Creature — Troll
Barkhide Troll enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Barkhide Troll: Barkhide Troll gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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Barkhide Troll Discussion
1 week ago
I definitely prefer Aspect of Hydra over the 2 Blossoming Defense , to be honest. While Defense isn't bad, Aspect is just so good, and it can easily add 5 or 6 damage for a single mana, which can give you some really quick kills.
I'm not a fan of Wrap in Vigor , I don't think you ever want to be holding up two mana to prevent a wrath when you can instead just not play any more creatures. Realistically, 5+ power on board is scary to anyone, and they're forced to either find a way to stop combat or kill your creatures.
Also, when building your sideboard, think of what you're cutting for each card. For example, you'd probably cut Champion or Avatar to pull in 2 Scooze and 2 Weather against an aggro list. With that in mind, I'd rather have Reclamation Sage as your artifact/enchantment hate because it switches for Steel Leaf perfectly, and continues your board state building while other cards won't.
Or Thrun -- you don't have any other 4 mana card maindeck. As such, he's not great to side in. Dungrove Elder , Great Sable Stag , Barkhide Troll , Bassara Tower Archer are all better options, but they depend on your meta. You'd run Dungrove on default because it grows, Stag if counterspells, merfolk decks, or black creature decks are a problem, and the other two(which slot in for stuff like Avatar instead of Champion) if you need them to come down earlier.
Those are my thoughts for now, but I gtg so I guess I'll talk more later.
1 week ago
You probably want a full playset of Aspect of Hydra , as it will be the card that wins you a lot of games
You can probably go down to 20 lands (probably even less, most stompy decks run 18). It feels like you don't need soo many copies of Blossoming Defense and Vines of Vastwood either (I'd suggest a total of 4 of these, not 6).
1 month ago
7 months ago
Thank you for all your advices! The idea is to make green deck really fast, to compete with red haste decks. That’s why I use Boggart Ram-Gang (they are 3/3 haste for 3rd rnd drop giving +3 devotion) and Llanowar Elves (giving 3rd rnd drop in second rnd, also I need much mana to cast multiple spells in round - I used to think like you and got rid of them once and it didn’t end well).
Barkhide Troll - it is really great creature, cause it’s 3/3 with potential hexproof in 2nd rnd. But I notices that in fact I always wait for 3rd, because I dont wanna lose him and always leave 1 mana for ability, which is annoying. I think I’m gonna swap it for Bassara Tower Archer as you said.
Witchstalker plays a different role than Silhana Ledgewalker. The first is 3/3, second is 1/1 and it is huge difference. It is not an aura deck, so it may lose firepower when I will do that. I was even thinking about adding something more powerful for him (e.g. Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig), but I’m afraid I won’t have much creatures to buff without worrying of destroying them by opp’s spells then.
Vines of Vastwood - yeah, they play very well! I agree I need more of them. Maybe I will remove Become Immense since I noticed I don’t have many cards in graveyard since my creatures don’t die easily.
Auras - maybe I’ll try for fun, but it’s just... I wanted to experiment with unusual approach to this deck, cause many people use hexproof+aura, but haven’t seen many very fast hexproof+buff decks :)
7 months ago
Make a test taking off Barkhide Troll and Boggart Ram-Gang and putting 4 Slippery Bogle. Your spells are very low cost, so I don't see how Llanowar Elves are needed, try to get off them and use 4 Bassara Tower Archer, it seems she works a lot better than the troll, due she's constant hexproof and keeping good your green devotion. Witchstalker is a good option for sideboard, try to use 4 Silhana Ledgewalker, she's fasten and much more hard to be blocked. Vines of Vastwood are very good, try to use 4 of it, it suits well in any situation.
8 months ago
11 months ago
On second thought, generally speaking, Wildwood Scourge won't be the target of Hydra's Growth. You want to put that on Barkhide Troll or Stonecoil Serpent. I got into a locked battle between a crapload of multiplying 1/1 tokens against my doubling Barkhide Troll + Glowstone Recluse. I could have easily won quickly if it had trample. In this case. Wildwood Scourge came too late, and it was practically useless. If it was Pridemalkin, I could have won due to trample. Basically, trample is more valuable in this deck than a single other creature that adds a constant number of counters per turn. I'm going to put Pridemalkin back in.
1 year ago
Hi! Fist of all I must say I'm not a Pioneer player but this list makes me want to, it looks super cool. But there's a card that it would fit perfectly in this deck, and that is Lotleth Troll! That card is super good, with all certainty better than Barkhide Troll