|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||None|
|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Common|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Common|
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Creature — Giant Druid
When Ondu Giant enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
Ondu Giant Discussion
4 months ago
I don't love: Hedron Archive lots of mana symbol requirements in your cards. Legacy Weapon . I think this is just kinda bad. Door to Nothingness only kills one person. Jund Charm too many bad modes, even with the cute +1/+1 synergy. Ondu Giant play one of the cheaper ones.
5 months ago
An interesting list!
I would look at lowering/smoothing out your curve, I have found it helps improve the functionality of a deck.
8 months ago
I also would go only 36 lands and add more ways to grab or put lands onto the battlefield. Walking Atlas , Terrain Generator , Wood Elves , Yavimaya Granger , Dawntreader Elk , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Fertilid (pairs nicely with Retreat to Kazandu ), Ondu Giant , Ranging Raptors , or Veteran Explorer are my go-tos depending on what I need.
Also Yeva, Nature's Herald would be great for flashing in Nikya to tap your (now) 2x producing lands and drop a threat/blocker.
I know a few of my suggestions are non-creature but Nikya will not always be on the battlefield. Hope something helps!
9 months ago
@slusken Thank you very much for your reply! I'm grateful for the advice. The combo in particular! I didn't even see the potential for Aerial Guide to do such a thing, it was just there since I wanted a couple of flying creatures. I'll look into obtaining those two wonderful cards that you suggested, and I'll likely remove the Aven Reedstalkers. Would a card like Harrow be good for the Landfall effects, or would putting a land in the graveyard be too big a cost in the long run?
The theme I went for was healing and sustaining myself, with Grazing Gladehart , Sylvan Ranger , Ondu Giant and the Avid Reclaimer . Baloth Woodcrasher was meant to be a powerful combo built into it, and I think I'll be trying to get a few more copies of him too. I might also look into cards that give Trample, to give my Timbermaw Larva a similar effect to the Baloth.
Also, I intend on playing Magic casually. Just with a couple of friends, and maybe people at Game stores every so often. Most likely just a casual format, though I believe the deck is Modern legal too, if I'm not wrong.
Once again, thank you for your feedback! I greatly appreciate it, and I'll use it to craft a more effective deck.
9 months ago
Hey there! Welcome to the great world of magic: the gathering!
A tip when building decks is to find a general theme and build around that in order to create a more focused deck. You seem to have some cards that synergize with each other, such as some ramp (add extra lands into play) and landfall in the deck.
For example: Ondu Giant works great with Baloth Woodcrasher and Aerial Guide helps the powered-up creature break through the opponents defenses by giving it evasion (in this case flying). Cards such as Aven Reedstalker does not synergize well with that landfall theme. You might want to consider Evolving Wilds in order to get two landfall triggers in one turn, or Rampant Growth -like cards for that extra ramp and landfall-trigger value.
Secondly, do you know what format you'd like to play in (are you looking at playing casual/kitchen-table magic, standard, modern etc.)? Depending on your choice, there will be different options available to you in terms of card-choice, since the card pool differs greatly between the different formats.
I apologize if this post is somewhat confusing, but I think the most important thing to consider when building decks are:
- What format to play
- What theme/mechanic/gimmick do you want to build around
- Is the deck fun to play for you
1 year ago
Hey, Soldrand, thanks so much for the reply. I've radically changed the deck but I'm not sure if it will perform up to your standards. It gained a lot of topdeck-matters cards.
Some replies to points you've raised:
-You have too many lands that EtB tapped, in my opinion.
Agreed. Removed almost all of them in favor of basics and some other lands.
-You don't have a ton of mana rocks
I initially aimed for creature-based ramp for them to serve as blockers during the early game. However, it was definitely hard to find a use for them endgame. I thought about including them to fuel an unexpected Beastmaster's Ascension, but it was too fragile. I left the Ascension but removed almost all of the creatures like Ondu Giant.
-I would get rid of Attune with Aether because you have nothing to spend the energy on.
Attune was a placeholder that became a sort of pet joke card when it was banned in Standard. Will be replaced soon.
I have a glaring lack of nonbasic Forest/Plains cards in my collection, but I am looking to snag some in the future.
-there is a lack of draw power in the deck
Agreed. The changes I've implemented sort of addressed this, but they leaned more on tutoring. Good draw cards like Greater Good went in earlier, stronger decks. Will add more as soon as I get my hands on 'em.
1 year ago
Jaddi? Not land focused
Beastmaster? Not fatty focused
Crown? Not wide enough
These cards are all slow, expensive, and make you a target. They are also redundant to Ruric Thar to some extent, which isn't bad, but it isn't copacetic to the plan.
What do these have in common? They're affordable, they're creatures and they ramp you to your fatties.
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