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Waterlogged Grove Discussion
3 weeks ago
I'd be careful with running that many filter lands (Flooded Grove). You will easily and often find yourself in a situation where your starting hand is perfect, except for the fact that your two lands are both Flooded Groves so you don't actually have any colored mana. With counterspell, charm, and coatl, I'm actually a fan of running some filter lands (unlike what most professional modern players will tell you), but some is the key word there. I run one in my UW control, and with your intensity of color I could see you maybe running two. But I wouldn't run any more than that. Some possible replacements:
Riptide Laboratory (snaps and cliques are both wizards, and bouncing them is wildly powerful!)
3 weeks ago
The Bloom combo is a perfect fit for this deck thematically and functionally. It absolutely is something you should consider adding in.
The Bloom combo functions in a simple enough manner. With 3 Islands, Squandered Resources , and Crucible of Worlds in play, Summer Bloom , Mystic Sanctuary and Waterlogged Grove (or similar horizon land) available to be played in hand (or already on the board), and an available you're set up. Use the to cast Summer Bloom to net three additional land drops. Play Mystic Sanctuary, using it's triggered ability to put Summer Bloom back on top of the library. Play Waterlogged Grove. Play any other land that can produce green mana (including those already in play by first sacrificing it to Squandered Resources for mana). Tap the Mystic Sanctuary for , sacrifice it for , tap the other land for mana, sacrifice it for any color of mana it can produce. Use to sacrifice Waterlogged Grove for it's ability to draw a card and draw Summer Bloom from the top of the deck. There is now remaining to cast Summer Bloom as well as one left over mana of any color that the third land could produce. Repeat this loop for infinite mana.
This loop can also generate infinite draw. Every third iteration of the loop can be used to play Waterlogged Grove, use the from the Sanctuary to draw Bloom off the top, then replay Waterlogged Grove and use the second mana from sacrificing Sanctuary to draw the next card of the library.
Alternatively, the loop can also be used to restock the library with relevant instants and sorceries. Every third iteration of the loop can be used to play Mystic Sanctuary to put any instant or sorcery on top of the deck, then tap the Sanctuary for mana and sacrifice it for mana before playing it again from the graveyard to put Summer Bloom back on top of the library. The third additional land play can then be used to play Waterlogged Grove, sacrificing it to draw Bloom off the top.
With Noxious Revival these loops can be used to return every card in the graveyard to the library. First generate infinite mana, next generate infinite land drops by only using two land drops per loop iteration to play Mystic Sanctuary and Waterlogged Grove to reset, redraw, and replay Summer Bloom. Then cast Noxious Revival on any target in the graveyard to put it on top of the library, play Mystic Sanctuary to put Noxious Revival on top, play Waterlogged Grove, then sacrifice Mystic Sanctuary for mana and Waterlogged Grove to draw the Noxious Revival. Repeat this portion of the loop until all cards are returned from the graveyard to the library.
Since you'll already be using all of these pieces aside from Summer Bloom any ways in an effective land value matters themed deck the opportunity cost is essentially non-existent to include the cherry on top.
1 month ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi Excited to report that I've assembled the cards needed to put this deck together — got a playset of Angler Turtle in foil, and a bunch of Frog Lizard tokens on hand. Splurged and added in a few Waterlogged Grove and Hinterland Harbor to the mana base, and an additional Assault Formation to give those turtles some teeth! Cheers!
1 month ago
Golgari Rot Farm > Barkchannel Pathway Flip
Simic Growth Chamber > Darkwater Catacombs
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth > Darkbore Pathway Flip
Waterlogged Grove > Darkslick Shores
Nurturing Peatland > Grand Coliseum
3 months ago
Second on Blossoming Defense over Snakeskin Veil . The +1/+1 counter seems nice, but infect wants to win now, not two turns later. Same with Distortion Strike , especially with rebound, its great to get that myr or elf through. The Noble Hierarch are a lot more helpful then you think, so grab them first. Become Immense is a great finisher, but as was said above, you need fetches. In that same vein, if you're running fetches you will want the Breeding Pool to go with them. I'm not sure how much you are planning on putting into the deck, but the off color fetches with Windswept Heath and Flooded Strand could work well. If you want another two color land option, Waterlogged Grove is great, especially since you generally don't care about your own life total. Something spicy you can test is Charge Through . As an instant speed cantrip that allows you to push damage through, its a nice option on color. I'd also think about cutting the sideboard Invisible Stalker for Dismember so you have some removal.
Always glad to see someone else building infect, +1
5 months ago
Hi Mortlocke! Good to see you've added Carpet of Flowers , not that happy for Mystic Remora , which is a huge card. I was taking a look at your manabase, and I've noticed you're playing filter lands instead of pain lands. Why?
Filter lands are really suboptimal compared to pain lands: pain lands always give you a color if you need it at the cost of 1 life, which is nothing in EDH. Filter lands might add you colorless if you don't have the right land or mana producer. You can also think about horizon lands since those make you also draw, those are even better.
I've also noticed that you're missing Gemstone Caverns : this land is so good when it's in your starting hand, you can be 1 turn ahead of your opponents.
7 months ago
Hey there! Kinnan is a super broken and cool commander, and I might just have a few suggestions for you! You might want to try cards like Hinterland Harbor since you have a lot of basics, along with Flooded Grove, Waterlogged Grove, and possibly a Botanical Sanctum! If you have the budget, Ancient Tomb, Prismatic Vista, Reflecting Pool, and Strip Mine would work very well too as I've found in some of my decks. To add to the fun, while Umbral Mantle does indeed go infinite with some dorks, so do Sword of the Paruns and Staff of Domination, tripling the combos in that area! If you want to add to the elf theme, I feel like Elvish Archdruid should definitely be in here, as should Copperhorn Scout. If you attack with copperhorn (keep in mind it's also an elf!) then you untap all your other dorks and get to play A TON of more stuff, even if copperhorn dies it will still surely be worth it! One huge card you are missing is also Leyline of Abundance, acting almost as another Kinnan and getting you way more mana, as well as being a place you can pull infinite mana into for a quick win. Last but not least, I have a bunch of other ramp spells you may want to consider adding! Nyxbloom Ancient, Mana Reflection, (cards like Awakening, Seedborn Muse, and Wilderness Reclamation let you activate your dorks to use on Kinnan on sometimes EVERY PLAYERS TURN AGAIN, giving you multiple turns worth of value by the time its back to you turn again!) and a few more you can find under my decks!. Seems like a cool deck, good luck on it, hope this helps, and have a swell day! Happy tapping!