Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

Land

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add to your mana pool.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on each green creature that entered the battlefield this turn.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood Discussion

SinBlade on Mono Green Counters

6 days ago

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

Inspiring Call

Bioshift

Gyre Sage

These are a few cards worth looking at, if you're interested! None of them are bank breaking, and all synergize with this deck and type. I think you can afford to drop the land total a bit, since the deck is mono colored, to give you better draws, but you run Hyrdas, so more mana isn't bad...

If you'd like, take a look at my first ever, and favorite, deck that uses this mechanic, using W/G!

Bigger. I Said Bigger!

Klazen on Revamping First Blue/Green Build

3 weeks ago

One card I really don't like in this deck is Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive . It seems like you want to pump your merfolk up a bit, but if you do that, Tetsuko's unblockable anthem isn't going to work anymore. Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma 's first ability isn't great in this deck since you've only got 5 creatures that she can actually reduce the casting cost of. I'm betting that when you get her out you probably only see 1 of those creatures appear during a game, unless you get really lucky. That said, I do like her second ability in the deck if you're able to pump your small creatures high enough. In your experience, how has that worked out? Are you able to pump multiple creatures up to power 4 or greater in a reasonable amount of time?

What I do like is your decision to include a lot of card draw and small creatures. I think lots of small creatures is definitely the way to go. I'd suggest also adding in some more tokens. I'm a huge fan of Deeproot Waters for this deck. It's got synergy with all the little merfolk you're running, and creates so many more of them. On top of that, it's an enchantment, and your friend is playing blue and black, which lacks in enchantment removal. Seems like a natural fit for your deck. If you want to keep Goreclaw around, but also want small creatures, consider Benthicore .

I'd also recommend adding in some more "no maximum handsize" spells. You've got options, and some are better than others. Library of Leng would be awesome here against that mill deck, and it's super fast to get onto the board. Also it doesn't cost an arm and a leg in terms of real world dollars. Reliquary Tower is a classic that I include in nearly all of my decks, and I've always liked Thought Vessel for its added colorless mana ramp, but if that's too expensive to purchase, Venser's Journal and Spellbook also do the job, but without quite as nice of a bonus effect (or any bonus effect at all, for Spellbook). I'll mention one more that is in your colors, but is a creature (and therefore can easily be removed), Graceful Adept . The thing here is your commander comes out pretty late, so getting the "no maximum handsize" effect early (so, low converted mana cost) will make it so that you can keep all of the cards you draw before she gets into the battlefield, making her that much stronger when she gets out. Also, if she gets removed, you're not going to want to have to discard 20 cards.

I like your idea with Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , putting counters on creatures as they enter the battlefield. I do that in one of my decks. I'd also suggest Novijen, Heart of Progress , to double down on that strategy. Llanowar Reborn can also give a single creature a +1/+1 counter. That may or may not be worth the "Enters tapped" part of it for you. It was for me, but that's because I have counter doublers and things like that in my deck.

I don't really like Etherium Sculptor in your deck with the lack of artifacts. There are only 5 in your entire deck. That's also really hurting Padeem, Consul of Innovation 's value. You either need to add in more artifacts (with moderate to high converted mana cost) or get rid of those cards.

I hope this helped, and I hope it didn't come off as rude or anything. I'm just trying to find some synergies and improvements for your deck! Good luck to you!

Steiger on Unleash the Horde!

1 month ago

I really like your deck. I am going to borrow some ideas. Champion of Lambholt is a good wincon. I think I might add Oran-Rief, the Vastwood for more counter production. Seems Mycoloth might be worth considering in yours. Eat some tokens and add some counters then make more... lots more.

triproberts12 on A Different Kind of Ghave Deck

1 month ago

Oh, also if you go more into Saprolings with the goal of going super wide, Coat of Arms and Tribal Unity are excellent finishers. Metallic Mimic , Obelisk of Urd , Radiant Destiny , and Shared Triumph could all be good.

I forgot about lands, as well. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Gavony Township , and Llanowar Reborn could also be good.

Luarviq on EDH Surrak Dragonclaw Angry Mongol Horde

2 months ago

hkhssweiss

You have a good point. I might need to run a counterspell package, after all.

So far I plan following:

To be removed:

To be added:

And Gyre Engineer is questionably to be swapped with Incubation Druid , since latter can be pumped to give 3 mana and become 3/5 to survive small wipes.

What do you think? I definetely need to clear some space, but right now I am not sure what to remove. So this is what I have: Counterspells:

Only 4 counterspells in 100-card deck... I am really not sure. Maybe Mystic Snake or Frilled Mystic would be better? Boardwipes: Other stuff

I don't run tutors not because they are expensive (Though Wordly Tutor, Gamble and Mystic Tutor are fairly affordable as an upgrade), I don't want to make deck too (uhh) strong. I made Lavinia, Azorius Renegade deck which revolves around getting Knowledge Pool out, and if I draw one of the artifact tutors and have anti-counter in hand, I win, it's only a matter of time. Which is nice to spook new players, but not that great when I play N'th game with same people.

Icbrgr on Bant Midrange

2 months ago

Granted its a sorcery but i imagine that Explore would be a better choice than Growth Spiral just for color fixing. Steady Progress is a neat tool to consider for draw and increasing all the counters as well as Bow of Nylea for utility and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood as a 1 of could be nice.

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Oran-Rief, the Vastwood occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.58%

G/U (Simic): 0.54%

Golgari: 0.24%