Karplusan Forest

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel (DKM) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Ice Age (ICE) Rare

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Karplusan Forest

Land

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: Add or to your mana pool. Karplusan Forest deals 1 damage to you.

Karplusan Forest Discussion

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1 month ago

Hey, SideBae gave you great advice, almost too much ;)

Where to consider starting to make upgrades is the manabase. In my opinion it's the worse part of your current deck. The manabase looks like a budget beginner manabase. Want more good dual lands to go along with the rest of the good cards here. There's many lands to consider adding that are within this deck's budget.

Command Tower is the most played land for multi-colored decks in Commander and for good reason since it can ETB (enter the battlefield) untapped to make any one color of mana that you need. Cinder Glade , Sheltered Thicket and expensive price Stomping Ground are Forest dual lands meaning Nature's Lore , Farseek , Wood Elves and Skyshroud Claim can search for them and put them onto the battlefield. Being able to land ramp with dual lands is very helpful.

The next dual lands to consider are more that can ETB untapped: Karplusan Forest and expensive price Spire Garden . Since playing a lot of basic lands then Rootbound Crag and Game Trail will consistently ETB untapped. Kessig Wolf Run or the less expensive and worse Skarrg, the Rage Pits can give Xenagos or another creature trample.

Some lands that ETB tapped are fine, but these lands need to give you something that's worth it. Raging Ravine is the Gruul creature land and it's good with Xenagos ability to pump a creature. Mosswort Bridge will ETB tapped, but it's hideaway ability is worth it since with Xenagos able to double the power of a creature; getting 10 power worth of creatures is not difficult. Being able to the play the card you hideaway for mana cost is very good.


Lands to consider adding:

Lands to consider cutting:

  • 6x Forest
  • 3x Mountain
  • Naya Panorama
  • Temple of Abandon

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1 month ago

Hey, your deck looks good except the manabase. You've neglected the manabase in favor of the rest of the deck :( This manabase is for a $100-$200 budget deck not a $400+ deck. If deck price is a concern then cut Primal Vigor since it's a redundant five drop because of Doubling Season and one of Palinchron or Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger ; use the $56+ to improve the manabase. Palinchron can be cut and replaced with less expensive price Peregrine Drake .

I would start with getting one of each of the Pain lands and Shock lands, more dual lands that ETB untapped which are wanted to cast Animar on curve. Shock lands, Pain lands and Check lands manabase is fine with basic lands. 21x basic lands is a lot for a $400+ three color deck that wants to make difficult mana cost turn three/four consistently.

Lands to consider adding:


Ancestral Statue is the only creature enabler for Animar here. Consider more than Statue?

Upgrades to consider:

Other upgrades to consider:

Creatures who ramp give you more with Animar because if cast before can help to cast Animar and then afterwards if cast can add counter to Animar. These mana dorks who can make any color of mana for Temur can help the manabase, bringing consistency of color fixing for playing Animar faster. The same can be said for creatures who can put a land onto the battlefield because it's then ramp who can be bounced and played again. There's already more Forests than any other lands which is good when playing green mana dorks. Good luck with your deck.

SideBae on Gas Powered Stick (Complete)

1 month ago

Yo! RG decks are interesting. Here's what I think -- feel free to disregard it:

The main attraction of running green is having access to one-mana mana-dorks. Llanowar Elves , Birds of Paradise , Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic and Orcish Lumberjack will all speed up your deck tremendously, while giving you bodies for Overwhelming Stampede or similar finishers. Exploration is a good accelerator, though it can be expensive; search for tomorrow is similar. There are some two- or three-mana dorks you might also want to consider, like Priest of Titania , Shaman of Forgotten Ways and Somberwald Sage . Having dorks ramps green faster than any other color is capable of.

Overwhelming Stampede is an excellent card; in that vein, Overrun and Triumph of the Hordes are both good finishers. If you want to put money into the deck, Craterhoof Behemoth is a great card in Legacy Elves that also works here. Grabbing Craterhoof with something like Natural Order can produce a really fast win. Green Sun's Zenith is another good tutor-spell, which can also fetch Dryad Arbor turn one.

I see you're running Nature's Lore . Farseek is a great card to fetch a mountain, especially if you choose to run Stomping Ground , Sheltered Thicket and/or Cinder Glade . Taiga is good, too, but that's pushing $200 these days... effing OG duals.

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip is a good card, and an affordable version of Gaea's Cradle . Similarly, Slate of Ancestry is a very underrated EDH card that would be a powerhouse in this deck. In the line of card-draw, Beast Whisperer and Harmonize are worth considering.

Karplusan Forest , Spire Garden , Command Tower and Grove of the Burnwillows are four excellent non-basic, ETB-untapped lands for your colors. You should run these, if at all possible. I think they're better than Jund Panorama and Naya Panorama , as well as Rogue's Passage . You should consider Kessig Wolf Run , as well as cutting one or two lands from the final list.

Depending on how sadistic you are, you may also want to consider running some stax pieces. Thorn of Amethyst is an excellent card in most green decks, as these decks tend to produce oodles of mana and not cast too many non-creature spells. Pyrostatic Pillar and Eidolon of the Great Revel are excellent ways to keep low-curved decks in check. Harsh Mentor varies with meta calls, though it can be very strong. Stranglehold can ruin some strategies, and Price of Glory can nuke counter-heavy decks. Similarly, Vexing Shusher is useful to avoid getting countered, especially since you don't have to activate it until after an opponent casts a counterspell. Scab-Clan Berserker is worth considering.

I suggest Gamble . It's the best tutor in your colors. Eternal Witness is another pretty good card you may want to consider to get you back in the game after a board-wipe. I suggest running Grim Flowering or Nature's Resurgence for the same reason.

Your spot removal will be dependent on how hard you want to lean into Ruric Thar, the Unbowed . If you want to keep him, Reclamation Sage and similar effects are the way to go. Without him, or while thinking of him as a secondary creature, you should run Nature's Claim and/or Krosan Grip . Chain of Acid is an interesting card I've been wondering about recently, so you may be interested in experimenting with it. Hull Breach is similar to Decimate , and is often a two-for-one. Shattering Spree , By Force , Ancient Grudge , Vandalblast and Fiery Confluence are good as well.

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion is an efficient, powerful creature that helps cycle away dead cards in your hand, all while generating mana. Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip is another super-efficient creature. Boartusk Liege is valuable for its anthem effect and not-insignificant body. Siege Behemoth is another recommendation, for obvious reasons.

Depending on your meta, Sunder Shaman , Choke , Carpet of Flowers , Flashfires and Boil are options. If you keep your mana-base with only a few non-basics, Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon and Ruination are good cards. If your meta is super aggressive, you should consider Loxodon Warhammer or Basilisk Collar in order to recoup life points. Runic Armasaur is another good consideration if your meta has a lot of fetch lands and the like.

Using Sylvan Tutor can let you stack your deck for Lurking Predators , and you can cast Worldly Tutor in response to it triggering to just fetch whatever creature you want from your deck for .

Strionic Resonator is a way to copy your general's trigger, and may be tremendously helpful. Resolving them in succession on the same creature results in quadrupled power.

From Modern Horizons, Collector Ouphe and Throes of Chaos are worth considering.

Alright, that's all I got for now. I hope you found these suggestions at least a little helpful. Good luck with deck building!

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2 months ago

Hey, Fauna Shaman is now a $5 card and she can be a repeatable creature tutor. Gamble and Signal the Clans are other tutors to consider adding. Consider mixing up your ramp sources? Consider cutting Rampant Growth and Nissa's Pilgrimage replacing them with Gruul Signet and Talisman of Impulse ?

For the manabase you've forgotten Command Tower . Other lands to consider adding are: Cinder Glade (it's another Forest dual land), Karplusan Forest , Raging Ravine (Xenagos can pump it), Ash Barrens .

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2 months ago

Hey, looks good, but one of the best interactions with Animar are cards that can bounce themselves or other creatures you control. This lets you get more counters on Animar faster.

Statue can bounce itself unlimited number of times since its colorless, each time you bounce it you put a counter a on Animar and it reduces the casting cost of Statue.

Low mana cost creatures who give you value when they ETB are good when you can bounce creatures.

When playing a lot of creatures as well as bounce then Beast Whisperer is good repeatable draw. Forgotten Ancient and Managorger Hydra are two good cards for the +1/+1 counters strategy because each gets counters when any player plays a spell. This includes your opponents and in multiplayer Commander these creatures can get very big. They're also good with the strategy of bounce because you're casting creatures after you bounce them back to your hand. Ancient can be a counters engine since at your upkeep you can move counters from him onto any other creatures you control any way you like including onto Animar. If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts.


For the manabase really consider more lands. 30 total lands is low for your deck to function without being consistently land screwed. Getting land screwed is not fun; it's better to have more lands than not enough. There's some budget ($1-$5 or less each) lands to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.


Joe_Ken_ on Najeela and the war bound

3 months ago

Patryn I do have Bloodstained Mire , but I gave it to my brother for his Rakdos demon deck so I probably won’t get that back, but I do have Flooded Strand except I put it into my Angel tribal deck, which I guess it may not be needed in there, not too sure. Aurelia's Angelic crusade.

I also managed to get a Karplusan Forest from my local store. I’ll probably update the deck once some more cards come in.

EmEcks on Chance For Glory - Naya Combo/Aggro

3 months ago

My dude,

I'm running into some mana issues while testing. I believe you're running too many green mana producers, and not enough white. You also run so many Legendary creatures, it gets rough at times when I draw 2 Tajics in my opening hand, and an Aurelia, followed by another Aurelia. Granted, awesome for the Mox, but still.

Also, with a good chunk of your lands being checklands, it sucks when you draw into a hand of them on a fast decktype like this one.

I'd recommend altering your mana base slightly, swapping your checklands for painlands like Karplusan Forest , Battlefield Forge , or some Brushlands (for some reason, it can't find the Brushland here). A deck this quick that wants to win on T4 or T5 shouldn't care much about losing 4 or 5 points of life to win with overwhelming numbers and damage. I'd also consider dropping 1 Mox Amber for an additional Response / Resurgence as I never seem to get one when I need one, and I can only ever have one Amber out at a time (though playing, tapping, sacking, playing another one, and tapping it for 2 mana total is pretty fun).

I like your single planeswalker, but I've only ever managed to get a single use out of it in the testing I've done with it, and I run out of creatures to play or multicolored spells to cast, so the Hero of Precinct One don't seem to really do much, so you have to rely on the Legion Warboss , which you really don't want to be doing, as you want to kill off consistently at T5 and we're not going for a late game kill.

That being said, LOVED this deck idea and I may or may not steal it and run some stress tests with my group.

Keep decking!

MX

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Karplusan Forest occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%