Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Enchantment Creature — Nymph

You may play an additional land on each of your turns.

Lands you control have are every basic land types in addition to their other types.

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Set Rarity
Theros Beyond Death (THB) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove Discussion

Zyndro_ on Snakes on a plane

1 day ago

I like your suggestions and I have thought of Doubling Season and Wheel of Fortune but they aren't included due to budget reasons, I used to always put Harvest Season in token decks for the explosiveness but can falter in gummed up board states. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove seems to be useful all the time.

pistolpeteiii on Snakes on a plane

2 days ago

This deck honestly looks pretty solid. The only inclusions I would suggest is Doubling Season, as it would probably be more impactful than a card like The Royal Scions, and Wheel of Fortune as an upgrade to Time Reversal (given you have the budget).

Harvest Season looks kinda strange seeing as it is only good when you have your tokens attacking, and since your commander is pretty high costed I would probably swap that ramp spell with something that can help boost you through the early game. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove might be great as it is a way to play all the lands from your hand as you wheel, and fixes your mana at the same time.

Hope these help!

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

2 days ago

More updates:

After Theros turned out to be a pretty big miss apart from Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, I had some more thoughts about where to take this deck and after seeing just a couple of the 2020 commander card spoilers I think there is a lot of potential with just a couple of cards:

Nesting Grounds

Now the biggest potential for Nesting Grounds is to have this interact with Glacial Chasm to limit the upkeep cost. While this can't stop it never getting age counters, it means that you can make sure that they never increase beyond 1 (if you already have the Nesting Grounds out). The downside is that this is yet another colourless source which impacts reliability of mana, along with impacting a grand total of one land. Blast Zone was another thought but there are no charge counters to add and there are very few scenarios where you'll want to tick DOWN Blast Zone apart from the corner cases where you might want to destroy mass tokens.

Manascape Refractor

Now this, this is the good stuff. I think this is a solid replacement for Mirage Mirror because it has an immediate impact in that it can use other land's abilities without having to copy a target. The prime synergy is with Cabal Coffers but it also works well with any of the utility lands with activated abilities. In a pinch, with a Thespian's Stage you can effectively protect it for 2 mana by converting it into a land to sidestep artifact removal. This however means that it would lose all other text and effectively become just another Thespian's Stage without the ability to recur it as easily (as it would be an artifact whilst in the graveyard if you were to sacrifice it to any relevant ability).

Chasmolinker on [[Primer]] - Jund Midrange

6 days ago

Haha DarkStarStorm. Nice segue.
Well aside from Amulet Titan decks, I'm liking the metagame with regards to Jund's position. Even still, with the semi-recent banning of Once Upon a Time the deck is more in line with lists prior to Throne of Eldraine. Which even though it is a bad match-up, it's beatable G1 with some luck and G2 after SB with Grafdigger's Cage, Fulminator Mage, and Assassin's Trophy.

Everything is a wash though if they get Primeval Titan out early. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove can make that happen if not dealt with. It used to be that leaving in Lightning Bolt was preferred G2 but Dryad of the Ilysian Grove makes Fatal Push slightly better.
It's definitely a bad match-up and I could see going to 3 or even 4 Assassin's Trophy to combat it. Pillage could take the place of Ancient Grudge as a flexible card in addition to Fulminator Mage since i can also hit Amulet of Vigor if they leave it in.

I'm confidant in the other match-ups for now. Burn is always slightly less than 50/50 but that's pretty much the case with almost every Modern deck against Burn.

AjanisLastDan on Ten Thousand Teeth

1 week ago

Beanstalk got switched for Nyxbloom Ancient; Search for tomorrow got replaced with a more reliable Rampant Growth, and I took out a card that has been with the deck since the very first, enrage version, Ranging Raptors, and put in Dryad of the Ilysian Grove.

Wash your hands!!

Tacovine on Taco's Tuvasa v4-6-20

1 week ago

I just made some changes, taking out: Eel Umbra Lignify Omen of the Sea Soul Snare Celestial Ancient Ravenous Slime Crystal Chimes

Adding in: Auramancer Ever-Watching Threshold Yavimaya Enchantress Return to Nature Energy Flux Creeping Renaissance Seal Away

Need some help ramping and color fixing if I don't draw Dryad of the Ilysian Grove. Also think I could really used a tutor or two.

dingusdingo on Sultai Bloom combo in competitive ...

1 week ago

Sorry for the triple post but I wanted to clarify as I have now taken a good long look at the rulings and interactions and layers.

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and Blood Moon work perfectly as imagined for basic lands, (all your basic lands have 5 basic types) however, if you have any nonbasic, then the timestamp order does matter. If the Moon has the later timestamp, all your nonbasics are mountains, if the Dryad has the later timestamp, all your nonbasics are every color. This is certainly an extremely helpful and exploitable interaction between these cards.

dingusdingo on Sultai Bloom combo in competitive ...

1 week ago

All extremely sound reasons for running Dryad over Azusa, the blocking Tymna/Najeela especially.

Also Blood Moon and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove both impact permanents on the same layer, meaning whichever has the later timestamp is going to be the effect that takes over. Dryad is still live against Blood Moon, it just has to be played after the Moon effect to work. While it does help a lot against seeing Moon, it can still get locked out if it comes down turn 2 and Moon comes down turn 3.

I wouldn't run this combo in a tournament without having seen it play around for a while, so I'm not too focused on its interactions or card selections for fighting tier 0 decks right now, just what its capable of in a general competitive sense. Especially with new printings it has quite a bit of potential. This is definitely an excellent find and worthy of some brewing.

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