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Teneb, the Harvester
Legendary Creature — Dragon
Whenever Teneb, the Harvester deals combat damage to a player, you may pay . If you do, put target creature card in a graveyard into play under your control.
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Teneb, the Harvester Discussion
3 weeks ago
+1 Eternal Witness e wit is broken
+1 Golgari Grave-Troll this is good for flipping your deck over
+1 Life from the Loam this is also good for flipping your deck over, land destruction, but its better with fetches
+1 Scavenging Ooze to fight other graveyard shenanigans
+1 Return to Dust solid 2-for-1
+1 Bane of Progress creeping corrosion but on steroids
-1 Teneb, the Harvester pretty slow card imo but I kinda like it so idk
-1 Gods Willing you don't really care about your creatures dying
-1 Orzhov Enforcer there's better creatures you can play
-1 Sanitarium Skeleton - karador lets you recast cards anyways
-1 Culling the Weak - not a strong enough sac outlet in my opinion
1 month ago
On my YouTube channel, my goal is to show off how powerful decks built with underplayed commanders can be! So, I've not yet built a deck with two different 99s, because there are too many awesome commanders to showcase to do that sort of thing.
That said, I happened to build a deck with the same commander as one I built a long time ago with a vastly different 99. I went with Teneb, the Harvester , and while my paper deck I built years ago went with reanimating big creatures (like the three praetors in Abzan), I found that such a deck really needs red so I ended up moving it into Jund helmed by Xira Arien . However, last month, I wanted to build an Abzan deck, and the strategy I wanted definitely wanted Teneb as the commander: indestructible creatures.
So, I could technically play indestructible creatures Teneb or reanimator Teneb, but I don't think I'd ever go to the reanimator version of my own accord.
2 months ago
I actually like Syphon Mind over Painful Truths . But if you're really looking to keep your overall CMC down, the latter is probably better. For my list I just want one big/bomby draw spell and don't mind sorcery speed or exactly one higher CMC draw spell.
I'm still OK with Teneb, the Harvester , as the ability to target a creature in any graveyard is relevant both to help put you ahead and for yard hate—or you can reanimate one of your own key pieces. If I were to go more all-in on a reanimation plan, I'd probably cut him for Animate Dead , though. The 6/6 body isn't irrelevant, as is the case with the overcosted Bladewing the Risen , which I feel you need to be able to reanimate and blink to make work (and even then . . . meh).
As my playgroups have powered down things a bit, I cut Vandalblast , mainly b/c I haven't been coming across as much fast rock ramp or hard Stax, and cut it in favor of another creature board wipe. Been seeing more dork/creature value engine packages lately. Another meta call.
I think the overall tension is that if you really want to keep optimizing slots w/ cEDH staples, you'd probably want to play a tutor/counter/removal/draw heavy Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck with cleaner win-con lines and, like, Worldgorger Dragon and Animate Dead combo lines. Otherwise I feel like it's easy to get caught in a trap of trying to lean into doing too many things and not doing any of them consistently well?
My gameplan is often to try to win via "fair magic" (going somewhat wide and swingin' with Dragons, 1994 Timmy style, while Jund'ing opponents out with value stapled on to them in the meantime/beforehand), with the combat combos or mass reanimation combos as backup wincons vs the primary line.
2 months ago
Also I wonder if Teneb, the Harvester isn't too weak without abovementioned ways of putting Dragons into graveyard? I mean, with Faithless Looting or Windfall it might be better but if we want some pure card advantage then maybe we should cut him out? I recently noticed that I almost never pay that sadly :/
On the other hand - do you think that Vandalblast should get cut from my build? I haven't seen it in yours for a while.
2 months ago
Tl;dr: i'd like to play a deck with a persist combo to trigger etb and ltb effects (or similar), but i don't know which is better between Abzan, Jund or WRGB.
Long version to contextualize: my first legendary creature ever was Teneb, the Harvester and i wanted to build something in its colours. Looking for something Abzan does better than others i found out that persist combo has a lot of pieces to work with in that wedge: green and white have a lot of persisting creature, some sacrifice outlet, some tutor and a lot of ways to give +1/+1 counter to creature entering the battlefield; black offers tutors, sacrifice outlets and ETB/LTB triggers. The problem is that abzan doesn't have exactly the best commanders ever. Teneb himself is more of a value oriented beefcake, Karador and Ghave are better in this role, but not exceptional and i'm not familiar with partners.
Jund, on the other side, trades all the nice counter sinergies of white ( Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Juniper Order Ranger , Good-Fortune Unicorn , Vizier of Remedies ) plus Corpse Knight and Cruel Celebrant , for the big bad Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and its cousin Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and everything they bring along such as Grumgully, the Generous and Murderous Redcap .
There's also the option of going WRBG, but it may be too greedy.
Has anyone experience with this kind of deck? If yes, what do you play? If not, what would you like to play? Thanks for your time.
2 months ago
After much deliberation, I have decided that I shall put Vona, Butcher of Magan into my red/white/black and black/white/green decks, because the generals of those decks ( Tariel, Reckoner of Souls and Teneb, the Harvester , respectively) both steal creatures from opponents’ graveyards, and Vona will help to put creatures in those graveyards, initially. I shall put Kambal, Consul of Allocation into my black/white/blue deck, because his “taxing” effect shall fit better with the control theme of that deck.
3 months ago
Removing the Feldon package to put in the new Greven build
4 months ago
So I've become a really big fan of EDH over the last few years, but I've never managed to build a junk deck (), despite it being by far my favorite color combination.
I just took a look at the available commanders, and it's no wonder!
Ghave, Guru of Spores doesn't seem to cater to what I'm looking for out of the colors at all, which is large resilient creatures that I can reanimate time and time again.
Teneb, the Harvester seems prohibitively expensive to cast and to use. Six mana for a 6/6 flyer that has to connect with face, just to have to pay a further 3 to reanimate something? sheesh.
Anafenza, the Foremost is in the same boat as Ghave, plus I have a personal dislike for her.
Doran, the Siege Tower is possibly even further from what I want than Ghave.
Daghatar the Adamant More +1/+1 counter stuff. and he's horrible to boot.
Kethis, the Hidden Hand might be interesting, but I'm afraid he'd just devolve into superfriends.
So I guess the question is, what do I do? Who should I build if I want a resilient, aggressive deck that can throw down threats that attack, and block, and come back, and never stop? And how to I build them? Teneb and Karador seem like the only real choices, but I need some tips on making them work. Is this sort of playstyle even viable in EDH?
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