Ivy Lane Denizen


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal

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Gatecrash Common

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Ivy Lane Denizen

Creature — Elf Warrior

Whenever another green creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Ivy Lane Denizen Discussion

JaysomeDecks on Ghave, Guru of Tokens

6 days ago

There are 6 cards that each let you directly convert mana into creature tokens at a 1=1 ratio.

You run 2: Juniper Order Ranger and Cathars' Crusade

The other 4 are: Ivy Lane Denizen, Champion of Lambholt, Sigil Captain, and Bloodspore Thrinax.

Any one of these cards with your commander, and you can make as many tokens as you have mana, turn after turn after turn. I would strongly suggest running all six, as that maximizes the chances of having one in your opening hand, and of drawing a replacement if one should meet an untimely end.

  • Any one of the above-mentioned "Six Keys" will go infinite with your Ashnod's Altar, but if you want to pursue having them go infinite I would recommend also adding an Earthcraft. It is fantastic mana ramp by itself, similar to your Cryptolith Rite, but allowing you to tap creatures the turn they come into play, thus giving you your mana sooner, and enabling infinite combos.

  • Geralf's Messenger deals infinite loss of life when combined with your altar and your commander, and can otherwise be exploited as a token generator.

  • Since you run Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, you could always add in a Triskelion for an infinite damage combo that does not rely upon your commander. Slotting in Tooth and Nail to fetch them out together makes for a nice single card wincon. (Triskelion would slot in nicely for Walking Ballista maybe)

Sacrifice effects are amazing in this deck, and a Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact can give you control of the game. The one I would really recommend, however, is Martyr's Bond, as it bring retribution for any permanent of yours that is destroyed, while still working as a field wipe as you sac creatures.

Deathreap Ritual and Smothering Abomination lets you receive good card draw when you sacrifice tokens, and Eldrazi Monument give all your creatures Flying, Indestructible, and +1/+1, at the cost of 1 token per turn.

If you're interested, I have a Ghave deck that may have some ideas for you.

Keeper of the Six Keys

Commander / EDH JaysomeDecks


Caeruleus on Hapatra, Vizeir of Counters and Combos

2 weeks ago

Ivy Lane Denizen does some truly degenerate things with Hapatra. It triggers off the snakes coming into play, meaning you can either creature a huge threat, or offset several of the -1/-1 counters. If you can get any of your entry leaves the battlefield loops going it just gives you another win con.

smelly318 on Mean Green Pinging Machine- Marath Toolbox

2 weeks ago

I have a Marath Deck as well (Wild Rover of Hell (Marath)). Not nearly as expensive of yours but there are a few cards that are essential in mine- Ivy Lane Denizen, Cryptolith Rite if your creatures have haste (Anger, or Fervor).

Livingham on Mean Green Pinging Machine- Marath Toolbox

2 weeks ago

How can you call this a primer when you're missing cards like Ivy Lane Denizen but including cards like Fyndhorn Elves?

JaysomeDecks on Ghave Token Army

2 weeks ago

There are 6 pieces that individually synergize with Ghave at an unparalleled level. Any one of these allows you to directly convert mana into tokens at a 1=1 ratio, with no net loss of +1/+1 counters. In keeping with your goals for the deck, this is incredibly powerful, while not being infinite, as you are limited by your available mana.

You already run two of the six pieces: Champion of Lambholt and Cathars' Crusade. The other four are Ivy Lane Denizen, Sigil Captain, Juniper Order Ranger, and Bloodspore Thrinax. The inclusion of all six pieces would greatly increase the threat of your deck, without it going infinite.

If you are interested, while my Ghave deck is based on infinite combos, there are many good cards of a non-infinite nature that may be of interest to you. Feel free to check it out.

Ghave, Guru of Combos

Commander / EDH JaysomeDecks


JaysomeDecks on Ghave and the other Fungi(fungus/saproling tribal)

3 weeks ago

There are 6 cards that allow Ghave to create tokens without a net loss of +1/+1 counters. This means you can directly convert mana into creatures at a 1=1 ratio. This ability is ridiculously powerful, and essentially means that each of these cards are a 1-card (albeit not infinite) combo with Ghave.

You run 3: Sigil Captain, Bloodspore Thrinax, and (the best of them) Cathars' Crusade. I would suggest running all 6, as it greatly increases the likelihood that one will be in your opening hand, and provides redundancy if one or two should be removed. Running all of them essentially means you should always be able to create as many creatures as you have mana.

The 3 you don't run are: Ivy Lane Denizen, Juniper Order Ranger, and Champion of Lambholt. Of these, the Ranger is likely the best, as he continues to grow stronger as you create more tokens. The Denizen allows you to put the counters back on Ghave, which leads to a very powerful commander with any counter doubler. (Doubling Season, Hardened Scales) And Champion of Lambholt is the cheapest to play, and also can make your army unblockable if you actually increase her power.

JaysomeDecks on Marath (Toolbox) Revenge of the Dorks

3 weeks ago

Combo cards on note: Cathars' Crusade, Ivy Lane Denizen, Earthcraft, Mana Echoes, Illusionist's Bracers

If you want more detailed descriptions of these interactions, or if you're just interested, feel free to check out my Marath deck.

Marath, Will of the Combo

JaysomeDecks on Ghave: Baby Makin' and Alimony

3 weeks ago

Ivy Lane Denizen and Sigil Captain are two more in the Champion of Lambholt/Juniper Order Ranger vein. With these you'd have 5 creatures with this ability, making the odds of one being in your opening hand quite high. And it is the best stand-alone ability in the deck alongside Ghave.

Crystalline Crawler actually turned out to be a surprise combo piece in my deck. The ability to put +1/+1 counters on it and then remove them for mana has both practical and combo uses.

Martyr's Bond is basically super Grave Pact, as it not only wipes their creatures when you sac your tokens, but it also punishes all your opponents when someone tries to remove it or any of your other combo pieces.

Overall fantastic Ghave deck. I just recently completed mine, if you wanna look through, possibly leave some tips.

Ghave, Guru of Combos

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