Whenever a creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.
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Elemental Bond Discussion
1 week ago
I'm not sure if you got the precon or not, but a few of the cards from it are real gems for this deck!
Adrix and Nev, Twincasters can duplicate the number of tokens you get just like any of the other doubling season effects. Any of these effects copy the effect that makes the token, so the token would still enter with whatever number of counters the origin of the effect would make.
Curiosity Crafter is a token-specific Reconnaissance Mission / Coastal Piracy - style effect. If you're able to consistently make large enough tokens, Garruk's Uprising and Elemental Bond are also excellent options.
Ruxa, Patient Professor is amazing with Fractals! Ignore the first paragraph...the second and third line are gold. And that third line helps us get that sweet value from the Curiosity Crafter-style draw spells.
Don't be afraid of instant-speed draw like Eureka Moment and Growth Spiral . They may look unimpressive, but they perform way better than they look. Return of the Wildspeaker would also likely be awesome in your deck, with a bunch of very large non-humans. Perplexing Test has also performed very well in my token deck.
I'm going to call out Full Flowering and any other token copiers as cards that might not perform very well, since those don't replicate the +1/+1 counters on your 0/0 tokens. Biomass Mutation is an absolute house in here, especially with any form of evasion, like Ruxa, trample from Garruk's Uprising, or the flying from Combine Chrysalis .
2 weeks ago
Hmmmm. Ok, i’ve got a couple suggestions, but feel free to let me know if i’m off base on any of them:
Genesis Wave seems lackluster; you spend a lot of mana to get a bunch of permanents but none of them count towards your storm count. Could be dropped for Noxious Revival for additional graveyard recurral and hate in one piece. Slap a Geier Reach Sanitarium in place of a forest and you have all the pieces for an alternative win con, in the mill line that’s used in Yeva Draw-Grow. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea is an option as well, but you need a discard outlet to not deck yourself too, if i’m not mistaken.
Genesis Hydra is cool to dig for a combo piece if you have infinite mana, but it seems like if you have infinite mana you may as well produce infinite storm, drop Aeve, and win. I think Altar of Dementia is a good win con in this deck for that reason.
Only other thing i can think of, is that some of your draw is either slow, or over costed, and could possibly be replaced with more abusable options. Toski, Bearer of Secrets , Rishkar's Expertise , and Elemental Bond are the main ones i’m referring to. If you have infinite storm Bond is gonna deck you when/if you cast Aeve and not be useful anymore. Rishkar would have a similar effect if Aeve is too big and then is dead in hand. Unfortunately I can’t think of good replacements right this second, but will come back and let you know when/if i do. More tutors certainly wouldn’t hurt if that’s what it came down to.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
First of all, what a fun deck! A couple of adjustments - I don't know that you have enough elemental synergy to really get value out of Risen Reef , although I could see where it would be interesting as a target for copying. I think your mana base may need a little work - you have a lot of lands that come in tapped. I would drop Rimewood Falls , Thriving Isle and Thriving Grove , and replace with maybe 1 utility and 2 basics. Here are a few other things you may want to consider for cards to include:
Selesnya Eulogist will make copies of any token you have. The keyword Populate definitely may come in handy here.
Sporemound is a repeatable token generator.
Good luck! I bet you will have lots of fun with this deck!
2 months ago
grennpowerhouse: No worries! I've tested Elemental Bond and not found it to be great, since any Coastal Piracy effect does the trick better (if slightly slower). I also tested Serpent of Yawning Depths and found it to be only helpful when Koma is on the field (which is not true in all games). Same with Helm of the Host. I would run more token doublers if I could, but I can't find my real-life copy of Parallel Lives for some reason, and I don't want to pay for another copy given that I KNOW it's around somewhere XD
Thank you for the comment! No worries on delay.
2 months ago
Sorry this was so delayed it totally slipped my mind
2 months ago
I haven't gotten the chance to play with Strixhaven yet so I'm not 100% on this, but at face value, it looks like the wording for Fractal creation was specifically chosen to differentiate it from most other 0/0 creatures that are buffed upon entry. The difference is that something like Clockwork Beetle enters "with" its counters while something like the Fractal from Fractal Summoning enters without the counters and they are then "put" on after entry. Therefore, the Beetle would enter as a 2/2 and trigger evolve on a 1/1 Fathom Mage while a fractal on x of 2 would enter as a 0/0, not trigger the evolve, and then get its 2 counters added. ( Elemental Bond 's trigger is worded nearly identically to the reminder text for evolve and should thus work the same too.) What can be confusing about this at first is that the Fractal must then temporarily exist as a creature with no toughness. This isn't a problem because even though state-based actions check to see if a creature is at 0 or less toughness and cause it to die if it is, SBAs aren't checked in the middle of the resolution of spells and abilities. By the time they get checked when someone would get priority again, the token will already have its counters despite not having them on ETB. This lets the Fractal survive. I mean, assuming you didn't add 0 counters at least.
"704.4. Unlike triggered abilities, state-based actions pay no attention to what happens during the resolution of a spell or ability."