Sylvan Awakening

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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Sylvan Awakening

Sorcery

Until your next turn, all lands you control become 2/2 Elemental creatures with reach, indestructible, and haste. They’re still lands.

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Sylvan Awakening Discussion

Profet93 on Azusa gets there

18 hours ago

Since you're playing Azusa, you're gonna want more lands to play your threats more quickly. I would go up to at least 44 as a starting point and then add up to (usually no more than) 50 lands.

My first comment doesn't work with spoilers so here it is.

Cuts and Additions

I see you have an eldrazi theme. That being sad, you should only add the important eldrazi to free up slots that will help you achieve your goal.

Desolation Twin - Two big dudes with no trample or ETB

Eldrazi Devastator - Big dude with trample for 8 is not worth it

Endless One, Feral Hydra, Undergrowth Champion Verdant Force - More big dudes with no real impact, verdant force tokens are not abused in your build

Sakura-Tribe Elder - Replace with land

Solemn Simulacrum - Replace with land. Sad robot is used in decks with no ramp or card draw like boros. You're green so this isn't necessary

Vorapede - Medium sized dude that comes back, no central to your game plan

While I personally don't like Nature's Spiral, you might as well replace it with Recollect. It costs 1 more but can get you back cards like G-Wave or Tooth and Nail. Huge difference for 1 mana, worth it.

Renegade Map - Replace with land 100%

Beastmaster Ascension - Best in a token build, not your deck

Curse of Predation, Forced Adaptation and Retreat to Kazandu - No benefit to your strategy. Yes the last is landfall, but its not significant landfall.

Song of Freyalise - No idea why this is here, you're not a token build

Blinding Fog < Heroic Intervention

Warriors' Lesson - Weak

Plummet - Limited removal (meta dependent)

Additions

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - Card draw, threat, HIGHLY recommend.

Kozilek, the Great Distortion - Super card draw. You will need colorless mana for him. Given that you're mono green, I would replace some basic forests with some non basic lands for both utility AND so you can run him. Azusa decks NEED card draw and he is one of the best

Conduit of Ruin - Helps you find threats, cost reducer

Bane of Progress - Should at least consider it. It may not work in your build necessarily, but it can absolutely destroy board states. Terastodon could also work without hurting you.

Emrakul, the Promised End - Big dude, cost reduced, cast trigger/mind control and protection with evasion. HIGHLY recommend.

Fierce Empath - Finds threats or either kozileks for card draw

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar - Read it, run it. Love it. works well with fetches.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip - Helps you get lands, turns into an engine afterwards. Dont have to run it but it might help.

Courser of Kruphix and Oracle of Mul Daya - If you listen to anything I said, run these 2. Fixes draws, ramps and even some lifegain.

Ramunap Excavator - You should run some fetches (cheap ones or expensive ones) to help ensure and fuel land drops, thin out deck and provide recursion for utilty lands.

Tireless Tracker - Provides card draw, gets big, works well with fetches (I mentioned fetches many times, they are probably important. RUN THEM!)

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger - Removal wincon. Green doesn't have much permanent removal so ulamog helps.

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre - See above

Woodland Bellower - Utility in finding whatever you need. Ramunap Excavator for recursion, e-wit for general recursion, courser of kruphix for ramp, reclamation sage (if you chose to add it) for artifact/enchantment removal, fierce emmpath to find eldrazi bombs, etc.... Depends on if you have enough targets (note: NON-legendary)

World Breaker - Works with your eldrazi idea, can recur itself, removal all in 1.

Yavimaya Elder - Dont need to run it but it helps with card draw and ramp, up to you.

Greater Good - Remember, card draw is azusa's biggest issue. This card basically makes it no issue. Also is a nice sac outlet against exile and steal effects. RUN THIS!!

Song of the Dryads - You need permanent removal in green, this is great to use on their commander (particularly on red or black generals who have difficulty removing enchantments). Also see Beast Within if you prefer instant speed interaction and actually destroying something. Up to you, but I like song of dryads more (it also a permanent to go with g-wave)

Survival of the Fittest - Creature tutors are HUGE. Helps you find bombs or key utility (see ramanup excavtor). Lastly, protects against graveyard exile effects by tossing a create, getting an eldrazi like Kozilek or Ulamog that shuffles your grave back in.

Sylvan Library - Like sensei's but you can pay the life to draw more cards. I can't tell you how many times this has helped me. TOP DECK MANIPULATION with FETCHES = GOOD TIMES/SMOOTHER DRAWS!!! RUN THIS!

Garruk, Primal Hunter - Card draw, can make tokens and ult is relevant. Although I just minus him right away (can use Soul's Magesty instead, but it isnt a permanent for g-wave).

Rishkar's Expertise - Card draw AND casts a 5 cmc or less spell for free. Run it either instead of or in addition to the above (usually in addition to).

Nissa, Vital Force - +1 is ok, -3 is relevant, and just read the ult. Protect it for one turn and you'e golden

Boundless Realms - The ramp is strong with this one

Rude Awakening > Sylvan Awakening. Yes they arent indestructible, but it's utility in becoming a wincon late game or ramp mid game is great. Also works well with mana doublers like Zendikar resurgent or Mana reflection.

Horn of Greed - BEST CARD IN YOUR DECK. You will get WAY more value than your opponents.

Crucible of Worlds - To work with fetches!! ADD THIS (and the ramanup excavtor)

Thaumatic Compass - Helps ensure land drops, turns into a better maze of ith. Should consider but not necessary

Momentous Fall - Very useful but not necessary. Helps prevent exile/steal effects. Can also use in response to removal (creature dies anyways but you get insane benefit).

Utility Lands

Here are some fetches, these are your primary ones to acquire

Blighted Woodland

Evolving Wilds

Misty Rainforest

Myriad Landscape

Terramorphic Expanse

Verdant Catacombs

Windswept Heath

Wooded Foothills

Terminal Moraine - Nice but not neccesary if you run above

Warped Landscape - Same as above

Utility Lands

Cavern of Souls - Anti blue (meta dependent)

Crystal Vein/Ancient Tomb - Enables turn 2 Azusa, vein is replayable ramp with crucible/excavtor

Eldrazi Temple - Fuel eldrazi

Eye of Ugin - Tutors AND fuels eldrazi. SUPER Important card. ADD THIS! Helps you find the eldrazi you need for card draw, removal and to win.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Ramp

Reliquary Tower - No max hand size

Sanctum of Ugin - Find other eldrazi

Thawing Glaciers - Ensures land drops! ADD THIS! I underestimated it at first too but it's pulled some weight

Yavimaya Hollow - Regen

You can add land destruction like strip mine if you want but idk how your playgroup is. There are other utility lands too but I feel like this is enough for now

When/if you accept/like some of these ideas, I would like to present you with cards for finding the important utility lands (like eye, which in turn can find your creatures needed to win, ensures consistency!)

If you have any questions, want more feedback or cuts, let me know!

Profet93 on Azusa gets there

18 hours ago

Since you're playing Azusa, you're gonna want more lands to play your threats more quickly. I would go up to at least 44 as a starting point and then add up to (usually no more than) 50 lands.

Cuts/Some Replacements Show

Additions Show

Utility Lands Show

When/if you accept/like some of these ideas, I would like to present you with cards for finding the important utility lands (like eye, which in turn can find your creatures needed to win, ensures consistency!)

If you have any questions, want more feedback or cuts, let me know!

draaien on G/U Scapeyova

1 day ago

just an idea but i am making a similar budget version of this deck, i have found Nezahal, Primal Tide to be nice against some control match-ups. Some card to think about might be Sylvan Awakening might not be too great with scapeshift though. You probably already thought of this but Grow from the Ashes is very nice once Tatyova, Benthic Druid is out.

Jedne2 on Omnath

6 days ago

I'd suggest removing these cards:

Brambleweft Behemoth - It's a 6/6 for 6 with trample, yes it's an elemental but there are far better ones, especially for 6 mana.

Drove of Elves for 4 mana, you'd want something stronger than this, it's not an elemental, and the only real upside is that it has hexproof.

Nissa's Encouragement It's not really worth to have, considering that the cards it gets you aren't that great.

Nissa, Genesis Mage there are better nissa walkers out there

I'd suggest these cards:

Ashling the Pilgrim you can build up a boardwipe, and with omnath triggers, you could easily kill everyone.

Briarhorn gives you either a 3/3 blocker with +3/+3 on target creature for a combat trick, or you can evoke it, get the +3/+3 anyways and then you get to deal damage with Omnath.

Brighthearth Banneret makes your ele's cheaper

Fertilid 2 land for 3 + 4 mana instant speed fetch too.

Flamekin Harbinger topdeck Eletutor for 1 mana. Really recommend this card, plus elemental decks are the only decks which can really run this.

Greenwarden of Murasa It's effectively a big, double eternal witness.

Incandescent Soulstroke lets you cheat out an elemental which then gets sacrificed later.

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar gives you ways to return lands to your hand for more landfall triggers.

Skullmulcher gives some card draw.

Soul of the Harvest I know it doesn't work with all the tokens you make, buuuut it does give draw.

Undergrowth Champion gives you a nigh indestructible blocker so you can go wild with your attacks.

Walker of the Grove gives you a 4/4 ele when it leaves the battlefield.

Akoum Stonewaker gives you a 3 mana Spark Elemental on landfall.

Budoka Gardener gives you extra land draws/elemental generation

Rakka Mar makes Spark Elemental tokens

Chandra, Flamecaller gives you two Spark Elemental per +1 plus gives you a wheel effect with 0 ability.

Flamekin Village gives a creature trample, and is an ele land

Primal Beyond is also an elemental land.

Raging Ravine is also an elemental land

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip fetches a land, plus the walker is nice for landfall.

Skarrg Guildmage makes a land 4/4 for 3 mana

Waker of the Wilds does the same thing.

Cinder Glade, Sheltered Thicket, Stomping Ground are all mountain forests and can be fetched.

Vivien Reid gives some nice card draw.

Animist's Awakening with the amount of ramp you have, you could easily have a massive awakening.

Chord of Calling is a pretty good tutor in green.

Khalni Heart Expedition Gives you moooooore ramp, but more importantly, double landfall triggers at instant speed.

Crop Rotation is an instant speed landfall.

Harrow more instant speed landfall.

Perilous Forays Sacrifice your free landfall elementals for 1 misc, get a tapped basic, and another elemental.

Sakura-Tribe Elder for more instant speed landfall.

Scapeshift gives so many landfall triggers its a fantastic card in this deck. Extra props if it's paired with The Mending of Dominaria

Tireless Tracker gives you 2 mana card draw for landfall.

Maybeboard:

Embodiment of Fury + Embodiment of Insight if you want to go down an awaken line, this card may be interesting.

You could also go down the land destruction line with Faultgrinder Ember Swallower

Forgotten Ancient can be a real all star when buffing up your board.

Grave Sifter could be a nice include to let you replay elementals, but considering that people are bringing tribal decks, maybe not.

Elemental Mastery makes 1/1 tokens, but to get the real bang for its buck, you'll need to sacrifice the tokens to Ashnod's Altar

If you went down the burn route, Hostility would be a fun card.

Rite of the Raging Storm is a pretty fun card in multiplayer.

Sylvan Awakening is okay, and pretty funny to kill someone with 2/2 lands.

Eternity Vessel Can make you live forever

Indomitable Creativity you can destroy your own elementals to get other creatures.

Kamahl's Druidic Vow upside is that you can get heaps of lands, downside is that you don't have /that/ many legendary permanents.

Constant Mists will protect you from damage all the damn time.

If you wanna be super mean, Tectonic Break to destroy everyone's lands, except that you'd have way more lands out than anyone else. Boom // Bust Destructive Force Devastating Dreams From the Ashes Thoughts of Ruin Tremble Wildfire

Starsky2814 on Omnath, Locus of Armageddon v2.6

1 week ago

Hey feyn_do_alduin, it’s been awhile! Once I do an update, I do plan on adding Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma and Sylvan Awakening. Possibly might add Sylvan Safekeeper for the protection, as mentioned by Edraant. Unfortunately, I am not looking to include Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle again to the build, skeletonkey8. It was very underwhelming when I had it in here before. I run a lot of fetchlands and not enough mountains to make it worthwhile.

VexenX on [[Primer v3.3]] - OM_RATH!!! (2018 Update!!!)

1 week ago

Well, I guess a year is long enough to make an update lol. I read every comment, but someone else replies before I have the chance too lol. It gets a little old saying "what they said" over and over haha. I also have not had much opportunity to play commander since having the second kid last September, so there was not really much to say either, sadly. The commander time I do have is normally spent trying out my new decks (Arcades, the Strategist, Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Slimefoot, the Stowaway, Zacama, Primal Calamity, and now Lord Windgrace). There also haven't been any new cards worth a spot. But Sylvan Awakening might just be worth a try! The foil Scapeshift is very exciting too! Now the deck is 100% foiled/altered!!! (I have to find pictures of my Traverse the Outlands and Nature's Lore alters). I am going to review the deck today and try to get an update up in a few hours.

Myth Unbound - I don't think this card is good enough. You MIGHT draw 2-3 cards off of it, and your ramp is so nuts that reduced command-tax is rarely worth spending 3 mana on. I would rather add more protection before adding this in an enchantment slot. If I am way wrong after your play testing please let me know.

feyn_do_alduin: I would instead recommend doing what I do! Build new decks all the time and throw in a surprise Om_rath every other week! I am now up to 15 decks, and I don't spend more then $100 on any (but I do a ton of trading and pull from my binder as much as possible). I would hate to lose you from the Om_rath army!!!

I really love hearing how much this deck helps everyone! Life has just been a bit overwhelming, but all the comments always make me smile! We are pretty dang close to becoming the #2 Commander deck! Just a few hundred votes to go! haha

jcsmbio07018 on Lord Windgrace MLD cEDH

1 week ago

MalcolmTent thanks for the reply and the suggestions :D To facilitate discussion I'll break down to individual cards:

Tireless Tracker: Very powerful card advantage engine on this deck. Might make the cut and it definitely makes the maybeboard :P The card I think it slots best instead of is Twilight Prophet. If you want multiple CA engines we might remove a piece of interaction. Nevertheless powerful card and will consider it for the next edits!

Null Profusion: This is bad. 6 mana for draw 2 cards a turn is not good enough. By the time you have 6 mana you want to have a walker on board and an MLD spell ready to go off. If being on topdeck mode is a problem, why not putting everyone on it and run Sire Of Insanity? That's a seriously better card at 6 mana imho :P

Painful Truths: Pretty good, on the same level as Night's Whisper, as it costs 1 more but draws 1 more card. Costing 1 more is actually pretty significant as my meta is pretty competitive and tapping out on turn 2 is pretty much less risky than tapping out on turn 3. Late game drawing 2 or 3 for 2 or 3 mana is relatively indifferent, you are relying on tutors to find wincons nevertheless. With all this in mind, both cards fill the same role and I guess the competitiveness of your meta should rule the choice, if you want to run any of them.

Sylvan Awakening: Had it been instant it would be great, indestructible to your lands in response to MLD is broken. As an offensive tool it's not good enough. I won't be ramping to dozens of lands. As a defensive tool Heroic Intervention seems better. Not really sure to which of these roles you were suggesting the card ;)

Constant Mists: As I don't plan to run multiple land drop cards, this is not as OP as it its in The Gitrog Monster. I like it, and it might be worth a spot in more creature based metas. For me, however, it will very rarely make the cut.

Heroic Intervention: Good choice, extra good in a very controlly meta, with lots of wipes and removal.

Quirion Elves: No idea why you suggest this. Isn't Amonkhet common Naga Vitalist strictly better? In fact I'm pretty sure two mana tap for any color are pretty common and better than this.... Rule of thumb is one mana dorks are OP, Bloom Tender is OP because it always taps for 2-3 mana. 2 mana dorks beside this need to tap for more than one mana or don't tap for mana: Devoted Druid and Wall of Roots come to mind as better than what you suggest. Priest of Titania is the same. Any reason why I should run Elves instead of any of these?

theichirovault on Land Monsters

1 week ago

Thank you hman4398 for the tips! I never seen that card Sylvan Awakening. You are correct that card is much better. I will look to grab a play set.

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