Homebrewing: Svella, leader in the Menhirs! [ENG]

Homebrewing: Svella, leader in the Menhirs!

“In 50 BC all of Gaul was occupied by the Romans… All of it? No! A village in Armorica, inhabited by irreducible Gauls still and always resists the invader. And life is not easy for the Roman legionary garrisons in the fortified camps of Babaorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Petibonum”.

In the work of Uderzo and Goscinny these Gauls mainly traded menhirs that were produced by the good Obelix. But even in magic we have those who deliver precious menhirs to us!


For those who don't know me, I am a Johnny Combo Player. As soon as I saw this card, I immediately thought it was a stratospheric piece of garbage. But reading the second ability I began to believe that it had its own charm. So, I decided to give it a try, obviously as combo as possible! What makes me believe it is good in a combo deck? The synergy with Paradox Engine is clear, indeed it is a real two-cards combo! But the colors don't help generating storm, but rather ramp; also, Paradox is very synergistic with a lot of mana dork / rocks. Slowly then the deck began to have its own strategy. So, let's see the deck in detail.


Now that we've introduced why we want to play Svella and how we want to play it, we just have to assemble a test list!

Here my list uploaded on moxfield:


Simply, we put all possible dorks / rocks, especially those that give a lot of mana or colored mana, but at the most at cmc2. Why cmc2? The answer is quite simple: cmc2 allows you to make quick starts like: