Ghave, Guru of Spores

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare

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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

AkaAkuma on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

3 days ago

@noshadowkick Well my friend, you've came to the right page!

In all honesty, I haven't been able to play magic so much and if I do, I end up playing as Sydri, Galvanic Genius. Let alone that I still need to adjust this deck to the battlebond expansion. But Reyhan stays my favorite commander to go.

My playgroup including myself really look down to taking long turns and that includes sage of hours, otherwise good addition! Greater good is actually in my current setup, but haven't seen it in action. Same is true for Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Ghave, Guru of Spores and Bramble Sovereign (out of my head).

I'll update this deck soon! Also, I'm curious to your experience playing this deck!

luther on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

2 weeks ago

Interesting use of my favorite commander. I had always imagined Ghave, Guru of Spores would be the best abzan enchantress deck due to the fact that he combos so well with powerful enchantments like Doubling Season and Anointed Procession plus the fact that you have built in blockers. That is a tangent though, my main point here is that I like the way you went with this. +1

MindAblaze on EDH +1/+1 Counter Deck Help

3 weeks ago

My EDH cube has a +1/+1 counters theme running through it. Below are a list of the legends I use in it to push the cube in different directions.

Animar, Soul of Elements,

Marchesa, the Black Rose,

Ghave, Guru of Spores,

Kresh the Bloodbraided,

Edgar Markov,

The Mimeoplasm,

Jenara, Asura of War,

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan,

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest,

Thromok the Insatiable,

Olivia Voldaren,

Olivia, Mobilized for War,

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch,

Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and

Vorel of the Hull Clade

It’s obviously supported with on-theme filler and not all the colors are represented here. White and green are probably the best places to get counters, and are slightly underrepresented in this list, but Voltron obviously fits into the +1/+1 counter theme well. Anyway, do what you will with this, and let me know if you have any questions.

DrukenReaps on EDH +1/+1 Counter Deck Help

3 weeks ago

Some commander options:

Vorel of the Hull Clade- doubles up on anything there, builds most things pretty fast, especially if you start untapping.

Ghave, Guru of Spores, Ezuri, Claw of Progress- easily go infinite with one or two other cards. Also experience counters stick to the player not the creature so you just have to recast Ezuri and he will be right where you left off at.

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave- usually slow to build up but keeps counters forever.

Marchesa, the Black Rose- doesn't usually stack a bunch of counters but still uses them to usually be something akin to aristocrats. So probably not what you are looking to do but here she is anyways :P

Marath, Will of the Wild- just gets bigger and bigger and bigger. Also very mana hungry...

enpc on EDH +1/+1 Counter Deck Help

3 weeks ago

I'll second Ghave, Guru of Spores. While you lose access to blue, Ghave lets you go both high and wide and can build a board state very quickly. With sufficient ramp and cards like Cathars' Crusade, you can build an entire army of big beaters in one turn.

greyninja on EDH +1/+1 Counter Deck Help

3 weeks ago

I'd at minimum suggest /x for Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, maybe Vigor

Marath, Will of the Wild, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Ezuri, Claw of Progress and Prime Speaker Zegana are all powerful. Vampires like Olivia Voldaren are often +1/+1 themed. So many to choose from

greyninja on WWYD? DubSeason+ParallelLives

1 month ago

@Homelessguy forgot about Anointed Procession. I do own that too. When you first mentioned adding white, I thought of Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder. Your style with Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa and going wide looks super fun. +1 for sure

@goblinguiderevealpls LOL also do you find other ppl taking advantage of the dubs?

@DrukenReaps Prossh wouldn't be easy. Either get attacks in early or expect to be controlled out

Marath looks like he/she gobbles up a lot of mana for sure. That's why I figured prossh was neat since the tokens happen even if he's Counterspelled. I have three other edh decks lead by elementals so it would be flavorful there too. I've seen your build before and it's rad. It won't let me upvote a second time ;)

@luther unique idea with the enchantment theme. I'll look through what I have. Uril, the Miststalker would be some inspiration

Ghave, Guru of Spores is cool too. I have a friend where I used to live that ran it for a while. Some of these cards we're talking about weren't even printed then and it was still real good. I have a Doran, the Siege Tower deck for my fiancee and that's where most of my abzan resources lie

@MindAblaze right? Trostani takes out some of the mess with only two colors too. One of the guys in our lgs league ran it a couple games I think. It didn't "combo out" but you'd think it had with the amount of tokens produced

@Rzepkanut you're probably right. Prossh and Marath do paint a giant target on your back. What do you think about the temur idea? I've never seen that pair before, and using Thrasios as a mana dump is very useful in a standoff. He's also like tier 1.5 tho

I am trying to avoid combos for now I think. With multiple other decks that go infinite; this will add some variety. I'll literally disassemble a combo The Locust God deck if I go temur (then maybe build izzet artifacts later with the new commander decks coming). Prossh and Marath would have combos pending Food Chain

Mono green is a new idea. Shamanic Revelation, Regal Force and friends can really keep it rolling. Baru's anthem effect catches people off guard i bet when you dump excessive amounts of lands onto the 'field. Bramble Sovereign is a new addition to the token fleet. Might be worth considering. I'm running it in my Omnath, Locus of Mana deck

Thank you so much everyone for the comments!!! So many things to consider!

Clyde_Bankston on I Ghave My All

1 month ago

I think you should put in Meren of Clan Nel Toth, and here are a list of most of the Ghave infinites:

As you can see, most of the include: Earthcraft. I suggest adding in Earthcraft, Illusionist's Bracers, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Triskelion, Walking Ballista, Parallel Lives, and Strangleroot Geist(for the persist creature. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with any other creature and it works the same way.)

I suggest taking out Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Utopia Mycon, Fertilid, Thallid Soothsayer, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Krav, the Unredeemed, and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. To make this more competitive I'd also suggest auto-sac creatures like Fleshbag Marauder or Merciless Executioner.

Sorry if this isn't exactly what you were looking for, but Ghave, Guru of Spores is really quite the combo master.

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