Verdant Eidolon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Verdant Eidolon

Creature — Spirit

(Green), Sacrifice Verdant Eidolon: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.

Whenever you play a multicolored spell, you may return Verdant Eidolon from your graveyard to your hand.

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Verdant Eidolon Discussion

Spleenface on Help! Modern Sets/Bans EDH copy

22 hours ago

Sure! It's easier with Metamorph as you don't have to make blue initially.

We will start from Floating, Hacked Momir Triggers on the stack.

1DE is a shorthand for any 1 cmc elf.

  1. Trigger finds Heritage Druid, cast it, floating
  2. Trigger finds Nettle Sentinel (NS from here on out) cast it
  3. Trigger finds 1DE,
  4. Tap Momir, Heritage Druid and NS for . Cast 1DE
  5. Trigger Untaps NS, Trigger finds 1DE. Floating
  6. Cast 1DE
  7. Trigger Untaps NS, Trigger finds 1DE. Floating
  8. Tap 2x 1DE and NS for . Cast 1DE. Floating.
  9. Trigger Finds Devoted Druid (DD), untap NS
  10. Cast DD, Floating
  11. Trigger finds Kujar Seedsculptor, untaps NS.
  12. Tap DD, 1DE and NS for . Cast Seedsculptor. floating
  13. Trigger untaps NS, trigger finds Temur Sabertooth (TS), trigger puts a +1/+1 counter on DD.
  14. Untap DD, then tap DD, NS and Seedsculptor for . Cast TS. Floating
  15. Trigger finds 1DE, untaps NS.
  16. Cast 1DE
  17. Trigger finds Dwynen's Elite
  18. Untap DD, tap NS, 1DE and DD for , cast Dwynen's Elite. floating
  19. Trigger untaps NS, finds 1DE, and creates a 1/1 token.
  20. Tap NS, Elite and Token for , cast 1DE, floating.
  21. Trigger untaps NS, finds Phyrexian Metamorph.
  22. Cast Metamorph, paying 2 life. Enters as a copy of NS.
  23. Tap 2x NS and 1DE for . Activate TS, returning 1DE floating
  24. Cast 1DE
  25. Trigger untaps 2 NS, finds Elvish Archdruid
  26. Tap 1DE and 2 NS for , cast Archdruid.
  27. Trigger finds Lotus Cobra, untaps 2 NS
  28. Untap DD, Tap 2x NS and DD for , cast Cobra. floating
  29. Trigger untaps 2x NS, finds Sylvan Ranger.
  30. Tap Archdruid and 2x NS for , cast Sylvan Ranger. floating
  31. Trigger Finds Elvish Pioneer, untaps 2x NS and finds a land.
  32. Tap 2x NS and Ranger for . Cast Pioneer. Floating
  33. Trigger finds Phantasmal Image, untaps 2x NS, and puts a land into play, creating off the cobra
  34. Cast Phantasmal Image, tapping Pioneer and 2x NS for . floating.
  35. PS Copies NS
  36. Activate TS, returning a 1DE. Floating
  37. Cast that 1DE. Floating
  38. Trigger untaps 3x NS (don't need to find anything)
  39. Tap 3x NS for
  40. Repeat Steps 36-38 with 2 more 1DEs.
  41. Tap your 3 1DEs for
  42. Repeat steps 36-41 to float infinite .
  43. Use a trigger to find Verdant Eidolon, and one to find Slippery Bogle
  44. Play Eidolon
  45. Sac Eidolon for .
  46. Play Bogle.
  47. Trigger returns Eidolon to hand
  48. Activate TS to return Bogle to hand.
  49. Repeat steps 44-48 to make infinite
  50. Use a trigger to find your win condition (e.g. Venser, Shaper Savant, Laboratory Maniac + Beast Whisperer, Sage's Row Denizen etc.)

I tried to keep the number of unnamed 1DEs to a minimum here, but you can always run more and skip the shenanigans with Devoted Druid and Seedsculptor or whatever.

The reason only a couple floating mana makes this a lot easier is that you use 2 1DEs to net a single initially, and then you need the mana to cast a Temur Sabertooth so you can keep going after getting your second Nettle Sentinel. Each extra mana reduces the chain by 2 1DEs and an extra lets you use Phantasmal Image over Metamorph to save even more mana.

Spleenface on Modern Sets/Bans ONLY cEDH Deck

1 day ago

You can play Hackball, most of the cards in that deck are modern legal.

You use an effect like Trait Doctoring to change both lines of Momir to trigger off of Green creatures, then get: Heritage Druid -> Nettle Sentinel -> 1 cmc Elves until you can get and cast Temur Sabertooth, then get Phantasmal Image, copy Nettle Sentinel, loop a 1 cmc elf to draw all the creatures in your deck, use Verdant Eidolon to translate into , cast another clone effect (or use Phyrexian Metamorph) to create a third Nettle sentinel.

From here you can loop Coiling Oracle and Verdant Eidolon to put all your lands onto the field, and draw the rest of your deck, then win however you want. This loop costs to play eidolon, to sac Eidolon, to play Coiling Oracle and to return Coiling Oracle to hand with Temur Sabretooth, for a total . It adds (6 for nettle Sentinels, 3 for sacrificing Eidolon).

(You can also use a 1 cmc multicoloured creature like Slippery Bogle to net mana with the Eidolon.)
From infinite mana + deck in hand, win any way you like!

sonnet666 on Dream Halls - is discarded ...

10 months ago

The important stuff goes in this order here:

  1. Choose targets.
  2. Pay costs (discard to Dream Halls).
  3. Spell gets cast.
  4. Cast triggers go on stack.
  5. Things resolve in last-first order if there are no responses.
  6. Anything that triggers from the spell resolving goes on the stack.

Blood Speaker triggering from the demon ETB happens in number 6, so it will trigger and go back to your hand.

Verdant Eidolon is in the graveyard for number 4, so it will also trigger and go back to your hand.

You can't target the card you discarded to cast Regrowth because you have to choose targets at number 1, before you discard the card at number 2.

Nice interaction on the first two though.

PastProphet on Dream Halls - is discarded ...

10 months ago

or, what about: discard Verdant Eidolon to cast (multicolored spell) - can i return the eidolon when the spell resolves? (does it go to the graveyard before 'Whenever you cast a spell' triggers)

CrazyDanPsycho on The very LAND is against you!!

2 years ago

lol No worries. I have a few things to bounce stuff back from the graveyard, but I try and use it on land...I appreciate the suggestion, but I'm not entirely sure if Verdant Eidolon really fits the style of the deck. Splendid Reclamation, however, might be pretty cool...

Bwootzabaa on The very LAND is against you!!

2 years ago

I see. Maybe a Groundskeeper would fit. Less fitting, but possibly valuable to end the game with massive casting, would be Splendid Reclamation. Also, Verdant Eidolon could help if you bounce it. But I didn't notice if you have bounce. Hope this helps.

dreamistt on Meren

2 years ago

I'd remove/replace
(-) Wood Elves ----> Farhaven Elf
(-) Vulturous Zombie
(-) Titania, Protector of Argoth
(-) Shadow Alley Denizen
(-) Satyr Wayfinder
(-) Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest (too ugly)
(-) Glissa, the Traitor (if you use her just for first strike + deathtouch she isn't all that useful...)
(-) Doomgape (too ugly)
(-) Creakwood Liege (useful, but ugly)
(-) Champion of Stray Souls
(-) Acidic Slime
(-) Polluted Mire ----> Barren Moor
(-) Slippery Karst ----> Tranquil Thicket
(-) Aspect of Gorgon
(-) Dread Summons (could backfire pretty hard against another reanimator decks)
(-) Vampire's Bite ----> Deadly Allure
(-) Ashling, the Extinguisher

LANDS:
(+) Rogue's Passage - always useful, specially if you manage to ult Vraska

PLANESWALKERS:
Maybe add a Garruk?

CREATURES:
(+++) Pawn of Ulamog - helps building up experience faster (plus he is a vampire)
(+) Wasteland Viper - doubles as instant spell, thanks to bloodrush
Nemesis of Mortals - maybe?
(+) Disciple of Bolas - pretty self-explanatory. Even though it's not that thematic, the artwork makes up for it.
(+) Bloodgift Demon - kinda thematic since he gives blood (plus increasing draw)
Moriok Replica - non-thematic, recursive creature-based draw alternative
(+++) Sidisi, Undead Vizier - Nagas are part-snake! Sac to tutor is pretty good with Meren.
(++) Caustic Caterpillar - is cute and easily reusable to deal with pesky enchantments/artifacts
Basal Sliver - mana dork
Verdant Eidolon - mana dork (plus great artwork, but kinda costy)
(+) Burnished Hart - ramp
Dawntreader Elk - ramp
Renowned Weaver - early game
Centaur's Herald - early game
(+++) Merciless Executioner or Fleshbag Marauder (eew) help out specially if you sac them and bring them back with Meren. (works as Barter in Blood, but with no drawback for you). Also does wonders in conjunction with Butcher of Malakir.
Agent of Erebos - might be necessary when dealing with other reanimator decks (sideboard?)
Ravaging Riftwurm - it dies in 2 turns, but Meren can easily bring him back.
(+++) Rootrunner - it's a win condition. It can easily lock someone into drawing the same land over and over.
(+++) Bloodflow Connoisseur / Bloodthrone Vampire / Vampire Aristocrat in opposition to
Blood Bairn can sacrifice themselves.
Flesh Carver - looks like a vampire and grows up pretty fast, even though you have to pay to feed him. Intimidate is a plus.
Soldevi Adnate - poetic and could make itself useful in the mid-game.
Viscera Seer - classic
(+) Hooded Hydra - HAIL HYDRA! Gives you pet snakes
(+) Hornet Queen / Hornet Nest - flying deathtouch tokens are lovely
Avenger of Zendikar - lots of tokens.
(++) Vampire Hexmage - Kills planeswalkers among other stuff
(++) Archetype of Endurance - one of the cheapest defenses you can get in a deck.
Fierce Empath - tutor

ENCHANTMENTS:
Ulvenwald Mysteries - acts as a draw engine and gives you some vampire food in exchange. The art could also be interpreted as vampire attack :P.
Vampiric Rites - sac outlet and draw engine
Seed the Land - even though it also gives tokens to your enemies too, it should be ok.
Bonds of Mortality - removes hexproof and indestructible
Zendikar Resurgent - doubles your mana

INSTANTS:
Cobra Trap - for the trap trigger is quite good, but it's a terrible card otherwise.
Arachnogenesis - not thematic, but it's a good EDH card.

SORCERIES:
Cultivate / Kodama's Reach - a must
Reign of the Pit has fantastic artwork.
(+) Triumph of the Hordes - win condition (plus flavor since it's poison)
Traverse the Ulvenwald - tutor
Diabolic Tutor - tutor
Increasing Ambition - tutor
Barter in Blood - removal
Crux of Fate - removal
Deadly Tempest - removal

ARTIFACTS:
Orochi Hatchery - I don't believe it should be necessary on this deck, but it's an option...
Basilisk Collar - Basilisks are a Gorgon's best friend.
Mortarpod - or, as I like to call it: deathtouch token-based removal cannon.
(+)Ring of Xathrid - Regenerate and buff a creature (Meren deserves a ring!)
Swiftfoot Boots - for the hexproof (Meren has a giant target on her back)

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