Tireless Tracker

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Tireless Tracker

Creature — Human Scout

Whenever a Land enters the battlefield under your control, investigate. (Create a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

Whenever you sacrifice a Clue, put a +1/+1 counter on Tireless Tracker.

wallisface on what is my purpose?

1 week ago

Some thoughts:

  • any deck running Asmo should be playing the full playset of both it and The Underworld Cookbook. I would suggest against stuff like Goblin Engineer to assemble these pieces as it’s slow and easy to disrupt. Same goes for the cat-cauldron combo, run a playset of both or none at all.

  • It definately feels like you’re doing waay too much here, and it’s going to cause your deck to function very clumsily. I would suggest ditching all of Old Gnawbone, Shimmer Dragon, Goldspan Dragon and Hellkite Tyrant (they’re all painfully expensive mana-wise, and none of them really do enough. Imo you need your payoffs to capitalise on what your deck is doing, like Sieve and Troll-King do… just run more of those), as well as Goblin Engineer (adds more moving parts to an already complicated archetype), Magda, Brazen Outlaw (again, adds more unnecessary clutter), Ignoble Hierarch (if you need more mana after the Goose, then your curve is too high. Also, your curve is too high), and Tireless Tracker (it’s not helping your gameplan in any way that’s meaningful).

  • i would also suggest ditching Chord of Calling - if you’re running mostly playsets, as you should be, this card becomes more clumsy in this deck than helpful. Something like Unearth will prove to be much more useful at keeping stuff on-board.

  • assuming you’re wanting Asmo to perform her best, you really need a playset of Ovalchase Daredevil to help profit from the discard triggers.

  • have you considered Chatterfang, Squirrel General? Might be useful seeing as you’re leaning quite heavily into green.

wallisface on Sultai Frog Value [Help - under working]

1 week ago

ghgiunco to explain my thought process:

  • yes Wayward Swordtooth is like an Azusa effect, but you already have Azuza. Having multiple of these kinds of effects in play at once is usually not super helpful because even with one down you usually end up playing all the land from your hand super quickly. Importantly also I think you have a LOT of 3-drops and limited early-turn plays. Arboreal Grazer lets you play lands early, which will matter for a fast game, and Growth Spiral/Explore refill your hand while ramping, which is super relevant.

  • Ob Nixilis, the Fallen won’t really win as fast as you think he will. You may have to still play something like 5 lands after playing this guy, and at any point your opponent can just kill him in response to the trigger. Compare this to something like Titania, Protector of Argoth, which creates value and leaves threats on-board even if she’s killed.

  • i’m not suggesting to ditch Ramunap Excavator, but 3 copies imo should serve you better. Drawing multiple of this card is usually going to feel really bad. Imo the only reason to run 4 would be if your deck needs him do achieve anything at all - but that’s a really dangerous place to be so i’d suggest not leaning too heavily on this one card (or at least mix-up the effect with Life from the Loam and Crucible of Worlds). Keep in mind that if you’re playing best-of-3’s, your opponent is very likely to be packing graveyard hate game 2 onwards also.

  • I think Oracle of Mul Daya is similar to the points I made around the Swordtooth above. Notably it’s just another Azuza effect when Azuza herself should be sufficient. But what you really need is those 1-2 mana cards to help snowball your land count early, while still keeping your hand count high where possible. Even if your deck makes a lot of mana, 4 is a lot to spend on this effect.

  • I would second nbarry223’s idea that Harrow does seem like a good fit. However i’d also say i’m not sure if there’s much room to fit it after my other suggestions (which, imo need to come first).

I think my proposed version of the list looks something like:

wallisface on Sultai Frog Value [Help - under working]

1 week ago

Interesting brew. Some thoughts:

  • I think your land count is too low. It’s going to be faar too likely that you won’t get much benefit from all the “play additional land per turn” abilities with only 24 lands. As a reference, Modern Prime-titan decks run 33 lands. You probably want some number in the range of 28-32.

  • The Asmo/Cookbook package here feels very out of place, and provides you very little benefit considering how awkward it’ll be to run here a lot of the time, i’d suggest ditching it. You shouldn’t need to discard lands if you have enough fetchlands (you seem to already have a good amount of fetches, i think maybe one more playset would set you up perfectly. But in any case, Asmo feels too unhelpful here.)

  • Find room for Arboreal Grazer and then either Growth Spiral or Explore (or both) to get your mana ramping quickly.

  • I think i’d also suggest ditching Wayward Swordtooth (too clumsy), Ob Nixilis, the Fallen (doesn’t do much for the mana), and then lower the number of both Tireless Tracker and Ramunap Excavator you’re running down to 2-3 each (both are situational cards, drawing second-copies of either is usually terrible)

lagotripha on Collected adversary

2 months ago

I like the list, but feel like the creatures will need tweaks.

Getting 7/8 power for instant ob ult is great, but I'm not sure about these specifics - there are great high power creatures with enters/death triggers out there. Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger has earned its high price tag, doubles as disruption etc, Anax, Hardened in the Forge likes sacrifice triggers and can pick up high power fairly fast in the right build. Traditional grindy creatures like Tireless Tracker can get decently large, and so on.

If you look for a pair of cards that boost one up to 8 power it feels like you'll get more reliable obs, although you may need to swap in some draw power in place of grindy stuff. If you want to go all-in on playing grindy, some lower power creatures that play better when you are both topdecking seems important.

I think the thing I'd want most is more disruption strapped to creatures, so that they can do their thing, put on pressure or be sacficiced if the game is stalling - Fulminator Mage type stuff.

TypicalTimmy on What makes a deck-worthy commander?

2 months ago

I tend to look for a Commander who does one thing extremely well that I can build off of. While multi-faceted Commanders such as Kenrith, the Returned King are really nice in their flexibility, for me personally, I struggle to draw their potential in. Some of the Commanders I have built in the past are:

  • Karametra, God of Harvests as an ETB Matters theme. Because she brings out lands, Landfall was a strong subtheme of the deck, since Landfall itself is limited. And yes this includes cards with "Landfall" not under such a name, such as Tireless Tracker and Zendikar's Roil. However, because I am also casting creatures, creature ETB is important, too. So Hornet Queen and Soul Sisters had their stay. Some cards, such as Avenger of Zendikar really exploded as they drew these two elements together. Lastly, because I wanted continuous use of my ETB effects, return-to-hand was also important. So Jeskai Barricade and similar effects were in play. What resulted was a, slow, well-oiled machine that could cast multiple ETB creatures per turn and explode a boardstate from nothing.

  • Oros, the Avenger was built as a Wrath's Matters build. This is because if you put deathtouch on Oros, his activation wrath's the board of all non-white creatures. To protect myself, every single creature in my deck had to have , in part or in whole. Then, the deck used every single card available in the game to permanently give Oros his deathtouch. In this way, I never had to hold back because I didn't have an instant or sorcery to cast. Or perhaps I did, but not enough mana to cast it and activate Oros in the same turn. So auras, equipment and permanent effects such as Deadly Wanderings. While cards such as Maze Abomination might sound good, being non-white meant it died the moment Oros resolved. So it becomes a one-time deal. Now, because of the sheer volume of mana required, the deck ran an absolute absurd amount of mana sources. I think I had like 17 mana rocks alone. For filler cards, any other wrath was used. This way, against decks, I could still hit the board hard.

Sidenote: If there are 7 creatures on the battlefield that Oros can hit, and he has lifelink, you just gained 3(7), or 21, life. That's how the deck stayed ahead. After I gained +200 life and nobody has any creatures left, I essentially could not be stopped.

  • Radha, Heart of Keld was a Voltron-esque build who focused on as many land tutors as I could possibly get out, focusing on all basic lands so nothing ETB tapped. She was given ample protection. And then I topped it off with giant doublers, such as Xenagos, God of Revels and Unleash Fury. What resulted from here was a deck whose goal was to TKO any opponent in a single shot. Yes, infect was used as well. The deck name was Thick Thighs Save Lives. Lol.

So, as you can see, what I look for is a Commander who focuses on ONE mechanic or ability, and I tie in two or three supporting elements to ensure it runs smoothly. By implementing the deck construction in this way, I absolutely ensure I never draw into duds. It's either a useful land, ramp, or synergy support. No card every becomes wasted in my hand.

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MystikSwordzManZ on Adrix and Nev token fun

3 months ago

Avenger of Zendikar Tireless Tracker Tireless Provisioner Koma, Cosmos Serpent are awesome cards I would recommend in this new deck of yours.

lhetrick13 on I'll Raise you +1/+1...

3 months ago

Investing in the lands is expensive but does make every deck run so much smoother...

Chasmolinker, I have not forgot about adding and trying out Retribution of the Ancients. Just tweaking things here and there still. Came across Tireless Tracker today and thought he had some solid potential to help keep cards in my hand via the clue creation and meshes well with the deck due to getting a +1/+1 counter for each clue used. I also took a page out of Drestlin's book from his counter deck with Duskshell Crawler. I liked how they added a +1/+1 counter immediately in addition to granting trample. It felt better than the Abzan Falconer but is on thin ice. Lots of stuff I want to experiment with!

rambunctiousOrator on Animar - Power Level 8.5/A

3 months ago

An 8 or a 9 is hard. I think a distinguishing feature of a 7 is that the deck will aggressively win if left unchecked. Aside from a few problems with your deck running out of gas and having to play one spell a turn, I'd say with some lucky draws you are winning by turn 5 or 6 regularly; i.e. a 7. When I think of an 8 or a 9, I think that this deck will guarantee a win unless someone designed their deck to beat yours. This pushes past normal levels of competitiveness into something more. Some decks can never be an 8 or 9 because the strategy isn't inherently unfair enough. You may be able to get to an 8, I doubt this strategy can ever be a 9.

That being said, we can squeeze more out of your current strategy. there are a lot of inefficient creatures, inefficient ramp, and room for other non-creature spells here.

Recommendations:

Those are just a few examples of cards, in general you want to smooth out your early game, and both tireless do that with either card draw or treasure. I feel like you could seriously improve your 6+ roster. Get rid of any 6+ cards that you feel like don't lead to winning the game the next turn. Let me know if you want to continue, have any questions, etc.

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