Generous Patron


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare

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Generous Patron

Creature — Elf Advisor

When Generous Patron enters the battlefield, support 2. (Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two other target creatures.)

Whenever you put one or more counters on a creature you don't control, draw a card.

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Generous Patron Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

OptimalGreen: Blooming Marsh (or a basic) would be my cut here.

GoldenGolgari: Honestly, I do not have much discard in this deck. The only significant discard spell is Survival of the Fittest , which can tutor him (plus Sadistic Hypnotist in a severe pinch). Much of the time, Archfiend of Ifnir just gets cycled, which is fine.

However, when I have an ability to draw a significant number of cards - particularly with Skullclamp or Generous Patron - my discard source is my maximum hand size. Notably, with Generous Patron , if I end the turn with 7+ cards in hand, I kill all of my opponents' creatures on the end step and draw cards equal to their total toughness (b/c I discard down to 7 in the cleanup step, place -1 counters, draw cards, return to the cleanup step again, repeat).

Vitesse0 on Ad Naus Earthcraft Lean

1 week ago

Hi! Really glad we got an update to Ghave! can someone tell me about Generous Patron ? What is the combo?

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

1 month ago

Whenever you have the time, I am interested in hearing your current perspective on some of the cards run in this build.

1) Consecrated Sphinx VS Primordial Sage .

2) Loyal Drake and Generous Patron as supportive card draw.

3) The re-inclusion of Slithermuse .

4) Gaea's Herald and the risk it poses of allowing opponents to get their own combo creatures past counterspells.

5) And the general level of risk that you think is involved in casting Weird Harvest .

I'm still of the opinion that Loyal Drake's card draw is rather slow. Wouldn't it be better to run Trinket Mage in that slot, since it can tutor for Skullclamp , Walking Ballista , or Lotus Petal to basically make itself a "free" spell that turn?

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra, Poison but Tasty

2 months ago

Have you considered Archfiend of Ifnir here? It goes pseudo-infinite with Generous Patron, which is really cute and unexpected (though, to be fair, you're not running Survival of the Fittest, which is my other major piece with it). And it cycles away when you don't need it, so it's never BAD to draw it.

Talonisnthavingit on Experiment Kraj Commander

2 months ago

Pir, Imaginative Rascal: Like Hardened scales but for permanents. you could also add Toothy, Imaginary Friend since Pir can fetch toothy and Toothy can fetch Pir.

Hadana's Climb  Flip: Really nice win condition with it's flip card as well as extra ramp. Otherwise, it's an extra free +1/+1 counter each turn.

Path of Discovery: Possibly puts a counter on creatures you control entering the battlefield. Can also serve as ramp and card filtering.

Generous Patron: First off, support 2 can target your opponents creatures, giving Kraj their activated abilities. Secondly, you'll draw two cards. Also, kraj can keep drawing you cards by giving enemy creatures you want the abilities of counters.

Loyal Guardian: Constant buff for your creatures as long as you have Kraj.

Marwyn, the Nurturer: Like Viridian Joiner, but it can get +1/+1 counters from a few of your creatures including Viridian Joiner.

Possible cards to remove:

Inkmoth_ on Hapatra, Poison but Tasty

2 months ago

Came to see if you had Generous Patron left satisfied :D

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

2 months ago

gdm1989: Honestly, it's just not worth the 9 mana to me; one copy of Hapatra is enough to go infinite ;)

goldlion: Thank you for the comment! I'm glad the deck seems interesting :D

In answer to your questions: Cryptolith Rite is one of the many cards on the maybeboard at the moment...I own a foil copy, and I know it would be fantastic in the deck, but I'm not sure what to cut for it...Any ideas? ;)

Pitiless Plunderer is an interesting thought, I hadn't considered that previously. I'll think on it! Black Market is probably too slow, I'm afraid, and honestly this deck doesn't have many good mana sinks for it (very low CMC curve overall, since I have ways to cheat in high-cost things like Craterhoof). Archfiend of Ifnir has proven to be pretty good, albeit somewhat conditional. Luckily, I can cycle him away if I don't have Survival of the Fittest or Generous Patron, so he never hangs out in my hand being useless. Thanks for your thoughts!

OptimalGreen: Full disclosure - while Exotic Orchard IS a good card, and fantastic-looking in foil, I accidentally forgot to order my fourth fetch. It's on its way now >.< and Ifnir Deadlands, in my testing so far. The issue is that many times I want a basic Swamp for Earthcraft, and the 5 mana to get the 2 counters is pretty rough. Though, to be fair, I do like the cute synergy with Scavenger Grounds :3

goldlion on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

2 months ago

Sorry for the delay Daedalus19876, I had written this last night but didn't click post.

Oh man, the mechanics in here are ridiculous. The infinite combos you listed look pretty fun to sequence out and it seems like there'd always be things for you to do. Wild.

I was wondering about Cryptolith Rite as a good addition for mana ramping, but I see it was already recommended. Why not?

Maybe Pitiless Plunderer with all the dying?

Black Market—the Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip for —could be huge, especially it's when ANY creature dies... though perhaps it's to high a mana cost judging by the curve you're currently running; it looks like your in a pretty fast metta. I've got it in a Ghave deck and it's nuts.

I've got Archfiend of Ifnir in a madness/discard strategy I'm working on and he's a keystone power card in there with all my discards and cycling each turn. The combo with Generous Patron is fantastic. Unfortunately the madness deck is; are there other scenarios you really find him performing big in this deck?

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Generous Patron occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Golgari: 0.05%