Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter

Legendary Planeswalker — Yanggu

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has ": Gain one mana of any colour."

-1: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter Discussion

kamarupa on GW Proliferate

1 week ago

These are your best creatures: Evolution Sage, Hexdrinker, Huatli's Raptor, Managorger Hydra, Mistcutter Hydra, Tuskguard Captain. I suggest you increase most of those creatures to a full set (4x each) and cut the rest.

Other creatures worth considering: Grateful Apparition , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Marwyn, the Nurturer , and Vinelasher Kudzu - (only with Harvest Season ), Incubation Druid , Predator Ooze .

You currently have 69 cards included. That number should be reduced to 60. I suggest cutting all the Instants, Sorceries, and Enchantments except Pledge of Unity. If after all the cutting there is room left over, I've outlined a number of spells that will add dynamism and range both with the creatures above and with other spells below.

I believe good lands are more important than Planeswalkers. Llanowar Reborn and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood are perhaps valuable enough to consider. Sunpetal Grove , Canopy Vista , Temple of Plenty , Fortified Village , Temple Garden , Windswept Heath are all worth considering, depending on your budget. Swapping out your slow lands for those listed above will improve both speed and reliability.

Other mainboard possibilities: Song of Freyalise , Bow of Nylea , Harvest Season , Beast Within , Generous Gift , Seal Away , Oblivion Ring , Journey to Nowhere , Blessed Alliance .

I completely support Inspiring Call and Avatar of the Resolute as well as Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter . The only other Planeswalker I consider worth including would be Nissa, Voice of Zendikar .

My thoughts on +1/+1 counters decks: Hardened Scales is overkill, over-rated, and slow. It's a very powerful card that doesn't necessarily speed decks to a win. The best +1/+1 counter decks include only low CMC creatures that can repeatedly provide their own counters. Creatures, especially any that get really big, will get removed pretty consistently. So getting lots of creatures down and swinging quickly and consistently is essential. This is all, of course, just my 2 cents.

I'll point out that there are enough creatures and spells that it's very possible to build solid mono-white or mono-green +1/+1 creature decks. I actually think it's easier to build a solid deck staying mono-colored - it's possible to go mono-color tribal with Humans, Soldiers, Elves, Allies, Oozes etc. The advantage to going tribal is more than just synergy - it's also a handy framework to round out a deck with advantages while also keeping the deck focused. Going tribal also opens the door to Cavern of Souls and Unclaimed Territory . I'd go so far as to say there are so many really solid +1/+1 counter spells, one of the hardest things about building a deck is narrowing it down to a well-honed point. I'm not saying I think you need to go mono-colored and/or tribal here, just pointing out ways to help focus the deck.

Murphy77 on Simic Climb

1 week ago

I have found the quickest way to get +1/+1 counters on your creatures is to play Biomancer's Familiar with Growth-Chamber Guardian and Incubation Druid . This means almost instant flipping of Hadana's Climb  Flip. Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter and Simic Ascendancy then help to create back-up win conditions, while Nissa, Who Shapes the World gives you all the mana you could want.

I would keep Pelt Collector and Roalesk, Apex Hybrid , but Siren Stormtamer is so much easier to cast and almost as effective as Frilled Mystic and the explore package (12 cards) may actually slow you down.

My recommendations for this deck would be:

-2 Nissa, Who Shakes the World , +2 Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter

-4 Frilled Mystic , +3 Siren Stormtamer , +1 Stony Strength

-4 Jadelight Ranger , +4 Biomancer's Familiar

-4 Merfolk Branchwalker , +4 Simic Ascendancy

-4 Wildgrowth Walker , +3 Evolution Sage , +1 Stony Strength

This combination should give you super-rapid growth of your creatures power with +1/+1 counters and an alternative win-con with the effect of Simic Ascendancy . I would look to have Sylvan Awakening in the side-board to be able to swing with an army of 2/2's after using Nissa's ultimate effect.

I suppose that we could design the sideboard so that we could swap out the adapt and the explore themes, but I would prefer some control options.

butcher234 on Archenemy Garruk

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment, LocalGrim.

The proliferating is so that Garruk can reliably ult the second turn it's out, wiping out all of your opp's creatures. And +1/+1 counters are most dope, but they are obnoxious to keep track of when they are on many tokens in differing amounts, so I tried to avoid them mostly. Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter is definitely great in a +1/+1 counters deck, but the focus on counters would need to shift dramatically in order to warrant his inclusion. At least for now.

LocalGrim on Archenemy Garruk

1 week ago

For as much proliferating you have in the deck you only run three planeswalkers. Are you going to add more +1/+1 counters? If so Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter might be a good inclusion. It would also provide more ramp.

austintayshus on Double Down

2 weeks ago

Darksteel Reactor could be a fun hard-mode/backup win condition.

You might also want to make use of Mage-Ring Network and Blast Zone and Magosi, the Waterveil

You could also make use of Increasing Savagery and Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter and Gyre Sage and Thrummingbird and Contagion Engine

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