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 Post subject: Omnath, Locus of the Roil - His secret? He’s always angry.
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-01 3:42 am 

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So this deck is basically an Omnath, Locus of Rage deck wrapped in a thin, crunchy coating of Omnath, Locus of the Roil. I’ve played an Omnath, Locus of Rage deck before, and it’s very good, but it’s very linear, can’t run Risen Reef, and may be a little aggressive for where my playgroup is right now. Playing Angry Omnath as a hidden commander inside Temur Omnath requires some compromises – I need to dedicate cards to find Angry Omnath and recur it if it dies, and the token doublers aren’t worth it if I can’t be sure of access to token producers. On the flip side, I gain access to better sweepers and Risen Reef.

Purpheros, Impact Tremors, and Warstorm Surge provide ETB splash damage, while Helm of the Host and Spark Double/Rite of Replication make extra Omnaths.

The main concerns I have right now are that the deck is spread pretty thin without angry Omnath, and I’m not sure I shouldn’t be scaling back his support a few cards further in favor of more general Elementals. Also, I don’t like the spot removal package – mostly I’d prefer to have a few more cards in it.

Commander
Omnath, Locus of the Roil

Elementals
Brighthearth Banneret
Creeping Trailblazer
Smokebraider
Thunderkin Awakener
Animar, Soul of Elements
Risen Reef
Chandra, Novice Pyromancer

Lands Matter
Budoka Gardener
Living Twister
Ramunap Excavator
Mina and Denn, Wildborn
Titania, Protector of Argoth
Rampaging Baloths
Omnath, Locus of Rage
Harvest Season
Into the Wilds
Zendikar's Roil
Crucible of Worlds

ETB/GTG Damage
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Stalking Vengeance
Goblin Bombardment
Impact Tremors
Warstorm Surge

Extra Triggers
Spark Double
Rite of Replication
Helm of the Host
Panharmonicon
Second Harvest

Tutor
Flamekin Harbinger
Fierce Empath
Green Sun's Zenith
Defense of the Heart

Recursion
Grave Sifter
Greenwarden of Murasa
Holistic Wisdom

Draw
Regal Force
Shamanic Revelation
Rishkar's Expertise
Elemental Bond
Temur Ascendancy
Greater Good
Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner
Horn of Greed

Ramp
Cultivate
Kodama's Reach
Exploration
Sol Ring
Gruul Signet
Simic Signet
Talisman of Curiosity

Spot Removal
Blink of an Eye
Into the Roil
Beast Within
Krosan Grip
Words of Wind

Mass Removal
Cyclonic Rift
River's Rebuke
Wave of Vitriol
Chandra, Awakened Inferno

Protection
Avoid Fate
Heroic Intervention

Dual/Tri Lands
Breeding Pool
Command Tower
Flooded Grove
Frontier Bivouac
Grove of the Burnwillows
Hinterland Harbor
Mossfire Valley
Reflecting Pool
Rootbound Crag
Spire Garden
Stomping Ground
Temple of Abandon
Temple of Mystery

Utility Lands
Blighted Woodland
Evolving Wilds
Field of Ruin
Ghost Quarter
Ghost Town
Mountain Valley
Myriad Landscape
Strip Mine
Tectonic Edge
Terramorphic Expanse
Wooded Foothills

Basic Lands
3 Island
4 Mountain
7 Forest

Creatures:22
Instants:8
Sorceries:9
Enchantments:12
Planeswalkers:3
Artifacts:8
Lands:38

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 Post subject: Re: Omnath, Locus of the Roil - His secret? He’s always angry.
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-06 7:31 am 
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Spectrar Ghost wrote:
The main concerns I have right now are that the deck is spread pretty thin without angry Omnath, and I’m not sure I shouldn’t be scaling back his support a few cards further in favor of more general Elementals.


This is the tough part about building around Omnath, Locus of the Roil... it's in a tight niche where it competes with the other Omnath, Animar, and Maelstrom Wanderer, so how can you build a deck that feels like it should be a Roil deck instead of one of the others?

I think I'd try for something like a U/G spellslinger build. Something with blue card draw/cantrip, green "additional land drop" cards, and red for elemental tokens. It'd end up looking a lot different from the list here, and I'm not sure that's what you want.

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 Post subject: Re: Omnath, Locus of the Roil - His secret? He’s always angry.
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-07 7:14 am 
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Here's what I ran for the Gencon showcase game. It was a ton of fun.

Amplifire
Ashling the Pilgrim
Avatar of Growth
Avenger of Zendikar
Bane of Progress
Blasphemous Act
Blood Sun
Bloom Hulk
Boundless Realms
Budoka Gardener
Call the Skybreaker
Cavalier of Flame
Chain Reaction
Circuitous Route
Command Tower
Commander's Sphere
Creeping Trailblazer
Cultivate
Cytospawn Shambler
Descendant's Path
Elemental Mastery
Evolution Sage
Explosive Vegetation
Fertilid
Finale of Revelation
Flamekin Harbinger
Forgotten Ancient
Frontier Bivouac
Goblin Bombardment
Grave Sifter
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ingot Chewer
Khalni Heart Expedition
Kodama's Reach
Leafkin Druid
Living Twister
Mass Manipulation
Mulldrifter
Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar
Nissa Vastwood Seer
Omnath, Locus of Rage
Oracle of Mul Daya
Path of Ancestry
Perilous Forays
Rakka Mar
Realm Seekers
Reap the Past
Risen Reef
Rite of the Raging Storm
rolling earthquake
Rubblehulk
Silverglade Elemental
Sol Ring
Subterranean Tremors
Supreme Exemplar
Sweltering Suns
Sword of the Animist
Tatyova
Tempt with Vengeance
Thaumatic Compass
Thicket Elemental
Thornling
Tireless Tracker
Tornado Elemental
Traverse the Outlands
Verdant Confluence
Whisperwood Elemental
Yavimaya Elder
Zendikar's Roil
10x Island, Forest, Mountain


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 Post subject: Re: Omnath, Locus of the Roil - His secret? He’s always angry.
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-07 9:01 am 
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papa_funk wrote:
Here's what I ran for the Gencon showcase game. It was a ton of fun.
<snip>
10x Island, Forest, Plains

What?

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 Post subject: Re: Omnath, Locus of the Roil - His secret? He’s always angry.
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-07 2:16 pm 
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Sinis wrote:
papa_funk wrote:
Here's what I ran for the Gencon showcase game. It was a ton of fun.
<snip>
10x Island, Forest, Plains

What?


I was... wearing sunglasses?


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 Post subject: Re: Omnath, Locus of the Roil - His secret? He’s always angry.
AgePosted: 2019-Sep-08 11:51 pm 
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papa_funk wrote:
Sinis wrote:
papa_funk wrote:
Here's what I ran for the Gencon showcase game. It was a ton of fun.
<snip>
10x Island, Forest, Plains

What?


I was... wearing sunglasses?

8)

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