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Quote from XeroxedFoolNo Primeval Titan or Sylvan Primordial?
Quote from BlackViseHave you come up with any particular Gifts piles?
Quote from ISBPathfinderI think gifts at its best is used as a combo enabler rather than just a random tutor.
Protean Hulk is likely not going to be as effective when you dont have access to white for lark combos.
Overall, the list looks ok but the cards that are banned in my mind are banned because of their potential when a deck is built directly for them rather than trying to combine all of them at the same time. My suggestion would be that rather than trying to try them all at the same time, perhaps try a deck for each one specifically. Its obviously more time consuming but I think there is a lot of arguments to be made for banlist cards when they aren't being abused to their fullest.
Quote from Wildfire393This seems interesting. Comments on specific banned cards:
Griselbrand - This guy is really and truly busted, no matter what. I had a deck that had a 50% turn 3 reanimation rate on him, and it won every single game where I could get him to make an appearance.
Protean Hulk - No hulk-abusers like Body Double, Phyrexian Delver, or Volrath's Shapeshifter mean that this guy is probably fine. I'm not even sure he's good enough here.
Recurring Nightmare - Against good players, this card is only okay. Graveyard hate, spot removal, mass removal, hand disruption, and similar make it not as huge threat even without countermagic.
Library of Alexandria - I still have never seen this activate in my Cube.
Gifts Ungiven - seems dangerous here because you can use it as an EOT Buried Alive to set up a Mimeo combo, but you're missing a lot of the good combo pieces like Triskelion so I think it's probably fine. I mean, except for the fact that you can always grab Griselbrand and 3 reanimation spells to guarantee a Grisel.
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Quote from cryogenWell I goldfished the deck a little more. What I'm finding is that even though the point of this experiment is to NOT go out of my way to abuse cards, Protean Hulk is very meh because I don't have much of a creature curve. Pretty much the first time I use him it's decent, but if I reanimate him for a second use, I'm not getting full value. What are some good 1-drops that would be solid in the deck even without Hulk?
I'm also trying for a Necrotic Ooze package.
Quote from BurI'm still puzzled why you don't run any sac outlets in this deck. Sure, you have Nightmare and Pod, but both are sorcery-speed only. Viscera Seer, Diamond Valley/Miren, the Moaning Well are all worth considering...
PS. I assume this was the deck you wanted comments on?
Quote from metalheadmarkerDeathrite drains, ramps the life gain may help.