Blossoming Defense


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Blossoming Defense


Target creature you control gets +2/+2 and gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Blossoming Defense Discussion

Kizmetto on Simply Enchanting

3 hours ago

what do you think of prepare//fight and Blossoming Defense. i think you need some interactive cards and protection and dont think you need Llanowar Elves in this relitavely low curve deck :)

UnnacountedFor on Naya dinos

1 day ago

This seems to be a standard deck. But if you are going for modern then here's a few upgrades and tips.

Add 4 Path to Exile, it can help you in many, many ways. Change out the Lightning Strikes, or just add in Lightning Bolt

You have a lot of dinosaurs in there with big prices. That can lead to dead cards in your hand and bad draws. You need more ramp than just the Drover of the Mighty . Potentially the Arbor Elf/Utopia Sprawl combo or Birds of Paradise. A good removal spell you can add as your creatures will almost be garunteed to have higher stats is Beast Within

Also, your creatures are extremely vulnerable to removal spells. I'll give you the choice of how you want to deal with that problem but a good suggestion would be Blossoming Defense I hope this helps your deck get on a good track. otherwise this deck looks like a lot of fun. :)

theguy419 on Cats

6 days ago

Unfortunately Brimaz, King of Oreskos isn't standard. Maybe switch it with Blossoming Defense or Radiant Destiny. Sweet deck otherwise though

Vazoun on Selesnya Enchants !

6 days ago

=> Joe9 Thanks for your comment ! Your suggestions for post-rotation are welcome ! We don't know what cards we'll get from Ravnica, but we can anticipate the changes ! In particular, I'm afraid of losing Sram, Senior Edificer and Blossoming Defense, because Sram is a key to the deck, and Hexproof is difficult to set in GW. :/ If you're searching for a rotation-proof build of this, you can look to a Naya version, with Champion of the Flame and Valduk, Keeper of the Flame. I also tried a Bant version, more control, with Psychic Corrosion, Patient Rebuilding, Tatyova, Benthic Druid and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria (maybe a sweet overwhelming Splendor for the fun ^^ ), but for the moment I don't have the cards, but it looks really cool !

Pabs4444 on Deeproot Tree

1 week ago

Seafloor Oracle seems nice as it can generate a lot of card advantage, but it seems too easily removable. turn 4 is a crucial turn, and it feels really bad to have oracle killed by any of the 2 cmc kill spells (abrade, lightning strike, Cast down, etc). Perhaps in the SB to get an advantage against control. Swift Warden is also good against single target removal. Blossoming Defense is amazing while still in the format. IDK how much you want to go into the counters plan, but Hadana's Climb  Flip could go well in the deck. Deeproot Waters seems slow as it often does not do anything the turn it hits the battlefield along with how going wide feels brutal against Chainwhirler and all the sweepers control has. Both Merfolk Branchwalker and Jadelight Ranger are phenomenal. They even see play in non-tribal decks. I highly recommend both. Good luck with the deck!


1 week ago

I did not put Blossoming Defense in the list because it will be out of the standard soon.


1 week ago

So here's the thing in standard creature decks have to be really low CMC cost and have as much value as possible. So the goal is the pack as 1,2, and 3 drops that you can in the deck that have as much value as possible. So Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, Silvergill Adept, Kumena's Speaker, Blossoming Defense, and Mist-Cloaked Herald are all allstars in this deck because of that.

Anything that has for CMC or higher should greatly impact the game and should be few and far between, Tempest color is a win Con in this deck which is why I always suggest running at least one or two of it. However the oracle and Harold are just too expensive for what they do, especially when you play either of them and it's immediately answered with either a kill spell or counterspell. That means you've wasted your turn for on casting a creature that is a "win more" card and destroys your tempo.

Tempo in a creature deck is paramount, it's why control decks hurt creature decks so much.

multimedia on Elvish Impersonator

1 week ago

For the sideboard until rotation Lifecrafter's Bestiary is one of the best options for green for control and midrange matchups. Nissa, Vital Force until rotation is another very good green card for control and midrange matchups. With more Blossoming Defense the main deck is good against aggro, against Goblin Chainwhirler. Don't need to focus other than some life gain on aggro matchups with the sideboard.

Deathgorge Scavenger is graveyard hate, exile is very helpful, as well as life gain. Very good sideboard card against Scrapheap Scrounger, The Scarab God, Rekindling Phoenix, God-Pharaoh's Gift strategies and Zombies. Reclamation Sage is great against white control/midrange destroying Seal Away, Cast Out, Baffling End, Ixalan's Binding, etc. Sage is also a fine answer to Heart of Kiran and other Vehicles.

Naturalize is an instant way to destroy Gift or Aetherflux Reservoir instant can keep your opponent from comboing out killing you. Vehicles and Scrounger are nice sideboard cards for green to combat nonSettle board wipes. Aethersphere Harvester is life gain for aggro matchups and more defense against flying creatures good against Glorybringer and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip. Vine Mare is good against Grixis Midrange, in Zombie matchups and any matchup with Gifted Aetherborn, The Scarab God or Vraska's Contempt. Until rotation Rhonas the Indomitable and Walking Ballista are great mana sinks with all the mana that Elves can make.

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