Black Poplar Shaman


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Black Poplar Shaman

Creature — Treefolk Shaman

(2)(Black): Regenerate target Treefolk.

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Black Poplar Shaman Discussion

vibrabones on Treefolk Tribal

1 year ago

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is not a Treefolk, but she can definitely help you out; your high-toughness creatures will give you lots of life when they swing. Tower Defense gives you protection from flyers, and if you have Assault Formation on the field, it essentially gives all of your guys +5/+5 until the end of the turn for 2 at instant speed, which is insane. Behind the Scenes is basically a cheaper (and sometimes better) version of Cover of Darkness for this deck. Orchard Warden is essentially doubling your lifegain here, which is always good. Black Poplar Shaman is one of the better black Treefolk, up there with Fendeep Summoner. I'd recommend Harmonize, Sign in Blood, and Read the Bones for card draw and Brave the Sands to make your Treefolk wall even more impenetrable. Also, if you want more tribal boosts, consider cards like Metallic Mimic.

Now for cards that you can afford to take out! Maelstrom Pulse is not really great here for two reasons: 1, it's expensive, and 2, it's not ideal for Commander since every deck can only run one of each card. The removal that you already have should be plenty. Argothian Treefolk is really not that great unless you have a friend or person in your playgroup who always runs artifacts, and even then, it's a little too specific to be worth a spot in your deck. Black Oak of Odunos is okay, but it can probably be removed to make room for stronger cards. Tilling Treefolk is like Argothian Treefolk; too specific to be useful in these circumstances.

Good luck in your deckbuilding endeavors!

Luke7658 on

1 year ago

Great deck overall. Nice idea with Battlewand Oak and Black Poplar Shaman.

Eiti3 on Doran strats: Defense is the best attack

1 year ago

With your Treefolk theme, have you considered Conspiracy?

  • Black Poplar Shaman: Can now regenerate any creature.
  • Bosk Banneret: Every creature now costs 1 less.
  • Treefolk Harbinger: Search for any creature.
  • Unstoppable Ash (In your maybeboard): Champion any creature.

  • If you decide to go this Treefolk route even further with Conspiracy, you could add cards like:

  • Dauntless Dourbark: Basically gets +1/+1 for every Forest and every Creature you control. Has Trample so long as you have another Treefolk.
  • Orchard Warden: Gain life from every creature. This could allow you to do some cool synergies with cards like Unspeakable Symbol.
  • Timber Protector: Who needs Avacyn when you have this guy?

  • I know those last three were already suggested, but maybe could be looked over again with Conspiracy added into the mix. Just a few ideas.

    darleen on Good D

    1 year ago

    MANA BASE:Your average converted mana cost is low enough that you could probably go down to 36 lands. If you have any of the newer BFZ or SOI duel lands or any pain lands, adding those could help with fixing. Also consider making the following changes:

    out: Drifting Meadow, in: Command Tower

    out: Forest and Swamp and Plains, in: Blighted Woodland and Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse

    out: Secluded Steppe, in: Buried Ruin

    out: Lotus Petal, in: Chromatic Lantern

    A few ramp spells could prove useful, although I found that in 1v1 you won't need as many as in a multiplayer situation, maybe about 4-6. If you own any of these you may want to think about adding a few:

    Golgari Signet

    Selesnya Signet

    Orzhov Signet

    Talisman of Unity

    Nature's Lore

    Rampant Growth


    Kodama's Reach

    Nissa's Pilgrimage

    MAIN DECK:Here are a few ideas for changes and my reason why:

    out: Darksteel Myr, in: Abzan Beastmaster (since you will always have the highest toughness, the addition card draw will give you alot of advantage)

    out: Gurmag Swiftwing, in: Courser of Kruphix (ramp and life gain)

    out: Nahiri, the Lithomancer, in: Open the Armory or Stonehewer Giant or Steelshaper's Gift (Nahiri is good, but I think fetching for whichever equipment you need is more effective)

    out: Duneblast, in: Aligned Hedron Network (Duneblast's cost is too high for the speed of 1v1 play and Aligned Hedron Network won't effect your creatures)

    out: Dispatch, in: Sylvan Scrying (Dispatch is kinda meh for removal. Sylvan Scrying will let you fetch Rogue's Passage which could allow you to attack for the win)

    out: Brave the Sands, in: Behind the Scenes (Making your all creatures unblockable with skulk seems strong)

    out: Animate Dead, in: Black Poplar Shaman (you can Black Poplar Shaman more than once)

    out: Pestilence, in: Wave of Reckoning (Pestilence doesn't seem very strong to me outside of a mono-black deck)

    davidsays1 on Doran & High Toughness

    1 year ago

    Behind the Scenes Yoked Ox Nyx-Fleece Ram Sapling of Colfenor Black Poplar Shaman Fell the Mighty Sylvan Caryatid Slagwurm Armor Spidersilk Armor Gravity Well Magnigoth Treefolk doran is my favorite commander if you look at my decks i have like 3 or 4 decks of just him multiple builds ive tried

    brother1 on The Trees Can Speak for Themselves, Thanks

    1 year ago

    I love obscure tribal decks, but I feel like you could do better with some of the Treefolk - Battlewand Oak and Cloudcrown Oak, and to a lesser extent Black Poplar Shaman and Weed-Pruner Poplar, seem underwhelming. I'm not saying they're bad in a tribal deck that produces gobs of mana, but there's a couple more powerful treefolk I'd recommend putting in instead. Nemata, Grove Guardian, Ghoultree, Fendeep Summoner, Weatherseed Treefolk, and Ebony Treefolk would all be worth consideration. You could also cut some of the noncreatures to add these to increase the chances of Colfenor proccing. Finally, I really think your deck needs boardwipe of some kind - it's a necessity in Commander to have at least one or two outs in case someone is doing something more ridiculous than you are. Languish is good because it's somewhat one-sided for you, but you probably want something like Life's Finale and/or Nevinyrral's Disk as well. +1 from me!

    Gamernatic on Treefolkdancing my way to competitive scene!

    2 years ago

    Door of Destinies, Black Poplar Shaman, Thorntooth Witch, and Fendeep Summoner may cost a bit too much mana for what they do, but they're powerful enough to mention.

    And I know that you're wanting a budget build, but what would a "Money is no Object" version of this deck be? sub in fetchlands, shocklands, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cavern of Souls if you could?