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Creature — Beast
When Obstinate Baloth enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.
If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Obstinate Baloth, put it onto the battlefield instead of putting it into your graveyard.
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Obstinate Baloth Discussion
3 days ago
@Chasmolinker Avatar of the Resolute is Garruk's Companion with more late game value. I think the third toughness on Kalonian Tusker to help evolve Experiment One's with Rancor and beat Dark Confidant/Snapcaster Mage is a little more valueable.
Nylea's Disciple is less versatile than Obstinate Baloth, and IMO less effective in the burn matchup, since Nylea's Disciple can be killed in response to its trigger for two less life, whereas Obstinate Baloth is beefier and can't be bolted.
Thank you for the suggestions
5 days ago
- She's a great early blocker.
- I love the card filtering.
- The incidental lifegain is superb ... it's almost always more than Kitchen Finks, because nobody ever bothers to Skullcrack a land drop.
- The synergy with Tireless Tracker and Chandra, Torch of Defiance is always good, and often insanely good.
All that said, with Jund rising (due to Bloodbraid Elf) we're sure to see a bunch more Tarmogoyf soon, and Courser is pretty terrible in that match up, since it gives them an Enchantment and a Creature for Goyf. So a few weeks from now, I could easily see having some mix of Finks and Jadelight Ranger in those slots. And without 3x Courser, I might drop one of the Chandras too ...
I've never been a fan of Huntmaster of the Fells Flip. I mean, it's a great card (it's a 4-of in my Modern Wolves funsies deck) and I know a lot of folks love it. But it's just never worked for me in Ponza.
I really like Pia and Kiran Nalaar; not running them is just a meta call. I'm on 2x Obstinate Baloth for now (due to Burn and Lili), and Chameleon Colossus and Thrun, the Last Troll are both regulars in those slots. But I could easily see running P&K there ... especially if Affinity becomes a big part of the meta, since Thopters are one of the few tools we have to stop Etched Champion.
Hope that helps!
5 days ago
With Jace and Bloodbraid in the format, I figured Ponza could be better with the elf. I also added a copy of Thrun to fight Jace, as he can't be bounced. Thoughts?4xArbor Elf 2xBirds of Paradise 3xBloodbraid Elf 3xInferno Titan 4xStormbreath Dragon 1xCourser of Kruphix 1xThrun, the Last Troll 2xChandra, Torch of Defiance4xBlood Moon 4xUtopia Sprawl 2xBeast Within4xMwonvuli Acid-Moss1xPrimal Command 4xStone Rain
6 days ago
If you're not liking the Mishra's Bauble's, maybe try out Sundial of the Infinite? You can use it to stop your Ball Lightning and Groundbreaker from being sacrificed. The downside would be that it doesn't really synergize with the rest of your deck.
Some sideboard suggestions:
Ancient Grudge is a great choice for artifcat based decks like Affinity and Lantern Control.
Thorn of Amethyst is great against decks like Storm and other non-creature based decks.
2 weeks ago
Also given your meta...
Burn - Dragon's Claw
Also Telepathy is amazing in just about every match up.
3 weeks ago
I like Obstinate Baloth in the sideboard of this deck more than Collossus. You can just race shadow, you don't need a Chameleon Collossus to push through, from my experience. Obstinate Baloth also is a generally good creature to side in against midrange and opposing aggro decks where you don't have to worry about racing combo.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
I've been toying around with a Dragon Control list myself. What I've been thinking of is:
4x Anger of the Gods
3x Blood Moon
4x Lightning Bolt
2x Planeswalkers (likely Chandra, Flamecaller and/or Garruk Wildspeaker)
4x Search for Tomorrow
4x Utopia Sprawl
Other Spells (25)
The idea is to just sit on removal, toss out ramp spells, then curve into large dragon after large dragon. If you add blue in your list, I'd prioritize Serum Visions, Sarkhan Unbroken, and Silumgar's Scorn. Courser of Kruphix is also a good option, and you have those in your list.
If you're not going to use Anger of the Gods and Pyroclasm maindeck, I'd strongly recommend Birds of Paradise over the other mana dorks in your list. Even then, I'd play Search for Tomorrow alongside it. That way, you set yourself up for consistent turn 3 dragons into more dragons on turn 4.