Gavony Township

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Gavony Township

Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

Gavony Township Discussion

KylerStar on Warpriest Ghired

2 weeks ago

Thanks rachid, I definitely respect Doubling Season, however the mana cost and the lack of counters being placed or Planeswalkers, doesn't actually allow it to preform to the best of its ability here. Would definitely be more considerable of I was running Gavony Township and/or Cathars' Crusade . However potent Tokens AND counters can be, it becomes tiresome to manage and simply unfun.

Thanks for the other two suggestions though! Own them both and being that I play Esper there will always be a chance for him to get extra value out of Voice of Resurgence .

DemonDragonJ on Guildpact Informant or Merfolk Skydiver?

1 month ago

The newest debate that I am considering for my Atraxa EDH deck is whether or not I should replace Guildpact Informant with Merfolk Skydiver . The skydiver has a lower converted mana cost and can also immediately make itself or another creature more powerful, but its proliferate ability requires a significant investment of mana, which is the main focus of my deliberation.

On one hand, the informant’s ability requires no mana, but triggers only during combat, whereas, on the other hand, the skydiver’s ability can be used at any time, but requires mana to use. Also, each of those creatures has redundancy with other cards in my deck; the informant has redundancy with Thrummingbird , Grateful Apparition , Sword of Truth and Justice , Kalonian Hydra , and Archangel of Thune in that each of those cards has a triggered ability that places counters on creatures. If I were to put the skydiver in the deck, it would have redundancy with Viral Drake , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Karn's Bastion , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , and Gavony Township in that each of those cards has an activated ability that places counters on creatures.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Guildpact Informant with Merfolk Skydiver ?

Actually, I could alternatively replace Abzan Falconer with Merfolk Skydiver , because, as nice as the falconer is, it does not really contribute to the overall theme of the deck and having another source of proliferation is better than giving all of my creatures flying, especially since a large number of creatures in this deck already have flying, and I have two other cards in this deck that can grant all of my creatures flying. What does everyone say about that?

DemonDragonJ on Viral Drake or Merfolk Skydiver?

1 month ago

DragonSliver09, I posted a link to the deck in the opening post of this thread.

bushido_man96, I actually have not used the deck sufficiently frequently to be able to provide detailed information about how it usually functions, but I shall say that I usually do very well with it; I do not win every game with it, but I rarely am in last place in any games with more than two players.

Also, I have multiple redundant cards in that deck: as I already mentioned, Thrummingbird , Grateful Apparition , and Guildpact Informant are redundant, but that group also includes Archangel of Thune and Sword of Truth and Justice in that they all have triggered abilities that put counters on my creatures. Viral Drake has redundancy with Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , and Gavony Township in that all of those cards have activated abilities that place counters on my creatures, so replacing, for example, Guildpact Informant with Merfolk Skydiver would be reducing the number of redundant cards in one group and increasing the number of redundant cards in the other group, which could probably be a thread of its own.

xaarvaxus on Crostini

2 months ago

The deck seems light on card draw. Beast Whisperer and Guardian Project look like good fits as you have a high creature count.

A card that goes well with a token/go wide strat is Glare of Subdual to help defend or punch through as needed.

Another piece or two of targeted removal might not be a bad idea either; Beast Within and Generous Gift let you get this flexible effect in multiples.

Kjeldoran Outpost and/or Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree gives you a couple more options to generate token creatures. Cathars' Crusade and Gavony Township are there to make all of those tokens real threats.

gavriel1136 on The Accountant

2 months ago

As a disclaimer, some of these are not perfect 1:1 replacements. Essentially, any card on the remove side can be swapped for any card in the replace side. Remove-Replace Blind Obedience - Kismet : Slowing down your opponent's lands is huge and will make you "faster" in comparison

Good-Fortune Unicorn - Collective Effort : GFU is just too small of an effect to take up a slot here. CE is more flexible, plus at instant speed.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - Bloodspore Thrinax : Yisan needs a deck built for her, which this def isn't. Thrinax replaces the Unicorn.

Tolsimir Wolfblood - Leyline of Abundance : Tolsimir is just too weak for what he does. The leyline works well with your mana dorks.

Huatli's Raptor - Mikaeus, the Lunarch : HR is low cost, which implies it will come out early, but it really works best midgame. Mikaes scales to any point in the game and can proliferate faster with all your "untap creatures" effects.

Anafenza, the Foremost - Myth Realized : Ana is simply too narrow. Myth will give you a strong creature even if someone wipes all the creatures on the field.

Hadana's Climb  Flip- Luminarch Ascension : Hadana is nice, but mana-hungry and a bit slow for what it does. LA can churn out angels as early as turn 4 if you can get atraxa out before it.

Temple of the False God - Gavony Township : 4 color decks don't like temple, as a rule, but Gavony is a great mana sink late game

Eternity Vessel - Cauldron of Souls : Since +1/+1 counters negative counters, you'll always be able to save your creatures from a wipe with Persist.

Contentious Plan - Solidarity of Heroes : Even if you never use the strive cost, instant speed doubling can win you the game with an unblocked creature and 1 G mana.

Inexorable Tide - Unbreakable Formation : IT is flashy, but slow to build up. UF is cheap, can save your creatures from a wipe, and if cast during your main phase, basically gives you a free combat round with no consequences.

Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter - Oona's Blackguard : Yanguu is too slow and vulnerable. OB can really slow down your opponents when they're losing cards each turn.

Caustic Caterpillar - Black Sun's Zenith : You have tons of artifact/enchantment removal and without graveyard recursion, CC is just too small. BSZ can be cast for X=1 and then can be proliferated. Plus it recurs itself.

Lighthouse Chronologist - Inspiring Call : Don't kid yourself with extra turns. Saving all of your creatures while drawing cards is where it's at.

A few cards I found that would work great in this deck, but had no easy replacements: Gleam of Authority , Together Forever , Orochi Hatchery , Citadel Siege , and (I know you used to have it here) Vorel of the Hull Clade

enpc on Building a Verdurous Gearhulk Deck

3 months ago

I don't think you'd want to waste deck slots with proliferation type effects - I would have thought an 8/8 should either be the biggest thing on the board, or you're in the possition where you're already boned so it doesn't matter.

Personally I would build the deck as white/green, using a bunch of dorks and then have stuff like Kitchen Finks , with the list topping out at a few gearhulks. If you leverage dorks, then you can either dump a bunch of counters across all of them (if you're concerned about single target removal) or you can drop an 8/8 with trample quickly and then turn sideways with it.

Going creature heavy means you can lean on cards like Lead the Stampede for digging power. It also means that if you do want to dump more counters on your stuff, then you have access to Gavony Township which is going to do more work by itself than a proliferate effect.

Stick a couple of Path to Exile s in the list and you've got something that kind of works.

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Gavony Township occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.12%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GW (Selesnya): 1.22%