Sylvan Caryatid

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

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

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Sylvan Caryatid

Creature — Plant

Defender, hexproof

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

Sylvan Caryatid Discussion

Drkuhn on Abzan Midrange

4 days ago

Playtesting on Tappedout leads me to believe it's probably better to just force our midgame strategy faster and more consistently. I'm moving Fatal Push to the sideboard and cutting Bile Blight . I'm replacing push with Sylvan Caryatid .

OLucas on Burn Them All!!

4 days ago

If your LGS ever starts running Leyline of Sanctity or Worship + Sylvan Caryatid in their main or sideboard you'll need enchantment removal. Also, Aria of Flame is great against Death's Shadow and Leyline of Combustion seems like it could be decent, just not against Tron and Elves.

Courtney43 on Skittles Dragons, Taste the Painbow!

1 week ago

Honest question here, do you find 10 green sources enough to guarantee the turn 2 cast of Sylvan Caryatid if it's in your opening hand? It'd just suck to have the opening Caryatid without the ability to play it turn 2.

Wrathhawk on Atraxa Proliferate

2 weeks ago

Wow, multimedia, thanks for the insights and detailed response!

I agree that I need to add more lands. My EDH group uses Partial Paris mulligan rules, so we can usually run with a little less land than normal, however I've been doing test draws and seem to be a little short on land, even for that.

I love the Forgotten Ancient + Sage of Hours combo that you suggested and will be adding that in. I can see Forgotten Ancient being used with many other creatures as well. I will also be adding in Exotic Orchard , Opal Palace , and Mirrodin's Core . I didn't realize how inexpensive these were.

The Sylvan Caryatid is in because I already own that card. The same goes for the check-lands that you mentioned at the end of your comment.

I agree with the first 10 cards on your list for suggested cutting, although many of the dual (gain 1 life) lands are there because I already own them. I would prefer to have more pay 1 life (or pay 2 when ETB) dual lands to fuel the initial counter on Font of Agonies , but they are expensive.

I'm going to keep Volrath, the Shapestealer because I like the idea of using -1/-1 counters (along with proliferate) as a way to incapacitate opposing commanders and certain other creatures (without actually killing them and having them brought back). Plus, Volrath's ability to copy ANY creature that has a counter on it gives it great versatility with some of the creatures my group uses ( Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , for example).

I think I'll also keep The Wanderer in place of adding Swords to Plowshares , Beast Within , and the like, mainly because of her additional passive ability, hoping that I can proliferate fast enough to keep her alive. That card along with Lux Cannon and Font of Agonies are my main way of dealing with single threats until Venser or Teferi's ultimate abilities come online.

I'll make the updates a little later this evening and see how the test draws go.

Thanks for your help!

multimedia on Atraxa Proliferate

2 weeks ago

Hey, overall well done. It's pretty difficult to make a budget Atraxa deck when you're including cards such as Season and Teferi, good job.

No basic lands is strange and 28 total lands is pretty low. I think basic lands are better than lands such as Guildgates, Blossoming Sands, Thornwood Falls, Dismal Backwater, etc. With four colors and not having any Fetch lands because of the low budget then you need more lands. My advice is play 36 lands, adding 11 basic lands: 5x Forest, 2x Swamp, 2x Island, 2x Plains

Budget cards to consider adding:

The majority of these cards can be repeatable sources of counters which is good with proliferate. Just about all these cards use counters in some way. More cards that can put a counter on Atraxa are helpful since then she can proliferate herself. Forgotten Ancient is repeatable source of a lot of counters since you put a counter on it each time a player casts a spell this includes your opponents. You can then at your upkeep move those counters around and put them on any other creatures you control. Combine Ancient and proliferate with Sage of Hours for a budget repeatable way to take extra turns. Taking extra turns is powerful with Planeswalkers and when you can attack with Atraxa who herself is big from counters.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Blossoming Sands
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Graypelt Refuge
  • Rupture Spire
  • Simic Guildgate
  • Thornwood Falls
  • Shimmering Grotto
  • Grixis Illusionist
  • Scute Mob
  • Simic Initiate
  • Ainok Bond-Kin
  • Sylvan Caryatid
  • Rosethorn Acolyte
  • Abzan Battle Priest
  • Oneirophage
  • Volrath, the Shapestealer
  • Ethereal Armor
  • Tezzeret, Master of Metal
  • The Wanderer
  • Ancient Animus
  • Battlefield Promotion
  • Choking Fumes
  • Hindervines
  • Courage in Crisis

To make room for $9 of price cut Sylvan Caryatid . There's nothing wrong with Caryatid, it's a fine card, but $9 can be better spent such as Sol Ring and Eladamri's Call , etc. The Pioneer format is here and as a result the legal Fast lands have spiked in price. They're no longer budget options for manabases and honestly they aren't very good lands in Commander especially not for their new inflated prices since they will consistently ETB tapped in 99 card singleton Commander. Seachrome Coast , Razorverge Thicket , Botanical Sanctum can be cut to clear a lot of price if you want that.

TheSimikBOat on ▷ The BEST PIONEER DECK is SOULFLAYER?! ◁

3 weeks ago

Probably you should play here Sylvan Caryatid to be able to cast things like Samut of Chromanticore if you dont have Soulflayer , and most important, it can give hexproof to Soulflayer .

CoastWizard on Wait, Rhino's legal in this format? (Pioneer)

3 weeks ago

I mean i am gonna be building very, very similar deck as one of the many nostalgic decks that i just have to build from the days when i first started Standard. I mean not playing 4 colour rhino is a bit of a hit. Anyway, suggestion wise, if your thinking about games going a little longer maybe Elspeth, Sun's Champion , and tbh, although rhino in a more aggro like shell is amazing, ive also felt that it worked very well in a more midrange shell with Sylvan Caryatid and other dorks ramping into bigger spells liek Elspeth, Sun's Champion . Also i feel that to protect against reanimator decks we may require Anguished Unmaking or Utter End for matchups like Arclight Phoenix , on that vane also maybe Rest in Peace in the side?

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Sylvan Caryatid occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%