Creature — Human Pirate
When Skyship Plunderer deals combat damage to a player, for each kind of counter on target permanent or player, give that permanent or player another counter of that kind.
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Skyship Plunderer Discussion
17 hours ago
So, clearly, this deck is no longer "standard", and the casual nature of this deck prevents its use in modern. However, with the birth of frontier, this deck may yet again rear its ugly head! A few modifications have been made to make it frontier-legal, with a couple other changes added to lower the price of the deck to back under $15 (the price increase of Chasm Skulker put it over the limit.)
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1 week ago
Really like the idea- +1 :)
1 week ago
Aether Swooper might help. It's a blue 2 drop flyer that can create servos when your swing with it. It might replace Skyship Plunderer or sit in the sideboard if your improvise isn't going off fast enough. Everything in black that makes servos seems really out of place here or will move your curve in the wrong direction. Overall it looks like a solid build.
2 weeks ago
I found another solid inclusion out of the Aether Revolt cards that I started running, and it's really paying dividends: Ridgescale Tusker, Skyship Plunderer, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary, i.e. the Pokedex. Tusker is for obvious reasons, and in order for you to proliferate, you need to have counters spread out. The Plunderer is basically a targeted Thrumming bird, in essence. Not nearly as powerful, but it's an early threat with evasion that works well with what we're trying to do. Finally, the Pokedex! I'm sure everyone can agree that Green is terrible at card draw. Atraxa gives us access to blue and black, but having a free scry every turn and Whispers of the Muse just for playing a creature (except for ) isn't a bad deal.
I've been running these new cards and when you come across them, especially early on, they are busted. Recommendations for removals would be Ghave for Tusker, Pokedex for Archmage, and I'm not sure about the Plunderer. I would say that your curve is very 4 CMC heavy with very little ramp. I try to discourage people from rely a lot on artifact mana simply because so many people run stuff like Vandalblast or Shattering Pulse. You may consider trying to find a place for Farseek, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and/or Explosive Vegetation. Those are just a few observations.
3 weeks ago
So first suggestion: burn this pile and move on with your life, the world doesn't need another atraxa deck. Build a Thelon of Havenwood tribal fungus deck instead and earn my undying respect.
That being said, here are some real suggestions. I would cut Varolz; exiling your own dudes is never something I like to do and you have more than enough ways to get counters on your dudes that are more efficient. Cut Urban Evolution it's just not strong enough, you want to be using permanents to draw cards or else much splashier sorceries like Shamanic Revelation or Rishkar's Expertise. I would cut some of the non-counter-related mana rocks for better mana ramp. Fertilid is a must, Cultivate and Tempt with Discovery are often awesome. Of your maybeboard the only cards I would try getting in are Skyship Plunderer and Collective Effort. Believe me, I've tried pretty much all the others and what you already have in the deck is enough value. More on the card draw front, add in Bred for the Hunt, maybe even Well of Lost Dreams since your general has lifelink. My number one card for any deck with black in it is Living Death as you will inevitably want to recover from all the board wipes and come back for a big blowout.
The inclusion of Odric, Lunarch Marshal is pretty brilliant, on the same front you should run Lightning Greaves to protect your general and then also give your creatures all haste with Odric. If looking for more cuts to make, I would go for the 1-off spot removals like Putrefy and Mortify since you don't have ways to remove them and your main ways to efficiently remove threats will be stealing them or destroying them with Lux Cannon and those are more repeatable. You can replace one with Retribution of the Ancients for some sick tech. Cut Managorger Hydra. It is a big dumb fatty that doesn't do anything but swing and that is usually enough to kill somebody (lame) and then make you even more of a target. It doesn't do anything interesting. Play Zendikar Resurgent because it's amazing obviously.
Hope some of that helps, honestly remove the whole maybeboard except for the ones I mentioned to maybe keep.
3 weeks ago
-Also Skyship Plunderer is good for early game, if you have energy you can add to it, or +1/+1 counters if you have them already.
3 weeks ago
Sorry for such a long list. I don't keep a trade list online.
I'll negotiate for most anything.