Brawl - [Brawl] Simic Pod

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Combo Jank

Have you ever had this burning desire to just be such a jerk that you get ran off of Arena and made the primary target in your Brawl pods? Well, my friend, look no further. I bring you the perfect degeneracy. It may not be all stupid degenerate like those Kiora and Nissa and Kinnan decks, but it does hit all the right numbers. Once you get the ball rolling, it is rather difficult to be stopped. Welcome to the Pod Deck. Decks of this nature are called "Pod" decks because they replicate the ability of a card called [[Birthing Pod]]. Our goal is to use [[Prime Speaker Vannifar]] as our birthing pod. We have avenues to do this multiple times with cards like [[Neoform]] acting as a 2 mana pod, [[Corridor Monitor]] to untap Vannifar, and [[Spark Double]] to give us a second Vannifar (boy do I miss [[Helm of the Host]] though). There are a lot of things to consider like what you want to pod, when you want to pod, and what you are looking for when you do pod. 99.9999999% of the time, you are looking to pod up to [[Agent of Treachery]] as fast as you can for the ultimate prick move of yoinking your opponent's Commander. MOST of the time, your opponent will concede at that point. It's not simple and straightforward like that though. Are you needing ramp? Pod up to [[Gyre Engineer]] for a bit. Are you needing removal? Pod up to [[Thorn Mammoth]] or [[Kogla, the Titan Ape]]. There are a lot of things to consider when you are podding up. Yes, sometimes it is a simple straightforward pod up to Agent, but not all the time. If you get stuck in a mindset of "I gotta get Agent all the time" then you are going to lose a lot of games. Even then, this IS still a janky list, but it is a lot of fun. Since there are so many things to consider, I won't go through each card one by one, but rather list the ramp, the pods, and the end game.

The Ramp:

{{Arboreal Grazer}}{{Paradise Druid}}{{Dryad of the Ilysian Grove}}{{Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy}}{{Gyre Engineer}}{{Risen Reef}}{{Leafkin Druid}}{{Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath}}{{Arcane Signet}}{{Growth Spiral}}

The Pod:

{{Prime Speaker Vannifar}}{{Neoform}}{{Crashing Drawbridge}}{{Corridor Monitor}}{{Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner}}{{Spark Double}}

Neoform functions as a one-off pod that we can possibly bring back with [[Loaming Shaman]], but it isn't critical. Vannifar is our main pod and we have a few ways to use her more than once. Both Corridor Monitor and Kiora are used to give her multiple taps. Crashing Drawbridge can haste her giving us a pod right out of the gate. Finally, Spark Double can copy her without the Legendary tag giving us two pods in one round.

The Endgame:

{{Agent of Treachery}}{{Biogenic Ooze}}{{End-Raze Forerunners}}{{Kogla, the Titan Ape}}{{Thorn Mammoth}}{{God-Eternal Rhonas}}{{Quasiduplicate}}

The main endgame is just forcing your opponent to quit through Agent + Quasiduplicate. However, we also have a stompy option if we've managed to swarm the board as Rhonas will buff up all of our creatures. Forerunners will as well along with giving them Vigilance and Trample until the end of turn. If you manage to combine both of these with a wide board state, it's pretty much game over from there. Rhonas works well with this deck as well because he will just endlessly recur himself if he is podded. Biogenic Ooze is in here because it helps get your board wide AND will also buff your Vannifar(s) as well giving her(them) a bigger butt against removal.


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Last Updated: 18 May 2020
Created: 18 May 2020
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Commander - 1 cards (1 distinct)


Mainboard - 59 cards (44 distinct)

Creature (25)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (7)
Land (26)
Planeswalker (1)

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