Sylvan Safekeeper


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Judgment (JUD) 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

Flesh_Addict_ on Sidisi the Land reanimator

9 hours ago

Hey semsandberg,

Land recursion Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is indeed a strange way to play her.

You're gonna want a lot of creatures to hit the grave for her ability and you want a lot of hate lands in the deck, have you thought of reconsidering Muldrotha, the Gravetide as your commander, as it allows for a free land per turn as well as other benefits.

Spore Frog is great against aggro, if that's what you're struggling against, the little frog is your best hope, I would take it over Songs of the Damned anyday.

Additionally Constant Mists is perfect for fighting aggro with land recursion!

Lurking Predators is a heavy cmc card for a benefit that might not work, I would consider Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar for an extra creature that can bring itself back.

Strip Mine is needed! I would actually take out Perpetual Timepiece as it's a danger to you if you don't have 2 mana up and someone exiles your grave, additionally, if you want to keep it up, you have to play with 2 mana up at all times.

Path of Discovery is a great card, but Courser of Kruphix is a better one, and so it Oracle of Mul Daya .

I would also run more basic lands, because having 5 in total, with Yavimaya Elder that gets you 2, Sakura-Tribe Elder and other land fetches makes it them very obselete.

If you wanna run that many basics, consider adding Ulvenwald Hydra that fetches you any land into play and possibly Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for double the mana and super hard control.

Splinterfright is cool, but Sylvan Library is cooler.

Other cards to consider are the following: Exploration or Wayward Swordtooth for more land drops.

Avenger of Zendikar is great to abuse for sac outlets and get those land drop triggers!

Last but not least: Sylvan Safekeeper a must in all land recursion decks!

Hope this helps, Flesh

multimedia on Tatyova v1

2 days ago

Hey, very good first Commander deck :)

Because of all the great Fetch lands you have consider a Breeding Pool ? Flooded Grove is another good ETB untapped Simic dual land. Hinterland Harbor works well with lot of basic Forests and Islands. Can cut Simic Guildgate, Thornwood Falls and Woodland Stream for these three better dual lands.

Other card upgrades to consider:

More expensive cards to consider:

If you would like I offer more help. Good luck with your deck.

Weird_Frisbee on Omnath, Locus of Rage | *100% COMPETITIVE PRIMER*

5 days ago

Hi, i've been working on my Angry Omnath: Omnath Cruel Gruul, for about a solid year now and have a super smashing of a list.

Some cards I suggest for your list: Zuran Orb , Sylvan Safekeeper , World Shaper , Titania, Crucible of Worlds , Krosan Grip , Ashnod's Altar and Scapeshift .

If you'd like to chat more, do hmu.

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

5 days ago

Holy shit, this deck is solid. Thank you VexenX for making this decklist. It's one of the best decks I've played in a long long time. Especially things like Gaea's Cradle go absolutely bonkers in this deck and really keep the ball rolling.

mpereira86 I've been playtesting almost this exact list for the past weeks. (Only thing I'm missing is a Mana Crypt, so replaced that one with a mana vault. I did change a few things since, like I said, our meta is a bit on the control heavy side. Boseiju, Who Shelters All is an absolute must, making all my ramp uncounterable. Tonight I used my Boseiju to play Tempt with Discovery to fetch my Cavern of Souls and the control player was done for. This deck has easily acces to those kinda lands and I never have the feeling I'm missing Rhythm of the Wild or something like that.

I also cut Sylvan Awakening since I'm to affraid for Cyclonic Rift and replaced it with a Nissa, Vital Force for some extra card draw.

I've also cut Boundless Realms cause it felt like too much of a ramp. I often already had too much land out, that it generated no more value or it ramped so hard that it made all my other ramp spells dead cards or my fetches completely useless. For me it felt like it was more a disruption of synergy then it was actually providing a lot for me. I've replaced it for a Crop Rotation cause searching for A land card provides almost infinite more value.

I've cut 2 forests to go for a Wasteland and Boseiju, Who Shelters All . Since in my opinion when I dropped Boundless Realms I also felt more comfortable going down 2 basics. Next to that looping Wasteland + Strip Mine with a Ramunap Excavator and any of the 2 land drops a turn cards makes a real problem for your opponents.

I've also cut Evolving Wilds cause I have the feeling running 8 fetches is more than enough. I've replaced it with a Sylvan Safekeeper wich is absolutely retarded in any land matters deck. And often forces your opponents into a boardwhipe cause they can't remove only Omnath. And boardwipes are just fine :)

majorappliance on Borborygmos Ramp-Lands

1 week ago

you running mosswort, may as well run Spinerock Knoll i mean, bory already got the 7 power. is the hammer to help sac lands? for haste, Rhythm of the Wild is amazing, just the cant be countered stuff is pretty great. Sylvan Safekeeper is a good land sac and good to keep your important pieces alive. i also thing Firewild Borderpost and Khalni Gem are cool. ><

mistarilledawn on Mulling over 'Drotha

1 month ago

My favorite combo with my Muldrotha deck is centered around Titania, Protector of Argoth . Using Viscera Seer , World Shaper , and Sylvan Safekeeper , you sac all your lands, get a crap ton of 5/3s, then sac World Shaper to do it all over again. Then you just cast World Shaper again with Muldrotha and hope nobody has any responses, rinse, and repeat.

For even more value, add Living Death and/or Phyrexian Metamorph (or any copier), so you can get two World Shapers out without necessarily having to have Muldrotha to recast them.

All those cards should definitely be considerations for your deck if they aren't already, regardless of them being used to combo or not.

Hope that helps :)

beyonddevnull on Meren, Reanimator of Clan Nel Toth

1 month ago


  • I had another thought...I don't think I would consider cutting a sac outlet, but one option could be dropping Magus of the Abyss for Sylvan Safekeeper . I feel like this might be a meta call, but that's roughly the path I would take. I might consider giving that a go depending on how my testing goes.
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Sylvan Safekeeper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,04%

Green: 0,26%

Golgari: 0,25%