Choose creature or land. Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all cards of the chosen type into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Winding Way Discussion
1 week ago
Rankle, Master of Pranks tends to be one of the better engines in the deck, allowing for sacrifice, eating at each players' hand, and drawing cards in a pinch. Winding Way is one of the cards that permits the deck to run so few lands (only 31), so I am not too comfortable cutting it.
Catacomb Sifter is an interesting one. I often find it gets me quite a bit of value, but I could see cutting it pretty easily. Falkenrath Noble can also be lacking, but effects that gain life every time something dies tend to be sought out in-game.
For fodder, I want to primarily have a low curve early game, being turns one through three, then play a sacrifice outlet and draw engine turns three and four. What you suggest is a little too expensive for what this deck currently does.
Pitiless Plunderer is fine, but a 1/4 for four is not appealing, especially in a deck that is not very mana-hungry.
1 week ago
probly cut Rankle, Master of Pranks for Phyrexian Altar and cut Winding Way for Pitiless Plunderer, i would cut Catacomb Sifter for Korvold, Fae-Cursed King mithg cut Falkenrath Noble for a Woodland Bellower as some great target like Grim Haruspex Imperial Recruiter Blood Artist and the like . ON a diferent note i would personaly( it is just my opignion feel free to disagree) change the foder part to make it creature with biger upside like Prossh, Skyraider of Kher Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Nesting Dragon Spontaneous Generation but then if you go with these change you would have too boost the ramp since they have a higher mana cost then what you are runing
1 week ago
Isn't this backwards of how these leagues normally work? I thought the winner is the only one that doesn't get the budget bump, so the most powerful deck doesn't snowball.
Anyway, Mindwrack Harpy is the most pushed intro deck card I've ever seen. That's my first add.
I also like putting in more creatures with ETB effects. It's kind of awkward that you'll want to tap mana dorks for Hogaak. Glowspore Shaman, Golgari Thug, Crow of Dark Tidings, Gamekeeper, and Mire Triton can all help get Hogaak out by turn 3 if you have a good turn 1 play.
There are a lot of good gold cards in BG graeyard stuff, too: If you have anyone that's relying on indestructibility, Drown in Filth is a good budget option to feed your graveyard. If you're built around Hogaak, I'd think it should regularly be a hard removal spell with upside. Nyx Weaver is just a great card in any graveyard deck, and cheap, too. Jarad's Orders is a good double-tutor. Underrealm Lich is worth the $2, in my opinion. I would also ask yourself whether Eternal Witness is $3.50 better than Acolyte of Affliction/Golgari Findbroker/Treasured Find. Storrev, Devkarin Lich didn't get much fanfare, but the power and price tag are there.
Animist's Awakening is good value at just over $1. World Shaper and Splendid Reclamation are a little more expensive, but higher impact than other $4-5 cards I see in the list. Lower on the ramp ladder, note that Harrow and Springbloom Druid put a land in the yard. Funeral Rites isn't a bad draw spell for this deck. Same for Winding Way, Gather the Pack and Relentless Pursuit. Syphon Mind doesn't have much to do with the theme, but I start with it in most of my black value decks. Dark Deal could be very good, especially if your draw power is maximized and you can use your yard as a second hand. Greenwarden of Murasa is just a powerful card. Same for Phyrexian Delver.
Some other general budget cards for considering: Ransack the Lab, Corpse Churn, Dead Reckoning, Grapple with the Past, Hatchery Spider, Millikin, Mindwrack Demon, Once and Future, Splinterfright, The Mending of Dominaria, Skullwinder, Blood for Bones, and Vigor Mortis.
1 month ago
no0bi1 It's an option for sure, along with Once Upon a Time . Personally I feel both of those work better with the GW combo builds and GB needs the explosiveness that Lead the Stampede or even Winding Way can offer.
1 month ago
I have worked on trying to perfect a list here - bg sac value pauper. I think that Brindle Shoat and loam dryad are the key cards. I think your list can use a couple of lands and a better Raise Dead effect and more card draw.
1 month ago
Creeping Renaissance made perfect sense as a budget replacement for Life from the Loam . And I'm only running two copies because of flashback which works well if Mulch or Winding Way puts it in the graveyard.
Thanks for the thumbs up!
3 months ago
Thanks SP3CTR3_chelts, this also my first modern deck. I think Leyline of Abundance would be great for this deck, so I might experiment with running a few of those.
Also I used to run a set of Dwynen's Elite . I noticed my hand would often run out if the game lasted too long or somebody had a Wrath of God up their sleeve. That's why I started running cards like Winding Way and Elvish Visionary . Do you think it's a worthy tradeoff?
The sideboard is a definite work in progress. I just listed a few cards that I used to run in the deck.
3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions. I like that Winding Way allows for bringing in multiple creatures, but the advantages that Grisly Salvage has I believe outweigh Winding Way . Putting a variety of cards in the graveyard is important since I want to maximize the effect of Tilling Treefolk and Grim Discovery .