Creature — Beast
Mountaincycling , forestcycling (, Discard this card: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
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|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Alara Reborn (ARB)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Valley Rannet Discussion
3 weeks ago
Here's my take on what to cut:
Elvish Aberration: 6 mana is a lot just to ramp. Cycling is nice, but doesn't directly Ramp.
Ghitu Chronicler: Again, expensive. There are much better things to do with our 6-mana
Krosan Tusker: Same as before. Expensive for what it is, doesn't directly ramp.
Magus of the Candelabra: Unless we can double mana somehow, doesn't actually ramp.
Nessian Demolok: Can be useful, but I've found tribute usually gets paid with these cards since creatures are pretty easy to deal with.
Oblivion Sower: Fun card, but just doesn't fit the deck
Treasonous Ogre: Just seems really slow to me
Valley Rannet: Same reasons as the tusker
Void Attendant: Again, just doesn't fit with the deck
Vessel of Volatility: Slow, and I honestly prefer my ramp to be repeatable
Land. I usually stick to around 36, I'd go down to there and test to see if it works out all right (Maybe 1 or 2 more since you seem to have a good amount of lands that can be sacrificed).
The Chain Veil: Not exactly useful here. You have some Planeswalkers, but not enough to really make it worth it.
Blood Feud: Too expensive for what it does. Green has a lot cheaper options
Processor Assault: Good value for your mana, but how often does exile come up in your games?
Volcanic Vision: Has potential, but I'm not really seeing a whole lot of spells that make it great.
Yawning Fissure: Doesn't fit strategy of the deck
Fiery Fall: Expensive.
These are just my thoughts, hope it helped!
(Also, Pyromancer's Goggles seems good here.)
2 years ago
2 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion! I added in an extra Valley Rannet, but I don't want a whole lot of 2-mana cyclers. On my own budget, I would buy the deck with some shock lands, but I want to keep this deck below $150 and the shock lands would make the deck a bit too expensive.
2 years ago
That's my suggestion, sometimes tutoring mana in decks like this can be super important for cycling. I would also replace some of the lands with actual dual named shock lands because Valley can Tutor those dual lands, which can save you from playing fetchlands.
3 years ago
Sorry didn't read that list carefully enough! :0S
Valley Rannet and Krosan Tusker are unusual, yet interesting choices. Early on they can be used to find land. But if Mayael turns them over with her ability, they can still be put into play as a creature.
3 years ago
Love it. Had to trim some just so it wasn't a huge card-dump.
Taurean Mauler - gets very big, and helps players learn to pay attention to triggers
Silklash Spider - anti-flyers
Valley Rannet - smooth land plays
Krosan Tusker - great value Hoard-Smelter Dragon - utility + big threat
Garruk's Packleader - excellent value with your creatures
Flametongue Kavu - ease of use + utility
Acidic Slime - ditto
Fires of Yavimaya - haste is clutch for you
Hull Breach - some much needed utility
3 years ago
Hey so I have been playing mayael for a while and have some ideas for you: Fauna Shaman (gives you something to use the too costly biggies for in your hand) then add Brawn, Anger, Genesis, for more tutor fodder. Also Sterling Grove + your Privileged Position, or Asceticism boom global shroud. Now for getting the biggies in cheap or even better free. Lurking Predators (nothing like top decking Godsire just cause they play anything. Lol) Hunting Grounds also always fun. And different Elvish Piper is called Norwood Priestess. Definitely try out both Warstorm Surge, and Where Ancients Tread free burn for doing what the deck does is kind of unbeatable. With those guys combo with Godsire, and Omnath, Locus of Rage If you have a Sensei's Divining Top nice to be able to draw to little thing while making sure there is something brutal to anima into play. Win condition for you Mayael's Aria you know it's not hard to hit twenty power with this deck, and can't ask to be more in theme More ideas with less explanation Spearbreaker Behemoth, Vagrant Plowbeasts, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Yavimaya Elder, Krosan Tusker, Valley Rannet, Eternal Dragon yeah I'm tired of typing all these brackets so I'm done for now.
4 years ago
I used to run Pale Recluse instead. But found it annoying when I wouldn't have a forest to tutor out because they were all in play. With that, it was a dead card in my hand since I lacked any white producing mana. I've rarely gotten Valley Rannet in my hand, but haven't had any problem yet tutoring a land out with it.
It's helpful for its double use in this build, helping with mana fixing and putting a body in the yard to bring back. However its clunky cycle cost prevents me from putting more than 1 copy in.