As Secluded Glen enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Faerie card from your hand. If you don't, Secluded Glen enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap: Add (Blue) or (Black) to your mana pool.
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Secluded Glen Discussion
6 months ago
That's awesome! I'm glad you like it. I can't think of any planeswalker that would really be a good fit for this deck's theme and colors. A Jace or Liliana planeswalker would work, but there aren't any versions of them that work with the deck's aggressive game plan. Tezzeret is great for the colors, but artifacts don't jive well with either Faeries or Rogues. I think the closest you could come to a matching planeswalker is Oona, Queen of the Fae since the deck has a few cards that are supposed to be her soldiers (Oona's Blackguard, Scion of Oona) and her ability has some synergies. She would be somewhat difficult to cast without a couple more lands (and is generally not that good in aggro decks) but she'd add a lot of flavor.
I would first upgrade the deck's mana base. Secluded Glen, Darkslick Shores, Watery Grave, and Polluted Delta are the ideal set of lands for this deck, but once you have a couple sets of dual colored lands you can get away with all basics for the rest of it. I recommend getting 4 Secluded Glen and some mix of Darkslick Shores/Watery Grave to replace Choked Estuary and River of Tears. You don't really need any more fixing beyond that to have a consistent mana base unless you were to buy a set of Mutavault.
Once your lands are good, fill out the playset (all four copies) of Brazen Borrower and get a set of Fatal Push for the main deck. Recently I've been liking the fourth Spellstutter Sprite as well, but that's up to you.
7 months ago
Hey Balaam, this looks great! I love Ferngully, it’s one of the greatest animated movies ever. My only suggestion would be changing the mana base slightly. I like running at least 6 fetches to search for what you need and thin the deck. The life-loss is minimal. The Secluded Glens may come in tapped from time to time, so I would cut a few. I know we’ve talked about this before, but I’m a fan of Darkslick Shores, which helps ensure you can meet your mana requirements within the first 3 turns. A couple may work well, maybe a 2/2 Glen/Shores split. I would also cut a few Mutavault since they sometimes mess up your plans when you need colored mana. I’d also run a couple Cavern of Souls to help against counterspells. :)
11 months ago
I respect the dedication that went into the faerie theming! Secluded Glen is a great land for this list, and Faerie Conclave is very flavorful if not powerful. I would also run Anguished Unmaking over Vindicate any day. The biggest thing I feel you're missing is Opposition and Attrition, both of those cards are BONKERS with Alela. Your opponents never get lands or creatures again!
With regards to your comment about introducing other wincons -- I can't think of many wincons that really fit your theme here. Alela doesn't win with infinite mana, and mana sinks don't work super well with her. I'd focus on control and stax and taxing effects that help facilitate your beatdown :)
1 year ago
Balaam__ Hey, thanks for taking a look! I've recently acquired a Sunken Ruins and put it in FAVSTVS // Mage Ascendant, where it's doing wonderful work for the three-colour manabase. I'd definitely see it work well in this build too, probably instead of one Secluded Glens and maybe one of the Mystic Sanctuarys. Slitherwisp has proven very useful in replenishing the hand, and I haven't had any trouble with finding the coloured sources for Cryptic Command, Slitherwisp and Damnation, so I didn't feel the need to shell out for two more Ruins yet. I might in the future, they're definitely solid lands.
1 year ago
I do believe so, using Snapcaster Mage to cast an opt often times isnt worth it, you want to cast either Fatal Push at instant speed or Thoughtseize/Inquisition of Kozilek off of it. I would suggest running one less Jace, the Mind Sculptor in favor of a Thoughtseize.
1 year ago
Secluded Glen would be considered an upgrade, as would Fatal Push (and Brazen Borrower now that I've looked at its price 0.0). In hindsight, I should probably mention them somewhere in the description.
2 years ago
I think Bardel Entertainment will do a pretty alright job but where is Axis Animation the team behind the War of the Spark trailers? The attention to detail was pretty amazing at bringing out everything we could see in the cards, such as Bolas for example. It be a disservice to the show not to capitalize on all the amazing art the game has to offer. Nothing against Bardel Entertainment but The Dragon Prince, Teen Titans Go, and Rick and Morty don’t nessesarily scream I bring First-Sphere Gargantua , Secluded Glen , Nyxathid and so on to life. Sorta feel that as I write this it’s a way of keeping my expectations low. Story and Game play in MTG’s past have always had their ups and down but the art has always been amazing (for the most part Circle of Protection: Art ). Just hope they capitalize on a pillar of what makes Magic what it is.
2 years ago
really like the idea of the of deck and if you use the changlings to there fullest try out the tribal lands from lorwin block here they are and they i think a fun way of showing off everything tribal Flamekin Village , Primal Beyond , Murmuring Bosk , Ancient Amphitheater , Gilt-Leaf Palace , Auntie's Hovel , Secluded Glen , Wanderwine Hub , and Rustic Clachan