Creature — Plant Elemental
: Until end of turn, target creature you control has base power and toughness 5/5 and gains trample.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , TrystonSpencer|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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1 month ago
Mossfire Valley is a decent budget land and Highland Forest is tutorable. I also like Blighted Woodland , Warped Landscape and Guildless Commons this deck. Don't think you need Reliquary Tower here though.
The proliferate cards like Retreat to Kazandu, Bloom Hulk, Vorinclex, Stumpsquall Hydra, Pridemalkin and Managorger Hydra don't fit so well to Phylath in my opinion. Going wide instead of big will get you better results. All you want in this deck is card draw, interaction, a lot of land ramp and some mass-pump spells. When cutting these cards, I'd also take out Inspiring Call, Soul's Fire, Thud and Fling. Plummet doesn't strike me as good enough. Kazuul's Fury can maybe work because it doubles down as a land. Gruul Locket, Wayfarer's Bauble, Commander's Sphere and maybe even Gruul Signet and Thought Vessel can be cut for more land ramp. I would even disregard single target protection like Swiftfoot Boots. Your commander dying is sometimes even advantageous, because then you can cast it again to get another bunch of tokens, similar to how Prossh, Skyraider of Kher can play.
Here some nonland cards that I'd definitely add either way:
Beanstalk Giant , Predatory Rampage , Nature's Claim , Impact Tremors , Momentous Fall , Overrun , End-Raze Forerunners , Rampaging Baloths , Abrade , Valakut Exploration , Heraldic Banner , Farhaven Elf
I personally like Creeperhulk and Gigantomancer , because they increase creatures' base stats, so Pylath's +1/+1 counters up the target's power even more. Very easy to get a handful of 10/10 plants this way. Vitalizing Wind can also win you the game, but costs a lot of mana upfront. Wort, the Raidmother can come in handy too. If you can afford it, Greater Good does very well in this deck as card advantage engine.
1 year ago
I've been fiddling with my own mutate deck. Its not infect but it is helmed by Otrimi, and I've been extremely happy with the goldfishing so far. I'd say you could probably go down to 35-36 lands with 7-8 ramp spells. You are going to want a close to equal balance of infect and mutate creatures, balanced out with a 3-4 tutors in case you need something specific. I'm not sure about how much graveyard filling you have either. You can get creatures back but only if they're mutate and you have Otrimi hitting someone, plus no real easy way to get back infect creatures. I'd say you could lose Creeperhulk, Gigantomancer Mirror Image Nyx Weaver Satyr Wayfinder The Mimeoplasm Nature's Claim Grisly Salvage Grapple with the Past Winding Way Dark Deal Mulch This is just my opinion, hope it helps.
1 year ago
If it was my deck I would probably take out Creeperhulk just seems like not enough value. Also Glistener Elf seems like a back up win con and if you are dropping those in it will be a better win con. Also Conqueror's Galleon Flip seems kinda unnecissary. Maybe helpful but not needed.
That is what I would do :)
2 years ago
Hey Happy774 - glad I could help inspire you to build something :) It can be pretty explosive with it's damage!
As for alternatives.... Teferi's Protection is a tough one to replace because it's so good and we're already running Heroic Intervention. Perhaps something like Ajani's Presence would work as you won't have loads of cats out that need saving at once, or even Rootborn Defenses (or the new card from RNA that's similar?) - Possibly Blinding Fog or the rather expensive to cast Join Shields? None of them are as good sadly....
A swap for Rhonas the Indomitable would really be looking for something that enables trample as that's why he's in the deck. A quick Scryfall search throws up some stuff like Elvish Herder or Creeperhulk or Mosstodon but I'm not sure how great they'd be (they're also not cats, but then neither is Rhonas....)
Hope that helps!
2 years ago
possible cuts: Dragon Throne of Tarkir, Garruk's Horde, Vine Mare, crash of the rhino beetles, Creeperhulk, Arborback Stomper, Rampaging Baloths, Spidery Grasp adds: Harrow Krosan Grip Ezuri's Predation lands
3 years ago
Thanks for the feedback Duke.Fleed! As a botanist myself, I just wanted to see what an all plant deck could do! I originally had Creeperhulk but to my dismay it is not mondern legal so that is just an addition for casual. I do think the Utopia Tree and Wall of Roots should be maxed out. I was also thinking Axebane Guardian for some more ramp and he can be the gardener in the deck lol
3 years ago
I don't think Shape removing all of your counters is something you need to realistically worry about. How often does your commander stay on the board for six turns without getting swept away or removed? In a pinch you could even sacrifice him to Ideal or Varolz. If you're running Glistening Oil you need to make sure you have ways to knock an Aura off Skullbriar anyway, because that thing will lock you out of your commander for good if it takes all his counters off (and puts a -1/-1 on).
That said, it's also a six-mana Aura and you can probably find some more efficient ways to put counters on your Skullbriar for six mana. And if I'm going to cast an expensive aura on Skullbriar, I'd probably rather it be a Gigantiform.
Oh and that reminds me: Creeperhulk could be sweet, too!