selesnya's theros devision (suggestions! :) )

Standard Counters G/W (Selesnya) Midrange

alphaword1283 Score: 2


so I am trying to figure out what to run once all my stuff from innistrad cycles out of standard, I still have plenty of leftover selesnya goodies, so i thought I would start there. If anyone has some fantastic ideas they could give me for how to balance out the deck, it would be greatly appreciated! at present it is focused heavily on producing numerous +1/+1s and using lifegain from angel of thune and kalonian hydra doubling them for the endgame. parhaps I could go junk for corpsejack manace? anyway, all quesitons, comments, jokes, and ideas greatly appreciated! let's figure out this deck concept together!

Robaby says... #1

Angelic Accord is probably a must in this deck and maybe some more populate, but i don't think the deck really needs it to be honest. Other than that i like :) +1.

August 20, 2013 2:48 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #2

hmm, I agree with you on the angelic accord... it would certainly make sense because it fuses well with the lifegain aspects, and token aspects of the deck, while at the same time tightening up my air defences... Indeed! I will put it in the sideboard for now where it makes more sense than putting Path of Bravery ! thanks for the suggestion and the +1!

August 20, 2013 2:54 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #3

ok, so assuming that there is a cycle of duel lands in theros, likely ally pairings... I am going to play sunpetal groove where those lands will go... :)

August 20, 2013 7:10 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #4

hmm, now that I think of it, Witchstalker may be a more stable option for a 3 drop control resistant creature than smiter which could reward unflinching courage commiting with its hexproof... hmm

August 21, 2013 10:07 a.m.

Robaby says... #5

Witchstalker is the obvious one to go with against any deck that has blue or black, but particularly control. Loxodon Smiter however is good against discard and counter control. hmm indeed.

August 21, 2013 5:52 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #6

it probably will depend on what style of control is being favored... Liliana of the Veil is kindof cycling, which makes loxodon slightly less relevent. it probably depends on how control builds shape out to be used, while Witchstalker works harder against non-black control variations against bant or azorius control, esper being favored would make loxodon a better choice assuming that they run that kind of thing, I have the smiters now, so that probably will be what I go with.

August 21, 2013 5:57 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #7

I do certainly love how in the late game, Scavenging Ooze can pull of 2-4 lifegain triggers in a single turn, which when Archangel of Thune is on the field, results in a great deal of general hilarity!

August 21, 2013 6:14 p.m.

Robaby says... #8

Yeah that's horrible strategy, with Kalonian Hydra as well, ouch. Maybe you could have Scavenging Ooze over Voice of Resurgence , instead on both. That way you can have more enchantment/instant/sorcery spells, and then sideboard voice and Witchstalker for a control match up.

August 21, 2013 6:29 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #9

well, found out through some playtesting that this deck REALLY has a problem getting rid of Boros Reckoner ! it's just kindof awkward for me to kill properly, so I must try and figure out some easier ways to do so!

August 22, 2013 3:39 p.m.

Robaby says... #10

maybe have some board wipes sideboarded, like Planar Cleansing . Arrest will also shut down his nasty ability, but i guess not kill him. Smite is a cheap way to kill things and Banisher Priest is already in your sideboard which is ok.

August 22, 2013 5:20 p.m.

alphaword1283 says... #11

hmm, Smite is an option I havn't yet considered... that might indeed be a possibility worth using, although it can't hit utility creatures... :) also after some additional playtesting, I think I have figured out that Witchstalker is the superior option to smiter after lilliana cycles out, hexproof does a fantastic job when suited up with Unflinching Courage (a factor which bant hexproof has made abundantly clear this past season lol!)

August 22, 2013 7:07 p.m.

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