Great Oak Guardian


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon

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Great Oak Guardian

Creature — Treefolk

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)


When Great Oak Guardian enters the battlefield, creatures target player controls get +2/+2 until end of turn. Untap them.

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Great Oak Guardian Discussion

kamelyan on Spin the wheel round and round and round

3 weeks ago

Maelstrom Wanderer cascades into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker; Maelstrom Wanderer cascades into Great Oak Guardian; Swing with the Largest Forest Ever!

Come to think of it, I usually see Kiki-Jiki paired with card that untaps it, like Zealous Conscripts... but why not run Intruder Alarm? Then it wouldn't matter what creature the goblin targets, there will still be an infinitely large army. Swing with a bunch of Grimoire Thiefs and watch the libraries fly.

Oh my stars, should I make a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck that wins with Scrib Nibblers?

Phurex on Big, Fat and Roaring - A thiccer take on Brostorm

3 weeks ago

The Great Oak Guardian + Temur Sabertooth combo is nice, but I don't really see it fit the theme of the deck very much; Surrak, the Hunt Caller, on the other hand would be a very good addition, along with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. I've been looking for her for months, but she's really hard to find around my LGS.

Mooncalf1988 on Big, Fat and Roaring - A thiccer take on Brostorm

4 weeks ago

You should consider Surrak, the Hunt Caller he reduces Ghalta's cost by 5 and gives her haste the turn she comes into play. Polukranos, World Eater also gives you a high power for low cost creature who can wipe all your opponents creatures if you can make infinite mana.

Since you have a fair amount of elves, Priest of Titania would be a good addition, along with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds who does a lot of work with Ghalta.

A combo you could run is Great Oak Guardian, Temur Sabertooth with any creature that makes a bunch of mana to go infinite.

MagicalHacker on Help me finish my list ...

1 month ago

DracoDarkstorm, unfortunately, AEther Flash and Polyraptor can not be ended without a third piece, so they actually are just part of a 3-card infinite combo rather than form a 2-card combo by themselves. Thanks though!

Jeyce, with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed on the battlefield, Triskelion will enter as a 5/5. If you remove a counter to hit an opponent, it will be a 4/4. Remove two more to hit itself, and it will die from being a 2/2 that was dealt two damage, then undying will trigger to return to the battlefield.

As for Goblin Sharpshooter and Splinter Twin, the catalyst for the combo is either a creature dying while the enchanted Sharpshooter is untapped or any creature with 1 toughness (or 1 damage away from dying). In both of those cases, the enchanted Sharpshooter can be tapped to create a token copy with haste, and then (if necessary) the token tapped to kill that creature. One the untap trigger(s) resolve, you will have an enchanted Sharpshooter and a token copy. From that point, you can tap the enchanted Sharpshooter for a token copy, tap one of the copies to damage an opponent, then tap the other copy to kill one of the token copies in order to untap the two Sharpshooters in order to repeat until death rains upon all opponents. This is very unintuitive when looking at the pieces, so I've added it to the description of that combo.

Funkydiscogod, fantastic catch on the combos with The Locust God and effects that trigger a draw when an insect enters! Thanks, they've been added.

I've added Keening Stone to the Fraying Sanity combos, thank you so much!

That Chandra combo though... that's definitely a 9-card combo lol

VraskaTheCursed, Sage of Hours cannot keep any counters on it if it activates.

Jeyce, I've added Benthicore to the Splinter Twin combos and Bounding Krasis, Breaching Hippocamp, Great Oak Guardian, and Sparring Mummy to the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker/Splinter Twin combos. Thank you so much!

I do have those combos for unhasty creatures already, but thanks anyways!

Dorotheus, yes, I am glad however that Minion is unique in its ability to combo with the Bracers though!

sac_cb on Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

2 months ago

Considering ramping, drawing cards, recursion, untapping shenanigans and removal, I would pick some of the list bellow to add:

As for cards to take out, I think you have much combo potential, so it is not necessary to mantain lots of creatures that have just combat or protection potential. There are some unecessary redundancies and a bad land for a deck with just 31 lands:

  • Sylvan Primordial (banned)
  • Polukranos, World Eater
  • Majestic Myriarch
  • Avenger of Zendikar
  • Mirri's Guile
  • Primalcrux
  • Temple of the False God
  • Elderscale Wurm
  • Bellowing Tanglewurm
  • Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (it's much better on 1x1, and you should focus on building a board that allows you to kill everyone with a single combat phase, maybe two with enough protection)

That's it. The idea should be go infinite with Selvala, drawing/tutoring your creatures and playing them on a single turn, then giving them haste and swinging at everyone. No incremental damage, just a single, deadly blow!

sonnet666 on Wort Storm Brew

2 months ago

I saw the cEDH thread and thought I'd come help you out.

First off, I think you're over thinking this.

Why use your creature tutors to grab Zada and try to storm off when you can simply conspire your creature tutors to win the game?

A conspired Natural Order will get you Hulk and a sac outlet.

A conspired Eldritch Evolution will get you Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts/Combat Celebrant

A conspired Chord of Calling or Green Sun's Zenith will get you Great Oak Guardian and Temur Sabertooth.

See what I'm getting at here? Just ramp past 6 and cast a tutor, and you've pretty much won. That's much better in my view than loading your deck up with a bunch of cantrips that don't work unless you find one of two creatures.

As far as draw power goes... When has a green deck with a lot of dorks ever had a problem with that?

Soldrand on Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Budget

3 months ago

Great Oak Guardian is an all-star in Selvala. When paired with Temur Sabertooth, you often end up with infinite mana and an infinitely-pumped board. It's well within your budget too.

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