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Song of the Dryads
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted permanent is a colorless Forest land.
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Song of the Dryads Discussion
2 days ago
1 week ago
Emzed thanks for the suggestions!
Prism Ring has been removed already, I just forgot to update it. I will have to do that later today. As for Perpetual Timepiece, I use it as graveyard recursion to shuffle my graveyard back into my library. It can also fuel Eternal Witness so I can potentially get more options of things to return to my hand. As far as Back to Nature goes, yes, it is there to hate on an enchantment deck in my playgroup.
I already have Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger on my radar and in collection, so he just needs to go in. And I have also added Spine of Ish Sah for more interaction. Song of the Dryads is hilarious and I forgot that existed, so I am getting that for sure. I also really like Duplicant.
I am testing Nissa, Voice of Zendikar at the moment for it's synergy with the landfall trigger from Avenger of Zendikar but I do agree there are better options, and she will most likely be put into my atraxa deck and be replaced with Garruk Wildspeaker.
1 week ago
You currently don't have many ways to interact with creatures. It sucks to lose to an unanswered Kaliaa of the Vast or be stuck under a Peacekeeper, so you probably need tools to fight back. Think about Duplicant, Somberwald Stag, Song of the Dryads, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger or Mouth of Ronom.
Landing Azusa on turn 2 seems like it makes a big difference. You could improve your chances to do that by adding more accelerators for turn 1, namely Boreal Druid, Utopia Sprawl, Wild Growth, Sol Ring, Birds of Paradise, Ancient Tomb, Exploration, Dryad Arbor (enables Green Sun's Zenith to ramp on turn 1).
Can you explain the use of Perpetual Timepiece? The card seems underpowered here. Prism Ring is another card i dislike. You don't need lifegain in every game (unless your metagame is extremely aggressive), so sometimes it's basically a blank. Other games you might want the effect, but can't tutor for an artifact. Why not play a creature that fulfils that role? That you can find when you need it. I suggest Pelakka Wurm or Nylea's Disciple.
Is Back to Nature in your deck to hate a specific deck in your playgroup? If the answer is yes, good choice. Otherwise, i think the card is too situational.
There are a couple more great planeswalkers for mono green: Garruk Wildspeaker, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Nissa, Worldwaker and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury. While Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is an amazing card in the right context, i don't think it's better than any of those in your deck.
2 weeks ago
1; Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker Thing is i have cut the michiko quiete a while ago , i was just wondering since i've sat versus a niv mizzet tunnel visioning on me and dropping all hate on top of me and my dorks while the others where just countering my stuff and doing nothing else really and agreed to lose basicaly by just doing so... while there also are a few oloro's in the meta with ping damage and the likes and other decks that do the same , that i feel like she could have impacted that game while also only being a 2/2 and probably not surviving all to long either so yea i get the point of the propaganda being better of, but still wouldn't like to run that vs creatureless decks that ping you regardless... so i guess the problem is me not going of fast enough or the lack of Linvala, Keeper of Silence in my deck i guess ;) because other things can be easily dealt with by a stony silence or the likes of that ...
2; Imprisoned in the Moon still while you can dodge block and stop the likes of a kaalia for example, for days and years with derevi easily without a doubt , getting a linvala against you or a nasty planeswalker can easily be dealt with by imprisoned as wel as Beast Within or Song of the Dryads which indeed seems more versatile if they got in somehow early in the game without you having a say in it fast enough which happens regardless to any derevi player...
3; and thanks for the yisan tips, those three are indeed one of the standard go to cards depending what is needed, but it forgot to add that i got stuck most of the time on my bigger verses as in,
at 4 you get more hatebear or sissay ? as i feel like playing it safer would be hatebear obviously,then at 5 it is a big no brainer too but i don't have a 6th yet and pretend you already drew into your sphinx or lost it do you keep adding to it or just leave it and get sissay at 4 and tutor other things if needed that way without having to dump more mana into it ? i have this big split thought on that 4 currently and it might just be a heavily board dependant catch that has no true correct answer here ... but having two tutors with sissay and yisan also sounds noice right? i don't know for sure what the best outcome is...
2 weeks ago
@Wutkeks: No, Planeswalkers aren't usually a problem. The deck is designed to hate heavily on noncreature spells, which includes Planeswalkers. They get hit by all the Taxers, and all but a handful of relevant ones get hit by Gaddock Teeg. Furthermore, Derevi is a fairly combat-oriented commander. It's not difficult to divert a few damage points and Derevi triggers to kill off a Planeswalker that does pose a threat, assuming they don't win the turn they come in (Teferi, Tezzeret).
@Kiyomeii: Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is a pillow fort spell at its heart. All it does is discourage players from attacking you specifically. Derevi is one of the most creature-heavy decks in the format, so she has no reason to fear being attacked. Plus it doesn't actually prevent combat, so things like Zur and Narset triggers still go through. If you want an effect like that, Propaganda is a better option, but still unplayable in most metas.
Yisan is an incredibly reactive card. Tutor chains almost always depend on the board state and what you expect your opponents to play next. However, the default chain when you have a large boardstate looks like this: Quirion Ranger -> Bloom Tender -> Shaman of Forgotten Ways. This wins the game on with 11 mana available and a decent creature boardstate. Often you're doing something like Ranger -> relevant hatebear -> relevant hatebear -> relevant hatebear -> Willbreaker though. It all depends.
2 weeks ago
It may be worth looking into Grand Abolisher so your opponents at least can't interact with you during your big mana generation turns, or at least to sneak Selvala on the board safely.
No removal also seems fairly risky; a little Beast Within, Song of the Dryads, Swords to Plowshares, etc., can go a long way when an opponent's pulled a Pithing Needle from their library naming Selvala, or could give you time to survive if your opponents are continuously countering/killing your Commander by allowing you to remove an imminent threat. I feel like Delaying Shield, at least can be removed to make room for one of these cards.
And, yes, I get that Delaying Shield lets you survive your own big Hurricanes, etc., but the issue is that if you've generally got enough mana to produce a killing Hurricane, you've already gone infinite or close to it (say, Priest + Umbral mantle with enough Elves or something)- which means you also have access to Selvala, which means you also have access to a way to get your life total above your opponents. If that's not acceptable, I feel like Gemstone Array and Holistic Wisdom are also somewhat lacking card slots (Array is for in case you fizzle or can't combo off at the moment, but generally speaking, it'd be better to simply have the ability to remove what's preventing you from comboing off. Holistic Wisdom simply appears to be the worst recursion source in the deck- if you're exiling your instants/sorceries to return untap spells to keep your chain going, you're exiling other untap spells or recursion spells to do so, several of which are cheaper than Holistic Wisdom's activation cost).
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
+1. This deck is sweet. I'm currently attempting to build a rashmi control list of my own and you've given me a couple of ideas. Have you thought about adding Song of the Dryads, Lignify, Insidious Will, and the new card from aether revolt Disallow?