Quote from DirkGently »Mass removal is definitely a problem for this deck, although I don't think I like any of the single-shot solutions like withstand death, and plate is a lot of mana to sink when I'd probably rather be pumping out creatures and, again, only saves 1 dude so it's not ideal. I think this deck is probably just doomed to be bad vs wrath unless I get soul, but I also have Genesis to recur my dudes (which did happen a lot last night).
power conduit (and ferropede) were possible adds. After playing it without them, I feel like they're kind of win-more. If you kick him all the way up to 6, you're doing well. just find a sac outlet and replay him.
beast within is probably worth it. Nature's claim less so, I have a lot of artifact/enchantment removal available, it's just in creature form. Somewhat slower ofc but it's more thematic.
Played 3 games -
game 1 I got wrecked by a (really bad) child of alara deck because most of my mana was in the form of creatures and I didn't draw many lands. Almost recovered, but no.
Game 2 was stupid, reanimator deck had the play and a sol ring, and while I had scooze IN MY HAND I couldn't play the thing out fast enough to use it before jin gitaxias came out. Blurg ban sol ring.
Game 3 was loooong. roon deck came out ahead early (same dude as the reanimator deck) and I was hellbent to kill him. After a bunch of fighting and ganging up he was pretty well neutered, Athreos wasn't going anywhere fast, and balthor was almost dead. I saw my chance and killed balthor and started in on roon with 10/10 polukranos. Athreos boardwipes my creatures but I've got genesis and a ton of mana. I start to rebuild, but I need to close out the game. I suddenly realize that illusionist's bracers and seeker of skybreak go infinite and are in my grave, and I managed to genesis back ewit and hua tuo back seeker. Roon suddenly explodes with ewit and ghostway, and then a glen elendra archmage. I play out the survival of the fittest that's been in my hand all game to bait out his archmage, and he takes the bait. Then, bracers, and he doesn't want to throw away archmage so he lets it resolve. Go to equip - he flashes in qasali pridemate and tries to kill it. In response, soul of nph. He makes a sad face. infinite untaps become infinite counters with immaculate magistrate, all onto soul of new phyrexia, which tramples in to kill him and seal up the game (athreos scoops after failing to topdeck anything).
Overall it's a fun deck, but definitely has its weaknesses. If I do mono-green again, it'll probably be Titania.