Earthcraft

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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Earthcraft

Enchantment

Tap an untapped creature you control: Untap target basic land.

Earthcraft Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Idea for a Squirrel Commander

1 day ago

dbpunk - I wanted to create a "big- Squirrel Nest " effect that couldn't be abused in an infinite combo (i.e. Earthcraft ). Even without breaking it in a combo, two activations in one turn with something like Patron of the Orochi is still insanely strong. Hence the additional clause, but I see your point about it being rather confusing.

Senomar on Rhys the Exiled

2 days ago

Hey nice deck ! First time I see a golgari elf tribal in this format. I really like the taste of it and your finishers seem fun :)

Seems like you're not on budget thus I suggest you replace Cryptolith Rite by Earthcraft .

Furthermore, my 2CP is that Demonic Tutor , Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Duress and Hymn to Tourach are stapple in black. You should probably not run them all but the fact you're playing Shapers' Sanctuary shows you're looking for tools versus control. Those black cards are way better than Shapers' Sanctuary (and I run Shapers' Sanctuary in my main duel commander deck since I haven't access to black :p). Since you seem to have a strong deck for you should at least have a try on Mind Twist .

To finish with, even with your amount of ramp going to 35 lands can be a good thing. Mulligan deaths are real in this strong format (maybe the London mulligan will change lists). The best elfball deck lists have around 37 lands (https://mtgtop8.com/archetype?a=367). Wasteland could be a really sweet inclusion ( Sinkhole is kinda solid and available in black if you'll find land destruction is efficient).

Demarge on Ghave That Bitch Some Competition

2 days ago

hmm random brewing though that popped into my head, Metallic Mimic and Lesser Masticore can make for part of a hulk grab that is only 4 cmc (or 5 with a seer) that the masticore can also combo dmg like a... where's Walking Ballista ? the unicorn allows a hulk combo with ballista, actually you might just want the mimic over the unicorn, in all the plan b combos you have it's unlikely you'd just blind drop the unicorn before you already had the other combo piece ready since a table of cedh will likely hate it out fast, so you can do mimic naming the creature type you want the extra counter on.

oh yeah back to the mimic with masticore combo benefits, masticore can be a discard effect when you'd want one (good for a reanimator version) when you combo with an altar it's an infinite dmg source on it's own, mimic and masticore would also be completely colorless, being a lot more friendly than messenger to say the least to cast it also works with more of your tutors... I caught myself rambling but to say the least it works better than messenger, and I have to admit, Earthcraft with only 3 basics in deck might make it weaker than it should be, sure you have many fetch, but it also nobo's with your Root Maze . Dark Confidant in most cases might be weaker than say a Elvish Visionary , Tymna the Weaver , or even just a Sign in Blood type spell ( I can't remember the 1B version name from mirrodin block), it's slow and inefficient for cedh.

my final suggestion would be Concordant Crossroads , in cedh it likely will just be a sorcery that gives your creatures haste on the turn you make infinite tokens, but it is also a world enchantment which will world rule destroy another world enchantment like The Abyss or Nether Void . it's also likely there can be tables where just playing crossroads will benefit just you.

Though for overall power level issue I'd say card advantage is what this deck most could use, maybe a cycle land Life from the Loam package, necro and library do help, but having some of a draw engine that doesn't shut off when a smart group attacks into you (cedh tables send all their creatures at the black/green players to shut off their draw engines). I could ramble forever and must stop myself now, sorry if it cuts out on a weird place.

Gidgetimer on Abzan combos

6 days ago

Squirrelcraft doesn't use the graveyard, so Squirrel Nest and Earthcraft ?

dingusdingo on Reki, Kamigawa doing its best

2 weeks ago

Alrighty roo, let's spend 10 minutes fixing your deck

Thoughts

Aluren + Cloudstone Curio + any 2 legends 3 CMC or below = draw your deck.

Don't run Reap . It depends on opponents board state to function, meaning it is unreliable.

You are running Snow-Covered Forest but don't have Mouth of Ronom slotted. Low opportunity cost land that allows mono G to have a targeted creature nuke.

Add Prismatic Vista for increased deckthinning.

There are a whole host of other legendary cards you can be running that are 3 CMC or less. Replace any combat oriented or random buff artifacts/creature (most of the 2/3/4 CMC legendary artifacts, and also Skyship Weatherlight) with some of the following

Voltaic Key works with Paradox Engine and Sensei's Divining Top to draw deck. You already slot the other two. Key also lets you ramp or get value from other artifacts.

Inventors' Fair opens many winning lines from many board states, usually by fetching Paradox. Expedition Map lets you get to Inventors' Fair more often.

You should really up creature tutor density, and add some value targets. Eldritch Evolution Chord of Calling Finale of Devastation Natural Order Time of Need Woodland Bellower Summoner's Pact Uncage the Menagerie Weird Harvest

Adding in value creatures that can be grabbed from tutors gives you a far greater chance to escape from nasty artifacts/enchantments Caustic Caterpillar Reclamation Sage Manglehorn

Burgeoning Mirri's Guile Earthcraft and Oath of Nissa have far less value here than you think. I would cut them all, except possibly Earthcraft due to how well it works with Paradox engine. You should add Squirrel Nest as an alternate wincon if you keep it.

Why are you running Strip Mine ? You run no other stax pieces and no land recursion.

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

2 weeks ago

KayneMarco

Oh no, you’re right. I didn’t take summoning sickness into account there. It would work if you add Earthcraft , though. Thanks for catching that!

CNobre on Lit af (Tuvasa)

3 weeks ago

Hi RJGiel thanks for the suggestion, I will try it out.

When Dawn of Hope was spoiled I missed that the soldier tokens have lifelink. That makes the card way better as it will trigger its first ability way more often. Other cards on the deck that will also do it are: Courser of Kruphix , Herald of the Pantheon and Scavenging Ooze . Another key factor to run this over Mobilization is the 2CMC instead of the 3CMC slot (which is crowded).

Dropping Mobilization we lose cheaper soldier token generation (3 against 4), soldier tokens with vigilance ( Martial Coup ) and a combo with Mobilization + basic land + Overgrowth + Earthcraft for infinite soldier tokens.

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Alipes

I saw that today as well. It just might. I’ll have to see if it has more combo synergy potential than the other counter sources in the deck. It should combo with Earthcraft and Ashnod's Altar as well. The low cmc is definitely enticing!

Edit: Actually it looks like a cheaper Juniper Order Ranger that just doesn’t get tall, but that’s not really even a consideration if we’re combining off getting tokens or abusing persist creatures.

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