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Wooded Bastion Discussion
3 weeks ago
In my opinion, there will be four aspects that end up either setting Masters 25 apart from other similar sets as the best of the bunch, or just make it another installment in the masters series. They are:
Draftability: Masters 25 needs to stand alone as a competitively draftable set, and so far, I think we have a very positive start. In order to drive sales and maintain interest, "chase" mythics and much needed reprints won't be enough, as this set is going to be challenged to clearly pull ahead of even MM3 in terms of staple rares and mythics. In order to immediately stand apart, the draft aspect of the set really needs to play strongly, which should be fairly clear with additional spoilers and my second point, which is...
Depth: Masters 25 will only be a better draftable set if the depth of the set includes multiple playable commons and uncommons in each color to drive the drafting experience further. So far, Dark Ritual, Cursecatcher, Pillage and the elemental blasts are a good start, but it's going to take a lot more than that to make a great drafting experience. Hopefully these playable commons and uncommons are just the tip of the iceberg for the set, which then leads to the third point.
Lands: Masters 25 has to give us the ability to draft and play multiple colors well, so lands that produce multiple colors are going to be a necessity. To that end, the best possible outcome for spoilers would be two sets of multi-color lands - one at uncommon and one at rare. Preferably, the original pain-lands (Adarkar Wastes, Brushland, Shivan Reef, etc.) at uncommon and the filter lands (Mystic Gate, Wooded Bastion, Cascade Bluffs, etc.) at rare. Rather than the typical ETB tapped-lands, it would be nice to see lands that change the dynamic of draft play via life rather than wasted turns. And finally...
Vital Reprints: As a collector myself, I understand the previous post and their disappointment in seeing their ultra-rare cards being reprinted; however, if it's not on the reserved list, it's going to get reprinted at some point, and why not now to really up the stakes with Masters 25. Obviously Imperial Recruiter hits that mark, and based on the rarity of PTK, I don't think the original is going to tank in value too much. The same would be true for another insanely priced card that sees plenty of play in the right deck - Rishadan Port. WOTC will have me sold on the set if it's the mythic land included, and in all honesty it should be. Imperial Seal would be another good choice, as again, it's going to happen at some point. There are numerous other solid choices that could appear in the set, and I hope we're all pleasantly surprised once the spoilers are done.
I think if WOTC hits all these marks, the set will truly stand alone and be a great playable draft experience as well as a much needed infusion of reprints into modern, vintage, legacy and commander decks. I'm pleased with today's spoilers, but until Rishadan Port is spoiled, I won't consider myself excited.
1 month ago
Yess that will works :)
The rest is to upgrade land section. Shocklands is a must. You dont want most of your land ETB tapped all the time, it will leave you far behind than your opponents.
Dual lands from BFZ is fine but inconsistant, your basic lands is quite low. And why dont you bring Farseek, Skyshroud Claim, Tempt with Discovery or Krosan Verge(the worst) maybe ? it will help you search and fix color by finding your duallands.
City of Brass Forbidden Orchard Reflecting Pool is a key to 5 color deck, they dont ETB tapped and fix colors. You dont want to have Cinder Glade or Canopy Vista on your first turn and cannot drop your Birds of Paradise
1 month ago
Hey my dude, here are a couple of things you might want to check out. <3Temple of the False God, Lightning Greaves, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Explosive Vegetation, Worn Powerstone, Beastmaster Ascension, Brushland, Gavony Township, Reliquary Tower, Reflecting Pool, Rogue's Passage, Sunpetal Grove, Windbrisk Heights, Wooded Bastion, Asceticism, Mirari's Wake, Oblivion Ring, Primal Vigor, True Conviction.
2 months ago
First; you need more lands. With a commander costing 5 mana it wouldn't be vrazy to start around 37 or 38, 33 is waaaaaay too low. Lifelands are terrible. Brushland, Krosan Verge, Wooded Bastion and Reflecting Pool would be neat.
I'm not playing Sigarda myself,but my best friend is. So my ideas are based on his build as well as on my perception of core concepts such as mana efficiency and draw power.
Reduce number of creatures. Sigarda wants to go voltron here and all these don't help that gameplan. Avacyn, Hart, Mirri, Nazahn and Silverblade paladin have no business here. More enchantress effects would be helpful. Manadorks like Birds of Paradise, Arbor Elf, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic and Avacyn's Pilgrim would be nice. Eidolon of Countless Battles could be fun. Stonehewer Giant or Stoneforge Mystic would be nice if you insist on keeping up the artifact theme.
As for artifacts, there are some underwhelming ones. Caged sun and Strata scythe depend heavily on number of certain basics you run, they aren't goiod outside monocolor decks. Empyrial Plate is unneeded because you aren't really keeping your hand full. Add more swords if you can.Even bad swords will do on a budget honestly. It's not much, but they're not terrible in voltron. Also add Talisman of Unity and Fellwar Stone because 5cmc commanders like to hit the field earlier than expected. Sensei's Divining Top can make your draws better,and since you lack conventional draw spells (most of Sigarda's draw is engine-like more than a good one-time boost), it could help.
3 months ago
Also i would add another Rootborn Defenses since that is the only thing protecting you from board wipes.
Maybe some Oblivion Ring to help protect against Planeswalkers.
3 months ago
I haven't tested a lot with Kaya, but she seems like a good recurring blink permanent. Let me know what you think.
In addition to your Caves of Koilos and Llanowar Wastes, you could include a Brushland and some filter lands like Fetid Heath, Twilight Mire, and Wooded Bastion that give you colorless mana, as well as Abzan mana. That would give you 9 sources (combined with what you already have). Maybe also throw in a waste to fetch with Evolving Wilds for 10, and consider a Sylvan Scrying, an Expedition Map, and a mana rock or two to get to 12+ sources?
4 months ago
Thanks to PI3L0V3R :)
Next weekend i will Test and Report how it's performing.
4 months ago
Lookin pretty good!
I still like Dryad Militant over Arbor Elf since it is more aggressive. If you really want a mana dork in an aggressive deck then Noble Hierarch is probably the way to go, however, she is really expensive.
I like Rancor over the Sledge since it is cheaper and recursive.