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Ghave and the other Fungi(fungus/saproling tribal)

Commander / EDH BGW (Abzan, Junk) Casual Multiplayer Theme/Gimmick Tokens Tribal

hambry


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Saprolings, lots of them. Coming and going, mostly going.

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JaysomeDecks says... #1

Possible Enchantments:

  • Hardened Scales is fantastic by itself, allowing Ghave to essentially increase the number of counters on himself without a net decrease in creatures.

  • Aura Shards lets you control everyone's artifacts and enchantments. Fantastic against combo and stax decks, and honestly most decks in general.

  • Martyr's Bond is like super Grave Pact. Same effect when you sac creatures, but it also causes widespread suffering when your opponents break anything you own, including Martyr's Bond itself.

  • Earthcraft, if you can afford it, is one of the best cards you could put in the deck. Unlike Cryptolith Rite, which, (without general haste), is just mana ramp, Earthcraft both ramps and provides a ton of combo potential. The only downside is the price, but as someone who runs Ghave himself, believe me it is worth it.

May 4, 2017 11:31 a.m.

JaysomeDecks says... #2

There are 6 cards that allow Ghave to create tokens without a net loss of +1/+1 counters. This means you can directly convert mana into creatures at a 1=1 ratio. This ability is ridiculously powerful, and essentially means that each of these cards are a 1-card (albeit not infinite) combo with Ghave.

You run 3: Sigil Captain, Bloodspore Thrinax, and (the best of them) Cathars' Crusade. I would suggest running all 6, as it greatly increases the likelihood that one will be in your opening hand, and provides redundancy if one or two should be removed. Running all of them essentially means you should always be able to create as many creatures as you have mana.

The 3 you don't run are: Ivy Lane Denizen, Juniper Order Ranger, and Champion of Lambholt. Of these, the Ranger is likely the best, as he continues to grow stronger as you create more tokens. The Denizen allows you to put the counters back on Ghave, which leads to a very powerful commander with any counter doubler. (Doubling Season, Hardened Scales) And Champion of Lambholt is the cheapest to play, and also can make your army unblockable if you actually increase her power.

May 4, 2017 11:43 a.m.

JaysomeDecks says... #3

With any of the above 6 cards, Ashnod's Altar goes infinite. (As does the above-mentioned Earthcraft)

Anyhow, sorry for the massive post. Hopefully some of it was helpful. I really like some of the card choices you went with. A few cards I hadn't even seen before.

If you're interested, feel free to check out my Ghave deck below:

Ghave, Guru of Combos

May 4, 2017 11:47 a.m.

hambry says... #4

JaysomeDecks Thank you for your suggestions. I'll definitely look into adding at least some of the cards to my deck. I just want to try to keep the fungus/saproling theme going, so maybe leaving at least Juniper Order Ranger out, even though he is strong.

May 5, 2017 1:08 p.m.

PookandPie says... #5

Martyr's Cause is the better version of Circle of Despair. It doesn't cost mana to use, is easier to cast at the same mana cost (only requires W, not WB), and does the exact same thing. I see no reason to run Circle over Martyr's Cause as it is strictly superior in every way.

Champion of Lambholt is just absurdly good in any deck that wants to win via combat damage. You make tokens via tons of cards in this deck, which means Champ will literally be your MVP in any game you can stick it because it prevents your opponents from blocking all of your creatures. Also, it's a nice source of counters for Ghave to spawn even more tokens from.

I don't think Sigil Captain is actually very good. You're already running a better card in Bloodspore Thrinax, and if you control Theolonite Hermit, Sigil Captain can't resolve its trigger due to an intervening if clause with any Saprolings you create (because they enter the battlefield as 2/2s, not 1/1s). Juniper Order Ranger is the better card to run (works no matter what, and on all of your creatures not just 1/1s, still produces 2 +1/+1 counters per token, etc.), and it has as much to do with your Saproling/Fungus theme as Sigil Captain's Rhino Soldier creature types do.

No Aura Shards is a mistake. Seed Spark pales in comparison to the ability to just drop Shards and destroy every enchantment/artifact that could potentially bother you.

Illusionist's Bracers is basically Doubling Season 2.0 for Ghave- it doubles the tokens and counters he produces, which is extremely nice. If that doesn't fit your fancy, there's always Anointed Procession, which is a functional duplicate of Parallel Lives.

May 23, 2017 4:23 p.m.

hambry says... #6

Thank you guys for suggestions. I've modified my decklist. Will also add/switch some mana ramp/sources and removal when enough time.

June 5, 2017 2:33 p.m.

azfoofighter77 says... #7

Primal Vigor is a must if you're doing anything with tokens and counters.

Also, Night Soil is a great mana sink and gives you some graveyard hate as well.

August 8, 2017 10:08 p.m.

hambry says... #8

Primal Vigor while a good card, doesn't work that well in my playgroup, the risk is too great. It would go to the deck instantly, if it didn't also give double tokens and counters to opponents too.

I have to think about adding Night Soil, looks good.

August 12, 2017 6:51 p.m.

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Date added 8 months
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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.23
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Saproling
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Revision 5 (4 months ago)

+1 Explosive Vegetation main
-1 Cryptolith Rite main
+1 Krosan Grip main
-1 Gilt-Leaf Palace main
+1 Talisman of Unity main
+1 Leyline of the Void main
-1 Naturalize main
-1 Sprout Swarm main
-1 Talisman of Unity maybe
+1 Cryptolith Rite maybe
-1 Krosan Grip maybe
+1 Gilt-Leaf Palace maybe
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+1 Naturalize maybe
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