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Traverse the Ulvenwald
Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, instead search your library for a creature or land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Traverse the Ulvenwald Discussion
4 days ago
I recommend another one drop creature; Expedition Envoy , Stoneforge Acolyte , Savannah Lions , Elvish Mystic , Llanowar Elves , Sunblade Elf , Something like these would work great in this deck, I also recommend some green or white removal to stay alive till you get wide. Mana Tithe , Rebuff the Wicked , Path to Exile And If you want to keep it at 20 lands, I recommend you add in some land ramp; Harvest Season , Traverse the Ulvenwald Besides that, it looks like a fun deck. And if you want to play it like that, it would probably do pretty good for a FNM, at least from the ones ive been too. And like I said there are more cards out there that accomplish the same things.
1 week ago
Looks good! I think Savage Twister could be a Starstorm for that instant speed and cycling. And a Solemn Simulacrum would give you ramp, card draw, and it would count as two card types for Traverse the Ulvenwald .
If you wanna play even more lands a turn, Storm Cauldron gets you more landfall triggers, slows down your opponents, and it's hilarious with a Borborygmos Enraged to end a game. Borbor also goes infinite with a Dakmor Salvage , The Gitrog Monster and a library shuffler like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Gaea's Blessing .
2 weeks ago
Hey, if you’re playing with Traverse the Ulvenwald , have you considered playing one or two Mishra's Bauble ? It’s basically a free cantrip that also boosts delirium and gives you info on your opponent’s deck in the early game. Plus, they’re pretty darn cheap at the moment; about $2-3 apiece, so they adhere to a budget
3 weeks ago
I apologize everyone for the lack of response, but I appreciate all the feedback!
@M_Malcom — By "an aristocrat route", I assume you mean including the "artist" piece of the Aristocrats triad, since I have so much of the "fodder" already? While I can see your point on that, the reason that Aristocrats can work is because it has the third piece of the triad — sac outlets — to ensure death triggers. I can't take up space in the deck for cards that rely on incidental deaths from blocking. Also, that strategy is ultimately at odds with the main win-con, which is having a lot of spiders.
@mal099 — Thanks for taking a look at one of my decks! :)
As to infect, yes, I've absolutely considered it. In fact, I have an entire brew on the backburner that I might try out at some point. But in that vein, I think the main issue is that trying to fit the various infect cards into this deck would detract too much from the game plan of this specific build. I'd rather dedicate a different deck to that theme if I were going to do it. So I'll let you know if I ever try out that other brew!
You other idea, however, is a very good one. The only worry I have is that Threshold might be too slow. The whole point of most of the spells in the deck is to reach Delirium and stall the game until I can unleash Ishkanah on turn 5. In my playtesting, I found that I don't usually reach Threshold until right around turn 5. Still, I'm going to try it. But you're right — only the cards you mentioned fit this deck. Of those, I don't prefer Rancid Earth because of the double black to cast and the fact that it would only be good in certain matchups. Toxic Stench , though, might be good.
But you also gave me the idea of looking for other graveyard synergies. I'm also considering the Delve card Death Rattle or Murderous Cut . My graveyard quickly fills with redundant card types, making perfect targets for Delve. I think it'll suffer from the same speed issue as Threshold, though, as it won't be castable for 1-2 CMC until around turn 5-6.
Other than those mechanics, most cards that care about the graveyard care about specifically creatures in the yard, which isn't as good in my deck. But I found two cards that might be good — Drown in Filth and Ghastly Demise . I'm leaning toward the latter.
@Vman — Thank you so much for your multiple points of feedback! Budget is not a huge concern, as this deck will be a gift, so I don't mind spending a bit extra. ;)
I will give Mishra's Bauble a try. Thanks for suggesting it!
I feel like Green Sun's Zenith is just an alternate card for / additional copies of Traverse the Ulvenwald , since I won't want Ishkanah to enter the battlefield unless I have Delirium anyways. So 1 green mana + 5 to cast GSZ is functionally identical to 1 green mana for Traverse + 5 to hard-cast the searched-up Ishkanah.
I actually already have Dryad Arbor in my Maybeboard, due to it having two card types. Other than the two card types for Delirium, why do you suggest Arbor? And why only 1-of?
I might look for an Overrun effect. Anyone know what would be good? Triumph of the Hordes perhaps?
Lastly, I do acknowledge that Constant Mists is very good. But this deck can't afford to sac lands. If anything, it needs to ramp. And this card would have to take the place of Arachnogenesis , which is obviously much more on-theme!
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
If your tutor package is Traverse the Ulvenwald you may add Mishra's Bauble and Tarfire to the base to get delitium faster. Also, if you have space, you may add any Tarmogoyf because with the delitium mechanic it can be big very fast, and it would serve you like a creature to pres your opponent.
Apart from this, you may put a deck-large link to the forum? Because I not found your deck, and I would like to see it, because it seems interesting.
Greets, The SimikBOat.
2 months ago
I might keep Splinterfright, with Nemesis of Mortals, but I'd probably rather play Hooting Mandrills or add a few more keywords and use Soulflayer. Off the top of my head Gladecover Scout and Hired Poisoner plus your already existing creatures with trample could give a pretty scary Soulflayer.
Varolz, the Scar-Striped is great if you are using something like Hunted Horror, Death's Shadow, Force of Savagery or even Yargle, Glutton of Urborg, so might be worth considering. This does mean shaping your deck to try and get Varolz, above all...
In such a creature heavy deck Throne of the God-Pharaoh would also make sense and if you choose to use delirium Traverse the Ulvenwald would be a good way to fetch your finisher. There is a but, graveyard hate is very common in modern, so you need a plan that lets you adapt if your graveyard is exiled, honestly this is where something like Throne is really useful, since you can still cast your creatures.
Hope this helps with your brew.
2 months ago
I'm sure you have thought of these, but Traverse the Ulvenwald, Eldritch Evolution and Kitchen Finks are all in your colours... Aside from those Hangarback Walker often makes an appearance in similar lists, maybe Chamber Sentry for budget. Or you could try Nyx Weaver or Pharika, God of Affliction, Athreos, God of Passage which count as both an enchantment and a creature for delirium and seem fitting... Skinshifter might be worth a try if you want to stay budget friendly...
Just some quick thoughts, hope they help.
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