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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
23 hours ago
DarkMagician is correct.
Another quick example: Let's say you use Tooth and Nail to put two creature cards onto the battlefield, and you choose Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Avenger of Zendikar. Kozilek's draw ability will not trigger, as it reads "when you cast." Avenger's ability will trigger because it reads "enters the battlefield."
1 day ago
I'd probably switch out Acrobatic Maneuver for one of the 1 drop flickers spells like Cloudshift unless you are specifically using that for card draw. Also, find a slot for Birthing Pod as you can make some surprising plays that people may not be expecting (IE, a 4 drop in to a Peregrine Drake while you have Eldrazi Displacer on the field and go infinite mana). Would recommend Peregrine Drake or Palinchron. Also, like the above comment, you should grab some tutors like Tooth and Nail or Eladamri's Call. Also, a Torpor Orb would wreck you as i don't see anyway to remove that with out an ETB. Consider Krosan Grip, Caustic Caterpillar, or Qasali Pridemage. Just thoughts man, you do you. EDH is made for personalization so take it with a grain of salt.
2 days ago
All of those suggestions are essentially 3-card combos (2 cards generating infinite mana means you need a third card to actually win from there, etc), but this deck already has several perfectly fine 2-card combos. So why bother with anything else? It would just bloat up the deck with cards that are useless outside of a very specific context.
@ Triton: Why Yahenni, Undying Partisan? I can't see a good reason to run it over a cheaper version (Carrion Feeder), a more versatile version (Sadistic Hypnotist) or one that you can tutor more easily (Varolz, the Scar-Striped is green which matters for several tutors). Indestructibility just doesn't seem very attractive in a format where a lot of removal gets around it easily (Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Dismember, Toxic Deluge, Submerge, Duplicant, Pithing Needle).
You depend on Tooth and Nail heavily, but maybe you could include some alternatives that can do a similar job, such as Pattern of Rebirth, Defense of the Heart, Birthing Pod or Eldritch Evolution. For the latter two it's very relevant that sacrificing Mazirek to them can find either piece of Mike + Trike.
2 days ago
Blazing Shoal is insane here, you have so many expensive red cards and a commander that can very much use a nice pump spell.
I don't like either of your planeswalkers, they just seem really mediocre. Sure, they might have some insane best-case scenarios, but you don't really have the tools to defend them, so i can't really imagine that happening.
The number of dragons is a little too high for my taste. Having this many expensive cards just leads to awkward opening hands. While you need a solid number, there are easily 5 that can be cut. Thundermaw Hellkite, Stormbreath Dragon, Dragonlord Ojutai, Keiga, the Tide Star and Quicksilver Dragon (you get better protection from Silumgar, the Drifting Death) all seem a little to low impact compared to your other options. I am also not a big fan of Yosei, the Morning Star, Teneb, the Harvester, Utvara Hellkite and Tyrant's Familiar, but they can at least be situationally great.
Some of your dragons seem to be meant for big Living Death scenarios with multiple dragons (Scourge of Valkas, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and others). However, you currently have no ways to give haste to your team in such a case. Think about Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Dragon Tempest or Temur Ascendancy. Also, Buried Alive would a great enabler for such a play. You could even think about including Dragonstorm, but that card needs some set-up, so you would need to build your deck with it in mind (mana accelerators like Mana Geyser or Counterlash, cheap spells like Manamorphose and Gitaxian Probe to increase storm count).
Oh, and Tooth and Nail would work fine as well, like it usually does in green decks with big creatures. :)
3 days ago
4 days ago
Since this deck is meant to be competitive, it needs a plan against blue decks. Countermagic seems like a real problem if you rely so heavily on resolving Tooth and Nail, and you need ways to fight back. How about Thoughtseize, Duress, Autumn's Veil, Imp's Mischief, City of Solitude, Dosan the Falling Leaf, Mind Slash or Hall of Gemstone?
Also, Islands are common enough on competitive tables that Carpet of Flowers is almost always live. The card can easily be better than Sol Ring and i really think you should play it. It's also great against many stax pieces like Winter Orb, Stasis or Stony Silence.
5 days ago
Dredge4life idk how I forgot about Command Tower and Command Beacon lol. Yahenni actually looks pretty great in this deck, since she can be tutored. I may consider Sylvan Safekeeper, but usually I have just the amount of mana to cast and entwined Tooth and Nail, but I'll consider it on the off-chance I draw him before I can cast TaN. I don't know exactly how well Birthing Pod would work, but I bet worst-case it can tutor said safekeeper. Thanks for all the great suggestions and upvote!
6 days ago
ramping into Tooth and Nail is a great way to win with 7 mana. if you want Dragonlord Atarka as your win con you may want to try cost reducers like Dragonlord's Servant and the like. pairs nicely with Thunderbreak Regent and some hasty dragons.