Back:Dokai, Weaver of Life
Creature — Human Monk
: You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield. If you control ten or more lands, flip Budoka Gardener.
Dokai, Weaver of Life
Legendary Creature — Human Monk
, : Create an X/X green Elemental creature token, where X is the number of lands you control.
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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Rare|
|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Budoka Gardener occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Budoka Gardener Discussion
1 week ago
As a baseline, ramp decks - especially ones using mana dorks - are extremely vulnerable. They are hated out to an extreme by the "bolt the bird line", on top of loosing to "drwaing wrong half of the deck" even without aid from the opponent.
Frankly you MUST have some justification, that makes that vulnerability be worth it.
To give you an example elves can get away with this due to winning on t3, t4 through 1 creature getting killed.
Ponza can live with the problem as it locking out the opponent from his mana on t2 or latest at t3 makes itbstill worth the sacrifice.
Frankly your list has an uncanny resemblance to the card ponza played in its early days - if you gut the deck by removing all its interactions with lands.
Since then ponza added card selection (in Seasoned Pyromancer), and got some leaner threats to have better chances at casting said threat just in case they cannot ramp.
On top of all these issues, this decks runs "it doesnt do anything" cards.
Electrodominance does exactly NOTHING without suspend cards like Crashing Footfalls, Ancestral Vision, Restore Balance and the like.
Budoka Gardener Flip is an extreme overpriced Sakura-Tribe Scout for all intents and purposes. Without a metric ton off effects that put lands in to plyy it never flips - i mean numbers like seen in mono green belcher decks.
Then add blue as a 3rd color to allow you to run counterspells in a deck that plans to spend all of its mana on its own turn, thus wont have mana to counter stuff.
Which is why counterspell decks run cards that have extreme low mana cost (have mana after casting it), like Delver of Secrets Flip, cards with flash so they don't have to commit mana on their own turn to play threats, for example Restoration Angel, or cards that untap lands used to cast them, like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria or Wilderness Reclamation.
P.s.: Sorry if i sounded harsh, modern is a high power format, with low tolerance for "messing around".
RG Ponza aka. RG midrange is a deck thats very succesful.
RUG delver/monkey grow is a good respectable temur deck running counterspells.
Its possible to have deck that you describe in your deck description, but not by randomly piling together cards.
You MUST consider how your card interact with each other and plan your deck around it to have ANY chance
And you must have a plan to deal with other decks that can be as opressively interactive as 8-rack, or as fast as infect, that will win on turn 2 if you leave it to its own devices.
1 week ago
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2 months ago
I think one thing to pay a little closer attention to is not 'what is the card' but 'what does it do for the deck'. Example: Blackblade Reforged is and equipement. But what does it do? It makes a creature bigger based on land. It cares about number of land in play. I would put it with other cards that care about land such as Bountiful Harvest, Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar, and Crash of Rhino Beetles. That gives you an idea of how many lands you want to have out.
Cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Yavimaya Elder I would put with your 'Land Tutors'. I tend to separate cards like Budoka Gardener Flip into 'Land Drop'...cards that allow you to 'drop' or play more lands per turn. We're definitely going to be looking for more of those in the future! Plummet and Reclamation Sage are definitely 'Destruction' cards.
A few of the cards, like Wings of Hubris and Poison-Tip Archer, don't seem to have an answer...at least not a good one...for 'what does this do for the deck'. Archer likes lots of creatures to die. Does your deck want that? Not really. Wings wants to allow a big giant thing to hit someone really hard. Does your deck need help with that? Not really...most of your big things already trample.
On the bright side, this gives us more room for more goodies for the deck!
3 months ago
Looks good! These might interest you: Sakura-Tribe Scout, Skyshroud Ranger, Walking Atlas, Llanowar Scout, Budoka Gardener Flip, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Retreat to Coralhelm, Chakram Retriever, Lotus Cobra, Psychosis Crawler, Chasm Skulker, Hermetic Study, Psionic Gift, Lotus Petal, Springleaf Drum
6 months ago
I originally had them in the deck because I ran an infinite landfall combo using the bounce lands, Retreat to Coralhelm and Budoka Gardener. I’m tempted to run it back, but they do lead to feel-bass in the early game. For now, they allow more landfall triggers in the late game.
6 months ago
I am a strong believer in theme, and I approve your 100% creature build.
However I see you are tempted to go the way of adding a few ramp spells, so I tought you may want to consider Skyshroud Claim . In my opinion however, the two cards you definitely need to look at if you are going to move away from creatures are Lurking Predators (already suggested in this thread) and Rhythm of the Wild .
Suggestion for your mana base: If you don't have budget for the big fetch, you can still add Fabled Passage , Bant Panorama , Jund Panorama or Naya Panorama . Then you can play them from the graveyard using Ramunap Excavator and the upcoming Dryad of Ilysian Grove. You could also use a Budoka Gardener .
DrukenReaps made some awesome creature suggestions in this thread that I agree with and you have not added, I recommand taking a second look.
6 months ago
Looks good so far! You might like these: Psychosis Crawler , Chasm Skulker , Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix , Krosan Wayfarer , Sakura-Tribe Scout , Skyshroud Ranger , Llanowar Scout , Walking Atlas , Budoka Gardener , Terrain Generator , Chakram Retriever , Stone-Seeder Hierophant , Elvish Archdruid , Priest of Titania , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Wirewood Channeler