Boreal Druid

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Coldsnap (CSP) Common

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Boreal Druid

Snow Creature — Elf Druid

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Boreal Druid Discussion

SynergyBuild on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

3 days ago

Oh, I take back what I said, forget it, sorry about me white-knighting the competitive tag in the past (not far past, but still) and I love the list!

If you really want to make it competitive, I can't promise I can make Arahbo tier 1, but tier 2-3 I can do, as long as you are willing to drop some of the more fun cats, and are able to build up this deck to become a stax-beatdown hybrid.

Okay, so to start, consistency is key, more tutors should be the goal, think Fauna Shaman and Survival of the Fittest type cards, and you'd really want to slow the deck down, which is the opposite of what most people will say.

Running Vryn Wingmare, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Glowrider, and Thorn of Amethyst can stop many combo decks in their tracks, and shut off storm decks in general, while not slowing you down nearly as much. Avacyn's Pilgrim, Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Arbor Elf, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, and Boreal Druid are all fast mana ramp that gets you to dropping your commander + Lost Leonin combo (what I believe to be the simplest wincon) faster and also gets unaffected by non-creature hate.

Many decks cannot win through Spirit of the Labyrinth or Alms Collector type cards, running them allows you to obliterate some opponents from combo to control.

Effectively I am arguing for stax, but not just stax, also combo, running the combo you already have is fine, Archangel of Thune and Spike Feeder, however it doesn't win the game until your next turn unless you already have a large amount of mana, or an Aetherflux Reservoir type effect.

Consider Priest of Titania/Elvish Archdruid/Wirewood Channeler + Umbral Mantle/Sword of the Paruns/Staff of Domination as a powerful combo with cards that are individually useful. Emptying all of that infinite mana into a Genesis Wave or Walking Ballista can easily win games.


Okay, for the 50 bucks thing, Armageddon, Ramunap Excavator, Glowrider, Vryn Wingmare, Aven Mindcensor, Norn's Annex, Ghostly Prison, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Arbor Elf, Elvish Mystic, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Boreal Druid, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Nature's Claim, Dryad Militant, Rest in Peace, Path to Exile, Suppression Field, Aura of Silence, Beast Within, Manglehorn, Mother of Runes, and Return to Dust add up to $49.95 on TCGplayer not including tax or shipping costs, and make up a core stax build, with other reasonably cheap cards that could help being Root Maze, Natural State.

Aiding on Sheoldred vs Mazirek - who's the Boss?

3 weeks ago

My opinion would be to pick what you want your commander to do and run with it. At the moment, you have a fair amount of "splashy' big things that are cool, but don't help the sacrifice theme, some zombie theme things, and expensive things to have sacrifice effects.

My recommendations would be to cut anything that is above 6 mana that isn't helping the sacrifice plan like Sandwurm Convergence and such.

After that, your commander says ANY PLAYER and ANY PERMANANT. Because of that, things like Carrion Feeder, Ashnod's Altar, even things like Evolving Wilds puts counters on your little dudes. So you could Ghost Quarter for a combat trick, sac one token to build an army, etc.

You should run all the 1 mana dorks so you can power out your commander/bigger threats faster without having to run slow ramp like Gift of Paradise and Worn Powerstone. Also, Sol Ring, Skullclamp, and at least Golgari Signet should be in the deck. Examples of dorks would be Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Boreal Druid, Arbor Elf, Elves of Deep Shadow.

In terms of "Payoff" cards, you could run Mycoloth and Tendershoot Dryad for token making, The Gitrog Monster makes card draw into creature power, Grim Haruspex draws lots of cards, Killing Wave is a kinda board wipe (or good life loss spell) that sacrifices instead of killing, Death Cloud or Smallpox can change a board state massively.

SynergyBuild on Prossh Goblin Chain

3 weeks ago

+1! Love the decklist!

Would you consider adding Impact Tremors, Zulaport Cutthroat, Birds of Paradise, Boreal Druid, Arbor Elf, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves or the other dorks?

CrystallineFlask on Goreclaw Aggro EDH

3 weeks ago

SynergyBuild thanks i think there all good includes in the deck I had Boreal Druid and Arbor Elf in the first version of the deck but I cut them to include more card advantage

SynergyBuild on Varolz the Recycler

3 weeks ago

+1! Love the list, you may want to consider Arbor Elf, Birds of Paradise, Boreal Druid, Elves of Deep Shadow, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves, Utopia Sprawl, or Wild Growth all are great ways to pump out mana very fast.

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