I don't just say this because every deck has it and must have it, I say this because I played against a Mayael the Anima deck and just kept killing his general until he rage quit. (No one likes Mayael the Anima .)
Retaliator Griffin is a great creature in the naya range.
I probably need a little more protection, but honestly, While playtesting this deck, I barely ever need her to get going anyway so having her die Isn't the end of the world. I always want to play a deck that I can win with, not having to use it's centerpiece. But ill still probably throw in Asceticism and a Canopy Cover . Maybe Aspect of Mongoose and Steely Resolve can find a place as well
playing against Mayael with Olivia just isn't nice lol.
Also, you could do with more Scrying effects, like card:Sensei's Divining Top and Crystal Ball .
@Ohthenoises Lol well playing against her at all usually doesn't end well.
@zandl They are nice to have, but not all my ramp gets me them. They'll probably end up in there but you know how that goes. This deck is still young. But as for the scry effects, they really aren't necessary. There is so much tutoring available I can pretty much get what I want whenever I need.
I don't really know why olivia doesn't see more play. She is a lot like Memnarch .
@Ohthenoises I know. She makes R/B Vamps better than they already were. Shes so disgusting.
Cream of the Crop could be helpful in setting up your deck for your general's ability.
Good Build +1
@alexsmith21 that card is pretty good. It may make it in
Sunseed Nurturer and Exuberant Firestoker are not good enough for EDH, Their effect is too small and unimpressive to have large enough of an impact. I feel you have way too many support creatures and not enough fatties to properly abuse mayael. You should look into cutting some of the smaller creatures for Avenger of Zendikar and Terastodon because they are must haves in any green EDH deck and Eldrazi's are always good with Mayel. Sol Ring , Mana Vault , and Gauntlets of Power are all really good ramp cards you should look into.
But like I said, I love those support creatures. I really only run Mayael for the color. Yes she fits the style but I want to be able to play without her.
I agree on Terastodon broken. It is an AMAZING card.
The lands don't hurt you. I understand that you can't find them with most forms of ramp, but they're there and would only benefit you.
See also: Rage Reflection . It could take a mediocre board position and turn it lethal.
-2 Plains -1 Forest -1 Mountain -1 card:Behemoth's Herald -1 Exuberant Firestoker -1 Sunseed Nurturer +1 Sunpetal Grove +1 Rootbound Crag +1 Clifftop Retreat +1 Asceticism +1 Aspect of Mongoose +1 Terastodon +1 Retaliator Griffin
Wall of Reverence ? It would probably give you at least 5 life automatically each turn, and could easily net you even more.
@platinum_demon Unfortunately lifegain doesn't do much for me in this deck.
Don't go the life gain route, you already have Mycoid Shepherd to deter board wipes, and with all the tutors and value enchantments life gain just adds another theme...too much inconsistency. Although Serra Avatar +card:Mayael's Aria seems strong.