5cmc, 6cmc, or X spell in Sultai
Posted on April 13, 2019, 8:42 a.m. by philktoken8998
Hey everyone, I've been fine tuning this brew for a while and am getting some good results recently at my FNM against some Tier 1 decks (3-1 last night; beat affinity, grixis shadow, and dredge; lost to Jeskai conrol)
Big thing is that I've made it more interactive and lower cmc cards so I had to take out some stuff at the top curve. I took out a PrimeTime (sad) and am left with a Walking Ballista , and while this card can be good, I think I could find a better card.
Basically I'm looking for someone to help recommend cards (preferably a creature) in BUG colors that are at 5cmc, 6cmc, or X/X. It should be super impactful obviously. Options are always great so I can switch them depending on the meta so feel free to see send a couple different ones and any cards you always wanted to play in modern but didn't because they're pretty expensive. Generally GG and UU is not too hard while BB can be a bit more difficult, but doable at 5 or 6cmc.
If it doesn't have an ETB effect or cast trigger, hexproof of recursion would be something I'd like since I really want this card to at least 2 for 1 if removed and take over the game if not.
I've only been playing for about 4 or 5 years so my knowledge of older cards is somewhat limited unless they are eternal staples.
Cards I've been thinking of so far are:
Hydroid Krasis ~ gains life + draws cards on cast; large evasive flyer if resolves
Carnage Tyrant ~ super good vs. control which is a tough matchup
Doom Whisperer : evasive flyer that only casts 5 cmc (easier to get on turn 3 than a 6 drop) that helps sift through your deck
You can view the deck at the link below: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/13-04-19-4c-ramp/?cb=1555158339
Let me know what you all think! The deck is getting pretty competitive now, but I really want to make sure my top end card is very solid overall. Thanks!
Thragtusk is the first card that comes to mind.
April 13, 2019 8:57 a.m.
With the amount of toolboxing your deck seems to have, have you tried Bring to Light ? In all seriousness I'd look at taking advantage of your deck's diversity rather than trying to have a 'bomb'- its often easier to trade two for one with just the right tool from your existing list rather than play something big and general. If you had a clear 'burn their face off' gameplan, it would be different, but here something like Mystical Teachings could really shine.
Other than that, things like Clone Shell , Acidic Slime , Puppeteer Clique , AEtherling etc. Silumgar, the Drifting Death might be an interesting choice. Changeling Titan is a cute way to get multiple etbs. But Thrag-daddy is still the best 5 drop in those colours, bar none.
April 13, 2019 9:29 a.m.
Thanks everybody! I already Thragtusk in there and he's very good so maybe with that considered, I'm looking for something that is more evasive (ie. not as easily chump blocked) and won't go one for one with a remove spell generally. Thragtusk obviously smacks in for a lot of damage, but the 5/3 body doesn't always get damage through quickly. Definitely the ultimate stabilizer and pretty good attacker though.
Iagotripha those are some good picks, but I'm trying to have it where they are powerful on their own a bit w/o being as matchup dependent. Bring to Light and Mystical Teachings are some cool cards I could try out for sure, and I'll have to try and make an alt deck or something trying those.