Ranger's Guile

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Ranger's Guile

Instant

Target creature you control gets +1/+1 and gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

Ranger's Guile Discussion

Alkadron on Go To Wombat

1 week ago

Needs more Fortitude

Frog Tongue is a cantrip

Also consider Yavimaya Enchantress and Aura Gnarlid . They get big.

Also also: I've been Wombating for a long time, and I can tell you with certainty that when you play against people, they are going to try to kill your boy, because they lack both culture and sophistication. Hexproof and Indestructible instants like Ranger's Guile , Vines of Vastwood , and Mortal's Resolve are pretty clutch.

Seeing another Wombat deck pleases me greatly. Godspeed, friend.

Skulloelegy on Mowu, Loyal Companion - The Goodest Boy PEDH

3 weeks ago

A creature like Rot Wolf might be good as a recurring source of draw -- Just pump it up and they either get poisoned or you draw a card from them blocking it. That's the big pick I'd suggest, as it's a threat, can draw cards and infect, while oppressive, can win you the game easily.

I see you have Ranger's Guile -- I always love Sheltering Word in decks with big green creatures along with that. Withstand Death and Mortal's Resolve give indestructible as opposed to hexproof if you need it.

If you're looking to ramp quickly, you might want to consider land auras that get you a little extra like Fertile Ground or Wild Growth -- Sadly the ones that draw you cards only seem to let you get mana of any colour which is sort of useless in mono-G. Bequeathal might be an idea in the early game, pop it on a chump blocker and get some draw.

Aura Gnarlid and creatures like Wandering Wolf might be an idea -- If you can pump those up, they're virtually unblockable. Silhana Ledgewalker comes with hexproof too as well as pseudo-unblockable.

Only other thing I could say is to mark Mowu with CMDR in the list so it stands out -- I'm really liking the build otherwise, and as you say at this rarity level it's hard to find good sources of draw, but with some testing and tuning I'm sure it'll be a strong deck to fight against! +1 for good boyes!

UpperDeckerTaco on Midrange decks in combo-happy meta

1 month ago

You can definitely make Omnath, Locus of Rage competitive. I have a friend who plays it.

Ramp is your best friend. And Sac Outlets are your best friend along with some wrath effects.

Purphoros, God of the Forge works wonders in the deck, especially along side the staples of Avenger of Zendikar and Rampaging Baloths .

Cards that you need to make the deck function better are Explore type effects: Oracle of Mul Daya , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Exploration , Explore , Enter the Unknown , Journey of Discovery , Mina and Denn, Wildborn , Summer Bloom , Wayward Swordtooth ... These work to great effect in getting the most out of Omnath's triggered ability and might hinder your opponents' plans of sweeping the board.

Also, you should be running more lands than the usual EDH deck because you want to be able to keep playing lands.

Recursion is also what will assist in the control metas: Regrowth , Eternal Witness , Den Protector , Greenwarden of Murasa , Recollect , The Mending of Dominaria ... These will help you maintain use of the cards that get removed. Also it allows you to let your general go to Graveyard and get it back to cast it for regular CMC.

Some form of protection is necessary: Heroic Intervention , Ranger's Guile , Blossoming Defense , Lightning Greaves ...

As for sac outlets, you have a great one in Goblin Bombardment and Greater Good and also Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar .

You could also use some triggers upon a creature entering the battlefield: Electropotence , Impact Tremors , In the Web of War , Mana Echoes , Warstorm Surge , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Colossal Majesty , Elemental Bond ...

And of course you could use some of the staples: Sylvan Library , Krosan Grip , Constant Mists , Beast Within , Word of Seizing ...

As for some sweepers: Chandra's Ignition and Star of Extinction are good ones. Hour of Devastation does some work. Insurrection is usually a good game finisher.

The world is your "oyster" good sir! So have at it. And happy shuffling. Hope this helps.

thewyzman on Midrange decks in combo-happy meta

1 month ago

While blue is certainly the most controlling of colors, it's really cards like Path to Exile , Utter End -type spells, and wraths like Wrath of God and Toxic Deluge that set the deck so far behind in tempo. It makes me consider things like Ranger's Guile attractive, or even Gods Willing in Mayael. Before I deconstructed her, I tried going stax-y with cards like Eidolon of Rhetoric to slow my opponents down to my speed, and Dauntless Escort to wrath-proof my boards.

Mayael aside, Omnath, Locus of Rage is in her stead currently as my top commander. While I am fighting the urge to rebuild her, I would still love to know if ANYONE is having any success with either commander in relatively competitive metas like mine?

Senomar on Skullbriar Duel Commander

2 months ago

Really nice deck dude. How do you perform with it ?

My 2CP is that you got a bit too high curve for the format. Especially since just like me you play green without the dorks.

First -> go to 37 lands at least (!!!). Seriously, appart Akira/Silas, some special Sram decks or Mono red decks, competitive decks with less than 35/36 lands don't exist.

Lower your curve a lot or add all the dorks.

Eventually take a look at this website listing the deck lists of all the winners in major events of the format the past 3 years (pretty sure you'll can find some skullB decks) : https://www.mtgtop8.com/format?f=EDH

I saw Vampiric Tutor in maybeboard but this is ban in the format :)

Auto Add : Fatal Push - Ulvenwald Tracker - Titanic Brawl - Toxic Deluge

If you want to keep your voltron strategy : Blossoming Defense - Vines of Vastwood - Heroic Intervention - Ranger's Guile

Some Cut : Beast Within give a 3/3 turn 3 in this format is not good especially without dorks. Phyrexian Arena because Dark Confidant is better. Primeval Bounty , Asceticism and Doubling Season -> you basically spend your turn 5 or 6 doing nothing :/

Seal of Primordium < Fade into Antiquity < Krosan Grip < Naturalize < Natural State < Nature's Claim < Reclamation Sage especially if you don't play with dorks

BankaiGenius on Naya Spellslinger PPDH

2 months ago

Oh yikes! That's a huge screw-up, my bad. As much as I'd like Battle Screech, I actually don't produce enough white tokens to justify it, in my eyes. I'll just go for a protection spell, like Ranger's Guile .

Bibbo on Growtesque - Pauper EDH

3 months ago

What about Sheltering Word instead? Gain half the life but also serves to protect as well? And since you are going tall I’d probably run something like Ranger's Guile to be a pseudo-counterspell

Lanzo493 on Big Boy Hydra Ramp

4 months ago

Blossoming Defense is just better than Ranger's Guile . It's a strict upgrade!

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