Creature — Human Druid
: Gain an amount of equal to your devotion to green. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)
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Karametra's Acolyte Discussion
1 month ago
I love this Ape tribal deck!
My only criticism is that you don't have enough human fodder for Kogla, the Titan Ape since he's one of your main forms of removal in your deck. You've only got Eternal Witness.
I was thinking maybe you could replace your Llanowar Tribe with Karametra's Acolyte or Citanul Hierophants ? Not only do they offer the potential for much more green mana per tap than the Tribe, they also are humans for Kogla to toss back.
Elfhame Druid could be replaced with Somberwald Sage which would actually net you 1 more mana for casting Kogla and 2 more mana all the time for other creatures.
You could also replace Sakura-Tribe Elder with Diligent Farmhand . While not as good as a one-off as the Elder it does fill the same chump block and sac for a land niche, it counts as an extra pump for the jank pump spell Muscle Burst which is mega flavor, and is a human for Kogla to toss. There's also Krosan Wayfarer which has the downside of only getting a land from hand rather than tutor or Primal Druid which has to die from the combat but at least lets you tutor.
I know you are probably using Llanowar Elves for an early play and ramp, but if you didn't need that extra (G) per tap you could replace it with Drumhunter which gives you needed card draw, a colorless mana per tap, and is a human for Kogla to toss. Some less good options but still ok since they're lower CMC than Drumhunter is Werebear , Honored Hierarch , Harvester Druid , Sylvok Explorer , or Humble Naturalist .
If you need a ramp creature to combo off with look no further than Hope Tender , Juniper Order Druid , Ley Druid , or Krosan Restorer to untap a land that produces big mana or Hidden Herbalists which would actually combo off of Kogla's tossback if you have something that could benefit from ETB's.
There's also Setessan Petitioner which would allow you repeated lifegain on ETB if you needed it.
1 month ago
Shall we complete the pie then? This is not an old one, but it's a versatile and powerful mono green commander that could be budget friendly, it's Kogla, the Titan Ape !
This card just does so much. It removes creatures by etb, artifacts and enchantments by attacking, it has the convenient 7 power for 3 hits to be lethal commander damage, if you put enough humans in your deck, he's not easy to kill, and those humans can provide lots of synergy by being replayed after you bounced them. Notably Eternal Witness , or Hyrax Tower Scout + Karametra's Acolyte will work great, but also Champion of Lambholt , Foul Emissary , Mwonvuli Beast Tracker , Setessan Petitioner and Slippery Bogbonder can be incredibly useful to reuse over and over again.
1 month ago
I haven't seen as many Staff of Domination combos these days as I did years ago. I imagine that's because the need for a single creature that is tapping to get you 5 mana is on the steep side for a card like this. For instance, Freed from the Real would only need a single Utopia Sprawl on blue instead of 2 Overgrowth to go infinite with a land untapper. I'm also a big fan of Umbral Mantle for this role since it goes infinite with 4 mana produced or gives as much P/T as you want with 3 mana produced. These cards lack the flexibility of the Staff to draw cards, gain life, and tap opposing creatures, but in the right deck, you should probably be able to convert infinite mana into a win without those things anyway.
I will say that infinite combos are best used sparingly in casual settings unless everyone is already on board with the idea. Furthermore, getting infinite mana in ramp might not even be that helpful if you would otherwise be producing enough for your deck to function anyway. This deck already has Primal Surge which negates the need for more than 10 mana when resolved, and it has the combo of Omnath, Locus of Mana and Seedborn Muse which should produce disgusting quantities of the stuff. In other words, going infinite is probably excessive here. If you do go that direction, Karametra's Acolyte suddenly becomes much closer to Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in power level while not breaking the bank.
2 months ago
So if that's your strategy, then dump a lot of your low cost creatures and build a ramp package. There's two ways I've found that work with that - Elves, or Defenders. As Vectornaut mentioned, the Axebane Guardian , Overgrown Battlement , and Traproot Kami (also can add in Vine Trellis if you need more) ramp package multiplies quickly. A few elves like Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves plus Elvish Archdruid (or Karametra's Acolyte for a cheaper option)go nuts fast. Arbor Elf plus ramp land auras like Elvish Guidance can also do the trick. Another option is Gyre Sage with the larger creatures.
Tell me where you feel like going in terms of ramp package, and I'll start making a proposed list for you.
2 months ago
Very nice! A few suggestions, though...
Karametra's Acolyte might be a good ramp option.
Garruk's Uprising for card draw and for some redundancy for getting damage through when Ruxa isn't out.
2 months ago
Removals • Bioessence Hydra - Expensive for the cost and really only can pop if you’re out with a ton of planeswalkers. - Doesn’t truly allow to combo off or put yourself further in a win position • Vryn Wingmare - Just ok. Could levy into stronger creatures. • Martial Coup - An ok board wipe but there’s better ones out there. • Altar of Dementia - Not valid as sacrifice doesn't proc with totem armor • Really Good spread of Lands. Quick pace and some very solid duals that keep up your pace • Dovin Baan - Does not help advance your enchantment Mill objective. • Dovin, Hand of Control - Not great in commander as you have to activate it on your turn • Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner - You’re not hitting with large creatures. Mill is your objective with a subtheme of enchanted/totem creatures • Finest Hour - You’re milling, not attacking. You already should be having fliers anyway.
Suggestions: • Common theme that the deck needs to be built from a behind position. You have an easy commander to keep some BRUTAL pieces alive and well.
• Many of your creatures do not utilize tapping effects (which should be your goal with the commander).
• Will need some life gain enchantments to stay in the game
• Creatures that tap for mana and have totem armor. Easy ramp - Karametra's Acolyte
• More instant or sorcery spells that actually can mill an opponent - Maddening Cacophony
• Absolutely need some mana rocks
3 months ago
Hi I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks I've been playing this deck for a full week and it's really fast in getting the mana up.
The Karametra's Acolyte gives in average around 4-5 mana each as many cards are one or two green symbols, and if Karametra, God of Harvests is in then each time i cast a creature i can grab a land from the deck. I've often found myself with around 7-8 lands by turn 6 and around a good 12-14 mana to spend.
3 months ago
MLS91 Yeah, I get that it can draw a card, but there are tons of 1 and 2 cmc ramp in the deck that can be dropped after playing Skyshroud Claim and paying the same cmc for tapped mana doesn’t seem worth the ability to cycle it to me.
Used to run Nissa, Who Shakes the World and just cut her because once i’m at 5+ mana I want to be playing big bois, not more ramp. That being said I do run Traverse the Outlands and that is just because it’s pretty easy to just grab ALL of my basics with it... that and it’s a power matters deck and I wanted to put every “equal to the greatest power” kind of card in I could. Either way, she’s always in and out of rotation. I’ll slot her into the maybe board to represent that.
Protean Hulk is basically for grabbing Loaming Shaman to shuffle my graveyard back in. With an instant speed sac outlet ( Momentous Fall , Greater Good , etc.) I can do it whenever I need to keep from decking myself. It can also grab any of the big mana dorks and removal ( Reclamation Sage , Kogla, the Titan Ape ). Last but not least it can grab various win cons (most notably Mossbridge Troll ) while also just being big enough that it doesn’t feel dead outside of those uses.
As for the rest, I have all of those in a competitive green deck I am working on and didn’t want to buy em all again, nor did i want to have too many tutors when I can just draw through my deck instead. That’s way more fun!
Thanks for the ideas! Some are certainly worth it if you want to tune the deck up a bit.