Enchantment — Aura
When enchanted land becomes tapped, destroy it.
When Spreading Algae is put into a graveyard from play, return Spreading Algae to its owner's hand.
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|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Spreading Algae Discussion
4 months ago
4 months ago
Here's some stuff that caught my attention over the past few sets. Dreadhorde Arcanist, Wishclaw Talisman (looks like you can activate, hold priority, and sac it. May be something for a new eggs combo deck idk) , Charming Prince (saw brief play, but Im thinking maybe use it in a taxes shell to get an Akroma, Angel of Fury out on turn 3 using vial), theres a cycle of cards like The Cauldron of Eternity (of which this one seems like a great card to get a Metalwork Colossus out with), Fae of Wishes (which saw brief play in places but may be cool in a control shell), theres Elvish Reclaimer (which could go in a variety of shells, especially a Spreading Algae deck that I really want to see made).
I would also suggest trying to take a look at the changes that have been seen by modern such as the mox ban. Maybe something you could look at is making an affinity deck with Arcbound Ravager among other classic cards that no longer have a home.
Some decks that Im working on right now that you may also like to work on are BG Undying (which has been a lot of fun and felt very good), and Stompy (which is not the most compelling, but is very underrated, and got some new toys.)
Hope some of this is of interest for you.
6 months ago
Your mana base is pretty bad for modern, if you're not on a budget, then Temple Garden will be a good include, as green mana for Spreading Algae that also helps cast the rest of your deck, if you want more than 8 green sources, then something like Canopy Vista is fetchable, or Razorverge Thicket is a better one, but isn't fetchable.
Your gameplan needs some streamlining too, are you killing your opponent with Karma ? If so, destroying their lands with Spreading Algae seems pretty bad. This deck seems to play similarly to a hatebears/death and taxes deck, so you may want to take a look at some of those to see if you want any pieces from there (mana denial etc.)
7 months ago
In rough order of how much I like them:
I recently saw a deck based around Haunted Dead that played Prized Amalgam + other graveyard shenanigans, Fiery Temper , and Elder Deep-Fiend in Pioneer, so that was pretty cool and synergistic although not a standard two card combo.
1 year ago
Spreading Algae + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is cute, but I can't say it's great. It's not good against fast decks because they don't require that much mana, and while it is really good against slow decks, (when you get it to work), it's pretty inconsistent.
But it could be a really good sideboard card. When you play against black control/midrange decks.
1 year ago
Kjartan okay. I see your point. My deck isn't inherently bad, but it doesn't have the right tools to make the game be where I want it to be successful with a slower play style. So I have Fatal Push but Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize I don't really have and if I remember correctly, they're not exactly cheap. For the time being, would something like Brain Maggot or Spreading Algae be a good middle ground until I acquire some of those cards? I figured algae would be a good card since I already have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck and it can be reused with its ability and if its removed with a destroy spell or through control bouncing shenanigans, I can still reuse it through my graveyard retrieval. I feel like it could be a good card, but I'm curious to your thoughts since you have a better understanding than I. I also have Duress but that I feel would fit better in sideboard as it is selective. Am I going in the right direction with those thoughts? Also, I understand Praetor's Counsel . During my play testing I never had an opportunity that i could use it and it just seemed kinda clunky in the first place. I have already removed it from the actual deck as it turns out. Thank you
1 year ago
Darth_Savage I did play test using Herald of the Pantheon. I found thatUtopia Sprawland Arbor Elf worked better because you are able to fix your mana. Although I did like the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Spreading Algae synergy. I think I might try it out. Thanks for the sug
1 year ago
This look interesting, would Herald of the Pantheon, Semblance Anvil (cost reduction) or Genju of the Cedars (alternative beater) be worth considering here? Or the combo of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with Spreading Algae?