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Single Scoop: The Green Machine


No, this isn't an ad for a smoothie but I can say that I recently did a stream where I built a mono green deck on stream and I won a few games to my surprise. It got me thinking, is it possible that Mono green could work in some way? A day after this happened, a player named Rint#31833 went and 5-0'd with a more refined list. So here's my take on their list as I also had to make it work into a best of one format!

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We're definitely looking to do the typical mono green stompy game plan with playing big creatures early. The deck feels like old school green magic that just enjoys putting out big bodies. Ikoria brought a few big bodies that mutate onto our creatures that seem great for a meta filled with Fires of Invention and other powerful enchantments

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Gemrazer seems great when attached to any of our early threats like Stonecoil Serpent, Pelt Collector, or Barkhide Troll as this makes the card even more difficult to remove. If we ever Mutate this onto a Stonecoil Serpent, this means we can dodge cards like Teferi, Time Raveler from bouncing our threat. And another nice thing is since we're playing so many cards with multiple green pips, I figured a singleton Nylea, Keen-Eyed would be nice as a inclusion that can help us dig for more threats in the event we're flooded or fresh from a board wipe turn. Speaking of Mutate...

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This was a card my chat really liked so I threw it into the deck and to my surprise, it actually does work. That's right! This card can be played outside of draft! The value of just getting one to two cards off the top of our deck is more than enough when tied to a 6/6 body!

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Speaking of devotion to green, this card is another card that saw a ton of play in Pioneer as it's an absolute powerhouse but never really saw much play in standard but this could be the home. It's a way for us to grow our creatures or refill the tank for Barkhide Troll to gain hexproof. Ontop of that, the card has a -3 that is extremely relevant as it allows us to deal damage and not fight with our creatures. Even better, it hits planeswalkers and allows us to -5 to go find any creature we need out of the sideboard. This will be extremely useful in best of one. I even included Vivien, Champion of the Wilds as I liked that card but was nullified by Teferi so I couldn't include too many. I wonder if I should do a video on a Vivien Tribal deck sometime....

Conclusion

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The deck did a clean sweep! It got the 7-0 and it makes me believe there's room to take this to the ladder. I took this to the ladder and got a few wins but I wanted to see if it was a fluke or not. I do think the deck can fit a Bonders' Enclave in the deck as a way for more card draw as our mana base does allow us to have a utility land! At a point, I wasn't sure if I should include Migratory Greathorn but maybe we can just jam all the green mutates to make Auspicious Starrix even better.

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Now that I've got some green in my veins, I reaaaally am thinking about a Vivien tribal deck for the next episode. Hmmmm....

 

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