Whenever Rapacious One deals combat damage to a player, put that many 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add 1 to your mana pool."
So by and large I agree with the above comments, with just a couple of cards that I think you should cut, some absolute keepers suggested for cuts above that I would hold onto, and a couple of adds that I think are good.
Berserk - This is personal preference but I just don't really care for this card, although I guess you can get in a sneaky 1 shot on someone not defending themselves properly. Its like a less mean version of Tainted Strike . Plus it destroys the creature. Boo. Boo Berserk boo.
To preface the next paragraph, sorry for the Hydra hate - Protean Hydra - Too easily killed before the counters come back, a lot of mana investment for a vanilla creature. Vastwood Hydra is the same story (as already mentioned above), in most cases he won't die randomly on his own since he probably gets chump blocked because of his ability and then dies with everyone else in the board wipe and there is no where to put the counters. I don't like Scourge of Skola Vale either. You need to keep creatures on the board, not cut down on your giant army.
Wilderness Elemental - Yah he's a cheap creature that is gonna probably be a 4-6 most of the time (with trample), but he doesn't make an impact beyond that, and your ramp spells primarily grab basics. The suggestions of Regal Force and Knollspine Dragon would both do a lot more work for you than this guy ever will.
Rancor - Too small, not big enough picture. Either replace it with the hammer as suggested above or drop it like a sack of hammers.
Insurrection - Listen, I defend the crap out of your right to use this card below in my defense of Vorinclex, but it really doesn't have enough flavor to fit with your deck in my opinion.
Tempt with Discovery - Dumb for how expensive it is and how often no one will take you up on it. Unless two people agree its just a more expensive Explosive Vegetation with a drawback. If you are gonna help other people out, Collective Voyage and New Frontiers grab way more cards. Honestly though, you are going to run out of basic lands in your deck pretty fast with all this ramp, but maybe that was by design.
Rapacious One - Meh. There are 2719 creatures that are some combination of red and/or green in the game of Magic. I am pretty sure you can find a better one than this.
Eldrazi Monument - Could turn against you in the wrong situation. I am wary of this card.
Nylea, God of the Hunt - A lot of hydras don't come with trample, which is too bad because they have ungodly amounts of damage potential, especially with lots of mana floating around. Nylea has sticking power in the event of most board wipes, provides much needed trample, has a substantial indestructible body with enough devotion in play, and when you have no other plays you can spend the mana for her ability to increase the power of one of your creatures BEFORE Xenagos, God of Revels pumps them with his ability. This also works really well if you have the mana with Overwhelming Stampede since you can artificially raise the damage base given to all creatures. A must include if I ever saw one.
Oracle of Mul Daya - I just think this card keeps your deck moving better. If you are lucky you can cycle through 2 lands at a time. It may show your top deck but the benefit is still huge.
Spearbreaker Behemoth - Having lots of nasty indestructible creatures, including all 3 gods and this guy, can really allow you some sticking power in the event of a board wipe. If you have mana open, suddenly even more of your creatures survive (most are gonna have the requisite power).
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger - Yah, he is big and mean, but he is a huge and nasty board presence in every major way and if you are going big mana I don't know why you would do it half way. Sheoldred, Whispering One , Rise of the Dark Realms , Blazing Archon , Insurrection , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Eldrazi et al., are all mean and nasty and can instant win/lock down a game, but they are also all answerable and stealable, and Vorinclex is no exception. Listen, if you don't want to play any of the 5 best cards in any color in your EDH deck, that is fine, but while these cards are degenerate at times, EDH games would go on even longer at times without them, and having one that fits into the strategy of your deck is just fine.
Garruk, Caller of Beasts - With the content of your deck and all the land search, this should pull 2-4 creatures a turn, which is a worthwhile draw spell for 6 CMC on its own. If you need to put something big out that is going to benefit you immediately, like a Worldspine Wurm or Artisan of Kozilek , he can do that and allow you to essentially ramp into a larger creature in a turn, necessitating that he has a blocker to allow him to survive to his second turn so he can do his first ability.
Silklash Spider - You have somewhat surprisingly few ways to deal with flyers. With how much mana and creature search you have, this guy is an easy include that provides an excellent answer to things like Utvara Hellkite .
By the way, I like the Colossus of Akros in this deck a lot. With a lot of mana (pretty easy for this deck) you suddenly have a 40/40 trampler. For. The. Win. Hulk SMASH.
Fun deck. Check out Animar and let me know if you have any cuts, I need to drop a few things and add some board wipe type effects.
I suggest you take out Quirion Elves . It's a weird, worse version of Birds of Paradise , and if you ask me, I wouldn't even throw that in there. I'd suggest you throw in literally any other sorcery speed ramp spell you can over that guy, stuff like Rampant Growth . Lands last, creatures don't. I'm also wondering why you're not running Rancor . I see you have the "Dragon's Enchantments" cycle with that recursion, but I feel like rancor would be better than Dragon Shadow especially. Some more token generators would be good in your deck too, stuff like Golgari Germination , Avenger of Zendikar , Dragon Broodmother , Feed the Pack , Grave Titan , Hornet Queen , Korozda Guildmage , Rapacious One , Predatory Advantage , Symbiotic Wurm , and Hooded Hydra . Also consider Fresh Meat . Play that after you sac, and look, all your 1/1's are 3/3's. And if you're running doubling season, it couldn't hurt to have Parallel Lives in there as well. On top of that, if you're going to be running Quagmire Druid , consider Viashino Heretic . Sure he's not a sac engine, but having those two together would keep you covered. Things I would cut from this list: Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , he kinda just is only good for about 7 Thrulls at most, you want stuff that will net you more than that, whether it be immediately or over time; Goblin Sharpshooter , he's cool if you've got some deathtouch going on, but I'm not really seeing it. I don't think that one ping per kobold death is really worth it; Forgestoker Dragon , he's a nice beater that does things, but he doesn't really have any synergy with the rest of the deck, he's kinda just there. Also consider creature forms of Act of Treason type effects, like Conquering Manticore and Zealous Conscripts , over some of your "steal a creature" cards, just in case you need an extra dude on the field.
Okay I thought about it and looking at your deck I have decided that the only way I can see you speeding it up is to completely change it up (well at least 1/4-1/3 of it) first you will need to add some for Realms Uncharted and Brood Keeper (maybe Awakening Zone ) then add for "rape-ass" one aka Rapacious One cause all those Eldrazi spawn will get your true Eldrazi out faster. So first you will need at least 3 dif lands that produce your color combination (3 so you can search for one of each with realms if needed and they have to give you one of them) the best would be Taiga ,Stomping Ground , and the cavern of souls your already running, dropping it down to 12post loosing the stages (due to the activation) picking up2 each of the duals (if you have/can afford/proxy the taiga's) and then adding in 2-4 Wooded Foothills (I'd aim for 3, maybe just 2) now on to creatures (please don't get mad at this part) drop ALL Eldrazi to just 1 of except for hand of emrakul up him to 4 sideboard the rest, that opens 4 slots then drop rune servitor as you do not want to give your opponent ANYTHING add 4 brood keeper and 2 rapacious ones and those 2 wooded foothills and now your lands are up to 22 and your creatures are down to 19? Ok moving on sideboard your skittering invasion (you don't need it with the brood keeper and rapacious one) and 2 dreamstone hedron (they cost 6 to cast) pick up ether 4 realms uncharted or 2 realms and 2 awakening zone. But like I said it would completely change your deck, or you could take all that ,that I just said, and feed it to It That Betrays and instead look at picking up 2 each of Everflowing Chalice ,Khalni Gem and Explorer's Scope dropping maybe 2 dreamstones those sevitors
Here are some thoughts:
Other ways to trick creatures out with your colors:Triassic Egg , Reya Dawnbringer , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Resurrection , Reincarnation , Sun Titan (though not many of your permanents are cmc 3 or less).
Add some scrying and deck setting to take full advantage of Mayael the Anima . You want to be sure there's a creature at the top of your library before activating her ability.Crystal Ball , Sensei's Divining Top , Sylvan Library , Reclaim
I consider removing some of your "finishing spells" like Eldrazi Conscription and Overwhelming Stampede . They could kill off a player or two, but your deck is filled with trampling and flying fatties, so making them that much bigger seems a bit redundant. I would focus more on getting them out and protecting them when they're out. They're all pretty capable of killing without a boost.
Your mana curve is a little top heavy, so if you take some of those spells out, you could add in some lower cost blockers or mana ramp/mana reduction for early game:Thornscape Familiar , Cloud Key , Helm of Awakening , Rapacious One
Planeswalkers are cool and do cool things. Keep them in if you like them as long as their abilities provide some sort of synergy. Careful with having too many on the board at once in a multiplayer game because they will draw a lot of attention even if they aren't using aggressive abilities.
Nice deck! I thought you had it finished out? This is only 20 cards.
I few powerful cards that you could use to finish this off could be:
Gratuitous Violence - Mimic Vat - Insurrection - Thundermaw Hellkite - Rapacious One - Ruric Thar, the Unbowed - Giant Adephage - Lurking Predators - Defense of the Heart - Asceticism - Green Sun's Zenith - Kessig Wolf Run - Skarrg, the Rage Pits - Miren, the Moaning Well - Guttural Response - Hull Breach - Savage Twister - Pit Fight - Fling - Soul's Fire - Feed the Pack
Sylvan Primordial - it was banned
While they may be good, most of those cards don't actually do anything. You're looking for utility in addition to power. Not just beats.
I like your creature tutors -> maybe consider Mwonvuli Beast Tracker ?
Skarrg Goliath standard trampling fatty with bloodrush for utility
cards that give multiple attack phases get out of hand with xenagos (multiple triggers) -> Seize the Day , Hellkite Charger , Scourge of the Throne , Aggravated Assault , Relentless Assault , or World at War
Strionic Resonator for the same reason
Lightning Greaves blocks xenagos on your own creatures
Kodama's Reach another cultivate
i would say Journey of Discovery over armillary sphere
|0.03 TIX||0.04 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||5/4|
|Avg. draft pick||2.27|
|Avg. cube pick||12.5|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Rise of the Eldrazi||Uncommon|