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Battle Box - Abzan Lands

Casual BGW (Abzan, Junk) Casual

colormage1


Description

The Abzan Lands deck takes a while to get going, but once you're able to get the Life of the Loam and cycle lands engine going, you're going to be drawing a lot of cards and playing a lot of lands.

You want to get an Exploration or Oracle of Mul Daya in play with a Courser of Kruphix, and then you'll be able to get through your deck very quickly. This allows you use your removal spells to set up a defense against opponents that are trying to kill you before your engine is fully operational.

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Iamme10000 says... #1

Hello again! I love me some value engines, but this one feels a bit slow, and very mana-intensive. I've played with it and the other BB decks, and it seems just a hair too slow.

The one suggestion I would have is that a Amulet of Vigor might speed it up, seeing how many lands come down tapped. It would also enable some very silly plays with the bouncelands and all the Exploration effects.

Maybe a few Jaddi Offshoots would help you survive to get the combo running?

+1 from me for the deck. Them engines, man.

March 30, 2017 10:46 p.m.

colormage1 says... #2

Iamme10000: Jaddi Offshoot is actually a pretty perfect card for this deck. And Amulet is nice, but doesn't push this deck towards what I want it to do. That being said, I've also been wanting to lower the amount of come into play tapped lands - adding Jaddi Offshoot might encourage and give me a reason to add just a couple of basic Forests and other lands.

March 30, 2017 11:49 p.m.

Iamme10000 says... #3

Hello again, colormage1!

Glad I could help. If Jaddi is what you're looking for, Grazing Gladehart might also be good. It's more squishy, but gains more life. Just more knobs to balance out the deck. If you want an endgame fancy version, Primeval Bounty is a six-mana lifegain machine that also adds value to every cast you make.

Another card that might be useful would be Reach of Branches, if you add more Forests. Unlike most of your other token generators, it'd also be useful from the graveyard if dredged away.

Retrace cards might be worth looking into, to help abuse Life from the Loam even more. Worm Harvest gives an instant army, Spitting Image is perfect for random trolling, and Syphon Life gives a little bit of inevitability.

Just shooting off possibilities. You could probably streamline this deck into a straight land-self-mill deck, but I don't know if that's what you want to do.

April 11, 2017 9:12 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Casual legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 3.49
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Bird
Folders Battle Box
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