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Enchantment — Aura
Enchant land (Target a land as you play this. This card enters the battlefield attached to that land.)
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds (Green)(Green) to his or her mana pool.
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1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Working on my own as well.
Jade Mage is another good add.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Typically, if you want to play big dragons, the most explosive ramp you can find is using land enchantments (i.e. Utopia Sprawl and Overgrowth) and creatures that untap lands (i.e. Arbor Elf, Kiora's Follower, and Garruk Wildspeaker). An Arbor Elf turn 1 into a Utopia Sprawl turn 2 will net you 4 mana to use on turn 2. You can then play a Garruk Wildspeaker with that into an Overgrowth and have access to 15 mana on turn 3. Granted this would be a nut draw, but you can really see just how insane the ramp can become.
3 weeks ago
You might want to consider Fertile Ground instead of Overgrowth. I would recommend Utopia Sprawl, but a playset alone would cost about the same as the intended budget. Also I would definitely recommend adding more land so you are at least at 20 land because there are so many high CMC cards in here.
3 weeks ago
In addition to what was said above, land enchantment spells can also be pretty dang good. Utopia Sprawl, Fertile Ground, Overgrowth, and Weirding Wood can all also help you ramp. These can ramp you especially fast if you also include Arbor Elf, or Kiora's Follower. Yes, they are fragile, but their pay off can be huge with those land enchantments. A single land with Overgrowth and an Arbor Elf will give you 6 mana. Might be overkill if you are looking to cast the more mid-range dragons you are currently playing with. But just a thought in case you ever want to ramp into big dragons such as Utvara Hellkite or Dragonlord Atarka.
3 weeks ago
Burgeoning and Exploration (and others like them) are not really that good unlest your deck draws a lot of cards consistently. If you have one them in your opening hand together with a lot of lands, then they are super flashy, but they stop providing value really soon and they don't do anything else on their own. You can make a case for Exploration synergizing with Courser of Kruphix, but I still bet that most of the time they're a dead card.
Allow me to demonstrate. In this example im naming Burgeoning, but the same is true for all the other cards that just give you additional land drops from your hand and do nothing else.
Let's say your opening hand with Burgeoning looks like this.
L, L, L, L, B, X, X. and in the first three draws are X, X, L. (L= Land, B= Burgeoning, X= Some other spell)
This would be a really good opening hand for Burgeoning, maybe optimal.
In the first turn you play Burgeoning and by the second turn you have four lands on the battlefield and four cards in your hand. At this point the Burgeoning will basically stop working. On turn three you'll have five lands and four cards.
If instead of the burgeoning you had something like Llanowar Elves you'd be one mana behind on turn two and three, by turn four you'd have the same amount of mana, but by turn five and later you would have one additional mana from the elves that you wouldn't be getting from Burgeoning.
That is the best case scenario for burgeoning, if you get it mid game is mostly useless, the elves will still give mana and be able to chump block in the mid and late game.
So, does Burgeoning really deserves the spot in the deck so you can be one mana ahead in turn two and three if you happen to get it in your opening hand with the right amount of lands? (comparing to a cost one mana dork) Taking in consideration that two or more players will have to lose 40 lifes for you to win, it doesn't earn the spot. But you can get enough value out of it if your deck is made to draw a lot of cards consistenly all the time or your deck revolves around land mechanics.
At this point, the way I see it, you have three options: Jumping with both feet into the land theme, adding as much card draw as possible or removing them in favor of other ways of mana ramp. You can also do a bit of the three options if you want.
If you really want to go all in with the land theme, you could keep all the "additional land drop cards" (not Burgeoning) and add Oracle of Mul Daya for more land from top of library and Ramunap Excavator to reuse your fetchlands from the graveyard over and over and then your additional land drops would always be spent. If you were to add the Ramunap Excavator then I would also add Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse or other lands that enter untapped and you can sacrifice without paying mana like Ghost Quarter. Everything I said about the Ramunap Excavator is also true for the Crucible of Worlds, which I don't like to recomend because it's way too pricy for me.
Even if you decide to remove the land drop pack, your deck could benefit a lot from more card draw. Commander games most of the times are an endurance race and the guy who ends up running out of cards and is relegated to one draw each turn, is the most likely to lose. Currently you have as reliable card engines Garruk's Packleader, Elemental Bond, Garruk, Primal Hunter and Lifecrafter's Bestiary. I'm not counting Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Vizier of the Menagerie, Courser of Kruphix, Zendikar Resurgent and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury because I don't think they are reliable enough or in the case of Zendikar Resurgent it's too late-game, more like a finisher by itself (you kinda enter in god mode) than a mean to get to an end and if you get to put it on the battlefield but your hand is empty, it will be of little help to you. I'm not saying these cards should go out, I like all of them and I run them in several decks, it's just I can't count them as card draw.
I would add about four to chose among these (I find that at eight card draw engines the decks starts drawing cards consistently) Hunter's Insight, Life's Legacy, Greater Good, Momentous Fall, Hunter's Prowess, Soul's Majesty, Rishkar's Expertise, Mouth / Feed, Shamanic Revelation, Regal Force (I'm not really a big fan of this last one but maybe in a mono green works fine).
If you decide to remove some or all of the land drop cards you can add instead Overgrowth, Worn Powerstone or Thran Dynamo as a bit heavy but efficient mana rocks and Birds of Paradise, Wild Growth or Utopia Sprawl as first turn rampers.
Instead of (or maybe together with) Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet you could use Champion of Rhonas (bigger body matters) and Deathrender (it's actually doing something useful while you don't have big creatures in your hand and also, mitigates the damage caused by board wipes).
Sorry for not formulating the proposed the changes as "card-A for card-B" like you wanted, but it's not always that simple. Maybe I see a card more useful than you do (or the other way around) because our respective metas are different.
1 month ago
I used to think likewise about mana rocks, but I'm back to test them because they really put you ahead faster than green ramp spells.
Sol Ring is just way too powerful not to use it, especially in a deck with costs that require so much generic mana.
In the best scenario where Rampant Growth, Sakura-Tribe Elder or Wayfarer's Bauble (or Gruul Signet that matter) are on your opening hand they will make you have four mana by turn three and you don't/didn't have so many important cards for four mana, you need to hit higher mana to start developing your game, the deck average mana cost is just too high for +1 mana spell to be meaningful.
Worn Powerstone and Overgrowth compared to Cultivate add the same amount amount of mana but if you cast them on turn three, with Worn Powerstone and Overgreowth you'll be on six mana by turn four providing you have a fourth land in your hand but with cultivate you'll only be on five mana. Overgrowth after turn three will usually be placed on a untapped land and you'll be able to use its mana on that same turn.
About Rite of the Raging Storm. In my meta the board will be starting to get scary by that point. There can be many problematic creatures like Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas, The Gitrog Monster and others. All that Rite of the Raging Storm does is just lowering other players life slowly, later it can be good to get triggers from Omnath, Where Ancients Tread and Warstorm Surge, but you can't keep the elemental for blocking purposes or to mass them for posterior use. You'll still have your doors open for anyone, and you know what? they will be pissed that they can't attack you with the token so they will attack you with their own creatures for sure. At that point a Deadly Recluse will probably be more useful (all of this on my meta, maybe your games play out differently). So all of this means that in your deck Rite of the Raging Storm is a late game card and for a late game card is not that good.