What about Slaughterhorn? Since Bloodrush is an ability and not a spell, isn't it uncounterable?
Its just that Vines of Vastwood is instant speed and could serve as a pump as well.
You could check out the primer on Stompy Primer for some suggestions/ideas. The thread has had a lot of discussions about what works in the stompy deck etc.
I'm still building mine but I found some nice replacement cards for the interim. Aka Slaughterhorn , Silhana Ledgewalker . Slaughterhorn is nice because its a creature or a pump when you need it to be. Silhana Ledgewalker for some evasion and hexproof vs burn/removal.
On the Obstinate Baloth : I also didn't like it at the start but after playing it vs burn I would not replace it. 4mana is not really that hard to reach, you don't run much 4 drops in this deck so its not that bad. Thrun, the Last Troll , Dungrove Elder and Obstinate Baloth are some nice 4 drops to run as 2offs in this deck.
Tangle Golem , cheap beatstick, also Krosan Tusker , because it can get you card advantage early in the game or act as another beatstick later, although it has a high CMC which is definitely not great. Aurochs Herd is another decent one that replaces itself with another Aurochs card in your hand (Aurochs and Bull Aurochs . Slaughterhorn is something to consider, because while it can only act as a pump if you are attacking, it can double as a creature. Overall, I think you may want to go a more aggressive route. Penumbra Spider is great though, because it replaces itself. Throw that ish in the main deck. The only instants I would change are probably Mutant's Prey --you have to have already gotten an Aquastrand Spider into play AND grafted a counter onto something useful for Mutant's Prey, and Nature's Claim , which you might just want to sideboard in case you end up needing it. I would suggest changing Mutant's Prey to Prey Upon . Not instant speed, but also not contingent on having a +1/+1 counter. Also, Wild Mongrel and Basking Rootwalla is not really required in the deck, but it is something fun to use. I'd look into it.
@izzetderpmage851 - Good idea, I didn't know about Rubblebelt Maaka . Seems better than Slaughterhorn . I'll be sure to throw in some Nemesis of Mortals since I own like 3 of him anyway and I never made that connection between Bloodrush and his cost ability. Good ideas (:
@Yezdagert - Hey that's a great card suggestion, I've never heard of him but that would solve my biggest problem!
Slaughterhorn in this deck, is basically just another giant growth
Im just assuming that the ability termed 'Blood Rush' can be cast at instant speed correct? Slaughterhorn
For what you could do with those little tree people, I recommend adding some green bloodrush abilities to give any unblocked Saprolings the steroids they need, like Slaughterhorn or Skarrg Goliath . Korozda Guildmage with a powerhouse can more easily get some damage through, and then the powerhouse can be immediatley sacrificed for a bunch of blocking-ready saps.
+ could use some proliferating action, b/c 3 upkeep's is a long time to wait; try with + + . Maybe you could throw in a Lumberknot or Gobbling Ooze for some token feasting action, or better yet a Death's Presence so your tokens are useful when they die.
The deck seems to have a lack of drawing-cards, and I think a Deathreap Ritual would seem appropriate for an almost guaranteed extra draw every turn.
On a side note, Unholy Strength could be replaced by a Predator's Gambit just because the very situational intimidate is slightly better, and can be useful with some of your powerhouses. This is a token deck, though, so I wouldn't worry about it.
The deck has potential, and all it needs is an extra push of token/other stuff combos. Selesnya had better watch their back.
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