Creature — Ooze
: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.
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Scavenging Ooze Discussion
21 hours ago
I'd replace Bristling Hydra with something else since you don't seem to have any other energy counter synergies.
Fog will always be a great for saving your ass in a pinch.
I'd focus a bit more on land ramp like Cultivate , Sakura-Tribe Elder and Kodama's Reach since relying on mana dorks in a deck full of expensive CMC creatures might make it more difficult for you to recover in the event of a board wipe. Vastwood Surge is actually really good too in the late-game since you can kick it to buff all your creatures.
3 days ago
Your group may be cool with it, and you may know already, if so i am sorry. But Hullbreacher was actually banned. I honestly don't know what to replace it with either. Scavenging Ooze for value maybe if you have some graveyard decks in your meta? Just trying to let you know. Good luck!
1 week ago
Yorvo feels pretty meh to me. No haste, no trample, no removal resistance. Just a big body that has to stick and then can still be chump blocked. Not a top tier 3-drop for us IMO.
Sylvan Anthem looks tempting, but it requires a bunch of other cards to be on the battlefield in order to be good. I think the question is: What is it better than that you would take out in order to include it? For me the answer is nothing.
I think I see your point about Lair of the Hydra , but I'm still not sold on it. I still bring this version of Stompy to my LGS: Hexdrinker Stompy, and I haven't run into much board-wipe there so on turns when I am attacking with Treetop Village I have found that I also want mana for Hexdrinker or Aspect of Hydra or Blossoming Defense or Scavenging Ooze or sideboard tech or something other than just one big mana sink. It's rare for me to have more than 4 or 5 lands out, so there's only so big I think I'd be able to make it anyway. But I could see the argument for Lair if I was running this version with mana dorks and an extra Forest, and if there was more control in my meta.
I'm definitely open to Oath not being the best choice. I do like how it smooths out draws though. This list seems more picky about what is in its opening hand than a more traditional list loaded with more or less interchangeable aggressive 1 and 2-drops would be. Here, any hand that doesn't have a mana dork, a 3-drop, and sufficient land feels bad. Oath can help with all of those pieces. Being able to dig a bit in grindy games seems useful too. I could see cutting down to 3 for a Dungrove Elder for sure though.
1 week ago
This definitely looks like a Lurrus of the Dream-Den deck, you only have a single card that doesn't fit the requirements in Liliana of the Veil that can be easily cut and Lurrus is just so good in the midrange and control matchups that adding it seems like a no-brainer.
I have no idea what Manamorphose is doing in this deck. There are no cards that care about instant or sorceries in this list, meaning it's just going to be air most of the time. Even if you don't add Lurrus Mishra's Bauble can at least make Tarmogoyf better and fulfils the role of cheap cantrip better than Manamorphose in this current list.
Dreadhorde Arcanist is another weird inclusion. You only have 11 spells that it can successful flashback in the whole deck, meaning that it is going to be a two-mana 1/3 an awful lot, especially since your going to have graveyard hate boarded in against you already with your Kroxa and Fiend Artisan, maybe some more generic creatures would be better, like Scavenging Ooze or Grim Flayer .
4 Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger seems like way too many, especially since you have no dedicated mill effects or even an engine card like Dragon's Rage Channeler to put cards in the graveyard. If you want to go with a graveyard based strategy you should add some powerful enablers like Grisly Salvage as it makes both Fiend Artisan and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger more powerful and consistent.
You might also want some Nurturing Peatland for Wrenn and Six to turn the +1 from it into spells. The 3 basic Forest in this list will almost certainly be awkward with Kroxa more times than you think it will, especially if you have two on the battlefield.
2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
Necrotic Ooze doesn't fit here as you barely have any activated abilities on your creatures, and no real way to get them into your graveyard either.
You're never going to get delirium for Inexorable Blob with no fetchlands, 3 artifacts, 3 enchantments, and zero sorceries.
Simic Initiate is just a bad one drop, and not even an ooze. If you don't mind running non-ooze 1-drops, then run Pelt Collector . Probably better off running none because 4x Experiment One + 3x Hardened Scales + 3x Ozolith is enough in my opinion, could be useful if you want to lower your curve.
Acidic Slime is another good ooze.
Agree with Corrosive Ooze for hammertime but that's only if you actually decide to make a sideboard -- I don't think this is needed since this is clearly a casual deck.
I assume you didn't add expensive lands due to budget constraints. Some cheaper lands are MDFC lands Darkbore Pathway Flip, check lands Woodland Cemetery , scry lands Temple of Malady , pain lands Llanowar Wastes .
1 month ago
So, some further thoughts:
going down the route of a grindy GB deck, you’re best bet is to ditch all your creatures except for Chevill, Bane of Monsters and Tarmogoyf . Then add in the other Rock-Staples like Grim Flayer , Dark Confidant , and Scavenging Ooze .
with Grist, the Hunger Tide , imo he’s just not as strong as other walkers, unless you can abuse him alongside 4x Collected Company and 2-3x Unearth . That’s a tricky path to go down, as it means you’d probably want to splash a third colour and go Azban (you’d need around 28 total creatures, incl. Grist). Assuming that’s not the path you want to go down, Liliana of the Veil is the better walker.
The Rocks ideal hand disruption package is 3x Inquisition of Kozilek and 2x Thoughtseize . As far as killspells, you want a healthy smattering of Abrupt Decay , Assassin's Trophy , and Fatal Push , in relative equal quantities.
GB grindy decks play out a lot like Jund decks, but without the red.. so you can take a lot of inspiration from those builds
1 month ago
I would up your creature count by putting some of your non-garruk spells into your sideboard.
Scavenging Ooze is cheap and very strong in the current meta.