Vines of the Recluse


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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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 Standard Zoo?

6 days ago

I tested this against Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH); here are a few thoughts ...

  • Falkenrath Gorger seems a little underwhelming. Maybe Bloodlust Inciter (as an enabler), Village Messenger  Flip (early-game value, plus great vs. control decks), or Bomat Courier (for some mid-game cards)?
  • Especially early in the season (when I suspect everyone will be trying them out), you may want some more answers for the Gods in sideboard. Burn from Within maybe (though it might require more lands)? Or Soul-Scar Mage (though it might require more Burn spells). Hmmm ...
  • I think you'll probably want some flyer hate in sideboard too. I really like Tears of Valakut and Clip Wings, but I'm trying out Vines of the Recluse too, because of the synergy with Exert.

I know you asked for thoughts on dealing with Sweltering Suns, but I frankly have no idea ...

By the way, I'm not sure why T/O is acting up with Bloodrage Brawler, Combat Celebrant, and Sweltering Suns, but they display properly if you add "(AKH)" after the card name.

Draw well!

Mokan on B/G Fun with deathtouch (3-1 at FNM)

1 month ago

The deck seems really fine but I think it could use some tinkering. First and foremost I don't think you need 23 lands, I'd drop them to 22. I don't really think the Untethered Express in the sideboard fits with the idea of the deck. Also why have both Vines of the Recluse and Natural State (I'm thinking they're against big bad flying vehicles) in the side, I think it's a bit of an overkill. I would instead put more things to protect myself from wipes and removal i.e.: more Blossoming Defense and Heroic Intervention. Again - why have both Transgress and Rot (I suppose they're both against control)? I'd personally stick with Transgress or add Pick the Brain since you already have delirium in the deck. I would suggest you go a little bit more into the delirium or revolt thing (just a suggestion, honestly don't know if it'll be any better). If you go the delirium route I think the oh so expensive Grim Flayer will be a good pick for this deck - since you have such good board control it wouldn't be hard for him to hit home and since you don't have much in the way for card draw the deck fixing could come in quite handy.

Firebones675 on Beginner's G/B Aggro

2 months ago

Looks like a good start but some of the cards in the deck like Vines of the Recluse seem out of place. Generally speaking that card is a lot better on the defense rather than being aggressive.

Eilel on Pumpy Mono Green

3 months ago

I'd suggest that cutting 1 gear hulk would be fine. It's an expansive creature and with two of them in your hand it might be too much.

Vines of the Recluse doesn't seem to work very well, its basically just Blossoming Defense with reach instead of hexproof. I'd suggest playing more of the Blossoming defence.

Ornamental Courage just seems out of place, sure it's nice to have to untap but it won't do you a lot of good in the long run.

Heroic Intervention you might want to have a couple of more of these instead of Vines of the Recluse or Ornamental Courage.

Highspire Infusion same as above it's a much better card then Vines or Ornamental.

Servant of the Conduit gives you mana fixing but only playing green it's useless. Same goes for Attune with Aether.

For the energy counters you receive with all your cards you don't have good payoff cards for the energy. So for a budget I'd suggest Longtusk Cub, Bristling Hydra, Architect of the Untamed.

Your sideboard only is allowed to use 15 cards. So you need to cut some (suggesting Soul Swallower. You can change Root Out with Appetite for the Unnatural it's a bit better since it's an instant. Jaddi Offshoot might be good in your sideboard against aggro decks.

clayperce on R/G Werewolfs

3 months ago

A few quick thoughts ...

I also wanted to recommend dropping by the All things Wolven thread sometime and posting your deck. Please feel free to post it in large format too ... it makes it easier for the community!

Draw well!

alextom1988 on Hydra's Menace

4 months ago

I have a similar deck and find it is vulnerable to flying unless I play Spidersilk Armor but that isn't modern. So I recommend something with reach, like the Aquastrand Spider in your maybe board or some instants to give reach like: Aim High, Snare the Skies, Shape the Sands or Vines of the Recluse.

clayperce on Budget Werewolves

4 months ago

A few thoughts ...

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clayperce on Electrostatic Krunkening

5 months ago

A few quick thoughts ...

  • I like Servant of the Conduit quite a bit better than Sage of Shaila's Claim, just because she can ramp out Pummeler on Turn 3, while still leaving a mana up for Blossoming Defense.
  • Because Attune with Aether is so reliable, you can probably get by with a bunch fewer Lands. You'll want to test the heck out of it of course, but with a playset of Attune I'm very confortable running 19 Lands (and that's with an Ave CMC of 2.00)
  • Pummeler is kind of weak to Flyers, so you may want some additional Flyerhate in your sideboard. I'm not sure what would be best for a deck this fast. Clip Wings, Plummet, or Vines of the Recluse maybe? Lots of folks seem to like Take Down, but I'm not a fan since it can't hit Smuggler's Copter.
  • For more sideboard thoughts, you might want to drop by this thread sometime.

Draw well!

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