Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Lifegift Discussion

Force_of_Willb on Go ahead, play a land, I dare you!

2 months ago

Suggestions for similar Zu the Punisher and Ankh of Mishra type effects: Invader Parasite targeting a basic land. Tunnel Ignus to punish ramp.

If you care about lifegain Shattered Angel or Lifegift

Realm Razer could be played to trigger many lands to ETB at once.

Lastly, if your not set on your general then maybe go 5 colors and add blue for Sire of Stagnation and Sunder

Beebles on Mina and Denn's Supermassive Landmass

3 months ago

Hey hoardofnotions, good to see you again,

I really like Lifegift and I would love to try it out. However, I don't think I want to replace offshoot with it. That card is mainly there because it's a defensive 1-drop to deter aggressive decks, while still being relevant to our strategy. It also has the benefit that I more often end up with 2 landfall cards before I drop my commander.

For me Lifegift competes more with other 3-drop landfall cards, like Retreat to Kazandu, Courser of Kruphix, Grazing Gladehart or even Tunneling Geopede.

I will try it out and see how it performs. Thanks for the tip!

hoardofnotions on Mina and Denn's Supermassive Landmass

3 months ago

Lifegift could be better than the jaddi offshoot

hoardofnotions on Budget Simic

7 months ago

Mistblade Shinobi, Ninja of the Deep Hours, Cephalid Constable could be good. Especially with your commander

Aether Gale, AEther Mutation, Alexi, Zephyr Mage, Displacement Wave, Distorting Wake, Profaner of the Dead, Reality Strobe lol do this!, Scourge of Fleets, Words of Wind (very good if you start swarming with edric/bident of thassa out)

you might want Lifegift as well, people be gunning for blue decks!

wasianpower on Kynaios and Tiro, Lovers of Landfall

8 months ago

Lifegift seems pretty bad. You should consider Sword of the Animist as a possible replacement and source of repeatable landfall.

MagicalHacker on Please? Can I Give You a Free Hug?

9 months ago

Lol by types of hugs, I just meant like different types of ways to group hug, like making everyone draw cards, or giving everyone tokens, etc.

And by unfocused, I just mean that there's not really a clear synergy or a way for you to use the group hugging to your benefit. For example, if you want to group hug by way of giving opponents creatures and buffing up creatures, then you can capitalize on that by playing a lot of pillow fort (the type that protects you without protecting your opponents).

I think that example makes sense, but since your commander cares about drawing cards and helping more lands enter, maybe capitalizing on when opponents/you draw cards and when lands enter would be the best direction. So I was thinking like Consecrated Sphinx, Mind's Eye, and Psychic Possession to get an advantage from helping everyone draw cards, Lifegift and Shattered Angel to get an advantage from helping everyone draw extra cards, and Ankh of Mishra, Tectonic Instability, and Zo-Zu the Punisher to punish opponents for getting extra lands even though I wouldn't run punishing cards in a deck like this.

I do notice a few cards related to triggering when you draw cards, and I think those are fantastic. Three other ones are Horizon Chimera, Moonring Mirror, and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind.

If you want to abuse those cards, I could suggest a subtheme of wheels, but those arent really group hug cards.

In conclusion, my suggestions regarding focusing the deck are to cut any group hug card that doesn't help your opponents draw cards or get more lands out and add cards that give you advantages when they do that. If you have more room, maybe add more cards that help opponents get more lands out or draw more cards.

hoardofnotions on Mina and Denn's Huge Tracks of Land

9 months ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx seems strong in almost anything. maybe swap the Arbor Elf for Voyaging Satyr then

Ghitu Encampment and Raging Ravine are clever with your commander, block and bounce take no damage

Spinerock Knoll, Thawing Glaciers, Winding Canyons, Myriad Landscape, Temple of the False God,

Akoum Stonewaker doesn't seem that mana effient

Barrage of Boulders there are cheaper no block effects, Gruul Charm

Fireshrieker could be replaced with Berserkers' Onslaught

Grazing Gladehart or Retreat to Kazandu could be Lifegift, more players(especially those who ramp) more lifegain

are Embodiment of Fury and Embodiment of Insight strong enough?

Into the Wilds could be Druidic Satchel

Breaker of Armies effect could be much cheaper Taunting Elf or more versitile Nemesis Mask or Noble Quarry

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre could be Kozilek, Butcher of Truth same graveyard shuffling, better effect

Xenagos, God of Revels could really speed up the deck.

Boundless Realms could kill with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle (another good card with valakut is Prismatic Omen)

Decimate and Ghirapur Orrery from your maybeboard seem good too. I really want to hear how the orrery works if you make the swap

Hope some of this helped, and looks like a fun deck!


TheRedGoat on Kynaios and Tiro, Defenders of Rainbow Vale

1 year ago

Soooo, Idk what you're build is doing, but I'll admit its doing something.

The initial wall of text is honestly a little hard to read through at first, but I think I get that you're trying to build up the theme behind playing the deck as a "cycle of life" type deal. Normal turns start with drawing a card and most likely playing a land before proceeding to play more spells. With the new couple commander though that gets mirrored at the end of the turn, mechanically doubling up on your game presence, while thematically being life having gone through its cycle to begin anew on the next turn.

Something I feel you might have missed about this mentality though is that Ink-Treader Nephalim also exemplifies this idea. Only it runs more with an "all life is connected" theme that several other creatures now utilize as well (your commander including). Mechanically and thematically Ink treader fits this theme because, if it is out, a single Path to Exile is a board wipe, but also Traitorous Blood is an Insurrection, which anyone can play. And beyond this even, you gain access to Enchanted Evening cards along side Opalescence and also Living Lands (and about 5 other spells saying the exact same thing) that alter the meaning of "what is alive". Even just running Mycosynth Lattice and March of the Machines carries the reference to machines becoming sentient (and also tokens + Ink Treader are awesome).

But the point of this is that Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis are meant to follow the same theme of "turn opponent advantage into your advantage". As in, cards like Lifegift, or Consecrated Sphinx or even Dragonlair Spider.


Sorry for my ranting. I beat around the bush a bit and, to be more direct, feel that your deck is too much goodstuff versus the potential themes you could be playing. This is merely some of my thoughts on it, and I have on of my own I will be building in the manner directed above so I have at least some bias as to how I feel the couple should be played out.

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