Tendershoot Dryad


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Tendershoot Dryad Discussion

Chopperty on Slimefoot, The Sacro-phyte

2 days ago

You could also put in a Helm of the Host and combo it with either Tendershoot Dryad or Slimefoot, the Stowaway for even more saprolings/buffs/dmg and lifegain.

Tehzim on Killer Compost

2 days ago

razelfark with your suggestions I beat two of three opponents at FNM (sans Tendershoot Dryad).

I've tweaked it some more and I'll probably end up having to get those TDs. I also added some more spells and enchantments to even things out. Need to get 4 of those Woodland Cemetery too. Thanks again.

razelfark on Killer Compost

3 days ago

Always nice to see Fungus Sap decks. My main concern with your deck layout is your mana curve and choice of 1 drops. While you have what appears to be a lot of 1 cost spells, most of them require a creature on the board to be useful. The card Navigator's Compass also does not seem that useful as you are doing nothing that suggests the need for the artifact. I would cut all copies of the artifact in favor of Llanowar Elves as the creature will help you with ramping spells out and can be sacrifice fodder for Whisper, Blood Liturgist when you have to many lands.

Another card I would cut would be Demonic Vigor as most your creatures cost too much or lack ETB (enter the battlefield) to make good use of having the creature added back to your hand.

A strong creature for Saproling decks that you are missing is Tendershoot Dryad. The creature makes all your tokens much stronger, generates you fodder that can be sacrificed into Whisper, Blood Liturgist, and is a much stronger target to have Helm of the Host put on then any of your current creatures in deck.

A card to be careful with is the Fungal Plots. I have mixed feelings with how this card functions. Most of my time from playing with it as a token oriented deck, I find it too slow and only useful to eat saps most of the time in response to a field wipe. With your deck including grave recursion like Whisper, Blood Liturgist, I am not sure how often you are going to want to use the enchantments function to devour your grave for tokens. I would suggest Arguel's Blood Fast as a better draw option if that is what you are looking for from the spell.

Best of luck with your deck.

onehitterquiter on The Saprolings converge

3 days ago

Hey there! I love naya saprolings too, I have a partner deck with a saproling theme: Bruse Tana, Boorish Bloodsower

I would suggest Skullclamp over Druidic Satchel. The clamp is less mana intensive than the satchel and digs deeper.

Tendershoot Dryad seems like a better choice than Verdant Force.

Ivy Lane Denizen, Song of Freyalise and Impact Tremors seem like good includes here too.

razelfark on Saproling deck

4 days ago

Nice build you have going there. I would suggest cutting Adventurous Impulse as there are a lot of non-creature/non-land spells you are running that could stop you from getting a hit. Would trade for Llanowar Elves as a different one drop option that can help ramp out the important Tendershoot Dryad.

A card I highly recommend for the deck is Heroic Intervention. This card helps a great deal protect from most sweeper spells and can protect Tendershoot from direct removal that will be coming for it. I would board 2 in the main and another 2 in the side for the control match ups.

Best of luck with the deck.

Meurth on Token Up

5 days ago

I like it. You might need some more ramp if you want to make the Craterhoof Behemoth work though, some Elvish Mystics and extra lands maybe.

How about using some saprolings? Mycoloth, Tendershoot Dryad and Fungal Sprouting could be great in this deck. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is amazing here, only 3 mana and it drops a token each turn.

Good luck with the deck!

razelfark on BG Saproling

5 days ago

Interesting idea you have going here. I think you might need to some changes to help your deck either be more focused into saps, or switch some cards up to be more b/g control.

For Sap focus I would cut

Bone Picker: this creature does give a flying option to deck but ultimately has no synergy with other cards.

Ravenous Chupacabra: just a creature that functions as a kill spell, can stay in deck but not necessary.

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate: Only good if you get it in play before you do any early damage to your opponent, bad when drawn late because you must select a player to put at 10. The main issue is this creature also does not have trample meaning he is easy to chump block as well. (best in side deck for matches that your opponent recovers life)

Additions to deck:

You should run Tendershoot Dryad, Sporecrown Thallid and Saproling Migration at 4 copies as these are cards your deck is focused to run. The Migration is also very pivotal to the deck as it generates you two bodies turn two and helps you play Song of Freyalise on turn 3 for a dangerous setup for turn 5 swing that can be lethal.

Heroic Intervention: This card does so much to protect your board from sweepers to direct control against Tendershoot. Would suggest 2 copies in the main and additional 2 in the side when you are vs control heavy decks.

Lastly I suggest Llanowar Elves as it gives your deck a one drop that the deck lacks and serves to ramp into the rest of the deck.

These are suggestions based on my experience from my own version of the deck (sorry its not posted yet for comparison). Best of luck with the deck.

n8dm on Slimefoot's Saproling Army

5 days ago

This looks really similar to a Saproling deck I made a while ago. I'd say use a full playset of Tendershoot Dryad because it's pretty good in this situation. I used Helm of the Host to copy Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Tendershoot Dryad, and then either blow up the saprolings to kill them or swing with them when they're big. It worked out pretty well :)

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