Artifact Creature — Beast Cleric Rogue Warrior Wizard
: Gain one mana of any colour.
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Stonework Packbeast Discussion
1 month ago
The new card, Trudge Garden is spicy.
What's the combo?
Have Mana Echoes in play and a Beast or Fungus in play. You also want an ETB life trigger such as Soul Warden , Essence Warden , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice or Angelic Chorus . Anything akin to these will do.
Bingo bango bongo infinite 4/4s and infinite life with infinite . If you also have something such as Elemental Bond or any of the other ETB draw, you can draw your entire library.
Combo Name: Mana Garden
Given how explosive this is and how you can gain multiple types of infinite all at the same time, may I just outright request a new hub be added called Mana Garden? ;)
1 month ago
I am not sure there is any way to make it fast enough for competitive play. It's pretty janky. To get it more reliable we could adjust the list for some draw however.
That might make it more consistant. The saga is slower to the payoff but you can put key pieces in your sideboard.
1 month ago
It is pretty disgusting, huh? The really odd part is that I stumbled across the combo in a weird way.
I have seen some decks online that use the Mystic Reflection + Nyxbloom Ancient + Phylath, World Sculptor combo to make a lot of copies of the Nyxbloom Ancient . And then the decks just use it to make big shark tokens or to play out what they have in hand. Or to instantly resolve a Midnight Clock or similar.
So I decided to put the decks I saw online together and found out I only have one copy of Midnight Clock and 1 copy of the Nyxbloom Ancient . So I proxied the elemental because it's so expensive to get and I wanted to playtest for a while and decide if I wanted to invest in more copies of it. And I had to figure out another way in standard to dig into my library and fill my hand as good as the Midnight Clock or as close as I could get.
So I did a scryfall search for draw cards and found Niko Aris . The Shard tokens you create when you play Niko let you scry and draw. And I had gotten a playset of them for collecting reasons. So I put 1 Midnight Clock and 3 copies of Niko Aris in the deck. They were going to be placeholders until I got more copies of the clock! I still had not figured out what I had on my hands.
Then I started playtesting the deck and realized I can make an insane amount of Shard tokens that will let you scry and draw through your whole deck with the psycho mana this deck can produce.
I had already known the Epitaph Golem was in standard because I am a fan of using Reito Lantern with Sunforger as a kind of recursion engine in decks and had marked it as useful before. I found the Stonework Packbeast when looking for a way to funnel the mana the deck produces into for the Tergrid's Lantern before I decided that was an mean way to win.
So the whole deck sort of developed just because I was playtesting a janky deck idea I did not have all the cardboard for.
4 months ago
Before worrying about sideboarding, I'd focus on getting the main down to 60 cards. The closer you are to the minimum deck size, the more likely it is you'll draw the best cards in your deck. In this case, it looks like you want to build a party deck with Haktos the Unscarred as one of the bombs. The first thing I'd do is identify which cards are actively working towards that end or are particularly efficient. If something doesn't fit those descriptions, cut it. If it does, try to acquire multiple copies of it. For example, Gore Swine isn't doing anything here that a party member couldn't do better, so I'd remove it. Compare that to Expedition Champion who has more stats for the same cost and actively synergizes with the warrior theme, so having 4 of him wouldn't be bad. You can apply that logic to the entire deck. Practiced Tacticsis better than Sandblast. Suspension Field is more cost effective than Skybind. And so on.
After thinning the deck to its strongest options, then I'd focus on upgrades. Seek out other decks with similar goals and see what they're running. You can then endeavor to purchase the best cards you see in such examples, budget permitting. I don't know much about Boros party, but a quick search revealed Archpriest of Iona, Grotag Bug-Catcher, Stonework Packbeast, Squad Commander, Journey to Oblivion, Kargan Intimidator, Luminarch Aspirant, Relic Axe, Goma Fada Vanguard, Robber of the Rich, Tazri, Beacon of Unity, Fissure Wizard, and Seasoned Hallowblade, and that's only looking at standard. Modern brings even more options, particularly for Boros warriors. Arashin Foremost, Boros Reckoner, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Obsidian Battle-Axe, Grim Lavamancer, Jeering Instigator, Fire-Belly Changeling, Grand Abolisher, Mirror Entity, Bygone Bishop, and Selfless Spirit all come to mind.
6 months ago
This deck is actually pretty cool. One thing I'd recommend is Prismite and Stonework Packbeast here, as you can create infinite mana with Alena, Freed From the Real, and one of these this way, assuming a creature with at least 3 power has entered the battlefield this turn (turn two of the red mana into a blue mana). You also have a fair amount of infinite mana outlets, like Fireball and Volcanic Rambler to help you with this. I'd also recommend the 4 blue tutors in PDH, Merchant Scroll, Dizzy Spell, Muddle the Mixture, and Drift of Phantasms to get what you need, but I like it.
6 months ago
KittyFaye I'm glad you love the deck, thank you! There are 9 Warriors as well, since Tazri, Beacon of Unity is a warrior herself, I counted her towards my warrior quota. I'm currently not running Stonework Packbeast or Tajuru Paragon because I don't find they do enough to include them. Packbeast is net -1 Mana, which I don't feel I'd ever use. Paragon is 5 Mana for 1 party member, while Tazri's ability is 4 Mana (repeatable) for 2 party members. Of the two though, I'd consider Paragon more useful than Packbeast, but at this time I don't see a need to use them in this deck. Thank you for your recommendations though!
6 months ago
love this deck, quite strong in a casual setting. I love the use of so many of my favourite commanders as creatures within the deck. I realised you only have 8 warriors now though, also why isn't Stonework Packbeast and Tajuru Paragon in this deck? They are all 4 creature types.
7 months ago
Heya Vintcient, thanks for the love :) much appreciated.
I think I would run the fastest infinites possible to get to infinite red mana, so that your finishing piece is Bosh. It feels good to have your inevitable kill ready in the command zone to go off and nothing able to stop it.
I would run the following infinite engines as a start, but probably add as many as I could (preferably 2 piece combos):
Focussing on this single strategy I think offers to most consistent wins with Bosh, and frankly I am very curious about how strong it is, good luck building!