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The Great Henge
This spell costs less to cast, where X is the greatest power among creature you control.
: Gain . You gain 2 life.
Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on it and draw a card.
The Great Henge Discussion
2 days ago
3 days ago
I think corporate greed does play into this but there's another more interesting factor at play. The core elements of the game, the color pie, card types, card abilities, normal card effects (counters, burn, pump, etc.), and the trade-offs of mana for power are changing.
The color pie has always slowly shifted, but now I think they're having trouble balancing the colors within the new color pie. The weakest color, white, got even weaker with green taking some of its creatures matter cards, black getting nearly exclusive rights on removal, the loss of its lands matter cards, and the loss of its taxes cards (and the intense synergy that other colors needed to function previously). This, and generally busted cards, make green and black the big winners of the new color pie, so any cards that push those colors slightly can make much bigger impacts on the meta than a broken red, blue, or white card.
Vehicles were added recently and WotC recently started pushing planeswalkers much more as a regular part of gameplay, so it's understandable that they might run into trouble with things like Copy Cat combo or the Copter.
Also, cards don't interact in the same ways they used to. So many new cards say uncounterable, creatures are more resilient, evasive, etc. changing how much a blocker or removal spell matters. Veil of Summer gives green an ability that is broken because it can't be interacted with traditional blue or black interaction and would never have been printed even five years ago.
The other major force in this is breaking the cardinal rule of mana for power. The beginnings of magic stuck pretty strictly to the 1 mana for a 1/1, 2 for a vanilla 2/2 and so on. The middle period realized that higher costs come with greater risks, so 6 for a 8/8 isn't busted. Now we have things like Questing Beast . Additionally, they took cost reduction too far with OuoT, The Great Henge , and Ghalta, Primal Hunger . So they rely way too heavily on old ways of thinking believing that they can continue to slightly push the boundaries and it'll be fine.
4 days ago
Hello everyone. This is the first time posting here. I hope I did all this right sorry if I screwed this up. I'm looking to improve my Yarok deck. I know there are at least two cards on the tip of everyone's tung. Questing Beast and Hydroid Krasis . I would love to add thees but alas they are too pricey. The deck is as follows.
Commander) Yarok, the Desecrated
Creatures) Meteor Golem Dream Eater Gravedigger Evolution Sage District Guide Dungeon Geists Cavalier of Gales Murderous Rider Thief of Sanity Golgari Findbroker Agent of Treachery Cavalier of Thorns Paradise Druid Yarok's Fenlurker God-Eternal Rhonas Cavalier of Night Risen Reef Incubation Druid Voracious Hydra
4 days ago
I do not like Pouncing Jaguar , the echo is just too annoying and plenty of 1 drop cats exist. Glittering Lynx , Charmed Stray , etc. Pendelhaven tends to be better than a forest for these cards as well.
Lost Leonin can result in earlier kills than any cat opening and dramatic boosts from Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin similarly speed up kills. Combined with Lost Leonin you can occasionally steal a turn 3 kill. You might find Rhonas the Indomitable
Life's Legacy and Hunter's Insight create a remarkable amount of advantage and Lifecrafter's Bestiary is surprisingly effective, the scry is surprisingly strong for the deck given its natural redundancy issues and the draws just build up advantage.
Krosan Vorine is nice creature removal that happens to be a cat. You seem to be avoiding creature-based spot removal, which I find surprising to the extent you aren't even running Swords to Plowshares , which I guess was an intentional meta call.
A higher-curved call like Regal Caracal seems a bit slow for cat plays, I'd prefer The Great Henge , where a 5 power cat, (original power of 2 with Arahbo boost), gets it to be a 5 drop, or even a 4 drop with 6 power from those 3 original powered cats, etc.
1 week ago
He is definitely the right answer, can also perhaps build some integration with Oblivion Ring and perhaps an infinite draw with The Great Henge or something, just can't remember what enables in the infinite trigger? Have to research, feel like its Fiend Hunter but maybe an alternative possible (maybe Felidar Guardian somehow?). Lots to think about and research here.
Excellent suggestion ++!
2 weeks ago
Mdmaster13 I'd like to hear your thoughts on this potential version of my golgari Scales deck, I haven't committed to the changes (which is why I made this copy to play around with lol) but these are things I'm considering.
Changes from the list I took to tournament:
I ran into a few hands where Avatar of the Resolute couldn't enter with any counters so I wanted to add more early creatures with +1/+1 counters and more protection ON said creatures. Also Spell Queller was obnoxious and I wanted an answer so that's why I am opting for Transgress the Mind instead of Duress.
2 weeks ago
Good morning, all! This is my first attempt at a deck for the new Pioneer format. I feel like I've found some really great synergy between cards like Beast Whisperer , The Great Henge and Evolution Sage . It plays like a Hardened Scales deck without Hardened Scales , relying instead on ramp and flooding the board with creatures who in turn trigger counters for other creatures.
Any recommendations for different creature inclusions are welcome, as are overall thoughts on the effectiveness of the deck. Thanks in advance!
2 weeks ago
The Great Henge is awesome for Mayael. it immediately replaces its mana cost and gets card advantage with Mayael's ability. I also like Mosswort Bridge due to its ability to cast something big easily.
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