Traverse the Ulvenwald
Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, instead search your library for a creature or land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
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Traverse the Ulvenwald Discussion
22 hours ago
ageless127 While this isn't my deck, Traverse the Ulvenwald usually isn't necessary anymore because we pack enough threats with the printing of DRC and Rag. It would only be worth running if we run silver bullets maindeck. Main deck Grist and Lurrus makes you unable to run Lurrus as companion.
1 week ago
Definitely needs to be more focused. Right now it's all over the place, and has a ton of singletons which is usually a dead giveaway that the deck is trying to do too much at the same time (I assume this might be because the deck was made up of your paper collection?).
I'd first take out all the cards that definitely don't synergize, and cards that don't do enough. All the artifacts, Traverse the Ulvenwald , Karametra's Acolyte , New Prahv Guildmage , Realmwright , Vorel of the Hull Clade fall under this.
Now, what do you want the deck to be? Do you want a bant midrange deck? A bant taxes deck more focused on creatures? A dedicated +1/+1 counter deck? A creature toolbox deck? Knowing what direction you want your deck to go is always the first step to get out of the way before you actually start building it. I doubt you actually want a control deck because a dedicated control deck would have none of these creatures, and a bunch of counterspells and removal (while this deck only has one of each). Once you have that sorted out, it's a lot easier for people to give suggestions on your deck, because right now most people would just be really confused and give up after a few minutes.
1 week ago
Update: Thank you again for showing me this card exists! As expected, Traverse the Ulvenwald isn't quite a gamechanger, but smooths the deck out further. You don't always want it early game, and you don't always want it late. But it improves consistency even further. Added one Bone Shards to manage Delirium. It improves Grisly Salvage and Bone Shards, the mana curve, Street Wraith and thins out the deck even further.
1 week ago
Thank you for the card suggestion. My card "awareness?" you'd call it is actually still developing, so this is a big help! I only started playing 4 months ago. Actually might manage to hit the delirium of Traverse the Ulvenwald rather consistenly.
I think I should explain what I've found through testing, and the choices for the two cards I've mentioned plus the added Street Wraiths, while I'm at it:
o At first the answer for me was the same, I need to put and keep Fynn on the board to really do much of anything. Fynn, the Fangbearer shares the spot for main-hitter with Phyrexian Crusader though. It's not that you have a 4 in 54 chance to hit the card you need, but it's 8 in 54. The deck is very much midrange with a fast start. The best one is Narnam/Foulmire into Fynn, the Fangbearer to hit a match off obviously. I added the 2 Wraiths just through playtesting, to drive the percentadge of hitting that start high enough, while also keeping the cards I felt necessairy.
o The removal is a get-you-there tool, except for Bone Shards . I actually thought about 2 Assassin's Trophy and 3 of Bone Shards . Discarding Crusader is important, because you want to pay a single for him. Which is why I choose Grisly Salvage . Because of it, I actually run this with 4 Street Wraith and 2 Mishra's Bauble a lot of the times. This card alone is the reason for 4 Crusaders, and for Bone Shards. I had about 1 in 40 matches where it hit truly badly, eliminating too many 1-drops, or more than half of Mishra's Bauble . Having 4 Wraiths solved this issue, at the cost of life total. In that scenario, even if you don't hit Fynn, you have dug six cards deep into your deck and smoothed out your draw in that situation. It fills the graveyard, fixes mana, I couldn't find any card working better for this deck. It's also the reason for precisely 1 Call of the Death-Dweller . If Traverse the Ulvenwald imrpoves this deck significantly, it would probably replace some Grisly, and therefore change the entire deck.
o Two of the fight spells are for mana fixing, just through playtesting I noticed that this deck struggled having sometimes one too many, one less mana than it needed. Khalni Ambush Flip fixed that immensely. The only real fight spell I choose conciously was Primal Might , and that is because it doesn't only clear a threat, but it can also buff Crusader. I've won games specifically because of Might, buffing the crusader to a 4/4 was enough there.
I hope this helped!
2 weeks ago
Interesting brew! Some thoughts:
It feels like a lot of this deck is going to struggle to do much of anything if you can’t keep a Fynn, the Fangbearer in play. I think running a playset of Traverse the Ulvenwald (and a healthy mix of card types to guarantee the delirium) could be a good option to guarantee your creatures can reliably hit for poison.
I’m also surprised by your choice of including fight cards. Yes they do let you trade any one of your deathtouchers for an opponents creature- but it’s effectively costing you two cards for one, and giving you less poison goodness to swing with. I would have thought Fatal Push would just be more useful in most situations.
I get the feeling Grisly Salvage is going to mess with your tempo and let your opponent stabilise, more than actually help you?
1 month ago
I really appreciate both your comments :). What I'm trying to go for is a grindy/value deck
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons : I'd be sad to see her go, unfortunately she does clash with herself being legendary and her effects are almost always blocked or fizzle if I don't target my creature. I put her in because I liked the menace interaction with Call of the Death-Dweller . Stitcher's Supplier -> Hexdrinker ?
Chevill, Bane of Monsters (and my maybeboard of Glissa, the Traitor + Mishra's Bauble ) is my attempt to fix my draw. I love Guul Draz Assassin , his value especially in winning contested boardspace games, the down side is that he is slow. KablamoBoom Driven / Despair seems awesome and I'd love to include it, sideboard tips too.
I would basically want to have deck which feels like I earned the win through skill. Looking at other decks Grim Flayer and Traverse the Ulvenwald seem like great additions, maybe Lurrus for the Tarmogoyf value. I'm just not sure there are enough/strong enough cards to win against the horrors in modern right now
2 months ago
Hey, thanks for your comment! I actually looked at your deck yesterday because one of my friends used to run a Temurge deck in standard and loved it. Unfortunately, that's the extent of my knowledge about both Temurge and the pioneer format, so I don't have a ton of suggestions.
Only thing I can think of - do you often get Delirium for Traverse the Ulvenwald ? It looks hard to do without having Solemn Simulacrum in the GY. If it's not consistently a tutor for your one-of creatures, I might cut that and your one-ofs in favor of more consistency, maybe going up to 4x each Kozilek's Return , Sylvan Caryatid , Champion of Wits , etc.
Love the idea, hope it continues to be a fun deck for you!
3 months ago
Idk how hard you mill opponents, but if u do this might be funny (also I'm biast hihi xd) Vulturous Zombie .