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Creature — Human Shaman
, : Target creature you control fights another target creature.
Ulvenwald Tracker Discussion
1 week ago
11/10 for this deck name. I love it.
2 weeks ago
Ulvenwald Tracker can be good to kill opposing creatures.
3 weeks ago
Predatory Urge looks good, it's not a card I have but definitely worth a try. Slightly harder to remove than the Ulvenwald Tracker too, which is nice. Also if it's on Rhonas then you're less likely to get 2-for-1'd by Rhonas being removed.
You're correct that I swapped out Unnatural Aggression for Band Together . It's not necessarily a great swap but as you mentioned, it's a one-sided effect and lets you gang up if you're trying to remove something big. That being said, Rhonas is so cheap to cast that I generally only fight with my commander so one-sided effects aren't such a big deal in my experience, although you might have a different experience! Let me know :)
Triangle of War seems OK as well. I take your point about it being on the board rather than in your hand but ultimately it's just another 3-mana "fight" spell unless you plan to re-cast it after a Regrowth or something, but you could do that with any of the fight spells really. Seems fine if you need another fight spell, but otherwise I don't see a huge advantage for it.
3 weeks ago
That comment about flying makes sense, I'm not used to having such nice creature removal as green!
For board wipes, I was thinking of including something like Predatory Urge in place of one of the fight instants/sorceries. It's similar to Ulvenwald Tracker , making the fight into a per turn ability means I can save cards in my hand and be in a better position after a wipe. But with the amount of card draw in the deck, it might not be necessary/good to save too many cards
Does it often come up that you fight using someone other than the commander where one-sided fighting cards would be better, like Aggressive Instinct or Clear Shot . Having lower cost cards as well as instants vs sorceries is better, but only if there's no advantage to one-side fighting. Commander being indestructible helps a ton, but I wanted to know if you ran into scenarios where having one-sided would have been better.
Only other card I was gonna suggest/ask you about is Triangle of War , this deck has a lot of draw, which is very nice, so being able to have one of your fight cards on the table instead of in your hand seems useful.
1 month ago
Duskwatch Recruiter Flip is great for this kind of deck - draw power that never whiffs. Primordial Sage is more precious draw. I know you have Birds of Paradise and Elvish Mystic and the like, but to synergize with Nikya, you should look into creatures that give you more actual lands on the battlefield: Wood Elves , Yavimaya Elder , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Dawntreader Elk , Farhaven Elf , Frontier Guide , etc.
Woodland Bellower is a great tutor that pairs with Fierce Empath to cover nearly everything in your deck.
Ulvenwald Tracker is great removal in a creature-based deck.
1 month ago
Sandwurm Convergence would be useful late-game. Brooding Saurian might be a good utility piece. Homeward Path is better but $$. Verdurous Gearhulk maybe? Rhonas the Indomitable and Predator Ooze might make good blockers.
1 month ago
First off, I love the deck. Great job with the deck, budget primer and on the work you put in the collaborative primer.
I’m looking maybe to make a Yisan deck and all 3 of these resources were of huge help to me. However, I still have some questions.
Here are the cards I’d remove compared to your list and the reasons for their exclusion (disregarding few manabase changes along the same lines);
Ravenous Slime - my meta isn’t big on graveyards, so I could see myself wanting better verse 3 options
My meta is mostly creature-based with lots of MAN/Blood pod/Tymna decks around. Blue is less prevalent than it is in other competitive metas, and green is the most represented color. There is quite a bit of stax (although I have yet to see a Linvala) and, as I’ve mentioned already, graveyards aren’t widely used here. Non-competitive crowd favors creatures and combat. I don’t expect to play with them a lot, but if we’re paired at a tournament, I’d like Yisan to steamroll them.
Here are my ideas;
Tendershoot Dryad - my meta is quite keen on combat, and I’d like to be conpetitive in that regard. A decent verse 5
Hornet Queen - pretty much the same as Dryad, but at verse 7 and it stops occasional Zur or Kraum
Wayward Swordtooth - a bad Azusa, but a ramp effect nevertheless. Could be useful because of its 5/5 body that can save me some life while enticing Tymna players to soften up the rest of the table for my Hoof
Tireless Tracker - because our games can get grindy, having a good draw engine and a beatstick in one sounds good.
Skyshroud Ranger - makes up for lost t2 Yisan capcity lost by excluding Diamond and it’s an elf. Nothing to write home about, but seems decent
Mana Vault - t2 Yisan enabler
Oracle of Mul Daya - if I had one, I’d probably just play it in place of Azusa. But I traded mine away long time ago. Its current price and likelihood of being reprinted make it an uneasy buy for me. But if you think it’s worth the buck in here compared to other options, I can bite the bullet.
Ulvenwald Tracker - Tymna eliminator and generally a repeatable creature removal in a relatively creature-heavy meta
Quest for Renewal - seems to me like an extra copy of Muse that’s lest susceptible to removal.
Autumn's Veil - not as relevant as it would be in some other metas, but it could be a good piece of combo protection
Noxious Revival - grave recursion plus grave hate if I need it. Its instant speed, low cost and versatility make it look good in my eyes even if this deck can’t really abuse it like some other decks can.
Return to Nature - a new goodie from WAR. A strictly better Naturalize that can not only remove an opposing stax piece, but can double as grave hate in a pinch. As with Revival, grave hate isn’t the selling point, but a part of a package deal that even without it should be a decent option.
Natural State - a cheap way to remove opposing stax. It hits los of relevant stuff, since I don’t see much Chain veils, PEngines and whatnot around (excet when I’m the perpetrator...)
Lightning Greaves - protection and haste enabling together make for a tempting offer
I’d appreciate it greatly if you could comment on these and suggest which of these to add. If you have any other additions below 20$, I’m all ears.
Thank you in advance!
Ulvenwald Tracker occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%