Carven Caryatid

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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Carven Caryatid

Creature — Spirit

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

When Carven Caryatid enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Carven Caryatid Discussion

CurdBrosBrewingCo on Garruk Green Devotion (w/ Combo)

1 day ago

Quick note/interaction I forgot to add...withCourser of Kruphix and/or Carven Caryatid if you want to flip your Garruk Relentless you can actually target them with his "fight" ability. It won't kill Courser or Caryatid (as they have 4 and 5 toughness) or your Garruk Relentless (as each only has 2 power) and he can flip to begin tutoring :)

Works well if the opponent has no creatures or one no killable by Garruk Relentless.

CurdBrosBrewingCo on Garruk Green Devotion (w/ Combo)

4 days ago

Quick note/interaction I forgot to add...with Carven Caryatid if you want to flip your Garruk Relentless you can actually target Carven Caryatid. It won't kill it or Garruk and he can flip to begin tutoring :)

Works well if the opponent has. O creatures or one no killable by GR.

TheVectornaut on Gardenwalls

5 days ago

Unfortunately, Wall of Blossoms is yet to see a modern reprint. That said, cantrip walls are fantastic and I'd recommend playing the full 4 of Carven Caryatid and maybe more Abzan Beastmaster too. I also love Traproot Kami in a mono green deck and I'd run the playset to curve into Overgrown Battlement more often. I don't know how you feel about infinite combos but Umbral Mantle is a relatively easy way to get infinite mana to go nuts with something like Genesis Wave or even Banefire.

Gattison on ⬇ ⬊ ➡ FP

1 month ago

Force_of_Willb: excellent advice! this is actually probably my first ever true combo brew, so thanks for all the ideas. =)

I got most of those cards somewhere. lemme dig em up and see what I can do to ensure some consistency in this deck.

And, yes, Frantic Search, Rewind and Snap are all pauper-legal. but Carven Caryatid is not. =(

Force_of_Willb on ⬇ ⬊ ➡ FP

1 month ago

My suggestions is to add similiar cards for more consistancy:

Cut Fireball down to 1x since you wont want to draw it until you combo off.

remove the hexproof spells to add more card draw in perminent form like Elvish Visionary, Abundant Growth, Ichor Wellspring and/or Carven Caryatid to help you get to your combo pieces better. Once you have initiate mana with the combo you can target the wall and one of these cards to find your wincon fireball.

Run Archaeomancer as Mnemonic Wall 5-8

Displace for copies of ghostly flicker 5-8.

you can try Cloud of Faeries and Izzet Boilerworks+Simic Growth Chamber as a second way to get initiate mana. You would need two of those lands in play to make 4 mana using the 3 to recast Flicker - netting one each cast

Don't know if they are legal in pauper but Frantic Search, Rewind, and Snap for control (maybe sideboard)

I would try it like: 8x - 1 drop mana dorks, 8x - 2 drop draw perminent, 3x Cloud of faeries, 4x Archaemancer, 4x Mnemonic Wall, 4x Penegrine Drake, 4x Displace, 4x Ghostly Flicker, 1x Fireball, 20x Lands - with 4x izzet boilerworks 4x simic growth chamber 4x Halimir depths 8x forest

HarrisonHarry on no attacky

2 months ago

I think you should drop all colors except for green and red, stuff in all the mana producers you can (Overgrown Battlement/ Axebane Guardian) and all the defenders that draw you cards (Carven Caryatid/Wall of Blossoms). Now that you've got the ramp and card draw to find your win cons, win the game using Vent Sentinel, Colossus of Akros, and most importantly Banefire/Clan Defiance/Fireball

cesario- on Walls Strike Back (Sub $30)

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions, @TheVectornaut! I love the Umbral Mantle + Axebane Guardian combo. Sadly, Umbral Mantle and Genesis Wave are a little bit out of this deck's price range (the goal is to stay around the $30 mark).

I like Wall of Tanglecord more than Carven Caryatid simply because it costs one fewer mana and is an incredible defender in the early game, although the card draw does make Carven Caryatid an attractive option.

Feed the Pack and Sheltering Word are great suggestions. I'm definitely going to add Sheltering Word to the sideboard, and I'll put Feed the Pack in the maybeboard for now. As for Colossus of Akros, I'm very tempted to add it in, but I think this deck has enough potential win conditions as is, and adding another might make it too unfocused.

TheVectornaut on Walls Strike Back (Sub $30)

2 months ago

I run a mono-green wall deck with my win condition being Genesis Wave off of Umbral Mantle + Axebane Guardian or Overgrown Battlement. Besides Assault Formation, Colossus of Akros and Feed the Pack are strong finishers. Blue also has Freed from the Real which is pretty nice and red has Banefire. One card I'd suggest for any green defender list is Carven Caryatid. It ups your defender count while replacing itself, unlike a more vanilla wall like Wall of Tanglecord. If your meta is slow enough, Traproot Kami might be an alternative to Wall of Vines as well.

For the sideboard, I really like Sheltering Word since it slows down burn and protects against single-target removal.

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