Birds of Paradise

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Birds of Paradise

Creature — Bird

Flying

: Gain one mana of any colour.

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GK2

CN2

M12

Birds of Paradise Discussion

bregan9735 on Ruric thot, the unboned

3 days ago

More mana generation would be good; stuff like Fyndhorn Elves , Birds of Paradise , Whisperer of the Wilds , Leafkin Druid , Domri, Anarch of Bolas , and Gruul Signet . Some good ramp options would be Cultivate , Kodama's Reach Skyshroud Claim , Oracle of Mul Daya , Solemn Simulacrum . You could always use some sacrifice outlets like Greater Gargadon , Momentous Fall , and Ashnod's Altar . Some equipment I like: Lightning Greaves , Tenza, Godo's Maul , and Fireshrieker . Other good voltron stuff would be like Bear Umbra , Wolfir Silverheart , and lots of other equipment. Guttural Response and Veil of Summer are good protection, Krosan Grip is the best artifact/enchantment removal, and Berserk is super good at just deleting someone.

triproberts12 on Simic Token Engine

4 days ago

I have a Tatyova deck built around her as the engine, and what I've found is most important is the curve. I built her as druid tribal, so there are plenty of Llanowar Elves variants, and I restricted the ramp to mostly 1 and 3-mana spells, so I could get her out by turn 3 most of the time. Since a body is a body in your deck, and combination of T1 Birds of Paradise , Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Joraga Treespeaker , or Boreal Druid followed by T2 Wood Elves , Yavimaya Dryad , Farhaven Elf , or Springbloom Druid is a good start.

SideBae on Yarok, but I'm Paper

1 week ago

I mean, I'm surprised no one mentioned any cantrips yet... Ponder and Preordain are pretty easily two of the best cards in EDH (there's a reason they're banned in Modern), so I think you should stick them in there. multimedia's suggestion of a Flash line is a good plan, and adding the cantrips can help you find it (or whatever combo). Since you're not running fetchlands, I don't think Brainstorm is a good idea. If you do run things like Polluted Delta , it gets REALLY good.

I would also like to point out that, being as creature heavy as you are, you may have trouble with boardwipes. I think you should consider backup cards, like Living Death or Heroic Intervention , since they'll let you survive if you get hit with a Toxic Deluge or Supreme Verdict .

I like that you're running Deathrite Shaman and Birds of Paradise , but you should run some other dorks as well. Arbor Elf is good, especially with duals like your Overgrown Tomb . I'm also a big fan of Elves of Deep Shadow or the classical-era Fyndhorn Elves / Llanowar Elves / Elvish Mystic . Running dorks gets your general down that much faster, meaning your deck overall becomes exponentially more powerful.

If you run the dorks, you can cut cards like Chromatic Lantern in order to make Collector Ouphe viable. Collector Ouphe is a brutal card, especially since you can find it off of your Green Sun's Zenith .

You're running a lot of basics for a tri-color deck without Back to Basics or Blood Moon . There're some cards you may want to look into, like Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Reflecting Pool ... These'll smooth out your mana nicely.

Efficient counterspells can help protect your general and slow down your opponents. I suggest considering some of the following: Spell Snare , Spell Pierce , Delay , Dispel , Swan Song , Veil of Summer , Narset's Reversal or even Mental Misstep , depending upon your meta.

enpc on Rafiq of the Many, full write up

2 weeks ago

You need to add some low end ramp here. You've got an average CMC of ~2.9 but only 3 pieces of ramp in the deck. Not to mention 30 lands is too low given that most of your lands will enter tapped. 30 lands works well when you have a bunch of shocks, ABURs and fetches, but here you're juts going to screw yourself of mana early game far too often. And for a voltron deck, early game is your friend.

I would up the land count to at least 33 and add in Birds of Paradise , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Talisman of Curiosity , Nature's Lore and Farseek .

Darth_Savage on Sultai Fadas

2 weeks ago

Modern has a lot of answers for Planeswalkers and your deck feels like it is very dependent on them. I'd say your list is threat light, "normally" a faeries list runs one of two options, 1) on tribe: Vendilion Clique / Brazen Borrower and 2) a surprise finisher like Fallen Shinobi to end the game quickly.

A 3/3 elk will die to an Anger of the Gods or vanish to Settle the Wreckage at the same time as a 1/1 faerie, so you can't necessarily rely on going wide via Bitterblossom. Gilded Goose is inefficient in a format with Birds of Paradise in Standard or Pioneer, sure, but Modern also has Noble Hierarch for ramp. I'm also surprised by the lack of Cryptic Command which is a mainstay.

Your sideboard seems to be weighted against Tron variants, which may be a meta call, but it is ignoring Blood Moon, which your deck will struggle with as it stands. With only two copies of Surgical Extraction as grave hate I'm not sure how well you can play against Dredge/CrabVine either, oddly Faerie Macabre may be a better choice...

Your mana-curve is good and your deck looks well colour balanced, it just seems to lack faeries, for a faerie deck. Still good luck and have fun with your brew and I hope the comments above are of some help.

vasarto77 on Counter Sac Engine / Gruul Mill

2 weeks ago

OK. A couple minor changes before I get my remaining stuff in on my maybe list and find out what I want to take out.

Goblin Trashmaster and Pashalik Mons have been taken out due to near to total uselessness in this deck. Every time I have played them they were dead cards that provided no value or anything other than being a blocker each time. Maybe if I put a Mana Echoes into the deck the pashalk mons might be useful but otherwise it's a wast of space. Birds of Paradise and Domri Rade have taken their places.

Annnd-I-Lost-Again on Rafiq of the Many, full write up

2 weeks ago

Wolfpig Thank for the suggestions! Been racking my brain trying to keep this deck my style but run smoothly and was coming up short lol. Well Birds of Paradise , Ponder , and Plasm Capture are on the way. Indomitable Archangel will come out for BoP. Now to figure in the other 2

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Birds of Paradise occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.42%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

Green: 0.39%

GU (Simic): 0.91%

Golgari: 0.44%

GW (Selesnya): 1.12%

BRG (Jund): 1.04%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.12%

RUG (Temur): 3.13%

GWU (Bant): 0.82%

BUG (Sultai): 1.15%