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Oh, here's a link to my version as well, in case you wanted to check it out: Explore This!!! 'Cabra party~!
February 22, 2018 12:02 p.m.
I've made a similar deck and have been scrolling through the lists to see what other people do and how I can improve my own, and I think you've got some pretty obvious cards to throw in.
For removal Ravenous Chupacabra is an extremely solid option, not to mention Panharmonicon synergizes really well with it. Lurking Chupacabra is also an option based on the explore mechanic itself. I personally run X3 Ravenous and X2 Lurking, and I sideboard in and out the X4 sets of them based on the nature of my opponent's creatures.
Another really solid one-time removal is Golden Demise. I have X1 in my main board with X3 sideboarded for white-weenie decks, and the reason it works so well is that most of your big/important creatures are out of range for it if you don't have the cities blessing.
You're also missing out on Path of Discovery. I know it doesn't seem to do much since it doesn't actually change anything the turn it's played, but it makes Walker trigger off of itself, gives your Chupacabra's explore and works perfectly with Panharmonicon. It's worth the turn for the set-up, and you can afford to go somewhat low early on because of your lifegain potential. Quite a few of the games I win I go low enough to even trigger Arguel's, but end up with 30+ life.
Throwing some Duress and Kitesail Freebooters into your sideboard would help if you have problems with counterspells/mass removal, and Thrashing Brontodon is one more to cast then Naturalize, but also triggers path and is a really solid sideboard card as well.
Animation Module has been recommended to me several times, and it gives a lot of value with Rishkar, Peema Renegade and Path of Discovery. I'll test it out and let you know how it goes, but it's a thought. If you wanted to try it I'd recommend dropping Enter the Unknown; it's a 1 cost that can never be cast on turn 1 and gives needless ramp as you've got nothing that costs more than 4 in the deck. If it drew as well then maybe, but as it is it's severely underpowered.
February 22, 2018 12:01 p.m.
Murphy77 Thanks for giving me something to reference! Panharmonicon has been working wonders so I've added a couple...! I don't really like Enter the Unknown as much even though I'm lacking in 1 drops, purely because there is no real way to cast it on turn one, and it's difficult to actually get any value out of it. The added land drop is unnecessary as well, as the entire deck can run easily off of 4 lands and doesn't require any amount of ramp.
I often find myself discarding lands with Tomb Robber, and in those cases I could see Ramunap Excavator working rather well, but those are the only times I actually put lands in my graveyard, and oftentimes the boardstate makes it just as easy to explore off of something else instead.
The deck tends to brute-force overwhelm people, whether by creating several massive creatures, gaining massive amounts of life or flooding the board with creatures, sometimes all 3, so Cobbled Wings, with it's extreme lack of synergy compared to the rest of the cards, seems to be a no go with what we're trying to accomplish.
The purpose of Emperor's Vanguard would be to trigger explore regularly, but the big issue I have with it is that it can easily be chump-blocked or otherwise prevented from dealing damage, and at that point it becomes a 4/3 for 4, which is pretty bad. If you gave it wings then it might work out, but that also becomes 6-8 extra slots to achieve what Tomb Robber and Deadeye Tracker achieve easily by themselves.
Several people have suggested Animation Module, and it looks more promising when considered with Rishkar, Peema Renegade and Path of Discovery, but once again I'll have to test it out and see how it goes!
February 20, 2018 1:15 a.m.
Supernatural Stamina resets your counters on your big boys. try Heroic Intervention instead; it costs one more, but it protects your important counters and it's also a mass protection instead of a targeted one!
I'm looking for ideas for my own deck, and I know it's quite a bit different from yours, but you still might find it interesting to look through. Explore This!!! 'Cabra party~!
February 20, 2018 1:04 a.m.
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