Groundswell

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi (DDP) Common
Worldwake (WWK) Common

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Groundswell

Instant

Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Landfall — If you had a land enter the battlefield under your control this turn, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn instead.

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Groundswell Discussion

FlashMuzzle on Good old fashioned infect shootout

1 week ago

Hey! This looks pretty good! I've looked at making my own Infect deck in the past, and I have found a few cards found that you might want to check out. (They are all Legacy legal) Maybe you have seen them, I don't know. Just thought I'd share. :)

Groundswell or Might of Old Krosa maybe could replace Titanic Growth? Just a slightly lower CMC for a little earlier of a heavy punch. (Hopefully before they get their blockers down) or maybe a Larger Than Life? Same CMC, but has Trample in case they got a cheap blocker down!

And then there is Mutagenic Growth, I know giving up life might sound counter-intuitive, but the possibility to hit for 11 infect Turn 2 (w/ a 1 CMC creature like Glistener Elf) and Might of Old Krosa, Groundswell (or any combination of 1 CMC buffs), and Mutagenic Growth is (obviously) pretty huge.

Catalog9000 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Omnath, Manafluxed

Legendary Creature - Elemental

Trample

Filter - Whenever Omnath, Manafluxed deals combat damage to an opponent you may prevent X of that damage. If you do, you may reveal the top X cards of your library and put a card with converted mana cost X or less into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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So the idea of "Filter" is that you exchange damage for cards. In Green, what this can do is you can trade off 4 or 5 damage now so you can "topdeck" things like Titanic Growth, Mutagenic Growth, or Groundswell later. Alternatively, you can trade out all 8 damage and retrieve something colossus, like Eldrazi Conscription.

Since "Filter Decks" would be pretty straightforward (Most likely green / blue decks; Possible red with drawbacks) I have a new challenge for you guys. Best explained if I represent it in a card, so here's the next challenge.


Potent Alteration

Sorcery - Alteration (Yes, this Sorcery has a Subtype)

Alteration - When you cast this spell, put X modes onto the stack where X is the number of cards that share this name in your graveyard.

Tap target creature. It doesn't untap during it's controller's untap step if able.

  1. Return target tapped creature to it's owner's hand.
  2. Target opponent reveals all creatures from their hand and puts them on top of their library in a random order.
  3. Target opponent puts the top five cards of their library into their graveyard.

So the idea is quite similar to cards like Take Inventory, except the more copies that are in your graveyard, the more powerful this particular one on the stack is.

So the challenge? Finish the Alteration cycle.

ellie-is on Meanie Weenie Green Stompy

3 weeks ago

How do you feel about Groundswell? And, just in case you're not already aware of it, the upcoming Steel Leaf Champion would fit really well here, and be another reason to play Aspect of Hydra.

cak01vej on Pauper green infect pump

4 weeks ago

You might be right that they weren't Standard legal at the time, but they all predate Return to Ravnica.

RTR was the 59th expansion in Magic, and was released in October, 2012

If you desinged the deck before RTR, while Probe was legal, Groundswell would have been legal, but any of the other suggestions weren't in Standard at the time. As the Alara block would have just rotated out that year.

Entomo on Maverick Infect

4 weeks ago

Thanks Yoshimaster18 Your exactly right!
I have been testing the deck and it's amazing, it has game vs everything and is really consistent.
I even won a game with an end of turn Crop Rotation to get a plant token, then cracked back for 20 with Rancor - Groundswell - Groundswell - Doublecleave. Also used the sanctuary to bounce Khalni Garden to gain an extra sacrifice creature and beat U/B control when they flashed back their second Chainer's Edict.

Grubbernaut on Pauper infect

1 month ago

Gitaxian Probe is a must. I'd lose the other cantrips, including Steady Progress, and also use more 1-mana pumps. Groundswell, Vines of Vastwood. Infect doesn't win by tapping 3 lands to draw a card, it wants to go faster than that most games

I'd lose Giant Growth for either Seal of Strength (because you can cast it and use it later to more efficiently use your mana) or Llanowar Augur for the trample, but not as necessary with Blighted Agent in the mix

Speaking of trample, with Blighted Agent you might consider cutting Larger Than Life for either more one-mana pumps, or simply more Phytoburst since you're getting the damage in and don't need the trample with it

22 lands is also more than you probably want, plus throw in Land Grant to freely fetch

Cheers!

adamjm on mono green infect

1 month ago

yoooo i wanted to make Land Grant work to open more slots up but wasnt sure the right ratio i'd need to maximize the potential, i haven't been playtesting it much lately but thats a great suggestion for when i do! i've had mixed feelings about Groundswell though, mostly worried about not having or having to save a land to use it to the fullest

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