Land — Swamp Forest
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As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield tapped.
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Overgrown Tomb Discussion
1 week ago
but you're not actually reaching 50 mana. show me the "exact" line of play that nets you 50 mana. because the line of play you mentioned doesn't even come close, despite sounding like a best case scenario. even if you played a land drop on turn 4, you'd have 4 devotion, meaning your lands could tap for 5 mana (since you need 2 of them to activate nykthos) then you'd have 4 from archdruid, and 3 from heritage druid. so thats 12 mana. where does the other 38 come from?
i don't think Elvish Champion has ever been $20. i actually just looked at the cards price history for a couple different versions of it, and it basically topped at $10.
the shaman is actually not comparable to nykthos for the reasons you stated. a swamp might not get you a turn 1 dork, but thats a poor argument grasping at straws. you'd have fetch lands and dual lands like Verdant Catacombs and Overgrown Tomb, and possibly Llanowar Wastes or the GB pathway (darkbore pathway) from kaldheim. you wouldn't just have forests and swamps. plus it can still come down turn 2. if the cost of the dual lands is too much, then it makes sense to not include shaman. but saying "a swamp doesn't get me a turn 1 dork" isn't quite a valid reason in my opinion. you'd likely only have a single basic swamp in the deck anyway, simply in case someone casts Path to Exile or Assassin's Trophy.
Beast Whisperer and Primal Surge should be cut. there are better creatures to spend 4 mana on, and you'll probably just have an empty hand by the time you draw him if elves did their job to begin with. by the time you have the board presence required to pump out 10 mana for surge, you have the board presence to likely just attack and win. it's a "win more" card in elves.
2 weeks ago
Pretty cool build! Have you thought about changing the land base a bit (more fetches, are Dragonskull and Castle working well?) and I am not a huge fan of Angrath's Rampage in the Sideboard. It can hit different things, but can be pretty worthless as well. I tend to run Abrade, Dreadbore or Feed the Swarm in the Sideboard. They are a little more limiting, but instant speed and making you target what to destroy can be a big advantage. Or change cards like Watery Grave into Overgrown Tomb so you can fit Assassin's Trophy or Abrupt Decay into the Sideboard. Depending on your meta, Cleansing Wildfire could be a nice pick (dismantling Oops and Belcher, which Kolaghan's Command fails to do most times). Rain of Gore can turn into a boomerang against Heliod, Sun-Crowned, it's not a bad card but isn't an auto win against these decks either, but I've not found a better solution myself yet. Noxious Revival seems interesting and I think I've never seen it in Shadow ever before. Is it working for you? Are you usually targeting yourself with it or your opponent?
1 month ago
I'm sorry to say that your combo might not work. Illness in the Ranks seems to provide an anthem effect that doesn't actually put counters on creatures. It only reduces their power and toughness, which just hurts your own efforts. I think that you might want to take out some other cards as well so you can put some better ones in. Here are my suggestions:
Dusk Urchins and Castle Locthwain draws you more cards, and you can cast Unearth on it to bring it back as well as a bunch of other things. Devoted Druid is good for getting you more mana, and Utopia Sprawl is more efficient than Weirding Wood. Ammit Eternal is pretty good as well, as it gets you tons of value from your Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Nest of Scarabs. I recommend putting Scarscale Ritual into your sideboard since you don't have one right now. I get the feeling that you're trying to go for a budget build, but you might want to try to put in 4 copies of Overgrown Tomb in place of 2 Swamps and 2 Forests. If you don't want to spend the money on those, I suggest that you put in 4 Zagoth Triomes instead. You might also want to take a look at on Scryfall to check out other possibilities.
2 months ago
Alrighty, changed a few things with the land base!
Also added these to the maybe board I'd like to put into use, just trying to work out what to replace for them lol -
Door to Nothingness (For fun ;))
As always, Feiryn, your help is much appreciated! Have more of the land base on the way, but probably won't have them for a few weeks still. (Also have Hunting Grounds coming... Can't wait to use that lol.
2 months ago
Llanowar Wastes is a nice dual land, always coming in untapped.
Blooming Marsh is good in the early game, and a dual land.
Woodland Cemetery almost always enters untapped.
Twilight Mire enters untapped and helps you filter mana. (Hence the nickname filter land)
My only suggestions to upgrade the deck outside of the mana base would be to add a sideboard. Just find sideboards from other Golgari decks and use something similar.
+1 from me.
3 months ago
due to the presence of effects like Blood Moon or Back to Basics. I'd rather keep the basics intact. What in my opinion should be cut are instead least important shocklands (giving or mana) and every land that comes into play tapped like BFZ lands.
3 months ago
Since my last posts were not helpful, I tried doing some research to see if I could actually come up with something useful, and I did, albeit janky.
Firstly, Blazing Volley only targets the opponent and kills un-buffed spirits. So you may want to run several copies in the maindeck or sideboard.
Secondly, the most accessible spell in Pioneer for neutralizing flyers is Gruul Charm, so if you really think spirits are that problematic, you could run 3-4 of them on the sideboard, and maindeck some green mana, like Mana Confluence, Stomping Ground, Overgrown Tomb, etc. Maybe even some cycling lands like Sheltered Thicket. Janky, I know. But there aren’t many options for Rakdos in Pioneer to deal with fliers.