T: Add 1 to your mana pool.
2, T: Choose a color. Add to your mana pool an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)
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Why are you calling this a "Devotion" deck? Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is the only card you have that actually works with devotion other than in your sideboard... Also, why would you splash black in a devotion deck? It seems like Doomwake Giant wouldn't work well in the current format as most creatures have 3-4 toughness (unless you are playing against a token deck). You say that Crater's Claws has the ability to take your opponent "off-guard", but you already have the ability to get large creatures with trample/haste, and if you were thinking for removal, you are playing black, so the opponent would be worried about a Hero's Downfall anyways... Anyways, this doesn't really seem like a G/B devotion deck, just a green deck with 2 red spells and 4 black spells and a devotion land, but not much else
I suggest only 2 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx due to the fact it has the same drawback as Polukranos. Its a legendary land. Granted its a great card in your deck, except if you have a starting hand with 2 or 3 of them then you're kinda screwed. Or even if you top deck one with one already in place, its a crappy top deck. You'd probably want either 2 more forests or some more low costing creatures
Oh, definitely Kiora's Follower . It'd help with devotion on Kruphix, God of Horizons and for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . And even later game to give one of your big baddies essentially vigilance (nothing is worse than coming at someone who just attacked with a big guy and they untap it during the declare blocker phase. Typically a facepalm moment for the apposing force.) Good call!
Maybe at that point ditch some of the Elvish Mystic s and add some Voyaging Satyr s so you can double dip with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx (which can you get a totally sexy amount of manna). Yeah, I am still working out the kinks of that one. I'm a pretty new magic player, and have just started getting my feet wet in standard. I find the limitations pretty challenging to come up with something interesting, but its fun!
I would suggest:
With Sylvan Caryatid , it is hugely necessary to be able to pull her in opening hand so that way, it sets up any color you need for the next few turns. Also, with the shrine and Kruphix...an abundance of mana.
My initial feeling is that the deck is working against itself a little by running aggro and control elements. A deck like this wants to get in and end the game as quickly as possible, and drawing into your control cards isn't going to help that goal when you're on the offensive and trying to find the last few points of damage.
Standard is full of 3-4 toughness creatures right now, so it is going to be difficult to get a lot of value out of main-decked cards like Searing Blood and Circle of Flame . I would be thinking about shifting those over to the sideboard and just bringing them in when you know they are going to be effective, and making room for more cards that just kill your opponent in the main deck. Lightning Strike I don't mind so much, it can at least take out cards like Mantis Rider and Fleecemane Lion , and it can be direct damage to the opponent when needed.
I think Stoke the Flames would be perfect for this deck. It gives you something a little more threatening to cast with your Oracle of Bones , and won't be hard to cast on its own with your creatures. If those aren't accessible for you perhaps something like Hordeling Outburst could be fun to try.
I think 18 lands may be a touch ambitious, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could be more of a hindrance than a help as it doesn't help you early game, and you don't have much of a top end to power out with it. Your mileage may very though, see how the mana base goes.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|