Cultivator of Blades

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Cultivator of Blades

Creature — Elf Artificer

Fabricate 2 (When this creature enters the battlefield, put two +1/+1 counters on it or create two 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens.)

Whenever Cultivator of Blades attacks, you may have other attacking creatures get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is Cultivator of Blades's power.

Cultivator of Blades Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Token Generators for Hardened scales ...

4 weeks ago

Sharding Sphinx , Thopter Assembly and Whirler Rogue will all give you some Thopter tokens to have as flying fodder.

Hangarback Walker will make a bunch of artifact tokens on death.

Sai, Master Thopterist will get you a Thopter each time you cast an artifact spell.

Cultivator of Blades and Marionette Master both make servo tokens and have some nice added effects on them.

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

2 months ago

Hey Abzkaban,

Thanks for your comment. Sorry it took so long for me to reply, schoolwork has swamped me. I don't have the money for Doubling Season at the moment, which is why Primal Vigor is in the list.

I haven't seen Cultivator of Blades before, and I'll definitely try it out.

I feel that Prime Speaker Zegana is more of a win-more card. When it'll be big enough to payoff the risk and cost involved, then I've probably won the game already.

I used to have Inexorable Tide in the list, but I took it out as I felt it was too slow.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

Abzkaban on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

2 months ago

Love the deck. Awesome name!

This probably goes without saying, but I don't see Doubling Season on the list. You do have Primal Vigor which is essentially the same thing, but DS doesn't help your opponents.

I would suggest Champion of Lambholt , but I see it's in your maybeboard already. It's still a great card to have in +1/+1 counter decks, though Herald of Secret Streams fills that role just fine. It might be worth finding a slot for Cultivator of Blades , however. It can give your board an extra oomph as another payoff for your counters.

It's good to see Fathom Mage here. She's amazing for abusing counters. In that same light, Prime Speaker Zegana fits well here. She comes in already caught up on counters and nets you card draw at the same time.

Also Inexorable Tide can get ridiculous in +1/+1 counter decks and doesn't require the combat step to proliferate like Thrummingbird .

blakeivey12 on Grandma, what big teeth you have..

3 months ago

I think you'd want to focus on proliferate and putting +1/+1 counters on your creatures.

I think that you have a larger number of enchantments then you need. Here are my suggestions to sharpen this area of your deck. Web of Inertia should be replaced with Inexorable Tide . Sheltered Aerie can be replaced with Hardened Scales . This next swab can be a large chunk of money but is a significant upgrade. Asceticism is an upgrade for Shielding Plax . It is up to you but I would cut Beastmaster Ascension and Bred for the Hunt . You can replace them with value creatures that allow you to utilize your commander.

For Sorcery, I am going to again focus on proliferate. Miming Slime creates a creature who can be powerful but not of value, instead I would put in Tezzeret's Gambit . Verdant Confluence is a good card but beings with it a high mana cost. Triumph of the Hordes is cheaper, buffs all your creatures, and threatens your opponents with an infect trample attack. I would replace Confluence with the Triumph of the Hordes card. Cultivate could be more versatile and cheaper then Journey of Discovery .

Now instants. Druid's Deliverance focuses on populate. This ability is for doubling tokens and not counters. Krosan Grip is more value as you get to remove a target artifact or enchantment. Your other cards are good choices but preventing combat damage just slows you down. I would remove Respite and Root Snare . You can use this spot to add 2 more creatures that will buff your experience counters.

Artifacts is really up to you. My only suggestion would be to remove Simic Keyrune and put in Whispersilk Cloak .

Lands look great! Some suggestions would be Yavimaya Coast , Temple of Mystery , Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse , Botanical Sanctum , and Hinterland Harbor . Sand Silos can slow you down somewhat and Darksteel Citadel only produces colorless mana. It is up to you on how you want to combine these suggestions. My last note is that your land count should be between 37 and 39 to make sure you can constantly play mana and don't get stuck.

Creatures are the bread and butter of your deck. You need them for those experience counters, so let's start putting in some value creatures that benefit you. Wall of Mist is a defender that will never attack, instead lets try to put in Chasm Skulker . Skulker can get very scary and when he is removed, you have an army of tokens. Cultivator of Blades can help to power up your creatures on an attack, triggers an experience counter, and is cheaper in mana then Oran-Rief Hydra . Druid of the Cowl can be upgraded with Gyre Sage . Sakura-Tribe Scout and Wayward Swordtooth allow you to play additional lands but this doesn't benefit your gameplan. Herald of Secret Streams and Champion of Lambholt are good value cards to replace them. Gladehart Cavalry is very expensive mana wise. Vorel of the Hull Clade is a great replacement that doubles your counters. Overgrown Armasaur should be replaced with Managorger Hydra .

SynergyBuild on Yisan is running slowly.

4 months ago

$20ish Budget way to make Yisan very fast:

Add in Arbor Elf , Fyndhorn Elves , Wirewood Symbiote , Seeker of Skybreak , Temur Sabertooth , Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , Boreal Druid , Devoted Druid , Great Oak Guardian , Autumn's Veil , Nature's Claim , Natural State , Caustic Caterpillar , Reclamation Sage , Desert Twister , Copperhorn Scout , Wood Elves , Somberwald Stag , Manglehorn , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Leaf Gilder , Heart Warden , Fyndhorn Elder

Drop out Taunting Elf , Verdant Force , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Wild Beastmaster , Worldspine Wurm , Pathbreaker Ibex , Mycoloth , Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Gyre Sage , Giant Adephage , Elvish Piper , Cultivator of Blades , Bramble Elemental , Avenger of Zendikar , Tooth and Nail , See the Unwritten , Triumph of the Hordes , Overrun , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Genesis Wave , Explosive Vegetation , Zendikar Resurgent , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Umbral Mantle , Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Total of 26 swaps.

The switches lists speed the deck up and make it win through an easy and efficient combo, all fetchable by Yisan. The combo uses Great Oak Guardian , Temur Sabertooth , and Wirewood Symbiote . With these and enough mana producing creatures, you get infinitely large creatures or with 1 more mana, infinitely large creatures and infinite mana, and untaps which can be put into Yisan to fetch Caterhoof and give the team trample.

All together, the deck will also run enough early-game interaction like Caustic Caterpillar , Manglehorn , Reclamation Sage , Natural State , Nature's Claim , the already run Lignify and Acidic Slime , and catch-alls like Desert Twister and Yisan fetchables like Somberwald Stag .

With all of this in mind, it is a little weak to removal, but with Eternal Witness and Temur Sabertooth both fetchable with Yisan, I feel it can be okay.

How does this sound?

Kalzel37 on

5 months ago

Budget deck, most of the expensive cards here, I already owned before. The maybeboard will/might be included little by little as I put more money into it.

Priority is to put Sylvan Library instead of Elemental Bond and to fix manapool with better dual lands.

then replace Cultivator of Blades by Mirror Entity

if you see any other improvement that can be made, or know what to cut to lower the curves or get it more "optimized" is welcome !

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Cultivator of Blades occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.12%