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Tooth and Nail
Choose one --- Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to two creature cards from your hand into play.
Entwine (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
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Tooth and Nail Discussion
1 day ago
Group hug into a combo win generally does pretty well for what you're after. Pillow fort up/run out cards like Selvala, Explorer Returned to give your opponents some value and then Tooth and Nail into a combo win con.
2 days ago
Hey, very cool deck! Have you thought of Walking Ballista for infinite mana sink to win the game on the spot? Tooth and Nail is also an all star in my build and should work great for you too. I would also recommend adding Hornet Queen/Avenger of Zendikar and Regal Force for tutorable card draw and token producer (gives your Freyalise's ultimate more draw).
Free free to check my primer out for more ideas! +1
2 days ago
Firstly I like the deck build in that even with meren off the field you have serious threat. +1 Upvote
Here are a few things I would recommend for the deck.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - You have plenty of and permanents to get positive on devotion.
Thoughtpicker Witch - She can shut out an opponent for a while, also an immediate target for exiles and a 1 cmc that can sack itself.
Mindslicer - This is fun against blue.
Creakwood Liege - Buff your creatures and get your tokens.
Phyrexian Obliterator - Effectively requires removal for decks that win with combat, otherwise it gets nasty.
Gonti, Lord of Luxury - This new guy allows you to remove parts of their deck for use against them. Nifty.
Deathcap Cultivator - Self explanatory.
Enchantments and Artifacts --
Contamination - You can effectively win on the spot against decks without black.
Deadbridge Chant - Gets a lot of things into graveyard and brings stuff back.
Phyrexian Altar - A sack outlet for .
Instants and Sorceries --
Tooth and Nail - It can help immensely with finding an answer or wincon.
Jarad's Orders - An easy creature to grave, plus one to hand.
3 days ago
punkrawkmonkey I hadn't thought about including Tooth and Nail. While it's clearly a great form of tutoring and cheating, I'm not sure I need it already having Survival of the Fittest or that what I would take out for it. On the other hand, this would be a backup if my Buried Alive gets countered one way or the other. I'll consider getting this.
LVL_666 Razaketh, the Foulblooded certainly caught my eye when HOU came out. He could potentially be a replacement if a big threat like Avenger of Zendikar, Terastodon, etc. wind up not working out. I haven't had much of an issue with sacrificing creatures due to my meta, my opponents tend to be doing it for me most of the time. So, that would seriously hamper him.
freakingShane That's a lot of helpful information! Thank you!
I defintitely want to get an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers in there. I would take out a swamp for Urborg, easy enough, and a forest for the Cabal Coffers. I could make these part of a 'Birthday gift' to myself.
I had no idea about the Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord combo with Phyrexian Devourer and the stack. Going to have to explain that one to the playgroup once I pull that off. I will add him back in it's just a matter of what to take out now.
Realms Uncharted another card I didn't know about. Out of all my matches so far I've used Life from the Loam only once. Perhaps it was because I wasn't aware of this combo. Up until this point I was considering removing it.
Smokestack and the stax element was something I was considering as well. Awakening Zone, Pawn of Ulamog, Avenger of Zendikar, and any creature brough back EOT with Meren would make this pretty good. I have a sealed From the Vault Annihilation on my bookshelf that I may have to open up.
Yahenni, Undying Partisan would really have staying power. I could take out one of my artifact / enchantment removal creatures for him.
- zaerox12345 You're absolutely right. I got jaded from one of my earlier games where Scourge of Nel Toth was cheated in to win the game for me. Otherwise in hand it's a 7 CMC 6/6 with flying. Nothing to special considering it would not be the target of an early Buried Alive and provides no ETB effect. Good call here.
1 week ago
Switching out Stalwart Shield-Bearers May not be a bad idea. Also, since both Assault Formation and Tooth and Nail are wincons, I'd suggest doing 4 of each. The odds of finding the first reaches 60% by turn 6 instead of 10 and you have a 52% chance of seeing the second by turn 4 as opposed to 42%, which is a big swing (up to 60 - 63% when using Wall of Omens.
Also, you shouldn't do 2 emrakul, you're better off with just 1. This deck has very restrictive requirements and the gain of a second emrakul just isn't worth it. Although it works when Emmy is thoughtseized, since it's legendary you can't tutor 2 if xenagos gets discarded, setting a 2 turn clock with lone emrakul as opposed to 1 turn with the wurm helping.
Also, be careful with 4x on sideboard since it limits your options, though you'll side in Autumn's Veil in most of matchup and Heroic Intervention in many cases (as it protects xenagos from Dismember during combo).
I'm sure you know how this plays better than I do, but I'd suggest Creeping Corrosion since it kills affinity, Condemn or Dawnglow Infusion to gain life against burn and scapeshift, and Mwonvuli Acid-Moss to disrupt eldrazi tron while ramping yourself. When sideboarding, cut either Perimeter Captain or Wall of Tanglecord depending on the matchup since they don't ramp or cantrip.
1 week ago
A cool little affordable combo you could look into incorporating is Buried Alive, Necrotic Ooze, Phyrexian Devourer, and Triskelion. You fetch all three, bring back Necrotic Ooze through Meren, and win on your end step if no one has answers as you just keep drawing from your deck to gain counters until you can ping the table to zero.
Protean Hulk + Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another cool combo similar to Tooth and Nail but needs a sacrifice outlet to get going. It's a bit on the pricier side but it seems great with tutors!
1 week ago
solar, the one idea I had for Sylvan Caryatid is that if I had Worship on the battlefield it would be almost impossible to lose the game. The other upside to Sylvan Caryatid is that it can't be dismembered which might not be as much of a problem as I think it might be, I'd have to test it out. I like the idea of Jaddi Offshoot because it's cheap and it would give some lifegain to help in aggresive/burn decks. I like the idea of Angelic Wall especially with Assault Formation down since it would be a 4/4 flyer for only 2 mana. Do you have any thoughts on what to cut? Also, the reason I have Xenagos, God of Revels is to make Emrakul, the Promised End a 26/26 flying trample with haste. I would get it onto the battlefield using Tooth and Nail for its entwine cost, so I don't have to have it in my hand. I'll check your deck out!
Yams, thanks for the hand discard tips, I think I could just get another Emrakul, the Promised End if it seems like a problem. Those are some good sideboard ideas especially the countermagic since control decks seem like the biggest problem this deck faces.
1 week ago
I'd say that this deck is vulnerable to Thoughtseize, which would ruin your combo with Tooth and Nail. Fortunately, your combo can't be ruined by Inquisition of Kozilek and budget players sometimes prefer Duress to Despise. To mitigate this threat, perhaps add Worldspine Wurm. It's typically better than your Emrakul since it can't be thoughtseized, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to have both because Emrakul, the Promised End + Worldspine Wurm sets a 1 turn clock if Xenagos gets discarded.
Since Promised End is tied for second-best card in the Xenagos combo with Blightsteel Colossus, which is rather expensive, I'd say don't worry about seeking out a replacement.
For sideboarding you could probably use some anti-hate rather than actual hate except against super fast decks like affinity since you're a combo deck and hating on your opponents delays your combo. Guttural Response would deal with any countermagic that tries to mess up your combo while also messing with other blue instants while Autumn's Veil can stop both counterspells and removal. Something like Heroic Intervention could also be useful to protect your stuff (especially Assault Formation) from removal and board wipes. Aside from that, some artifact hate (Naturalize comes to mind) would be good at slowing affinity and white has many life-gain options that you could use for burn.