Sylvan Safekeeper


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Judgment Rare

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Sylvan Safekeeper

Creature — Human Wizard

Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control gains shroud until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)

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Sylvan Safekeeper Discussion

soulwarden11 on Yisan the Library Nerd

1 day ago

Ramunap Excavator (from HoD) would also be a nice addition to any EDH deck running Green. A 2/3 (2)(G) creature that has the same ability as Crucible of Worlds?? Hell yeah! It makes using Sylvan Safekeeper less painful as well.

I built a deck under her last year. I got all the low-CMC Blue legendary creatures, every Blue or Colorless token generator and every creature-stealing ability I could get my hands on, and sacrificed them into Eldrazi or Krakens...when it worked, it was glorious! Sacrificing a 1/1 token to flip into It That Betrays was amazing!

It sounds like we'd get along IRL, at least at the MtG table...haha

Enral on Titania

1 day ago

Hi there...I would suggest more Mana dorks like Boreal Druid, Fyndhorn Elves, and Arbor Elf. Also how can you forget the best creature in any Titania deck Sylvan Safekeeper?

CastleSiege on Deforestation

1 week ago

Kynical, You need to have a fetchland, Crucible of Worlds, Exploration, Concordant Crossroads, Sol Ring, Ancient Tomb, and Sylvan Safekeeper OR Zuran Orb.

Turn 1: Play and crack your fetchland to grab a forest. Tap the forest to play Exploration and then play Ancient Tomb as your second land for turn. Tap Ancient Tomb for two colorless mana and use one of them to cast Sol Ring. Use the one remaining colorless mana and tap Sol Ring to play Crucible of Worlds.

Turn 2: Play the fetchland from your graveyard and crack it for another forest. Tap your two forests, Ancient Tomb, and Sol Ring for a total of six mana and cast Titania, Protector of Argoth. Her ETB effect triggers and brings back your fetchland, crack it for a third forest and to create a 5/3 elemental. Now play it from your graveyard again as your second land for turn to get a 4th forest and a second elemental. You will now have Titania and two elementals in play for a total of 15 power as well as two untapped forests, two tapped forests, and a tapped Ancient Tomb. Tap one of your forests to cast Sylvan Safekeeper (or alternatively, put Zuran Orb into play for free) and use your other forest to cast Concordant Crossroads. Sacrifice your five lands to create five more 5/3 elementals which gives you a final total power of 40. Declare your attackers and smash your opponent in the face for 40 damage.

soulwarden11 on Yisan the Library Nerd

1 week ago

No problem! I had some good help from the competitive guys I play with locally. (The guy that has the Jeleva deck said it cost him about $12,000 to get it all foiled...he's also insane and works for a law firm...but he always has the #1 deck at any table and rarely loses a match.)

Some great answers to people trying to steal Yisan from you are things like Homeward Path, Temur Sabertooth, Sylvan Safekeeper, Beast Within, Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots.

Ideally, you'd have enough mana to just re-cast Yisan after killing him. Personally, I prefer the Homeward Path, Boots, Greaves and Sabertooth since they keep the cost down.

Temur Sabertooth + Yeva, Nature's Herald or Praetor's Counsel or my new favorite Heroic Intervention are fantastic ways to survive board wipes. There's also Wrap in Vigor.

Seedborn Muse is one of the most broken cards for Yisan to make use of, and gives you access to Yisan and friends every turn. The deck becomes super-responsive and you can always wait for their end steps or hold Yisan's ability to respond to problems and it made me feel like the Greenest Blue player ever to play Magic. Just be sure to stay on top of your triggers because there's a lot of them!

Temur Sabertooth became one of my most-favorite cards in the deck though. I was able to bounce-and re-cast Craterhoof Behemoth an infinite number of times with him and have no idea how much damage I ended up punching everyone with. Needless to say, they all DEFINITELY died to combat damage...

Ohthenoises on Wanderer's Song

1 week ago

Something that just occurred to me; Often you will get Sylvan Safekeeper in response to targeted removal which locks you out from getting Quirion Ranger and forcing you to go for something like V2 Scryb Ranger, V3 Azusa, Lost but Seeking but that line doesn't really hold up under a slew of targeted removal since you aren't guaranteed to have lands in hand to keep the Sylvan Safekeeper active. However, now we have the ability to V1 Sylvan Safekeeper, V2 Scryb Ranger, V3 Magus of the Crucible. This allows us to do silly things with Gaea's Cradle and Strip Mine effects but it also lets us sustain Sylvan Safekeeper activations over the midgame and worry less about stretching our land situation too thin by sacrificing too much land over the long game.

Ironically it also lets us effectively untap 2 lands under a Winter Orb and an additional permanent under Static Orb.

Also, playstyle question: What line do you find yourself going for most commonly?

evncrbch on Willing Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

Airdraken - That has been exactly my problem. There are a ton of good cards for the list, so picking the proper 99 is a real challenge. This list is slightly out of date because of some recent additions I picked up through trading with friends I don't see often while at college, so I will be updating that probably in the coming week. I picked up a Life from the Loam, The Gitrog Monster, and a Liliana, Death's Majesty. Because of Life from the Loam I want to look into adding in Zuran Orb and Sylvan Safekeeper.

Entrei on Muscle Plasm

3 weeks ago

You ever considered Sylvan Safekeeper in order to provide a way to protect ooze? That and Thornling have shown themselves to allow ooze to work better in my experience

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Sek'Kuar, The Meat Master

1 month ago

Squandered Resources AAHHHHHH How did I miss that wonderful card?!? It's a budget Phyrexian Altar - which would also be great, but not dropping that $ for it - same for Scapeshift, which is a golden goose for this deck.

Zuran Orb is nice since it's free, but I'm not impressed by it's payout. Sylvan Safekeeper is kind of in that category as well, but if it saves my Commander or other token maker, it's worth it. Sadistic Hypnotist is an untested newcomer, still thinking about it.

Breath of Fury was considered. I'm not running much evasion (like the trample you mentioned earlier), so I always imagined whichever creature had it would be the one hitting the chump block.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed would be excellent. The walking pingers don't feel like they belong in this deck, but I can certainly appreciate the combo.

Dude, your suggestions are on point. Thank you for taking the time.

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