Creature — Snake Shaman Scout
Tap: You may put a land card from your hand into play.
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Sakura-Tribe Scout Discussion
1 week ago
Coiling Oracle and Mystic Snake are probably my favourite snakes. Hooded Hydra is probably better than anything else in a higher slot here. Mold Adder might be sideboardable, Sakura-Tribe Scout or similar if you look for land acceleration tools. I love you getting your snakes shoes, but you might have gone a little overboard- some light power, toughness or survivability boosts would be welcome here- Slagwurm Armor is pretty close to theme and will help with those end of combat triggers.
3 weeks ago
Very strong sorted list of pauper staples. Your enchantment list is small, Here are a few suggestions: Onslaught, Laccolith Rig, Dust Corona, Bloodfire Infusion, Hyena Umbra, Faith's Fetters, Tortured Existence, Shade's Form, Necromancer's Magemark, Spider Umbra, Lignify, Utopia Vow, Squee's Embrace, Pillory of the Sleepless, Soul Link
Creature suggestions: Deftblade Elite, Confessor, Standard Bearer, Wall of Hope, Wall of Glare, Guardian of the Guildpact, Sakura-Tribe Scout, Copperhorn Scout, Taunting Elf, Yavimaya Elder, Krosan Restorer, Oboro Breezecaller, Floodbringer, Qasali Pridemage
1 month ago
I really like the deck and it really helps when choosing cards for my own Edric, Spymaster of Trest deck. Although mine is more casual as I can't afford a Gaea's Cradle and I want to have a elfball type theme to it. Anyways I only have one suggestion and that would be to replace Skyshroud Ranger for Sakura-Tribe Scout. It is a much better card because you can pop the ability at instant speed.
The only thing that I could think of to keep the ranger in would be to have elf synergy but you aren't running Priest of Titania or any other elf synergies.
1 month ago
Overall, I really like your theme and I've been wanting to build a snow themed deck for a while. You've got some great ideas going but there are a couple of small problems as well.
However, your #7, Rimewind Cryomancer + Cover of Winter wont work. The Cryomancer can counter an activated ability. However, cumulative upkeep is a trigger. Keep the Cromancer, she's too good against too many other things. You will have the same problems with the other cumulative upkeep cards as well. If you want to keep the cumulative upkeep creatures, look at Mistmeadow Witch which would allow you to flicker them and reset the upkeep counters.
Your #9, Instead of using Rimewind Taskmage or Squall Drifter to tap your own creature, why not look at Springleaf Drum and Holdout Settlement to accomplish the same goal. Also, the Drum and Settlement can use any creature with summoning sickness to make mana. Another way to go would be to look at something like Aura of Dominion or Viridian Longbow to tap the Centaur Omenreader for an effect instead.
Your #13, the Gelid Shackles is too weak. The table politics aren't strong enough of a tactic to work in your favor.
Your #14, You are correct about Mimic Vat being able to copy a land that died as a creature. But you also have to remember that the land token created by Mimic Vat will get exiled at the next end step.
Your #15, Welcome to the game! One piece of advice I always like to give new players for evaluating a card is this: You have a fixed number of sleeves for that deck. if you draw that card in the middle of a game, will that card make a difference or will you be disappointed drawing that card? If you don't feel that a specific card helps more often than you feel disappointed drawing it, replace that card.
I think the Sakura-Tribe Scout is a bit weak in this deck since you aren't really drawing that many additional cards per turn. This is one of those cards that is nice in the early game, but drawing it mid or late game, it's just a blocker and not very useful.
2 months ago
I was surprised that Sakura-Tribe Scout wasn't in your list, but I see she's gone up quite a bit since I picked my copies up so I guess she's outside the "extreme budget" realm. Still, she's a good addition IMO if you can squeeze her in. +1 for the awesome deck idea, I've bought it and plan to try it out at my LGS in the future :-)
2 months ago
Vesuva would be good here.
As for the Frostwaker question, Mimic Vat only copies creatures in the 'yard. Land creatures stop being creatures once they leave the battlefield (excepting Dryad Arbor).
Mechanized Production might also be worthy of running.
2 months ago
ShaperSavant Taking the land route is a fast and correct aproach when the deck present us with this, taking this in consideration, what are your thoughts on Lotus Cobra? Verse 1 - Sakura-Tribe Scout, verse 2 - Lotus Cobra can be more explosive than verse 1 - Quirion Ranger, verse 2 - Priest of Titania? They can coexist in harmony or the elves prey on cobra for a better slot usage? =)
2 months ago
Ohran Viper is perfect for this deck; not only is it a snake which means it gets to take full advantage of Kaseto's ability, but it also has a relevant combat damage trigger.
Seshiro the Anointed gives all snakes a massive power/toughness boost, and now all your snakes have a Curiosity stapled to them.
Sosuke's Summons will gradually grind out plenty of snake tokens for chumping/buffing/attacking with.
Sakiko, Mother of Summer means all your creatures that deal damage to your opponents will provide you with massive amounts of mana, especially if they're snakes that have been buffed by Kaseto.
Orochi Hatchery is a great mana sink and lategame card that'll help stabilize your board or create enough extra snakes to swing for the win.
Patagia Viper has evasion and is a snake, which is something that doesn't come by all that often. It also generates a couple chump blockers for yourself.
Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro taps for mana and gives your snakes a nice toughness boost.
Sosuke, Son of Seshiro gives your other snakes a good power boost, and gives your warriors deathtouch.
Skullwinder is a good Eternal Witness variant that goes with your deck theme.
Sakura-Tribe Scout accelerates your mana and can drop a powerful land with an ability out of nowhere.