Birds of Paradise

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Birds of Paradise Discussion

Firebones675 on Nostalgia in a deck

1 day ago

I've been getting error messages trying to post a comment. It might be because it's to long so i'm gonna split it up.

Didn't hear back from you but i think this is the deck you wanted me to look at.

What i'm going to try to do is to take the cards in the deck and suggest better cards that are legal in modern while keeping the overall theme the same.

I'm not sure what your budget is so i'm just gonna start listing cards but i can tweak this to lower the cost if you want me too.

Elvish Mystic can be replaced by better manna dorks like Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch.

Cards like Market Festival generally arent great and its usually better to run more mana dorks instead. The one exception is if you run a playset of Arbor Elf but at that point i'd run Utopia Sprawl instead.

Path to Exile is some of white's best removal and is a lot better than Divine Verdict.

Hexcimal on Avalanche (Infinite Landfall)

1 day ago

Thank you, thecakeisalie42!

I have considered going Bant and I have been working on a decklist for it; I've especially been trying to make it as consistent as this one. Knight of the Reliquary makes it much easier to pull off the Infinite Mana combo as it can search for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

Personally I prefer Birds of Paradise over Noble Hierarch as its price is quite unnecessary in this build, and the exalted isn't needed when the goal is to go infinite anyways. Thank you for your suggestions. If my playtesting with my Bant version ever proves fruitful, then I'll update the list!

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Sidisi Self-mill

3 days ago

I would also recommend including more card draw spells, because you run a high number of dredge cards, so multiple triggers would be helpful. Probably Sultai Charm, Ancient Excavation, and Fact or Fiction would be your best options. Charm also has the additional benefit of being versatile spot removal.

You also seem pretty light on ramp, so I would include the following: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Deathrite Shaman, and Birds of Paradise.

Winterblast on 5 color Reaper King Superfriends

4 days ago

Having a look at your mana curve this deck looks really really slow. Only 4 one drops, 10 two drops and that means you have a high chance of not playing anything useful before turn 3 or 4 at all. Bringing a planeswalker on an empty board isn't the biggest trick then, because you have nothing to defend it, at best a token if the planeswalker itself can produce one with a + ability.

I would cut down on the planeswalkers and add more speed and helpers instead. Gilder Bairn is great because it's a cheap doubling effect, also additional mana from Birds of Paradise, Noble Hierarch, Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, Coalition Relic, Mana Crypt would be great.

slvstrChung on Safety Bubble

5 days ago

Sylvan Caryatid? Birds of Paradise? Fertile Ground? Darksteel Ingot? Crumbling Necropolis? Prismatic Omen? Joiner Adept? You're right, it requires diverging from your theme, but the tools are there.

enpc on Sliver EDH, because yes...

6 days ago

I would recommend not running Intruder Alarm. While it can be good with your commander, chances are that another deck with mana dorks or tap creatures will abuse it much more than you will. You have Paradox Engine already, you'd be better off just replacing Alarm with an artifact tutor.

On the subject of tutors, you should look at runnign some. I get that your commanader is a tutor, however cards like Green Sun's Zenith, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, etc. can seriously help increase the deck's performance.

I also think you need more ramp. And low end ramp. Chances are you won't have your commander down until turn 5 (unprotected) or later (protected). And while you have a few ramp pieces, you only have ~9 that will ramp you into your commander and a decent chunk of them cost 3 mana. More low end ramp will help get your commander down doing his thing sooner. Birds of Paradise is a really good one, as are cards like Nature's Lore, Farseek and a clutch of others.

One card you do need to run, and I do mean NEEED, is Homeward Path. otherwise Phantasmal Image, Phyrexian Metamorph and others mean you're going to have a bad time.

buildingadeck on Staples?

6 days ago


Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Eternal Scourge

Mox Diamond

Chrome Mox

Dimir Signet or other on-color signets

Mana Vault

Grim Monolith

Winter Orb

Static Orb


Tangle Wire

Null Rod

Sphere of Resistance

Thorn of Amethyst

Isochron Scepter

Paradox Engine

Fellwar Stone


Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Boonweaver Giant

Aven Mindcensor

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile


Angel's Grace

Stony Silence

Rest in Peace

Grasp of Fate



Vryn Wingmare

Enlightened Tutor

Idyllic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite



Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Force of Will

Mana Drain

Cyclonic Rift

Into the Roil

Chain of Vapor




Gitaxian Probe


Laboratory Maniac

Mystical Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Dramatic Reversal

Stroke of Genius

Mystic Remora


Phantasmal Image


Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Drake

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur



Wheel of Fortune


Blood Moon


Red Elemental Blast

Decree of Annihilation

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zealous Conscripts


Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Buried Alive

Necrotic Ooze

Grim Tutor

Imperial Seal

Dark Petition

Toxic Deluge


Animate Dead


Ad Nauseam

Tendrils of Agony


Sidisi, Undead Vizier




Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Elves of Deep Shadow

Avacyn's Pilgrim

Noble Hierarch

Beast Within

Nature's Claim

Crop Rotation

Life from the Loam


Noxious Revival

Eternal Witness

Seedborn Muse

Food Chain

Reclamation Sage

Survival of the Fittest

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Craterhoof Behemoth

Chord of Calling

Worldly Tutor

Natural Order

This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.

Skulloelegy on Shadow Tribal

1 week ago

Trespasser and Stronghold Rats leave you at something of a disadvantage, while Zealot doesn't really do a hell of a lot in comparison to other creatures in the deck -- Especially compared to Soltari Guerrillas which does HEAPS of damage under the right circumstances.

I'd say those three could be cuttable for mana dorks/fixing. I'd go for Birds of Paradise, Sylvan Caryatid (for the Hexproof) and perhaps Chromatic Lantern.

Other possible recommendations:

Whip of Erebos -- Always nice to have Lifelink (Forever, unlike Skirmisher, which in itself is great, don't get me wrong)

Phyrexian Reclamation -- A cheaper way of getting creatures back from the grave (Debtors' Knell is great, but you might be waiting a while for it...)

Archangel of Thune -- An expensive card, but potentially huge pump for your little shadows!

Harvest Season (Not yet in the database) -- Turns a full swing of attackers into massive ramp.

I would have suggested Concerted Effort but you'd have to redesign the deck slightly to get it in with a few keyword creatures, and I think that'd kinda ruin the deck.

Love Shadow -- I try and get Dauthi Embrace into decks where I need the evasion whenever I can. Keep working at it and you've got something nasty here!

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