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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Basic land|
|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Basic land|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Common|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Basic land|
|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Common|
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Blossoming Sands enters the battlefield tapped.
When Blossoming Sands enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
: Gain or .
Blossoming Sands Discussion
1 week ago
So I was thinking about this deck a little further, and I had a couple other thoughts:
MANA BASE — Your curve is too high to be running so few lands. I ran a few playtests of this deck against a couple different decks, and I found that it's imperative you get Regal Caracal out. That's always what won me the game (or lost me the game if I couldn't). But in several games, I was mana screwed for too many turns. In one game, I was sitting with 3 lands and a Bird for 2-3 turns before I finally drew another Bird, then had to wait another turn to use it. So I'd recommend adding at least 3 more lands.
You probably have already thought of this, but in case not, you'll definitely want better lands than guildgates. Even Blossoming Sands is better than those, since it gains you a life. But I'd recommend Sunpetal Grove and of course Temple Garden if you don't mind spending the $$. If you're worried about being mana flooded, then try Scattered Groves .
CARDS TO CUT — Other than creating tokens for Anointed Procession, Oketra has no synergy with your deck, and it's competing with other much more important 4-drops. I would cut these for 3 more lands.
Creeping Renaissance isn't Piorneer legal, sadly, so it has to be cut. But thankfully, cutting it helps lower your curve, and it won't compete with Regal Caracal for the 5-drop slot.
Finally, I don't love Watchers of the Dead mainboard. Perhaps sideboard? I'd much rather have 2x more Metallic Mimics.
TL;DR — I'd move Watchers of the Dead to the sideboard, and cut Creeping Renaissance and Oketra completely. In their place, add 2x more Mimics and 4-5 more lands. Also replace your current tapped lands with better duals. You'll still have 1-2 more slots to fill. Some suggestions:
2 weeks ago
you can replace Explosive Vegetation with Circuitous Route , and replace Blossoming Sands and Jungle Hollow for guild gates that can be more effective to ramp with the aforementioned Circuitous Route . for this 3-color deck, Golgari Guildgate , Selesnya Guildgate and Orzhov Guildgate .
1 month ago
Fabled Passage , Prismatic Vista , Terramorphic Expanse Evolving Wilds , Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Undiscovered Paradise , Reflecting Pool , Sungrass Prairie , Wooded Bastion , Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith , Balan, Wandering Knight , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Steppe Lynx , Scythe Leopard & Enlightened Tutor
1 month ago
So I was looking at your stats and it says you have 62 cards. I'm not 100% on the rules but 60 is pretty standard. My advise is to drop 1 Bloodthirsty Aerialist and 1 Aid the Fallen IMO; if this is the build you stick with.
1 month ago
As far as Evolving Wilds and Ash Barrens go, I see your point. I might rather just play some Blossoming Sands instead so I can gain a little bit more life and even gain some value with Selesnya Sanctuary returning them to my hand if I get desperate. Is there a reason I’d want either of the cards you mentioned over Blossoming Sands ?
And great point about Electrickery , I’ll definitely look into some sideboard options for that. I do notice that it would only affect Squadron Hawk and Elvish Visionary (which I don’t really care about dying, so I’m not sure if it would be that devastating. But I’ll definitely take another look at the sideboard.
Thanks again for the suggestions!
1 month ago
Hey Miggsy, my suggestions are:
March of the Multitudes : I think that is best than Finale of Glory because the finaly is good if you can pay 10 mana for X, but normally March of the Multitudes is more effective because of Convoke, and can create a bunch of tokens quickly.
Lovestruck Beast : For only can create a token and then you can play it as a 5/5 for only .
Trostani Discordant : Basically is one of the best cards for a tokens deck. She creates 2 tokens, and gives +1/+1 to EVERYTHING.
Venerated Loxodon : Its a very good finisher, and works well with emmara thanks to convoke
Also, you can add some plains, cut Blossoming Sands and replace it with Fabled Passage to help Castle Ardenvale to work well, because in the actual list seems improbable that it can activate the ability.
I think that the list can be like that:
- 4x Gilded Goose
- 4x Haazda Marshal
- 4x Woodland Champion
- 4x Emmara, Soul of the Accord
- 4x Lovestruck Beast
- 2x Trostani Discordant
- 4x March of the Multitudes
- 2x Divine Visitation
- 2x Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Appart of this, note that in the sideboard there are cards that aren't legal in standard: Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Hour of Reckoning and Scatter the Seeds . That cards where reprinted recently, but aren't legal in standard because are from adittional products.
I hope that this helped you,
2 months ago
- Desert of the Fervent
- Desert of the True
- Drifting Meadow
- Forgotten Cave
- Secluded Steppe
- Smoldering Crater
- Gruul Guildgate
- Rugged Highlands
- Timber Gorge
- Gruul Turf
- Blossoming Sands
- Selesnya Guildgate
- Selesnya Sanctuary
- Tranquil Expanse
I'm not saying add them all but add a few of them. I know speed is probably of very much importance to the build so no need to add all of these. But I think adding like 4 or 5 duels and 4 or more cycling lands
2 months ago
@Ilnez, Depends on what you mean by Taplands. Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket are great. Besides the sweet desert flavor, the basic land types allow them to be tutored, and they are the first things I go for if I don't need mana that turn or if they are being tutored into play tapped with something like Farseek. Cycling is swell too, though it got way powered down by my cutting of Crucible/Ramunap. If you're talking about Blossoming Sands , yeah that card is trash. I haven't played with it since putting it in, so we'll see if it drives me crazy having it in there, but the flavor is ON POINT, so I wanted to give it a try.
Knight of the Reliquary is definitely a bit of a relic from the old build. I was hoping to slot it into the new deck See the Durdle of Enormous Girth, but it just doesn't really work in a 5(4)-color build. I'm undecided about what to do, as I love this card. The flavor is fine, but not so specifically good that it's vital to keep in there. Ulvenwald Hydra, on the other hand, is still powerful enough to warrant inclusion in my opinion. I can rush him out early for the ramp or get extra value out of him later with Panharmonicon or Diamond Valley . And yes, getting Cradle is always wonderful!
@FenIsABasicSwamp, I definitely didn't hear the news. Where have you been sent, and by whom? Hope you're enjoying it! I will take a look at the flavor list and rejoice as soon as I finish the Count of Monte Cristo here and dive back into God Emperor!
Blossoming Sands occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
GW (Selesnya): 1.33%
GWU (Bant): 0.8%