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Sorcery — Arcane
Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Kodama's Reach Discussion
22 hours ago
Hey, $200 is still budget :) Some Commander decks are thousands of dollars.
For the manabase I think there's too many Islands. You want a lot more green than blue because green cards (land ramp spells) are more important to be able to cast in the early game and they can search for a blue source. Tatyova and the landfall strategy requires a lot of lands; don't be bashful in the amount you play, more the better in my opinion. To be useful cards like Burgeoning, Cobra, the Scouts, Gardener, Ranger and Atlas need a lot of lands. Khalni Garden is not worth what it does because it ETB tapped. Consider cutting it for another Forest?
You have a Breeding Pool which is great, consider Nature's Lore ? This two drop land ramp spell lets you search for and put Pool onto the battlefield. Kodama's Reach is another Cultivate. Consider Sylvan Scrying and Crop Rotation ? These cards aren't land ramp, instead they can tutor for Reliquary Tower or a Fetch land and these are pretty important lands to have on the battlefield with Tatyova.
There's no creature tutors here and that could a problem if you get overwhelmed with land support cards and not something bigger to take advantage. Consider Fierce Empath and Fauna Shaman ? Empath can tutor for a big finisher landfall creature such as Avenger or Rampaging. Fauna can be a repeatable creature tutor by discarding a dork to then tutor for any other creature. She can tutor for a big creature or a support creature like Excavator, Witness, etc. Helpful to have when you can't play a lot of expensive price creature tutors.
Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:
- Nature's Lore
- Kodama's Reach
- Crop Rotation
- Fierce Empath
- Fauna Shaman
- Nissa, Vital Force : her ultimate can happen fast and it's a source of draw playing lands that your opponents can't stop (emblem).
- World Breaker : supercharged Acidic Slime who you can recur.
- Scavenging Ooze : repeatable graveyard hate is very helpful in multiplayer Commander.
- Mana Breach : good with Tatyova/landfall, disrupts your opponents much more than you.
- Arcane Denial : sometimes you need a two drop counterspell and Denial is only one blue mana hard counter.
- Mystic Remora : one of the best sources of repeatable no mana cost draw in multiplayer Commander. It can help to fill your hand with lands to play and all the lands helps to keep it on the battlefield longer.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Animist's Awakening: already playing Genesis Wave and Wave is a much better card.
- Broken Bond
- Khalni Heart Expedition: a fine card, but a one shot effect, there's better repeatable options.
- Tishana, Voice of Thunder: this kind of draw is fine, but you don't really need it.
- Undergrowth Champion
- Skyshroud Ranger: can only use her ability at sorcery speed, makes her the least good creature with this effect.
- Rites of Flourishing: helps your opponents too much especially control players.
- Urban Evolution
- Zendikar's Roil
- Nissa, Steward of Elements: her -6 is powerful, but I think overall Vital Force gives you more.
Good luck with your deck.
5 days ago
Boundless Realms is pretty good since it will get all those triggers for Tatyova. Kodama's Reach and Crop Rotation Also Crucible of Worlds could do some work in the deck. Maybe some more landfall stuff like Retreat to Kazandu
6 days ago
Gishath, Sun's Avatar requires kind of an aggro strategy. You'll almost never win by casting dino after dino and swinging. Your goal has to be cast him as soon as possible then swing for cheat dinos into play. Extra combat steps really help with that. So you should be looking for each ramp card that can get you to 8 mana. Going over 10 ramp cards is almost a must, given the mana cost of this commander. Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Circuitous Route , Skyshroud Claim and Hour of Promise should do the trick. // These are some ways you can get to 8 mana: Nature's Lore / Farseek / Rampant Growth / Sakura-Tribe Elder + Explosive Vegetation / Circuitous Route / Skyshroud Claim + Temple of the False God (or just wait a turn). Cultivate / Kodama's Reach + Hour of Promise (grabbing Temple of the False God and Boros Garrison ) will also do the trick. // You can take off some cards that don't synergize with the deck: Rootborn Defenses , Unbreakable Formation , Eerie Interlude ( Boros Charm and Heroic Intervention are enough protection), Onward (they can see it coming), Reinforcements (this is only useful when Gishath connects, otherwise is a dead card). // Gishath, Sun's Avatar requires kind of an aggro strategy. Your goal is to cast him as soon as possible. So you should be looking for each ramp card that can get you to 8 mana. Going over 10 ramp cards is almost a must, given the mana cost of this commander. Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Circuitous Route , Skyshroud Claim and Hour of Promise should do the trick. // Eladamri's Call is better than Congregation at Dawn (if you have 11+ mana to cast both Gishath and Congregation, you should already be winning the game). But I don't think you should bother with tutors, since this is not a combo deck. You should focus on connecting with Gishath, and keeping your board state for the next swing. // Harmonize is never a bad card in decks without blue or black. You might need some cards when you don't have a creature. // Austere Command , Cleansing Nova , Blasphemous Act ( Akroma's Memorial protects your creatures from B. Act), Harsh Mercy , Mass Calcify , Solar Tide and Rout are better boardwipes than Wrath of God in this deck, since mana is never a problem for Gishath. Catastrophe , Armageddon and Decree of Annihilation if you feel like swinging without oposition.
dingusdingo on Flex
1 week ago
Nice deck! A lot of neat combos tucked in here. I have some suggested edits for you though!
Mouth of Ronom is a card you could very easily run. Green doesn't have a lot of targeted removal, and the opportunity cost for playing it is extremely low. If you swap your forests for snow covered forests, you're golden
I'm confused why you're running a fetchland at all. You don't need color fixing, and the deck thinning is extremely marginal when you consider how much it can slow you down against cards like Root Maze Back to Basics Thalia, Heretic Cathar Blood Moon Magus of the Moon Frozen AEther Kismet
Some of the card draw you run is pretty inefficient or extremely expensive. I'm specifically looking at Seer's Sundial and Sandstone Oracle . Sundial costs you 6 mana for the first card, while Sandstone is always dependent on opponents hand sizes for card draw, making it unreliable (and also costing 7 mana). I'm also not a huge fan of Sea Gate Wreckage but the opportunity cost for running it is extremely low. Have you considered Memory Jar or Howling Mine ? With your massive mana production Memory Jar could allow you to draw 7 and dump your entire hand. Howling Mine will accelerate your draws much earlier, although it is symmetrical. Beast Whisperer could be a good replacement if you don't want to give advantage to opponents, you certainly run enough creatures to justify. Life's Legacy is also a solid choice, especially since you're already running Greater Good
You run quite a few basic land tutors, some of them pretty low card quality. When you have access to Gaea's Cradle and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , why are you spending mana and card resources looking for basic lands? Specifically looking at Cultivate Kodama's Reach Nissa's Pilgrimage Seek the Horizon Journey of Discovery and Yavimaya Elder . If you ran fewer than 40 lands in this deck, you probably wouldn't have to run so many cards to deck thin to help your top deck, you could pretty easily cut to 34-36 lands. I'm also not wild about the very high CMC Hour of Promise , but it does search for non-basics. I'm also not very hyped about Tempt with Discovery , if you are playing against even mediocre or up skill level opponents you will be paying 4 CMC to search for one non-basic land. You're only getting more than one land off Tempt against bad players, or against players who can drop a Gaea's Cradle or other super value land against you.
Speaking of ramp, you should consider running Priest of Titania as well as Karametra's Acolyte . Currently you are very vulnerable to Armageddon and Ravages of War , two cards that see play in stax decks (as well as others). Having Ramunap and Crucible is a good choice, but you won't have access to those every single game you get hit by Armageddon. You should really consider mainboarding Carpet of Flowers as well, its virtually guaranteed someone will be running blue in a pod of 4, and it will let you hit turn 2 Azusa, and provide more value as the game goes later for very small investment.
On the topic of Stax, your deck is super vulnerable to getting caught. Almost all your draw is 3+ CMC, you have basically no removal, and you run a barebones 0/1/2 CMC ramp package. Thorn of Amethyst Sphere of Resistance Winter Orb Static Orb Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Lodestone Golem all cause immense problems for your deck. I understand that if you start your draw engine, you can escape from underneath them by dumping lands with your commander, but what do you do if one of those stax pieces lands on turn 1? Going fast works against stax, but there's no way you're going faster than a deck that runs the full suite of 0/1/2 cmc artifact ramp (which most stax decks do). You aren't going fast enough to threaten a win on turn 3, so you need to include removal. Having no removal is also a huge problem when beatdown is your wincon. What do you do against Moat ? Or Island Sanctuary ? Or Solitary Confinement ? A single piece of removal in the form of an 8 cmc creature is just not gonna cut it against real decks.
I would also recommend casting a really critical eye towards anything 5+ cmc. Cards that cost that much that don't actively win or directly lead to winning are most likely not worth the mana investment or the card space, even though you are a deck that ramps mana and draws cards. To put it in other terms, there are better things you could be doing with that mana. Your primary win con costs 10 mana to cast, 20 more to use, for a whopping 30 mana. Its forcing you to run pretty low quality cards like Mana Reflection and Zendikar Resurgent to get to that absurd amount of mana, on top of 40 lands. Running lower CMC spells will allow you to free up those expensive CMC slots that only enable you to play other expensive spells.
A couple more cards in specific you should reconsider Akroma's Memorial Ring of Three Wishes . Memorial you can replace with Lightning Greaves as a haste enabler for Craterhoof Lines, and Ring happens to cost you 10 mana to get a single card to hand, 15 for 2 cards, 20 for 3 cards, which we would call inefficient.
Would recommend Staff of Domination , especially if you include Priest of Titania or Karametra's Acolyte . Opens up lines for infinite mana and drawing your deck, or just provides a solid dump when you have too much mana and nowhere to go. I would also recommend Eldritch Evolution as another strong tutor. Uncage the Menagerie and Weird Harvest are a bit lower quality, but potentially what you're looking for as well. And I can't stress enough, add some removal to your deck. There are plenty of hyper efficient 1/2 cmc removal spells in green, as well as creatures that pack removal on ETB, which combines well with all the green tutors you run.
1 week ago
Hey, looks good, nice start. Creative intro deck description :) Do you have the cards in the maybeboard? There's some cards there especially lands that are better than main deck cards.
I think you're better off playing more basic Forests in place of ETB tapped lands such as Jungle Hollow, Kazandu Refuge, Akoum Refuge, etc. even the Bounce lands even though they have interaction with landfall. Consider more/upgraded land ramp? It helps with more Forests. Windgrace as Commander can benefit from a lot of land ramp because you need lands to fuel his abilities. More land ramp also helps to power landfall creatures.
Land ramp to consider adding:
- Kodama's Reach : also puts a basic land into hand, good with cards that let you play an additional land per turn.
- Nature's Lore
- Skyshroud Claim
- Sylvan Scrying
Farseek, Lore, Skyshroud is dual land ramp.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Charnelhoard Wurm
- Garna, the Bloodflame
- Whiptongue Hydra
- Hunting Wilds
Other semi-budget cards to consider adding:
- Nissa, Vital Force : use lands as attackers/blockers, can recur a land/other permanent, fast ultimate that can be a repeatable source of draw that your opponents can't stop (emblem).
- Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip: she flips fast into a Planeswalker who then gives you another repeatable source of card advantage.
- Fierce Empath : tutor for a big creature such as Avenger, etc.
- Horn of Greed : repeatable draw when you play lands, you'll benefit much more from this then your opponents.
- Gamble : unconditional tutor.
- Signal the Clans : instant tutor for any three creatures and put one of them randomly into your hand.
- Lotus Cobra : very good mana dork when playing a lot of lands and land ramp spells.
- Courser of Kruphix : play lands from the top of your library, gain life when you play lands.
- Beast Within : permanent removal.
- Chaos Warp : permanent removal.
- Blasphemous Act : board wipe upgrade.
- Pernicious Deed
Cards to consider cutting:
- Ruinous Path
- Savage Twister
- Seek the Horizon
- Stitch Together
- Consign to Dust
- Seer's Sundial
- The Mending of Dominaria
- Khalni Heart Expedition
- Acidic Slime
- Centaur Vinecrasher
- Worm Harvest
- Gaze of Granite
2 weeks ago
Heya Kizder, Mayael is a great commander and she can definitely be great as she is essentially a free card advantage engine.
However the biggest issue that I see in these kinds of deck is that they tend to push for more of the go big and wide strategy. The downfall to this type of deck style is that your deck CMC gets way too high, your hand gets cluttered with too many big drop creatures, and your curve won't work out smoothly.
I would suggest more ramp spells and more tutor cards to make it as efficient as possible. Cards like Search for Tomorrow , Nature's Lore , Farseek , Rampant Growth , and Three Visits are worth the slot to help you ramp. Mana dorks can be considered but if you want to not dilute the creature density than I would at least recommend running Bloom Tender as she does produce quite a bit of mana for small investment. Aside from the cheap low drops, the other value cards I would consider running would also be Cultivate as well as Kodama's Reach as they replace itself after ramping so that is more card advantage essentially.
Next part aside, is while you do have Scroll Rack and Sylvan Library that is not enough to manipulate your hand from having creatures stuck in it, you can also essentially use cards like Elvish Piper or Quicksilver Amulet to also cheat away your creatures from your hand. You can also do an interesting way with Sneak Attack as well.
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any questions or reasonings~
2 weeks ago
FIND ALL THE USEFUL MOONFOLK!!!
all generic ramp
Serum Visions - ?
Psychosis Crawler - maybe
Ulvenwald Hydra - maybe
Zendikar's Roil - maybe
INSTANTS - replace counterspells bad ones
2 weeks ago
Had a look at your deck and I love it! mainly because of my love for wolves but still :)
I think you have a split focus of wolves and general tokens. I think the deck would run a lot smoother if you run more token based strategies ( unfortunately this would involve loosing some wolves D: ).
Also more draw could help lots. if you stick with lots of creature spells cards like Beast Whisperer and Lurking Predators would give a significant card advantage! if not cards like Slate of Ancestry that will also trigger on tokens
Kodama's Reach occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.23%
GW (Selesnya): 1.39%
G/U (Simic): 1.38%
RG (Gruul): 2.22%
RUG (Temur): 2.58%
BRG (Jund): 1.68%
RGW (Naya): 3.17%
BUG (Sultai): 0.56%
GWU (Bant): 0.87%