Forbidden Orchard


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Realms Mythic Rare
Champions of Kamigawa Rare

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Forbidden Orchard


: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Whenever you tap Forbidden Orchard for mana, target opponent creates a 1/1 colourless Spirit creature token.

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Forbidden Orchard Discussion

the.beanpole on Waste Not Expertise Wheel

7 hours ago

While not super flashy, Notion Thief seems pretty sick with Burning Inquiry/Wheel of Fate/Dark Deal. Basically turns all of those spells into Wit's End. Requires a small splash, but it's a pretty free one with fetches and Forbidden Orchard.

jessej636 on Golgari Tumor Tribal

3 days ago

First of all, I'd like to say, I really like this deck. I have a few suggestions/questions which you may have already considered.

1) Instead of Tezzeret's Gambit, why not Throne of Geth? Once you have it down, you can sac colorless servos from Animation Module (or a thopter if need be) at instant speed and at a lower CMC.

2) If you did decide to use that instead, maybe you could work in Nissa, Voice of Zendikar for her -2, to take full advantage of proliferate.

3) I especially love your unconventional use of Mirrorweave; so much so, that I'm going to try to force it in when I build this deck, perhaps with some Forbidden Orchard (almost no downside) and a combination of Breeding Pool, Temple Garden, Godless Shrine, or Watery Grave.

Let me know what you think.

Daedalus19876 on The Gathering Storm: Animar EDH

5 days ago

Lilbrudder: Generally speaking, I have access to shocks and allied fetches (though I prefer to go without if possible; I hate spending a lot of money on the landbase). Given that I'm playing Wood Elves, the shocks are a given. Fetches I'm not sure about, though Wooded Foothills seems cheap and necessary.

Other than that, I'm possibly thinking City of Brass, Forbidden Orchard, Mana Confluence, Command Tower, Ancient Ziggurat, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Holdout Settlement, Ash Barrens, Exotic Orchard, Reflecting Pool, and Grand Coliseum. Am I missing any important lands under $7?

MsSysbit on Spirits of Kamigawa

1 week ago

Love the deck and seeing people have fun with the format for a change! Came for the Night's Reach and stayed for the variety of Kamigawa goodness. Not a Kamigawa spirit but the new Geist of the Archives might help your deck out in consistency while fitting all the spirit goodness. Also maybe a Forbidden Orchard for style points? Share the spirit goodness. Just a few ideas as I already really like what you have going on as is.

Dorotheus on Grisel Cannon, ENRAGED!

1 week ago

Deck used to run Forbidden Orchard as a way to guarantee Lightning Axe had a target to discard at least.
problem with Expertise is that if they remove the token at all when you cast it, it fizzles it, and that's a difficult place to be in then.

DaringApprentice on Beware The Monk!

2 weeks ago

For card draw, Rhystic Study is an EDH classic. In my budget Shu Yun deck, I'm using Mystic Remora, Desolate Lighthouse, Key to the City, and Jori En, Ruin Diver, and for other types of card advantage, I'm using Mind's Desire, Past in Flames, Charmbreaker Devils, Narset, Enlightened Master, Elite Arcanist, and Kaho, Minamo Historian.

For making your mana base more reliable, try replacing your basic lands with more lands that can produce or fetch a land that can produce any of the three colors in the deck. My suggestion would be to include Command Tower and some of the following: Mystic Monastery, Terramorphic Expanse, Ash Barrens, Vivid Creek, Vivid Crag, Vivid Meadow, Myriad Landscape, Grand Coliseum, Exotic Orchard, City of Brass, Forbidden Orchard, Meteor Crater, Thran Quarry.

vault on Ghave that Bitch a Combo

3 weeks ago

TheAether In my specific meta, I don't expect creatures on the battlefield until someone is using them to win with their infinite combo. It does synergize a little with Forbidden Orchard, but trying to justify Defense of the Heart with a single card out of the whole 99 is risky.

I am curious though, how did the deck perform in the tournament?

Lhurgyof on Karona Archangels

3 weeks ago

+1, never seen a 5 color angel deck before.

I'd look at Cavern of Souls for making sure your important angels hit the board. As far as the land base goes, it's really good. Exotic Orchard and Mystic Confluence could probably find homes in here, though. Maybe even a Forbidden Orchard, since your creatures are predominantly flying.

I try to include Mirari's Wake in any deck that can run it, as the mana it provides is crazy good. Tempt with Discovery is another card I try to include in decks that run a lot of non-basic lands. It usually grabs me 4 lands in a game. But if you're in a more highly competitive meta, then Skyshroud Claim could work well. You might even want to add both, your creatures have very high CMC.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice from Commander 2016 is great. Even if you can't make much use of the proliferate, the stats and body are highly efficient for her mana cost.

Your average CMC is pretty high already, but I think Maelstrom Wanderer would be a good include. He buffs all of your angels and free casts two spells (Which are likely to be two other creatures).

As for cuts, I would look at cutting some of the sub-par angels such as Herald of the Host, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Serra Avenger, Guardian of the Gateless, and maybe even Basandra, Battle Seraph.

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