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Decimator of the Provinces
Creature — Eldrazi
Emerge 6 (You may cast this spell by sacrificing a creature and paying the emerge cost reduced by that creature's converted mana cost.)
When you cast Decimator of the Provinces, creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain trample until end of turn.
Decimator of the Provinces Discussion
3 weeks ago
The key detail behind what the Oracle ruling says is that paying costs is the very last step of casting a spell, with the window for activating mana abilities in the step right before that.
In the situation where you want to use Llanowar Elves for both mana and a sacrifice to help cast Decimator of the Provinces (or Natural Order or whatever), you would tap the Elves for mana in the mana abilities step and then spend the and sacrifice the Elves in the cost payment step.
This doesn't work in the case of getting mana from something like Thermopod because if you sacrifice a creature to make mana during the mana abilities step, it's gone when you get to the cost payment step. You won't be able to sacrifice it to help pay the cost of the spell you're casting.
2 months ago
I'd cut at least 5 lands and add these cards:
40 lands is too many, I think. Additionally, you're playing Foe-Razer Regent but only have two fight spells in the deck, doesn't seem worth it. Consider End-Raze Forerunners or Decimator of the Provinces instead.
3 months ago
Witherscale Wurm taking wither damage won't trigger Hapatra, so there is not much point for him in he deck.
Are you really creating enough tokens to make Bloodflow Connoisseur , Bloodthrone Vampire and Carrion Feeder worthwhile? In my experience with myhapatra deck, the snakes are way to valuable to be sacrificed for a mere +1/+1 counter or +2/+2 until EoT on some creature with no evasion.
Fevered Convulsions , and Gnarled Effigy look terribly unefficient, for mana for a -1/-1 is way too much. I used to run Serrated Arrows and Trigon of Corruption but I ended up cutting them, maybe they could work fine in your deck as you are going strong on Proliferate. Now I'm testing Serrated Biskelion but I'm not completely sold on it, you know you never get to draw the cards you are trying out...
Decimator of the Provinces
is also way too costly, even if you emerge it, and all the trouble just for a wide +2/+2 trample; a simple
would give you a better bang for your mana.
will wipe most of your oponent's creatures and
Revenge of the Hunted
is a one player board wipe. I also find
to be an underrated card to spread counters on your creatures.
Canker Abomination will only get you a snake no matter how many counters it gets, so in the best case scenario it would be a 5/5 with one snake for four mana, its not really worth the deck slot. There are many creatures in the Amonkhet block that will do just that but better.
on the evasion department I would definetly cut Tawnos's Wand , Hot Soup has a bit of a drawback, but Hapatra only has toughness 2, so it won't be a big difference anyway and the card is really funny. Trailblazer's Boots is a bit more expensive, but I would still consider it a budget card.
These kind of decks are supper weak against board wipes, so I'd encourage you to include Golgari Charm or Wrap in Vigor .The best card for that task would be Heroic Intervention but it's getting more and more expensive every day.
If you want to check my Hapatra deck, it's this one Hapatra's death hosts
4 months ago
Thank you so much for your feedback! It is all really great perspective on many cards I’ve thought about or haven’t even considered for the deck.
I too, like Sylvan Advocate and have yet to really punch anyone in the face with his +2+2 land pump but I cannot wait. Seems like overall great value, especially as a druid.
The feedback i probably appreciate the most is what you’ve said about Craterhoof Behemoth and Decimator of the Provinces . It’s, for lack of a better word, comforting to hear that they aren’t needed for a few reasons... 1) because it’s a relatively “easy” and common way for decks like this to win like and it’s cool to not have to depend on that as much. I may still keep End-Raze Forerunners in as the only creature to supply that kind of ability.
I will have to play some games with Paradox Engine before I decide to take it out. I hear you about the how big of a target it is but I feel like it’s one of those cards that can be that card—a gamechanger. Especially with the recursion I have in Restock and Revive to have it get some second chances.
I really like your point about Helix Pinnacle . It seems really really awesome, but you’re right, how practical is it really? Probably not very often to not at all.
I also hear you on the druids... I actually have Woodfall Primus , Treefolk Harbinger and Voyaging Satyr floating around and I will put them in for sure. I like what they can bring to the table. I still need to get my hands on Priest of Titania .
And wow, I also have Throne of the God-Pharaoh and that kind of synergy never clicked in my head before. So thank you! I’m also going to try that one out.
I will also get my hands on Benefactor's Draught and Mobilize . I really like those suggestions as well as taking out Restock for Wildest Dreams . Roar of Challenge over Bloodscent makes complete sense to me as well, as does Harmonize over shapers.
Thanks so much for the comment!
4 months ago
This is a sweet deck with a solid explanation behind it! +1
I've never heard or seen Ritual of Subdual before. That card is HAWT, even with cumulative upkeep. And I TOTALLY forgot about Mana Reflection as a mono-green option for mana doubling. Both of those cards will have to eventually make it in my Seton deck.
I also totally get why you run the big boy Eldrazis. They're too much for me to invest in right now so I went a bit of a different direction with mine. Although I do own Decimator of the Provinces , and was thinking of putting it in. What do you think of that card?
I don't see many more changes but for the sake of brainstorming let me give it a crack... I'd say for additional ramp (again not that you need it, your deck is dope) what are your thoughts on Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip or the new Nissa, Who Shakes the World ? I run both of those, but I also don't have Mana Reflection , Extraplanar Lens , or Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger like you.
I just recently took out Terastodon for Rampage of the Clans seems way better to me in the event I need to hate on more artifacts or enchantments which is almost always the case. However, it can hurt me, so I can already see your counterpoint about keeping good ol' Terry since it's controlled target removal.
The way I try to win is by going wide with my druids, so I NEED to put in Steely Resolve and Asceticism . They've been on my list for a long time. But anyway, since I go wide I find insane value in Nemesis Mask and Bloodscent . You probably wouldn't need to entertain the thought of using those though. Both pair up nicely with Bow of Nylea ...
Beast Whisperer is great draw.
Some funky enchantment "control" cards I run Primal Order (everyone in my meta runs non-basics) and Hum of the Radix , which I realize can hurt me but I intend to have more mana to use than my opponents. There's also Helix Pinnacle (which I don't have yet but plan on getting) and Quest for Renewal which I just put in.
Anyway, again, sweet deck which I would say is easily better than my version of Seton but I hope I may have suggested a card or two for you to think about! If you end up checking mine out, please feel free to give any and all suggestions you have including cards you think are straight-up not good. I'm all ears!
5 months ago
These are some good suggestions, Brawn i think is not that great in this deck as to really get the benefit i have to get it into the graveyard wich is why i play nylea wich gives it as soon as she enters without the hassle.
I do agree that Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi is super good and on theme so i will put it in when i get one. The overwhelming stampede vs overrun is more a matter that i own an overrun and not a overwhelming stampede. The god eternal would be alot better if he gave trample but you cant have everything i guess. I like the look of the End raze forerunners though, its like a cheaper Decimator of the Provinces .
Darksteel citadel is fun but i dont know what to cut for it. and Embodiment of insight just doesnt do enough for my strategy wich is more explosive in nature. I do appreciate your suggestions!
5 months ago
no Grave Pact ;-;
and if you want some more budget stuff... Smothering Abomination is a really underrated card imo.
Plaguemaw Beast might also be a good choice since it will basically double meren counters (then again not many of your creatures are tremendously high cmc)
might also look into some of the eldrazis that are cheap but strong as hell like Bane of Bala Ged , Pathrazer of Ulamog Decimator of the Provinces Artisan of Kozilek . and then of course if you get the money would also go for the actual eldrazi titans themselves.
you could use Endless One as a real jank way to up experience but ill let you be the judge on that one
5 months ago
Great concept for the deck. Really like it. Having access to Red and Blue is a huge boon outside of your usual W/G white weenies token armies. Having said that I think there are a few cards you can add (on a budget, too) to give yourself more tokens with which to punch through.
Release the Gremlins is a good wipe and gives you tokens. Red also has Devils' Playground and Revel of the Fallen God . You also need a good finisher. Craterhoof Behemoth is ideal, but End-Raze Forerunners and/or Decimator of the Provinces works equally well. Trostani Discordant is also amazing for you. As is Storm Herd . All in all, I think this is a great idea on it's way to greatness.
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