|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Uncommon|
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Land — Forest
(Tap: Add (Green) to your mana pool.)
Sapseep Forest enters the battlefield tapped.
(Green), Tap: You gain 1 life. Play this ability only if you control two or more green permanents.
Sapseep Forest Discussion
1 month ago
First thing I suggest is Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip. You have a LOT of creatures, and I like that you're running the whole host of mana-dorks. Rites lets you get even more mana, and serves as an affordable Gaea's Cradle .
I don't think Sapseep Forest is better than a simple basic. Coming in tapped is a big drawback, and 1 life is rarely very relevant in EDH. To a lesser extent, you may find Mistveil Plains to be worse than a basic as well. Mistveil is typically limited to Captain Sisay or other tutor-on-a-stick decks as a means of recursion, but in this deck it seems it won't give you enough bang for your buck. Perhaps you might consider running Drownyard Temple instead? It works well with your Dust Bowl and gives you a good outlet for excess mana.
I recommend running Green Sun's Zenith in conjunction with Dryad Arbor . The arbor on its own isn't very good -- it is effected by summoning sickness and feels bad to play as a land for turn. But Green Sun's for 0 on turn one is excellent. Additionally, later in the game Green Sun's can act as a tutor for your Reclamation Sage or Knight of Autumn to deal with a pesky artifact or enchantment.
Green-White has access to a lot of nice hatebears. I suggest Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , though that one may be a little pricey. Vryn Wingmare and Glowrider are far more affordable and only a little worse. You have a LOT of mana, so taxing non-creature spells isn't too bad for you. Also, your general is a creature on the stack, so it's not an issue with casting her. Aven Mindcensor also comes to mind, but it depends on how search-heavy your meta is.
For planeswalkers, Nissa, Vital Force is a good choice in landfall decks. Being able to cantrip lands is... good. Similarly, Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip is powerful in decks with a high concentration of lands, though I recommend Vital Force much more.
For finishers, you might consider Overrun or Craterhoof Behemoth . They make your dorks into fatties, and let you swing in hard. Craterhoof is expensive these days, but pairing him with Natural Order is a Legacy Elves play that works great in EDH too. Triumph of the Hordes is another candidate for the finisher slot.
Swords to Plowshares is one of the only 1-1s I recommend in EDH. Because it is so efficient, I think it can be played even in a format typically played with 3 opponents. I do NOT recommend Path to Exile , as ramping an opponent is especially dangerous in EDH.
Card draw is always important in EDH. Because you're running so many creatures, Grim Flowering or Nature's Resurgence seem powerful inclusions, similar to the Shamanic Revelation you already run. After a board wipe, they may well draw you 7+ cards. Also, Slate of Ancestry is a boss.
Good luck with deck building!
1 month ago
This mono green EDH deck is well out of date and I could use some help updating it to not only be legal but competitive
I feel like the base of the deck is still pretty strong and it only needs a few minor updates here and there, so any and all inputs would be greatly appreciate.
9 months ago
even a basic forest is better than Sapseep Forest. modern is too fast for lands that enter tapped, 2 mana for 1 life isn't worth it, and green stompy in particular should always have something else to spend that mana on. honestly, every noncreature in your current list except Rancor should be cut. 5 mana is too expensive for green stompy, and the deck doesn't need card draw. the biggest reason green stompy is even good, is Aspect of Hydra. so you need more creatures that increase devotion, like Strangleroot Geist and Leatherback Baloth. you can cut the Carnage Tyrant to make room. you'll almost never have the mana for it, even with your mana dorks. one last thing, you can save a TON of money by swapping the Noble Hierarch for Elvish Mystic or Arbor Elf. with the deck being mono green, using Noble Hierarch is basically saying "i'm fine paying $80 for 1 extra power if a creature attacks alone". that alone is crazy, especially in a deck where creatures should almost never attack alone.
1 year ago
I agree with , Sylvan Advocate should be in here. It pumps all your manlands and can be a 4/5 which is a solid attacker/blocker by itself. I am not sure about Sapseep Forest. With the addition of Ramunap Excavator I think you'd be better with a utility land such as Field of Ruin to repeatedly attack your opponents' mana, making it a true 'land war' ;) I think it'd be worth trying Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip. Once flipped, I think she is one of the best Nissas from a card advantage standpoint. Given this deck doesn't really play at instant speed, I think Serum Visions would be better than Opt here. Hope the deck runs well and happy brewing!
1 year ago
Hey, so i finally found some time to look this up. It looks really good, especially for the budget, outside of the suggestions I already made. Grab a Lurking Predators it's a fantastic card, and it fits your theme of cheating creatures out. Genesis Hydra is another great card that fits the bill as well. I would consider Champion of Lambholt, this creature would get insanely big in your deck and would make all your creatures unlockable at the same time. If you can find the budget for it, pick up Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, it's a staple in mono colored decks and would help your mana generation immensely, especially if you throw in Nacatl War-Pride. Lastly I would drop the less than stellar nonbasic you're running like Tranquil Thicket, Jungle Basin, Fertile Thicket, Hollow Trees, Llanowar Reborn, and Sapseep Forest and replace them with land grab spells like Cultivate, Nature's Lore, and Skyshroud Claim. I'd throw in Karametra's Acolyte as well, she's a beast for mana generation. Overall though it's a great start. Keep up the good work!
1 year ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I don't know if it would be a good idea to dilute the mana base with all of the devotion to green and Dungrove Elder. Maybe Sapseep Forest could be decent in the sideboard against control decks because this deck doesn't do well in the long game.
1 year ago
Overall, this looks good. I'll leave most advising to people that work with green decks, but a couple of land ideas that you may or may not consider since 2x Treetop Village may be all of the "tapped lands" that you'll want as an aggro deck. Just an idea in case you want to have a little more than just forests in your landbase.
Hashep Oasis won't enter tapped, but will cost life if you're using it for green mana (which is fairly common considering your devotion to green). It's up to you if any life-loss is worth being able to use it as a "finisher" while in topdeck mode, but I think your deck is more resilient to life loss since it's trying to race the opponent quickly.
Sapseep Forest could offer life-gain for matchups against very fast decks (i.e. burn) after you establish a board presence. It's pretty slow for your deck, but maybe you could consider it.
2 years ago
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