Pulse of Llanowar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Invasion (INV) Uncommon

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Pulse of Llanowar


If a basic land you control is tapped for mana, it produces mana of a color of your choice instead of any other type.

Pulse of Llanowar Discussion

Atavistic on

2 years ago


Some interesting suggestions there that I certainly had not thought of. I will absolutely agree on board wipes being lacking and definitely plan to get a Wrath of God or something similar to give me an additional option in that area. I like your suggestion of Child of Alara - it's undoubtedly a solid card for a five-colour deck - but I hadn't included it as it isn't an Elemental, and for this deck I didn't want to deviate away from that unless absolutely necessary (see Burnished Hart and Sylvan Caryatid as the main examples in the current list).

The same applies for Sunburst creatures, but that is also influenced by the fact that they are pretty random and, barring your favourite, I've not seen many that particularly excite me. It's part of the reason that I demoted Woodland Wanderer to the Maybeboard as, while Converge could cause it to be a 6/6 with Vigilance and Trample, it just isn't very exciting and doesn't exactly do an awful lot.

When it comes to Rhystic Study, I've only seen one player in my LGS's playgroup use it, and it doesn't seem to draw hate so much as it just causes everyone to roll their eyes and accept it. That being said, that player's Study is usually the least of our concerns, so maybe it would draw hate in my deck. I'll have to playtest the deck to see how that ends up going, and then decide what to do with it.

I was considering getting Joiner Adept at one point as a budget replacement for Prismatic Omen, but at the time I felt that the Adept was too vulnerable because it's such a small body. That being said, its ability is definitely better than that of the Caryatid, so I will definitely have to consider it. Pulse of Llanowar is an interesting card that I've never seen before, but it seems a bit random for my liking and, in the early game at least, seems like it could be as irritating as it could be helpful. Also, how would it interact with Prismatic Omen? I ask this because it seems to me as if this would pretty much cancel out the Omen due to every land I control having every basic land type. Granted, this would only affect my basic lands, but it still seems somewhat problematic.

As for whether I need the Walls or not, that will have to be something else I investigate after some playtesting, as it doesn't seem strictly necessary to me just from the decklist, but maybe actually playing the test will flag that as an issue.

KeelHaul10 on

2 years ago

+1 From me, mate! This deck looks baller. Although, boardwipes look lacking. Does Child of Alara do anything for you? If you're looking for mana fixing, may I recommend Pulse of Llanowar and Joiner Adept? since you run 5 colors, maybe sunburst would appeal to you? Suncrusher (My personal favorite, but maybe not viable in this deck)?

To make room, may I suggest cutting Rhystic Study? Before everyone goes apesh!t let me reason: It draws a lot of hate, and since you're behind in terms of taplands, perhaps drawing attention to yourself while being behind aint a great thing, but the two could cancel out.

And finally, you just might need a good old wall. Wall of Fire, Wall of Ice, Moaning Wall. something to prevent you taking damage or making really unfavorable trades. Beautiful deck, may you acquire the shock lands easily and cheaply.

Or if you're playgroup/LGS is cool with it, just make foil alternate art proxies via printer and Scribus.

zephramtripp on Budget Progenitus EDH

2 years ago

Sorry for the triple post, but I just realized Chromatic Lantern is super expensive. Perhaps you could use Prismatic Geoscope or Pulse of Llanowar instead?

SerraMeya on Ramp into Infinite [Damia's Vault of Madness]

3 years ago

hi metal :) thanks you very much for your suggestions!

this is my first commander-deck. it has been Born about 1 month ago and i threw Cards together i already had left at home (i just bought damia). i totally agree with the named questionable cards.

Pulse of Llanowar did a great job with all these Basics... yet, but of course i will go ahead with my landbase by getting some duals. nice side-effect of pulse was, that most Player just looked at my manabase, saw that all Islands where tapped, played a spell and started crying when i threw a Counter.

Fog of Gnats and Malakir Familiar just filled Slots for blocking Flyers. Onyx Mage just filled a Slot as a blocker too and he supports the tokens in a good way (noone wants to lose his/her creatures to a 1/1 deathtouch token).

Manalith, Frontier Guide and Opaline Unicorn where my last backup for mana-fixing. they'll get replaced as soon as possible with good ramp spells.

next Goals would be Tooth and Nail, some more countermagic and manaramps. upgrading the landbase of course too...

what is your oppinion on adding more countermagic?

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