Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

Legendary Planeswalker — Vivien

You may cast creature spells as though they had flash.

+1: Until your next turn, up to one target creature gains vigilance and reach.

-2: Look at the top three cards of your library. Exile one face down and put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. For as long as it remains exiled, you may look at that card and you may cast it if it’s a creature card.

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Vivien, Champion of the Wilds Discussion

Caerwyn on Can Vivien, Champion of the ...

2 days ago

You will be able to cast the Zoetic Cavern that has been exiled with Vivien, Champion of the Wilds ' -2 ability.

As part of casting a morph card, you turn it face down, and it becomes a 2/2 face-down creature card with no text, no name, no subtypes, and no mana cost. Since it becomes a creature card if you are casting it for its morph cost, then it will work with Viven's ability.

702.36c To cast a card using its morph ability, turn it face down. It becomes a 2/2 face-down creature card with no text, no name, no subtypes, and no mana cost. Any effects or prohibitions that would apply to casting a card with these characteristics (and not the face-up card’s characteristics) are applied to casting this card. These values are the copiable values of that object’s characteristics. (See rule 613, “Interaction of Continuous Effects,” and rule 706, “Copying Objects.”) Put it onto the stack (as a face-down spell with the same characteristics), and pay {3} rather than pay its mana cost. This follows the rules for paying alternative costs. You can use a morph ability to cast a card from any zone from which you could normally play it. When the spell resolves, it enters the battlefield with the same characteristics the spell had. The morph effect applies to the face-down object wherever it is, and it ends when the permanent is turned face up.

RedUndead40 on Can Vivien, Champion of the ...

2 days ago

So, say I have a Vivien, Champion of the Wilds . I minus her, and the only (sort of) creature I pull out is a Zoetic Cavern .

Now, Vivien says you may cast it if it's a creature. Zoetic Cavern is a land, but Morph says it can be cast "As a creature".

Does this interaction work? I don't think it does since Cavern is not a creature card itself, but wanted to make sure.

multimedia on Kadena the Morphing Sssssnake

1 week ago

Hey, nice version.

I don't think you need all of Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation and Vivien, Champion of the Wilds . While each of these flash enablers are good, once you have one on the battlefield then others can can be dead cards. Vivien is by far the best of the three since the main reason you want flash is for morphs and she does more than just giving flash she can help to find morphs. Consider cutting Orrery for a Diabolic Intent or budget Diabolic Tutor ? A tutor can get a flash enabler or one of Vesuvan Shapeshifter / Brine Elemental to combo or one of Scroll of Fate / Seedborn Muse or just a card you want in a certain game play situation, etc. This is more flexible and being flexible is very good in Commander.

Paradoxical Outcome is a good card for a bounce theme. Instant bounce morphs or manifests back to your hand to play them again while also drawing cards equal to the amount of cards you bounced. Bounce manifests that are face down instants/sorceries allowing you to then cast those spells from your hand.

Another interaction that's like bounce is flicker, Ghostly Flicker . With Ghostly if you exile a manifested face down permanent card then it enters the battlefield (ETB) face up like it was never a manifest in the first place. This a way to cheat permanent cards onto the battlefield and very good with Scroll of Fate since with Scroll you have control over what you manifest and it's no mana cost manifest.

Good luck with your deck.

Nasser_inside1 on Mono Blue Flash

1 week ago

Why not turn it to simic flash? If you do, you can add Frilled Mystic , Growth Spiral , and Vivien, Champion of the Wilds ,

GrinningGrebe on Kadena, Sneaky Snek

2 weeks ago

Given you already put in Leyline of Anticipation and Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , could be worth playing Alchemist's Refuge too for added redundancy and good synergy with your land untappers. It could be worth to play some bounce effects to let you replay the same morph for free: obviously I'm talking about Crystal Shard as it acts also as interaction and protection.

Finally just a heads up about Ugin, the Ineffable : it exiles a card face-down and makes a token, not triggering Kadena's draw on ETB. Maybe you already know this interaction, but I think it's worth to point it out.

demorome on Bear Force One

2 weeks ago

Looks good, though I'm not sure how much you need fight cards like Prey Upon and Clear Shot since your commander comes out early and gives you roughly the same effect for free whenever a bear comes out, which should happen fairly often. At least Savage Swipe gives a respectable buff, so that one's alright.

Might I also suggest to add Yeva, Nature's Herald ? Creature flash looks like it could be useful here, and it also helps that the card lends itself to bear flavor in the art. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds is a similar suggestion.

Other than that, Grizzly Fate seems like it would be an alright inclusion in the deck.

BMHKain on Best Mono-G CMDR for "Impurity" ...

3 weeks ago

@SP3CTR3_chelts: Huh. Someone who does still care despite more personal matters. Don't worry; I understand myself; though when I show my personality traits on my userpage, you may not be able to see me the same way again. Ironic, as I've yet to add a single thing to my personal Signature Spellbook.

Whatever. Anyway, for Throne of Eldraine; you're lucky. My Hype level is too high; & based on what I've read; people actually Hate Arcane Signet (Not bracketing this as it isn't on here just yet.); ALOT. A common, & something here that can be used for Commander, & maybe Brawl? Ah who cares; I'm trapped in my own cesspool of Hype; I just pray the sodium level doesn't convert to even that...

Flash enablers, huh... Well, after a Scryfall, this is what I got:

  1. Aluren (Still thinking on this.)

  2. Emergence Zone

  3. Shimmer Myr (Considering if I use Artifacts at all.)

  4. Vedalken Orrery

  5. Vernal Equinox (Still thinking on this.)

  6. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

  7. Winding Canyons

  8. Yeva, Nature's Herald

Yep, that all for Mono-.

For Bant Enchantress; I actually took a different direction entirely; in this case, having a choice between one of Two Commanders; both having similar routes to victory; I chose Estrid, the Masked , & Jenara, Asura of War . While both commanders are differing in many ways, the deck has ways in which both choices can coexist w/ one another. Very upsetting so few ever play Jenara herself; but considering the thematic element of choosing War, or Peace, I'll try to balance the Enchantment permanent amount; but I've enough problems trying to find some that doesn't wipeout my stuff.

For Mono- Burn? Bad news: Neheb, the Eternal . Right now, I'm trying to find something better; though if the God from Theros is the better choice, so be it.

Finally, this is a rather specific kind of Xantcha, Sleeper Agent deck I'm making; a "Politics Matter" Deck. I tried checking out EDHREC, but I'm not so sure if what they're recommending is good for politics or just Hatebear as a whole; though I'm leaning on the latter; not what this deck wants in my mind...

Well, all thoughts reconnect; this is what I've revealed. Not to mention; I had to reupload that one Xantcha deck of mine (Apparently mentioning what you're the worst at was extremely confusing.), I'll leave the ideas to you for now; I have a trait list to deal with...

Ehsteve on An-Ayula-tion

3 weeks ago

Update

The cuts

New hotness

Thoughts

Now the changes (reduction in bears) came after multiple playtests. Initially the deck was designed to function a lot like my Arahbo, Roar of the World deck in just jamming as many tribal cards as possible. The issue with this though is:

  • Bears by and large have very few meaningful ETBs by themselves,
  • Arahbo, Roar of the World always functions from the command zone due to eminence, and
  • The way Arahbo is designed means that he requires as many cats as possible to function, as he can never affect himself.

Conversely Ayula, Queen Among Bears only functions on the battlefield, and we have access to multiple token producers in both permanent and spell form.

The Future

A few cards that have caught my attention for possible future additions:

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