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Sedge Scorpion Discussion
7 months ago
impact tremors is very legit in my book.
9 months ago
My first ever brew was a G/B deathtouch deck. I knew I wanted a G/B deck because I liked the physical look of the colors together. The start of the deck came from buying 60 green and 60 black cards off ebay, random lots (yes really, I had no clue what I was doing). You better believe I had those 1/1s for 1 with deathtouch from Sedge Scorpion to Typhoid Rats to Pharika's Chosen. It also had some okay to good cards like Deadly Recluse, Hornet Nest, and Hornet Queen. At one point I actually had Vial of Poison in the deck because I had some creatures without deathtouch. It was awful and I still have it, slightly altered but not for any competitive format. I keep it around for nostalgia now and occasionally break it out for casual games.
1 year ago
Thanks very much! I really appreciate the advice. I quite like the changes and will probably go through with them however, there are a few things that I may ask about.
Sedge Scorpion may very well be the answer to my early game issues (tbh, I actually forgot about the existence of Sedge Scorpion) but as for Penumbra Spider, who should I swap out? Most likely either Sporecap Spider or Kessig Recluse?
For Vessel of Nascency, I can see how it pair up well with Ishkanah and I'll most likely swap out Duress or something with to put them in. As for Nyx Weaver...not too keen on that one. While I like how it speeds up Ishkanah's delirious and all, I feel I might end up cucking myself in the long run especially if I don't have a lot of Ishkanahs to play with.
1 year ago
You said something about the prototype being 'bad' in the related thread. I don't actually think so. You're doing many good things with your attempt. There are some things I'd change though:
Stab Wound seems cool, but if you use it as a removal (which you most of the time should do with cards like these), the life loss will never happen. If you want another cheap -2/-2, Disfigure or DeadWeight seems promising, especially the latter when you're planning on including Ishkanah (I#ll talk about her in a second).
Something you can compensate that a 'spiders only' build can't is the missing one drop: Sedge Scorpion is good enough for that slot. A card I really love in my spider list is Penumbra Spider. She basically has a better, but less abusable version of undying/persist, which is great as a defense option but also to outvalue your opponents. If you want to be more aggressive, Assault Formation defintely is what you want, and I see you already have it in your maybe board.
Regarding Ishkanah (I promised, and here it is): You want to get delirious as soon as you can. There are many useful cards for this. Removal like DeadWeight is great here, but I'd also suggest Vessel of Nascency as it usually puts you at least at three cardtypes in the grave if you play it turn one and crack it turn 2. You also do have Arachnus Web, which helps a lot with going delirious even before you can play Arachnus spinner. Another interesting option is Nyx Weaver. It does like a tripple duty in the deck: Helping you get delirious with both its triggered ability and its 'enchantment creature' type.
I'm not really sold on terryfying presence, but it definitely is a flavour-win. Maybe I suggest Arachnogenesis as a simillar, but more powerful fog spell?
Overall, good job!
1 year ago
Sweet deck, man! Have you considered deathtouch creatures? I run Gnarlwood Dryad, Sedge Scorpion, Narnam Renegade and Wasteland Viper in my Edric, and find they almost always end up getting their damage through. Plus, they deter attackers beautifully while chillin' with summoning sickness (or whenever else necessary). I'll paste a link to my deck below if anyone's curious.
1 year ago
It might be a better idea to build a deck comprised primarily of value vanilla creatures and evergreen abilities such as deathtouch and trample that way she is focusing on learning more about the mechanics of the game and less about what her cards do. Kalonian Tusker, Leatherback Baloth, Sedge Scorpion, Plated Crusher are all good creature options. For spells, try simple things like Harmonize, Prey Upon, and Giant Growth. For lands, all forests and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.
Of course, i don't expect you to have all of these specific cards lying around. They're just good examples of cards that would be good for teaching a beginner.
1 year ago
Hi, I'd like to make a few suggestions to help you improve your deck.
Boon Satyr is strictly better than Nyxborn Wolf. Gnarlwood Dryad would be a better deathtoucher than Deadly Recluse or Sedge Scorpion. You don't get a whole lot out of Odric, Lunarch Marshal, unless you're running something like Gisela, the Broken Blade or Baneslayer Angel, which would be better than Angelic Overseer anyway, since only 8/34 creatures are humans. Remove Titanic Growth in favor of Vines of Vastwood, which for the same mana cost will net you the same boost and hexproof on top of it, while also giving you the option to +2/+2 for 1 mana.
Lastly, you are at 81 cards. Generally you want to trim it down to 60 to improve your chances of drawing the card(s) you want to draw. I'm assuming the 5 elvish mystic is a mistake. You might also want to look for things like Path to Exile or Selesnya Charm for removal to take care of opponent's creatures that are problematic.