I would't play Benthic Giant , even as a 1 of. He's just to slow. You can speed up this deck with another 1x Cloudfin Raptor and 4x Experiment One . Also, you can ramp with 4x Elvish Mystic . For your three drop spot I would add more Elusive Krasis or maybe Vorel of the Hull Clade over Agent of Horizons . Finally, try to get your hands on some Master Biomancer , he's so great in a Simic build.
October 6, 2013 8:52 p.m.
October 7, 2013 6:07 a.m.
you definetly want to run 4x Elusive Krasis and 1-2x Ivy Lane Denizen and 1-2x Stolen Identity , i know Stolen Identity is a dimir card, but it is very possibly one of the best cards in my simic deck copying heavies or Ivy Lane Denizen every turn with cipher to get even more voltron power
October 12, 2013 6:50 p.m.
Use Witchstalker as your hexproof guy, so many days ruined with him at fnm :)
October 12, 2013 7:14 p.m.
I really like where this build is going, and I really like simic. I have a number of suggestions if you care to read my wall of text.
Renegade Krasis outperforms Crocanura by a lot if you ask me, even without the reach. If you're aggressive enough, your opponent's fliers are going to be chumping your big dudes anyway, unless of course you make them unblockable.
1x more Bioshift . It works well with your strategy.
Prophet of Kruphix is more for control builds i.m.o. It's slow and not very effective for this build.
might want to sideboard in Cyclonic Rift and/or Voyage's End . they can act as "removal" for problematic creatures, especially fliers and deathtouch dudes. Not so good for things with haste though. cyclonic rift even hits the god cards when they're out of creature mode (Erebos, God of the Dead for refference)
October 12, 2013 10:29 p.m.
Thanks, that gives me PLENTY to think about. Glad its not as crazy as I thought. I find Hindervines is a nice surprise when they are hoping to trade creatures, making them hesitate with blocking or attacking when I have blockers and mana available but the 3 mana cost might be a problem, I'll probably put in some Fog instead.Witchstalker is a good idea (I am always trying to avoid spending too much) as long as I can get him out early enough with a dork.
Thassa's Emissary, Oath, and Into the Wilds were all there just because I was trying to put in lots of enchantments to trigger Oath of the Ancient Wood but I'll just forget that now.
I didn't think of Stolen Identity but that does intrigue me and I'm pretty sure I have one somewhere...
As I said, LOTS to think about, thanks everyone!
October 13, 2013 5:05 a.m.
Thinking about it a lot and being creatuve is probably the true "spirit" of simic. It's always been a Janky/fun color combo if you ask me.