Graveborn Musings – Verse and Versatility

(to the tune of “The Night Pat Murphy Died”)

 

Oh the day they call Saint Paddy’s Day, I would usually never forget

But then Tokyo had that huge earthquake, and we ain’t stopped shaking yet

Well the Irish are renowned for drink, but also famed for song

So to make amends I’ll sing about a deck that’s really strong

This is the song of Teneb of the Harvest

This is an ode to Green and Black and White

The color of the Shamrock with the colors of the Guinness

Have the versatility to win in any fight

The best color in the game is Black, as all my readers know

But not dealing with enchantments can sometimes bring you low

By adding in the Green and White, there’s nothing you can’t kill

Spot removal is improved, sweepers get better still[1]

This is the song of Teneb of the Harvest

This is an ode to Black and White and Green

Putrefy and Mortify and Pulsing Vindication

Give you a removal suite that’s really quite obscene

Well card advantage helps you win, I don’t need to explain

The best way is to cast a spell, and then cast it again

Black and white get creatures back, which graveyard take your pick

And green decks have a lot of ways to augment graveyard tricks

This is the song of Teneb of the Harvest

This is an ode to Green and White and Black

When your graveyard’s a revolving door, you’ll find it very simple

To regain all those resources that your opponents lack

One-eight-seven creatures kill something when they’re played

Cards like Angel of Despair for Teneb they were made

Your opponents cast their sorceries, and then they go away

Your removal is a wincon, on the battlefield to stay

This is the song of Teneb of the Harvest

This is an ode to White and Green and Black

My creatures will blow up your stuff as they come or as they go

And I still have a chump-blocker to keep you off my back

It is well known that tutoring gives Black some of its edge

But you gain in this department, adding colors from the wedge

White has Enlightened Tutor and Green finds the lands you need,

While predators that lurk at dawn fetch your boys at instant speed

This is the song of Teneb of the Harvest

This is an ode to White and Green and Black

Red has reach and blue has draw and counterspells aplenty

But Teneb kills all permanents, while counters can’t do jack

Well graveyard-based strategies don’t like the Bog or Crypt

You may lose some advantages if your ‘yard does get stripped

But when you have the best sweepers in the entire game

Even if you lose your yard, then everyone’s the same

This is the song of Teneb of the Harvest

This is an ode to Green and White and Black

The colors have a lot of power, although not many generals

But MTG: Commander should help pick up the slack


[1] Creeping Corrosion was a 22-for-1 card advantage spell for me the other night, getting rid of all manner of mana rocks, creatures and force multipliers. As Brandon said, there’s something to be said for reducing your own reliance on a common type of spell while punishing your opponents for their over-reliance on it.

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About Graveborn Muse

Daryl Bockett has been an avid Magic addict since Legends/Revised. He lives and breathes deckbuilding and casual play. "The more the merrier" is his creed! In those brief moments when he isn't playing, reading or thinking about Magic, he teaches at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations, which is basically only useful for helping him to understand the strategic interactions at a multiplayer table.
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