You hear a muffled sound coming from the treetops. As you look around, you catch a glimpse of something moving around in the bushes. By the time you realize what is happening - it is already too late. They are all over you. There is nowhere to run.

The saprolings have won.

Quick summary:

Saproling generators:
Scatter the Seeds , Sprout Swarm , Sprout , Tukatongue Thallid , Fists of Ironwood , Parallel Lives
Big hitters: Champion of Lambholt, Predator Ooze , Fresh Meat
Finishers: Beastmaster Ascension , Echoing Courage
Mana ramp: Explore , Rampant Growth
Utility: Natural State , Ghost Quarters, Quest for Renewal

Any help with improving this deck would be greatly appreciated! If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.


Because what is even the point of playing a token deck if you're not going to have them?

Made these myself! Already all printed up and ready for use.

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ellie-is says... #1

Made some biggish changes to how the deck works. Removed cards that were slow and/or didn't often help me win the game, or whose synergies too rarely came up. Added some new ones.

Echoing Courage: Good finisher and also saves my saprolings from Pyroclasm.
Fresh Meat: Hilarious response to board wipes. "Oh, yeah, I just lost all my saprolings. Too bad I gained an equal amount of 3/3 beasts". Also good for big defenses.
Quest for Renewal: Should go great with Sprout Swarm and Scatter the Seeds, since I can now use them twice as often. Sadly only one in play can ever be relevant, so I gotta hope I don't draw both (unlike Beastmaster Ascension - which is cumulative!)
Ghost Quarters, because every competitive deck seems to have a ridiculous number of overpowered nonbasic lands. So, at least I can deal with them now.

And on my sideboard, Fogs specifically for dealing with Kiln Fiends protected by Apostle's Blessing. Wrap in Vigor will be replaced by Heroic Intervention whenever that thing's price drops.

May 14, 2017 5:52 p.m.

ellie-is says... #2

Also, Natural State, a lovely card in general but specifically for Oblivion Stone, and Predator Ooze, a nice consistent creature to beat things up with. I'm worried the ooze doesn't fit in too amazingly with the deck, but I had two lying around. Might go away if I find a better one to take up its slot.

May 14, 2017 6:25 p.m.

Fungreatmario says... #3

This deck is by no means competitive in the current modern format; however, elves are, maybe pick them up? They work in somewhat of the same fashion as this so I think you might enjoy them.

May 15, 2017 3:11 a.m.

Fungreatmario says... #4

Plus there are stupid cheap G, G/B Elves lists that make top 8 and is around 100 bucks tops. May want to look into them. Collected Company with Shaman of the Pack is pretty busted in modern and legacy lol.

May 15, 2017 3:17 a.m.

TheSurgeon says... #5

Good for you ellie-is, for having the stones to take a homebrew to a tourney!

I agree the Modern meta is a bit of a stale loaf as far as diversity, so when a homebrew doesn't do well, I still have a great amount of respect and admiration for said player.

I can't offer you any advice that would make this work competitively in the meta, but if I could, I would upvote it again on principle.

May 15, 2017 6:55 a.m.

ellie-is says... #6

@TheSurgeon Haha, thank you! I did get some pretty close matches, so I think by improving this deck a bit, I can actually get the win against some specific decks. The one I had the most trouble with was Tron, due to Ugin and Oblivion Stone - two cards that completely wall me. (-X where X is 0 to exile all saprolings is just mean). For that specific deck, my only chance is to aggro it -before- ugin is played, and to disrupt their lands as much as possible. It's a very slim chance, but it's doable and I'm willing to try again.

As for elves - don't really like them! Saprolings are my thing. If I wanted something that was proven to work in competitive, I'd be building one of the same decks as everyone else in the tournament. But there's no fun in that! I want to make saprolings as good as they can possibly be, and show those people that creativity still has a place in the game.

May 15, 2017 8:51 a.m.

ellie-is says... #7

PS: Look at this adorable saproling doll my sister made me.

1/1 Saproling

May 15, 2017 8:52 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.47
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Saproling
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