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Creature — Human Druid
((R/G) can be paid with either (Red) or (Green).)
Sacrifice Wild Cantor: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Wild Cantor Discussion
1 month ago
more cards that I think you should consider:
Rite of Consumption, Scarland Thrinax, Spark Elemental, Tymaret, the Murder King, Uktabi Drake, Viscera Seer, Wild Cantor, Barrage of Expendables, Smothering Abomination, Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist, Painful Truths
sideboard: Vampire Hexmage
1 month ago
Hi. The other day you and I were discussing the merits of running Mogis's Marauder VS Lightning Mauler in a UBGR Protean Hulk/Hermit Druid build, and I wanted to share a situation that popped up in testing that has caused me to lean more towards running the Mauler.
I was in a position where I was able to reanimate Protean Hulk with Apprentice Necromancer, but Walking Ballista was in my hand and I had just drawn Hermit Druid that turn. I had no counter magic in hand, but decided to try for the win anyway since I could try casting Hermit Druid for the win later if it didn't work out. I activated the Necromancer and then cast the Ballista with X = 1. The Ballista was countered, which meant that with Hermit Druid in my hand my two main Hulk lines were out of commission. So what I did instead was fetch out Lightning Mauler and Necrotic Ooze when the Hulk was sacrificed, and bonded the two to give them haste. I had Phantasmagorian in my graveyard and enough cards in hand to discard to its ability, which allowed me to discard the Hermit Druid in my hand, activate its ability with the Ooze, and combo out.
So the Mauler offers Hermit Druid a way to activate the turn it is cast, and it opens up two additional search options for Protean Hulk. If Body Double/Phyrexian Delver is in your hand, you can grab Lightning Mauler+Apprentice Necromancer+Wild Cantor+Viscera Seer -> give the Necromancer haste and activate it off the Cantor to reanimate the Hulk -> then sac the Hulk to the Seer and grab Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Walking Ballista to win. Or, if Hermit Druid has wound up in the graveyard before being activated due to an Abrupt Decay or something, the Hulk can fetch out the Mauler and Ooze.
Of course, if you are running Mogis's Marauder, then searching the Marauder + Necromancer + Seer can work just as well if you have the mana up to activate the Necromancer. But running Lightning Mauler so that you can also search up Wild Cantor offers a bit more consistency with the line, since it increases the chances that you'll have the mana you need for activation. Wild Cantor is a contestable include though, so I can understand why people wouldn't bother to run it. I guess that I'm just partial to it after running it in Animar for so long.
I don't know if any of this is relevant to any decks that you are currently working on, but I thought you might find it interesting anyway.
1 month ago
@n0bunga I'm currently testing out a list that runs that Flash Hulk line, except I use Body Double instead of Phyrexian Delver. The 5+ mana-cost creatures make it trickier to run Ad Nauseam and there are times where you have them stuck in your hand without being able to contribute to any of your other combo lines. Mikaeus can't even give HD persist to help save it from removal, so I've found him hard to even justify as a reanimation target. However, the combo line does offer you another option if one of the Mogis/HD package cards is stuck in your hand. Not sure if it is worth it though, unless you are like me and don't own a copy of Ad Nauseam.
@Lilbrudder On the topic of the Mogis/HD package, I want to ask your opinion on something. I'm running a similar list to this one, but I have Thrasios and Vial Smasher as my commanders, giving me access to red. Keeping in mind that having red lets me run Wild Cantor, would it be worth replacing Mogis's Marauder with Lightning Mauler? I would be able to grab HD, Lightning Mauler, Wild Cantor, and another 1 drop like Hapless Researcher, use the the Mauler to give HD haste, and sac Cantor for the mana to activate HD.
I'm trying to decide whether the Mauler or Marauder offers more utility. Mauler has the option of being played from hand turn 2, and then I can threaten to cast AND activate HD every turn after that. But with the Mauler, I'll only ever be able to give 1 other creature haste. The Maruader can work with Vial Smasher out of my command zone to help make sure that I'll always be able to give 2 creatures haste, so if Deathrite Shaman is in my graveyard I would still be able to search out another mana dork and give it haste to help activate HD. The Marauder would also let me use either the Shaman or Cantor to get the mana needed for HD, whereas the Mauler would only work with the Cantor. With the testing you and LabManiac_Sigi have done, which would you say is more convenient for how the deck usually plays out?
2 months ago
Ive heard ramos is best used as a storm commander, cast a ton of multicolor spells, then cast double the amount with double the mana
For storm, you're gonna need a LOT of instants, ramp, and "storm" spells
Storm/ multicolor spells
Also, charms are a great way to generate mana with ramos while having many modes for utility and building storm count
And many more..
Storm also needs a lot of tutors and recursion spells if you can afford them
But yea, from what I've heard and seen about ramos, you want to storm multicolor spells in order to cast more spells with the mana and using the insane ramp to win via stuff like Mind's Desire, Grapeshot, Brain Freeze and Tendrils of Agony after a huge storm count of multicolor spells
2 months ago
3 months ago
3 months ago
Indeed! And if you take RoarMaster's idea of Wild Cantor (even if it is just a sideboard), you could speed him up! I would also highly recommend Corpsejack Menace as derekb79 suggested, or something that proliferates to boost those counters!
3 months ago
That's awesome, and much appreciated! Looking at your list, you can probably want to move away from the "goodstuff" ie Birthing Pod kit,, Selvala, and Oracle (nice synergy with Vizier though). Selvala isn't really ever gonna draw you cards, and the birthing pod line is clunky and brings a lot of dead cards to the deck. I would suggest replacing these with more ramp in Wild Cantor and Tinder Wall.
The sideboard stuff can probably be moved to Wants (just nit-picking). Most of the stuff can be dropped aside from Cradle, Reclamation Sage, Phantasmal Image(budget Drake).
Trust us when we say focus on Ancestral Statue. The deck runs like a finely tuned engine and feels great. Well that is all I got for now. I am sure JMCraig has more input than I.