As Vanquisher's Banner enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1.
Whenever you cast a creature spell of the chosen type, draw a card.
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Vanquisher's Banner Discussion
1 week ago
They are all kinda high mana cost and you have better draw and creature support. The resonator could help make up for the draw and could be dropped turn 2.
3 weeks ago
zapyourtumor haha that's cause it was based off my standard version of this deck, Giant Trouble in Little Standard. I made this into a modern deck just cause I really liked the combo of Hamletback Goliath and Surtland Flinger .
I didn't want to add too many non-creature spells or else I totally would've added a few more burn spells like Lightning Bolt in here. I have thought about cutting out green but I also like how well Beanstalk Giant combos with Surtland Flinger. Plus it enables me to get Hamletback Goliath out on turn 4 by playing Invasion of the Giants turn 2, Beanstalk Giant turn 3, then my big boi turn 4, which is always fun.
I really like Ancient Grudge as a replacement to Sunder Shaman so I'm definitely gonna do that! And I agree that Vanquisher's Banner could be cut, but it's tons of fun when I do get it out and I'm mostly just playing this deck casually, not so much competitively.
Also, I do really like Stinkdrinker Daredevil , however it would end up dying to my own Battle of Frost and Fire so I'm not so sure I would want it in there. Crush Underfoot isn't too bad, but Squash is just a bit more consistent in damage and it combos well with the last ability of Battle of Frost and Fire .
I never noticed Inferno Titan and Frost Titan when I made this deck so they might both be worth looking into! I did have Crystalline Giant in this deck originally but I took it out cause it felt too inconsistent and I needed room for Surtland Flinger and Hamletback Goliath haha. Thundercloud Shaman is also definitely worth playtesting in place of Battle of Frost and Fire so I'll have to try that out too.
Thanks for all of your suggestions, they were really well thought out and very helpful! :D
4 weeks ago
This looks a lot more like a standard deck than a modern one. I'd probably either switch to standard/pioneer or add some modern upgrades (for example a playset of Lightning Bolt ).
Also, I'd suggest cutting green for only two colors, since trying to make a smooth 3 color manabase on a budget is miserable and probably impossible. I don't think Beanstalk Giant is good enough to merit this pain. For the sideboard, you also don't need green for Sunder Shaman . Even though its a nice giant card for your artifact destruction, it costs four mana and doesn't even have an immediate board impact so it won't destroy anything until turn 5. Against most artifact decks you would much rather have Ancient Grudge .
Vanquisher's Banner is only a singleton, costs ten bucks, and is an especially slow card even in an already slow deck; I'd definitely cut this.
To help accelerate into your slow giants, I'd run 4x Stinkdrinker Daredevil . Crush Underfoot doesn't seem too good to be honest, since it doesn't really stall the early game when you most need removal, but it might work okay.
Inferno Titan and Frost Titan are both great giant cards, especially the first one. Crystalline Giant is a nice cheaper 3 drop giant, since you probably want to lower your mana curve a bit. Thundercloud Shaman is a nice wipe.
Happy brewing :]
1 month ago
Thanks Apollo_Paladin, both Sylvan Messenger and Vanquisher's Banner are both good suggestions, little torn between the two, possibly slightly more inclined to the Sylvan Messenger which will work Wirewood Symbiote
Throne of the God-Pharaoh in your deck gives me some ideas... :)
1 month ago
Love elf builds, +1
Since you mention you're looking for Card Draw, maybe take a look at Sylvan Messenger and/or Vanquisher's Banner . I use both to pretty brutal effect in my mono-green Legacy elf build Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg) and maybe there's 1 or 2 other suggestions in there for your Sideboard.
1 month ago
True i overlooked the Sovereign. Mea culpa. :)
Because, which type would you choose to get the carddraw/Anthem effect of it? You don‘t have that many Creature-Squirrel-Cards to really abuse the carddraw… (8 if i counted right). Seems not that strong, that the banner would be a higher pick than Sylvan Anthem . This would buff ALL green creatures and provides card quality on each creatures ETB.
2 months ago
Finally we get some squirrel suppport. Currently I'm working on a squirrel deck too - even if i know, that it will be a more... meme-like or fun-deck than somewhat competitive. I saw, you're suggest using Earl of Squirrel , so your playgroup doesn't mind using Silver Bordereds? Then I have a few silver bordered suggestions: Acornelia, Fashionable Filcher - pump effect and cute acorn-counter Squirrel Dealer - Funny card though Squirrel Farm - funny token creator
others: Ivy Lane Denizen - pumps your army
Vanquisher's Banner - anthem and draw effect
Realmwalker - plays Top-cards and counts as a squirrel
Witch's Oven Sac-Outlet and the food-token generates a new Squirrel with Chatterfang
Swarmyard - regenerates squirrels
Return of the Wildspeaker - extraordinary strong card
Ohran Frostfang - let your opponent choose between trading or to let you draw cards.
Moldervine Reclamation - dying creatures wont hurt you anymore
Adaptive Automaton - Anthem effect for Squirrels
Beastmaster Ascension - huge anthem
Creakwood Liege - Anthem and token generator
Ezuri's Predation - REmoval which works prett well with tokens
Bramble Sovereign - Because i love this card
2 months ago
Adaptive Automaton , Vanquisher's Banner , Coat of Arms and Beastmaster Ascension for example could make your 1/1s very scary. Ohran Frostfang can draw you card or force opponents to trade creatures. Avenger of Zendikar would create some plants and chatterfang that many Squirrels. Maskwood Nexus can turn all your creatures into squirrels which then would gain profit from the mentioned anthem effects. Ruxa, Patient Professor can pump your tokens and you could choose either to maybe kill cretures or deal straight dmg.