Ooze Theme deck (advice/suggestions)

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Posted on May 19, 2017, 2:18 p.m. by RedmundR2

excOOZE me Deck WIP

Hey gang,

I really like tribal decks that arent actually tribal decks. Basically I like the ooze theme and want to make a deck around a bunch of cute lil oozes that get really strong over time or whatnot. Most of the legendary ooze's seem to include blue, so if I should splash blue to drop black I am definitely down for that. Outside of the ooze's, I have literally 0 clue where to start with sorceries/enchants, so I just threw in some random ramp stuff for now.

Wurmlover says... #2

Cavern of Souls is a must-have for ANY tribal deck. same with Metallic Mimic.

May 19, 2017 2:46 p.m.

Squirrelbacon says... #3

Mutavault and Metallic Mimic were to first two cards that came to mind.

Is Spawnwrithe an ooze? If not it at least looks like one.

May 19, 2017 3 p.m.

RedmundR2 says... #4

Wurmlover Wow Cavern of Souls is amazing. Ill definitely need a playset of those if I'm going to invest in this deck. Metallic Mimic is good, i think I have a playset of those somewhere maybe.Squirrelbacon Clearly Spawnwrithe should have been an Elemental Ooze. Get on ya game Wizards!

May 19, 2017 3:05 p.m.

sylvannos says... #5

I'm not sure what's to be gained from playing nothing but oozes, apart from cards like Cavern of Souls, Descendants' Path, and Door of Destinies that benefit every tribal deck.

Bloodhall Ooze, Experiment One, Scavenging Ooze, and Predator Ooze are all reasonable cards for Modern. Necrotic Ooze is more of something you want to build around as its own deck, not necessarily toss into anything. Acidic Slime is also a good card, but the rest of your deck seems to be more aggro, making 5 CMC a bit high.

So of course, where does that leave you now that sylvannos has shown up and shit all over your idea?

For one, notice how much of a +1/+1 counter theme you have going on between Bloodhall Ooze, Experiment One, Scavenging Ooze, and Predator Ooze. Hardened Scales is absolutely bananas! That right there functions as your Intangible Virtue or Honor of the Pure. All of your oozes will just start doubling in size. Winding Constrictor is similar: it's a low CMC card that dumps a bunch of counters on everything. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar offers even more +1/+1 counters.

Second, you're in Jund colors. Lightning Bolt, Abrupt Decay, Atarka's Command, Terminate, and Fatal Push are all good options here. You're basically a quick, low-cost aggro deck. That also means you can play Dark Confidant to further increase your draw power. Since you curve out at 3 (Predator Ooze and possibly Nissa, Voice of Zendikar), you'll only be taking 1 damage on average each turn. This also opens up the potential for Liliana of the Veil. You're constantly drawing and playing oozes, while forcing your opponent to discard cards.

Copperline Gorge is a good start, but you really don't want to have lands that always come into play tapped. Fetches and shocks are going to be your best options, along with the aforementioned Cavern of Souls. I'd also recommend Blooming Marsh, Blackcleave Cliffs, and Kessig Wolf Run.

Lastly, your sideboard. It should probably be some number of hand disruption spells (Duress, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek), artifact and enchantment removal (Destructive Revelry, Ancient Grudge), and general Jund sideboard tech (Fulminator Mage, Kolaghan's Command, Kitchen Finks, Maelstrom Pulse, anything that didn't get put in the main). I'm not sure what other cards you'd add that protect your plan of killing people with oozes. Hindervines? Skullcrack? I dunno.

May 20, 2017 3:58 a.m.

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