Vines of the Recluse


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Common
Oath of the Gatewatch Common

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Vines of the Recluse


Target creature gets +1/+2 and gains reach until end of turn. Untap it. (A creature with reach can block creatures with flying.)

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Vines of the Recluse Discussion

clayperce on They're Just Puppies.

1 month ago

You bet!

I was thinking about this some more though, and I realized I forgot to mention anything about flyerhate. Wolves are notoriously weak to flyers, and now that Temur Midrange (featuring both pesky Thopters and brutal Glorybringers) has become a HUGE part of many metas, it's a real weakness for the deck. There are lots of good ways to answer a Turn 4 Glorybringer, but I personally like Tears of Valakut and Plummet. Or maybe Vines of the Recluse/Aim High ... they're probably my favorite combat tricks ever, but require a creature on board with at least 3 toughness (so it can survive the 4 damage if he Exerts).

As always, draw well!

w33m4n on Naya Exert Standard

1 month ago

fanofhell I thought about clip wings but Vines of the Recluse also provides untap and pump while giving reach instant speed for 1 mana. Nice way to spring a sudden defense on someone iIfeel over just making them sack a flyer which may not be the flyer I want to disappear. Vines is cheaper and more targeted to what I wanna do.

clayperce on pummel flinger

1 month ago

I understand the appeal of a 1-mana pump, but Brute Strength is better than Built to Smash imo. Vines of the Recluse is hilarious too, as opponents never expect the Untap, but I like both Strength and Smash much better than it except in a totally flyer-infested meta.

Emzed on Elves

1 month ago

If you want your elf synergies to work, you need more elves! 20 is way too few, it will work much better with 30+. You don't need all those non-creature, non-land cards. Some of them are good, but overall you just have way too many. The ones i like the least are Attune with Aether, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Vines of the Recluse and Golden Urn.
I would add a lot of 1cmc elves, like 4 of each Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic. They might be unexciting, but help you being explosive by accelerating your mana. You could also add Elvish Archdruid, Dwynen's Elite, Elvish Champion, Imperious Perfect and Ezuri, Renegade Leader.

clayperce on Return of Steel-Cannon Pummeler (AKH - Retired)

1 month ago

Congrats on your FNM results! I'm SO glad you enjoyed the deck and that Soul-Scar Mage worked out well for you! One thing to mention: If you're running without Attune with Aether, you may want a few more Lands. But nvm if you already thought about that or if it's working fine for you!

Consuming Fervor is intriguing. I think I'd rather have Expedite if I was looking for a use for 1 extra mana. Or maybe Vines of the Recluse (which is probably my favorite combat trick ever, because of the Untap effect). Please let me know how it goes though!

Thanks much and draw well!

Moby_Copperfield on It Goes Bark *Updated*

2 months ago

The options I considered versus flyers were the instants Vines of the Recluse, Aim High or Spidery Grasp

Appreciate they are one use, but they can provide quasi-vigilance and may end up removing the pesky flyer.

They also trigger Silverfur Partisan bringing in a surprise blocker.

Moby_Copperfield on MadDog Assault

2 months ago

I'd be intrigued to know how this build performs.

I'd consider including something like Shock that doubles up as target removal and hitting in for those last two points of damage after a heavy strike.

Additionally Vines of the Recluse is a variant of Aim High that has the advantage of a lower mana cost.

There's also Spidery Grasp that has a similar function.

Zero2001 on Champion of brisela

2 months ago

Maybe add some spells that let you untap Champion of Rhonas, or your Gearhulks, like Prepare / Fight, Djeru's Resolve, Aim High or Vines of the Recluse.

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