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Devotion to Green (Modern) W/ Eidolon of Blossoms!

Modern* Aggro Devotion G/U (Simic) Mono-Green Ramp



This is our current take on the Modern Green Devotion deck. It has gone through A LOT of testing and A LOT of changes; only to end up much more like it began :)


The deck is all about one thing:

Devotion to Green

The deck ramps via multiple ramp spells as well as Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx into its big-boys (Primalcrux, Nylea, God of the Hunt,Xenagos, God of Revels, and/or Mistcutter Hydra) extremely quickly. It's not odd to have 10+ mana on turn three and you can cast whichever fatty you have. And with the new card Aspect of Hydra you can win even without a fatty (such a great new card)!

The deck is broken down into three areas: (1) Ramp, (2) Draw/Devotion, and (3) Win-Conditions

Ramp Core

  1. Utopia Sprawl
  2. Fertile Ground
  3. Arbor Elf
  4. Garruk Wildspeaker

Garruk Wildspeaker is AMAZING in this deck. He untaps any lands, including those enchanted by Utopia Sprawl and/or Fertile Ground as well as Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. He ramps more than any thing else in the deck while adding 2 to the devotion count!. He is all-star of the deck.

Draw Core

  1. Eidolon of Blossoms
  2. Elvish Visionary
  3. Abundant Growth .
  4. Courser of Kruphix (playing a land from your hand effectively draws a card).

Eidolon of Blossoms draws a card for every Utopia Sprawl and Abundant Growth as well as herself! She also draws a card for each God (Nylea, Xenagos, etc.) and Courser of Kruphix that comes into play while she's on the board. With Abundant Growth you actual draw 2 cards! She is a powerful card-draw engine in this deck.

Wistful Selkie is also a good option that can be placed int the deck if you prefer.

The draw cards are here to both build up devotion and ensure that our hand isn't empty (as can easily happen in a green ramp deck). They really smooth out the deck.

Win Cons

  1. Mistcutter Hydra
  2. Nylea, God of the Hunt
  3. Primalcrux
  4. Xenagos, God of Revels
  5. Aspect of Hydra

Each is discussed below (along with the reasons they were chosen over other cards). The basic idea is that using Summoner's Pact; you can pick the best pair of finishers you want...Xenagos will give Primalcrux Haste and a huge boost, where Nylea will give Mistcutter trample (as he already has haste). Or, you may want to call up another Primalcrux, another Mistcutter (if playing Merfolk or control etc.). Regardless, there will almost always be a HUGE trampling hast creature finishing the game :)

Aspect of Hydra was added as a means of an "instant speed" win that can come out of nowhere. It has stolen several games.

Every card in the deck is meant to serve multiple purposes. Eidolon of Blossoms draws multiple cards and adds two to devotion, Nylea, God of the Hunt is a cheap and Indestructible creature (as 90% of the time she will be an active creature) as well as a "mana sink" (discussed below). Courser of Kruphix smooths out land-draws, gains a little life, adds 2-devotion, and triggers Eidolon of Blossoms....there has been some great synergy among green cards lately!

The deck takes the "Devotion" aspect to the extreme with Nylea, God of the Hunt, Xenagos, God of Revels, Primalcrux, and Mistcutter Hydra all becoming more and more powerful with each green mana symbols we have!

We have had many questions and made many decisions based on testing; and we wanted to outline them as well to ensure everyone know why we chose the cards we did. The more common Green Devotion Decks utilize Genesis Wave, Craterhoof Behemoth, and Primal Command as their win-conditions; so some of our choices seem odd when compared to these decks. While Primal Command is in the sideboard, we hoped to clarify these below for anyone interested:

Deck Choices (Mono Green Devotion)

Example Goldfish to Turn Four

The way the constant untapping and drawing works; and given the power of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , etc. it can be tough to see how this deck wins by turn 3-4 without playing hands. Here is one example:

Turn One

  1. Forest
  2. Cast Arbor Elf.

Cards in hand = 5-6

Devotion = 1

Turn Two

  1. Forest .
  2. Cast Utopia Sprawl
  3. Place Utopia Sprawl on untapped Forest (now "Enchanted Forest" that taps for 2-green mana.)
  4. Tap Enchanted Forest for 2-green mana.
  5. Tap Arbor Elf to untap Enchanted Forest for an additional 2-green mana.
  6. Use total of 4-green mana total to cast Garruk Wildspeaker.
  7. +1 Garruk Wildspeaker to untap Enchanted Forest and other Forest . Tap lands for 3-green mana.
  8. Cast Courser of Kruphix

Cards in Hand = 2

Devotion = 6

Turn Three

  1. Play Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx off top of deck.
  2. Tap Enchanted Forest for 2-green mana.
  3. Cast Elvish Visionary (draw a card).
  4. Untap Enchanted Forest with Arbor Elf .
  5. Tap Enchanted Forest again for 2-green mana.
  6. Use these 2-mana to trigger Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for 7-green mana (Devotion = 7 due to addition of Elvish Visionary)
  7. Cast Primalcrux
  8. +1 Garruk Wildspeaker to untap Enchanted Forest and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx (he can untap ANY two lands).
  9. Use 2-mana from Enchanted Forest to re-trigger Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
  10. With the addition of Primalcrux , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx now generates 13 total mana.
  11. Cast Elvish Visionary (draw a card)
  12. Cast Eidolon of Blossoms (draw a card)
  13. Cast Abundant Growth (draw 2 cards due to Eidolon trigger)
  14. Cast Utopia Sprawl (draw card due to Eidolon trigger)
  15. Cast second Eidolon of Blossoms (draw two cards from both Eidolon triggers)

Cards in Hand = 4

Devotion = 20

This is where the card draw becomes important...we played 8 cards this turn and still have 4 cards in hand.

Turn Four -

  1. Draw for a total of five cards.
  2. Play Stomping Ground
  3. Cast Abundant Growth (draw 3 cards due to two Eidolon)
  4. Cast Summoner's Pact to tutor for Xenagos, God of Revels
  5. Tap Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx twice with the help go Garruk Wildspeaker for 42 mana (as Abundant Growth pushed our devotion to 22).
  6. Tap the now Double-Enchanted Forest 3 times thanks to Garruk Wildspeaker and Arbor Elf for a total of 9-green mana (however 4 of this is used to trigger the Nykthos twice, netting you 5 additional mana).
  7. Tap our remaining Forest for 2-mana leaving us with 50 green mana and tap Stomping Ground 1-red mana.
  8. Cast Xenagos, God of Revels. 46 green mana remaining. (draw two cards due to Eidolon trigger)
  9. Cast Summoner's Pact tutoring for Nylea, God of the Hunt
  10. Cast Nylea, God of the Hunt (draw two cards). 42-mana left.
  11. Cast a Mistcutter Hydra for 41/41 haste, uncounterable.
  12. Cast Aspect of Hydra to give Miscutter Hydra +24/+24.
  13. Entering Combat, trigger Xenagos, God of Revels ability to make Miscutter Hydra (currently 65/65) into 130/130.

Attacking with only our Mistcutter Hydra and our Primalcrux (who is now 25/25 trampler because of the Mistcutter and Xenago's green symbols)...


Remember, you also still have 5 cards in hand as well

There are plenty of other lines and ways to produce even more mana by turn 4 putting you close to 200 power (i.e. If you have another Nykthos in hand; you can use the new legend rule to destroy the tapped one and tap the new one for 23 more mana...or you have another Primalcrux...) but that just gets crazy. Obviously, the above is not always the case; but you will often have 20+ damage by turn 4 quite regularly, and by turn 5-6 you are almost always going to have 50+ power.

While the above is not the "perfect nutdraw" , it is extremely close...Not all games go quite that well :) The good news is, most provide plenty of gas to get to 40+ damage.

I'm glad that Dreno33 asked me to provide such a "Gold-Fishing" scenario; as it shows the importance of the "draw cards" as well as how the deck can "go off". I'm happy to provide other examples as well if anyone would like to see more.


On Average, by turn three-four, you will have more than enough mana and at least one 12/12 Trampler and often a total power attacking of 30+. By Turn 5-6 your power grows exponentially into the 50-100 range in a vast majority of games.

Consistency is the name of the game (or deck); and this deck wins by turn five in nearly every game it is not heavily disrupted; but has the draw capability to maintain itself over more "grindy" matches. It is a very fast deck; often bordering on combo when you have a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in play (and can win as early as turn three if unopposed), although turn 4 is much more likely.

We've worked hard to find a Devotion deck that is viable in the Modern format that differs from the Genesis Wave versions in a format as quick as Modern. So far, this is it! Let us know what you think! Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions, comments, and +1's !



Eidolon of Blossoms...built for this deck :)

We added Eidolon of Blossoms to this deck...it seems like it was made to improve this deck! It provides two devotion, draws a card on ETB, AND draws a card any time we play one of our land enchantments (two in the case of Abundant Growth ) and/or one of our Gods...truly a great card for this deck (I love spoiler season :). While Carven Caryatid 's 5-Toughness was truly beneficial; the card advantage Eidolon of the Blossoms creates is just too strong.

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I agree wholeheartedly nbarry223...Waste Not is absolutely absurd and will see play in discard-based decks (which exist in Modern)...Genesis Hydra also seems super powerful in green. Hopefully the other colors get equally powerful rares...M15 I think is going to be a relatively powerful set (as they will try to offset the new boarder with a great set).

April 16, 2014 12:55 a.m.

nbarry223 says... #2

Hey, this might be a bit offtopic, but I just stumbled upon a few green cards and came up with the idea of a green control deck. However, it seems to lack any answers to aggro decks spitting out creatures like no tommorrow, any ideas on what could help with that?

Here's list if that helps at all.

Mono Green...Control?

I'm not all that familiar with green, even though I seem to be making more and more green decks, so figured I'd ask if either of you could think of anything to help.

April 16, 2014 10:34 p.m.

mojachie says... #3

I love the deck, I've been looking for green ramp in modern for a little bit, because who doesn't like casting 12/12 turn 4? I'm glad it's pretty cheap too! +1

April 23, 2014 5:34 p.m.

leafpowernow says... #4

Hi, guys! Wow, ain't this a fresh, fun and new take on Green Devotion? I'm really enjoying the testing so far, and can't wait to take it to my local FNM. :D Congrats!

April 23, 2014 5:40 p.m.

leafpowernow says... #5

I'm sorry if this was discussed before, but what are your thoughts on Bow of Nylea? I guess that at, as 3-drop, there's no room for it? It just seems great with Eidolon of Blossoms and Nykthos.

April 23, 2014 5:45 p.m.

leafpowernow, thanks so much for your kind words! It was definitely my intent to try to provide a slightly different take on Green Devotion than we've seen in Modern (i.e. the Primeval Titan , Primal Command , Eternal Witness build...

I actually quite like Bow of Nylea ....if has a lot of versatility and you are right that it plays well with both Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as well as Eidolon of Blossoms . Good idea!

April 23, 2014 7:36 p.m.

mojachie...I hadn't even noticed how cheap this deck was :) We generally build without the cost of the cards in mind; but I much prefer our decks to be as financially feasible as possible (so more people can play them). Thanks so much for pointing that out. I hadn't even thought about it. I hope you do well with it in your FNM!

April 23, 2014 7:42 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #8

So, CurdBrosBrewingCo, have you taken this to any tournaments? How did they go?

April 23, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #9

Not a bad playtest, slow T1-T4 though. On T4 I played a garruk and eidolon to set myself up for T5, so it probably would have met some sort of kill spell. Regardless, I had another eidolon in my hand and drew into a third on T5 so I smiled and played out my awesome Turn 5.

As you can see, I ended up with a 10/10 hasty hydra and attacked with it and the T4 eidolon. Aspect of Hydra for 17 devotion and both already trampling for a secured win.

April 23, 2014 8:04 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #10

I don't like solo-playtesting, as you meet with no resistance, so it doesn't really let you know where your deck's weaknesses lie. I PREFER losing when trying to playtest decks, because you learn far more from how you lost, than your deck working fine and meeting with no resistance.

I mean that's good for openers and learning to mull properly, but that's about it in my opinion, you need to actually face someone to playtest properly in my opinion.

That's just how I feel though, I'm sure there's times when live playtesting just isn't possible, or is too time consuming.

April 23, 2014 8:59 p.m.

Hey Dreno33...I haven't actually as I've been playing my Elves and Friends deck for the past few weeks. I need to try it out in a daily (as the majority of my play is online now)...I'll let you know if and when I play it and how it did. Glad to see your testing went ok...I can live with Turn 5 :)

April 23, 2014 10:15 p.m.

Hey nbarry223...I agree. It's fun to "goldfish" sometimes; but the only way to build solid decks is to playtest against others. My playtesting is always against someone else (generally my brother). I am the same as you...once I figure out the bad match ups; I focus almost solely on those! It's the only way to learn how to build a 75 that can maintain in the meta....we try to put our decks against the top 10 decks in the meta (via www.mtgtop8.com) and find out which deck are the poor match ups and develop a sideboard from there. We then also always include Red Deck Wins (as it is always popular in Modern on MTGO :) That's at least our general testing.

April 23, 2014 10:20 p.m.

Grimgrinner says... #13

TBH, i thought this deck was better before you changed up with Eidolon of Blossoms and other such stuff. a playset of Abundant Growth sure helps for devotion and color fixing, but when you can't activate (or draw) Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , it just slows everything down.

April 24, 2014 12:54 a.m.

nbarry223 says... #14

it cantrips itself, so it's not that much of a loss. I see it as a way to totally tap out, you shouldn't be giving up better plays to play a 1 CMC that does nothing, but it is there for when you have that 1 mana left.

I think it is fine in this particular deck, since devotion matters.


I try to playtest beyond the top 8 and figure out what card(s) can totally screw my deck. Once that's figured out, I decide how heavily to side against them depending on how much I foresee them being played. For example, Extirpate totally kills my one deck, but since it isn't a form of grave hate that sees all that much play (in legacy), I side against the ones that do more heavily, even though Extirpate is a much bigger threat. And when choosing the anti-hate, I try to pick things that hit other decks too, to serve a dual purpose.

Once the problem cards are covered satisfactorily, I devote whatever spots are remaining to the top 8 builds. I think it's more important to cover my weaknesses than to increase chances against matches I might never see.

One thing that has me baffled is why you have Eidolon of the Great Revel which has a double red cost in the side board as an answer to really fast decks. If that's your answer to them, with your manabase, you might die before it can hit the field. I'd suggest either adding in some fetches, or swapping it out for something more playable, like Chalice of the Void . There's only 6 cards in here that produce red, because you aren't running Burning-Tree Emissary so casting it early enough without fetches could present itself as a problem.

April 24, 2014 2:06 a.m.

Hey Grimgrinner! The deck hasn't changed much recently outside of switching out Carven Caryatid for Eidolon of Blossoms ...I love Carven Caryatid (it's a great devotion card) and thought it was necessary when Wild Nacatl was first spoiled; however there haven't been as many Zoo decks as I thought would pop up and Eidolon of Blossoms simply draws WAY too many cards not to use :)

In terms of Abundant Growth , I honestly believe it is one of the best green devotion cards in the entire game. It cantrips itself, adds to your devotion, helps ensure you don't miss land drops, and fixes your mana. I originally thought it was a neat "filler" card to help fix mana; but I have been really impressed with how it plays in my decks and end up putting it in every devotion deck I build. I saw a stream a few days ago where Michael Jacob said that it was "far superior" to Elvish Visionary ...I don't know if I'd go that far; but I agree with him that it is crazy good in these decks. It is odd (as it doesn't seem like a great card in a vaccum); but I promise it works well in reality.

I don't know exactly how playing Abundant Growth keeps you from drawing or playing a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ; however this is most likely me just misunderstanding what you meant.

Please do let me know which cards you thought were better in the deck before and I will make sure to test them. I'm always open to change, even if that change is simply changing back to where I was before! Thanks for your thoughts!

April 24, 2014 2:51 a.m.

Hello again nbarry223....I like your testing ideas...I do like to think of cards that can absolutely cripple me and make sure I guard my weaknesses (especially if they see play in the meta)...especially in decks with a very "linear" approach as I call it. Great ideas!

I need to go through the sideboard again as well. Eidolon of the Great Revel was initially added to deal speficially with Storm in Modern (and some Red Deck Wins) decks. Both of these decks see a very large % in MTGO (where we play more than paper); so the sideboard is a little geared that way. I don understand what you are saying about the red investment, however; and will look into other options. Thanks for the suggestion!

April 24, 2014 3:02 a.m.

leafpowernow says... #17

Thank you for such quick reply! I'm glad Bow of Nylea is getting some cosideration. It's versatility is exactly what makes it unique. And Modern format is all about variety, right? I think it has potential, at least as a SB option.Which takes me to my next question. Regarding Sideboarding, I find really difficult to know what to take out. I usually identify what I need after game 1, so I know what to board in, but can't decide what to take out. Could you give us some guide on which aspect of the deck (ramp, draw engine, etc.) you usually consider to take out (not entirely, of course, but a few cards belonging to that aspect)?Thanks again! :D

April 24, 2014 5:17 a.m.

leafpowernow says... #18

By the way, if your meta is packed with Anger of the Gods , one creature that really helps if you can cast him early is Vigor . Maybe worth some consideration as SB option! :D

April 24, 2014 1:14 p.m.

Grimgrinner says... #19

I was saying that Abundant Growth slows things down because it costs 1 mana, which could be spent casting something more useful. You generate a ton of mana, but if nythos isn't on the field it still sets you back.

I thought Eidolon of Blossoms was bad because CMC 4, as well as dying to 9/10ths of the removal in modern (Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Doom Blade , Pyroclasm , Anger of the Gods , Terminate to list a few). Sure "dies to removal" isn't a good argument to not include it in a deck, but why rely on such a fragile combo engine? It just seems like a lot of work. Hell even an attacking Snapcaster Mage trades with it.

I think Wistful Selkie is more efficient because of 1 extra devotion, 1 less mana to cast. Also viable was your previous inclusion of Carven Caryatid . The 2/5 stats are super relevant in the meta. The defensive value gives you more time to ramp.

April 24, 2014 3:17 p.m.

Grimgrinner....I totally see what you are saying about Eidolon of Blossoms vs. Carven Caryatid ...Carven Caryatid incidentally was one of the cards I was most proud of pulling out of Gatherer :) I will pay very close attention to how often Eidolon's low toughness effects the game (i.e. how many time it would cost me a game over having a Carven Caryatid . That's a very good point.

yeah...I see what you are saying about Abundant Growth ...it just ends up playing so darn well that I can't see removing it (although I could be biased to it).

Thanks for taking the time to elaborate. Sometimes I either (a) read too much into someone's comments, or (b) don't read the words correctly to get the full point someone is making....so it is super helpful. I do appreciate it. Both are good points that I will make sure to keep note of in my testing. Thanks!

April 24, 2014 9:54 p.m.

leafpowernow....definitely! I think Bow of Nylea could definitely see play in the right build...being able to ping and kill a pesky Delver of Secrets  Flip both pre - and post-flip, a V. Clique, an Ornithopter , a Vault Skirge , and numerous other flyers; being able to pump up a creature permanently for both damage and combat tricks, and being able to gain life against Red Deck Wins, Valakut, and numerous other decks makes Bow of Nylea a viable card....like you said, no one function is over the top for its cost; but the versatility of the card makes it useable against nearly every deck AND it adds 2-devotion....and having deathtouch on your chump blockers is never a bad thing :) I will definitely need to test this card more. Great idea!

In terms of sideboarding; of course it varies between each opposing deck; but there are some general things that tend to happen a majority of the time:

  1. If I am siding in only green cards; I tend to remove one Abundant Growth
  2. I tend to side out all (or all but one) of the "beater" that is least effective against the opposing deck (i.e. if I am not playing against control, I may side out all but one Mistcutter Hydra ...that's the great thing about having Summoner's Pact . If I run into an open board and have only one Mistcutter Hydra in the deck but I sided it out; I can still call it up and cast it!
  3. Against decks where the game is going to go a little longer (i.e. decks with heavy removal, control, etc.) I will actually board out one land (normally a single Forest and/or Kessig Wolf Run ...both if adding a Cavern of Souls ).
  4. If you are ever stuck needing one more card to board out; you can always choose to board out 1 Garruk Wildspeaker . Three will normally cover what you need (I just play four because of the crazy powerful things he does in mono-green).

These are just generalizations; but I hope they help. I'll try to provide an updated sideboard with explanation of both the choices and what to side in and out and when...that is a great idea on your part and I should have already done so.

Vigor is a cool idea btw...I will for sure being trying that out!

These are obviously g

April 24, 2014 10:11 p.m.

leafpowernow says... #22

CurdBrosBrewingCo, thank you so much for the SB ideas. I would have never tried taking out one Abundant Growth , for example. Also, as it has been suggested before, even though Wistful Selkie is great as both draw engine and devotion enabler, now that Eidolon of Blossoms is mainboard we could test Courser of Kruphix at the 3 drop place. It provides with some card advantage when you hit lands, triggers Eidolon, it gains you life, survives Bolt, is as aggresive as Selkie...bad thing is devotion, since that ONE devotion enabler difference could be a big deal.Once I put this deck together (I'm hoping next week), I'll definitely try this and let you know whatever I find out. :DThanks for all!

April 25, 2014 6:27 a.m.

Dreno33 says... #23

CurdBrosBrewingCo - a few corrections to your presumptions about Bow of Nylea :

  1. Bow of Nylea can NOT ping Delver of Secrets  Flip pre-flip, only post-flip

  2. Bow of Nylea does NOT give chump blockers deathtouch, ONLY attackers.

Didn't know if you made a simple mistake or mistyped, but felt necessary to bring to your attention in case you didn't know.

April 25, 2014 7:09 a.m.

I like the idea of Courser of Kruphix ...its a Truly great card that nearly improves every deck its in.... Switching Selkie out for it may end up being beneficial. Can't guarantee card draw (as Eidolon won't always be there considering its a 4-drop); but there's a lot of card draw already. I'd love to hear how it works! Please keep me filled in leafpowernow.

Thanks Dreno...I'll see of I can reword the comment.

April 25, 2014 9:12 a.m.

leafpowernow says... #25

CurdBrosBrewingCo Hi! Well, early testing with Courser of Kruphix didn't go that well, I'm afraid. This deck running 20 lands only, so I've seen that Courser hardly ever makes a topdeck land enter the battlefield. A friend of mine is running Courser of Kruphix in a 26 land ramp deck and the effect really is noticeable.Perhaps Wistful Selkie is just better after all!

April 25, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Midwest says... #26

I run Verduran Enchantress in my Modern deck as a three of as my three drop. I run 16 enchantments and you're running 15. It should work fine for you too. Abundant Growth becomes one green to draw two cards at that point. It's also great because you can turn two Wildspeaker, untap your lands for three mana and play enchantress. Which gives you massive draw potential from turn three on.

April 25, 2014 1:45 p.m.

Grimgrinner says... #27

Honestly I don't know why Courser of Kruphix costs more than $5. It's not that great outside of standard, and I don't even like it IN standard. Sure you can squeeze out some land drops, and gain a few life, but this card aint no Oracle of Mul Daya . You also allow your opponent to know what cards you are drawing, which to me means you need to really make it powerful for it to be worth it.

April 25, 2014 6:55 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #28

It does work in decks with more than 23 lands usually. It's absolutely amazing in my green amulet of vigor deck, since I have plenty of extra land per turn cards. When it works, it works very well, but it doesn't have a place in every deck.

You generally need it for the ability to eliminate land draws when you run it, otherwise there are better cards. I prefer it over Oracle of Mul Daya for a few reasons. First is CMC, 4 is an awkward spot in any deck, 3 allows for turn 2 plays. Second, it is resistant to burn since it has four toughness, that is very relevant. The life for land drops is just icing on the cake, it wasn't a major contributing factor when choosing it.

April 25, 2014 9:19 p.m.

Earthsfire says... #29

Love the deck. Just one question, with as many 1-3 drops as you have, how badly does Eidolon of the Great Revel hurt you? Also I did it again.... LAND HO!!!!

May 15, 2014 4:56 a.m.

mojachie says... #30

Hey, I love the deck, but any idea why it's listed as only legal in Legacy?

May 15, 2014 11:22 a.m.

mojachie says... #31

never mind, I'm an idiot

May 15, 2014 11:24 a.m.

Hey Earthsfire...I've yet to play anyone with Eidolon of the Great Revel ; but it would be interesting to see if they killed me before I killed them! :) I'll have to try it out in testing. I haven't tested this deck recently; so I really need to "Refresh" the sideboard and myself on this deck.

And you are right mojachie....Eidolon of Blossoms should be Modern Legal by now. May just be a little behind.

May 15, 2014 8:45 p.m.

RedZebra says... #33

Dude look at the arrow of Nylea in the picture. It was meant to be in your deck circle.

May 15, 2014 9:52 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #34


May 15, 2014 9:53 p.m.

haha! I had noticed that...I think Dreno33 called the deck "Izzet an Arrowhead?" :) I can't change the deck now!

May 15, 2014 10:27 p.m.

Dreno33 says... #36

I sure did(: comment #174!

May 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

NicolBolasFTW says... #37

+1! seems like a pretty stable deck, could I recommend Khalni Hydra as pretty much THE green devotion card? an extra +8/+8 to primalcrux isn't anything to laugh at

here's my version of this:http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/fininshing-the-fight-midrange-style/

May 17, 2014 4:54 p.m.

DeepShadow says... #38

+1 Thanks for making this deck! I had to smile when I saw it, because I was so psyched when I saw Eidolon of Blossoms had come out and even more psyched when I saw that you guys had made this deck using it. Nylea, God of the Hunt was also brilliant.

I'm curious how you fared when testing out Courser of Kruphix . The courser is cool cause she's an enchantment, so you get an extra card with her when your Eidolon of Blossoms is in play. I had always envisioned it working well with Coiling Oracle too, since you could use oracles in hand to bring out big multi lands like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as you're drawing through your library using enchantments. It would be a neat sort of "mana bomb" that you could pull off to keep the turn going, though maybe the probability of it happening is just too low. It's fun to think about when you throw cards like Gaea's Cradle and Green Sun's Zenith into the mix, however ;)

May 20, 2014 11:20 p.m.

Hey DeepShadow! Thanks for the comments and +1!!!

I have been spending a lot of time recently on my current Elf Deck; and need to get back to this one too! You are absolutely right that Courser of Kruphix could be an amazing fit here. I will definitely be testing it over Wistful Selkie immediately! Could be a great improvement. It's an amzing card I've played with in a few other builds; but only tried it in this build for one game thus far (as I haven't given enough attention to it lately.

I will let you know how it goes, but I've got a good feeling about it :) Great suggestion. Thank you!

May 21, 2014 1:11 a.m.

atlantis55555 says... #40

really good deck +1

May 23, 2014 7:16 a.m.

atlantis55555 says... #41

also check out my mono green devotion hydra devotion

May 23, 2014 7:17 a.m.

atlantis55555....I really like your deck hydra devotion!! It's a POWERFUL standard devotion build. Great ideas and synergy!

Thank you also for your kind words and +1 !!

Sideboard Updated

May 23, 2014 11:29 p.m.

atlantis55555 says... #43

May 24, 2014 9:17 a.m.

XTowelie says... #44

Wow really liking these deck's your putting out , their not tier 1 put their new deck's not the same old one's refreshing to playtest against them keep making more +1

May 25, 2014 11:02 p.m.

TheKatalyst says... #45

Nice decklist. Add some Verdant Catacombs ? My MGD: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/toolboxdevotion-green/

May 25, 2014 11:34 p.m.

Thanks XTowelie! We try to make decks as competitive as possible, and we LOVE brewing; so we'll keep putting em out there as longs as we can come up with ideas :) It's definitely a job maintaining them (as the Modern Meta actually shifts more quickly than most think as decks and even certain cards within decks move in and out of popularity). That's what makes Modern such an awesome format. You can play Affinity in match one and the slowest control deck ever in match two! Such fun. The good news is; there is always room for improvement!

Thanks so much for your kind words! We honestly do appreciate it.

TheKatalyst....added 4 Verdant Catacombs ...the damage is most likely worth the fixing and thinning. Thanks!

May 26, 2014 1:56 a.m.

TheKatalyst says... #47

No biggie, since you have no island targets it also helps the price vs Misty Rainforest . Can't afford 'em myself though...

May 26, 2014 8:40 p.m.

Have you thought about Helix Pinnacle as a one of? It's slower than the hydra but twice as hilarious if it works.

May 28, 2014 10:47 p.m.

haha! leveebreaker23...Helix Pinnacle would be hilarious! It's a card I like to use in my Infinite Mana Decks; and I will try it in here just for fun during future testing :)

May 29, 2014 1:10 a.m.

Haemogoblin says... #50

After getting nowhere in standard with my green devotion I can see why modern would have been a better choice now XD

This is a really good deck but it seems a bit prone to removal and control enchantments. Thought about siding Fade into Antiquity or something similar? Or maybe even Evolution Charm /Nature's Spiral /Revive or Eternal Witness to get things back from graveyard?

June 6, 2014 2:16 p.m.

Sach_squatch says... #51

+1 this is just beautiful.

June 6, 2014 3:45 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #52

Haemogoblin of those choices, I'd definitely go with Eternal Witness since it both adds devotion and combos with Primal Command (very deadly combo when you're top decking lands).

However, I'm not sure what would be cut for such a card.

June 6, 2014 4:04 p.m.

misterquack says... #53

This deck. Is amazing.

June 6, 2014 7:20 p.m.

Thanks misterquack!!!

Eternal Witness is a GREAT green devotion card. Many decks have been built around the Eternal Witness + Primal Command Lock and it is a definite possibility. With Primal Command in my board; it may be a pretty good idea to have access to the combo as well. I'm at a point where my only issue is what to take out; but I will continue to test to see if there are cards that are simply weaker and make the change! Thanks so much for the great suggestions Haemogoblin and nbarry223 !

June 7, 2014 5:37 p.m.

scrotality says... #55

dude(s). +1. i was wondering how devotion was going to impact Modern; should have figured you guys would be on it, lol. Modern is incredibly stale, and decks like this really push the format forward.

June 7, 2014 6:27 p.m.

Thanks scrotality!

Agreed 100%! Hopefully we are getting to a point now where there are going to be enough dailies, PTQ's, GP's, etc. in the Modern format that there may be some incentive for those in power to begin brewing new modern decks...because you are right; Modern is extremely stale....there's just no incentive for pro's to play anything but Splinter Twin or Birthing Pod ....there are basically three "Aggro with an Infinite Combo" decks that make up a HUGE portion of any large tourney. Frankly; they are tough to beat, but fortunately there is great hate against each one.

Unfortunately, given the fact that Splinter Twin is in the format; you basically have to play a viable combo deck that can win by Turn 4 or a Mid-Range/Control deck that has answers for Splinter Twin and can win a "stretched" game against others. I think more decks would be viable if Splinter Twin was gone; but that is a long argument with good points on both sides.

There is, however, going to be some point where a pro brings a new deck to a Modern tourney and runs the board (as no one will be ready for it)...until that time comes; we all can just keep brewing and hope someone far more important than us sees it!

June 7, 2014 7:07 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #57

I like Rakdos Charm as grave hate simply because of Splinter Twin

Unfortunately, I don't play many decks with those particular colors, so I seldom get to use it...But when it does work they get REALLY mad because they were sure they won lol.

Bit off topic, but I felt like sharing since I saw mention of splinter twin.

June 7, 2014 10:36 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #58

honestly though, if twin has you down, your best choice in these particular colors is probably Combust as it is a nice uncounterable 2 for 1 when they cast Splinter Twin and you take out their target.

June 7, 2014 10:39 p.m.

I do love Combust ! And you are right on about Rakdos Charm ...Gavin has it in his Grixis Rise/Fall deck's sideboard and it is HILARIOUS to watch someone hit the combo, make 100 dudes; and turn around and die before they can even attack :). That's such a great Modern sideboard card (as the artifact hate and graveyard hate are so both useful). Very smart to use that card nbarry223...and for whatever reason it doesn't see a ton of play.

I don't mind splinter twin as a match up and there is adequate hate in most colors and several artifacts that can deal with it...so I wouldn't go as far as saying its oppressive to the meta...I just wonder sometimes if the format would be a healthier one without it given some of the restrictions in can put on the format. Who knows though! I LOVE Modern, and I think it will only get better with the coming sets!

June 7, 2014 11:31 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #60

I'm glad that conspiracy is a special set in some ways though, they re-printed a lot of really powerful cards that would have to be banned in modern if it was a modern legal printing. M15 looks like it should add a lot of really good cards though (Waste Not is my favorite spoil so far, but a whole lot of them look really promising), so I am definitely looking forward to that. I just hope that the block sets have a lot of potential too and we aren't waiting another year for anything relevant to eternal formats, because it looks like it could end up a really powerful standard rotation (hopefully they just make really poor mana fixing - all tapped lands - to balance it, so standard doesn't "break" and become a fast format).

June 7, 2014 11:48 p.m.

nbarry223 says... #61

I wouldn't go so far as to call Splinter Twin degenerately powerful, but I still find it an annoying match up, and probably THE most commonly played archetype in the format. I personally feel that the fact it is an enchantment, which makes it especially weak to removal, is the main reason it hasn't seen the axe yet, and probably never will. There's just a lot of ways to deal with auras, in basically every color (even green has Beast Within to 2 for 1 sort of). I don't think it is a ban worthy card, but that still doesn't change the fact that I don't like facing it with a non-control style deck.

June 8, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Grimgrinner says... #62

I think twin is bad for the format because if you don't sideboard against it, and have specific threats against that one deck, then it's incredibly hard to beat it. Yes, I get that there's a multitude of ways to deal with it, but most of them, such as Torpor Orb , wouldn't really even be used. Tarmo-twin also has a lot of ways to get rid of your combo hate, like Ancient Grudge .

What I'm getting at is that it's format warping. The fact that it's an infinite, almost no-condition "i win" combo makes a lot of decks just unplayable that otherwise would be. That said, control usually tends to be the natural predator of combo, but control isn't very good for modern, outside of U/W/x. If Counterspell or some other strong control was in the format, it would be a much more interesting back-and-forth.

June 8, 2014 12:35 a.m.

Haemogoblin says... #63

After some deliberation I tried 1 Summoner's Pact to the sideboard -1 Elvish Visionary -1 Courser of Kruphix to put in 3 Eternal Witness . The witness is fantastic in this deck and that devotion is awesome. It seems like Courser of Kruphix should work really well but with only 20 land it's not functioning as often as I would like it to.

My friends are going to hate you through me so much lol.

June 8, 2014 3:38 a.m.

Todris052 says... #64

I would highly recommend using Carven Caryatid. Providing 2 devotion and drawings card on ETB is a force to be reckoned with, and it's fantastic against tokens.

June 8, 2014 6:44 a.m.

tooTimid says... #65

Just thought I'd point out you have a 14 card sideboard :)

June 16, 2014 11:22 p.m.

Razzohr says... #66

Do you think the new Nissa would go good in this deck ?

June 25, 2014 3:54 a.m.

Dreno33 says... #67

the new nissa is pretty freaking ridiculous. Curd . . . Bro . . . think about it..

June 25, 2014 4:03 a.m.

I know Dreno33!!!! I was SOOO excited! She literally looks like she was made for Green Devotion/Ramp decks! I've already tested here a few games (made a proxy of course) and she fits perfectly in my current build (already added 1 in the list). I have to try it in here too...

June 25, 2014 8:01 a.m.

staticpo says... #69

Hey, I just wanted to ask if you've been testing this build a little more. Has Nissa been of any help? How do you deal with counters targeted at key cards or with targeted removal on a finisher?

I really like it and I'm trying to build it myself. Any help you can give me in piloting this deck will help me immensely. Thanks!

August 1, 2014 3:11 p.m.

Awesome deck guys! +1

August 5, 2014 11:19 a.m.

elfsaine says... #71

First of all i understand what you mean about Genesis Wave variants being hard to make your own, (trying that bundle of fun myself actually), but have you looked into the Tooth and Nail incarnation of nykthos green? I understand why Summoner's Pact is so amazing, but wouldn't Tooth and Nail be easier to cast? You would just need 9 mana to net Xenagos, God of Revels and say Worldspine Wurm ,(or any large trampler), and swing for the win. Also, you wouldn't have to rely on getting two of them. With your devotion/draw, getting a faster win would be much, much easier. It would also take some strain off the possibilities of counterspells, because you would have twice as many chances to get it right (assuming you don't just hit off a Mistcutter Hydra for 30+). Anyway, thats just my opinion, so do with it what you will.

October 25, 2014 1:07 p.m.

Oh how I love green! It is just so fun! I've being play testing some variants of the gen-wave/devotion deck and now I found this... Goddammit I just putted the last one together and now I want to try this one!

Did you ever considered:

Sarkhan Vol = Haste enabler(and little pump) + act of treason is awesome!

Banefire = just another win condition;

Dosan the Falling Leaf = I used to run him on my gen wave deck, Its nice against control decks I'm not sure if it fits here because the biggest reason I used to run him is that if you gen wave in to one your opponent just can't respond at all;

Summoning Trap = One of the most beautiful cards for siding against control. Turn 2 remand? ok, SUMMONIG TRAP ON YOU!

I was kinda off away from magic for a while but now I'm play testing a my Surfing on the Waves deck recently seeing if Collected Company would have a spot... still testing though! again awesome deck +1 if you have any suggestions and have time to check out my deck I would appreciate!

PS: I was thinking on running a Panglacial Wurm just for the shits and giggles."So I'm fetching and now I cast this 9/5 trample from my library", seems fun XD.

May 26, 2015 5:57 p.m.

rdmcabee says... #73

Seems 1 temur sabertooth would be funny in this deck.

June 2, 2015 8:29 p.m.

jimmywilakers says... #74

Nissa isn't modern legal.

June 7, 2015 6:34 p.m.

Happymaster19 says... #75

There's no such thing as an illegal Nissa. I had a flashier version of this deck that was probably faster but far less resilient. My fatties of choice were Primalcrux and Khalni Hydra.

Stomp the Yard [Modern Green Devotion Combo]

August 5, 2016 5:10 a.m.

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