Unexpected Visitor(s)

Standard* Mono-Green Ramp

jgiesler Score: 20


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Looking to keep this post-rotation.

So try m13 and and Innistrad block only.

Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elves for some first turn Mana Dorks, both of which have the capability of yielding me a mana of any color, when paired with Abundant Growth .

Farseek and Borderland Ranger for some Land Fetching.

Elvish Visionary s help me draw cards to get the ones i need and are good chump blockers.

Thragtusk is a great mid game card to gain life and create some creatures.

Roaring Primadox is a good blocker and synergizes well with Elvish Visionary , Borderland Ranger , and Thragtusk .

Garruk Relentless  Flip is a great card to add a little bit of a control aspect.

Gilded Lotus fills in missing mana positions and helps ramp.

Fog s help protect my planeswalkers after they have been cast.

Thanks for looking. :)

Updates

predator ooze — July 25, 2012

Added predator ooze and Elderscale wurm.

Predator ooze was suggested by a lot of people.


Add Mid Game — July 15, 2012

I was having a problem with the Mid game while either waiting for Bolas or getting the right mana colors, so I added some Thragtusk s

Clear! — July 14, 2012

Alright, I can somewhat consistently get Nicol Bolas out Turn 5. If not, I usually have Garruk in to help control the field a little bit. Need to balance out the mana ramp with some cards to control the board.

Thoughts?

Wacco4932 says... #1

Well, it was kind of fun to playtest, but I thought that the deck doesn't really do anything without Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker , which makes it kind of weak against all aggro decks. Also, I don't quite see the point of a singleton Predator Ooze .

July 25, 2012 9:26 p.m.

jgiesler says... #2

Wacco4932 do you have any suggestions then? And I agree fyi. Trying to figure out how to fix that. I may make bolas a secondary thing. Perhaps work on a green aggro ramp deck and take out a bit of the mana fixing. Drop a Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker , a Gilded Lotus and an Abundant Growth for more big green creatures like another Elderscale Wurm , a Thragtusk , and a Predator Ooze .

July 26, 2012 12:03 a.m.

jacaramanica says... #3

I have to ask. Why Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker ? You're throwing in a bunch of cards just for the off chance you can play him. Why not just go mono green? Or if you want to use him, build a deck around him. Just right now, he doesn't seem to belong.

July 26, 2012 9:11 a.m.

Wahammy says... #4

I'd recommend dual lands such as Drowned Catacomb or Dragonskull Summit etc...

July 26, 2012 2:19 p.m.

Raspberries says... #5

Birds of Paradise rotates out, so you'll need to replace them with something like Abundant Growth .

I would recommend dual lans including green - Hinterland Harbor , Woodland Cemetery , Rootbound Crag - and leave out the others.

July 26, 2012 10:58 p.m.

BriceWithRice says... #6

If you really want Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker you might try card:Druids' Repository it would work well with predator ooze. Strangleroot Geist could help as well.

July 27, 2012 12:07 a.m.

jgiesler says... #7

Wahammy and Raspberries, no current dual lands could be fetched with Farseek or Borderland Ranger . Farseek does work on shock lands if they reprint them.

also, Raspberries, most people believe Birds of Paradise will be reprinted in ravnica like they did in the original ravnica block.

BriceWithRice, I have tried both of those in here and they are unhelpful to say the least.

July 28, 2012 2:23 a.m.

says... #8

Somberwald Sage helps your mana diversity (won't help bolas tho) and ramp. And if your running the sage and the lotus, you may try a Beguiler of Wills or Griselbrand . Any red creature you like. Give you some options for the best creatures in four different colors, and bolas as a secondary option

July 28, 2012 11:58 a.m.

Bert_MgErt says... #9

birds might come back in return to ravnica...where the current art first appeared. That and birds have never cycled out.

July 28, 2012 10:10 p.m.

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$32.24 $60.51 $204.65
Date added 2 years
Last updated 1 year
Legal formats Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Commander / EDH, Modern
Illegal cards Birds of Paradise
Cards 59
Avg. CMC 3.26
Folders Lea's Likes, Good deck idea, bolas, Favourite
Top rank #7 on 2012-07-21