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Enchantment — Aura
As Utopia Sprawl enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Whenever enchanted Forest is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana of the chosen color to his or her mana pool.
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Utopia Sprawl Discussion
8 hours ago
@hungry000 I can totally see where you are coming from. Utopia Sprawl is a great ramp card and CAN be used to great effect. My main problem is: What do I take out? Pretty much every card has its niche in my deck and I can only thing of 1 or 2 that I could replace w/ Utopia Sprawl but I'd like the deck to keep its protective aspects or its trademark explosiveness. Can I get a little help in decided what should I keep and what I could drop? I can see that you've actually looked at the deck list, so any advice you could give me would be wonderful.
8 hours ago
I really don't get your justification for not playing Utopia Sprawl . So what if it's used in a Stompy deck? That doesn't make it any less good as a ramp spell. In other words, just because a card makes you think of a certain type of deck doesn't mean it only works in that type of deck. Like, Lightning Bolt is Burn's best card, but it's also used as a removal spell in UR and Jeskai Control decks, which are on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Plus, with Utopia Sprawl, you can pull off the turn 5 Spawnsire win you wrote about in your description on turn 4 without having to play Harmonize to draw the rest of the cards you need.
Turn 1: Land, Arbor Elf
Turn 3: Land, you now have access to 10 mana (the land with Utopia Sprawl on it taps for 6 w/ Arbor Elf, the other two lands tap for 2 each) and 3 cards in hand assuming you went first. From here, there are a couple ways to get to 30 mana:
- Primeval Titan --> Arbor Elf or Vernal Bloom or Utopia Sprawl or a land (next turn) + an Early Harvest next turn
- Arbor Elf --> Utopia Sprawl + Early Harvest
Turn 4: Draw a card (it'd have to be a Spawnsire or an Early Harvest if u had Spawnsire in hand) and then Spawnsire ftw!
If you went second the extra card would give you a lot more options for getting to 30 mana on turn 4, and I'm sure I missed a few routes up above.
But other than allowing the turn 4 win, Utopia Sprawl also just speeds everything else up a lot with Arbor Elf, letting you play 4 mana worth of ramp on turn 2 or a Prime Time on turn 3 (you don't even need any extra ramp to do that), and unlike Joraga Treespeaker , it is also untapped by Early Harvest . It might be worth testing some more untap land effects like Voyaging Satyr and Magus of the Candelabra (Magus especially seems neat; it's kind of like an extra Early Harvest).
Also, here's a Spawnsire of Ulamog deck I saw a while back (almost a couple years ago I think): https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/much-abrew-harvest-wave-modern (Note that it used both Utopia Sprawl and Fertile Ground to great effect). Idk if it helps at all, but it's nice to look at a different take on the same deck to get some ideas. There are also some G Devotion lists that make a ton of mana with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx + Garruk Wildspeaker .
12 hours ago
Alright since you said you have problems with it being too slow here might be some cards you can consider!
- Utopia Sprawl
- Wild Growth
- Culling the Weak
- Sol Ring
- Elvish Mystic
- Llanowar Elves
- Fyndhorn Elves
- Birds of Paradise
- Deathrite Shaman
- Elves of Deep Shadow
- Priest of Titania
2 days ago
Serra's Sanctum , but it's extremely expensive.
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds will ramp you a lot but it might give your opponents some draws, which imo is a risk worth taking.
Nature's Will might be cool
3 days ago
Another great choice for a tribal deck is Coat of Arms .
It never hurts to have more creature tutors--especially in a tribal deck. A few you might consider are: Recruiter of the Guard , Eladamri's Call , Enlightened Tutor , Idyllic Tutor , Altar of Bone , Green Sun's Zenith , Sylvan Tutor and Summoner's Pact .
If you want to go faster you'll need to get more lands out fast and/or mana rocks. That's where green comes in. White has a few spells like Land Tax , Tithe and Oreskos Explorer but, green has stuff like: Burgeoning , Carpet of Flowers , Exploration Utopia Sprawl , Wild Growth , Land Grant , Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender .
Its also not a bad idea to toss in a few more instant-speed removal spells such as: Swords to Plowshares , Wear Away , Sundering Growth , Nature's Claim , Naturalize , Natural State , Dispatch , Disenchant , Afterlife , Beast Within , Crib Swap and Oblation .
6 days ago
For even more mana, consider the following enchantments -
1 week ago
Why are you running so many singleton cards? Generally consistency is better than variety, if you run 4x of a card there is around a 40% chance it appears in your opening hand of seven. A simple trick in Modern is to use Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl rather than Elvish Mystic, this will net you more mana. This article on Wizards site is a good primer on constructing a deck:
Have a read of it, it goes into more detail than I can do here. After that, have a think, pick 6 or 7 cards and build the deck with primarily 3x or 4x of those cards, try to spread the mana cost a bit more evenly too. Hope this helps, good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Kjartan I figured since I don't have that many White cards that need to hit the board on the same turn, I could get away with having Avacyn's Pilgrim and Utopia Sprawl. From playtest I usually have at least 3 White mana by the time I need to cast Hour of Reckoning. Would it be better if I changed up my land composition to include dual lands? I'll add them and see if it prevents me from using Utopia Sprawl too much. Gavony Township looks fantastic. I will play around with both and see what happens! ((: