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Deck of the Day – Omnath Ramp

What’s more fun than putting a bunch of lands into play? Being rewarded for hitting those land drops!

Landfall lets you gain value just for making your land drop each turn. But if you have ways to put extra lands onto the battlefield, landfall will scale up with them.

Tireless Tracker doesn’t technically have landfall, but it’s a landfall creature. Getting to investigate once per turn—if not more, with a ramp spell or something like Evolving Wildswill help you pull far ahead in the middle-to-late game. The fact that the Tracker will grow to epic proportions after starting off as a 3/2 for 3 makes it one of the most powerful and useful creatures in all of Standard.

Omnath, Locus of Rage is incredibly sweet, but it hasn’t seen competitive play. But, as far as rewards for landfall triggers, it’s hard to do much better than Omnath. A bunch of massive Elemental tokens wil swarm the battlefield, and killing them will only result in more pain for your opponent.

 

Deathcap Cultivator and Ulvenwald Captive are great ways to get going early, ramping straight into Hedron Archive and Nissa’s Renewal. All of these cards offer some form of extra utility as the game goes long. Whether it’s deathtouch, flipping into a huge creature, sacrificing for 2 cards, or setting off a windfall of landfall triggers while buffering your life total, you’re sure to see a nice return on your investment.

 

Both Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Nissa, Vital Force also have the ability to ramp your mana while doing so much more. Chandra can kill a creature, draw extra cards, or play an early Omnath, Locus of Rage. Any mana creature into turn-3 Chandra means you can play a turn-4 Omnath before even playing your land drop. If that land happens to be an Evolving Wilds, you’ve put 15 points of power into play on turn 4 to go with your planeswalker!

Nissa can ramp your mana by untapping lands, but it also creates a nice threat, returns any powerful permanent that you may want to get back, or gives you an additional landfall trigger in the ultimate. Drawing extra cards for each land is a nice bonus in a landfall deck!

With utility lands featuring Blighted Woodland to maximize your landfall triggers, Omnath Ramp is a sweet shell for a deck that has potential for plenty of fun and damage!

Omnath Ramp

3-0-1 at Standard Showdown

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