Creature — Elf
Echo (2)(Green) (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Yavimaya Granger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.
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Yavimaya Granger Discussion
1 month ago
If you want a more unusual option than Spore Frog, you could try Dawnstrider , which doesn't need to be recurred each turn. Not sure why nobody uses it, other than it's old and uses an unpopular mechanic. I run both in my Meren deck, but I need discard outlets more than most Meren decks.
In my experience, creature based ramp plays really well in Meren, especially anything like Diligent Farmhand or Dawntreader Elk or even Yavimaya Granger . They aren't as good as Sakura Tribe Elder, but they can do a lot of work. The built in sac seems to be key, because it's hard to get a sac outlet consistently to start recurring your Wood Elves type creatures.
Callous Bloodmage is a really nice new card for a deck like this, very versatile.
2 months ago
Thanks for your suggestions, I truly find them very interesting!
About Yavimaya Granger , maybe I discarded him due to it's 3CMC and can't control when they die. But it's true that essentialy is similar to Dawntreader Elk or Diligent Farmhand . I think still prefer the Elk or the Farmhand for being more mana cheap to put onto the field (and so be recurred by Meren) and be able to control when they are sacrified. Many times Meren or another thing to take advantage of death triggers isn't in the field when I played an echo card.
Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire is very nice (and cool), specially in aggro decks, just I find that Fierce Empath works better in my personal build. Fierce empath allow me to access to my finisher creatures and at ETB for only 3 mana (Specially Protean Hulk , wich grants me insta win with combo, or just a removal card like Bane of Progress or Massacre wurm). Varragoth can grant me any card... but at a total of 5 cmc (3 play +2 boast), waiting 1 turn to attack (as in this deck I don't have many ways of giving haste) and waiting more to get that card from the top of the library... It's objectively more slower in this situation. In fact, I use Sidisi, Undead Vizier as a creature "direct tutor" (I saw you play her too, so I'm sure you have used her with success!). I know that argument would lead about including some kind of powerful tutor like demonic, etc... but they are a bit taboo in my playgroup (mostly due to economic reasons haha). Although Diabolic Intent could be accepted...
Don't get me wrong, Varragoth sure is awesome any deck, it's just more an aggro piece than a sacrifice/graveyard recursion one.
2 months ago
Have you considered Yavimaya Granger as a ramp dork? Free self-sac is a nice perk in Meren. Then again, maybe don't be like me and cut a land for it? haha. Not sure if Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire would play better than Fierce Empath . Varragoth has to live I suppose, but assuming he isn't killed (likely costing someone a creature), you can re-use him, and the first use works even if he dies. Both are 3 mana as well, but Varragoth requires mana to Boast. I'm not sure if Varragoth's tutor ability is good enough to qualify as 'expensive', but I don't think he's what most people have in mind when they want to ban 'good tutors', but maybe in Meren I could see someone thinking it is too much.
5 months ago
That's a uh.. interesting deck name. You might like these: Elderfang Venom , Skemfar Avenger , Elves of Deep Shadow , Elvish Lyrist , Elvish Scrapper , Viridian Zealot , Elf Replica , Heart Warden , Ruthless Winnower , Yavimaya Granger , Bloodline Shaman , Pact of the Serpent , Elvish Guidance , Species Specialist , Elvish Promenade , Elven Ambush
8 months ago
Te sugiero estos cambios que no son caros:
- Farhaven Elf > Quirion Trailblazer
- Yavimaya Dryad > Yavimaya Granger
- Kessig Wolf Run > Skarrg, the Rage Pits
- Bonders' Enclave > Arch of Orazca
Además, creo que le puedes hacer espacio a las siguientes cosas, también baratas:
- Rhythm of the Wild, porque asegurar que entren tus bichos y además la posibilidad de prisa es util.
- Cindervines, necesitas romper esas Propagandas que van a molestarte.
- Putrefax, porque con Xenagos, God of Revels puede matar a un oponente de un solo golpe.
- Regal Force, para recargar gasolina.
- Beast Whisperer, igual que la anterior.
- Decimator of the Provinces o End-Raze Forerunners, alternativas baratas de Craterhoof Behemoth, para terminar juegos.
- Nikya of the Old Ways, porque ya casi juegas puros bichos.
Por ultimo, Fiery Emancipation está un poco más cara, pero recibir 18 daños por lanzar un hechizo si que le llega duro a los mazos control. Igual esta puede ser también Gratuitous Violence o incluso Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, aunque creo que Emancipation vale lo que cuesta.
1 year ago
I see some cards you're considering. Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is a beat stick. The temples are a trap. I prefer utilizing Thassa, Deep-Dwelling and Panharmonicon over Displace/Ghostly Flicker. Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is fantastic. Demonic Tutor belongs in every deck if you can afford it. I'd then prioritize the Elvish Visionary, Farseek, Yavimaya Granger, and Nature's Lore since this deck seems to be a landfall variant.
2 years ago
Creatures like Farhaven Elf and Sakura-Tribe Elder are great, and I don't mean for them to come out. Others like them that would run well include Burnished Hart , Yavimaya Elder , and Yavimaya Granger . Anything that can sac itself with Meren on the board is a bonus. With the Granger, you just decline to pay the echo cost if it suits you.
I run an Aristocrats package in my Meren build, but you don't have to if you don't want to. But the sheer fact that creatures are going to die a lot over the course of the game does make cards like Zulaport Cutthroat , Blood Artist , and Poison-Tip Archer great for wearing opponents down.
I like Whisper, Blood Liturgist , and think she is pretty strong. I do believe you can sacrifice her to herself to satisfy the trigger, too. I think you are running enough tutors to get to your win conditions on a fairly consistent basis, but I find that playing a deck that is too consistent can tend to get you removed from the table fairly quickly. When I first build my Meren deck, I crammed it full of tutors. As I've gone forward, I've taken more of the tutors out, which takes away some of the consistency, but let's me put more fun things in to play, and provides a fresher game play experience for me. But that's just my experience. Your mileage may vary.
2 years ago
What I'd take out:
- Whiptongue Hydra (no synergy and very situational)
- Pelt Collector (cards like Wight of Precinct Six cost only 1 mana more and get way bigger)
- Dryad Greenseeker (there are a lot of better options for your deck)
- Chlorophant (same as Pelt Collector)
- Ghoultree (Boneyard Wurm is similar, but always only costs 2 mana)
What I'd put in:
By the way, Guardian Project is a great card. First time that I see it.