When Woodweaver's Puzzleknot enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life and get (three energy counters).
2G, Sacrifice Woodweaver's Puzzleknot: You gain 3 life and get .
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Woodweaver's Puzzleknot Discussion
19 hours ago
I don't think Winding Constrictor gives you a good enough reason to ruin your mana base over the Gruul Pummeler decks. Pummeler cares about energy, but not so much about the +1/+1 counters. The Pummeler game plan wants to fire off (turn 4 or 5). At best, the Snake will get you 2, maybe 3 more energy. You'd be better off just putting in Woodweaver's Puzzleknot than trying to work Winding Constrictor in to the plan.
If you want to play with the Snake, I highly recommend you add Longtusk Cub to your deck. The Cub works with the Snake both ways, caring about energy and also doubling up on the +1/+1 counters while spending energy.
Where do you put the Cub? Since you have a very low land count, I would start by moving two Bristling Hydra to the sideboard. Drop one copy of Fling and one copy of Harnessed Lightning, and now you have room for 4x Longtusk Cub. I could also see dropping 2x Harnessed Lightning, and instead keeping both copies of Fling.
Hope that aids with your decision making.
20 hours ago
What are everyone's thoughts on updates to Pummeler now that Ixalan has been fully revealed? I didn't see much support for the Pummeler strategy, other than good removal in Lightning Strike.
Would Woodweaver's Puzzleknot have enough value against the expected RDW aggro strategies to be worth a couple slots?
My deck, ready for Ixalan: Pummeler Smash
1 month ago
Thornwood Falls is a direct upgrade to the other tap lands your playing.
1 month ago
I just added 3 Embraal Gear-Smasher to my deck. I run no rares in my deck and when it takes off it works amazing. Has been a fun deck to play around with and tweak. I run 4 Reckless Fireweaver just for the sheer joy of getting more than one out. Two out on the field with Efficient Construction and Embraal Gear-Smasher is brutal when you drop in a Servo Schematic or Fireforger's Puzzleknot Do the math on that. I also took out my Whirlermaker and added more Woodweaver's Puzzleknot just to get the life gain and three more energy counters for the Whirler Virtuoso So much you can do with this deck and it is cheap and effective. Good luck.
2 months ago
I would recommend putting in 2 more Invigorated Rampage for the 2 Built to SmashAdd 2 Attune with Aether and get rid of Woodweaver's Puzzleknot. Last -1 Larger Than Life and +1 Blossoming Defense. I would try to put in 4 Servant of the Conduit and maybe put Glorybringer in the sideboard. Hope the advice helps!
2 months ago
If you are still working on this deck, there are a few cards that stand out as easy replacements. Glint Nest Crane doesn't do anything in this deck. You have only 6 total artifacts, so most of the time it is just going to whiff. If you want a tutor for your pummeler, Trophy Mage is a guaranteed way to get the card you want.
Thriving Turtle and Sage of Shaila's Claim are budget cards that can be replaced by something more effective. Shielded Aether Thief is simply a better version of Thriving Turtle. Sage of Shaila's Claim can be replaced by pretty much anything that generates energy. Whirler Virtuoso or Rogue Refiner would be my top picks. I would also cut Woodweaver's Puzzleknot. It is a decent card, but in an aggro/ combo deck like this it really doesn't do much.
You should also look into adding some better options for giving your creatures trample. Invigorated Rampage and Built to Smash are both good options for pumping your pummeler and giving it trample. More importantly, they are instant speed, which means you can also use them as combat tricks.
One final note. If you really want to go back to 2 color, I would go Izzet instead of Simic. U/R offers a lot better options for an aggressive combo deck than U/G does.
2 months ago
Have you considered swapping the Woodweaver's Puzzleknots for Prophetic Prisms? They help fix mana and don't require sacrificing to draw a card (or two). I have a similar Bant Panharmonicon deck and I've found Prisms to be very good. Rogue Refiner is also nuts, or if you're worried about color requirements, Filigree Familiar is another good cheap option. I can link my decklist if you'd like, otherwise its called Bantharmonicon. Cheers +1 :)
3 months ago
I was thinking of the T4 Ulamog too. The approach I chose was to rip their hands apart and get the Woodweaver's Puzzleknots, Aetherworks Marvels, and energy producers like Harness the Storm and Whirler Virtuoso into the graveyard. It's a shame I can't stick a Rack on them afterwards.