The Neverending Journey - Journey to the Oracle ~90 lands

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Post by DirkGently » 6 months ago

I have no idea if this is a real deck or not.

The plan is to Loam yourself a ton of lands every turn with cyclers, then use Journey to the Oracle to vomit them into play. Once that's done you can go infinite turns either via the tri-land infinite turns combo, or basic b mode with nexus of fate, which also works if somehow a land gets exiled by a wanker.

So let's see, if you have a good cycler, loam costs 3 mana to get +2 cards to hand. So let's say you've got 10 lands, which is probably pretty typical for turn 5 with this deck since you'll always play journey on 4. Loam Loam Journey = play 4 more lands, then Loam one more time with that 4 mana. On the next turn, you've still got 2 lands in hand (I'm kind of ignoring draw since it cancels with the discard from journey) and 14 lands. Loam loam loam journey = 8 more lands, loam loam land for turn, ending with 3 cards in hand and 23 lands in play. Next turn loam loam loam loam loam loam journey = 15 more lands, loam loam loam loam play a land journey = 7 more lands, loam loam, ending with 45 lands and 3 cards in hand I think....this is turn 7 btw. On turn 8, you play a land and then loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam loam oops we're out of cards in deck, so I guess we probably win with nexus of fate or whatever.

So yeah deterministic wins on turn 8 I think? Ofc you gotta mulligan hard for that Loam or you're SoL. Pitch your other tutors to Journey, or use them to get nexus of fate.

So yeah this is probably pretty stupid.

Perm Decks
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 Dunadain » 6 months ago

I'm pretty sure running loam without fetch lands is a criminal offense.

Edit: I'm stupid, disregard this post lol

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Post by materpillar » 6 months ago

So, do you just insta scoop to Leyline of the Void and friends?

I'm amazed. I'm pretty sure from my time here that your favorite card is Life from the Loam because you consistently look for a way to play it whenever physically possible. This is the Life from the Loamiest deck that ever Life from the Loamed. Where do you ever go from here?

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Post by DirkGently » 6 months ago

Dunadain wrote:
6 months ago
I'm pretty sure running loam without fetch lands is a criminal offense.

Edit: I'm stupid, disregard this post lol
Lol. I get lazy and just write "fetches" sometimes, especially with silly gimmick decklists like this one. Sorry if that made it harder to parse.
materpillar wrote:
6 months ago
So, do you just insta scoop to Leyline of the Void and friends?
That or durdle until someone kills it for you.

I mean it's a gimmick decklist, wygd?
I'm amazed. I'm pretty sure from my time here that your favorite card is Life from the Loam because you consistently look for a way to play it whenever physically possible. This is the Life from the Loamiest deck that ever Life from the Loamed. Where do you ever go from here?
Back in 2009 on a 2-hour train ride back from my girlfriend's I made a list of my all-time favorite cards. At the time it was Sunforger #1, LftL #2. I've definitely made a lot of sunforger-focused lists too (including the Plargg list I've been wrecking with recently - %$#%$#% are people underrating that orc).

I haven't repeated the exercise since, but it might be fun. Ofc there's like 2x as many cards by now, if not more.

My Uro is pretty loamy too, and that's a real deck instead of a silly gimmick. But honestly, Oracle is befuddlingly difficult for me to build. Based on how insane and splashy she is, I figured she'd explode EDHrec, but I think she's in the bottom 50% for the set, and the second-lowest mythic (and first-lowest multicolor mythic...sorry Mavinda, Students' Advocate), so I think other people are having a similarly difficult time. Even just looking at the front side, it's like...well, if you run a bunch of cheap spells, you can trigger her more, but then the triggers themselves are weak. If you run expensive spells, the trigger value is high, but she's hard to trigger. A mix is probably best, but it's a crapshoot. Really interesting design, even if the ultimate result is likely in the "draw a bunch of cards play a bunch of lands" simic wheelhouse.
Perm Decks
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 TheAmericanSpirit » 6 months ago

Consider a smattering of snow basics, they'll help you maintian enough name diversity to trigger Field of the dead more consistently. Scapeshift would also be tremendous here. You can shift into field + vesuva + other powerful lands to spit out a comical quantity of zombies for a bargain bin price.

Edit: Manabond may also be a nice thing to try out.
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