Creature — Insect
Return an Elf you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , pskinn01|
Printings View all
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Wirewood Symbiote occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Wirewood Symbiote Discussion
1 week ago
Obvious power upgrades would be Mana Crypt, Gaea's Cradle, or Mox Diamond with a big emphases on Cradle with this commander. I think you might like Deafening Silence because you are so creature heavy. I would also consider adding the Yisan line with Wirewood Symbiote, Bloom Tender, and Mirror Entity to generate infinite mana with only 3 Yisan verses. Aluren and Cloudstone Curio are also essential if you're wanting to take this to the next level because it opens up so many combos. If you decide to go this route to open up more infinite mana combos, Walking Ballista would be a strong finisher that you can tutor with a strong stax/tutor like Ranger-Captain of Eos.
2 weeks ago
I think Yisan, the Wanderer Bard is a good mono-green commander that doesn't compromise on power, hell I think it just top 4'd in the recent Philly cEDH tourney. Even with low amounts of tuning and with a moderate budget, he is a powerhouse that can assemble infinite mana combos in a few activations. It also has a nutty toolkit at your disposal with spot removal, hexproof, overrun effects, etc. It's also mono-green, which I think is supposed to be the point of you trying out green and not just going tri-color with a splash of green for some dorks. Yisan has some cool interactions with Quirion Ranger / Wirewood Symbiote at verse 1 to get double triggers (can skip a verse 2 to get a double 3 CMC search). If you're going to try green, you might as well embrace it with a commander that brings out the best of the color.
1 month ago
I really enjoy this deck! And thanks for your comment on mine. I'm a budget player, so a lot of the choices you've made wouldn't exactly work for me. However, I've been really sleeping on that Wirewood Symbiote combo. I have most of the important elves for that to be effective, so I'll be adding that card to the mainboard for sure. I also really like Plaxmanta . I've never seen this card before, and I think it works fantastic in the deck. I considered Bident of Thassa and Druids' Repository before, but seeing it in this deck convinced me to add them.
I think Hypnotic Siren could be a good replacement for Flying Men or Cloud Pirates . It's basically the same thing, but it can be used mid-late game if needed to steal a bothersome creature from an opponent. Jace's Phantasm and Hope of Ghirapur are also 1/1 flying creatures that can be useful mid-late game. I also think One with Nature is good ramp in this deck because of the evasive creatures.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Ender666666: The first thing I highly suggest would be to sort them by function (see Yeva Draw-Grow for example). This gives you a visual on how well rounded/built the deck is. I do see a lot of ways to make a ton of mana, but not too many infinite lines which are necessary for definite kills. Wirewood Symbiote / Quirion Ranger also seem like a must.
2 months ago
Hey, nice budget upgrade of the precon. Great to see that you added Fauna Shaman as an upgrade :)
$1-$3 card upgrades to consider:
- Elvish Mystic > Moss Diamond
- Fyndhorn Elves > 1x Forest
- Arbor Elf > Thought Vessel
- Joraga Treespeaker > Commander's Sphere
- Birchlore Rangers > 1x Forest
- Elvish Harbinger > Paradise Druid
- Elvish Guidance > New Horizons
- Wirewood Symbiote > Essence Warden
- Sword of the Paruns > Joraga Invocation
- Guardian Project > Tamiyo's Journal
- Shared Summons > Citanul Flute
- Wood Elves > Nissa's Renewal
- Timberwatch Elf > Titania's Chosen
- Elvish Visionary > Hardened Scales
- Voice of Many > Wren's Run Packmaster
- Regal Force > Terra Stomper
- Temur Sabertooth > Elvish Piper
Consider replacing some lands and mana rocks with more one drop mana Elves? Harbinger and Summons are creature tutors. Symbiote and Paruns are ways to untap the Elves who can make a lot of green mana (Priest, Archdruid, Marwyn). Paruns can be infinite green mana with one of these Elves. Timberwatch, Voice, Regal are creatures that benefit from having lot of other creatures in your control which is good with tokens. I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
My first suggestion is you include the big three xerox spells: Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm . They may not look like much, but superior card-selection for one blue is hard to argue with. I run them in every blue deck, though I think you'll need more shuffle effects to make Brainstorm good. Though I don't recommend them, you can also consider second-class cantrips like Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand and Opt .
My second suggestion is that you include the one-mana mana-dorks. I see you have Elvish Mystic , but running Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elf can be very helpful too. Utopia Sprawl works really well with Arbor Elf .
I think some of the two-mana ramp spells could be improved; I've never been a fan of Rampant Growth . Consider Nature's Lore (or its $100 cousin, Three Visits ) and/or Farseek . These can get non-basics, like your Breeding Pool , and Nature's Lore etbs untapped.
Evolution Sage is a card that MAY be good, but I'm not sure. Not having an immediate board-impact is a major downer, but its ability may be good enough to make it worth including. Playtesting can help.
Windfall is an excellent card-draw spell if you're down on cards. I suggest running Narset, Parter of Veils to act as a stax piece that is particularly abusive with Windfall . (Note that if you do end up with proliferate effects, you can proliferate her and get extra activations.) Other good card-draw spells include Fact or Fiction , Concentrate , Tezzeret's Gambit , Harmonize ...
Mystic Remora is a GREAT card. I personally think it's better than Rhystic Study , but I'm sure that'll raise a lot of hell (I also think Griselbrand should be unbanned, so I'm used to getting yelled at).
Wirewood Symbiote is a card you may want to consider. It words well with cards like your Reclamation Sage and can protect your guys from getting Toxic Deluge -d, and can buy you more triggers with your mana elf etbs for your general.
Depending on how many creatures you tend to have out, Slate of Ancestry could be a powerhouse. If you don't want to use that, running something like Collector Ouphe to fetch off Green Sun's Zenith can raise your decks chances against storm and the like significantly.
Opposition is a card I've been seeing more and more in powerful EDH decks these days. If you pair it with tokens and Seedborn Muse , Opposition can win the game on the spot. Adding something like Winter Orb to the mix can yield even more fun.
You can get more 'at the beginning of combat' triggers by having more combat steps. Consider extra-turn spells, like Temporal Trespass , Temporal Manipulation , Expropriate , Karn's Temporal Sundering , Nexus of Fate ...
Finally, counter magic is a good thing. Idk what the budget for the deck is, but the best counters are Force of Will and Mana Drain . More affordable cards that are still REALLY good are Spell Snare , Arcane Denial , Negate , Fuel for the Cause and the like. Counter-counters (I call them 'second-order counters,' since it makes me feel smart) are also good. Veil of Summer is the best right now, but Autumn's Veil and Dispel are also really good.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck!