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When Ridgescale Tusker enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control.
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Ridgescale Tusker Discussion
5 days ago
Not crazy about treasure keeper for your deck. It's more intended to be a sacrifice outlet to the emerge creatures like Elder Deep-Fiend. I'd rather see either more servo creation, or ways to pump your team like Oath of Ajani or Ridgescale Tusker.
At least go up to 23 land, please? You could trade out that Paradox Engine for one. I don't see what it does for you.
2 weeks ago
I found another solid inclusion out of the Aether Revolt cards that I started running, and it's really paying dividends: Ridgescale Tusker, Skyship Plunderer, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary, i.e. the Pokedex. Tusker is for obvious reasons, and in order for you to proliferate, you need to have counters spread out. The Plunderer is basically a targeted Thrumming bird, in essence. Not nearly as powerful, but it's an early threat with evasion that works well with what we're trying to do. Finally, the Pokedex! I'm sure everyone can agree that Green is terrible at card draw. Atraxa gives us access to blue and black, but having a free scry every turn and Whispers of the Muse just for playing a creature (except for ) isn't a bad deal.
I've been running these new cards and when you come across them, especially early on, they are busted. Recommendations for removals would be Ghave for Tusker, Pokedex for Archmage, and I'm not sure about the Plunderer. I would say that your curve is very 4 CMC heavy with very little ramp. I try to discourage people from rely a lot on artifact mana simply because so many people run stuff like Vandalblast or Shattering Pulse. You may consider trying to find a place for Farseek, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and/or Explosive Vegetation. Those are just a few observations.
2 weeks ago
Oh! Also, I think you should try a few copies of either Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Nissa, Vital Force. With the first one, she can reinforce your 3 slot, and provide counters and incremental value. With Vital Force, you can beat down and get tons of value, but if you play her you should remove some Ridgescale Tusker and Cultivator of Blades to make room. As a bonus, they Nissa is technically an elf.
2 weeks ago
I really love this deck. However, to improve consistency, I'd add Verdurous Gearhulk over Ridgescale Tusker, but I understand that you're on a budget. To make T3 less akward, maybe Tireless Tracker or Clear Shot instead of Nature's Way. Another suggestion is to cut two forests because you have way too many land. Heroic Interventionand more Walking Ballista on the sideboard could be helpful, and Terrarion or Renegade Map could be played alongside Greenwheel Liberator if you want to shake it up a bit. In all, I love the deck, and hope you can take my feedback into consideration. I'll give more feedback if I think of anything!
3 weeks ago
Not sure if you considered it but what about Sylvan Advocate, one of the best green cards in standard format, and on top of it all, it's an elf creature as well! It's worth to be played in your main board, maybe switch out Druid of the Cowl or Ridgescale Tusker
3 weeks ago
Once I figure out a way to fix my mana curve, while keeping my theme intact... I will probably include Always Watching along side Inspiring roar. Winding Constrictor provides extra counters every time I use Inspiring Roar... so I'm having a hard time convincing myself that I should completely replace it.
The curve is off. One of the reasons I am asking for help. I do own one copy of Rishkar. I have plenty of Druid of the Cowl and Armorcraft Judge. I am having a seriously hard time deciding between Ridgescale Tusker and Aetherwind Basker. But I have had games where Aetherwind Basker swung for 18 damage on its own, while Ridgescale Tusker would be able to give each creature 2x +1/+1 counters with the Constrictor out on the field (not to be mistake with double... just one more than each creature would have received).
3 weeks ago
I was working on a revolt based version of this with the renegade that etbs with 2 counters but balancing g out cards that I can blow up and creatures isn't my forte. I'm also considering going wide as opposed to tall by replacing the Gearhulk with Ridgescale Tusker
3 weeks ago
well if you don't want to consider Natural State or Fragmentize because you already have other cards that do what they do, then Appetite for the Unnatural shouldn't be under consideration either. It's literally a more expensive, less restricted version of both cards. So, you already have cards that do what it does in your sideboard.
So the question you should be asking yourself is, are the other two modes on Collective Effort worth it since you already have stuff in your sideboard that does what the second mode does. So, are destroying a creature with power 4 or greater and being able to put a +1/+1 on all your creatures worth a slot in your sideboard. Personally, without seeing your deck list I'd say that those aren't worth it. There is better removal in white and green than the first mode of Collective Effort. So if that was your main use for it there are just better options, even though you always have the option to use more modes as well there is just more efficient less conditional removal that would serve you better. You already said you have other things in your sideboard that do what the second mode does that's why your not considering Natural State or Fragmentize, so you obviously don't need it for that. As far as the third mode, again if this was your main reason for using this card there are just better ways in green white, like Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Ridgescale Tusker, Oath of Ajani, or to a lesser extent things like Thalia's Lieutenant, Rishkar, Peema Renegade. Also, I feel like this mode wouldn't really be something you went to your sideboard for and is more an effect you'd want in the mainboard with the focus of your deck being on counters matter and growing your creatures. Again, making Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Oath of Ajani and Ridgescale Tusker better options for that type of effect. Nissa is repeatable and makes tokens that can grow or chump block, the oath works in conjunction with nissa making her cost 2 and giving you what is effectively your 5th-8th copy of nissa and her -2 ability, and the tusker is a 5/5 for 5 mana which is suitable enough board presence and grows in value the more creatures you have in play when you cast it.