In Search of Greatness
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may cast a permanent spell from your hand with converted mana cost equal to 1 plus the highest converted mana cost among other permanents you control without paying its mana cost. If you don't, scry 1.
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In Search of Greatness Discussion
1 week ago
This is GREAT. I love it! I would recommend End-Raze Forerunners for big creatures with great abilities. Also Worldspine Wurm is my personal favourite great green beastie and is really fun to get out for free. But he recently went up in price ugh.
As for getting creatures for free, check out Quicksilver Amulet : it's also a little pricey, but a staple for a lot of my big stompy budget decks. In Search of Greatness is good for increasingly bigger boys. Court of Bounty is lovely for extra land drops or creature drops, in addition to extra card draw in green. And with your big board, I doubt people would be able to take the crown from you easily.
One last thing: Garruk, Caller of Beasts can fetch your creatures with his +1 and put them out for free with his -3. But he is actually more expensive than I remember him being. :/
All that said, great deck. Green is the best colour.
3 weeks ago
Hallo Skillville! Thank you for upvoting, that was appreciated!
In Search of Greatness was the promo card in my Kaldheim prerelease kit and I've been thinking about it ever since.
I'll give it a shot for some tests!
3 weeks ago
In Search of Greatness is amazing in my Ur Daddy deck. Worth a slot for 2 cmc.
1 month ago
There's a lot of good things going on with this deck already but there's some space for growth. you have a lot of life gain going on with out a whole lot to do with it to push you towards a win condition. First thing I'd do however is try to eek every last ounce out of Gyome I could. I want to preface this by saying I'm referencing a build I'm currently working on called Living your life that utilizes a similar idea to what you're working with here.
first thing I'd do is look at creature recursion. its inevitable that you're going to lose creatures via Sac or blocking. embrace it and take advantage of what Black and Golgari is really good at which is bringing things back from your grave yard. cards like Regrowth , Nature's Spiral , Forever Young , and Gravepurge are all 2 to 3 drop cards that will bring creatures or permanents back from your grave yard for around $.25 each. another great card for this would be In Search of Greatness which lets you put a permanent onto the board during your upkeep with a CMC equal to 1 plus the highest CMC of another permanent you have.
now here is where things can get kinda spendy. Exquisite Blood is a pricey card that is the lynch pin in many 2 card infinite life gain life drain combos. it is objectively expensive and would likely be your most expensive card in this deck but would highly recommend it down the road because with it and one of the two cards above sacrificing a single food token (which can be done at instant speed) will trigger this infinite combo giving you the game win. Like I said its pricey so maybe not a purchase for now but I'd look at it for down the road
other things that would be beneficial would be cards with life link like Moldering Karok and something that can spread counters around. I am particularly a fan of Willowdusk, Essence Seer for her ability to put counters on creatures in the amount of life gain. its easy to make creatures 20/20 really fast with her and cards like Ageless Entity which adds counters to itself for the amount of life you gained. those cards both came with the precon that Gyome was packaged with but if you are getting cards from your friend these can be had for under a dollar each.
Finally, just because I like having as many win cons in a deck as I can get, Glistener Elf is a fun card to have as it deals damage in the form of poison counters. pairing it with proliferate spells or doubling spells (which can be pricey so maybe a down the line purchase) can bring a game to an end very quickly. imagine gaining 10 life, having willowdusk and glistener elf on the board with your swift foot boots equipped, putting 10 counters on glistener elf and running her through with Rogue's Passage , another card that is in the witherbloom witchcraft pre con but will only run you .40 if you don't have it, for an instant win.
Lastly get some cards in there that mess with your opponents boardstate. Black is really good at creature destruction either directly or in the form of -x/-x counters and golgari is decent at targeted permanent destruction. It takes up space in your deck but I always recommend having 3-5 creature destruction cards in my black decks and 3-5 recursion cards otherwise magic just feels like playing solitaire until you can draw a win con.
Sorry that was a lot wordier than I thought it was gonna be so if you need clarifications let me know.
3 months ago
I put in In Search of Greatness instead, a two drop that will most likely hit at least one elf, and the scry is super useful as well but yeah sylvan library is probably a lot better. If you want to check my deck out its here Ezuri's Overrun goes brrrr
3 months ago
Ah, I misread In Search of Greatness . Are there any 6 CMC enchantments that you would consider to increase your pressure? Right now, it kind of looks like the progression is turn 0 Leylines, turn 2 In Search of Greatness , turn 3 upkeep search for Keranos or Starfield , and after that there's not much to do except draw and attack. Something like True Conviction or Fiery Emancipation would help close out the game.
3 months ago
Oh goodness me this would be so much easier if you weren't good at deckbuilding
I guess copying Obscuring Haze doesn't do much, so that one can be cut probably.
In Search of Greatness isn't amazing, it's not bad by any stretch but it'd definitely not amazing. I'd kill it.
Again, this won't lower the amount of cards (TWLAC from here on), just improve the quality of them: your ramp's average CMC is too high. I know it's easy to think "Oh, these ones put more lands into play and are ergo better for my strategy of casting massive stuff", but in the long run cards like Farseek , Nature's Lore , Three Visits , Rampant Growth , Into the North , and the signets like Gruul Signet , Izzet Signet , and Simic Signet will do better by you.
Sorry I couldn't help cut very many cards, and I love the deck ;)
3 months ago
MagicMarc Thanks for all your tips. Both Kogla, the Titan Ape and Thorn Mammoth could work, I will probably try them out. I think in this kind of deck they are better than Feasting Troll King . The Vivien is unfortunately a little bit out of my budget.
In Search of Greatness is a really interesting tip that could actually work. I might try it out.
Right now, I kind of finished the deck with two Battle Mammoth as the top of the curve. I think they could work but i will try Kogla and/or Thorn Mammoth in its place. We'll see.
Probably the weakest place in the deck now is the 4 cmc lineup. I have Garruk and then I didn't know what els so now I'm runnning two Predatory Wurm which are okay but not great. Maybe I find a better 4 drop like a two of. That would be nice...