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Nylea, God of the Hunt
Legendary Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to green is less than five, Nylea isn't a creature. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)
Other creatures you control have trample.
: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Nylea, God of the Hunt Discussion
1 day ago
First of all, a commander deck must have exactly 100 cards (including your commander), and you have 106
I suggest you remove some lands, as that takes up almost 50% of your deck
Now, if I were to build a Mazirek deck, I would definitely go with a heavy token strategy, as tokens are relatively easy to produce (especially in Golgari), expendable, and given enough time and resources, can easily win you the game.
So, with that in mind, I suggest you remove these:
-1 Sedge Scorpion, Typhoid Rats, Tormented Soul, Pharika's Chosen, Blisterpod, Black Cat, Elderscale Wurm, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Ghoultree, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dark Betrayal, Traveler's Amulet, Kheru Dreadmaw, Hunter's Ambush, Commencement of Festivities, Pulse of Murasa, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Bonds of Mortality, Karametra's Acolyte, Baloth Null
And possibly replace some of them with some of these:
Mycoloth, Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Viscera Seer, Avenger of Zendikar, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Animation Module, Hardened Scales, Mind Slash, Orochi Hatchery, It That Betrays, Creakwood Liege, Vulturous Zombie, Catacomb Sifter, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Necrogenesis, Deathreap Ritual, Attrition, Perilous Forays, Korozda Guildmage, Reaper of the Wilds, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Abhorrent Overlord, Grim Haruspex, Yavimaya Elder, Golgari Germination
That's all I can think of off of the top of my head
4 days ago
Bou, logical reasoning. Usually the reasons I'm the one defending the Theros gods haha- you'll have to let me know how your list plays out! I do generally try to keep my curve as low as possible, so it's essentially for that reason only (but also the lack of guaranteed devotion) that I didn't run Nylea, God of the Hunt. Saskia the Unyielding is awesome for any of the two-color gods we could run, Iroas, God of Victory, Mogis, God of Slaughter, etc. But I just took out my Xenagos, God of Revels in favor of Domri Rade (card advtange/emblem over hitting power)- but the monocolored are harder. I won't be able to finish putting together my deck until the end of the month at the earliest, so Conqueror's Flail will have to remain an unknown entity for now! Haha
But I see your point about the Dash and devotion issue. Honestly, at the time I hadn't noticed you were already running both Archetype of Aggression and Herald of Dromoka but at least it solicited good conversation.
4 days ago
filkinsmark thanks for the input, it feels good knowing my thoughts and tests are helping others :).
Regarding Nylea, God of the Hunt and Archetype of Aggression: I wasn't getting my trample often enough, so I included Nylea to increase the odds, as Nylea is also indestructible, she's less prone to destruction-based removal and if materializing, can hit hard too. So instead of adding artifacts or enchantments, I felt adding an indestructible creature would make more sense. The devotion is a bit lower than other gods, so should work out even though I have only a few green creatures (more enchantments though).
Your mention of Heliod, God of the Sun would probably work for the same reasons as Nylea, I hadn't considered him and have been running Herald of Dromoka only. Heliod poses a slightly different problem, even though his materialization cost is just as low as Nylea's, my devotion to white would be largely creature-based and would probably be more difficult to sustain if people wipe, Additionally, most of my non-warrior creatures have Dash and don't stay on the field long in the first place - or provide anthem/bonuses. Overall, I suppose vigilance has yet to prove itself in my games. Unlike Trample, I haven't felt much necessity for it (but it is very nice to have).
Regarding Sword of the Animist and Conqueror's Flail: I put the sword in there to help ramp and filter out lands from the deck to speed things up. Will be testing it's effectiveness in this deck for the first time this Thursday hopefully, but in my Tiny Leader deck Tiny Skullbriar, The Whooping Grave it has proven to be extremely useful. I'm hoping it will do the same for Saskia. Conqueror's Flail I have no experience with, but it looks amazing on paper. As you said, these two artifacts have two very different objectives and I suppose it would depend on your deck and meta, whether you need more ramp or more protection. For me, I'm looking to speed up the game and increasing access to mana, so I went with the sword. I might add the flail later if people start casting more disruptive instants.
I'll be testing the latest changes this Thursday, will try and see if it works, and finally get to try the War's Toll that god_dammit_nappa recommended. Will probably have new issues to fix afterwards :D
4 days ago
Hey Bou, awesome deck, but I gotta thank you for the insight, with you having played your deck more than I have yet played either my Warrior Tribal Unstoppable Warrior Tribal Input Welcome!, or Human Tribal United and Unyielding Human Tribal- already added Burgeoning at your advice, and I'm trying to make room for the Sword of the Animist in my Warrior. Why would you need Nylea, God of the Hunt if you have Archetype of Aggression? I think Heliod, God of the Sun is definitely playable, but so is Herald of Dromoka- you can see I definitely love the theros gods, and use them accordingly. What else are you trying to fix currently? I'd love to help, seeing as I have two decks on the line, and god_dammit_nappa also seems motivated to help! Let's figure this stuff out brothers!
6 days ago
Hey! Fellow Saskia lover! Just some constructive feedback, if that's cool? Eldrazi Displacer seems like a weak choice, with only so many (6) ETB effects from creatures? But I get what you're going for fasho. Vexing Shusher is a cool card, and easy to play with the half/half mana, but definitely a better sideboard choice than mainboard to me. Personally, I LOVE the Theros god cards. But Erebos, God of the Dead is definitely a better sideboard choice against a lifelike crazy deck, since you're never going to get his devotion high enough. The same could be said about Nylea, God of the Hunt- especially since you could just play Archetype of Aggression instead?Heliod, God of the Sun's Vigilance, Iroas, God of Victory's abilities, and Xenagos, God of Revels's combat tricks are all worthwhile even if they aren't creatures. But if that's the route you're going, Athreos, God of Passage would be worth consideration.
1 week ago
We run pretty similar decks. I really find that the theros gods work well in enchantment decks because you almost always get the devotion immediately and Nylea, God of the Hunt and Heliod, God of the Sun boost Sigarda, Host of Herons as well. I know it's spendy, but Privileged Position is so good. That and Sterling Grove are like peas and carrots.
1 week ago
We run pretty similar decks. I like this deck a lot. I don't know if it's the best advice, but I really find that the Theros gods work really well in enchantment decks because you almost always get the devotion immediately and Nylea, God of the Hunt and Heliod, God of the Sun boost Sigarda, Host of Herons as well.
1 week ago
We run pretty similar decks. I don't know if it's the best advice or just my OCD, but I'd try to switch some sorceries out for some mana enchantments like Fertile Ground and definitely Mirari's Wake. Mirari's Wake with Bear Umbra is practically a win condition. Also I really find that the theros gods work really well in enchantment decks because you almost always get the devotion immediately and Nylea, God of the Hunt and Heliod, God of the Sun boost Sigarda, Host of Herons as well.