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, : For each counter on target permanent, put another of those counters on that permanent.
Gilder Bairn Discussion
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
In a two color deck, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx isn't a horrible idea.
1 month ago
Gilder Bairn could be a good addition if you can find a good way to tap him so you can use his ability.
Clockspinning with the buyback could be good to put a counter on.
3 months ago
Maybe a couple more creature with graft? I love the Isochron Scepter so i'd try to trade out a few sorcery/instants that don't work with the scepter and put in cards that do work with it.
4 months ago
Cytoplast Root-Kin would be a great creature for your deck: it has 4 counters on itself, it gives another counter for each critter you control, and whenever another critter enters the battlefield, you can move a counter on to it, and then you can move counters back on to the root-kin. This triggers Ascendency many times for little cost.
Thinking about it, in fact, all old Simic Graft cards would be crazy with the Ascendency: for example: Simic Initiate enters with 1 counter, and you can move that counter to another creature, triggering the Ascendency twice.
4 months ago
A green splash for Cryptolith Rite and Ancient Stirrings offers a lot, and allows you to play a backup combo with similar pieces- Training Grounds / Biomancer's Familiar with Umbral Mantle /manland and similar 'untap for effect' cards mean you can run a lot of redundant pieces- Gilder Bairn /any counter, Pili-Pala for infinite mana, etc.
You basically have two ways to make it happen-
Counterspells/protection so you can untap with puresight merrow (where I'd consider Lightning Greaves worth testing). I'd look at Gemstone Caverns and ornithopter for mantle, since going off a turn earlier will let you dodge a lot of removal, then counter backup- spell pierces and negates primarily.
The other option so many redundant combo pieces that your opponent runs out of answers. This will likely call for your interaction to be able to stop them winning- so mana leak and friends, backed by lots of cheap 'I might win with this next turn' cards.
The best deck likely sits somewhere between both extremes, so use judgement and have fun.
4 months ago
Murphy77 Thank you so much for your suggestions!
You can totally build an EDH deck around turning lands into creatures. The deck would definitively run a lot of the ramp that I run in my deck. However in EDH with Wrath of God , Damnation and many more field wipes in existence it is a risky strategy. Eldrazi Monument would be an auto include for this idea as well as Ramunap Excavator and Crucible of Worlds .
As far as planeswalkers: If I were to build Simic Superfriends I would run Gilder Bairn , Deepglow Skate , and Doubling Season in addition to a lot of the Blue and/or Green planeswalkers. However as far as this deck I like winning too much off of Avenger of Zendikar , Rampaging Baloths and other landfall triggers. If I was to add in a lot of planeswalkers I feel that I would cut down on the lands matter synergy and end up weakening the deck as a whole. Not to say I wouldn't run a planeswalkers. If wizards printed a planeswalkers with a good + ability Kiora, the Crashing Wave 's -1 and and Nissa, Vital Force 's -6 ability or something similar I would totally run it. But as it stands there aren't any planeswalkers that fit the synergy of the deck enough for me to run with out changing to Simic Superfriends.
As for counterspells other then Force of Will which I would include if it cost less money. I have been considering Familiar's Ruse for the shenanigans that can be pulled with Eternal Witness and other ETB triggers. However I don't know if I have enough ETB triggers to justify it. I plan on testing it soon. Now that general tucking isn't a thing I typically try and not run counterspells over the CMC of 2 that don't have alternative casting costs. As for Rewind I would not run it in cEDH. But in a deck that can dump lands out and with Kruphix, God of Horizons 's ability to float mana on the opponent's end phase before your turn it is basically in this deck is a free counterspell and nine times out of ten you aren't losing the mana for.
Thanks again for the suggestions. I noticed you have a lot of standard and modern deck on your page. Are you thinking about getting into EDH? If you need any help I would be happy to help!
Gilder Bairn occurrence in decks from the last year
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