In this episode, we're playing some Abzan Hardened scales using six new cards from Zendikar Rising:

Turntimber Symbiosis // Turntimber, Serpentine Wood

With nine total Gavony Township effects in this deck, you can bulk up with counters as you go wide across the board.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Abzan Hardened Scales by Meryn

'Abzan Hardened Scales' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Meryn

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $574.53

Cards

Horizon Canopy

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $22.81

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Horizon Canopy: Draw a card.

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Necromentia

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose a card name other than a basic land card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. That player shuffles their library, then creates a 2/2 black Zombie creature token for each card exiled from their hand this way.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.69

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Walking Ballista

Market Price: $14.62

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Choke

Color Identity:G

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Islands don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

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Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager

Color Identity:B,G

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Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever another creature you control dies, if it had a +1/+1 counter on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Grakmaw.
When Grakmaw dies, create an X/X black and green Hydra creature token, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Grakmaw.

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Gavony Township

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.17

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}{G}{W}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Swarm Shambler

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Swarm Shambler enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it becomes the target of a spell an opponent controls, create a 1/1 green Insect creature token.
{1}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Swarm Shambler.

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Turntimber Symbiosis // Turntimber, Serpentine Wood

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.99

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has converted mana cost 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Razorverge Thicket

Color Identity:G,W

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Inscription of Abundance

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.30

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Kicker {2}{G}
Choose one. If this spell was kicked, choose any number instead.
• Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature.
• Target player gains X life, where X is the greatest power among creatures they control.
• Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $9.43

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({T}: Add {W} or {B}.)
As Godless Shrine enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Verdant Catacombs

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.45

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Winding Constrictor

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.42

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If one or more counters would be put on an artifact or creature you control, that many plus one of each of those kinds of counters are put on that permanent instead.
If you would get one or more counters, you get that many plus one of each of those kinds of counters instead.

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Ajani, the Greathearted

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.87

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Creatures you control have vigilance.
+1: You gain 3 life.
−2: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control and a loyalty counter on each other planeswalker you control.

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Blooming Marsh

Color Identity:B,G

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Blooming Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Hardened Scales

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.49

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If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on it instead.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $9.48

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.18

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+1: Create a 0/1 green Plant creature token.
−2: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
−7: You gain X life and draw X cards, where X is the number of lands you control.

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Conclave Mentor

Color Identity:G,W

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If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on that creature instead.
When Conclave Mentor dies, you gain life equal to its power.

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Oran-Rief Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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When Oran-Rief Ooze enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.
Whenever Oran-Rief Ooze attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on each attacking creature with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Damping Sphere

Market Price: $1.78

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Windswept Heath

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants

Color Identity:W

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+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target creatures.
−2: Return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
−7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, create three 1/1 white Cat creature tokens with lifelink."

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Noble Hierarch

Color Identity:G,U,W

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Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
{T}: Add {G}, {W}, or {U}.

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Birds of Paradise

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.77

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Flying
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Worship

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.34

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If you control a creature, damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 reduces it to 1 instead.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.69

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Plague Engineer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.46

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Deathtouch
As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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