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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Beast
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may create a 4/4 green Beast creature token.
2 weeks ago
I have no idea if this is actually playable in competitive modern, but I like what you did there!
Those two Utopia Sprawl look super-weird, as does the sorcery section. Have you considered the new Cut Down? It fills a similar role as Bloodchief's Thirst without being able to kick out the restriction, but then again, it's instant speed and your creatures are massive enough to deal with bigger creatures anyways. Might be worth trying. Explore could be another great addition, espacilly considering Rampaging Baloths's landfall trigger.
2 weeks ago
Hey, play more budget lower mana cost ramp that has interaction with Aesi? That way it can potentially be cast before Aesi to help to cast Aesi, but if it's cast after Aesi then it gives you draw.
There's a budget combo you could play with Aesi to draw as much of your library as you want.
- Scaled Herbalist or Llanowar Scout + Retreat to Coralhelm + Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons = infinite land triggers.
Scaled Herbalist taps to put Simic Growth Chamber onto the battlefield, then Retreat to Coralhelm untaps Herbalist. Chamber bounces itself back to your hand and repeat. You can do the combo at instant speed on an opponent's turn as long as Scaled Herbalist or Llanowar Scout can tap and you have Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons in hand. With Aesi draw cards on an opponent's turn and then cast those spells on your turn.
2 weeks ago
Well, it really depends how you wanna go and win. There a lot of different ideas.
Adding tooth and nail will allow you to easily search for avenger + craterhoof.
Regal Force in place of craterhoof to draw a bunch (usually much safer than attempting to win on the spot via combat). Regal force really shines in a deck that makes more tokens. Aside from scute swarm, Greensleeves, Maro-Sorcerer works for making tokens upon lands entering in addition to Rampaging Baloths. Not even saying to add either of them, just giving you ideas of how you can play your deck.
Rude Awakening - While not incredibly powerful as other mono green cards, it acts as ramp with cradle, a wincon (swing lands) and a mana ritual. Without cradle, I wouldnt add it. Even if you had cradle, it isn't a sure thing. Just another idea.
Once you have an idea of how you want the deck to be built (Ex: Going tall with big creatures, going wide with small creatures, etc...), how you want to win, we can figure out the ramp draw and utility. You need to provide me/others with an idea how you want the deck to function as we can provide ideas that help you reach that goal. Otherwise, its just people like me giving suggestions which will probably help, but not be entirely synergistic with each other.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
I like it, seems strong and on point and is probably better than mine.
Personally I think Scute Swarm / Scute Mob / Rampaging Baloths and Zendikar's Roil are actually pretty decent and can explode quickly if you like going wide and big. Also, Bane of Progress might be better or equivalent to Structural Assault because it gets enchantments and counters. You already have that wipe in addition to Blasphemous Act, having two might be better, but Star of Extinction is stupid with Vigor. Tilonalli's Summoner is more on theme than the beast or insect tokens and is better with Locus of Rage but you could theoretically use Arcane Adaptation if you really want to commit.
Eh just some thoughts, its obviously strong, but you have an easy chance to go wide for a few changes.
2 months ago
I could be wrong, but I think more lands would be an asset here, in particular how about some utility lands on top of what you've already got? War Room is a nice draw effect, if you can bounce and replay it you get access to extra activations. Bant Panorama can find either a Forest or Island and counts for extra landfall. Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape are nifty lands that offer another mana sink you can turn to if your Commander is removed. Castle Vantress is a pretty big mana sink that's never bad to have around, and you're likely to have Islands out.
Tatyova, Benthic Druid nets you extra draw when you hit landfall (as does Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait), stuff like Scute Swarm and Rampaging Baloths can make an army for you to help serve as a win con.
This is pretty out there, but stuff like Oboro Breezecaller and ramp on landfall creatures like Stone-Seeder Hierophant in particular can generate enough mana to go infinite with Gretchen if you have a land that taps for 2 or more out, infinite mana and card draw and ramp sounds really good to me, you might even deck yourself. Flooded Shoreline in particular seems like a nice land bounce effect, as long as you're not particular about the specific land you bounce, it even works with Mystic Sanctuary.
2 months ago
The deck looks pretty good, I suspect you've got a pretty good grasp of the basics of this format already, so you're off to a good start!
How competitive are you hoping this deck will be? cEDH is pretty hard to play if you aren't familiar with both how competitive play in general works or with how competitive multiplayer works. I ask because you run a few cards that are very competitive but tend to play pretty poorly in Casual settings. The standouts I noticed were Spell Pierce and Brainstorm. Brainstorm and cards like it are too small in Commander, digging 3 deep in a 60 card 4 of deck is wildly different from the same effect in a 99 card singleton deck. It's good with your fetch lands, but you really want Sensei's Divining Top I suspect and can cut Brainstorm. Spell Pierce is just too small, it's only useful when mana is extremely tight, and it's really narrow to boot. An Offer You Can't Refuse is probably a much better effect, but I'd even run Dispel over it, maybe Delay if you were hoping for a less cEDH card. In addition to Brainstorm, you might also cut the similar sorcery speed spells that fiddle with your deck's top cards, these are really small in Commander and you can find better 1 mana effects I think. The joy of having something up on turn 1 is IMHO more than offset by how bad it feels to draw them later, when they just tie up mana and can be annoying with your Commander if you need to cast your Brainstorm to find a more impactful spell to cast, you've already used up your trigger for the turn. Brainstorm at least is an instant and you can play it on an opponent's turn, but sorcery ones seem solidly worse.
In Simic I try not to run very much (any even) artifact ramp, you have access to very strong ramp spells like Three Visits, as well as stuff like Harrow and Kodama's Reach. There are also bigger ones like Skyshroud Claim. Land ramp is safer than artifact ramp, and in Green it's more cost effective to ramp with non-artifacts other than actual mana positive ramp rocks, which are generally run at very high levels of play like cEDH. At your higher land count, creatures that put lands into play will probably feel pretty good when drawn early, Sakura-Tribe Scout and Skyshroud Ranger are 1 mana and can ramp you repeatedly if you have lots of lands in hand, so they're also good with Cultivate or Kodama's Reach. There is also Azusa, Lost but Seeking to put extra lands down, but she comes down late enough that I think Scout is the better card in practice.
4 months ago
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