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Avacyn's Pilgrim Discussion
3 days ago
I think you need faster ramp and probably more land to cast so many high powered spells consistently. Since this is casual, Wild Growth is pretty budget friendly. Fertile Ground is good, too. I suggest you cut Urban Burgeoning and Selesnya Locket for a 4 land enchantments that double the mana per tap. Since you're trying to populate, I also suggest cutting 1x of each of your highest CMC creatures in favor of some 1CMC mana dorks: Avacyn's Pilgrim can help mana fix for white, and Elvish Mystic or Llanowar Elves will ramp green. A possible 2CMC creature: Voyaging Satyr will double down on enchanted lands.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of of Elvish Visionary, so I'd cut that in favor of a spell that actually gains card advantage instead of just can-tripping, especially since there's not an Elf Tribal sub-theme. For budget, I think it doesn't get much better than Harmonize . If you ramp hard, Mentor of the Meek offers some synergy and is repeatable.
I'd cut Common Bond and add 2x more lands.
I think it's also worth considering more aggressive disruption in the form of Beast Within / Generous Gift . You could use them on yourself if you wanted a 3/3 to populate, or on pretty much anything an opponent controls.
6 days ago
I'll always recommend elves as a way to speed up slower decks. Some view them as fragile but if you look at any competitive deck with green it you'll see at least 4-5 dorks. Priest of Titania , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Bloom Tender and Birds of Paradise will speed up your game plane greatly. Also, Craterhoof Behemoth is the go to win condition for most go wide decks.
2 weeks ago
Hey man! I got a few suggestions -- I hope you find them helpful:
The best aspect of playing green is its access to turn one dorks. I'm sure you've noticed your Birds of Paradise is a great play to lead with; you should consider the following: Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Avacyn's Pilgrim and Orcish Lumberjack . Bloom Tender and Priest of Titania are good two-mana plays in this sort of package.
Another benefit to running dorks in green, aside from their mana, is that they're bodies. An Overrun effect can easily take the game, if you have a critical mass of creatures. Ironically, Overrun itself is pretty mediocre as far as Overrun effects go... I suggest running Triumph of the Hordes and Craterhoof Behemoth , since these are great ways to make an army of tiny duders into an army of deadly duders. Craterhoof Behemoth is especially good, since you can fetch it out with Natural Order , should you choose to run that.
So, I'm not quite sure how your deck is going to play. However, I suspect you'll have a lot of creatures during the mid-game. I think you should consider running Shamanic Revelation and/or Slate of Ancestry .
Veil of Summer is one of the more absurdly good cards printed recently. I highly suggest running it in any green deck -- it's a cantrip that protects your guys from counters and spot removal. There're some really odd niche-cases it's good in, too, like against Bitter Ordeal .
I don't think Path to Exile is very good. In general, ramping your opponents in a format with forty life and several enemies trying to do busted things is a dangerous move. I like your Swords to Plowshares a lot more.
Naya has access to some serious hate, in the form of bears and in the form of regular stax pieces. You should at least consider some of the following: Aven Mindcensor , Aura of Silence , Winter Orb (especially if you're running the dorks mentioned in (1)), Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Price of Glory , Root Maze , Armageddon (if you're like me and don't mind getting flipped off), Gaddock Teeg , Collector Ouphe , Stony Silence , Null Rod , Kataki, War's Wage and similar such nonsense. These are a really good way to slow down opponents long enough to get your army out and swinging.
Finally, depending on your meta, there're a few green enchantments you should strongly consider: Choke , Carpet of Flowers and Compost are all super powerful, given the right meta. Blue and black are the two most common colors in EDH, so you can be pretty certain you'll be facing one or both most of the time.
Right. That's all I got for now. Good luck!
2 weeks ago
20 Lands seems super low for a deck that wants to go as high on the mana-curve as this does. I'd also want to include some ramp, like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or perhaps just going all in on the green-white plan with Avacyn's Pilgrim , Birds of Paradise , or Noble Hierarch depending on your budget. If you want to keep the mono-white plan, Knight of the White Orchid can do some excellent ramping when you're on the draw (play him turn 3 before playing lands, get a land in play and then plan your 4th land).
If you're interested in seeing how a GW version could look like, check out Noble Angels (though I haven't updated that list for 7 months).
3 weeks ago
Hey! Estrid is always fun. I have some suggestions -- feel free to ignore any/all of them, especially since budgets vary greatly:
One of the main advantages of playing green is its access to dork-generated mana. Without green, most decks need a huge amount of artifact-mana to achieve top speed; however, green dorks tend to be a mana cheaper. You should definitely pull Arbor Elf in from the sideboard, as with your Wild Growth he taps for two -- if you include Utopia Sprawl , there's a similar interaction. Same goes for Overgrowth and Elvish Guidance , though those are more than one mana and therefore slower. I highly suggest you include more of these one-mana ramp-creatures: Llanowar Elves , Noble Hierarch , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Birds of Paradise ... Bloom Tender is also REALLY powerful in three colors, though she isn't close to cheap. You can also use these to cut some lands; thirty nine is too many.
Vintage xerox cards are a good way to dig for what you need and past what you don't. Pretty much all blue decks in EDH should be running Ponder and Preordain , and if you have access to shuffle effects, like an Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse or Prismatic Vista , Brainstorm joins the pile. These one-mana cantrips will allow you to keep more borderline hands, as they will be very likely to find you what the hand may be missing.
You've got some great cards in your sideboard. Swords to Plowshares is the best spot removal in magic due to its absurd efficiency. Your deck could likely benefit from some control elements, and Counterspell and Dovin's Veto are a great start on this front. Argothian Enchantress is a very powerful draw engine -- I highly recommend you run her -- and Grasp of Fate is another highly efficient form of removal.
Speaking of counterspells, I think you'd benefit from two or three more counters than Bant Charm , Counterspell and Dovin's Veto . I suggest Delay , Swan Song , Dispel , Spell Snare , Spell Pierce , etc.
Mass card-draw is really good in EDH. Windfall is very powerful, especially if you take Narset, Parter of Veils off the sideboard and resolve Windfall . I suggest four to six draw spells. Some cards to think about: Treasure Cruise , Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Sylvan Library , Mystic Remora , Chemister's Insight , Frantic Search , Gush , Sphinx's Revelation , Archmage's Charm , Chart a Course .
Stony Silence is a powerhouse in EDH, especially if you run the aforementioned dorks and derive you mana from non-artifact sources. If you want to run a Green Sun's Zenith package, you can fetch Collector Ouphe . Obviously, Stony Silence is preferable, as it is an enchantment.
Season of Growth , from M20, seems like a good card. Making all your auras cantrip is a good thing-a-ma-jig.
4 weeks ago
I love the deck name. I got a few suggestions:
Your land-base can use some work. I highly suggest Command Tower , City of Brass , Mana Confluence and Prismatic Vista . The prices on these lands varies, but they're all good (especially Command Tower )...
Xerox cards, sort of like your Opt , will allow you to run slightly fewer lands -- they'll dig you to what you need and past what you don't. I highly recommend running Ponder and Preordain in any blue deck; Brainstorm is great, too, though it requires slightly more shuffle effects than just Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds .
I think Swords to Plowshares is a lot better than Path to Exile . Ramping an opponent in a format filled with high-power cards is actively dangerous, and I suggest Path to Exile only in highly aggro decks that need to remove blockers to kill an opponent. Giving an opponent a little life is much less significant. Similarly, I think Grasp of Fate is likely a lot better than Pacifism .
Narset, Parter of Veils is a bomb in EDH, especially if you can pair her with a well-timed Windfall . Similarly, many decks have at least a decent number of search effects, meaning that Ashiok, Dream Render is also a powerhouse.
Like the aforementioned Windfall , there're a bunch of card-advantage spells to consider. Painful Truths is a favorite of mine, and Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Phyrexian Arena etc. are all awesome. Fathom Mage can also draw you cards.
One major bonus to playing green in EDH is that it grants you access to the best dorks; in these colors, you can play pretty much all the best ones except Orcish Lumberjack . Some are more expensive than others, but since dorks (and their low cost) are the best ramp in the game, you should consider running any number of these: Avacyn's Pilgrim , Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Elves of Deep Shadow , Deathrite Shaman , Noble Hierarch , Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender will all be powerhouses in this deck.
There're some charge-counter artifacts to consider, as you can proliferate the counters. Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia come immediately to mind, and Coalition Relic and Transmogrifying Wand are both powerful as well.
Depending on your meta, there're some enchantments you should consider: Mystic Remora is often an Ancestral Recall in more inexperienced metas; Compost can be a powerhouse, as black is the second most common color after blue; heavy blue metas are friendly to Carpet of Flowers ; and similarly, since you're not running any Island s outside the basics yourself, Choke can be good.
I think you forgot Sol Ring ...
If you want, you can run a little bit o' hate. Grafdigger's Cage is probably the best Stax piece in the current meta. Smokestack is a fun piece of work you can proliferate, if necessary; running it in conjunction with Orochi Hatchery or just Bitterblossom can give you all the advantage you need.
1 month ago
Some better options of ramp to replace Nissa's Expedition and Peregrination : Rampant Growth , Farseek , Nature's Lore (those two can grab nonbasic lands), Cultivate , Circuitous Route , Skyshroud Claim (can also grab nonbasic lands).
In the matter of boardwipes, you might consider Rout for instant speed or boardwipes that don't hit your stuff: Austere Command and Cleansing Nova for versatility, Single Combat , Divine Reckoning , Tragic Arrogance , Cataclysmic Gearhulk .
1 month ago
Hey, nice brew and good start, but I think you need more creatures.
Marisi is about attacking with creatures and his ability is actually quite good when you're attacking with lots of creatures because he triggers for each one that does damage to a player not just himself. When you have more creatures you can attack more opponents since you can choose which creatures attack which opponents. More creatures attacking means more possibility of getting through to do damage to more players. 17 creatures is low to consistently have creatures to attack with. Most of your creatures are a high mana cost which can be problematic when you want to attack with Marisi along with other creatures the turn you play Marisi.
In my opinion cards that can help your deck are:
- Early game ramp ( Elvish Mystic ), mana dorks ( Avacyn's Pilgrim ), ramp that's creatures who can first be ramp and then be an attacker.
- More low mana cost creatures who have flying ( Aven Mindcensor ).
- More haste enablers ( Mass Hysteria ) to be able to attack with Marisi and other creatures the turn you play them.
- More tutors ( Eladamri's Call ) and draw options ( Beast Whisperer ) which you ask for help in the deck description. More creatures can make repeatable draw options ( Guardian Project ) better.
- Improve the manabase with more budget dual lands ( Jungle Shrine ) and less basic lands.
- Expand on the Group Slug theme ( Zo-Zu the Punisher ) .
If you like some of these ideas I offer more help by expanding on each one. Good luck with your deck.
Avacyn's Pilgrim occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
GW (Selesnya): 1.25%