing Horde. Lich Lord of Unx.
2 months ago
So what are you really wanting to do? Cause I'm seeing a few issues. I'm trying to keep all the suggestions cheapish, but also suggest some over time improvements.
First of all, lands. Please don't put them with different arts when you are trying to get deck help. It just makes it more of a pain to look at and suggest stuff.
Secondly, painlands. They tap for your colours and if you don't want to pay life, they tap for . As do the filterlands.
Thirdly, there are more useful utility lands you could run. Eye of Ugin is 2 mana for eldrazi and a consistent source of cards. Bojuka Bog exiles a graveyard for ingest stuff. Duskmantle, House of Shadow, Alchemist's Refuge, Grim Backwoods, Nephalia Drownyard, Novijen, Heart of Progress all tap for that much needed colourless, while having useful side effects.
I don't think Blisterpod, Hedron Crawler, Mist Intruder, Walking Atlas, are where you want to be as they are small cards, small effects, don't have Ingest etc. You also aren't running any emerge that you need the extra bodies for.
If you focus on either rushing the big eldrazi via ramp, with smaller utility eldrazi for ingest and useful effects that might work a bit better. I can suggest stuff for that, but I am guessing you are fairly new/limited on card selection?
3 months ago
I took a second look at your deck, and came up with a couple suggestions:
Evolution Vat is something I would consider for the sideboard in case the game state stalls out. Reliable, repeating source of more +1/+1 counters.
Novijen, Heart of Progress is a suggestion for a similar reason. Giving out more counters to everything!
Plaxcaster Frogling is something you may want to consider if you're also worried about targetted removal.
3 months ago
-Orvos- you seem to be forgetting that you have four Birds of Paradise in the deck. Odds of pulling up either creature in your opening hand is 65.36%. As for Novijen, Heart of Progress, it is better in the early game for this deck. I, however, agree, its use just isn't good enough. As for Crystalline Crawler, The Gatherer does not say if it is legal in modern or not. Its card frame is a modern frame which implies it is legal unless stated otherwise.