Now with Pioneer finally settling into its groove after the sleuth of bans late last year, there's plenty of creativity to be found. We are continuing with the theme of creating affordable gateways into Pioneer with an offensive approach in Mono-Green Stompy. "Stompy" is a long-running archetype which features efficient green creatures and powerful pump spells to win matches. Your strategy is always the same: deal as much damage as quickly as possible, which can end as early as turn four or five. Usually, green creatures have a drawback in their high power and toughness by being heavy on green mana symbols, but in Mono-Green Stompy, we can use this to our advantage by being in one color and capitalizing on spells such as Aspect of Hydra.

Green remains one of the most powerful colors in Magic: The Gathering given the numerous breaks in the color pie over the years, which as a result, creates a great starting point in Pioneer. The most significant draw to play green in the format is having access to both Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves, allowing you to ramp into threats faster. Mono-Green Stompy has been known as a fringe Modern strategy for years and even with the low financial commitment, Mono-Green Stompy offers a competitive edge at events. The Pioneer variant of the strategy delivers the same effect as its Modern counterpart.

Stomping on a Budget

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Stompy (Budget) - $104 by Emma Partlow

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.51

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Nylea's Disciple

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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When Nylea's Disciple enters the battlefield, you gain life equal to your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Hunt the Hunter

Color Identity:G

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Target green creature you control gets +2/+2 until end of turn. It fights target green creature an opponent controls.

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Shifting Ceratops

Color Identity:G

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This spell can't be countered.
Protection from blue (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything blue.)
{G}: Shifting Ceratops gains your choice of reach, trample, or haste until end of turn.

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever another green creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Yorvo. Then if that creature's power is greater than Yorvo's power, put another +1/+1 counter on Yorvo.

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Blossoming Defense

Color Identity:G

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Target creature you control gets +2/+2 and gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Aspect of Hydra

Color Identity:G

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Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Color Identity:G,R

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When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add {R}{G}.

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Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Color Identity:G

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total power of creatures you control.
Trample

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Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.61

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At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may pay {G}. If you do, draw a card.

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Polukranos, World Eater

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{X}{X}{G}: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Polukranos, World Eater becomes monstrous, it deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures your opponents control. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to Polukranos.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Steel Leaf Champion

Color Identity:G

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Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

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Syr Faren, the Hengehammer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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Whenever Syr Faren, the Hengehammer attacks, another target attacking creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is Syr Faren's power.

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Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.36

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Formidable — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater, target creature you control gains haste until end of turn.

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Hashep Oasis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G}.
{1}{G}{G}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.92

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.39

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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The list I've created above comes to $104 and offers a solid starting point into the archetype for Pioneer. Most of the creatures are featured in current Standard which makes them easier to obtain, the only pricy exceptions being Ghalta, Primal Hunger and Steel Leaf Champion. By having access to eight mana dorks, we don't have to take Lovestruck Beast on an Adventure, and deploying an early Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig creates the potential to deal plenty of damage. As a result of deploying high-powered threats early, we can cast Ghalta, Primal Hunger way ahead of curve to pile on even more damage! Mono-Green Stompy aims to end games quickly which Ghlata and Surrak, the Hunt Caller accomplish effortlessly.

Looking ahead to Theros Beyond Death, we could see the inclusion of Nylea, Keen-Eyed as she offers a creature discount, deck filtering, and a robust body if your devotion is high enough. Klothys's Design is another for potential application. Aspect of Hydra is an absurdly powerful card within the shell, and granting this effect to your team could have enormous potential, despite Design being a sorcery. I can see Klothys's Design out of the sideboard for a huge alpha attack against other creature strategies.

Stomping Harder

Another positive from playing Mono-Green Stompy is that the core remains the same from budget to optimization; however, there are a handful of upgrades we can add to make this list a touch more competitive. There are a few routes you can go down with the archetype. With the first route, we can do like-for-like swaps with the budget list above.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Stompy (Optimized) by Emma Partlow

'Mono-Green Stompy (Optimized)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Event:

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Pioneer

Market Price: $142.21

Cards

Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Hashep Oasis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G}.
{1}{G}{G}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Nylea's Disciple

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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When Nylea's Disciple enters the battlefield, you gain life equal to your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Syr Faren, the Hengehammer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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Whenever Syr Faren, the Hengehammer attacks, another target attacking creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is Syr Faren's power.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.51

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.36

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Formidable — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater, target creature you control gains haste until end of turn.

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Color Identity:G,R

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When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add {R}{G}.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.92

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Blossoming Defense

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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Target creature you control gets +2/+2 and gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Aspect of Hydra

Color Identity:G

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Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Polukranos, World Eater

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{X}{X}{G}: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Polukranos, World Eater becomes monstrous, it deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures your opponents control. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to Polukranos.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Steel Leaf Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.32

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Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

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Rhonas the Indomitable

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.55

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Deathtouch, indestructible
Rhonas the Indomitable can't attack or block unless you control another creature with power 4 or greater.
{2}{G}: Another target creature gets +2/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.58

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total power of creatures you control.
Trample

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Hunt the Hunter

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.08

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Target green creature you control gets +2/+2 until end of turn. It fights target green creature an opponent controls.

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever another green creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Yorvo. Then if that creature's power is greater than Yorvo's power, put another +1/+1 counter on Yorvo.

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Heroic Intervention

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.06

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Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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A fully optimized version of Mono-Green Stompy comes $210, and the upgrades are straightforward enough. We are replacing Shifting Ceratops with Rhonas the Indomitable, removing Castle Garenbrig for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and adding Heroic Intervention in the place of Lifecrafter's Bestiary.

Nykthos creates the potential for some explosive turns given how high our devotion to green is, which complements Burning-Tree Emissary, as the Emissary's ability offers a free activation on the legendary land. Another positive to playing a big-creature strategy is the lack of potent removal in Pioneer. Achieving revolt on Fatal Push is difficult, and Ghalta will likely stick around unless your opponent is heavy on Hero's Downfall, Assassin's Trophy or Murderous Rider. There aren't many potent sweepers outside of Supreme Verdict in Pioneer currently, and if your metagame is heavy in Azorius Control or black decks, I would recommend adding a few more Heroic Intervention to your sideboard. However, these are hovering around $15 each currently as Aether Revolt was not opened massively, and the card is seeing play in Modern.

The second route to optimizing Stompy utilizes Gilded Goose to ensure huge creatures are cast early, which discounts The Great Henge to produce insane value. This route moves further away from my budget list above, but it does incorporate plenty of what Mono-Green Stompy wants to achieve.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Stompy (Optimized) (The Great Henge) by Emma Partlow

'Mono-Green Stompy (Optimized) (The Great Henge)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.36

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Formidable — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater, target creature you control gains haste until end of turn.

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Steel Leaf Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.32

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Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

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Shifting Ceratops

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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This spell can't be countered.
Protection from blue (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything blue.)
{G}: Shifting Ceratops gains your choice of reach, trample, or haste until end of turn.

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Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.58

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total power of creatures you control.
Trample

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Aspect of Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.22

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Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Rabid Bite

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control.

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Evolutionary Leap

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.68

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{G}, Sacrifice a creature: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.92

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.39

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.21

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Vigilance, deathtouch, haste
Questing Beast can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.
Combat damage that would be dealt by creatures you control can't be prevented.
Whenever Questing Beast deals combat damage to an opponent, it deals that much damage to target planeswalker that player controls.

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Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.14

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Voracious Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.90

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Trample
Voracious Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Voracious Hydra enters the battlefield, choose one —
• Double the number of +1/+1 counters on Voracious Hydra.
• Voracious Hydra fights target creature you don't control.

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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $42.29

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.
{T}: Add {G}{G}. You gain 2 life.
Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on it and draw a card.

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Rhonas the Indomitable

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.55

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Deathtouch, indestructible
Rhonas the Indomitable can't attack or block unless you control another creature with power 4 or greater.
{2}{G}: Another target creature gets +2/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Blossoming Defense

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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Target creature you control gets +2/+2 and gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.51

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Nylea's Disciple

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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When Nylea's Disciple enters the battlefield, you gain life equal to your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever another green creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Yorvo. Then if that creature's power is greater than Yorvo's power, put another +1/+1 counter on Yorvo.

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Reaching to a similar price at $204, this version of Mono-Green Stompy does not use the Nykthos and Burning-Tree Emissary package, but uses powerful creatures in Voracious Hydra and Questing Beast instead. The theory for using ten mana dorks makes sense within this build, as it creates a more consistent rate of deploying a turn-three threat, which means The Great Henge can be deployed faster. Ultimately it's down to you on which route you want to take. I'd recommend going with The Great Henge variant if you are intending to play more Standard, as your cards will go further. With the imminent release of Theros Beyond Death and the return of devotion, there will be an emphasis on mono-color strategies again, which means Mono-Green could be a strong feature in the upcoming Standard landscape.

Stomping and Splashing

If you feel comfortable with Mono-Green Stompy and fancy changing it up, we can add a minor splash for a second color. Once again, there are a few routes to go down if you want to add some flexibility to your cards. Let's begin with Simic Stompy.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Simic Stompy by Finalnub

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

Created By: Finalnub

Event:

Rank:

Pioneer

Market Price: $300.01

Cards

Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.34

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile target player's graveyard.

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Botanical Sanctum

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.60

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Botanical Sanctum enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.51

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.91

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

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.58

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total power of creatures you control.
Trample

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Thorn Lieutenant

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Whenever Thorn Lieutenant becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.
{5}{G}: Thorn Lieutenant gets +4/+4 until end of turn.

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Ripjaw Raptor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.28

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Enrage — Whenever Ripjaw Raptor is dealt damage, draw a card.

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Yavimaya Coast

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.50

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}. Yavimaya Coast deals 1 damage to you.

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Growth-Chamber Guardian

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.22

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{2}{G}: Adapt 2. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put two +1/+1 counters on it.)
Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on Growth-Chamber Guardian, you may search your library for a card named Growth-Chamber Guardian, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Rhonas the Indomitable

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.55

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Deathtouch, indestructible
Rhonas the Indomitable can't attack or block unless you control another creature with power 4 or greater.
{2}{G}: Another target creature gets +2/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Heroic Intervention

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.06

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Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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Stubborn Denial

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.04

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Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {1}.
Ferocious — If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, counter that spell instead.

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Icy Blast

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.21

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Tap X target creatures.
Ferocious — If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, those creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Prey Upon

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.05

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Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Aspect of Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.22

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Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.36

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Formidable — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater, target creature you control gains haste until end of turn.

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Steel Leaf Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.32

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Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $42.29

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.
{T}: Add {G}{G}. You gain 2 life.
Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on it and draw a card.

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Feed the Clan

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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You gain 5 life.
Ferocious — You gain 10 life instead if you control a creature with power 4 or greater.

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Simic Stompy achieved reasonable success at a recent Pioneer Preliminary on Magic Online, utilizing the blue for disruption in Stubborn Denial and Disdainful Stroke to counter removal. The addition of Icy Blast is a neat method to push through damage when the board meets a stalemate. Although the blue splash is light, you have to reconfigure the mana base to compensate for this, which unfortunately comes at a price. With the combination of Yavimaya Coast, Breeding Pool and Botanical Sanctum it increases the value of the build by $100 which may be a tough reach for some, especially for a splash of eight cards. Admittedly, you can compensate with Hinterland Harbor over Breeding Pool in the short term until you acquire the shock lands. However, Simic Stompy could potentially be a route to take if you want to couple your aggression with some disruption.

The other potential splash is a build I've mentioned a few times within the Pioneer landscape, which is Gruul Stompy.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Gruul Stompy by SwarmOfBloodflies

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

Created By: SwarmOfBloodflies

Event:

Rank:

Pioneer

Market Price: $109.72

Cards

Pithing Needle

Market Price: $0.80

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Domri Rade

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.27

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+1: Look at the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, you may reveal it and put it into your hand.
−2: Target creature you control fights another target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control have double strike, trample, hexproof, and haste."

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Polukranos, World Eater

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.74

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{X}{X}{G}: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Polukranos, World Eater becomes monstrous, it deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures your opponents control. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to Polukranos.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Manglehorn

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.33

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When Manglehorn enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact.
Artifacts your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

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Game Trail

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $1.21

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As Game Trail enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Mountain or Forest card from your hand. If you don't, Game Trail enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Ghor-Clan Rampager

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.08

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Trample
Bloodrush — {R}{G}, Discard Ghor-Clan Rampager: Target attacking creature gets +4/+4 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Rhonas the Indomitable

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.55

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Deathtouch, indestructible
Rhonas the Indomitable can't attack or block unless you control another creature with power 4 or greater.
{2}{G}: Another target creature gets +2/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.92

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.51

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.36

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Formidable — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater, target creature you control gains haste until end of turn.

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Gruul Spellbreaker

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.47

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Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)
Trample
As long as it's your turn, you and Gruul Spellbreaker have hexproof.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.03

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

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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.74

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Feed the Clan

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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You gain 5 life.
Ferocious — You gain 10 life instead if you control a creature with power 4 or greater.

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Glorybringer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.94

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Flying, haste
You may exert Glorybringer as it attacks. When you do, it deals 4 damage to target non-Dragon creature an opponent controls. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Coming to roughly $200, Gruul Stompy offers more than a splash by including Glorybringer and Bonecrusher Giant to encourage enormous amounts of damage. Thanks to Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves, this can be achieved way ahead of the curve which allows a swifter route to victory. Once again, adding the red comes at a price by including Game Trail, Stomping Ground and Rootbound Crag into the mix, which all together come to $60—which seems achievable compared to Simic. I believe Gruul will be a dominant color combination once we see Karplusan Forest come into Pioneer, which I expect to be at some point in the year, perhaps in Core 2021. Besides, I think Klothys, God of Destiny could fit right in this build once Theros Beyond Death drops. Being three mana and offering ramp as well as damage will make her a potent threat in Gruul strategies going forward.

Stomping Across Formats

As a final note, if you want a deck to offer flexibility between Pioneer and Modern, Mono-Green Stompy accomplishes this as the build is just as affordable and competitive in Modern.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Stompy by Maxime Vandewalle

'Mono-Green Stompy' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Maxime Vandewalle

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $49.11

Cards

Avatar of the Resolute

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.44

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Reach, trample
Avatar of the Resolute enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each other creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Feed the Clan

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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You gain 5 life.
Ferocious — You gain 10 life instead if you control a creature with power 4 or greater.

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Unravel the Aether

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.88

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Choose target artifact or enchantment. Its owner shuffles it into their library.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Pelt Collector

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.15

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Whenever another creature you control enters the battlefield or dies, if that creature's power is greater than Pelt Collector's, put a +1/+1 counter on Pelt Collector.
As long as Pelt Collector has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, it has trample.

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Experiment One

Color Identity:G

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Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)
Remove two +1/+1 counters from Experiment One: Regenerate Experiment One.

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Rancor

Color Identity:G

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Strangleroot Geist

Color Identity:G

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Haste
Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Treetop Village

Color Identity:G

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Treetop Village enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G}.
{1}{G}: Treetop Village becomes a 3/3 green Ape creature with trample until end of turn. It's still a land. (It can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.)

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Kitchen Finks

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When Kitchen Finks enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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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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Dryad Militant

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If an instant or sorcery card would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Vines of Vastwood

Color Identity:G

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Kicker {G} (You may pay an additional {G} as you cast this spell.)
Target creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control this turn. If this spell was kicked, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn.

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Natural State

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment with mana value 3 or less.

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Aspect of Hydra

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Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)

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Tormod's Crypt

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile target player's graveyard.

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Fog

Color Identity:G

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

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Steel Leaf Champion

Color Identity:G

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Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

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Damping Sphere

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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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Barkhide Troll

Color Identity:G

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Barkhide Troll enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
{1}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Barkhide Troll: Barkhide Troll gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Dismember

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Despite having to purchase a handful of commons and uncommons for the Modern variant, the price comes to $86 overall which continues to be affordable. The game plan remains the same as its Pioneer counterpart: curve out with creatures until your opponent is on zero life. In Modern, there are plenty of great and cheap threats which can be inherently powerful in the correct meta. Dryad Militant and Scavenging Ooze offer maintenance on the opponent's graveyard, while Kitchen Finks can offset life loss against aggressive strategies. The incremental value can add up throughout the match which provides you time to finish your opponent off by casting Aspect of Hydra or Rancor on your creatures to push trample damage through. Additionally, cards such as Heroic Intervention have plenty of Modern application as well as in Pioneer, which makes your cards go further.

Throne of Eldraine brought a swath of green creatures to create a potent stompy strategy in both Standard and Pioneer, and Theros Beyond Death looks to promote this concept further with a devotion subtheme. Finding the affordability to marry competitiveness can be tough, but I believe Mono-Green Stompy achieves this in both Pioneer and Modern. Green remains one of the strongest colors in Magic and having a deck with a green base is a great place to start in non-rotating formats. We will have to see if green receives any more powerful cards in the future—but for now, it's stomping time!