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|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Spirit
Undying (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Strangleroot Geist Discussion
1 week ago
This is definitely an aggro version of the deck, running a lot of low-to-the ground creatures. The deck seems in a pretty good state already, so I'm going to be very nit-picky. Take it with a grain of salt that these suggestions are options rather than hard changes that need to be made.
When you can afford it, go up to 7 or 8 Fetchlands. They help consistency so much, and you'll be able to drop down to 2 or 3 Stomping grounds while still having access to red mana early. I don't like the Cinder Glade here. You don't get to choose whether it comes in tapped, and if you're stuck with it early-game, it'll come in tapped more often.
We had the ramp vs aggro discussion online, and I feel your deck is definitely on the aggro side of things. If you want to keep the Elf/Sprawl ramp package, cut the Strangleroot Geist (or a Scavenging Ooze ) for 3 or 4 mana dorks and aim for consistently hitting a 3-drop threat on turn 2. Alternatively, cut the Elf/Sprawl duo for more aggro threats & Aspect of Hydra or Rancor .
I found that for me, 3 was too many Eternal Witness . Too often I'd draw one early and not have much value in my yard to get back. But I see many lists running three, and that's what I started with, so if it works for you, stick with it.
Swap Nissa for another copy of one of your other planeswalkers. Garruk's ult has won me so many games.
If your play environment uses sideboards, we can start putting sideboard list together as well.
2 weeks ago
Make sure to kill Strangleroot Geist after this.
2 weeks ago
At a Grand Prix people tend to run 3-4 birds of paradise. Maybe like one more of those or even a couple Eternal Witness . Nykthos likes stuff like Steel Leaf Champion and Strangleroot Geist , and while I’m at it I’ll leave Aspect of Hydra here. Looks super fun!
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Snowmen1 The strategy I'm using focus solely on performing the combo. Every creature I use is a key piece of victory. So I do not think I would change a piece of victory for another one that would only generate value like Viscera Seer or Carrion Feeder . Strangleroot Geist is a fantastic card, but for my purpose I don't need atack. I just need the creature have undying, in that case it's better to pay 1B than GG, especially for using Geralf's Messenger which is BBB. But thanks for the suggestions, they look great synergies!
1 month ago
This is very similar to a deck I worked on with someone else https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/16-06-19-gb-undying/. It is a very cool deck and I never thought of running hapatra, seems sweet as a controlling draw combo. Just those 2 cards together make me excited about this deck again, partly because this interraction doesnt use the graveyard. Although this deck is very super sweet, in testing with the deck I made, there needs to be a different approach or better undying creatures printed for the deck to be really good. I strongly suggest you play Retribution of the Ancients , I have a full explanation of why on my deck description. also with undying creatures, it is nice to upgrade them and just swing in, so I recommend some combination of Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder . those in conjunction with retribution let you machine gun creatures down. also I noticed you dont have Strangleroot Geist , Id replace your Butcher Ghoul with them. Anyways, cool deck! +1
1 month ago
i already knew what you meant by G symbols, as evidenced by my use of the phrase " symbols". your hypothetical hand you describe isn't really relevant, because thats the kind of hand you would mulligan anyway. you don't need high cost cards to benefit from Nykthos. you could just as easily cast multiple spells in the same turn with the extra mana. you also have the Hexdrinker which requires a lot of mana.
allow me to give an example line of play.
turn 1: forest, Experiment One
turn 2: forest, Strangleroot Geist
turn 3: nykthos, Steel Leaf Champion
turn 4: even without a land drop, you can now use Nykthos to generate 6 mana and drop 2 more Steel Leaf Champion , or any other combination of creatures.
Strangleroot Geist occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.08%