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Basic Snow Land — Plains
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Snow-Covered Plains Discussion
1 month ago
SideBae I agree with you regarding the signets. With land, everything is quite simple:
1 month ago
channy I had Divine Visitation but was more impressed with cards like Coat of Arms and Cathars' Crusade that have a higher ceiling for making massive tokens. The flying and vigilance is nice and the card's definitely still on my radar. The transition to Snow-Covered Plains is definitely something I should do, thanks for the suggestion!
1 month ago
1 month ago
ok but gpa isn't objective since its made up of assignments and assignments can be graded subjectively. May I suggest Snow-Covered Plains ?
1 month ago
Ok, So I playtested this deck multiple times, and it seems to have some land struggles of not having any lands for like 4-5 turns, or it has only lands for like 4-5 turns. Although, when things work out, I win by like turn 6-8. I would suggest probably throwing in some artifacts such as Extraplanar Lens and Caged Sun . Then you can change your plains to Snow-Covered Plains so that these artifacts will only help you.
2 months ago
I think I pulled a copy or two of On Thin Ice ... I wonder if I pulled enough Snow-Covered Plains to implement it. I've been fairly enamored with Chained to the Rocks for a quite a while, so On Thin Ice definitely caught my eye when MH hit.
Mangara of Corondor - Hmmm. A very attractive card in that once it's been activated, there's no opportunity for its targets to come back like there is with O-Ring. AND it's a Human, so it gives us an extra trigger. That said, it's considerably slower than O-Ring, which is itself on the slow side. AND, during that time it could get removed before it could be tapped, which would be a considerable downside. AND the thought of burning up a Brave the Elements just to sac it the next turn is pretty unappealling. I've been thinking of replacing the O-Rings with Generous Gift for both the speed and even broader applications - while 'gifting' opponents 3/3 Elephants isn't lovely, only destroying its target seems like the real trade-off vs O-Ring. Additionally, with GG, we lose the ability to hit Emrakul or other similarly vulnerable threats. Have you tried Mangara at all yourself? Any successes?
Also, it's so nice of you to make the effort to leave me this comment. As silly as it sounds, seeing it really picked me up today.
3 months ago
First of all, thank you for including the budget in your deck description. It helps me to know what kinds of cards to suggest.
Swords to Plowshares is one of the few one-for-ones I think should be regularly run in EDH -- you should include it in this list. It is easily better than Path to Exile , as the ramp is significant in a format like EDH, where people are always trying to do big things. Ashes to Ashes is another good piece of removal, as it kills two things with one card; Kaya's Guile is similar. Despark is worth considering, if only because of its versatility.
Entomb is 7-odd dollars these days, and if you pair it with Animate Dead , Unburial Rites , Reanimate or Dance of the Dead you can cheat out a fatty like your Harvester of Souls or Sheoldred, Whispering One nice and early. Buried Alive is similar to Entomb . Consider an Ashen Rider or Grave Titan as other reanimation targets.
Caves of Koilos is a good enters-untapped land to consider, as is Isolated Chapel . Shambling Vent , Command Tower and possibly Godless Shrine or Silent Clearing are also worth considering. Speaking of lands, I think you're running too many. Thirty-three lands is generally about where you want to be -- thirty-eight is generally only appropriate in landfall-style, Azusa, Lost but Seeking -type decks. Including more mana-rocks like Mind Stone , Coldsteel Heart , the soon-to-come-out Arcane Signet , Fellwar Stone or Prismatic Lens is also worth considering.
Blind Obedience is a good way to slow down your opponents while providing a way to recoup life you pay to your Necropotence or similar. Blood Artist and Cruel Celebrant are also good cards in the vein of draining opponents.
Card advantage is a big deal in EDH. Phyrexian Arena is worth considering, even if it is a big expensive these days; Twilight Prophet is similar. Night's Whisper and Ambition's Cost are good one-shot draw-spells.
Dawn of Hope is worth considering, especially if you also choose to add Mentor of the Meek . Having tokens to sac with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim 's abilities (especially the second one) is good. Which brings me to recursive creatures: Having creatures who return themselves to the board will make Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim that much stronger. Nether Traitor , Reassembling Skeleton and Bloodsoaked Champion are worth considering.
Mother of Runes is a good way to protect your creatures from spot-removal. Similarly, hatebears like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Vryn Wingmare , Glowrider , Aven Mindcensor or Leonin Arbiter . Smallpox is a card I really love in EDH, and its daddy Pox is worth a nod of consideration as well -- I do think Smallpox is the better of the two though.
If you choose to run Snow-Covered Plains and Snow-Covered Swamp s instead of regular basics, you can run Dead of Winter as a pretty powerful boardwipe that gets around Gaddock Teeg . Planar Cleansing is also worth consideration.
Fiend Hunter is an interesting card I thought of when I looked at this deck. Sac-ing him with the exile trigger on the stack makes the 'return to battlefield' resolve first, resulting in a permanent exile effect. This may be too marginal a synergy to include, but I figured it'd be worth at least mentioning.
Right. That's all from me, at least as far as I can think right now. Good luck with deck building!
4 months ago
Trying to lower my curve a lil. Iffiest swap: Slime for Mangara.
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