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Artifact Creature — Scarecrow
, Sacrifice Wild-Field Scarecrow: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
8 months ago
Hey, figured I would return the favor and drop a comment on your Vito deck here, I also see a couple of cards that I had in my initial list that I took out that I thought I'd share my thinking on in case it's helpful!
I was initially running both Corrupt and Consume Spirit in my Vito build but ended up taking them out because they seemed to be taking up room without having the ability to put a lot of pressure on the entire board or close out the game in a pass. On the one hand they are attractive options because they allow you to potentially kill off a single player who might have a problematic board state but they would have to have low life or you would have to have a lot of mana to pull it off. I chose to run Exsanguinate instead as it has huge synergy off Vito by hitting every player, playing it for x = 5 returns 15 life to you and deals a total of 30 damage to group, with 20 focused on a single player. It is, admittedly, like $7 right now so if that's a barrier you could consider Blood Tithe, it won't win you the game but 4 mana for 9 life and 18 damage to the board is a decent trade or Smitten Swordmaster might be workable for big value if you fancy taking a knight tribal bend to your creature list, I think they're like $0.25 each.
If the X cost, single targets are appealing to you a bigger ramp package might be helpful which can be tough since Crypt Ghast is apparently $10 these days. For one shot mana Bubbling Muck can be helpful and is maybe $2, Crypt of Agadeem could work after a board wipe for like $4. Maybe...Phyrexian Reclamation x Burnished Hart and/or Wild-Field Scarecrow, has some synergy with other cards too. Ramp in Mono Black is tough on a budget!
Other thought was you have a lot of targeted removal in sorceries, there are always a million options for creature removal in black but you are limited in ability to leverage them if you can't cast at instant speed to respond to an attacker or to remove a combo from the board on another player's turn. Maybe consider Doomblade, Victim of Night, or Tragic Slip as low cost alternatives!
Good luck with the build!
1 year ago
Innistrad has a fair number of farming related cards. We've got Heavy Mattock, Scorned Villager Flip, Village Survivors, Lambholt Elder Flip, Thatcher Revolt, Champion of Lambholt, Tireless Hauler Flip, Eccentric Farmer, Hinterland Logger Flip, Harvest Hand Flip, Wild-Field Scarecrow, Splendid Reclamation, Crop Sigil, Woodcutter's Grit, and Field Creeper for cards I found that I think have farmer themes.
2 years ago
Molten Echoes is a better flameshadow conjuring. Urza can tap all your scarecrows for blue Mana. I actually play a changeling tribal Scarecrow deck. Has Reaper King as commander, has Scuttlemutt and maybe Wild-Field Scarecrow. I revel in the jank.
2 years ago
Hi scumbling1, thanks for the comments!!
I had seen journeyer's kite before, but not thaumatic compass, which is i think a strictly better version, so that's cool! these cards are cool and i would like to play them but 5 mana for 1 basic land to hand is hard to justify.
I actually considered Wild-Field Scarecrow to run in this slot because it gives me 2 lands for the same cost and is maybe a chump blocker. but i am still playtesting, thaumatic compass is a strong contender, especially given i dont have a lot of defense and that maze of ith effect is nice.
i've seen dangerous wager before but for me the risk of drawing this card with a full hand is too high.
i have been playtesting this deck a lot, and amazingly the engine usually runs really good. In fact a lot of times i have found i don't even cast squee! because i find i almost always have something else to do with my mana. so i am considering keeping the decklist the same and running maybe Verix Bladewing in that slot. for 1 more mana than squee, he is a 4/4 flying blocker - which seems useful maybe, or to apply pressure to a planeswalker. obviously i could run godo or kiki-jiki as the commander but i think that telegraphs the deck objectives a bit too clearly. i think squee is the right amount of useless that it will allow my opponents to underestimate the deck until they see it combo out. anyway i think i'll have to get in some real games once the card shops open back up and see how it plays irl. cheers!
2 years ago
The landbase seems a little too simple for a 3-colour-deck. May I suggest du add at least Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse ? They aren't expensive and help a lot. Primal Druid and Wild-Field Scarecrow are fitting ramp/fixing options, and Scaretiller might be worth a look, as well.
Two more interesting options are Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive and Mistford River Turtle to make your walls unblockable. Oh, and a way to give your creatures vigilance seems importan as well ( Always Watching is fine for that). Three more nifty cards for toughness-decks are Bident of Thassa , Angler Turtle and Profaner of the Dead .
Keep up the work, you definitely are on a good way.
2 years ago
king-saproling - Moldervine Reclamation , Thermopod , Wild-Field Scarecrow , and Qarsi High Priest are all great inclusions in the budget, I just felt that I didn't need to fit them, since the first two are 5-drops, where we are meant to be casting our commander, and those slots are already filled with other five-drops. I didn't remember the High Priest and the Scarecrow honestly didn't seem great at first, but it is like an Armillary Sphere , which is pretty good!
You can test these out easily in the $10 budget, or some of the others if you make some cuts!
EDIT: tagged you xD
2 years ago
Wow this is great considering the budget. There are so many decent cards here I've never seen before. I'm thinking these are some good alternates that wouldn't push the budget too bad if one wanted to invest a little more in the deck: Pitiless Plunderer , Fell Shepherd , Warstorm Surge , Zulaport Cutthroat , Gleancrawler , Moldervine Reclamation , Ogre Battledriver , Second Harvest , Caustic Caterpillar , Elemental Bond , Wild-Field Scarecrow , Qarsi High Priest , Ghastly Conscription , Death's Presence , Thermopod
2 years ago