Meren choices

meren bannerI’ve made a few small updates to Meren. For example, I’ve cut Viridian Zealot in favor of Sylvok Replica. The reasoning is quite simple – while Viridian Zealot hits harder and has a lower CMC, it has a more restrictive CMC and a higher activation cost. Getting to three Experience Counters have not been any difficlut with Meren so far, so the lower activation cost is what really sells it for me.

I’m having difficulties with the following choice, however:

 

bitterblossom.hqgolgarigermination.hq

 

 

 

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Bitterblossom is in the deck right now, it is very powerful on paper and it has a nice low CMC – but I’ve had it in hand multiple times and I’ve yet to cast it. I’ve yet to want to cast it since it doesn’t feel impacatful enough, just granting a single creature a turn.

Granted, Golgari Germination won’t trigger off of everything – the sacrifice of Eldrazi Spawns for example, but the deck does sacrifice a lot of non-tokens as well. Furthermore, it coud help me recover from a board-wipe, as long as I have a non-creature sacrifice-for-value card in play, which the deck runs a lot.

Link to the deck: Meren 1.0 on TappedOut.net

Which would you run? Leave a comment!

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  1. Grim Lavamancer

     /  November 19, 2015

    I’m not really sure, Bitterblosom seems like the better card here, at least at the beginning of the game (when you’ve got everything up and running Germination could yield more than 1 guy per turn). That said, I like Germination better for the extra synergy with board wipes, grave pacts and such.

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  2. psykopatmullvad

     /  November 19, 2015

    Germination. Dont really have time to delve on it now tho, but id pick that one 😀

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    • I agree, and I will test it at least. I can’t say for sure which one is better, but on paper I would want to cast Germination as soon as possible, whereas I have had Bitterblossom in hand multiple times and I’ve yet to cast it. That has to say something, right?

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  3. Went with Germination, it has been doing quite well. I’m happy with the change.

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