Birds of Paradise


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Birds of Paradise

Creature — Bird


: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Birds of Paradise Discussion

marlonmikami on Modern Seance - Janky Reanimation

1 day ago

Hey LeaPlath!

Yeah, I was thinking about how God-Pharaoh's gift would probably a better reanimation engine, but I never played the standard deck to know how people enable it. 7 mana is huge, and getting six creatures in the graveyard takes a little time, so even thou the effect is stronger, i'm not sure if I'd be able to get a Gift on the board by turn four as easily as I can do with Seance. I guess refurbish is a thing, but i wouldn't like to use it unless I had a few more relevant targets...

I was a bit worried about the land count as well, but I've very rarely struggled to get 4 mana by turn four, the satyr sure helps a bit.

As for acceleration, I'm not sure what i could use. I guess Birds of Paradise would be good, but it bothers me that he is useless if reanimated (Although I've had more than a few games were I wished I've had a flyer to do some blocking). So I usually just spend the first turns getting a few blockers on the board, some cards on the graveyard, or killing stuff with removal (deck has kind of nothing against combo main board, I guess that's a problem too...)

DeRotto17 on Selesnyan Defiance

1 day ago

Nice deck! As a Selesnya fan myself, I agree with your metagame thoughts. As far as your deck goes, few things:

I would actually prefer having Dryad Militant in the maindeck over Loam Lion. The Lion doesn't benefit from the bonus that Wilt-Leaf Liege provides and Dryad Militant can be a real pain for decks that rely on their graveyard (ex. Snapcaster Mage).

Sunblade Elf isn't a terrible choice, but I would prefer his spot be given to a creature that can help you speed up the game a little. Green doesn't provide much of a flying presence so having a creature like Birds of Paradise I feel takes care of 2 issues: it allows you a flying presence on the battlefield to deal with threats you wouldn't normally be able to deal with, and it also allows you to slap a Rancor on it for a nice attacking option as well (aside from providing me mana of any color!). This comes in handy more than you think, and having a turn 2 Loxodon Smiter can really turn the tide in your favor early on.

Also Voice of Resurgence is a fantastic card and I would highly recommend it, especially over a placeholder like Watchwolf. I'd also recommend playtesting with a Gavony Township.

That's all I'll say for now, as any more comments will have your deck looking exactly like mine, haha.

buckeyetron on Fungus Saproling Deck

2 days ago

no offense man but if you had 10 saprolings out with this decklist, you were playing against a really bad player. really not trying to be mean when i say that, but looking at your decklist, even a best case scenario looks like it'd take a really long time to actually get 10 saprolings. especially if you need to sacrifice them for mana. i also find it really hard to believe that you have competitive modern decks. if you did, you would already know a lot of removal in green/black. you can't possibly convince me you've been to even a single modern fnm and went home still not knowing what a Fatal Push is. theres also Smother, Go for the Throat, Abrupt Decay, Beast Within, and Victim of Night. another massive clue you don't have competitive decks is your belief that Birds of Paradise is expensive. even the cheapest fetchlands cost twice as much as the bird. competitive modern decks cost hundreds of dollars, and if you can't afford a birds, you cant afford a modern deck, let alone multiple.

18 lands simply is not enough. let me show you the math.

to cast a cmc 3 card on turn 3, you need 3 lands by turn 3. by turn 3 a player will have seen 9 (7 opening plus 2 draws) cards from their deck if they're on the play. if you want 3 of those 9, or 1/3, to be lands, 1/3 of your deck needs to be lands. 1/3 of 60 is 20.

if you want 4 lands by turn 4, it becomes 4 lands out of your first 10 cards. 4/10 of 60 is 24.

better ramp would be the Arbor Elf/Utopia Sprawl combo which can let you drop a 4 cmc card on turn 2.

T1: Overgrown Tomb, Arbor Elf

T2: Forest, tap forest to put Utopia Sprawl on the Overgrown Tomb. tap the Overgrown Tomb for 2 mana. tap Arbor Elf to untap the Overgrown Tomb. tap the Overgrown Tomb for 2 more mana. 4 floating mana.

buckeyetron on Fungus Saproling Deck

2 days ago

Birds of Paradise is not expensive...

cdkime on Emrakul Commander???

2 days ago

I am going to second legendofa. With Eldrazi in the running, Mayael the Anima is going to be incredibly powerful.

I have not done an in-depth look at the sets you pulled, but my gut says you might have a hard time ramping in colourless--after all, effecient mana rocks have not been printed in every set. Green ramp, however, is a common enough staple that you probably want access to that colour. Fourth edition even gives you such gems as

To show you how great Mayael's colours are, particularly with access to a powerful ancient set, I did a quick Gatherer search and wanted to point out the following notable cards:

Also, don't forget you have access to Strip Mine and Mana Vault.

-Orvos- on Fungus Saproling Deck

3 days ago

I need to make this deck faster.The beefy creatures and saprolings allow me to block and defend myself until it winds up and starts going but thats not till turn 3 or 4. I really like the idea behind the deck and I think its really fun to play. I'm not looking to win any tournaments, just have fun.

Its black/green that uses Paradox Haze to get more spore counters on my fungus creatures.

Birds of Paradise is something i'm considering but dont really like the price tag on.

The Upside Down

Modern* -Orvos-


Wingedsword on Prison Friends

3 days ago

Sorry for the double comment albino34, I'm new to the website

The win conditions are normally Mechanized Production, Approach of the Second Sun, Darksteel Reactor, and Azor's Elocutors. I just added Revel in Riches and Starfield of Nyx. However I'm not sure on starfield. My main concern is the mana ramp and not being able to pull things off. I orignally had Drover of the Mighty, Birds of Paradise, and Sylvan Caryatid.

solarPULSAR on G/W Counter Deck v.1

3 days ago

Looks pretty nice so far, I would consider splashing black so you can access Winding Constrictor and Fatal Push. Path to Exile would be a great addition because you will want to run some form of removal to deal with your opponents threats. You can round out the sideboard with some artifact removal (think Naturalize) in case you run into anything like that. Experiment One is a fantastic one drop to replace Birds of Paradise as your deck can play stuff on curve and doesnt really need ramp. I would also consider Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker for a +1/+1 counters deck. If you really want to get nutty with counters, Corpsejack Menace is a great way to meme

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