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.)
Gain for each +1/+1 counter on Gyre Sage.
|Have (2)||metalmagic ,|
|Want (7)||Rent_A_Zilla , SamppaSjalv , YOLOBLASTER , shpadoinkle , gruff76 , Kotu , Flamnshenron|
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|Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2)||Rare|
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- Apocalypse Hydra + Gyre Sage
- Blade of the Bloodchief + Gyre Sage
- Elvish Archdruid + Elvish Mystic + Gyre Sage
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Gyre Sage Discussion
1 week ago
I had an Appetite for the Unnatural for Yawgmoth once I learned he as a character existed a few years back; then found EDH, and discovered that the format is extremely fun. Been here ever since. Once he dropped in Modern Horizons, I have never dropped cash on a piece of cardboard in my entire life. Foil Yawg now watches me while I play. My only hope is that I make him happy. lol.
Next favorite was Rishkar, Peema Renegade. I loved +1/+1 counters so much, I built a deck purely around the idea. Actually pretty quick and spooky for a mono green deck with no real strat except: "let me poor all my D6's on this creature. That's how big it is." Makes me giggle every time that a Gyre Sage can tap for far more than any Marwyn, the Nurturer at the table!
1 month ago
Infinite mana enables easy wincons with this commander.
I can give more feedback but I want to make sure it's in line with your vision for your deck.
My own take on this commander is The Hydra X
1 month ago
Ok, so to start out. I HIGHLY recommend the inclusion of Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real in this deck. Either card goes infinite with your commander, making huge utility for all of those X cost spells.
On a similar note I would consider running Selvala, Heart of the Wilds along with Umbral Mantle. You can easily get some infinite mana going with that, and even Gyre Sage is likely to be able to go infinite with the mantle after a few evolve triggers.
I can make more suggestions if you like, just let me know.
If you want to you can peruse my own deck around Zaxara, The Hydra X.
1 month ago
Interesting topic Ramble, I've been meaning to respond for the last day or two but have just been super busy, but let me provide a mana base formula I stumbled on a few years back after noticing a pattern in my deck building - might be something to try out and see if you find similar results, as I find it's very rare to get either flooded or mana screwed using this formula. I'll provide a couple of examples as well - more for the casual-competitive decks, as my cEDH decks don't always follow the formula as rigorously.
The basic formula for mana-producing lands is: Starting base of 30 mana-producing lands, plus additional lands equal to the CMC of your commander, plus additional lands equal to the average CMC of the deck, minus designated values for each mana rock, mana dork, mana spell and draw spell equal to or less than the CMC of the commander.
The first example is for my Zada, Hedron Grinder deck: Yada...Yada...Zada. In this case, the formula is 30 + 4CMC (commander) + 2.28 average CMC, or 36.28. I then subtract designated values for the following cards in the deck: -1.0 for Mana Crypt, -0.5 for Sol Ring (or any other 0 or 1 CMC rock), -0.25 for Thought Vessel (or any other 2 or 3 CMC rock), Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Traitorous Greed and Dockside Extortionist, and finally -0.10 for each of the draw spells in the deck: Accelerate, Boiling Blood, Crimson Wisps, Expedite, Fists of Flame, Stun and Renegade Tactics for a total reduction of 3.45 and a final value of 32.83 (rounded up to 33).
The second example includes a more aggressive reduction in mana-producing lands based on my Elf tribal Marwyn, the Nurturer deck: Elves Tap and Slap (Marwyn Tribal Counters). The formula here is 30 + 3CMC (commander) + 2.64 average CMC, or 35.64. I then subtract for the following cards: -0.50 for Sol Ring, -0.25 for Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Gyre Sage, Incubation Druid, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Visionary, Priest of Titania, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Viridian Joiner, Wood Elves, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Rhonas's Monument, Gaea's Touch and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip. Finally, I subtract -0.10 for Elvish Visionary, Llanowar Visionary and Inspiring Call for a total reduction of 5.30 and a final value of 30.34 (rounded down to 30).
Although the reduction values could be considered a little arbitrary in certain deck concepts, this formula has held pretty accurate since I started keeping track of it. I hope you find this useful in the future, and happy brewing.
2 months ago
Only other Mana Dork I would suggest is Gyre Sage, since it can continue to scale with Evolve, or just adding counters to it.
2 months ago
First off, I like this deck. it has some of my favorite things, like elves, and +1/+1 counters. Second off, I find it funny that you have expensive cards like Doubling Season bumping elbows with a Druid of the Cowl.
I don't really know how to do transitions well, so here are my suggestions: Sage of Hours, Herald of Secret Streams, Simic Ascendancy, Spark Double, Blighted Agent, Cold-Eyed Selkie, Cultivator of Blades, Pir/Toothy, Hadana's Climb Flip, Prime Speaker Zegana, Master Biomancer, Mycoloth, Solidarity of Heroes, Fable of Wolf and Owl, Wild Beastmaster, and/or Gyre Sage. Also, I noticed that you were running 5 color lands (Lands that produce any color mana. I feel you should replace them with basics/other duals.
I hope this helps!
2 months ago
I think the weakest links in this deck right now are the mana dorks, Ilysian Caryatid and Leafkin Druid. Since you're not worried about ramping to a specific cost as much as just getting as much mana as possible to sink into x-costs, you'd be better off with something that can produce more than 2. Gyre Sage and Incubation Druid are the first that come to mind as they fit with a +1/+1 theme and can synergize with cards like Hardened Scales and Doubling Season. There's also dorks in the vein of Magus of the Candelabra and Voyaging Satyr. They go well with Castle Garenbrig and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, not to mention Wild Growth-type auras. My personal favorite option is a defender package with Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian for the defensive utility and potential to generate ridiculous amounts of mana with stray Wall of Blossoms and Carven Caryatid, or even go infinite with an Umbral Mantle.
2 months ago
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