Song of the Dryads

Song of the Dryads

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant permanent

Enchanted permanent is a colorless Forest land.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Legality

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

Song of the Dryads occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.71%

Song of the Dryads Discussion

1empyrean on Tayam's Constellation EDH

52 minutes ago

linkzero thanks for the comments and suggestions. I have definitely considered all of these suggestions, so let me give you my thoughts on them.

With Cathars' Crusade, I decided not to run it because it can't be brought back with Tayam, which was something I sought to limit as much as possible. The only cards that cost more than 3 are creatures.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal is fine, but Winding Constrictor is cheaper to cast and has a bigger body, while doing the same thing. I didn't feel like running both, or the more limited +1/+1 counter ones. I'm really not focusing on +1/+1 counters here.

Evolution Sage was in my deck list until I realised I didn't have one available. I made due without, and it was one of the things that led to me building a more defensive type deck, which my playgroup appreciated. Additionally, I limited the fetch lands because I didn't want to be searching and shuffling all the time for a tapped land. I did get a Fabled Passage with M21, so I'll probably throw that in soon.

I got a Rishkar, Peema Renegade the other day. Still thinking about what to take out. I have Lost Auramancers in my maybeboard, and I think I'm going to swap it with Daxos the Returned.

My Nikara is tied up in another deck, and its not all that great a fit here, really.

All the rest, the enchantment removal cards, I had to wittle out of my deck and have ready to swap in if a card doesn't really seam to be working out. Its kind of tough to make swaps at the moment. One thing I can say is that I use Mark of the Oni to steal threats, which is often more effective than removal. A big part of the deck revolves around using Tayam's ability to bring aura's out, and because this happens while Tayam's ability resolves and without targeting, opponents can't respond to the aura stealing their creature. It's kind of brutal.

Archangel of Thune is a powerhouse and with 14 cards that can gain life, I usually do just fine with getting it to trigger. You mentioned Skola Grovedancer triggering off of fetch lands, but it also triggers off of Tayam's self-mill, which means it triggers frequently. If nothing else, it can trigger itself with lifelink.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite being an anthem effect means devoted druid can get more -1/-1 counters.

I run the deck as a pillow fort and usually try to focus on protecting my own field before messing with someone else's. I hope that explains my reasoning behind card choices a bit. I would like to fit in Song of the Dryads and Darksteel Mutation, but there really hasn't been a great need with my playgroup.

linkzero on Tayam's Constellation EDH

2 hours ago

Hey there, I understand you are trying to keep in mind the balance between maintaining a constellation theme, but the synergy of +1/+1 counters would allow you to use Tayam's ability more often.

Cathars' Crusade - If you bring a creature back, Cathar's would trigger and get you at least 2, if not 3 more +1/+1 counters to then use Tayam's ability again, limiting you only to mana.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal - Doubles the amount of counters (any) on your permanents, giving you more activations.

Evolution Sage - The landfall proliferate again really helps add counters. Especially if you add back the sacrifice lands, like fetches, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, and Fabled Passage. (Those lands synergise with Skola Grovedancer too.)

Rishkar, Peema Renegade - Turns all your creatures into mana dorks.

Nikara, Lair Scavenger - Turns your creatures dying into card draw.

Hardened Scales / Conclave Mentor / Branching Evolution - Works similarly to Winding Constrictor, but less effective as only works on +1/+1 counters.

Grasp of Fate / Banishing Light / Oblivion Ring - Personally I would at least add Grasp of Fate, because 3 for 1 removal which can be reused through your commander's ability if it gets dumped to graveyard is very good.

Darksteel Mutation / Song of the Dryads - I think are more effective removal against a commander.

Personally, I don't feel like there's enough lifegain to make use of Archangel of Thune, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is a good finisher but is an anthem effect (not counters). Good luck with tuning the deck!

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Avatar: The Last Airbender

1 week ago

Glad you were able to find a place for Quiet Contemplation! Don't know if this card is any better than anything you already have, and you may already have as many water-bending cards as you want, but ran across Waterknot and I thought of you. It's actually nice pseudo-removal against commanders that want to attack or use tap abilities, since it doesn't allow them to go to the command zone! Not as good as Darksteel Mutation or Song of the Dryads for that purpose, but still has use, supports your "non-creature" theme, and is very on-flavor. :)

SynergyBuild on What are the best cards ...

2 weeks ago

There are many cards and decks for EDH.

I wanted to ask you all what you thought were some of the best for a variety of categories. (Also add your favorites or reasonings as you please!)

The first of these categories would be commanders, obviously, but I address that here: What is the best commander deck and why?

Now onto other categories of cards:

  1. Ramp spells: Often Sol Ring would fit here, but Mana Crypt is often better, however with Bloom Tender, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Mox Diamond, and plenty different cards like rituals, dorks and rocks, what do you consider the best?

  2. Card draw: Both card draw engines like Oakhame Adversary and Rhystic Study as well as One-time big draws like Wheel of Fortune or Ad Nauseam would count, what is the best in your opinion?

  3. Lands: Often fetchlands, Command Tower and duals are considered the best, but with so many utility lands there are tons more!

  4. Wincons: Not just combos, however Demonic Consultation&Thassa's Oracle is amazing, but Craterhoof Behemoth like in Yisan decks or Tendershoot Dryad, even Expropriate etc, what wins games for you, what do you think is the best one?

  5. Spot Removal/Interaction: Counterspells like Mana Drain, Force of Will, removal like Swords to Plowshares, Abrupt Decay, Nature's Claim, Song of the Dryads or Grasp of Fate all apply, what's the best in your opinion?

  6. Board Wipes: Cyclonic Rift is sure incredible, but is it the best? Toxic Deluge, Fire Covenant, Supreme Verdict and tons more are great too, what do you think is the best?


If you have any other cards that don't fit these categories, however you find are some of the best cards for EDH, please, tell me below, thanks so much!

Tylord2894 on Does card:song of the dryads ...

3 weeks ago

Song of the Dryads does not change the supertypes of the enchanted permanent, so your commander will not be "basic". Thus, Dwarven Miner can destroy it.

runelord on Does card:song of the dryads ...

3 weeks ago

If my opponent plays Song of the Dryads on my commander and I have Dwarven Miner can the miner blow up my commander or does the song make it a basic land?

Non-Linear on Pako & Haldan creatureless stax

1 month ago

howdy, blue has some of the better creature stax

AEther Storm

Reality Shift instead of the Song of the Dryads

Fade Away

Low level board wipes are nice, Pyrohemia is fine but dealing damage to yourself is not ideal, especially since you have no life-gain and essentially one blocker.

Anger of the Gods

Cosmotronic Wave will clear the board for the good dog to attack

Too many lands, this would be fine if you had more ramp but currently you have 4 land tutors. hitting lands is no bueno for the dog, if you need the mana play more mana rocks

Throne of the High City

Last thing is more removal. There are 3 spot removal spells and they are all replacement removal, which could cause more trouble then they are all worth

Seal of Removal

Nature's Claim

Volcanic Offering

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