Magus of the Vineyard

Legality

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
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Magus of the Vineyard

Creature — Human Wizard

At the beginning of each player's precombat main phase, add {G}{G} to that player's mana pool.

Magus of the Vineyard Discussion

TheRoaringRegisaur on This Will Take Awhile

5 months ago

Looks great but are you finding that Keeper of Progenitus and Magus of the Vineyard are helping your opponents' too much, you could sub the keeper for Nissa, Who Shakes the World // yeah, Nissa costs 1 more, but has her own benefits

bushido_man96 on Ludevic and Sidar make friends

6 months ago

You don't really have the feel of a group hug deck here. A few cards you are running are group-huggish, like Veteran Explorer , Orzhov Advokist , and Kami of the Crescent Moon . Otherwise, you are running more of a pillowfort deck, where you are trying to incentivise others to attack players other than yourself.

If you want to go group-hug, you should consider running cards like Rites of Flourishing , Eladamri's Vineyard , Magus of the Vineyard , Howling Mine , Noble Benefactor , Dictate of Kruphix , Awakening , and cards such as these that really benefit the rest of the table, along with yourself. Its ok to run group-hug alongside a pillowfort strategy, but you don't have much group-hug going on right now that I can see.

Church_of_Rakdos on La angeloj

8 months ago

imho if you intend to go to this route and you have no intention of going Mayael, then I would add in Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Rites of Flourishing , Collective Voyage , Veteran Explorer , Hypergenesis , Magus of the Vineyard , Ghirapur Orrery , Reality Scramble , Sunbird's Invocation , Selvala's Stampede , Gate to the AEther , etc. to be able to play a lot of these cards without getting mana screwed since you won't always draw Mayael and have an obscenely high avg cmc.

I would look into more cards like Goblin Sharpshooter , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Krenko, Mob Boss , Sylvan Library , Combat Celebrant , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , Angel of Condemnation , Ahn-Crop Champion (and various other exert cards)), Elvish Piper , etc.

You could also definitely go for infinite attack phases with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Combat Celebrant , Hellkite Charger + Savage Ventmaw , Godo, Bandit Warlord , Aurelia, the Warleader , etc.

Honorable Mentions: Vernal Equinox , Possibility Storm (trade cheaper creatures in for your larger ones), Oath of Druids , Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , Champion of Rhonas , Sword of the Animist , Sword of Feast and Famine , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Feldon of the Third Path , Heartless Hidetsugu , Stonehewer Giant , etc.

Let me know how the list comes along.

Moosh528491 on Kynaios and Tiro Give a Big Hug On A BUDGET

8 months ago

Nitro639 TappedOut just estimates the price of the deck at $60. If you actually put it into your cart on TCGPLayer and optimize (at the top of the TCGPlayer Cart Screen) it's only $48-$50. As for what's in the maybeboard

Magus of the Vineyard is probably not gonna help everyone equally, which is what you want to do. Green is not the strongest color in the deck and only one card in the deck requires two green mana to be cast, so it'll hardly every help us, anyone not playing green in their deck won't find any use for it, and it'll end up helping green players disproportionately.

Tempt with Glory will also not help everyone equally. It'll end up helping out the Atraxa or Vorel player way more than us (+1/+1 counters aren't that useful because we won't be engaging in combat that much), so it's not terribly useful either.

Tempt with Reflections is the last card you suggested, and while it seems solid in some decks, this deck is only running 15 creatures, 6 of which are legendary so the copy will die as soon as it enters, and 5 of which we do not want our opponents to have copies of. That leaves us 4 valid targets that it could be useful for, which means it'll most likely be a dead draw rather than something that'll actually impact the board state. I'll consider it but it seems like it's not the best include, although it is the best of the 3.

Ocelot44 on Nikya Goodstuff

8 months ago

Magus of the Vineyard and other untappers like Krosan Restorer , Voyaging Satyr , Argothian Elder , etc all get double the value in Nikya decks, so I highly recommend them

Instead of Naturalize, you might want to run Acidic Slime or Caustic Caterpillar because they can get around Nikya's first ability

Speaking of her first ability, you may want some sacrifice outlets in order to get rid of Nikya once you draw a win condition like Primal Surge or Tooth and Nail. Bloodshot Cyclops is one hilarious way to do it, and there's also good old High Market

You really aren't running that many centaurs or druids, so losing tempo by having Path of Ancestry come in tapped isn't that worth it. A good replacement might be Ancient Ziggurat because you don't care about noncreature spells that much

NecroPony on Guess the Green Magus!

1 year ago

Magus of the Candelabra is the green magus fir the artifact cycle. Op is looking for the instant/sorcery speculation. Magus of the Vineyard also wouldn't count.

bonsai11943 on Marwyn Elf Storm 300-500

1 year ago

Magus of the Vineyard seems like an interesting include that I've overlooked. And just wondering how useful you've found Ezuri, Renegade Leader to be?

Browsing through Marwyn decks for ideas. Here's mine: Marwyn, Mono-Green Storm [EDH]

BMHKain on BMH's Biggest Hot Take: Magus' ...

1 year ago

NOTE: these are just my thoughts, backed up by points regarding both the Magus, & the Original. Be warned.

cEDH is, IMO, a subformat willing to drain you of all of your wallet; with one card. So I'm going to show why sometimes, even a Magus could be an (OK) alt.

Before we start this fish fry, keep in mind, I know some staples aren't even expensive; but some are just out of even the range of some of the the most lavish of Mercadia.

Before we begin, I just want to show the comparison to the Magus version to the original version of said cards. So? What the heck are we waiting for?

  1. Magus of the Abyss

  2. Magus of the Arena

  3. Magus of the Balance

  4. Magus of the Bazaar

  5. Magus of the Candelabra

  6. Magus of the Coffers

  7. Magus of the Disk

  8. Magus of the Future

  9. Magus of the Jar

  10. Magus of the Library

  11. Magus of the Mind

  12. Magus of the Mirror

  13. Magus of the Moat

  14. Magus of the Moon

  15. Magus of the Tabernacle

  16. Magus of the Vineyard

  17. Magus of the Wheel

  18. Magus of the Will

Yep. Fraggin 18 Magus' (possibly) worth playing in cEDH. Now for their original base cards...

  1. The Abyss

  2. Arena

  3. Balance (BANNED AS ANYTHING.)

  4. Bazaar of Baghdad

  5. Candelabra of Tawnos

  6. Cabal Coffers

  7. Nevinyrral's Disk

  8. Future Sight

  9. Memory Jar

  10. Library of Alexandria

  11. Mind's Desire (Anyone got something closer?)

  12. Mirror Universe

  13. Moat (Obviously...)

  14. Blood Moon

  15. The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

  16. Eladamri's Vineyard

  17. Wheel of Fortune

  18. Yawgmoth's Will

Yep, these 17.5 (I'm not sure about Mind's Desire, though; just comment about whatever Magus of the Mind is an homage to, & I'll edit this...). Let's start with...

POINT 一

Yep, I'm doing Kanji for the points. Anyways...

  1. Most of the latter cards are too expensive for some.

While I won't count Blood Moon, Nevinyrral's Disk, & even Future Sight (Thank Bolas those are Consistently being Reprinted.), We have stuff that can reach as far as 4 figures at worst. Ironically, stuffle like Eladamri's Vineyard is surprisingly cheap as well as its respective Magus. Sadly, that's where the point comes in. Most of the original cards in our economy are either:

A: In the 3 Figures >

B: Banned (See Balance; which, ironically, is cheaper than its Magus counterpart.)

C: Something your average decklist is worth in cash (Unless it requires 2 or 3 of them.)

Don't get me wrong, It's not that the card is "bad", it's just I can't just pay for something that I can make the rest of my deck with instead. Just my honest opinion...

POINT 二

  1. They have the same Manacost/Effect

You may, & must have paid attention to the similarities of the Bases & the Magus'; those without a Land Base have an identical CMC, & even the same manacost regardless of either the Base/Magus. Don't believe me? Look above. The only Magus' to have costs to effects that are differing are Magus of the Balance, Magus of the Wheel, Magus of the Mind, & Magus of the Will even. Outside of this, Effects are entirely identical to the original. While manacosts are relatively high for Manacosts for Magus' with a Land version Base, nothing wrong with rocks/dorks, I guess...

POINT 三

  1. Creatures can be supported by other cards for protection.

Sad to say, Creatures are among the most fragile of Permanents in all things Magic (The Most Fragile though, are Planeswalkers, they have yet to have a cEDH Deck of their own... Odd. :/) However, there are ways in which even in cEDH, Magus', & Creatures in general, do have some kind of protection:

Lightning Greaves is entirely versatile & can work in all decks in a pinch (Unless your Comander is a Walker, then you'll have to work on what creatures In The 99 (Or if you want to use both Will Kenrith, & Rowan Kenrith as Partner Commanders for The 98; But who in god's name would do that?!) Swiftfoot Boots has an equip cost, but generously gives creatures Hexproof. A solid Alt. for the "Other Boots of Haste". Trailblazer's Boots is the last to recommend for footwear as it has Nonbasic Landwalk. Effects from players with even a Fetchland will do zilch, & if the creature in question has a Power amount, it can bypass Blocks entirely. Problem? You'd need a Non-Basic yourself if your opponent attacks; but this is an impossibility for essentially, all the best cEDH decks! Cards like Flicker/Bounce/ and even Brago, King Eternal can bounce your own creatures, evading actual target. One of the Best examples of this is Venser, Shaper Savant who comes into play as a Triggered Ability; bypassing even stuff like Krosan Grip & even other stuff that threatens your cards. *For Auras, There are so many that work so well, I can't even make a list of them all. Aqueous Form makes enchanted creature Unblockable; & when it attacks, it allows you to Scry 1. Canopy Cover Allows your creature to be attacked by Fliers & those w/ Reach; that & it gets Hexproof. Even Gift of Immortality is capable of bringing back even Commanders if need be.

Not all Auras can be used appropriately in all 5 individual colors, but some Auras can screw with your opponents' cards in an attempt to disrupt their stratagem. in particular has stuff that affects the opponents' cards, & the opponent themselves. has Darksteel Mutation & has Imprisoned in the Moon, which essentially turns a creature, land, or even a Planeswalker into a Wastes.

This is still a WIP. Anyone having better ideas to protect Creatures in cEDH, let me know.

With that said, there are some things I actually would like to see WotC reprint as Magus'. I mean; Timetwister is expensive as garbage. But if the Magic Group can make a Magus for that, with a cost I guess, I'd be sold; that; & I wouldn't have to worry about exiling other Timetwister Variants. Nether Void is in the 4 figures, so why can't the R&D group do something about it with a Magus? Stuff from Legends, The Dark, & some others have Magus variants already, why not have some more?

Hello, I'm BMHKain. I apologize if I caused any offense, I'm a cheapskate since I started during Scars of Mirrodin. BTW, how can you guys even afford all this, & more? Just wondering...

Thanks for reading... ^_^ I had to edit this to be more... Conservative. That & I had to redo a Part entirely. Still in the works though. :/

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