Fertile Ground

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

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Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Battlebond (BBD) Common
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Lorwyn (LRW) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Invasion (INV) Common
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Common
Urza's Saga (USG) Common

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Fertile Ground

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant land

Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller gains one mana of any colour. (In addition to the mana the land produces).

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Fertile Ground Discussion

gandalfguyysnp on spamming those tokens

1 day ago

Thank you kamarupa, that helped a lot. Mentor of the Meek would be very useful to replenish my hand, also the Fertile Ground will help my mana. I think this adjustment will help speed up my deck and help in the early game.

kamarupa on spamming those tokens

2 days ago

Weirding Wood sort of fits the bill. Mentor of the Meek might be decent, too, though without a robust mana base, it will be less useful and than Harmonize IMHO. Utopia Sprawl is nice, but only when you're sure to have a Forest in play to enchant with it. So here, Fertile Ground is going to be a more reliable/better ramp. I'm suggesting ramp spells because you have a lot of spells over 4CMC and only a few at 1CMC. If you don't want to take up space in your deck for ramp spells, I suggest you consider swapping out some of the 4cmc spells for 1cmc spells. A few such spells that could fit off the top of my head: Doomed Traveler, Soul Warden/Soul's Attendant/Essence Warden.

bicebice on Mana on steroids part two

1 week ago

You may also want to consider the following: Trace of Abundance, Unbridled Growth, or Fertile Ground

ghostfire86 on Tuvasa, Altered Reality

4 weeks ago

Snap157,

Sacred Mesa gives me enough reason to add back in Fertile Ground. I’m already running Wild Growth. I’ve run all the above mentioned enchant land cards you’ve listed in previous builds of this deck and was never satisfied, even when Estrid, the Masked was the commander. Exploration and Burgeoning offer more towards ramp with inclusion of draw and Land Tax.

I’m already running Satyr Enchanter, Eidolon of Blossoms, Argothian Enchantress, Enchantress's Presence, Mystic Remora, and Sylvan Library, not to mention my Commander is a guaranteed turn 2-3 drop. Also, I can always tutor my enchantress pieces in multiple ways. Inclusion of two additional enchantress cards with double mana costs is not as good as you think.

Thought Vessel is needed fo hand size and not to be dropped. More options in hand to respond during other players turns is power. Including Seedborn Muse continuous plays at all times is guaranteed.

Aurification and Dissipation Field are actually worthless pillowfort choices as Commander damage or an all out assault can still kill you when up and opponents have possiblility to reobtain their creatures. Taxing effects are often more effective to discourage assaults as well as being cheaper to cast. Elephant Grass is listed on my maybe list, but is not prime choice due to cumulative upkeep and gives no card draw unlike Mystic Remora.

Overall my deck shuts down opponents very effectively so they can’t interact with me, but I can still touch them. Either opponents die to combat damage, Commander damage, or scoop due to lack of ability. I do like that Sacred Mesa that you mentioned.

Snap157 on Tuvasa, Altered Reality

4 weeks ago

Earthcraft has a couple more combos that can be easily included here. By using an enchantment like Wild Growth on a basic plains, you can then use Earthcraft to combo with Luminarch Ascension and Sacred Mesa.

As a general tip for enchantment decks, I would include the other ones such as Satyr Enchanter, Verduran Enchantress, and Mesa Enchantress. These will provide reliable draw for an engine

For ramp, include enchantments such as Fertile Ground, New Horizons, Utopia Sprawl, Overgrowth, Awakening Zone, and Weirding Wood. These will trigger your tuvasa draws and also will combo with earthcraft, and should probably be included over your signets and Thought Vessel. I would shoot for ten reliable ramp cards and ten reliable draw cards, putting in as many enchantress effects as possible.

I really like your pillowfort aspect of the deck, and would also include Aurification, Elephant Grass and Dissipation Field.

Hope this helps! +1

kamarupa on Mono Green Mana Ramp

4 weeks ago

Arbor Elf+Utopia Sprawl or Fertile Ground generates quite a lot of mana. If you run enough Elves, Elvish Archdruid generates a ton of mana, too. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood might be cool if you have a lot of creatures entering the battlefield in the same turn.

rockleemyhero on Marath, Bloody Stax

1 month ago

No prob! Like I said above, it's really important you have 1 cmc mana dorks. Any 2 cmc dork needs to be able to tap for multiple mana to make it worth it. Your curve is wayyy smoother going from t1 dork into t2 marath.

I don't think you need a board wipe, you have a flexible creature killer in the command zone and plenty of spot removal. I think the biggest mistake newer cEDH players make is playing cards to "not lose" when they could be playing other cards to win instead. I'd personally run another 1 mana dork or another cheap tutor in its place. In fact, I'd strongly recommend cutting all of your ramp that's more than 1 color that taps for 1 mana. Fertile Ground, Chromatic Lantern (although you may need to keep this one if you don't adjust the mana base, all the 2 cmc sorcery Rampant Growth variants really slow you down a lot. Wild Growth would be another card to consider.

If the budget is an issue and you already own the cards you have here, you can still get pretty cheap rainbow lands such as Command Tower, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, and Tarnished Citadel. All the 1 cmc dorks are cheap as well. The only reason to play off colored fetches in your deck like Scalding Tarn is because you can grab essentially any color you need via Stomping Ground or Sacred Foundry. If you aren't running any dual lands without basic land types then the off colored fetches are really bad. The pain lands are excellent choices and are cheap as well.

SynergyBuild on tuvasa Tier?

1 month ago

Really, it would be around tier 4 this build. I imagine a better version going with a more consistent stax plan that happens to run a few key enchantments, instead of this could even be tier 2.5, but the commander would be all but a major part of the deck.

If you want a real enchantment-based build, use Earthcraft and Squirrel Nest, drop the Enchanted Evening/Aura Thief, Starfield of Nyx, Sigil of the Empty Throne, and Solemnity/Phyrexian Unlife/Solemnity/Decree of Silence. You should run Altar of the Brood as support for both the earthcraft combo and Opalescence/Parallax Wave.

The other drops you should have are cards like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach, because they are bad cards and shouldn't be run in any non-landfall deck, Cleansing Meditation because it is bad, and Skyshroud Claim. Pendrell Mists is too much mana for this deck to handle, as is Omniscience, despite its power in some decks.

Sun Titan would be okay in a more dedicated stax build that doesn't go with enchantments, despite its promise with Mana Vortex, and Austere Command/Supreme Verdict should be on the chopping board.

Leyline of Anticipation is weak for its mana cost, and is abd draw, only semi useful when in openning hand, but even then it isn't great.

Sphere of Safety is too much mana, and I'd probably drop a Propaganda or Ghostly Prison, perhaps because you'd just tutor up a Solitary Confinement.

Seedborn Muse, Mystic Confluence, and Mirari's Wake are a waste of mana, I know why you run them, but they are traps.

Words of Wind is a maybe, I feel it has value when comboing off, and acts as a wincon with Earthcraft/Altar of the Brood and a creature, but is otherwise weak.

Energy Field needs to go, it sucks, as does Hesitation and Lunar Force, yes, Sun Titan, no even so. You will not use these in a meaningful way.

Academy Rector is for pulling out your Decree of Silence/Omniscience, but because you are not hulking it up or having any consistent way for it to die, it isn't worth it.

Land Tax is a bad card, honestly unless you are monowhite or in a deck that benefits from discarding cards, it isn't worth it. The thinning is the best it does, and a card in your deck that thins only is trash. If it is used to help you hit land drops, your deck is either A: Not in need of land, or B: Awfully built or was mulliganned poorly.

Beast Within and Counterspell need to go, there are much more efficient options like Force of Will, Nature's Claim, and Swan Song.

Karmic Justice is a bit bad, I'd drop it, probably for Greater Auramancy.


Now the next part is on what to add. I talked about dropping around 27 cards, so there is some room. I would drop around 3 lands at least as well, which leaves us with a clean 30 cards to add.

Now, we'll add the cards I previously talked about, Altar of the Brood, Earthcraft, and Squirrel Nest. These help you win the game after we dropped a lot of your previous wincons. Greater Auramancy is also a card I prior suggested, and helps stop a Nature's Claim kill you. 26 cards left to go.

The next is to replace the lands we dropped. You want mana fast, so you can empty your hand, and use Tuvasa to draw more cards, aiming to hit a real enchantress or tutor for one. This means two things, more tutors, and more ramp.

Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Overgrowth, and Fertile Ground help benefit Earthcraft when used to make more mana on combo turn, especially with an Opalescence out. Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Sol Ring, Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, and Lotus Petal allow the deck to get more mana faster as well. This leaves 16 cards.

With tutors, Idyllic Tutor, Worldly Tutor, and Mystical Tutor are the picks for me, leaving 13 cards.

Teferi's Protection, Swan Song, Flusterstorm, Seal Away, Ravages of War, Force of Will, Nature's Claim, Armageddon, and Cast Out are efficient pieces of interaction I would suggest. This leaves 4 cards.

Back to Basics, Root Maze, and Rest in Peace make for a good toolbox effect for hate pieces. This leaves 1 card.

Nature's Chosen is a card I have found success in, and suggest you try it too. Enchanting a Tuvasa makes it another land in essence, and can untap a Serra's Sanctum, it is under the radar, so pick it up before all of the Emmara, Soul of the Accord players find out about it. That is it!


This last part is about optimizing your landbase for Back to Basics and Earthcraft, they synergize well, so don't worry too much about stretching your deck thin.

After looking through, the following lands are must drops, as they aren't good in nearly any deck:

Maze of Ith, Krosan Verge, Reflecting Pool, Reliquary Tower, and Rogue's Passage

They don't have a place in this deck.

Similarly, you should optimize your deck to get your colors more on curve, fetchlands being a major part of that. Wooded Foothills, Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Misty Rainforest, Scalding Tarn, Verdant Catacombs, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats are the missing ones in your colors. You can use them to fetch the shock/dual lands for colors, or basics for Back to Basics/Earthcraft.

Wooded Bastion, Flooded Grove, and Yavimaya Hollow should be dropped as well to fit them, as well as Brushland for Razorverge Thicket, Adarkar Wastes for City of Brass, Hinterland Harbor for Mana Confluence, Glacial Fortress for Exotic Orchard, and one of each basic because you have too many lands.


That's it. That would actually be a tier 3 enchantress deck, and doesn't stoop to just playing Tuvasa for colors for a stax-combo deck, running no enchantments.

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