Carven Caryatid

Carven Caryatid

Creature — Spirit

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

When Carven Caryatid enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Carven Caryatid occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

GWU (Bant): 0.56%

Carven Caryatid Discussion

Icbrgr on Tron Wurms

5 months ago

No problem! I think on its face Quicksilver Amulet is probably better than Dramatic Entrance. My only insight to advocate for dramatic entrance would be because the artifact/activated abilities hate being sideboarded in game two when the opponent brings in Pithing Needle/Abrade.... dramatic entrance can also just be straight up counter-bait.... when the opponent sees dramatic entrance they will counter it if they can, but if your gonna amass the mana to cast the wurm anyway then they will likely just run out of counters.. at least that's why I use it.

Somthing else to consider if aggro is problematic in conjunction with Elderscale Wurm maybe instead of Tron Lands/Urza's Tower ect ect. Would be using Defender Ramp with Axebane Guardian/Overgrown Battlement, Wall of Blossoms, Wall of Roots, Carven Caryatid... granted this completely warps the deck into something else entirely but I figured I'd mention it.

Good luck with the brew!

Icbrgr on Dryad of the Ilysian Grove ...

5 months ago

I think you all make good points... the best case scenario I can from the hip think of is a path to an off-brand/mono green Valakut deck.

Maybe supplemental ramp and cantrips to help the way with Overgrown Battlement and Wall of Blossoms & Carven Caryatid as some filler with Sheltering Word ?

I dont think that this would be any better or more reliable than already established Titan-Shift though.... but its certainly neat to think about!

subject19 on Balls to the walls

11 months ago

lagotripha Oh yeah, I totally forgot that Wall of Blossoms had been printed. That one should be included for sure, probably instead of Carven Caryatid and maybe also some number of Wall of Omens or Axebane Guardian . Vesperlark is good, but I am a bit concerned that it is not a wall. Overgrown Battlement is such a powerful ramp card, and I really want to minimize the number of creatures that are not walls to utilize it. Spellskite is included because it can counter some decks and works really well with Assault Formation , but Vesperlark only has one toughness. It does return a wall though, given that there is one in the graveyard.

austintayshus on Wall Tribal

1 year ago

fun deck! I would recommend Jungle Barrier and Carven Caryatid .

firerif on Aluren Shimmer Storm

1 year ago

Now that I have time

Filigree Familiar Seems off plan. I don't think it does what you think.

Same with Wirewood Savage

Cantrip/Tutor Creatures not in the deck


Recruiter of the Guard

Dusk Legion Zealot

Bonded Fetch

Champion of Wits

Phyrexian Rager

Rogue Refiner

Generous Stray

Whirlpool Rider

Coiling Oracle

Carven Caryatid

Shardless Agent

I particularly Recommend Recruiter since it is an instant win with aluren if you run like 1 more piece.

RoaringBunny on Arcades, the Aggressive

1 year ago

Wall of Omens and Carven Caryatid for more draw etbs

Sylvan Caryatid and Vine Trellis for more mama dorks

Junktroller provides utility with graveyard hate against opponents and allows you to return cards to your library

Bishop of Rebirth is Sun Titan without the etb and only for creatures but may be worth it

Eladamri's Call is a good creature tutor

Aura Shards is too good to not run in a creature heavy deck

Spidersilk Armor is an anthem to toughness and helps cover the weakness to flying

Slaughter the Strong and Austere Command provide additional one-sided board wipes

Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Unity , and Fellwar Stone are 2 cmc rocks to ramp into Arcades turn 3

Smothering Tithe is pretty pretty efficient in a multiplayer game

Suggestions are based off my own Arcades Deck: the Defenders

7starmarine on Drawing on the Walls

1 year ago

Vlasiax I like that call. The signets seemed a little clunky and inferior to the talisman counterparts already. Decided to swap in Carven Caryatid for some more thinning/draw. Also went with Drift of Phantasms because that card should really have been in the original build. The transmute ability can fetch just about any piece in the deck.

Mitrian on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

1 year ago

I agree, K4m4r0. I would be very unlikely to remove the 0/4 cantrips in my deck, they are both fantastic. I was simply referring to those as a minimum threshold which cards like Carven Caryatid and Jungle Barrier don't quite meet, hence are not included in the deck.

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