Birds of Paradise
Creature — Bird
: Gain one mana of any colour.
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Combos Browse all
- Birds of Paradise + Doran, the Siege Tower + Mardu Ascendancy
- Birds of Paradise + Jeskai Ascendancy
- Birds of Paradise + Expedite + Jeskai Ascendancy
- Birds of Paradise + Freed from the Real + Leyline of Abundance
- Birds of Paradise + Mesmeric Orb + Pemmin's Aura
- Birds of Paradise + Experiment Kraj + Horseshoe Crab
- Birds of Paradise + Darksteel Axe
- Birds of Paradise + Orzhov Guildmage
- Birds of Paradise + Elvish Mystic + Intruder Alarm
- Birds of Paradise + Intruder Alarm + Shrieking Drake
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Birds of Paradise Discussion
1 day ago
Thank you very much Xenaphix02 for your in depth comment! I can understand every of your suggestions and implemented them in the list except for „Mike“. He’s a good answer to board wipes in my opinion and in my playgroup one thing everybody has is a wipe for me because I’m „the creature guy“. The swap between the signets and low cmc creatures like Birds of Paradise is so good in a Sidisi-Deck when you want to play everything on a stick. I might cut 1 or two Counterspells on a Stick what’s your opinion on that?
2 days ago
I'd cut all the signets/mana rocks since you're trying to have a critical mass of creatures. I would also suggest you run cheap dorks like Birds of Paradise and Elves of Deep Shadow. + I'd also cut Cauldron of Eternity, I just don't like the shuffle effect. As for just straight cuts, Villainous Wealth is kind of useless here. It doesn't synergize, and it takes forever to get a decent rate, or you might just whiff and hit nothing. God-Eternal Bontu seems risky as you might find it hard to sacrifice anything if you aren't doing well on the board. Mikaeus is kind of a weird pick without Triskelion, as without the combo he kind of just sits there and is just an 'ok' reanimator target. You might also want to cut Crypt of Agadeem as you already have a pretty efficient mana base and crypt's activated ability won't always be useful. Going down to 33 lands (counting the mdfc) likely won't hurt. Tasigur is also a weird fit here since his ability is best when you have less cards in your graveyard (I am referring to both his delve and his activated ability), so it's a slight 'non-bo'. Acolyte of Affliction just looks silly compared to the other mill pieces in the deck.
Some cards that I might cut but I think are ultimately up to your preference (moreso than my other suggestions) are Whisper, Skull Prophet, and Stitch together. Gitrog monster also has the problem of royally screwing over your mana base every once in a while. I would also stop consider Blightsteel Colossus as you can't reanimate it.
Sorry if this long comment is intimidating, I just think this is a pretty cool list and I wanna see it's final form.
1 week ago
Cards like Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch/Ignoble Hierarch will help speed up the deck. The deck leans very heavily on getting Sliver Overlord in play but a decent chunk of your ramp is either A) colourless ramp or B) quite expensive to play (as in 3 mana rather than 2 or less). Being able to hit turn one ramp will definitely increase the throughput of the deck.
I would also recommend a bit more tutoring for the list. Green Sun's Zenith and Finale of Devastation are both good tutor effetcs, with Finale acting as both an infinite mana sink and also graveyard recursion.
2 weeks ago
I don't mean to sound overly critical, but 5.48 avg. cmc is astronomically high. As things stand, you'll have a slow time getting those first few counters on Animar to get things rolling. I would also recommend significantly lowering the amount of non-creatures you run to maximize Animar's discount.
Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wood Elves, Cloud of Faeries, Beastcaller Savant, Shrieking Drake, Man-o'-War, Dream Stalker, Bloom Tender, Birds of Paradise, Dockside Extortionist, Wild Cantor, and many many other options will help you get out your big Eldrazi much sooner.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's more combo oriented but the early game plays still apply regardless of your endgame. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸
2 weeks ago
Mana rocks are great, but the biggest advantage of being in green (as far as ramp) is the huge amount of 1cmc dorks. Having access to Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Elves of Deep Shadow, Boreal Druid, Deathrite Shaman, Birds of Paradise, Avacyn's Pilgrim, and also the good 2-mana ones like Priest of Titania, Bloom Tender, and Incubation Druid is a huge boon. Getting the ramp out a turn earlier (or having it tap for multiple colored mana) makes a big difference.
Of course, if you have artifact synergies, that's its own animal and worth going into. For the idea of a boros Phoenix deck, you could also add in a tutor/Sunforger package for good value.
3 weeks ago
I like the concept. I might run a little more removal, especially early game. Something like Bone Shards maybe. Also, while Chromatic Lantern doesn’t see a lot of play in modern, I have seen a fair amount of decks with Utopia Sprawl and Abundant Growth. Fast colorless artifact heavy decks or decks with mana dorks could be a problem. A turn 1 Birds of Paradise or turn 2 Memnite with Colossus Hammer are very real threats.
4 weeks ago
Fun deck! Other good ramp you might want to include in this deck could be Burgeoning, Carpet of Flowers, or Birds of Paradise. Great value cards to add, in my opinion, are Esper Sentinel and Mystic Remora. These would all help you lower the curve. I would consider cutting a few less-valuable dragons, the more costly enchantments, or perhaps Mirror of the Forebears since so many of your creatures are legendary.
1 month ago
griffstick while they could considered farming themed it is a stretch plus Painter's Servant is like $60 when the whole deck besides Birds of Paradise and Pathbreaker Ibex (which I was surprised too see is like $30 I may have cut it i never thought that WotC made a Goat that's more than $2) is more than $5, Just adding those 2 cards alone bumps up he price from around $160 to around $240-250