Your typical Mayael the Anima stomp deck, complete with huge creautres and lots of ramp. My personal favorite and most popular deck on this site was my Naya Godsire deck so It's surprising to me that It took me so long to make an EDH deck in the same fashion, but I digress. I run 37 lands, 28 of which are basic. The reason being, simply, that most of the ramp lets me only find basic lands. So with out them the cards are dead. The cards that let me search for Forest, Mountain, or Plains cards, also work with the shock lands. Along with the huge stompers, are the utility creatures, like Spellbreaker Behemoth and Godtoucher . They either give me perks for controlling big creatures like in the case of Drumhunter, or they give abilities to the big guys like Bloodthorn Taunter does. And what does green need more than anything? A way to get what you need! Green tutors are amazing. Obviously Green Sun's Zenith , and Chord of Calling can be powerful, but if you can combo together some tutors you can shut down your opponents fast. Natural Order is just nuts. Don't need your Birds of Paradise anymore? Here, have a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Once hes out, you can pretty much go nuts and play everything in the deck with only 4 lands out! Primal Command, Tooth and Nail, Genesis Wave, Congregation at Dawn, Eladamri's Call , Worldly Tutor, Fauna Shaman, Captain Sisay, Fierce Empath, Wild Pair and of course our esteemed general Mayael the Anima are all ways to get creatures you want faster. All 3 Praetors that fit in Naya are all present and ready to play, because lets face it, If I can have double mana, and +2/+2 creatures with haste, Ill take that offer. And considering I've had all 3 turn 6 before, thats pretty much GG. To top the deck are a few cards that just help win faster. Mayael's Aria , and Mighty Emergence help buff our big fatties with +1/+1 counters. With those counters, Warstorm Surge, Where Ancients Tread and Mage Slayer help get some massive damage in regardless of blockers. And last but not least, Hunting Grounds. How could this card not make it in the deck??? You wanna kill one of my creatures? Thanks! I'll play one for free!!! Board wipes especially feed the Threshold requirement. Please feel free to suggest changes. I love feedback :) I want to make another really strong beast deck because lets face it, Green in any form is one of the weaker colors. Lets make green the most formidable color in magic!




Ohthenoises says... #1

You're going to want some general protection or you are never going to get this rolling. e.g. Canopy Cover , Swiftfoot Boots , and Lightning Greaves .

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.

July 15, 2012 10:21 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #2

edit: I see you have Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots however i propose you add more protection.

July 15, 2012 10:22 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #3

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

July 15, 2012 12:01 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #4

playing against Mayael with Olivia just isn't nice lol.

July 15, 2012 12:37 p.m.

zandl says... #5

Rootbound Crag , Sunpetal Grove , Clifftop RetreatMTG Card: Clifftop Retreat.

They would only help you.

July 15, 2012 12:40 p.m.

zandl says... #6

Also, you could do with more Scrying effects, like card:Sensei's Divining Top and Crystal Ball .

July 15, 2012 12:52 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #7

@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.

July 15, 2012 4:12 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #8

I don't really know why olivia doesn't see more play. She is a lot like Memnarch .

July 15, 2012 4:17 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #9

@Ohthenoises I know. She makes R/B Vamps better than they already were. Shes so disgusting.

July 15, 2012 4:20 p.m.

alexsmith21 says... #10

Cream of the Crop could be helpful in setting up your deck for your general's ability.

Good Build +1

July 15, 2012 10:22 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #11

@alexsmith21 that card is pretty good. It may make it in

July 16, 2012 1:10 a.m.

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.

July 16, 2012 4:14 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #13

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.

July 16, 2012 10:10 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #14

I agree on Terastodon broken. It is an AMAZING card.

July 16, 2012 10:12 p.m.

zandl says... #15

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.

July 16, 2012 10:13 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #16

July 16, 2012 11:01 p.m.

zandl says... #17

I like those changes a lot. +1

July 16, 2012 11:53 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #18

Good good :)

July 17, 2012 12:31 a.m.

Wall of Reverence ? It would probably give you at least 5 life automatically each turn, and could easily net you even more.

July 17, 2012 8:53 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #20

@platinum_demon Unfortunately lifegain doesn't do much for me in this deck.

July 17, 2012 9:21 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #21

First off +1. Nice deck. Lots of tutors really make cards like Wild Pair better and it gives you more consistent burn when you have Warstorm Surge or Where Ancients Tread out. Me likey.

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.

August 22, 2012 12:17 p.m.

xJonahSlayerx says... #22

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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