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Another spoiled lands-matter candidate:
A slow crop rotation on a stick. Summoning sickness does make it vulnerable, and turning from a 1/2 into a 3/4 isn't very impressive in the scheme of things, but it certainly has potential as a way to fetch out utility lands or just fill the graveyard if needed. Maybe get a bounceland to put a land card in hand to pitch to Lord Windgrace . Fetching tapped lands (such as Vesuva and maybe even the upcoming Field of the Dead) is fine however the land always entering tapped from this ability may become an issue in the future and limits its immediate value off the top and late game. Technically just being 2 generic mana to activate may give it a little more utility than needing only Green mana. I'm on the fence about this one, but being such low cost, perhaps it has a place in the archetype.
June 21, 2019 10:40 p.m. Edited.
Recent spoilers have given lands-matter this little gem:
Now given that these Windgrace decks are running multiple lands of different names, along with spells like Scapeshift and Splendid Reclamation , this could potentially function as a win condition based solely upon landfall, along with being difficult to interact with. Better yet these zombie tokens enter untapped, so you could for example flash a blocker off a Crop Rotation or recur fetchlands for great effect.
Only issue is that it enters tapped and it is a colourless source, for which this archetype is not lacking. Could be a replacement for Homeward Path (as much as I hate leaving the board open to YOINK decks) or maybe one of the worse wasteland effects like Tectonic Edge .
June 19, 2019 11 p.m. Edited.
Times are changing!
With Modern Horizons, now seems like the time to make a few key changes to hopefully not only improve the consistency of the deck but also add in a few new fun tools.
Old and busted:
Squandered Resources : I can see why this is appealing in the mass land destruction or fast mana decks, but honestly it didn't play out great in this build because the finishers aren't exactly that fast, or a few extra mana is unlikely to change the outcome (one or two Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is usually enough, and not only that, far more consistent with searching effects).
Luxury Suite : The mana base is slowly taking the desired shape, as before it was very much mirrored on all three colours with very few red or black cards. I've found consistently that a R/B untapped source is underwhelming and does very little to help ramp out early game and there is an oversaturation of fixing already present.
Rakdos Carnarium : Same issue as above, I used to feel that the third bounceland for the bounce effect was enough, but looking at the results I feel like this is an easy cut, the R/B fixing is good enough in this deck to not need to warrant another.
Drownyard Temple : while it may seem an easy addition, the effect has been lacklustre, at best a sac outlet for The Gitrog Monster or Glacial Chasm at best, but that doesn't feel like a consistent or effective gameplan.
Nurturing Peatland : G/B mana fixing, draw a card, easy include.
Mina and Denn, Wildborn : Am testing this out mainly because unlike Wayward Swordtooth it has a secondary ability that may be of use for interactions like protecting Glacial Chasm from removal, while also allowing a second landfall trigger if needed or simply as a way to pitch a land to Lord Windgrace ticking up.
Wrenn and Six : I'm big on this planeswalker in this particular build because Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , Splendid reclaimation, Hour of Promise , Windgrace's Judgement and Scapeshift are all prime targets for recursion with retrace. The tick up is relevant, and the tick down...well like Lord Windgrace 's ultimate we'll just forget about that one and move on.
I have a good feeling about all these changes, let me know if there are any changes you would also suggest ( Tectonic Reformation was on the cards, but can't see another good target to cut and am unsure whether it is just another situational enchantment).
The land base has gone down for 42 to 41, but this should not massively effect the consistency of land drops.
June 15, 2019 12:36 a.m.
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