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This is my try to get into modern: it is budget and it is easy. I have no experience in the format and so I want irst want to get to know more about it, before I invest a lot - but I also don't want to get totally destroyed.

Please give me some suggestions if possible! I really struggle with my one drop creature and am not sure what to do here. Same is with Vines of Vastwood. It is meant to give a boost as well as protection against kill spells, but I thought that maybe some totem aura could basically do the same.

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Sargeras says... #1

Learning about the format is a good idea, what you are currently playing is known as mono-Green Stompy, and is a very budget friendly deck that can be decently competitive. A good list to look at for some upgrades would be http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/modern-stompy-2015-3/ as it has most of the cards you'd need to play and upgrade your deck.

Also, Experiment One and Dryad Militant are the one drop creatures you are looking for.

Good luck with the deck +1

December 28, 2016 4:05 p.m.

Liscom says... #2

Thanks mate! In fact, I had Dryad Militant in the main deck before, but I could not really understand the purpose. For me it was always more a choice for the sideboard, but I also saw it in very many decks online being in the maindeck.Experiment One is a great idea! Thanks for that! And also thank you for the link. I will check it out tomorrow!

December 28, 2016 5:45 p.m.

Hey man, I am no expert but this looks like it might benefit from Trample! Primal Rage or Vigor Maybe? Just a friendly thought. Also, I am also a big fan of Genesis Hydra, I think he is dope. Plus if you get an Experiment One He will evolve from Genesis Hydra entering the battle after him. Because the Hydra's effect in triggered on the cast. Also this triggered effect helps against counter magic, which can be a stompy green deck's worst nightmare. Maybe I should just start a blog about my feelings for Genesis Hydra...

January 13, 2017 10:37 a.m.

I meant Brawn not Vigor

January 13, 2017 10:39 a.m.

Wirox says... #5

A deck very similar to yours was my first deck as well and I've been playing it for some time so I know this a that.You should try to be as aggressive as possible, so try to avoid slow creatures that do not make much pressure from the very beginning. That's why I'd cut Elvish Visionarys, Predator Oozes and Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers. Now that you no longer have so many 3-drops, you can lower your land count to 20.

You definitely need more one-drop creatures so you don't waste your first turn. Dryad Militant is good for the stats itself and its ability is just a nice bonus which can disrupts many strategies. I'd recommend running 3. The 8th one-drop could be Kessig Prowler  Flip - Dryad Militant's ability is redundant in multiplies and Kessig Prowler  Flip's transform can help you in case the game takes too long and you've ran out of fuel.

Strangleroot Geist is another great aggressive creature. Because of haste it makes much pressure on the opponent, can be a big surprise and its Undying ability makes you less vulnerable to removal - I'd definitely run 4!

I think you should also play more boosts. Fourth Vines of Vastwood is a good idea. Remaining slots can be filled with either Blossoming Defense/Groundswell or just Giant Growths if you want a more budget option (although the first one is definitely not expensive as well).

Garruk's Companions can be later replaced by Avatar of the Resolutes which are strictly better. They have reach and can get bigger thanks to Experiment One and Strangleroot Geist.

January 16, 2017 6:20 a.m.

Wirox says... #6

Uh, sorry for the typoes (I meant "this and that" and "which can disrupt"); I canot edit the comment unfortunately.

January 16, 2017 6:24 a.m.

Liscom says... #7

Thank you for all your suggestions! They are more than welcome!

Avatar of the Resolute is a must have, thank you Wirox. I am still thinking of the Kessig Prowler  Flip, but I think I should really take out Elvish Visionary for him after all.

thethirdmichaelson thank you too! I am not a big fan of Brawn. When I cannot get him into the GY he is just an overpriced 3/3 trample. I think I will go with Rancor to give trample to whoever I desire.I would like to read your article about the hydra though ;) I like her too quite a lot and she is also a good card so I can take out Predator Ooze

I am already thinking of getting a playsrt of Khalni Hydra, but I am not sure yet if they are worth doubling my budget. So far, I see Predator Ooze as the budget beater in this deck while also having synergies with Avatar of the Resolute.

January 17, 2017 9:03 a.m.

Wirox says... #8

I strongly advice against playing expensive creatures or noncreature, nonpump spells - they will just slow down your deck and therefore make it less effective. Converting your deck into a midrange one is not a good idea. Your only chance for competing with other Modern decks is being faster than them.

And Brawn is not Modern-legal either way.

January 17, 2017 12:53 p.m.

nice deck :)

January 23, 2017 11:33 a.m.

Liscom says... #10

Thanks for the recommandations and the upvote! I really appriciate it!

What would you guys think of Nettle Sentinel or Scythe Tiger as substitution for Elvish Visionary? I am missing some 1 drops I think, for I totally rely on drawing Experiment One in my opening hand.

January 24, 2017 7:46 a.m.

Liscom i would use Scythe Tiger as a one drop but to be honest i don't know what is best :)

January 24, 2017 10:47 a.m.

Wirox says... #12

Liscom I'm sorry for such late reply.

Scythe Tiger is not a good card, especially in your deck. It has shroud, which makes you unable to boost it. And +1 power is not worth losing a land. Nettle Sentinel is also not that good, not to mention it's quite budget-unfriendly. If you plan to play some boosts, you want to do this on your combat. But if your Nettle Sentinel is tapped, you need to change your plans and cast something during your first main phase. That's why I think Dryad Militants and Kessig Prowler  Flips are better (and cheaper!) choices.

If you're looking for a money-extensive boost to your deck, I'd consider running some fetchlands and Narnam Renegades.

February 14, 2017 1:03 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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