zandl says... #1

0_0 <--- my face

It had never occurred to me that Shrine of Boundless Growth is simply perfect for Genesis Wave . The only thing that holds down G-Wave is the massive amount of mana it takes for it to be worth playing. I've been trying to find a niche for the Green Shrine for some time now (Wolf Run was surprisingly ineffective), but I think you may have found a good home for it.

I'll test this later and give you some real feedback then. I have a ton of stuff to do today.

December 26, 2011 12:35 p.m.

izlosst says... #2

I live this , and miss elves!

December 26, 2011 3:07 p.m.

izlosst says... #3

Love that is :p

December 26, 2011 6:31 p.m.

metalmagic says... #4

zandl - Really? I ran it as a four of one week in a Wolf Run deck at FNM and it worked out amazingly well for me. I was also running card:Devil's Play and Fireball mainboard with a card:Red Sun's Zenith sideboarded, so I had multiple uses for it. A huge Fireball effect won me quite a few games, much earlier than I would have have without them.

Anyway, +1 just for using my favorite shrine! Plus elves are pretty cool guys.

December 26, 2011 7:41 p.m.

zandl says... #5

After playtesting this, I find that the only card that doesn't seem to fit well is Rampant Growth . I know that it's more ramp and counts as another Green spell for the Shrine, but I've got a few reasons for not liking it here.

  1. It's just another card that Genesis Wave will pass over. Since you already have GSZ and Asceticism , you'll want to be getting the most out of your Genesis Wave s.
  2. You could take it out and add 3 more Elves (I'd add Adaptive Automaton , card:Ezuri's Archers, and Copperhorn Scout ), which gives you more ramp through Elvish Archdruid .
  3. You already have a lot of ramp as it is. You have 8 turn-one rampers, followed by a Shrine, Viridian Emissary , or Elvish Archdruid .
Other than that, it appears to be very strong. Perhaps add some Contested War Zone (maybe 2?) to use just as back-ups. In my deck, I actually only activate CWZ once in every 4 or 5 games, but it does make a difference. I like having it over 2 or 3 basic lands. It just gives my opponent that much more to worry about.
December 27, 2011 12:49 a.m.

izlosst says... #6

Just as a side note, Genesis Wave doesn't pass over Asceticism . It's a permanent. Hopefully you haven't been cheating yourself out of a card zandl! Thanks for the playtesting notes!

December 27, 2011 1:12 a.m.

zandl says... #7

Right. I knew that. <_<

December 27, 2011 3:06 a.m.

zandl says... #8

MUCH better. This looks fierce. I like it.

December 27, 2011 3:50 a.m.

IronHead says... #9

I may try this deck out. I've been looking for a budget friendly way to get back into standard and not get stomped.

December 27, 2011 9:57 a.m.

AgntOrange says... #10

I enjoy the use of Fresh Meat for board wipe. +1

January 1, 2012 3:29 p.m.

olowleye says... #11

hmm...well @zandl if ya dont mind my concideration..possibly a Semblance Anvil would be of good use in sucha a single color deck...unfortunitly its scars of mirrodin so i think it has till feb 3rd ...if ya wanted to use it for standard of using newb theory so criticism is welcomed my seeing cheap elfs if ya send say a copperscout to the anvil..

January 1, 2012 3:50 p.m.

mafteechr says... #12

Scars block is standard legal until the new block is released Fall '12.

Also, Anvil is bad.

January 1, 2012 3:53 p.m.

zandl says... #13


January 1, 2012 4:07 p.m.

olowleye says... #14

next time i shall not disappoint you...thanks for that info..somebody tried tricking me an telling me its of the febuary if your possibly up for explaining your reasoning on how its always up for learning everything bout this artform...thanks again

January 1, 2012 4:09 p.m.

zandl says... #15

Semblance Anvil may have some very linear and specific uses with certain types of decks, but otherwise, you're dropping this on the third turn and depriving yourself of a creature. That makes you a turn down and with one less creature to cast.

Especially in a deck that has so many cards with costs like Elvish Archdruid 's or Ezuri, Renegade Leader 's, it wouldn't be used to its full effect. You would always just want another Elf to cast instead.

January 1, 2012 4:12 p.m.

mafteechr says... #16

Exactly. Thanks zandl

January 1, 2012 4:16 p.m.

olowleye says... #17

much thanks right..wouldnt bounce back the army i had once thought...really appreciate the knowledge..been playing sense september an plan on dueling with some of the worlds greatest duelist..i love it

January 1, 2012 4:24 p.m.

zandl says... #18

This isn't Yu-Gi-Oh!, just so you know. We "play" against "players". We don't "duel" against "duelists". We don't use fancy names for things like that.

January 1, 2012 6:08 p.m.

olowleye says... #19

ahahhaha in the game magic the gathering im going to play some of the best players this world has...or ima watch from afar as they play one another..

January 1, 2012 6:30 p.m.

Dmci says... #20



Thank you both, you've inspired me!

Wolf Shrine; the unused shrine.

Check it out guys, this is thanks to you!

January 3, 2012 10:11 p.m.

AgntOrange says... #21

zandl, we immerse ourselves in powerful battles of the minds against other Planeswalkers. Our deck is our library of spells, the lands are our knowledge of places we've seen, and our spells are our arsenal against the opposing Planeswalker.

We do use fancy names.

January 4, 2012 11:49 a.m.

Gisei says... #22

Melira, Sylvok Outcast would be a good addition, protect against poison, and also stops card:Black Sun's Zenith

January 5, 2012 10:28 p.m.

AutumnZephyr says... #23

Here is my variant guys, I hope you can give me some good feedback, I like your guy's list!


January 7, 2012 4:36 p.m.

mmazach says... #24

Beast Within or Prey Upon or some form of removal would probably be a good idea

January 8, 2012 1:34 p.m.

Valcili says... #25

4x and 3x with maasive acceleration? You should test out Doubling Chant in here it is epic in this configuration.

January 9, 2012 4:33 p.m.

wildstallion says... #26

playtest against this...looky looky i got hooky

January 9, 2012 11:45 p.m.

browny12345 says... #27

nice deck, please check out mine +1

January 12, 2012 8:53 p.m.

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