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Rhys the Redeemed can come out early and start generating elf tokens. Once you can start using his second ability is where it starts to get really fun.
Awakening Zone starts giving you tokens which can be used to ramp into your expencive spells.
Lingering Souls - More tokens, splashing black to get the full use.
Mycoloth - Eat your tokens and mana dorks and this guy becomes something to deal with. Easily out of burn range you can often get big enough to take them down with just this guy never mind the tokens he generates.
Primordial Hydra - Invest a little into this guy and he gets monstrous quick
Elspeth Tirel - Triple threat, ridiculous amounts of life gain, Token generation and a board wipe which will leave me with a serious advantage if I need it.
Ajani, Caller of the Pride - This guy seems like he was made for this deck. Definitely a finisher. His ultimate can easily give me 15-40 2/2 tokens and has good synergy with Elspeth Tirel . Even late game upon a draw, his -3 can easily win me a game with a Primordial Hydra or Mycoloth on the field.
Doubling Season - The card this deck is waiting to exploit, the game changes significantly once you have one of these on the field. Doubling any tokens you generate and doubling counters put on permanents. With one of these on the field planeswalkers enter with double loyalty, 2 on the field and everything is quadrupled. Primordial Hydra enters with twice as much you payed for him, and triples during your upkeep. Mycoloth enters with twice as many counters as it's supposed to, and generates twice as many tokens! This card also effects Gavony Township which becomes game winning with a few tokens on the field.
Cathars' Crusade - I don't really know when this card would be useful. say all you had on the field was this and a Doubling Season . You cast Elspeth Tirel and immediately using her -2 giving you 3... no wait 6 1/1 tokens. Then Cathars' Crusade ability triggers 6 times giving each of your tokens +6... no wait +12/+12!! Never mind if you had a Mycoloth generating 16 tokens a turn, or Adjani's ultimate generating tokens equal to double your life total!
Fixed land base to include fetches and shocks to find what I want.
Going to do some testing with black mana and Lingering Souls .
Any suggestions now that I'm splashing black?
I definitely considered Mikaeus, the Lunarch because of how cheap he can be to cast. But in most cases I just saved him until I had a Doubling Season out to make the most of him. He was pushed out to make room for more token generation like Awakening Zone . Gavony Township does what he does at a bit higher cost, but is only used late game when I have enough of a board presence and a Doubling Season for it to be worth it. card:Cathars' Crusade also does what Mikaeus, the Lunarch does, except it's totally explosive and tutorable.
I dig the combos and synergy!!! If you could speed it up a turn or two with more ramp. take out some of the 1x ofs to make it more consistent, the Mycoloth would stomp, bro! Craterhoof Behemoth would be an AWESOME finisher!!!! He'd do well as a 1x of.
I playtested this against deck:please-beat-this-deck. It did well, but my deck is a turn faster at a consistent turn 5 win. I do like the token decks!!!!
+1 keep tweaking!
I know I said to take out the 1x ofs and add a 1x of... lol. As a creature, a 1x isn't so bad. Especially w/ the CMC. While stuff like card:Cathars' Crusade and Entreat the Angels are good, there are cards in Modern that are better, such as Nest Invader or even Huntmaster of the Fells Flip , should you ever choose to go Naya. Either way, more copies of cards equals greater consistency.
I think the numbers are fine where they are, to be honest.Anything that is less than 3 is that way because I don't want any more than 1 of them a game really.
card:Cathars' Crusade was made for this deck I find, I'm considering adding another.
Once Ajani, Caller of the Pride comes out I'm going to do a lot of testing with him, If he's as great for this deck as I think he is I might run a complete set. Entreat the Angels is probably on its way out.
I've thought a lot about Intangible Virtue . You'd think it'd be a auto-include in a deck like this, But I actually don't think it's as useful to me as just more token generation.
My guys almost always get a buff from Gavony Township or card:Cathars' Crusade, and Intangible Virtue doesn't have any synergy with Doubling Season , it would make card:Druids' Repository a little better, but I'm usually not afraid to swing with all my guys to get the charge anyways.
I'll put it in the maybe-board and do some tests with it.
I don't think blinking is really the answer in this deck, I'll usually end up casting Mycoloth 's devour for 4-12, which is plenty with Devour 2. it might be useful to keep peices on the board, But unless I add cards like Cloudgoat Ranger or Captain of the Watch , but I think Primordial Hydra and Mycoloth are big enough threats.
For this deck he is explosive!
Not regretting the card:Soul's Attendant, but I'm kind of missing Raise the Alarm .
I'm also probably gunna keep Primordial Hydra .
I'm finding Elspeth Tirel to be a bit counter-productive, since her ultimate will actually destroy your creatures/enchantments/Ajani. Have you considered using Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Elspeth, Knight-Errant to protect your non-token permanents?
Minor nitpick though. Doubling Season doesn't quadruple Primordial Hydra's counters, it triples it instead.
Elspeth, Knight-Errant is the better Elspeth in my opinion as well, but not for this deck.
Elspeth Tirel is crazy and has awesome synergy with a lot of my deck. I've gained 100+ on turn 5 from her +2, and anything giving you 100 life is good in my books. All 3 of her abilities are very viable, +2 for lifegain to make Ajani, Caller of the Pride 's ultimate more awesome. Her -2 to create blockers to protect Ajani and herself. Her -5 is actually very useful against scary decks that keep ahead of me, sure I loose my Awakening Zone and Doubling Season , but I still probably have 5-20 tokens which is a HUGE advantage. It's not something that I actively build up to or is a win condition but Elspeth Tirel 's ultimate has saved me more than a few games, her other abilities are what I'm really trying to abuse with this deck though.
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|Sets||Magic 2013, Planechase 2012 Edition, Avacyn Restored , Dark Ascension, Innistrad, 2012 Core Set , Scars of Mirrodin, Zendikar, Conflux, Shadowmoor, Morningtide, Guildpact, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Fifth Dawn, Mirrodin|
|Top rank||#2 on 2012-07-06|