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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Common|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||None|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Common|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Common|
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|Promo set for Gatherer (PSG)||Mythic Rare|
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Creature — Snake Shaman
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
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Sakura-Tribe Elder Discussion
1 day ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. enigmadox gave you great advice; I'll expand on it some.
Include budget creatures who can sac themselves because these creatures can give you experience counters without needing a sac outlet which is another card. Needing both a creature and a sac outlet to sac that creature is more difficult to get then just needing a creature. Sac outlets are also good and you should include them, but they're not as important in my opinion as creatures who can sac themselves.
- Sakura-Tribe Elder : this guy and Spore Frog are the two best creatures to build up experience counters with Meren.
- Caustic Caterpillar
- Viscera Seer : sac outlet and can sac itself.
- Blood Pet
- Shriekmaw : when a creature is evoked it ETB (enters the battlefield) and then dies which will trigger getting an experience counter.
- Fleshbag Marauder
Four drop Meren can benefit from early game ramp to be able to possibly play her turn three. Budget mana dorks can be ramp in the early game or sac fodder in the mid/later game to get experience counters.
- Elves of Deep Shadow
- Deathrite Shaman
- Elvish Mystic
- Paradise Druid
- Talisman of Resilience
- Golgari Signet
Budget lands to consider adding:
Other budget cards to consider adding:
- Buried Alive : tutor for three creatures.
- Evolutionary Leap : sac outlet that can also potentially put a creature into your hand.
- Carrion Feeder : sac outlet and can sac itself.
- Deathreap Ritual : repeatable draw, also counts at your opponents end steps.
- Mausoleum Secrets
- Beast Within
- Grim Haruspex
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Underrealm Lich
- Woodfall Primus
If you like some of these suggestions I offer advice on cuts to make. Good luck with your deck.
2 days ago
Abzkaban this is essentially a revised version of my old ghave deck Tokens and Counters Everywhere, now outside of the obvious answer to some of your suggestions of "I don't have it and follow a build the deck you can play with brewing idea" (mainly the ballista, it came out when I was away from the game and I'm stuck hoping hangarback can do a close impression) I admit I love defending card choices (often it can drive me to want to change it up when I actually type it out) so here we go.
Though I will pause and say I honestly am not currently in any meta, it's usually a long drive to find anyone who's into commander and quite often the games I am in I have to carry many decks of varying strengths, my tasigur is aimed to be the high power deck while this one I'm more looking for something that is strong, but I can play it against non cedh people.
as for why Martyr's Bond over pact or dictate it's partially because I've made my mana base purposefully heavy in plains for the Emeria Shepherd Sakura-Tribe Elder combo and bond procs off itself, another reason it because quite often if I'm going to get a game of commander in I'll have to let people borrow from my decks, one of which is Sigarda, Host of Herons and yeah in the past someone borrowing a ghave deck would just clear the board of everything but the tron angel just making voltron strat stronger seeming than it really is. and now that I think about it there's a few Rest in Peace or leylines in some of the decks I have sleeved atm...
Now the undying creatures and persist ones are definitely interesting, but that level of tuning the deck likely will go for the higher power level and less the janky Doubling Season power level. I might look into it if I ever get to play paper mtg as much as I really want to.
the macabre was picked mostly just to be the surprise uncounterable gy hate that I can Haunted Crossroads back. though maybe I should put back the Knight of the Reliquary back in and add the bog over the archdruid, question is if I have a spare bog lying around.
4 days ago
It looks like your trying to go budget with this list as well as low cmc, and +1/+1 counters. Meren of Clan Nel Toth wants creatures to get those experience counters. As well as sac outlets. id recommend increasing creatures and cutting from mostly instants and some enchantments possibly sorcerys too. Also not entirely sure why your running Black Knight . On that note.
all low drop creature sac outlet to make those xp counters while meren is out yahenni can get particularly mean as he gets big from board wipes that he can survive.
Skullclamp card draw.
Ashnod's Altar sac outlet and mana.
Sakura-Tribe Elder is great ramp as if meren see it die she gets a xp counter and if she has 2 she just puts it on the battlefield at end step to ramp even more.
Corpsejack Menace explosive with +1/+1.
Fleshbag Marauder make em sac get a counter.
Plaguecrafter make em sac premium.
Merciless Executioner make em sac more.
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest benefit from them sacing.
Savra, Queen of the Golgari benifit from sacing only if you can sac reliably though. i still feel she is worth mentioning.
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord a sac outlet that gets big and can win you the game.
Pir, Imaginative Rascal get more counters.
Managorger Hydra get alot of counters.
Gyre Sage get ramp with +1/+1.
Poison-Tip Archer make em pay with life for all the death.
Skullwinder good for politics.
Pollenbright Druid uber cheap proliferate or +1/+1.
Ravenous Slime make other graveyard deck hate you as your creature get huge.
Scute Mob adorable and terrifing if left on the field to long.
Tendershoot Dryad if you like tokens.
Vigor he makes everything bigger.
Vulturous Zombie bird that gets big.
Winding Constrictor more counters
Golgari Grave-Troll dredge +1/+1 counter a golgari staple cheaper since the reprint
Skullbriar, the Walking Grave +1/+1 staple
you also might want creatures to bomb into with meren.
Avenger of Zendikar high cmc yes but if hes in the grave with enough xp free plants that get bigger or die for xp.
Hornet Queen same as avenger but deathtouch and flying they dont get bigger but dont really need to.
Underrealm Lich is a great way to filter through your top deck and load your graveyard. combos with the oh so pricey but oh so worth it Sylvan Library the way the replacement effect works with these two out has you drawing three cards keeping one putting two into the yard 3 times for 3 more cards in hand an 6 more in your graveyard for meren to see at endstep. (sorry if unnecessary i love that combo.)
i may have gone a little overboard (and could go on) but i think looking through the creatures i mentioned might be able to give the deck a shot in the arm probably aim for 30-35 creatures as thats what meren wants to abuse. thats just the creatures though and you still might want to look into increasing your ramp and card draw.
i hope this helps.
6 days ago
VexenX, I have also used Sylvan Scrying to get Yavimaya Hollow , Cavern of Souls and Command Beacon . Am I the only one who has waited a turn to cast Omnath because I wanted the extra green mana to activate Yavimaya Hollow?
I would be interested to see how many activations Wrenn and Six gets in decks using our creature base if cast before Omnath. Remember we start with a maximum of 12 creatures. Purphoros, God of the Forge is not going to have enough devotion most games to be a creature on the battlefield. Craterhoof Behemoth is a finisher and won't be there to block. Avenger of Zendikar is probably another late game cast.
What besides Sakura-Tribe Elder and Eternal Witness would you consistently be ok with blocking and losing to protect Wrenn and Six? Maybe with no lands in hand you are ok with losing the extra land drop creatures with the exception of Oracle of Mul Daya .
You stated that you expect to utilize Wrenn and Six "for a couple of turns (at least)". I think this is very optimistic especially considering you are talking about turns 2-5. Maybe I am wrong. I will chart the times I have Sylvan Scrying in hand and wish it was Wrenn and Six. But remember, we have to consider board state and factor in the number of probable activations.
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Thank you for the suggestions!! Sakura-Tribe Elder for me is always an auto include in most green decks. I will have to test with the Hydras, the only ones I am concerned with are the two with X in their mana cost as they don’t work well with ilharg, but would be great mana sinks. Also, I didn’t even think of the Titan!! The etb trigger would be great, even if it doesn’t get the attack trigger with Ilharg, it’s also still an easy cast.
1 week ago
Primeval Titan + Ulvenwald Hydra is always fun together. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Xenagos, the Reveler are great rampers to consider. As finishers and effective usage of gruuls million mana in endgame could be Savageborn Hydra and/or Apocalypse Hydra , with the latter doing crazy pings over defense.
Sakura-Tribe Elder occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.13%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.19%
GU (Simic): 0.95%
GW (Selesnya): 0.81%
RG (Gruul): 2.01%
RUG (Temur): 2.25%
BRG (Jund): 2.22%
BGW (Abzan, Junk): 2.89%
BUG (Sultai): 1.33%