Quote from BlackJack68 »But whomever your commander is, Cabal Coffers is really in charge.
Quote from FeaorIsn't the namesake combo pretty bad? It leaves you at 2 life so you can't even do it if you've taken any damage, cracked 2 fetches or played an untapped Rav dual. And if you didn't do any of those things you can still be pretty easily burned out and cheap burn is starting to get more popular because its really good against Edric who is one of the most popular generals.
Quote from Sheldon »Paradox Engine is a more defensive card.
Quote from d0suSweet deck, I have had a big respect for Animar when I was shown his interaction with Imperial Recruiter.
I have to wonder, though: is Shrieking Drake really necessary? Can't you accomplish the same thing for the same mana with Man-o'-War? That should free up a slot in the decklist for more utility or whatever, which is huge unless of course I am missing something.
Quote from LemonbusterIsn't 31 lands far too low? Is running a terribad card like Dryad Arbor just for the GSZ interaction worth it? Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, so when you play Dryad Arbor from your hand, it won't put a counter on Animar. It's just a CiPt forest that dies to sweepers.
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Also, your deck seems to be very lacking in wincons if your recruiter gets countered, as casting the Eldrazi in a timely manner really only happens with a goldfish that can't interact. If you can't get the chain off I really don't see how your list gets consistent turn 3/4 wins as you are saying, as your other listed win conditions arn't tutorable at all aside from skull clamp but that's not actually a win condition. You would be much better off running Palinchron instead, because infinite mana and an infinite Animar in this deck really never fails to win upon resolution and it would cut several slots from your deck. It's also a great instant win to tutor for when you can't get recruiter which the Eldrazi are not. How your deck could possibly have the tempo to recover from your t2 Animar getting removed as I don't see you hitting five mana without casting a bunch of dorks which would accell you into an animar and an empty hand. Gush and Fathom Seer seem terrible in a 3 color deck trying to win on turn 3/4.
Quote from Jester831The list doesn't depend on any single card
Quote from Acardushow would feel about adding Trinket Mage
Quote from AcardusDepends on the build, how would feel about adding Trinket Mage and Grafdigger's Cage? My build is French AND regular list. It's a double-edged card but I still need to revamp my list with DA cards coming in. My list also includes Edric, Spymaster of Trest.
How's your build against much more faster and much more tier one decks (other than French)? Your scenarios are ok but i'm much more interested with matchups against better decks...
Quote from Jester831Not so much. The list adheres to the french ban list, but for the most part it prefers standard 40 life games. Even if you do play french, as I do a lot, the majority of the time you're going to have more cards in your hand, and you're going to be able to reduce the life cost substantially. There's also nothing stopping you from stopping at 7-9 counters, and following up with Artisan of Kozilek, Kozilek or Ulamog. Got an extra bounce effect in your hand? By all means end the blood loop early, cast Kozilek, and reassess. There's no shame in putting a T3 Eldrazi in play, and not winning that turn.
Opposition is certainly an interesting card, but the issue remains that more often than not you'll have it, it'll be a dead card, and you'll suffer a dramatic tempo loss.
Flametongue Kavu is largely unnecessary. Man-o'-War, Gilded Drake, Ulamog, Phyrexian Metamorph and Phantasmal Image are generally adequate, and FTK fails to go infinite, decreases the tempo, and has no secondary purpose.
Primeval Titan is in fact Primeval Titan.
Sylvan Library is certainly interesting, but in practice you really don't want to play it T2, and the life loss is substancial when you're already paying life for metamorph counters.
I know it's Primeval Titan... but you have 2 of them? Albeit misspelled.
That's where you're wrong. Life doesn't matter if you have FTK. I've played players who used the Library down to 2 and managed to flew right through me... in both 1v1, Multi and French in different competitive green decks.
Quote from Jester831I play french and non-french, but mainly the deck doesn't actually want to play any cards that would otherwise be legal in non-french settings. There is no modification between either rules set.
If an opponent drops a T3 Edric, then they aren't leaving mana open for counters, and it's easy to punish them for that.
Do you actually have any suggestions for protection? Don't get me wrong, I'm not necessarily opposed to adding in combo protection cards, it's just for the most part I've focused on resiliency and consistency as a substitue for protection.