Wall of Blossoms

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Uncommon
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
Stronghold (STH) Uncommon

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Wall of Blossoms

Creature — Plant Wall

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

When Wall of Blossoms enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Wall of Blossoms Discussion

lpeters82 on Buzzy BEES!!!!!

21 hours ago

I like your use of Wall of Blossoms in your bee deck. That's not a card I had considered, but I will be adding it to my Maybeboard. If you would like you can view my bees deck here: Elvish Beekeeper.

articred on Just a Girl and Her Wonder Wall

2 days ago

Colossus of Akros might fit in nicely, hits hard, defendes and can double in size.

I agree with cdkime get walls that have something to them; card draw like Wall of Blossoms or regeneration, so should they die you aren't left without anything. Jaddi Offshoot might come in handy as well.

Bow of Nylea could help keep your creatures alive, pump them up and make opponents a bit Leary of coming at you.

Everflowing Chalice is always nice if you can make it worth while. Pyramid of the Pantheon , Mirri's Guile , Thran Dynamo , Dragon Throne of Tarkir might be other options as well.

Jaecen on Animar Sec

3 days ago

Card Categorization

I've categorized the cards in your deck here: https://deckstats.net/decks/50753/1215572-animar

The following analysis is based on that categorization. Several cards are in more than one category, so I've categorized them based on their primary or common case. E.g. Ancient Animus is both "Removal" and "+1/+1 Counter Interaction", but you're going to cast it to kill something -- the +1/+1 counter is a nice bonus.

Strategy

There's no explicit or stated goals of the deck, so I can't evaluate the cards against that. If you have a goal, let me know.

The core effect of Animar is to play creatures, which grows Animar. As Animar grows, he helps you play more (and more expensive) creatures. Some notable limitations:

  • Animar only decreases colorless costs
  • Animar only cares about creatures
  • Animar only cares about casting creatures

Animar is cheap to cast and protects himself from most removal (due to his protection from Black and White). Because of this, we can assume that we will get him out early and keep him out long enough for him to provide benefit. We'll build the deck assuming Animar is on the battlefield at all times.

Since Animar reduces the colorless component of creature costs, we'll get the biggest benefit from colorless creatures. As with any unlimited cost reduction effect, we should look for ways to break the free case. The obvious one here is to bounce and recast colorless creatures for free.

Since we're playing all of these (hopefully free) creatures, Animar will grow quickly. Giving Animar good evasion will give us to win on commander damage quickly.

To best abuse Animar, we want:

  • Many creatures across a range of mid to high colorless costs
  • As many of those creatures in our hand as possible
  • An many +1/+1 counters on Animar as soon as possible
  • A means to make Animar unblockable

The easiest way to break Animar is to create an engine that casts colorless creatures and bounces them to your hand as many times as possible during a turn. We'll want ETB/LTB effects on those creatures and cards that care about creatures entering and leaving the battlefield. Additionally, we'll want cards that care about +1/+1 counters on a creature.

Favor creatures over non-creatures, as you get a discount on creatures. Try to keep colored costs to a minimum - avoid double or more colors in a cost.

Abusable Colorless Creatures:

Repeatable Bounce:

Synergies:

Unblockable Enablers:

We'll want to get as many creatures down as quickly as we can. Card draw and other card advantage effects are valuable.

Draw/Card Advantage:

Changes to the Existing Cards

I would consider cutting way down on the amount of ramp. Mana dorks get the deck running early, but they don't have any synergy with the core effects. I suspect that's what was leaving you feeling like you had a dead hand.

Cards that seem particularly problematic:

  • Wild Cantor . Requires a sac for effect. Doesn't get cost reduction. A dork that taps for mana would be better.
  • Tinder Wall . Same as Wild Cantor sans the cost reduction bit.
  • Vivid Creek and Vivid Crag . These both ETB tapped, don't have basic land types, and only provide off-color mana twice. If would strongly consider running Amonkhet cycling duals over these.
  • Ancient Ziggurat . Be careful, as this mana can only be used for casting creature spells. I don't like this land in most decks.
  • Bond Beetle . I have no idea why this is in here. It works once and has very little synergy with the deck. Verdurous Gearhulk would be better, but still not great.
  • Green Sun's Zenith . I think a cheaper card that tutored to hand and then let you cast the card would be better, as you'd get the cost reduction effect and other synergies. No cards come to mind, but there are lots that look at the top X cards and tutor to hand ( Gift of the Gargantuan , etc.).

K4m4r0 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 weeks ago

PluralkumquatThank you for you suggestions. The only card I would consider adding is Jeskai Barricade , because it offers a good protection for Arcades an I think it is really good. The other ones are eiter too expensive mana wise or have too much power like mentioned by thcue and Mitrian. The deck is focused on getting as much defenders out as fast as possible for the best mana/toughness value. Sylvan Caryatid is not bad at first sight but it wouldn't help much with ramping and in the late game its toughness is too low for . The best thing which can happen is to oneshot an opponent and every single point of toughness is important. I use Fog Bank to shut down a lot of commanders and their abilities in my meta. Maybe I'll remove it in the future because some of those commanders were disbanded.

thcue Thank you for you comment and continuous support.

MitrianThank you for your comment and clarifications. I personally like Wall of Omens and Wall of Blossoms , because they always helped me to get back some cards in my hand after discarding abilities or after I have drawn a lot of non-defenders. If you want to get rid of them, best replacement cards would be Murmuring Phantasm and Wall of Deceit . Those are the only 2 cmc cards left with the highest toughness (well except for Wall of Shards but I don't like to be responsible for enemy advantage).

Mitrian on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 weeks ago

Lackluster defenders maybe, but we have them for attacking too. Cantripping walls are nice, but I think things like Wall of Omens and Wall of Blossoms are the minimum toughness and maximum CMC thresholds for the ones that are only cantrips and nothing else. Remember, we're drawing for every defender anyway (in most cases), so the focus has to be on more than just the draw. As thcue mentioned, keeping wall power at 1 or 0 matters for some combos, not the least of which is Tetsuko , who is an absolute all-star here. 0/3 walls aren't terrible, but we want higher toughness for the bigger 'grenade' when we attack. Jeskai Barricade is the only one in your list I'd consider adding, as it's a good protection card. THe other three aren't improvements to the existing game plan, in my opinion.

aschutz on Arcades

3 weeks ago

I would agree with that, especially since you're probably going to want to be swinging out more often than you'll want to be blocking. Surprisingly, however, I've found Brave the Sands to be very good. Both of its effects are helpful, and at 2 mana it's barely a commitment.

I would also think about what abilities really make keeping a wall in worth it. I favor cards like Wall of Blossoms over, say, Suspicious Bookcase because it always gives you value, and never does nothing.

thom-le on Home Alone

1 month ago

I meant that in my opinion this is one of the most fun to play-commander card in the set. As I'm not a competitive player I always look for interesting abilities and Thantis, the Warweaver looks great. For me this one, Saheeli, the Gifted and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent are awsome. But everyone has a different flavor, and that is good for commander as a format to play, because you never have the right answers against all different possible strategy.

It is in fact one of the hardest thing to cut down some cards, everyone who has brewed for his/her deck knows that. The best thing for me was the following to know:

1) Be clear what's your strategy is. Does {a specific card} help you to improve your deck and this strategy. For you this might be: Let everyone attack, but not me. If they do, they will lose their creatures. If they don't attack you, you will have enough time to build up a big board. Every turn creatures are attacking, so in my opinion it is not good, to have too much creatures. Because you have to attack with them and then you maybe will lose them.. Get in some good defenders, Wall of Stone

2) Collect information of a commander deck. To have the best chances to win a game (or to have the most fun), there are some simple tricks in building your decks.

2.1) Ramp: It is hard, to pass the turn without playing some stuff and having a great 8/8 fattie with awsome ability in your hand. So: Add some creatures with mana abilities. But be aware of your commander: Creatures must attack each turn. Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, or Explosive Vegetation get you early mana access.

2.2) Card draw: Fill your hand afterv playing some stuff. The more card you have in your hand the more options you have. And a better chance of drawing just the right card to the right time. I've mentioned some cards, also Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Skullclamp are awsome. At least 6-9 card should be something with card draw. Solemn Simulacrum is classical, it gives you an additional land and a single card draw. Also Wall of Blossoms, at least gives you early safe and a card draw.

2.3) Boardwhipes: In this deck, normally creatures are hitting other creatures and are dying anyway. but sometimes it is helpful to get everyone back to zero. Bane of Progress is a hero, also Vandalblast. Whirlwind against flying creatures. Maybe Bane of the Living, Pernicious Deed - or some red burn spells like Star of Extinction, Blasphemous Act..

2.4) Recursion: Sometimes creatures are going to the graveyard - so get them back. Eternal Witness, Golgari Findbroker or something like that. Zombify is also okay, I guess.

And last but not least: Find special cards! Natural Affinity turns everybody's lands into creatures, so they have to attack with them. Mortivore, cause there are for sure many cards in everyone's graveyard

So find the right balance of strategy, ramp and card draw and you are going to get the most fun out of every deck ;) Just my thoughts for now..

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Wall of Blossoms occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.17%

GWU (Bant): 0.34%

RUG (Temur): 0.2%