Tana, the Bloodsower
Legendary Creature — Elf Druid
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.)
|Want (2)||lshv32 , TheGazeboWas|
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Tana, the Bloodsower occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%
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Tana, the Bloodsower Discussion
1 week ago
Here's my list if you're curious: Bruse Tana Boorish Bloodsower
That said, I definitely recommend these cards: Sigil of the Nayan Gods, Hope Against Hope, Cathars' Crusade, Eidolon of Countless Battles, Betrothed of Fire, Thallid Germinator, Song of Freyalise, Cryptolith Rite, Druids' Repository, Utopia Mycon, Fungal Plots, Shamanic Revelation, Ohran Frostfang
3 weeks ago
Rith probably isn't the best saproling commander. I think you just lose too much value being unable to play AEther Mutation, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Slimefoot, the Stowaway, Sprouting Thrinax, and Supply / Demand. Lifegain always seems like a good idea, but it just adds in the extra step of having to find a way to win the game. If you load up on Blood Artist effects in black and WB, that gives you a better way to affect opponents than hitting a critical mass of creatures to deal 120 combat damage. You also miss Arcane Adaptation, Xenograft, and Conspiracy by not playing black and blue, which seem good.
As for general card replacements, the ramp package is where I see the most room for improvement that is easy on the budget. I highly recommend taking your cues from Dana Roach's EDHREC article on green land ramp.
In general, I would lean away from auras, with the possible exception of Verdant Embrace- there are a few cards like that missing, so I'd check out the saproling cards on Scryfall. That would also be the place to look for tribal cards, although you can also see the most popular ones on the general tribal page and saproling tribal page at EDHREC.
1 month ago
I realized his power one day when I had him in play with a handful of board state, a Phyrexian Altar and both Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Tana, the Bloodsower out and cast Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. That got absurd quick.
2 months ago
Hey I just wanna say I love this deck! It bears quite a bit of similarity to my own Tana and Reyhan Partner Token Stuff. I'm digging the manland tech in Raging Ravine, that works very well with Reyhan and the like. One thing I'll recommend is to add in a manland like Mishra's Factory or Mutavault so that you can activate them, post-boardwipe, with Reyhan's +1/+1 counter triggers on the stack -- that saves them all and the reason those two are specifically called out is that they can tap for mana, and use that mana to become a creature. Once I drop Mishra's Factory, I basically don't use it as mana if Reyhan is out so that I can always save the counters. Have you thought about Dryad Arbor and Green Sun's Zenith ?
I recently discovered Fallen Ideal myself, that is one sweet piece of spice. Greater Good I ended up cutting, since i so rarely had large creatures, but your list looks like it might avoid that issue better than mine. I didn't even realize Thunderscape Familiar was a thing, that is fantastic.
What are some of the weak points you see in your list during actual gameplay? Mine is always a weakness to board wipes, obviously, but especially when someone turns off my ability to use Dictate of Erebos via Angel of Jubilation , Tajuru Preserver , or Sigarda, Host of Herons . An older version of your list was actually one of the main inspirations for the linked deck above, but I ended up taking it a bit more combo direction. You haven't lived until you get both Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest out to play with Reyhan on board. Purphoros, God of the Forge on board when I hit with Tana, the Bloodsower or chord out an Avenger of Zendikar ? Yes please.
Anyway, great deck! I love its current state.
2 months ago
No to Emmara Tandris . I've built that one befor. It's not very good.
There's a player with a Marath, Will of the Wild token deck in my group. He tends to go infinite all the time. But if that's your thing go for it.
I'm sure what ever you do with Yarok, the Desecrated will be very good, but no white.
And of course I'm all in on Iroas, God of Victory
2 months ago
So I am now looking at the following
Thanks for all the ideas!
2 months ago
I run a casual list with Tymna the Weaver and Tana, the Bloodsower which does a pretty good job of pumping out saprolings. It's not a dedicated token list, however it spews them onto the battlefield pretty well (deck is Don't be Blue).
If you want a lot of tokens, Ghave, Guru of Spores is going to be one of your best bets. Saprolings have a lot of support and he enables them well, especially when paired with token doubling effects. You will need a lot of dice though.
2 months ago
Want something off-beat? How about Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer ?
Wanna really have a game where you're spinning the wheel? Atla Palani, Nest Tender . Like a token Cascade!
Wanna be the unconventional token strat that goes tall instead of wide? Take a look at Feldon of the Third Path !
Krenko, Mob Boss can get out of hand, I'm sure.
You could sac your way to the win or just go wide with Prossh, Skyraider of Kher !
Need something totally typical? Might I suggest Rhys the Redeemed ?
How about Rith, the Awakener devotion tokens. I hear White has some good stuff for that?
Teysa Karlov is sitting in the middle of the Orzhov web of power. Know what that means? Lots of tokens and a lot more death.
Need to come out of nowhere with an enormous beat stick? Ulasht, the Hate Seed is your beat stick!!
Valduk, Keeper of the Flame is another beefy boi who benefits from auras and equipments a lot... as do Tana, the Bloodsower and Siona, Captain of the Pyleas ... Here's something else entirely. Voltron tokens?
Hope that was enough options.