Gaea's Cradle


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

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Gaea's Cradle

Legendary Land

: Add to your mana pool for each creature you control.

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Gaea's Cradle Discussion

Leptys on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

22 hours ago


The lists wins at instant speed by destroying all opposing permanents with Beast Within, then looping it on a permanent you control repeatedly to make infinite beast tokens to beat down the table on your next turn.

You make infinite green by looping Crop Rotation for a land that makes more than a single green (like Twilight Mire or Gaea's Cradle). Note that it requires you to have a land to sacrifice, and one green source open to cast your first Rotation.

Read the Latest Changes accordion for the lines, all the latest info is there laid out.

EDIT: On additions regarding Guilds of Ravnica, Assassin's Trophy will be put to testing and is most likely gonna stay in the list for a long while. Say tuned for the update.

OptimalGreen on Ruric Thar [Competitive] - Your Heart is a Muscle

2 days ago

What do you think of Beast Whisperer? I added it to my deck which is about 95% the same as this except I replaced Gaea's Cradle with Kessig Wolf Run and Mana Crypt with Gruul Signet and Whisperer is putting up pretty good results for me.

smackjack on The sound of Gaea´s Cradle

4 days ago

Some of you might know that i make music and name (most of) my songs after Magic cards :).

Last night i put together a song for Gaea's Cradle. I kinda like the result but has no idea where to take it. So i figure i post the track here to see if any of you has any suggestions, its always fun to hear what people think.

Check out the track here: Gaeas Cradle on SoundCloud

Check out my other songs here: Dr.Church on SoundCloud

Any feedback appreciated, thanks :)

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

5 days ago

Pretty much. And if Humility is out then Ulamog is probably out of reach of being cast unless you happen to draw into a Gaea's Cradle. All you are likely able to do is hope that one of your other opponents considers it as much of a hassle as you do and decides to take care of it on their own initiative. Which is honestly a decent bet, so in that situation the Animar deck needs to remember to hold back as much as it can because you don't want to have a bunch of creatures on the board that might make your opponents second guess if getting rid of Humility is a good idea.

Cloudius on "They're just elves"

5 days ago

+1 The deck looks fun to pilot. Some suggestions

Metallic Mimic - grants all your elves +1/+1 counters.

Path of Discovery - helps you filter the top card and puts +1/+1 counters on your creatures.

Overwhelming Stampede, Garruk Wildspeaker, Craterhoof Behemoth - If you need more Overrun type effects.

Triumph of the Hordes - Swarm opponents with infected elves!

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Free Scry every turn and card draw for just an additional .

Vedalken Orrery - I'd prefer this over Winding Canyons.

Growing Rites of Itlimoc , Gaea's Cradle - Who doesn't love more mana at their disposal.

Heroic Intervention - A staple in almost every Green deck. Protection against target removals and board wipes.

Herald’s Horn - Awesome for tribal decks. Synergizes well with "Explore" and "Scry" mechanics and Sensei's Divining Top if you decided to play it.

Temur Sabertooth - Bounces Eternal Witness and other creatures with ETB for repeated use. Can be used to save your important creatures from removal too.

Cloudius on Shalai, Voice of Many

6 days ago

Here're some of my suggestions:

Mentor of the Meek - Cause we don't have that many good consistent draw spells in Selesnya colors, so Mentor fills the role well.

Triumph of the Hordes - Wins me many games, even allowing me to come back from behind, when am in a seemingly dire situation.

Gaea's Cradle - Highly recommended but the price may be daunting for most folks.

Crop Rotation - I'd play this over Tempt with Discovery. After awhile, every body just don't take the bait anymore and we ended up paying for just 1 land.

Chord of Calling - I like the card for its versatility. Several times, it saved my entire army when I responded to a board wipe by fetching Selfless Spirit using Chord.

You mentioned that a perfect draw would include Enlightened Tutor so you can fetch Defense of the Heart to bring out Witness and Sabertooth. Why not add in more redundancies for Tutor, in the form of Idyllic Tutor and Sterling Grove.

Abundance works well with Sylvan Library too.

Forkbeard on Rashmi, Eternities Crafter: Experimental Elves

1 week ago

Thanks SurpriZe! I do own a single copy of Gaea's Cradle but it's in my Rhys the Redeemed tokens deck. Instead I run the poor man's GC in here, Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. This deck is creature heavy so it's usually pretty easy to flip.

SurpriZe on Rashmi, Eternities Crafter: Experimental Elves

1 week ago

@Forkbeard An amazing list, seems really impressive!

Is there a reason you don't play Gaea's Cradle?

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