Daily Brew: Golgari Lands in Pioneer

Daily Brew: Golgari Lands in Pioneer

Today’s brew is an updated port from a sweet list that Sam Black 5-0’d with back when Pioneer was still beautiful. The strategy centers around ramping with extra land plays, drawing on creatures like Ramunap Excavator, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Wayward Swordtooth, and even The Gitrog Monster.

Golgari Lands by David Robertson

1 CMC

4Fatal Push

2 CMC

4Sylvan Advocate
4Lotus Cobra

3 CMC

4Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
3Tireless Tracker
3Ramunap Excavator
2Courser of Kruphix
1Wayward Swordtooth
1Nissa, Vastwood Seer
1Scute Swarm

4 CMC

1Nissa of Shadowed Boughs

5+ CMC

2Nissa, Who Shakes the World
2The Gitrog Monster
1Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Lands

4Fabled Passage
3Evolving Wilds
9Forest
3Swamp
1Castle Garenbrig
1Woodland Cemetary
2Mutavault
1Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
4Turntimber Symbiosis

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The deck gets some new tools from Zendikar Rising, starting with Lotus Cobra. Now, when we start going off with multiple land drops, Cobra pays us off big time, even just popping all the Clues that Tireless Tracker gives us.

Nissa of Shadowed Boughs is our “Eternal Witness” effect that will be difficult to kill with damage as we start turboing through our deck. The lands either Nissa animates has synergy with Sylvan Advocate.

Finally, Turntimber Symbiosis give the mana base a little more punch. It’s a land early when we need one, but late game it’s a faux-tutor for our Gitfrogs, Scute Swam, or even Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger.

This strategy is probably one of the fairest ways to make use of extra land drops, so we might just be barking up the wrong tree. But it’s nice to see the Golgari Lands package a get a few new tools to play around with.

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