If you want a one card solution, Tajuru Preserver . Otherwise, token generation is a great option against sacrifice.
May 16, 2019 7:43 p.m.
Cards that generate value/card advantage are also great against black control. Take Thragtusk for example. You gain 5 life even if it's killed immediately, and then if they kill it you still get a token, so they have to use 2 cards to get rid of your 1 creature, and you still net the 5 life. Anything that takes multiple cards to destroy is what you want to look into, or cards that let you draw a card or 2 before they die.
If you're friend has to use 2 kill cards every time they try to get rid of one of your creatures, then you'll eventually you'll have more creatures than they have control spells.
May 16, 2019 7:51 p.m.
May 16, 2019 7:56 p.m.
In mono green there is only one such effect and that is Tajuru Preserver otherwise you can play creatures that may benefit from being destroyed I.E. Young Wolf , Strangleroot Geist , Kitchen Finks , or cards like Scavenging Ooze that utilize the graveyard, if you splash white you gain access to Sigarda, Host of Herons and Sigarda, Heron's Grace . Hope this Helps
May 16, 2019 8:43 p.m.
Can you post your deck, and/or the specific cards you need to defend against?
May 16, 2019 10:43 p.m.
May 17, 2019 5:11 a.m.
Also, if you splash blue you have the new Tamiyo planeswalker
May 17, 2019 5:13 a.m.
really need to know more about your deck to help but i think people have mainly answered it.
May 17, 2019 7:54 a.m.
my deck is 4x Elvish Mystics 4x Llanowar Elves 4x Dungrove Elder 4x Steel Leaf Champion 4x Vorapede 2x Terra Stomper 2x Polukranos, World Eater 1x Skarrg Goliath spells 4x Rampant Growth 4x Plummet 2x Prey Upon 3x Giant Growth 2x Groundswell 20x forests
May 21, 2019 7:32 p.m.
May 21, 2019 7:35 p.m.
So, seeing your deck has got some good ramp, it looks like what you really need are big fatties that can survive an edict effect.
I have an unusual solution for you: Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang as a 5/5 flying dragon. It would be difficult, if not impossible for your opponent to deal with permanently: they would need to have Vraska's Contempt or Path to Exile for the dragon token (and even then, they have to hope you don't Plummet it in response). The 5/5 dragon can survive any number of sacrifice effects, as long as you have to get it back.
If they have artifact destruction, you activate the ability to get the dragon token in response to the spell, and this saves the sword. To bait them into using their removal on the sword, you just equip it to something.
May 21, 2019 10:38 p.m.
Green defends against sacrifice with tokens. Each of the cards you're defending against let's you choose the creature to sacrifice. Make sure you have either plenty to sacrifice, or little chumps to sacrifice.
- Ramp into Hornet Queen or Ant Queen .
- Buy back Sprout Swarm a ton,
- Run Awakening Zone
- Ramp into Avenger of Zendikar or Rampaging Baloths (who would love your Rampant Growth ) or Hooded Hydra
- Add a Planeswalker that makes tokens and gives you other utility: Nissa, Voice of Zendikar or Garruk Wildspeaker or Garruk, Primal Hunter
For pretty cheap you could replace your current hydra and the Terrastomper for the Baloths and Hydra here, just to get a feel of token vs sacrifice.
May 24, 2019 11 a.m.
If the opponent is playing black, they likely have very few ways to deal with enchantments. Colossal Majesty or Elemental Bond can get you some additional card draw to power through their removal (and keep your hand full). Beast Whisperer does this too, but is unfortunately very easy to have removed when playing against black.
I also noticed that you're playing a lot of really big creatures alongside a 8 mana dorks. That means that most of your ramp is relying upon the survival of your little dudes, and if they can kill your mana dorks, your game grinds to a halt. Consider something like Nissa's Pilgrimage to get lands into play directly, which is harded for anyone to remove.
Also, you can take out Plummet , since your game plan is to just stomp face faster than they kill you. Your goal is to have so many big guys out constantly that they never stabilize and have spare time to hit you with whimpy fliers in the air.
May 24, 2019 5:52 p.m.
i run plummet to kill his vampirenighthawk were they have death touch they can just block my big dudes and he win the trade
May 25, 2019 12:01 p.m.
kidimp That's all well and good, but in those games where he doesn't draw a flyer, you don't get to use it. Card-for-card, choosing to put another threat onto the board in this instance, is a better use of a deck slot. If he kills your dude, so what? You killed his too!
One easy (budget-friendly) way to make this "trade" uneven is to have creatures with trample (either with dudes that have trample ( Aggressive Mammoth ?) or a combat trick like Tread Upon or Somberwald Alpha 's activated ability) - even if you die, excess combat damage is dealt to the opponent, so you still got something extra out of it. (Note: there are one-sided tricks like Tanglesap that make this super fun.)
Another way to deal with this is to put out mid-sized creatures (green has plenty) that you can direct to damage the deathtoucher either through fight abilities or through a card like Lure .
What I'm trying to say is that Plummet, while a viable limited sideboard card, probably isn't super strong in your matchup. Were I in your shoes, I would trade out a few mana dorks and plummet for a card draw engine and a mid-level threat or two. a great budget option for an early threat is Sauroform Hybrid , which would couple together best with Colossal Majesty.
Take a look at my other decks if you like the kind of budget advice I give :)
May 27, 2019 10:25 p.m.
One way that green can deal with death touch is also tokens or making enough dudes that it does not matter.
Tokens + anthem.
Playing a card that is only useful when your opponent plays a specific strategy means that some of the time it is a wasted draw. Impacting board state every time by making things permanently bigger or by going wider reduces the times you have a wasted card in your hand.
May 28, 2019 9:08 a.m.
Also, if you want to annoy your opponent:
Elegant Edgecrafters has the amusing effect that it can't be blocked by common deathtouching vampires.
Giant Adephage can also trample over deathtouching blockers, and creates a copy of itself, effectively surviving.
Precursor Golem is unusually punishing to non-targeted removal: a Murder will kill all of them, but a Cruel Edict only kills one. They also get really fun with the Prey Upon or Giant Growth you have in your deck.