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Creature — Elf Druid
: Add one mana of any type that a land you control could produce. If there is a +1/+1 counter on this, add three mana of that type instead.
: Adapt 3. (If there are not +1/+1 counters on this, put three +1/+1 counters on this.)
3 weeks ago
I appreciate the suggestions! I do currently have one, Skull Prophet.
My thought process behind this deck is to mill your own library and play out of the graveyard. A lot of the cards don't ever get to make it into your hand, so it wouldn't make a ton of sense to put things in here that could not be gotten back. That's why there are only 5 non-creature non-land things.
That being said there are tons of creature based mana dorks out there, Arbor Elf, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, and even my all time favorite Incubation Druid. However I don't think that they would help further my goal of getting stuff in and out of the graveyard, or comboing with that. They could just as easily be replaced with a land, which would combo with other stuff in the deck, Centaur Vinecrasher, Eccentric Farmer, Turntimber Sower so I would be hesitant to cut more lands than I need to.
Lord of Extinction is a great card but Lhurgoyf is great too and a fifth of the price too. They both have their pros and cons, Lord of Extinction has a higher CMC and one more colors. Lhurgoyf toughness is equal to 1+ the number of cards, if my opponent exiles all graveyards that leaves him on the battlefield. If I decide to cut anything, it would be Creeping Dread and I would replace it with Lord of Extinction.
I look forward to hearing more of your suggestions!
1 month ago
With Freed from the Real, Incubation Druid works as a combo as well.
4 months ago
This reminds me of a Green/White deck which I built specifically to run off of +1/+1 counter generation.
My method was to use Hardened Scales as a first-turn drop (sometimes even second turn drop, since I run 4 of them) as well as 4x Conclave Mentor, and then play creatures which come in with counters already (See: Servant of the Scale, Barkhide Troll, Ochre Jelly, Mikaeus, the Lunarch).
Few other thoughts:
- Hydra's Growth can make for a nice finisher in any +1/+1 counter-based deck
- Snakeskin Veil is a better alternative to your Arbor Armament since it can protect a creature with many counters already on it
- Basri's Solidarity combo's amazingly well with Hardened Scales and Conclave mentor, and overall is more powerful than some of the other Sorceries that you're currently running.
- Incubation Druid provides silly amounts of mana early-on provided you can get a counter on him (easy combo for mana ramp)
- Charge Through is a nice workaround for decks which have many blockers, as without Trample, even the strongest creature can still be blocked. This fires at Instant-speed as well, so it can be used as a finisher against an opponent hoping to block a large creature with a weenie blocker.
6 months ago
Arcus Acolyte is just terrible.
I read outlast wrong at the start i didn't see the tap part lol.
will think on this tomorrow
7 months ago
Victory's Herald is kind of meh and overcosted for it's effect, as Cathars' Crusade does the same thing as many times a turn as it can, whereas Victory's Herald can only do it once. Replace it with like a Birds of Paradise or something like that to help both your curve and ramp.
While I do like Wayward Swordtooth, I'm not sure it does you much good here as I prefer it as a redundancy card. If you wanted a 1:1 replacement and are looking specifically for land-based ramp cards, Azusa, Lost but Seeking is infinitely better, and Wayward Swordtooth should only ever be ran in land-based decks that are wanting additional land plays per turn, such as a general that revolves around lands like Titania, Protector of Argoth. However, I would personally recommend cutting lands as 37 is a bit much, especially for a green/white deck. I'd recommend cutting down to around 34, but in place of those three lands I'd add in cheap creatures that still try and deal with your gameplan, like Fertilid, Incubation Druid, or Esper Sentinel.
7 months ago
I saw that which does put a damper on it but does still provide a good way to drag up lands. Especially as you can do it on your opponent's turn. Most ramping cards are at sorcery speed and Fertilid is a creature's ability that does not even require you to tap. Others to consider would be Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Gyre Sage, and Incubation Druid...the list likely goes on!
I am telling you a ramping counter deck is sounding pretty good. It would give you the ability to play some of the big guns like Vigor and Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider. recommended those two for my deck and while they are absolute game-enders, They are so expensive, I would never usually be able to cast them.
8 months ago
See, the problem with specifically me suggesting cuts is that you and I seem to have much different playstyles. I am not big on Planeswalkers and like to keep my mana curve super low to the ground, especially with a mana hungry commander like Marath. I can tell you about objectively strong cards for your mana base though, and I tried to just do that.
If I were pressed and had to make suggestions; for just the first four sorceries I would say both 6-mana Ajanis, a basic Forest, and a basic Plains. For all 12 of my suggestions and in descending order from first card cut to last so that you can take any number and have my suggestions for cuts:
Many of these other cuts are also ramp, but that is because your Land+Ramp number is pretty close to what I like after cutting the two Ajanis. Going with sorceries and artifacts will protect you a little better from sweepers since your mana base will be able to survive a Wrath of God and you would be more likely to be able to recover. The artifacts will still leave you weak to Austere Command, but you are less likely to be collateral damage.
9 months ago
Hey, well done if you haven't done a Sultai deck before.
If you want a combo that can be a win condition with Keimi then consider adding Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real? Either enchanted to Sanctum Weaver is infinite mana of all colors. Use infinite blue mana with Shimmering Wings to infinite cast/bounce it which triggers Keimi to be the win condition. Infinite green mana works with Whip Silk or Broken Fall. Incubation Druid can be a backup to make infinite mana with Freed or Pemmin.
Temple of the False God is not a good land here or really in any Commander deck, it's bad, but not here because you only have Shigeki, Jukai Visionary as land ramp and it's slow/unreliable. You're depending on land drops to enable Temple meaning consistently it will not tap for mana until turn five or after making it unplayable.
Some changes to consider:
- Pemmin's Aura --> Wound Reflection
- Freed from the Real --> Unearth
- Whip Silk --> Kaya's Ghostform
- Incubation Druid --> Dimir Signet
- Path of Ancestry --> Temple of the False God
The Signet could be cut for the mana dork. Reflection is less needed as a source of opponent life loss if you add the combo since the combo is infinite opponent life lose. Ancestry could replace Temple for another budget Sultai land and you have some Humans to potentially get some scry from it.
Good luck with your deck.