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.
I would say up your Fog count to 4 because the 2 mana difference between it and Hunter's Ambush will be relevant when also trying to flash creatures into play the same turn. Boon Satyr is the best green flash creature in Standard not named Wurm Token. So, he's right up your alley.
If your strategy is to flash in creatures and Phytoburst them, why not run additional pump spells? Giant Growth and Slaughterhorn are both cheap and efficient. Titanic Growth is another pump spell. I would not recommend running all of these, pick and choose your favorite ones. But I would say that having more than just a playset of Phytoburst should help accomplish the theme. And if you want stronger card draw, you're blue. Just run a few draw spells such as Divination .
Your deck's mana base is already good so all you need to do I refine your other spells. Black Cat , Cruel Sadist , and Slaughterhorn should go and be replaced by more Reaper of the Wilds . Hero's Downfall is also a great card for any black deck and would work in yours as well.
|0.02 TIX||0.02 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||3/2|
|Avg. draft pick||3.63|
|Avg. cube pick||4.01|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|