Creature — BeastBloodrush G, Discard Slaughterhorn: Target attacking creature gets +3/+2 until end of turn.
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1 month ago
1 month ago
Avatar of the Resolute is better than Garruk's Companion. Beastmaster Ascension, Boon Satyr, Giant Growth, Gaea's Anthem, Naturalize, Reverent Hunter, or Bow of Nylea can be helpful here. Also consider taking out Slaughterhorn altogether.
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2 months ago
Firstly, I love this deck because, as I mentioned in the Life from the Loam post I made, which you responded to in very generous detail (much appreciated!), I'm slowly getting into modern. Money isn't really the issue given some time but I'm not looking to be spending Goyf-level dollars, here - more that I'm planning a wedding and that's really, horrifically expensive...plus I don't want the lady to know I'm spending more on magic haha. So my questions are coming from a perspective of someone who's looking to make some upgrades to this deck given less stringent budget constraints, say, the $100-150 range total. I'd love to have a second modern deck to just toss around in testing with my friends (and one less skill-intensive than Loam Pox for those times I don't want to think as hard and just enjoy a game of magic).
So, my questions are as follows:
What would this deck look like if you could make it in line with the type of spending I mentioned above? Bearing in mind that I already have 2x Scavenging Ooze for example,
I second the Avatar of the Resolute comment above, because it appears to be a strict upgrade over Garruk's Companion, although it seems like you'd want to be running both. +1/+1 counter synergy with Scavenging Ooze, Experiment One and potential a card like Young Wolf might work. Would you agree?
What's the idea behind Leatherback Baloth in the SB rather than the MB?
Is going up the curve to 4 for things like Polukranos, World Eater, Thrun, the Last Troll, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Surrak, the Hunt Caller or Obstinate Baloth make the deck too slow and inefficient? It opens up a world of options for monogreen but I could see an argument that you'd need to play more lands, making your deck less threat-dense and therefore too watered down and less effective. Modern does seem to be all about efficient threats.
Would you run 1x Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx since your devotion count is likely to be high or do you feel that diluting your manabase in a format with so much cheap burn will hurt you more than it'll help?
When I saw Slaughterhorn, the first thing I thought about is the red splash for something like Ghor-Clan Rampager (plus, I miss playing that card). Is that worth exploring or is just another deck entirely and it's not making much sense for me to ask here? haha
What are the good/bad matchups for this deck? Obviously anything with mass removal and sideboarded Pyroclasm/Anger of the Gods/etc is terrible. To that end, how do you prepare for that type of post-board battle?
I think I've sufficiently inundated you with questions here. Thanks in advance!
2 months ago
- I'd get rid of black and just go full aggro, your power is very strong and any mana wasted on removal would be a shame. Let's let your trample monsters and combat tricks become your removal. I feel with the hard punches and combat tricks, you will not miss black. Also black is asking too much in this aggro deck right now.
- -3 Clan Defiance
- -3Savage Summoning
- Xenagos, God of Revels adds immense power, +1
- +4Burning-Tree Emissary will help you ramp up and smack em before they could answer
- +4Ghor-Clan Rampager so much value +4+4 and TRAMPLE?! when they least expect it, and it cannot be countered! only stifled.
- +4Madcap Skills My all time favorite card in gatecrash, just too powerful. hmmm Burning tree into madcap skills? so good. or burning tree into whatever.
- +2Savageborn Hydra
- +1Signal the Clans
- +2Slaughterhorn (could be used as a giant growth or creature when you need a body) or just replace with Giant Growth, will save the life of your mana dork to spend future mana or just go in for damage.
3 months ago
I would recommend throwing in Wild Defiance which could make your porection spells double as buff spells. I would also replace Llanowar Augur with an infect creature but thats just me; my reasoning is you have 12 creatures with infect, 24 buff spells + 4 more creatures that are gonna pretend to be a buff spell. Yes its a buff spell that cant be countered, but I honestly just think you'd be better off more infect creatures, 16 creatures is a good ammount to have but they should all be usable with infect. It might be more worth it to sideboard Llanowar Augur over Slaughterhorn since they both fit more or less the same purpose but Slaughterhorn is less versatile
4 months ago
It can be quite hard to find the most efficient cards to use for a pump these card won't quite pump your creatures as much as beserk but can give you other handy effects
Also a lot of the cards in this list can be used