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If an effect would put one or more tokens onto the battlefield under your control, it puts twice that many tokens onto the battlefield instead.
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Parallel Lives Discussion
11 hours ago
So it appears you are attempting to go very wide, in order to have maximum benefit from Vraska's emblems and the reduction down to 1 life point.
Because of this, I feel like running a playset of Behind the Scenes is absolutely crucial. You want to ensure your 1/1s and 2/2s are able to get through without problem.
Since they do not appear to get large enough to really do anything useful from Trample, I'd say remove Bow of Nylea. Trample is well and all, but if you are slinging just 1 or 2 damage, that's just going to be absorbed by blockers no problem.
I'd suggest running 2x of these minimum to maximize on your ramp potential.
I'd also suggest running perhaps one or two Hornet Queen. She has a high CMC, but with Itlimoc, you can get by. With Parallel Lives / Doubling Season in play, you get a lot of 1/1 flyers, which give you exactly what you are looking for. This also turns into 5 when you tap Itlimoc after it flips.
The deck is really good. It has a very sound idea behind it and mechanically it should work just fine. I'd focus more now on honing the deck. Trimming out some of the 1x and 2x that you don't really need or find good use for and replacing them with copies of cards that are the most essential to your gameplan.
For example, you look like you are lacking in draw. For 4 cmc there is always Harmonize. You may want to consider 2x of this. Without Vraskas or Doubling Season, you aren't going to hit your main wincon. So you need to filter to it asap.
Since this is casual, perhaps just use 4x Demonic Tutor?
I'll let other users respond and add ideas, but that's my initial input. Hope I helped :)
23 hours ago
This deck needs at least one or more of the following cards for sure
Couple mana doublers might be good in here as well like Mirari's Wake and or Zendikar Resurgent. Also, the Cathar’s Crusade from your maybeboard would work better in your main deck. And the token generating boardwipe Martial Coup would be good in here.
2 days ago
Didn't say anything about it being a creature ;)
Legendary Planeswalker - Granvix
+1 Create three 1/1 green and black Insect tokens.
-4 Destroy target permanent. Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost and put it onto the battlefield. Shuffle your library.
-7 You get an emblem with "Green creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample, black creatures you control get +1/+1 and have deathtouch." and "Whenever a creature token enters the battlefield under your control, create twice that many."
Well this was a fun round of cycles :3
And honestly, it looks like a powerful PLaneswalker at face value, especially with paired with Doubling Season / Parallel Lives / Creakwood Liege, but in that respect it's no more powerful than Elspeth, Sun's Champion. So I think it's fairly balanced. Probably a Commander Walker, if I am being honest though.
I guess wildcard to recharge our mental batteries, lol.
3 days ago
Inkmoth_ is right. You mention in the description that you want to make your deck more competitive, but exactly how competitive are you trying to make it? What's the budget range you want to work with? And how competitive is your meta, along with what types of commanders are at the helm of other decks in your meta? Right now, I'd say you're looking at a pretty decent casual list, and it looks like you want lots of interactions with +1/+1 counters correct? Stuff like Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Corpsejack Menace, all effectively place more counters on your creatures every time you get a trigger for counters. If you add tokens in the mix Parallel Lives and Anointed Procession become very useful as well.
You might also like Bolster mechanics like on Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit for example. After you solidify a common theme in mind for consistency, then you have to start thinking about what cuts you need to make, but I'm not sure where you want to take this quite yet. I've played Anafenza from a completely cEDH perspective and the deck is more geared around Stax effects and Hatebears which is a lot more expensive than I think you're going for. I like your deck concept though, and I think it's a good idea to stick with it. I think my suggestions would improve if I knew what sort of meta you're playing in, and once I have that information I'm happy to help you with some fine tuning.
3 days ago
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1 week ago
Those are all good suggestions for a Ghave deck that isn't so combo based. In fact they were all part of this list back when I just wanted to make insanely large numbers of tokens and counters then start swinging. However for them to have a spot in the deck now, they would have to either replace a combo piece and do it better or provide some more needed control. I don't see these doing either. Since the deck is centered around getting out combo pieces, I don't have as much use for cards that just make more tokens for the sake of it.
Primal Vigor is actually better than Parallel Lives and White Parallel Lives because it doubles both counters and tokens. But why try and get both Corpsejack Menace and Parallel Lives on the field when I can get the same value from one card? It would basically be a third Doubling Season since Illusionist's Bracers is my second. That one would only go in to increase the resiliency of Doubling Season combos if I could sacrifice another combo substitute elsewhere.
1 week ago