Moss Diamond

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Mirage (MIR) Uncommon

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Moss Diamond

Artifact

Moss Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.

Tap: Add (Green) to your mana pool.

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Moss Diamond Discussion

griffstick on Hydra Fight Club

1 week ago

@Vlasiax, Moss Diamond is currently the weakest 2 drop mana ramp in the deck. Gyre Sage seems like it's a good fit. But I've used it before in other decks and I just think it's too slow, then dies to removal. I think I will change it with Gaea's Touch . I honestly think that card should be seeing more play in mono green decks.

Vlasiax on Hydra Fight Club

1 week ago

I'd swap Moss Diamond for Gyre Sage because it has potential of becoming huge mana dork and another big beater later.

Coward_Token on Hydra Fight Club

1 month ago

Maybe cut Emerald Medallion & Moss Diamond for Mana Crypt & Birds of Paradise ? The latter is more fragile but a turn quicker and has various synergies in the deck. The lower CMC of both cards overall helps against mana screw as well ofc. I think you should consider Myriad Landscape too since it's basically a CMC 3 ramp piece that pulls double duty of helping you stay on curve, although IDK if it should replace a land or nonland then.

I could also see cutting Lifecrafter's Bestiary for either the mentioned Elemental Bond or Guardian Project . While the latter is more expensive, I think you'll draw more cards from it than the Bestiary since you don't need to pay an extra for every single creature spell.

Other than that, those CMC 4+ non-Hydras probably still need to be reduced to an additional extent, up to you to see what's underperforming

SynergyBuild on Why Rampant Growth is bad.

4 months ago

"Yes, price. Rampant Growth is ~20 cents right now. Sure Gruul Signet , Golgari Signet , Simic Signet , Prismatic Lens , Llanowar Elves , Fractured Powerstone , Moss Diamond , Growth Spiral , Explore , Coiling Oracle , Broken Bond and tons more examples are equal to it or cheaper, but I am aware someone will bring it up."

Dear pskinn0,

I am very sorry all of the local game stores have had buyouts of the above, quoted cards. It is a real shame to know that you also aren't within the world that tcgplayer, card kingdom, or cfg will ship to. I'd recommend running an additional land to the decks that run the growth. Thank you for your response.


But seriously. No possible replacements?

SynergyBuild on Why Rampant Growth is bad.

4 months ago

Ramp, card draw, and fatties are the 3 cornerstones of EDH as a concept to many players. Rampant Growth , Rampant Growth is the symbol of one of these three cornerstones (I am sure you'll never guess which one).

I am here to tell you, despite what you may have been told. It is bad. Really bad, not even medium bad like Cultivate (Yes, I hate that too, outside of some specific lists like Tatyova, where it belongs to some extent).

Why? Well, to start, mana production. It doesn't give you mana immediately without Amulet of Vigor , unlike 2- mana manarock variants like the signet cycle ( Azorius Signet , Gruul Signet ), talisman cycle ( Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Progress ), Mind Stone , Prismatic Lens , Fellwar Stone , etc.

So? Many decks are mono-colored and can't use signets, or talismans, or have cards like Null Rod / Kataki, War's Wage , etc. or go up against them often. Rampant Growth gives a land. Well, Nature's Lore and Three Visits both give you an untapped land, they can hit Shocklands or Duals to get your colors better than Rampant Growth , and generally are pretty good.

What else? Growth Spiral , Explore , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Farseek , etc. all do Rampant Growth better, and aren't even good.

None of these are great cards. Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Birds of Paradise , Elvish Mystic , Boreal Druid , etc. all do it for half the mana, a turn faster, and are in green. How is a 2 mana card better?

Fast artifact mana or land mana like Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Sol Ring , Chrome Mox , Mox Diamond , Ancient Tomb , Gemstone Caverns , etc. all do more work in almost all cases.

Enchantment mana like Wild Growth , Utopia Sprawl , Fertile Ground , Carpet of Flowers , Exploration , Burgeoning , etc.

Even Broken Bond or other cards with ramp attached can do more work. Farhaven Elf or Wood Elves with an elf-tribal deck, or dorks, etc.

So, with all of this, is there any real reason to run the cancerous growth (see what I did there xD)?

Yes, price. Rampant Growth is ~20 cents right now. Sure Gruul Signet , Golgari Signet , Simic Signet , Prismatic Lens , Llanowar Elves , Fractured Powerstone , Moss Diamond , Growth Spiral , Explore , Coiling Oracle , Broken Bond and tons more examples are equal to it or cheaper, but I am aware someone will bring it up.

There are too many better cards for lands-matter decks to use it, and too many are cheaper, equally cheap, or better and worth the cost to claim they are the reason Rampant Growth should see play, etc.


Seriously. If you run this card, stop.

TheFanatic on Grunn

4 months ago

Looks really fun! One thing I note with this list is that your land really count is really high given the amount of dorks and land ramp you have access to. I think that you can easily go down to 35, and probably even less. I'm also a little wary of how few ways there are to give Grunn some kind of evasion. Maybe something like Loxodon Warhammer is in order.

Some other suggestions for changes:

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is essential. It could probably replace one of the taplands or something slow like Heart of Yavimaya . If Nykthos is in, Voyaging Satyr should be too.

Rampaging Baloths seems very good given the huge amount of land ramp. Could replace Shefet Monitor .

Worldly Tutor would be great if you get get your hands on one.

Heroic Intervention is worth thinking about since you are weak to board wipes.

Evolution Charm could provide some good utility.

Life from the Loam would be good, and could become great if you max out on cycling lands.

Karametra's Acolyte , Somberwald Sage , Boreal Druid , and Priest of Titania (!!) are all dorks I don't see here. Somberwald is probably the worst of those, and Priest is probably the best given your fairly high elf density. You may want to replace your worst 4-mana land ramp spells with these cheaper dorks.

Exploration and Burgeoning are always great, but they are of course not cheap.

I'm not sold on Unstable Obelisk , Moss Diamond , or Mind Stone here, since they don't play well with your landfall backup plan and they don't provide a body to attack/block with. You could probably replace them with some of the dorks I listed above.

World Breaker is reaaaaallllyyy slow, and you don't have a way to sacrifice it. It might be a good cut.

Ulvenwald Hydra might be too slow. You already have a million land search effects, so it feels unnecessary.

Wood Elves seems like it could be cut. It just doesn't seem great since you have no way to trigger the ability again.

nevermore322 on

6 months ago

I feel like you can move away the board wipes and substitute with cards like Innocent Blood , Virtus's Maneuver , Dictate of Erebos / Grave Pact , Fleshbag Marauder / Plaguecrafter / Merciless Executioner

You can maybe fill the creature curve too with Copper Myr , Plague Myr , Leaden Myr .

Personally I don't like PW. I think they're way to fragile against three / four other people playing against me.

One thing that always traps people is "any ramp is good" but in reality turn 1/2/3 ramps makes the difference so it's better to use cards like signets, Mind Stone , Charcoal Diamond , Moss Diamond , Star Compass . Personally, Semblance Anvil is doing god's work for me.

It's not bad either to move to some "token strategy" abusing cards like Myr Battlesphere , Marionette Master with Skullclamp .

But overall I like your list and your mentality avoiding the boring Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion combo.

Glissa is an awesome cmd but Black and Green doesn't have a lot of cool interactions with artifacts like Blue and Red.

I'm posting my list soon so stay tunned if you want to dig anything xd.

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