Creature — Spirit
Whenever you cast a creature spell, you may draw a card.
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Primordial Sage Discussion
2 weeks ago
Does incredible work with Mana Echoes, pair with any X spell.
Free cantrips with Glimpse of Nature, fantastic with multiples. This was the basis of a legacy deck, here's a link https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/508428#paper It is a deprecated deck, but it is probably 1 or 2 printings from a spicy return, and should be looked at in any serious discussion of kobolds
Huge ramp with Gaea's Cradle
Wombo combo with Essence of the Wild for beatdowns
Just because you can't think outside the box doesn't mean they are terrible cards. It took me five minutes to find these combos and this deck, probably less time than it took to write your article.
Kher Keep is not a bad card. Instant speed token creation has lots of uses, especially blocking in EDH. Being on a land means it is extremely hard to interact with. Off the top if my head, it can be useful for creatures in a Polymorph style deck, or any deck that doesn't want to slot creature cards in the deck.
2 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Chulane is an insanely strong commander, and there are certainly ways to build this deck to be more competitive even on a budget. That being said it seems to me you would like a fun and casual +1/+1 themed deck that tries to win with Simic Ascendancy. Personally I think that sounds like a lot of fun and you should definitely build around it.
The first place I would start with the deck is using Tomer's suggestions from MTGGoldfish for building Commander decks. The bullet points are copied from one of his articles. Tomer explains these bullet points to be more like guidelines rather than strict rules you have to follow. Then the rest of the deck is filled with whatever you want to add.
- 50 mana; lands and ramp, usually a 37–13 split
- 10 sources of "card advantage;" I use this term loosely but am mostly looking for card draw or any spell that nets me 2+ non-land cards in hand / directly into play
- 6 targeted removal; split between creature / artifact / enchantment removal
- 3 board wipes; creature-light decks might want one more, creature-heavy decks might want one less
- 2 recursion
- 2 flexible tutors
- 1 graveyard hate; to shut down powerful graveyard recursion that everyone runs
- 1 surprise "I Win" card; something that can win games the turn you cast it without too much setup
So maybe more what you may have been looking for in your original question is what cards to add? Cards like Whitemane Lion, Shrieking Drake, Beast Whisperer, Primordial Sage, and cheap mana dork creatures work well with what Chulane wants to do. But as far as Simic Ascendancy and +1/+1 counters, some cards I'd consider are Managorger Hydra, Loyal Guardian, Forgotten Ancient, Herald of Secret Streams, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Inspiring Call.
https://edhrec.com/themes/p1-p1-counters is also a good resource. For the deck you're building I'd look at other commander decks that care about +1/+1 counters and proliferate like Ezuri, Claw of Progress and Ghave, Guru of Spores
I think Simic Ascendancy with Chulane is a really cool idea. Have fun deckbuilding!
1 month ago
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild is better than you think. I promise you, it's better.
You think a 5 mana creature variant of mono-green Cryptolith Rite that is massive is all? Nope.
First off it's bigger than massive, like, a lot bigger. It is monstrous in many decks. Ever seen a lot of lands and creatures out? I see a 40/40 Ashaya. I wonder if Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Soul's Majesty, Rishkar's Expertise, Traverse the Outlands, or Overwhelming Stampede would be good?
But even in a deck where it isn't that big, Ashaya is REAALLLLLLY good.
Not to mention... combos. Oh yeah, so... Quirion Ranger is an interesting card. It lets you bounce a forest to untap a creature.
Yep, just those two go infinite together, only infinite casts, as you net even, but a Glimpse of Nature, Beast Whisperer, Primordial Sage, or Soul of the Harvest and you'll be just fine. Remember, it's a land that keeps entering, landfall infinitely, with a Lotus Cobra, Tireless Tracker, or similar, and you'll be well on your way to an easy win.
Have a Priest of Titania? Now you have infinite mana.
(Scryb Ranger can do similarly, another super easy combo)
Also, remember you can run Oblivion Stone, and all the rest too.
That's a lot of damage. Not to mention:
This card can be both a powerful commander or mana ramp/combo engine in decks.
Titania, Steward of Argoth and other lands -> creatures style effects (think Rampaging Baloth) allow you to get a to get a ton of value from your creatures, reusing them for 4/4s and 5/3s.
Liege of the Tangle. Easy, clean reason why this card is hilariously fun!
You can Leyline of Abundance for more value too, didn't mention that. Was gonna click start a new thread and just thought of it. Gonna click it now before I think of ten more!
1 month ago
These might interest you: Glimpse of Nature, Beast Whisperer, Path of Discovery, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Memnite, Ornithopter, Shield Sphere, Phyrexian Walker, Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar, Tangleroot, Noble Hierarch, Village Bell-Ringer
2 months ago
ALright. Last one, Primordial Sage. Draw foreverrrrr.
2 months ago
I have built a Chulane deck myself (it's currently my premier EDH deck), and I can say that your deck looks pretty good. However, I would prioritize getting untapped lands in your mana base over any kind of better tapland (with the exception of Field of the Dead, which I also run) because they allow you to keep going and chaining stuff together with Chulane. I would consider some draw-thinning effects such as Abundance, Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar, etc. to smooth your draws with Chulane. Finally, I would recommend Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, as he is one of the stars of my deck, functioning as both card advantage and a repeatable tutor if you have enough green creatures. Oh, and maybe also run more things that copy Chulane's effect such as Primordial Sage, The Great Henge, and Zendikar Resurgent (the last two also ramp you).
P.S. Here's my list if you want to take a peek; I've been meaning to do custom categories but haven't gotten around to it: Chulane Creatures
4 months ago
Nice! I hadn't thought of changelings! Mirror Entity is nuts, especially with Regal Caracal giving the commander lifelink. BOOM: tap for 8 damage and 16 life lol
I playtested it a few times and I think it may run out of gas way too quickly? Can't think of a ton of good card draw for creatures under 3 power, though! Keeper of Fables (cat!), Ohran Frostfang, or Primordial Sage as an extra Soul of the Harvest maybe?
Temur Sabertooth is a favourite of mine, so you can save and replay all the creatures!