Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Mythic Rare

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Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Creature — Human Shaman

: Add two mana in any combination of colours to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.

Formidable, : Each player's life total becomes the number of creatures he or she controls. Activate this ability only if creature you control have total power 8 or greater.

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Shaman of Forgotten Ways Discussion

lamocomp1 on Dusk's Maelstrom Wanderer

1 day ago

You play green, man!

Leave all this silly fixing with lands to colors that don't know how to ramp and color fix.

Cultivate

Farseek

Kodama's Reach

Nature's Lore

Spring

If you are willing to spend a bit and don't mind to play creature ramp:

Greenweaver Druid

Rattleclaw Mystic

Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Somberwald Sage

Sylvan Caryatid

Also, there are better cheap alternatives to some cards. Jace's Ingenuity -> Urban Evolution Cathartic Reunion -> any blue draw spell

Counterspells are bad in maelstrom. You never want to see them from cascade, its the worst. Or at least play counterspells with some alternative upside. Also, 4 mana counters mostly suck.

Cut Overwhelming Denial Cancel Dispel

Add Mystic Confluence Swan Song Stubborn Denial

Also, some cards are mostly useless

Gaea's Blessing

The Unspeakable

Zo-Zu the Punisher (good card, wrong deck)

Homelessguy on Selvala Stompy Elfball

1 week ago

True. I bring up ulamog because of pillow fort and control decks.

I don't know what your meta is but control is pretty heavy at my LGS from Brago, King Eternal to Angus Mackenzie.

And I've been playing my mono green Savala since I pulled her in pack on draft night when conspiracy take the crown came out.

My preferred wincon is playing Temur Sabertooth and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger bouncing ulamog and recasting it to Exile all my opponents permanents.

Followed by playingAkroma's Memorial and Shaman of Forgotten Ways. Then activating its ability to make my opponents life 0. I prefer this because it gets around lifegain and cards like Solitary Confinement and MacKenzie's ability.

elgosu1337 on GROTHAMA

3 weeks ago

Skyshroud Claim is better than Explosive Vegetation. Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma can reduce the costs of your creatures and give trample. You could try Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant as another way to ramp when you have drawn lots of cards from Grothama. Shaman of Forgotten Ways can ramp while providing an alternative wincon when you have enough mana.

NyeShnefDerp on Mina and Denn, Big Stuff

3 weeks ago

Im just gonna rapid fire suggestions at ya, as green is kinda my thing, ill let you pick and choose from the ideas you like! Terastodon Archetype of Endurance Tooth and Nail Chord of Calling Gruul Ragebeast Xenagos, God of Revels Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma Vizier of the Menagerie Shaman of Forgotten Ways and last, but not least Somberwald Sage There are plenty others that I could, but im sure you're already tired of me being here ;) good luck and happy brewing! i'll always be here if you need anything dont hesitate to @me

NarejED on Lemon Meren Pie

2 months ago

Hey guys, it's been awhile.

davester00123 Shaman of Forgotten Ways is just alright. He's decent mid game for the ramp, and as a plan D if every other combo falls apart. It doesn't happen often, but I've won a few matches off it (poor Teferi).

YamiMajin Carpet of Flowers is indeed meta. But most competitive circles have one or more High Tide deck. If you know your normal extended playgroup doesn't have a Mono/dual blue deck, by all means cut it. In a blind meta, it's a pretty safe bet though.

candehman You can more or less continuously pile more Devourer triggers onto the stack without allowing the previous ones to resolve, so long as you add/resolve them in a order that doesn't force you to sac it. It's a weird combo.

NAHS901 Meren is a very creature-centric commander. The deck runs more creature tutors, punishes non-creature spells harder, and has better synergy with creatures in general thanks to Meren's own ability and a few other effects.

elpollo66 Not sure about that combo in particular, but the deck is getting a long overdue overhaul with new win conditions thanks to Mr. Hulk being unbanned. I just need to figure out how to play Magic again now....

Wraithpk It's being considered

davester00123 (again) it's a potent effect once it flips, but 3 mana is a pretty steep investment for such a mediocre effect with hoops to jump through. Cradle does the same for 3 less mana and less fiddling.

TailoredBacon on Dracarys: The Ur-Dragon Commander

2 months ago

Mirari's Wake is bonkers good in any deck that runs green and white, and in my ur-dragon deck it has done work. For creature-based ramp, I recommend Sylvan Caryatid, Birds of Paradise, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. Caryatid and Birds are good early-game ramp pieces, Shaman adds two mana in any color and has a potentially game-ending formidable ability, and Selvala is just straight power as an insane mana dork and a draw engine. Deathrite Shaman is good because you have fetch lands, but I wouldn't recommend it unless other people in your meta run them or if you end up getting all 10 of them. Nature's Lore is more just good ramp, and the lands can come in untapped. Teneb, the Harvester is also good graveyard recursion. Carpet of Flowers is a good card for ramp if your meta runs decks with blue.Aura Shards is really good artifact and enchantment hate. Kindred Boon is a good way of protecting your creatures for pretty cheap. I don't know how you personally feel about land destruction, but if you aren't against it Numot, the Devastator is good at denying your opponents resources if you're a no remorse kind of player. Wasitora, Nekoru Queen is a personal favorite of mine because it costs effectively four mana for a 5/4 flying trampler that can force your opponent to sacrifice their good creatures. Dragonlord Ojutai is a personal favorite of mine because it has protection when it's untapped and lets you filter the top of your deck when it does damage. Sunscorch Regent and Dragonlord Atarka are solid beaters because the regent gets bigger as people play spells and atarka can blow up a few smaller creatures or a bigger one when it enters, and it has trample. I would also recommend a Rhystic Study because having more draw power is never a bad thing, and a Reliquary Tower, even though it taps for colorless. This is more of a personal thing and a meta-dependent thing, but I prefer my removal to be able to hit as much as possible, so I run Beast Within, Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, and Return to Dust for targeted removal and Austere Command and Merciless Eviction for board wipe effects. All of these suggestions come from somebody in a pretty competitive meta overall, as well as someone who likes having powerful decks anyway, so all of the aforementioned cards are entirely based on personal preference on how powerful you like to make your decks. If you like having pretty powerful decks but winning isn't super important to you, there's a lot of cards I wouldn't recommend out of this list, but if you like being one of the most powerful decks at the table then have at it. If you want tips for cards to take out, I can recommend that also, but I dont want to seem like I'm trying to completely change your deck for you because it seems like you've also put a lot of time and effort into yours.

Hydrax on Naya Dragonlords

2 months ago

skullz7, I know I'll be testing the new Sarkhan for sure. I did take a good look at the others you listed (as well as the rest of M19) and I don't think any of them are good enough to replace what's already in the main board.

I'd rather have Dromoka or Broodmother in the 6-drop slot than Lathliss, but I can see myself taking 1 out and testing her instead.

Dragon's Hoard doesn't really start paying off until mid to late-game; until then it's just a worse Shaman of Forgotten Ways. Again, I could be wrong so I'll definitely try it.

One card I am excited about is Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma. It's not a dragon but it does make the big guys significantly cheaper. I think I'll take out the Woodland Wanderer and see how this does instead.

greyninja on Animar & friends!

4 months ago

@toffmcsoft me too! upvoted your deck and will try to comment asap

@delusiions totally! In the same fashion; Shrieking Drake+Earthcraft gets around haste for infinite cast triggers. I'd love to see something like that with Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for infinite mana

@Last_Laugh I've only been able to mtg a handful of times in the past few months, and mostly played newer // less competitive decks I guess. As you and @helldanno mentioned I need to lower the avg cmc with more mana ramp

I own Rattleclaw Mystic, Beastcaller Savant, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, and even Spellskite. Plus all of the 1-drop dorks scattered throughout other decks. I'd also be interested in trying to add Regal Behemoth.

I'll mull it all over! I appreciate the help everybody !!!

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