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Creature — Dryad Shaman
4GW: Put a 3/3 green Centaur creature token onto the battlefield.
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Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage Discussion
2 months ago
I would definitely add these cards: Phyrexian Processor , Phyrexian Rebirth , Slime Molding (better than it looks since paying 11 mana will give you a 3 mana 10/10 each turn after), Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage (populate mana-sink late game), Parallel Evolution , Illusionist's Bracers (populate twice, for the same price!), Acidic Slime (just an awesome green staple), Sakura-Tribe Elder , Phantom General , Angel of Sanctions (INFINITE REMOVAL EACH TURN!), Beast Within (staple removal in green), Budoka Gardener / Dokai, Weaver of Life (mana acc and lategame big tokens in one)
I would consider these also: Worldspine Wurm , Parallel Lives (awesome, but a bit $$$), Rootborn Defenses (stops a board-wipe and pops), Trostani's Judgment (high cmc, but good value), Overrun (probably wins you the game if you have a few creatures out), Hydra Broodmaster , Austere Command (wipes opponents' boards, but a bit $$$), Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Elspeth Tirel (both Elspeths have great board wipes for token decks), Oblivion Ring , Yavimaya Elder , Ajani Goldmane / Ajani, Caller of the Pride (both have great synergy with big lifegains), Baloth Cage Trap (P.S you can play this and populate as combat trick!), Beast Attack (the flashback makes this a good comeback-card in case of board wipe and you need to get the pop-engine going), Blade Splicer (very powerful early-mid game)
I would 100% cut these cards: Take Heart , Centaur Healer , Healer's Hawk , Parhelion Patrol , Candlelight Vigil , Conviction , Noble Purpose , Flight of Equenauts , Siege Wurm , Bounty of Might (no trample=hard to use)
3 months ago
If currently on a budget then Anointed Procession is damn good for a token doubler. Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage lets you populate as many times as you have mana to do it. Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter can make some pretty damn big tokens every turn. Sandwurm Convergence would be good as it makes a 5/5 every turn plus it negates opponents flying critters.
4 months ago
This is a great start. Here are some suggestions from a Trostani deck that I use, organized by pricing tiers to help keep this deck budget:
3/3 Tokens and another way to populate
Alternate Win Condition. Probably works better with Trostani as commander due to the increased life gain, but there's quite a bit of life gain in this deck regardless, so it may work.
Some token protection
Get a variety of tokens out quick
Advent of the Wurm
Just a decent token to populate later
Fog with populate. Optional, but not too bad
White Sun's Zenith
Utilize that mana and go wide
Speaking of going wide, mega populate
Just get some dudes on the board
Board wipe with a token upside
Go wide with a little extra damage, and still have some blockers left
Tamiyo's Journal A slow tutor, but might draw you some cards if you can't get to the tutor
$1 - $5
Potentially double your board, with 4/4 fliers!
Another mass token maker, but with 1/1 fliers (evasion is nice)
Alternate win condition. Probably better with Trostani as commander as you need to be able to absorb a loss of 50 life, but even in commander, most other people won't be able to say the same.
Win condition. With a wide board, +5/+5 is huge. Also creatures enter the battlefield with the +5/+5, so with Trostani out that's some good extra life gain.
Consistent way to get some decent tokens. Also protection from flying
Life gain, removal, mill protection, and tutor? This card just has value.
Again, designed for Trostani to double up on life gain, but helps with any ETB effects you have, of which there are a couple
Should be in any white token deck
Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Create creatures, get rid of big threats, maybe get your team in the air
Often a one-sided boardwipe, makes a ton ot tokens, and will sometime just win the game
Chord of Calling
Green tutor with convoke. You have a bunch of tokens, why not?
Green Sun's Zenith
Potentially reusable creature tutor. have to have the mana available, but it will find answers for you.
Not exactly budget, but valuable in a token deck
Artifact and Enchantment Tutor. Again, not really budget, but likely worth it in your deck
4 months ago
i'm seeing a mix up of new and older cards are you using what you have only or are you up for suggestions? Trostani Discordant would also work here Dawn of Hope is great cause you gain life from creatures coming into play Emmara, Soul of the Accord is quite useful with a tap mechanic like convoke. Kodama's Reach, Cultivate cause its a good cheap ramp card Anointed Procession is a bit expensive but it'll make more wurm tokens for you Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage is another token spawner so it should speed up life gain and blockers Wayfaring Temple can get crazy with how fast it can get out of control. Intangible Virtue to make tokens faster. Cathars' Crusade cause when you spawn 3 tokens a turn minim your creatures become unstoppable
4 months ago
I'm aware that Selesnya Guildmage, Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage and Conclave Guildmage are expensive in their token making abilities. Seems useful to change some token making creatures to token making Instants, Enchantments or Sorceries.
From those above, might keep only Conclave Guildmage, since paying plus tapping seems like a good price for giving all creatures trample.
7 months ago
A solid base for a more casual EDH deck. For landfall triggers I would highly recommend Avenger of Zendikar.
Another option to get more landfall triggers in a turn would be to play with Courser of Kruphix or Oracle of Mul Daya, with you searching your deck basicly every turn I can see you getting a lot of value out of those two cards.
9 months ago
Thanks for the input! I like the idea of adding ramp, but I'm not sure what to cut for it. The main purpose of Benefaction of Rhonas and Commune with the Gods in this deck is to fill the graveyard with creatures while looking for Seance or Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage. Maybe I could lose the higher cmc version, but I want to make sure I find the combo pieces quickly.
11 months ago
Well, first I would consider not having one of a bunch of different cards unless you're making a commander deck, if you cut down on the number of cards but add more of the ones you need, you can get a more reliable game. Since this is supposed to be a token deck you should definitely remove Lone Rider Flip it's doing nothing for you here.
As far as the cards go, if your looking for budget token duplication you cant go wrong with Growing Ranks. But if your willing to spend a little more a much better option would be Parallel Lives or Primal Vigor.
you should also consider focusing you're token generating more. right now the deck is kind of all over the place creating small numbers of random tokens. it would be more effective if you added cards like Verdant Embrace, Darien, King of Kjeldor or Dreampod Druid. (I personally like pairing Alpha Authority + Dreampod Druid to give him some extra protection.
However, if you want to keep the big creatures and have a deck more focused on power and toughness instead of massing tokens, you should consider Giant Adephage, Mycoloth, Verdant Force and my personal favorite, Worldspine Wurm as some more budget options.
Some other cards you might want to consider are Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage so that you can populate on command, and Voice of Resurgence if your willing to spend the money. that card is very good at deterring your opponent's from messing with your side of the board on your turn.
Hope this helps a little :)
Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage occurrence in decks from the last year
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