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Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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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Creature — Spirit

Whenever a noncreature source you control deals damage, you gain that much life.

Tamanoa Discussion

dsdude3021 on No Pain , no Lifegain

2 months ago

wolfhead, No problem! Its not something most people pick up on immediately. I sometimes even have to explain that a 'noncreature' source extends to things beyond instants and sorceries. It pretty much works wonders on stuff like Overabundance , Manabarbs , and so much more.

Anyway, hope you enjoy Tamanoa even more now :)

dsdude3021 on No Pain , no Lifegain

2 months ago

wolfhead. Thanks! Tamanoa is my favourite design space, wish you luck on your deck.

The deck's mana-base also plays a different role to the deck than just mana. Honestly, I don't find this mana-base that bad in practice, but it can hurt with the sheer amount of mana symbols without Tamanoa . But usually, if it's becoming a problem, I'm going to lose anyway.

It's not set in stone, so I'm all for specific suggestions. This is my current thought-process:

Pain-Lands with Tamanoa:

-Draw with Dawn of Hope

-Gives Ajani's Pridemate and Archangel of Thune a smile for each tap

(Generally, the more, the bigger risk and payload)

Pain-Lands without Tamanoa:

-Great for mana-fixing

-tap for colorless

-Life-gain potentially reduces impact

Interplanar Beacon

-Mana-fixing for planewalkers

-Life-gain (trigger on cast is nice)

Prismatic Vista (Doesn't work with Tamanoa)

-Is any basic land

-Decreases chance of mana flood as well as reduces the card pool

-helps against stuff like Blood Moon if early

Sunbaked Canyon (Doesn't work with Tamanoa)


-Decreases chance of mana flood as well as reduces the card pool

-Generates deck's main colors


-Basics mean less risk and less pain

-Can fetch from Ghost Quarter , Field of Ruin , Path to Exile , Assassin's Trophy ... etc.

Last_Laugh on What non legendaries would you ...

2 months ago

Tamanoa - I hate this color combination but I think this would be unique to build around. Pyrohemia comes to mind immediately.

dsdude3021 on No Pain , no Lifegain

4 months ago

FlintSR Soulfire Grand Master doesn't pass the lightning Bolt test and doesn't work with this deck's mana-base, enchantments, or Planeswalkers. I know they might feel similar in effect, but they really aren't.

A Soulfire Grand Master deck looks completely different as its synergy is with instant or sorcery damage and the lifegain it provides. Since a good jank deck is more than just one card, you would also have to make the deck function independently, so it would likely look close to a burn deck with aggro life-gain elements--rather than what you see here.

If you are wondering why I didn't make that deck instead...I like this deck more. Tamanoa is so much more interesting than Soulfire because instant and sorceries are much more limited in their scope than every non-creature spell or land in Modern.

Here are the following things you can't do in this deck if you have Soulfire Grand Master as apposed to Tamanoa :

-Draw with Dawn of Hope with Pain-lands

-Create an instance of life-gain with every Pain-land

-Generate life with Chandra, Torch of Defiance

-Generate life from every non-creature spell my opponent casts with Cindervines

-Generate life back from a Talisman


FlintSR on No Pain , no Lifegain

4 months ago

I know Tamanoa looks cool and doesnt get played... but why not Soulfire Grand Master ? Same effect and cheaper

Zakkaery on Naya Pyromancer

1 year ago


That's actually a much better option then Tamanoa, thanks for the tip, I'll swap them out!

Plahbie on Naya Pyromancer

1 year ago

Instead of Tamanoa in sideboard do Soulfire Grand Master.

Zakkaery on Naya Pyromancer

1 year ago


Thanks for the advice on Fiery Justice! Currently it is in my decks sideboard filling out the last pieces while I get my Leylines. However you are completely right in how the card takes care of tokens, always worth it. Fun fact I originally included it in my side as some spicy tech against deaths shadow. But I also did find out what you were saying in how it is good removal too. I don't think I'll mainboard it, but might replace Tamanoa with it permenently as that is a flex slot currently.

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