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Creature — Dryad
, Tap an untapped creature you control: Gain one mana of any colour.
Saruli Caretaker Discussion
4 months ago
Hi multimedia, thanks for your suggestions. This was the first commander deck I've ever built, kind of like my little baby, haha. I have a few cards on the way for it, Tree of Redemption , Land Tax , Slagwurm Armor and Brave the Sands . I had Saruli Caretaker in the deck previously, took it out for some land search cards to get Rampaging Baloths going. I've previously searched for Wall of Denial at a decent price, but limited availability made me give up. Postage to Australia from the US or Europe is another factor, hahaha. I will keep your suggestions in mind for future acquisitions, as many of them would work very well.
As far as my cut list goes, Fountain of Renewal , Chaos Wand , Deep Freeze , Worldsoul Colossus , Suspicious Bookcase and Guardians of Akrasa are there because they do stuff, but not great stuff if that makes sense? If you have other suggestions on what to cut, I'm all ears!
4 months ago
Hey, looks good, nice start. Is this one of your first Commander decks you've made? Really nice pull on the IMA packs especially since you only bought two packs and got the best/most valuable card in the whole set :)
Arcades can benefit a lot from creatures who have defender who can make ramp. These help to make mana to be able to play Arcades faster which helps your overall deck because you want Arcades on the battlefield before you can really get going in the game. If you draw them when you don't need ramp then that's fine because they still draw you a card because they have defender.
- Overgrown Battlement
- Axebane Guardian
- Sunscape Familiar : has defender, "walls can't attack" was printed on older cards before it was officially called defender.
- Sylvan Caryatid
- Wall of Roots
- Saruli Caretaker
- Vine Trellis
Battlement and Guardian can make a lot of ramp because they both care about how many creatures with defender you control. As you play more defender creatures the better their ramp becomes. Either one can for instance trigger a lot of activations for Assault Formation .
Wall of Blossoms is good, it's a green Wall of Omens . Wall of Denial and Geist of the Archives are three drop flying defender creatures and Denial is among the best Walls in Commander. Jeskai Barricade has flash and it can bounce another creature with defender back to your hand so you can play it again and draw again with Arcades.
Reveillark is good reanimation with Walls since they have 0 power. Lark also combos with Barricade for lots of reanimation since Lark triggers when it leaves the battlefield this includes bouncing it with Barricade. Arcades cares about when a defender creature ETB (enters the battlefield) therefore if you reanimate defender creatures you get to draw for each one that enters. Brave the Sands is good with Walls, vigilance with Arcades lets Walls attack and also defend.
Budget lands ($4 or less each) to consider adding:
- Command Tower : staple land for multicolored Commander decks.
- Exotic Orchard
- Yavimaya Coast
- Fortified Village
- Port Town
- Canopy Vista
- Prairie Stream
If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
From the sound of your meta, there seems to be a lot of group card draw going on. Make sure to overload on ramp, so you can play the extra cards you draw. Loam Dryad and Saruli Caretaker could be decent turn-1 plays in this deck, since you can tap Emmara the turn she comes down. Wirewood Lodge could also be cool. For low-cmc card draw, I would check out Mask of Memory and Selvala, Explorer Returned for your build. I would also skim the EDHREC page for Emmara.
6 months ago
6 months ago
Nice list. I like Wall of Vines over Portcullis Vine for the Reach. Druid of the Cowl might be better than Saruli Caretaker (admitted flavor loss due to not being a Defender), and perhaps a few copies of Suspicious Bookcase over Wall of Mist . A one of Dovin's Acuity could help with card draw as well. Goof luck!
7 months ago
Yeah I guess there are other options including drover but also Incubation Druid or Saruli Caretaker . Llanowar pobably doesn't belong in a jund deck with both Doom Whisperer and Rekindling Phoenix but I don't think playing your 4 and 5 drops a turn early beats just playing threats on curve either. TL;DR: Both belong in a slightly different deck. Drover would require less cards to be changed but llanowar fits the game plan a little better (in my opinion anyway).
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