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Squandered Resources Discussion
1 week ago
Ishio: There's a few different ways to win.
Mass tokens created by either Titania, Protector of Argoth, Rampaging Baloths, Avenger of Zendikar or Worm Harvest. Craterhoof Behemoth, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest and Concordant Crossroads lend to this strategy.
My favorite way to win is with mass drain through Ob Nixilis, the Fallen or Retreat to Hagra. With the help from Squandered Resources or Lotus Cobra, I often find myself cycling all the lands from my field to my grave and back again with either Scapeshift, Splendid Reclamation or both.
Going off the last strategy, it is also easy to generate enough mana to use Exsanguinate as a win condition.
You're also able to go tall as another backup strategy. There are plenty of big creatures that can be buffed even further through +1/+1 counters with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest or Retreat to Hagra. I've been able to win through commander damage this way.
I've built this to be a pretty flexible deck. Though the win-cons are varied, I never feel like there's a lack of synergy. What it boils down to is that the card draw through The Gitrog Monster is essential and consistent. The deck tends to snowball and I'm able to sift through a majority of the deck. At that point, you'll be able to assemble whatever win condition you're going for. Squandered Resources is the true MVP here and will most often enable you up to combo off. I would definitely include it for whichever strategy you're aiming for.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Scapeshift Squandered Resources I'm doing somewhat of the same thing but using Meren to get more value out of creatures as well. Spore Frog is almost always an auto include for me in any slower non creature based deck.
1 month ago
I would love to have Timetwister. Unfortunately, I have run out of extra kidneys to sell. Lol. Maybe in a couple of years.
As for Paradox Engine, I am not running it as a combo piece but as an enabler. It isn't essential but it helps me out a lot. I agree that an additional tutor might be more helpful but the only reasonable tutors left for me to add are out of my budget at the moment.
The Time Reversal combo with Walking Ballista is nice but I really think it is clunky especially without Ad Nauseam. I have not been able to use it since my playgroup has a couple of aggro decks that bring my life total down considerably low before I am able to combo off.
Infinite mana also won't be of much use to me. I think it would be better suited in my Oona deck or in Lilbrudder's Thraisos.
Lastly, Crucible of Worlds was taken out because it seemed underpowered to me without cards like Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Exploration. I am thinking of bringing it back in along with Squandered Resources but that would mean taking out Paradox Engine.
I'm not sure if you guys notice that I hate being on the defensive. It is for this reason I have no removal in the deck. I like going all in and win games at breakneck speed if possible.
1 month ago
I think Squandered Resources might work here.
1 month ago
Lot's of good conversation here, but I'm surprised I don't see Squandered Resources and Cadaverous Bloom in here to help fuel your mana needs. Throw in something like Exsanguinate, or Prosperity to help you even more; if you have Leovold out, the latter just let's your draw as much as you desire for .
3 months ago
I like the deck +1. I was wondering if you had thought about Squandered Resources?
3 months ago
Have you considered Dramatic reversal ? There's also options like a discard theme, since you've already got a few outlets and graveyard matters cards. Infernal Tutor for example is pretty fun. Pitch your hand, make lots of mana, tutor for Wheel of Fortune, or Yawg's Will, or just kill everyone with tendrils. Seriously, there's a lot of good sac and discard outlets if you want to be the one-turn-wonder. Squandered Resources , Skirge Familiar ... lots of good stuff. Oh, Beseech the Queen is good too. I almost want to recommend a land package with Exploration, Burgeoning etc., but that's probably just the Gitrog player in me. :P
Additionally, Lotus Petal feels like it should be in here. Yes it's low impact, but storm and mana are good to have, for obvious reasons. Gifts Ungiven is also a solid option. Nothing like the ol' Catch 22, particularly if you ever feel the urge to slot silver bullets into the deck.