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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Brains View Post
    I haven't tested Kalonian Hydra, the trample aspect makes him look great though. Originally in the 5 drop slot I had Thragtusk. I've only missed him once since I've made the switch. Gigantosaurus has been really good, but the Hydra with trample really makes more sense. Thanks for the heads up.

    Two Trinisphere actually works quite well here. You certainly do not want to see more than one and it's meant to be dropped after you've set up your Arbor Elves and Wild Growths. I feel like two is correct.
    Yeah hydra is sweet. I'm pretty sure 7 Trinisphere is optimal. Windmill slam it turn 2.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Brains View Post
    With the printing of Gigantosaurus, Thrashing Brontodon and Steel Leaf Champion the deck has evolved from good to very competitive. Anyway, give it a few play tests if you are interested and let me know what you think.

    Winter Maze
    Quote Originally Posted by CptHaddock View Post
    With veteran explorer I know that I 100% will not enjoy a 30 minute grindfest against someone who can barely afford dual lands and believes that their deck can cast a 10 mana 8/8.

  2. #22

    Re: Monogreen decks

    Quote Originally Posted by kinda View Post
    Yeah hydra is sweet. I'm pretty sure 7 Trinisphere is optimal. Windmill slam it turn 2.
    If you're mocking me by putting my comment in your sig and recommending 7 Trinisphere you're cool!!
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  3. #23

    Re: Monogreen decks

    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Brains View Post
    If you're mocking me by putting my comment in your sig and recommending 7 Trinisphere you're cool!!
    7 was obviously a joke but the point is itís important in your deck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Brains View Post
    With the printing of Gigantosaurus, Thrashing Brontodon and Steel Leaf Champion the deck has evolved from good to very competitive. Anyway, give it a few play tests if you are interested and let me know what you think.

    Winter Maze
    Quote Originally Posted by CptHaddock View Post
    With veteran explorer I know that I 100% will not enjoy a 30 minute grindfest against someone who can barely afford dual lands and believes that their deck can cast a 10 mana 8/8.

  4. #24

    Re: Monogreen decks

    Quote Originally Posted by kinda View Post
    7 was obviously a joke but the point is itís important in your deck.
    Eh.. Trinisphere is not so important in this deck as opposed to Stax type decks or even some Stompy builds. There aren't too many one drops but enough to make it playable as a two of. The one drops in the deck establish your mana engine, then you want to drop Trinisphere. This isn't Stax. There are no turn one or two plays with Ancient Tomb that plop out Chalice or Trinisphere. You usually want to drop Trinisphere turn 3. Dropping Trinisphere turn two is a bad idea. You only want to see it once and don't want to lock yourself out. It really shines in conjunction with either or both Winter Orb or Root Maze for locking your opponent up.

    Root Maze is your tempo version of Chalice as opposed to Stompy builds. Getting it in play turn one is your tempo play and effectively Time Walks you into your mana engine.

    That being said the deck does have a favorable match up against Eldrazi & Taxes. Haven't tested it against Eldrazi Aggro though. It also has a very favorable match up against Death & Taxes which is the current deck to beat. With Root Maze in your opening hand it favors all fetchland based decks that I know of. I haven't tested them all though.

    Delver variants especially Threshold builds that work off of tempo strategies struggle as there are no Wasteland targets for them to go after since all lands are basic. Also their mana base gets hit hard as Root Maze hoses fetchlands. Plus we have bigger creatures.

    The worst threat to this deck is super fast combo decks such as Storm variants and Reanimator. However those have been on the decline after Probe was banned with the exception of Show and Tell.

    Play test it before you make judgments or add my supposedly ridiculous quote to you're sig. That only makes you look like an asshole and/or ignorant.

    Btw, speaking of my quote: Steel Leaf Champion is nuts in this deck. This card steamrolls D&T and Delver variants. Thrashing Brontodon is also better than Reclamation Sage and/or Wickerbough Elder. Bigger body than Sage and costs less than Elder. The one recommendation you made which was Kalonian Hydra was great though.
    Last edited by Laser Brains; 09-10-2018 at 10:03 AM.
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