Strangleroot Geist

Strangleroot Geist

Creature — Spirit


Undying (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon
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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Strangleroot Geist occurrence in decks from the last year


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Strangleroot Geist Discussion

Tzefick on Felhide Deathbinder

2 weeks ago

This gives me Voice of Resurgence flashbacks. It seems a bit too busty for a 2 CMC.

It's a 2/1, dies turning 3/2, then you can Eternalize for a 4/4.

Although the body itself is comparable to Strangleroot Geist which was a strong limited card and only used sparingly in aggro decks at competitive levels. It was also the time of Flinthoof Boar - which granted was during a much faster environment than it is atm. Maybe it's okay.

GoblinElectromancer on

1 month ago

If you'r play Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and you want devotion to green Burning-Tree Emissary is pretty good. Maybe play Rancor to give trample. Strangleroot Geist has undying. I feel like Voyaging Satyr is too slow so maybe less of him. Avatar of the Resolute is good. If you'r playing Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for devotion put a play set of it in other wise I would play Treetop Village in its place.

subrosian on KathyKills

1 month ago

Entomb, Jarad's Orders, Perpetual Timepiece, Fauna Shaman, Golgari Grave-Troll

Fencing Ace or another Odric guy, maybe Adorned Pouncer, haste guy? Strangleroot Geist, Banehound, Dreg Mangler, Gurmag Swiftwing? maybe haste isn't as important if you're trying to do a go tall/voltron strategy. IDK

Nylea, Keen-Eyed?? self mills, indestructible, cost reduction?

Nostrafer on Green Stompy

2 months ago

ZorrosRage I like the aspect of it! Maybe some card draw would help you not running out of gas. Winding Way always strikes me as a good option! And Strangleroot Geist is a good defender, but something like Growth-Chamber Guardian seems to me as more proative.

Oloro_Magic on Help with 2nd-ever competitive deck ...

2 months ago

Yeah against the top of the meta I think you will have quite a bit of trouble unfortunately. Though this doesn't mean there isn't any potential here. You could move more towards mono-green aggro and play cards like Hexdrinker, Strangleroot Geist, and Steel Leaf Champion and the like. While this isn't a very competitive deck it tends to be very fast and can steal games. Similarly with mono-red aggro with a devotion twist built around Fanatic of Mogis which is a cheap deck to start with but not very competitive. I could also see you moving towards G/R Ponza and being that Blood Moon deck which is just good enough to win games by itself.

Where I see the most potential however is pivoting towards G/R Eldrazi in modern. Here is an example list G/R Eldrazi Optimal. Now, yes this is over budget by quite a bit but we can cut the price and build up to something more optimal over time. On that list the only semi-pricy cards that I would call necessary are Karplusan Forest, Eldrazi Temple, and Thought-Knot Seer. Pretty much everything else that commands a high price can be neglected for now in favor of budget options while the deck evolves. Noble Hierarch can become Elvish Mystic for example, and while nowhere near as good, the deck still functions. Similarly, you don't need to go investing in Cavern of Souls, you can play Unclaimed Territory and while not getting the best part of the effect you still can make colorless mana this way. You can skip most of the dual lands, again while not optimal there are cheaper alternatives in the meantime. I think G/R Eldrazi is also fairly well-positioned right now so there is a plus there. Let me know if you need any help if you choose this route!

As for your current deck, Harmonize, Lightning Greaves, Beast Whisperer are all bad. You can make an argument for one Whisperer but even then that is not ideal. None of these cards particularly do much and if you are casting Harmonize in modern with this deck's gameplan you are probably already losing. You really need a 2-drop, if you stay in mono-green, 1 Scavenging Ooze and 4 Strangleroot Geist are decent options. I would personally consider getting into red to play Lightning Bolt and Bonecrusher Giant as you need some kind of removal; you can't expect your opponents to just do nothing, especially in modern. If you stay mono-green though, you basically have to play a couple Dismember in the main or side. You also need a sideboard, I know it is extra money but in modern a lot of the skill is being able to adapt to your opponent. For you, cards like Shapers' Sanctuary, Chameleon Colossus, Grafdigger's Cage, Reclamation Sage, Weather the Storm, and Relic of Progenitus are all good options that shouldn't break the bank when constructing your board. A card like Carnage Tyrant is also good but pricy, Gaea's Revenge is a bit more budget-oriented option.

I hope this helps, welcome back to the crazy world of modern!

CheeseE on Mono Green Stompy 2019 Primer

3 months ago

Thanks for the well thought-out response! Yeah, it's too bad that modern isn't being played quite as much since the introduction of Pioneer :(

You may have convinced me to cut a Hexdrinker, I'll have to think about it some more.

I totally am starting to see where you're coming from with the more Syr Faren, the Hengehammer-based build. I think that's a bit of a different route to go down, but seems like a strong variant. Syr Faren is basically as explosive as it gets when things go right, but I having to cast combat tricks on it pre-combat (for this reason I would argue that Rancor is actually the strongest combo with Sry Faren), as well as it being very weak as the only creature on the battlefield are both significant downsides. Don't get me wrong though, Syr Faren, the Hengehammer is a fantastic card and I don't criticize you for running more than me.

I forgot that Once Upon a Time lets you cut lands! Makes sense!

I can also see where you're coming from with the sideboard choices, but my philosophy is as follows: Take the example of Wheel of Sun and Moon vs. Tormod's Crypt. Let's says you side them in against Dredge, and draw one of them turn two. It is true that taking a turn to cast Wheel of Sun and Moon would leave you with two devotion. If you had Tormod's Crypt, however, you could play it AND slam a Strangleroot Geist- in this scenario you also end up with two devotion but don't miss out on valuable tempo (which could be crucial if they have a answer to your hate piece). Yes, the equation changes if you run out of other things to be doing, but at that point in the game I think you're probably dead anyways, or will have at least already used your Aspect of Hydra. What do you think of this logic? I could be way off.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on BIG, THICC, GREEN DEVOTION!

4 months ago

Love green devotion decks +1, have you considered Reverent Hunter, Syr Faren, the Hengehammer, or Predator Ooze (hilarious with Ulvenwald Tracker). Wildborn Preserver doesn't add much to the devotion count, but it feels like it would fit this deck as a mana sink and it works particularly well with Strangleroot Geist. Hope this helps.

TangoWithTojo on Kresh, the Bloodbraided EDH

4 months ago

I have a lot of recommendations for you. These may be pricey so I apologize if they're out of your price range but here you go:

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