At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if you control a creature with the greatest power among creatures on the battlefield. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on a creature you control.
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|Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO)||Uncommon|
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Primal Empathy Discussion
3 days ago
DeinoStinkus I ran inexorable tide for a while in this deck but I ended up cutting it because I felt that its affect wasn't quite impactful enough for a five mana enchantment that required me to have a preexisting board state to actually do anything. In my experience it was a win more card that, while useful at times, was rather slow and I would personally prefer to have incremental build cards be at the lower end of my curve like Hardened Scales, Primal Empathy, and Evolution Sage
4 days ago
It is generally a good idea to choose cards that best work in your planned deck and stick with multiples of those cards. Having singles of good cards really does nothing because you will have a small chance of drawing them.
Looking at your deck, 2 strategies stand out - being able to add to the attack power of creatures and being able to attack with unblockable creatures.
Yes, using the effect of Phase Dolphin, or Mistford River Turtle to get in some attacks that can't be blocked can be a great strategy. The problem is the cmc of cards in your combinations and the amount of time that you need to set up combos. I would tend to stick with Phase Dolphin to allow unblockable attacks by Lorescale Coatl and Thieving Otter.
You then need to speed up your card draw and play speed of your deck. Growth Spiral will work to get extra draws and thin down your deck, increasing your chances of drawing the cards that you want. Primal Empathy can build on creature power or card-draw. Keep Safe gives you some protection from your opponent's spells, but also helps with a bit of card draw.
For me, the cherry on the top of this delight would be Hydra's Growth which will give you ridiculously large attacking creatures, very quickly.
That is 9 core cards. 4 of each and a land-base built to support them, should give you a very strong deck.
2 weeks ago
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The Ozolith: This is a powerful add-on to our deck; not only it stores the +1/+1 counters whenever our hydras would die it can also move the counters to another creature. The counters on it can be doubled by Vorel. With is I am very very tempted to add Simic Ascendancy as a third win con.
Hornbash Mentor: Another source of providing trample to one of our hydra; the additional +1/+1 counters on EACH of our hydras with trample is a nice bonus.
Primal Empathy: A consistent source of either card draw or a +1/+1 counter for one of our creature.
1 month ago
Murphy77 so I made a bant walls deck. I still need testing, and once I get more results I might decide to post the deck list.
I disagree with God-Eternal Oketra being to high of converted mana cost. This is to me a bomb. currently i am running 2. they are the 2nd win con. he is possibly a 6/6 doublestrike that poops out 4/4. If not exiled he is recurring. sure he is a turn 5 or 6, but you are literally a def deck. you have plenty of turns to draw him. this is not an aggro deck. it is ok to run higher cmc.
so there are some cards in your deck that are to me, underwhelming.I will name a few Concordia Pegasus and Roc Charger. take these out and look at green.. Looking at my list i only kept 2 creature cards in my bant version.the two are turtle and wall of runes.
However, for green ramp, i wouldn't use Arboreal Grazer, but instead use Saruli Caretaker and Incubation Druid. Now my deck runs Primal Empathy. kinda a weird card if you ask me, but i think i like it. it makes our walls bigger and possibly block and kill stuff mid game, and best case, you draw a bunch. Drawing is so important in this deck i feel, BUT we need a creature heavy deck imo. therefore, Parcelbeast makes a great card to filter, and 4 toughness.
This is my take on everything. I still need more testing atm. If you play mtga we could test or what not.
1 month ago
MTGGoldfish - Out! (29 cards) Nascent Metamorph Eon Frolicker Xyris, the Writhing Storm Ravenous Gigantotherium Jace, Architect of Thought Predatory Impetus Shiny Impetus Psychic Impetus Primal Empathy Lavabrink Floodgates Bonder's Ornament Prophetic Bolt Clash of Titans Slice in Twain Curious Herd Strength of the Tajuru Goblin Dark-Dwellers Artifact Mutation Evolution Charm Whiplash Trap Surreal Memoir Haldan, Avid Arcanist Pako, Arcane Retriever Hunting Pack Rupture Spire Decoy Gambit Etali, Primal Storm Oran-Rief, the Vastwood Desolate Lighthouse
2 months ago
Sure thing! Then I'd make it into an Aura deck, that has Ominous Seas as an alternate win-con. So still focus on low-curve creatures, preferably ones with some sort of evasion, and then go more in on the auras. You want everything to synergize with your beatdown/card drawing plan. Paradise Druid is also an alternative, as it has hexproof.
When you lower your curve this way, you can also go down a land or two. You could even add Lurrus of the Dream-Den as your companion. I really don't think Primal Empathy is worth running anyway and Hypnotic Sprite definitely isn't.
Having fun with it is the main focus of course, but this way I think it'll be more competitive.
I like the idea of a different approach to Ominous Seas.