Birds of Paradise

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
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
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) 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

Flying

: Gain one mana of any colour.

Set Price Alerts


GK2

CN2

M12

Birds of Paradise Discussion

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

1 day ago

On the other hand - how about we add some more dorks like Elves of Deep Shadow or Noble Hierarch , which might be overpriced but for we have another green source and fixing for our less relevant colors (we can only wish there might be 1 CMC dork fixing for Jund colors besides Birds of Paradise ). I might personally run Paradise Druid or get another copy of Sylvan Caryatid for now.

multimedia on Kooopa Meren *Suggestions Appreciated*

3 days ago

Hey, consider more one drops?

Birds, Shadow, Llanowar and Mystic are one drop mana dorks; these are good with four drop Meren because they can help to ramp into her and then be used as sac fodder. Deathrite is a fantastic Golgari card in multiplayer Commander because there's four graveyards to choose from. Seer and Feeder are one drops, no mana cost, sac outlets who can also sac themselves. Having a sac outlet that's a creature has good interaction with Meren because she can recur or reanimate it. Entomb is a fast way at instant speed to tutor for and put any one card you want into your graveyard such as Tribe-Elder or Frog. Revival is excellent in 40 life Commander because it's a free spell, just 2 life, and since it's an instant you can put any one card from graveyard on top of your library to draw for your next turn which is helpful with noncreature cards. If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts.


You're already playing Mikaeus and Hulk and these two are the start of an infinite damage combo, Hulk is the enabler. If you add Walking Ballista , Viscera Seer and Phyrexian Delver this completes the combo. When you sac Hulk tutor for Delver and Seer. Delver reanimates Hulk for the cost of 7 life, sac reanimated Hulk with Seer tutoring for Mikaeus and Ballista. Ballista's CMC is 0 therefore you can get it along with Mikaeus because this equals 6 CMC of creatures. Mikaeus makes Ballista a 1/1 creature because he gives all nonHuman creatures +1/+1 and Ballista is not a Human. With Seer sac Ballista this triggers the undying of Mikaeus which then lets Ballista ETB with a +1/+1 counter. Remove the counter from Ballista targeting an opponent. Then sac Ballista again, triggering undying. As long as you remove the +1/+1 counter from Ballista before you sac it with Seer this creates the undying loop. Repeat infinite times until all your opponents are dead.

The great thing about this combo is it's made up of all creatures which Meren is able to recur or reanimate. With Meren on the battlefield before you do the combo it's then infinite experience counters because Ballista keeps dying. This is helpful if one of your opponents disrupts the combo breaking the loop. You don't need the exact Hulk line to do this combo, it's just an enabler who can tutor for all the pieces, but as long as your have Mikaeus, Seer or another sac outlet and Ballista on the battlefield at the same time the combo can happen. Riftsweeper is helpful in multiplayer Commander since exile is plentiful. Sweeper can remove a card from the exile zone and put it back into your library and Meren can recur or reanimate Sweeper.


Consider Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist ? Zulaport is great in multiplayer Commander because it can hit all your opponents at the same time. This is very good with sac outlets and strategy of sacing your own creatures to get experience counters with Meren. The repeatable life gain from both of these cards is also very helpful. Artist is also very good in multiplayer Commander and is unique because he makes an opponent of your choice lose life whenever any creature dies, yours and opponents. With four players in a game he can make your opponents lose a lot of life.

Consider Ashnod's Altar and Greater Good ? More powerful sac outlets that give you excellent value when you sac a creature with them. Twilight Mire , City of Brass and Mana Confluence are other Golgari dual lands that can ETB untapped; upgrades to replace lands like Golgari Guildgate, Jungle Hollow, etc. Good luck with your deck.

Sarios254 on Hydra Deck

6 days ago

nice Mono Green Hydra/Counter deck I have a few suggetions for you:

4x Noble Hierarch for the 4x Birds of Paradise

and maybe iclude a Doubling Season

Exlude Azusa for Arbor Elf

otherwise a really good Deck :D

multimedia on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

6 days ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I haven't seen very many decks with this Commander.

Consider Fauna Shaman and Anger ? Fauna can be a repeatable creature tutor and is good to be able to discard Brawn or Anger and tutor for Mycoloth or Tendershoot, etc. I think creature ramp is better here than artifact ramp because of devour. Mana dorks are good targets to devour because before they can first be ramp. Creatures who first land ramp, getting you a land and then can be devoured is better ramp with devour.

Creature ramp to consider:

One drop mana dorks are huge reason to want to play green since other colors don't have as much of this luxury of ramp. Consider more sources of no mana cost repeatable token creation?

Eldrazi tokens can be used as ramp or devour fodder. You could also include a budget Eldrazi such as Artisan of Kozilek to be able to tutor for with Beyond. Kozilek can reanimate a creature you devoured. Garruk and Xenagos can be repeatable source of tokens. Xenagos's +1 with tokens can make a lot of ramp and Garruk can be repeatable draw, his -3 can draw a lot of cards with Thromok.

Kessig Wolf Run and Skarrg, the Rage Pits are lands that can give Thromok trample. Game Trail and Sheltered Thicket are budget Gruul dual lands and Wood Elves can search for Thicket.

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice including cuts. Good luck with your deck.

Dankey on Kruphix, God of Horizons (EDH)

1 week ago

Welcome back to mtg! Lands like Command Tower , Flooded Grove , and Yavimaya Coast all come into play untapped and help mana fixing. Including all the <2cmc mana rocks and dorks you can will help, especially when playing a commander like Kruphix. Arbor Elf , Birds of Paradise , Boreal Druid , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , and Llanowar Elves are all auto includible in my book.

Dankey on *sigh* Just Give Me The Counters

1 week ago

Disallow is strictly better than Voidslime , and less expensive to boot!

Running several mana dorks is always a bonus to most green lists. Arbor Elf , Birds of Paradise , Boreal Druid , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Llanowar Elves , and Priest of Titania all come to mind. You can also include Noble Hierarch if you can get a good deal on one.

Xynarth on Meren's Juggernaut

2 weeks ago

List looks pretty great !

The only thing I can think of is to maybe replace one of the Elves with a Birds of Paradise ? They're all one drops, but birds offers more than just green.

I don't know if Vizier of the Menagerie could be useful, but with 33 creatures currently in the list you're pretty certain to hit another. Whether or not this accelerates you, I'm not certain.

Food for thought !

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Birds of Paradise occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.42%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

Green: 0.39%

G/U (Simic): 0.91%

Golgari: 0.44%

GW (Selesnya): 1.12%

BRG (Jund): 1.04%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.12%

RUG (Temur): 3.13%

GWU (Bant): 0.82%

BUG (Sultai): 1.15%