|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
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.
|Have (6)||OneEyedKing , brokendwarf , REscreech , Regulus1010 , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , GeminiSpartanX|
|Want (3)||gavriel1136 , tswalden95 , Waldeaux|
Gaea's Blessing Discussion
2 weeks ago
I also think that 1 Gaea's Blessing is a good thing to have as looping a Nexus of Fate doesn't actually make you win unless you have a vraska. I also think that have a Unmoored Ego in the sideboard would be good because it completely beats nexus of fate decks. (Name nexus of fate, then they can't go off). Otherwise this looks great.
3 weeks ago
In short, yes, there are several combo lines I don't think you're seeing. His abilities operate outside of normal permission zones, where blue tends to keep other decks in check; furthermore with the combo assembled, you can sculpt your hand during the cleaning step, abiding by rule 514.3. This makes him a lot harder to deal with. The primary combo is with Dakmor Salvage and an instant speed discard outlet, like Putrid Imp . With Gitrog on the battlefield, it sees Dakmor being discarded to the graveyard, and you replace your draw trigger with Dakmor's dredge, milling two cards. Now any one of those two cards could potentially be another land that hits the grave, which gives you an additional draw. You continue to repeat this process, netting any additional draw triggers you may get, and as soon as that trigger count = the number of cards in your library, let them resolve, drawing your deck (you can respond to any shenanigans like someone forcing to Deep Analysis with an empty library by pitching cards and Kozilek to shuffle that back in). However, if no one can interact at this point, you can dump your free mana rocks and rituals to play Skirge Familiar which now lets you make for anything you discard. With Kozilek and Gaea's Blessing you essentially have ways to shuffle your graveyard into your library ad infinitum, with primary wincons being Praetor's Grasp , or - to a lesser extent - Geth's Verdict .
3 weeks ago
Why do you run Gaea's Blessing ? Is it a meta thing? Do you run into mill a lot?
I don't get Incubation Druid either. Unless you get it -> Oath of Ajani , it's mana ability seems to be pretty redundant, and if you don't intend to get counters on it early-game, and instead try to use it as a cheap creature that gets bigger late-game, why not just play Fleecemane Lion instead?
Speaking of which, cutting the deck down to 60 cards, would make it a lot more consistant.
4 weeks ago
SynergyBuild thanks for the clarification! So I assume that until I keep Gaea's Blessing it doesn't matter if the other card is Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre or Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as we aren't going to cast it but only use the shuffle effect, is it right?
Also unfortunately Sensei's Divining Top is not legal, I have to find something else for that spot, but thanks again :)
4 weeks ago
@Leptys Currently there are very few deterministic Gitrog loops without an Eldrazi titan. I've attempted this combo time and time again, and though it works, I'm hesitant to try it in a non-goldfish environment, so please relay your thoughts. Req's: Gaea's Blessing , Dakmor Salvage , Noxious Revival , Chrome Mox + 1 spare green card / Elvish Spirit Guide , 7 other nonland cards, Lion's Eye Diamond , Lotus Petal , Necropotence , Nature's Claim , Green Sun's Zenith , Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Mana Crypt , Chains of Mephistopheles , Mox Diamond , Ad Nauseam , Crop Rotation , 1 payoff spell (more on that later).
1: Achieve library in hand, 0 grave, 0 library via usual discard dakmor loop until you hit GB ( Gaea's Blessing ); go to step 2
2: After shuffling, resolve draws until you have 1 card left in library. Discard GB, cast NR ( Noxious Revival ) to put GB on top of your 1-card library. Dakmor these to get a shuffle trigger, hold priority; go to step 3
3a: if you gained an additional draw trigger from the last card being a land: discard nonlands from your hand equal to the number of draw triggers on the stack -2. Resolve GB shuffle and draw triggers; go to step 4
3b: if you dredged a non-land to put the shuffle trigger on the stack, discard nonlands from your hand equal to the number of draw triggers on the stack -3. Resolve GB shuffle & draw triggers; go to step 4
4: (this is where it gets hairy).
Cast Chrome Mox (or exile Elvish Spirit Guide ), exiling any excess card ( Nimble Mongoose / Colossal Dreadmaw ); Discard 3 more nonlands; Cast gaea's blessing to shuffle the discarded cards in; Cast GSZ ( Green Sun's Zenith ) for 0; NR your GB; Chain LP ( Lotus Petal ) into DR ( Dark Ritual ), into CR ( Cabal Ritual ); Discard 4 nonlands;
Play LED; Dredge dakmor for a GB shuffle - hold priority and pop LED (for green) - dredge again (you won't net draw triggers as you only have nonlands in library); resolve GB; go to step 5:
Recap! So far you've binned some cards, made some mana & drawn the same cards. You're at ground 0, with some floating G&B mana. But this is just the setup for the real combo.
5: Cast Necropotence . Discard & exile from your hand all unnecessary nonland cards (like Storm Crow or extra discard outlets etc) until you have 1 land in your hand MORE than the nonland count. Then NC ( Nature's Claim ) your necropotence; go to step 6
6: Cast GSZ for 0; discard GB; NR your GB; Play&pop LP for G; Play&pop LED for GGG - dredge dakmor; use normal dakmor loop to refill hand, empty your library & yard. You SHOULD now be floating BB,GGGG; go to step 7
7: Chain the following: LED, LP, MC ( Mana Crypt ); NC your MC; GB your NC into your library; cast CoM ( Chains of Mephistopheles ); cast GSZ; cast MD ( Mox Diamond ) & float G; hold priority over the draw trigger (from the discarded land to MD) and discard lands equal to one fewer than the number of cards in your library & yard; hold priority - NR your GB; dredge dakmor; hold priority over the GB shuffle & pop LP for G, cast DR, cast CB, resolve GB shuffle; go to step 8
RECAP: Your library should now be: GB, DR, CR, NC, MD, LP, GSZ, NR, MC and a bunch of lands.
8: cast ad naus' to put these cards in hand; go to step 9
9: discard GB, NR your GB, discard all lands in hand; cast entomb - hold priority; NC your CoM - hold priority; cast DR, CR; proceed to step 10 10: Cast a payoff spell (like Assassin's Trophy , Beast Within , Ebony Charm . Hell, for all I care - cast a Death of a Thousand Stings at this point); proceed to step 11
11: cast Crop Rotation - hold priority over the draw trigger, pop LED for GGG. Mill 1 from crop rotation draw (with CoM in play) - milling GB. Resolve shuffle, tutor up Twilight Mire from Crop Rotation - filter B into GG; resolve NC on CoM; resolve entomb to put GB in the yard, shuffle; resolve all draw triggers - emptying your library; go to step 7 to continue looping.
This section is shortcut-able in tournament play - as you now have a definitive card count during EACH iteration of this loop & you can ensure that you always end up with the same card count in library, hand, graveyard.
4 weeks ago
Hi! Thinking of building the deck in paper for 1v1 using mtgo banlist. First of all thansk for this primer, so well written :) I am confused as why we don't play Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre over Gaea's Blessing , as the former can be discarded through imp/constrictor to reshuffle, while the latter cannot. As second thing: Sylvan library is banned in mtgo, any suggestion on what can replace it?
Thanks a lot, again nice work!
1 month ago
the__odysseus whoops. Totally didn't realize the basic land deal. I added a few more.
Nexus of Fate is a little out of my price range for a single in standard deck, but I'd love to add it when I can.
This deck hopes to win more so with combat damage, so not sure how I'd like the mill kill using Gaea's Blessing .
1 month ago
You can get a comb win with Gaea's Blessing to deck your opponent with Overflowing Insight.
Gaea's Blessing occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
All decks: 0.0%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%