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A Populating token deck is what I'm working on. So far:
Call of the Conclave : no surprise here. It's a card which appears in plenty of decks, so it's the cornerstone for a token deck. Growing Ranks : recurring Populate on the (relative) cheap. Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage : Populates without spending cards or tapping. Trostani, Selesnya's Voice : Lifegain and slightly cheaper Populate, but must tap. Centaur's Herald : while other 1-drops are better for most decks, getting tokens out by turn 3 provides Populating targets for the Guildmage on turn 4 or Ranks on turn 5, but there are only four Calls to be made. Harriet the Herald limits the risk, so there's a turn 2 or 3 token per 7.5 cards in the deck. Grove of the Guardian : fat fat fatties. Wayfaring Temple : this guy loves him some tokens. He wants them. All of them. Phantom General : he rivals the Wayfarer in his affection, but he's a giver, not a taker. Moonsilver Spear : if you're going to Populate, why not do it in style? 1/1 birds can't hold the air; 4/4 angels do. It's also fun to give a spear to the Grove's elemental: 8/8 Vigilant First Striker spawning an angel each turn; just might end a stalled board. This and Grove are the deck's mid- to late-game options. Everything else is ideally up to speed by turn 4. Oblivion Ring : gotta have some removal. Rootborn Defenses and Druid's Deliverance : nice tricks with Populate. Avacyn's Pilgrim and Selesnya Keyrune : ramp and more mana. I ain't saying it's a golddigger, but I... wait, that's exactly what I'm saying. This deck will spend all you've got, every turn. Temple Grove is great. A full set would be ideal. Selesnya Gate and Sunpetal Grove help early s, but weakens Arbor Elf s.
I would cut 2 of the Trostani's for 2 more Restoration Angels mainboard. I would also the 2 parallel lives for Oblivion Rings or even 2 Copies of Vraska I'm not sure about the 4 RIP the Ray of Revelation has to go, I would replace those 2 cards with a mix of Sundering Growth an Rootborn Defences, (as both populate as well only powers up your deck) or even look at a couple of abrupt decays. Also if you have to play RIP graveyard hate for your meta game, then Play 4 copies of Deathrite Shaman, he is just better in every way then RIP in your deck, as he now become's utility for lifegain and an offensive card in your drawn out grinder/stalemate games. Plus he even gets to work as an early chump!
Also Loxodon Smitter can be traded out for Centaur Healer, with uping the deck to 4 Resto's (2 main 2 side board) the Healer gives you the body and life needed to gain an maintain PW control for the rest of the game..
Other Notable Card(s) Rancor (I have seen that card in this deck and it is Brutal) Possibly Sigarda to Hexproof solve any problems you might have with a control deck Liliana of the Veil Garruk Relentless (for sackin tokens into Armada Wurms Thragtusk Possibly Wolfir Silverheart too boost tokens into monsters after that I guess wait till the next set to see if Orhzov brings anymore arsenal to the table! LOL
This could become a Tier 1 deck if the metagame continues the way it is, so your fine with this deck if you make a couple tweaks an changes, it is very resilient and offers alot of threat possibilities!
The trick with tokens in this format is not to be cute. Your strategy is all about attrition. It's almost a Superfriends deck; each Planeswalker you play gives you more and more attritional advantage, until you overwhelm the opponents resources or just blow them out.
why not run simic charm over giant growth and aetherize over gridlock? or even sleep over gridlock? also this list feels like it has way too many counters and spells to buff creatures, but not a whole lot of creatures...and virtually no token generation.
Threw out Trostani, VG GM, Herald, and more! Some changes are minor, like including a full playset of the mana dorks. Other changes are much more fundamental, like eschewing Trostani and the guildmage.