Creature — Elemental
Ivy Elemental enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ivy Elemental Discussion
10 months ago
1 year ago
So, I’m not sure if this is exactly the place to post this but... I’m working on a sort of hydra tribal deck. Rosheen Meanderer is my commander. I’m curious if there are many other cards out there that I could take advantage of her gain 4 mana for X ability that are similar to the hydras. For instance Ivy Elemental . I’ve tried and tried to get a search to work on Magic.wizards.com but I can’t get it to work with X/X. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
1 year ago
Big Update: Added in some cards that I already had. Took out some cards I felt didn't contribute enough to the +1/+1 counters, or I had cards which did what the card did, but better. Also adding in both Nissa and Champion of Rhonas may allow me to cheat out some of my more expensive spells, saving mana for adapting those already on the field.
- Nimbus Naiad
- Steeple Creeper
- Sylvan Brushstrider
- Feral Invocation
- Open the Gates
- Prying Eyes
- Stormbound Geist
- Junk Golem
1 year ago
Converted mana cost or CMC is the cost in the right corner of the card. Kicker is an additional cost and does not add to the CMC of a spell. The CMC of Grow from the Ashes is 3, regardless whether you paid kicker or not, it is not a valid target for Disdainful Stroke.
The only exception I can think of is X spells like Ivy Elemental, for which you say how much X is while you are casting the spell, changes their CMC on the stack only. An Ivy Elemental with X=4 will have 5 CMC on the stack, but it in all other zones its CMC will be 1.
2 years ago
Thank you for all of that, it's a lot to take in and digest but I like the suggestions and they'll definitely get some play.
A lot of the flier hate came from this starting as a counter to a friend's blue/green merfolk deck that spammed Cartouche of Knowledge and One With the Wind but it is limited in its use and I was considering replacing the reach critters and Stinging Shot as it were.
My main reason for running the Druid of the Cowl instead of Llanowar Elves is because the extra one cost isn't too much considering all the mana this generates as it is, and they make a decent defense as well. My earlier build of this did have Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic but they kept getting wiped out by small stuff and my mana went with them.
I do like your suggestions for the bigger creatures though and I'm definitely looking at upping my Ivy Elemental and adding in Mistcutter Hydra for the mana pump aspect. I'll be posting a revised version of this deck later on once I've properly given your suggestions and a couple other ideas I've been kicking around a good thorough testing. I appreciate the input, thank you :)
2 years ago
Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Lifeblood Hydra ,Kalonian Hydra, Ivy Elemental, Ignition Team, Hooded Hydra Heroes' Bane, Hamletback Goliath, Gyre Sage, Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, Golgari Grave-Troll, Genesis Hydra, Furyborn Hellkite, Foe-Razer Regent,Drakestown Forgotten, Cytoplast Root-Kin
3 years ago
Yah if I had remembered that we would have added Walking Ballista, so i think it would be a good idea to add Walking Ballista over Ivy Elemental, as well as Release the Gremlins for some more removal, possibly over Savage Ventmaw. Also a Mana Geyser would pair nicely with that Reiterate, and is usually better than say, Meteor Shower. But as with most things deckbuilding is a process and requires much refining and adapts over time.