IMPRESSIVE deckbuilding and descriptive work right here, thanks again for the precious input on my snow pile.
September 22, 2021 3:35 p.m.
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Personally I don't like 3x dress down unless you have 3x Kroxa
September 25, 2021 9:35 p.m.
September 22, 2021 2:37 p.m.
Have you considered going a little more into Green for Growth Spiral? I generally don't like the card in Creativity builds but since this one's based around Titan and Valakut it seems decent here. More green sources than just 2 triomes would also help with the hardcasting Titan plan (maybe a Stomping Ground?).
September 22, 2021 2:34 p.m.
If you're looking for additional threats I'd probably use 2 Sprite Dragon or something instead of Swiftspear -- it's a little less explosive but a better mid-game/long-term threat since it keeps the counters. Also it gets the buff off of dress down before it resolves.
September 22, 2021 12:19 a.m.
Several things right off the bat:
4 Dress Downs looks like way too many. I'd cut to 3 (if you go up a Kroxa), or 2.
The threat density looks too light. I'd go up to 3-4 monkes and maybe up a Kroxa.
4 Claim / Fame seems a little overboard. I love the card but I don't know if 4 is the right number here. How has it been working for you?
Only 4 Thoughtseize seems low as well for GDS, I'd add some Inquisition of Kozilek.
The land count seems unnecessarily high - 17-19 is a good range. City of Brass is just bad in 3 color. Even though you can damage yourself to help Death's Shadow grow, there's no option to make mana without damaging yourself when you're low on life. I'd also add 2 Fiery Islet to guard against manaflooding.
September 21, 2021 6:24 p.m.
A lot of the creatures are solid by themselves, but they really shine when combined with winding constrictor. Maybe not good enough for top tier modern, but quite respectable for their prices. I have a similar deck in pioneer and its very fun to play. Even if the cards are slightly worse by themselves compared to say bob or goyf or lotv, they have more synergy as well.
September 20, 2021 9:58 p.m.
Blue doesn't feel worth it here, and running 3 cards with Ayula's Influence is a nightmare. I'd cut it.
At least 2 copies of Seismic Assault would fit well here to machinegun creatures and deal damage to your opponent's face.
September 20, 2021 12:17 a.m.
Never thought I'd see "casual" and "stax" next to eachother
September 20, 2021 12:09 a.m.
About the upgraded version, mayor of avabruck just seems to powerful not to have as a 4 of. If I would cut werewolves I'd probably cut Instigator Gang since its above 3 cmc and then maybe cut some breakneck rider/geier reach bandit (I don't know how powerful the auto transform from bandit is since I haven't really played werewolves).
September 18, 2021 1:27 p.m.
oops i dont know why i thought you suggested cards on your own deck, probably because amicdeeps comment is gone
September 18, 2021 1:25 p.m.
I definitely second Defied's suggestions. Werewolf Pack Leader is a very strong card advantage engine which would give the deck the late game gas it needs. Lightning Bolt is premier red removal -- definitely a 4 of since there are no werewolves with removal stapled on.
Collected Company would be amazing here, given how many sub 3 cmc creatures you have. Although they're pricey, I'd fit in as many as your budget allows. For cuts, I think Moonmist and Arlinn would be the best ones.
September 18, 2021 4:21 a.m.
Sunseed Nurturer seems out of place and not very good
I like Norin and all the ETB effects - you could consider maybe putting in some of the Soul Sisters Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden for more etb payoff and upping the norin count. You could put these in if you cut Sunseed, Trueheart duelist, and Mangara.
Speaking of the sideboard, it looks super iffy. Magus of the Moat sucks because you have no flying creatures? Relying on Angelic gift does not seem good. I would cut both. Usher of the Fallen is also pretty mediocre. I'd put in some more hate cards in the sb like grave hate, artifact and enchantment hate, tron hate, etc.
September 16, 2021 12:12 a.m.
September 13, 2021 5:16 p.m.
Konrad seems too slow and doesn't have much impact for a 5 drop.
One thing you badly need here is an instant-speed reusable sac outlet. which can be used to sac your tap creatures for untapped tokens to surprise block, or just sac anything that is targeted with exile removal, or get instant speed card draw/drain. The only good one in pioneer thats a human is Cartel Aristocrat, and it might be worth splashing white just for that. White would also let you run Cruel Celebrant (not a vampire unfortunately), and maybe Return to the Ranks.
September 10, 2021 2:51 p.m.
Unsummon you can use to reuse snap without losing life, so idk
September 9, 2021 12:16 a.m.
RIP Simian Spirit Guide. May he rest in peace.
Have you tried Koth of the Hammer? I used to run one in my old mono red prison deck and he was quite strong.
1 Void Mirror in the sideboard would also probably be a good idea since it also hates on etron and elementals in addition to the other stuff chalice shuts down.
September 8, 2021 5:34 p.m.
yeah i was too lazy to give actual feedback on nonland cards sorry
Gatekeeper is really good, I'd put it in as a 3 of at least. If you wanna lean more into the sacrifice for value build with Blood Artist/Viscera Seer/Bloodghast/Cordial Vampire etc you can run Kalastria Highborn.
For Doom blade replacements, we have Bloodchief's Thirst, Dismember, Infernal Grasp, maybe Heartless Act. With the new innistrad sets running Victim of Night seems like a bad idea so I won't suggest it.
September 7, 2021 11:52 p.m.
Vicious rumors does look like a good card to cut. I'm not too sure about the creature suite tbh, I used to run oona's blackguard in some weird budget jund midrange rogue tribal +1/+1/energy counter subtheme deck and it was a cute card but didn't feel super powerful. It's probably more powerful here though.
September 7, 2021 9:02 p.m.
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