Tranquil Thicket enters the battlefield tapped.
: Gain .
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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|Arena Cards (ARENA)||Common|
|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Common|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||None|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Common|
|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Tranquil Thicket occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%
BUG (Sultai): 0.69%
BRG (Jund): 1.01%
Tranquil Thicket Discussion
Emzed on Cancer Ward
1 month ago
You need more lands, 30 is not enough. I know it's unexciting, but I'd cut a minimum of 5 spells from your list for lands. They can be lands with utility like Tranquil Thicket, Llanowar Reborn or Ghost Quarter to prevent flooding out.
Also I'm surprised not to see EDH staples such as Sol Ring and Command Tower in your list. Is there a specific reason for their absence?
1 month ago
Todesflatulenz - I've found them to be a solid value engine in Commander. The +1 ability is very strong with fetchlands and cycle lands like Tranquil Thicket as this enables multiple landfall triggers and cycling. I think of them as a third Crucible of Worlds. Furthermore, the +1 also ensures that you have a land in hand for Lord Windgrace's +2 ability.
And though dealing only 1 damage isn't a lot, I've had my Wrenn and Six singlehandedly delay an early Liliana, Dreadhorde General from using it's ultimate for multiple turns, as well as take out annoying utility creatures.
Wrenn and Six is definitely at their strongest in Legacy (when they were legal) and Modern, but they surprised me in Commander as well. I am not sure how good they are in other decks besides dedicated lands decks though.
3 months ago
-1 Reliquary Tower. I found I don't often find myself drawing so many cards that reliquary tower is needed.
-1 Tranquil Thicket was replaced with a cycling desert for some synergy with scavenger grounds.
-1 Wildest Dreams is nice for rebuying cards, but that's not really what this deck needs.
-1 Descendants' Path is fine for an extra snake every once in awhile, but doesn't really help the aggro plan. Plus, I found myself wanting some non-creature cards that this puts on the bottom sometimes.
-1 Asceticism is a really, really great effect. However, you have to leave so much mana open to utilize its full effect, and many sweepers in the format ignore regeneration anyways.
-1 Time of Need is a fun card to go tutor up one of the many legends in the deck, but it was just a little too slow in an aggro deck like this.
-1 Shisato, Whispering Hunter. I found myself never really having a big enough board where it would feel ok sacrificing a few snakes. When he does his thing, he's busted, and he'll be moving into my new Xyris deck where he should be much more comfortable.
+1 Scavenger Grounds, +1 Desert of the Indomitable I replaced a couple lands with this small concession to keep graveyard decks honest.
+1 Return of the Wildspeaker Two very relevant modes which are both great in creature-based green decks.
+1 Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip Cheap cradle which may net a card in the process.
+1 Honored Hydra, +1 Noose Constrictor, +1 Moss Viper. A few ok creatures that all provide a little utility. Some will probably be upgraded to better creatures later on. The slightly higher creature count also allows for Itlimoc to hit more often, thought that is almost negligible.
3 months ago
3 months ago
If you are looking for suggestions, I would start by jacking up the land count. You are running some big bois, and you want to make sure you can hit the mana you need to play them all. I like 39 lands as a good starting point for most decks. Just adding the requisite number of basics is enough, but of course any dual lands or neat effect lands are great too. If you are worried about running too many lands, look into the various cycling lands (Tranquil Thicket, Desert of the Mindful, and their counterparts).
After that, I recommend replacing some of the smaller sea creatures with more levithans, krakens, and serpents. As intimidating as a Theros-style merfolk would be in real life, in Magic they aren't as spooky as a proper sea monster. Cut the smaller guys, the merfolk and cheap fish, and use those slots for more mana, ramp, and big creatures.
Let me know if you want some more specific suggestions. These sorts of decks are near and dear to my heart, so I'd love to help.
3 months ago
Great start! You have pretty much all the good kicker cards. I think you could focus a bit more on the secondary theme of Hallar, which is +1/+1 counters. Hallar doesn't care where the counters come from, which means you don't actually need that many Kicker cards to make him deal tons of damage.
Hunger of the Howlpack is a great addition to the deck, being one of the most efficient counter-givers in Pauper.
Ivy Lane Denizen is a must have in this deck. You make plenty of tokens, which can either make Hallar massive or simply make your 1/1s into 2/2s, which is an incredible boost.
Longshot Squad gives most of your team reach. Aquastrand Spider also does it for a cost, but can also distribute counters. Spike Colony is a pretty beefy creature that can also give its counters to others. This can make combat very difficult for the opponent on top of all the synergy it gives naturally.
Horned Kavu is extremely useful in this deck, since it can re-buy so many of your ETB triggers for lots of value.
It's so hard to get card advantage in these colours. I would definitely play Entourage of Trest to try to keep up with Blue and Black decks. I also don't leave home without Rolling Thunder and Elven Cache in these colours as cards to catch you up in card advantage. You could also be running up to six cycling lands, namely Tranquil Thicket and Forgotten Cave. In terms of synergy, you could also go for Tishana's Wayfinder and Brazen Buccaneers.
3 months ago
Welcome to EDH! Can't wait to see how this develops.
4 months ago
Keeping in mind that this is a casual budget deck, I think there are still a couple of utility lands you could use in place of a few of your basics that you might find useful, and they aren't too expensive.
I notice you have some land destruction in there: Ghost Quarter can be used to take out a a different utility land from another player. Field of Ruin is similar, but targets nonbasics specifically - ditto for Tectonic Edge and Encroaching Wastes
Ice Floe can keep any one creature without flying that might otherwise pose as a problem.
Barren Moor, Tranquil Thicket, Desert of the Indomitable, Desert of the Glorified, Drifting Meadow and Polluted Mire are also some other land options. They're slow since they enter the battlefield tapped, but you can cycle them if you don't need the mana at that time. Ash Barrens might also be interesting.
A number of the suggestions are from this list; others are anything I could think of at the time that could be helpful while being inexpensive.