Pithing Needle - stops Planeswalkers, equipment, etc
Display of Dominance - serves as both removal and counters targeted spells against the given colors
Bellowing Tanglewurm - very nice 'alpha-strike' effect for games with board stalls
Heroic Intervention - so good, I would probably run it in the mainboard. counter one board wipe, and that is probably game over..
Did you see the new cat-snake that got spoiled? It looks like it could work for this. Cat Snake!
April 1, 2017 11:02 a.m.
Wow, I never thought of Bellowing Tanglewurm or Display of Dominance. I will add Heroic Intervention and Pithing Needle now but it seems like Display of Dominance is a narrow Heroic Intervention. And yes I did see the Cat snake. He is awesome and will go into my sideboard. Thanks for the help! One more thing, should a keep Collected Company or drop it?
April 1, 2017 12:33 p.m.
Can I ask you why you are bothering with Birds of Paradise. Most of your creatures are relatively cheap, it seems like Birds of Paradise would be underutilized as solely a chump blocker. Experiment One may be a good fit here; devotion, and the potential to get very big, all while easily brought back from the graveyard. If you were to add some more expensive creatures I see Birds of Paradise being very useful (it is arguably the best ramp creature in magic), but as is it is largely ineffective and Avatar of the Resolute is a better option for blocking fliers anyway.
Also, you asked about dropping Collected Company. In the current deck setup you may have concerns regarding whether or not you draw enough creatures but as is, like in most decks, Collected Company has the potential to flood the board. Maybe drop 1 though and add another Vines of Vastwood, it's important to have tons of buff spells in stompy.
April 9, 2017 8:57 a.m.
April 9, 2017 8:59 a.m.
Thanks for all these comments! First off I had birds so my plays could be one mana faster, it didn't work all to well though so I will add Experiment One. As for Avatar of the Resolute; it is so much better than Kalonian Tusker it will be added ASAP.
April 9, 2017 2:58 p.m.
Yeah, I found that to be a problem when I was playtesting. Birds of Paradise was great early and then it slowly became redundant as the game went on. Also, you should run Choke in your sideboard, its every blue deck's nightmare.
April 9, 2017 5 p.m.
See, I kind of disagree on the Birds. It does tend to get outclassed in the late game, but it can serve as a speedbump if needed. And even more importantly, it can get pumped up for massive flying damage to break ground stalls. I would love to swing with a 10/11 Birds!
April 10, 2017 11:55 a.m.
shaistyone I guess it depends on opinion, I see a card that isn't being used to its full potential whereas you see potential in a different sense. Birds provides a powerful clock yes but in my opinion its always better to play with the end in mind if the early game hasn't panned out, which it can never be relied upon. I agree though that full agro could benefit from Birds of Paradise as an additional pump target and a clock. It all depends on whether or not you think you can win before turn 4 really.
April 10, 2017 2:42 p.m.
I run a very similar deck and I think that you should make the following changes:
-4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - this card is great when you have a lot of devotion, but you dont need it in your deck as you will always play out your hand really fast with the top end at 4 mana and wont need the extra mana that you gain from this card. Its also an awkward draw when you need to always hit green mana turn 1, 2 and 3.
+2 Treetop Village - the best manland in green and is very useful target for a rancor which acts like a pump spell as it will return to hand when it changes back into a land.
+2 Forest - to get back to 20 lands
You may want to consider these cards too:
April 25, 2017 8:55 a.m.
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|Last updated||5 months|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Folders||Good, Bant Company JOZEF, Cool tech, Green|