4x Selesnya Sanctuary
This deck is easy to understand and is a blast to play. You
try to drop a Warden or Elf first turn and then keep racking
up tokens, using Evangel as much as possible along the way.
When you can, finish off your opponent with Overrun, Charge,
or Army of Allah.
Don't forget to play creatures before Scatter the Seeds to
reduce it's cost even more. If you get multiple Charges and
4-5 creatures and they're not playing removal then start
beating them down instead of making more creatures. They'll
probably be swinging at you with anything bigger than a 3/3
anyways. Also don't be afraid to take the punches.
Don't lose creatures unless you have a steady supply and
need to buy time (i.e. they have a Blastoderm or
Centaur) because those creatures are your win potential.
The deck's weaknesses are land destruction and mass creature
removal. You should be able to race other decks, and Warden
definitly helps. The deck definitly loses to a god-draw in
the Black Shadow deck, but what doesn't without creature
removal? I had thought about adding in more creature
disruption (such as Pacifism, Reprisal, or Fetters), but
decided the deck should stay true to what it does. I also
originally had some Grizzly Fates in there, but decided
against them because a) the deck doesn't get threshold fast
enough to get the 4 tokens on time b) the deck has enough
trouble getting 4 mana without being flooded and c) the
effect isn't nearly as big as Overrun.
I put the Sanctuaries in there for mana-fixing, as much as I
hate them at times. They can also help you build up to the
4-5 mana range and don't take up valuable non-land card
slots. You might consider switching the deck a bit to run
Harrow, but the problem there is that you have to either
take spell/creature slots or drop land slots (which makes
the deck less consistant). Therefore you may decide, as I
have, just to leave the Sanctuaries in. After turn 2 you're
hardly going to notice the "comes into play tapped" bit
Anyway I hope you enjoy the deck. I'm sure it will get
better as newer cards come out.
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