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Artifact Creature — Scarecrow
, Sacrifice Wild-Field Scarecrow: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Wild-Field Scarecrow Discussion
1 month ago
2 months ago
I get the force sacrifice theme but do not really see many creatures YOU would want to sacrifice. I count 4 creatures who once they enter I would be happy to let die to trigger something or force sacrifice (WS, VE, SD, and G). This is not counting Sakura-Tribe Elder, co. because I assume you will want to sack them to their own effect most time.
Creatures who are happy to die and come back or create tokens to be sacrificed are: Reassembling Skeleton , Bloodsoaked Champion , Squee, the Immortal , Open the Graves , Xathrid Necromancer , Overseer of the Damned , etc. all give you extra bodies to sacrifice while keeping your enablers free.
I am surprised to see so little graveyard recursion either, some to consider: Phyrexian Reclamation , Palace Siege , Animate Dead , Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Phyrexian Delver , etc. are good for getting back killed creatures or reanimating high-CMC ones (@ 4.03 that is pretty HIGH).
For ramp I would add in more creatures who self-sacrifice to grab basics (and add more basics in place of tap lands) to kill 2-birds with one stone. Burnished Hart , Wild-Field Scarecrow , Dawntreader Elk , Pilgrim's Eye , Skittering Surveyor , and of course Solemn Simulacrum .
Such a theme screams to have more aristocrat value pieces added: Zulaport Cutthroat , Poison-Tip Archer , Fecundity , Outpost Siege , Harvester of Souls , and Skullclamp , etc. all make every death benefit you that much more.
You don't seem to be playing any counter spells, even for protection with such high-costed creatures, I would add more via Heroic Intervention , Mizzium Skin , Wrap in Vigor , Undying Evil , etc. I like Kaya's Ghostform but it telegraphs to opponents that this will need to be killed 2x, and a truce may be made to ensure Sheoldred dies. One of the above is "sneakier."
6 months ago
Thanks for advice and inspiration WAYF4
I like the idea of tutoring with Fabricate in a combo heavy deck so I've thrown it in for now, but if/when I can get my hands on a Demonic Tutor , I think I'll put that in it's place. One thing I've noticed when playing the combo-centric decks is hiding information and not letting your opponents know when your about to pop off is key. Most of the time, you need a safe opening to ensure no one will remove you combo pieces on the spot, and with cards like Krosan Grip in the format, along with other instant speed artifact and creature removal, a black tutor to hide information will be preferable in the long run.
On the topic of Saheeli's Directive , I've found in play testing the deck it isn't too hard to cast. More importantly, the colour pie isn't properly counting sources. In just land, there are 9 sources of red mana, and the Clifftop Retreat is ignored for some reason. From non-land sources, there's still about 6 additional sources of red mana. Colour fixing doesn't seem to be to big an issue in this deck so far, and that's definitely a positive. I've still thrown in a Snow-Covered Mountain , but that's more for the purpose of searching out more basics for colour fixing with Wild-Field Scarecrow . Not being able to summon the appropriate lands in the early game was a bit problematic, which is why a Snow-Covered Forest also made it's way into the deck.
It may be another week or two before I feel the deck has been refined enough and I have it all in paper, but I do suggest trying it out in the meantime. Despite not having specific "utility cards," the deck does an extraordinary job with handling any difficult permanent on the board and could easily win in a fairly aggressive match due to the multiple lords or lord-like creatures that found their way into the deck, and nothing feels better than casting One with the Machine for ten cards all at once.
6 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.
7 months ago
My immediate thought with utilizing the Bros efficiently was to emphasize artifact creatures (ex. Goblin Replica ) and enchantment creatures (ex. Courser of Kruphix ) so you could always have options on what to sacrifice to answer a problem. You have the creature portion covered completely but I honestly cannot see you wanting to sacrifice any of your enchantments without also hurting yourself.
Most options to make expendable enchantment tokens are not great, like Pharika, God of Affliction , but some like Renowned Weaver could be viable because, again, it gives you options on what you want to sacrifice.
Bros' cost is also kind of expensive so ways to reduce it or generate more mana (you are in ) will allow multiple activations if need be. Heartstone and Thran Turbine come to mind to reduce their cost and Burnished Hart , Wild-Field Scarecrow , Solemn Simulacrum , Skittering Surveyor and Pilgrim's Eye are great early game to fix your mana while late-game you can sacrifice them to either ability.
You mentioned reanimation in the description so some more options are Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Phyrexian Delver , Oath of Ghouls , Palace Siege , Entreat the Dead , Feldon of the Third Path , Victimize , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist .
I would also consider other sacrifice options so in case you do not need to activate Bros you can still generate value via sacrificing your tokens or creatures. Altar's Reap and Costly Plunder for card advantage, Sidisi, Undead Vizier to tutor, Priest of Forgotten Gods for multi-value, etc.
You have the protective-footwear covered but I would consider adding Spider Umbra and Kaya's Ghostform so you can protect or sacrifice them if need be. Other personal favorites of mine are Undying Evil and Supernatural Stamina .
Looks nefariously "fun!"
10 months ago
Since Nikya is your commander, you can play 12 mana creatures the turn after he comes out, and that's impressive. Here's a few budget options. Ancient Stone Idol , Darksteel Colossus , Desolation Twin , Pathrazer of Ulamog , Artisan of Kozilek , Ulamog's Crusher , It That Betrays , Primeval Protector . Some other fun cards are hydras like Heroes' Bane , Polukranos, World Eater , and Primordial Hydra .
11 months ago
Oh and you can run Sakashima the Impostor to get a second copy of Reaper King in play.
Finally there is Noxious Gearhulk . It would just be good utility and it would be another synergy card with Scarecrone.
Wild-Field Scarecrow occurrence in decks from the last year
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