Ghave, Guru of Spores

Legendary Creature — Fungus Shaman

Ghave, Guru of Spores enters the battlefield with five +1/+1 counters on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.

, Sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Ghave, Guru of Spores Discussion

WillySmasher on Counterpunch Remix

7 hours ago

Not sure if you're on a budget Doubling Season synergies really well with Ghave, Guru of Spores.

If you ever have a mana problem Mirari's Wake is nice.

And of course tutors Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor, and Academy Rector though all pretty expensive $ wise.

Also there might be a way to combo out with Ashnod's Altar? If you want to go the combo route.

I've never played this commander but your build looks super fun +1. Sorry for the expensive suggestions I tried not to go too far over the most expensive card Craterhoof Behemoth (besides Doubling Season.)

MoonTurtle7 on Interested in aggro for a ...

3 days ago

I Will Agree with PookandPie about animar. He's really staight forward and really dang strong. Got a buddy who runs him. Admittedly, his deck is pretty simple and very linear. Which he says is a little boring sometimes.

As for Flagellum and Errast recommendations of Edric and Ezuri. Green and Blue are very solid colours. Ezuri can get things big in a hurry, but easily draws ALL the attention. Edric on the other hand is a little more subtle, but by game two your opponents know what to expect, but they may second guess it for card draw, banking on getting solutions before the problems arise. Both are solid choices, Ezuri just makes you public enemy number one from the get-go. (Unless something like narset or Zur are around)

I personally feel doran is not the greatest mostly cause he's a bit of a "build around" commander. His cheap cmc is nice the odd duck cards you use tend to be cheap. He can even turn Zurgo Helmsmasher into a little 2/2 which is funny in it's own right.

Ghave, Guru of Spores can fiddle with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Geist-Honored Monk and can use more combos like Midnight Guard+Presence of Gond+ Cathars' Crusade. With the commander complementing the deck, not being the center of it. Though he may be more combo-y than I think u want.

That's just my two cents on the ongoing votes here. I'm a little sad there's not more Alesha love. But I mean admittedly she doesn't have any green...

Veescrub on Davey Appleseed ~$150

4 days ago

Game vs. Niv-Mizzet, Dragonlord Dromoka, Life-gain.

T1Plains+Authority of the Consuls.

T2 Sol Ring into bounce double.

T3 Forest+Cathars' Crusade.

T4 Temple of the False God+Ghave, Guru of Spores+Ashnod's Altar. Perfect hand and draws, rest of the table attacked but couldn't get the combo off of the table.

T5 combo: Use 2 mana to activate Dave's token production twice. With Cathars' Crusade giving counters Dave will stay at 5 counters, the first Token (lets call him Jeff) will have two counters., and the second token (Harry) will have 1 counter.

Now we sacrifice Harry to Ashnod's Altar giving us 2 mana, and use one to activate Dave and get a new Harry. This gives Jeff a new counter and leaves one mana floating. Every time we repeat this cycle Jeff will get another counter and we will gain another floating mana.

Jeff can now be grown infinitely (or arbitrarily) large and for every floating mana we can, using Dave, remove a counter to create a new token which triggers Cathar's again giving everything a counter. This results in an infinitely large Dave, an infinitely large Jeff, and an infinite number of Harrys. The counters on the Harrys will start at one and increase by one for each repetition of the cycle (2, 3, etc.).

Moving to combat on T5 I swung Dave at the player with no blockers.

Nobody had a sufficient answer so T6 I swung half of infinity at each remaining opponent.

It was super cool to see the combo hit on my first night of play. I publicly removed Ashnod's to kill the infinite loop and carried on the next few games.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Counting Counters

5 days ago

Welcome to mtg, dude! my first concern is the mana base, if you down have any pain lands (Llanowar Wastes, Caves of Koilos, Brushland), Sandsteppe Citadel should your only land that comes in tapped. good land count though, usually mtg decks have a 33% of lands, but I would consider more swamps and less plains, with forests staying high (especially with the Verdant Automaton's activated ability). I would take out Renegade Map, it does mana fix, but it doesn't ramp (consider Wayfarer's Bauble, Expedition Map for a good nonbasic land, or Sakura-Tribe Elder). And for combos: consider Barren Glory with Renounce, Spy Kit with Cornered Market/ Rememberance/ Pack Hunt. Also consider Tower Defense, Ranger's Guile, Heroic Intervention, Blossoming Defense, maybe Bonds of Mortality if you put in more removal, Young Wolf, Ghave, Guru of Spores. And if you like abzan colors, check out Fungal Growth. Plus I prefer the commander format over standard, there's lass turn 0 win assholes with Leyline of Anticipation, Lotus Petal, Mana Crypt, Show and Tell, Omniscience, Enter the Infinite. Hope this helps! If you or anyone else needs more help or have any questions, I'm always here.

Zolvahlok on Atraxa 'The Planeswalking Dead'

3 weeks ago

If I were you, I'd cut Corpsejack Menace, Forgotten Ancient, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper, Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker, Kalonian Hydra, Master Biomancer, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, and Vulturous Zombie to sweeze in as many Planeswalkers as you can.

Creatures are nice as a crutch, but too many of them ruin the consistency and flexibility that Superfriends has to offer you. Plus, you have Spike Weaver for that dank Turbofog effect.

The link below is a balanced and Praetor-approved Superfriends decklist for your reference.


PookandPie on Sell Me on Your Favorite ...

3 weeks ago

Ghave, Guru of Spores is probably my second or third favorite Commander. I love that the guy goes infinite with basically everything, and when you have a variety of players with powerful decks (IE, they run removal and generally win around turns 4-6), it can be hilarious to see them try and figure out exactly when to stop your ridiculous combo chains since so many overlapping pieces can easily result in a win.

My Ghave deck is probably my most casual combo deck but I run at least 43 ways to go infinite, typically involving different cards, which usually results in every game being different. I managed infinite tokens off of Strangleroot Geist, Cryptolith Rite, and Ghave himself last night (no one bothered killing Cryptolith Rite because it was, and I quote, "Bad Earthcraft he can't infinite with"), and when I cast Ghave, someone tried exiling him on the spot. I had a couple mana open, still, so I flooded the board with tokens and Chord of Calling'd into Zulaport Cutthroat, winning right there.

There's really nothing better than seeing the looks on people's faces after your Commander's been exiled multiple times, and then they see you dump your library into the graveyard using Reveillark, Saffi Eriksdotter, and Greater Good, bringing back in Triskelion and Karmic Guide, and then Guide brings back Mikaeus, the Unhallowed after being disrupted the whole game. Winning with combos out of nowhere is probably my favorite thing about Commander, and the way I've built Ghave (poorly, most likely) reflects that for me, at least.

Entrei on Ghave +1/+1 Counters

3 weeks ago

so i love ghave as much as next as the next dude, but i haz an idea. I see that Cathars' Crusade has been advised already, and if you plan on putting that in... Cathars' Crusade + Doubling Season+ Ghave, Guru of Spores + Ashnod's Altar... oh it also works with Phyrexian Altar and Mana Reflection instead of Doubling Season and Ashnod's Altar

Flagellum on Choosing a General

3 weeks ago

So, I have the budget (decks will still be quasi-budget ~$10 cards) to make another deck and need help deciding whom to choose. I already own some of the most expensive staples in the decks listed.

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper Goblin Tribal: it's not Wort bc my buddy runs her and Krenko is in my Purphoros deck. offers a lot of thing unavailable to . The general helps persuade would-be boardwipes. Shattergang Brothers is better off as a build-around. Example: Sek'kuar's Sacrificial Horde

Doran, the Siege Tower: I'm avoiding Abzan goodstuff.dec and voltron. Simple, play big butts and swing while locking down the board via Crackdown/Meekstone/Marble Titan ect. One sided boardwipes also help punch through. The taste of vanilla critters leaves me apprehensive. Example: Doran Smash and Control

Anafenza, the Foremost or Ghave, Guru of Spores: +1/+1 counters. Perhaps some Hydra fun. Yes, I've looked at Abzan quite a bit lately. Probably not the broken combo route with Ghave. Tokens do interest me but I'm not going to use Doubling Season, too expensive.

Flanking "tribal." It's more like a knight tribal deck considering most things with flanking are knights. I threw this list together in like 20 minutes and was something I thought of a long time ago. So real rough sketch. List: Flanking Tribal

Last but not least spider tribal with Ishkanah, Grafwidow

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