What happens when Shalai dances with Winding Constrictor?

OK BESIDES EVERY STRIPSHOW IN LAS VEGAS...Shalai, Voice of Plenty pairs with Winding Constrictor quite nicely. But then again, she pairs with everything b/c of how gorgeous and amazing she is. So let us make use of her incredible nature, and her affinity for the beastly realms, and why don't we splash in some POWERFUL hatred from our dear friends in the black mana department. LET US NOT FORGET Shalai, Voice of Plenty CANCELS Settle the Wreckage ENTIRELY because that spell targets YOU; and our dear mistress of the wide gives you all the hexproof you need to say "Not today."

Her totally sweet bestie the Beyonce-esque Lyra Dawnbringer makes for a good mate, and if we bring in our dear beefcake Gideon of the Trials we have ourselves a menage a trois of INSANE PROPORTIONS GOING HERE. We ramp fast with Llanowar Elves and then we go OFF THE CHAIN WITH Jadelight Ranger and Merfolk Branchwalker then we BRING IT ALL DOWN with Verdurous Gearhulk and oh my that snake is just doing awful, awful, things for us now. We control the board with some Fatal Push, Vraska's Contempt, Seal Away, and Heroic Intervention and dear lordy we got some sort of counter spree with no birth control! I LOVE IT! EVERY BEAST ON THE BOARD WILL BE WIDE!


Update 1: Options, options, options. Untamed Kavu could be swapped in for Merfolk Branchwalker if you prefer a more stoic creature with a VERY busted kicker that combos with Winding Constrictor late game. Arvad the Cursed tends to be frightening as an alternate mate with Shalai, Voice of Plenty and Lyra Dawnbringer. You may want to splash one of him in for a Gideon of the Trials and see what happens there. It might be some sort of ...pleasure. Wild Onslaught is pretty fucking egregious, but you have to choose between that or Heroic Intervention, and it is a tough call. I put these forth as options for the general population. Nissa, Vital Force is also powerful in this deck, and you could drop one of her in for a Verdurous Gearhulk if you wanted to and nobody would say that's bad. Why? Because she's DTF, and full of that recursion, card draw, and makes your late game lands into crushing murderers.

Update 2: Slid in two Knight of Malice into the sideboard for those pesky blue-white decks.

Update 3: I've increased the number of Prowling Serpopard in the sideboard because Blue-White control is so fucking prevalent at this point; you just NEED to play it into a Shalai, Voice of Plenty.

Update 4: Ive added Walking Ballista back to the deck because I was able to find some room and it is just so good with Constrictor. I added the Heroic Intervention to the sideboard. Bumped some other cards out, but I think it overall was a smart call.

Update 5: Final changes for right now; mana mix. I just need less lopsided sources of black and white. With the four Llanowar Elves in the deck I think that adding three Concealed Courtyard to offset so much green mana is needed.


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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.50
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Top rank #22 on 2018-05-15
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