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- Winding constrictor and walking ballista
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Creature — Snake
If one or more counters would be placed on an artifact or creature you control, that many counters plus one are placed that permanent instead.
If you would get one or more counters you get that many of those counters plus one instead.
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Winding Constrictor Discussion
1 day ago
Okay here are my promised suggestions.
Take out Winter Orb for Winding Constrictor, Trophy Mage for Master Biomancer, Tangle Wire for Eternal Witness, remove Sun Titan for a Ajani Unyielding, Supreme Verdict for I believe As Foretold even though not covered in your list if you can acquire one of these I recommend it, otherwise add maybe Vorel of the Hull Clade.
Beyond this, swap Stasis for Hardened Scales, Shred Memory for Scavenging Ooze, Perplex for Thrummingbird, Peacekeeper for either Authority of the Consulate (Will explain why soon) or Corpsejack Menace if not, Narset Transcendent for Glen Elendra Archmage, Muddle the Mixture for Abzan Charm, Luminarch Ascension for Aura Shards, Kiora, Master of the Depths for Forgotten Ancient, Idyllic Tutor for Collective Effort, Humility for I think Archangel of Thune if you have or can get one easily the card works well when you have of course your commander and Authority of the Consuls if you choose to run that, or just Rishkar's Expertise, Fabricate for Crystalline Crawler, Aura of Silence for Prime Speaker Zegana.
You could always add in some hydras to this like Primordial Hydra, Kalonian Hydra, and Lifeblood Hydra. Some other considerations are Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel which I recommend one or more (I use both) so you don't ever have to worry about discard when you play Prime Speaker Zegana or Rishkar's Expertise. I also think you should try and add Inspiring Call which further supports having something for unlimited handsize. Oath of Ajani, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Abzan Falconer, and Chasm Skulker(good if you include all of that card draw) are a few other ideas.
When I can again I will try and help you find a place for Viral Drake and any others I missed/suggested additionally.
1 day ago
2 days ago
Isn't Winding Constrictor really bad in here because it places "that many counters plus one", which would not spawn an extra snake and only make your creatures weaker?
3 days ago
First, Winding Constrictor's abilities are static abilities that define replacement effects. They only function while Winding Constrictor is on the battlefield. Not only do they stop applying the moment Winding Constrictor is gone, they are long over by the time Meren of Clan Nel Toth's ability resolves.
603.6d states that some abilities, such as dies triggers, look back in time to determine whether they trigger. This doesn't mean that they preserve the game state from that point and resolve as though it were still that point in time.
3 days ago
I'm having Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Viscera Seer and Winding Constrictor in play. I'm saccing the Constrictor to the Seer to Scry 1. Meren's Ability triggers because of a dying creature.But would Winding Constrictor's Ability Trigger too, giving me 2 instead of 1 Exp. Counter?
I would say 'no', since it already has left the battlefield. Am I wrong about this? Is this probably a case of rule 603.6d?
3 days ago
Thanks a lot CoreGon.
I've decided to cut black and Fatal Push. The four color Dark Bant manabase was ok, but I'm finding just straight Bant to be much more consistent and honestly better. Immolating Glare and Blessed Alliance will most likely become the cheap mana instant removal spells of choice in the future.
I still don't know if cutting black and Winding Constrictor is the right move. The Snake has real potential with Rhonas the Indomitable, but I'm afraid of the -1/-1 counters theme that's in Amonkhet. Turn 2 Snake, turn 3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade, turn 4 Rhonas seems nuts. We'll have to see if later on if it's safe to play Constrictor.
I've been very impressed with Tamiyo, Field Researcher with Rhonas the Indomitable. She doesn't really have a home in Standard because Bant isn't a deck maybe this deck can change that? Cast Out is just as advertised, it's great, auto 4 of in my opinion because of the cheap cycling. Another card I've recently added is Scattered Groves. I've increased the land count to 23x from the usual 20x to play it. I'm starting with using only 4x cycle lands, I feel this is a good starting point number because they do come into play tapped after all and can possibly disrupt my first four turns of casting spells. It's nice to be able to use a land to draw a card after I have six lands in play for Sylvan Advocate and don't really need anymore. I've also had some turn threes where I've cycled both Cast and Grove at the end of my opponent's turn to draw two cards which helped me draw into a better turn four play. Having these options is nice.
You all know my fondness toward Skyrider Elf and I think Rhonas makes Skyrider even better which I'm pretty excited about.
3 days ago
I'm building a deck just like this and the linky things that name similar decks sent me here, it's really nice and I would suggest a Managorger Hydra instead of ancient, tho i would run both and I run a Winding Constrictor and Hardened Scales and they both work great for spell triggers and I would put a side board of Mistcutter Hydra for those cheatn blue decks, tho this gets a plus from me, plez check out my deck and tell me whut you think
4 days ago
Hi there it is nice to see another counters maniac like me :D you have very nice deck man! I would suggest those cards which have great synergy with counters but I am not sure if they are usable in your deck Metallic Mimic, Hangarback Walker, Walking Ballista, Arcbound Worker and Arcbound Ravager.
bibliomaniac you are wrong. Everything goes on stack. Creature enters the battlefield, its ETB effect goes on stack and if you have Hardened Scales or Winding Constrictor those effects goes on stack too so Servant of the Scale can become 3/3 after it has entered the battlefield.