Yeva, Nature's Herald - Pretty Much What You'd Expect

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Post by DirkGently » 11 months ago

Does this deck need to be all creatures and lands? No, but it means I don't have to sort through as many cards.
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Basically we're just using creatures to do all the normal deck things. The deck has performed decently, but it can run into trouble if it gets behind on board, and its weak to enemy wipes as well. It does a good job of generating value, but it doesn't have anything absurd going on tempo-wise. Still, I think my record is 2-2 so far, so not awful, especially for such a board-centric deck. Yeva makes it at least a little easier to be less obvious about your board state at least, so as far as creature-based decks go, it's about as good a fit for my preferences as I'm likely to see.
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Post by TheAmericanSpirit » 11 months ago

Hey man, you know the rules. No decklists in the main forum. You done goofed. I'll help fix it though, don't worry.

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Post by cryogen » 11 months ago

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Post by MeowZeDung » 11 months ago

I've always wanted to put Yeva together. I'll get to it eventually I suppose.

Have you considered Magus of the Candelabra to go with the flashy strategy and combine nicely with Gaea's Cradle, Wirewood Lodge, Ancient Tomb, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Castle Garenbrig for absurd amounts of mana? I didn't look close enough to see how many land tutoring effects if any you're packing, but breaking from the all creature/land theme even a smidge for a Crop Rotation or similar would make the Magus even more potent.
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Post by DirkGently » 11 months ago

lol sorry, I thought I was in the right place and just didn't notice. In my defense I was distracted watching tv and chatting while putting it up.

I could see throwing in magus with a few more powerhouse lands/tutors, currently I don't think I have any tutors though. This is the dumbed-down all creatures build so there's not a ton of good options at the moment. That said, even with tutors he still might be worse than one of the 3-mana dorks that untap lands, or 4-mana untap 2, since those always do something and it'd be pretty rare to have more than 1-2 multi-mana lands. Magus seems a little best-case-scenario-y to me.
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Phelddagrif - Kaervek - Golos - Zirilan

Flux Decks
Lukka - Sefris - Ebondeath - Rokiric - Garth - Nixilis - Grist - Mavinda - Kumano - Nezahal - Mavinda - Plargg - Plargg - Extus - Plargg - Oracle - Kardur - Halvar - Tergrid - Egon - Cosima - Halana+Livio - Jeska+Falthis+Obosh - Yeva - Akiri+Zirda - Lady Sun - Nahiri - Korlash - Overlord+Zirda - Chisei - Athreos2 - Akim - Cazur+Ukkima - Otrimi - Otrimi - Kalamax - Ayli+Lurrus - Clamilton - Gonti - Heliod2 - Ayula - Thassa2 - Gallia - Purphoros2 - Rankle - Uro - Rayami - Gargos - Thrasios+Bruse - Pang - Sasaya - Wydwen - Feather - Rona - Toshiro - Sylvia+Khorvath - Geth - QMarchesa - Firesong - Athreos - Arixmethes - Isperia - Etali - Silas+Sidar - Saskia - Virtus+Gorm - Kynaios - Naban - Aryel - Mizzix - Kazuul - Tymna+Kraum - Sidar+Tymna - Ayli - Gwendlyn - Phelddagrif - Liliana - Kaervek - Phelddagrif - Mairsil - Scarab - Child - Phenax - Shirei - Thada - Depala - Circu - Kytheon - GrenzoHR - Phelddagrif - Reyhan+Kraum - Toshiro - Varolz - Nin - Ojutai - Tasigur - Zedruu - Uril - Edric - Wort - Zurgo - Nahiri - Grenzo - Kozilek - Yisan - Ink-Treader - Yisan - Brago - Sidisi - Toshiro - Alexi - Sygg - Brimaz - Sek'Kuar - Marchesa - Vish Kal - Iroas - Phelddagrif - Ephara - Derevi - Glissa - Wanderer - Saffi - Melek - Xiahou Dun - Lazav - Lin Sivvi - Zirilan - Glissa - Ashling1 - Angus - Arcum - Talrand - Chainer - Higure - Kumano - Scion - Teferi1 - Uyo - Sisters
PDH - Drake - Graverobber - Izzet GM - Tallowisp - Symbiote
Brawl - Feather - Ugin - Jace - Scarab - Angrath - Vraska - Kumena
Oathbreaker - Wrenn&6

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Post by bobthefunny » 11 months ago

I found Apex Altisaur to be a nice second wrath effect. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds is a nice backup should your Commander get removed. I also like Questing Beast as an anti-fog card, but that may be a bit more meta dependent.

I switched over to flip Nissa for my Commander, but I think our decks are fairly similar. I may need to update a bit, but here:
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Edit, My bad, I missed Apex Altisaur the first time. I'll say that Foe-Razer Regent is pretty good with him, and that the Whirlwind Hydra is great anti-flying tech.

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Post by Mimicvat » 11 months ago

I've had a Yeva "Mono-Green Control" deck for years. My recommendations are;
-Run "untap lands every turn" effects
-Not run "all creatures", instead run value orientated noncreature permanents alongside primarily creatures
-Focus your 'value' package on card draw to get a snowball effect
-Focus on "when a creature enters the battlefield" draw instead of things like Ohran Viper (which I say as a die hard combat damage draw fan)

Some of the best value engines in Green are non-creatures. Elemental Bond or Wilderness Reclamation or The Great Henge or Wild Pair. Going all creature means skipping these.

But more importantly, one creature wipe won't clean up your entire board presence. If you have Soul of the Harvest as your draw engine, or Elemental Bond as your draw engine, only one of those dies alongside your creatures to a wrath of god and the other sticks around, allowing you to turn another creature in your hand into a new snowballing effect.

I focused on ETB draw and ETB triggered Draw because, with how Wraths can totally wreck your day, the best strategy I've found with the deck is to be able to rebuild effectively from just one or two creatures in hand. You do this by having permanents that survive the wrath, which turn those creatures into additional cards and creatures to flash out. I like ETB draw over combat draw (with the exception of Ohran Frostfang due to such high scaling) because its better to get some value instantly than theoretically more value over time, given how often I get wiped.
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