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Oath of Druids
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player chooses target player who controls more creatures than he or she does and is his or her opponent. The first player may reveal cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a creature card. If he or she does, that player puts that card onto the battlefield and all other cards revealed this way into his or her graveyard.
4 months ago
Hmmm. Hard to say. I think devils in MtG have a lot of room to be further defined beyond that initial narrow Ravnica viewpoint. IMO a good difference would be: wanton & destructive evil vs. calculated badness. One place I would agree on is that Devils have alot of space for improvement. I think your peon-level devil tokens are fine as representations of agents of wanton destruction & I've actually done alot with them. I think Zurzoth, Chaos Rider deserves more credit BTW.
I think the MtG community is way too narrow on their scope of how chaos has to function in the game. As you said Stardragon coin flips are easily manipulated into an inefficient control concept, I barely consider them chaos, in that, the end result is typically just manipulated so much. I think polymorphing is an example of a form of chaos that could be explored further with lord-level devels (which we've had very few of so far). The DnD set has been strong at exploring dice-roll types of chaos with variable effects that benefit you in chaotic ways. The Wand of Wonder is the best kind of chaos that could be explored. The Deck of Many Things is chaos that could be explored further. Oath of Druids again, is chaotic as hell, but is not chaos by traditional MtG community definition. I think it is not fair to say "chaos is hated", when chaos has been poorly-defined & only just being explored in new ways. I also do not carry the same hate for say: Wild Evocation as some of those other examples.
I so want a Devil-lord of transformation that causes a forced polymorph for everyone.
5 months ago
Based on yesterday's games I have some suggestions!
First, the cuts: Hushwing Gryff Mina and Denn, Wildborn Rubblehulk Oath of Druids Condemn Oblation Collective Voyage Keening Stone (unless you lean more into mill) Hour of Promise and Tempt with Discovery should all go
6 months ago
In 2-color - Breena, the Demagogue is pretty ideal for this strategy.
For 3-color gifting strategy Jund, Naya, & Mardu all have some strong points
Marisi, breaker of coils is pretty good with the large suite of Naya token gifting cards out there
Queen Marchesa isn't specifically built for it, but she works well with it. Mardu may be one of the best/strongest with a good combination of token gifters, strength enhancers, pillow, & aristocrats.
6 months ago
You can play decks that line up well against Stax too. Who cares about "casting spells" if you play Oath of Druids early for example, or just Atla Palani, Nest Tender, or a low curve before the angel is a problem. There are more ways too cook this goose than removal that you can easily establish before this problem hits the board
6 months ago
Also... Maybe - Oath of Druids Though I do understand keeping the non-creature volume low, this low CMC enchantment is a party in a zoo deck, & most likely your creatures would win-out versus opponents... Though this would supply more blockers to handle our boy :(
Dragonborn Champion seems like a windmill slap.
7 months ago
Sass764 what a strange coincidence. I just happened to update this list today and you left a really nice comment exactly 2 years ago to the day!
Right off the bat, I can't take credit for this strategy. Oath of Druids decks were popular and streamlined 20 years ago. All I did was utilize the EDH library and tweak it to fit the Simic shell. Now that said, I think I did a great job within the confines of green and blue. I want to go Temur for my next Oath deck. Red would grant access to efficient cheat effects and artifacts tricks.
Nylea's Intervention is a neat card but not neccessary to this strategy.
8 months ago
Aceh This is true! Through gift hippos, one could make sure everyone gets to dig for a free creature every turn. However, as I was designing this deck, one thing I consciously decided I didn't want to do was help anyone cheat creatures onto the battlefield. With Oath of Druids, it could theoretically get someone something terrifying like Blightsteel Colossus on their second turn. My hippo is more than happy to get everyone lots of cards and lots of lands, but the rest you gotta get out there yourself. I chose not to run some other cards like Braids and Tempting Wurm for the same reason. Thanks for the suggestion and for checking out my deck though!
8 months ago
Oath of Druids should be easy to use/manipulate using the hippo