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Shivan Harvest Discussion
1 month ago
So here are some of the cards that might help with your Meta.
First Choice: Altar of Dementia, Perilous Forays, Scapegoat, Last-Ditch Effort, Renounce, Plunge into Darkness, Goblin Bombardment
Seconds Choice: Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar
Third Choice: Shivan Harvest, Tooth and Claw, Undercity Informer, Disciple of Griselbrand
I didn't really list them in any order. Evaluate them and let me know what you think.
1 month ago
On my Locust Deck I set up 3 possible win conditions, depending on the deck you're facing of:
2- control/direct damage. We assume we cannot attack for some reason or we must just stop some threatening creature Opposition, Shivan Harvest, Goblin Bombardment, Kyren Negotiations, Psychosis Crawler, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Impact Tremors, and our beloved Purphoros, God of the Forge. In most of the cases we draw to create locust that will be used as gun-powder
3- Win by MILL. Yes. Here we can use two very understimated cards which are Sphinx's Tutelage and Altar of the Brood. The Altar is sick in this deck because everytime you draw, every enemy will mill the same. Make a Wheel of 7? they also mill 7 [and you have the locust BTW]. Altar of the Brood and Fascination act the same. If you sac your locusts to an Ashnod's Altar, you can draw-kill someone with a Stroke of Genius or the like.What about killing one opponent with 10 locusts pumped by shared animosity and then sac to Altar of Dementia to insta-mill another opponent? LOL.
anyway, that's my deck built on a relative budjet plus the cards I already had
1 month ago
illumfolly: Thanks for commenting!
Mana Echoes - I had this card in a long time ago, but the deck isn't built to take advantage of it. The curve is really, really low, and the only X cost card I have is a sideboard of Rolling Earthquake. When I played Echoes before I would quite often make 200+ colorless mana the turn after it went down, but any turn after T3 I only have one or two cards in hand, and neither of them can take advantage of all that colorless mana.
Wildfire/Burning Sands/Keldon Arsonist - The problem with a deck like mine and effects that have a land sac effect means I can't do anything in response to it. Keldon Arsonist for example, if I spent the 1 colorless, and then sacc'd two lands to active his ability, I can't then sac them to Ib before they go to the graveyard because it's part of a cost and doesn't use the stack. With a cycled Decree of Annihilation or a Boom/Bust I can respond to the destroy trigger with an Ib sac, and still get Goblin tokens out of a symmetrical spell. To go with the land destruction suggestions though, I used to run Shivan Harvest and a Ruination, and realized that the land destruction got me a ton of hate that I often couldn't survive through, while Price of Glory/Price of Progress/Blood Moon/Magus of the Moon/Acidic Soil had a better ultimate effect, and I had a lot more control over the table hate too. I'm always on the lookout for more "land dysfunction" or control type of effects though! I sideboarded Mana Web just because I want another 1 or 2 stax effects that deal with land specifically.
2 months ago
so. aside from some upgrades like;
I'm looking at a few different options for my LD package;
I'd like to know what you think, perhaps you've some choice cards I've missed
2 months ago
I like many of your cards and others, not so much. Ill start with the good part.
Shivan Harvest: Awesome, gonna have to include that in my own deck. I keep forgetting this card exists.
Mardu Ascendancy: Yes and no. The first part of the enchantment is decent for an aggro deck, but the second part will be mostly useless. Your biggest enemy will be wraths, not combat. If you're running Edgar, you will probably have the most creatures.
Obzedat's Aid: A great card.
Lapse of Certainty: It always helps to be a little tricky. A spell like this will never go unused if you draw it during a game.
Bitterblossom: An excellent card for Edgar. I'd run it myself if I had one.
Now for the bad:
Quag Vampires: I would swap those guys with a
Shadow Alley Denizen, who gives more utility.
Vedalken Orrery: Why? You'll not generate a large amount of mana with this deck and your sorcery count is also low. Not worth the slot in this deck.
Ghostly Prison: You're gonna have a buttload of creatures, so it's just better to block with those, instead of a 3 cmc enchantment that you could replace with Vindicate, Shared Animosity, or a Boros Charm to protect yourself from wraths, which will make you cry. Also, you could fetch that last card with your sunforger, so there's that.No Stromkirk Captain? You just HAVE to run this guy, no way around that.
Ranger of Eos: Your one drops are not that impactful to warrant him being here.
Lastly, as suggestion, I would run Phyrexian Reclamation. You could return a vampire to your hand, cast it again, and activate Edgar's eminence in a recurring fashion.
Hope this helped!
2 months ago
Thx for comments, suggestion and upvote!
Primer - the idea of creating a more detailed description of the interactions and gameplay - Primer, has long been wandering in my head. Since English is not my native language it will require me a lot of free time which I do not have at that moment. Work and family on the first place, MTG and other my hobby on second. But someday in the not too distant future, I will find time to create it.
- Squee, Goblin Nabob - sure this one have potential but mostly it one creature drop for it stack badly with Eidolon of the Great Revel, Pyrostatic Pillar and Spellshock. Still if I decide to fit it in, what should I cut for it?
Thx again for all your suggestions!
Ankh of Mishra - was in deck on early stages but was cut. Zo-Zu the Punisher much better imho. 1st - devotion. 2nd - he is goblin. 3rd - being a creature is not a minus it is a plus, even with all burn board wipes.
2 months ago
AlmightyTentacle, do you think there is room in this deck for Wasteland and/or Strip Mine? You have Shivan Harvest which is very strong with your goblin tokens but these cards would make the non-basic destruction more consistent in case you don't draw the harvest. If you had Strip Mine, Wasteland, Shivan Harvest, as well as a Burning Wished Ruination you'd have a package of some sort.
3 months ago
Or maybe maybe Shivan Harvest, Because of the repeatable effect and the tokens from Krenko