Simple, But Effective

This is my take on a classic Ramp and Stomp deck. It doesn't really get more straightforward than this: Ramp, play creatures, buff them, and swing. I've opted to keep it classic in a sense, so no Eldrazi, and no Infect. This deck is a blast to play with and at least within my playgroup and at my LGS, it's a force to wreckon with. I chose Kamahl, Fist of Krosa because he's been one of, if not, my favorite card ever printed. He was the first legendary I ever pulled out of a pack and with commander, I finally found a great way to make him usable and abusable.

  • Defense Grid - Help hinder counterspells and big bounce effects like Cyclonic Rift
  • Vigor - Prevents damage to all my other creatures while simultaneously making them stronger
  • Heroic Intervention - Life saver from board wipes. Reusable if imprinted on Isochron Scepter
  • Boseiju, Who Shelters All - Keeps people from countering important spells like Genesis Wave, Heroic Intervention, and any of my fog type spells
  • Karn Liberated - Colorless removal, even though he's expensive to cast, does so much to boost removal for mono green
  • Krosan Grip - uncounterable removal to help get rid of pesky artifacts and enchantments
  • Moment's Peace - Fog with flashback
  • Asceticism - Hexproof for my creatures and can regenerate any creature in play
  • Nature's Will - Locks out opponents out of my second mainphase while giving me more mana simultaneously.
  • Nevinyrral's Disk - The only boardwipe I need
  • Seedborn Muse - Can't say enough about this card. Gives me blockers every turn, gets around stasis type cards, gives me mana to either cast removal or fog type spells, or turn lands into creatures in response to a boardwipe
  • Spore Frog - One of my favorite creatures, fog on a stick that I can tutor and get back
  • Tajuru Preserver - To fight decks that use gravepact type cards
  • Tangle - Fog that can help make it easier to deal lethal when it gets to my next turn
  • Unravel the Aether - Gets around indestructible artifacts and enchantments
  • Winds of Qal Sisma - Fog that lets my creatures still do damage, can be used defensively or offensively
  • Woodfall Primus - Removal on a solid offensive body
  • Xantid Swarm - Great for locking out players who can mass bounce my attackers or players who use fog type spells
  • Eternal Witness - grabs any card I need and it's tutorable
  • Creeping Renaissance - Being able to grab all of one permanent type is really good, and with flashback makes this a great way to recover from a boardwipe
  • Praetor's Counsel - All cards back and unlimited handsize. It doesn't get any better than that
  • Mimic Vat - I love this card. Lets me abuse ETB effects or I can "steal" an opponent's creature that causes me issues
  • Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip -I get a forest into hand from ETB, and after she transforms I get more mana or card advantage
  • Elvish Harbinger - Mana dork that lets me tutor other mana dorks
  • Elvish Mystic - turn 1 mana dork and potential offensive threat with kamahl
  • Fyndhorn Elves - same as Elvish Mystic
  • Karametra's Acolyte - I'm running a mono green deck and this gives me mana equal to my devotion, no brainer
  • Lotus Cobra - Extra mana for every land drop? Net mana when they come into play tapped too? Yes please!
  • Oracle of Mul Daya - extra lands per turn and play off the top of the library. It's the evolved form of Courser of Kruphix
  • Priest of Titania - I run 8 elves so on average, this net me a good amount of mana, plus bonus mana if any opponents have elves
  • Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - She's a perfect fit for this deck, scales with my creatures, and I can use a bunch of mana to pump my creatures and attack, then use the mana I generate from her in my second mainphase
  • Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger - MVP right here, lots of extra mana while potentially crippling my opponents mana production
  • Wood Elves - Gives me a body to block or potentially attack with while grabbing me a forest
  • Boundless Realms - Can't go wrong with something that doubles your lands
  • Cultivate - 1 land in play and 1 in the hand
  • Nissa's Pilgrimage - Same as cultivate, but I can potentially get 2 lands in my hand
  • Skyshroud Claim - 2 lands into play UNTAPPED. Huge benefits from that, leaves me open to play a fog spell or any other important 2-drop in my deck
  • Sylvan Scrying - Lets me grab any of the big lands, which is huge even if it only puts them into my hand
  • Gaea's Cradle - The big gun for mana production in the deck. Pretty much guarantees I'll trample over everone in a turn or 2
  • Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Another big mana producer which will help end the game quickly
  • Deserted Temple - Doubles up one of the big lands, can't convey how huge this has been since I added it
  • Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip - Can potentially take a big to transform, but gives me another Cradle to wreak havoc with
  • Mana Reflection - The greatest mana accelerator in the deck. Doubles EVERYTHING I tap. The ends are near limitless
  • Garruk's Packleader - Net a card from almost every creature in the deck, and nearly all the tokens I can produce
  • Primordial Sage - Net a card for every creature I cast, does't pair with any cheat effects, but still effective nonetheless
  • Regal Force - Replenishes my hand and then some when it drops. Really abusable on Mimic Vat
  • Soul of the Harvest - Net a card for every nontoken creature, whether I cast it or not
  • Rishkar's Expertise - Nets me a huge amount of cards and almost always get a free card on the battlefield from it
  • Garruk, Primal Hunter - He's a great token generator, but more importantly, I can draw a ton of cards off his second ability
  • Reliquary Tower - No maximum handsize. 'Nuff said
  • Myojin of Life's Web - My go to for recovering from board wipes, I can use Creeping Renaissance or Praetor's Counsel to get all my dead creatures back and instantly get them in play
  • Genesis Wave - Works as a wincon as long as I get something to give my creatures haste, otherwise puts a short clock for everyone
  • Green Sun's Zenith - Reusable tutor that puts the creature into play, one of my favorite cards
  • Selvala's Stampede - This card is amazing. It gets stronger the more players there are when you cast it, because no matter what you get either a creature from your library or something from your hand into play for every player, reguardless of how they vote
  • Defense of the Heart - Any 2 creatures I want into play, the combo options are endless
  • Lurking Predators - Either a free creature or a free scry, this card is just awesome
  • Avenger of Zendikar - Huge token generator and makes those tokens stronger. This guy has singlehandedly won me a countless number of games
  • Craterhoof Behemoth - Wincon card, and a great backup if Kamahl is locked out of the game
  • Hydra Omnivore - Monster damage producer, that can potentially kill all opponents with one swing
  • Nacatl War-Pride - My favorite card in the deck and the underrated mvp. Pairs amazingly with Kamahl when I turn opponent's lands into creatures. Pairs with Gaea's Cradle and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, so I can pump those tokens and all my other creatures. And makes my other creatures attacking the same player unblockable in most cases. This card does it all, now if only they would do a reprint so I don't have to look at that ugly Future Sight frame, lol
  • Pathbreaker Ibex - Although not foil, this card is too good not to include in the deck as instantly buffs all my creatures, gives trample, and pairs really well with any big body I have on the board already. It also lets me make absolutely monstrous creatures with Kamahl, or save mana to use defensively.
  • Primalcrux - No special abilities other than being a potentially huge creature, but his all green casting cost pairs really well for my mana generators that use devotion. Also a perfect target for Overwhelming Stampede
  • Rampaging Baloths - good body that produces good sized tokens. Perfect for my deck
  • Wild Beastmaster - Doubles up whatever amount I pump with Kamahl, allowing me to either take out opponents with huge life totals or great defensive board states, or save mana to use defensively
  • Overwhelming Stampede - Works well with Kamahl to potentially more than double what I can do with him, or acts as a replacement if he is locked out of the game
  • Akroma's Memorial - Gives everything I need to give my creatures the edge in combat, but most importantly, give me haste.
  • Concordant Crossroads - The only group hug card I run, and it's because it doubles my chance of giving my creatures haste off a big Genesis Wave

This deck is my pride and joy, It's super fun to play with and I'm always looking to improve it, so please give me any suggestions that can help to make it more efficient or deadly, and +1 if you like! :D


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I decided to drop Genesis, I haven't used it in forever, and it usually just sits in my hand as a dead card. In it's place I added Pathbreaker Ibex because of the offensive potential it brings to the deck. Although I lose a foil (back to 98 possible foils for the deck), the deck should be even more aggressive.

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Sick deck man I like it.

September 7, 2017 11:36 p.m.

Thanks! Glad you dig it!

September 7, 2017 11:42 p.m.

I dont have huge expertise with this sort of deck, but Omnath, Locus of Mana and Triumph of the Hordes seem really good

September 28, 2017 7:29 p.m.

Thanks for the input! Someone had mentioned Omnath awhile back, and I choose not to run him only because I want prove mono green can be a beast without the giant mana crutch. As for Triumph of the Hordes, I want to keep this deck old fashioned and just maul through everyone with pure damage.

September 28, 2017 7:47 p.m.

Really like the deck! Have you thought of Polukranos, World Eater? He can be a board wipe and there's nothing better at "mauling through your opponents with pure damage" than a 5/5 for 4 mana.

October 18, 2017 6:57 p.m.

I haven't. I'll have to playtest him out and see if I like. Thanks for the suggestion!

October 18, 2017 8:25 p.m.

No problem

October 18, 2017 9:11 p.m.

I have a sort of (incredibly) poor-man's version of this deck with Yisan, the Wanderer Bard as my commander. I search out ramp creatures like Llanowar Elves or Whisperer of the Wilds with him, use either him or ramp to bring out big creatures, and use fighting with things like Savage Punch or Ulvenwald Tracker as my source of removal.

After sifting through this deck a bit, I wondered if you had any (preferably low cost) mono-green cards you could recommend based on what I'm assuming is a lot of experience and also what you thought of Yisan himself, since it looks like you don't have one. He's done amazing work for me, especially since I got him for free at a random garage sale.

December 5, 2017 11:16 p.m.

Yisan is a great card, my only problem is that he can only creatures with cmc equal to the number or verse counters, not equal or less. That's the only reason i don't run him. As for some good green cards that are budget friendly, there's a lot. Nacatl War-Pride is one of my favorites. Rampaging Baloths is great, so is Pathbreaker Ibex. Arbor Colossus, Elderscale Wurm, Engulfing Slagwurm, Foe-Razer Regent, Greenwarden of Murasa, Oran-Rief Hydra, Regal Force, Siege Behemoth, Thunderfoot Baloth, Nature's Lore, Skyshroud Claim, Rishkar's Expertise, Selvala's Stampede, Harmonize, any of the Garruk or Nissa planeswalkers that are affordable. There's a bunch more, but I'm tired and need to go to bed. If you need ideas for cards that do specific things that are budget friendly let me know and I'd be happy to help

December 6, 2017 12:49 a.m.

Half of those are in already, but I'm liking what I see in the other half. I'll see about making room for Thunderfoot Baloth, Selvala's Stampede, Rishkar's Expertise, and Nacatl War-Pride. My main concern with my Yisan deck as it stands right now is that between Yisan, Hibernation's End, Elemental Bond, Garruk's Packleader, etc. I might have a little TOO much draw. However, I'm scared to take any of it out. Some part of my instincts scream whenever I try.

December 6, 2017 1:03 a.m.

I totally understand that feeling. If you can, throw a decklist at me, and I'll see if i can find anything to help you out. Always love helping a fellow green player!

December 6, 2017 1:12 a.m.

I totally understand that feeling. If you can, throw a decklist at me, and I'll see if i can find anything to help you out. Always love helping a fellow green player!

December 6, 2017 1:14 a.m.

I'll try. I don't know how this site works but here goes: Summon an EVEN LARGER MAN

December 6, 2017 1:16 a.m.

Funny, your mana curve looks almost exactly like mine! Looks like a fun deck. +1

January 3, 2018 7:48 p.m.

Thanks! The curve seems to work perfect almost every game. Especially since I added Lotus Cobra

January 3, 2018 9:18 p.m.

amazing deck, dude! +1 from me. and congrats on hitting 50 of those :D stay frosty!

January 3, 2018 11:56 p.m.

Thanks! You too!

January 4, 2018 12:03 a.m.

I bet a really sexy angel deck made by a super handsome dude could beat this deck.

30% of the time...

January 10, 2018 9 p.m.

You know. I think you're right. Lol

January 10, 2018 9:17 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.20
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 5/5 Wurm, 3/3 Beast, */* Generic, 4/4 Elemental
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+1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip main
-1 Courser of Kruphix main