Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.
, Sacrifice Durable Handicraft: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
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Durable Handicraft Discussion
9 months ago
Perhaps not each one off that list, but there's certainly at least a couple that are worth trying for you (also not real expensive to order singles of online).
Also, if Simic Ascendancy is your primary win condition, then you absolutely need to be running 4 copies. I'd highly recommend throwing another one in there to bump it up to a 4-count.
1 year ago
Another batch of cuttable creatures, the premise is simple either they don't progress counters plan or are too expensive for what they do: - Conclave Naturalists - Armorcraft Judge - Avatar of the Resolute - Nimbus Swimmer - Skatewing Spy - Tuskguard Captain - Blighted Woodland - AEtherize - Bow of Nylea - Uncage the Menagerie - AEtherspouts - Durable Handicraft - Hunt the Weak - Recross the Paths - Winding Way - Rhonas's Monument
1 year ago
Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:
Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.
Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route
Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,
Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.
Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.
Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty
I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using
1 year ago
Glad someone likes the flag tracker! I thought it was a cool feature.
I mentioned Animation Module before, and I just don't know if it's impactful enough. In a combo where I'm going infinite, it's basically win-more. It's a mana dump that spits out tokens. If I wanted a mana dump like that, I'd go with Slimefoot, the Stowaway since when I sac the saps he kills the table. Outside of a combo, its second ability costs too much for what it does and isn't repeatable. The first effect could give us some gas when digging through the deck with Skullclamp , but since we have to pay the when a counter is placed to get our creature, I feel we're better off using Ghave. Could be useful in the event we're cut off from the commander, and I might consider it for the budget version.
The synergy between Module and Durable Handicraft is cute. I love those kinds of interactions, but I feel they're a bit slow for the deck. Even if we want to pilot the deck slower, I feel there are better uses for our mana.
The only legendaries in the deck are Ghave, Guru of Spores , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , and Saffi Eriksdotter . That's just not enough for me to want to cut something for Kethis, the Hidden Hand . Though I think he's brilliant and would love to play or build a deck around him.
These are still great suggestions, and even if I don't feel they fit this iteration of the deck, I'd like to take everything that's been suggested and put them in the Single Card Discussion section of the primer. That'll be my new project...when I get around to it. Lol
Thank you so much for supporting the deck! It means a lot to me!
Takermania on Kraj
1 year ago
So, I like the ramp. Definitely looks better and will allow you to play Kraj sooner. Let's talk about card draw. Fathom Mage is a must-have as you get to draw a card for free every time you put a +1/+1 counter on it. Sage of Fables is good as it lets you cash in your counters for cards. Not quite as good as Fathom mage, because you have to pay for the ability. Path of Discovery pulls double duty by giving your creatures counters AND smoothing out your draws Bred for the Hunt is also an effective and free source of card draw.
Moving onto getting counters on things and protecting them
Durable Handicraft and Retreat to Kazandu are great options for easy ways to get counters on things Hardened Scales can lead to some really silly things, though admittedly, it is a little pricey Sporeback Troll can save your team or specific creatures, assuming you have the mana Counterspells are also useful for stopping a boardwipe Glen Elendra Archmage is fantastic as putting a +1/+1 counter on it negates the -1/-1 it gets from persist, meaning you can just keep using the ability Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are also good options as they are creatures as well If you want to be mean, you could put in a Trygon Predator to help shut down artifacts and enchanments. Speaking of which, you might want to consider Bane of Progress for that purpose Overall its looking good though!
1 year ago
Oh man it's good to be back and looking at this deck. Love seeing that little kiwi flag on your map too -NZ represent!! (it's me)
Ok, so my newest question is, with all the infinite mana, +1+1 counter shenanigans, does Animation Module have an argument here? I mean, even if you're not going infinite, it can feed some early game strategies, and provide sac fodder for some of the other tools in the deck. Pair it with Durable Handicraft for some fun.
Also, can Kethis, the Hidden Hand perform a role? I know yours is not a graveyard -heavy combo deck, but many of your lines involve legendaries, may be handy to get them back, and I can see Kethis taking over from Knight of Autumn .
1 year ago
I came across a combo the today building my +1+1 Roalesk, Apex Hybrid edh deck:
Basically with a blue and / green land source, and Incubation Druid (with a counter) and Vigean Graftmage on the field, you can tap the druid for three blue, untap it with Graftmage, banking 1 mana, and then tapping it again for infinite mana. I planned to use this alongside Durable Handicraft and Animation Module for jank reasons.
Tried to add this combo to the site, but it said it was previously rejected. Wanted to post to make sure I'm not missing something?