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When this enters the battlefield, sacrifice this. When you do, search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library and you gain 1 life.
thefiresoflurve on Naya Populate True
2 months ago
Welcome to big board state club! (I used to run G/W populate back in the day).
Disclaimer: not sure what your budget is for recommendations, so I'm going to go by what I see here (Dockside, Smothering Tithe, Parallel Lives level of cost for individual recommendations).
I think Ghired, Conclave Exile would make a better commander here than Palladia-Mors, unless you're tied to the latter for sentimentality/flavor/etc.
Next, land base. The single best thing I did for my Esper deck was upgrading my land base. You don't have to go super hard here to see results, but I would put together a list like: 1x Cabaretti Courtyard 1x Command Tower 1x Jungle Shrine 1x Sungrass Prairie 1x Rockfall Vale 1x Branchloft Pathway Flip 1x Needleverge Pathway Flip 1x Rogue's Passage 1x Kessig Wolf Run 1x Gavony Township. If you like this route, there are even more cheaper dual lands you can add in like the Temple of Triumph and friends.
There are a few cuts or substitutions that I think the main deck could make really easily:
Ultramarines Honour Guard -> Caller of the Pack. If Ghired attacks with a creature that has Myriad, he can populate the token that Myriad creates, but the Populated token forgets about the exile clause. Thus, you can end up with a theoretically infinite horde of creatures. It's fantastic. :D
Going off that last bit... Wayfaring Temple -> Treasure. Basically a great card in commander anyway, here it's a free win if you manage to clone it.
Growing Ranks is an easy cut. It's way too slow for EDH (compare it to Parallel Lives...) Could replace it with a Talisman of Conviction or friends to help you ramp faster.
I would replace Momentous Fall with Teferi's Protection or Akroma's Will or Grand Crescendo - some extra source of board wipe dodging. I don't think your creatures are really big enough to warrant a momentous fall.
I would also replace Druid's Deliverance with one of the aforementioned board wipe dodges. There are also some cheaper options like Your Temple is Under Attack, Unbreakable Formation, Make a Stand. Reasoning being: you should have enough board state to block things that want to hurt you, as long as you keep your board alive.
As far as making tokens sooner: well, if you want to do that, you're going to have to run some cheaper creatures.... or ramp faster. I'd probably opt for ramping faster, TBH, since your creatures are really cool. If you add the entire Gruul Signet and friends, along with the Talismans I mentioned earlier, that should get you to the minimum ramp package in tricolor EDH to make sure you can play quickly.
Naya Charm -> Artifact Mutation can help make some earlier tokens.
Brindle Shoat and Call of the Conclave are some decent options for turn 3 tokens you might consider, as well. But adding those would also require cutting other stuff.... horrible choice I don't envy you : P
Sorry for the wall of text...Hope that helps, and happy building!
Tic12 on Titania EDH
4 months ago
Hi, nice deck list, looks like fun to play.
What about Brokers Hideout, Cabaretti Courtyard and Riveteers Overlook. In fact, they are Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + 1 Life.
SenatorSenpai on Karlov
4 months ago
Suture Priest Lunarch Veteran Flip Impassioned Orator Kor Celebrant Pious Evangel Flip Auriok Champion Healer of the Pride Riveteers Overlook Cabaretti Courtyard Maestros Theater Obscura Storefront Brokers Hideout Sigarda's Splendor Trespasser's Curse Cleric of Life's Bond Prism Ring Tablet of the Guilds Soulmender Silent Attendant Apothecary Initiate Ghost-Lit Redeemer
thefiresoflurve on Land Windgrace
7 months ago
I think Riveteers Overlook would be a small upgrade (1 life) over Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse. You could also rock Maestros Theater over Rocky Tar Pit, and Cabaretti Courtyard instead of Mountain Valley.
One thing to note is that the Capenna lands won't be able to find your Overgrown Tomb / Cinder Glade like your current dual-color fetches can. Still, I think the extra landfall triggers in the same turn warrant the replacement.
thefiresoflurve on Obuun, The Hated
8 months ago
What kind of budget are you working with?
Azusa, Lost but Seeking is awesome for extra landfall triggers in a turn. Cabaretti Courtyard is also a good search land for doubling up on landfall triggers. Since you have a fair few lands with sacrifice abilities, World Shaper might be worth some consideration, too.
A few more good cards for this in no particular order: Embodiment of Fury, Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi, Druid Class, Field of the Dead ($$), Nissa, Who Shakes the World / Nissa, Vital Force, Omnath, Locus of Rage.
As far as things you can cut to make room: Canopy Baloth is kind of meh since it doesn't have any kind of evasion. Could swap this out for Embodiment of Fury. Might of Murasa could come out for the Awakening, since it's a similar costed effect (surprise giant blocker for only 1 effective mana more). Light Up the Stage feels out of place, could be cut for Druid Class for good gains.
Reviving Dose could also be cut for one of the Nissas - essentially, you're paying 3 mana for 3 life, where you could instead pay 5 mana for an epic planeswalker that makes you more land creatures. I'm also not a particular fan of Weather the Storm, although IMO it's at least situationally better than reviving dose. You could even cut both of those life gain spells and add both Nissas.
eliakimras on Obuun big lands
9 months ago
If you're still upgrading this deck, you might consider some more fetch lands to increase your landfall triggers: Bant Panorama, Jund Panorama, Cabaretti Courtyard, Brokers Hideout, Riveteers Overlook, Mountain Valley, Grasslands.
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