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Scrounging Bandar enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Scrounging Bandar onto another target creature.
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Scrounging Bandar Discussion
4 days ago
This is a really neat idea and I love the innovation of using Bioshift as a game closer. However, in this environment, there are too many things working against your strategy for which you have not prepared.
Blossoming Defense is an absolute must-include, or else someone can respond to Bioshift with Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, Lightning Helix, Dismember, Vapor Snag, Kolaghan's Command... there's too much creature removal in the format to go unmitigated, and you can't just wait for your opponent to tap out every time. Other possibilities include Vines of Vastwood, Apostle's Blessing and Heroic Intervention. The latter is very nice against Wrath of God and similar effects since you need a bunch of creatures for this to work.
I think the hydras are a bit too big, slow, and awkward for this strategy. For more effective card draw, consider Dark Confidant. I think Simic Initiate is better than Scrounging Bandar. Either one also positions your deck to fairly effectively use Become Immense. Lastly, having another, possibly faster kill shot seems prudent. In your colors are the very effective Tainted Strike and Triumph of the Hordes. Either one should win on resolution, used properly.
Even if all you do is make a sideboard out of these suggestions I think you'll be better for it. Give them a try. This is a really cool idea and I'd like to see it work.
1 week ago
try Scrounging Bandar, you can move counters around, you could probably shift more into revolt (since you have those ballista, try those grenwheel liberator, solemn recruit, Renegade Rallier (since it returns stuff), and maybe Selfless Spirit. Is this budget? because if not, then use lands like Canopy Vista, and Fortified Village. Try cutting rishkar down to 3, and put in another Walking Ballista. Rishkar won't be a quick target, but ballista will be since everyone hates ballista in standard if you're not the one who has it.
1 week ago
Cool deck though +1
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Oh yeah, I was looking for an abzan revolt deck since a moment !Yours looks nice, but I think Hidden Stockpile is a bit slow and have poor interactions with Winding Constrictor. I think it would be a good choice for a token deck, but with so much counters everywhere I'm not sure Instead, may I suggest you to add 2 Long Road Home ? I would give some protection while triggering revolt and adding counter. Another budget idea would be Scrounging Bandar, which triggers revolt itself and give counters.Just my 2 cent ;)
2 weeks ago
Oh yeah, I was looking for an abzan revolt deck since a moment !Yours looks nice, but I think Hidden Stockpile is a bit slow and have poor interactions with Winding Constrictor. I think it would be a good choice for a token deck, but with so much counters everywhere I'm not sure Instead, may I suggest you to add 2 Long Road Home ? I would give some protection while triggering revolt and adding counter ..Another budget idea would be Scrounging Bandar, which triggers revolt itself and give counters.Just my 2 cent ;)
3 weeks ago
First, I'd take out one of the Implement of Malice, and replace it with 2 more Implement of Ferocity. Drana, Liberator of Malakir is great in a counters build as well. There doesn't seem to be a real reason for going white. The only white card worth running in a counters build is really Solemn Recruit, and there are many more replacements. I'd also add more Scrounging Bandar. It's the perfect target for any spell that gives counters
1 month ago
Thought i would chime in here for budget methods of gaining counters. Scrounging Bandar is amazing and has great synergy with the sneaky snake if you bounce the counters between two of them. Yes it does run risk of getting demolished by removal but that's the risk you have to take.
Also Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, where as he is amazing, is not really considered budget. unfortunately, if you want to run any planeswalker, good enough to make the cut, the deck would most definitely not be budget anymore.
Bristling hydra would be an amazing, and amazingly cheap, addition to a budget version of a snek deck. Rishkar is about $4 something on tcg. another unfortunate fact is that, because of the competitiveness of this deck and the other variations of it, a lot of the staple cards are a bit expensive depending on our budget.
But anyways i think for a budget version of the deck, i would start with a playset of the snakes (obviously), the scrounging bandars and the hydras. Then build up from there. Maybe consider Sylvan Advocate as that is an amazing card with potential to grow that is about $2 on tcg.