Shapers' Sanctuary


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Shapers' Sanctuary


Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

Shapers' Sanctuary Discussion

rotimislaw on Saproling

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! I'd gladly play something like this if I had more of these cards in my inventory.

Speaking of slight tweaks, are you sure Ravenous Chupacabra would be better than Murder ? I know it's a creature and triggers Poison-Tip Archer, but Murder seems quicker with Instant possibilities.

Secondly, I have a doubt of Ochran Assassin 's usability. My experience is it dies too quickly before enabling our swarm to flood the enemy and costs 3 CMC to attempt to. What is your view on it?

Last but not least, I'd definately try to decrease number of cards in the deck to 60 for bigger chance of achieving what the deck is designed for. To achieve that, I'd advise to get rid of few 'fours' and remove 1x Llanowar Elves , 1x Yavimaya Sapherd , 1x Spore Swarm . The last card to remove for me would be either the Ochran Assassin or 1x Ravenous Chupacabra, just because it might be of less use sometimes.

Let us know how the playtest went once you have a chance!

Also, did you consider a sideboard for it? To me, biggest threat for the deck would be some burning removal. Duress seems a must. Maybe Shapers' Sanctuary so that if we lose some creatures, we can quickly restore the board? Finally, Kraul Harpooner against second deck threat - flying things.

abby315 on Devastation Elves (WAR)

1 month ago

Some sideboard suggestions that might be useful: Carnage Tyrant , if it's not too expensive, would be good against control as a 1 or 2 of. Path of Discovery might be good in conjunction with Shapers' Sanctuary to give all of your creatures a lot of resilience and card draw. Vivien Reid is extremely good against some decks, like Izzet Drakes. Blinding Fog helps against some damage-based boardwipes and removal, but it might be too expensive (I miss Heroic Intervention !).

God-Eternal Rhonas is a really good lategame finisher that might be better than End-Raze just because it's cheaper (for tutoring with Finale). I also feel like people forget about Thorn Lieutenant as a really good elf in standard!

Duerten on Selesnya Defence

1 month ago

While I usually play with faster cost-effective setups I did tested a lot with something like this list, let me give you my impressions.

First, if you can find more copies of these cards you should run 4 of Qasali Pridemage , Loxodon Smiter , Wilt-Leaf Liege , Fleecemane Lion . These are the core cards that win the game, should max them out.

Second, you definietly want more creatures total. About 28-30 is nice and consistent, any fewer and you won't be able to keep a decent fighting force on the field. Add cheap common creatures like Llanowar Elves and 2 more Steward of Valeron to gain mana faster. Maybe a few heavy hitters like 1 more Oversoul of Dusk or Wolfir Silverheart . Or if you can find some of these Kitchen Finks Knight of Autumn Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers .

Third, too many basic lands. With that many same color sources it will be harder to cast the multicolored spells. Many games live or die by the stability of the mana base. The obvious but very pricey choice is Windswept Heath wich is nice with Knight of the Reliquary , or Temple Garden . Cheaper alternatives are Sunpetal Grove and Canopy Vista , cheapest is Selesnya Guildgate . Whatever you pick, you need more color stability.

2 more Dromoka's Command would be nice too, filling the removal/defense slot. Shapers' Sanctuary will often be a dead card if you opponent doesn't target your creatures, you could replace it with 2 more Shield of the Oversoul .

You don't need to go big money to make a nice Selesnya Midrange get competitive.

Dragaan on Budget Green Stompy modern

1 month ago

If you want to be competitive with mono-green stompy in modern, I'd suggest starting with the "base" shell and tweaking it slightly to meet your specific needs. In all honesty, when talking strictly from a competitive standpoint, there is one main way to build the deck (with fairly few "flex" slots). It uses 4x all of the best, most efficient creatures/threats and backs them up with cards like Vines of Vastwood to protect them. The sideboard is where you can make changes to fit your specific meta.

I would suggest taking a look at this list (Basic Mono-Green Stompy). They have the base deck down but have not really built the sideboard completely. I may end up posting my entire current 75 if you'd like to look at it (and the sideboard) as an example, but in my sideboard I use cards like Relic of Progenitus / Tormod's Crypt , Shapers' Sanctuary , Choke , Scavenging Ooze , Natural State , Damping Sphere , Ghost Quarter , Gut Shot , Pithing Needle , Kitchen Finks , Feed the Clan . My maindeck is very close to the one linked. Sometimes I use Ghalta in the main, sometimes I stick with just the basics.

-- btw, sorry if it officially "suggests" all of those sideboard cards I linked. I just wanted to post them with their links.

ZorrosRage on $60 Competitive Mono-Green Aggro

2 months ago

Fun deck on a budget. I have a similar one linked below. How are you liking Pelt Collector?

Maybe Bow of Nylea or Shapers' Sanctuary in the side

Green Stompy is my deck like this that i have built

stensiagamekeeper on Simba Ramp 18 Lands

2 months ago

If possible I'd consider swapping out the Crushing Canopy s plus the multani's or something for a couple copies of both Thrashing Brontodon and Kraul Harpooner . Just a way to cover the same bases while adding to your critical mass of chonkers. New Vivien, Champion of the Wilds might be a sweet include in this also when she becomes available.

That said I think the best avenue for improvement would be the sideboard. There aren't any popular decks that are gonna have consistent targets for Broken Bond or Plummet when it matters and I'm not sure what matchups Silhana Wayfinder and the twins are coming in against. Cards like Thrash / Threat , Sorcerous Spyglass , Shapers' Sanctuary and Find / Finality seem like decent sideboard options.

If wildcards are in short supply you might want to consider the following: - Atzocan Archer (decent against mono tempo+ weenie sometimes) - Colossal Majesty (winmoorish but fun) - Diamond Mare - Dryad Greenseeker (card advantage) - Kraul Foragers - Kraul Harpooner - Thrashing Brontodon

Catpocolypse on Thalia's Horde of Humans

2 months ago

I'll look at Shapers' Sanctuary , but I'm leaning more towards Blossoming Defense because even though I draw a card, I still lost my 7/7 Champion of the Parish as apposed to simply saving my Champion of the Parish or Thalia's Lieutenant .

OOBS on Thalia's Horde of Humans

2 months ago

All looks great! I don't know what deck you want Blossoming Defense against, but if it is midrange then I would highly recommend playing Shapers' Sanctuary instead. Great way to grind an advantage against decks that want to just keep pointing removal at your creatures to win the game.

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