Bloodspore Thrinax


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Bloodspore Thrinax

Creature — Lizard

Devour 1 (As this enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature enters the battlefield with that many +1/+1 counters on it.)

Each other creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Bloodspore Thrinax.

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Bloodspore Thrinax Discussion

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Wow! Okay! It's been a minute since I've been able to sit down with this page, so I'll just respond to everyone in one comment. Life has kept me busy.

Chhris: could be good for pulling out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth but otherwise would be a bit slow in the ramp package.


Avacyn, Angel of Hope has too high a cmc to be considered here. If I want to add to Grand Abolisher , I'd rather go with Silence , Autumn's Veil , or Veil of Summer . Those might be good additions if I can find cuts. The thing Abolisher has going for him is he's a creature with 2 cmc, so he's easily tutorable. I also find Anafenza, the Foremost to be lacking. She'd be good graveyard hate, but that's about it. Her +1/+1 counter ability is too narrow.


Winding Constrictor is a nonbo with persist creatures. Granted so is Doubling Season , but it combos with Ghave in ways that Constrictor can't.


Thanks! I hope it's been of some use to you!


Mikaeus, the Unhallowed gives non-human creatures +1/+1, so Ballista won't die from having no counters left. We either need a sac outlet to kill it or a Blood Artist to take advantage from it dying when we use the counter to ping itself.

I like Vizier of Remedies especially with Devoted Druid , but the problem is it doesn't combo outside of the persist creatures. Cards like Good-Fortune Unicorn and Bloodspore Thrinax will combo with persist creatures AND Ghave. We're going for combo synergy here, so it's best for the combo pieces to be as modal as possible. I really don't like Melira, Sylvok Outcast for that reason. She only combos with persist creatures and nothing else. Yes she protects against infect, but that's hardly ever a problem. Green Sun's Zenith is in the Maybeboard. But it might just stay there for now since Finale of Devastation is better thanks to it being able to pull from the graveyard as well.


How many of those combo pieces also combo with other cards in the deck? It's nice to have more combos, but we want a card to be able to combo in multiple different lines. I probably won't ever run Sun Titan due to cmc. If I'm paying 6 mana, I'd rather have Mikaeus, the Unhallowed since he combos with more cards. Renegade Rallier is good with Saffi Eriksdotter , but he doesn't work with Karmic Guide or Reveillark . I know Fiend Hunter is a common combo piece in decks running Karmic, but I don't know that he has a place here. These combos are nice, but they need to be relevant outside of these lines as well to make them worth a slot in the deck. Thanks for the suggestions!

englishmuffin9 on Growing Strong (Ghave EDH)

1 month ago

Looking good! There are a couple of suggestions I have though. Great to see Evolution Sage in there and I would consider putting in a few other spells with proliferate. It is a powerful effect. ( Grim Affliction , Planewide Celebration , Contagion Clasp , or Pollenbright Druid ). Also, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Winding Constrictor would be great includes. Another thing to think about is the commander potential of Anafenza herself. Tbh, her effect is not very strong. Ghave, Guru of Spores or a partner combo with Ravos, Soultender and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan might be better I feel. Possible cards to cut would be Prey Upon , Ordeal of Heliod , Grim Flayer , Reverent Hunter )

Other possible includes: Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Hooded Hydra , Death's Presence , Bloodspore Thrinax , Collective Effort , Fertilid .

FunkyMountains on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

1 month ago

Hey austintayshus thanks for the tips much appreciated! I'll definately try to fit in more draw thats solid advice. in my meta there arent many fliers to stop Thrummingbird until later in the game and I feel like proliferate is a really strong ability espescialy if I already have counters on the whole army via things like Mikaeus, the Lunarch or Bloodspore Thrinax . This is also why I wanted to keep Roalesk, Apex Hybrid but I think you are right about that one. The Creakwood Liege is a tough one its the first single I bought so although you are right I think I'll keep him cuz he doesnt have a spot in any other deck and I get joy throwing him down! I have a Mentor of the Meek laying around so hes in! Consecrated Sphinx is a bit out of the budget for this deck although it is bonkers. I feel like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest has a lot of synergy in this deck so I'll play test once I complete the list but keep him under tight scrutinity. I always worry about getting rid of evasion but maybe I'll get rid of the Bramblewood Paragon for a Bred for the Hunt .

Anyways cheers thanks for the help you've caused solid reflection!

PookandPie on ghave, and all his spores

2 months ago

Hi there! I love Ghave, he was among my first Commanders back when I started playing this format in 2013, and is still one of my favorites to this day.

Here's my list, for reference: Ghave: Baby Makin' and Alimony

I have some recommendations that may help speed you along.

First things first: Ghave wants mana and +1/+1 counters. He turns +1/+1 counters into creature tokens- so you want to capitalize on that, and in order to do so, you need mana. Things that can help you make substantially more mana are:

Cryptolith Rite , Citanul Hierophants , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Rishkar, Peema Renegade , among many others. These are solid places to start.

You want to put +1/+1 counters on your stuff because Ghave can turn all that into more creatures. So cards like Ivy Lane Denizen , Cathars' Crusade , Champion of Lambholt , Bloodspore Thrinax , Undying creatures, etc., can let you put more counters on things. In the case of Ivy Lane, for example, you can play, say, Growing Rites of Itlimoc, make 2 tokens (because Ivy Lane will put a counter on the creature that just came in, so you can keep doing it), and then transform Itlimoc at end of turn, which you can tap for 4 mana to make 4 more tokens. Then the next turn, even without playing a land, you can make 18 more tokens (by tapping your 5 lands, then tapping Itlimoc, which will now give 13 mana), and so on, so forth. Having high mana production and multiple cards that can let you get to +1/+1 counters is ideal.

To put this into perspective, Ghave is likely your fastest engine at generating tokens. 1 mana = 1 token is better than Selesnya Guildmage, and all of the counter cards mentioned above are more efficient than Chorus of the Conclave. Ghave + a source of counters is also just better at making tokens than Acorn Catapult, and is generally easier to use than Cobra Trap (though if you get to cast the latter for its trap cost, only then is it more efficient). Penumbra Spider is mediocre for this reason, as well, as is Symbiotic Wurm (since if you have Ghave and Cathars' Crusade, you can pay 8 mana to get 8 8/8s by responding to Crusade's triggered ability). Celestial Force just isn't a very good card, and I would recommend removing it for something that does more for you- even Essence Warden or Soul Warden would gain you substantially more life since you're a token deck. Bestial Menace is also less efficient than just focusing on things like Cathars' Crusade.

I would cut all of those to add in the counters sources mentioned above.

Also, you may find Ravenous Chupacabra more efficient than Dark Hatchling. You can hit black creatures at 2 less mana- that seems more valuable to me.

Other cards you may find helpful:

Generous Patron - put counters on opponent's creatures that aren't doing anything, and you get more cards. Cards are the most important resource in Magic, so this is a worthwhile thing to do.

Beast Within is pretty much better than Afterlife. A 3/3 token without evasion is better to give opponents than a 1/1 that flies, and Beast Within can hit lands, enchantments, even planeswalkers.

Devoted Druid is a fun little creature. If you have it, Cathars' Crusade, and Ghave, you can make infinite saproling tokens.

Hexaflexagon on The Sickness Is Rising

3 months ago

Hey man!

Have you tried the Master Biomancer + Fathom Mage combo? It draws you at least two cards and can draw even more if your Biomancer is bigger. You might also want to put in some more +1/+1 counter cards such as Hardened Scales , Tireless Tracker , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Bloodspore Thrinax , Zameck Guildmage , and Loyal Guardian . Also, have you tried tutors such as Mystical Tutor and Worldly Tutor ? I think they really help the consistency of the deck.

Good Luck,


Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

5 months ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks and you're welcome.

I'll try out the three boardwipes, and see how playtesting goes.

I see your point on TP and Heroic. TP, as you said, pretty much says "you can't lose the game until the start of your next turn" and Heroic gives hexproof and indestructible to ALL permanents, not just creatures with +1/+1 counters.

I see your point on Tuskguard Captain vs Zegana. However, Captain is three mana but I still think I'll swap the two.

I agree with you that instant speed is really good and STP shouldn't be replaced. I'll take the Talisman for STP.

I just realized that I didn't include Primal Vigor in my last swap draft, so I'll take out Armorcraft Judge for it. What do you think of my final swap draft? Anything else you think I should change?

Thanks again,


Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

5 months ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks for another extremely helpful comment.

My newest swaps draft. Anything else you would change?

Thanks again,


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Bloodspore Thrinax occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.09%