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Verdeloth the Ancient
Legendary Creature — Treefolk
Kicker (You may pay an additional as you play this spell.)
Other Treefolk creatures and Saproling creatures get +1/+1.
When Verdeloth the Ancient enters the battlefield, if the kicker cost was paid, put X 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play.
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Verdeloth the Ancient Discussion
3 days ago
Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper might not be a treefolk, but they help.
Verdeloth the Ancient is a lord who can also vomit a lot of tokens down.
Abzan Beastmaster is some draw power.
Gift of the Deity, Burgeoning, Cankerous Thirst, Rending Vines, Life/Death, Worldslayer all seem a bit lakcluster. I get what you are going for with World but it isn't that amazing. Swiftfoot Boots seem great for this very voltronny deck.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Predator, Flagship is a funny way to pick off opponent's creatures.
Well of Knowledge is fun for drawing cards.
geena on Moldy Jank
2 months ago
Oh my stars and garters! A Verdeloth the Ancient in the dollar bin!!!
3 months ago
Pretty well finished rebuilding the deck last night. Spent a few hours in Forge, and the deck plays a LOT better than it ever has. I always had options for the defense or offense style I wanted to employ, I didn't feel nearly as vulnerable as I used to, and I could consistently gain health, which was harder before.
Fixing the mana made a pretty significant improvement. It was rare to either have an opening hand or an early draw that was low on mana. In the future I plan on fixing it even more with the more expensive versions of the mana-fixing and ramp cards.
The only card I regret taking out at the moment is Cover of Darkness. Before I play the deck with my playgroup I am going to fit it back in somehow. Also, we'll see how taking out Gravity Well feels. My playgroup can be pretty flyer heavy with Angels/Dragons/Slivers, but currently I have Sudden Spoiling, Spidersilk Armor, and Tower Defense as answers (as well as a Treefolk or two with Reach). Ultimately I would probably drop Tower Defense for Gravity Well.
Targetting a tapped Tree of Perdition with a bunch of stolen health with Korozda Guildmage and saccing has turned into a very strong combo for dozens of Saprolings for 4CMC. It's so strong that it would almost be worth declaring Saprolings instead of Treefolk for my Coat of Arms, depending on when it comes out. I really struggled for a consistent source of chump blockers or sac outlets before. Nemata, Grove Guardian is way too slow. This new setup works very well through either the Guildmage or Verdeloth the Ancient's kicker.
Gift of the Deity on Sapling of Colfenor is still an absolute monster. I can attack solely with her each turn to proc her ability, clean out the opposing player's creatures, and leave the rest of my army untapped for defense against the other players. Even before I rebuilt the deck I could win games with her as the only creature on the battlefield.
As always, I'm still looking for any suggestions or critiques! As it stands this deck is a hell of a lot of fun to play, and fairly unique, but there is always room for improvement. Thanks for reading!
4 months ago
AwesomeOctopus, chaosumbreon87 mentioned several of the cards you mentioned in the deck he put together for me. I really like Overbeing of Myth. I really like all my old cards, too, and Krakilin would make a great mana sink for all that mana. Verdeloth the Ancient comes to mind, too, but they don't quite go with the theme of the deck. But, they would go great with another theme, along with Anthroplasms. I guess the question is, would those creatures be worth playing? I see lots of posts recommending this card over that card and so on, but half the fun of playing Magic is playing with the cards you like and want to really play with, in my opinion.
My ideas when building decks have usually been making something that is casual, not too aggressive, fun to play, but with a way of winning eventually (but not necessarily immediately). Have I lost games for laying back when I could have smote someone? Sure. But who cares? I'm in to have fun, and not go too broke doing it.
Well, that was a rant. Sorry about that. Back to Kruphix. I wonder if there is something cool I could run with more of an X mana theme as opposed to the "fatties with power/toughness equal to cards in hand" theme. I'm sure there is, and I'm sure there would be decent cards out there to protect those critters when they hit the board. When I thought of all that mana, I also thought of cards like Soothsaying and War Tax. Cards I have that I've played around with a little in the past that could see some use in EDH.
Anyways, I thank both you guys for your thoughts and time here so far, and I look forward to any and all other ideas you'd have in regards to what I've mentioned here. If I come up with something, I'll be sure to share it.
4 months ago
If you are going specifically for green tokens, then I would suggest Hornet Queen and Ant Queen. The former can be easily abused with white flicker effects, while the latter can jump birth an army in an instant depending on your mana; Both of them are extremely scary if Purphoros, God of the Forge is in play, as most tokenmakers tend to be. Oh, there's also Verdant Force and Rhys the Redeemed (he is expensive though), as well as Verdeloth the Ancient who lords over saprolings.
And I haven't seen Craterhoof Behemoth in your deck. If you can afford it, it is a mighty addition to any creature based deck.
You can also go down a couple of lands I think, and up a few ramp cards or effects like Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Oracle of Mul Daya (the last two are expensive cards as well).
4 months ago
I love this theme for a deck :)
I would personally add Budoka Gardener to the deck - his flip condition is very easy and he's good both early game and late game.
Since you are playing all legendary - Konda's Banner seems like an auto flavor include :)
Im also kind of a fan of Nemata, Grove Guardian with your ability to make so much mana this gives you something to do with all that mana every turn other then just Oviya and combo's decently with another legend Verdeloth the Ancient