Kodama of the Center Tree


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
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Kodama of the Center Tree

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Kodama of the Center Tree's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Spirits you control.

Kodama of the Center Tree has soulshift X, where X is the number of Spirits you control.

Kodama of the Center Tree Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on

8 months ago

I have some ideas you might like.

Bident of Thassa is good to have another way of forcing opposing creatures into attacking you.

Kami of False Hope is great with Karador and your many soulshift creatures

Sekki, Seasons' Guide can produce lots of tokens and is basically immortal with enough hymnes.

Kodama of the Center Tree is a potentially recurring beatstick that gives you a little value as a failcase.

Promised Kannushi maybe? Not a spirit, but great recursion.

Gidgetimer on Will Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker bring ...

11 months ago

Kodama of the Center Tree has a characteristic defining ability (CDA) that defines its power and toughness. CDAs apply in all zones. In the graveyard it would have 10 power. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker's ability actually uses the power of the creature as it last existed on the battlefield, so unless you have something lowering the power of Kodama of the Center Tree it can never come back with Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker since both are spirits.

Ouroboros_47 on Will Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker bring ...

11 months ago

If Kodama of the Center Tree dies while say 10 spirits (besides center tree) are under my control will Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker bring him back? Essentially what I'm asking I guess is, does the central tree have 10 power as he enters the graveyard?

ruy343 on List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

1 year ago

I feel like two of these are actually buildable - Kodama of the Center Tree (assuming that soulshift applies to "dying", and not requiring you to place the creature in the graveyard), and Alexi, Zephyr Mage. By no means are they amazing, but you can Johnny them into a janky build that sort of works.

Kodama of the Center Tree's schtick would be to play a spirit tribal (which, in green, isn't ideal; I admit), coupled with a discard engine that allows you to cheat big spirits (if they exist in green) into play without having to pay for them, simply by having a lot of small spirits on the board.

Alexi, Zephyr Mage would play in a rather vanilla deck that bounced creatures that blocked or something... not entirely unplayable with a good card drawing engine

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Kodama of the Center Tree

2 years ago

Can a creature with a high-enough soulshift target itself?

For example: If I have Kodama of the Center Tree and four other spirits in play, it has Soulshift 5. When the Kodama dies, can I target it to return to hand?

Also, at what point does Kodama's ability check the number of spirits I have in play? For this to work, would I need Kodama + 4 spirits, or Kodama + 5 spirits?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Spirited Land Destruction

2 years ago

Are you aware that Kodama of the South Tree would be a pretty big hit in this deck? I mean, with this and rattlechains, all of your spirits turn into global, uncounterable combat tricks. Considering you have many cheap spirits, southtree can even end the game for you. Kodama of the Center Tree is quite cool as well, though not as strong as the former.

PistonGolem on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

Boreal Kamigawa

Legendary Spirit Land (This land is considered a Spirit in addition to its other types.)

General's Home: Kodama of the Center Tree

Enters the battlefield tapped.

: add to your mana pool. if you control 2 or more spirits, add an additional to your mana pool.

,, Sacrifice ~: The next time that a Spirit would be returned to your hand from a Soulshift effect, return it to the battlefield instead

This creates some synergy by creating some ramp and allowing the Soulshift to actually be useful once. It also is considered a Spirit Land to create some tribal synergy.

One more!

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

if you actually read this, type your favorite Michael Jackson song. (Go Smooth Criminal) If you don't have one, What's wrong with you?

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here.

List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

You know we've had too much good in this series. We need a crappy commander again!

Zhao Zilong, Tiger General

He'll do.

The only real interesting thing about this card, Gatherer states this is a Human Solder Warrior. That has to be worth something??????

As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Actually good!

Jiwari, the Earth Aflame:Dr wily favorite robot master!

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat:Kentaro the Smiling troll

Myojin of Life's Web: Myo-jin and juice

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Not the worst?

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree:Spetral Trees

Grandmother Sengir: Nana Death

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

LOL at least you tried

Telim'Tor:Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago:Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor:Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

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