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Rosheen Meanderer Discussion
7 hours ago
I am disappointed with myself that I did not think of this name for my Rosheen Meanderer deck.
4 days ago
a couple of cards I would add, to reinforce the "hurt to play" idea:
Also, when using Vial Smasher, the idea would be using X-costed spells (which you have included) to maximize damage output then Rosheen Meanderer would be in order.
I noticed you're using Gratuitous Violence. Not always will you be able (or interested in) attack so, a Warstorm Surge would help dish out more (actually double if you have Gratuitous Violence in play) damage to opponent's face (or get ready of any creature bothering you).
Here's my suggestion on replacement:
Embermaw Hellion -> Warstorm Surge
Burnished Heart -> Rosheen Meanderer
Sakura tribe elder -> Zhur-taa Druid
Tree of Perdition -> Burning-tree shaman
This is just an idea, hardly will it improve the game but aligns with the "hurt to play" line.
As a bonus: Gratuitous Violence+Warstorm Surge+ Phyrexian Swarmlord = 1 player in a tough position ;) (food for thought)
Xeio De Sono
1 week ago
If you want to further pursue the avenue; I have a few more ideas.
Verdeloth the Ancient
Bonfire of the Damned
Stream of Life
There's plenty more, but a lot of the one-shot burn spells are just that, one-shot, and don't keep hurting your opponent's turn after turn. Obviously that's a lot of suggestions so choose what's fun for you. This isn't a highly used archetype so a lot of the cards are pretty cheap :)
Cards like Decree of Annihilation scare me as they slow down the game, but one of your opponents could use something like Sensei's Divining Top to get ahead quicker. I know, I've done that to an opponent before after they played Apocalypse.
Genesis Wave drops all of your x-costing creatures onto the 'field as 0/0s and they die. So if you do add a ton of hydras etc I'd suggest removing it. Citanul Flute is epic in here since the converted cost of say, Savageborn Hydra, is only 2.
Anywho, have fun! +1 from me! Pease take a minute to check out some of my decks and +1 them! Cheers
1 month ago
If a mana source is defined as any permanent with at least one mana ability, there are some really disgusting things you could do. Composite Golem into Maelstrom Archangel (or any number of other 5 drops), Ashnod's Altar into cheerio shenanigans, Primal Wellspring into Dark Ritual/Cabal Ritual, or just start the game with a free Ramos, Dragon Engine or Rosheen Meanderer. Maybe that all requires too much building around, but maybe that could also be the point. It'd be like EDH but your commander is just a mana source. Of course, it would never work. After all, it would only be a matter of time before Warden of the Wall completely takes over the meta and has to be emergency banned. 2spooky.
1 month ago
This is a cool deck! Vial Smasher is a beast and Thrasios is ridiculous, so the combo is possibly the best 4c partner combo out there, and this one seems fun!
I'm not sure how much in the way of devotion to any one color you have at a time, but Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx might be worth your while too if you manage to keep a decent board presence.
Since you're using a lot of X spells, Rosheen Meanderer is also an obvious if unexciting choice...yeah, she's just a mana dork, but one tailor-made for this deck. You may have better mana producers though, or can find them, so while she is an obvious choice you may end up leaving her out for better ones, especially as she's not a commander and so not always available.
On the subject of mana sources and X spells, Astral Cornucopia is great as a mana rock for this deck - pump all you have into its casting cost for a nice Vial Smasher hit, and then use the results to power more X spells on future turns.
I also second the above recommendation for Seedborn Muse - that will do yeoman duty for your deck, especially paired with the Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation you have. That way Vial Smasher can trigger not just on every one of your turns, but everyone else's too!
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hey there Andrewctf5, thanks for the suggestions sapofeo! I actually really like the idea of Primordial Hydra as an early blocker that can grow pretty fast, I'll have to try it out. My worry with Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker is that the cost would make them a little bit to slow. Casting Apocalypse Hydra or Mistcutter Hydra for 8 mana gives us a huge creature, but 8 mana for a 4/4 seems weak in comparison especially since Apocalypse Hydra still has the ping ability, it just requires mana to activate.
musicman3310, that's an interesting take on the deck, I'm glad other people have come up with similar decks to this one because it's a lot of fun to play in a casual setting. That being said I think one thing that deck is missing is Neheb, the Worthy. In the playtesting I have done so far, he's the real MVP of the deck, even more so than Rosheen Meanderer especially when paired with a Lightning Bolt, a hasty Mistcutter Hydra, or even a Nissa, Steward of Elements ultimate.
1 month ago
Neat. Focus more on the colorless mana? How about Rosheen Meanderer with Savageborn Hydra, Genesis Hydra, and Apocalypse Hydra. Anything with X in its cost. Also, Warstorm Surge and Where Ancients Tread. Most importantly, however, Temur Ascendancy and Garruk's Packleader and Elemental Bond.