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    Monogreen decks

    Are there any viable monogreen decks in legacy? And by monogreen I mean no dedicated means to produce other colors of mana, so no Bayou and similar crap. Things that are allowable are:
    - Artifacts
    - Leylines
    - Rainbow lands like Cavern of souls
    - Phyrexian mana
    - Alternate cast or cheating into play like Faerie Macabre or Griselbrand

    Because there are already monocolored decks i other colors, like
    1. Blue:
    - Merfolk
    - Omnitell
    - High tide

    2. Red:
    - Prison
    - Burn
    - Storm
    - Goblins

    3. Black:
    - Pox
    - Devotion

    4. White:
    - Death and taxes
    - Soldier stompy

    So I would like to see a monogreen too, problem with Elves is that they still black, even with Deathrite shaman banned.

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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Elves and titanpost

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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Some people were messing around with Chalice/Loam/Ramunap Excavator, as I recall. It looked/sounded pretty interesting, though I didn't really follow it closely.
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    Chalice, Trinisphere, GSZ, Wasteland Ranumap and Planeswalkers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Deuce View Post
    Some people were messing around with Chalice/Loam/Ramunap Excavator, as I recall. It looked/sounded pretty interesting, though I didn't really follow it closely.
    It all depends on how good Choke is positioned in the metagame. This deck popped up in the middle of the Miracles domination period.

    EDIT: This is what I remember, but it had a black splash.

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    Re: Monogreen decks

    I have a Mono Green Stax deck I mess around with. Its fun but I think it's missing something I either have yet to find or is yet to be printed.
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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Certain versions of Sylvan Plug can be mono-green. Usually they are BG (Decay/Deluge/sideboard stuff) or splash white for Knight. There are some fringe decks, like mono-G enchantress or oddballs like NO-Eureka.

    I have a Mono Green Stax deck I mess around with. Its fun but I think it's missing something I either have yet to find or is yet to be printed.
    I really wanted to jam Tireless Tracker into a version of Braids Stax since it sort of operates like a more powerful Ophiomancer. Don't think I could ever come up with a version with a stable-looking manabase.

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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Also, Berserk Stompy used to be a thing before infect became the go-to Berserk deck.
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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Quote Originally Posted by square_two View Post
    I really wanted to jam Tireless Tracker into a version of Braids Stax since it sort of operates like a more powerful Ophiomancer. Don't think I could ever come up with a version with a stable-looking manabase.
    The mana is the reason I have not splashed Black, which I agree is the best option. If GSZ could grab non Green creatures that would make for a much stronger deck. Then able to grab Braids and a Green/Black Braids I think would make the deck actually useful.

    Tracker is queen in the deck. Making all those clues and also giving you something most Stax decks don't have, a draw engine that fits seamlessly into the deck. Something not forced into the shell. While the clues going to a Stax is really handy, I actually think the real power is the draw effect once your mana is settled. The issue is you have a hard time setting up if someone picks apart your board.
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    Re: Monogreen decks

    elves is monoG right? or at least only a light splash. makes no sense to focus on mono too hard in legacy anyway.
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    Re: Monogreen decks

    Wanted monogreen for the statistics, but also if there is a way to play green without duals. Elves is not monogreen, because it still uses black sideboard cards that forces to play Bayou. Although maybe can be adapted.
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    The deck against which you want black are control and combo and those are not grindy at all so you do not to feel the difference between Bayou and Overgrown Tombstone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poron View Post
    The deck against which you want black are control and combo and those are not grindy at all so you do not to feel the difference between Bayou and Overgrown Tombstone
    You completely ignore Delver decks where life points matter.
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    You donít need black against delver decks in an Elf list

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    No, but if you have Overgrown Tombs instead of Bayous, there will be times when you have to play them untapped and pay that 2 life against Delver (or any other deck).

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    Super marginal situations. If you like Elves and Bayous are a problem play 2 Tombs

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