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Yorvo feels pretty meh to me. No haste, no trample, no removal resistance. Just a big body that has to stick and then can still be chump blocked. Not a top tier 3-drop for us IMO.
Sylvan Anthem looks tempting, but it requires a bunch of other cards to be on the battlefield in order to be good. I think the question is: What is it better than that you would take out in order to include it? For me the answer is nothing.
I think I see your point about Lair of the Hydra , but I'm still not sold on it. I still bring this version of Stompy to my LGS: Hexdrinker Stompy, and I haven't run into much board-wipe there so on turns when I am attacking with Treetop Village I have found that I also want mana for Hexdrinker or Aspect of Hydra or Blossoming Defense or Scavenging Ooze or sideboard tech or something other than just one big mana sink. It's rare for me to have more than 4 or 5 lands out, so there's only so big I think I'd be able to make it anyway. But I could see the argument for Lair if I was running this version with mana dorks and an extra Forest, and if there was more control in my meta.
I'm definitely open to Oath not being the best choice. I do like how it smooths out draws though. This list seems more picky about what is in its opening hand than a more traditional list loaded with more or less interchangeable aggressive 1 and 2-drops would be. Here, any hand that doesn't have a mana dork, a 3-drop, and sufficient land feels bad. Oath can help with all of those pieces. Being able to dig a bit in grindy games seems useful too. I could see cutting down to 3 for a Dungrove Elder for sure though.
July 26, 2021 1:20 p.m.
I'm not sure about Lair of the Hydra . It's cool that it can come in untapped sometimes, but it takes 4 mana to become a worse creature than Treetop Village becomes for only 2 mana, so I don't think it's as good.
July 22, 2021 1:50 a.m.
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