Vines of Vastwood

Vines of Vastwood

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Kicker {{G}} (You may pay an additional {{G}} as you cast this spell.)

Target creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control this turn. If Vines of Vastwood was kicked, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vines of Vastwood occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.1%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.13%

Vines of Vastwood Discussion

lagotripha on Infectious Swarm

1 day ago

Infect is one of those mechanics which is scary even in budget lists. Ichorclaw Myr is popular in them.

Traditionally Vines of Vastwood is used for pump and protection, while Scale Up and Become Immense let you kill quickly.

Without Inkmoth Nexus a different focus is needed from the traditional. Playing a bunch of infect creatures rather than protecting a few will work wonders alongside hand disruption, while multimodal spells free up sideboard slots. These utility spells also have the benifit of not just being used in one deck.

The difficult part will be protecting vulnerable sources of infect damage while either packing enough tempo or midrange value cards. I'd look at cheesy graveyard interactions or tutoring 2 for 1s in green/black.

SeanmanX on Space Aids

1 week ago

Digging the first pass of the deck I would try to go all-in on the infect theme and ditch some of the +1/+1 counter focused cards. Would make the deck feel a lot more consistent in games played.

I also see some cards that give brokkos some form of evasion, its worth noting that brokkos already has a pseudo-evasion like effect by naturally having trample, which deters people from blocking anyways, I feel that the additional evasion effects via creatures to mutate onto seems a bit extra.

I reccomend removing these:

  • Merfolk Skydiver - +1/+1 theme, its nice for a 5 mana proliferation sink but I feel its too clunky
  • Pollenbright Druid - A one time proliferate is likely too cute for this deck
  • Polukranos, Unchained - +1/+1 counter themed, I see the argument for mutating onto a huge creature with +1/+1 counters, but polukranos also shrinks really quickly
  • Elusive Tormentor  Flip is a nice unblockable threat, but we're winning by going to bash town with infect damage, rather than an unblockable 6/7
  • Silhana Ledgewalker Another pseudo-unblockable threat.
  • Toothy, Imaginary Friend I likely would only play this card with Pir, Imaginative Rascal, seems very off theme from what you're trying to do aside from giving itself counters.
  • Yeva, Nature's Herald This card only gives your green creatures flash, I dont think its really worth it... otherwise I would be super on board
  • Blighted Agent is a human and you cannot mutate onto it. I'm not sure if you want to keep it in the deck as an extra infect threat, or go all in on the mutate plan.
  • Relic Putrescence feels way too narrow just for giving its controller a single poison counter
  • Simic Ascendancy Is a +1/+1 card that I dont see as a viable backup plan
  • Leyline of Anticipation It's nice casting things at instant speed but that isnt really the theme of the deck, if folks have instant speed removal they will likely use it anyways and this wont get you many bonus points
  • Golgari Charm What is this for? Removing 1/1s? Brokkos has trample and your infect creatures might have 1 toughness... regenerating brokkos? Just mutate again..

Cards I would consider adding:

Since you're looking for more Destroy effects, Card draw effects, and counter effects, consider the following:

There are a few different land ramp spells I may play, but those are likely out of budget. For the remainder of the cuts I reccomend taking out the worst infect creatures, and possibly some of your land ramp spells

MtG-Crash on [PDH] Tatyova Combo

2 weeks ago

Big Update 21.5.2020: I included the Tidal Bore Combo together with Whispers of the Muse. That makes the 4 landdroppers combo pieces and takes away a lot of pressure from Ghostly Flicker. Plus it balances the power of the Transmute tutors, because searching for cmc2 now gives you Tidal Bore which comboes with a landdropper (plus Sanctuary).

Next I finally made the decision to cut Trinket Mage and Relic. I have cut Relic before but didnt update it here. It felt good and then I asked myself why I am still running Trinket Mage. It really took me some time of testing until I was sure this decision is correct.

Next thing is that I wanna make a list of cards that I have tried out and that got cut somehow. There is 2 lists: First a list of cards that are very interchangeable with cards in the deck. Its just a matter of what you expect from your playgroup. Both powerlevel wise as well as archetype wise. Second there is a list of cards Im definitely sure that do not belong in the deck even it might surprise some people :)

LIST OF CARDS THAT CAN BE USED IF YOU WANT TO:

Tutors: Shoreline Ranger, Vedalken AEthermage, Trinket Mage + Relic of Progenitus

Protection: Broken Fall, Fortitude, Vines of Vastwood, Ranger's Guile, Condescend, Rethink, Miscalculation

General: Temporal Fissure, Lignify, Frantic Search, Sleight of Hand, Sakura-Tribe Elder

LIST OF CARDS THAT DO NOT BELONG IN THE DECK: Mulldrifter, Wormfang Newt, Tilling Treefolk, Groundskeeper

Alkadron on Ramp IS Voltron

4 weeks ago

It kinda looks like your deck just loses unconditionally to pacifism.

The amount of ramp you have is tremendous, but you have exactly one payoff for it. Your curve ends at five..... and it's a ramp spell.

Also, a lot of your "ramp" is... kinda bad. Cards that put lands into your hand (e.g., Civic Wayfinder and Borderland Ranger) don't really ramp you, and cards that put lands into play from your hand (e.g., Arboreal Grazer and Walking Atlas) just run you out of cards-in-hand quickly and then do nothing. Combining them is only OK.

I would cut both of those kinds of cards and add a lot more control, interaction, and big-mana payoffs.

Consider the utility of:

(These are just examples from each category, there are plenty more of each kind if you want them. You'll have to playtest to get the balance right.)

multimedia on Otrimi, Ever-Playful

1 month ago

Hey, infect seems powerful with Otrimi, but if you play casual then you will become the archenemy.

Don't underestimate Slippery Bogle and Gladecover Scout. Mutating a hexproof creature makes it safe to mutate not just the first time but other times after. Wizards helped the mutate mechanic by if the target creature you're mutating dies in response to the mutate then you still get the mutate creature on the battlefield, but it doesn't trigger "when this creature mutates" abilities. Instead it just ETB as another creature not mutated. With hexproof you don't have to worry about this.

Blossoming Defense and Vines of Vastwood are helpful spells for mutate because for one mana they can give any creature you want to mutate hexproof in response to removal. Crystal Shard can be repeatable bounce of an entire mutate pile back to your hand to then mutate again. Use this effect to change the creatures Otrimi is mutated to. To avoid Commander tax use Shard to bounce Otrimi back to your hand if it's stuck on the battlefield since it couldn't mutate.

Flying is a good ability to pair with Otrimi. Birds of Paradise and Maraleaf Pixie are mana dorks who fly. Needle Specter, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Vampire Nighthawk give Otrimi good abilities. Specter has a busted combat damage trigger when it has 6 or more power. Drana can put a counter on the mutated creature and all other attacking creatures. Nighthawk mutated with Otrimi makes a 6/6 flying, trample, lifelink, deathtouch threat.

Jarad's Orders can tutor for a creature put it into your hand and tutor for a creature with mutate and put it into your graveyard to then recur it with Otrimi. Mask of Memory can be repeatable draw and discard and one mana to equip is nice.

Pernicious Deed can be powerful with Otrimi. If Otrimi is the top creature of the mutate pile then the pile has a CMC of 6. Sac Deed for less than six to hopefully destroy a lot of your opponents cards and not your mutate pile. All of the creatures on the bottom of the top creature don't count as creature cards on the battlefield. The only creature of the mutate pile that does is the top creature therefore all other creatures in the pile are not destroyed by Deed.

Yavimaya Coast, Woodland Cemetery, Ash Barrens are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

1 month ago

Update:

I've made some of the changes above, while I keep playtesting others.

Slither Blade --> Dizzy Spell to tutor for Tainted Strike.

Dispel --> Muddle the Mixture to tutor for Phyresis while keeping the counterspell count.

Fathom Mage --> Vines of Vastwood for more protection.

Ingenious Infiltrator --> Hunter's Insight for better card draw.

Likely the additional ramp creatures will come in at a later point along with Snake Umbra and Dimir Infiltrator. I'm a bit reluctant to adding less conditional tutors for now, since it might take the deck in a very much more competative direction that demands a bit of investment. I'll keep you posted!

Cheers!

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