As an additional cost to cast Life's Legacy, sacrifice a creature.
Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power.
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Life's Legacy Discussion
1 week ago
Housegheist I'll consider Plumb the Forbidden, because I do need more draw power in here. I've actually been thinking about adding Life's Legacy for the same reason, and in a lot of ways I like that even better for this deck than Plumb Forb. Either way, the problem then becomes what to cut from the list to fit either of them.
Which is why I would turn down Bastion of Remembrance. In any other Mazirek deck, that card (and many others you don't see on this list) would be an automatic include. Here, however, I need the space to smash in as many Squirrel spells as possible. So that, Viscera Seer, Zulaport Cutthroat and/or Blood Artist, etc. etc. etc., did not make the cut.
Thanks for checking in!
3 weeks ago
I would add Momentous Fall, Life's Legacy,Return of the Wildspeaker, and Greater Good these are pretty good card draw spells which should work pretty good in a hydra deck being they can get bigger. I've even cast rishkar expertise into wild speaker.
For interaction you could add Walking Ballista and Rite of Passage along with hardened scales makes infinite damage +1/+1 counters on your hydras. Can also be done with Vigor... Also Devoted Druid would make infinite mana with the counters.
These are "infinite" but not in the broken category.
1 month ago
;). One of those urza’s saga land arts was used later in core sets. Example: https://scryfall.com/card/10e/380/forest
For cuts, I would look at your land synergy section first. Ashaya for example doesn’t seem to be adding a lot to the deck’s premise. Else I would perhaps swap it in for Life's Legacy or your least favorite ramp piece. Veteran Explorer maybe? Not a lot of ways to sac that yourself and get the ramp when you need it.
3 months ago
Yeah I was considering about cutting it from the deck but I just figured that redundancy is the key when you want some more consistency with achieving no max hand size. During my playtesting, it sucked that I had to discard a lot of cards due to not being able to find a spell that removes the 7 card limit. With Thought Vessel , Spellbook , Reliquary Tower , and Crop Rotation , I have a great chance of keeping the cards I get from casting Life's Legacy , Hunter's Insight , and cards of the like. If I were to remove Spellbook, what card do you recommend I should add? I'll try to do some more playtesting with and without Spellbook. In any case, thanks a bunch for the suggestion, cows5467
4 months ago
Hey Walrighti, +1!
Congrats on your first deck! You have a lot of fun cards in here and it looks great! I imagine you want to tune and make it even more efficient so here are some ideas...
Add 3 categories: #Combo, #Lifegain, and #Evasion; and then sort your maybeboard the same way you've done your mainboard to easily rank your choices within a category (By "combo" I mean all your "if-then" cards like Trudge Garden that are slower and don't work by themselves). Remove #Creatures (most of them are #Combo).
Avoid most cards above 4 cmc... Willowdusk is fast and fragile, so play into that... Also, prioritize cards that can do 2 or more things or that give value on ETB... If you have pet cards that don't really fit and that hurt to cut, put them in a "I'll build that theme later" list.
-1 Pelakka Wurm
-1 Ezzaroot Channeler ... cut the fatties.
-1 Decree of Pain ... too slow
-1 Bow of Nylea ... meh
-1 Sangromancer ... amazing card but doesn't trigger when you need it to.
-1 Venser's Journal ... also amazing, but too conditional for this build
-1 Ranger's Path ... all your ramp should be on turn 2
-1 Temple of the False God ... this card is almost never good
+1 Devoted Druid ... this card is a beast
+1 Talisman of Resilience ... #Ramp
+1 Llanowar Elves ... #Ramp... the elves enable Willowdusk combos on turn 3.
+1 Viridian Joiner ... #Ramp... #Combo
+1 Killing Wave
+1 Massacre Girl ... #Wipe
+1 Beast Within ... #Removal
+1 Golgari Charm ... #Evasion
~1 Rancor ... Trample and haste are important... #Evasion
~1 Destined ... the choices are really good.
+1 Soul Channeling ... #Combo with Willowbark and stick to the board...
~1 Phyrexian Processor ... fun?
~1 Lurking Evil ... maybe?
~1 Solidarity of Heroes ... #Combo
~1 Ooze Flux ... tokens at instant speed?
~1 Retribution of the Ancients ... removal?
+1 Thought Gorger ... (leaves)
+1 Return of the Wildspeaker ... #Draw
+1 Triskelion ... #Combo
+1 Nighthawk Scavenger ... #Fatty
...Always play at least 10 ramp spells under 3 cmc.
...Playtest and make sure Willowbark consistently makes a fatty (with evasion) before turn 6-7.
Happy building :)
5 months ago
Looks fun. You might like these: Jalira, Master Polymorphist , Perilous Forays , Humble Defector , Dominus of Fealty , Polymorph , Nephalia Smuggler , Feed the Pack , Teferi's Veil , Birthing Pod , Goblin Bombardment , Blood Aspirant , Dark-Dweller Oracle , Life's Legacy , Momentous Fall , Ooze Garden , Blade of the Bloodchief
6 months ago
I have not updated my Xenagos since exactly a year ago, so some of these suggestions do not take into account cards that have been released since then such as Jeska(i?)s will and battle mammoth which should find their way into this deck. Now onto my specific suggestions....
Berserk - Yes, block Malignus with your 1/1, let's see how that turns out. Also to be used for politics as you can target an opponent's creature (such as their commander) who is attacking another opponent. This would be to replace Temur Battle rage IMO
Deflecting Swat - I'll say it once, I'll say it again. In Xenagos, your biggest issue is removal. You spend 5+ mana per beater in the hopes that they don't save removal. Most of your draw like hunters insight, return of the wildspeaker, momentous fall (although to a lesser extent) is based on the fact that you need a creature to target and if they remove your creature, you are shit out of luck. By adding swat, you can bluff while tapped out, protecting your creature allowing it to most likely survive to your next turn in order to cast one of the above mentioned draw spells. Moreover, this counters counterspells and redirects targeted removal, targeted draw, targeted extra turns, etc.... so much utility in 1 card. This is perhaps the second/third most powerful card in a Xenagos deck IMO
Heroic Intervention - Protection
Greater Good - THE MOST POWERFUL CARD IN ANY XENAGOS DECK. IF YOU DO NOT ADD THIS, THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO DISCUSS. THE SHEER VALUE OF THIS ALONE IS ASTRONOMICAL. Imagine casting a 6/6 beater, Xenagos doubles it to 12, they attempt to remove it, since it was going to die anyways, you sacrifice it to the "greater good" in order to draw 12 and discard 3. This doesn't include the fact that you can berserk your own creature prior to sacrificing it as well
Rancor - Nice to have, not necessary. Makes your 1/1 dorks 6 power with Xenagos, makes your beaters better. Hell, enchant it on an opponent's creature for politics
Sylvan Library - Nice to have, not necessary, but in Xenagos, it pays to have draw that isn't creature reliant.
Green Sun's Zenith - Tutor to the battlefield, yes please! While limited to green, it still is worth it. Getting what you need, when you need it.
Harmonize - Draw not based on creatures is nice to have
Life's Legacy - Similar to momentous fall, although easier to cast on the same turn as a beater. Do note that it suffers from the same issue as momentous fall, sacrificing as an additional cost to cast means be wary of the blue player. I like it, but some don't
Nissa's Pilgrimage - Ramp, more Turn 3 ramp enables a more consistent Turn 4 Xenagos. While we would love a Turn 3 Xenagos, the choice is between consistency or early on advantage, I choose consistency, but to each their own.
Skyshroud Claim - Gets 2 forests (note some cards are both forests and mountains) and brings them in untapped, so it helps with tempo, something Xenagos decks greatly lack. Would add this over nissa's pilgramage, although I like both if you can fit them
Ancient Tomb - Ramp
Bonders' Enclave - Draw
Turntimber, Serpentine Wood - Land when you need it, a potential creature when you don't. I like the flexibility for 3 life
Yavimaya Hollow - Most useful but most expensive, protecting your creature from removal is what this deck needs.
Elder Gargaroth - Will almost always be draw, but I love the utility
Inferno Titan - Removal
I couldn't suggest more than what's allowed by tappedout, but let me know what you think of each suggestion. If you want ideas for cuts, lmk
6 months ago
Your deck will be a bit slow to start up because you're running 3-4 CmC ramp so if you wanted to speed up the deck start replacing Explosive Vegetation and Vastwood Surge with Rampant Growth , Into the North , Farseek , Nature's Lore , or Three Visits .
You also aren't running many draw spells which is concerning. since you're going stompy I highly suggest the draw spells that care about power like Rishkar's Expertise , Return of the Wildspeaker , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Life's Legacy , Greater Good , Momentous Fall , etc.
Of your whole list of creatures i would only consider cutting 2: Desolation Twin and Essence Depleter . Twin only get's you a token if cast so it doesn't play nice with the cheaty effects and Depleter isn't a needed combo piece if you have access to Dimensional Infiltrator .