Yavimaya Enchantress

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Uncommon

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Yavimaya Enchantress

Creature — Human Druid

Yavimaya Enchantress gets +1/+1 for each enchantment on the battlefield.

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Yavimaya Enchantress Discussion

MegaMatt13 on Kestia's Gods

3 months ago

Nice Deck :)

Just want to point out that if an enchantment creature with an aura attacks, you actually only get one card. They clarified that ruling. http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=450643

I have a similar build to yours. I've been really enjoying Nylea's Colossus. Yes, he's 7 mana but it is very easy to one-shot opponents with him in place. I think he's been quite underrated. Tuvasa, the Sunlit is also great in here as another enchantress effect that becomes scary. She's better than Yavimaya Enchantress whom you have in the deck. A shout out to Rancor too as a dirt cheap aura that keeps coming back to your hand.

Here is my decklist: Kestia's Divine Army

Hope this helps!

RomanNumeroDos on Lets speculate on the confirmed ...

3 months ago

Phaetion I mean, Tuvasa is a good enchantment based commander. I already have a deck built in paper that I'll upload later on here. For the most part Tuvasa, the Sunlit seems decent going forward, part Yavimaya Enchantress part card draw. Besides, I only have the a few good auras in there, the deck consists of about 30 non aura enchantments.

SynergyBuild on The Abzan Enchanter's Essential Style Collection

4 months ago

Sorry it took me so long, I suck at math and typing.

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Okay, so first off, I'd suggest you drop high-costing cards. If they cost a lot (5+ mana with three colors, 6+ mana with two colors, 7+ mana with one color), and immediately win a game, they are worth it, as long as during normal, early-mid (Turns 1-6) game play, you can reach it with your ramp and manabase.

Now, onto the two cards that I believe fall under this "high-mana cost"-do-not-win-game card category:

  • Duneblast - This card is big, it leaves you with the best board state (Provided no opponent held up a counterspell, Heroic Intervention, Golgari Charm, Wrap in Vigor, Faith's Reward, or Teferi's Protection), but it does only help you get the best board state in terms of creatures. What creatures is the deck trying so hard to protect it couldn't run an Austere Command or Merciless Eviction over. I mean Day of Judgment/Damnation/Wrath of God feels better than this, because of your commander being able to pull off bringing back any board state you lost in them.

  • In Garruk's Wake - I hate this card, and love it at the same time, I mean, similar problem to Duneblast, and if you are going to make something expensive, go all the way, but 9 mana? At least personally, whenever a board-state has gotten out of hand, it has either A: been very early in the game, so people didn't have easy ways to deal with it, or B: be well protected, think an Archetype of Endurance+Avacyn, Angel of Hope being flipped from a turn 4 Tooth and Nail. The idea I want to make is a Merciless Eviction gets around anything, and come down for 2/3rds the price. I'd still rather see a Tragic Arrogance, as that card lets you pick the worst for all of your opponents, the best for you, and is sacrifice and choose, so they get around every keyword like Hexproof/Indestructible/Protection.

Now onto the next group of cards that need to go, cards that are good with enchantments, yet are not in fact enchantments, and could be replaced by enchantments:

  • Yavimaya Enchantress - Ooh it is by far the worst enchantress, Early game it does nothing but chump block, mid-game it blocks for real, late game it blocks and hopes someone has no creatures now that it has high damage. It will die if it gets large, because it has no built in protection, and generally just isn't very good in this deck.

  • Helm of the Gods - It's like Yavimaya Enchantress, except it doesn't have a body, so can't chump block early game, and doesn't count opponent's enchanments, and generally just isn't very good in this deck.

  • Blessed Spirits - It's a Yavimaya Enchantress that only counts enchantments put after him and doesn't count opponents enchantments, all to give him flying. At least he can deal damage through blockers, and though he has no protection, he is the best of the bunch. I still don't think he is worth keeping.

  • Celestial Ancient - Honestly, I have disliked this guy every time. People claim he is Cathars' Crusade levels of powerful, as in it isn't an enchantment (like Cathars' Crusade isn't a creature), and it places a bunch of counters on your creatures! This just isn't true though. Cathars' Crusade and effects like it (Coat of Arms/Door of Destinies in a tribal deck) are great because they aren't creatures, so they are harder to immediately remove. They also work because they are on enter the battlefield. If I put ten 1/1 creature tokens onto the battlefield with a spell, they all become 11/11's due to Cathars' Crusade, suddenly 10 power is 110 power. Casting enchantments doesn't have that effect. To pull off something similar, you'd have to cast either 10 actual enchantment creatures (You have 12 in total), or cast ten creatures/make ten tokens (Heliod, God of the Sun/Sigil of the Empty Throne) and then cast ten enchantments, which is difficult on many levels. The point is it looks really good, but it isn't.

  • Blightcaster - I love this card. No sarcasm, no until now or anything, it is a pet card of mine. That and Doomwake Giant are why I feel black should be greatly considered in the colors to use for enchantress. It is great, but without a lot of protection, tutors, and ramp, it falls short almost every time. If someone would be hurt by it, they remove it. It is a four mana do nothing, or Disfigure once or twice most of the time.

  • Auramancer - With a sacrifice outlet, and your commander, it feels good, because it can be a Regrowth for an enchantment on a repeatable engine, but that doesn't do it for this deck, and being a creature isn't enough, so I don't think it makes the cut.

Now onto the category of enchantments that I feel fall short in this deck. Whether they are too much mana, or not powerful enough, possibly their mana requirements are simply too much for this landbase.

  • Spectra Ward - It may be really cool, ooh look, I can turn any creature into a nearly untouchable (minus board wipes or enchantment removal+creature removal or colorless creature removal), unblockable (except colorless creatures), and it gets a power pump! +2/+2 isn't much in commander, and everyone runs sweepers. It is unblockable and untouchable until it isn't and I don't think such an effect belongs in any place other than a voltron build. Uril, The Mistalker maybe.

  • Ancestral Mask - Well, it is an iconic card. Sees play in voltron, bogles (voltron on tiny hexproofers), and sees play nowhere else. Trust me, no legacy enchantress list has used that card as a wincon, and in commander, it does find a place, but in voltron, and this deck isn't that.

  • Celestial Archon, for either it's bestow or normal casting cost, it is overpriced. It only does one thing, beat face. Serra Ascendant beats face at a rate per mana cost 7.5 to one. 15 to one if you count lifegain, and the only downside is not having first strike (Unless you consistently are beneath 30 life). Straight damage isn't the point of this deck though. It is about drawing card and then whittling your opponent to death whilst you combo out. This card doesn't help with that, and is 3 mana more than I would ever consider using (for both costs).

  • Ethereal Armor - Again, this is for voltron and bogles, not for enchantress.

  • Fate Unraveler - This is a Nekusar, the Mindrazer card. It is in the same vein as Underworld Dreams, a great card, especially if there is Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind combo in your meta. Fate Unraveler however gets pinged four times by Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and dies. It isn't a card for this deck on the premise that you are attempting to draw cards, and unless you have seen a ton of Enter the Infinite decks lying around, it does very little but paints a target on your head.

  • Armament of Nyx - This card is a trap. It looks on the outset to be a Battle Mastery that doubles as removal, but it is worse than Guard Duty or Pacifism at removal (cost, and the creature can block), and you wouldn't want to run either effect. A card that does one of two bad effects is rarely good. In this case, one of the effects is useless (double strike is a voltron card), and the other is nearly useless (or completely outclassed by Journey to Nowhere).

  • Grim Guardian - You run 40 enchantments. All 40 need to drop for this to win (Or most and a few that can bounce). You do not do that with this card. If you are using it to whittle, and win in combat, it also won't do. Greater Auramancy, Sterling Grove, Privileged Position or any tutor to find them comes down to inconsistently to protect him over multiple turns, so he will consistently just be removal bait, or useless. Great finisher in place of Altar of the Brood for Parallax Wave Combo, so run it if you run the combo, and some more tutors.

  • Underworld Coinsmith - Without lifegain synergies, he doesn't win. For value though, and he becomes very interesting. Honestly I find him to be a powerful card. Without Mana Bloom, Cloudstone Curio, Parallax Wave combo however, I don't think he is powerful enough to make the cut.

  • Karametra, God of Harvests - This feels bad. If it said enchantment, it's have 40+ triggers, but with out, it is just bad. Mirari's Wake is a much better version, to the point an extra tutor would be better than this. 9 lands is the maximum this can fetch, with your manabase, and that is over 9 cast triggers. It's rarely happen, so I'd estimate this to be a Gilded Lotus level of power, that enters tapped, and takes 2-3 turns to set up. It's only in here because it is an enchantment, and that isn't worth it.

  • Courser of Kruphix - It gives slight card advantage in the form of knowing you next card, and digging one if you find a land. Keep in mind that the land you play from top uses up for 1 land per turn (or two with Exploration), and doesn't give you any extra drops like Oracle of Mul Daya. Otherwise, the lifegain is negligible, and it blocks decently. Since it reveals all of your draws, Pithing Needles and Nevermores/Meddling Mages will all be more potent from your opponents. It is decent, but not good enough.

  • Quarantine Field - Removal, which I used for a time, but realized, at four mana it is a bad Banishing Light, at 6 mana, it is way to expensive not to be a board wipe. It has two modes, and any more than 6 is absurd. With mana it isn't worth it, because there are better outlets, like a Torment of Hailfire for something that wins game. It has another mode though, . I have actually cast this for more times than I have or above, because I get a cast trigger. It isn't worth it for the choices though. Journey to Nowhere, Banishing Light, Song of the Dryads, and Darksteel Mutation are all much better (the last two can even shut off commanders!)

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Budget 20 cards to toss in: (No cards above 3 dollars by tcgplayer prices.)

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Total cost of these twenty card: $17.25 (USD) not including taxes or shipping from tcgplayer

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All of these changes will lead to a net increase of 8 enchantments, and that will leave you at 48 enchantments total, so you will only averagely need 2 enchantress effects to have access to your whole deck given infinite mana. possibly just 1 enchantress and Abundance

DartanianBloodbath2 on In Leyman’s Terms

7 months ago

Just noticed the deck is missing 4x Leyline of Vitality. I'd cut either:

-- 4x Yavimaya Enchantress

-- 2x Yavimaya Enchantress and 2x removal spells of some kind

MrSilk on Enchanted Spring Cleaning - Bant

1 year ago

Yeti_Confetti

Hey, thanks for the reply and support! I will eventually use something like Distortion Strike, Slip Through Space, Artful Dodge or Spirit Mantle to make Yavimaya Enchantress unblockable. I just have to see what to sub out and how my first rounds with this deck go. I had very good results with the Selesnya version of this deck, but I feel this one has better synergy and reliability.

As with my other decks, I'll be constantly updating it every time I find a more successful way of doing things.

Thanks again for the comment!

Yeti_Confetti on Enchanted Spring Cleaning - Bant

1 year ago

I absolutely love this deck.

Distortion Strike might not be bad to use on a Yavimaya Enchantress and swing for heavy damage.

Again, I absolutely love this, might have to use some of these ideas in my Bant Wall deck.

+1 from me, friend!

MrSilk on Primeval Evening

1 year ago

Hey, I know this deck is a bit older, but I've been a huge fan of Enchanted evening for years now and I have a few decks that I've been working on that are somewhat similar in nature to this, except they are Selesnya and Naya and focus more on midgame board wipes and creature wincons.

I love your ideas here! My only suggestions would be to keep the pillowforting, perhaps use some cards like Echoing Calm/Scour (for land destruction) or Yavimaya Enchantress along with your Enchanted evening for better destruction and another wincon perhaps.

Here are my decks revolving around enchanted evening:

Selesnya Spring Cleaning

Naya Spring Cleaning

Perhaps we could come together to make a truly competitive magic deck.

MrSilk on Diplomatic Immunity

1 year ago

Rurara_Rahura Hilariously enough, after running this deck for a while and splashed green instead of black and put more of an emphasis on mass enchantment removal after Enchanted Evening is out and swinging with cards that go really well with large amounts of enchantments on the field like Yavimaya Enchantress or and Ethereal Armor attached creature.

Check it out, perhaps we can come together to make a very good hybrid deck between our two minds or something. My green swing version of this:

Selesnya Spring Cleaning

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