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.
|Have (2)||gildan_bladeborn , metalmagic|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cultivator of Blades occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Cultivator of Blades Discussion
4 months ago
Ah, tokens! Initiate the throng, then fulminate as such.
I have many suggestions.
Now, typically I am an advocate for running fewer lands in decks, however, this deck has an excruciatingly low amount of card draw. Either make way for lands or add a half-dozen cantrips.
You have many anthems, some of which are quite lacking in my opinion. Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon", Selesnya Guildmage, Oakhame Ranger, Ahn-Crop Champion, Cultivator of Blades, Valor in Akros, Spear of Heliod, and Dragon Throne of Tarkir are all quite mana-hungry and little impact. They depend on a board state to work, and without one they verge on useless. I would like to call out Call for Unity in particular as being incredibly slow and capricious.
Avoid Fate is interesting, but it doesn't do a lot. Many of the cards in here are restrictive depending on board state, thus I would cut this.
For what I would include, Rootborn Defenses defends the board, Druids' Repository adds far too much mana, Aura Shards and Aura Mutation shatter and batter, Hour of Reckoning kills many things, Increasing Devotion allows for rebounding eftsoons wrath, Master of the Wild Hunt is one I particularly enjoy, Sprout Swarm is difficult to interact with, Sigarda, Heron's Grace has early and late-game potential, and Devout Invocation creates tokens abound. Triumph of the Hordes can just wipe out an entire table.
This deck has almost no card draw. Mentor of the Meek, Skullclamp, and Huatli, Radiant Champion can draw many, many cards. When you get to it, Sylvan Library is fantastic. Harmonize, Slate of Ancestry, Shamanic Revelation, Collective Unconscious are ways to refill in preparation of a board wipe.
Beast Whisperer is just good value.
I would recommend far more ramp. Llanowar Elves, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, and/or Birds of Paradise. Incredibly quick if you get them out turn one, and oft set you far ahead enough that it doesn't matter when you get wrathed.
That shall be all from me. If you so wish, I have two swarm decks that you could reference for honing your build, each of which have tested well for the years I have had them.
May fortune betide you, and the tokens your enemies. Farewell!
4 months ago
PurePazaak Well like you said, Sage of Hours lol. Other than that, Champion of Lambholt, Cultivator of Blades, Fathom Mage, and then a bunch of conditional mana dorks that can win the game with Staff of Domination like Gyre Sage, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Viridian Joiner, There is much work to be done on my list. I'm new to playing Ezuri but I like it so far. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll test them out some time.
4 months ago
@buttmaster420 - funny you mention that. In previous iterations of this deck, From Beyond has been included. While not exactly the same as Awakening Zone, it is very similar. Honestly, the card just didn't get in my hand very often, so I really didn't get to see it in play. Eventually, it was cut for something else.
The consistency of these two cards is nice. You know that you will get at least one experience counter every turn. That said, it isn't quite as splashy of a play as, say, Cultivator of Blades. Should it be in the deck? Probably. But I still need convincing.
Keep me posted on how it works for you! :D
4 months ago
As for Rahnun's suggestions:
- Grunn, the Lonely King
- Primordial Sage
- Guardian Project
- Gaea's Touch
- Nissa's Pilgrimage
- Llanowar Tribe
- Kodama's Reach
- Frontier Siege
- Greater Good
- Traverse the Outlands
- Grothama, All-Devouring
- Hunter's Prowess
- Evolutionary Escalation
- Cultivator of Blades
- Mossbridge Troll
- Pathbreaker Ibex
- Forgotten Ancient
- Worldly Tutor
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Sylvan Library
- Force of Vigor
- Mirage Mirror
- Strionic Resonator
- Green Sun's Zenith
- Natural Order
- Sylvan Scrying
- Heroic Intervention
- Soul of the Harvest
5 months ago
This is a good start. You might like these: Tana, the Bloodsower , Rapacious One , Tempt with Vengeance , Ogre Battledriver , Cultivator of Blades , Wild Beastmaster , Sprout Swarm , Wolfbriar Elemental , Tendershoot Dryad , Nature's Revolt , Cavalier of Flame , Embereth Skyblazer , Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Pyreheart Wolf , Jade Mage
6 months ago
There are a few interesting cards that work well with krenko- rubblebelt has a bunch of alternatives/synergy options in the form of Wild Beastmaster , Cultivator of Blades , Gruul Beastmaster , Syr Faren, the Hengehammer etc. Meanwhile, krenko has alternatives in Goblin Rabblemaster and Legion Warboss , while Hanweir Garrison can do a decent budget impression.
Mana dorks to power out three/four drops then charging in with them for a big board is a viable strategy with so little aggro in the meta.
7 months ago
notes: you have a lot of small creatures that you have to waste turns on buffing, you have a lot of card draw and not a lot of ways to keep all those cards, you have a lot of small synergies with merfolk/snake, but not enough to warrant having them IMO, could be better suited more focused on winning. cuts: Trollbred Guardian , Overrun , River Sneak , Experiment One , Coiling Oracle , Patagia Viper , Triton Shorestalker , Jace's Ingenuity , Ohran Viper , Verdant Confluence , Ezuri's Predation adds: Cultivator of Blades , Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury , Triumph of the Hordes , Reliquary Tower , Rancor , Doubling Season , Awakening Zone / From Beyond , Wirewood Symbiote , Hadana's Climb Flip, Sudden Substitution , Devoted Druid , Temur Sabertooth , Bramble Sovereign , Thrummingbird , Tezzeret's Gambit , Faerie Artisans , Stubborn Denial
7 months ago
Looks good. You might like these: Cephalid Constable , Master Biomancer , Hooded Hydra , Fathom Mage , Spark Double , Sporeback Troll , Sage of Hours , Ivy Lane Denizen , Fungal Sprouting , Cultivator of Blades , Wild Beastmaster , Chasm Skulker , Inexorable Tide , Fertilid , Inspiring Call