Quote from mrpiddlex »Oath hasn't been as good at Stirrings late in the game (obviously), but is still very serviceable. It does grab a BBE! I like to use it first early since I'm probably just digging for a land or bird.
Domri sounds like a more flexible Shapers' Sanctuary. It's probably very good, but what matchups is it actually helping in? Beast Within sounds interesting, but it's a little more control-ly for what I want to do maindeck. It is flexible enough to hit your own permanents, but I don't know what I'd do if I hit it off of a BBE on an empty board against blue decks.
Keep in mind my deck is 22 lands, 4 mana dorks, and 2 mana rocks. That's 28 sources for mana with 4 sol lands for most of my creatures and only 2 fetchlands. With expensive creatures on the top end and 5 cards to dig for them, it's surprisingly resilient to Ponza and Blood Moon decks. Additionally, if I untap with endbringer, I end up using that mana up.
I honestly haven't thought of the Gods too much. Rhonas can be cast with BBE or Reshaper, and gives creatures a trample & power boost effect that has been very, very good with Kessig Wolf Run. The problem is that Rhonas is not a land and doesn't attack immediately. Hazoret I'm a little more skeptical of since I rarely have a low hand total until very late in the game, when I'm grinding out with Endbringer(s) or World Breakers. If KWR is the equivalent of Rhonas, Hazoret seems like Sea Gate Ruins - just a little slow, but good for grinding if you ever get there. Hazoret is also about to receive a small nerf to PW damage with Dominaria.
I think I want to replace World Breaker with Rhonas when I get one and see how it is. Oddly, the reach on WB can be relevant. I also want to replace the pithing needles with basilisk collars to also help the burn and wide-creature matchups.
Thanks for the input!
I think Rhonas is better than World Breaker but still not quite right for this deck. When I've played him he's done some fun blow out things (stealing a gurmag with obligator & swinging for exactly lethal with him felt super good). However, he is a poor top deck when yer board is empty and can suck to hit with bbe because bbe doesn't allow him to attack. I too am skeptical about Hazoret. Haven't tried Hazoret yet but I could see running him if you have a blood moon heavy meta but otherwise I think we could do better things turn 3/4.
I've really love basilisk collar in this deck. It helps with burn and creature heavy strats and even things like jund. You opponent is a little less inclined to block a matter reshaper with their goyfs lol.
I'm really interested in testing beast within! I like crumble and all but sometimes it feels too narrow for the space it takes up.