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Creature — Human Druid
(3)(Green), Tap: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into play. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.
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4 weeks ago
Hey bushido_man96! Thank you!
I used to have a Mayael deck myself, but dismantled it for Uril, the Miststalker. I had a FTV: Angels collecting dust and finally decided that I would put it to good use.
Thank you for the input! It's good to be back on TappedOut!
1 month ago
I like the build. I've been wanting to do a build like this as well, because it plays like an old group-game-green deck I used to play, using one of my favorite enchantments...
...which, by the way, might be a good back-up for your commander, should she get locked up or kicked out, and would still let your deck function like you want it to. Its Call of the Wild. You could also run Call of the Wild-on-a-stick, Zoologist. Another similar but more group-hug option is Game Preserve. All will work a way similar to your commander.
Some good support enchantments to help you set up the deck are Sylvan Library and Mirri's Guile. If your commander isn't working fast enough for you, and you've got a handful of fatties that need to hit the board, some cards like Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet can help you with that.
Again, I like your build here, and it looks like a lot of fun!
1 month ago
NV_1980, thanks. I've only played the deck 3 times since I created it because I rarely get to play EDH (1 day a week if I'm lucky). Also my group is only made up of 3 players.
This deck lacks a large amount of ramp, but there are ways around this by cheating large creatures into play with cards such as Riptide Shapeshifter, Zoologist, Eldritch Evolution, and more. There are low mana creatures which are defensive, thus they protect you early game: True-Name Nemesis, Baleful Strix, Guard Gomazoa, etc. Cards like Wash Out and Whelming Wave help stall opponents and turns.
2 months ago
I don't know if you can get one or not, but as for lands, a Gaea's Cradle should definitely have a home in this deck, especially since you've got opportunities to abuse Palinchron and Great Whale with Sakashima the Impostor.
You've got some nice cards that take advantage of creatures being the top card of your library, so some library manipulation would be good. I think you might benefit from Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Soothsaying.
Anger might work better for you than Concordant Crossroads, but either way, to make room for it, I think I'd cut Hardened Scales. Yeah, you've got some creatures that do some nice things with counters, but I'm not sure its going to do that much more for you.
I really like cards like Lurking Predators, and other options like it are Call of the Wild, Zoologist, and to a lesser extent, Game Preserve. If you really wanted to stomp some heads, you'd use the Gaea's Cradle to activate Soothsaying's second ability, get some fatties on the top of your library, and then start bouncing your Palinchron to untap the Cradle to pay for Call of the Wild's ability, and pretty soon, you'll be drawing out the fatties in your library and really messing stuff up.
Cuts: Woodland Bellower - it seems and expensive critter to tutor for a mana-dork or Man-o'-War or something like that. Draining Whelk - not sure it fits well here. I can see how it could be useful, but if there are other options more useful for what you want the deck to do, it could be cut. Maybe that's the spot for Deadeye Navigator. Decimator of the Provinces - I like him, but I'm not sure he's necessary.
These are just my thoughts, so take them for what they are worth there. Remember, I'm recently back into Magic, so I'm relearning a lot, and there's a lot I still don't know about that I missed out on.
One more thing I'll add; with here, you've got access to the best creature tutors available: Worldly Tutor, Natural Order, Defense of the Heart, Survival of the Fittest, Pattern of Rebirth, etc. If you can find some slots to fit tutors into, it can really help to speed you up if you find the deck needing it.
I really like the build here. If I had access to all those sweet Eldrazi, I'd consider it. +1, and let me know how this plays out for you.
I hope all this helped!
2 months ago
You may want to reconsider Artisan of Kozilek unless you can reliably hard cast it. If you get it on the battlefield because of Mayael's ability it does not trigger. Same for Defense of the Heart, Hunting Grounds, Zoologist, Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet.All of these put it into play, so you never cast it.
4 months ago
Don't forget Gilt-Leaf Archdruid, Seton, Krosan Protector, and Llanowar Mentor if you're going Druid tribal. You might also want to check out Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Branchbender, Joraga Treespeaker, Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, Krosan Avenger, Mul Daya Channelers, Nantuko Mentor, Norwood Priestess, Nut Collector, Paragon of Eternal Wilds, Somberwald Sage, Squirrel Wrangler, Thelonite Druid, Thriss, Nantuko Primus, and Zoologist.
5 months ago
Ok, from brainstorming in other forums about library tutoring, the idea of running combos with Soothsaying, Call of the Wild, Game Preserve, and Zoologist came to mind, along with mana combos of the likes of Palinchron, Deadeye Navigator, and a Gaea's Cradle out. With a good setup, I think this combo could run out just about every creature in the deck with Call of the Wild on the table. Problem is, is that really what this deck should do, or should that be an idea for a different deck?
5 months ago
In green, some fun creature tutors to build around are Call of the Wild, Game Preserve, and Zoologist. Pick a commander you can scry with, and in green you have options like Sylvan Library and Mirri's Guile to help set your library, as well. The Call and Zoologist would probably get targeted, but the Preserve is more group hug, and might stick around. If you run it with a green/blue commander, there would surely be blue spells to protect those cards, and bring out your fatties for all to see. Momir Vig, Simic Visionary would be a good one for those cards.