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Creature — Treefolk
Whenever a player plays a noncreature spell, each of that player's opponents may draw a card.
Heartwood Storyteller Discussion
5 days ago
Royal-Tot Yo, great perspective appreciate the analysis ya have. I just recently got back from Vegas so I wasn't able to test it more but at the current moment the extra land package is quite necessary as I am in a more stax oriented meta. I do like the change for Fire Covenant over Toxic Deluge and I been playing around with Survival of the Fittest , since my lines tend to be more creature based I do think SotF will do more work especially with the Temur/Dockside line.
I have yet to see if the Raza line will do work, but my buddy plays the Raza line in his Prossh so I can see the value in it, especially since we have access to Life / Death as well, but that requires more testing as I play more and more. For the Regrowth over Reap , it depends as usually there is only one other black player, so at the moment I will use Regrowth for now. Tomorrow I'm going to be able to play a little more so I'll post my results after tomorrow night. (Also testing out Scheming Symmetry , it has it's value as long as you can draw first which is usually via Korvold plus it's another any tutor which is great)
I do not like Heartwood Storyteller , I don't like giving anyone else advantage but myself, for Defense Grid and City of Solitude I do like them but I prefer Dosan over both as there are other ways for me to grab them.
Thanks for the comments you two!
6 days ago
yeah Heartwood Storyteller has no business in a Cedh meta. Sure you get to draw a card but so does a flash hulk player or one on consult lines. That’s why I think scheming symmetry is a no go unless you’re playing Stranglehold
1 month ago
@Dragaan - haha! that's okay, try to make decks here and playtest them. EDH is a fun way to challenge your friends. I have considered Heartwood Storyteller before, but giving opponents ammo by having them draw is a disadvantage for a semi-aggro deck like this. Also I had Grizzled Leotau in this deck before, but i have replaced it with more tribal centric creatures like Ironroot Warlord . I might replace either Mastermind's Acquisition or Diabolic Tutor with Eladamri's Call , but my problem with revealing the searched card/s is that my opponents can prepare when i cast it, unlike the other 2 tutors i have.. I might playtest it first. Nameless Inversion is underwhelming for an instant targeted removal and Winds of Abandon is a desperation removal, plus its overload cost is worse than my mass removals. The only thing going for it is that it's an instant. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions!
1 month ago
no Spellskite ? I always thought it was one of the better creatures to have in a Doran deck, along with the Ram and Harbinger. Heartwood Storyteller is also interesting. Grizzled Leotau is a good "toughness matters" creature but probably doesn't do enough for inclusion in an EDH deck... Also, what about Eladamri's Call ?
2 months ago
You might find running off-color fetches like Flooded Strand or Verdant Catacombs to be helpful. These will act as secondary Tropical Island s and Breeding Pool s, and make your mana way more consistent. Waterlogged Grove is another ETB-untapped dual you may want to consider. Birds of Paradise is an excellent dork you should run. Depending on your meta, Carpet of Flowers may be worth including. In conjunction with your Arbor Elf , Utopia Sprawl and Wild Growth can be better than one-mana mana-dorks. Fyndhorn Elves is another Llanowar Elves .
Running Primal Surge puts a bit of a damper on the traditional blue side of EDH; not being able to run Ponder , Preordain or Brainstorm is difficult. However, if you run permanent-based card-draw, you can probably get around this problem -- Hydroid Krasis is a good start. Jace's Archivist comes straight to mind. Since you're running so many creatures, Edric, Spymaster of Trest could be an Ancestral Recall most turns. Slate of Ancestry in creature decks is... good.
Keeping your opponents from doing things is similar to drawing cards. Narset, Parter of Veils is excellent to keep combo-players back, and also nets a card; running Root Maze and Arcane Laboratory are similarly powerful. If you run Wirewood Symbiote and Elvish Visionary , you can produce mana and card-advantage. With your Intruder Alarm , you can go off with enough mana dorks; similarly, using Words of Wind to return the Elvish Visionary can get you infinite experience, enemy-permanent bounce, and mana. Energy Flux is really good, in the right meta. Depending on your opponents, Heartwood Storyteller can be a good draw engine. Mystic Remora is a good turn-one play if you have a slower hand.
Reclamation Sage is a good utility-creature, since you can't run Krosan Grip or Nature's Lore . Mystic Snake is a creature you can use as interaction, like Venser, Shaper Savant , Draining Whelk and Frilled Mystic . With Deadeye Navigator , you can recur this effect. Eternal Witness 's Regrowth effect is a good use of a slot, as it can recur countered threats. Walking Ballista synergizes with your general REAL good; Hangarback Walker is similar, but I think it's a little worse.
Concordant Crossroads is useful if you wanna activate Prime Speaker Zegana right away; it also enables chaining dorks together, each casting the next, while something like your Beast Whisperer acts as a draw-engine.
Right. That's all I can think of right now. Good luck!
3 months ago
Vial Smasher the Fierce and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker could make a very... unique deck. It could become a sort of anti-spellcasting deck- running stuff like Rhystic Study , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Curse of Echoes , and Hive Mind .
It’s a fun color combo for chaos! If only it could run Heartwood Storyteller .
4 months ago
You may play around Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis 's ability. Tatyova, Benthic Druid will give you extra card draw whenever you get a land on the field. Reliquary Tower is cheap now, and works wonders. You surely will have 5 lands on turn 4, so Temple of the False God is really good.
You should also consider Azorius Chancery , Boros Garrison , Gruul Turf , Selesnya Sanctuary , Simic Growth Chamber , Izzet Boilerworks . You play your untapped land for the turn normally, then play one of those with K&T's ability. You get ahead of mana since these lands tap for 2 mana.
I suggest removing Azorius Guildgate , Blossoming Sands , Boros Guildgate , Gruul Guildgate , Izzet Guildgate , Simic Guildgate , Tranquil Cove , Vivid Grove , Haunted Fengraf and Unstable Frontier for the lands above.
Do you want to see chaos happen? Hive Mind , Knowledge Pool , Thousand-Year Storm , Eye of the Storm , Shared Fate , Gate to the AEther , Possibility Storm , Ruhan of the Fomori , Perplexing Chimera , Dictate of the Twin Gods , Furnace of Rath , Gratuitous Violence , Mind's Dilation , Sunbird's Invocation .
Do you want to give more resources to them? Eladamri's Vineyard , Dictate of Karametra , Zhur-Taa Ancient , Heartbeat of Spring , Heartwood Storyteller , Intellectual Offering , Keeper of Progenitus , Well of Ideas , Rites of Flourishing , Ghirapur Orrery . Zendikar Resurgent and Mirari's Wake .
6 months ago
@sea monkey The trinisphere, vivien and ballista serve a really specific role in making this deck tick, and they are what makes the deck expensive.
For a more budget list, I'd look at Beast Within , Rootgrapple , Dungrove Elder / Heartwood Storyteller , with Reach of Branches , so that you have creatures consistantly beefy enough to slow the ground game, then sideboard aggressively against burn/aggro with Pulse of Murasa .
Eternal witness/Primal Command /plow under is really, really strong together, so I wouldn't look at replacing that.
Heartwood Storyteller occurrence in decks from the last year
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