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Secure the Wastes
Put X 1/1 white Warrior creature tokens onto the battlefield.
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Secure the Wastes Discussion
1 day ago
Lastly, a good one-shot token generator would be Secure the Wastes.
1 week ago
Intangible Virtue? Tolsimir Wolfblood? Second Harvest? Secure the Wastes? Beastmaster Ascension? Growing Ranks? Hydra Broodmaster? And finally, Panharmonicon. These are all cards I run in my own Trostani deck, and they are fantastic in it. Take a look, and see what you think of them.
2 weeks ago
I think Sorin is better due to the effect lasting through the opponent's turn and, most importantly, coming with an anthem. He's also effectively 1 mana cheaper, and can make tokens for you if your board is empty or nearly empty. That said if you want more land and can't choose what else to cut, that could be fine. The deathtouch vault gives could be a nice bonus sometimes, especially with Blood-Chin Rager. I'm also not really a fan of having any mainboard Secure the Wastes, and would probably cut it for a Sorin, or the 4th copy of Blood-Chin Rager or Mardu Woe-Reaper.
2 weeks ago
I like the warrior theme, and Thalia's Lieutenant isn't a warrior
Metallic Mimic is every creature type what you choose.
I can't choose for a good replacement.
2 weeks ago
Nice deck! I agree with KGW that you could stand to remove the Secure the Wastes, or at least move them to the sideboard. You have too few lands to get much value, and they lower your density of creatures for Aether Vial.
I'd also either add more lands or cut Brutal Hordechief- it's the weaker 4-drop compared to Sorin, Solemn Visitor imo, and you'll have a very hard time casting it with so few lands. Aether Vial helps, but if you tick it up to 4 you'll never get to use it again.
Finally, I think you should test out Herald of Dromoka at some point. It looks weak on the surface, I thought so too at first, but giving your whole team vigilance can be invaluable in racing other aggressive decks, letting you attack with your whole team and still have blockers the next turn.
Finally, I'm not a fan of the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Black is your secondary color, so all it's really doing is letting you tap your fetches for mana without cracking them, but all that saves you is 1 life and you only have 4 fetches anyway. I'd swap it for Windswept Heath, and possibly one of your basic Plains as well, to give you more fetches to trigger revolt for Fatal Push. Mutavault or Fetid Heath would also be strong choices for the slot if you don't want any more painful lands.
2 weeks ago
If you want a faster clock, then I don't really suggest Esper. That said, I do think Esper's removal spells and Charm are far superior to the interaction that Jeskai gives you -- red really only adds Helix, Electrolyze, and Bolt. Bolt is just a bad Fatal Push right now. Electrolyze isn't a great card, Esper Charm is just infinitely better than it anyways. Helix is amazing, and isn't really replaceable, but that's just the way it is. The issue with Esper really is the clock, as Esper is forced to play a very protracted game, with the fastest wins coming from Secure the Wastes and the more resilient wins coming from White Sun's Zenith. That said, playing black is a great way to beat combo decks, as you can shred their hand away with Charms and Snapcasters -- the UR Storm matchup is pretty good. You also get discard from the board (I wouldn't play discard main, since it goes dead late game).
But anyways, the fact is that you really only splash a color in UW for marginal improvements. The mana base in either Jeskai or Esper is mostly supported by buddy lands (Sulfur Falls and Drowned Catacomb) or fetching for a tapped dual at your convenience, so it's really a choice of hedging against aggro (Jeskai), hedging against midrange (UW), and hedging against Combo/Control (Esper). I personally play Esper, since UW is too midrangey for me and Jeskai is pretty bad right now (imo).
As a side note, I do think Nahiri is something Jeskai has going for it -- Nahiri is a great card for utility, and a great clock too. I just never liked the Ancestral Vision and Remand versions, since they were too all in on the combo. Take a look at Joseph Ambrosio's Nahiri Draw-Go lists that just placed 9th at the Roanoke open and 12th at the Charlotte Classic (i linked the one I like the most): https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/671006#paper
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Maybe cut the Secure the Wastes for the Aether Vials? StW is a really powerful card, but its mostly dead in this build because you often do not have enough lands in play to get enough value from it. And maybe -1 Path to Exile.