My Best Turn-Two Play
Posted on April 20, 2017, 2:20 a.m. by The_Lost_Primarch
First game I played with my friend with the new pieces went like this.
T1: Forest, Arbor Elf
T2: Forest, cast Utopia Sprawl on untapped forest. Tap enchanted forest for 2 floating mana, untap using Arbor Elf, tap again for a total of 4 floating mana. Cast Garruk Wildspeaker and use his +1 loyalty ability to untap the enchanted forest (which I tap again for 2 floating mana) and the other forest. I cast Gyre Sage and end my turn.
My opponent's reaction was "Wow, that's scary."
Ended up winning against his Modern Mono-Red Goblins deck
It's a pretty nice setup for mana ramp. Mana ramp decks like that are definitely something that shouldn't be overlooked. If I remembet correctly there was a deck that ran that same engine but used planeswalkers and cloudstone curios as combo and went infinite mana for a kill. Suprisingly quite effective... I wonder where it went.
April 20, 2017 9:23 a.m.
Interested to here what you followed that turn up with? All that mana had to result in something big!
April 20, 2017 2:25 p.m.
April 20, 2017 10:10 p.m.
Man, I was hoping you dropped an epic hydra. Definitely one challenge with ramping is getting the big creature to play to go along with it.