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Creature — Human Druid
When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you may search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.
, Sacrifice this: Draw a card.
1 month ago
Say I have Yavimaya Elder and Myrkul, Lord of Bones in play, and I sacrifice Yavimaya and get a token enchantment copy. I can then sacrifice that enchantment token to draw another card, but will the land search trigger as well? Because of the word "dies" I'm left unsure because "dies" refers to a creature or planeswalker going to the graveyard, not an enchantment. So will it trigger...? Thanks in advance! :)
2 months ago
So I've freshened up my memory on some snow permanents, and I've taken a deeper look at your creature list in particular. I think you can take out Burnished Hart, Rootweaver Druid, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wolfbriar Elemental, Yavimaya Elder and replace with the following:
Centaur Omenreader cut CMCs instead of ramp
Berg Strider fits tap theme
Boreal Druid mana dork
I suggest taking out those other five creatures because I count 8 ramp spells under sorcery and I think those all look great!
Then I'd take out one of your lands for Dark Depths, which is also huge flavor.
Sorry if that's a lot to throw on. Your card draw, counters, mana curve and control all seem excellEnt. You know your deck better than I do though so maybe some of my suggestions aren't good. Let me know!
3 months ago
Suggestions from someone who started from a total junk Meren deck in 2015, and through the years made it to a cEDH (check the playlist here if you want: Meren Surgical Toolbox [2K22]:
Way too many lands. Never seen any budget deck running almost half the deck on lands only. Consider adding cheap staple cards like Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, or something like Emergent Sequence, Greenseeker (it also discards you a creature that you can pick up with meren at the end of turn), Primal Growth (good sac outlet too), Dawntreader Elk, Deathsprout, Diligent Farmhand, Rampant Growth, and notable Yavimaya Elder. Consider also adding all the 1-mana elves, all of which sit around 0.10$. If you include all these changes you can easily remove 10 lands, and sit at 35 lands total.
Some cards you included are just downright bad, even for a budget deck. You can not only find cheaper but also better replacements for cards like Reprocess, Spider Spawning, Evincar's Justice, Zendikar's Roil. Some cards you have in your maybeboard, like Skullclamp or Buried Alive are much better options. Most definitely include Village Rites and Midnight Reaper for card draw, and Spore Frog for protection. Also Reclamation Sage
Your deck has a very high CMC, 4.05. For a golgari deck this is way too high, considering reaching at least 3.00.
More generally, have a look at EDHREC.com to see what cards best fit a budget Meren deck. No offense, but even as a budget your deck certainly needs much improvement. That is, assuming you don't run cards for their flavor or because you just like them. Then that's totally up to you.
3 months ago
Hi Afliss10! Welcome back to commander! Meren is a great commander and so much fun, but getting the right engine is critical to getting her to work right. The key is to fill it with low cmc, self-saccing creatures who can get you stuff, give Meren counters, and get recurred to do it again. You also want to run as many creatures as possible, since you can get them back, and play a dredge subtheme that will fill your graveyard with toys.
A good example of this would be how to ramp. I run Cultivate in many green decks, but not in Meren. Instead I ramp with Dawntreader Elk, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Yavimaya Elder (technically not ramp, but you won't miss land drops), Burnished Hart and the like. These cards sacrifice themselves to get you lands and Meren counters. Then you can bring them back with Meren and do it again to get lots of lands.
It's also great to run dredge cards since you can fill your graveyard with cards and pick what you want with Meren, functionally improving your draw. Golgari Grave-Troll, Stinkweed Imp, Dakmor Salvage, and Life from the Loam fill your yard with good cards to recur.
You have some great cards in here, but some would be better in other decks. I think if you can get your engine moving here by focusing the deck more you'll have a lot more fun with the fun cards! My deck is here for reference- Recycling for Profit: Dedgin' the Fill with Meren. I've been playing it for almost five years now and its a monster of a deck! One of these days I'll get around to writing one of my elaborate primers on it, but I haven't got there yet! I've also been advising another Meren player here- Cheat Death. There are a lot more suggestions from myself and other players there as well. Please feel free to ask any other questions that you have and I will do my best to help!
3 months ago
Thanks for commenting, Lord_of_Cardboard!
This deck would do exceptionally well against a Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger deck. This is for the same reason that cards like Jace's Archivist do so well in the deck: if you have have Muldrotha on the battlefield, any cards you discard might as well still be in your hand cause you can simply replay them from your graveyard. If anything, an opposing Kroxa player is almost helping you by disrupting your other opponents' hands.
As for a budget version of the deck, here's some advice on budget options and replacements. Just note that this is advice specific to my Muldrotha deck, i.e., advice for the big mana and big X-spell strategy. If you'd rather play a more typical creature-based, swing-to-kill type deck, there may be better Muldrotha lists to look at.
The mana base makes up a large portion of the deck's budget, and I would leave that mostly up to your own discretion. Just keep in mind that fetch lands like Evolving Wilds and slow fetches like Bad River are good for being replayed every turn with Muldrotha. Also, for a budget version of the deck, it's important to run more basics than I do since you'll probably need to fetch more with your ramp. Cycle lands like Lonely Sandbar, Tranquil Thicket, and Barren Moor are fantastic, especially with Life from the Loam. Some other good options:
Which brings me to another point: if I had to pick one somewhat expensive card that's worth putting in a budget Muldrotha deck, it's this one. It's a one-card value engine, giving you card draw, mill, and lands. And depending on what utility lands you choose to run, it can do a whole lot more. And if you're worried about Kroxa in your meta, Life from the Loam is a great counter to it, allowing you to fill your hand with lands to discard.
Now to address key cards for the deck's "big mana" strategy. Important cards for generating a lot of mana include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Crypt Ghast, and Nyxbloom Ancient. You could just replace these cards with normal ramp; casting X-spells for X=10 is still good and easy to accomplish without these cards. If that's unsatisfying for you, you could consider options like Zendikar Resurgent and Mana Reflection. Unfortunately there aren't many great cheap options for producing a lot of mana. This is an important part of the deck though, so it's up to you if it's worth spending some extra money on it.
To avoid this comment being any more lengthy than it already is, here's an extensive list of some budget alternatives for the deck. The great thing about Muldrotha is that being able to replay removal makes a lot of sub-par removal actually pretty good, so it's pretty budget friendly.
Win-Conditions: What's in the deck isn't too expensive, but here's some cheaper options.
- Mass Manipulation
- Gelatinous Genesis
- Mind Grind
- Hydra Broodmaster
- Other hydras (there's lots of them)
- Plaguecrafter / Demon's Disciple
- Seal of Doom / Shriekmaw / Executioner's Capsule
- Night Incarnate
- Outland Liberator Flip
- Thrashing Brontodon
- Kenrith's Transformation / Frogify / Kasmina's Transmutation
- Vraska the Unseen / Ob Nixilis Reignited
- Sidisi's Faithful
Draw / Mill:
- Vessel of Nascency
- Satyr Wayfinder
- Tatyova, Benthic Druid
- Mirror-Mad Phantasm
- Dreamborn Muse
- River Kelpie
- Witching Well
- Courier's Capsule
- Omen of the Sea
- Fact or Fiction
- Forgotten Creation
- Kiora, Master of the Depths
- Springbloom Druid
- Burnished Hart
- Dawntreader Elk
- Diligent Farmhand
- Kodama's Reach
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Font of Fertility
- Omen of the Hunt
- Yavimaya Elder
- Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Control and other good stuff:
- Zur's Weirding
- Siren Stormtamer
- Drown in the Loch
- Elephant Grass
- Scribe of the Mindful
- Malakir Rebirth Flip
- Raven's Crime
- Malevolent Hermit Flip
- Energy Flux
- Other counterspells
If you have any other questions about budget options, let me know. I'm always happy to help!
5 months ago
Lol your comment page is getting long. Had to scroll for a min.
Yeah I took a quick peak and there are a few tweaks/upgrades you can run over some others I think that wont be too overbudget.
So if your gonna pay to play lands you might as well get 2 for the price of one. Right? These 2 all stars allow you to pull 2 lands (deck thinning) and elder is even a static trigger which means you can sac to other outlets and still get value...soon much value lol.
Honestly I see the appeal in both. Culling however is more local meta based with high end, low cmc deck opponents. Living death covers a better wide meta and pairs amazingly with Dauthi Voidwalker, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or even a Scavenging Ooze
If your running a draw engine like this toski is a clear winner over adversary because he covers each attacking creature so you can draw multiple cards per turn instead of 1.
This is a meta call swap. I like Veil because it protects you from counters and the 2 of the most popular wipe spells colors. And draws a card. But if your group is heavy on red and white intervention is better.
Also you may want to add another free sac outlet. I highly recommend Altar of Dementia. It's budget friendly at around $10 ATM from mm2. Mill opponents and fills your yard fast. Great replacement for one of the extra reanimate spells you have.
6 months ago
Cheap permenants that you can lay down with Vaevectis or other similar cards that then also give you mana: Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, and Solemn Simulacrum and Yavimaya Elder also lets you draw so you can sac him with Asmadi for a profit. For similar "when permanent enters the battlefield" effect maybe Reclamation Sage and Acidic Slime.
Chaos Warp is a staple of jund and you could use it if someone tries to get rid of Asmadi. Deathsprout and Decimate are really good jund removal cards as well. Primal Surge is a lot of mana but a good alternative win condition.
Also assuming that Asmaldi gets to stay on the field then here are some good cards that let you make sure whatever you get with him is good: Augur of Autumn, Haunted Crossroads, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician, Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire, Brutalizer Exarch, Courser of Kruphix, Vizier of the Menagerie, Crystal Ball, and Call of the Wild. On the other hand, here are some cards to make sure whatever your opponents get from Asmaldi isn't good: Painful Memories, Agonizing Memories.
Then here are some big creatures you could get for free with Asmaldi: Woodfall Primus, Borborygmos Enraged, Kodama of the East Tree, and Artisan of Kozilek. Lurking Predators is also useful for this feature as well as setting up what's on top of your deck.
Mortuary Mire is probably a good addition to the deck as well.
7 months ago
There are some humans like Yavimaya Elder that can get you lands too, but most of them don't put them on the battlefield. Knight of the White Orchid does, but then you're restricted to just grabbing a plains. Primal Druid does too, but only when they die.
I love your deck. I have a humans deck, too, and run many of the same cards, but I use Sigarda, Heron's Grace as my general.