Cultivate

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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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Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
FNM Promos (FNM) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Cultivate Discussion

multimedia on Kruphix Tron

22 hours ago

Hey, two budget cards that are busted with Kruphix's ability to store mana or Tron are Blue Sun's Zenith and Genesis Wave.

Expedition Map, Crop Rotation and Sylvan Scrying are all budget cards to tutor for the Tron lands.

Alchemist's Refuge lets you cast cards at instant speed with all the stored mana. Command Tower is one of the best lands for Commander.

Budget green staple Commander cards to consider:

Two drops that look good here are: Thrasios, Triton Hero use stored mana or Tron to draw cards. Kiora's Follower is ramp and can untap a Tron land or Doubling Cube.

As far as finishers it's pretty hard for your opponents to beat a fast Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur.


Kamerot on Summon an EVEN LARGER MAN

4 days ago

Hey, so i finally found some time to look this up. It looks really good, especially for the budget, outside of the suggestions I already made. Grab a Lurking Predators it's a fantastic card, and it fits your theme of cheating creatures out. Genesis Hydra is another great card that fits the bill as well. I would consider Champion of Lambholt, this creature would get insanely big in your deck and would make all your creatures unlockable at the same time. If you can find the budget for it, pick up Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, it's a staple in mono colored decks and would help your mana generation immensely, especially if you throw in Nacatl War-Pride. Lastly I would drop the less than stellar nonbasic you're running like Tranquil Thicket, Jungle Basin, Fertile Thicket, Hollow Trees, Llanowar Reborn, and Sapseep Forest and replace them with land grab spells like Cultivate, Nature's Lore, and Skyshroud Claim. I'd throw in Karametra's Acolyte as well, she's a beast for mana generation. Overall though it's a great start. Keep up the good work!

mortilus on Hapatra, the Withered

4 days ago

I was unable to find a tribe in your deck. There are some token generators, but few enough that a tribal card would be a dead draw most of the time. For those reasons, I'd recommend removing these:

  1. Cover of Darkness
  2. Coat of Arms
  3. Sosuke, Son of Seshiro


A lot of the utility of the deck comes from being able to massacre your tokens in the name of -1/-1 counters (e.g. Blowfly Infestation and any of Flourishing Defenses, Nest of Scarabs, or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons herself. Add Blood Artist (or similar) and it's an infinite wincon). Any creature with 2+ toughness will not be killable from a single counter, so anything that buffs toughness without a major benefit just weakens the deck. For those reasons, I'd recommend cutting these:

  1. Spidersilk Armor
But at the same time, and for the same reason, I would add Skullclamp.


Various other cuttables:

  1. Spread the Sickness - sorcery speed kill is pretty "meh".
  2. Shambling Swarm - the counters go away at end of turn, and it's likely he'll die in a boardwipe (so there won't be anyone to put the counters on anyway), and he has 3 devotion.
  3. Soulstinger - similar to Shambling Swarm, it's likely he'll die in a boardwipe (so there won't be anyone to put the counters on). Also, you're getting a weak creature in the hopes of doing something useful with it - better to just get a good creature in the first place.
  4. Decimator Beetle - moves one counter, once per turn, and it has to attack to trigger.
  5. Essence Warden - the lifegain doesn't get you anything
  6. Fume Spitter - insufficient recursion to really get a benefit from him
  7. Wicker Warcrawler - why include a creature that just gets worse?
  8. Tower Above - i'm on the fence on this one. The CMC is a bit high, but the benefits could be large.
  9. Needle Specter - Also on the fence. I like it more than the spell though.
  10. Rendclaw Trow - a 2/2 with wither and nothing else. 2 damage will just be ignored on attack until he dies in a wipe, or manages to block and get you (at best) 3 tokens.


You need to have a minimum of 37 lands. You're also playing , the color whose greatest strength is the massive ramp it can accomplish. If you swap all the cards noted for lands and acceleration, i would expect the deck to play significantly better. Also, don't use rocks for the ramp, unless land-wipe is common in your meta. It's easy and common for artifacts to die, but (usually) much harder to kill a land. I'd recommend the standard ramp:

  1. Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
  2. Kodama's Reach
  3. Cultivate
  4. Skyshroud Claim
  5. Explosive Vegetation
  6. etc

You could also likely benefit from more draw and recursion, such as Dark Prophecy/Phyrexian Arena, or Phyrexian Reclamation,

silversuriv on [Primer] Marath Hatebears | Modernized EDH Combo

4 days ago

Kaleo42

Regarding my design choices, it's mostly revolved around 2 reasons. First, I would rather work towards tuning this as a 75% deck mostly because I used to play Modern with Kiki-Pod until Pod was banned. Since then, Marath will always fulfill that hole in my heart. Secondly, my community (and especially my immediate friends-meta) adopt a less competitive EDH philosophy mostly because my LGS offers prizes randomly as opposed to a league or elim format. At that point, everything is left up for style and personal preference.

So with that in mind, I am working on getting more tax cards and trying to slowly remove the higher cmc cards as I go. When the Planeswalkers and +1/+1 package cards get removed, the high cmc cards left will be my 2 board wipes, Avacyn, and Kiki combos. I plan on removing a couple overly redundant combo cards like Restoration Angel at some point. I'll also be converting my ramp cards like Cultivate to the Talismans and trading for fast mana rocks when possible. This will eventually lower my average cmc.

I may end up adding Marath combos in but I'm a bit unsure atm. Currently with Hardened Scales and Cathars' Crusade, Marath will be such a big threat on her own even without an infinite enabler. If I decide to go deep into the Marath plan, the remaining pieces will be a bit costly for me so I'll wing it.

After looking at your deck, I see a very fun route you are going there with your deck. I'd definitely love to get my hands on Living Plane, and I'm really happy your deck introduced me to Harsh Mentor. Never saw it on EDHRec or etc. and would be fun with my meta. After giving it some thought, I will probably try out Silence soon. I've been hesitant on it in the past since the majority of my meta utilizes activated creature abilities and I still don't have Linvala, Keeper of Silence yet but Silence can help bait out a response.

If you happen to know of any other more tax cards, optimal substitutions, side combo-routes, or other fun Loyal Retainers targets I'd be happy to hear it. I mainly just want to keep the Kiki combos and Avacyn/Norn reanimator plays but everything else is fine to change for me. Either way, thanks for the look and advice.

catbeard on First actual deck

4 days ago

you probably need a few more basic lands to go with Cultivate and Rampant Growth and Kodama's Reach. You might also consider some mana fixing lands like Evolving Wilds

TheFanatic on Thrasios & Tymna EDH

5 days ago

Wrath of God and Austere Command would provide nice additional board control. Planar Collapse is slower, but it's cheap and you can recur it.

Llanowar Reborn doesn't seem like it does anything here. You might just want a basic instead. If you're running Cultivate and Kodama's Reach, you should have at least 1 Island, even if it's just a splash color.

Oblivion Ring is probably good enough as another Zur target. It's nice that it deals with everything.

If you want to get a bit lower to the ground, Nature's Lore, Exploration, and Farseek would be great ramp spells. Maybe even Nature's Claim. Herald of the Pantheon performs a similar function.

Courser of Kruphix seems like good value.

Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are good if you're into that kind of thing.

Training Grounds + Copy Enchantment could let you draw your deck with Thrasios, but I'm not sure what you'd do with it.

Luminarch Ascension gives you an actual way to win the game.

You could run Enchanted Evening + Calming Verse if you want to instant win. Aura Thief works too.

Mystic Remora is pretty broken card draw in the early game.

Auramancer and Eternal Witness aren't very good with Rest in Peace, but they're worth considering if you're running Hanna.

Rule of Law stops a lot of combos that you'd otherwise have a hard time dealing with.

Also, your land count might be a little low considering how little ramp you run. You might want to jump up to 36ish.

NV_1980 on Not Ur-Dragon, My-Dragon!

5 days ago

In a five-color deck, you may want to add either Prismatic Omen or Chromatic Lantern (or both) in order to always have the right types of mana available. Also I recommend you switch out your obelisks/banners for land tutoring spells (like Rampant Growth, Farseek, Cultivate and/or Kodama's Reach). These will allow you to filter through your deck faster. I'd also recommend adding Urza's Incubator, Semblance Anvil, Dragonspeaker Shaman and/or Dragonlord's Servant to make your dragon spells much cheaper. Last thing I'd recommend: Scalelord Reckoner; makes people very reluctant to destroy your dragons.

quadmiller7 on Smaug's Brood

6 days ago

Also keep in mind there needs to be a solid reason for staying mono red. That reason can be "i want a mono-red dragons deck" and that is fine just keep in mind with shocks and fetches a single splash color is pretty close to free and 2 splash colors are doable with ease. Specifically look at the cards Dragonspeaker Shaman and Dragonlord's Servant they SEEM great, but if you have a light green splash Rampant Growth and Cultivate do the same thing at the same cost and cannot be bolt\pushed. (yes i am aware if you are casting multiple dragons in a turn the cost reducers are better but lets face it your opponent will have almost no targets for push anyway so they are highly unlikely to survive)

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