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 Post subject: Volrath, the Shapestealer has FOMO
AgePosted: 2019-Nov-24 3:18 pm 
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Volrath, the Shapestealer

Creatures - 43
Llanowar Elves
Elves of Deep Shadow
Fyndhorn Elves
Birds of Paradise
Gudul Lurker
Fauna Shaman
Devoted Druid
Scavenging Ooze
Zameck Guildmage
Lazav, the Multifarious
Urborg Elf
Incubation Druid
Sheltering Ancient
Bloom Tender
Invisible Stalker
Escape Artist
Blighted Agent
Shapesharer
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons
Shapers of Nature
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Trygon Predator
Generous Patron
Cemetery Puca
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
Yahenni, Undying Partisan
Quillspike
Necroskitter
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Endling
Viral Drake
Phyrexian Metamorph
Gigantoplasm
Clever Impersonator
Sakashima the Impostor
Wickerbough Elder
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
Evil Twin
Prime Speaker Vannifar
The Mimeoplasm
Spiritmonger
Willbreaker
Tetzimoc, Primal Death

Planeswalker - 1
Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter

Enchantments - 6
Simic Ascendancy
Song of Freyalise
Durable Handicraft
Crumbling Ashes
Blowfly Infestation
Inexorable Tide

Artifacts - 4
Contagion Clasp
Sword of Truth and Justice
Cauldron of Souls
Contagion Engine

Sorceries -4
Neoform
Cultivate
Kodama's Reach
Tezzeret's Gambit

Instants
Unity of Purpose

Lands -36
Karn's Bastion
Dreadship Reef
Volrath's Stronghold
Assorted BUG lands


Right now I'm on the fence about the number of shapeshifters in the deck/the specific shapeshifters I chose. Maybe Spark Double over Gigantoplasm?

I may also be running too many mana dorks and legendary creatures. Isareth the Awakener may help me get more mileage out of my legendary critters, but I may run something more generic like Phyrexian Reclamation instead.

Open to suggestions! I currently have 4 open slots and definitely room to make cuts, especially to the number of creatures.

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 Post subject: Re: Volrath, the Shapestealer has FOMO
AgePosted: 2019-Nov-25 12:15 pm 
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If Unity of Purpose is up your alley, then I think Inspiring Call should be too.

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 Post subject: Re: Volrath, the Shapestealer has FOMO
AgePosted: 2019-Nov-25 3:17 pm 
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Joined: 2011-Nov-16 1:14 pm
Age: Elder Dragon
Location: Prague, Heart of Europe
Experiment Kraj — Maybe janky, maybe awesome... You decide!
Deity of Scars — Depends on the quality of your manabase.
Phantom Nantuko — Seems legit here, its cousins Phantom Tiger and Phantom Centaur optional.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed — You're running Cauldron of Souls already, might as well, right?
Vorapede — Just a simple, efficient beater.
Master Biomancer — Self-explanatory.
Roalesk, Apex Hybrid — Counters, proliferate. 'Nuff said.
Hunting Moa — Still a good way to add counters, IMO, very friendly to reanimation.
Coral Reef — The jank is strong in this one.
Deep Forest Hermit — Squirrels! You have lots of clones, this could make go-wide an option.
Chronozoa — Ok, I'm down to weird shit at this point =)
Giant Oyster — See above.
Give // Take — This one I've actually seen played in Animar and Prime Speaker Zegana and it was pretty good.
Power Conduit — ???
Ring of Xathrid, Ring of Evos Isle, Ring of Kalonia
Soul Diviner
Venarian Gold — For a deck that loves clones and counters on opponents' creatures, incapacitating creatures may be better than killing them.

Finally, a card that has always caught my attention whenever I went through my collection:

Temporal Distortion — I'm not sure if it's worth on its own, but if you find some way to break the symmetry on this, it should be fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Volrath, the Shapestealer has FOMO
AgePosted: 2019-Nov-26 5:32 am 
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Suggestions have been great!

Can't believe I forgot about Phantom Nantuko! I sort of want to run Nantuko Shade too...I have always had a soft spot for Chronozoa, but it just doesn't feel good enough here, sadly. Biomancer will go in. On the fence about Roalesk, though cloning him with Volrath is an easy way to kill him off.

Inspiring Call definitely goes in.

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Gath Immortal wrote:
Twenty Kavus and a Dream is not a legacy deck.


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