Creature — Elf Druid
Level up (: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) [1/1]
Level 1 Tap: Add to your mana pool. [1/2]
Level 5+ Elves you control have "symbol:tap Add to your mana pool." [1/4]
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|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Joraga Treespeaker Discussion
1 month ago
I think that Llanowar Tribe, Marwyn, the Nurturer, and even Elvish Archdruid are plausible options for the deck, Acolyte is just another option in the slew of powerful choices we have access to nowadays.
1 month ago
SynergyBuild: Correct. Which is why things like The Great Henge and Guardian Project are being looked at. Also on the radar are Joraga Treespeaker and Elvish Archdruid in place of Karametra's Acolyte and Caustic Caterpillar. The deck is slowly morphing into a Faux Farm, FlashHulk, and IsoRev hybrid where we're trying to assemble a "2 card combo" with Ashaya, Soul of the Wild and one of the rangers (Quirion Ranger/Scryb Ranger) taking advantage of literally any dork under the right circumstance; a 2 mana producing one being the ideal choice, hence the Treespeaker consideration.
- Rush a dork, draw, and/or stax
- Cast Yeva, before our turn
- assemble 2 card combo for 6/7 mana, wait on the prowl to shotgun blast the table.
- NEVER shoot for win, just build while keeping options to win open once 6/7 is reached.
- 4 creatures means free Allosaurus Shepherd with Chord of Calling or one mana with Summoner's Pact
- Bonus points if you can create THE BUBBLE: Casting Veil of Summer into the obvious counter, storm off some more into Allosaurus Shepherd.
We have our pretection, we just need to look for the opening and streamline. Weigh in how easily it is to go infinite with Ashaya and NEED a mana sink or need a Glimpse effect.
1 month ago
Seems we have some similar taste in Commanders. Xenagos was my first EDH deck. This is where it is atm. I have a few changes I'd make if budget was a non-issue, but it might give you some ideas - https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/06-08-19-sbS-x-gon-give-it-to-ya/.
FYI, Lightning Greaves is unfortunately a non-bo with Xenagos' trigger. Swiftfoot Boots works fine. Chandra's Ignition is a sweeper and great finisher, and I think Chain Reaction is criminally underrated. You're already running Sol Ring, Joraga Treespeaker will also enable a Turn 3 Xenagos on it's own.
2 months ago
For those who're following the thread, Uzeep's questions were answered via Discord. However, the main thing I wanted to address in his comment is his mention of tutoring Shaman of Forgotten Ways. It is NEVER in our gameplan to tutor this, so we never care about where this card is until we've established Infinite Mana and an Outlet, only then do we look for kill loops which is also when the sky's the limit.
Due to his region certain cards were unavailable, so we also brewed up some changes to rectify this. His variation will be exactly the same with the following exceptions:
2 months ago
Yo... I've always loved lantern-control in EDH! I have a few suggestions:
So the easiest ways to increase consistency are either to run tutors or to run redundant pieces. I see you're running a lot of tutors already, which is good; one redundant piece I think you missed is Field of Dreams. It's about $60, which can be a lot if you don't want to invest in EDH. Personally, I think proxies are unfairly treated in EDH, since it's not a paid event (typically), so I recommend them. If your playgroup doesn't allow them, tho... well, $60 is doable.
Another way to increase consistency is to run cantrips. I highly suggest running Ponder and Preordain. If you run fetches, Brainstorm is also a powerhouse. Of course, the zendikar/onslaught fetches are a fortune; consider Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Fabled Passage, Grasslands, Bad River, Flood Plain and/or Mountain Valley. These are perfectly acceptable alternatives.
When games go long, you'll need a way to recoup cards. Consider big-draws like Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time (which are good when you're filling your yard with Ghoulcaller's Bell), Fact or Fiction or even Concentrate.
Speaking of Emry, Lurker of the Loch, have you thought about Mindslaver? I used to play a lantern-control EDH list, and I used Mindslaver with Emry to strong effect. Generally, you can lock out one of your opponents and make him do whatever you want, including win for you. That's generally fun.
You're in green -- USE DORKS! This is easily the most overlooked part of green decks, which is sad because dorks are the best reason to be in green. Turn one ramp is better than artifacts can do most of the time, plus it gives you pokers if you need to use them with Derevi later. I highly recommend running at least four of the following: Birds of Paradise, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Noble Hierarch, Arbor Elf, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic... Even Boreal Druid and Joraga Treespeaker are good. You can also consider non-creature options, like Wild Growth and/or Utopia Sprawl.
Winter Orb. You can tap opponents' lands with Derevi. Enough said.
Finally, two walkers to consider are Oko, Thief of Crowns and Teferi, Time Raveler. Oko is great removal for opponents' problem cards (he nerfs all fatties into Trained Armodons) while occasionally producing a clock for you. Teferi nails opposing Counterspells, while producing a small amount of card advantage with his minus and allowing you to recast something if you bounce your own permanent.
Right. That's all I got. Hope this helps!
5 months ago
Yes there is a concern that Joraga Treespeaker could be underwhelming, however in relationship to the Zirda, the Dawnwaker and Umbral Mantle combo, it represents a huge upside in that it can create infinite mana in addition to providing a 9th mana-dork for the combo in the first place. Yes there may be better options for the ninth mana dork in terms of efficiency, but wanting that extra copy Joraga Treespeaker has the highest upside in that slot. I do agree though that it is not the strongest of cards and there is potential that a different card could be better suited to that flex slot in the future. I have however been greatly impressed with Joraga Treespeaker thus far and for now at least am going to continue with it as a ninth mana-dork.
As for Devoted Druid, I did address this in short in the introduction that, yes, Devoted Druid combo is likely still the strongest thing to do in G/W Value, and the Lurrus of the Dream-Den based deck that has grown around that is very good, I however am very intrigued by the potential of Zirda, the Dawnwaker and believe that, with some work, this build could at the very least rival the Devoted Druid builds. Now, if I could play Devoted Druid in this deck I would, the combo would be too powerful to pass up and having that with Zirda, the Dawnwaker could potentially be incredible. Unfortunately, while Devoted Druid can be played within the conditions set by Zirda, the Dawnwaker, none of its enablers can, both Vizier of Remedies and Melira, Sylvok Outcast do not meet the condition. If an enabler exists I would play it, but if I am to continue with Zirda then unfortunately, until such a card is printed, Devoted Druid is just not something this deck can realistically do and still keep Zirda.
Thank you for the comment, I hope my response was at all informative.
5 months ago
6 months ago
Incubation Druid feels like it could be a nice bit of ramp here. The new Almighty Brushwagg also feels like it could get really out of hand. Zirda, the Dawnwaker looks like it would also really well with the "Level Up" mechanic, such as Joraga Treespeaker. If you're worried about getting enough creatures in hand, perhaps Lead the Stampede can refill your hand. Hope this helps.