At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.
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Lifecrafter's Bestiary occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.06%
Lifecrafter's Bestiary Discussion
1 day ago
Return of the Wildspeaker great protection or carddraw instant speed
1 week ago
you really should add in some better mana ramp/low mana creatures that grow in power or just have high nat power like Prowling Serpopard. Also some things that hate on low power creatures because as it stands your dead before you actually play anything. Also why the Bad River if your going for budget + it like the name is a bad land. Lifecrafter's Bestiary not worth it you wont have free mana to draw from it and even if you do you wont have a problem with card draw in this deck.
2 weeks ago
Voracious Hydra can be some creature removal on a stick. And you may have enough hydras to make it worth running Gargos, Vicious Watcher. The CMC discount combined with your commander's should make some pretty big hydras. YMMV though.
Not sure how fast Aetherflux Reservoir will play in this deck. Its usually better in a deck that casts a lot of cheap instants all in the same turn to go off. If you're just looking for more lifegain, Thragtusk may be an option or maybe Ravenous Baloth [the Garruks produce enough 3/3's to feed this].
If you're looking to keep a 1/1 deathtouch in the deck, Gnarlwood Dryad is an upgrade to the snake as it at least has the potential to grow on its own.
Land count seems a bit low here as well. I'd up the count some or at least get a couple more of the cheaper ramp spells in there, Nature's Lore or if you have some snow forests Into the North plus maybe add Wayfarer's Bauble
I also think you will want an Overrun type effect in here as a finisher. Return of the Wildspeaker could get subbed in for Hunter's Prowess or some such. Sadly it lacks trample but has the flexibility to buff or draw cards.
3 weeks ago
Interesting build. If this is really a Hydra deck, then Gargos, Vicious Watcher is probably the better general but Nylea, Keen-Eyed is a cool choice. Also, there are a few interesting picks in here. First off, I would cut one of your two Genesis Waves for a Forest or some other green non-basic or utility land. I'll stick with non-creature spells for now. I'd for sure take out Tempt with Discovery in favor of a Skyshroud Claim, Circuitous Route, or Explosive Vegetation. Other than that everything in non-creatres looks pretty good. If you're looking for cuts I'll list the top few cards I think could get cut. Nissa, Vital Force doesn't seem at her best since you don't have too much landfall synergy. Bow of Nylea isn't an amazing card, but it is a super utility piece and it's very flavorful. I'd also say you could try slotting in a Kenrith's Transformation or a similar green removal enchantment. Return to Nature, Krosan Grip, or Reclamation Sage (Since you're running Woodland Bellower) could also warrant a slot for additional removal. You also seem a tad bit short on card draw. You've got a little bit, but I think it could be bolstered a bit. Harmonize, Zendikar Resurgent, Guardian Project, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are all good options. Just a couple other ideas here: Rhonas's Monument, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Shared Summons, and maybe a Triumph of the Hordes or Overwhelming Stampede.
4 weeks ago
Profet93 I'll give you my thoughts in order, if you don't mind?
Harmonize - a long-time inclusion in the deck, I recently took it out in favour of Voice of Many, which is 99% of cases is the exact same card but with a relevant body attached. Rarely does a deck play out more creatures than I do in such short order, meaning it's still for three cards but also pumps Marwyn, Priest, Archdruid and all the other cards that care about number of elves/creatures in play.
Copperhorn Scout - another that was in the deck from its inception, but was recently removed. I found the effect's timing was too inconsistent with what I wanted to be doing; when so many wins come through Ezuri or Craterhoof, being required to wait until post-combat to storm off leaves the deck waiting for another turn cycle to actually win.
Quirion Ranger - this is a good one and should certainly be in here. I'm not sure how I missed it!
Vines of Vastwood - good shout, need to pick up a copy.
Berserk - another good shout, I'll put it on a wishlist.
Natural Order/Eldritch Evolution - I'm wary of tutors that require me to sacrifice creatures, as a general rule. So much of the deck relies on the sheer weight of numbers that I'd prefer not to sac any Elves if I don't have to. Plus the many mass-draw effects often mean that tutors aren't required too often.
Elvish Visionary - was in, but I think it got cut for another mana-producing Elf.
Lifecrafter's Bestiary - when you need it, it's a bit too mana intensive. Once you've got the spare mana, it's not as necessary. Something of a win-more card IMHO.
4 weeks ago
Thoughts on the following.....
- Harmonize - Simple draw
- Copperhorn Scout - Surprised this isn't in here
- Quirion Ranger - Redundancy is nice
- Fauna Shaman - Additional tutor or not needed due to all the draw?
- Vines of Vastwood - Hexproof and buff, all useful
- Berserk - Extra mana or pump for the win
- Natural Order/Eldritch Evolution - Tutor
- Elvish Visionary - Cantrip elf
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Scry and draw, always nice
Of course the issue is what to cut if you like these. But I would love to hear your input. From my understanding, this is a kind of storm deck (correct me if I'm wrong) so bestiary and some others might not be the best fit as you are trying to go off at once instead of accruing some incremental advantage.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Really fun looking deck! I would love to hear your opinions on Lifecrafter's Bestiary . Being able to scry as soon as turn 3 and getting draws for 1 green in a creature forward deck sounds like a pretty good deal to me.