Sylvan Caryatid

Sylvan Caryatid

Creature — Plant

Defender, hexproof

{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sylvan Caryatid occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Sylvan Caryatid Discussion

Hexaflexagon on The Guardians of Thune (Selesnya Version)

3 weeks ago

Hey Esbilon,

Thanks for your continued help and feedback on my two Pioneer decks, I really appreciate it. I also apologize for the late response, this is my first week in a new school. Yea I think I've found a better angle on my original deck, making it two colours definitely feels more consistent and better against my bad matchups.

You're right in saying that I should split Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic, so I'll do that. I chose Nylea, Keen-Eyed and Ripjaw Raptor over the Heliod-Balista combo because the latter is pretty expensive and I think that Ripjaw Raptor will really help my aggro matchup. Even though I know that Nylea won't be a creature most of the time, I still think she's worth it, due to her activated as well as her passive. In her place, however, I could add in something like Gisela, the Broken Blade, Rhonas the Indomitable, or Verdurous Gearhulk. I could even take out Board the Weatherlight and add in some of these, which is what I'll think I'll do. I like Cast Out because it allows me to cycle it, as well as having flash.

I like Sunpetal Grove because if I don't have a land in hand, I can play it without it coming in untapped. But you might be right in saying that I'll probably need Fortified Village so I'll test it out. I've talked about Sylvan Caryatid before and I think I agree with you now, so I'll add it to my next order.

Thanks again,


Esbilon on The Guardians of Thune (Selesnya Version)

3 weeks ago

Glad to see you trying out the GW build :)

I have a few suggestions. Running a mix of Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic makes you less vulnerable to Detention Sphere which is played quite a bit in UW control decks. Nylea, Keen-Eyed doesn't do much for you in terms of its discount as you only have five 5-drops, and with only 11 other green creatures, she will rarely be a creature. Ripjaw Raptor seems like a pretty mediocre source of card advantage when you don't have a way to give it damage yourself. If I were to add a divine secondary plan, I'd much rather go with Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista. I also don't think the higher mana cost makes Cast Out worth it over Banishing Light, you have so few instant speed effects that you basically never want to hold up mana. You have 13 hits for Board the Weatherlight which gives you a 27% risk of missing which doesn't seem acceptable.

I would also play Fortified Village over Sunpetal Grove since having green on turn 1 for the 1-dork is pretty important, and Sylvan Caryatid over Paradise Druid since an 0/3 to stop aggro is more relevant than a 2/1 beater, and having hexproof when tapped is also relevant.

SeiferX187 on Mighty Mobs

3 weeks ago

Exchanged Sylvan Caryatid for the new Ilysian Caryatid. It is more likely to get splattered, but it also pays out the additional mana for power 4+. Gonna run it for a while and see if the risk is worth the reward. I anticipate reversing this decision, but trials will tell.

Last_Laugh on Animar's Wildlife Sanctuary

3 weeks ago

With only 10 creatures that cost or less, those first few counters on Animar are slow and unreliable. I would recommend more early mana creatures and you've got options.

Sakura-Tribe Elder/Wood Elves to look up lands.

Sylvan Caryatid, Utopia Tree, etc. There's a LOT of options here.

Wild Cantor is a turn 2 Animar option.

Cloud of Faeries type land reuse is great at any point in the game but especially early.

Shrieking Drake, Dream Stalker and Man-o'-War are fair(er) versions of Ancestral Statue and are worth it to either bounce themselves or other creatures to reuse their etb's.

Zsi on Animar EDH +1/+1 Counters

1 month ago

Sylvan Caryatid should definitely be in there, thank you! Can take the place of a signet. Not sure i wanna get rid of all the signets though since they do have some defense from board clears

Last_Laugh on Animar EDH +1/+1 Counters

1 month ago

You have lots of options at 2 mana and lower. Wild Cantor is a budget turn 2 Animar option. 2 drops include Manaweft Sliver , Gemhide Sliver , Utopia Tree , Sylvan Caryatid , etc.

Daveslab2022 on Sarkhan Proliferate Temur Control

1 month ago

This deck looks like it has real potential, but it also seems all over the place. I think Evolution Sage is a very win-more card. What that means is that it’s amazing when you’re already doing what you wanna be doing (getting counters on sarkhan), but by itself it’s pretty mediocre. It doesn’t help your game plan - controlling the game, and by the time you’ve landed Sarkhan, hopefully you’ve got the game fairly locked up with him on the field. I would suggest replacing it with a more controlling card, or ramp. Sylvan Caryatid is something I would highly recommend, helping ramp, and being an amazing blocker against aggro.

Also, Bonecrusher Giant has been surprisingly good for me, killing an early creature on T2 and then being a good body on T3 to block.

Gracco on Sarkhan's Jund Dragons

1 month ago

This is not Standard at all. Consider adding in Sarkhan the Mad because his Ultimate is a win condition the turn he enters the battlefield in dragon decks. Also, use more efficient mana dorks such as Birds of Paradise and Sylvan Caryatid . The inclusion of Wasitora actually makes this deck Legacy since that card was from a Commander supplemental set and other than that card, your deck is Modern legal.

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