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Predator's Strike Discussion
6 days ago
Hi! A bit worried about blockers chumping/killing your peeps. I looked up trample/unblockable enchantments/instants/sorceries, and these are some ideas: /// For trample + pump, Predator's Strike looks nice for this deck, as does Larger Than Life /// Artful Dodge, Distortion Strike, and Writ of Passage give unblockable and recur. Writ of passage is especially nice as you can pump your peeps after you make them unblockable /// Vitality Charm is a strictly better unnatural predation, as far as I can tell. /// Talons of Wildwood is like a crappy rancor, but for a price you can recur it
1 month ago
2 months ago
Sorry, unfortunately I don't have any fetches or Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Become Immense, but I do have other green themed pump cards like Blossoming Defense, Giant Growth, Groundswell, Might of Old Krosa, Might of the Masses, Mortal's Resolve, Predator's Strike, Prey's Vengeance, Ranger's Guile, Strength in Numbers, Swell of Growth, and Titanic Growth.
2 months ago
I agree with most of evilclown5609's suggestions. However in my experience Gavony Township is a little slow compared to what I feel like this deck is wanting to do; which is beat face and beat face fast.
I'd run instant pump spells like: Phytoburst for pure pump, Vines of Vastwood for protection and pump, Predator's Strike for trample, Larger Than Life for trample and pump, Berserk to stack on top of other pumps, Might of Old Krosa for cheap pump, Mutagenic Growth for cheap pump.
I of course wouldn't run all of those, but rather some variation of one or two of them at least on the sideboard if nothing else. Definitely sideboard a couple copies of Become Immense if I thought I might be going against a mill deck because of that extra 6 damage I could get in on one swing. The main thing I'd go for is trample and try to get my opponent to waste a spell dealing with my pump spell or risk being hit for extra damage, especially if I had Voice of Resurgence out on the field. Also sideboard Dryad Militant. It's good answer for instant and sorcery recursion decks.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Good angle with the deathtouch! this probably works extremely well for control, but you might consider swapping a few of the weaker deathtouch guys out for some stronger mid- high range creatures. your control looks like it works but it also looks like they can only do 1 or 2 damage when they get through. try getting some more damage to your opponent early on, so you can use your deathtouch on their stronger creatures later in the game. there's a bunch of really good early buffs in green like Briar Shield Seal of Strength Predator's Strike and Giant Growth
6 months ago
You might be right that they weren't Standard legal at the time, but they all predate Return to Ravnica.
RTR was the 59th expansion in Magic, and was released in October, 2012
- Predator's Strike - Mirrodin, October 2003
- Rancor - originally printed in Urza's Legacy in 1999, but reprinted several times
- Vines of Vastwood - Zendikar, October 2009
- Groundswell - Worldwake, March 2010
- Manamorphose - Shadowmoor, May 2008
- Gitaxian Probe - New Phyrexia, May 2011
If you desinged the deck before RTR, while Probe was legal, Groundswell would have been legal, but any of the other suggestions weren't in Standard at the time. As the Alara block would have just rotated out that year.
6 months ago
Timberwatch Elf is a great card, but it's usually only going to give +2/+2, and 3cmc is a lot for infect to get out. It won't (usually) put a Glistener Elf out of bolt range, and almost never out of Flame Slash territory. I love Seal of Strength because it stays on the field and frees up mana later. With infect, you really want to win super duper fast, and +2/+2 for 3cmc just doesn't seem up to snuff, IMO.
Predator's Strike is nice because of the trample. In pauper, there's a ton of little dudes you have to bowl over. However, if Giant Growth is not in the main, what situation would cause you to side it in? It seems like a slot that could be used for hosers like Nature's Claim.
Also: 21 lands is probably a lot. I have a build that runs 14 forests and 4 Land Grant, because we REALLY need pump spells, and even if your creatures get removed, lands are a dead draw after 2-4 are on the field.
One final card you def want is Gitaxian Probe. Free cantrip and it tells you if it's safe to go for the kill!