I would nix the Slither Blade for pretty much anything else. It seems pretty low impact in this deck, since 1 unblockable damage is piddly compared to Rhonas swinging in. Brainstorm, Ponder, Stubborn Denial, Jaddi Offshoot, Judge's Familiar...and those are just the one-drops. Let me know your thoughts, though, and if I need to clarify! Best of luck!
May 16, 2017 7 a.m.
Also, now that I think of it, I'd also remove your Mimics for 3x Kiora's Follower and 1 more Nylea. The reason being 1) Follower adds devotion (you could do hybrid mana too, I guess) and ramps crazy with Nykthos, and 2) Having 2 Gods out who can swing gives your opponent a 2 turn clock (10-12 total power), but that won't change in the slightest with counters (12-14 damage is still a 2 turn clock unless you're playing Death's Shadow). If your concern is Dismember, then I'm sure Blossoming Defense or Hapatra's Mark would suffice in the SB.
May 16, 2017 7:09 a.m.
Thank you landofMordor for your input, it is greatly appreciated! i totally agree that Metallic Mimic is basically useless, so I will replace it for Kiora's Follower. I think i will replace Curiosity for a couple Ponder. I was also thinking of replacing Bident of Thassa for Bounty of the Luxa, because it supports both the card draw and mana theme of the deck while also providing green and blue devotion. Ill probably replace Slither Blade for now until I can find another 1-drop I like better. Again thanks so much and i really appreciate your input!
May 16, 2017 10:41 p.m.
That all sounds good to me! Cheers, and happy brewing!
May 17, 2017 5:47 p.m.
May 19, 2017 7:27 a.m.
Hey there, ever considered Wistful Selkies?
They work perfectly well with devotion themes, replace themselves for kefnet and can be cast turn 2 if you miss the 4 mana on turn 2.
September 23, 2017 8:05 a.m.
Really cool deck! However, it still looks like you're still in need of a sideboard. Do you want any suggestions for that?
September 23, 2017 12:04 p.m.
Thanks for the suggestion Thorbogl, I have not considered Wistful Selkie but now that you mention it I think it would fit perfectly into this deck, giving me 3 devotion for each color on a 3 drop. I am a bit confused though, are you suggesting that I drop Kefnet the Mindful for the Selkies? I can see the appeal to do this, more devotion for only one of the gods, but Kefnet will be really easy to active with this deck and his ability to bring back a land can be crazy good with Arbor Elf + Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . I will definitely consider putting Wistful Selkie in this deck, probably as a replacement for Void Grafter.
Blue_Flame, I really appreciate the offer for my sideboard, I could actually use some tips from someone more experienced. I am still pretty new to modern and don't know what I should but in my sideboard for different match ups. I was probably thinking more counter spells like Spell Snare and Negate or Mana Leak for the side board. I'm not that worried about creature removal, because gods are indestructible and can chump really easily, but there could be a deck that i'm not thinking about that could bypass this in some way.
Thanks again everyone for all of the tips and suggestions!
September 23, 2017 4:44 p.m.
Didnt meant to drop him, just that selkies draw is good for kefnet
September 23, 2017 4:50 p.m.
Ixalan has provided us with Vanquisher's Banner for a nice tribal boost and card advantage.
September 24, 2017 2:02 p.m.
Oh sorry Thorbogl, I misunderstood what you were saying. I totally agree that seklies will help Kefnet and the deck in general.
While Vanquisher's Banner is good ironeyes, especially for tribes like dinosaurs and vampires, the extra 1 damage that the banner will add to the gods wont mean much of a difference between 10 damage if I had 2 gods out, or 12 damage with the same scenario, the opponent is still on a 2 turn clock. Banner also doesn't give any devotion, which is super important in this deck. While the card draw from it is good, on average I wont be casting many gods per turn (probably 1-2), unless I have lots of ramp, and the 5 drop slot is much better used for Overbeing of Myth which adds lots of devotion and the extra card draw. Bringing it back to Ixalan, I have been thinking about Tishana, Voice of Thunder as a maybe 1-of, or in the sideboard for grindy games. I appreciate your suggestion though!
September 24, 2017 6:33 p.m.
Alright, sideboard suggestions! As you said, Negate and Mana Leak are pretty solid options, as they give you protection from decks trying to do broken things early game (turn 3 Karn, Ad Nauseam, etc.) so I'd play a few.
Spreading Seas is a really cool card that draws you a card, adds to your devotion, and most importantly, cuts Tron and other various decks off of their mana. I'd run 1-2 for sure.
Hurkyl's Recall: Especially since you're trying to dominate the mid-late game this card will help you immensely against Affinity, Lantern Control, and other artifact-based strategies.
Feed the Clan against Burn/Zoo/insert aggro deck here, since you're going to get that ferocious trigger 90% of the time.
September 25, 2017 5:45 p.m.
Hey, I recently did an Ixalan draft and pulled a foil Growing Rites of Itlimoc. It got me thinking that it could be quite powerful in this deck just as a singleton, given that most of the creatures tend to stick around for the whole game. It could also help you sift through duplicates of the gods that you have already played. Maybe remove a land or a Bounty of the Luxa for it?
September 29, 2017 2:33 p.m.
Thanks so much Blue_Flame for all of the sideboard suggestions! I will most likely add all of them to the board, except I will probably go for Trygon Predator over Reclamation Sage because of its repeated ability to get rid of a card, and also giving simic devotion. But to contradict my point it might be better to just use 1 spell to instantly remove a pesky artifact instead of having to wait a turn and have the predator possibly shot down by my opponent's removal. I will probably leave both in the sideboard for different matchups. I also love the synergy with Feed the Clan, this can be super annoying for the burn or aggro player, constantly getting 10 life back. Thanks again for the feedback and tips, it was really helpful!
Pulling a foil Growing Rites of Itlimocis actually ridiculous skoobysnackz, congrats on pulling a 40$ card. Growing Rites is an interesting suggestion and has the potential to be really good, but also to be a dead card. In the games where I am crushing early with only about 2 gods, the card will probably be redundant, but in a longer grindy game it can be really good. It also makes me think that dropping the Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl for Kiora's Follower might be a better idea, as it would leave up an extra 4 cards to use, and would also work in synergy with both Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun. I would definately only run it as a 1-of like you suggested. I will definitely have to do some testing to see how good it is. Thanks for the suggestion!
October 1, 2017 9:02 p.m.
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This deck is Modern legal.
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|Top rank||#54 on 2017-09-30|