Leafkin Druid

Leafkin Druid

Creature — Elemental Druid

: Gain . If you control four or more creatures, gain instead.

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Core Set 2020 (M20) Common

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Historic Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Leafkin Druid Discussion

AAA1003 on Simic

1 month ago

Arboreal Grazer, Risen Reef, Leafkin Druid, Growth Spiral for early game ramp. Ditch most of the 1-4 mana creatures, they gain counters way too slowly to be relevant.

Galloping Lizrog into a ramped up Nimbus Swimmer is probably your best go to lategame choice. You can use Progenitor Mimic to either copy one of these again, or copy Risen Reef either for emergency ramp or for a massive bait your opponent needs to take.

4 of each of these should be 28 cards. I'd suggest you run 26 lands instead of 24, to draw maximum value from the extra land ramp.

The remaining 6 slots, I'd suggest 2x Regrowth (to revive any creatures that you lost to removal) and 4x Condescend (you should usually be able to spare enough mana to get a good X value for it).

TheVectornaut on Hydra Mono Green

1 month ago

I think the weakest links in this deck right now are the mana dorks, Ilysian Caryatid and Leafkin Druid. Since you're not worried about ramping to a specific cost as much as just getting as much mana as possible to sink into x-costs, you'd be better off with something that can produce more than 2. Gyre Sage and Incubation Druid are the first that come to mind as they fit with a +1/+1 theme and can synergize with cards like Hardened Scales and Doubling Season. There's also dorks in the vein of Magus of the Candelabra and Voyaging Satyr. They go well with Castle Garenbrig and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, not to mention Wild Growth-type auras. My personal favorite option is a defender package with Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian for the defensive utility and potential to generate ridiculous amounts of mana with stray Wall of Blossoms and Carven Caryatid, or even go infinite with an Umbral Mantle.

Spirits on Arahbo Orphanguard Infect Beats

3 months ago

Hi Knixx,

Gaea's Cradle + Finale of Devastation is a good finish with Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest and it gives the creature it pulls in haste. If you pull in Regal Caracal, it gives you 1 attacker for each player that they have to deal with or lose the game (and you lifelink too)

Based on this, I would run Crop Rotation instead of Wild Growth (I would if i owned a Gaea's Cradle) and an Expedition Map instead of Leafkin Druid. The Expedition Map also increases your Mox Opal hypergeometric probability. Don't forget they both also pull Inkmoth Nexus into play if you draw the Gaea's Cradle or need to refuel infect to eliminate an opponent.

Day of Judgment seems wrong, Wrath of God is same but just better, Terminus has the advantage of getting rid of indestructible and a potential cost. I usually just use the swords to get protection, if you clear the board, and then play a Lost Leonin it becomes a sole creature threat for removal.

I see Presence of Gond in the maybeboard, assuming thinking of pairing it with Midnight Guard to make infinite 1/1 elf creatures? It's not bad, but Line 1) Infect T2/T3, 2) Infinite Squirrel, not sure you need a 3) Infinite Elf (but really fun). Midnight Guard + Presence of Gond is easier to tutor than Squirrel Nest + Earthcraft as well because 1 is a creature (unfortunately not a creature for Green Sun's Zenith). Also the creatures are untapped in this combo, vs. tapped Squirrels so a Concordant Crossroads can be a win, could be your potential line 3 for CMC6.

I've personally been avoiding non-T1 lands, if the game is only T4 (or less), Reflecting Pool and Sunpetal Grove going to hurt me in the long run. Luckily they both T2 lands so they aren't that bad, I really like Reflecting Pool too, so can't hate on either of those. The only exception I make is Hall of the Bandit Lord, the way I justify it, is Concordant Crossroads is , where Hall of the Bandit Lord costs to play but maintains 1 card advantage lol. It's a tough justification, but I think it's needed for the early infect multiplier, assuming I T1 Hall of the Bandit Lord.

I like Bronzehide Lion and Snake Umbra going a protection model for your Lost Leonin. With Bronzehide Lion, keeping the open incase they want to remove a vanilla 3/3 (6/6 with Arahbo so he can put a timer/pressure on a player or cause them to defend instead of tutoring a win) just seems wrong though. Snake Umbra might not work, because most removal in Commander is exile not destroy, but the draw is ok. If it was or and recurred like Rancor I would like it, at CMC3 it's just too slow for me and doesn't give the right protection (hexproof).

I mean the deck should work solid, I know how consistent my T2/T3 infect can be, and I can recover in mid-game with swords or combo out, if the game continues. None of our combos are Thassa's Oracle + Demonic Consultation or Omniscience + Enter the Infinite, but we can infect those players who don't engage blockers early.

Your advantage is that Squirrel Nest + Earthcraft is CMC5 whereas my Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista is CMC9 (yuck). My advantage is I can tutor my pieces a little easier. I really like the deck.

At 20 AF's your 20% to T1 use a Mox Opal, your at 16 T1 playable now (excluding exo and swords but adding inkmoth). Expedition Map seems critical. Wish I had a Mox Diamond too. At 20 AF, <=3 AF is 95%.

Could use a Tooth and Nail as a finisher similar to Finale of Devastation since we can't tutor it, wouldn't take too much to build a combo for that. Academy Rector possibly could be a win, but we dont have Omniscience or Sac outlets lol.

There is a new Beast Within Generous Gift.

How have you found Pride Sovereign? I could never get it to work fast enough to be of value. PS Spike Feeder is awful lol, life does nothing for me, and the only way to kill with infinite life is AF which is impossible to tutor in Selesnya lol.

Keep up the research following the deck now, see if we can continue to innovate, and with an initiative to strengthen in all formats, maybe we'll get something useful. With Rin and Seri, Inseparable, I'm assuming there may be some more GOOD playable cats to pump us up!

Knixx on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

3 months ago

Hey Spirits, I netdecked this deck and it's a lot of fun. This is mine, it's a little different but much the same

What are your thoughts on Kaheera, the Orphanguard?

I know I'm going to add it to my deck but I don't know if I should go the companion route or the 99 route.

For the companion route, the cards I run into issues (and my substitute ideas) with in my build are:

Archangel of Thune: Squirrel Nest combo part 1 - Earthcraft

Birds of Paradise: Emerald Medallion, Leafkin Druid, Mox Opal

Eternal Witness: Regrowth, Greenwarden of Murasa

Dryad Arbor: Forest [lmao]

Puresteel Paladin: Hunter's Insight, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Momentous Fall, Snake Umbra

Spike Feeder: Squirrel Nest

Stonehewer Giant: Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Open the Armory, Taj-Nar Swordsmith


A lot of effort to get the companion online but an extra "commander" lord is pretty nice. Losing Birds is what hurts me the most I think but including Mox Opal is 15 artifacts total for Metal Craft.

Losing Eternal Witness kinda blows too.

Everything else I feel can have its functionality replaced at pretty much an even exchange, just maybe different hoops to jump depending on the card

Squirrel Nest combo is in-line with the Spike Feeder combo for the arbitrarily large wincon kinda thing but it needs a haste enabler like Concordant Crossroads or Finale of Devastation for 10+.

I was thinking that maybe Approach of the Second Sun is innocuous enough since it's a single card wincon and we have green to power into 7 CMC plus the draws.

Anyway, lemme know what you think. Once again, thanks for the list, I've been enjoying it a lot.

slashdotdash on 5 color no theme deck

4 months ago

Dear Kronhamilton

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is my favorite commander, and I've been brewing around him ever since he was teased. Let me just say you've chosen an excellent commander.

(I’ve written quite a lot in an attempt to make a sort of guide for you, so if you want the short version, check out the Suggestions panel)

Golos can be tricky to build around since he can do literally anything pretty well. The easiest way to make an effective Golos deck is to lean into Golos's 7 Mana Rainbow Wheel Of Death. Before getting into that though, we need to cover some EDH deckbuilding basics.

I think the most useful advice I can give someone who is just beginning to explore the deck-building territory of EDH is to structure your deck and mind your Ratios. By this I mean it is useful to categorize the cards in your deck according to the role they fulfill.

We’ll begin by looking at some core categories that you’ll want to make your deck function effectively. Then I’ll present the Ratios (how many of each category of card) you will want to make a generic Golos deck function effectively. Next, I’ll include a detailed (but not totally complete, because I’d be here all day) catalogue of cards within some of those categories. I’ll also offer up some suggestions and input about some of your specific card choices. Lastly, since I’m about to unpack a lot of information, I will include a brief list of suggestions (see the bottom) for a generically good Golos ‘Shell’ that should be able to support most Golos strategies.

Categories

  • Draw

  • Ramp

  • Removal

  • Sweepers

  • Threats

  • Support

  • Land

Draw Show

Ramp Show

Removal Show

Sweepers Show

Threats Show

Support Show

Land Show

The art of Ratios is all about determining what combination of cards from each category makes your deck run the most smoothly.

Please note that these Ratios will not total to 99 cards. This is because you will invariably have extra flexibility to choose how your deck behaves even after establishing functional Ratios. Also keep in mind that although these Ratios do recommend you adhere to the minimum number of cards in each category, you still can choose which cards will fill those slots. The point is not to restrict your options, but instead to create a ‘Shell’ that is reliable enough to power your Threats cards, Support cards, and other cards. Whatever you do, make sure you have at least the minimum number of Draw and Ramp cards. THE MOST IMPORTANT CARDS IN THE DECK ARE DRAW AND RAMP!!!

While I ultimately suggest Ratios resembling the Basic Golos Shell, I will lay out the Ratios for several different Shells;

  • Template: a sort of baseline beginner’s guide which is commonly promoted as a place to start.

  • Basic Golos: a modified version of the Template that suites most Golos decks.

  • Control: a version tailored for a slower game with many Sweepers.

  • Aggro: a version designed to act quickly and deploy Threats before the opponents are prepared.

  • Big Mana: a version invested heavily into Ramp with the goal of deploying many end-game Threats.

  • Mega Mana: an even more extreme version of Big Mana with extremely expensive Threats.

Template Show

Basic Golos Show

Control Show

Aggro Show

Big Mana Show

Mega Mana Show

Draw Show

Please remember that any suggestions I make are because I am trying to help. Ultimately, the choices you make with your deck are up to you, and I can only provide constructive criticism based on my own experience and opinions.

Good luck :)

Ratio Fixing

The most effective change to your deck would probably be adjusting the Ratios, especially with regard to your Draw cards. Applying the most basic Template Shell, you want to have at least these three quantities nailed down for a smoother and reasonably powerful deck;

  • Lands – 36 --> You have 40 Lands (Cut 4 Lands)

  • Ramp – 10 --> You have 5 true Ramp cards (Add 5 to 8 Ramp cards)

  • Draw – 10 --> You have 3 true Draw cards (Add 7 to 10 Draw cards)

What I counted in your deck Show

Mutate

Depending on how strong your Mutate subtheme is, some of your Mutate inclusions may act as engines. However, I must state that Mutate is a VERY risky and even fragile strategy since your Mutate ‘Pile’ of creatures will all be destroyed at once if your opponent uses a Removal spell or a Sweeper. For that reason, I recommend leaning out of the Mutate theme (unless the Mutate card is just straight-up insane, as in the example of Nethroi, Apex of Death).

With that said, playing a Mutate theme is your decision and I totally respect that and if you want to stick to a Mutate theme then by all means do so. I just want to be sure you know that Mutate is a risky strategy that you cannot depend on to fulfill your Ramp and Draw slots (so you’ll just need to supplement it with other cards).

Cut or Include?

At a glance your deck seems like something you have created using just your collection – and that’s great! However, if you want to incrementally upgrade your deck, then I recommend replacing most of the cards in your deck with more powerful options over time.

Here is a list of cards you should probably keep playing: - Barrier Breach (Removal, because exiling 3 enchantments is helpful in some situations)

In my opinion, there are other, better options for all of the other nonland cards in the deck, however it is up to you to decide on how you would like to proceed so I won’t intrude.

I strongly recommend cutting the Planeswalkers though – Calix, Destiny's Hand doesn’t seem to synergize much with the deck and I feel that Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast is not very potent.

Lands

Just as a recommendation, I would suggest the following spread of Basic Lands;

  • 8 Basic Forests

  • 3 of each other Basic Land

The remainder of your lands could be either more basics (which is really, really, risky if you don’t have tons of Ramp – think like 15 Ramp cards and about 12 Basic Forests) or Color Fixing Lands (see the Catalogue for more options). It is rough to have your lands enter the battlefield tapped, but unless you want to either lean into Green or spend a lot of money on lands, you will just have to live with it (I play around 5-10 tapped lands in a normal Golos deck and it isn’t really that bad).

In this section, I will list out an example of the Basic Golos Shell complete with the necessary Ratios and some examples of good/fun cards in each category. I’ll try to keep it relatively Budget sensitive and most of these cards will be relatively random – this won’t be based on any particular theme so don’t expect it to be optimal.

As a reminder:

Basic Golos Show

The Shell

Ramp – 12

Draw – 13

Removal – 7

Sweepers – 2

Threats – 12

Support – 7

Land – 36

Good Luck :)

-Slashdotdash

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