Birds of Paradise

Creature — Bird

Flying

: Gain one mana of any colour.

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GK2

CN2

M12

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Birds of Paradise Discussion

hippobob on The Void of Mass Confusion and to Many Words

6 hours ago

The Void of Mass Confusion and Too* Many (Key?)Words ;)

Sweet deck, young planeswalker; it seems most formidable. I have a couple thoughts about ways you can totally max out the value in every card in the deck!

Basically, I think you want to maximize the chances that all the creatures you have on the field are working together.

Swap Out These 14 Cards -3x Vampire Nighthawk -2x Serra Angel -3x Dub -1x Primevals' Glorious Rebirth -2x On Serra's Wings -1x Zetalpa, Primal Dawn -2x Llanowar Elves

For these badboys: +1x Healer's Hawk +2x Lone Rider  Flip +1x Fauna Shaman +2x Thalia's Lancers +1x Isareth the Awakener +2x Sylvan Caryatid +1x Birds of Paradise +2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim +1x Vona, Butcher of Magan +1x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

In general, you want to maximize your chances of game-winning synergy. I think these changes will help smooth out the mana curve, provide reliability to the central combos of the deck, and will add versatility to the things your deck can do in 'edge' cases.

Obviously these are just suggestions to help get your brain buzzin'. Here are some other zesty critters with keyword abilities: Pestilent Spirit Would work well with a more control-y and less aggro-y creature build Ochran Assassin (with a critical mass of creatures already on the battlefield, this could win lots of games) Elenda, the Dusk Rose Gifted Aetherborn

Another cool family of cards to consider is equipment. Odiric and knight exemplar could combo really well with Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Puresteel Paladin , Basilisk Collar , Loxodon Warhammer , and other powerful equipment.

Have fun sorcering! Your Bro

Catpocolypse on Spooky Ghosties

1 day ago

It might be worth it to splash B or G in order to gain access to Lingering Souls and Collected Company respectively. Lingering Souls is simply Lingering Souls , I don't think that I should have to explain that. Splashing Green however, get access to 2 extremely powerful cards, those being Birds of Paradise and Collected Company . Birds of Paradise is a slippery mana dork with flying. Collected Company is a staple of many decks. It can create sooo many opportunities to completely turn a game on its head. It can put any of your creatures on the board and can get you back in the game, keep you in a game or secure you a dub. Plus it's an instant so there are some potential for shenanigans there.

multimedia on Riku of Two Reflections

2 days ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

My suggestions are to improve the manabase and overall mana production. There's several budget lands that can be added. When playing three or more colors focusing on making the manabase good is just as important as the rest of the cards in the deck. You've been playing this deck for five months and haven't had a Command Tower ? The avg. CMC here is 4.0 that's high with only 33 lands. Consider cutting several high mana cost cards for more one/two/three drop mana sources?

Lands ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

Additional mana sources to consider:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Simic Guildgate
  • Temple of the False God
  • Simic Growth Chamber
  • Desolation Twin
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Mind's Dilation
  • Spelljack
  • Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
  • Intet, the Dreamer
  • Samut, the Tested
  • Core Prowler

Good luck with your deck.


pskinn01 on Riku of Two Reflections

2 days ago

Here are a few suggestions based off a quick glance.

Cheap converted mana cost ramp will help out more consistently than those that require you already have mana on board.

Birds of Paradise .
Farseek .
Kodama's Reach .
Nature's Lore .
Wood Elves .
Rampant Growth .
Sakura-Tribe Elder .

Only way to get more consistent turn 2 commander would be to add a lot of valuable cards to the deck such as Mana Crypt , Mox Diamond among others.

Synne on Jodah testing

4 days ago

Thanks, Garruk3! I didn't know about Autochthon Wurm , I have an It That Betrays but it is in my braids deck so maybe I'll look into getting another. I'll look into picking up a Birds of Paradise .

garruk3 on Jodah testing

4 days ago

This deck is a really great idea and to be honest, I don't there is much that needs to be done to this deck for it to play well. I would recommend Birds of Paradise above anything else. But since you are playing with Jodah, which can make any spell be worth 5 mana, I say go crazy., Autochthon Wurm and It That Betrays among others.

1shabby on ...And That is a Turn 1 Muldrotha

6 days ago

KANIGAMI I forgot to mention if you add any mana dork in with that last combo you have the exact same results as lions eye diamond. Specifically if you add a Birds of Paradise so you can have infinite mana of any color. That's just my advice if you want the results of my combo without having to own the card.

Winterblast on Momir Vig Flashhulk

1 week ago

Why do you prefer the grand architect package over Sage of Hours and Ezuri? All of the needed parts have summoning sickness, so you can't win in the same turn after Flash resolves. And you know, the individual parts aren't reall better than Ezuri and Sage imo.

On a side note, Burgeoning isn't that good overall.

And what do you need a Laboratory Maniac for? It's a dead card and if you can get a "draw your library" combo to fire, there are enough other options to win from there.

Otherwise it's probably nice on a low budget. I'd replace some land ramp with dorks though. Can't see Birds of Paradise yet for example

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Birds of Paradise occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.14%

Green: 0.25%

Golgari: 0.27%

GW (Selesnya): 0.31%

RG (Gruul): 0.2%

G/U (Simic): 0.32%

BRG (Jund): 0.31%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 0.34%

GWU (Bant): 0.28%

BUG (Sultai): 0.46%

RUG (Temur): 0.53%

RGW (Naya): 0.24%

Modern:

All decks: 0.33%

Green: 0.2%

Golgari: 0.23%

GW (Selesnya): 1.21%

RG (Gruul): 1.26%

RGW (Naya): 0.95%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 1.1%

GWU (Bant): 1.38%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.11%