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Wall of Roots
Creature — Plant Wall
Put a -0/-1 counter on Wall of Roots: Add to your mana pool. Play this ability only once each turn.
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Wall of Roots Discussion
3 days ago
Mind If I ask why you don't have a well-tuned landbase (Bayou, all of the fetchlands, Ancient Tomb, Gemstone Caverns), or the best win-conditions (Hermit Druid/Necrotic Ooze), yet have posted this list under the "competitive" tag?
I would really appreciate either dropping the "competitive" tag (to prevent from being a misleading interpretation of competitive EDH) or adding the following:
The fully optimized landbase with Ancient Tomb, Gemstone Caverns, Bayou, all of the useful fetchlands (not just Verdant Catacombs), City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Llanowar Wastes, Gemstone Mine, Tarnished Citadel, etc.
Better Win-Conditions, like Hermit Druid into Bloodghast, Dregscape Zombie into Dread Return a Necrotic Ooze, use Wall of Roots and Blighted Bat to give it haste then use Devoted Druid and Channeler Initiate to make infinite mana and kill with Walking Ballista. A secondary win condition would be using Survival of the Fittest to fetch and discard a Protean Hulk, fetching Apprentice Necromancer, use it to recur and sacrifice the hulk to fetch a Hermit Druid, Deathrite Shaman and Mogis's Marauder. Give haste to the shaman and druid, tap the shaman for to activate the druid and win.
3 days ago
You need to increase the reliability of your deck, instead of jamming it with more big creatures. I imagine you'd lose a few games to not drawing enough ramp, or having dead utility cards.
My suggestions are to
1) CUT THE FOLLOWING
2) RUN THE FOLLOWING
5 days ago
Hey, if you want to make your deck more competitive, Witch-Maw colors are great for combo.
Hermit Druid is a famous combo, in which if you have no basic lands in your deck, you mill the whole thing into your graveyard. With a turn one Forest + Gemstone Caverns or Lotus Petal or something, by turn 2 you can mill your deck.
Narcomoeba will return from the graveyard to the battlefield, and if you play a land Bloodghast will return too! Fatestitcher can return for a single mana if you need it. As long as you have three creatures, you may flashback Dread Return a Necrotic Ooze back to your library, your whole library is in your graveyard, but remember, Phantasmagorian can discard any cards you may have accidentally drawn.
You use Wall of Roots's ability, and get a . Put that mana into Blighted Bat's ability, giving Necrotic Ooze haste. Tap Necrotic Ooze to Devoted Druid's ability, getting , then untap with Devoted Druid's second ability. Tap it again, but this time to Channeler Initiate's ability, and get another mana. Use both Devoted Druid's second ability and Channeler Initiate's ability over and over again to make mana, and put it all into Walking Ballista's ability to put infinite +1/+1 counters on it. Then use Walking Ballista's other ability to remove all of those counters, killing each of your opponents.
Easy win, one card (Hermit Druid), turn 2 win.
Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Eladamri's Call, Green Sun's Zenith, Summoner's Pact, Worldly Tutor, Eldritch Evolution, Sylvan Tutor, Grim Tutor, Beseech the Queen, and cards of that nature can fetch it up, leading to ~20 "one card combos".
Flash + Protean Hulk also allows you to find Grand Abolisher, Cephalid Illusionist, and Nomads en-Kor, allowing you to win turn 1, if you have Lotus Petal or Gemstone Caverns or Mana Crypt or Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond, a land, and Flash + Protean Hulk, isn't that a fast win!
Other than that, self-mill combo-decks that put their whole library into their graveyard all are able to protect against the likes of Faerie Macabre and stuff of that nature by running Memory's Journey and Deep Analysis and Phantasmagorian, so if they attempt to exile some of your combo, you can shuffle it back into your library, draw it, and discard it all to save yourself! Krosan Reclamation, Think Twice, and stuff of that nature are occasionally run too!
1 week ago
1 week ago
SynergyBuild could you elaborate a little more on how that combo works. I understand the Devoted Druid + Channeler Initiate + Walking Ballista is infinite mana and damage in the graveyard with Necrotic Ooze on the field. But I don’t know how Wall of Roots or Blighted Bat interact.
Edit Never mind. I see why, it’s to give Necrotic Ooze haste, without having to keep and extra mana available. I’m not the fastest boat in the race.
1 week ago
Mental Misstep might be a better card, as there is no inherent card disadvantage, and it still hits a ton.
Dispel, Ponder, Preordain, and Spell Pierce would be my other additions, dropping Tooth and Nail, Cruel Tutor, mikeaus, the unhallowed, Beseech the Queen, and Triskelion, it would lower your curve, and up the general playability against other Flash-Hulk Lists, Loops lists with Thrasios, Triton Hero, Tainted Shimmer Zur, and Yidris storm lists.
I also suggest switching your current Hermit Druid wincon from Laboratory Maniac to Necrotic Ooze, and dropping Phyrexian Devourer for the classic Wall of Roots, Blighted Bat, Devoted Druid, Channeler Initiate, and Walking Ballista win condition
2 weeks ago
Cut Alluring Siren, Belligerent Brontodon, Cathedral Membrane(wont block), Fog Bank(cant deal damage), Guardians of Akrasa, Jaddi Offshoot, Kami of False Hope, Majestic Myriarch, Primal Clay, Thing in the Ice Flip, The Chain Veil, Doubling Season (Unless you add way more counter/token stuff)
I'd probably run Amaranthine Wall, Assault Formation (For when Arcades isnt around and the +0/+X boost), Guard Gomazoa (since he cant die in combat), Hornet Nest (for tokens and he can be very efficient), Mnemonic Wall (to get back a wrath), Psychic Membrane (if you plan on blocking its awesome), Sprouting Phytohydra, Sunscape Familiar (cause duh), Walking Archive, Wall of Frost (big and a good blocker), Wall of Mulch (value off of an enemy wrath), Wall of Omens, Wall of Roots.
2 weeks ago
mikeb388For the same reason I cut Rolling Stones off the list. It isn't good enough on its own, because most defenders have 0 power and you have to have Assault Formation on the battlefield. But Assault Formation also gives your defenders the ability to attack, so most of the time it's a dead card, sadly.
Thank you very much for your suggestions InfinityMinusOne. Your cards gave me a lot of good ideas where to go with/evolve the deck. We could even develop this further by adding Panharmonicon and Laboratory Maniac as an alternative wincon. Be assured I will certainly try this. Furthermore I will add Wall of Roots as a substitute for Murmuring Phantasm when I get my hands on one. I really like the idea with Sacred Rites, it could also also be used together with Bar the Door etc. for that final blow. Would also be excellent with the suggestions above. I think I'm the only one I know playing Mental Misstep in my Azami deck. Never seen it anywhere else