Taiga

Legality

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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Taiga

Land — Mountain Forest

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Taiga Discussion

SideBae on Gruul Werewolves May.12 2019

3 days ago

So I've never built a werewolf tribal deck, but I have seen a hell of a lot of red-and-green decks. So I'll put out what I suggest.

First, you do NOT need rocks -- you need dorks. Being a green deck means you have access to Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Orcish Lumberjack , Birds of Paradise , Priest of Titania , Bloom Tender and Boreal Druid , all in your colors. Green Sun's Zenith for zero can fetch Dryad Arbor as a turn 1 ramp spell as well, and later GSZ can fetch whichever creature is best for you (like Reclamation Sage , if you choose to run it). Having all the mana helps cast fat, important spells.

Running a lot of creatures means you should run Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, which is a WAY more affordable Gaea's Cradle .

Another bonus of the dorks is that they make things like Slate of Ancestry (which you should run) and Shamanic Revelation (which you do run) much better. Also, if you run something like Overrun or Craterhoof Behemoth , they become efficient beat sticks. If you choose to run Craterhoof, I also suggest Natural Order to get it out for cheap. Overwhelming Stampede is another good choice for a finisher.

Depending on your meta, you may want to alter your land-base to be able to run Ruination or Blood Moon . Flashfires and Choke are also on the table, depending on the colors your friends like to play. Carpet of Flowers is a good way to take advantage of a blue player. Depending on the meta, Stranglehold from your Maybeboard is also a good idea.

With regard to removal of artifacts or enchantments, Nature's Claim is a good choice, as is Krosan Grip . Ancient Grudge , By Force , and Shattering Spree are good artifact hate; Back to Nature and Tranquil Grove are good enchantment hate.

In EDH, many-for-one spells are awesome. Decimate should come in off the Maybeboard, as it's good for blowouts. I also agree with NV_1980 in that Hull Breach is a good card. Eternal Witness is wonderful recursion.

You may want to run Nature's Lore and Farseek . These are very good for finding lands, and the Lore doesn't make the land enter tapped. Further, neither specifies the 'basic' supertype, so they can get your Stomping Ground . If you put Cinder Glade in, you can fetch that too. The Lore and Farseek are better than Kodama's Reach and Cultivate , at least in my experience.

With 31 creatures, you may want to consider Lurking Predators . Also, if you choose to run Sensei's Divining Top , this card becomes even better, and running Into the Wilds becomes better.

Lands can be expensive, but the best two for you are Cavern of Souls and Ancient Tomb . Typically, you don't want your lands to ETB tapped, as that puts you behind a turn. Grove of the Burnwillows and Taiga are also pretty good. Note that, if you choose to run Grove and your meta runs a lot of x/2s or x/1s, you might want to run Punishing Fire as well.

Rhythm of the Wild is a good way to make all your creatures into more immediate threats. Shared Animosity puts pressure on hard.

Running Mana Vault and slamming it turn 1 means you can cast your general turn 2. So... it's a good idea, I think.

If you're running Gruul Turf , I again agree with NV_1980: you should run Exploration . It's a good way to get your lands down fast and efficiently.

TolarianTaxCollector on Naya Lands

1 week ago

Owlskins Thanks! It's performed really well so far, I'm going to be upgrading to 4c (no blue) Lands, because I've sold basically my entire trade binder so that I can get Bayou , Taiga , and Badlands , but I've liked this version so much my 4c lands deck is going to be modeled after this.

LVL_666 on Riptide Madness

2 weeks ago

Hey Wesjohn11,

Thanks for the nice words about my favorite deck. Glad you appreciate the build. After taking a look at your build, I have a number of questions, and comments.

  1. My deck is a midrange build. It is not necessarily meant to be the fastest, only the most consistent and flexible. The strength of the deck is to reliably have a solution in hand or deck.

  2. Your build has a lot of the overlord staples, which is great - however if you're interested in something that's more "Spike" but still Sliver flavored, then Sliver Queen is your gal. Thing is, you'd need to build a very different deck and you won't be playing tribal slivers for the most part. Queen is a higher tier general whom you can more reliably combo off and win with. If that's what you're looking for, I can give you a number of card suggestions to help you on your way. Otherwise, i'll offer a critique of your deck as it's currently built:

  3. Creatures - You're running 27, in my opinion you'd want to narrow it down to at most 25. Why? Because you need room for more interaction. For your deck to survive in any relatively competitive meta you need to be able to protect or slow down other players who will more than likely have faster options or higher tier generals than you. Cut suggestions would be Virulent , Syphon , Root *, and Essence Slivers. I leave an asterisk behind Root because you may want to keep that in depending on your meta.

  4. Interaction - Speaking of interaction, I tend to lean more toward counterspells, but some good suggestions for you would be Countersquall , or from the latest set Dovin's Veto - which is more or less cut from the same cloth. Beast Within is also awesome for obvious reasons. I'm not saying you have to get the previously mentioned cards, they're merely suggestions. Heck, you could run an Expropriate if you were so inclined - so long as you run spells you like - and allow you to remove key pieces from your opponent's boards. Or more importantly, protect your own.

  5. Individual cards - Aluren is a cool card, however much like Intruder Alarm this can be taken advantage of by your opponents. Personally, i'm more shrewd in my dealings with other players - assuming they always have some quick thinking which lets them thwart my plans. (I like that word...thwart). Personally, i'd cut it - replacing it with Skyshroud Claim . Claim lets you ramp, and fix your manabase as you can tutor for any forest in your deck. That means both Taiga and Savannah can hit the board, and you get the colors you need right away. Another suggestion could be Pir's Whim (more political, not quite as powerful - but fun). Harsh Mercy is a cute card. I tried play testing it and always got nowhere with it. Too many players in my playgroup ran tribal flavored decks. In it's place you have so many options ranging from Wrath of God to Engineered Explosives or even the off beat Blast Zone . In this slot, I think you have far better options. Oh, same for Wild Pair . I too, play tested this card and have always had a substandard time with it. Maybe you have better luck, but personally - i'd cut it like a bad habit. In it's place i'd run a mana rock like Mox Diamond - as it seems that budget isn't much of an issue for you. Speaking of rocks, why are you running Mox Amber ? Not that many Legendary permanents in the deck to speak of, I'd imagine you wouldn't be able to take advantage of it often. I'd recommend that get cut as well. Oh, and also sub out Aphetto Dredging for Yawgmoth's Will . YawgWill is just so much better. Casting creatures OR anything else in the graveyard directly to battlefield is such a luxury. And in late game usually means a win.

Those are just some of my thoughts and suggestions. Hopefully you've found some of them useful. Good luck fellow hive mate.

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

3 weeks ago

Well, it also has the slight downside of tapping for nothing on an empty board, and if we have more of a rock-heavy start or green land-based ramp start . . . that's not so good.

Plus, Taiga is just under $200 currently, at least for a Revised printing, while Gaea's Cradle is back up to ~$400. I have one in another list, though, so might bring it in here for a few games as I consider whether/not to disassemble the other deck.

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

3 weeks ago

Well, Taiga is too expensive but it's the only upgrade over lands we already have, maybe in future we'll get something better than shocklands or on similar power level. I personally run Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista (just to up the number of forests), which with 6 basics and so many ways to fetch/filter topdeck is reasonably enough to get them enter untapped.

About Moxes - Chrome Mox might be better overall (just exile dork for it or redundant enchantment but I'd mostly go for the former), while Mox Diamond seems to be better when we have many lands aviable, which might happen mostly during late game. There's also Mox Amber but it seems to be too conditional because we have 13 legendaries + 9 CMC commander.

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

3 weeks ago

Good point about Haven of the Spirit Dragon ; I've also only ever used the ability 1-2 times in almost as many years.

I might just cut that, Path of Ancestry , and Homeward Path for more consistent color/untapped sources, probably directly for Exotic Orchard , Forbidden Orchard , and Cinder Glade . Probably not worth the small upside on Taiga vs the $$$. Greater Good also serves here as protection against getting our Dragons stolen.

I'll also then test Sensei's Divining Top for Expedition Map , but I think end of day that Expedition Map may be more worth it, even just to snag Cavern of Souls .

I may eventually test Mox Diamond and Chrome Mox , but we want to be hitting land drops, stay up on card, and go at least to midgame, so the explosiveness of Sol Ring , Mana Crypt , and Mana Vault is probably enough for this list/strategy.

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

3 weeks ago

-Good catch; I did indeed mean to tag Dromoka, the Eternal in that post. After some more testing I am coming around to the fact that the multiple triggers are fine with dorks out, both to beef up blockers and because it doesn't take too many triggers to go off before you're putting them on bodies with evasion/non-mana abilities. It has also been relevant to getting Selvala, Heart of the Wilds out of a lower-X Toxic Deluge range.

-As to Dragons, I'm currently not missing any particular one that I've cut, including Hellkite Tyrant . If anything it just increases our perceived threat level and draws hate a bit before we're equipped to snowball or deal with it. I may make some cuts to find room again for Dragonlord Kolaghan and Glorybringer , in that order.

- Teferi's Protection is another card that's a meta call, but personally I'm still a bit down on it, as it is very good for casual games but very meh for competitive games. It saved my bacon against an alpha swing from a Bogles-style Enchantress deck once, but it doesn't protect from infinite mill wins, and usually also some storm wins, Lab Man lines, and/or Walking Ballista lines. I'd rather just have the single one blue counterspell, Stubborn Denial , for backup against Cyclonic Rift or sweeper effects we don't want to see stick. The Greater Good package is here for more consistent sweeper protection with a higher ceiling, and I don't like holding up 3CMC for what is often essentially a flexible Fog effect. But that's just me, and in many cases Teferi's Protection can be a real beast. I'd just rather have the flexibility and lower CMC of the hard counter for non-creature spells.

-I don't think we need 3CMC draw, either; instead, I'm looking at a way to recur Patriarch's Bidding so we can go off twice and dig through most of the deck over two turns with Greater Good out. So far I'm going the most mana-efficient route and playing Noxious Revival , as that also can serve as graveyard hate against opponents in corner cases, and since it can be cast for 2 life/Phyrexian mana only, and at instant speed (vs Regrowth ).

-If anything, at the moment, I may do some work on my land choices, eventually just biting the bullet and swapping the extra Forest/Mountain in Sheltered Thicket for Taiga , re-evaluating Path of Ancestry for Exotic Orchard or Forbidden Orchard , and swapping Homeward Path for another colored source, possibly Sunpetal Grove .

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Taiga occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.41%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%