Wednesday, December 20, 2017
As legacy goes, this is a slow deck. Thus, I have cards to slow it down: Fog, Moment's Peace, Tangle, and Undergrowth; this sort of theme is common to a few of my decks. Then, I have Blanchwood Armor, Primal Bellow, and Gigantiform, which are designed to pump smaller creatures that cost 1-2 mana, such as Dryad Sophisticate, and Treetop Scout, such that both are seemingly unblockable, and even if they are there is always Rancor that connects well with Blanchwood Armor.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian, along with the 15 other defenders, reel in the mana to cast the fat creatures. Carnivorous Plant and Grave Bramble add some prevention with their power. As far as mana ramping goes, respectfully, I think the Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian combo is far better than the similar Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid combo goes, because the defenders usually offer a better trade off. They are both harder to kill, and better at defense, such that one can have some time to bring out the beat sticks better than Elves do.
The defenders, or "Walls," is how this deck got its name. It is a spoof off of the Christmas song, "Deck the Halls."
|Lands||0 - 1 Mana Defender||3 - 4 Mana Defender 8||Fat Creatures|
|23 Forests||4 Shield Sphere||4 Axebane Guardian||4 Oakgnarl Warrior|
|3 Traproot Kami||2 Carnivous Plant||4 Rootbreaker Wurm|
|2 Grave Bramble||2 Ulamog's Crusher|
|2 Mana Defender||46||4 Vulpine Goliath|
|2 Glade Watcher||60|
|4 Overgrown Battlement|
|2 Wall of Tanglecord|
Monday, November 20, 2017
With all the blue stuff that can make this card unblockable, alone Tel-Jilad Fallen is the hardest hitter in the deck, and I suspect that you will be able to give him more with cards such as Groundswell, Vines of Vastwood, and Phytoburst.
|Lands 22||Instant/Sorcery 16+22=38||Enchantment 44||Green Creatures 16+44=60|
|10 Forest||Artful Dodge||4 Aqueous Form||2 Blightwidow|
|4 Island||Distortion Strike||2 Cloak of Mists||2 Blight Mamba|
|2 Simic Guildgate||2 Groundswell||3 Cystbearer|
|4 Sejiri Steppe||4 Larger Than Life||2 Glistener Elf|
|2 Thornwood Falls||2 Mutagenic Growth||3 Ichorclaw Myr|
|3 Phytoburst||3 Rot Wolf|
|Vines of Vastwood||Tel-Jilad Fallen|
|2 Wild Growth|
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The way to use Triad of Fates is to pay 1 to add a fate counter to a lowly token (such as a Servo). Then, pay 1 using something to untap Triad of Fates either Magewright's Stone or something like it. Then, pay another black mana to tap Triad of Fates again. Exile the token. Then, draw 2 card.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
This deck tries to create tons of tokens with cards like Eyeless Watcher that makes two tokens in addition to itself, and Kozilek's Predator which also makes two tokens in addition to itself. These are then meant to be pumped by Overrun and Triumph of the Hordes. And, if they die, so what? Evolution Charm or Wildwood Rebirth put them back into play with even more tokens.
This is the mechanic.
Play something like Eyeless Watcher. It creates 2 tokens.
Then, attack with Eyeless Watcher. The best thing that can happen to you are forced to put it in the graveyard because then you can bring it out with Evolution Charm, and recast it so you with have a total of 4 tokens. Combine an attack with an uncommon and slam! ~ It's game over.
|Land||Creatures 2 mana||Uncommons||Resurrectors|
|10 Forests||3 Nest Invader||4 Overrun||4 Evolution Charm|
|10 Plains||Triumph of the Hordes||4 Kor Skyfisher|
|4 Selesnya Guildgate||Creatures 3-4||3 Wildwood Rebirth|
|2 Eyeless Watcher|
|Other Creatures||4 Kozilek's Predator|
|2 Greater Basilisk||Scion Summoner|
|2 Wickerbough Elder|
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
|Land||Creatures||Sorcery 13||Instant||Enchantment 13|
|23 Swamps||4 Crypt Rats||4 Disentomb||3 Doom Blade||4 Contaminated Ground|
|2 Liliana's Specter||Distress||47||Corrupted Zendikon|
|2 Ravenous Rats||Duress||2 Mire Blight|
|31||2 Hymn to Tourach||2 Stab Wound|
|2 Mind Rot||2 Thrull Retainer|
|Raven's Crime||2 Trespasser's Curse|
|Wander in Death|
Monday, September 4, 2017
This deck is better for a 30 damage scenario / 11 commander damage scenario.
1. Ramp mana via Cultivate, Weaver of Currents, Fa'adiyah Seer, etc.
2. Slam with big creatures, or peck with flyers.