Creature — Elf Warrior
Whenever Wildwood Tracker attacks or blocks, if you control another non-Human creature, Wildwood Tracker gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Wildwood Tracker Discussion
1 month ago
Boza thanks for your suggestions!
I don't hate Wildwood Tracker in this deck, however I think the ability to play a 3 drop on T2 or a 4 drop on T3 is too big of an upside to cut Gilded Goose or Paradise Druid for it. Additionally, it doesn't play well with Pelt Collector like Gallia of the Endless Dance or Paradise Druid do.
In my opinion, the downside of Lovestruck Beast not being able to attack without a 1/1 is too high to include it in the main deck. Although it survives a Deafening Clarion , Shock , Bonecrusher Giant , or any bounce effect like Brazen Borrower on its own, it will not be able to do anything without the token or a Wildwood Tracker on the board. I think those two cards you suggested pair nicely, but in a different version of the deck, or even a go-wide version with more 1/1 creature support. Also, Lovestruck Beast does not provide enough devotion to help enable Klothys, God of Destiny regularly.
Ilysian Caryatid seems better in a go-big strategy, possibly using for Rotting Regisaur or Polukranos, Unchained . For the T1 Gilded Goose into T2 Domri, Anarch of Bolas play alone, I find having a T1 mana creature to be much more relevant. Additionally, selecting Paradise Druid over Ilysian Caryatid allows my Pelt Collector to trigger on T2.
I am including 2 copies of Sunder Shaman as a mainboard way to fight against the new Gods, as well as any matches against decks running Doom Foretold , Fires of Invention , or other impactful enchantments. It adds 4 devotion for Klothys, God of Destiny which is huge, and is just an overstatted body on its own. I don't feel bad running the 2 copies in the main, as this is a BO1 deck where having a bit of insurance against problematic enchantments could prove to be very helpful.
The one copy of Escape to the Wilds is a way to refill after a sweeper, and actually outperformed my expectations during the last standard season. You'd be shocked with how much pressure you can apply after hitting 2/3 relevant creatures with its ability, which can be enough to push for lethal the turn after you play it. I've only included 1 copy, as I am testing out Klothys, God of Destiny as a way to push the last few points of damage.
Finally, I see Collision / Colossus to be more of a side board option, where this deck is geared towards BO1 play. I think having the ability to fight with Domri, Anarch of Bolas along side its ability to provide mana and a +1/+0 static anthem effect are much more relevant than running a conditional pump spell. It does pair nicely with Embercleave , and can take down a flying threat, however this deck is more focused on pushing through damage to achieve a win on T4/T5 if possible. Holding up 2 mana for this effect is taking away from a turn that I could just play Embercleave or an impactful creature, and the list is pretty tight so I can't justify making 2 cuts for the copies.
Thank you again for your suggestions! Like I said I think they might be suited for a similar deck but aren't the exact effects I am looking to pull off with this build. I hope I explained my decision making well enough, feel free to disagree or build one however you see fit!
1 month ago
I think Galia is a trap - the conditions to attack with so much are very specific. I would go -3 Galia, -4 druid -2 sunder -1 escape for + 4 Lovestruck Beast and 4 Wildwood Tracker and + 2 Collision / Colossus . Additionally, in this setup, Ilysian Caryatid is better than goose.
2 months ago
Why Growth-Chamber Guardian ? He's not that great and he's super mana expensive if you want to get him going. I might also take out Wildwood Tracker , since he stops growing at 2/2 and generally isn't great. You need some big creatures to put the threat on your opponent. I'd recommend Questing Beast and Skarrgan Hellkite . You also definitely want Embercleave (2-3 of them).
Next, your mana. 20 lands is not enough. Most competitive decks run 22-24. Since this is a low-mana deck, I'd recommend 22 (but you should experiment and see what works). You also need 4x Stomping Ground instead of Rugged Highlands . Any tapped land is a risk of putting yourself a full turn behind your opponent.
4 months ago
Hmmm...I dunno if Wildwood Tracker is worth it in this deck. I think if I needed a one drop, I'd much rather want Gilded Goose in this deck, but I don't think Goose is very good here either since I have no other way of making food. Maybe Incubation Druid ?