Mina and Denn, Wildborn
Legendary Creature — Elf Ally
You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
, Return a land you control to its owner's hand: Target creature gains trample until end of turn.
|Want (2)||alphace , Grimsh|
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|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mina and Denn, Wildborn occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
RG (Gruul): 1.67%
BRG (Jund): 1.03%
Mina and Denn, Wildborn Discussion
2 weeks ago
Have you considered the new Radha from M21, Radha, Heart of Keld in place of Courser of Kruphix? Both allow lands to be played from the library. The former doesn't force the top card to be revealed (in case it's not a land), but the latter provides lifegain (which does appear to be a subtheme in the deck alongside Radiant Fountain, Scavenging Ooze, Retreat to Kazandu, and Primeval Bounty). The new Radha also synergizes self-pumps and gains trample with Mina and Denn, Wildborn
1 month ago
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, The Gitrog Monster, Ramunap Excavator, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Tireless Tracker, Wayward Swordtooth, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Evolution Sage and Korvold, Fae-Cursed King all go very well well with this commander. Additional land drops and pay offs for playing more lands in a turn makes this commander shine.
2 months ago
For me I like to build decks as competitively as possible. Some commanders are just inherently less powerful than others, but that doesn't mean you can't take something like Mina and Denn, Wildborn and make a deck that can hold it's own against some of the more powerful decks out there. I did pilot a cEDH food chain Tazri list for a while and let me tell you it was a blast. There is a certain appeal that comes from playing cEDH decks that you just can't get from playing anything else. Especially when going up against other highly powerful cEDH decks. Finding the perfect line of play is like solving a puzzle that is exhilarating when accomplished. However, after a while it did get stale and was only really worth it to play against other cEDH decks, which is not very common where I'm from haha. It's one of those things that you've got to try at least once in your life if you truly love the commander format. In conclusion, cEDH is a blast, casual commander is great, and everything in between is awesome!
3 months ago
Hmm, these suggestions are great. 1. Good suggestions, but I wouldn't know what to cut
The Noxious Revival would be better, since we want more extras (non-permanent)
I am hesitant since they are so high in CMC, I want to keep the CMC low so I can cast extra turn + something else each turn
Eventually its just that the swords are silly expensive but the plate is an add.
3 months ago
Hey! I'm enjoying your brew! I want to make a deck for the Good Pupper myself, and I wanted your opinion on a couple things.
First, I'm all for the extra combats and the lack of creatures. I think its a fun idea for the commanders.
Also, a fun removal spell is Beacon Bolt. It's nice because it works with your exile too
I really love this partner pair and would love your opinions. I'll link my deckbrew once I have one. :)
3 months ago
You drop a Forest, add a red to your pool through the Cobra and tap the Forest and use both to use MinaDenn's ability to return it to give something Trample. Then repeat it for as many land drops as you're allowed to give your big bois Trample :)
3 months ago
I usually flip through my cards, see what legendaries I have, and how I would build around them, until the inspiration hits.
Sometimes I start with a color combination, sometimes a creature speaks to me, but it always starts with the commander, and then I'll build the rest of the deck around it.
My first deck was built out of necessity, I used to play 60 card casual kitchen table magic with my friends, until they started playing commander, and I had to build a deck to tag along. The first unique legendary creature I started building around was Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper (I opened one in BFZ prerelease), and the deck was flashy and fun, but really easy to foil, if the table managed to keep my commander off the board. I took it apart not long after, and built a Mina and Denn, Wildborn lands matter deck, which was a lot more beginner-friendly to pilot. I took out the red later, the new commander was Rhonas the Indomitable, and now that's my oldest, most trustworthy deck that I still really like playing.
There's a charm in beating an opponent senseless with a 18/18 darksteel citadel though, I might revive the Noyan Dar idea someday, now that I actually know how to build a commander deck ^^
My current favourite decks apart from Rhonas are:
Omnath, Locus of the Roil: M20 Omnath with a lot of lands, a lot of drawing cards, a lot of spellslinger payoffs, and a few elemental synergies. I liked the idea of spellslinger instead of the obvious elemental tribal, and it's pretty much a collage of temur cards I found in my collection, almost no focused purchases to improve this deck.
Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion: my mono red voltron/wheel/extra combat deck. This is my actual favourite and probably best deck, it's the most blinged out with the most expensive cards in it. The commander is a Hour of Devastation prerelease promo, and red is my favourite color, and Etali, Primal Storm scared people too much to make it fun for me to play. The deck pretty much builds itself, not a lot of inspiration was required to make it work, but I'm still very content with the result :D
Heliod, God of the Sun: with mono green and mono red succesfully constructed, I wanted to focus and complete the mono colored cycle. I'm still struggling with ideas for black and blue, but flipping through my mono white legendary creatures, Heliod was the one I accidentally stumbled upon and it spoke to me. The new Heliod had just released, but that one screams "I WILL COMBO YOU TO DEATH", and that's not the message I want to radiate to the table (that combo is still in there though, it's just not the focus). The old Heliod had the most fun hidden (and obvious) synergies out of every mono white legendary I had, and I've had a lot of fun building this. The deck is an amalgam of everything white does well, with enchantments (duh, the commander makes enchantment tokens '^^), lifegain, "if an opponent controls more lands, search your library for Plains", boardwipes, hate creatures like Aven Mindcensor and Grand Abolisher, and the staxy combo of Blind Obedience and Meekstone which keeps positively surprising me with its effectiveness, especially if you consider that Heliod grants your team Vigilance.
Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire: a 100% permanents deck, built to grind out value and drastically transform the board with each attack. Turning opponents' Sol Rings into Kozileks never ceases to amuse me. This was another legendary creature in my collection that begged me to build around, and the restriction of only permanent cards was self imposed, to keep it interesting instead of going for optimal. It's a battlecruiser deck at its finest, with almost no instant speed interaction, and many opponents complimented me with how fun the deck is to play against. (I once was targeted with Bribery and my opponent had such a fun time browsing targets that he took my Greenwarden of Murasa just so he could do it again)
I am still waiting for inspiration for the mono blue and mono black decks that I really want to make. In my LGS, there's a lot of commander games right before or after the FNM, but not many people have their own decks yet (they started only playing post-Ixalan and don't own a big cardpool yet, FNM in my LGS is Standard only). Many will borrow decks of the ones that do have multiple, so for those people I'd like to be able to ask: "what color do you want to play?" and then be able to give them what they like, or give them a 5 color deck in case they don't care '^^
3 months ago
I don’t like Liege of the Tangle much, especially if your playgroup’s meta runs many boardwipes since the lands stay creatures as long as they have counters on them whether the liege is on the battlefield or not. Making a bunch of 8/8s is powerful for sure though, and if you can manage to only use untapped lands after casting him then it’s probably ok. Then at least you get your use out of him. I’m also on the fence about the Embodiment of Insight, but being able to swing with the above 8/8s and still use them for mana sounds great to me. The 3/3s from the landfall ability may not always be relevant, but still could have purpose.
I’d also suggest finding room for Ramunap Excavator for some redundancy with Crucible of Worlds, since you don’t always want to be using Windgrace’s minus ability to get lands back. Again, powerful ability, definitely use it, but being able to discard a land to draw two cards has been so useful for me.
Gitrog is awesome here, and as much as Omnath is expensive, he does work too. Since you’re using some fetches like Terramorphic Expanse and Jund Panorama I’d recommend Titania, Protector of Argoth too. She’s so good. Even better if you find the budget for cards like Wooded Foothills, Verdant Catacombs, Bloodstained Mire and the other six fetches you can legally run here. The more density of lands that sac themselves the better. Especially if you get Mina and Denn, Wildborn or Gitrog our with them.
Ok. So we’re looking for up to 6 slots for the four you wanted, and possibly the two I suggested. I’m first looking at your high cost cards since you’re adding a couple, and whatever else feels low impact. I’ll try to suggest more than 6 so you can think about their roles and how you see them fitting, cause this is your deck and how it plays is your fun, not mine.
Moldgraf Monstrosity recursion good; random bad, expensive bad, and if it gets exiled by not its ability;bad.
Charnelhoard Wurm; recursion of any card, really good; expensive bad, combat damage reliant, possibly bad.
Thantis, the Warweaver; flavour super cool, ability to speed up games; good, relevant to your decks plan, not really.
Rubblehulk is a huge body, for me his bloodrush ability is probably the most useful thing, otherwise there will be times he does nothing. The ability to get in for lethal off his bloodrush ability is real though.
Etali and Flameblast, not on theme but both super powerful. I like Etali better; that ability is so useful, a bit random but free spells are free spells. That being said flying is a real threat to this deck so having the dragon could be useful too.
Baloth Woodcrasher; just a beater, an on theme beater that could potentially be a really big trampler if you get a bunch of lands entering on the same turn, but nonetheless still just a beater. The multiple fetchland recursion is when I love playing windgrace the most though so I see the appeal. Crash of Rhino Beetles is kind of the same. Although a 15/15 is nothing to scoff at. Zendikar Incarnate fits here too.
Emissary of Grudges; it’s interesting and it’s ability is useful. It’s also late game and I don’t see how it contributes to your game plan. I could be wrong though.
Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is cool but might not be on theme. I’m not sure how often you need your creatures in your graveyard though.
There might be some more effective cards than Lavalanche (single target,) Retreat to Hagra (but deathtouch is nice, and the other ability could have some nice turns in corner cases,) and a few others but functionally I don’t have complaints about them.
Sorry for the wall of text, but I don’t like giving my input without the thought behind it.
Anyway, what do you think?