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zahrim6486 it may seem weird, but you don't need to grab 3 at a time. If I play a turn one Land Tax I'm usually grabbing one or two basics to make my land drop and keep my hand full. But the hidden mode of Land Tax is if you have a Sylvan Library or Mirri's Guile out, it gives you a constant shuffle effect to make sure the top of your library is fresh.
I've always been happy to see Land Tax early game, and late game it cantrips with an enchantress effect in play and still provides the ability to shuffle away chaff from the top of my library.
I appreciate the discussion! Anyone taking interest in the deck is great! I've been having a lot of fun tuning this and running it at the LGS lately.
June 21, 2018 9:14 a.m.
How do you guys feel about the BBD dual lands? I know we really only have Spire Garden now, but say we get enemy colors, do we run it over Yavimaya Coast?
June 20, 2018 9:47 p.m.
I ended up cutting Starfield of Nyx and Grim Guardian in favor of Survival of the Fittest and Crop Rotation. I think I've only gotten the Starfield/Parallax Wave/Grim Guardian combo off once, and outside of the combo I never was excited to see Starfield, and Grim Guardian was only mediocre.
Survival of the Fittest keeps to the enchantress theme while completely opening up my creature tool box. Crop Rotation is a second copy of Serra's Sanctum, Deserted Temple, or High Market.
June 20, 2018 9:29 a.m.
Doubling Season is too expensive. We aren't taking advantage of tokens and Hardened Scales provides the effect we want out of Doubling Season on turn one, before Animar comes down.
June 20, 2018 9:22 a.m.
SynergyBuild lol go ahead. I don't mean to stir anything up or attack anyone, I just thought it didn't contribute much to the discussion of this deck.
Speaking of disucssion, have you found a spot for Spellseeker, toffmcsoft?
June 18, 2018 2:13 p.m.
Nillstan, your comment is like walking into a Starbucks and shouting, "I hate coffee!"
June 18, 2018 10:09 a.m.
I kind of butchered that last sentence and unfortunately can’t edit it.
What I meant to say is that the deck does not always have a lot of creatures in play to take advantage of cards like Cryptolith and earthcraft. They usually appear in one explosive turn.
I think Earthcraft has the most merit since you can use your newly created elemental immediately. Cryptolith Rite is probably too slow and Paradox engine doesn’t do enough on its own in this deck. I’ve tried to streamline the deck to ramp, draw cards, and kill.
June 10, 2018 10:18 a.m.
NV_1980 While I have some serious nostalgia for a revised edition Royal Assassin I think you’d be better of playing something like No Mercy or Avatar of Woe. We don’t really have any way to abuse it’s ability and killing one creature a turn isn’t too powerful. The other option is to put gave pact effects back into the deck. I moved away from them to lower the curve and draw more cards, but they are still powerful.
June 9, 2018 10:54 p.m.
Calsifer Sorry for the extremely late response. I never got a notification for the comment and rarely looked for them when I update the deck.
Thanks for the compliment on the deck.
I think Earthcraft, Cryptolith Rite, and Paradox engine could do some crazy things, but I’m not really sure where that takes this deck. Cryptolith Rite I think is probably too slow unless you have a haste enabler in play, but those are the turns I find I want to be turning my creatures sideways to end the game. The deck is much better suited to using its land for mana than creatures because you generally have so much of it in play. Also, the deck so want always have a lot of creatures in play. Usually it’s an explosive turn that creates and army and draws in to a win condition. The turns I’d spend casting those cards could be better spent ramping or drawing cards.
I hope my reply is still relevant and if you’ve had testing with the proposed cards in the mean time, I’d love to hear.
June 9, 2018 10:49 p.m.
pokejerk20 I ran Solemnity early on, but it didn’t really do a lot on its own in my play group so I ended up cutting it.
June 9, 2018 10:39 p.m.
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