In case you haven’t seen it, this was spoiled today:
Seems like it was designed to be flavorful and possibly a bomb in limited, but my EDH sense is tingling here.
Note that this isn’t some strong, well thought-out design. This is more about me brainstorming ideas. I didn’t put much thought into curve considerations or being able to answer everything. Just a bunch of cards that have some synergy with the Toad, but there’s actually plenty of things to do in order to trigger the last ability.
Also note that I’ve used my own collection here, so the list is missing things like [scryfall]Wasteland[/scryfall], [scryfall]Misty Rainforest[/scryfall] and other more expensive cards. If you have them, feel free to add them. (The list does include [scryfall]Liliana of the Veil[/scryfall], though.)
First Things First
Replaying lands is good with the Toad. Here’s three good ones:
[scryfall]Life from the Loam[/scryfall] is especially good, because the Dredge ability enables triggering the card draw as well. Titania gives us another reason to sacrifice our own lands.
Fetching seems good…
Even if we’ve run out of targets, just saccing them is good.
Then, there’s all the lands that can be used to destroy lands. I don’t usually use these, as they aren’t very casual, but with the added benefit from the Toad, I can’t just ignore them.
The Toad Needs Food
Then there’s the usual suspects…
There’s several ways of continually finding new lands.
If we are drawing plenty of cards and in case our Toad dies, playing extra lands can be nice, so, let’s go exploring.
Cycling lands would seem to have a great double role here:
Creatures Tend to Die, Sometimes They Are Also Lands
There’s plenty of ways green can make lands into creatures and with Awaken, black can do it as well. Not in very many ways, but still. Here’s some ideas:
With all these effects, [scryfall]Sylvan Advocate[/scryfall] is probably pretty good.
Making Costs Work for Us
We need some sacrifice outlets:
Discarding cards is nice as well:
I think that’s enough…
Some self-mill works as well.
Bringing It All Together
The last thing we need is something to win with. I’m not quite sure what this should be, but big, efficient bodies would seem to be what we need. So, how about these:
That leaves us plenty of room for lands.
[deck title=The Toad]
The Gitrog Monster
Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Embodiment of Insight
Liege of the Tangle
Rot Farm Skeleton
Titania, Protector of Argoth
Polukranos, World Eater
Lord of Extinction
Drown in Filth
Life from the Loam
Liliana of the Dark Realms
Liliana of the Veil
Crucible of Worlds
Temple of Malady
Golgari Rot Farm