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|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Elemental
Fertilid enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on this creature.
, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Fertilid: Target player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffles their library.
1 month ago
+1 just because I love Mutate! Hahaha, don't even know if this deck is good or not, but it definitely could be, and looks fun as hell either way.
I can make some suggestions, but take them with a grain of salt. I really believe that I would have to actually play the deck to determine what it needs, what it doesn't need, and what might be helpful to add or cut in order to improve it.
First, here's a list of cards that are generally good for a Ramos deck:
Shielding Plax - gives Ramos Hexproof, puts two +1/+1 counters on him, and draws a card.
Maelstrom Nexus - Puts five counters on Ramos with one spell, grants free casting.
Corpsejack Menace - Speeds up access to Ramos's mana ability.
Zacama, Primal Calamity - Castable using Ramos's ability, and in my experience one of the best things to do so with.
Horned Kavu - Two colors for feeding Ramos, allows you to recast something, and has the added bonus in this deck of possibly allowing you to re-mutate stuff.
Next, I think that you need more early ramp. Here are some suggestions for that, starting with the most obvious choices:
To help facilitate some of these inclusions, here are some suggested cuts:
Thrun, the Last Troll - You have enough targets to Mutate without this, and removing him lowers your mana curve.
Lore Drakkis - Yeah, I know, that would make one less Mutate trigger, but it really doesn't do much of anything else for you. You don't have many instants and/or sorceries.
Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin - I understand why you may want him (he generates blockers, and you are vulnerable to go-wide strategies), but I think he's just unnecessarily raising your curve. By the time you can cast him, you'll probably have a lot of other spells you'd rather cast with that mana. If your meta dictates that you require defense against go-wide, there are better choices. Crawlspace, Lightmine Field, Silent Arbiter/Dueling Grounds.
Fertilid - Absolutely a waste of mana. There are a million things you're better off with than this.
Geist of Saint Traft - I'm actually torn on this one, but I really believe that it falls into the same category as Thrun. You'll likely have other good targets for mutation, though the Flying and Hexproof combination is a good one. I'd still consider your mana curve when deciding whether to keep it.
Windgrace's Judgment - Pure jank. I take it your meta is mostly multiplayer? Even so, you'd probably benefit much more from some kind of cheaper, targeted removal. However, if you're so inclined, Decimate for one less mana, or Ruinous Ultimatum for a much more beneficial effect.
Finally, your land base could use an upgrade. That's probably obvious, and likely due to budget restrictions. I get it, land can be what makes a deck expensive to build, and casual decks sometimes aren't worth the money. However, you have a lot of lands on your list that ETB tapped, and that is disconcerting. Pain lands and check lands are the cheapest way to remedy this problem (albeit, the check lands are way more effective if you have shock lands and/or triomes, and furthermore aren't exactly inexpensive either).
I hope I didn't explode your brain, hahaha. If anything, take all of this as proof that I really want this deck to be awesome!
2 months ago
Soul of the Harvest, Fertilid, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are good budget elementals.
Wolfbriar Elemental is a nice mana sink in the late game.
Consider adding backgrounds like Master Chef or Scion of Halaster.
You are running Joint Exploration. Consider similar cards like Explore or Growth Spiral. They can let your deck gain some early velocity.
If you play multiple elementals with evoke then a card like Village Rites becomes useful because you can cast it in response to the evoke trigger and draw 2. Card like Evolutionary Leap could also be used in response to evoke trigger to draw a fresh elemental
Zendikar's Roil can let you go wide with elementals.
Tatyova, Steward of Tides makes your lands into 3/3/ elementals
Kenrith's Transformation is a great removal spell that replaces itself and can be recurred.
Tezzeret's Gambit draws 2 cards and proliferates.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar puts counters on each creature for just 3 mana
Cards I would replace:
- cards with kicker and Vine Gecko (they are generally worse cards than regular budget ramp spells like Rampant Growth or Cultivate)
- 6 forests because you have low mana curve (I would cut the land count to something like 36 lands, but you could also swap them for dual lands with basic land types from Kaldheim - Woodland Chasm, Dominaria United - Haunted Mire, Temple cycle - Temple of Malady or bounce lands - Golgari Rot Farm
- Titania, Protector of Argoth because there is only one card -> Harrow that can proc her ability to make elementals
I would also cut some of the elementals that don't have any useful abilties like Jaddi Lifestrider, Healer of the Glade, Glade Watcher, Floodhound, Offalsnout, Smolder Initiate and Slitherwisp.
Hope you find some of the suggestions helpful.
6 months ago
When I was playtesting your deck I ran into an issue, do you find yourself ramping very often? I feel like Meren is excellent at ramping, either with cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder or Diligent Farmhand or Dawntreader Elk or even some clunkier stuff like Yavimaya Granger or Fertilid. There is also Blood Pet, which is better than it looks if your Meren deck likes to go fast (and wants to accrue XP). Burnished Hart might be worth a look, it has the big upside of not needing Green even to ramp you. Anyways, as you've probably noticed, all of these creatures make mana and die on their own, which means they can ramp you and generate XP at the same time, and if that isn't advancing your game plan then I'm reading your deck wrong. If you don't want to run more ramp, I would consider lowering your average Mana Value.
Hope this is helpful!
8 months ago
let me just reiterate your card choices aren't wrong. these suggestions are going to be because maybe we have different play styles or different metas. like i really try to keep my removal as flexible as possible and my +1/+1 counter deck is atraxa . Armorcraft Judge its unreliable and is a bad top deck. Avatar of the Resolute it just doesnt scale well to edh. Custodi Soulbinders paying 3 mana just to make a 1/1 is'nt very exciting. Fertilid ive used this one alot and in my games i almost never used it to ramp it was just a vanilla creature.
Return to Dust is just awkward i much pefer Heliod's Intervention. Ruinous Intrusion 4 mana to blow up 1 artifact or enchantment isn't worth it even if does give you a few counters. Lifecrafter's Bestiary with so few creatures its not great. with more creatures in here it could be great. Celestial Judgment there will be games where it will give you the win but there will be games where someone just has something huge out that this just misses or youll have to blow up more of your own stuff then an opponents Hour of Reckoning this is only good in a token deck.
some replacements creatures. Park Heights Maverick, Loyal Guardian, Forgotten Ancient, Walking Ballista, Pir, Imaginative Rascal, Steelbane Hydra, Evolution Sage, Conclave Mentor. non creatures Hardened Scales, Austere Command, Damning Verdict, Tome of Legends, Coalition Relic, Vastwood Surge
9 months ago
Victory's Herald is kind of meh and overcosted for it's effect, as Cathars' Crusade does the same thing as many times a turn as it can, whereas Victory's Herald can only do it once. Replace it with like a Birds of Paradise or something like that to help both your curve and ramp.
While I do like Wayward Swordtooth, I'm not sure it does you much good here as I prefer it as a redundancy card. If you wanted a 1:1 replacement and are looking specifically for land-based ramp cards, Azusa, Lost but Seeking is infinitely better, and Wayward Swordtooth should only ever be ran in land-based decks that are wanting additional land plays per turn, such as a general that revolves around lands like Titania, Protector of Argoth. However, I would personally recommend cutting lands as 37 is a bit much, especially for a green/white deck. I'd recommend cutting down to around 34, but in place of those three lands I'd add in cheap creatures that still try and deal with your gameplan, like Fertilid, Incubation Druid, or Esper Sentinel.
9 months ago
I saw that which does put a damper on it but does still provide a good way to drag up lands. Especially as you can do it on your opponent's turn. Most ramping cards are at sorcery speed and Fertilid is a creature's ability that does not even require you to tap. Others to consider would be Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Gyre Sage, and Incubation Druid...the list likely goes on!
I am telling you a ramping counter deck is sounding pretty good. It would give you the ability to play some of the big guns like Vigor and Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider. recommended those two for my deck and while they are absolute game-enders, They are so expensive, I would never usually be able to cast them.
9 months ago
it's either they remove it, or next turn you have a +alot/+alot, it fixes any mana you want (as long as it's basic) and you have 20 mana to play around on your next turn. You can even do it on 5 mana on the same turn it comes down.