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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PookandPie on Kresh, Warrior of the World

6 days ago

You need to take the images linked and make them a little smaller if you can; it makes reading an absolute chore because you're forcing the reader to scroll a lot in order to read what you've typed in between images.

That said, I'll list my suggestions:

Birthing Pod is first off. You want to sacrifice and gain benefits? This is your card. You can sac off a Marauder, Executioner, or Eternal Witness to grab Disciple if you need to draw, Jarad if you need to kill, and Oracle if you need to ramp- and the benefits only grow the higher up your curve you go. I strongly recommend it as it is a repeatable sacrifice outlet and a way to gain more consistency out of your deck.

Burn Away is terrible and you should run either good removal or good graveyard exile, not some hamfisted combination of both that does neither well. If you want graveyard removal, Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb are great, one because it's 0 cost, the other because it draws a card and exiles too. I, personally, think you should be using Reclamation Sage in this deck and it's a shame you don't have it, though you've got Bane/Grip/Slime, so that'd be up to you. If you need more removal, there's always Malicious Affliction or Putrefy which are instant speed and can off a creature no matter its size (lol trying to kill a Ghave, Guru of Spores with Burn Away would be like trying to stop a brushfire by pouring gasoline on it, and doubling up with a 5 mana spell is rough). There's also Jund Charm, which does instant-speed graveyard exile and can function as a Pyroclasm to eliminate mana dorks and tokens, so that's an option too.

Not running Hatred seems like a bad call. Being able to just one-shot somebody by paying 18 life and 5 mana is pretty huge.

Gratuitous Violence is a second Xenagos, God of Revels that works for multiple creatures at once. That might be worth looking into over Emrakul, the Promised End (it's not a bad creature, I just find it mediocre in multiplayer Commander).

Epochalyptik on Ghave, Guru of Spores

2 weeks ago

Activated abilities are written in the form "[cost]: [effect]." Notably, the colon separates cost and effect.

The cost of Ghave, Guru of Spores's first activated ability is ", Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control." Each time you choose to activate this ability, you have to pay this cost in full. You can't pay one mana for five activations.

Riv329 on Ghave, Guru of Spores

2 weeks ago

When playing Ghave, Guru of Spores it comes in with 5 +1-+1 counters. and states pay 1mana, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token. Does this mean that I only have to pay the one mana and remove all five to create the 1/1 tokens or do I have to pay one mana for each +1/+1 I remove to get a token.

TheMadRocketeer on Sacrifice - Undying

2 weeks ago

I'm thinking of brewing my first Commander deck based on this general theme, with Ghave, Guru of Spores leading the charge.

landofMordor on Looking for more strategies

3 weeks ago

I'm with a lot of users above who say Voltron is a boring and linear strategy (even if it's effective). However, there is a thrill in eliminating somebody in a single combat. If you're willing to broaden from simply "voltron" to "explosive wins", I'd go with Kresh the Bloodbraided (or Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, or Ghave, Guru of Spores) and Fling-style effects as a win con. I've got a list called Blood-Braided Beatdown (Primer) of this type.

For the group hug, I'd try to combo your way to a win. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis can make a good land-creatures control/combo deck, with Jeskai Ascendancy and Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper, and so on. Group hug keeps you alive until the combo comes online, and WG has plenty of tutors for enchantments. My list for them is Kynaios and Tiro EDH ($40 Budget).

Obviously, though, other lists can only take you so far. If you get a clearer idea of what you want, hit me up and I'll be glad to look at your list.

Die4Dethklok on Anafenza, the Bolsterer

4 weeks ago

Winding Constrictor is a double edged sword. It gives negative counters as well, we were considering that until someone pointed that out. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice loves Contagion Engine. It is likely the pros outweigh the cons. Will grab a copy and give it a go.

Ghave, Guru of Spores and Solidarity of Heroes were considered. Wasn't sure what to cut for them. Would likely cut Daghatar the Adamant for Ghave. They have similar functions, but Ghave does it better.

It is so hard making final cuts.

Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista were somehow both overlooked. Haha.

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