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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control. Then if that creature has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, transform Hadana's Climb.
4 months ago
This link here is an example of what current modern infect decks look like. Specifically, the deck aims to win the game as fast as possible, ideally on turns 2 or 3. The deck doesn't want the game to go long because that will most-certainly mean defeat.
Added to the above, even non-aggressive modern decks still generally don't want to be playing more than 3-4 cards costing 4-mana, with nothing above this cost (you've got a whopping 20 cards costing 4-or-more, which will cause your deck to be miserably slow). Modern infect decks typcically don't want to play anything costing more than 2-mana (Though some more recent decks have been playing Phyrexian Crusader to help versus some matchups).
So, firstly I'd strongly suggest ditching all your slow and sluggish cards - all of Core Prowler, Evolution Sage, Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider, Ajani, Sleeper Agent, Tamiyo, Compleated Sage, and Fuel for the Cause, Brokers Ascendancy, Hadana's Climb Flip, Inexorable Tide, and Oath of Teferi. All of these cards are faaaar too slow and will just give your opponent too much time to get a stable boardstate and lock you out of the game. I would also suggest ditching Unbounded Potential, just because it's a weak spell, and adding a 3rd colour just needlessly complicates what you're doing given your awkward landbase (if you play just 2 colours you can probably just run basics and not slow yourself down running taplands).
Cards to consider adding in include Become Immense, Vines of Vastwood, Mutagenic Growth, Might of Old Krosa, Blossoming Defense, Distortion Strike, Scale Up, and Rancor. When playtesting your deck, you want to be aiming to reliably deal 10 infect within the first 2-3 turns.
5 months ago
A couple other ideas for you
8 months ago
That's a wicked cool combo Ramble! I'll remember it if I ever build Ezuri, Claw of Progress. If counter storm is what we are going with, cards like the aforementioned Ezuri, lots of proliferate cards likeEvolution Sage, Flux Channeler, and Karn's Bastion. Cards like Hadana's Climb Flip, and payoffs like Sage of Hours, which goes infinite with Ezuri. Having sone ways to blibk Toothy like with Conjurer's Closet or Thassa, Deep-Dwelling are good too.
10 months ago
Hi Calyptic! Have you thought about Evolution Sage or Flux Channeler? They are great at proliferating your +1/+1 counters. I'm also surprised you aren't playing more land based ramp in a 5-color deck. Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Farseek, Nature's Lore, Three Visits, and Skyshroud Claim are great at getting your lands out, and lands are more resilient than rocks with removal. They also happen to be amazing in a deck like this with the above two creatures out. Hadana's Climb Flip is also a nice counters card and while expensive, Doubling Season is another famous one.
11 months ago
Hey, Croaking Counterpart is a good way to get Frogs because it can copy an opponent's creature including a Commander. Any card recursion is a specialty in green: Eternal Witness, Regrowth, Bala Ged Recovery Flip, etc. This kind of recursion with Counterpart seems like a good way to get Frogs who can give you some value.
Changelings are Frogs. Bloodline Pretender looks like a Frog, cares about +1/+1 counters and grows whenever Keimi is created. Changeling Outcast is a one drop Frog who's unblockable. Moritte of the Frost can copy a creature you control making it a Frog + adding counters.
For the +1/+1 counters strategy consider more repeatable sources of counters: Oath of the Ancient Wood, Hadana's Climb Flip, Forgotten Ancient? Winged Temple of Orazca can be a win condition effect with Tatsunari.
Because playing enchantresses and other effects that care about enchantments for ramp most mana rocks and land ramp would be better as land auras: Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Fertile Ground, Overgrowth, Weirding Wood, Wolfwillow Haven. Some mana rock exceptions are Sol and Arcane Signet.
Good luck with your deck.
11 months ago
I'd he happy to help! I'd recommend starting with around 10 cards that ramp your mana (Llanowar Elves, Rampant Growth, Arcane Signet, and more), 10 that draw you more cards (Armorcraft Judge, Bred for the Hunt, Benthic Biomancer, Fathom Mage, Inspiring Call, Towashi Guide-Bot, and stuff like that). After that, around 10 more cards should be dedicated to dealing with scary things your opponents play (like Beast Within, Ravenform, Resculpt, You Find a Cursed Idol, Oversimplify, plus others like those), 37ish lands (this one is a little more flexible, just see how many makes it so you're getting enough each game. You can also use the MDFC land/spells from Zendikar Rising, such as Glasspool Mimic Flip, Tangled Florahedron Flip, and Vastwood Fortification Flip.
Once you have all that, the rest can really just be whatever you want. A bunch of cool creatures with strong activated abilities for your commander (I can give some suggestions if you want, but it sounds like you already have some ideas), some ways to untap those creatures with cards like Kiora's Follower, Kelpie Guide, and Clever Conjurer, and some ways to get counters on your creatures like Bow of Nylea, Burst of Strength, Ecologist's Terrarium, Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter, Hadana's Climb Flip, and Ivy Lane Denizen.
Have fun, and let me know if there's anything else at all I can help with!
11 months ago
You seem combo hesitant, but I would still encourage you to put Sage of Hours back in. It would be excessive if you put in twenty tutors for it and tried to rush it, but sometimes the game just needs to end, and Sage is a win out of nowhere card.
Since you're running Triumph of the Hordes you are clearly not averse to infect, so I'd go ahead and put in at least Blighted Agent if not a couple of others. This can be another way to knock out a player who is about to win and turn the tide of the game. I'm also a little surprised not to see Hadana's Climb Flip, which synergizes with your deck perfectly.
Also, it is clear you are trying to focus on one-sided board wipes, so why not Ezuri's Predation? I mean, wouldn't it be wrong not to include what might be the most flavorful card for this deck?
Also, this is a bit granular, but I'd just replace Withstand Death and like cards with counterspells like the original and Arcane Denial. They can protect your commander just as well, but can also stop a lot of other problematic things.
Overall you seem to have a pretty good and synergistic list, but some of the above suggestions might help you shore it up a bit.