Dryad Arbor

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Format Legality
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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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Realms Mythic Rare
Future Sight Uncommon

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Dryad Arbor

Land Creature — Forest Dryad

(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has ": Add to your mana pool.")

Dryad Arbor is green.

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Dryad Arbor Discussion

GeminiSpartanX on The name's Andre of Astora

17 hours ago

I agree that you're running too few lands. Equipment decks need a lot in case things go wrong. I think since you have so few, cards like Harrow and Crop Rotation wouldn't be as good as Farseek or Talisman of Unity. I've never been impressed with Sword of Body and Mind in EDH, so that could be a cut for more land. Since you have enough tutors, some duplicate equipment could be shaved (like Loxodon Warhammer compared to Behemoth Sledge. Also it was said above that there are no targets for your Green Sun's Zenith, so I'd either add a Dryad Arbor or a few green creatures to make use of it. Thrun, the Last Troll holds equipment nicely since he regenerates, and Sigarda, Host of Herons is the commander of my equipment deck due to hexproof and her resistance to edict effects. Armory Automaton, Eternal Witness, and Qasali Pridemage are great creature inclusions here.

If you're interested in looking at my current build, check out my Sigarda Voltron deck. It's not cEDH so I don't have all the fast mana rocks, but it's otherwise quite solid.

merrowMania on Just Froggin' Around - The Gitrog Monster Primer

1 day ago

AAAAAAND my perfectionist nature kicked in. The following is a clean(er) version of the loop without Skirge Familiar:

Setup:
You MUST create your 'infinite' black mana by looping Dark Ritual/Cabal Ritual with your discard outlet. If you made mana with a Skirge Familiar reanimated by Necromancy, cast Oblivion Crown on The Gitrog Monster or a third creature. Then you can go to cleanup (aka use Necromancy's own ability to sac itself), spend one green mana to Nature's Claim Necromancy, or cast Culling the Weak saccing Skirge Familiar to get Necromancy back in hand. Regardless of your method, you must make sure to have 'infinite' black mana. Loop rituals into 'infinite' black mana again or use Skirge Familiar if applicable. Proceed to draw deck/graveyard with your discard outlet.

(Black and generic costs will be ignored for rest of explanation due to 'infinite' black mana)
Discard Lotus Cobra. Reanimate Lotus Cobra with Necromancy. If you have one green mana, you may cast Nature's Claim on Necromancy and continue in response to the sac trigger. Otherwise, go to cleanup to make Necromancy sac itself and proceed to combo off in response to the trigger to sac Lotus Cobra.

Beginning:
Step 1: Draw deck/graveyard.
Step 2: Discard Dryad Arbor.
Step 3: Reanimate it with Necromancy.
Step 4: Landfall trigger from Lotus Cobra to produce one green.
Step 5: Sac Dryad Arbor to Culling the Weak.
Step 6: Return to Step 1.

merrowMania on Just Froggin' Around - The Gitrog Monster Primer

1 day ago

Just realized I forgot to give context to the loop. I went through this explanation several times, trying to write everything at once. It culminated in my giving up on explaining how to do it with Skirge Familiar still in play. Any part of my explanation that contains Skirge Familiar is basically superfluous, but I will leave it so you have the option of making it look pretty if you want to add it for when Oblivion Crown is exiled.......this kind of explaining is why I hate writing primers...reading what I have written, trying to make exceptions for Skirge Familiar makes the setup read terribly...

Setup:
You MUST (technically not, but you need 1 green mana in order to use Skirge Familiar) create your 'infinite' black mana by looping Dark Ritual/Cabal Ritual with your discard outlet. It is possible to perform this loop with Skirge Familiar, but you need to have a green mana as part of the startup cost (Elvish Spirit Guide does work). It is much easier to simply change the discard outlet with Oblivion Crown and loop rituals, since you will not need any green mana. If you used Skirge Familiar and are trying an end step kill, you must have used Necromancy already (otherwise you would be doing a sorcery speed kill because this kill requires using Necromancy twice (if you have access to two green mana, you can Nature's Claim the Necromancy twice to get it off the Familiar and on and off the Cobra so you can use it repeatedly on the Dryad Arbor)). It is not necessary since you can just change your discard outlet to Gitrog or a third creature with Oblivion Crown. Then you can go to cleanup, spend Green to Nature's Claim Necromancy, or cast Culling the Weak saccing Skirge Familiar (casting Oblivion Crown is mandatory for this line if you do not have another discard outlet) to get Necromancy back in hand. If you use the cleanup method to remove Necromancy, you must have a backup discard outlet or a green mana to cast Nature's Claim on the Lotus Cobra Necromancy. Regardless of your method, you must make sure to have 'infinite' black mana. Loop rituals into 'infinite' black mana again or use Skirge Familiar if applicable. Proceed to draw deck/graveyard with your discard outlet.

(Black and generic costs will be ignored for rest of explanation due to 'infinite' black mana)
Discard Lotus Cobra. Reanimate Lotus Cobra with Necromancy. If you have one green mana, cast Nature's Claim on Necromancy and continue in response to the sac trigger.

Beginning:
Step 1: Draw deck/graveyard.
2: Discard Dryad Arbor.
3: Reanimate it with Necromancy.
4: Landfall trigger from Cobra to produce one green.
5: Sac Dryad Arbor to Culling the Weak.
6: Return to Step 1.

SufferFromEDHD on Patron of the Orochi

1 day ago

Since you run all basics maybe Primal Order or Hall of Gemstone to punish greedy mana bases.

Green Sun's Zenith + Dryad Arbor + Natural Order is the funk. Dryad Arbor would also untap as it is a forest.

Fauna Shaman and Whippoorwill are the only tappers I would suggest.

buildingadeck on Paradox Xira Arien

2 days ago

I've considered Urborg. If I end up adding in Crop Rotation, I'll put it in, but it otherwise helps too many other decks than it's worth. Dryad Arbor is one of those cards ya love to hate, but it's lack of haste makes it a really hard T1 if it's your only land in hand to cast your Birds of Paradise. For that reason, I am not currently running it. As far as ESG and SSG, I think they're alright. They don't do anything other than add mana for a short burst tho, and I think that Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual do that far better without taking so much off Ad Nauseam. Thanks for the comment klone13. :)

klone13 on Paradox Xira Arien

2 days ago

Have you considered Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for fixing, Dryad Arbor for a sweet t1 GSZ play, and Elvish Spirit Guide/Simian Spirit Guide for additional fast mana?

Redace878 on Bagels are very tasty

2 days ago

Usually I'll try to attack with a token from Cartouche of Solidarity if they have mana open, but I forgot that now that I'm getting fetchlands I can use Dryad Arbor. Thanks for the suggestion!

ej133 on Bagels are very tasty

2 days ago

I hate boggles so much. I live with a dude who plays this for years.

So, how have you been dealing with Blessed Alliance? That's a really stupid card, I have to say. My bro has been running 1 Dryad Arbor and always attacks with it along the slippery fucker.

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