|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Human Soldier Scout
When Veteran Explorer dies, each player may search his or her library for up to two basic land cards and put them onto the battlefield. Then each player who searched his or her library this way shuffles it.
Veteran Explorer Discussion
3 weeks ago
I’ve been having a long hard think about this deck list, I was considering a Ghave deck for my last deck but I opted for something else instead. This is my two cents..
Perilous Forays this one would be really good as it turns all of your tokens into Sakura-Tribe Elder.
Death's Presence awesome with your counters
multimedia on meren
1 month ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.
Overall your deck looks really good, but consider more early game plays? Max out on mana dorks as they're excellent with Meren; able to ramp into her faster and then being sac fodder to get experience counters:
If adding more one drop green mana dorks then more Forests are wanted to consistently be able to play one turn one. Add more Forests or lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana such as Llanowar Wastes or simply cut some Swamps for more Forests. My advice is have more Forests than Swamps if adding more one drop green mana dorks. Consider cutting just about all lands that ETB tapped? Replacing them with lands that don't ETB tapped or more basic lands.
Meren benefits from more self sacing creatures and sac outlets to get experience counters faster.
Buried Alive and Fauna Shaman are busted with Meren's ability to reanimate or recur a creature. Fauna is a repeatable effect to get a creature into your graveyard and tutor for another one. I see Razaketh here; great creature to tutor for with Buried or Fauna and then reanimate with it low mana cost reanimation: Renaimate, Apprentice Necromancer , Animate Dead , Victimize or Life / Death .
Other low mana cost cards to consider adding:
- Skullclamp : draw and sac outlet.
- Veteran Explorer : basic land ramp.
- Elvish Visionary : two drop draw.
- Wall of Blossoms : two drop draw.
Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:
Cards to consider cutting:
- Crypt of Agadeem
- Golgari Rot Farm
- Grim Backwoods
- Temple of the False God
- Barren Moor
- Bramble Sovereign
- Butcher of Malakir
- Golgari Findbroker
- Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
- Llanowar Dead
- Mindwrack Demon
- Savra, Queen of the Golgari
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
- Underrealm Lich
- Kodama's Reach
- Skyshroud Claim
- Deadbridge Chant
- Open the Graves
- Ever After
If you like some of these suggestions then I offer more advice including explanations of why I'm suggesting to cut these cards, etc. Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
I'd replace the tron lands with basic Wastes though - you'll almost never get the three tron pieces without tutoring for them, and having more basics is beneficial against cards like Wave of Vitriol or Back to Basics , or for cards like Veteran Explorer .
2 months ago
I'm assuming you:
- don't want to combo out
- want to keep a small budget
- your primary wincon is Approach of the Second Sun
- your secondary wincon is Simic Ascendancy
- nothing from the last two sets
Route 1) Stength Draw with Worse Creature Tempo
Cut cards that are good tempo plays but otherwise don't help you win by drawing cards. The idea is that you draw into Approach of the Second Sun , cast it, and then trigger your draw abilities to be able to cast it again very quickly. I assume this deck isn't trying to be super competitive. I added a little recursion for toolbox, while still being group hug.
- Cloud of Faeries
- Icatian Moneychanger
- Horizon Chimera
- Safehold Elite
- Vernadi Shieldmate
- Serra's Blessing
- Slow Motion
- Sunken Field
- Ajani, the Greathearted
- Mind Games
- Dakra Mystic
- Nullmage Advocate
- Pulsemage Advocate
- Spurnmage Advocate
- Veteran Explorer
- Windreader Sphinx
- Lore Broker
- Temple Bell
- Woodvine Elemental
Side Note: I really don't like Sunscorch Regent but I get why he's in the deck as part of a wincon. I just feel Toothy, Imaginary Friend and Pir, Imaginative Rascal are very similar and provide much more to the deck in an obvious way, but they cost $8 as a pair so I didn't want to formally recommend them.
2 months ago
Hi! Good budget list, but I think the exclusion of Swiftfoot Boots Lightning Greaves and Whispersilk Cloak is a little criminal, it's not a terrible thing for your commander do die because you can draw more cards, but keeping him around to keep countering stuff can be strong too.
3 or 4 wastes is a little better, if someone cracks a Veteran Explorer you don't wana miss out, plus backup for fetching from opponent's Path to Exile . You can also play Solemn Simulacrum if you have more basics.
Thran Temporal Gateway is really good. Beyond that I think you just need many many more rocks, this kind of strategy is really mana dependent.
3 months ago
An interesting list!
I would look at lowering/smoothing out your curve, I have found it helps improve the functionality of a deck.
4 months ago
You don't really have the feel of a group hug deck here. A few cards you are running are group-huggish, like Veteran Explorer , Orzhov Advokist , and Kami of the Crescent Moon . Otherwise, you are running more of a pillowfort deck, where you are trying to incentivise others to attack players other than yourself.
If you want to go group-hug, you should consider running cards like Rites of Flourishing , Eladamri's Vineyard , Magus of the Vineyard , Howling Mine , Noble Benefactor , Dictate of Kruphix , Awakening , and cards such as these that really benefit the rest of the table, along with yourself. Its ok to run group-hug alongside a pillowfort strategy, but you don't have much group-hug going on right now that I can see.
4 months ago
About Green Sun's Zenith , it's been a silly mistake to say that, but with the spoiler season and other decks and tests of other formats that I'm doing, I have many things on my mind.
Veteran Explorer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%