Fertile Ground

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
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).

Fertile Ground Discussion

multimedia on The People's Champion

2 days ago

Hey, good version of Rafiq.

Consider expanding on the enchantment theme? Adding more enchantresses and more enchantments? I suggest this because I see Sovereigns of Lost Alara and it's good with auras with Raqif.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of the False God
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Treva's Ruins
  • Cultivate
  • Frontline Sage
  • Battlegrace Angel
  • Grunn, the Lonely King
  • Angelic Benediction
  • Behemoth Sledge
  • Asceticism
  • Medomai the Ageless
  • Hydra Omnivore
  • Cold-Eyed Selkie
  • Infiltration Lens
  • Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist
  • Stonehewer Giant

IATEAREPUBLICAN on [EDH] Need help optimizing Uril ...

5 days ago

Papo having access to green opens up tons of avenues for ramp. Artifact ramp is usually something capitalized on by other colors because obviously they lack ramp. Green gives you access to staples like Skyshroud Claim and Nature's Lore . Your link won't work so i can't see your deck, but those last two can fetch shock lands if you run them. Other solid ramp in green that has synergy with your deck is aura ramp like Overgrowth or Fertile Ground . They can proc Ethereal Armor and Eidolon of Countless Battles . Again, idk if you're running any of these cards but if you're not, you definitely should.

multimedia on Big Bogle || WARNING: ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE ||

3 weeks ago

Hey, saw you're forum topic asking for help.

You have 21 deck spots left which should all go toward lands. You have $50 left in your budget which is plenty to finish a playable manabase with some left over. I see Farseek , but there's currently not a dual land that it can search for. You could add Temple Garden , Stomping Ground and Sacred Foundry , Farseek can search for one of these Shocks lands. Another direction that's less expensive is Canopy Vista , Cinder Glade and Sacred Foundry . The Battle lands like the Shock lands can be searched for with Farseek. Of course the better option would be to include all these lands.

Here's a land package to consider for $40:

Round out the rest of the manabase with basic lands.


As far as optimizing on a budget then Argothian Enchantress and Path to Exile combine for $20 which I think I can be better used because there's plenty of less expensive alternatives especially Enchantresses. Sterling Grove for example gives you something that's better than Argothian, an enchantment tutor that also protects from target removal for all your other enchantments. Sterling is an enchantment, it has other interactions in your deck which is really good for a tutor. Path is fine, but is less needed when you have Swords to Plowshares . Sigarda's Aid gives you something that your deck doesn't have, flash for auras.

Other cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Argothian Enchantress
  • Path to Exile
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Rampant Growth
  • Cultivate
  • Faith Unbroken
  • Vow of Wildness
  • Scourge of the Nobilis
  • Boros Signet
  • Gruul Signet
  • Selesnya Signet

Because of the Enchantresses I think land auras are better here than Signets and many land ramp spells that can only get basic lands. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on jodah

1 month ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck. You haven't finished the manabase? Nice Ugin, the Spirit Dragon :)

What's the max budget for your deck? I ask because you haven't allocated yet for lands in the manabase. 35x basic lands is not going to work when you want to pay for spells. When playing five colors the manabase and the amount of color fixing you have in your deck is very important. If you don't make these things priority to focus on getting right then your deck will have a difficult time functioning when playing so many colors.

You have a good start by including the budget land ramp spells ( Cultivate , Sakura-Tribe Elder ), but you're going to want a lot more than just these spells for both ramp and more importantly for color fixing. You can build a five color manabase on a budget with basic lands using some dual lands that have interaction with basic lands, Tri lands and other budget lands.

Here's an example:


This example manabase is not ideal by any means, but it's low budget and a starting point for future upgrades. Sunken, Glade or Stream are dual lands that Farseek can search for since they're two different land types. Being able to land ramp with a dual land with Farseek makes Farseek better and helps with color fixing.

A budget manabase like this example can use color fixing from other nonland sources. Signets and other budget mana rocks that can make colored mana and ramp are options.

With Signets you can pay for the colorless mana cost with mana from any source such as a land. That mana then turns into two different colors of mana. For example if you have two Signets on the battlefield and two lands then that mana can be four different colors of mana. In this manabase example there's more green sources than others that's because green is the enabler color to help to get all the other colors with land ramp and mana dorks. There's more green than the rest because you consistently want to have green mana in the early game.

Joiner Adept lets you tap lands for any color of mana which is great color fixing when playing five colors. Chromatic Lantern is a more expensive price card that does the same thing and it's better because it also ramps. Faeburrow Elder and Paradise Druid are called mana dorks and either one can tap to make different colors of mana. Faeburrow by itself can tap to make two mana . With Jodah, Archmage Eternal on the battlefield it can make four mana . If you have Jodah and have a permanent on the battlefield that's black then Faeburrow can tap to make all five colors of mana.

Fertile Ground is an example of another source of color fixing/ramp that's different than the rest. It's an aura that enchants a land you control. When the enchanted land is tapped it makes two colors of mana; one mana that the land could produce and another mana of any color you choose.


Color fixing sources that also ramp are better than ones that don't. If you can as the saying goes "kill two birds with one stone" then it can help your deck. Including most cards that can do two different things you want are better than cards that can only do one thing you want. For example Cultivate ramps and color fixes since it can find two different basic lands. Izzet Signet taps to ramp and color fix two different colors of mana. Renegade Map only color fixes, it doesn't ramp because it only puts the land you search for into your hand not onto the battlefield and it can't tap to make mana.

Sylvan Scrying is one exception since it can tutor (search your library) for any one land and put it into your hand. That's powerful and helpful to have when you can get a land that can make any color of mana such as Command Tower or better yet Cascading Cataracts which can tap along with five other sources of mana of any colors to make all five different colors of mana. This land makes it easy to be able to make five different colors to cast spells with Jodah. Cataracts is good with ramp from mana rocks.

I have suggested a lot of cards which means if you want to include them then you'll have to make many cuts. I'm not going to give you suggestions of cuts now, but if you're interested in any of these suggestions then I offer to help to make cuts. This is the nature of building budget many colored decks in Commander; have to allocate a lot of deck spots to cards to help the manabase and to make sure your deck can function, so you can reliably cast cards. Good luck with your deck.

kamarupa on Ew! Spoods!

1 month ago

Some ramp would probably help. Draw card, too. Wild Growth , Utopia Sprawl , Fertile Ground , and Dark Ritual seem like good options for ramp. Harmonize or Sign in Blood for draw card.

Darth_Savage on Butt deck

1 month ago

I'm not really sure what your trying to do here. You have a lot of singleton cards and none of the traditional ramp like Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl / Birds of Paradise / Search for Tomorrow not even the budget friendly Llanowar Elves / Elvish Mystic or Fertile Ground

Your deck simply doesn't have the foundation to play your more expensive spells and the odds of you being able to firstly cast and then transform Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip seem fairly low. Then there is a card like Sporecap Spider, this might (just) see play in draft, but in a constructed deck it doesn't really have a place.

I realise these might be the cards you have, but there is no coherent plan on display within your card choices. This isn't a ramp deck, it also isn't a lifegain deck, nor does it have a way to "cheat-out" the big creatures. The best decks are focussed, they have a plan and every card helps move the deck in a direction which executes it.

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Fertile Ground occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GWU (Bant): 0.99%