- 3x Breeding Pool
- 1x Faerie Conclave
- 2x Flooded Strand
- 4x Forest
- 1x Hallowed Fountain
- 4x Island
- 1x Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
- 4x Misty Rainforest
- 1x Temple Garden
- 1x Treetop Village
You've probably thought of this already and rejected it for your own reasons, but could Arbor Elf perhaps replace either the courser or noble heirarch? There's something quite joyful of ramping to 4 mana second turn with a Utopia Sprawl and Arbor Elf, casting a Garruk Wildspeaker and then casting another 3 mana plainswalker creature on top of that...
I love the deck - but I'd hate to be on the receiving end of it.
September 9, 2017 4:14 a.m.
foxinsox honestly I didn't really consider it but it's valid for the early ramp and budgetary restrictions! Cheers!
I think I mainly just auto-chose Noble for the static access to bant.
September 10, 2017 9:06 a.m.
I feel like Jace, Unraveler of Secrets outperforms party jace here despite mana cost, the abilities have a much higher game impact
Also, i feel like Birds of Paradise should be in here somewhere, it outperforms courser by a lot, heck even Lotus Cobra, Oracle of Mul Daya and Azusa, Lost but Seeking are all better options, courser is one of those cards i wanted to be good when i saw it spoiled but never ended up performing well during playtesting
September 10, 2017 10:09 p.m.
But Zelda: majoras mask was the bees knees, hit me right in the childhood, this deck seems very slow for modern but your theme is juicy, seems like fun for non-dci play
September 10, 2017 10:14 p.m.
goblinguiderevealpls I wouldn't necessarily say Unraveler outperforms here when Telepath Unbound can flashback any timewalk. Looting early on is also formidable. But the idea of Opt and Bouncing things certainly is no slouch. That being Said Nissa Scrys, and puts things into play far earlier.
As for BOP, unfortunately it doesn't outperform Courser at all. At the very least it's probably better than Noble with the exception of Noble's Exalt trigger. Arbor Elf is already being considered for a possible replacement as it also encourages a far more budget build while still retaining the same strength.
Lotus Cobra and Asuza are also quite poor here since we are not relying on multiple land triggers, but rather ramping via Utopia and Garruk. Consider archetypes like Amulet Titan that would run those cards, they're running on average 27-28 lands to really make use of their abilities.
Oracle is functionally better, but a turn slower and would probably be cast at the time I would much rather want any Walker, or Timewalk.
As for Courser itself, is feasible to cast, has a great body for it's slot on the curve and offers a lifegain as well as being able to play additional lands.
I really appreciate all the thought that went into your suggestions mate. At the very least I will consider dropping one JVP for one Unraveler. But an interesting fact for you to know is that a similar Bant Turns build made it to Top 8 at an SCG Classic, so I know this actually has potential in a DCI sanctioned event! I'm glad you enjoyed the theme as much as I!
September 11, 2017 7:04 a.m.
If you have two or more, then yes they each provide an instance of playing additional lands per turn. As well as the lifegain - so two on the field means you gain 2 for every 1 land.
September 18, 2017 10:53 a.m.
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This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||Narset, 3/3 Beast, Jace|
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|Top rank||#2 on 2017-09-18|