Gaea's Herald

Gaea's Herald

Creature — Elf

Creature spells can't be countered.

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Set Rarity
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Planeshift (PLS) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gaea's Herald occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.2%

Gaea's Herald Discussion

Rasaru on High Risk, Higher Reward (Needs Help!)

1 week ago

Profet93 -

My concern for running more than 2 Planeswalkers is that I really don't have a lot of ways to protect them.Vivien Reid takes 4 turns to ult and will very likely be targeted quickly. Additionally, it costs 5, and doesn't contribute to reducing my commander's cmc.

I added Wren's Run Vanquisher for a couple of reasons. 1. Elf Synergy 2. Playing it is like playing an additional forest for my commander's sake (costs 2, but has a 3 power) 3. Deathtouch, which doesn't synergize well, but would maybe deter an opponent from just swinging in with something. Additionally, with all of the elf synergy, I can't help but think this 3/3 will be closer to a 5/5 or 6/6+ the majority of the time.

I looked a bit for some additional elves that could provide support. What do you think of Gaea's Herald or Wood Elves?

What do you think of replacing Emerald Medallion with Herald's Horn? Costs 1 more for the same effect, but adds card draw potential.

Hexaflexagon on Multani, Yavimay's Avatar - The Land is Angry

1 month ago

Hey there!

I really like your current list, for a start, especially City of Solitude. It was played against me once, and I hated it so much, that I actually liked it (after the game was over, of course).

To replace Paradox Engine, I suggest that you add in some more landfall effects such as Architect of the Untamed (although it might be too slow with the wrong hand), or Retreat to Kazandu (which I think is better, it gives you choices and can pump up Multani).

I also think that you should replace Gaea's Herald with Prowling Serpopard. For just one extra mana, you get a bigger body, and the snake itself can't get countered.

You could also try Crash of Rhino Beetles, but I don't really know what to replace for it.

I wish you and this deck luck (especially City of Solitude)

Coward_Token on Unsanctioned: non-Squirrel squirrel art?

2 months ago

Oddly Uneven, Kill! Destroy!,Gaea's Herald (head on the left arm), Land Aid '04, Mother Kangaroo, Team Spirit (to the right of the cougar)

Last but not least, Might of Oaks

dingusdingo on Best Counterspells in Commander?

2 months ago

Blue

Your very top tier auto-include for lists is going to look like

Your situational includes are going to look like

Other blue stuff is usually just too expensive. Paying over 2 mana for a counterspell just doesn't cut it when there are so many threats for so cheap. Don't pay more than 2 for a counterspell unless it does something wild on top. Counterspells with fewer restrictions on what it can counter are going to be better.

Other Colors

This is where it gets saucy boys

  • Red Elemental Blast Pyroblast are VERY good. In a pod, there is almost definitely blue at the table. Every single red deck can slot these for commander without fear. Do note that REB works against any spell that includes blue (multicolor), while pyro only works against spells that are ONLY blue (monocolor).
  • Fork Reverberate (Twincast) these allow you to copy a counterspell to create a counterspell. More access for red to counterspells. They also conveniently work very well against tutors, ramp, big draw spells, and extra turn spells.
  • Guttural Response Weird hybrid color and somewhat restricted but still a good include in most RG decks.
  • Burnout a bit worse then the elemental blasts as it costs 2 mana and it is limited. The cantrip is nice though
  • Mana Tithe not that good in EDH but give it a whirl I guess
  • Lapse of Certainty costing 3 hurts, but this is more a tempo card than anything.
  • Dash Hopes Don't play this card in EDH lol
  • Withering Boon on the chunkier end at 2 CMC, but in a color that doesn't get much of this. The 3 life and the restriction hurt, but definitely EDH playable. Every deck runs a commander, 99% of which are creatures
  • Imp's Mischief can counter a spell by having it target Mischief, as can Misdirection Shunt Swerve and Ricochet Trap.
  • Veil of Summer 1 mana green Cryptic Command
  • Autumn's Veil Counterspell + silence against UB
  • Bind I bet you didn't even know this card existed. Cantrips. GOOD IN THE YISAN MIRROR MATCH?
  • Avoid Fate Weird protection oriented counterspell
  • Nether Void Mostly ran in stax builds, brutal lockout card
  • Planar Chaos One of my new favorite cards. Brutal with recursion like Hall of Heliod's Generosity. Play when you're ahead
  • Deathgrip Lifeforce These are based if you have any method of color shifting. Realistically, you could run Lifeforce in Momir Hackball. These cards can cause scoops on casual tables lol.
  • Vexing Shusher can render counterspells useless. Similarly, Dosan the Falling Leaf Grand Abolisher Prowling Serpopard Gaea's Herald can all protect against counterspells. Far more marginal but still worthwhile are Hall of Gemstone and Ritual of Subdual for turning off counterspells for opponents.

Icbrgr on Tron Wurms

2 months ago

Oh yay I found the wurm deck!

If your having issues with control some tools I recommend are Sheltering Word/Heroic Intervention to stave off removal.... both have their own merits.

Then there is Obstinate Baloth and Veil of Summer that can help against discard and help get things to resolve....Gaea's Herald/Cavern of Souls and Leyline of Lifeforce are also good sideboard options.... dont let the flame die out!!!!

l13199l on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 months ago

Weaver is far from bad. This isn't some Gaea's Herald garbage, this is asymmetric protection for mana and draw engines as early as the first turn. That's what the first half of the card says, the other half literally turns your lands into Najeela blockers, and that means they are also Tymna blockers.

bryanedds on Double Dragon

5 months ago

Consider Gaea's Herald .

shadow63 on Cavern of Souls and Budget ...

5 months ago

Gaea's Herald is also an option

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