Creature — Elf Archer
Whenever another non-Human creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . When you do, put X +1/+1 counters on Wildborn Preserver.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Wildborn Preserver Discussion
1 month ago
Hello all, I have been playing with the Oko structure deck, that I updated using Affinity For MTG's youtube video, and just bought the Simic Mutology structure deck as well as the Simic Guild Kit, as well as some booster pack cards. I'm trying to combine them into a 75 card deck, with 15 cards I know to take out for 60. Based off the cards in these 3 decks I'd like to build the deck around a constant flow of powerful monsters through the +1/+1 counters, as well as overloading on mana and drawing a lot. Some of the main points of damage right now are Oko who can just turn everything into a base 10/10 and distribute lots of +1/+1s, vorel who can double somethings counters, zegana who gives trample, galloping lizrog which can take all the +1/+1s and double them onto himself, nylea's forerunner for trample, progenitors mimic and miming slime to make clones, and wild born preserver for reach and his +1/+1s. But I also have things like coiling oracle/fathom mage to draw a lot, and gyre sage/maraleaf pixie for tons of mana. So I'd like to just find a good strategy in this mess lol.
The total card list of everything I will have is: (stuff with "x" seems important to me) Creatures: 1 Oko, the Tricksterx, 1 Vorel of the Hull Cladex, 1 Zegana, Utopian Speakerx, 1 Momir Vig, Simic Visionaryx, 2 Cloudfin Raptor, 4 Coiling Oraclex, 1 Cytoplast Root-Kin, 1 Elusive Krasis, 4 Faerie Vandalx, 1 Fathom Magex, 1 Frilled Mysticx, 1 Galloping Lizrogx, 1 Gyre Sagex, 4 Keeper of Fablesx, 3 Maraleaf Pixiex, 1 Nimbus Swimmer, 1 Nylea's Forerunnerx, 3 Paradise Druid, 2 Plaxmantax, 1 Progenitor Mimicx, 1 Protean Hulkx, 3 Spectral Sailorx, 4 Sphinx of Foresight, 2 Surveilling Sprite, 1 Trygon Predator, 2 Vigean Graftmage, 3 Vigean Hydropon, 1 Wildborn Preserverx, 2 Zameck Guildmagex,
Instants: 1 Applied Biomancyx, 1 Disdainful Strokex, 1 Gift of Strengthx, 2 Oko's Hospitalityx, 3 Optx, 1 Prying Eyes, 1 Quenchx, 1 Radical Ideax, 2 Rapid Hybridization, 1 Return of the Wildspeakerx, 1 Voidslime,
Artifacts: 2 Simic Signet,
2 months ago
Fun list! The only suggestion I have is to run two copies of Return of the Wildspeaker probably in the place of a couple icons. Multiple icons can have diminishing returns and the Return of the Wildspeaker will either draw you lots of gas or just close the game as your finisher. I also run a playset of Wildborn Preserver it isn't a goblin but it has been so good for me that it's worth it. A two drop that unanswered will take over the game, but usually eats removal sparing my Grumgully or Krenko? Four of for me please lol. Good luck to you fellow goblin lover!
2 months ago
Love green devotion decks +1, have you considered Reverent Hunter, Syr Faren, the Hengehammer, or Predator Ooze (hilarious with Ulvenwald Tracker). Wildborn Preserver doesn't add much to the devotion count, but it feels like it would fit this deck as a mana sink and it works particularly well with Strangleroot Geist. Hope this helps.
2 months ago
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen would help you win the race against mono-black. Also RDW but that's not really a thing in pioneer ig??
Elvish Clancaller is a lord, and if the game goes long, you can tutor up another.
Wildborn Preserver can get big if the game goes long.
Pelt Collector is a one-drop that gets bigger.
Renata, Called to the Hunt can get biiig!
Aspect of Hydra can make a random dork swing for a million damage out of the blue. Great for breaking up stalemates, or just for closing out the game.
Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Wild Onslaught , Enter the Unknown , and New Horizons , as well as your entire sideboard, are just bad cards. I really think you should make this green elves, play lords, and throw in Aspect of Hydra to close out the game. That's the optimal build of this deck.
That said, if you're not looking for optimal, I understand. I am willing to root for a deck that's winning the flavor game. If this is the deck you want, that's 100% chill, as long as you're all right with it not being as strong as other decks.
2 months ago
This looks a bit like my old +1/+1 counter deck, and while I will say that GW is probably better colors... I see where you're coming from here. No matter what, though, you need to do some tinkering with your mana base. Less islands, more duals. Unfortunately, the tried-and-true Thornwood Falls would serve only to make this slow deck slower, and enemy duals are in short supply in pioneer. Try Temple of Mystery - it should be something you can find for an all-right price these days, and scrying is nice. Having so many islands and so comparatively few blue spells is... good in moderation. 9:7 forests:islands for a 19:4 mana symbol ratio (nearly 5:1!!) is absurd. You should be running 4 or 5 islands, at most- or all of your blue mana should come from duals.
With that out of the way, suggestions!
Avatar of the Resolute is a big ol' meat stick that can swing in for heaps of damage.
Barkhide Troll is a resilient threat that basically has Schrodinger's Hexproof as long as you leave up 1 mana.
Benthic Biomancer could be good for the curve and the lacking card draw.
If you're in a slow meta that will allow you to make a turn 3 play like this, Bred for the Hunt draws an assload of cards.
Chasm Skulker just gets huge and is resistant, somewhat, to removal.
Managorger Hydra is a finisher for 3 mana. It'll make your opponents think twice before doing anything.
Wildborn Preserver is an excellent mana sink if the game goes long.
Consider some of those suggestions.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Thanks! I have a new version, but this time with only 1 Wildborn Preserver .
The other one is replaced with The Cauldron of Eternity .
I just got a whole ton of ELD boosters for my birthday, and I pulled the Cauldron. (I turn 16 on the 19th of December.)
4 months ago
This deck is made up of cards that I have irl.
I still don't understand why cutting Rowan is a good idea, same with the Wildborn Preserver .
I understand cutting the Wakeroot Elemental , though.