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Treebeard and the Walls of Isengard [EDH, Doran]

Commander / EDH Aggro BGW (Abzan, Junk) Lifegain Ramp Tribal



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The title is a reference to the Ent in the Lord of the Ring series.

This is my first EDH deck, I tried to make it as cheap as possible while still having a decent deck. The thing I haven't really decided yet is the mana fixing, you may comment on my land choice it will be more than appreciated.

The Ents
Indomitable Ancients , Leaf-Crowned Elder , Orchard Warden , Unstoppable Ash, Timber Protector , Treefolk Harbinger , Deadwood Treefolk , Magnigoth Treefolk and Sapling of Colfenor .Most of the treefolk have a good synergy together, and if Doran, the Siege Tower is also in play they are a force to recon with. Orchard Warden and Sapling of Colfenor are some good life gainer. Unstoppable Ash really make you opponent think twice before blocking you, all creature can gain a devastating +5/+5; not part of the Ent army, Karn, Silver Golem can go from being a mere 4/4 to a insane 13/13 just by being blocked.

The Walls of Isengard
Wakestone Gargoyle , Junktroller , Angelic Wall, Crenellated Wall , Wall of Glare , Wall of Nets , Wall of Souls , Wall of Reverence, Overgrown Battlement, Wall of Tanglecord and Tree of Redemption .After having to think about blocking you, your opponents need to think about attacking you with a strong defence such as this one.



zakman550 says... #1

lol simply amazing

July 25, 2012 7:04 p.m.

Dritz says... #2

Good luck bringing down the Tower of Orthanc, the Dunedain worked hard on making that thing durable. :P

In all seriousness, I like the deck a lot! Nice work!

July 25, 2012 7:11 p.m.

candlehand says... #3

Awesome theme! I don't think you should be too worried about the mana base. It looks very solid to me.

July 25, 2012 7:14 p.m.

SaberTech says... #4

This deck looks like a lot of fun, and I love the theme you chose to work with.

The typical suggestions to make would be to upgrade some of the spells, such as replacing Diabolic Tutor for Demonic Tutor and Idyllic Tutor for Enlightened Tutor . I would also suggest replacing Prismatic Omen for card:Kodama's Reach, because being able to thin your deck of lands on top of accelerating and fixing your mana is really handy for a deck without a lot of card draw. Speaking of which, Phyrexian Arena , card:Mind's Eye, and Land Tax are cards to consider if you have them.

I also wonder just how useful Animate Wall will be for you. I see why you have it in there, but you also have three other spells with similar effects. Maybe you could replace it with Sterling Grove , which can tutor Rolling Stones for you or combine with Privileged Position to make your stuff very difficult to get rid of.

As for mana fixing, Sakura-Tribe Elder , Coalition Relic , and Darksteel Ingot are good cards to consider if you feel your deck needs them.

July 25, 2012 7:42 p.m.

miracleHat says... #5

+1 for an awesome name and commander (i love treefolk). have you thought about Ajani, Caller of the Pride . that minus three looks very nice with your creatures. have you thought about Sword of Fire and Ice ? Demonic Tutor Vampiric Tutor Imperial Seal are very good tutors. have you thought about either Leyline of Sanctity or Leyline of Lifeforce ?

September 1, 2012 12:01 p.m.

cuban_medic says... #6

Dauntless Dourbark would make a nice addition i think

September 1, 2012 1:55 p.m.

Ever think about throwing in the Whomping Willow? tree of redemption with doran just suddenly fucked your opponents early game smash card.

December 25, 2012 4:11 p.m.

Check out my deck "Roots and Twigs"! also notice the title. as a fellow lord of the rings fan, i hope you will get it.

December 25, 2012 4:12 p.m.

hassan says... #9

I think Feed the Pack would be a fun card in this deck.

February 20, 2013 2:33 p.m.

agGravity says... #10

@hassan Who in their right mind would feed trees and walls to a pack of wolf!! I love my trees too much to inflict them such a torture!

February 20, 2013 3:11 p.m.

hassan says... #11

True, it would be a major flavor fail but the card would be fun ;)

February 20, 2013 3:39 p.m.

Gotta suggest Axebane Guardian If you're running Overgrown Battlement you could probably run this guy

March 10, 2015 10:29 p.m.

As an avid LotR fan, I have wanted to make an 'ent' deck for quite a while. This one is phenomenal and I can only hope mone turns out to be half as good when the time comes. +1 for sure.

March 21, 2016 10:33 p.m.

Chaseace3 says... #14

I like it. I made one similar except it is a tribal trefolk dec. Check out Towers Above the Rest and let me know what you think!

June 29, 2017 1:43 a.m.

deepon says... #15

I built my first Commander deck based off yours because it looked different from others I have seen. Mine is called The Best Offense is a Good Defense. Feel free to check it out and make suggestions if need be.

October 4, 2017 3:57 a.m.

NCN946 says... #16

One recommendation

Animate Wall

October 27, 2017 9:37 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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Avg. CMC 3.28
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-1 Darksteel Plate acquire
-1 Indomitable Ancients acquire
-1 Maddening Imp acquire
-1 Miren, the Moaning Well acquire
-1 Aura Shards acquire
-1 Wall of Glare acquire
-1 Wall of Tanglecord acquire
-1 Amulet of Vigor acquire