Sub-$200 Ghave, Guru of Spores Combo Deck

Semi-casual, but still packs a punch. Saproling generation, +1/+1 counters, and ETB or death triggers, all for less than $200.

Big Boys: Cathars' Crusade with Hardened Scales , Winding Constrictor , etc. with token generation produces big creatures quickly, and Champion of Lambholt / Butcher of Malakir / Dictate of Erebos allow you to control the board state and swing in.

Death by 1000 Cuts: Create and sacrifice tokens for ETB/death triggers of Corpse Knight , Cruel Celebrant , etc. to slowly reduce your opponents life totals while drawing cards off Moldervine Reclamation , Fedundity, etc.

Ramp: You'll need lots of mana to make Saprolings, so this deck has plenty of mana rocks, mana dorks, and land ramp.

Mill: Altar of the Brood lets you mill your opponents each time you create a Saproling, and Parallel Lives / Anointed Procession speed this process up significantly.

Go Infinite: Ashnod's Altar or Pitiless Plunderer with a sacrifice outlet combined with ETB triggers for +1/+1 counters on Cathars' Crusade , Ivy Lane Denizen , etc. allow you to go infinite.

Update: Jan 11, 2020

The mana base has been updated to remove bad tapped lands with budget non-tapped alternatives, thus speeding the deck up while keeping it under my $200 target price point.

Also, I picked up some cards common to Ghave decks like Good-Fortune Unicorn , Viscera Seer , and Generous Patron to make the strategy more consistent.


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Date added 1 month
Last updated 1 week
Exclude colors UR
Splash colors WBG

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

1 - 0 Mythic Rares

35 - 0 Rares

36 - 0 Uncommons

14 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.98
Tokens None Treasure, 1/1 Saproling
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