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Said on Simic energy tempo...

#1

Key to the City can also help your creatures get through for damage. It pairs nicely with both the Pummeler and Longtusk Cub.

June 23, 2017 8:20 a.m.

Said on G Ramp/Beats...

#2

Since you don't have a need for any color mana other than green, I recommend swapping out your Naga Vitalist for Druid of the Cowl; same mana ability for you, plus one extra toughness.

4x Ulamogs seems to be a little much. I know you want to see the Eldrazi as much as possible, but what happens when you get two in your hand and can't cast it yet? Sylvan Advocate could make a good swap in for one Ulamog.

June 23, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Also, for a two-color deck, you would be better suited playing any of the rare UG lands in place of Evolving Wilds; Wilds is effectively a tapped land in this scenario (meaning it will produce useful mana the turn after it enters). That changes if you add a third color though.

Your best option would be a pair of Botanical Sanctum, followed by a pair of Lumbering Falls. Wilds is marginally better than Woodland Stream as Wilds provides a (very marginal amount of) deck thinning.

So if you have the Sanctum or Falls, play them over Wilds.

June 22, 2017 5:02 p.m.

I like the idea of a Simic Pummeler build, but I was unable to get a deck that played as smooth as the original RG. I like where your deck is headed and have a few options for you from my experience.

If you're looking to use Negate to counter their instants during your turn, you could save one mana and go for Dispel instead. The only thing neither hits would be a flash creature.

Also, our little robot friend really needs trample to get through any chump blockers. But if you're playing blue, you can simply make it unblockable as you've planned with Open Into Wonder; we also have available Slip Through Space. And Key to the City can also sneak the robot through.

Since you only have 5 trample granting spells (four Larger Than Life plus Rhonas the Indomitable) you're looking at 68% chance of drawing one of those five by turn 5. If you can add 3 unblockable options, you have an 85% chance of getting one in hand by turn 5.

June 22, 2017 4:55 p.m.

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#5

Nice to see someone using Saheeli the way she was intended!

June 9, 2017 9:36 a.m.

Said on Naga Beatdown...

#6

Nice tribal! Would you consider Stoneforge Masterwork? It would pair nicely with all your Naga, particularly the unblockable Slither Blade, or whichever ones you add the Cartouches to.

Unfortunately Masterwork rotates this fall, but it's definitely more budget-friendly than Metallic Mimic and I think it would do better in this deck than the Mimic.

June 7, 2017 10:42 p.m.

Said on All Things Pummeler...

#7

So I've been thinking about Glorious End in the Pummeler sideboard. The card can actually make sense as an answer to Ulamog. If you have a better answer to Ulamog/Marvel (other than 'out run it'), I'm all ears.

If your opponent plays the Marvel as they should, they will activate the Marvel in response to you declaring attackers with your Pummeler. If they hit an Ulamog, you can respond with Glorious End which will remove both Ulamog's cast trigger and Ulamog the creature from the stack, fully countering it (but also ending your turn). Then your opponent will have their turn to try and regain enough energy for another Marvel spin. On your subsequent turn, you need to finish them off, which this deck should be able to do if you have the Pummeler out.

Glorious End is even better if your opponent activates it during their turn. Then if they hit an Ulamog, you cast Glorious End and go to your turn where you should have an open board to finish them off. This does require you leaving up enough mana, which this deck doesn't do too often.

In both these situations, Glorious End makes sense as you're pretty much hosed if the Ulamog hits the battlefield. I've only successfully Pummeled through an Ulamog on one occasion, and that was holding the optimum pump spells in hand.

June 7, 2017 7:35 p.m.

Said on R/G Pummeler...

#8

So I've been thinking about Glorious End since my previous post from last night. The card actually makes sense as an answer to Ulamog.

If your opponent plays the Marvel as they should, they will activate the Marvel in response to you declaring attackers. If they hit an Ulamog, you can respond with your Glorious End which will remove both Ulamog's cast trigger and Ulamog the creature from the stack, fully countering it (but also ending your turn). Then your opponent will have their turn to try and regain enough energy for another Marvel spin. On your subsequent turn, you need to finish them off, which this deck is easily capable of thanks to Pummeler.

Glorious End is even better if your opponent doesn't play Marvel correctly and instead activates it during their turn. Then if they hit an Ulamog, you cast Glorious End and go to your turn where you should have an open board to finish them off.

In both these situations, Glorious End makes sense as you're pretty much hosed if the Ulamog hits the battlefield. I've only successfully Pummeled through an Ulamog on one occasion, and that was holding the optimum pump spells in hand.

And this is easily the most I've ever linked one card in a single comment.

June 7, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Said on R/G Pummeler...

#9

I think Glorious End just might work here. It definitely won't be expected. I imagine it will function similar to casting an Elder Deep-Fiend during their upkeep, effectively locking them out for a turn. And this deck can easily win in the middle turns given free reign of the board with a Pummeler on the battlefield.

June 7, 2017 12:06 a.m.

I appreciate you giving credit to the thanks for linking to the original source for your inspiration.

I've been trying to build the similar deck, but I lack the Glorybringer. I really like your replacement of the Elder Deep-Fiend with the Gods. I had found the Deep-Fiends to be not quite worth their emerge costs, especially if I only had a Hydra on the battlefield to sac.

How are Nissa and Arlinn working for you in the mainboard? They are probably two of my favorite planeswalkers currently in standard.

June 6, 2017 11:43 p.m.

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