Jolrael, Empress of Beasts

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Prophecy (PCY) Rare

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Jolrael, Empress of Beasts

Legendary Creature — Human Spellshaper

(2)(Green), Tap, Discard two cards: Until end of turn, all lands target player controls are 3/3 creatures that are still lands.

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts Discussion

Shamanintraining on The jungle...It just came alive and took him

3 weeks ago

Thanks multimedia

Appreciate the suggestions as this opened my eyes to re-tooling the manabase. This is the first commander deck I built and I made the mistake of never revisiting the manabase.

I think i'm going to go a little different route though and if you have any other thoughts on this strategy i'd love to hear them.

The plan is to increase the basics land count to 13-15 with a little extra focus on green. With those i'll add the green ramp/fixing staples of Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Rampant Growth , Farseek , and Explosive Vegetation .

In addition to the basics i'm planning to add the Battle lands for another shot of entering untapped.

Prairie Stream , Sunken Hollow , Smoldering Marsh , Cinder Glade , Canopy Vista

I understand your point about cutting these guys:

Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver - Easy cuts

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts - Love holding a player hostage with the land destruction threat. Sad to see it go.

Might Sliver , Megantic Sliver - Think the explosive pump spells do a better job so i can cut them.

Don't think I can let go of Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Pulmonic Sliver

And as for Homing Sliver , Venom Sliver , Striking Sliver i'll probably put them back in.

Wanted to point out that Star of Extinction + Spiteful Sliver is an instant win ;)

multimedia on The jungle...It just came alive and took him

3 weeks ago

Hey, great deck name, +1 just for that :)

21 of the 34 lands in the manabase ETB tapped. That's a lot and not good for a five color deck. Since this is a budget manabase, budget lands to consider adding:

To help the manabase consider adding Sylvan Scrying to tutor for Command Tower ? The manabase is relying on dual lands making cards that can tutor for a dual land helpful.

Are Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , Might Sliver and Pulmonic Sliver worth playing as five drops? The five drop Sliver here you want to play is Hivelord or Overload, playing seven other five drop creatures doesn't seem needed and can hurt the consistency of being able to play the better five drops. There's quite a few other five drop noncreature cards here too. Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Megantic Sliver are six drop Slivers and they also don't seem needed.

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Vivid Crag
  • Vivid Creek
  • Vivid Grove
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Vivid Meadow
  • Thorncaster Sliver
  • Ward Sliver
  • Constricting Sliver
  • Fury Sliver
  • Megantic Sliver
  • Jolrael, Empress of Beasts
  • Might Sliver
  • Pulmonic Sliver
  • Spreading Plague
  • Star of Extinction
  • Door of Destinies
  • Necrologia

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Idea for a Squirrel Commander

1 month ago

Hmm so similar to Jolrael, Empress of Beasts but for squirrels...I can dig that. I actually used to have a Jolrael deck at one point so I would be totally on board with animating lands. That would be an interesting, non-generic route to go.

ETB making squirrels would follow in the the path of the two hermits so I could see that as an option.

McToters on Seton Druid Tribal - with land destruction

3 months ago

Hellooooooo! I play Seton as a commander too! I like your deck list.

I’ll see if I can help you out. Feel free to give me feedback on mine as well (I feel like it still needs to be refined a bit). My version.

As far as boardwipes go I’m running All Is Dust , Setessan Tactics by itself or with Natural Affinity to destroy some lands as you aspire to do. Green Kamahl or Jolrael, Empress of Beasts help in this regard as well—and I see you are already running Kamahl. There’s also Oblivion Stone or a really janky option with Boompile . I’m also running Cyclone since mana is usually not a problem and this deals damage to each player as well which I like. And then there’s Back to Nature , Bane of Progress , Seeds of Innocence and Rampage of the Clans for artifact and enchantment wipes.

I just put a Paradox Engine in and I cant wait to see how it works.

There’s also Nemesis Mask and Bloodscent which give a different kind of unblockable.

Like I said check mine out for a slightly different take than what you have. I am also running some real weird enchantments like Hall of Gemstone and Primal Order for other ways to control and win.

Obviously no need to accept all of my suggestions but definitely stuff for you to think about. I personally need a Gilt-Leaf Archdruid for my deck still.

+1

triproberts12 on With this Ideal we Endure

6 months ago

The first thing I would recommend is finding a way to copy your namesake card the turn it's cast. Copies aren't cast, so both will resolve! It's pretty expensive, so having onboard ways are the best. Primal Amulet  Flip is probably the best. If you utilize spell based ramp and tutors, you should be able to flip it. Swarm Intelligence , The Mirari Conjecture could also work.

Since you're not planning on using your hand or lands into the late game, you might as well have onboard tricks that use those resources.

To use your hand, you could play Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace , Words of Waste , Null Brooch , Restore Balance , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , Mageta the Lion , Stronghold Machinist , Stronghold Biologist , Greel, Mind Raker , Alexi, Zephyr Mage , Notorious Assassin , Knollspine Invocation , Pyromancy , and Magus of the Balance .

To wreck everyone else's hand Mindslicer , Bottomless Pit , Creeping Dread , Necrogen Mists , and Oppression work.

To destroy lands, you could use Desolation , Destructive Flow , and Mana Vortex .

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Good/Fun Commander for a new ...

8 months ago

If you are looking to build your first commander deck, my suggestion is that you shouldn't spend too much time fretting about color combinations. I think you should first land on what strategy you enjoy playing the most. Are you a control player? Combo? Timmy? Johnny? Tribal? Lands-matter? etc. Commander is such a vast format that you could achieve any of these strategies in just about any color combination. That being said, certain strategies do rely heavily on certain color combinations. Once you land on a strategy (even the list of commanders you mentioned has a wide range) it will be easier to provide suggestions.

I'd suggest checking places like EDHrec or some of the youtube streamers (like JumboCommander) for more ideas once you land on a strategy or a commander. EDHrec even has things organized by strategies and/or colors which makes it nice and easy to navigate.

Also, don't be afraid of mono-colored decks, especially Black. They can be extremely powerful.

Lastly, I'll leave a list of my current decks here if you just want to see some more. I tend to have a wide variety of deck focuses as I prefer less conventional strategies:

This deck has HUGE tracks of land - My baby, which I have been building/modifying over years. It's a lands deck that was originally led by Omnath, Locus of Rage, but it is now helmed by Lord Windgrace because I have been missing the addition of black.

Pocket Sand v2 - A Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow list which isn't as powerful as it can possibly be (i.e. it isn't an extra turns deck), but it's still pretty potent.

Brudiclad's Brutal Budget - An ultra budget brew of Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer where I only allowed 2 cards over $5 and 5 cards over $2. It is still surprisingly competitive.

The Skund Nature Preserve - Another budget deck, but this one uses Jolrael, Empress of Beasts to animate my lands and beat down opponents.

I am also working on a Boros Reanimator list which is turning out to be pretty spicey.

All of these decks came from me wanting to execute a specific strategy or from a commander which just spoke to me. So first find that, and then go from there. Good Luck!

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