Scattered Groves

Scattered Groves

Land — Forest Plains

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Scattered Groves enters the battlefield tapped.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Scattered Groves occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

GW (Selesnya): 1.45%

GWU (Bant): 0.57%

Scattered Groves Discussion

Malsorn on Gishath Dino Tribal

1 day ago

My thoughts are that the best improvements could be made to the landbase. Command Tower, Path of Ancestry, Jungle Shrine, Field of Ruin, Krosan Verge, Scavenger Grounds, Rogue's Passage... Sure, the last three are colorless, but you can usually afford a few colorless utility lands in a 3 color deck. I'd also recommend Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Sheltered Thicket, and Scattered Groves, as they can be searched up by the verge and count as their respective basic types for your checklands and showlands. Also makes Skyshroud Claim worth considering, which would be a great addition to your ramp package! I'd dump the guildgates, untyped tapped lands, and the bouncelands for them, but the bouncelands might be worth keeping if your group doesn't play much land destruction, in which case I'd dump the lifelands.

Migration Path is a strict upgrade to Explosive Vegetation, and Rampant Growth is a strict upgrade to Thunderherd Migration since it always costs 2. Less flavorful, but more efficient.

Lastly, Sol Ring, it's the most powerful ramp in the format, definitely worth considering.

Skinken on Artifact R/W CMDR

1 week ago

Be careful with the legality of your deck. Scattered Groves is not legal in a Boros EDH deck because it's color identity is . If you run Zirda as a companion as you have to abide by the restriction as per the oracle text. For Zirda every permanent (Land, Creature, Artifact, Enchantment and Planeswalker) cards in your deck should have an activated ability. An activated ability is anything with with "Cost : effect". ":" is an indication of an activated ability. Cards like Phyrexian Soulgorger and Myrsmith have triggered abilities, not activated abilities, and are not legal in a Zirda companion deck.

Also beware that a change was made to the Companion mechanic so you have to pay to put it in your hand rather than straight up casting it like a commander .

It's not entirely clear who your commander is. You can mark your commander with the tag *CMDR* and your companion with *CMPN* tappedout formatting

Fix these issues and I'll take another look. But it's hard to provide feedback for a deck of 40 illegal cards and no commander ;)

multimedia on Zacama, Primal Calamity Ramp

1 week ago

Hey, you're welcome.

When looking at the color requirements of the cards in your deck green is overall most important therefore Forests should be the most basic lands in the manabase. A basic Forest will do a lot more for you than a basic Mountain or Plains. Can cast land ramp spells with green and they get you the other colors especially Farseek, Lore and Skyshroud if you add some dual lands that are two different land types.

My advice is rely more on dual lands for white and red than basic lands. Lantern and Dryad help a lot for color fixing, but don't want to count on having one of them every game therefore make the manabase function without them and have them as a bonus. Grand Abolisher sticks out in white. Other than him white is the least important color here and green has many sources that can help to get you white mana.

The ratio of basic lands to use really depends on what kind of manabase you want to make. You want most lands in the manabase to be able to make green mana and on a budget this means lots of Forests. A budget manabase of Check lands, Battle lands, Pain lands, Bounce lands will have more basic lands. Compare this to a more expensive manabase of more Rainbow lands, Fetch lands, Shock lands, Battlebond lands, Pain lands, Bounce lands will have less basic lands. The expensive manabase would replace some basic lands with more lands that can make more than one color.


Budget 36 land manabase example (27 green sources, 17 red, 17 white):

More expensive 36 land manabase example with less basic lands:

multimedia on Zacama, Primal Calamity Ramp

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice combos, everything looks good, except the manabase.

The manabase looks like an afterthought and the biggest problem with it is you need green much more than the other colors. Green in this case gives you the best access to the other colors therefore 11x Mountain is not helping the consistency of having a green source. My advice is cut many basic lands especially Mountains for dual lands especially ones that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana for a mana dork.

Lands to consider adding:

I see Farseek, Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim all good land ramp spells, but not taking advantage of them. These spells can search for a dual land that's two or more different land types, but there's not a dual land like that in the manabase. Temple Garden/Stomping Ground/Sacred Foundry/Canopy Vista/Cinder Glade/Scattered Groves/Sheltered Thicket these are dual lands that the land ramp spells can search for. If budget is a concern then Vista/Glade/Groves/Thicket give you this effect and I would include all these lands especially Glade/Vista to improve the land ramp.

multimedia on Naya Token - All the tokens

4 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget first draft. Mystery Booster Cards was such a good product. I'm glad you got a box and you pulled Shards/Rhys which are excellent with the strategy here.

Something that Mystery Booster Cards doesn't have are lands for Commander and that's an area to consider improving. Glade and Vista are good upgrades, but also consider Command Tower and Exotic Orchard? These Rainbow lands are staples in multicolored Commander decks. Naya Panorama is the Naya Panorama which can search for a basic land. Consider cutting some basic lands for these lands as well as more dual lands to help with color fixing?

Because you have Glade and Vista then Farseek and Skyshroud Claim are improvements for land ramp since they can search for one of these lands because they're dual lands that are two different land types. Sheltered Thicket and Scattered Groves are two more budget dual lands that are two different land types.


Four of the best cards here are enchantments making Idyllic Tutor very helpful especially to get Assemble. Congregation at Dawn can tutor for any three creatures and you stack them on top of your library in any order. This creature tutor is an instant therefore you can cast it at the end step of your last opponent and then draw the first creature you tutored on your turn.

Druids' Repository is also an enchantment and it can be powerful with tokens as a repeatable source of ramp. With at least six attacking creatures and Hellkite Charger this can be infinite combat steps with Charger's trigger as long as you have at least seven creatures attacking to put seven counters on Repository. You can remove those seven counters and make seven mana to trigger Charger since you can stack all the attack triggers so that you put all the counters on Respository before you trigger Charger last to then remove the counters to make the mana.

If Rith is one of these attacking creatures and creatures you control have haste then this combo can be infinite attacks with him which also equals infinite attacking tokens since each time you trigger him if he does combat damage to a player then you make more attackers. If not using Respository for this infinite attack combo then it's just a good source of ramp with tokens.


Some other budget lands to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Gruul Guildgate
  • Selesnya Guildgate
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Adventurous Impulse
  • Grow from the Ashes
  • Search for Tomorrow
  • Balduvian Rage
  • Anointer Priest

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Gishath, Sun's Avatar

4 weeks ago

Hey, good casual version of Gishath.

Even on a budget you can improve the manabase especially by adding some other lands that have interaction with the land ramp spells. Farseek and Skyshroud Claim are unique because they can search for a dual land with two or more different land types.

Glade and Vista are called Battle lands and are the better budget options because they have interaction with a lot of basic lands, only needing two of them for these lands to ETB untapped. These two lands could replace lands that always ETB tapped such as Blossoming Sands. Sheltered and Scattered are called Cycle lands and are simply upgrades for other lands that will always ETB tapped such as Kazandu Refuge.

Some other budget lands to consider adding:

Tower and Orchard are called Rainbow lands and are two of the best budget lands for mulitcolored Commander decks especially Tower it's a powerful land.


You're right ramp is very important with Gishath and one of the best budget mana dorks for ramp is Faeburrow Elder. It can tap for two mana (green and white) which is already good for a mana dork, but it can be better if you control a red permanent then it can tap for three mana (green, white and red). That's it for your deck, since it's only three colors, but for other decks especially five color if you also controlled a blue and a black permanent then Elder can tap for up to five mana (one of each color).

Dinos are fun and there's a new budget Dino in Ikoria who's powerful fun. Quartzwood Crasher is a five drop 6/6 with trample which are already good stats, but what makes it even better is it can repeatedly create huge Dino tokens. It creates a Dino token who has trample therefore Crasher along with the token makes each other Dino token that much more powerful. Since the more trample power you have on the battlefield the bigger the Dino token could be. Crasher triggers when any creature you control with trample does combat damage to a player meaning that itself doesn't have to attack to create a token.

Crasher's power level increases a lot when it has haste such as from Alpha, Huntmaster or Rhythm of the Wild. With haste as long as you do combat damage to a player with Crasher then you create at least a 6/6 Dino token which is potentially 12 trample power of Dinos for five mana. Many of the best Dinos have trample including Gishath and Ghalta as well as Regal and Carnage, etc.


Congregation at Dawn is a budget instant creature tutor that can get three different Dinos to setup the top of your library for when Gishath attacks. Which then lets you cheat those Dinos of your choice onto the battlefield. Fierce Empath is a not a Dino, but it can tutor for a six CMC or higher Dino and put it into your hand. It's good with Regal as another tutor that can get Regal. With Regal and minimum six lands on the battlefield you could cast Dawn before you cast Gishath and end up with a massive battlefield of Dinos of your choice.

Good luck with your deck.

EdCartman on [MDN] Kitty-kitty Tribal (v2)

1 month ago

given you are running the colors maybe you could consider Indatha Triome instead of Scattered Groves

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