This is a tribal treefolk deck using Doran, the Siege Tower 's ability to pump out tons of damage.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to share them.

I'm trying to fit Kin-Tree Invocation into the deck right now, any suggestions with that would be great. I also recently removed 3x Sylvan Caryatid for 2x Siege Rhino and 1x Skinshifter . Does that seem like a solid idea?

====================== Cards ======================

Doran, the Siege Tower

Makes my treefolk pump out insane damage, very cost-efficiently. The deck's main win-con. This card can potentially backfire, but playing it is almost never not worth it.

Treefolk Harbinger

Allows me to fetch Doran or any other trefolk, and provides a good turn-one drop.

Birds of Paradise

Solid mana ramp for any color. I can also use it as a chump flying blocker later in the game.

Sylvan Caryatid

Another great ramp card. Also works well with doran, the seige tower.

Bosk Banneret

Allows me to play treefolk faster.

Leaf-Crowned Elder

This card is insane. It allows me to pump out treefolk like crazy.


Very versatile creature, does great damage with Doran, the Siege Tower . Also stars in National Treasure.

Timber Protector

What's not to love? Can come out fairly early with my mana ramp and Leaf-Crowned Elder , and pumps and protects all of my treefolk.

Go for the Throat, Ultimate Price, Oblivion Ring, and Abrupt Decay

All solid removal spells.

====================The Sideboard===================


Protects my field from decks with heavy removal.

Creeping Corrosion

Solid board-wipe against artifact decks.

Maelstrom Pulse

Good against decks that tend to have multiple of one creature out. (Soul Sisters, Token decks)

Rest in Peace

Shuts down graveyard-based decks.

Ghostly Prison

For shutting down token decks or decks that attack with a lot of creatures (red deck wins etc.).

Silklash Spider

Good removal for flying decks. Also strong with Doran, the Siege Tower .

Surgical Extraction

Shuts down decks that rely on specific cards.



asdf9660asdf says... #1

sol ring isn't legal in modern. Or legacy.
Check out my Modern Treefolk deck!

November 15, 2014 8:32 p.m.

JohnnyBaggins says... #2

I have a very similar deck. I think yours would work better with Overgrown Battlement instead of the birds, or at least substituting two birds for two Battlements, since the Battlements stack nicely with your Sylvan Caryatid. Other than that, I wondered, who do you manage to defend against heavily flying decks?

December 29, 2014 7:09 p.m.

Meat says... #3

@Oakenwind Thanks for the feedback. I like running a playset of birds for the mana diversity, 1-drop spot, and late game flying blocker for when I don't need the mana. Heavy flying decks are tough, should I try to include some flying removal in the sideboard, like Skyreaping?

January 3, 2015 3:30 p.m.

JohnnyBaggins says... #4

Hey, Skyreaping is pretty rad. Also good against flyers in general work: Gravity Well, which does, of course, not remove them, but solves the problem long-time. A more expensive, but repeatable version of Skyreaping. is the Silklash Spider, which I sideboard, becaus it's pretty cheap-money wise, does the trick well and also synergies well with Doran as a 2/7. Apart from that, Cloudcrown Oak has reach, so he's cool if there's only two or three smaller creatures that fly and you don't have to give away creature damage. Apart from that, there's also Plummet. Lots of input for a sideboard, I know :>

January 3, 2015 4:40 p.m.

Meat says... #5

@Oakenwind, I really appreciate the suggestions! I'll try to incorporate those in my sideboard.

January 3, 2015 10:17 p.m.

DobeNode says... #6

Have a Doran deck? Need flying help? Your best friend is Tower Defense.

January 11, 2015 12:15 a.m.

Meat says... #7

@DobeNode, I have never actually seen that card. Thank you for opening my eyes, good sir.

January 11, 2015 12:18 a.m.

Teal_Fox says... #8

Is there any reason you run Ultimate Price over Path to Exile? The latter gives a land, but it can deal with so much more than the former.

January 11, 2015 12:19 a.m.

Meat says... #9

What would you recommend I take out?

January 11, 2015 12:20 a.m.

Meat says... #10

@Teal_Fox, Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking about that before, I just kind of forgot about it. I'll switch the two out.

January 11, 2015 12:28 a.m.

legacylister says... #11

+1 just for the name

January 20, 2015 8:35 p.m.

Meat says... #12

@legacylister, I appreciate it :)

January 21, 2015 5:05 p.m.

Skinshifter to be a 8/8 beat stick when Doran is out, may not be treefolk, but too good to pass up.

January 21, 2015 8:24 p.m.

wishp says... #14

Skinshifter is a shaman so procs on Leaf-Crowned Elder, fucking outrageous XD

Maybe you should run less removal and more hand disrruption or a draw engine.

January 23, 2015 8:01 p.m.

Meat says... #15

@wishp Yeah, Skinshifter was a great suggestion. I might run hand disruption, but I like having a decent amount of removal. Thanks for the feedback!

January 23, 2015 8:19 p.m.

Nixin72 says... #16

lol, i love doran. made a tiny leaders treefolk tribal deck with him

January 24, 2015 8 p.m.

Indomitable Ancients Is insane in conjunction with Doran. Just something to consider.

January 25, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Meat says... #18

@cannon_Spectacle I used to have that in here, but i removed it for Skinshifter. The two white in the Indomitable Ancients's mana cost was a bit of a problem sometimes, and I like the diversity of Skinshifter when doran isn't out. Then again, Indomitable Ancients does fit the tribe and does a bit more damage with doran.

January 25, 2015 5:07 p.m.

butlersex says... #19

Have you considered using Tasigur? He has decent synergy due to being a shaman.

January 25, 2015 5:24 p.m.

Meat says... #20

@butlersex I appreciate the suggestion, but I don't think he would quite fit into the deck. I don't really have any cards that benefit from having a large graveyard, and his cost is a bit steep because I usually won't have too many cards in the graveyard.

January 25, 2015 5:30 p.m.

bigguy99 says... #21

Do you really need O-Ring? More Abrupt Decay or Path to Exile might work better, or even some draw. I'm not feeling Go for the Throat too much either.

January 27, 2015 3:52 p.m.

Meat says... #22

@bigguy99, I've debated keeping those in, but I like always having an easy way to get rid of creatures that are causing me trouble. I'll consider taking them out, though.

January 27, 2015 3:55 p.m.

bigguy99 says... #23

I was just thinking that everything that dies to either of those also dies to O-Ring so it's a bit redundant in addition to the fact that it can get removed later. It's also more mana investment on your turn (do non-control decks even care about that?). If it works for you then by all means keep it in, but I don't have much experience with it so I was just wondering.

January 27, 2015 3:57 p.m.

Meat says... #24

@bigguy99, Should I replace Sapling of Colfenor in my sideboard with O-ring, and add more Path to Exile or Abrupt Decay? I could also add two Siege Rhinos.

January 27, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Meat says... #25

What do you think about Kin-Tree Invocation in this deck?

January 27, 2015 4:01 p.m.

bigguy99 says... #26

Sapling of Colfenor seems way too slow. Now that you mention it, Siege Rhino seems great just because it's an all-around good card. You could try squeezing in Maelstrom Pulse or Hero's Downfall, but like I said I've no experience with the deck. Kin-Tree Invocation looks like fun.

January 27, 2015 4:04 p.m.

ratatat11 says... #28

I'm actually surprised you don't have a Tree of Redemption in here. I know its not a treefolk/shaman, but 13 damage for 4 is evil, plus emergency life gain.

February 1, 2015 1:44 p.m.

Meat says... #29

@ratatat11, I've never thought of Tree of Redemption. Thanks for the suggestion, Ill consider including that. Im considering making a non-tribal Doran, the Siege Tower deck, that could easily go in there.

February 1, 2015 3:58 p.m.

CricketYT says... #30

Indomitable Ancients is killer with doran.

February 2, 2015 9:08 a.m.

Meat says... #31

@CricketYT, I used to have that in the deck, but I removed it for Skinshifter du to the fact that it is cheaper and more versatile. Still, thanks for the feedback.

February 2, 2015 9:51 a.m.

CricketYT says... #32


February 2, 2015 9:56 a.m.

I love you sir/madam. Please, have my first born child as a token of my appreciation for this deck. And teach my child to be a good magic player plz

February 4, 2015 5:45 p.m.

CricketYT says... #34

I made a non-tribal one, I'm glad Dora the Explorer-Tower Is competitive again. Dolan - erm, DoRan.

February 4, 2015 6:10 p.m.

Meat says... #35

February 4, 2015 7:45 p.m.

Meat says... #36

@CricketYT I like the deck, m8. +1

February 4, 2015 7:47 p.m.

Meat says... #37

Do y'all think I'm running enough control in this deck?

February 4, 2015 8:10 p.m.

CricketYT says... #38

Yeah, I like it atm. But I'd swap go for the throat for a single Maelstrom Pulse and a final Abrupt Decay. Decay is stupidly busted, borderline bannable?

February 4, 2015 10:02 p.m.

Asceticism kind of sucks in modern, Although I'm not sure what you'd run instead. Maybe Autumn's Veil?

February 4, 2015 10:11 p.m.

I've always liked Indomitable Ancients in Doran decks. It may be more "cute" than anything, but I noticed that you wanted to put in Kin-Tree Invocation, so it could be worth considering.

February 8, 2015 3:40 p.m.

Meat says... #41

@PrestonShilling, I used to have that in the deck, but it was replaced with Skinshifter because the double white mana cost and lack of diversity.

February 8, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Meat says... #42

@cannon_Spectacle, Asceticism is kind of expensive. If only Steely Resolve was legal in modern.

February 8, 2015 3:48 p.m.

malfeischylde says... #43

What do you think about Fracturing Gust instead of Creeping Corrosion on the SB?

February 15, 2015 6:47 p.m.

Meat says... #44

@malfeischylde, I like it.

February 15, 2015 10:15 p.m.

AlbinoRaven says... #45

I made TreeSiege 2.0 and I've been working on it for a while. The non-inclusion of Spellskite is a big issue. Timber Protector is way too high mana cost and just is a "win more" instead of a win condition.

February 18, 2015 11:22 a.m.

Meat says... #46

Timber Protector actually works great in this deck, and is pretty easy to get out with all my ramp. It protects the opponent from killing my Doran, and incase I don't manage to get Doran out, it functions as an alternative win con. I've been considering Spellskite for awhile, but I'm not sure what to take out.

February 19, 2015 3:20 p.m.

Hydrax says... #47

This deck looks like so much fun! +1 from me, I'm definitely going to build this!

March 4, 2015 6:40 p.m.

Meat says... #48

@Hydrax, Thanks!

March 4, 2015 9:43 p.m.

Hydrax says... #49

I was looking at this deck again because it's so much fun.

I just have one question:

Any thoughts on Assault Formation from the new set? Do you think you'll find a place for it in here or is the deck fine the way it is?

March 12, 2015 1:14 p.m.

Meat says... #50

@Hydrax, When I saw that card spoiled, I immediately thought of this deck. But when I considered it further, I realized that it wouldn't actually provide much usefulness for me. The vast majority of times I am able to get Doran out fairly quickly. As for the other effects of the card, the defender part would be worthless, and the damage bonus would really only benefit me in a few situations.

Nonetheless, a appreciate the suggestion and positive feedback.

March 12, 2015 4:23 p.m.

railofone says... #51

+1 for National Treasure

March 31, 2015 7:37 p.m.

Meat says... #52

"I want to steal the declaration of independence"- Nicholas Cage

April 1, 2015 3:45 p.m.

SlappyBob says... #53

May I suggest Unstoppable Ash and Lignify? Also, Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. I don't think you need so many Abrupt Decays and Maelstrom Pulses, or Birds of Paradise.

December 27, 2015 10:47 p.m.

+1!!! Bile Blight- Dismember- Cloudshift!?!

October 21, 2016 3:22 a.m.

Red_X says... #55

Have you considered Nameless Inversion or Crib Swap for removal? They both work with kinship and the mana cost reduction. I'd go with inversion because Bosk Banneret essentially makes it a lightning bolt that doesn't target players, but crib may be better if your meta has a lot of high toughness creatures.

October 26, 2016 12:44 a.m.

escesare says... #56

Is this mostly casual or competitive?

If competitive, you pretty much need to run at least 1 Assault Formation. Virtually every competitive deck will immediately remove your Doran, the Siege Tower from the field. Even when Spellskite wasn't a 4/4, it was OP. It also protects your Doran and massacres Infect, Burn, Bogles, and formerly Twin (may it rest in peace). Tower Defense is an amazing finisher as mentioned before. Your choice to max Birds of Paradise is great; they shore up your weakness to flying, and are the most powerful dork to begin with.

Most of my suggestions are the same as tournament finishes for Modern Doran, FYI.

April 26, 2017 6:04 p.m.

JoshFox says... #57

First of all, love the name! Great deck and something I've always wanted to sleeve up myself. I would consider Noble Hierarch before Birds, and then SB Lingering Souls. Also, I'm not loving your mana base. I'm no expert, but I think you have too many pain lands.

If you get a chance check out my deck Abzan Beatdown. Maybe you can glean something from my mana base that will help you. Also, I use Stirring Wildwood which, not only keeps with your theme, blocks fliers. And, while you are there, I would love some feed back on what I am trying to do!

September 23, 2017 10:10 a.m.

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