- 3x Choke
- 4x Convincing Mirage
- 3x Fertile Ground
- 3x Root Maze
- 4x Sea's Claim
- 4x Spreading Seas
- 4x Utopia Sprawl
- 4x Arbor Elf
- 3x Eidolon of Blossoms
- 1x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
- 2x Kiora's Follower
- 1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
January 23, 2016 7:50 p.m.
Little remark: As far as I know you seem to be misunderstanding Kioras third ability. The emblem (aka the permanent effect) only has the "you may have it fight target creature" effect attached to it. The "spawn three octopus" is only once, as you activate the ability (but after you get the emblem, so they can actually wipe three creatures instantly).
Interesting though. In playtests, do you actually get enough blue mana to play all those blue "turn all the lands into islands" cards? Seems like a bit of a stretch to me, but maybe I'm just unlucky with manafixing.
January 24, 2016 5:37 a.m.
TheShandras, you're absolutely right! I read that emblem as including said octopuses. Good to know. Thanks for the heads up. Still a great card though.
I haven't had any problems so far in testing - there's usually a Utopia Sprawl or Fertile Ground in the opening hand which produces blue mana, and any number of critters and planeswalkers will happily make that two blue by untapping the land.
bazoobs - I didn't know that card. Replaced. Thanks!
January 24, 2016 6:31 a.m.
I think you should consider more lands. 16 seems way too low, this isn't a deck that seems like it can afford that. You have cards like Utopia Sprawl which will give you more mana, but you need the lands in the first place, so I suggest at least going up to 18, but I really think you should use 20(you also have Tooth and Nail, and I am sure you'll want the mana to cast that).
Also, I suggest getting more dual lands, so you have a much higher chance of getting blue without dealing with Utopia Sprawl or Fertile Ground. Good duals include- Hinterland Harbor, Flooded Grove, and Breeding Pool.
In addition, I think Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could do some serious work, however, you may not have enough devotion for it to do very well. Consider it.
January 26, 2016 11:08 p.m.
, thanks so much for the feedback. I think that you'll find that if you take the creatures and planeswalkers into account (the fact that every one of them, other than Emrakul, will untap land for mana) then becoming mana screwed is actually quite uncommon and it's usual to have 7-10 mana turn four at your disposal. I would consider going to 18 land, but there's nothing I feel I can take out to justify it. If you have any suggestions, go for it!
I initially had other lands that produce blue mana (Breeding Pool falls to Choke unfortunately), but I need those forests for Utopia Sprawl, and this deck needs to be fast, so finding a hand full of Hinterland Harbor and Flooded Grove, where I can't cast my first turn elf/sprawl is just not worth it in my opinion. I appreciate the feedback though. Cheers!
January 27, 2016 12:59 a.m.
Up the Irons!\m/I would play Breeding Pool regardless of its anti-synergy with Choke. You still have enough ways to untap it, and having enough during the first turns is just way to important.
February 16, 2016 7:57 a.m.
Draft_Booster, so far in playtesting it hasn't been too much of a problem - but you make a valid point. I'll put two in. Thanks for the suggestion!
February 16, 2016 6:09 p.m.
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|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||1 year|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||3/3 Beast, 8/8 Octopus, Kiora|
|Folders||Standard bryg, Voted For, Interesting decks, Want This, Nice Findings, Try out, G-B, fun, ule, lel|
|Top rank||#14 on 2016-02-03|