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Rootborn Defenses Discussion
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3 weeks ago
How does this deck do after board wipes? I've seen a good amount of Trostani decks that fold after a board wipe. Might I recommend Heroic Intervention and Rootborn Defenses for board wipe assurance. It looks like you also might want to add in more draw, Elemental Bond, Rishkar's Expertise and (if you like swinging sideways) Hunter's Insight. Mentor of the Meek and Dawn of Hope are also solid inclusions for reliable card draw. Here is a link to my Trostani build if you're interested. Happy deck building!
3 weeks ago
Do you have a specific budget in mind, Under $40, Under $50?
Riptide Replicator seems really awful, it requires for a cat, so your hoping it's at least 5/5 or more, which means the initial cost is =5 + = . That's a terrible conversion. I understand you want to build your board position since your cats pump each other, but Riptide Replicator is not the way to go.
Stir the Pride is way too high a CMC for it's modular (or Entwine) abilities. I would take that one out.
Qasali Slingers is a nice control for Artifacts and Enchantments, plus hes a 3/5 reach.
Balan, Wandering Knight might consider, but with only 13 equipment targets, understand why he's not in there.
Jazal Goldmane might be a bit better, because he's 4/4 first strike, but he can pump all the horde of cats.
Beastmaster Ascension feels like 100% necessary in this, to pump all your 1/1 token cats. I think this will be a primary goal for winning in this budget format.
Crown of Vigor is not every exciting a 1-shot +1/+1, with a static +1/+1 for 1 creature, not fantastic.
Mask of Memory might help with the draw as well.
Hungry Lynx, originally I thought this guy would be amazing, but all he does is create problems (deathtouch rats), and I've never had him successfully pump my cats before being removed. I took him out, mechanic didn't work.
Uktabi Wildcats, this guy only worthwhile if you have 5 Forest, remember, Tranquil Expanse / Selesnya Sanctuary are not forest unless they say "Forest" on them, so with a max size of 11, he's rarely going to be a 5, so no other abilities, not worth the CMC .
Whitemane Lion combos infinite with lost of , but enablers might not work in the budget. There is Infinite creature (several) enablers, Infinite Ramp enablers, etc. Him and Fleetfoot Panther run the show. Could be an interesting way to get some combo going, not sure how combos are viewed in your budget pod.
Lost Leonin can also put some infect pressure on people, but without support (like Silverblade Paladin/Ajani, Caller of the Pride/that white enchantment that gives 1 creature double strike/etc to make him a single hit kill. He's still a 2 hit-Eminence win-con though. Unless no infect allowed, he will eliminate players just with Eminence on occasion. If you can Grappling Hook him or enable doublestrike elsewise (like Raksha Golden Cub). Often he comes out early enough. It's my initial strategy in my Arahbo, Roar of the World but I use mass-creature tutor.
3 weeks ago
Always happy to see some mythology-themed decks! Kestia is a great commander and I feel she's underrated in comparison to the other two out of the C18 precon. I built something similar -- the theme of the deck is Greek mythology, but I borrow more cards from different sets so long as they support the flavour of the deck. You might find some inspiration in it:
Looking at your deck as it is, I think you're doing well in terms of ramp and flavour. You've picked plenty of powerful cards and synergies and they're all on theme.
You could probably shore it up in terms of (reliable) card draw and removal. For instance, more unconditional creature removal like Swords to Plowshares will serve you much better than Reprisal, even if Reprisal is more on theme. Most of the card draw in your deck relies on attacking with enchantment creatures, which is fine, but Bant doesn't have a lot of Haste so maybe consider an extra enchantress or two so you can at least get value out of casting your enchantments. That way if they get removed before you're allowed to untap with them, they've still replaced themselves. Satyr Enchanter is not from Theros but is certainly on theme.
Something to save your board from wraths is also helpful. Eerie Interlude is great in combination with Eidolon of Blossoms, but consider something like Heroic Intervention, Make a Stand, Rootborn Defenses as well. For that matter, a few extra wraths in your own deck would help you reset the board if someone is off to a faster start than you. Hour of Revelation is fairly on theme, as is Wrath of God.
Other considerations you might make are more meta-dependant, like graveyard hate or land destruction. You might not need Rest in Peace or Ghost Quarter in your meta, but it would round out your deck to be better suited against unknown opponents.
All in all, I liked looking through your deck list! Have fun.
4 weeks ago
gandalfguyysnp thanks for the suggestions. The problem I have with Wake the Reflections is that it is too inconsistent. While sometimes it can be explosive, other times it's just a dead draw. I feel this card would be better if it was an instant instead of a sorcery, which is why I went with Rootborn Defenses (even though Rootborn can be a dead draw too). That way I don't have to commit to going wide on my main-phase, where it will be more susceptible to my opponents sorcery sweepers. However, you're right that Intangible Virtue is pretty bonkers in this deck, so it probably makes more sense to move Rootborn to the sideboard.
I feel that Path to Exile is just too good to pass up. I'd say it's necessary for almost any deck that plays white. The card is just too much value, and there are too many threats that dodge Selesnya Charm. That's just my opinion though.
4 weeks ago
This is a pretty good deck, it really caught my eye, since I recently started on a deck similar to this spamming those tokens. A couple suggestions that I have found from my deck. Wake the Reflections is a really good card in this deck, just imagine creating a 5/5 or 3/3 for 1 mana. Also I'd put the Intangible Virtue into the deck, it is really powerful. I'd suggest taking out the Rootborn Defenses, since, you should be creating tokens fast enough that you won't need to protect them. Also the path to exile could be taken out, since that really could just be on the sideboard, and you already have a remove card with Selesnya Charm. Lastly, I'm not sure if you already own all these cards, but Anointed Procession does the same thing as Parallel Lives, but for about half the price.
1 month ago
Torpor Orb, Hushwing Gryff, and Tocatli Honor Guard will shut off the enter trigger. Rootborn Defenses and Avacyn, Angel of Hope will protect your stuff. Mesmeric Orb might also give him a headache but I'd recommend one of the others cards first. You could also just convince the table to gang up on him and try to take him out of the game before he can cast zacama. Probably won't be a lot of fun for him though.