Whenever a -1/-1 counter is placed on a creature, you may put a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token into play.
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Flourishing Defenses Discussion
2 months ago
I play alot of Hapatra since 2017, and I'm honestly shocked nobody has referenced Carnifex Demon on this yet. I understand it can kill hapatra as well, but Ivy Lane Denizen (Don't forget the snakes are green) and other cards are well worth getting a snake for all active players especially with Nest of Scarabs or Flourishing Defenses and in a game with more than two players. It's a crazy card that synergizes with practically anything on here.
4 months ago
looking at tayam i see three (3) things that tickle my fancy
1) "each other creature you control" means tokens are fair game
2) "remove three counters from among" means all counters are fair game, and they don't have to be on the same card
3) "CMC 3 or less" means value dorks!
this makes me think that cards like Herald of Anafenza for counters/tokens/more counters; Ammit Eternal for a steady supply of counters, pairs well w/cards like Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons / Flourishing Defenses ; or maybe even Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip and other value-ogres are more viable than the heavy-hitters at the top of the curve?
8 months ago
I agree, great deck name haha. You might consider these: Necroskitter, Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, Black Sun's Zenith, Dusk Urchins, Seshiro the Anointed, Parallel Lives, Second Harvest, Parallel Evolution, Coat of Arms, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Eldrazi Monument, Zulaport Cutthroat, Pitiless Plunderer, Species Specialist, Flourishing Defenses
1 year ago
Flourishing Defenses is another token generator for a -1/-1 counter deck.
1 year ago
Razaket is really expensive and I find I have cheaper ways to tutor for what I need. Got Heroic Intervention in core 2021 so i'm gonna rock it to protect my board at a low cmc!
Flourishing Defenses is also expensive, I'd rather have just one Nest of Scarabs effect.
Yes, you can get damage through with Whispersilk Cloak and get Hapatra's trigger but I find that I don't really need to attack with her that much, I just need her to stay on the board and i can do that on turn 3 with the boots!
Puppetee doesn't hit our graveyard for recursion sadly and even though you can get 2 creatures with that persist trigger, Animate Dead is just cheaper and hits every graveyard.
Would rather play a turn one Elvish Mystic and a creature than a 2 mana (i'm casting hapatra on turn 2 for sure) spell I can't get back with Meren, Eternal Witness, Animate Dead or Victime.
I feel like I can benefit from the Bearer more, either by sacrificing my creatures or to answer a boardwipe for example. Abomination is good but it costs more and doesn't have that flash value
1 year ago
Gidgetimer Thanks for the suggestions! I had actually recently removed Midnight Banshee and Flourishing Defenses mostly because of their mana costs but depending on how the deck plays I may swap them back in. Quillspike is a great idea to combo with Devoted Druid to make him big enough to take someone out with one swing! And I actually didn’t even know about Nullmage Shepherd but I’ll probably end up adding it in place of one of the removal instant or sorceries being that I can get multiple uses out of her. Really appreciate the input!
1 year ago
Some cards I have found useful in my build that you are not currently running:
Midnight Banshee is a great recurring source of -1/-1 counters. This prevents you from attacking with your snakes because they perpetually have summoning sickness, but who attacks with their snakes.
Nullmage Shepherd is good artifact/enchantment removal.
Flourishing Defenses Hapatra effect number three.