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Thanks to the magic of the internet and Reddit, I received a LOT of comments about last week’s Terravore deck. Here is the list from last week, in case you did not see:

Terravore Land Sac, V1

Creatures (20)
Terravore
Knight of the Reliquary
Birds of Paradise
Noble Hierarch
Sylvan Safekeeper

Instants & Sorceries (7)
Swords to Plowshares
Life from the Loam

Artifacts (8)
Mox Diamond
AEther Vial
Zuran Orb

Enchantments (3)
Exploration

Land (22)
Plains
Forest
Verdant Catacombs
Wasteland
Flagstones of Trokair
Windswept Heath
Savannah
Thespian’s Stage
Dark Depths
Sejiri Steppe
Sideboard (15)
Oracle of Nectars
Disenchant
Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Life from the Loam
Grafdigger’s Cage
Bojuka Bog
Zuran Orb

The list was very preliminary, and had not been tested much. Fortunately, the good people of the MTGLegacy sub-reddit came out to give me some advice. My internet has been giving me a really hard time lately, and I have not been able to test their suggestions.

I am very glad for them, as some people have experience with similar decks that I do not. Thanks so much guys, and sorry I could not individually respond to your comments.

Biggest Points

The biggest thing I heard: “Play Green Sun’s Zenith!”

It is such a powerful card, and I am not sure why I haven’t used it yet, especially after I did in the Cascade creatures deck. The synergy with the deck is awesome; I can get any creature I want, which is especially good with Sylvan Safekeeper and other utility creatures. I really took this to heart, as you will see in the updated list.

On a similar line, I also got many suggestions that I should just add more utility in general. Like I said, the testing has not been significant, and I likely am playing far too many mana dorks. The number has been reduced from 8 to only 2, as Mox Diamond is just that much better.

Crop Rotation seems to be another discussed card. Yes, if I go for more utility, of course I must play this! Supplementing the land toolbox with Rotation could add so much more versatility, especially when combined with a Green Sun’s Zenith package. Lands such as Karakas and Maze of Ith are good against a lot of the metagame right now, and also can potentially be replaced by sideboard cards if unnecessary in a given matchup.

Okay, I heard a cry for only one other card… You guessed it, Armageddon. My original list had three, which I cut to one, and then zero. I just didn’t think it would be practical, but on second thought, I think that it is the perfect finisher for the deck. I would not play more than 1, but with one or two Terravores or Knights in play, this could lock out a game in just a couple of turns. In fact, I think that the mana dorks are likely a bit of a leftover from the three-of Armageddon iterations, as I expected to be needing much more mana. This could account for the huge numbers of chaff creatures.

Finally, I would like to thank Redditor WiderGravy for posting his own inspired build, from which I took some of the inspiration for this list. His can be found here.

Terravore Land Sac V2

Creatures (16)
Terravore
Knight of the Reliquary
Noble Hierarch
Dryad Arbor
Gaddock Teeg
Qasali Pridemage
Scavenging Ooze
Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Sylvan Safekeeper

Instants and Sorceries (14)
Green Sun’s Zenith
Swords to Plowshares
Crop Rotation
Armageddon
Life from the Loam

Enchantments (3)
Exploration

Artifacts (5)
Mox Diamond
Zuran Orb
Lands (22)
Plains
Forest
Verdant Catacombs
Wasteland
Flagstones of Trokair
Windswept Heath
Thespian’s Stage
Dark Depths
Sejiri Steppe
Savannah
Maze of Ith
Karakas

I have found room for many of the suggestions of the Redditors kind enough to comment. I really look forward to testing this list, and seeing how it performs!

There is no sideboard yet. I want to test some first, and determine which matchups are the worst, and account for this. Combo is not going to be too horrible, with a Gaddock Teeg in the main deck, but I like having more backup in the sideboard as well. He also stops my one Armageddon and all of the Green Sun’s Zeniths. Thalia, anyone?

Anyway, that’s all for this week. Thank you, Reddit, for bringing out the best to give me advice! I hope to have an update for you next week, and possibly another brew as well. Thanks for reading!

/Peyton

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