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In The Trees Of Axebane




The reaching roots and vengeful vines forwarned of sleepless souls and mantic magics. For a moment I was frozen in fear, but i was freed by the heat of my heart. One step, two step towards trees that asunder. The path pollied me along, how a pixie sings her song begging me to listen, "This is your mission. Travel through the ever growing grove, for all is insane within the trees of Axebane." And then it came, an itch within my brain. I now stand where the ancient had lain. I had wished in the end to see my future clearer. I am left to wander with my mind but a broken mirror.



Killkow says... #1

I like the theme a lot, but I worry you just die to very much interaction. With access to blue, and being only in two colors, I think you could easily afford to lose a bunch of your creatures, a win-con or two, and Kodama's Reach to make room for card draw and counterspells, in addition to other answers. You're well positioned against most creature-based themes, but otherwise very vulnerable.

Another thing to point out is that your maybeboard Wall of Blossoms isn't modern-legal (unfortunately). Being in white and hiving Wall of Omens is basically equivalent. As you mentioned, Sphinx's Revelation solves a lot of your problems too. Cyclonic Rift is also a very viable option if you can make room for it.

+1 though, love these kinds of decks!

January 24, 2015 12:50 a.m.

neosapien says... #2

I'm exciting to give the deck some play testing, thanks for the idea. I originally made this because a) I didn't have a green, my least favorite color and b) green is maybe the best way to get out eldrazi. If the sphinxes work well I'll keep the white in. Thanks a lot!

January 26, 2015 2:59 p.m.

UrbanAnathema says... #3

Very similar to my deck The Source Wall. Hopefully it can help inspire some new ideas. PLUS 1!

January 29, 2015 12:57 a.m.

neosapien says... #4

@ UrbanAnathema Yup, I've seen that deck around. Comparing the two I feel like what I need is Freed from the Real/Staff of Domination and Drift of Phantasms. Not sure how I would fit them in.

January 29, 2015 1:25 a.m.

neosapien says... #5

I decided the theme was pretty important so I took out the white that was shortly in here

January 29, 2015 6:50 p.m.

neosapien says... #7

@ UrbanAnathema & Killkow

Alright, so I've gotten far with this deck and have made some dramatic changes. I want to fit in Lightning Greaves somehow, just not sure how. I like that I can transmute with Drift of Phantasms for Blue Sun's Zenith, Genesis Wave, Axebane Guardian and Freed from the Real. This is what I'm thinking tho. -1 phantasm, -1 freed from the real, -1 Cyclonic Rift, +3 lightning greaves. These can get my mana rampers going the turn they are put down.

I'll worry about lands later once the other cards are figured out. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

February 6, 2015 10:53 p.m.

UrbanAnathema says... #8

Seems like a lot of fun! Will playtest and greet you some more detailed feedback

February 7, 2015 1:45 a.m.

Killkow says... #9

My question: Is Lightning Greaves better than Thousand-Year Elixir?

February 7, 2015 10:44 a.m.

neosapien says... #10

Lightning greaves can be attached to Emrakul once on the battlefield to get that first attack off a turn earlier which TYE doesn't provide. also the equip cost is free so i can move it from creature to creature freely to give many of them haste for their activated abilities. So I think the greaves are the better option. Thanks for the suggestion

February 7, 2015 7:35 p.m.

neosapien says... #11

I kind of want to add a single Vent Sentinel so that when i use Genesis Wave on my whole deck, i get all the creatures, lands and auras because they are all permanents as well as Lightning Greaves and I can tap the vent for massive damage. I have 22 creatures with defender right now and I could untap him with Freed from the Reel. Damn, that sounds like a hell of a play :)

February 7, 2015 10:06 p.m.

Livingham says... #12

It looks like you're trying to do too much here and that's going to cause you to not really accomplish anything at all. Try to focus on one thing to make your deck perform consistently, that's the key to modern.

April 15, 2017 10:17 a.m.

neosapien says... #13

Yea, I been changing it a lot. Right now I've got defenders, things to dump infinite mana into, and some coverage. Figured if I had a more 'cover my bases' strategy I can be completely safe until I set off, casting my entire deck or doing infinite, unpreventable damage. Thinking about putting new X mana Nissa in this deck once released, maybe for Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip. You're right, I've been trying a lot of different ideas so specific suggestions would be great.

April 15, 2017 6:50 p.m.

neosapien says... #14

played a game which I topdecked a staff of domination when I already had one out. Planning on replacing one.

April 20, 2017 8:33 a.m.

Collected company hits all your walls. SaffronOlive on mtggoldfish did a deck like this, it seemed pretty good.

May 7, 2017 11:07 a.m.

neosapien says... #16

True, but I feel that would be a better strategy with Assault Formation to get some surprise creature kills, and here, I am more trying to infinite combo. With so much ramp I think Genesis Wave is better even if I don't play my whole library. Plus GenWave can hit Freed from the Real. But I digress, you could be right. There are a lot of different ways to make defender, hard to say what is best. I think the new Nissa is going to add wonders to this deck. I need to test it, but I might want 3 of em im thinking :D

May 8, 2017 3:04 a.m.

No worries. How you build it is completely up to personal preference!

May 8, 2017 2:58 p.m.

neosapien says... #18

Thanks for the suggestion. This deck has gone through some janky phases with some of the testing i've done lol but I've wanted to add CoCo and assault just to try it that way, I have playsets of both :D

May 8, 2017 3:14 p.m.

The7thBobba says... #19

Love the deck, but I stayed for the description/story! So cool! Reminds me a bit of one I did for my deck What madness drove them in there?...

Stay frosty!

June 3, 2017 5:17 a.m.

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+1 Stalwart Shield-Bearers maybe
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