Tendershoot Dryad

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None

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Tokens

Tendershoot Dryad

Creature — Dryad

Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)

At the beginning of each upkeep, create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.

Saprolings you control have +2/+2 as long as you have the city's blessing.

Tendershoot Dryad Discussion

enigmadox on Help with Meren plz

1 week ago

It looks like your trying to go budget with this list as well as low cmc, and +1/+1 counters. Meren of Clan Nel Toth wants creatures to get those experience counters. As well as sac outlets. id recommend increasing creatures and cutting from mostly instants and some enchantments possibly sorcerys too. Also not entirely sure why your running Black Knight . On that note.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Carrion Feeder

Nantuko Husk

all low drop creature sac outlet to make those xp counters while meren is out yahenni can get particularly mean as he gets big from board wipes that he can survive.

Skullclamp card draw.

Ashnod's Altar sac outlet and mana.

Sakura-Tribe Elder is great ramp as if meren see it die she gets a xp counter and if she has 2 she just puts it on the battlefield at end step to ramp even more.

Wood Elves is also a good card to res to ramp ahead. It can even tutor Overgrown Tomb if you have one (they are going for about 7 bucks as of this comment don't know your budget.)

Corpsejack Menace explosive with +1/+1.

Fleshbag Marauder make em sac get a counter.

Plaguecrafter make em sac premium.

Merciless Executioner make em sac more.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest benefit from them sacing.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari benifit from sacing only if you can sac reliably though. i still feel she is worth mentioning.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord a sac outlet that gets big and can win you the game.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal get more counters.

Managorger Hydra get alot of counters.

Gyre Sage get ramp with +1/+1.

Poison-Tip Archer make em pay with life for all the death.

Skullwinder good for politics.

Pollenbright Druid uber cheap proliferate or +1/+1.

Ravenous Slime make other graveyard deck hate you as your creature get huge.

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan a less potent but cheaper Death's Presence .

Scute Mob adorable and terrifing if left on the field to long.

Tendershoot Dryad if you like tokens.

Vigor he makes everything bigger.

Vulturous Zombie bird that gets big.

Winding Constrictor more counters

Golgari Grave-Troll dredge +1/+1 counter a golgari staple cheaper since the reprint

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave +1/+1 staple

you also might want creatures to bomb into with meren.

Avenger of Zendikar high cmc yes but if hes in the grave with enough xp free plants that get bigger or die for xp.

Hornet Queen same as avenger but deathtouch and flying they dont get bigger but dont really need to.

Underrealm Lich is a great way to filter through your top deck and load your graveyard. combos with the oh so pricey but oh so worth it Sylvan Library the way the replacement effect works with these two out has you drawing three cards keeping one putting two into the yard 3 times for 3 more cards in hand an 6 more in your graveyard for meren to see at endstep. (sorry if unnecessary i love that combo.)

i may have gone a little overboard (and could go on) but i think looking through the creatures i mentioned might be able to give the deck a shot in the arm probably aim for 30-35 creatures as thats what meren wants to abuse. thats just the creatures though and you still might want to look into increasing your ramp and card draw.

i hope this helps.

abby315 on Saproling OVERRUN!!!

1 month ago

Anointed Procession and Tendershoot Dryad are perfect for the tokens, and you don't have our great Saproling lord, Sporecrown Thallid ! For shame!

(I'd take out Spellbook , Skyshroud Elf and Stone-Seeder Hierophant .)

Randomsome1 on Emmara v4

1 month ago

I think (Don't quote me) that a 2:1 ratio between Tokens producers and token Enhancers is a good starting point.

Here are some suggestions to up the number of stand alone token production that you should consider:

Secure the Wastes - It's and instant!

Tendershoot Dryad - Tokens EVERY upkeep

Martial Coup - Board wipe with upside, sometimes.

Hooded Hydra - Flexible

Arachnogenesis - A personal pet card, no one see's it coming. Kinda stand alone, requires you to be attacked

Imperious Perfect - Low drop with a very nicely costed ability

Wolfbriar Elemental - Pretty underestimated

Verdant Force - very high costed, but another every upkeep effect

Ant Queen - pretty bad creature, but an abusable, cheap mana sink

Trostani Discordant - Homeward path on a stick that pumps and makes tokens

Jade Mage - Meh, but its an early token producer if you need it. Late game it can be abused too.

You are severely lack card draw and there are a few abusable cards for tokens:

Collective Unconscious

Shamanic Revelation

Slate of Ancestry

Skullmulcher

Regal Force

Be careful with how many of these you put in since they rely on your board.

There are safer ramp options, in my opinion, in green:

Farseek - Can take the place of Selesnya Signet

Nature's Lore - Can replace Talisman of Unity

Kodama's Reach - Can Replace Commander's Sphere I say replace, but you can always up your ramp suite by a couple cards instead.

JohnnyCRO on Wanderer's Song

1 month ago

First off, I love the deck. Great job with the deck, budget primer and on the work you put in the collaborative primer.

I’m looking maybe to make a Yisan deck and all 3 of these resources were of huge help to me. However, I still have some questions.

Here are the cards I’d remove compared to your list and the reasons for their exclusion (disregarding few manabase changes along the same lines);

Survival of the Fittest , Mox Diamond , Gaea's Cradle , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Mirri's Guile - budget restrictions. For different reasons, I won’t be getting these in the foreseeable future.

Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying - without Cradle in, I don’t see these 2 holding up well

Ravenous Slime - my meta isn’t big on graveyards, so I could see myself wanting better verse 3 options

My meta is mostly creature-based with lots of MAN/Blood pod/Tymna decks around. Blue is less prevalent than it is in other competitive metas, and green is the most represented color. There is quite a bit of stax (although I have yet to see a Linvala) and, as I’ve mentioned already, graveyards aren’t widely used here. Non-competitive crowd favors creatures and combat. I don’t expect to play with them a lot, but if we’re paired at a tournament, I’d like Yisan to steamroll them.

Here are my ideas;

  • Tendershoot Dryad - my meta is quite keen on combat, and I’d like to be conpetitive in that regard. A decent verse 5

  • Hornet Queen - pretty much the same as Dryad, but at verse 7 and it stops occasional Zur or Kraum

  • Wayward Swordtooth - a bad Azusa, but a ramp effect nevertheless. Could be useful because of its 5/5 body that can save me some life while enticing Tymna players to soften up the rest of the table for my Hoof

  • Tireless Tracker - because our games can get grindy, having a good draw engine and a beatstick in one sounds good.

  • Skyshroud Ranger - makes up for lost t2 Yisan capcity lost by excluding Diamond and it’s an elf. Nothing to write home about, but seems decent

  • Mana Vault - t2 Yisan enabler

  • Elvish Archdruid and Marwyn, the Nurturer - big elf mana. I’m not very excited about these, but they might be good Azusa replacements

  • Oracle of Mul Daya - if I had one, I’d probably just play it in place of Azusa. But I traded mine away long time ago. Its current price and likelihood of being reprinted make it an uneasy buy for me. But if you think it’s worth the buck in here compared to other options, I can bite the bullet.

  • Ulvenwald Tracker - Tymna eliminator and generally a repeatable creature removal in a relatively creature-heavy meta

  • Quest for Renewal - seems to me like an extra copy of Muse that’s lest susceptible to removal.

  • Autumn's Veil - not as relevant as it would be in some other metas, but it could be a good piece of combo protection

  • Noxious Revival - grave recursion plus grave hate if I need it. Its instant speed, low cost and versatility make it look good in my eyes even if this deck can’t really abuse it like some other decks can.

  • Return to Nature - a new goodie from WAR. A strictly better Naturalize that can not only remove an opposing stax piece, but can double as grave hate in a pinch. As with Revival, grave hate isn’t the selling point, but a part of a package deal that even without it should be a decent option.

  • Natural State - a cheap way to remove opposing stax. It hits los of relevant stuff, since I don’t see much Chain veils, PEngines and whatnot around (excet when I’m the perpetrator...)

  • Lightning Greaves - protection and haste enabling together make for a tempting offer

I’d appreciate it greatly if you could comment on these and suggest which of these to add. If you have any other additions below 20$, I’m all ears.

Thank you in advance!

hejtmane on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

2 months ago

My problem with Massacre Girl by the time I usually need a 5 drop for tokens outside a vampire deck which are less and less. The biggest token issues right now that i see is Biogenic Ooze and I still see alot of Tendershoot Dryad with the cities blessing so unless you combo spell then the -20 -20 is not happening. Maybe against Mono green when they drop carnage and they have all there lanowar elves out. Yes I understand she can be good in the right situation but overall I see her as better side board card against certain decks or if you want a 4/4 with menace then bonus. She's not a bad card and she would probably be great in commander deck against an Edgar Markov deck wrecking shop when she hit the field.

Beezy on Mazirek, Sac Priest

3 months ago

This deck actually looks very solid! I don't think there is too much I would change, except that I would definitely add Walking Ballista and Crystalline Crawler which can enable you to have insane combo-esque turns. I don't think I personally would lean to hard on the token theme, but having good token makers like Tendershoot Dryad is still important. Wave of Vitriol is also an insane way to not only rid the board of any threats, but go completely over-the-top and destroy people! It's got to be good for like, forty +1/+1 counters at least.

Cloudius on Unleash the Horde!

3 months ago

Steiger Thanks for the upvote and suggestions. Oran-Rief is already in the deck. I didn't play as much +1/+1 counter cards as it'll dilute the token production aspects of the deck.

Mycoloth fits the theme well for sure, but for 5 CMC, Tendershoot Dryad is a stronger contender.

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Tendershoot Dryad occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.18%