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May 17, 2018 7:34 a.m.

First off, you have some decent themes/cards in here. Good job there.

Now, this deck seems to have weird budget; you're not playing a set of fetchlands, yet you can afford to play Tropical Island? IMHO, in a landfall deck, it's more useful to have a set of KTK fetches in your colors than a single ABU dual, even more so bc you're not going for a competitive deck.

Some solid cards you could find useful;

Overburden - a marvelous on-theme enchantment that will slow down your opponents significantly, but it doesn't hurt you at all.

Courser of Kruphix - It virtually draws you cards and makes your Extra land droppers better and it has just gotten a reprint. What's not to like?

Sensei's Divining Top - it's generally useful. But in here you have several cards that play lands off the top of your library. This can rig you the topdecks so you can utilize these efficiently.

Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath - these together are probably cheaper than a Tropical Island and they give you additional landfall trigers plus a reshuffle effect for top and your topdeck utilizers.

Dreamscape Artist - makes a good use of your land bounce effects and gives you landfall triggers.

Crop Rotation - you are already playing several solid utility lands. This makes you able to go fetch any of them instant speed.

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There are many more good Tatyova cards, these are just a few from the top off my head. GL with the deck!

May 17, 2018 5:19 a.m.

Sheets has been working well for me, but your stance is understandable.

In your first example you essentially spent 5 mana just to replay lands you bounced but didn't have to in the first place. Unless I'm missing something, that's a waste of mana.

Temple is solid, but the fact that you need 4 other lands for it to produce mana at all worries me. How often is it dead because of its 5-lands clause?

May 4, 2018 11:40 a.m.

The main problem of Kefnet as a beater is that it's such a good wall that you want to give him some form of vigilance in order to stay alive long enough for your clock to matter:

  • Maze of Ith is a beast; giving Kefnet vigilance (untap him after he deals dmg and before the combat ends) while doubling as a protection from attacks on demand.

  • Minamo, School at Water's Edge also provides vigilance while producing colored mana

Your manabase and ramp suite could use some improvement; Temple of the False God for instance has nothing to do in a deck with less than 38 lands IMHO, same for Terrain Generator. Don't be afraid to up your land count. I strongly suggest Scrying Sheets since you're already playing snow-covered basics.

Also, since you say you like group hug kind of cards; Jace Beleren is neat. It's a very political card that immediately replaces itself. It's a bit too cute for my taste but it could do well for you.

May 4, 2018 2:53 a.m.

Loreshadow

Thank you for your comment!

Retreat is neat, but its crucial shortcoming is that it wastes a card from hand without replacing it. This deck lacks cards to abuse (un)tap shenanigans and there are better options for scry in form of Top and Search for Azcanta  Flip.

However, I will note that it's a solid budget replacement for Azcanta and that it opens up more offensive possibilities with its untap effect.

And on the general landfall; it's not as manageable as you might think. The thing is Kefnet's land bounce option isn't something I go for. I do it to reset Glacial Chasm and to save lands from MLD, instant speed of course as the draw itself. Bouncing a land to get a landfall trigger is very risky. Even without lands in hand it means going behind on mana. And you still might draw/filter into a land depending on your topdeck. So even without land in hand, I doubt I'd bounce a land just to get a landfall trigger. Your information would be better if the draw and bounce were done sorcery speed, but then it wouldn't be a good deal bc you'd be risking an overcommitment that might cost you the game. A landfall trigger isn't worth it.

May 4, 2018 2:42 a.m.

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