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

Lhurgyof on It's Either My Way or The Hydra Way

2 days ago

Hail Hydra!

Forbidden Orchard would be a good land in here.

Archetype of Aggression would help out giving some of the massive creatures trample.

Daedalus19876 on It's Either My Way or The Hydra Way

3 days ago

I'm a fan of Ash Barrens, Forbidden Orchard, Crystal Quarry, and Grand Coliseum. Basilisk Collar and Bow of Nylea seem odd here - hydras are generally large enough that deathtouch doesn't overly matter. Possibly Land Tax? Great for giving you the colors you need. You might also like Defense of the Heart - it's one of the best creature cheaters.

Happy deckbuilding!

MegaMatt13 on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

1 week ago

Wizno, thanks for all your suggestions. I threw in Darksteel Ingot and Exotic Orchard for extra mana fixing. I'll probably pick up the cycle of painlands too.

How do you feel about Forbidden Orchard for fixing? it kinda fits into the political theme of the deck. Not sure if I want to give my opponents chump blockers though.

Only reason Sol Ring isn't in here is because it's banned in my playgroup.

In terms of the stax pieces, I'm trying to keep this deck quite casual and political. I like the direction you took yours in though.

Toxic Deluge is a great boardwipe and it's in a few of my decks. In this deck I think I have enough boardwipes that get around indestructible with Merciless Eviction and Hallowed Burial. If I find the deck needs another boardwipe I'll be adding Toxic Deluge though.

Enral on Pay Evil Unto Evil: Yahenni EDH

2 weeks ago

You definitely need Forbidden Orchard to feed your opponents with spirit tokens so that you can get more out of your boardwipes.

scrotality on Suture priest

2 weeks ago

nice build!

Daedalus19876 on Budget Astaxa

2 weeks ago

Hmmm. Let's get to work! You said you planned to make your friends hate life, so I'm throwing all complaints about "friendly magic" out the window here.

You're missing several important Stax pieces. Static Orb and Storage Matrix are vicious mana denial cards. More notably, they (and Winter Orb) can be turned off using cards like Quicksmith Spy (and the rest of the to-be-revealed cycle). Contamination is a complete lockdown in the right metas. Cataclysm is often a strict upgrade over Armageddon, though you should be playing both. You might consider the infamous smokestacks, but you'd have to playtest them.

Divine Reckoning is a great board wipe in decks like this, because it spares your commander and wipes away token and aggro decks. Toxic Deluge is one of the best board wipes of all time, especially since it's low in cost and modular. In terms of removal, Swords to Plowshares is one of the best options, bar none.

Your landbase isn't complete obviously, but I rarely play below 36-37 lands. Especially in a deck like this, where you plan to lock down mana, you need your land drops consistently. Since you're already playing Sylvan Library, I'd add Land Tax and Abundance to the list (the latter for the combo with Library).

You are in the best tutor colors, and they can find your stax pieces. I would recommend Fabricate, Demonic Tutor, and Enlightened Tutor at the least. You currently have very few targets for Green Sun's Zenith, so it might be cut for a different tutor.

In terms of lands, Aether Hub is very good with Atraxa (along with Tendo Ice Bridge, the Depletion lands, the Vivid lands, Gemstone Mine, etc). In general, my multi-color land bases always include City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Reflecting Pool, and Exotic Orchard.

You want cards that can make your Stax effects asymmetrical. Unfortunately Prophet of Kruphix is banned, but Seedborn Muse can do a decent impression. Same with the new Paradox Engine (seriously, that card is freaking busted).

You might want some more counterspells. In mana denial decks, Mana Leak can be a hard counter more often than you'd think. Krosan Grip is also an amazing kill spell, and Mystical Tutor finds whatever you need when you need it.

I hope that helps! Happy deckbuilding! :)

Firebones675 on Sacrifice/Control Deck

2 weeks ago

Forbidden Orchard ensures there are creatures for you to kill Some decks don't run any creatures and so you might need to sideboard this in.

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