Traverse the Ulvenwald


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Traverse the Ulvenwald


Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, instead search your library for a creature or land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Traverse the Ulvenwald Discussion

Splenyi on Harden Scales

13 hours ago

You'll want some hand disruption in the 75. The deck seems to be able to generate loads of value which is great against mid-range and creature-aggro, but you're going to flat-out lose against combo decks. The turn 1 sorcery in the graveyard will help turn on Delirium for Traverse the Ulvenwald too.

Have you got a sideboard in the works? White looks pretty pointless in the deck right now, but I'm guessing there's sideboard plans for that (otherwise going just 2 colour and using the land slots for Darksteel Citadel might be best for the Arcbound Ravager value... but Blood Moon is currently everywhere).

I've always loved Hardened Scales, but building an aggro deck around it always seems better in theory I find. Miss it on turn 1 and it feels bad; draw multiples and it feels bad; in a topdeck war it feels REAL bad. Still, it's a hell of a fun card and can do some crazy things.

PS. nice taste, Rebecca Guay lands :)

SirSgtCire on The Song of My People

1 week ago

-1 Priest of the Wakening Sun, -1 Charging Monstrosaur, -1 Traverse the Ulvenwald, -1 thrash of raptors , +1 [Huatli, Dinosaur Knight], +1 [Imperial Aerosaur], +1 [Rallying Roar], +1 [Steadfast Armasaur]

Philoctetes on Lord of the Flies

1 week ago

Hi there, thanks for the comment!

While you are right, there are only two basic Mountains, there are several other cards in the deck with the mountain sub-type, which is what Anger checks for, as well as a number of Tutors that find lands.

Within my Mana base, 10 total cards are of the mountain sub-type or can fetch for mountains - Blood Crypt, Canyon Slough, Stomping Ground, Sheltered Thicket, and 2 Mountain all turn on Anger, and Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath, and Myriad Landscape can all Fetch me mountains.

Outside of the Mana base, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Sylvan Scrying, Traverse the Ulvenwald, and to a lesser extent Crop Rotation can all find me a mountain as well.

Because of these reasons I think he's pretty easy to turn on, but again thanks for the comment!

Delta-117 on Legend of THE Deck

1 week ago

Hey there, I see you have definitely tried out a lot of differing playstyles that's for sure. Let me apologize in advance for the length of what I have had to say, but all of which I feel helps to give some background to the deck choices I now play.

Anyways here's a bit of background about my experience with magic. I first had started playing at around Theros, although I knew nothing of modern, or even standard at this time and just played this casual deck featuring Prophet of Kruphix, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Heroes' Bane, Plasm Capture, Explosive Vegetation, Roil Elemental, Archetype of Imagination, Horizon Chimera, Chasm Skulker, and some other stuff. I always had difficulty keeping it at 60 cards and at it's highest I think I was playing like 80 or so cards. I eventually opened a Windswept Heath expedition by the time of BFZ and proceeded to sell it when I learned of it's value a few weeks later. With the credit and some cash I bought things like a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth because I started to become very interested in the eldrazi tribe, then stuff like Omnath, locust of mana, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and all of the other praetors minus Urabrask.

Next I then got into playing commander, and my then first actual constructed deck was one led by Vorel of the Hull Clade and which was largely at first built from my existing casual simic deck. Then into playing standard at around late BFZ / a few months away from OGW releasing with essentially an upgraded into deck around eldrazi. Then by around SOI I began playing my first 'competitive' standard deck in contrast to the eldrazi with vampires which were somewhat hyped early on. I also began playing modern around this time too, and at first with this eldrazi deck. I now look back at how horrible that deck was lol, it played basic lands, Jungle Hollows, 1 Eldrazi Temple, and a couple Shrine of the Forsaken Gods alongside things like Bane of Bala Ged, Blisterpod, and even my 1x Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. My first match ever of modern I obviously got wrecked and it was by storm, here I was playing Blisterpod and the like while my opponent was casting Gitaxian Probe after Gitaxian Probe, Serum Visions, Pyretic Ritual etc and my awful, clunky deck never got to do anything.

Later I just borrowed decks from others at my town's still fairly new lgs and I started with mono green stompy and then infect which I absolutely loved. I started to build the deck myself during Eldritch Moon largely from trades from the same guy who let me play the deck to start with, who had extra cards for the deck. I however sadly stopped building it at around kaladesh/aether revolt after the banning of Gitaxian Probe and the printing of fatal push. More recently noble hierarchs have had increased a fair bit in prices and that was another reason. Being a student I didn't want to sink too much money into modern at first either. Later on, much closer to the present I finally began to build a tron deck for modern to take the place of my unfinished infect. I had already been thinking of building such a deck much earlier at around the same time as I originally was thinking about infect, but I decided against it and chose the infect.

I now went with the more cheaper mono version of the deck and through almost 100% by trading I managed to put together the deck to play about a month before Amonkhet released.

In summary here, I took a liking early on in magic to casting large spells as seen by my playing of eldrazi, ramping, and then as well as generating lots of mana overall. That is why I now see that tron and any of it's variants are among my favorite type of deck to play. From also playing with the praetors and a couple other cards long ago, I had also taken a liking to the Mirrodin block and the infect mechanic even though I never got the chance to play at that time. At some point, I plan to finish the deck even though it isn't what it use to be, but that's alright as I like the playstyle it offers and a bit more of a challenge might keep things interesting. Mainly got to buy the Noble Hierarchs, then some more of the lands like Pendelhaven, Breeding Pools, and 3 more of the 8 average green fetches it wants to have, but then it was done.

Although I didn't mention it before, but from Kaladesh up until now I have been playing a delirium deck, and more recently an energy variant due to rotation nearing and I also loved the graveyard interaction and strategies. Emrakul, the Promised End, Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Liliana, the Last Hope, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Grim Flayer, alongside Traverse the Ulvenwald was a blast to play. While not being maybe top tier, I have been keeping in mind porting something like this deck over to modern despite unfortunately selling off my lilianas and flayers and making a sultai () delirium deck in modern. Tarmogoyf, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, Mishra's Bauble, Thoughtseize among others could be added. Abzan midrange has also been in my mind to try. I would like to find a home for one of my all time favorite cards since I started back in Theros, and that is Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in modern maybe.

Furthermore, just like eldrazi, slivers are among my most favorite and beloved creature types in magic, and that is why I now play them in commander, pauper, and someday hopefully standard too! I have been considering now that tron is finished, of buiding something else in modern that is tribal and with the recent iconic masters spoilers revealing a reprint to aether vial, that now is the time to try something like this whether it be slivers, or even merfolk in modern.

Here is a final breakdown of what I like to play and might possibly build .

Current decks:- Mono U Tron (Might later try out eldrazi tron if I acquire chalices and temples)- Infect (Not complete)

Ideas for my future decks (Probably will only choose 1-2)

  • Affinity

  • Slivers or Merfolk tribal

  • Abzan Midrange

  • U/W Control

  • Sultai Delirium

On a final note, what I suggest you look into anyways is trying something with planeswalkers perhaps? With the upcoming changes to planeswalkers from Ixalan, this might open up some interesting new ideas. My immediate thoughts on this are playing an orzhov () deck around Gideon of the Trials and other gideons, then even Liliana of the Veil and Liliana, the Last Hope, plus stuff like possibly Slaughter Pact , Collective Brutality, then also tokens from Bitterblossom, and Lingering Souls.

Or what about consider something like Abzan just like I have always been interested in. Here's a sample list:

I will admit the price of something like it had always scared me away from it in the past, even now still kind of after some reprints in mm17, but I definitely have been interested in it.

But anyways what you could try doing if you haven't already been doing so, is proxying cards and even decks to get a feel for them outside of fnm events and what not. I suggest you give something like my above suggestion a try or something from my own interests listed. I hope this was of help to you as well as maybe even remotely interesting or more, I do apologize yet again for the extensiveness of my post!

  • Longest tappedout message of mine ever...

pikupstyks on Abzan Sneks

2 weeks ago

I've tried the Ancient Stirrings route and really didn't enjoy it to much, but maybe I didn't give it a fair go. The problem with Traverse the Ulvenwald is that I find it sometime hard to have enough cards in my graveyard for Delirium, but it is also a fix for mana if need be as the deck only runs 20. I've also ran 1-of Plains but taken it out. I found myself having it in my opening hand to often and there are only 4 cards that need it pre-sideboard. Leaving me unable to cast much as if I had a forest I could cast all important spells that I need to be casting on turn one.

Scavenging Ooze is just really good in the current meta game examples being against Storm, Grixis Death Shadow, Burn, and Dredge. Not to mention that one mana could result into multiple +1/+1 counters at instant speed.

Ranovex on Gitrog-EDH No Budget

3 weeks ago

@Wolffeus I think as long as you have a few land tutors out you'd be fine, but I see what you are saying. I don't run nearly as many duals and I run things like Traverse the Ulvenwald because I also have a lot of basic lands to tutor for. I guess Cabal Coffers is better in a budget to mid-level Gitrog deck since the land base is leaning more towards basics.

Dumpstergod on Abzan Sneks

3 weeks ago

Yo! I just ordered a bunch of cards for a similar list. I have a deck on here and I'm going to be trying Ancient Stirrings over Traverse the Ulvenwald. There's been talk of trying the artifact creature version of this deck as a more control/disruption-oriented midrange deck so you have time to get your scale effects down, gonna mess around with that idea for a while. Upsides to stirrings: strong early game, can help you filter into an early Pendelhaven or 1-of Metallic Mimic / Basilisk Collar, and good with sideboard cards like Nihil Spellbomb, Spellskite, and Flaying Tendrils. I want to know if I can up removal and cut creatures. Scooze is good but I want robots. I'll have the cards in a week and I plan on competing regularly so I'll get back to you on what I come up with :) . It seems like a 1-of Plains might be worthwhile with Traverse the Ulvenwald

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