Trade Routes


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

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Trade Routes


(1): Return target land you control to its owner's hand.

(1), Discard a land card: Draw a card.

Trade Routes Discussion

bushido_man96 on Yarok loves lands

3 weeks ago

You might be right. But, if you played her out post-boardwipe, she can really help rebuild a board state, and not just with lands.

But, I can understand not necessarily wanting to stuff a 6 CMC creature in there. A card you might get some value out of is Trade Routes , if you are reliably able to get lands out of your graveyard (and it appears that you can). Just a thought. It looks like you could use some more card draw, anyway.

draaien on elemental/land commander [Help Needed]

3 weeks ago

you are very correct there are several other options you can use. Llanowar Scout / Walking Atlas / Sakura-Tribe Scout . The way i make sure that i can always get the combo of (if i want to) is by adding enough effects to bounce/sacrafice lands like Zuran Orb Meloku the Clouded Mirror or Trade Routes . Everytime i look at this deck i remember a card that would fit in snuggly and this time it is Roil Elemental besides that i think Nissa, Vital Force is great as it only needs to tick up once to get the ultimate.

CrazyBooDawg on elemental/land commander [Help Needed]

3 weeks ago

@draaien Thanks for the suggestions. I will be sure to swap some things out for these amazing cards. But, what would I take out? I feel like I should swap Creeping Trailblazer with Incandescent Soulstoke .
Omnath, Locus of Mana for Budoka Gardener
Lightning Greaves for Trade Routes ?
Scale Up for Retreat to Coralhelm
But other than that, I have no idea what else to change. Also, what would I remove, and add to get in more lands?

draaien on elemental/land commander [Help Needed]

3 weeks ago

Hey, am considering building this deck as well so a +1 from me and i look forward to seeing this deck evolve. For starters one auto include in this deck is Fertilid allowing you to get a lot of lands with the commander. Everything from here on out depend on which way you want to build the deck. Me personnaly would run it very land focus as the elemental pay-off is quite meh without big land drop anyway. I see you are running the big land pay-offs ( Avenger of Zendikar , Rampaging Baloths )but no real big land drops. Besides that i see some very cool lands but maybe not enough lands for a landsdeck. I aim for 40 lands in a lands deck. To get 'big' land drops there is a pretty easy package starting with Scapeshift this is a all in one card getting you your good lands while allowing for some exlposiveness with the lands next to that wee have Splendid Reclamation with Zuran Orb or The Mending of Dominaria . An other good general card in this deck is Budoka Gardener as it makes elementals. With cards like Trade Routes and Retreat to Coralhelm you can also get infinite landfall triggers with the gardeners. Getting a Crucible of Worlds is higly worth it, it makes decks like these so much better.

I am not really versed in the elemental part of it all but there are some lords already printed Incandescent Soulstoke . Besides that i think that the nissa you already have in your deck is perfect for this deck.

Some more general remarks come in the ramp base. As a land deck you might want to consider getting some if not all of the signets and stone out of there and replacing it with some land ramp. I have a tatyova deck on here which is quite budget so you might get some inspiration from there.

MakRoy on Tatyova, Budget Druid

1 month ago

Hey bushido!

Yeah I forgot about Burnished Hart it's a great idea. Might add it instead of Elvish Rejuvenator .

Also, I used to play with Yavimaya Elder , but I often had too much lands in my hand. I think that cards like Trade Routes and Farhaven Elf are better with Tatyova.


bushido_man96 on Merfolk of Cascade Falls

1 month ago

If you're combat focused, War Cadence can help push damage through. I think you need some more card draw, too. Get Rhystic Study out of the maybe board and into the main board. It's just too good. Do you find Trade Routes works well for you? Do you end up holding a lot of lands in hand? If not, Rhystic Study fits much better. Green also has good card draw options in Harmonize , Rishkar's Expertise , Shamanic Revelation , and Collective Unconscious . Although not exactly a "Cascade" card, I've found Sunbird's Invocation to be a quite useful card, and run it in a lot of decks that run red, and I think its effect is on theme for your deck here.

I love to see interesting builds like this. Keep up the good work!

dingusdingo on Shuffle.dec "cEDH"

1 month ago

You should highly consider Storm Cauldron . It serves as another combo piece in place of Oboro, Palace in the Clouds or Trade Routes , plus you can directly tutor it in color with Fabricate or Transmute Artifact (which also can grab Walking Atlas, meaning it grabs multiple pieces of combo).

A glaring problem I see with your deck is that every infinite line requires Retreat to Coralhelm . You also run a total of 1 card that can tutor it, Long-Term Plans , which puts it third from the top (read: hard to reach without library digger like Brainstorm or Ponder ). Every single infinite line requires a creature to use a tap ability, meaning they can't be summoning sick. You also run a total of 1 haste enablers. Have you been goldfishing this deck? What turn does it normally combo off on?

You should investigate your ramp package some more. You run a high elf density, you can slot Priest of Titania for big value. Turn 1 elf dork into turn 2 Titania means turn 3 Tatyova. You should also run Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl , they are very much so staple in cEDH green. Chrome Mox is another very common card that could fit here. I'm also surprised not seeing Mana Vault .

You should definitely consider Wasteland and Strip Mine . With Ramunap/Crucible and extra lands per turn, you can ride out games where you stall or run into big stax.

Why do you run Swiftfoot Boots over Lightning Greaves ?

bushido_man96 on Tatyova, Land-Matters

1 month ago

LeonSpires, you are right about Azusa, Oracle, Rift, and Oboro. Unfortunately, that's over $100 worth of cards, which I can't do. I tend to shy away from counter magic; its not that I don't like it, its just not my cup of tea. At times, I'll run it, but more often than not, I'll run other forms of removal if I can. If I was needing to be more competitive, I would consider it.

Trade Routes is really great. If I don't have a land drop, I just make one happen with it, which draws me a card with Taty on the board (and that's when I would do it, anyway). If I've got a ton of lands in hand, drawing for answers is great.

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