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AgePosted: 2018-Nov-24 9:45 pm 
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For my Gruul-Zhov deck, I want to put these two lovely people together. It's going to be a creature token deck, but to be honest every deck list I'm coming up with is basically a Gruul deck with very little in the way of Black or White cards in it.

I'm also oscillating between "make Tana huge, get a ton of Saprolings, go Saproling Tribal" and "Make all the tokens with all the cards that make tokens" which isn't helping

If you were building this deck, which White and/or Black cards would you put in it? They don't have to be mono-W or mono-B at all, just have those colours in them.

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AgePosted: 2018-Nov-25 12:47 am 
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I would probably avoid much focus on black or white, but that's just the Temur in me ferociously roaring. The deck's plan is to go wide, but with Ravos at the helm you want to have creatures to return. With Tana at the helm you want to help bump up the squad's power. The big intersection might just be a tonne of lords or creatures that can increase your damage output.

, (though that may be too white), , , , , (and other lieges), , , , , , , , , , , , and .

In my search I've also spotted and .

There's also a few red creatures like that I'd include in the list, but I don't know of any in black or white besides Gisela.

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AgePosted: 2018-Nov-25 10:03 am 
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You're sorting of operating in the same space as these threads with Bruse Tarl + Reyhan. I would check there for some ideas on beatdown creatures. I might throw in a couple auras to pump Tana (like , , and ), and then add in to reuse them (mostly 'cause I think Evershrike is pretty neat, and I can never find a deck for it).

I'd also think about switching Ravos for . I really, really, wanted to like Ravos, and he's been consistently underwhelming in every deck I've tried him in.

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AgePosted: 2018-Nov-25 10:17 am 
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Stop trying to make Evershrike happen. Evershrike isn't happening.
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Seriously though Evershrike returns itself to the battlefield, something Ravos already does half of, and then puts an Aura from your hand into play attached to it - it doesn't re-use Auras that have already been destroyed.

Re: Ravos vs Tymna - I have to admit I didn't use Tymna because everyone is using Tymna for everything, plus I have a Ravos and not a Tymna, plus Ravos is a (small) flying anthem effect which kind of works with Tana (ideally I'm looking at a T3 Tana, T4 Ravos, swing and get 3 2/2 Saprolings)

I suppose I should re-word the question a little bit to narrow down the answers: There are a million good token makers in Red and Green ( is going to be stupid in this deck), but aside from and (both one-shot effects) I'm having issues with what Black and/or White can provide by way of support for an aggro-ish token strategy. So far I've got , , and . Given Ravos returns a creature each turn, something that maybe sacrifices itself to make dudes?

I mean, I guess it's ok if the deck ends up being 40% green, 30% red, and 15% each Black and White, but I want to feel like the Orzhov "half" of the pairing is pulling it's weight, you know?

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AgePosted: 2018-Nov-25 10:19 am 
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Also, if I wanted to go the all-Saproling singing and dancing route, there's

I mean, so here's a stupid idea - have a "hidden" commander being and go Fungus/Saproling heavy with Red and White as backup colours ( and and ?)

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AgePosted: 2018-Nov-25 10:43 am 
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Black and white give you snackrifice interactions and global pump. Several anthems have already been listed... you can also throw in cards like;
, , and to make life downright unpleasant for those that would dare have creatures.

Then you can run things like and + to abuse that for card advantage and profit. Also things like and the various other creatures with the drain on death trigger. seems like a powerful include as well, with Tana spamming saprolings everywhere.

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Hmmmmmmm...... I actually just put a Krav and Regna deck together for a friend (*ahem blatant advertising here ahem*) which I really liked the look of... that's a really good idea. Put in some Red and Green token makers, pair it up with Krav shenanigans.... thanks!

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BTW if you're gonna spam saprolings... . That is all.

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See previous comment about ;)

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A couple other token generators in W/B














If a lot of tokens are dying, then could be helpful.

and are also good with tokens. (I know, they aren't W/B)

is some good card draw with tokens (along with of course).

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