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Creature tokens you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance.
1 month ago
A really good card for Lathril decks is Chatterfang, Squirrel General. Chatterfang essentially doubles token generation and could essentially be a budget version of Parallel Lives when it comes down to it. Lathril is a really cool commander (who comes from one of my favorite sets/planes!) and has the potential to be built in a lot of different ways and power levels. Definitely a good pick!
4 months ago
I'm worried your mana curve is really high. You only have a limited number of things to do turn 1, and then very few options costing 2 mana, it feels like there's reasonable chance that you're doing nothing on at least one of your first 2 turns (effectively putting your opponent ahead a whole turn). Having soo many spells at 3-mana is going to really slow down your gameplan, and make your turns quite clunky. I would suggest replacing at least half of your 3+ mana spells with cards costing 1-2 mana.
4 months ago
If you are running Extra Combats, I highly recommend running Vigilance anthems to ensure that all of your creatures will be untapped and ready to attack in each extra combat. A few to consider:
Reconnaissance - the most expensive budget wise, but also protects your creatures.
Brave the Sands - One of my favorite budget options. I really like it in my Isshin deck, especially for the extra blocks. I've found that it also helps to make my board "wider" as I rebuild after board wipes.
Always Watching - A bit more narrow, since it only cares about nontoken creatures.
Intangible Virtue - Opposite of Always Watching, since it only cares about token creatures
Aside from helping with Extra Combats, Vigilance anthems are generally helpful for keeping your board solid against crack backs
6 months ago
Are your wincons meant to be infinite combos?
I was confused at Altar of the Brood being tied to "burn", since it doesn't actually deal damage itself.
Reveillark + Karmic Guide + any sacrifice outlet, such as Altar of Dementia (although there are plenty cheaper ones) will give you infinite ETB, and thus let Purphoros / Altar of the Brood instantly win.
On tokens: Brave the Sands gives Vigilance and blocking power.
Intangible Virtue is another option.
Harmonious Archon buffs all your tokens.
Martial Coup - serves double duty as board wipe and token maker.
Prava of the Steel Legion - now your tokens can attack with reckless abandon.
Rabble Rousing - even if your 1/1s die when they attack, they replace themselves now! Combos great with Purphoros / other ETB effects.
Twilight Drover - basically awesome for tokens.
6 months ago
even with the mana dorks, I think you’re running waay too mana cardscosting 4-or-more mana. Your deck feels very mana-hungry, and that’s going to lead to some really slow/clumsy hands, i’d suggest lowering the curve. Imo Intangible Virtue will be more helpful than most of your high-mana cards.
you currently lack any way to interact with the opponent. Just letting your opponent do what they want is normally a really bad idea - i’d suggest finding room for a playset of Path to Exile.
i’d suggest using the full playset of Raise the Alarm. You should be favouring those cards that can get tokens down quickly, over those slower/clumsier cards that require a truckload of mana. When playtesting, you need to assume that the game will be “decided” by turn 5. That’s not to say that you have to nessessarily present lethal in that time, but you do need to be able to assemble a game-winning boardstate by then, and have applied significant pressure to the opponent.
There are two really good articles on budget token decks here on tcgPlayer and here on mtgGoldfish. Their not GW, being mono-white or WB respectively, though I think GW can still be viable. But hopefully these articles & decklists can help inspire a stronger direction for your own brew
6 months ago
Since you're in casual, there's a lot of heavy hitting cards you could add (budget permitting). Doubling Season improves the turnaround rate of spore counters and gets you more tokens, although it is itself expensive. Something cheaper with proliferate like Evolution Sage could accomplish a similar goal. Aura Shards is a potent alternative to single-use Naturalizes for Selesnya, with Nullmage Shepherd being a more budget pick. Skullclamp is an insane draw engine if you keep your tokens at 1 toughness. Or if you don't want to, Intangible Virtue can stack with Sporecrown Thallids to get out of hand quickly. As far as creating tokens, there's Aura Mutation, Dreampod Druid, Fungal Sprouting, Korozda Guildmage, Saproling Migration, Thelonite Hermit, and the powerful lord Tendershoot Dryad. If you want generically good Golgari removal, cards like Assassin's Trophy and Fatal Push tend to see a lot of play. Personally, I like Crippling Fear for tribal decks and Tragic Slip for decks with sacrifice synergy. Speaking of sacrifices, I know from experience in commander that both Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest and Ghave, Guru of Spores make for nasty combos with Mycoloth. Such a strategy would also make creatures like Tukatongue Thallid more valuable than spell counterparts like Sprout or Fungal Infection.
7 months ago
TheStoneRaptor - I have a few suggestions I can share but keep in mind, I am by no means an expert so take all my advice/suggestions with a grain of salt.
You have a very high mana curve with a average CMC of 3.95..this is a very slow deck. Also to your disadvantage, you are not running much in terms of "interaction" beside Aim High + Plummet , which is not exactly efficient. Regardless of what you do here, you will need to likely lower your mana curve to either speed up the deck or add in more interactions.
You are running more than 60 cards, I would not recommend this as it is a trap...usually. Most decks are built around a few cards that you want to draw every game for the deck to work at its best, adding in more cards just lowers the probability of drawing the cards you really want.
It seems like you have a few themes with this deck. I see Essence Warden so think Soul Sisters...I see some +1/+1 counter synergy...AND I see token creation. I would pick a theme and really hone in on it. The deck will run much smoother.
Some suggestions for trimming down the mana curve. Darien, King of Kjeldor, Emmara Tandris, Iridescent Hornbeetle, Mycoloth are all almost at least 5 CMC and create tokens in some manner. I would recommend removing most of these cards and replacing them with something similar. Some great options include Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Esika's Chariot, Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives, Intangible Virtue, etc. The same goes for Planeswalkers...you have Ajani, Valiant Protector who throws around +1/+1 counters and Elspeth, Sun's Champion. I would take these out and maybe replace with maybe Basri Ket or just drop them entirely.
Hopefully something I mentioned you will find helpful. If seeing something similar might help, I do run a +1/+1 counter deck (I'll Raise you +1/+1...) and specifically a cat theme token deck (Feline Feelings. Take a look at those for some inspriation. They are not perfect by any means by they are fun an effective.
Good luck and happy brewing!