Fauna Shaman

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Fauna Shaman

Creature — Elf Shaman

, , Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Fauna Shaman Discussion

multimedia on Muldrotha the Gravetide

4 days ago

Hey, looks good, nice start, but consider expanding on the main strategy?

Cards within the deck's budget to consider adding:

Overall excellent cards with Muldrotha:

Remora is one of the best sources of no mana cost repeatable draw in multiplayer Commander and it's great with Muldrotha's ability to play an enchantment from your graveyard. Don't pay Remora's upkeep cost, it's destroyed and can then be played from the graveyard to give you potential draw during your opponents turns. Risen and Coiling are excellent value especially Risen since Muldrotha, Yarok, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are Elementals. Stormtamer and Archmage can protect Muldrotha from removal by sacing them; then able play one of them from your graveyard.

Sakura can sac itself to ramp; it's a staple green creature in Commander especially with Meren. Wonder can give Muldrotha flying making her an attacking threat to do Commander damage. Buried Alive , Fauna Shaman , etc. are good here to tutor for and get Wonder into your graveyard. Reborn has lots of utility especially when you can repeatedly play it because after the third chapter it's destroyed. The third chapter can reanimate a creature or Planeswalker from any graveyard.

Sac outlets/payoffs:

Land upgrades:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Woodland Stream
  • Foul Orchard
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Field of Ruin
  • Grave Betrayal
  • Font of Fertility
  • Pattern of Rebirth
  • Sylvan Caryatid
  • Manalith
  • Havengul Lich
  • Karametra's Acolyte
  • Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
  • Platinum Emperion
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torment of Hailfire
  • Overwhelming Forces
  • Dreamscape Artist

TwinStags on Skullboi, Bag O’ Bones

1 week ago

Thoughts:

Hunger of the Howlpack still sorta sucks, but I’ll live until a better counters-instant comes out around that cmc

Beseech the Queen is just okay. Might go with Scheming Symmetry because of how friendly it is

Rite of Passage is interesting. In MP it can work for beefing up during blocks. I’m sorta torn between this, Evolutionary Escalation , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , and some other rhino dude. Rite works when there’s a lot of combat. Evol. can push things along, but sucks 1v1. Drana feels a bit shoehorned.

Winter Orb was a terrible idea. I feel bad for putting this in my deck.

I never put together the way Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Filth work together. Adding them and possibly Crop Rotation or Expedition Map . This leads me to...

Creatures are getting stuck in my hand and I need discard generators. Fauna Shaman is a must add. Key to the City is almost good. I sorta like Greenseeker , but idk if it warrants a slot.

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan still isn’t great. If it was similar to Death's Presence I would be more inclined. As is, most of the time my board just gets wiped

Demarge on Bourgeois Fungus

1 week ago

Jarad's Orders is a similar Final Parting . Fauna Shaman is also a pretty good tutor spell that lets you dump reanimation targets stranded in your hand

abbatromebone on Janky graveyard

1 week ago

lifemtg thanks for your comment. So the deck uses self mill with cards like Commune with the Gods Grisly Salvage Fauna Shaman and Satyr Wayfinder to put things in my graveyard. Primevals' Glorious Rebirth lets me get everything out for free. Yes it is a high cmc but i get a lot of vaule out of it. On top of that Kethis, the Hidden Hand makes it even cheaper to cast. So even though the card you pointed out is mana intensive I have a way to get it out for less along with other cards.

Arbor Elf and Llanowar elf both essentially tap for one. The tie breaker is when i have Utopia Sprawl then Arbor Elf taps for two. The second mana can be not green which helps mana filter better. So i most likely will not take your suggestion there. If you have more ideas please let me know.

multimedia on meren

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Overall your deck looks really good, but consider more early game plays? Max out on mana dorks as they're excellent with Meren; able to ramp into her faster and then being sac fodder to get experience counters:

If adding more one drop green mana dorks then more Forests are wanted to consistently be able to play one turn one. Add more Forests or lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana such as Llanowar Wastes or simply cut some Swamps for more Forests. My advice is have more Forests than Swamps if adding more one drop green mana dorks. Consider cutting just about all lands that ETB tapped? Replacing them with lands that don't ETB tapped or more basic lands.

Meren benefits from more self sacing creatures and sac outlets to get experience counters faster.

Buried Alive and Fauna Shaman are busted with Meren's ability to reanimate or recur a creature. Fauna is a repeatable effect to get a creature into your graveyard and tutor for another one. I see Razaketh here; great creature to tutor for with Buried or Fauna and then reanimate with it low mana cost reanimation: Renaimate, Apprentice Necromancer , Animate Dead , Victimize or Life / Death .

Other low mana cost cards to consider adding:

Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Crypt of Agadeem
  • Golgari Rot Farm
  • Grim Backwoods
  • Temple of the False God
  • Barren Moor
  • Bramble Sovereign
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Golgari Findbroker
  • Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
  • Llanowar Dead
  • Mindwrack Demon
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
  • Underrealm Lich
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Skyshroud Claim
  • Deadbridge Chant
  • Open the Graves
  • Panharmonicon
  • Ever After

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer more advice including explanations of why I'm suggesting to cut these cards, etc. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on graveyard landfall

3 weeks ago

Hey, interesting concept, good start for a budget deck. Nice Loam Ultimate Box Topper :)

I think if you want to win with Maniac or Jace by drawing a card without any cards in your library then you want more low mana cost draw effects that you can access from your graveyard. Other low mana cost instant/sorcery spells for draw are also good.

Budget cards ($3 or less each) for draw to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Jwari Shapeshifter
  • Mirror Image
  • Fated Infatuation
  • Natural Affinity
  • Cultivate
  • Worm Harvest

Buried Alive is great with dredge creatures: Grave-Troll, Stinkweed, etc. Tutor for three of them and put them all into your graveyard. Jarad's Orders and Final Parting are tutors that can put a card into your hand and also one into your graveyard. Wonder is good with self-mill; when in the graveyard and you control an Island can give Muldrotha flying making her a bigger threat to attack and do Commander damage.

Animate Dead is great with Muldrotha's ability to play an enchantment from your graveyard. Two drop reanimation that can reanimate Muldrotha or any other creature in your graveyard or target a creature in one of your opponent's graveyards. Kaya's Ghostform enchantment that makes it hard for your opponents to remove Muldrotha. Helps to keep Muldrotha out of the Command Zone.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Rites of Flourishing
  • Zendikar's Roil
  • Zendikar Resurgent
  • Undergrowth Champion
  • Far Wanderings
  • Villainous Wealth

Budget land upgrades to consider:


Three $5 cards to consider adding are Fauna Shaman , Mystic Remora and Eternal Witness . Fauna is an engine with dredge creatures to repeatedly get them into your graveyard while also tutoring for another creature. Remora is one of the best sources of repeatable no mana cost draw in multiplayer Commander. With Muldrotha you don't have to pay the upkeep cost just choose to sac it and then play it again from your graveyard. Witness is powerful with self-mill to recur nonpermanent cards from your graveyard.

xaarvaxus on Karametra ramping life

3 weeks ago

You have a glut of cards at the 6 CMC slot [13] that could stand to be trimmed down some, replacing especially with things in the 1 or 2 CMC slots to give yourself a better curve.

Cards in the 1 slot to consider: Caustic Caterpillar for some more removal, Ulvenwald Tracker for fight on a stick and Wayfarer's Bauble for more ramp.

Cards in the 2 slot to consider: Rampant Growth , Oreskos Explorer and Sakura-Tribe Elder so you see your ramp early more consistently, Qasali Pridemage for more artifact/enchantment hate plus some early buffage and Fauna Shaman to search out the creature you need right now. The Explorer, Pridemage and Elder go well with your Sun Titan .

Primordial Sage could get 'downgraded' to Beast Whisperer for purposes of your curve while still retaining your card draw.

ResoluteHusky on Naya Breach

3 weeks ago

Good idea PhoenixNest do you think I should take out the Fauna Shaman to play Eladamri's Call ?

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Fauna Shaman occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.36%

Golgari: 0.25%