Creature — Elf Scout
When District Guide enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land or Gate card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
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|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
District Guide occurrence in decks from the last year
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District Guide Discussion
3 months ago
Hello everyone. This is the first time posting here. I hope I did all this right sorry if I screwed this up. I'm looking to improve my Yarok deck. I know there are at least two cards on the tip of everyone's tung. Questing Beast and Hydroid Krasis . I would love to add thees but alas they are too pricey. The deck is as follows.
Commander) Yarok, the Desecrated
Creatures) Meteor Golem Dream Eater Gravedigger Evolution Sage District Guide Dungeon Geists Cavalier of Gales Murderous Rider Thief of Sanity Golgari Findbroker Agent of Treachery Cavalier of Thorns Paradise Druid Yarok's Fenlurker God-Eternal Rhonas Cavalier of Night Risen Reef Incubation Druid Voracious Hydra
3 months ago
Yeah after the last update adding planeswalkers I removed 3 more creatures, and it does feel a little tight in play if I don't get enough momentum quickly or they clear the board. I might remove one of the Gruul Guildgate and/or a Mountain for another creature or 2 for starters. I was then considering dropping one Jaya's Greeting to bring it to 3x, and potentially one of the Domri, Anarch of Bolas for 2x total to replace with creatures. Lastly I was also considering removing a Grumgully, the Generous to bring the total to 3x and open up the deck for other creatures.
I was looking for creatures that can help with mana ramp since End-Raze Forerunners are my most expensive cards and can be a finisher for the game. For that I was browsing standard cards and found a few that might fit in.
Leafkin Druid Is nice since it's a 0/3 and has decent toughness if needed to block, and can tap for a green mana to help ramp up. Bonus if I somehow get 4+ creatures on the field it gives 2 green instead. This doesn't help if I need red mana, but most of the cards in the deck don't require more than 1 red mana anyways.
Paradise Druid allows me to pick either color instead of just green, and has 2 power if I wanted to use for attacking instead. The hexproof part would likely only affect it when I first drop before riot is in play since it would likely be tapped for mana or attacking after.
Incubation Druid seemed like a mix between the previous two mentioned. It allows to tap for any mana (That I can make already) but has no power and less defense when comparing to the previous ones. On the flip side if it has a +1/+1 counter it makes 3 mana when tapped. Since I have a few ways to get counters on creatures when playing them, I could potentially have that trigger somewhat reliably. It also has the ability to adapt for counters, and since I'm trying to lean more towards mana ramp I will likely be able to pay the 3GG cost reliably later in matches if I dropped it early before I could get Rhythm of the Wild or Grumgully, the Generous out.
District Guide Is a 2/2 creature that also lets me fetch a land/gate from deck to my hand. This helps fill up my creature slots, while also helping with mana ramp to later game to make sure I can drop my expensive cards. I've been using this in a few of my mana heavy decks in arena with success, so this might be one I pick since it fills two roles without sacrificing field presence (while the others previously mentioned would have to be tapped to get me mana ramp)
Rosethorn Acolyte Was one I considered. The adventure would let me get red mana if I somehow can't get mountains in my early game, and the creature itself would allow me to tap it for mana ramp. It's a 2/3 though so I feel more like it should be on the field attacking or defending instead, and I feel at 2G it's a bit pricey for what it does. That said because it is a 2/3 I could still use it for attack/defense and only use the mana ramp when I need it, but I feel there are better 3 cost cards.
4 months ago
Haha, thanks for tagging me here. I think land base shouldn't stop you and I believe you can find your way into a solid mana base here.
Danielisaias is certainly right is the idea that guild gates may be a good approach but there are certainly many ways to get the mana base right. IF you want to go the guildgate path, here is the cards you want for that build.
Lands Now I am not entirely sure, but I believe that around 10 gates is the best way to build this. Since our ramp and mana fixing is primarily green, we will include 1-2 copies of all gates that include green. Then add 0-1 of the other gates as relevant. IF you were to run all of the following ramp, you will most definitely not need more than one copies of most gates. In addition Gateway Plaza is a great gate that effectively taps an additional land when it enters. You can probably run 4x Evolving Wilds and put in mostly forests and 1-2 of each of the other basics if you want.
Open the Gates - A land of your choice that you can play the next turn. Like a wildcard land
District Guide - Will build a board presence and get you a extra land of choice
Circuitous Route - Terrific ramp straight onto the battlefield and includes gates
Support creatures and spells
Gatebreaker Ram - Powerful when 2+ gates are in play
Gateway Sneak - Ok card draw, guaranteed when gates are played
Guild Summit - Great way to refill hand late game and good set up in the early game
If THAT wasn't enough, here's more!
If you don't want to build a gate deck, you are already almost there. All the "land fixing" cards from the gate build are still relevant here but not as good without the synergy.
Mana Geode - This is a simple card, effective for ramp into any color and scry can fix your draw.
Beanstalk Giant - Not only is he mana fixing/ramp but he is also a giant threat!
Deathsprout - Harder to build in, but is a awesome combination of removal and ramp!
Whisper Agent - in this deck would simply be a pseudo-removal while draw fixing
Faeburrow Elder - I haven't played with him before so I don't know how good he is. Seeing as he can only ramp you mana you already have access to he is hard to judge. However, know that cards like Whisper Agent or Sphinx of the Guildpact will give Faeburrow Elder substantial bonuses.
… I think I went overkill with suggestions. Sorry ;)
7 months ago
I'm ending up removing the golgari and selesnya guildgates in place of an Overgrown Tomb and a Radiant Fountain . I also removed Scepter of Dominance , Creeping Renaissance , Gaze of Granite , Brought Back , Aggressive Mammoth , Goring Ceratops , Thalia's Lancers , and Adarkar Valkyrie . I put in Thrive , Bramblesnap , Banehound , Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter , Sunblade Elf , Leafkin Druid , Birds of Paradise , Courser of Kruphix and District Guide . What do you think IMMG?
10 months ago
You might find that spells like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach are great for mana fixing. I find that a slight lean towards green and you can avoid including all those lands that come in tapped by including more land fetch spells. When most of your lands come into play tapped it just slows you right down and you end up being a turn or two behind.
For your consideration:
10 months ago
Completely agree with that change RainbowF13 - the hexproof really is nice.
I'm just trying to think of ways to improve on this deck because so far the one thing I see is lacking, is a win con. So far, you can proliferate quite nicely and you can add +1/+1 counters on creatures. The way I see it, you have a couple of options -
- proliferate the existing creatures to be used for ETB effects and combat
- let each creature have a job - proliferate ETB's as chump blockers, combat-centric creatures to attack, passive ability creatures to continuously gain value from.
Each one of us has their own play style and mine personally likes to let each card have a purpose. Let's take Evolution Sage for example, this is your main proliferate engine and if this creature dies to combat then you will stop gaining value. Pollenbright Druid will gain value but only for one turn so after it has entered the battlefield, how do you continue to gain value from it? My choice in this scenario would be to protect my life total. Not making any direct suggestions here haha just trying to point out to know what you want to do with each of your creatures :)
Now on the note of Nissa, Who Shakes the World , you mentioned you couldn't find a necessary spot for her to make room for and remove some other cards. The double forest is a huge benefit, now doubt. What you may find useful in your deck is the -8 ability where you can search your library for any number of forests and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Here's a scenario - you have 3 creatures on the battlefield that have at least one +1/+1 counter on them and an Evolution Sage . When you -8 Nissa, each creature will get 9 +1/+1 counters on top of the existing ones. Another scenario is this (which may be something to consider looking into - I'm fiddling with a deck at the moment on Arena which I'll outline in the next section.) - you have 7 1/1 creature tokens on the battlefield, the -8 is ready but you have a Pledge of Unity and in hand, play that first, then -8 Nissa and now you have a very wide board to swing in with.
The thing is that Nissa will provide you with more value than you can know what to do with so my recommendation would be to save that for a different deck. Because you want this deck to be focused on wolves - you love the cards so build the best you can around it :) If you were to try and get value out of a card like Nissa you will be changing your deck around too much because I can say if it were me building one, it would have cards to proliferate and add +1/+1 counters like your own, but then have cards like Nissa's Triumph and District Guide , maybe even Circuitous Route to trigger more land proliferates from the Evolution Sage - You get enough and you can -8 Nissa after she ETB's (e.g. two sages on board, a land and District Guide in hand and you can -8 immediately). Finale of Glory and Divine Visitation would make the list too. But as I said, this would be a TOTALLY different theme/win con. A lot of useless information here but I mostly just wanted to point out what Nissa will be good at doing and what she would be better at doing which may be of some use to you in this deck should you wish to take out some cards which aren't as useful or if you want to build another deck.
If there is two things I'll leave you with as a suggestion for your current deck list is this - you have in your maybeboard Bond of Flourishing but I believe Vivien's Arkbow is one of the best draw engines in the new set and only a couple of dollars. You also mentioned you have no big creatures - Ghalta, Primal Hunger is a big creature that can be cast for VERY cheap and also only costs a few dollars. A Ghalta that has been exposed to the proliferate mechanic is bloody scary (especially if you find room for Nissa). Anyway, I think that will do for now! HAHA sorry for the essay but hope it's of some use to you! I'm loving watching this deck progress and excited to see what else you come up with!
10 months ago
With any 5 color gate deck ramping to the end is your friend. in that regard i would suggest firstly adding in Gateway Plaza as i don't see that gate. id also consider some gate specific ramp like Circuitous Route ,and District Guide come to mind. a pretty out of nowhere win con i like to use in my gate deck is to get out at least 10 lands and use Scapeshift to force all the gates in. one thing you'll want to probably have more answers for is nonbasic land hate as with all gate decks thats where you get truly boned.
1 year ago
Please pay attention to mana curve. By mana curve, I mean you want to have things to do each turn for turns 2 and above. For example, take a hard look at your stuff in the 4 mana slot and above. What are dead cards in games? Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Phyrexian Arena will lower your mana curve and produce desired results. Also, look for ways to help get your lands on each turn or early: Gatecreeper Vine , District Guide , Caravan Vigil , Rampant Growth may help.