Creature — Insect
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, create a 1/1 green Insect creature token. If you control six or more lands, create a token that’s a copy of this instead.
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Scute Swarm Discussion
1 day ago
1 week ago
Nice build! I think I might have to sub Deathreap Ritual into my Brokkos build, since I play in a fairly creature heavy playgroup.
If you want to emphasize on commander damage, I'd recommend checking out Ana Sanctuary and Mirror Shield. Some fun creatures to connect combat damage and create Mutate stack clones: Mist-Syndicate Naga, Spawnwrithe, and Scute Swarm
1 week ago
Forceofnature1 thank you! I own this deck as listed in paper, and have played it irl about 3-4 times so far in the past 2 months. I haven't won with it (yet), but since it is a more Voltron-y build, I don't really expect it to.
I tend to play this deck as like "Threat Police", I usually only swing at the commanders in our meta that I know can snowball & run away with the game ( Korvold, Mimeoplasm, anything that's really group sluggy & oppressive to the table). I do this in part to try to build some good will, but also let everyone else know what can happen on a crack back.
In the couple games I've played, I've consistently had Cephalid Constable and/or Sawtusk Demolisher in my opening hand, or in the first couple draws. Mutating Sawtusk onto Cephalid on Turn 4, and making someone pick up potentially 6 permanents can be backbreaking and a special kind of filthy.
I haven't pulled it off yet, but I am hoping some future games will give me the opportunity to create some Mutate stack clones with Mist-Syndicate Naga or especially Scute Swarm with 6+ lands on board.
Cards I'm kinda on the fence about after a couple of plays: Drana, the Last Bloodchief and Wilderness Reclamation. The one time I've played Drana, I had a graveyard with Birds of Paradise and 2-3 other smaller, but more threatening creatures. I think of my friends was playing Mogis, God of Slaughter, so I kept saccing Birds of Paradise, would swing with Drana, and my friends would always return Bird to my field instead any of the other creatures. I'm considering replacing Drana with Phyrexian Reclamation, Painful Truths, Spawnwrithe, or even Wash Out. I want to play it a bit more to get a feel for what I really need.
Wilderness Reclamation & Seedborn Muse are more here to help me keep mana open for removal, or to flash in a creature before my turn if I have Leyline out. I pre-ordered a Court of Bounty, so that might take Wilderness Rec's slot.
The last game I played, I had a Cephalid Constable/Sawtusk Mutate stack swinging at my friends playing Mogis, God of Slaughter, God-Eternal Kefnet, and Otrimi, the Ever-Playful. I essentially took Kefnet out with the Cephalid bouncing, and was in a position to continue swinging away and keep everyone's boards clear, but was eventually bled to death from Mogis' various group slug effects. My Mogis friend had a creature that was bigger than my Sawtusk stack, so I couldn't connect to remove his bleeding effect enchantments.
My friends have told me this deck is scary to play against.
1 week ago
Some suggestions: Lotus Cobra, Scute Swarm, Kor Skyfisher, Roil Elemental and Guardian Project. I think you also should play more lands, because with Chulanes ability you want to have a lot of lands in your deck. Hope you like my suggestions!
2 weeks ago
Hi GMD_1090, To your comment about putting all 10 fetch lands. I fully agree however I just build the paper version of this deck last week and as you know fetches are pretty expensive. The ones I have, I was lucky enough to open in packs over the years.
So this deck so far seems to try too many things and may not do any one thing well. I could somewhat agree.
This is mainly my take on a Landfall deck. I am not trying to build a landfall token, lands matter or elemental tribal deck.
My playgroup runs about 4 board wipes per deck. I feel like Roil Elemental is expensive ( triple blue) and doesn't do much for the cost since they go back to their owner after a removal. Admonition Angel is expensive ( triple white) and is bad vs board wipes since I lose my board and then give you back your stuff. Guardian of Tazeem is mediocre at best. I fully understand that I may be wrong with evaluating these cards...
My logic for running token producers is that it allows me to bounce back after a board wipe, it gives me blockers and a way to end the game. That being said, I understand why many could think of this as a token deck but I'm not trying to build a token landfall deck.
Why I run token producers: Avenger of Zendikar because I feel it has its place in most landfall decks. Emeria Angel Because one of this deck's weaknesses is flying, Emeria Angel gives me chump blockers. Omnath, Locus of Rage creates 5/5 bodies that bolt, when they die, seems good. Phylath, World Sculptor I could agree that Phylath is the weakest token producer in this deck. Rampaging Baloths gives me attackers or chump blockers. Scute Swarm because I feel it has its place in most landfall decks.
Undoubtedly, some could be changed for better cards...
2 weeks ago
Scute Swarm gets insane when copied, you'll need like 15 calculators for that
2 weeks ago
So, the theme is not necessarily “copy”, the theme is “clones”, so more cards like Spark Double. I’ll through in Scute Swarm just for gits and shiggles, but cards with populate, casting triggers, or token themed abilities won’t really fit into the deck as well. Skyclave Relic and Mechanized Production are good ones, thanks!
2 weeks ago
If cloning's your game, then I have a (few) name(s)!
So if cloning is your go to, I'd suggest things that can allow you do go big, quickly. If you are absolutely deadset on Sultai, I understand, but possibly choose Temur? With cards like Riku of Two Reflections?
Another option would be Naya, with Ghired, Conclave Exile?
Some good ideas could be: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Kindred Charge, Desolation Twin, Giant Adephage, Phyrexian Processor. The new Scute Swarm and Skyclave Relic, and some artifact Shenanigans with Mechanized Production.
Hope these few Ideas help you out!