Creature — Beast Noble
Lovestruck Beast can't attack unless you control a 1/1 creature.
(You may cast Lovestruck Beast from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)
Sorcery — Adventure
Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.
(You may cast Heart's Desire for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Heart's Desire, this card is treated only as Lovestruck Beast in whatever zone it is in.)
(Example scenarios for Heart's Desire: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon . You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage . Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=1. If your opponent owns this and you cast it, you may cast their Lovestruck Beast from exile. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Lovestruck Beast's cost.)
|Have (2)||IcyLightning , gildan_bladeborn|
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Lovestruck Beast Discussion
2 months ago
4x Lovestruck Beast is better and faster then my combination choice of 1x 1x 2x Blex, Vexing Pest + Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager + Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider I chose my creatures for flavor over efficiency plus Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider is just nasty.
2 months ago
Glad to hear things are working out with the deck.
I mixed up Charge Through thinking it had learn when it was draw. My goof on that one.
I am also with you in regards to the Eldrain cards. The adventure cards are not very well balanced and I would like to avoid using them when possible... But when you are going to be playing against them anyways... Might as well make use of the cards that help the deck.
Your adjustments to the deck do look great and make it seem more consistent for play now. Wish you best of luck with the deck.
2 months ago
Thanks for your advice. It was really useful.
I had been playing around with the Learn mechanic, utilising Pop Quiz , but for 3 mana, it wasn't cutting it. Essentially, the Lessons are "Get out of jail" cards only: slightly too expensive for their effect but could literally save you the game. So 3 mana for 1 draw and a Lesson wasn't working.
Charge Through isn't a Learn card unfortunately, hence me overlooking it but I did take onboard your advice that Quandrix Apprentice was a truly suboptimal card for this deck and maybe running 4 Snakeskin Veil and 4 Ranger's Guile was too much defense. I mean, its good to keep your critters on the board but that will only get you so far.
I was specifically avoiding using Eldraine cards but they are just too good. Having a spell to cast AND a creature is very good for this deck.
The deck desperately needed a decent 3 drop, so Lovestruck Beast made its way in. Instantly saw a dramatic improvement.
I did actually go for a Learn card: Gnarled Professor . Its 4 mana for a 5/4 Trample creature which has Learn. That's mana efficiency for you right there. Plus every time you copy it with Orvar, you learn a new lesson.
3 months ago
A solid card option I think you may want a couple copies of in your deck would be Charge Through . This card will give you a combat trick that can give trample to your creature for a surprise lethal hit with your Dragonsguard Elite or just serve as a cheap cantrip spell to trigger your cards in play. The spell also doubles as a learn card allowing you to discard draw or grab a lesson card from your side deck. You can take advantage of this to add cards like Containment Breach , Expanded Anatomy , Introduction to Annihilation , or even Mascot Exhibition to give you some card options that may help you pending on board state situation.
Some other options you may want to consider for your deck are Lovestruck Beast and Brazen Borrower . The option to use them for the adventure can be useful for trigger the magecraft skills. Both have a different purpose to be useful as Lovestruck Beast if you lose the 1/1 it makes a good wall and strong fighter target for Blizzard Brawl ; Brazen Borrower serves as a useful disruption spell that can be a decent flying aggressor.
Out of the cards you are running, Quandrix Apprentice seems like your weakest link as most of your spells are reactive defense spells. This means you are not likely just throwing your spells out to help you draw the lands with their skill.
Hope these suggestions help.
3 months ago
Yeah, I'm no master at deck-building, so play around with different versions until you get it right. This set has lots of good golgari/whitherbloom pieces so there's a lot of directions you could go in. Another variant would be a more aggro version with Bayou Groff and Lovestruck Beast and the usual top-end The Great Henge . Or alternatively, a jund variant with First Day of Class combined with Tend the Pests . Have fun with it.
4 months ago
Seeing how many decks play a card is usually a good indicator of whether it's good or not. (You can check here http://mtgtop8.com/topcards) Apparition is played in 8% of all tournament winning Standard decks while Banishing Light only 1%.
Here's why. Imagine these two scenarios:
- Opponent plays Esika's Chariot , making two 2/2s. You play Banishing Light on Esika's Chariot . Your opponent kills Banishing, Esika comes back. Now they have Chariot and FOUR 2/2s.
- Opponent plays Esika's Chariot , making two 2/2s. You play Skyclave Apparition on Esika's Chariot . Your opponent kills Apparition. Now they have a 4/4 and two 2/2s.
See the difference? Banishing gave the opponent 2 extra cards for free. This is true for anything with an ETB effect.
Skyclave is better for 5 reasons:
- Until it's killed Apparition is a threat or blocker
- Even if it's killed, a X/X token is much worse than a CMC X card (example: Lovestruck Beast becomes 3/3)
- Apparition doesn't retrigger ETB effects
- Because of 1 and 2, Apparition can be blinked profitably with effects like Yorion (whereas there's no point blinking Banishing)
- Incarnation tutors Apparition
The only downside is Apparition can't hit 5+ CMC but those 5 points greatly outweigh this.
4 months ago
I was at 16 life, the opponent at 13. I had a 4/4 Scourge of the Skyclaves and the opponent had a Bonecrusher Giant , 1/1 Human token, Lovestruck Beast , and a Brushfire Elemental which is currently 3/3. He swings board and I block Bonecrusher Giant with Scourge.
Embercleave , attaches it to the Giant. Giant dies, Scourge lives as 7/7. Makes sense. I went down to 3 life though. I assume it was a 5/4 double strike trample but I don't remember looking at it's P/T. I literally only can't figure out one point of damage. I'd have thought I'd go to 2 life.
Wouldn't it be: first strike 5/4 Giant vs.4/4 tramples over 1, Scourge becomes a 5/5 with 4 damage, then normal combat 5/4 Giant vs. 5/5 with 4 damage marked on it, tramples 4? Scourge becomes a 7/7 with 5 damage marked? Why did it seemingly trample 3 instead of 4, or did I calculate something else wrong.
4 months ago
I mean, Denial is online during turns 1-3 or even until turn 4, but it does largely depend on the opponent's deck. You only need a 4+ power creature that can come into play at around turn 3-4, which is incredibly easy.
For instance, Lovestruck Beast . Or any of several hundred creatures.