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"Fantastic Beasts and How to Get Stomped By Them"

This deck is meant to get big creatures out, fast as all get out, and control the board until they do with removal spells. I already know this isn't nearly as efficient as it could be, and that it is very weak against heavy-duty control decks. Any way I can tweak this and make it more streamlined and versatile?

Thank you in advance. I really enjoy learning more on this site from everyone. I'll be making edits as they are suggested, depending on if I have the card or not. =)


KALE434 says... #1

Hey sweet deck just thought id give a suggestion for Blaze. Instead of that i would say Banefire would be much better in its place.

May 1, 2017 7:17 p.m.

nambrose1595 says... #2

You need to run more lands

May 1, 2017 8:56 p.m.

nambrose1595 says... #3

Id recommend 38 Lands with 2 more cheap mana ramp spells

May 1, 2017 8:59 p.m.

-Heisenberg- says... #4

Love seeing another Mayael the Anima deck and awesome job with the HP reference. So first act of business...ramp. With a deck that has such a high CMC, it needs more land/land producing cards. Overgrowth, Trace of Abundance, and Market Festival are cheap and effective.

Second, there are only 26 creatures in the deck that can be cheated in with Mayael the Anima. Nothing is worse than paying six land and having her effect to give you a dead draw.

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre "cast" effect wont trigger as well. Unfortunately Mayael the Anima doesn't cast the creatures, however ETB effect will work such as Tyrant of Discord, Craterhoof Behemoth, and Terastodon are just a few examples.

And last but not least....your planeswalkers. With the reprinting of Domri Rade, you can pick one up for under five bucks. Arlinn Kord  Flip would also help with her haste ability and then after she flips, she can give everyone trample.

+1 from me and good luck!!

May 3, 2017 4:43 p.m.

-Heisenberg- says... #5

If you prefer a visual, check out my Mayael the Anima deck. He can not afford. Great success.

May 3, 2017 4:47 p.m.

Shamen3mill says... #6

While it's less effective in this deck, given the towering mana costs that you have for these creatures, my favorite Naya all-star is still worth consideration.Skyshroud Elf. The strictly better Druid of the Anima, mana fixing out of green into the full naya compliment, and still tapping for one mana.

May 9, 2017 4:57 p.m.

JoltsOfEnergy says... #7

You may want to reconsider Artisan of Kozilek unless you can reliably hard cast it. If you get it on the battlefield because of Mayael's ability it does not trigger. Same for Defense of the Heart, Hunting Grounds, Zoologist, Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet.All of these put it into play, so you never cast it.

May 10, 2017 1:38 p.m.

K34 says... #8

Asceticism could be nice. It gives you a little redundancy, since you're already running Archetype of Endurance.

May 12, 2017 7:25 a.m.

I've thought about Asceticism in the past and never included it since I don't own it. Put it on the Maybeboard. Thank you for the suggestion!

JoltsOfEnergy Thank you for the great catch! I overlooked the text and it would have been really embarrassing to play it and then miss the trigger.

May 12, 2017 5:40 p.m.

D1beast says... #10

Can you make a budget version of this deck? It looks great, but it's expensive

May 13, 2017 3:21 a.m.

I will post some cards to remove and replace later, but I did have time right now to figure out you can save $60 by using only basic lands with Reflecting Pool and Command Tower as your nonbasics. You can also save money by taking out the Sword artifacts.

May 13, 2017 10:49 a.m.

D1beast says... #12

thank you!

May 15, 2017 6:27 a.m.

D1beast: I pretty much just went to my binders for your request for a budget version. I haven't looked for much card interaction, mostly just trying to help this deck capitalize on Mayael's ability to cheat cards while keeping the price tag low.

Unfoil Blazing Archon.
Sideboard Omnath, Locus of Rage, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Dragonlord Atarka, Dromoka, the Eternal and Dragonlord Dromoka - put these in as you please.
Remove Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Scourge of the Throne, Vigor, Sword of Feast and Famine, Thran Dynamo, Rings of Brighthearth, Defense of the Heart, and all non-basic lands except for Command Tower and Reflecting Pool.
Adjust basic lands to 15 Forest, 11 Mountain, 10 Plains.
Add Aegis Angel, Bane of Bala Ged, Elderscale Wurm, Essence of the Wild, Krond the Dawn-Clad, Scaled Behemoth, Stoneshock Giant, Tyrant of Discord, Green Sun's Zenith, Primeval Bounty.
Total Cost of Mainboard as of 5/15 (TCG): ~$169. Sideboard adjustments above total ~$16-$17.

Again, this probably isn't optimal and needs tweaking to make all the removals and additions work together, but these are some ideas to take the deck if you wanted a unified theme.

May 15, 2017 5:16 p.m.

D1beast says... #14

Thank you! I like naya stompy, so i can tweak it a little bit!

May 16, 2017 5:14 a.m.

D1beast says... #15

Maybe Titanic Ultimatum as finisher?

May 18, 2017 3:40 a.m.

golgariizzet says... #16

nice! i did a beast tribal kind of deck that is really effective i used Marath, Will of the Wild as my commander and mayael is in there also just not as commander. with it being the same colors you might like some of the cards and maybe get some ideas. if you like the deck give it an upvote if you like.Beastiality (beast tribal) it has big creatures good ramp and is pretty quick for big creatures.

May 20, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Mr_Radical says... #17

+1 just for that title XD

May 20, 2017 10:48 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #18

You said that you want some help with facing control... I would recommend checking out MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards for some options facing those blue counterspells and MagicalHacker - List of All Protecting Cards facing targeted removal (although that second one is more for protecting commanders that are central to strategies, which I assume you could use in a deck like this).

May 23, 2017 1:28 p.m.

venok says... #19

May 28, 2017 10:41 a.m.

Very nice build and catchy deck name. Always love a good beat-down deck! +1

Woohoo! Upvote #30! Congrats!

June 8, 2017 10:17 p.m.

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