Tana, the Bloodsower

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

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.)

Tana, the Bloodsower Discussion

enpc on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

3 weeks ago

Tymna the Weaver and Tana, the Bloodsower are also a strong aggro deck, specifically when run as blood pod (which is a Stax build).

Skittles isn't a bad commander, however he's more Voltron than aggro. And while he's a strong infect card, there aren't many others in mono black. So that means that while he only has to do 10 damage per player, if you do say 8 infect damage and then get starved out of being able to play him, it's much harder for the rest of your deck to follow up on the work done. Not to mention he is very telegraphing of your strategy.

But if you were going to play him, cheap equipment (like Cranial Plating or Runechanter's Pike ) would be the go.

Strike_Rouge on Blood Moon in Four-Color Mana ...

2 months ago

Commanders: Tana, the Bloodsower / Tymna the Weaver (Like you had any other guesses?)

Deck variant: reanimator aristocrats

Card in question: Blood Moon

Question: How tf do you run that card outside of cEDH mana bases?

Further explanation: Running few non-basic lands is difficult in four colors. I don't run the usual cEDH mana rocks or fetch lands because my decks are only, at most, what people might call "budget cEDH" (not fully up to the "c" in "cEDH", but definitely based on cEDH counterparts). There exists Chromatic Lantern and Gilded Lotus , but to be perfectly honest, I'm not fond of either. I dislike almost any mana rock with over CMC 2 that only produces one mana per tap, and while Lotus might produce three mana, having a CMC of 5 kills it for me.

Already-brainstormed solutions:

Play cheaper (money-wise) mana rocks in place (signets, talismans, etc.).

  • One of the more viable circumventions. My only objection lies in how lands are more viable strictly in the sense that there are more ways to blow up a rock than there are for lands. Since green is involved, land ramp tutors are a thing.

"Just play x," where x =/= $100+

Chrome Mox , Bloom Tender

  • Real wallet murderers, these ones. But also super helpful; might be worth it.

Avacyn's Pilgrim , Elves of Deep Shadow , Birds of Paradise , and other dorks

  • Creatures are easily killed, and although I already planned on needing these, there's no way they can support the mana base that well.

Oracle of Mul Daya , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Courser of Kruphix , etc.

  • Playing extra land is amazing... when there's land to play. I generally dislike playing more than 32-33 land in a deck outside of landfall (max 28- 30 colored land + fetch lands, 1-3 utility lands), so odds are moderate, but not super high. Also, again, creatures are easily killed.

Cryptolith Rite

  • The only thing on the list that might actually work consistently, is below 3 CMC, and below even $10. Bonus: explicit Enchantment removal is still barely a thing. Let's just hope a boardwipe doesn't occur.

Don't run Blood Moon

So yeah, any and all thoughts welcome.

king-saproling on Rith's Grove

2 months ago

Really love your description of Rith and the lore of the Primevals. Have you considered cards like Bravado or Betrothed of Fire ? I have a Bruse and Tana deck that uses cards like these, and it turns out they are surprisingly powerful on a general with "saprolink" like Rith or Tana, the Bloodsower

king-saproling on BRGW Fling

3 months ago

Really cool deck!! What do you think of running Ravos, Soultender and Tana, the Bloodsower as your generals instead? Ravos recurs your fling fodder, and Tana's tokens supplement cards like Kresh, Prossh and Mazirek. I would remove the cards that count # of creatures in graveyards like Mortivore as I think those will be underwhelming outside of a dedicated mill deck. Maybe give these cards a try: Gratuitous Violence , Serra Avatar , Evra, Halcyon Witness , Dying Wish , Fruit of the First Tree , Warstorm Surge .

BMHKain on I thought about it. I'll ...

3 months ago

(CAUTION: A Huge List of CMDRS dead ahead. If you can't comply, remember that I apologized for the huge wall.)

Well, I was just told how to do a Folder, but to choose what for decks is another thing entirely. Especially if such decks are either:

A: What Everyone Plays B: Are good, but have since been outdated by a year C: Are Tribal Leaders in a Specific Sense (No Morophon, the Boundless please.) D: Not Underdog CMDRs. E: Other.

Let's Just assume we use that cEDH Deck Tier List One-by-One; but w/ a new rule for Playtesting such decks so none of the cEDH Decks win out of overall ratios ~100% of the time; CHANNELFIREBALL-style. That said, From using the Tier List, I require the following CMDR Decks to not have cEDH Level Power, but are these:

Tier 0:

Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver Partners

Tier 1:

Kess, Dissident Mage

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

The First Sliver (Not as a Sliver Tribe Leader)

The Gitrog Monster

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Vial Smasher the Fierce

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Zur the Enchanter

(NOTE: Unknown if Kraum, Ludevic's Opus & Vial Smasher the Fierce need to be Parters to be of this level.)

Tier 2:

Animar, Soul of Elements (Morph Decks not allowed.)

Baral, Chief of Compliance (Get your Counterspells Ready!)

Brago, King Eternal

Breya, Etherium Shaper

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

General Tazri (Mandatory Ally Tribe Leader)

Ghave, Guru of Spores

God-Eternal Kefnet

Godo, Bandit Warlord

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Kykar, Wind's Fury

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Narset, Enlightened Master

Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Oona, Queen of the Fae

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Possible Dragon Tribe Leader)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain

Taigam, Ojutai Master

Tana, the Bloodsower

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

The Mimeoplasm

Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Yarok, the Desecrated

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Tier 3: WIP

But, yeah, you get the picture, right? Since I can't find such decks on my own to put in such a folder for decks worth testing against your own. Rules are as follows though:

  1. It needs to be up to date, prior to the Iona, Shield of Emeria & Paradox Engine bans & Painter's Servant unbanning/CMDR 2019's release; or just not include any of those at all.

  2. Each deck must not be of cEDH-level power; just imagine how much hell I'd have to playthrough against something just to beat a Thrasios/Tymna Partners deck just to have my claim on this notion nullified.

  3. Decks must include CMDRs that are Popular, were Popular as well as Tribal Decks w/ Good Tribe Leaders (For example: The First Sliver & Sliver Queen do not fit this category where Sliver Overlord does fit the Sliver Tribe Leadership. Scion of the Ur-Dragon & The Ur-Dragon can both count as Dragon Tribe CMDRs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is actually a bad CMDR to use in Superfriends, but Shines in all Counter Life. Make good use of that instead of making a 4< Color Walkers Deck. The rulings go on...)

I know this is too much for now, but I'm making a folder for Playtesting w/ decks as everyone kept telling me to do so; now I want to hold my end of the Bargain. But I seriously need help from you to do this. If you can find any decks here to add to such a Folder, put it on the comments below.

(& no, It's not like it's a personal thing! Anyone is allowed to use it when it's finished!)

BMHKain on Chain Severed, but nobody cares ...

3 months ago

Foreword: "There are no miracles in this world. There is only coincidence and necessity, and what people make of it."

  • Yuu Himura; ef: A Tale of Memories

This is an anime I really wished I could actually watch long ago. Never again. Yuu-san is pretty much correct on this whole reality. I would've chose another quote for this, & should've, but I'll save it for Post-Throne of Eldraine release. After all, I'm mediocre compared to so many. What anime quote would you describe me the most? I'm actually intrigued... :D

Hot Seat [ˈhät ˌsēt] NOUN informal (The Hot Seat) Hotseat (noun) 1. The position of a person who carries full responsibility for something, including facing criticism or being answerable for decisions or actions. "It's been a bad week for the men in the hot seat" NORTH AMERICAN The electric chair.

(MTG Slang) 1. A group of MTG Cards placed in a section besides the Mainboard, or Sideboard used for what deserves a place in the Mainboard as a part of the deck in exchange for a cut from said board in question.

無限大虐殺の終焉の哀詩 (The Subname Kuso-Traslation is "The Dirge of the Finale of Infinite Genocide") (Note we use the Subject, Verb, Object rule (SVO), where the Nipponese swap both the Verb & Object to each other's initial position (SOV). This is the name for a Yarok, the Desecrated deck, but I seriously need help on the JP part; if any...)

(I apologize if I'm not being as concise as people want me to recently, but I'm not making multiple threads at one time; just so you can oppose me by not posting at all.)

Outside of some other decks in the works, I figured the best I can do is show what's still in the works; & explain to the best of my abilities what they need...


Bruce & Tana, Weaponized Re-Quips

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 6 COMMENTS | 137 VIEWS


Naya. There is only one rule. Carry even a Godsire killing weapon, & Naya kills you worse. these colors hate Equipment, even if it's a Wolf Mount. As Tana, the Bloodsower & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder are partners at this idea, they WILL go Anti-Meta against the Naturally Appropriate. Epuipment is the prime part of this deck, though it somehow added the idea of Sap-Swarm in unintentionally. Though I still want this to be a full-fledged Equip-Matters Voltron deck as a whole. Though the Sap-Saccing might actually be useful...


Impure Fire of Hou-ou that levels Gods

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 12 COMMENTS | 166 VIEWS


Pick on Mono- Burn as much as you wish. I want this deck to go on one speed; SoL (We got Heat Ray , which is a literal Laser, & Some card in MTG History that is Firearm Based, & isn't Australia and New Zealand based (PORTAL crap.)) This deck has only one option: Genocidal Burn. Using powerful Burn spells as well as powerful Copy Spells; & Mana Doublers among other things, to burn any to a crisp. Each Point of Damage even makes more mana for it's Commander: Neheb, the Eternal . A legitimate beast of a soldier, the more Burn you deal, the more mana you get to use even more. The only restriction I have for this deck is that I want it to break a Status Quo, superior deck archetypes pushed to a limit beyond theirs. Using cards that help w/ Sources, & even try & find some Draw-Go that was forced out of the deck. Any ideas for this is great. But I'd also like some other ideas for other Burn ideas. But just imagine a Minotaur burning you for blood sport. I wish you luck for what this deck needs; if Rummaging won't help, how about Artifact Draw? :)


Xantcha: America Incarnate; of another Timeline...

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 4 COMMENTS | 64 VIEWS


ONE WORD: Triskaidekaphobia . This deck needs one thing; 13 cards cut to the legitimate 100 card standard. If Caerwyn is correct about the Competitive Meter; stated that even at 100% Competitive is actually very weak, & that this is 79% Casual being a monster to deal with; something seems off with this notion; & it's not that I'm failing But even the senior staff doesn't seem to want to address this issue; but what does More Casual, More Competitive, & Feedback each suppose to do? Nobody answered this question ever since the first time I asked. But I digress. All this deck needs is 13 cards to cut. & an audience for what is still going wrong w/ the Meter. But I'm also going for Chainer, Nightmare Adept if nobody wants to help Ol' Xantcha. But if so, HOW to restrict access from Exile? After that, Triskaidekaphobia will die. Good Luck. ^_^


Kadena, Naga Successor of Ixidor's Death

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 1 COMMENT | 95 VIEWS


Even the Unknown needs help as well. Focusing on the Morph cards, as well as Morph abilities like Megamorph & Manifest (Are Manifest Morph Abilities?), this deck is made to make discounts as Morph Sides for free, & easily draw-go's like mad. W/ a lot of awesome Morphs in there, & support for the CMDR & the Morphs as well, even stuff like Krosan Grip can be countered for reason I forgot. (Really. I actually forgot. :/) Such H4X are literally at your potential; turning over Morphs for free, discounts to make Morph Cards cast , & is a beast of a deck when your opponents can't look underneath either. Such mercy from your opponents... But what would you keep to cut? What would you cut in general? What would you replace? How would you make this concept of a TRUE Morph CMDR Deck any better?



(Get the sexual jokes out of your head; Brass will kill you if you have a joke that ISN'T of such idea (Booty? No friggen thanks.), & has her, & the Coalition to Systematically kill all MTG Staff for rejecting Firearms in MTG. (Uh, make a Spaghetti Western themed Plane of Existence already?! You have Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2, Clint Eastwood's works, Use a damn .357 Magnum in your stuff already!)

Yep, Pirate Tribal, but I'd like some improvements where Ol' Salty Brass was inept at achieving since the Ixalan Block; Even now. It seems when this is used, Pirates seem to benefit from Sheer Aggro; & can benefit from Explore effects, & Treasures. Revel in Riches is one wincon here, but this deck has several in mind, & has several H4X'd cards that can do stuff like Time Control Timestream Navigator , Pox Effects Dire Fleet Ravager , even the idea of Aggro meets Ramp makes me think; (WHAT THE HELL HAS EVERYONE HAVE AGAINST PIRATES!?) Raid & Explore Effects are great here, but the individual abilities of Pirates are where they shine.

Q&A: Why did you have to do a follow-up to something already existing?

Outside of "ADAM RUINS MTG", Yarok, Pashalik Mons Goblin Tribal, & a CMDR in Jeskai Colors that needs to be as close as Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Nobody wanted not to feign interest of this in the slightest; but I dunno why. Was I referencing crap again?

I included all 5 decks in hopes somebody knows MTG Slang, & sees what a Hotseat even is. Then start from there work on the next when able. Goal? To get all these decks reformed so I can get to my next two projects before I work on an "ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING" themed Vorthos/Melvin Deck based on actual problems w/ MTG as a whole. So why not call that deck "ADAM RUINS MTG". The question now is, What colors would fit Ol' Adam Conover? I-I dunno. I use 5 color as a base, & work my way there.

Also, a cEDH Boros Deck is still in the works, & I'd rather I have an actual Boros Player in the subformat help me out on that; Such people I was w/ before I doubt they were actual cEDH Players, but I'll work on the deck later on; eventually of course. I do have a list of stuff I could use though, but I want to try & finish some combos before going to make a list; Some cards though includes:

Eldrazi Displacer (Flickers CMC <=3 creatures for many kinds of Wincons)

Sun Titan (Can be Displaced Lecht & Rink to recur so much.)

Hellkite Tyrant (What? CMDR 2019 gave us a Pirate w/ huge Treasure Support!)

(I'll resume later.)

That said, I'll update this is oppose to making individual threads that overfill the forum topics w/ my name etched on it. If this isn't a good idea, I wish not to be right.

Thanks for the help, even though you didn't. Maybe this time you'll help?

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

3 months ago

(It's not even bump day.)

(Cool it punk.)

Situation Notations; All F---ed Up.

Nearly all decks have a Hotseat for the Maybeboard. Besides Xantcha, Sleeper Agent . All that's needed there is 13 cuts, & it should be good. As for the rest of the Hotseat Sitters, I'll explain why each is on there:


Bruce & Tana, Weaponized Re-Quips

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 6 COMMENTS | 127 VIEWS


This needs no Hotlist; I actually had to contact Caerwyn for what to do about sacing the Saprolings Tana, the Bloodsower makes after damage calculation. Ironically, he threw in a Gatherer Results page; & I forgot how he did it now. CRAP. This one's fine for now...


Impure Fire of Hou-ou that levels Gods

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 12 COMMENTS | 166 VIEWS


The Hotlist here is incomplete; I'll have to let the fate of the rest to you. In addition to this though, I'll be finding Artifact Draw that might be good here; but it's not easy. Either I loot, or I have to compromise this deck w/ huge costed stuff; or Tomes (Which all suck.). That said, what deserves the BURN?


Xantcha: America Incarnate; of another Timeline...

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 4 COMMENTS | 62 VIEWS


One requirement only, & has no need for a Hotseat: JUST CUT 13 DAMN CARDS! Is that hard enough to do?!


Kadena, Naga Successor of Ixidor's Death

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 1 | 1 COMMENT | 88 VIEWS


With one of the best I can currently comprehend, Kadena & her Morphs' real problem for this Hotseat is whether of not such things should stay in the decklist. Some might actually do, others probably don't fit here. That said, I'm wondering what could work in a deck w/ the potential to make Morphs free; as in (Mega)Morph/Manifest . That said, The creatures in the Hotseat do include some great stuff I want to return to this deck; but how is this possible when even the Signets, other artifice, & every enchantment has a positive for each? It will be a tough goal for this Hotseat, but I think I can do this; hopefully w/ you...

&...



Yep, Pirate Tribal; & I chose that name to see how much ferocity someone like Beckett Brass Really IS. Problem one is easy though; "it Explores". "Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard."

Several cards in the Hotseat have this ability, & I actually cut them for the Hotseat! I also wanted to do some Time H4X via Timestream Navigator , but using her...

...Is the same as everyone wanting to kill her chances back onto the deck. Even Angrath, Minotaur Pirate would be a Bad idea here in Pirate Tribal. But what are your opinions? What should stay, & what deserves their Buttcheeks cut, & forced to wear it?

Now it's all up to you; besides Tana & Bruce; I'd like that same link from earlier by Caerwyn please. I hope you don't mind.

Thanks for the help, if any.

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