Creature — Insect
Shroud (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
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|Tenth Edition (10E)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pincher Beetles Discussion
Vaan on insect swarm
2 years ago
When selecting the cards to put in your deck you have to be aware of your mana curve, currently over 30% of your spells has a CMC of 5 or more and you have no mana acceleration, so you will find yourself stuck with expensive spells without enough mana to cast them very often.
To help fix the mana issues i would cut both Plague Beetle and Caustic Caterpillar to add a set of Sakura-Tribe Elder, he helps you ramp to your big insects and adds more lands on the board to help Scute Mob do their thing. I would also cut both Asceticism and Pincher Beetles for a set of Cultivate/Kodama's Reach.
I would also cut the 3 Bond Beetle for another Scute Mob and 2 Vorapede. Drudge Beetle is a card that does very little, it's just a 2/2 with an extremely overcosted scavenge, so i would swap them for Deadbridge Goliath.
Those changes leave you with a mono green mainboard, maybe you should drop the and go with Beast Within, Acidic Slime and Caustic Caterpillar for removal on the sideboard. Other good sideboard options: Tree of Redemption, Prey Upon, Harmonize
3 years ago
I went through the rest of the cards in the shoebox and made the following tweaks. With the few cards I have, it looks like I can lead toward elf tribal. I should probably post this as a new deck because it's very much different.
In: Clockwork Steed, Clockwork Swarm, Mobile Fort, Kelsinko Ranger, Nomad Decoy, Witch Hunter, Seasoned Marshal, Ardent Militia, Anger, Wall of Fire, Wall of Diffusion, Centaur Chieftain, Harvester Druid, Werebear, Wall of Ice, Sylvan Hierophant, Llanowar Knight, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Scrapper, Wellwisher, Wirewood Elf, Wirewood Herald, Skyshroud Elf, Fyndhorn Elder, Elvish Pathcutter, Symbiotic Elf, Heedless One
Out: Balduvian Barbarians, Centaur Rootcaster, Dire Wolves, Folk of the Pines, Horned Kavu, Hungry Mist, Ironroot Treefolk, Kavu Climber, Kei Takahashi, Krosan Tusker, Lightning Elemental, Marble Titan, Panther Warriors, Pincher Beetles, Rowan Treefolk, Ruham Djinn, Sawtooth Ogre, Soldevi Golem, Spined Wurm, Treespring Lorian, Viashino Grappler