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Creature — Human Warrior
Creatures with power less than Den Protector's power can't block it.
Megamorph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up at any time for its megamorph cos and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
When Den Protector is turned face up, return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
Den Protector Discussion
1 month ago
Also, Aspect of Hydra is a cheap staple in mono-G devotion style decks.
1 month ago
Hey, nice changes to the precon, but I feel you've left out the thing most missing from the precon, early game ramp.
Kadena is an engine, but that engine can't get started until you can cast her from the Command Zone. It doesn't make sense to cast Morphs before you have Kadena on the battlefield because then you're missing out on the advantage that Kadena gives you, the whole point of the deck. Consider adding early game ramp to get four drop Kadena onto the battlefield faster?
Kadena being a four drop is helpful with early game ramp because a single two drop mana rock ( Talisman of Resilience ), one drop mana dork ( Elves of Deep Shadow ) or two drop land ramp spell ( Farseek ) lets you most likely play Kadena turn three. However you want to consistently be able to do this therefore you want a nice number of early game ramp cards. Definitely more than two which is currently here. Kadena is three colors which makes colorless ramp less appealing than colored ramp because again you want to get her onto the battlefield before you cast Morphs.
Ramp package to consider adding:
- Birds of Paradise or budget Paradise Druid
- Elvish Mystic
- Elves of Deep Shadow
- Talisman of Resilience
- Talisman of Curiosity
- Dimir Signet
Cards to consider cutting for this ramp package:
- Pendant of Prosperity
- Rayami. First of the Fallen
- Silent-Blade Oni
- Volrath, the Shapestealer
- Leadership Vacuum
These suggested cuts are cutting high mana cost cards for low mana cost cards to help to speed up gameplay.
The combo of Brine Elemental and Vesuvan Shapeshifter is a good reason to play Kadena because she can cheat the mana cost of these Morphs thus you can assemble the combo faster. Consider adding cards that can help to get Brine and Vesuvan into your hand? Fauna Shaman is great since she can be a repeatable creature tutor. She requires that you discard a creature to then tutor for another creature from your library. She alone if left alive can get both Brine and Vesuvan into your hand.
Fauna + Den Protector + ways to bounce Protector back to your hand ( Echo Tracer ) is helpful to tutor for and get certain Morphs into your hand. Vesuvan can copy Protector on your turn which is great when you have Morphs to recur from your graveyard. Protector can then be used to recur the creature you discarded. Fauna can tutor for Protector. With Morphs and Kadena this can be an engine to get Morphs into your hand to then cast for free on your turn or even your opponents' turns. It's also a fairly budget package since this appears to be a budget deck, that's important.
Cards to consider adding to help to get Brine and Vesuvan:
- Fauna Shaman
- Den Protector
- Echo Tracer
- Shared Summons : tutor for Brine and Vesuvan and put both into your hand at instant speed.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Grismold, the Dreadsower
- Obelisk Spider
- Broodhatch Nantuko
- Sudden Substitution
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Rare/mythic morph cards or cards that care about face down cards especially if from older sets. They are all good prices right now and most will spike if a morph Commander is revealed.
- Voidmage Prodigy
- Dream Chisel
- Aphetto Runecaster
- Ixidor, Reality Sculptor
- Riptide Entrancer
- Deathmist Raptor
- Whisperwood Elemental
- Aphetto Alchemist
- Vesuvan Shapeshifter
2 months ago
So with Commander 2019 about a month away what kind of cards do people think should be picked up before the release?
4 months ago
Also, just wanted to ask about a few cards you're not running that aren't in maybeboard:
Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots : provides protection, and even if the dude dies to a wipe, the boots stay on the field. Also, haste Animar is kinda nice to swing for infinite unblockable against any deck with white or black creatures.
Somberwald Sage : Just really strong on paper. Lots of dudes in the deck, and they often require colored mana. Seems good.
Glen Elendra Archmage : negate on a stick, AND you can use it twice. Seems weaker than siren stormcaller due to necessary counters on Animar, but worth considering imo.
Fierce Empath : 1 mana tutor to hand for Tishana/consecrated sphinx. Need I say more? Maybe.
Fabricate : ok this one seems to be the most obvious to me. Tutor ancestral statue to hand. Seems like a must go in. Also finds ball, metamorph, and spellskite notably.
Gamble : another obvious one imo. One mana tutor. Idk how often you're dumping your hand, but I like those odds.
Rattleclaw Mystic : Mana good, plus converts colors.
Wall of Blossoms : more useful elvish visionary: has health.
Skullclamp : draw cards. lots of dudes with 1 toughness. One of the stronger cards in the "weaker" section.
Den Protector : recursion on a stick. Seems good. Puts in hand instead of on top like noxious revival. Comperable to eternal witness, doesn't cost double green (ouch).
Shrieking Drake / Dream Stalker / Man-o'-War : good for combos, good for value. Most lists run them. Why not here? I think i might be missing something, although I can also agree that maybe they're not as powerful as the other 100 cards currently in.
Verdurous Gearhulk : it's at WORST a 5/8/8 trample, can be a 2/4/4 that buffs Animar 4, not to mention possible Rishkar or Generous Patron synergy. One of the weaker cards in this list imo.
Ainok Survivalist : morph is fun with Animar, 1G for a naturalize, plus free counter on Animar. I think it's worse than nature's claim or reclamation sage though.
Cloudstone Curio : I know it's not needed to combo, but seems like you could generate a lot of value, or a possible combo.
Purphoros, God of the Forge : one R for an indestructible body for ancestral combo, instead of using ball.
Hardened Scales : Double counters on animar, really good turn one.
Deadeye Navigator : forget the infinite combos associated with him, he's a great value card. Problem is paying the double blue, and then the blue to bounce. Also provides built in protection for himself and another card.
Thanks for looking through this whole message.
4 months ago
An interesting list!
I would look at lowering/smoothing out your curve, I have found it helps improve the functionality of a deck.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Missing Breeding Pool !!
Den Protector occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%