|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis||Uncommon|
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Target player shuffles up to three target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.
Draw a card.
When Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.
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Gaea's Blessing Discussion
2 days ago
4 days ago
Gaea's Blessing isn't really worth it then. Games simply do not go long enough for drawing the same stuff over and over. Card draw is nice, but you pay 2 mana to draw a card and restore 3 cards to your deck... not really a strong play. Eternal Witness is better, then: reclaim a card, and if it survives long enough, or you already have mana for it, sac it to Eldritch Evolution for Glorybringer.
4 days ago
I have Gaea's Blessing mainboard because of the card draw, and because it lets me throw things I've cast or cycled back into the deck to draw later. Basically, it just seemed like a good card for me to use that gets more and more payoff the later the game goes.
4 days ago
Gaea's Blessing mainboard? Are you playing against many mill decks? Because mostly this is a sideboard card, and only if being milled out is a very real risk. Harmonize could be good. You lose a bit of ramp, though... you'll just have to see how that goes.
Also, why use Eldritch Evolution? It's a good card, but a lot better with strong ETB/LTB triggers (like Thragtusk). In this deck, you can upgrade one dragon to another, at the loss of a card, and only if you can keep the first dragon in play long enough to evolve it. Also, Eldritch Evolution is a sorcery, so you can't use it to respond to removal (if that was the plan).
Unrelated: can you sort your decklist by card type? It's a bit confusing that Glorybringer is "burn/aggro" and Elderscale Wurm is a "finisher" (especially since glorybringer could easily finish a game). It's boring and the same as everyone else does, but sorting by card-type makes it much easier to get an overview of what is in the deck.
4 days ago
3 weeks ago
Thanks! No kidding with the lack of a cheaper Kozilek, getting domed for 10 via Ad Nauseam is a kick to the curb and forces us to be more conservative with the card in comparison to other combo decks. You actually can use Gaea's Blessing as a shuffler by its lonesome, but it needs more dead cards like Golgari Brownscale and Grave-Shell Scarab to become functional. Additionally, having another shuffler that works as protection for targeted grave exile is incredibly effective when fighting grave hate, so Kozilek is here to stay until WotC brings a cheaper option.
1 month ago
So far I really enjoy playing him, but it can get a bit tricky with how many triggers there end up being. Finding the line to victory can be a little difficult, since currently I only win with Psychosis Crawler. People in my playgroup usually are playing things a little more terrifying, so he's not targeted early on, and if he lives for even one round, I'll have plenty of mana to recast him again after a boardwipe. The card advantage is silly and is kind of why I made the deck. I don't really "combo" as much as other builds, but simply try to get a dominating position with the amount of value I have in lands. Dakmor Salvage combined with any discard outlet is a way to dredge the entire deck, though I specifically have Gaea's Blessing here to stop from being milled out. I've had this deck for a while (just started typing up my decks yesterday), but am using TappedOut to help modify my curve and mana base to improve the speed of the deck. I honestly haven't had a game where I wouldn't be able to "combo" out by turn 8 if no one touches my frog, just because running so many lands means I will get to cast him turn five at the latest.
1 month ago
The only reason Geth's Verdict is at all considered it that it is one of the cheapest instant speed ways to win of a Gitrog endstep kill (though I have been considering Ebony Charm). One of the most powerful things Gitrog can do is combo off using the endstep, where it would be impossible to flash in Faith of the Devoted. That's the beauty of the Rath's Edge/Geth's Verdict kill-cons: they work at instant speed (without being on the table already).
When comboing at sorcery speed, I would easily agree that the enchantment is stronger. Once it resolves, you do not need to expose your kill-con to the stack. However, unlike Rath's Edge and Geth's Verdict, Faith of the Devoted does literally nothing to advance your gameplan/mess with opponents. Rath's Edge can kill annoying creature, hit planeswalkers, and draw cards. Geth's Verdict can kill manadorks in the early game and pressure commander-centric decks to produce an extra creature. Faith of the Devoted only drains (and only if you have a discard outlet out), so while it is somewhat relevant for Necro and AdNaus, you do not want to spend mana and cards to simply drain some life (and it only does the new drain, which is terrible. My playgroup named it 'slurping' :P ).
I do not know enough about how well the Gitrog combo works online. In paper, I need 20 minutes tops, usually about 10-15, to draw my deck. The only thing I am scared of is milling both Kozilek AND Gaea's Blessing at the same time. Otherwise, my opponents need to have 3 ways to interact with my graveyard.
I only ever really go through my library once, by stacking about 90 draw triggers before letting any resolve. This way I am guaranteed to find what I want.