Thallid Germinator


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Thallid Germinator

Creature — Fungus

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid Germinator.

Remove three spore counters from Thallid Germinator: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

Sacrifice a Saproling: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

Thallid Germinator Discussion

multimedia on slimefoot, the stowaway

6 months ago

Hey, nice first budget Commander deck build.

Consider including more two and three drop creatures who put a spore counter on themselves each upkeep and can use those counters to make a Sap (Mycon, Thallid, Farmer, Deathspore, Shel-Dweller, Germinator, Psychotrope, Vitaspore, etc.). These creatures can make a Sap simply by them just being on the battlefield getting counters. It costs no mana to put spore counters on them, no mana to make a token and it doesn't require another card to make a Sap, that's powerful.

Here's some budget suggestions ($1 or less):

Semi-budget cards to consider ($4-$6):

Non-budget cards to consider:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Elvish Skysweeper
  • Llanowar Scout
  • Ruthless Knave
  • Spore Flower
  • Falkenrath Noble
  • Golgari Cluestone
  • Death Mutation
  • Golgari Keyrune
  • Smothering Abomination

Good luck with your deck.

Homelessguy on Double double

1 year ago

Thank you for going through all the trouble of listing out these cards. I really appreciate that!

But a lot of these either make creatures bigger than 2/2 and that just doesn't work with the deck.

I made it around my creatures being 2/2 or less.

Or the cards you suggested produce angels, Elementals, or beast.

And I need saprolling for a some of the effects of my other creatures like Thallid Germinator.

And while Aura Mutation and Artifact Mutation are capable of this, I find them to be far to situational and I'd rather just have a Beast Within or an Oblation.

Landonius on Vegetables [Saprolings]

1 year ago

passimo Thanks, glad you like the deck!

Thallid Germinator is definitely a good card. It can sacrifice Saprolings to save our other creatures and has a decent body for blocking. I agree that 8 is a lot for the Wardens, but I really need those to stick to the board for the deck to shine. Perhaps you could test it with the Germinator and let me know how it goes, it seems like it could be good.

As for Foul-Tongue Shriek, it's definitely a good finisher, and if you so choose could replace Harsh Sustenance in this deck. The only reason I keep Harsh Sustenance is because of the lifegain and possibility of hitting creatures if I'm extra desperate. Foul-Tongue Shriek could maybe find it's way onto the sideboard as well if the opponent has too many blockers.

Thank you for the suggestions! Let me know if you decide to try the deck out, I'd love to hear how Thallid Germinator performs.

passimo on Vegetables [Saprolings]

1 year ago

I like a lot the deck, first time I see something really good with saprolings! the only thing I can suggest is something like Thallid Germinator, maybe instead of 2 Essence/Soul Warden (I think 8 may be too many but it's up to you), it creates some tokens and can save some creatures or add some damage. Have you considered something like Foul-Tongue Shriek? It may be good if you mass-attack with your saprolings!

10/10 would eat vegetables again

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Thallid Germinator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Golgari: 0.11%