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Noxious Revival Discussion
47 minutes ago
I've added Earthquake for the need to clear out a lot of opposing mana dorks, as I'm seeing a lot of fast starts in my pods lately on the back of them. If it would hit my own, I just sandbag it a bit into a one-sided board wipe.
Noxious Revival is in the list for the flexibility and value it provides, but also because you can use it, with Greater Good on the field, to chain 2x Patriarch's Bidding in subsequent turns. That's been a fun play.
As to ramp, as you say, the deck starts to get crowded around 3-5CMC, and with the added mana dorks/cost reducers and artifact mana, I haven't minded dropping Cultivate and Skyshroud Claim so far. If anything when I played them I'd be sequencing them after dropping other cards in that CMC slot, and then there would be tension about when if ever to play them, so they'd be dead in hand. So maybe they're just too slow for the speed and consistency we're going for?
As to Despark , that's probably a meta call but has been OK so far. There have been more than a few times when 1. the BG on Abrupt Decay would have been easier to produce and 2. the CMC restriction would have been better for Abrupt Decay vs Despark , but in most cases, in 75% metas, a lot of the "must answer" threats are indeed above 4CMC.
How has your list been performing lately?
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I'm working on changing my thrasios deck into an ultra competitive list like this. I have a few questions of some of the cards.
Yawgmoth's Will : This card is really powerful, except it seems to mess with the combo turn too much. Have you considered taking it out if it's just used as a general value card? What circumstances would I absolutely need this?
Memory's Journey : I don't have a timetwister so this is the recommended "loop" card. Is there a reason I can't use Isochron Scepter with Noxious Revival along with Paradox Engine or Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter ? Assuming I'm on the combo turn, memory's journey seems like a nice source of redundancy but not actually required.
2 weeks ago
Great suggestions Chhris! Thank you. :)
Exploration is definitely something in mind for the deck, when funds allow. I think Faith's Reward + Wilderness Reclamation are great stand alone suggestions, but in tandem they're a great combo! Definite add. Leave / Chance is the only one I'm not hot about. I think once I get Reinforcements & Noxious Revival they'll make this card a little redundant. I'd be more inclined to look at Heroic Intervention or Unbreakable Formation , I think. Some blanket protection is definitely a good call!
When I first started brewing Naya, Mayael the Anima was the very first General I gravitated towards before choosing Gishath. Can't wait to check it out, and thanks again for the great suggestions! :)
2 weeks ago
No real updates to the list to share, but I did get to jam a fun little Magical Christmasland game yesterday, wherein I used Noxious Revival to chain back to back Patriarch's Bidding turns with Greater Good out, and I lucked into 1. no distruption and 2. every dragon in the deck in the graveyard.
2 weeks ago
For my upcoming expenditures on the deck, though, I may prioritize the 4x red ABUR duals I'm missing over the Cradle (my competitive lists are all witch-maw, BUG, or mono-U). And I'm still not sure I want to sink another grand into the deck, as $1.5k is a decent ballpark cutoff for most 75% lists (I've seen most cutoffs at precon; $20 updated precon; budget/$100 or under; $500; $1.5k-ish; and no budget).
As for Skyshroud Claim , I have taken it out but haven't missed it so far. I slotted Greater Good into that slot, and added the Patriarch's Bidding and Noxious Revival package to go along with that, and it's been really fun so far. I haven't been behind on mana with the diversified ramp package (dorks, rocks, green land ramp spells), and it's been solid to go either for the Savage Ventmaw + Aggravated Assault win or the mass reanimation win depending on the draw/development/interaction.
3 weeks ago
-Good catch; I did indeed mean to tag Dromoka, the Eternal in that post. After some more testing I am coming around to the fact that the multiple triggers are fine with dorks out, both to beef up blockers and because it doesn't take too many triggers to go off before you're putting them on bodies with evasion/non-mana abilities. It has also been relevant to getting Selvala, Heart of the Wilds out of a lower-X Toxic Deluge range.
-As to Dragons, I'm currently not missing any particular one that I've cut, including Hellkite Tyrant . If anything it just increases our perceived threat level and draws hate a bit before we're equipped to snowball or deal with it. I may make some cuts to find room again for Dragonlord Kolaghan and Glorybringer , in that order.
- Teferi's Protection is another card that's a meta call, but personally I'm still a bit down on it, as it is very good for casual games but very meh for competitive games. It saved my bacon against an alpha swing from a Bogles-style Enchantress deck once, but it doesn't protect from infinite mill wins, and usually also some storm wins, Lab Man lines, and/or Walking Ballista lines. I'd rather just have the single one blue counterspell, Stubborn Denial , for backup against Cyclonic Rift or sweeper effects we don't want to see stick. The Greater Good package is here for more consistent sweeper protection with a higher ceiling, and I don't like holding up 3CMC for what is often essentially a flexible Fog effect. But that's just me, and in many cases Teferi's Protection can be a real beast. I'd just rather have the flexibility and lower CMC of the hard counter for non-creature spells.
-I don't think we need 3CMC draw, either; instead, I'm looking at a way to recur Patriarch's Bidding so we can go off twice and dig through most of the deck over two turns with Greater Good out. So far I'm going the most mana-efficient route and playing Noxious Revival , as that also can serve as graveyard hate against opponents in corner cases, and since it can be cast for 2 life/Phyrexian mana only, and at instant speed (vs Regrowth ).
-If anything, at the moment, I may do some work on my land choices, eventually just biting the bullet and swapping the extra Forest/Mountain in Sheltered Thicket for Taiga , re-evaluating Path of Ancestry for Exotic Orchard or Forbidden Orchard , and swapping Homeward Path for another colored source, possibly Sunpetal Grove .
Noxious Revival occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.08%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%