Omnath, Locus of the Roil
Legendary Creature — Elemental
When Omnath, Locus of the Roil enters the battlefield, it deal damage to target creature, player or planeswalker equal to the number of Elementals you control.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on target Elemental you control. If you control eight or more lands, draw a card.
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Omnath, Locus of the Roil Discussion
1 month ago
Love the deck idea. I always kick around the idea of an Omnath, Locus of the Roil deck, but haven’t made one yet.
One thing to note is that, unfortunately, Rhythm of the Wild won’t give tokens haste. Scampering scorcher can, if you’re leaning towards elementals to synergize with Omnath’s second ability, it’s pretty good.
3 months ago
My decks tend to have a pattern of meiosis. I started out building a few two-color decks, but in time, I ended up splitting the colors, each half of the deck growing out to their individual outspoken parts.
What started as a Mina and Denn, Wildborn landfall deck, became on one hand a mono green landfall deck with Rhonas the Indomitable in charge, which very recently changed into Omnath, Locus of Mana big green ramp. On the other hand, the red half melded into Etali, Primal Storm big red, big burn deck, that's now helmed by Kumano, Master Yamabushi .
My Athreos, God of Passage aristocrats deck split into Rankle, Master of Pranks and Heliod, God of the Sun the same way, and my The Locust God deck split into Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion and a mono blue deck, now led by Naru Meha, Master Wizard .
Out of the 13 decks I currently have, 8 of them are monocolored and one of them is colorless. The multicolored decks that remain, are held together by synergies that demand more than one, like Boros equipments ( Akiri, Line-Slinger + Arden, Intrepid Archaeologist ) , Jund Sacrifice ( Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire ), Temur Landfall Omnath, Locus of the Roil and 5C Shrines (Golos, by lack of inspiration). But now that I have two different Omnath decks, I have an itch to build the other two Omnaths as well. That's pretty much how my patterns keep changing, a new line connecting current decks usually leads to inspiration to build the next.
I do notice my developed preference for monocolored decks, but I don't feel hindered by this way of thinking. I like leaning into it, finding cool ways within the limits of the color, to make the decks suprising anyway, to make them as interesting as can be for me to play.
4 months ago
Okay, so I see where you're going with a lot of your suggestions. Budget, at this point, is a constraint so the pricier cards like Cloudstone Curio, Gaea's Cradle, even Sylvan Library are probably a No Go. And I'd probably go with Budgethoof Behemoth, aka End-Raze Forerunners since I have them on hand.
I think, for card draw, I completely forgot about Elemental Bond which definitely feels like a much better option than Colossal Majesty and doesn't have the cast requirement of Beast Whisperer. But I don't see why I can't also use Beast Whisperer. And Regal Force looks like something I need. Seer's Sundial might not work out but something I'm toying with.
Unfortunately I 100% misread Curious Herd and thought it worked exactly like Dockside Extortionist . That said, 4 mana for even 3 3/3 beast tokens doesn't seem horrible, and if that's the floor of the spell, it might be worth keeping in. That said, this is a go wide deck with elements to buff up my creatures, so I may just replace the herd with Arasta of the Endless Web and let my opponents put tokens on my board for me.
I like Magus of the Order, if for no other reason than I have it and Natural Order has a price tag. But also, it's easy enough to drop Liege of the Tangle in favor of other worthy fatties to summon, including something like Dawnglade Regent .
Bow of Nylea can def come out in favor of another creature. The Frostfang can't come out as soon but that's okay! And good call on Roiling Regrowth. That said, Nylea herself I think does so much on her own that I don't see me dropping her in favor of something that only does part of what she does. Rhonas's Monument is definitely worth looking into though!
I'll have to look into more of the suggestions you made. I actually use a lot of them in my Omnath, Locus of the Roil deck (the first three anyway lol). Oracle of Mul Daya is among the pricier cards I probably can't grab right now. I'm hemming and hawing on the Tireless Tracker because I don't know that I'll have a chance to really take advantage of the clues, but to your point, they can trigger Kodama so that's something to consider!
And hmmmm. Quirion Ranger is curious.
I'm also looking at adding some other cards, such as Kamahl’s Will , Territorial Scythecat , Shifting Ceratops , Primeval Bounty , Branching Evolution , Fertilid , Garruk's Uprising , Court of Bounty and Reclamation Sage . So if you have thoughts on those, let me know!
I really appreciate all the insight and feedback!
4 months ago
Love it, thanks for the feedback! I appreciate you leaning in and finding some great additions for the deck!
This build was my first crack at a 5-color deck and Horde just happened to be the card I went with.
My objective was to build something that was budget and that could easily satisfy the 5-color Horde activation requirement while filling up the graveyard with some big creatures for value! Woo! (All hopefully on curve haha)
There are lots of secondary synergies which would potentially be removed to make the deck run smoother as well as a more refined mana base/ramp package. ex: Might of the Nephilim is in there to sneak in with some commander damage.
One objective was to fill the deck with cards which tap for WUBRG to easily get the ball going, this combined with Tidal Force was an attempt at an engine. Greenwarden of Murasa is a powerhouse in the deck with the past games for getting tutors and good non-elementals back to hand. Rings of Brighthearth was one card which I found awesome however was out-of-budget.
If you look at my page I've built a more pricey Omnath, Locus of the Roil deck with some of the powerhouse elementals that come out to $8 and up.
You were bang on about the murderers axe as a discard outlet and I love the alternative. I also like the idea of Wispmare, and Ingot Chewer as synergistic alternatives to the other removal in the deck.
Again, thanks for the feedback, much appreciated! I hope this helps provide some more detail into where my mind was going with this build. If you've got any more suggestions keep em coming!
4 months ago
hey! i love elementals and love seeing your list :) if i may suggest a few changes, you seem to be pretty light on creatures for a tribal deck? 26 isn't even a third of your deck! so 1/3 of the time the only creature you'll have available is your commander..... may i suggest a few?
Nevermaker is a fantastic catch-all removal creature. not only does it hit most permanent types, it also wastes opponents' next draw.
Omnath, Locus of the Roil is a huge boon to this deck, not only because he specifically cares about elementals, but also because he can draw you cards! he's everything you could want from a card.
it may not seem impressive, but Wispmare is incredible value on a card, as you can cast it for a single . then you can recurr it for more value later! i would recommend Ingot Chewer for the samw reason.
do notice that i like the lorwyn block a lot.....
i would definitely pick up the new Maskwood Nexus from kaldheim for any tribal deck!! especially since i see you don't run 25 elementals.
try to remove some of your spells with super specific mana costs. it sucks to try to cast Kaya's Wrath in a 5-color deck. even regular Wrath of God would be better.... or Fumigate if what you care about is the life gain, but that would increase your overall deck cmc, which is already 3.7.... yikes!
well i hope that whatever you decide to do, you enjoy playing this deck! let me know how it fares at ypur kitchen table! :)
5 months ago
as a turn 2 play with the intentions of paying 7 more into it
i would classify this card as useless
Lighthouse Chronologist should be played like Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip
meaning if you cant make it go live the turn you play it then you probably shouldn't play it
now i'm not trying to say this card should be considered as a cedh staple
but in the right deck Lighthouse Chronologist is completely degenerate
to clarify my previous example in Atraxa, Praetors' Voice
it's not used as a early game turn advantage
its utilized later in the game to speed up the infect clock
after everyone has already used up there creature removals on the infect and proliferate bodies
also worthy note: i have seen it hit the board and go live turn 4
in a Omnath, Locus of the Roil lands matter deck
by utilizing Evolution Sage with fetch lands and paying into it.
6 months ago
Thank you for the clarification. I sort of realized that after posting.
(You revive Omnath and use Bloodpyre Elemental to kill him repeatedly.)
(Yes, I should have checked to make sure before posting).