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Bloodrush — G, Discard Slaughterhorn: Target attacking creature gets +3/+2 until end of turn.
Rubblebelt isn't the best without some kind of devo mechanic along with him. Slaughterhorn also isn't the best choose. I would go with Mending Touch to save big creatures from a big Supreme Verdict and maybe even Witchstalker so no Hero's Downfall s can kill it.
Coming from a mono-green fanatic, let me just say that not playing Giant Growth and Aspect of Hydra is a big mistake here. I would put a total of 6-8 of those two in the deck. I also say drop the Burning-Tree Emissary in exchange for Karametra's Acolyte . Drop the Brushstrider because it sucks (really it does, how is vigilance going to help something with 1 toughness) and replace it with Sylvan Caryatid . Drop Slaughterhorn for 1x more Nylea, God of the Hunt and 1x more Elvish Mystic . Also Arbor Colossus is one of the best green creatures currently in standard. I'd either drop the Satyrs or the Experiments for a 4x set. I mean look at Arbor Colossus synergy with Karametra's Acolyte and Reverent Hunter . If you're interested, here's my green standard deck. Green Devotion Standard
I'm hopeing that with these revisions will give the deck a little extra bite. During our play testing we noticed that we needed a little more ramping, and the Elvish Mystic is just the right guy for the job. This will ensure that you'll be able to drop your Fanatic of Xenagos by round 2. You'll also noticed that Alpha Authority and Rubblehulk are both out. This is based upon our play testing, which stressed speed as a key element to this deck. Alpha Authority doesn't deal damage or have much have an impact like a damage spell will, and since we are using mana ramping Rubblehulk won't have the same type of impact for a 3 CMC bloodrush that Zhur-Taa Swine will have. Having a guaranteed +5/+4 is better than an unknown number; plus odds are you won't have 5 mana on the table for it to be worth it. In the original version of this deck he made sense, but now he just doesn't fit.
The Pyrewild Shaman got the boot because we needed to reduce some of the bloodrushing costs and Slaughterhorn was the same CMC. Yes you can get the shaman back from the graveyard, but it never happened that way in play testing, so this guy will not be missed. Most of the bloodrush costs is 2 or 3, so having the slaughterhorn and Titan's Strength as 1 CMC abilities / instants is a good move since we are trying to speed this deck up.
Speed also means that you want to ensure that you are drawing what you need to keep the pressure on and the damage flowing, and that's why Titan's Strength and Magma Jet are a good fit. These instants allow more flexibility than a bloodrush, and setup your next draw.
overall I think this revision will have this deck moving right along and winning more often than it has been. Most of these revions are cheap and can easily be done. Can't wait to play against it again.
Very nice deck. Here are a few suggestions. I don't think Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would do much is this deck since it's multicolored and you have only 2 cards with devotion 2. I would highly suggest adding Ruric Thar, the Unbowed and Bow of Nylea . With only 5 non creature spells in your deck, Ruric will barely affect you. The Bow is very versatile; I've used each ability more than once and deathtouch is surprisingly effective, even in a fatty deck like this. Skarrg Guildmage could also do work in this deck. 6+ damage on turn 3 is nothing to scoff at.Gruul Charm would be a good sideboard choice.Finally, I would replace Slaughterhorn with Rubblebelt Maaka . The extra point of toughness is surprisingly useful and should you want to cast this as a creature spell, this deck should have no trouble getting to 3R by turn 3.
I am considering making this deck, but one change I would consider making would be drop the Slaughterhorn s in exchange for Trollhide . Since it is an enchantment you would get the boost for longer than bloodrush lasts, it provides the same amount of devotion, and it provides regeneration to help against removal spells.
Yep, Badger seems irrelevant, but if you play it right and do some combos with Aspect of Hydra, you can get through with heavy damage.
Giant Growth and Slaughterhorn bloodrush cost are cards you should consider too! Ordeal of Nylea is slow, unless you cast it to enchant an heroic-based creature, otherwise, it won't help you that much.
Not sure if i like Witchstalker in your deck. It counter bleu/black deck, but vs other kind of deck, it's not that good. Maybe you can consider Wild Beastmaster . Same cost, really good synergy with your instants and bloodrush (Slaughterhorn ). Witchstalker can go in your side
But I like your deck. Look good, fast and fun to play :) +1
|Power / Toughness||3/2|
|Avg. draft pick||4.42|
|Avg. cube pick||4.10|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|