Search your library for up to two basic Forest cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the rest into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, search your library for up to three basic Forest cards instead of two.
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Nissa's Pilgrimage occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.03%
Nissa's Pilgrimage Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, a $100 Azusa deck is impressive seeing how she is 1/3 of the cost of the entire deck :)
Fierce Empath + Temur Sabertooth is a budget interaction to consider adding. A problem with Azusa is you have tons of lands, can make lots of mana, but you can't use the mana. Empath can help because it can tutor for any 6 CMC or higher creature, putting it into your hand. Sabertooth is a powerful green support as a mana sink since it can bounce your own creatures who have ETB abilities to protect itself and then you get to cast those creatures again to trigger the ETB abilities again. Bounce Empath to then tutor for another creature.
Genesis Hydra is another creature who has good interaction with Sabertooth and benefits from having lots of mana. Hydra can put an enchantment or Planeswalker if you reveal one onto the battlefield which can be powerful for green. For ten mana you can repeat the ETB ability of End-Raze Forerunners with Sabertooth. For nine mana repeat Regal Force's draw. Castle Garenbrig, pay four mana to make six mana to use to cast creatures or activate abilities of creatures. Being able to activate abilities with this mana makes this land very good for green and with Sabertooth.
Soul of New Phyrexia can make all your permanents indestructible this includes all your lands/enchantments/artifacts/Planeswalker as well as creatures and you can pay for this ability with Garenbrig. Elemental Bond + Garruk, Primal Hunter can be budget repeatable draw and Bond/Garruk has interaction with lots of high powered creatures.
Some budget upgrades to consider:
- Sakura-Tribe Elder > Diligent Farmhand
- Wood Elves > District Guide
- Regrowth > Revive
- Skyshroud Claim > Wild Wanderer
- Nissa's Pilgrimage > Kodama's Reach
- Garruk's Horde > Thorn Elemental
- Winds of Qal Sisma > Serene Sunset
- Beast Within > Desert Twister
- Rogue's Passage > Cryptic Caves
Cards to consider cutting:
- Gingerbread Cabin
- Strength of Cedars
- Sight of the Scalelords
- Baloth Woodcrasher
- Feral Hydra
- Journeyer's Kite
- Tower of Fortunes
Good luck with your deck.
4 weeks ago
Hey, in the future please link to the deck you would like me to look at. Nice Gaea's Cradle :)
Why is this your favorite deck of the three? Why Hydras with Nissa? Some Hydras are fine, but with many you risk disrupting the main game plan of Vastwood Seer of getting lands. When you're established in the mid to late game and can make lots of mana, that's when most Hydras become options to cast. Before that happens, in the early game, you want to focus on getting seven lands to have Animist.
The early game is more important with Nissa as Commander then the late game. Animist helps you in the mid and late game, but you can't get Animist's repeatable value unless you get a lot of lands in the early to mid game.
The strength of Vastwood Seer is being a three drop who can flip fast into Nissa, Sage Animist, only needing seven lands. Vastwood Seer is all about lands, consider more lands? More lands and Vastwood Seer can benefit from more cards that let you play additional lands per turn. Consider expanding on this for upgrades?
Nissa's Pilgrimage is nice with cards that let you play an additional land per turn. Crop Rotation is among the best land tutors in Commander for Cradle because it's a one drop, instant and puts the land onto the battlefield. Nature's Lore and Wood Elves search for and put a Forest onto the battlefield untapped.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Avenger of Zendikar: huge threat, cares about how many lands you control, landfall is good with Animist and it uses counters.
- Kalonian Hydra: among the most powerful Hydras, when it attacks a Doubling Season counter effect for itself and all other creatures you control who have a counter.
- Hydra Omnivore: enchant it with Hydra's Growth to make a huge threat to all your opponents.
- Eternal Witness
- Nissa, Vital Force: her -6 ultimate is not difficult to achieve and it's powerful when you have lots of lands ETB. 5/5 Elemental land to attack for her +1.
- Tireless Tracker: landfall is good with Animist and she uses counters.
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Temur Sabertooth: mana sink to abuse creatures who have an ETB ability such as Genesis Hydra, Witness, etc.
Avenger, Kalonian Hydra or End-Raze Forerunners can be a win condition interaction. Finale of Devastation where X=10 or more, tutor for Forerunners/Kalonian. You must have Avenger/Plants on the battlefield before you cast Finale that way Avenger/Plants get the +X/+X haste bonus. Unfortunately, can't tutor for Avenger with Finale and get the +X/+X haste bonus with all the Plants only with Avenger.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
RxPhantom: What you say makes sense. After writing my question, I thought about it by myself. I decided to drop Beanstalk Giant, Nissa's Pilgrimage and Bow of Nylea, and I replaced them with one copy of each Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic and Arbor Elf. The Giant is a worse Cultivate, and the deathtouch bow grants isn't as useful as I thought. Right now, I'm undecided if I should re-add Pilgrimage for Skyshroud Claim. As all my basics are forest, it's basically a Cultivate with a slight upside. I'll have to think about this.
2 months ago
Second game was turn 1 Sol Ring, turn 2 Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, turn 3 Skyshroud Claim and Oracle of Mul Daya, and before anybody could do anything I ultimated Freyalise, played Hornet Queen and followed up with Craterhoof Behemoth.
Green Rawr!! before any coherent defense could be mustered. Nuts.
2 months ago
Interesting build. If this is really a Hydra deck, then Gargos, Vicious Watcher is probably the better general but Nylea, Keen-Eyed is a cool choice. Also, there are a few interesting picks in here. First off, I would cut one of your two Genesis Waves for a Forest or some other green non-basic or utility land. I'll stick with non-creature spells for now. I'd for sure take out Tempt with Discovery in favor of a Skyshroud Claim, Circuitous Route, or Explosive Vegetation. Other than that everything in non-creatres looks pretty good. If you're looking for cuts I'll list the top few cards I think could get cut. Nissa, Vital Force doesn't seem at her best since you don't have too much landfall synergy. Bow of Nylea isn't an amazing card, but it is a super utility piece and it's very flavorful. I'd also say you could try slotting in a Kenrith's Transformation or a similar green removal enchantment. Return to Nature, Krosan Grip, or Reclamation Sage (Since you're running Woodland Bellower) could also warrant a slot for additional removal. You also seem a tad bit short on card draw. You've got a little bit, but I think it could be bolstered a bit. Harmonize, Zendikar Resurgent, Guardian Project, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are all good options. Just a couple other ideas here: Rhonas's Monument, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Shared Summons, and maybe a Triumph of the Hordes or Overwhelming Stampede.
2 months ago
Wren's Run Packmaster is a great card, but an elf synergy is needed. In this case, 3x Sylvan Ranger, 2x Wren's Run Packmaster for 3x Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, 2x Cultivate + 4x Llanowar Elves, might be ok.
2 months ago
Wren's Run Packmaster is a great card, but an elf synergy is needed. In this case, 3x Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, 2x Cultivate for 3x Sylvan Ranger, 2x Wren's Run Packmaster + 4x Llanowar Elves, might be ok.
2 months ago
Cool deck idea! I'm working on a budget wolf deck myself right now.
The other card that could help you get to Howl of the Nightpack is Wren's Run Packmaster (although you probably want to keep Sylvan Ranger as a champion target if you're going to run that). Your opponent will be less likely to attack into a bunch of deathtouch creatures, giving you more time to set up for nightpack.
Thanks for all the love over at 5dollarMTG - I'll let you know when I get my own wolf deck posted!