Tana, the Bloodsower

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Tana, the Bloodsower

Legendary Creature — Elf Druid

Trample

Whenever Tana, the Bloodsower deals combat damage to a player, create that many 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Tana, the Bloodsower Discussion

ellie-is on Ellie's Saprolings

1 week ago

@Fungreatmario: I keep saying that I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a single card (much less a whole set, because you shouldn't run less than 4 of a leyline, and that brings it up to $120, which's twice the price of the entire rest of the deck) and you keep suggesting cards that I've already repeatedly stated are over my budget. I don't know what else to tell you. (also: for burn I'd rather use Life Goes On, but after specifically testing against it, I decided that my deck doesn't really need specific answers for burn and the slots are better saved for other things). Rest in Peace is nice and something I'm looking into getting at some point, after I've managed to upgrade my landbase.

@lagotripha: Solemnity seems worth looking into! It sadly stops Sagas from working, but I guess that just simplifies the question of what to sideboard out, haha. Triumph of the Hordes is a good card, but I don't know if this deck is the right home for it (nothing else has or gives infect, so it's useless unless I get the full 10 points of damage through, which also means the attack is wasted as infect doesn't deal regular damage). Heroic Intervention is something I've wanted for a long time, but the price keeps getting in the way. I actually used to have Fresh Meat in the deck, and it was so much fun when it worked, but it ended up being a bit too narrow and hard to cast at four mana. Same for Second Harvest. I don't like Fungal Plots that much - it seems to have its place in combo decks and decks that use Saprolings for sacrifices already, but I actually need to keep mine alive, since they're my only real source of damage. And I have too few creatures to reliably use its first ability. Thanks for the suggestions, though. :)

@Firebird Tana, the Bloodsower. She was never actually in the deck, but I love the art.

@GreenWizardGames: Thanks, and good luck!

greyninja on WWYD? DubSeason+ParallelLives

1 month ago

Hey All! Looking for help on some decision-making!

I acquired Parallel Lives and Doubling Season for my Nath of the Gilt-Leaf build, but I'm finding the tactics to that deck are just too mean. I'd like to rebuild a deck to utilize those two expensive cards. What Would You Do?

I do not own a Food Chain; which would be an expensive combo piece for prossh and marath. Not necessary, but def makes the deck(s) stronger

I now own a ton of elves due to Nath; which could go great with Tana

I pretty much own all the shock and buddy lands to go with all three builds. No fetches.

Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

mmcgeach on Radha Aggro

1 month ago

@deakmana, Thanks for the comments!

Its cool to get some comments from an actual competitive perspective.

Re: Crop Rotation : The card disadvantage is real; and it might not be obvious from just reading this list, but it doesn't really need Gaea's Cradle, it's just sort of nice to have. Most of the time you want a Blood Moon effect anyway, so the Cradle gets turned off (and Scavenger Grounds, and Spinerock Knoll). Although Boseiju, Who Shelters All is an interesting suggestion.

Spinerock Knoll has been good so far. It's a nice way to get more gas at a pretty minimal cost; in many cases it doesn't even cost a card.

I'm never sad to see a one-sided wipe. Literally every competitive deck except maybe Jeleva and Teferi have creatures in play. I'm not sure if you've played any competitive EDH in the last 18 months, but there's these two commanders called Thrasios and Tymna... And those decks tend to be loaded with creatures. It's sort of a bummer that most decks actually do have a few creatures in play, frequently with stats like 1/3 or 2/2, which makes it hard to get clean attacks with the hatebears. Ezuri's Predation is just about as easy to cast as Mizzium Mortars, and is vastly superior. Not only is it disruption and mana destruction, it's nearly a game-ending threat!

re: Gamble. I tried this and cut it quickly. If you want to use it to get something you're not going to discard, then you have to do it off your opening 7. That means you're spending turn 1 playing gamble instead of a mana elf, which is just terrible. Or your spending turn 2 playing gable instead of a stax piece, which is also terrible. Then if you want to play it turn 3, you've got 3 cards left in hand. One of the benefits of this deck is that it doesn't use the graveyard... so if the tutor target gets discarded it's gone for good. In a lot of decks Gamble is good because it's a second copy of Entomb. As you can see, the opposite is true here.

Incidentally, Chrome Mox has a similar problem: basically its likely that you don't have enough spare cards to come back from the card disadvantage. The general doesn't provide card advantage, so we're not reliably ramping into something that refills the hand.

I've tried Orcish Lumberjack. It's really bad to play a turn 1 dork that might not actually make mana, which happens, if you don't have a forest. It can be strong tho. Perhaps its worth using. Have you tested it in this list?

Re: By Force. Could you talk about why By Force would be superior in this list to Artifact Mutation, Vandalblast, Reclamation Sage, Bane of Progress, Release the Gremlins, and Caustic Wasps?

I've also tried and cut Skullclamp. It's just slow and not good. I don't have a reliable 1-toughness token producer (like in a Tana, the Bloodsower deck), and basically token-making isn't a great route to victory. It doesn't draw off commanders and the only thing that leaves is using it to draw off mana elves after the mid-game when you don't need the mana anymore. That's just not a winning plan, anyway.

Root Maze, Hall of Gemstone, Imperial Recruiter, and City of Traitors are all decent suggestions, Worth considering! Have you tried any of them in this list, or a similar one?

onehitterquiter on Shanna Swingy Sensation **Budget**

2 months ago

Pollenbright Wings yo! And imagine if she has the wings and doublestrike, WOOF. Bishop of Rebirth and Sun Titan might be worth considering so that if the game is removal heavy you can just let her hit grave and rebuild quickly. I'd definitely run Tendershoot Dryad over Verdant Force. Aura Mutation seems like it'd be good here too. And Bastion Protector is never bad. Cool deck!

I have a similar deck that involves bestowing Shanna's second ability to Tana, the Bloodsower via things like Sigil of the Nayan Gods, then giving her doublestrike + lifelink with Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder. Check it out! Bruse Tana, Boorish Bloodsower

enpc on Aggro EDH Commanders

2 months ago

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom does seem cool but ends up just becoming a combo deck with Druids' Repository.

Can confirm that Edgar Markov can be really aggressive (assuming a non-cutthroat playgroup). Tymna the Weaver + Tana, the Bloodsower can be good. Ezuri, Renegade Leader can also be really strong.

Draglord_Sim on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Thragnar, Easily Instagated

Legendary Creature - Giant

Firststrike

Whenever a one or more creatures enter the battlefield under your control, if it is combat on your turn, untap all creatures you control, they gain haste until end of turn, there is an additional combat phase after this one.

Partner

Thragnar always hated the little guys. They made him want to fight.

I love Tana, the Bloodsower/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa as a combination.

In honour of Battlebond, create a card with the friend/foe mechanic from cards like Regna's Sanction.

thijmnesoy on Rith, the Sapling lord

2 months ago

yeah. that's true. 'cause you can run Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Thallid Omnivore from Dominaria in the colors from Abzan. so that's pretty neat. My friend combocatastrophy167 is going to build a Saproling deck around Tana, the Bloodsower partnering with Ravos, Soultender from C16. with those as your commander, you can use both Naya ánd Abzan in one deck. so you can run Ghave, Guru of Spores ánd Rith, the Awakener

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