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Enchantment — Aura
When Verdant Haven enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana of any color to his or her mana pool (in addition to the mana the land produces).
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Verdant Haven Discussion
1 week ago
So you're at 66 cards. You can honestly drop down to 20-22 or so lands if you wanted to. A lot of ramp decks don't run more than 22-24. So that would really help.
Dragonmaster Outcast should be put in the mainboard, hands down. Drop both Icefall Regents and the second Dragonlord Ojutai. The second Ojutai will likely get stuck sitting in your hand while you wait for the other one to die. The card advantage you get from it doing damage is nice but I don't think it's worth running two.
I'd drop both Dawn's Reflections because it's too expensive. Either include more creatures such as Elvish Mystic or the other elf that does the same thing for the same cost or Rattleclaw Mystic OR you can just put one more Abundant Growth in and another Verdant Haven. I would probably only do the one Abundant Growth and put in elvish mystic or whatever, you'll see why I suggest this soon.
I don't personally like Stormbreath Dragon because your creatures already have flying. This already makes your cards really hard to block so the effect you get from making it monstrous is kind of poor. I think something like Thundermaw Hellkite would be a fine substitution because you can tap flying creatures your opponents control and it has haste soooo this could be a finisher.
I also think that unless you can specifically search for creatures in your deck, you shouldn't be running so many one ofs. This ruins your consistency because you have very little card draw. In a deck like mine, I can safely run one of a few different cards because I'll likely see everything in my deck if the game runs long enough. With ramp, you're trying to end the game early with huge creatures. Typically you want them to interact well with one another. I think something like Mirrorwing Dragon AND Temur Battle Rage could help. You could also run something like Vines of Vastwood if you do Mirrorwing Dragon. I can't help but shiver at the thought of playing against that. With your current creature pool + interaction you can't really rely on any one effect from your dragonlords unless you can search for them. I know that's why you're running Sarkhan Unbroken but dropping all your creatures on the field at once will make your entire strategy vulnerable to board wipe unless they all have haste. Again, something that could be fixed with Mirrorwing Dragon or Zada, Hedron Grinder if you run Expedite or some other card that gives haste.
If you REALLY want to keep all your dragonlords as one ofs, you could always run Gifts Ungiven and Unburial Rites. These will let you get stuff from your deck and then back from your graveyard. I don't know where you'd fit those in but that's what I suggest doing if you want to keep all your individual Dragonlords. Otherwise, just side them in to deal with what cards your opponent is playing. For exmaple Dragonlord Silumgar is pretty useless against draw-go decks like mine.
I think Mana Leak Is out of place. If you're going to interact with your opponent, you should either be using burn to chip away that last chunk of health or some kind of permanent removal. I suggest Abrupt Decay, Terminate, Path to Exile, Detention Sphere, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, or Electrolyze. Otherwise, if you really want to run counters, you should run something heavier like Cryptic Command, Rune Snag, Dispel, or Negate. Mana Leak can be worked around by paying extra mana and you will likely have enough mana to cast whatever you want if you're given enough time.
If you want me o actually suggest additions and subtractions in terms of creatures and spells and stuff other than what I've already done, let me know and I'll give it a shot.
2 weeks ago
Temple of the False God Dawn's Reflection Market Festival Fertile Ground Verdant Haven all synergise pretty well with Stone-Seeder Hierophant. The synergy is sooo strong between stone seeder and your commander that i have been able to make 100+ mana off of ston seeder in 1 turn, ill be it with a few ramp spells. Anyway seems pretty good, more extra land drop effects might help too, but, you know, budget.
1 month ago
Congratulations on building your first commander deck! While I know it isn't a very exciting suggestion, I would recommend adding in a lot more ramp. Even though it might not seem like it, 3.55 is a relatively high average cmc and since you are in green, you should take advantage of all the amazing ramp that it has! In particular, I would recommend adding Farseek, Kodama's Reach, Skyshroud Claim, Deathcap Cultivator, Font of Fertility and a Sol Ring to get started. This will help your deck be faster and more consistent! Another area where your deck seems to be lacking is in the area of card draw. While you aren't in blue, black and green have a lot of card advantage that synergize with your enchantment theme! I would start by including Phyrexian Arena, Enchantress's Presence, Necropotence, Abzan Charm and go from there! There are also a few cards in your deck that should be taken out, simply because they are either bad or just underwhelming. While these cards might be fine in standard or modern, they are just not up to par for commander. This includes cards like Mark of the Vampire, Sunbound, Verdant Haven, Thoughtseize and Goldenhide Ox. I would also add in some more board wipes and removal since you are in black and white. This might include cards like Wrath of God, Merciless Eviction, Utter End, Path to Exile, Hero's Downfall and Martial Coup. Lastly, I would add in a few more cards that reward you for having enchantments and creatures with high toughness. Stuff like Daxos the Returned, Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper, Kor Spiritdancer and Sapling of Colfenor all seem like they would be a perfect fit for your deck! Good luck!
2 months ago
Thormonger Thanks for the input! I really do appreciate all the help I can get. I will definitely swap out those Golgari Keyrune for a couple more Golgari Signet and the deck is at 55 cards right now so I may just throw in two of the Verdant Haven just to fill a little space and see how it goes
2 months ago
3 months ago
Maybe try Utopia Sprawl, Overgrowth, and Arbor Elf in place of Market Festival, Verdant Haven, Nemesis of Mortals. You pretty much want to throw Utopia Sprawl, and Overgrowth onto one land, then use Arbor Elf and Garruk Wildspeaker to tap and untap that land for crazy amounts of mana. You also want to run at least 24 lands. What's cool about the ramp I'm suggesting is that you can use any big creature you want. You could even splash some red and toss in a Fireball. Mistcutter Hydra, and Endless One are pretty cool creatures to sink all that extra mana into also.
3 months ago
I like the Sage of Hours and Bioshift combo with the growing creatures. However, you could increase the tempo by removing cards like Inexorable Tide (too slow), Verdant Haven (you use almost entirely fast mana, so you could add some 1-drop mana dork, like 4x Elvish Mystic instead). I'm also not sure what Serene Remembrance is doing in the main deck, it's more of a sideboard card. You could get rid of Wildcall, the probability of getting it to work with Sage of Hours is really small, and you really don't want to Unexpected Results into it. A card you could consider acquiring for this deck is Increasing Savagery, since it instantly enables Sage of Hours's ability. With a 1-drop mana creature you could possibly get an extra turn on turn 3:
- Forest, Elvish Mystic
- Island, Sage of Hours (1 green mana open)
- land, Increasing Savagery, extra turn.
5 months ago
Crafting your decklist with the evolve mechanic in mind is a great take on a Simic EDH deck. However, since Ezuri is very much a build-around-me commander, there are some specific questions you need to ask yourself for each and every card:
Question #1: Does it not also benefit from, but also synergize with, +1/+1 counters?
Technically, the evolve mechanic is counterintuitive to Ezuri's +1/+1 counter-stacking ability, but cards like Experiment One, Gyre Sage, and Simic Manipulator who have counter-related abilities benefit from the extra boost. Other cards that have silly combinations with +1/+1 counters are Sage of Hours (obviously), Fathom Mage, Mycoloth, Champion of Lambholt, Forgotten Ancient, Chasm Skulker, and Crystalline Crawler.
Question #2: If it has power 2 or less, does it have a relevant ability?
Just because it can trigger Ezuri's ability doesn't necessarily mean the card is fit for EDH. If it's an evolve creature, keep it for your deck's theme, especially if it has a powerful ability. Card considerations in this category would be Cold-Eyed Selkie, Hornet Queen, Blighted Agent, Mulldrifter, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Eternal Witness, Coiling Oracle, Trygon Predator, Mystic Snake, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Solemn Simulacrum, Reclamation Sage, and Thrasios, Triton Hero.
Underpowered cards to cut:Beetleform Mage, Bond Beetle, Frilled Oculus, Mist Intruder, Nimbus Swimmer, Palace Familiar, Reverent Hunter, Sandsteppe Scavenger, Scourge of Skola Vale, Sidisi's Faithful, Verdurous Gearhulk, Vinelasher Kudzu, Dromoka's Gift, Hydroform, Lead by Example, Unnatural Aggression, Slip Through Space, Bonds of Mortality, Retreat to Coralhelm, Cranial Archive, and Verdant Haven.
Beetleform and Oculus's abilities aren't relevant enough to keep, Reverent Hunter and Kudzu both suffer from the problem of vanilla big creatures that don't really synergize with Ezuri, Mist Intruder isn't good in traditionally multiplayer EDH, Swimmer and Scavenger are too expensive, Beetle is cute but doesn't do enough, Palace Familiar might be worth keeping if you absolutely need card draw, but it's pretty weak otherwise, and Sidisi's Faithful is too slow and bad in multiplayer. Skola Vale uses +1/+1 counters, but it's not terribly good. I ran Gearhulk in my decklist for a short period of time, but if you aren't running proliferation or ways to make the spreading out of the counters relevant, it's not worth it. Dromoka's Gift is too expensive for its lack of control, Lead by Example is too weak, Hydroform makes a land vulnerable to removal for a turn, Unnatural Aggression is too expensive, Slip and Bonds are alright but there are more powerful options (Aqueous Form and Arcane Lighthouse), Retreat doesn't help your gameplan, Cranial Archive should only be played if there is a mill or graveyard deck in your meta, and Verdant Haven is outclassed by better cards (Utopia Sprawl/Fertile Ground).
Powerful cards to add:Cold-Eyed Selkie, Mycoloth, Champion of Lambholt, Gyre Sage, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Hornet Queen, Blighted Agent, Mosswort Bridge, Forgotten Ancient, Mulldrifter, Eternal Witness, Trygon Predator, Prime Speaker Zegana, Mystic Snake, Swiftfoot Boots, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Simic Signet, Krosan Grip, Solemn Simulacrum, Chasm Skulker, Kodama's Reach, and Reclamation Sage.