Description

The crux of this deck is getting the mana out there and using it all.

The combination of Illusionist's Bracers + Kiora's Follower can act as an infinite mana source when paired up with a second Follower. The process being tapping the Ill+Follower to untap a land and other follower, tapping the now untapped follower to untap the Ill+Kiora's. Repeat as mana is needed.

This mana can then be dumped into either the Helix Pinnacle (on your opponents turn for added insult to injury) or onto one of the Hydra options, either dealing infinite damage onto creatures of your choice with Polukranos, World Eater or summoning INF, INF/INF Hydras into the battlefield with Hydra Broodmaster

The Karametra's Acolyte could seem unnecessary with the "focus" of the deck being tapping and untapping, but when you can't quite get the cards together it can really help in just getting the Hydras to do something as I draw and wait for something else.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard was actually the progenitor of this deck. Upon getting it from a booster pack, I started to see the raw potential. Then I gathered up a few cards of different costs such as the Hydras and Karametra's. I came across Kiora's Follower and that completely changed the game. Since then I have picked up other synergistic cards that bring out the baddies and make 'em swole.

There is some fat in the deck that I am sure could be trimmed for better cards, but this is the first deck I have made that has really come together into something that I feel is pretty original, as well as quite effective. If you have any tips as to cards that would be synergistic, or just comments on how it has been put together, just leave a comment, it's always appreciated.

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Sirplop says... #1

Neat deck! I suggest throwing in some Jayemdae Tomes for some easy card draw with Kiora's Follower. Another note; remember that Illusionist's Bracers stack with each other!

October 6, 2017 8:04 p.m.

blast_shark says... #4

Illusionist's Bracers + Kiora's Follower isn't an infinite mana combo because the follower can only untap other permanent. The original ability and the copy of the ability cannot untap the follower. An infinite mana combo would have to be Illusionist's Bracers + Kiora's Follower + Kiora's Follower

October 7, 2017 5:53 p.m.

TuckingFypo says... #5

@ blast_shark That's what I meant when I was describing it. I wasn't specifically describing the combo as much as I was telling you the cards in it that provided the combo. I will make that more clear in the description. Thank you!

October 7, 2017 5:58 p.m.

jmanwdogg says... #6

trade out the fogs for dismembers, the negates for mana leaks, the divinations and jace's ingenuities for serum visions and opt. Elvish mystics, birds of paradise, and elvish mystics are the most efficient mana dorks for around your decks price range. Your top end could probably use some work too. Prophet of kruphix needs a lot to get going and you'd probably be better off. Also yisan is kind of a nonbo with all your x mana shit because you can only get them out for 0.

October 8, 2017 1:50 a.m.

TuckingFypo says... #7

@ jmanwdogg I think the Dismember are questionable, given I don't have too much life regen and though it would help with removal, Fog is better for stalling.

I will be switching out Negate for Mana Leak.

The only reason I use Elvish Mystic instead of Birds of Paradise is I had them while forming the deck and Birds of Paradise are fairly expensive, otherwise I would be using them.

Prophet of Kruphix isint hard to use since i usually have the mana to sustain its presence.

None of my creatures cost X mana to summon, only to use monstrosity, so Yisan, the Wanderer Bard summoning ability is still very useful.

Thank you for your input, it's appreciated!

October 8, 2017 10:51 a.m.

kamarupa says... #8

+1 Maybe consider dropping Elvish Mystic/Sylvan Caryatid for Fertile Ground? Then you could add Freed from the Real and have another possible infinite mana (and infinite untap of all permanents) Take a look at my protoype Taptics to see how that infinite mana combo can be played out.

October 8, 2017 11:18 p.m.

Bloodweb says... #9

Arbor elf and Utopia sprawl.

October 9, 2017 8:32 a.m.

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Date added 2 months
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Splash colors UG
Key combos
Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 64
Avg. CMC 2.59
Tokens */* Hydra
Folders Modernnn, Neat, try it out, Ideas, decks i want
Top rank #19 on 2017-10-14
Views 984

Revision 2 See all

2 months ago)

+1 Chalice of Life  Flip main
+2 Freed from the Real main
+2 Fertile Ground main
-2 Uncage the Menagerie main
-2 Island main
+4 Serum Visions main
-2 Divination main
-2 Jace's Ingenuity main
+2 Mana Leak main
+1 Temple of Mystery main
-2 Yisan, the Wanderer Bard main
-2 Forest main
+2 Scion of the Wild main
-2 Reverent Hunter main
+4 Simic Growth Chamber main
+2 Jayemdae Tome side
+2 Ratchet Bomb side
-2 Champion of Rhonas side
+2 Yisan, the Wanderer Bard side
-2 Imaginary Threats side
and 23 other change(s)