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Type: Deck Idea
Variant Tag: conConstructed
Format: Modern (More Info)
Approx. Value:

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Card Type Breakdown

Main Deck - 60 cards, 14 distinct
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Creature (21)
4 Duskwatch Recruiter
$2.07 Creature - Human Warrior Werewolf
4 Greenwheel Liberator
$0.32 Creature - Elf Warrior
4 Hidden Herbalists
$0.25 Creature - Human Druid
1 Maulfist Revolutionary
$0.25 Creature - Human Warrior
4 Tireless Tracker
$9.52 Creature - Human Scout
4 Verdurous Gearhulk
$1.12 Artifact Creature - Construct
Instant (5)
4 Blossoming Defense
$0.59 Instant
1 Clear Shot
$0.25 Instant
Sorcery (4)
4 Attune with Aether
$0.19 Sorcery
Artifact (5)
4 Renegade Map
$0.23 Artifact
1 Terrarion
$0.21 Artifact
Enchantment (4)
4 Unbridled Growth
$0.20 Enchantment - Aura
Planeswalker (3)
3 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
$4.74 Planeswalker - Nissa
Land (18)
18 Forest
$0.17 Basic Land - Forest
Sideboard - 15 cards, 6 distinct
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Instant (9)
2 Clear Shot
$0.25 Instant
4 Heroic Intervention
$10.18 Instant
3 Natural Obsolescence
$0.18 Instant
Sorcery (4)
2 Creeping Mold
$0.24 Sorcery
2 Rabid Bite
$0.18 Sorcery
Planeswalker (2)
2 Nissa, Vital Force
$4.49 Planeswalker - Nissa
Scratchpad - 2 cards, 1 distinct
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Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Creature (2)
2 Rishkar, Peema Renegade
$0.67 Legendary Creature - Elf Druid


As I'm sure you noticed, Gearhulk Stompy isn't really a budget deck anymore, but that's not because of the updates. Instead, it's because Verdurous Gearhulk, Tireless Tracker, and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar have all doubled in price since we made the videos (mostly because of the bannings and the return of GW Tokens to near the top of the Standard format). The good news is that if you already have these cards, you're pretty much set, because the upgrades don't really add too much cost.

At its heart, Gearhulk Stompy is a mono-green aggro deck, and with Aether Revolt comes some of the best aggressive green cards we've seen in a long, long time in Greenwheel Liberator and Hidden Herbalists. The problem is we need to make sure we can trigger revolt on Turn 2, but this actually isn't that hard with the help of Unbridled Growth and Renegade Map, both of which only cost one mana (so we can get them on the battlefield on Turn 1) and don't cost us a card because they get replaced by their abilities.

With this combo, we can potentially dump a ton of power on the battlefield starting on Turn 2, since we can play any number of Hidden Herbalists for free (much like Burning-Tree Emissary) and then follow up with a 4/3 Greenwheel Liberator. While it won't happen often, this can potentially give us up to 12 power on the battlefield on Turn 2; then, we can back it up by playing a Nissa, Voice of Zendikar on Turn 3 and eventually a Verdurous Gearhulk to close out the game!

Even better, we don't have to cut anything super important to make this plan work. The main reason we wanted Noose Constrictor in the deck was to block Smuggler's Copter, but that's not a concern anymore, now than the looter scooter is banned. Woodland Wanderer, while potentially big, came at a real cost of having to play the underpowered Loam Dryad and some clunky lands. The only "good" card we had to cut was Servant of the Conduit, but this is less important because the upgrades lower the curve of the deck enough that a mana dork isn't really essential to our plan.

Other Possibilities: The only other card I'm interested in is Rishkar, Peema Renegade, but the popularity of Winding Constrictor decks is pushing up the price on the legend to such an extent that I don't really think it works in our budget build. I guess the other argument is that the deck is already over budget thanks to the post-banning price increases, so you might as well splurge. If this is you, I'd probably just cut Maulfist Revolutionary and a couple of Tireless Trackers for three copies of Rishkar, Peema Renegade, for even more aggressive starts.
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