Vivien, Nature's Avenger
Legendary Planeswalker — Vivien
+1: Put three +1/+1 counters on up to one target creature.
-1: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
-6: Target creature gets +10/+10 and gains trample until of turn,
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vivien, Nature's Avenger Discussion
4 months ago
6 months ago
Is this a budget deck? If so, ignore most of what I say. If this is competitive, I have some suggestions.
Regulate your cards. You have a lot of 1-2 ofs, and a lot of cards that don't fit with your theme. Take out Aggressive Mammoth , and probably Bloom Hulk since he's a little under-powered (same with Outmuscle ). God-Eternal Rhonas also doesn't fit your theme, and neither do Nissa's Triumph , or Circuitous Route or Gingerbread Cabin or Growth Cycle or Season of Growth .
You need more power. You just need cards that are effective and can win you the game. Consider adding blue or white (or both) so you have more selection; some of the highest-power cards for this archetype are found in G/U or G/W colors. If you're staying in mono-green, add some more Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig s, replace Vivien, Nature's Avenger for Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , drop Evolving Wilds for Fabled Passage , Incubation Druid can replace all the ramp we've been taking out, Voracious Hydra has value coming out the ears, even with all its heads, Pelt Collector is good, and Stonecoil Serpent is just good. Nissa, Who Shakes the World is great too. Those are all ideas; take what you want and leave the rest.
Interaction is needed. Because we're taking out Outmuscle , we've got almost nothing to interact with the board spell-wise. And here's where my advice becomes unhelpful. This archetype in mono-green really just doesn't have any good interaction besides Voracious Hydra . You need to splash white or blue to get some removal or bounce or anything. All green has is fight.
Again, if this is just casual and you don't care about spending $100-200 on a deck to make it competitive, ignore most of what I just said.
8 months ago
1 year ago
Shit I’m on the fence about:
Heroic Intervention , Inspiring Call , and Rishkar's Expertise : are all just okay. Surprise protection &/or draw is cool, but nothing game changing. Heroic is the least synergistic. Inspiring on average draws 2 cards. Riskar’s(better for 1v1)could be interchanged with Garruk, Caller of Beasts (better for mp).
Sixth Sense feels weak when it only lands with damage. I debated Keen Sense too, but damage is hardly guaranteed. Inspiring Call , Rishkar's Expertise and Phyrexian Arena take the load atm. Draw still feels lacking.
Beacon of Unrest can go. I don’t have an artifact I’m trying to play. I have enough grave-recursion.
Bow of Nylea will never sit right with me. Does a bunch of stuff, none of it blows my mind.
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan is iffy. Creatures don’t always have counters to make it count.
Often I get caught up protecting creatures and forget that Skullbriar is totally okay with dying. The deck is built around doing its own thing, but he’s always glad to join the party.
I really want the Vivien planeswalkers to be better. They fall short and would better if they traded abilities: Vivien, Arkbow Ranger is close. I enjoy the counters for 4cmc, the other abilities lack. Vivien, Nature's Avenger is waaay to expensive, but has fun abilities.
Dolmen Gate is mulling around my brain. The deck is aggro, so this definitely seems to fit. Is it worth protecting the 1-3 attacking creatures?
I’m starting to appreciate counter-creating cards and sorta want to add Blessings of Nature . I still wish there were better options.