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Here Comes the Boom! (Featured in Daily MTG!)

Modern Aggro Budget Mono-Green



Gavin Verhey chose to write about my deck in his "Reconstructed" article. The deck list I submitted was prior to me adding Wild Defiance so a few cards are off. I was super excited when I saw this on Daily MTG. Read the article if you have time.

Here is the link to the article. Read it if you have a few minutes!


Any suggestions are welcomed! (especially for a sideboard)

Don't forget to +1:]

The main idea of this deck is to have Champion of Lambholt let my creatures attack untouched and for Wild Beastmaster to pump them all. Having one of these cards out is awesome and having both at the same time is priceless. The other cards help pump these two to allow for major damage. Revenge of the Hunted on a Wild Beastmaster with an Arbor Elf and Strangleroot Geist on turn 4 can end the game. Oh, and Ranger's Guile has worked wonders for me!



Played at my local fnm last night and placed 3rd out of 17.

Before the FNM I made the following changes:

-3 Titanic Growth-2 Blessings of Nature+4 Ranger's Guile+1 Revenge of the Hunted

I added the Ranger's Guile for protection from the heavy removal/burn spells in my meta. The deck did very well and I was pleased with the results.The only game I lost was to a Jund deck but I had to mull to 4 the first game and I kept one mana lands both games (super bad idea, btw). Other than that I feel good about this deck's potential.


EpeeAssassin says... #1

-3 Druids Familiar

-3 Titanic Growth

-3 Revive

-2 Blessings of Nature

-1 Garruk

+1 Rancor

+2 Wolfir Silverheart

+2 Elvish Visonary

+3 Increasing Savagery

+4 Giant Growth

October 24, 2012 4:34 p.m.

Add Increasing Savagery , maybe replace the Blessings of Nature with them. Increasing Savagery is so good, it has helped me win multiple times. Blessings of Nature is good, but I like Savagery better.

In any case, +1! : )

October 24, 2012 9:28 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #3

@EpeeAssassin: I've made some of the changes you proposed and it has helped quite a bit!

@AncientDragon999: I did replace the Blessings of Nature with Increasing Savagery and it does make a pretty big difference.


October 31, 2012 12:10 a.m.

kira98 says... #4

the brutality of green is underestimated these days

October 31, 2012 11:56 a.m.

brballer42 says... #5

October 31, 2012 12:17 p.m.

brballer42 says... #6

October 31, 2012 12:17 p.m.

Hidden_Blade says... #7

Cool deck, +1. I really like the concept and the synergy of the cards here, its also not too expensive, which is nice. I would like to try this at FNM, so I hope you don't mind if I make my own version! ;D (of course I will mention you as creator of the idea)

October 31, 2012 1:42 p.m.

koopinette says... #8

i love Hunger of the Howlpack in those kind of deck

October 31, 2012 2:14 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #9

@brballer42: I use to have 3x Predator Ooze in here but that card sort of did it's own thing. It just didn't contribute to deck and game plan so I had to take it out.

@Hidden_Blade: Thanks! And sure, make your own version! Maybe put a link to it here so I can see it :]

@koopinette: I tried Hunger of the Howlpack in this deck but Increasing Savagery just works a lot better. Sure, it has a higher CMC but it fits the mana curve better and provides five counters instead of just one. (And I don't intend on having many creatures die which wouldn't trigger it's morbid ability..)

October 31, 2012 3:52 p.m.

Hidden_Blade says... #10

Here it is: Monogreen Synergy

Incidentally it will change a lot after FNM, once I test it in my meta-game properly.

October 31, 2012 4:41 p.m.

McClair_Bear says... #11

Maybe throw in Wild Defiance for your targeting of Champion of Lambholt or Wild Beastmaster (depending on what's out). Just a slight buff, and has iiinnnnnsssssaaaannneeeeee synergy with Blessings of Nature (a potential 16 on the board for 1 mana cost? Sounds lethal to me.

Anywho, this is a cool looking deck :D +1!

October 31, 2012 9:38 p.m.

brballer42 says... #12

What about Deadbridge Goliath ?

October 31, 2012 10:13 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #13

@McClair_Bear: I do like the idea of having Wild Defiance but i'm not sure what I would take out for it. Plus, I would have to play it on turn 3 which is when I have to play my Champion or Beastmaster and I usually play one right after the other. So, I'm not sure how well it would work.

@brballer42: I like the 5/5 for 4 mana but he doesn't really impact the board when he comes into play (like Wolfir Silverheart giving +4/+4).

November 1, 2012 1:02 a.m.

strateupjee says... #14

He would potentially give 5 +1/+1 counters

November 2, 2012 5:58 p.m.

Johnnathan says... #15

Here's a faster mono-green deck I made called: Beatstick.

Predator Ooze or no go.

November 7, 2012 4:52 p.m.

eheitzman says... #16

If you're having trouble with spot removal try card:Ranger's Guile.

November 8, 2012 3:10 a.m.

Grizzly92 says... #17

Question. Where is Thragtusk ?

November 8, 2012 12:12 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #18

I don't have any Thragtusk s, if I did i'd have a few in here.

November 8, 2012 5:14 p.m.

Alvn_isnt_Low says... #19

To be honest, In a deck like this I feel Thragtusk makes a better sideboard card than mainboard... He doesn't add to the combo besides another body for Wild Beastmaster to buff. Sure the 5 life when he enters is nice but in this case Wolfir Silverheart is the better 5-drop and a better game changer.

November 8, 2012 6:11 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #20

Wolfir Silverheart is definitely the better 5-drop. He basically ends the game when he comes into play.

November 8, 2012 10:57 p.m.

Alvn_isnt_Low says... #21

Exactly, and therefore Thragtusk is at most a sideboard card... but then again Sheltering Word has more potential for life gain and costs 3 less mana.

I've got a very similar deck on my page if you'd like to check it out. I hoping to take it to FNM tomorrow night!! Alvn's Ag-Growth (Mono-Green)

November 8, 2012 11:36 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #22

Yeah, a lot of times i'll get my Wild Beastmaster pumped and then my opponent will Selesnya Charm it or something but if I respond with Sheltering Word then i'll gain 4 or more life. But then again, card:Ranger's Guile only costs one mana..

November 9, 2012 1:03 p.m.

CrateofCobras says... #23

Really cool deck. About Hamlet Captain and Elvish Visionary : Which one to run will come down to playtesting. If the card you draw off of the visionary is consistently better than getting a little boost each swing, then keep it. I love the captain, but he's very slow, as all creatures are in that it takes a turn for them to actually do anything.

I'd imagine that the visionary would smooth things out. I've also had times where the captain pushed the final points of damage.

November 9, 2012 2:15 p.m.

rewer says... #24

Wow.. I actually made this deck on MTGO before I saw this online, I guess great minds think alike ;).

The only difference in my deck is, I don't have Garruk, Primal Hunter (too expensive :( ) I have card:Akroma's Memorial instead. Because a strong red/black deck, will tear this deck apart.

In place of the Strangleroot Geist I have Mayor of Avabruck  Flip which I highly recommend adding.

November 10, 2012 8:05 a.m.

my_gizmo says... #25

card:Akroma's Memorial is a liitle to expensive on the mana cost...

By turn 7 the game should be over but i'll give it some thought. I might add a few card:Ranger's Guile to prevent spot removal, which is what is hurting me the most since almost everyone is running Dreadbore or some sort of red burn in my meta.

I've also thought of Mayor of Avabruck  Flip but if he flips he won't affect my Wild Beastmaster or Champion of Lambholt . But getting a 2/2 wolf every turn sounds nice. I'll definitely playtest him in the deck, though!

November 11, 2012 12:05 a.m.

strateupjee says... #26

So what is the point of Wild Beastmaster besides just having a target for your Giant Growth and Titanic Growth spells? lol

November 11, 2012 12:18 a.m.

my_gizmo says... #27

Turn 3: Wild Beastmaster

Turn 4: Strangleroot Geist and then Giant Growth the beastmaster, swing for 10 plus any other creatures that I might have in play (usually an Arbor Elf or Elvish Visionary )

November 11, 2012 5:13 p.m.

rewer says... #28

If Mayor of Avabruck  Flip flips, he would affect Champion of Lambholt by adding another +1/+1 counter. I also use Scorned Villager  Flip s in this deck though.

November 11, 2012 9:24 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #29

Those are good suggestions and i've thought about having those cards in this deck but after playing with these cards I have found that Elvish Visionary 's card draw helps tremendously and Arbor Elf on turn one is a huge advantage for me.

November 12, 2012 12:30 a.m.

AirlockFart says... #30

You should take out Garruk, Primal Hunter -he doesn't contribute to the strategy at all. Aside from that the deck is pretty great! Here are a few suggestions that I can think of (most of them have already been thought up!). card:Yeva's Forcemage and Trusted Forcemage fit into the strategy perfectly, giving you buffs for your 2 leaders and more guys to beat up opponents with. Bond Beetle wouldn't be bad, he fits into the strategy but he's a little small. Oak Street Innkeeper will keep your guys safe when they attack, so I'd definitely recommend her. Chorus of Might could work, but I get the feeling it doesn't quite fit the battle-plan, I'll leave that one to your discretion. Wreath of Geists fits in perfectly, as does Wild Hunger . That's really all I can come up with, enjoy!

November 20, 2012 1:36 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #31

I've noticed that Garruk, Primal Hunter doesn't fit in here so great. I initially had him to poop out 3/3 tokens which would pump my Champion of Lambholt but I feel like Wild Defiance would be a better fit since it can protect my creatures against burn (which is a HUGE annoyance for me) and it can also give me an extra buff (e.i. Giant Growth on my Wild Beastmaster with Wild Defiance on the field= +6/+6!!)

November 26, 2012 2:41 a.m.

eheitzman says... #32

Predator Ooze is good in mono green decks. Not sure you really need it here, but it is certainly pesky and annoying...

November 27, 2012 7:04 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #33

Yeah, I had him in here during the early stage of the deck's life but ended up taking it out because it didn't contribute to the strategy.

November 27, 2012 8 p.m.

What's your plan against Supreme Verdict and Terminus ?

December 13, 2012 7:17 p.m.

my_gizmo says... #35

The only thing I can do is play more creatures and keep attacking. I will admit, if I don't win by turn 6 or 7 then I'll probably lose the game. But even then I've won in the late game with Wild Beastmaster and an Arbor Elf .

December 13, 2012 8:59 p.m.

Slurpeee says... #36

Forced Adaptation would make this deck mighty! ADD IT!

December 4, 2015 4:35 a.m.

2040364 says... #37

December 4, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Snap157 says... #38

How did you submit your deck?

December 11, 2016 6:33 p.m.

TheRedCzar says... #39

I would replace Ranger's Guile with Vines of Vastwood instead, seems like a solid value for that kicker. Pay the extra green for +4/+4 over just a 1/1 or 2/2 - this seems like it might be a more aggressive choice than Ranger's Guile or Blossoming Defense.

Great deck though, definitely helping me with inspiration for my own mono-green deck that I am considering.



December 21, 2016 3:09 p.m.

CheapDecks101 says... #40

Can we get a link to the article?

February 6, 2017 3:46 p.m.

Muggins84 says... #41

Cool deck! My first love in mtg was green and this is precisely why. Looks like fun. Big +1 from me!

July 11, 2017 5:02 p.m.

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