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Somberwald Sage Discussion
1 week ago
Ruric is aswesome, but he becomes even more so if you add some creature-induced mana-generation to his deck. There are plenty of options for this; here are some of the ones I'm using:
- Birds of Paradise; not the cheapest card to acquire, but nice, cheap-CMC mana dork in a multi-color deck;
- Sylvan Caryatid; cheaper to obtain than birds, and is protected from point-removal;
- Gyre Sage; considering your deck is filled to the brim with strong creatures, this creature's mana-generation potential is pretty good;
- Shaman of Forgotten Ways; fantastic mana generation for a creature-heavy deck;
- Somberwald Sage; see: Shaman of Forgotten Ways;
- Karametra's Acolyte; great in a deck containing lots of green permanents;
- Selvala, Heart of the Wilds; expensive card to obtain, but boy ow boy is it useful in a deck like yours.
Aside from these ramping options, there are some more draw options to consider like:
- Garruk's Packleader; in a creature-heavy deck like yours, helps you to draw lots of additional cards.
- Elemental Bond; enchantment-version of Garruk's Packleader.
A great way to get some additional acceleration, is by using:
- Lurking Predators; this makes your opponents very wary when it comes to spell-casting; every single thing they do might result in you being able to launch some free bomb-shells.
- Primal Surge; not so much an accelerator as it is a game-finisher in your deck's case. Still, it gets your fantastic beasties out en mass, which is fun.
Last but not least, have you ever considered adding life-gain equipment artifacts to the deck? Attaching stuff like Basilisk Collar, Loxodon Warhammer or Batterskull to Ruric, will make it even more beneficial for you whenever an opponent casts a spell. Additionally, it will prevent you from being harmed by Ruric's damage-ability whenever you cast something non-creature like.
I hope some of this helps. If you feel inclined, I'd love to receive some of your feedback on one of my decks. So please, feel free to review one (or more) of them. Happy brewing and playing!
1 week ago
- Chromatic Lantern
- Gruul Signet
- Selesnya Signet
- Boros Signet
- Oracle of Mul Daya
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Somberwald Sage
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Wood Elves
- Hour of Promise
- Tempt with Discovery
Cheating in the Big Bois:
2 weeks ago
A few thoughts:
First and probably most important, you have a high-CMC deck and almost no ramp. You're going to start slow and recover slowly from wraths. Look at the signets, Gilded Lotus, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, Somberwald Sage (you can always sac dorks if you don't need em)... You'd benefit from Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx even sac'ing creatures a lot. Late game, stuff like Boundless Realms, Zendikar Resurgent or Everflowing Chalice are huge for recovery.
Second, making everything indestructible is tough in your colors, but if you can protect Kresh, wraths are actually a benefit. I'd definitely put in Darksteel Plate.
Last, you've got the right idea making players sacrifice and using -1/-1 counters (though you don't really have enough -1/-1 to do it reliably) -- but you have almost no exile. That's how you get around indestructibility. Appetite for Brains, Bane of Bala Ged, Burn from Within.... I'm not even to 'C' yet - lots of options!
1 month ago
Gots me a few suggestions with no real budget in mind.
First, cuts with a specific card to replace:
Cryptolith Rite for Earthcraft - doesn't need haste to get mana like Rite does.
Deceiver Exarch for Zealous Conscripts - works in your Jiki combo still but just a better card by itself by far.
Beastiary for at least 1 (possibly all) of the following Glimpse of Nature, Soul of the Harvest, and maybe Garruk's Packleader if you've got enough 3+ power creatures. - Free draw is better than paying mana
Now, just suggestions to add:
Feel free to check out my list Animar, Angry Hemorrhoid
1 month ago
I play a similar deck, but with a subtheme of bouncing and I can confirm that you will generate hate. Some notable cards: Bane of Progress , Maelstrom Wanderer , Somberwald Sage , Cyclonic Rift , Beastcaller Savant , Sylvan Caryatid , Balefire Dragon , Shaman of the Great Hunt
I also think Endless One could be replaced for a stronger card because you cant use Animar's buff for contributing to the X cost.
Looks like fun though!
1 month ago
Nice deck. I do have a few suggestions, most aren't really budget friendly but still good cards to work up to over time.
Some of these are admittedly low hanging fruit that I'm guessing you're already aware of but... Palinchron, Bloom Tender, Earthcraft, Glimpse of Nature, Sylvan Library, Maelstrom Wanderer, Glen Elendra Archmage, Stratus Dancer, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Heroic Intervention, Somberwald Sage, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Survival of the Fittest (available in gold border for MUCH cheaper), and Eldrazi Titans.
As far as cuts, I'd mainly suggest cutting Vorinclex, Jin Gitaxias, Kederekt Leviathan, and Consecrated Sphinx. These cards just typically come down a bit late to matter in an Animar list and Sphinx requires you to pass the turn to get value, you'd be better off with Tishana, Voice of Thunder in its place here. and several of your non creature spells like Wildest Dreams, Sylvan Scrying, Gilded Lotus, Mask of Avacyn, and Whispersilk Cloak. Also, who is your target for Flamekin Harbinger?
Anyways, feel free to check out my list, mines less combo and more of a combo/aggro hybrid. Animar, Angry Hemorrhoid
1 month ago
you should definitely be playing Cultivate and Kodama's Reach. Sword of the Animist seems pretty good as well. You appear to be light on wraths with only Dusk and Cyclonic Rift I'd recommend Toxic Deluge, Supreme Verdict, Austere Command and Merciless Eviction. Other than that, some more impactful mana creatures like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Somberwald Sage, and Bloom Tender will reduce the clunkiness a good bit.