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Skyshroud Claim Discussion
4 days ago
Hey, so i finally found some time to look this up. It looks really good, especially for the budget, outside of the suggestions I already made. Grab a Lurking Predators it's a fantastic card, and it fits your theme of cheating creatures out. Genesis Hydra is another great card that fits the bill as well. I would consider Champion of Lambholt, this creature would get insanely big in your deck and would make all your creatures unlockable at the same time. If you can find the budget for it, pick up Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, it's a staple in mono colored decks and would help your mana generation immensely, especially if you throw in Nacatl War-Pride. Lastly I would drop the less than stellar nonbasic you're running like Tranquil Thicket, Jungle Basin, Fertile Thicket, Hollow Trees, Llanowar Reborn, and Sapseep Forest and replace them with land grab spells like Cultivate, Nature's Lore, and Skyshroud Claim. I'd throw in Karametra's Acolyte as well, she's a beast for mana generation. Overall though it's a great start. Keep up the good work!
5 days ago
5 days ago
I was unable to find a tribe in your deck. There are some token generators, but few enough that a tribal card would be a dead draw most of the time. For those reasons, I'd recommend removing these:
A lot of the utility of the deck comes from being able to massacre your tokens in the name of -1/-1 counters (e.g. Blowfly Infestation and any of Flourishing Defenses, Nest of Scarabs, or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons herself. Add Blood Artist (or similar) and it's an infinite wincon). Any creature with 2+ toughness will not be killable from a single counter, so anything that buffs toughness without a major benefit just weakens the deck. For those reasons, I'd recommend cutting these:Skullclamp.
Various other cuttables:
- Spread the Sickness - sorcery speed kill is pretty "meh".
- Shambling Swarm - the counters go away at end of turn, and it's likely he'll die in a boardwipe (so there won't be anyone to put the counters on anyway), and he has 3 devotion.
- Soulstinger - similar to Shambling Swarm, it's likely he'll die in a boardwipe (so there won't be anyone to put the counters on). Also, you're getting a weak creature in the hopes of doing something useful with it - better to just get a good creature in the first place.
- Decimator Beetle - moves one counter, once per turn, and it has to attack to trigger.
- Essence Warden - the lifegain doesn't get you anything
- Fume Spitter - insufficient recursion to really get a benefit from him
- Wicker Warcrawler - why include a creature that just gets worse?
- Tower Above - i'm on the fence on this one. The CMC is a bit high, but the benefits could be large.
- Needle Specter - Also on the fence. I like it more than the spell though.
- Rendclaw Trow - a 2/2 with wither and nothing else. 2 damage will just be ignored on attack until he dies in a wipe, or manages to block and get you (at best) 3 tokens.
You need to have a minimum of 37 lands. You're also playing , the color whose greatest strength is the massive ramp it can accomplish. If you swap all the cards noted for lands and acceleration, i would expect the deck to play significantly better. Also, don't use rocks for the ramp, unless land-wipe is common in your meta. It's easy and common for artifacts to die, but (usually) much harder to kill a land. I'd recommend the standard ramp:
- Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
- Kodama's Reach
- Skyshroud Claim
- Explosive Vegetation
5 days ago
Yisan is a great card, my only problem is that he can only creatures with cmc equal to the number or verse counters, not equal or less. That's the only reason i don't run him. As for some good green cards that are budget friendly, there's a lot. Nacatl War-Pride is one of my favorites. Rampaging Baloths is great, so is Pathbreaker Ibex. Arbor Colossus, Elderscale Wurm, Engulfing Slagwurm, Foe-Razer Regent, Greenwarden of Murasa, Oran-Rief Hydra, Regal Force, Siege Behemoth, Thunderfoot Baloth, Nature's Lore, Skyshroud Claim, Rishkar's Expertise, Selvala's Stampede, Harmonize, any of the Garruk or Nissa planeswalkers that are affordable. There's a bunch more, but I'm tired and need to go to bed. If you need ideas for cards that do specific things that are budget friendly let me know and I'd be happy to help
1 week ago
1 week ago
List of things that could be better.
1.) Better Early Ramp Play more of the low cmc mana dorks like Boreal Druid, and Elvish Mystic. Then the noncreature one mana ramp like Utopia Sprawl and Wild Growth. 2 mana dorks like Bloom Tender and Priest of Titania. Also Probably a good idea to only play one of the four mana accelerators like Vizier of the Menagerie, Oracle of Mul Daya, and 3 cmc Courser of Kruphix as the early ramp that the one cmc dork provide is much faster.
2.) Evaluate what impact a card has when played (General rule is 4 cmc or higher should put you at a significant advantage or outright win you the game)Remove the cards that dont provide significant advantage and are just general goodstuff value like Thragtusk, Vedalken Orrery replaced by Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Portal Mage, Mnemonic Wall replaced by Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Nissa, Steward of Elements probably should probably be another combo piece or some sort of draw/protection.
3.) More and Better Counterspells Use better counterspells than Disallow. Like Counterspell, Remand, Unsubstantiate, Daze, Spell Snare, Swan Song, Muddle the Mixture, Mana Drain, Mental Misstep, Delay, Dispel, Spell Pierce, and Negate. Your counterspell package should really be large so you can play Baral, Chief of Compliance and get more Rashmi, Eternities Crafter Triggers on other players turns while searching for you combo.
4.) Better Lands
Off color fetches like Flooded Strand, or Wooded Foothills are still better than Evolving Wilds. Other cards like Crop Rotation can fetch Gaea's Cradle or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or even help fix you mana early on. Along those lines if you still feel you need more fixing Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim can grab fetch lands and get untapped lands which is much better. Lands like Simic Growth Chamber, Temple of the False God,and Seat of the Synod should be replaced by lands like City of Brass, Mana Confluence, and Ancient Tomb or other off color fetches to more reliably get you mana base set.
5.) Better Draw and top deck manipulation
In the category of better "draw" or more honestly hand manipulation cards like Frantic Search, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip are great at giving you the ability to toss tech cards like Manglehorn or Reclamation Sage when they are not needed and get better stuff. Now in straight card draw cards like Pull from Tomorrow, Fact or Fiction, and Gitaxian Probe either offer massive draw or knowledge of another opponents hand. You should play Preordain for more draw and top deck manipulation.
6.) Some combos are just better Some of the best most consistent methods of making your opponents not win the game.
c.) Seasons Past + Hurkyl's Recall This one requires more artifact mana rocks and is usually a backup plan to Dramatic Reversal being exiled somehow. Same strategy as the last combo with a set of rocks as follows: Mox Diamond, Simic Signet, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, Mana Crypt, and Sol Ring.
Start off by tapping or playing any rocks that generate you mana then play Hurkyl's Recall on yourself.
Cast these rocks and generate 3 colorless 2 blue and 1 green mana.
Now use Hurkyl's Recall again on yourself going to 1 blue 2 green in pool.
You can repeat this to generate infinite colorless mana and then cast Simic Signet in the loop to generate inifinite colored as well.
Winning the Game with inifinite mana
d.) Seasons Past + Beast Within + Reality Shift - use Beast Within to destroy a permanent then Reality Shift the beast to make them manifest a card. Then use Seasons Past to loop this until all opponents have no decks.
f.) Beast Within + Swan Song-Beast Within all of their stuff then bounce it with something like Cyclonic Rift Then start playing permanents that can be destroyed and Beast Withining your own permanent. Loop with Seasons Past to create infinite beasts. This also works with Swan Song by countering your own spells and looping with Seasons Past.
The combo you use depends heavily on what you have available in your deck once you achieve infinite mana. The goal is to have a diverse enough list that not everything you need can be exiled.
Hope this helps out.
1 week ago
Hey there! Awesome deck you have here (and Maelstrom Wanderer is probably my favorite commander, so that doesn't hurt)!
I agree you need a little more mana fixing; fortunately, Green is very good at this. Kodama's Reach and Cultivate are both amazing at ramp and fixing, and Farseek, Explosive Vegetation, Skyshroud Claim, and Urban Evolution are as well (keep in mind that you can get any forest with the Claim, not just basics). Gilded Lotus is also an option.
Some other general suggestions I have for you:
- Scroll Rack is great at setting the top cards of your library for your commander to cascade into, while putting extra lands to the bottom.
- I enjoy Bane of Bala Ged as a devastating Cascade target, although it does draw some hate.
- Great Whale is hilarious to cascade into, and gets you infinite mana with Deadeye Navigator.
- Magus of the Mind is also a great cascade target.
- Regrowth is better than Recollect, although I can understand if you prefer the promo.
- Pathbreaker Ibex is generally game-ending, especially with the haste from Wanderer.
- Blasphemous Act is a board wipe that you don't cascade into.
- Primal Command is great for its extreme versatility.
- Future Sight lets you see the top card of your library to determine when to pull the trigger on casting Wanderer. It's also great with Top.
- Mind's Dilation is just generally amazing.
- Spearbreaker Behemoth can protect your big things.
- Recurring Insight is amazing card draw, often drawing you 10+ cards.
Finally, I do think your mana base needs a little work. I find 37-38 lands is appropriate for a ramp-heavy deck like Wanderer, so you can certainly cut a few lands. I'd recommend the checklands (Rootbound Crag, Hinterland Harbor, and Sulfur Falls), the painlands (Karplusan Forest, Yavimaya Coast, and Shivan Reef), the shocklands (Stomping Ground, Breeding Pool, and Steam Vents), the temples (Temple of Mystery, Temple of Abandon, and Temple of Epiphany), and the fetchlands if you can afford them (Wooded Foothills, Misty Rainforest, and Scalding Tarn). Ash Barrens is also amazing due to the shuffle effect if you need it, and Frontier Bivouac is fine if you need the fixing.
Hope this helps!
3 weeks ago
Okay soooo here goes something! FIrst off, some extra card advantage/protection for your favorite creatures could come in the forms of Inspiring Call and Heroic Intervention. On to lands things! Honestly, you don't need lands like Unknown Shores, because paying that extra one mana just to get the color you need is usually worse than just having a basic. The exception to this is a card by the name of Opal Palace, which also give you additional +1/+1 counters on your general for each time it has been cast from the command zone. Moving on from there, cards like Crop Rotation and Voyaging Satyr are decent, but only really shine when there's a specific nonbasic land you want to work with (namely, the ludicrously expensive Gaea's Cradle, which I won't recommend because of its rather prohibitive monetary cost). Crop Rotation miiiight be worth keeping, that's up to you, but as a whole, the deck needs a little more mana ramp. Cards like Skyshroud Claim, Cultivate, and Kodama's Reach are frequently played cards in every green EDH deck. Additionally, since your deck focuses on large creatures, a ramp spell such as Traverse the Outlands may find a good home here. Next, I don't think Broodhatch Nantuko and Hornet's Nest are good here, as they require being dealt damage before spawning tokens. Cards like Sprout Swarm are good for building an army, as are bigger creatures such as your Favorite Mycoloth, Dragon Broodmother, and Dragonlair Spider. Cards that are lackluster here include Arlinn Kord, Gruul Charm, Spellbreaker Behemoth, and Barrage of Boulders. Spellbreaker doesn't make any of your creatures uncounterable, as they all have less than 4 power while being cast, Gruul Charm has three very lackluster modes, and Barrage is only useful for removing blockers.
From your maybeboard, I'd suggest looking to find room for Kalonian Hydra, Dragonlair Spider, Vastwood Hydra, Doubling Season, and Blasphemous Act. Other possible cards that you could try out from the maybeboard are Bloodspore Thrinax, Ivy Lane Denizen, Oracle of Mul Daya, Burgeoning, Fires of Yavimaya, and Hammer of Purphoros.Speaking of Purphoros, God of the Forge, he would be incredible here, and I highly recommend adding him to the deck.That's my feedback, any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Happy brewing! Also, feel free to take all of my suggestions with a grain of salt :)