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Shaman Learner Budget-Price

Commander / EDH

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This is great mono-green deck for beginners on a budget wanting to delve into the Commander format for the first time. This deck is intentionally trying to avoid a few mechanics that might be overwhelming to new players such as creature tutors, cards that flip and Planeswalkers - they can add those cards in later. This is designed to teach them some of the basic concepts of Commander & MTG in general such as:

  • understanding the mana curve
  • think of creatures as utility, not just beaters
  • creatures can have a dual purpose
  • card synergy
  • rebuilding from a board wipe

Strengths: can ramp quickly into big spells/creatures. Lots of creatures should avoid chip damage at the beginning and keep aggro opponents from giving you too much attention throughout the game. Can rebound quickly from mass creature/permanent bounce like Evacuation and Cyclonic Rift.

Weaknesses: Giving your creatures haste is rather important in the early game - slow to start without something like Lightning Greaves or Thousand-Year Elixir. Destruction board wipes will hurt a lot, so you'll need cards like Creeping Renaissance or Praetor's Counsel to rebuild your board state. No access to blue or black will limit control and tutors (but this is fine for new players).

Future Improvements: If you like the deck and want to improve it, it's primed to include a number of more expensive cards like Fauna Shaman, Oracle of Mul-Daya, Thrun (The Last Troll), Craterhoof Behemoth, Green Zun's Zenith, Worldly Tutor, Krosan Grip, Triumph of the Hordes and Tooth & Nail (among others).

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30% Casual

70% Competitive

Date added 10 months
Last updated 9 months
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.95
Tokens 3/3 Elephant, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Saproling
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