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Great to hear that your deck is coming along!
Yeah, in the end I wasn't really surprised at Protean Hulk underperforming. I had to go through quite a couple of hoops to have it work as optimally as I has originally envisioned. Most of the time it would cheat into play at most 2 creatures. It's still an amazing card - just not for this deck.
Thanks to the new rules for planeswalkers, I don't have to worry about including others in the deck. I could have a Liliana tribal if I wanted to, now. So Liliana, Death's Majesty is definitely back for some serious consideration - especially for my Zombie Build. What has me excited for testing Taigam, Sidisi's Hand is that, due to the ratio of creatures to noncreatures, I can almost always get a Sidisi trigger thanks to it while potentially saving from the graveyard a card that's difficult to recur (planeswalker or enchantment). I find it to be a sort of Sylvan Library like effect that plays with Sidisi's main strategy.
Blood Moon and Back to Basics are hard to get around. But Cyclonic Rift gets it done. Or hopefully we can get rid of that player first before it becomes too problematic. Usually that player doesn't only hurt you in a multiplayer environment. So you can get political with the table.
What I like about Garruk Wildspeaker is being able to untap two lands (which could be Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Gaea's Cradle, Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun (should I find space for Growing Rites of Itlimoc), and Cabal Coffers in any combination of two of them while gaining loyalty counters. If that weren't enough, his ultimate is pretty much an Overrun, which can really help seal the deal against an opponent.
Quote from DementedKirby »I still have to see if it's worth playing Growing Rites of Itlimoc. For the moment, I was able to at least do some nice changes to the Zombie Build.
Lol, if I see a player pull off that turn 2 I'd probably just scoop out of respect