Gyre Sage

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash 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

emrakulinsmugglers on Nissa, why are you so sELFish?

3 hours ago

Gyre Sage doesn't allow for a potential turn 3 win, and a not so uncommon win, and so would destroy the point of having such a creature. Gyre Sage is not that good for this deck, as If it is tapping for a ton of mana, I should've lost the game. Heritage Druid is always more superior for this kind of elves build, as it ignores summoning sickness, and combos really well with Nettle Sentinel. none of that gyre sage can do. So no, although gyre sage may be able to tap for mana, it can only do that after I should've lost the game already, while heritage druid is an all star of the deck, allowing for absurd turns.

TheSpiritombEnthusiast on Nissa, why are you so sELFish?

6 hours ago

Why not try Gyre Sage in place of Heritage Druid? It's roughly the same amount of mana, potentially more, without the tapping effect.

GregGreg on Hydra's Menace

20 hours ago

total_euphoria I used to run Gyre Sage. I simply don't have time to set it up, i need to be fast with this deck, Arbor Elf and Birds of Paradise are worse in the long run, but better in the short term. I used to run Bioshift too. Very good cards, i don't have room for them.

total_euphoria on Hydra's Menace

21 hours ago

Can I suggest the Gyre Sage / Increasing Savagery combo? Allows you to bring massive hydras into play and then hit them with Solidarity of Heroes. Bioshift is also a handy card in this deck.

total_euphoria on Anafenza, the Counterqueen

22 hours ago

Gyre Sage could work nicely here as an attacker and ramp engine!

landofMordor on Abzan Army

2 days ago

Hey friend. I don't exactly know Frontier legality, but Gyre Sage sounds better than Whisperer (or at least run alongside). I think Dromoka should go to SB, but Rhino is sheer value enough to stick around, especially if you put in Gyre and want the Evolve trigger. Best of luck!

MagicalHacker on Rosheen Meanderer Hydra Disco

2 days ago

In terms of ramp, most of the ramp you have are cards that push you only 1 mana ahead, which I think is too small of an effect unless it comes with another valuable effect. Because of this, I would drop Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Rampant Growth, Animist's Awakening, and Gruul Signet for Worn Powerstone, Astral Cornucopia, Gyre Sage, Khalni Heart Expedition, and Overgrowth. That kind of upgrade to your ramp will ensure that you get huge creatures out very easily. If you want to see other cards that could also fit this role, check out MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards, but I would say that this deck definitely needs cards that advance your manabase by two or more, so ignore the cards that only ramp you by one.

Secondly, I only see three cards in here for draw, so there's no wonder that this deck doesn't hold it's own! We have all been there at some point, so let me emphasize this point: Draw is the most important thing for 99% of decks. Draw will let you have options, draw will let you build board states quickly, and draw will make it harder for you to get mana screwed or mana flooded. All of these are very important. You have Harmonize, Lifeblood Hydra, and Citanul Flute, but let's try to get 7 more cards for draw in here. If you need to take some out after testing, that's fine, but I don't see that being a problem. Too much draw isn't usually a problem with 10 cards that draw in the deck, so I think you should add any 7 of the following 9 options: Abzan Beastmaster, Elemental Bond, Triumph of Ferocity, Drumhunter, Outpost Siege, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Skullclamp, Wheel of Fortune, and Life's Legacy to your deck to be able to refill your hand quickly and often. Check out MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Steady) and MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Burst) if you want to see options I didn't mention or options that aren't quite so expensive. I do think that those 9 cards are probably the best draw cards for your deck though, so picking 7 will bring your draw up to a reasonable amount. (I'll get into what 7 cards to drop soon.)

Next, let's tackle boardwipes. You've got Savage Twister and Chandra's Ignition, which I think are fantastic, but you do need more. There are only a few board wipes that can kill flying creatures and nonflying creatures in red and green at a reasonable mana investment, and those are Nevinyrral's Disk, Chain Reaction, Heaven / Earth, Blasphemous Act, Rolling Earthquake, and Starstorm. I think you can pick any 3 of those to add to the deck and you will be set on board wipes. (This brings us up to 12 cards that need to be dropped.) If you want even more options, again, feel free to check out MagicalHacker - List of All Board Wipe Cards to see more cards that could work, but I think adding any three of the above options would be fine.

Now, let's move on to item removal. You have Decimate, Hull Breach, Vandalblast, Beast Within, and Steel Hellkite. These are all fantastic, but I'd like to see Chaos Warp as well to be able to deal with any permanent.

Lastly, let's take a look at what cards you have to be able to deal with creatures at instant speed. Most people assume that dealing with creatures at sorcery speed is just as strong as dealing with creatures at instant speed, but here is why that is not correct: your opponents' creatures are good cards for you when they are attacking other opponents, and they only become problems when they attack you. For that reason, it's important to remember to have lots of instant speed removal to be able to kill creatures during combat when they would deal lots of damage to you or to kill creatures that are about to allow an opponent to go infinite. That said, your only options for that are Chaos Warp and Beast Within, making Chaos Warp that much more important for this deck.

Now that we have gotten the enablers down, let's talk about the bulk of the deck. To really abuse Rosheen Meanderer, we want the rest of the deck to be about using that X restriction. That said, we do want to use cards that will use that restriction to do things of value. If we are going to make big creatures (which we do want to do), we want to make sure that those creatures can attack to deal damage to players by giving them evasion.

Lifeblood Hydra and Primordial Hydra are the only ones that have an evasion ability naturally, so then we are forced to include things to give evasion. Flying is a good start, so I think that Akroma's Memorial and Homura, Human Ascendant are a place to start. You were right to add some ways to give everything trample, but I would add Khenra Charioteer, Gruul War Plow, and Primal Rage. Those five in addition to your Nylea, God of the Hunt and Archetype of Aggression should be enough ways to make your big dudes go through.

I realize now though that I've lost track of how many cards to add, so instead I am going to make a decklist to show what I would suggest this deck should become. No worries, I will link it at the end.

I would actually add all the creatures that cost X but enter with X counters (excluding the ones that cost double X, since those are not as powerful). And after that, just some ways to double +1/+1 counters or use Rosheen's ability will round out the deck.

Personally, I believe that 37 lands including Sol Ring would be enough since you now have enough ramp, so I brought down the number of lands too.

Example deck

Hope I was able to help you!

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Marath Tool Box

4 days ago

A Gyre Sage would be helpful, since +1/+1 counters are getting thrown everywhere.

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