Council's dilemma - Starting with you, each player votes for wild or free. Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card for each wild vote. Put those creature cards onto the battlefield, then shuffle the rest into your library. You may put a permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield for each free vote.
|Have (2)||tedtanal , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819|
|Want (2)||Zacblu10 , Rabu|
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Selvala's Stampede occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Selvala's Stampede Discussion
3 days ago
None of the cards you mentioned in the second point seem important to this deck's mechanic from my point of view. I would concentrate on your first point and focus the build on your choice of beaters.
Lurking Predators as a fall-back if your cammander is taken out
Hope this inspires you, looking forward to see the decklist you come up with!
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment LanceBluPaladin!
Dragonlord Atarka was more of a pet-card inclusion, but I do agree that she is the most replaceable creature in the deck. Another dragon which I had initially considered in her place was Drakuseth, Maw of Flames . He is an absolute house with double strike and can easily dish out more damage than her. I might give Drakuseth a go in place of big Atarka.
I have always found Volcanic Offering to over perform in the games I've cast. It may be that my meta runs more multi-colored decks, but I've never had an issue with not being able to target lands. Also, don't forget that all you need is one viable target of each type. Your opponent can chose the same targets as you (as long as they don't own one of them).
As I mentioned ealier, adding in something like Elvish Piper might get in the way of tutors like Selvala's Stampede . I've been considering Quicksilver Amulet , but I often don't have a creature in hand to use it on. Sneak Attack is my preferred safety valve because it pairs well with Worldspine Wurm , the Titans, and Eye of Ugin . Side note, if you play the Naya colors and run Remembrance you can just cycle the Titans and Worldspine Wurm over and over again. I'll keep considering the Amulet though as redundancy is key for a deck like this.
Mizzium Mortars is a fantastic suggestion, thank you for that one.
So far in play-testing I haven't made enough tokens to really abuse a card like Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip. I usually only have 2-3 tokens on the field at a time and those are oftened polymorphed into a large creature or used as a chump blocker.
Lastly, it's great to hear from someone else that the deck functions well enough to achieve its goal. I can play test it myself, but getting an outside, objective view/experience from someone else goes a long way in deck building. Thank you for that.
4 weeks ago
I definitely see all of the benefits. But if I have a couple cards in my hand and I vote for wild, then wouldn't my opponents know I don't have much in my hand? Moreover, if I only have this and a sorcerry(ies) in my hand, I essentially only get 1 wild vote. I've been very cautious about adding cards that have whif potential, but the upside as you so clearly stated, is too good to ignore.
4 weeks ago
Fair enough, after reading over your primer (which incidentally is great!) I had a feeling that would be your response to most of my suggestions just based on how you feel about other cards.
Selvala's Stampede almost always pays off handsomely for me after I learned to just make sure I had a couple of lands/other perms in hand that I would be able to get good value off of. Getting a creature and three land drops for 6 mana isn't a bad deal and that usually the worst outcome I get from it. At best I've used it to drop my entire hand onto the table (it was a big pod) and still get a creature to boot
4 weeks ago
Thank you for your suggestions. The difference between gruul signet and talisman are minimal. Note under the future edits section, I will be testing out Dockside Extortionist in it's place due to all of the artifacts and enchantments in the meta. It can sometimes whiff, but it's worth trying. It also boosts my creature count.
Guttural Response - I'm not trying to make the deck anti-blue at the moment. The few anti-blue cards I have like Dosan and City of Solitude not only stop blue, but more importantly spot removal on my turn. Moreover it's only for instant spells. I would run Ricochet Trap prior to this as it is more flexible and still stops blue for the same cost.
Craterhoof Behemoth - Better in decks that go wide. This deck acts like a sniper, one powerful bullet as opposed to many smaller shots.
Blightsteel Colossus - If I were to add it, I would cut Kozilek, but the draw 4 is super useful and I am not a fan of infect, or else i would add Putrefax as well. Nothing wrong with the strategy, just not my cup of tea. Note I took out Aggravated Assault to ensure this deck is more fair.
Selvala's Stampede - Interesting, very interesting. I'm curious to see how this would play out. Thank you for bringing it to my attention
4 weeks ago
Guttural Response while yes it is anti-blue, having a straight up counter of your own to answer counter magic is fantastic and blue players do not expect it from the Gruul player. Further you can force them to double down and burn off another counter spell to keep down the play you're going for.
Further this sort of deck begs for Selvala's Stampede which most people will always respond with "Free" so you just wait to cast it until you've got plenty of permanents in hand, which can allow you to build a massive board state.
4 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment Poly_raptor!
I would most certainly run Elvish Piper and Fauna Shaman in a normal Xenagos build, but I've constructed the deck to only want a small number of the most impactful creatures. Including something like Elvish Piper makes cards like Selvala's Stampede and Reality Scramble much less potent. Likewise, I don't think I run enough creatures (8 in total) to make Survival of the Fittest worthwhile.
Through the Breach is an interesting suggestion that I'll have to think about. Besides Sneak Attack , I had initially included Quicksilver Amulet in the deck. I ended up removing it because of the low creature count and I wanted more interactive cards which keep me alive. I view Sneak Attack as more of a back up plan in case one large creature gets stranded in hand. Through the Breach might be a good include though as it has less of a mana investment than Quicksilver Amulet .
Natural Order and Chord of Calling are great suggestions that I'll have to consider. I had disregarded those two originally, but that was before I included the token producers. I should definitely reconsider those card now. Tooth and Nail is another one I am considering currently.
1 month ago
I did think of some of those cards, specially Sneak Attack and Selvala's Stampede being the cheaper ones (this deck does not have a ton of ramp). However, I opted for the dirtbag route, focusing a lot the ways of cheating big creatures and play more tutors. Actually, this deck has a lot of something I love, which is tutoring for the right tutor. Example: you Merchant Scroll into Bring to Light into Hypergenesis . Or you Merchant Scroll into Muddle the Mixture and transmute into Oath of Druids ! :D
That being said, I might still add Stampede, it's a really good card! I don't like that Sneak Attack exiles the creature in multiplayer. And Aminatou's Augury and Tooth and Nail are expesive manawise, but really good. I don't know!
I'm glad you liked the list and thanks a lot for commenting! :D