Samut, the Tested
+1: Up to one target creature gains Double Strike until end of turn.
-2: Samut, the Tested deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two target creatures and/or players.
-7: Search your library for up to two planeswalker and/or creature cards, put them onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
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Samut, the Tested Discussion
1 month ago
Well, I guess this wants to be combined with Samut, the Tested ?
It's a deck that will propably play at least some fat demons, so Samut's ultimate seems pretty incredible with it.
1 month ago
Even from Amonkhet, which is basically the size of the Nile delta, you have Basri Ket and Samut, the Tested . Unless the city of Naktamun has two hundred billion people (it looks like it has maybe twenty thousand at the outside), that's virtually impossible.
3 months ago
Mana base: I see you're running a lot of modal lands, I'd recommend switching these out for basic lands or more named lands (Forest, Plains etc). The modal lands aren't searchable off of your ramp spells like Spoils of Victory or Farseek. I really like having a named land focus in Esika's mana base - shock lands ( Overgrown Tomb , Sacred Foundry etc.) should replace the snow dual lands if your budget allows for them. If not (understandable, shock lands for a 5 colour deck eat your wallet) then I'd play all 5 Triomes, and all 5 named lands that enter untapped if you control 2 or more basic lands ( Prairie Stream , Smoldering Marsh etc.) along with 2-4 of each basic land and some basic land ramp alongside your named land ramp such as Rampant Growth , Cultivate & Kodama's Reach . Land Tax is also a solid option if you run at least a couple of each basic land as it can colour fix you very early on so you can play The Prismatic Bridge asap. I know you're running counter increasers like Vorinclex, but I'd also remove the 2 counter based lands you have as well, without something like Vorinclex or Doubling Season out they're sub-optimal.
I'd take out the mana rocks you have in there, and replace them with more ramp sorceries like Three Visits , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , and Nature's Lore . Yes, they search specifically for Forests, but with enough named dual lands or Triomes they'll still allow you to search for the colour you need. If you didn't want to add in more ramp sorceries, low cmc legendary creatures that you can tap for mana via Esika's ability are viable (this would require you to have cards that allow you to bounce Esika back to hand ideally so you could cast her enchantment side when needed). Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy is an absolute beast in this deck, even if you whiff on his ability a lot being able to tap any legendary creature for 2 mana of any colour from turn 2 onwards is dummy strong. If you go down this route untap cards like Derevi, Empyrial Tactician , Dramatic Reversal , Samut, Voice of Dissent and Kiora's Follower can help to give you buckets of mana each turn.
Planeswalkers/counter generation: Unless you decide to add flicker/sac & reanimate/ability copyers, I'd cut Deepglow Skate as it's a one-time-only version of Doubling Season for the same mana cost. Pir, Imaginative Rascal is brilliant in this kind of deck as his ability a) increases both starting loyalty and uptick loyalty gain and b) stacks with Vorinclex & Doubling Season. Having Pir & either Doubling Season or Vorinclex out will turn a +1 uptick into +4, a starting loyalty count of 5 becomes 12. Inexorable Tide & Contagion Engine are worth considering too, I can understand not adding Tide as you're free-dropping a good chunk of your Planesalkers/creatures with The Prismatic Bridge rather than casting them, but Contagion Engine is non-targeted creature removal as well 2 instances of proliferate per turn (Pir & proliferate = happy Planeswalker noises). Estrid, the Masked , Oath of Jace & Sphere of Safety would be a good group of cards to add - Estrid allows you to untap any enchanted permanent, her second ability will let you enchant any permanent (not just creatures) and increase your enchantment count for Sphere of Safety, and her ult is one of your only ways of recurring enchantments should they get destroyed (this won't allow you to recur The Prismatic Bridge though). Oath of Jace is great for filtering through your topdeck during your upkeep to choose your Bridge targets. Kaya the Inexorable is incredible in a superfriends deck - with your counter generation you'll have no problem getting her ult off straight away, which will allow you to free cast any legendary card once a turn, so if people kill (or even exile) your Planeswalkers or important legendary cards like Vorinclex/Chain Veil etc. you can always get them back. She also has removal, and recursion for your creatures. Samut, the Tested . Samut, the Tested . Samut, the Tested . For the love of all that is holy, play Samut because dropping her with Doubling Season or Vorinclex out can end games there and then. I have a combo in my Esika deck that will guarantee you first place unless Samut gets countered on the stack. Lithoform Engine , Strionic Resonator & Rings of Brighthearth will help you capitalize on important abilities like Planeswalker ults, The Prismatic Bridge and proliferate. Getting off an emblem and then going Lithoform Engine > Rings of Brighthearth to get 3 of those emblems instead of one is pretty explosive.
Creatures: Captain Sisay would work quite well here as she can search any legendary card in your deck which is invaluable in Esika and isn't as pricey/colour dependant as Sisay, Weatherlight Captain (I'm not saying cut her, but 2 Sisays are better than one). Kodama of the East Tree will let you chuck out Planeswalkers like nobody's business, The Prismatic Bridge now doubles its usefulness per turn. Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire is a great tutor in Esika as he's cheap, he can swing without tapping due to Esika giving him Vigilance, search something using his boast ability and put it on top of your library (something something Prismatic Bridge shenanigans) and then tap for mana in your 2nd main phase.
I hope what I've said helps, I love building Superfriends and all the whacky stuff you can do with it
3 months ago
as it has a triggered ability after doubling dragons power with xenagos it can be a nice combo.
Took out Dragon Tempest for it, have other means to get haste, although the other ability is nice but in comparison to other cards feels weaker..
Might be a good idea to include one of this planeswalkers:
Arlinn Kord Flip
Samut, the Tested
but not sure what to take out for any of them.. they for sure have a good synergy with the deck but have no idea atm what to exclude...
4 months ago
6 months ago
I tend to playnot so many Walters. But one I really like for dinosaur strategies is Samut, the Tested. If you can protect her, the +1 can win games if you have at least one Big attacker. The -2 is great value with Enrage triggers. And if you ever get to the ultimate, you might find that Tooth and Nail becomes better when it can go for walkers, as well.
6 months ago
Some people are obsessed with Magic, and not in a friendly, favorite-hobby type of way. Some people are in it to get more cards, more value, and don't care how they do it. Now, imagine 10-year old me. I had just pulled a Doubling Season, and a guy had seen me do it. Now, I didn't know it was worth 50 dollars at the time, all I knew was that he was offering me a sweet deal for it: Samut, the Tested. It was a planeswalker! How could I refuse? Well, cut to me going back to my house, and checking how much it was worth. Here's a hint: less then 2 bucks. Doubling Season is a 50+ dollar card. So anyways, what are your worst trades?
1 year ago
Hey, fun version of Thantis.
There's several creatures here who have an ability that triggers when it does combat damage to a player. These creature can benefit from having double strike. If a creature has double strike it's ability can potentially trigger twice. If the creature wasn't blocked at the first strike step of combat then that creature will do combat damage to that player twice.
Good luck with your deck.