Tendershoot Dryad


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders 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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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

hejtmane on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

1 week 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

1 month 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!

1 month 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.

triproberts12 on A Different Kind of Ghave Deck

1 month ago

You can certainly make it a viable deck without sinking Doubling Season money into it or turning it into a deck whose only goal is to Demonic Tutor into a combo. There's a lot of good stuff in here to build on.

Hardened Scales rounds out your Corpsejack Menace/Snek package.

You could probably lean a little into Saprolings, as well. Psychotrope Thallid is great card draw when your Commander makes Saprolings. Utopia Mycon is great for ramp. Tendershoot Dryad is a great lord for going wide. Night Soil , Saproling Burst , Verdant Embrace , Fertile Imagination , Fungal Sprouting , Scatter the Seeds , and Saproling Symbiosis are solid token producers. That last one is expensive, but I thought I'd just put it out there since it's old af.

There's great interaction in Saprolings, too. Morbid Bloom , Aura Mutation , Seed Spark are all pretty okay cards, and you're already running Death Mutation, Fungal Plots, and Necrogenesis.

As for cuts, if you're not doing broken combo things, Spikes are not good. Cruel Sadist , Sylvan Hierophant , Consuming Vapors , Heirloom Blade , Clockwork Vorrac , and Underworld Connections could probably be cut on card quality, alone.

multimedia on Need help with rhys the ...

2 months ago

Hey, you didn't include a link to your deck or have a Rhys deck in your profile?

I think token producers who are creatures or other permanents (Planeswalkers) far outweigh instants and sorceries because permanents can be repeatable sources of token creation much like Rhys himself is. Many repeatable sources of card advantage is one of most important things to have in multiplayer Commander. Walkers survive most board wipes that are played in Commander and board wipes are a big problem for tokens. Green gives you a lot of creature tutor options making it much easier to tutor for a specific creature then an instant or sorcery.

Rhys is a token producer from the Command Zone so technically you don't need a lot of other token producers, but cards like Mycoloth and Tendershoot Dryad can be no mana cost token engines each turn. Elf ramp is good with Rhys: Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , and Joraga Treespeaker and Walker token producers are good cards to ramp into: Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Garruk Wildspeaker , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar . Walkers are busted with Doubling Season which is a good card have with tokens.

goldlion on The Great Radhaggro

2 months ago

Knollspine Dragon and Chancellor of the Forge weren't even on my radar, those seem fantastic. Just got a Tempt with Vengeance , so that's great! I already have a Tendershoot Dryad , so perhaps it'll take a slot till I find better alternatives. I've been gravitating towards things like War Cadence , Uphill Battle , Stoneshaker Shaman , Release the Gremlins , Overwhelming Instinct , Druids' Repository and Nacatl War-Pride .

Thanks very much mmcgeach. I appreciate it. It's going to be an experiment to see where the balance is, but I think it'll teach me a lot. If you're interested, I'll share the decklist with you when it's up.

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Tendershoot Dryad occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.18%