Gyre Sage

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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Gyre Sage

Creature — Elf Druid

Evolve (Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

: Add to your mana pool for each +1/+1 counter on Gyre Sage.

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Gyre Sage Discussion

TheKamikazeBagel on Gyrus Hydra Tribal

4 days ago

I would suggest Winding Constrictor , as its a favorite of mine.

If you want some janky cards to return from exile (from Gyrus' ability) Eternal Scourge , Squee, the Immortal , Riftsweeper .

Viridian Joiner / Marwyn, the Nurturer / Gyre Sage + Sword of the Paruns / Umbral Mantle = Infinite mana.

DemonDragonJ on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

1 week ago

Skewer the critics really should have been an instant; would it really have been too powerful if it had been?

Incubation druid is nice, but almost strictly worse than Gyre Sage, because it cannot produce nearly as much mana as the sage, and also requires much more investment than does the sage before it can pay for itself; the fact that it can generate mana of any color is nice, but most decks will want a greater quantity of mana, and use something else, such as Chromatic Lantern, for other colors of mana.

On that subject, tome of the guildpact is simply far too expensive for its effect; it could easily have cost 3 mana and still been balanced, especially when one considers how powerful chromatic lantern is, at a cost of 3 mana.

Biogenic ooze will be insane in conjunction with Doubling Season, so I expect to see decks that contain both of those cards after the release of this set.

Captive audience is amazing, and, as the second black/red mythic rare of this set, proves that utter carnage was fake, unfortunately. Also, did anyone notice Fblthp in the artwork of that card?

multimedia on The to expensive to be budget, budget deck

2 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Hydras can be fun, but they are rarely ever core cards because they can be replaced too easily for other creatures/cards that give more value when you play them. Having a 20/20 Hydra is neat, but it's not really what you want for a big creature in Commander. Instead of high power/toughness you want value from the creature when you play it, repeatable value from the creature each turn or when it dies.

If your deck's strategy is built around making a lot of mana then that's good with Hydras, but the strategy with Omnath shouldn't be to make a lot of mana. It's instead to put a lot of lands onto the battlefield. Making a lot of mana doesn't mean you have a lot lands instead you're playing cards that can generate lots of green or colorless mana.

If you're a fan of Hydras and want to play them then consider a different Commander? Marath, Will of the Wild is a budget choice for a deck around Hydras because it's like a Hydra in the sense since you pump mana into it to make it big. Marath also cares about and interacts with +1/+1 counters which is what fuels most Hydra's high power.

A deck with Marath as Commander can use +1/+1 synergies that are good with Hydras such as Forgotten Ancient, Gyre Sage, Abzan Falconer, Tuskguard Captain, Brion Stoutarm, etc. But this would be a totally different deck than Omnath. Ordinarily, I wouldn't suggest a budget $100 three color deck because a playable manabase would be too expensive, but green with it's many land fixing cards can help to make it work.

multimedia on Atraxa Precon- Budget improvements (Need Help)

3 weeks ago

Hey, good start, nice Hierarch and Karn :)

To continue the upgrade start with the manabase? There's several budget lands that can be added here, you also want more than 30 lands. 30 lands is low for a four color budget/no Fetch land manabase. I suggest 36 lands and 10+ additional mana sources.

The Pain lands and Battle lands are budget dual lands that can ETB untapped. Battle lands have good interaction with 16 Basic lands. When playing four colors having a playable manabase can make or break gameplay. A playable manabase means the least amount of lands that ETB tapped. Bounce lands have fine interaction with Basic lands, but are terrible when playing a lot of Tri lands.

There's only 88 cards here; cards to consider adding to make 100 cards:

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Chancery
  • Selesnya Sanctuary
  • Mind Unbound
  • Retribution of the Ancients
  • Armorcraft Judge
  • Mortify
  • Putrefy
  • Oath of Ajani
  • Solidarity of Heroes
  • Hungering Hydra
  • Citadel Siege

Good luck with your deck.


boguscheesecake on Sultai Spikes

3 weeks ago

Darth_Savage,thanks for the suggestions! Cauldron haze was truly a no-brainer, I can't believe it flew under my radar. Trinket mage also certainly has a place in the sideboard.

The reason I'm running Burst of Strength is because, with Gyre Sage, you can tap, untap, and tap again quickly for large quantities of mana thanks to the untap ability. Also, I've chosen to run Oran-Rief, the Vastwood over llanowar reborn, as it's a repeatable ability and I don't want to run too many tap lands, although as you said, graft abilities might be very powerful.

I'm hesitant to put too many artifact and charge synergies, because at the end of the day, it's trying to celebrate the quirky and wonderful creatures of the spikes. Although your comment was certainly thought-provocative and gives me options that I will definitely be considering. Thank you for the time you spent helping me.

NinjaKitty778 on Ruric Thar's Guide to Punching Mages in the Face!

4 weeks ago

@Kruxian You are correct, I think Primal Surge is indeed the surperior option. I don’t think Tooth and Nail is a bad choice for the deck since it’s aplication is boundless in this deck, but the ability to dump the entire deck on the field is game ending.

I also didn’t even consider Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. For the longest time I’ve wanted something something better than Zendikar Resurgent cause there were times where it was in my hand and couldn’t put it in the field cause there was usually something better to play. I’ll give Nykthos a shot :) thanks for the advice.

I don’t think I excluded mana dorks, I just think that I put a bit more emphasis on cards that ramp into lands for a more permanent mana-base. We have Farhaven Elf, Wood Elves, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Burnished Hart, Oracle of Mul Daya, and Solemn Simulacrum to work along-Side our mana-dorks such as Gyre Sage, Karametra's Acolyte, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage, Grand Warlord Radha etc. Not to mention that some of our lands ramp us into lands as well: Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape. Also Sol Ring and Gruul Signet. So I dunno, I feel like there’s a lot of ramp in this deck already.

multimedia on X-Men

4 weeks ago

Hey, mana dorks are pretty good with Ezuri. They can first help to ramp into him as early as turn three and later on they can give experience counters or be a body to put counters on.

Cards to consider adding:

Other cards to consider:

All my suggestions other than Speaker are low mana cost cards, these can help to reduce the avg. CMC of this deck which is high at 3.6. Speaker is six mana which is a lot, but with the counters strategy you get a ton of value for six mana; she can draw a lot of cards.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Ezuri's Predation
  • Biomantic Mastery
  • Verdant Confluence
  • Cytospawn Shambler
  • Simic Basilisk
  • Primeval Bounty
  • Fable of Wolf and Owl
  • Death's Presence
  • Contagion Engine

Good luck with your deck.


hejtmane on Quest: The lost soldier

1 month ago

Here is some other mana cards Chromatic Lantern I find this very helpful on 4 color decks Prismatic Geoscope

Also other cards Mirari's Wake Gilded Lotus Gyre Sage Selvala, Heart of the WildsCaged SunJourneyer's Kite Sword of the Animist

extra Land Play Wayward Swordtooth Mina and Denn, Wildborn Exploration Burgeoning Azusa, Lost but Seeking this goes while with cards like this Courser of Kruphix

There are more depending on what type of deck and colors you are playing

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