Repel the Abominable
Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn by non-Human sources.
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Repel the Abominable Discussion
3 days ago
Thanks for the suggestion Lordeh. The main reason I am wanting to use Repel the Abominable is because it prevents damage done by all non-human sources. So my train of thought is leading me to believe this card could protect myself and my planeswalkers from burn damage, I.E. Fevered Visions or Fiery Temper. I know its not 100% prevalent considering that burn is almost non-existent in the current meta but unless someone can point out why Haze of Pollen is a better option; apart from it having the ability to cycle for card advantage, I'm all ears. To be honest, I am still unsure as to which of the fog options in current standard are rated from best to worse.
4 days ago
4 days ago
Amonkhet brought a lot of great cards to RW Humans, Honored Crop-Captain being one of them. I've been playing the deck for a few months now and definitely have some suggestions.
4x Always Watching is simply a great anthem with fantastic synergy with Humans that can be exerted.4x Glory-Bound Initiate combos well with Always Watching so that you can swing with a 5/5 Lifelink turn after turn.
Replace Village Messenger Flip with Town Gossipmonger Flip, I recently made this switch and it's brought me more success than you may think. Gossipmongers can also be flipped in response to blocks if you have an Always Watching out.
Metallic Mimics don't do well when played on curve, and do a worse job of beefing your board state than Always Watching as they don't provide any bonus to previously played humans with the exception of the Lieutenants.
Devoted Crop-Mate as a 2-of works wonders, bringing back 85% of your creatures and potentially providing a pseudo combat trick if you can bring back a Lieutenant.
As far as removal is concerned, I've found Declaration in Stone to be the best for MOST creatures, as the only naturally hasty threat is Glorybringer. For all others, Repel the Abominable will help you in every matchup except the mirror. Use Fragmentize on vehicles and keep at least 3x Cast Out in the sideboard for Planeswalkers and even Liliana's Mastery
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
The true viability of this deck will come down to the sideboard. This is a good deck for just drop and swing and I do have a couple suggestions for Main Board.
I would swap Declaration in Stone with Immolating Glare. While Declaration can be a great swing it assumes tokens and this deck will likely be swinging too early to worry about many tokens hitting the board. I would sideboard Stone for match-ups like that.
For the sideboard I would heavily consider 2 copies of Gideon of the Trials. He can become a 4/4 indestructible that Watching can pump, or be used to neuter powerful creatures. Also at 3 he does not increase the top of the mana curve. Expose Evil is another good cheap sideboard card. You can tap creatures early if they have ramp to swing in, plus get a chump blocker and card advantage. Repel the Abominable could be good in the sideboard for a general no damage if an opponent wants to swing all out or your creatures are exerted. Onward / Victory would be my final sideboard suggestion and it would be for games that may run later, but could be handy fast to seal a fate.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Haha, yes indeed naynay666, a Standard Fog deck! The only Standard "Fog" not in this deck is Repel the Abominable, which I may actually put in my SB because I've been screwed a few times by Commencement of Festivities not preventing Nissa from taking damage, but I do see Humans sometimes too, which would make the card pretty useless. Still thinking about it.
3 weeks ago
I've been keeping my ear to the ground for this deck and one thing I've seen be really effective is a Gideon of the Trials. The brew they had was much more fog based with Repel the Abominable, Encircling Fissure, and Haze of Pollen. They instead relied on Fevered Visions and Pull from Tomorrow for their draw and I didn't see any New Perspectives. Now I am by no means saying to overhaul your whole deck, just letting you know what I see people doing with Approach of the Second Sun so maybe you can use some of their work to makes yours better.
Of the cards I saw the guy use, Gideon of the Trials seems the most useful, but I'm not sure if you have the space for it.