Wirewood Symbiote

Wirewood Symbiote

Creature — Insect

Return an Elf you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG) Uncommon
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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

Wirewood Symbiote occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.54%

Wirewood Symbiote Discussion

davidsays1 on I Demand Parley With Your Constable

1 month ago

As a fellow Cedh selvala player EVERYBODY PARL(T)AY [C-EDH][Combo][Primer]

With price in mind, I would like to suggest Marwyn, the Nurturer As she is a 1 card combo with Umbral Mantle

As well as suggesting Seedtime and Savage Summoning, 1 of course for the extra turn, and the other for an uncounterable Walking Ballista

I also personally love Mirror Entity with Wirewood Symbiote

Aside from these light suggestions I just love seeing solid Selvala decks, keep up the deck building!

davidsays1 on Who Needs Craterhoof?

2 months ago

It’s always cool seeing selvala builds that aren’t mine, but are very different then mine. May I suggest Wirewood Symbiote it’s similar to Quirion Ranger but to me is better. It also has amazing synergy with Mirror Entity as it can bounce itself. Maybe even a Genesis Wave What are your thoughts on Beast Within, Generous Gift, and Nature's Claim I’m not sure how much blue you see on average, but Carpet of Flowers, and Seedtime are both pretty good Lastly as a win-con my personal favorite is Savage Summoning+Walking Ballista

I love the elf only approach though

Phroggy1 on Mommy Marwyn (cEDH Elves)

2 months ago

Temur Sabertooth + Wirewood Symbiote and any other elf can make infinite mana with Marwyn, the Nurturer just bounce an elf to your hand to untap marwyn, use sabretooth to bounce symbiote, recast elf making marwyn bigger recast symbiote, tap marwyn float lots of mana, repeat. then just have a draw outlet, i like Elvish Visionary it fulfills the combo above and draws cards, but things like Return of the Wildspeaker with a very large marwyn will draw most of your deck, you can win with Great Oak Guardian, repeatedly bounce it with sabretooth to pump all your creatures +2/+2 each time or an infinitely large Finale of Devastation to overrun the table.

Goretast on [Primer] Chulane's Bounce House [cEDH]

3 months ago

Hey dgobass, I will explain the combo. You need to have Wirewood Symbiote, Priest of Titania -OR- Bloom Tender (Need to generate 3 mana from either), and Mirror Entity. For this example I will use Priest of Titania.

  • 1. Tap Priest of Titania for atleast 3 mana
  • 2. You then activate Mirror Entity for 1 to make your creatures all creature types
  • 3. Bounce Wirewood Symbiote with its own ability (it is now an elf) to untap Priest of Titania
  • 4. Re-cast Wirewood Symbiote. You are now back to where you started, but have gained +1 mana
  • 5. Repeat step 2 and 3 to generate infinite mana
  • Grimlock46 on The Appearance of Vulnerability(cEDH Elves Primer)

    3 months ago

    Mike94 Temur Sabertooth is an important combo piece that can actually make infinite mana given the right conditions by bouncing a big mana producer and replaying it for net mana. I do also play Wirewood Symbiote, which does work well to make mana, but cannot go infinite on its own due to the once-per-turn condition.

    Mike94 on The Appearance of Vulnerability(cEDH Elves Primer)

    3 months ago

    Is there a reason for running Temur Sabertooth over Wirewood Symbiote?? Don't know if I'm missing something but Symbiote seems a lot better for your deck if you are looking to make a lot of mana.

    Snake_Oil on The Olive Branch [Budget Selvala Twiddle]

    4 months ago


    Certainly! As I understand it, there are two main lines for combo in the deck:

    Infinite Mana is a standard one for green -- Karametra's Acolyte/Priest of Titania/Wirewood Channeler + Wirewood Symbiote/Temur Sabertooth/Quirion Ranger (QR not so much, as you have to bounce a land). You can also use this combo with Temur Sabertooth to bounce and recast useful creatures like RecSage and Visionary for profit.

    The main combo, however, is Mirror Entity + Wirewood Symbiote while Selvala is on the field -- You make all of your creatures elves with the ME ability, bounce symbiote to it's own ability, untapping Selvala so you can use her ability again, hopefully getting 2-3 mana in the process in order to recast the symbiote and repeart the cycle until you deck people out.

    Sword of the Paruns and Umbral Mantle also help with tapping and untapping as needed, which is easy with a big mana dork out and infinite mana. Uba Mask interacts with the draw effect on Selvala so your opponents don't get their cards to their hand and potentially lose them when the turn changes. The rest of the deck aids in twiddling or searching for combo pieces.

    You can also include Isochron Scepter with the twiddle spells like To Arms! in order to reuse that effect over and over, but it really didn't fit the budget here.

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