Abundance

Abundance

Enchantment

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Abundance Discussion

plakjekaas on Please help save this game

2 weeks ago

EDH was created by judges, who after long days of running big tournaments, wanted to play some magic, but not the magic they had been observing and correcting all day. So they made some 3-color singleton (Highlander) decks, commanded by one of the original Shard-colored legendary Dragons from Legends: Arcades Sabboth , Chromium , Nicol Bolas , Palladia-Mors or Vaevictis Asmadi . 5 Elder Dragons, all 7 power. If you got hit 3 times by one of these, you'd lose the game, regardless of your life total. Elder Dragon Highlander, 21 commander damage is lethal.

This resulted in a casual, fun-oriented, table kitchen style of playing magic. Wizards does know that only a very tiny percentage of their player base is actually playing in sanctioned tournaments in established formats. By far the most Magic players are casual kitchen table players that play the game to have fun, beating their friends, not the world. EDH as a format will speak more to those players than to the PTQ- and pro tour-grinding players. Believe me, the top16 GP players at my LGS usually cower in fear when someone suggests to play a game of EDH.

Wizards knows all this and has been printing cards for specifically that casual multiplayer format for the past 10 years now. The first Commander (Wizards' legally safe name for exactly the same format as EDH is) Set came out in 2011 and gave us mainstay generals like Animar, Soul of Elements , Ghave, Guru of Spores , Kaalia of the Vast , Zedruu the Greathearted and The Mimeoplasm .

What has changed, is that more and more people use EDH as their main way of playing magic. Wizards is a company, to keep existing, they need to make money. So when Commander took over from Standard and Modern as the most popular to spend your Friday Night Magic, Wizards found a way to accommodate their finances accordingly. By including cards that work better for multiplayer than for competitive constructed formats in every single set, they ensure every set will be a financial success.

So the whole hipster "I liked commander before every set had specific cards for it"-attitude is understandable, but not at all useful in the world we live in. We made this format the most massively enjoyed format around the world. By making it that successful, we changed how the company makes its money. As long as those cards sell, we will get more splashy multiplayer nonsense, Arcane Signet s, Jeweled Lotus , etc. And that is why green is the kingpin of colors in multiplayer/EDH right now. Green is famously the color of ramp. The term "ramp" even originates from the green Rampant Growth . Green is also the color of big monsters. Green is the color of nature, of harmony, the color that lets you do everything you want, while generally not hurting other players' cards.

I'm going to talk in stereotypes for a bit. People think of black and see Murder , Damnation , not a friendly environment for your own stuff. Red will Vandalblast , Blasphemous Act , Jokulhaups your stuff away. White will Wrath of God , Rest in Peace , Swords to Plowshares , while Thalia, Guardian of Thraben makes it harder for you to play your game. Blue will Counterspell and Cyclonic Rift everyone out of the game. Green will just play a bigger beast ( Worldspine Wurm , Craterhoof Behemoth ). Of course I know of all the Beast Within and Krosan Grip removal green has, but you generally will think of green as the least board-controlling color of them all. It will execute its game plan without meddling with yours. Green will let everyone do broken stuff, but will be doing the most stuff itself because of its Abundance of mana and resources. That's the most friendly way to let everyone at the table have the most amount of fun without adjusting your strategy to group hug. No wonder people like playing with and against that.

When people like green, Wizards is inclined to print better green cards, which makes people want to play green more. This is a positive feedback loop that spirals out of control of you're not careful. It's also not specifically a green problem. I think people call it Power Creep. It's part of keeping a dynamic game like Magic interesting. I think a hypothetical future Standard set without any Commander playable cards in it will cause much more of an uproar in the Magic community than Kaldheim ever could. Hate it or love it, but EDH is ingrained in the fabric of magic itself now, and as long as we enjoy EDH, that will not change. I plan to have the most amount of fun with available cards, regardless of color or intended format. Your mileage may vary.

Daedalus19876 on NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

MrXilas: I really want to fit Abundance in here, yeah! It's a great card, and works so well with Sylvan Library... I'm not certain about whether Migration Path is the right cut or not, though. Hmmm. I'll try it for now, thanks!

MrXilas on NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Would you consider cutting Migration Path for Abundance ? Seems like you have a lot of ramp, so maybe some filtering would do some good. Also, if it doesn't make you want for more, Maskwood Nexus and Arcane Adaptation are solid maybes.

Heliogabale on Sigarda, Voltron Lives

1 month ago

Sigarda is my favourite Voltron!

I find that by chosing to go all in with auras, you may be overlooking interesting equipments, like Hammer of Nazahn for the sweet indestructible or Haunted Cloak that gives your commander everything else she needs and doesn't have.

If you stick with enchantments only, you could add Abundance, which combos nicely with Sylvan Library, allowing you to keep all 3 cards you draw each turn.

A great asymmetric board wipe for this deck is Single Combat.

This may be meta-specific, but since it was printed I won at least two games thanks to the presence of Questing Beast, nullifying Glacial Chasm and other damage prevention.

Hope this helps!

MapPsycho on Forest of Equilibrium

2 months ago

Abundance was a smart choice with Azusa as the commander. You may want more cards that get lands into your hands such as Adventurous Impulse or Thaumatic Compass  Flip. Yavimaya Elder can nab lands to your hand upon leaving the battlefield. Other good land grabbers in green are Caravan Vigil, Lay of the Land, Evolution Charm, Realms Uncharted, and Traverse the Ulvenwald. Also I always recommend Colossal Majesty in mono green for more card draw. Blighted Woodland, Fertilid, Far Wanderings and Veteran Explorer can all nab lands as well. Although instead putting them onto the battlefield, which would at least still trigger your landfall effects.

Overall this build is pretty good! Just bouncing some ideas.

king-saproling on Reki-Tikki-Tavi

2 months ago

Cool deck! You might like these: Chromatic Orrery, Hope of Ghirapur, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sanctum of Fruitful Harvest, Seton, Krosan Protector, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro, Sakiko, Mother of Summer, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Bonders' Enclave

You might consider cutting these: Three Visits (doesn't get Reki out faster, whereas Llanowar Elves does. It is cool that the land comes in untapped and is nice with things like Nissa and Vernal Bloom though. I suppose it depends on whether you prefer speed or late-game resilience), Nature's Lore, Skyshroud Claim, Guardian Project (since 40% of your deck is legendary, Reki alone may be enough draw power), Abundance, Vivien's Arkbow, Elemental Bond, Dosan the Falling Leaf (nonbos with Yeva and could mess you up if you need to cast Heroic Intervention in response to a board wipe)

Gattison on Punch First. Ask Questions While Punching.

2 months ago

I'm sorry, I didn't read the card I named. I meant to say Abundance for draw, not Descendants' Path, my bad.

Boomcat12B on Lord Kitty Land Walker

3 months ago

Alright here are a few things I notice that will help tune up the deck to help speed it up, as well as improve consistency overall.

Cards to remove-

Evolving Wilds

Tearamorphic Expanse

Rocky Tar Pits

Tapped lands are the bane of any deck as far as speed goes. Switching these out for lands that enter untapped will speed things up as well as provide better consistency for color fixing. If you are going to include a tapped land make sure it provides insane value (Valakut for example, or Mosswort Bridge in big creature heavy decks) so the drawback of the ETB tapped is worth it in the long run.

Nesting Dragon- Not a bad card but Dragonmaster Outcast is cheaper and will provide you with more consistency in the mid to late game.

Scroll Rack- A good card, but you have no real way to abuse it, and it is really nothing more than a replacement effect since your top deck manipulation is based off of high CMC creatures. Damnable Pact would provide you with a better way to refill your hand, and you seem to havew enough lifegain scattered through out to offset the life loss.

The Mending of Dominaria- It is a high CMC card that is fairly easy to remove, keeping you from getting the third trigger off and negating the power of the card... I would suggest Abundance since you are running Sylvan Library. This will allow you to replace the downside of Sylvan Library (pay 4 life to draw extra cards) and help you sculpt your hand for what you need in the moment. (Basically those two cards together read- At the beginning of your up keep draw three cards, naming land or non land for each draw. It is an awesome replacement effect need to be running Abundance)

Ranger's Path- It costs 4, and the lands enter tapped. You have a decent enough ramp package going already and i don't feel like you need the redundancy here. I would suggest adding Blasphemous Act or Black Sun's Zenith to give you another board wipe since you are running slightly light on those. Both are good cards just depends on which style you might need... Black suns will get around indestructible, while Blasphemous will normally only cost you one mana. Or run both if you play against mainly casual (ie big creature) decks.

The only other big thing i notice is a lack of single target interaction for Artifacts and Enchantments. Cards like Vandalblast, By Force, Force of Vigor, Return to Nature, and even Caustic Caterpillar are great removal if you find yourself wanting to increase your interaction.

Overall I dig the deck for what you are going for. Let me know if you have any questions about my suggestions are anything overall. Hope this helps some

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