Creature — Nightmare Beast
: Gain one mana of any colour.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Leyline Prowler Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
IzmAYAYA: I think the changes you made -- removing Second Harvest and Deathreap Ritual were very good ones. I'm glad the deck worked smoothly! (Also, Noxious Revival is strictly better than Reclaim, whenever you feel like an upgrade.)
If you find you can't always attack well on T3, you could try out the new Demonic Embrace and see if that helps you! I also find the deck gets stronger as your interaction and tutors get lower in CMC -- or as you play less lands that enter the battlefield tapped :)
3 weeks ago
Yeah, I'm missing some of the beauty of the the Brokkos cards, but they were a bit slow. one of the things I really liked about Brokkos was being able to make a bog lifelinker, but with Paradise Druid in and Leyline Prowler out there was less incentive to keep him and more incentive to find some more life gain.
I have added Elspeth Conquers Death to get back some of the recursion and I've been toggling back and forth between running 2 and 3 copies.
3 weeks ago
change made to this. I made the mana base better. This is something I'm not very good at. I'm from a time when mana fixed it'self...
I am also running Extinction Event now because I like that it only costs 1 black so I don't get stuck not being able to wipe the board early. I have also been seeing a lot of graveyard shenanigans and it's nice to have something to address that. I plan to keep tinkering with the wipes to see which combination works best.
The other change is that I've replaced Brokkos, Apex of Forever with Clackbridge Troll and removed the accompanying island. I was missing the life gain after I canned the Leyline Prowler so I get that back + some card draw and I still get to keep a big-bodied beater. It also prevents me from drawing that island in my opening hand which was causing occasional trouble.
3 weeks ago
Unlife Hey thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate that. The ramp is okay, i know it looks a little dry but you'd be surprised how smoothly it runs (most of the time). So in addition to the lands: Hadana's Climb Flip & Journey to Eternity Flip turn into good lands, albeit later. Titans' Nest really helps out as well with an Animar-esque effect. Leyline Prowler, and the two rocks make 41- which is the minimum actual sources I would run.
The rest of the deck works well with keeping your opponents slow with mutate attrition effects- and can pick up the slack with Migratory Greathorn (often every turn) Migration Path, Mythos of Brokkos can fetch any land if needed- Pollywog Symbiote helps early on too. Not to mention the card draw effects are decent and mostly repeatable. Parcelbeast has become one of my pet cards in the deck.
And it's not a very mana costly strategy, especially since Brokkos effectively avoids taxes.
I might try Etrata- looking for effective win cons once I have Brokkos out. Usually making him hexproof/indestructible is good enough for my meta.
3 weeks ago
MrBoombastic Thanks! i have to agree with your observations. Mythos of Brokkos has been on the bubble for me a long with Unlikely Aid. I could see shifting to more white since I need it early for Mythos of Nethroi so I think I'll make the change to Elspeth Conquers Death which is certainly a card I love.
The only thing about Extinction Event is that my creatures wont actually "die" so it won't trigger Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Garruk, Cursed Huntsman's abilities. Otherwise I would be running it. I do very much love Leyline Prowler but I'll tinker and playtest with Paradise Druid and see if I like her better.
Thanks for trying it out! and Thanks for the feedback!
3 weeks ago
I took your deck for a spin (around 15 games of Bo1) on Arena and have a few notes:
Mythos of Nethroi is a joy to cast on just about anything.
Polukranos, Unchained was good at doing zombie hydra things - stopping too much aggression and being recursive removal.
What didn't work
The mana base is very rough - with the amount of dual color cards (in different colors) I'd at least add some Triomes.
The average CMC is high, so I'd up the land count. Found myself sitting on gas without the mana to play it a little too often.
The mix of early creatures and board wipes didn't compliment each other too well.
Mythos of Brokkos felt too slow and clunky. I mostly wanted to have the mana to both get something out of the yard AND play it that same turn. Tapping 4 for no immediate effect hurts against many decks. I know it's also meant for tutoring, but that's a steep cost for the effect and there's only 1x Island to do it. Something like Elspeth Conquers Death seems more impactful and fills the same role of recursing your big threats.
Unlikely Aid didn't do much. There are plenty of better options and you shouldn't be in need of protection for your creatures. Keep the board clean and then go to town with your big beaters. It's a control deck after all ^^
About Chevill, Bane of Monsters. You only have 2 mutate creatures, so that wouldn't be his forte, even if he wasn't a human. He brings some early game value, as pointed out by Budabuda123, and his deathtouch makes for awkward attacks from the opp. Adding him would make your board wipes worse though.
Hope that helps. Good luck with the deck!
3 weeks ago
I have updated this deck and played some more. I am growing fond of Assassin's Trophy even though I still have some hesitations about ramping my opponent. In the mid-late game I'm perfectly happy to trade them an extra basic for their best permanent, so I've increased the QTY to 4.
I ran out of mythic wildcards, so I'm only running 2x Chevil right now. I'm kinda on the fence with him. Sometimes I like him sometimes not so much, even when he's in my opening hand. I wouldn't mind running another deathtouch lifelinker in that spot to pair with Leyline Prowler which is a card I absolutely love.
This deck does continue to struggle against black/blue control. I am 1 win 3 losses in those match-ups. I've also lost to mono-blue control. Bounce effect like Brazen Borrower and others give me a lot of trouble, because I don't have a ton of permanents in here and those decks have a fairly easy time keeping up with what I do have. It really sucks to have my 12/12 Polunkranos bounced back to my hand. If I get out early and have a planeswalker on the board by turn 5, I do quite a bit bette though.