Bloodspore Thrinax


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Bloodspore Thrinax

Creature — Lizard

Devour 1 (As this enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature enters the battlefield with that many +1/+1 counters on it.)

Each other creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Bloodspore Thrinax.

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Bloodspore Thrinax Discussion

gavriel1136 on The Accountant

3 weeks ago

As a disclaimer, some of these are not perfect 1:1 replacements. Essentially, any card on the remove side can be swapped for any card in the replace side. Remove-Replace Blind Obedience - Kismet : Slowing down your opponent's lands is huge and will make you "faster" in comparison

Good-Fortune Unicorn - Collective Effort : GFU is just too small of an effect to take up a slot here. CE is more flexible, plus at instant speed.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - Bloodspore Thrinax : Yisan needs a deck built for her, which this def isn't. Thrinax replaces the Unicorn.

Tolsimir Wolfblood - Leyline of Abundance : Tolsimir is just too weak for what he does. The leyline works well with your mana dorks.

Huatli's Raptor - Mikaeus, the Lunarch : HR is low cost, which implies it will come out early, but it really works best midgame. Mikaes scales to any point in the game and can proliferate faster with all your "untap creatures" effects.

Anafenza, the Foremost - Myth Realized : Ana is simply too narrow. Myth will give you a strong creature even if someone wipes all the creatures on the field.

Hadana's Climb  Flip- Luminarch Ascension : Hadana is nice, but mana-hungry and a bit slow for what it does. LA can churn out angels as early as turn 4 if you can get atraxa out before it.

Temple of the False God - Gavony Township : 4 color decks don't like temple, as a rule, but Gavony is a great mana sink late game

Eternity Vessel - Cauldron of Souls : Since +1/+1 counters negative counters, you'll always be able to save your creatures from a wipe with Persist.

Contentious Plan - Solidarity of Heroes : Even if you never use the strive cost, instant speed doubling can win you the game with an unblocked creature and 1 G mana.

Inexorable Tide - Unbreakable Formation : IT is flashy, but slow to build up. UF is cheap, can save your creatures from a wipe, and if cast during your main phase, basically gives you a free combat round with no consequences.

Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter - Oona's Blackguard : Yanguu is too slow and vulnerable. OB can really slow down your opponents when they're losing cards each turn.

Caustic Caterpillar - Black Sun's Zenith : You have tons of artifact/enchantment removal and without graveyard recursion, CC is just too small. BSZ can be cast for X=1 and then can be proliferated. Plus it recurs itself.

Lighthouse Chronologist - Inspiring Call : Don't kid yourself with extra turns. Saving all of your creatures while drawing cards is where it's at.

A few cards I found that would work great in this deck, but had no easy replacements: Gleam of Authority , Together Forever , Orochi Hatchery , Citadel Siege , and (I know you used to have it here) Vorel of the Hull Clade

WelshGuitarist on Meren's Motivations

1 month ago

Hey dbpunk thanks for the advice!

I don't feel that my meta allowed me to use Mycoloth or Bloodspore Thrinax to much Value, always got removed before any profit on my behalf and were always too slow/too much mana for them.

Avenger of Zendikar and Abhorrent Overlord are good idea's, i'd probably opt for Abhorrent Overlord over Avenger, though with me trying to trim down the mana curve for this deck and help make it flow better and have more synergy, I doubt either will find a place in the deck, unfortunately.

Patron of the Vein is there purely for the "Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it" wording. Since i can always guarantee forcing opponents to sac their boards, It's good anti graveyard decks for opponents.

Some Persist creatures may be an idea, but idk which ones i'd run. I don't just want purely exp booster persist creatures, I like having decent ETB effects or something that helps my board.

dbpunk on Meren's Motivations

1 month ago

Probably should get Avenger of Zendikar or Abhorrent Overlord . Both do great work in a BG deck. Also Mycoloth is great in this type of deck.

Since you're already running Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , you should also run some creatures with persist. You can also double down on that using Bloodspore Thrinax .

Also, since you only have 4 vampires including Patron of the Vein , it might be a good idea to switch it out for something else.

Monitor on Tana and Reyhan Partner Token Stuff

1 month ago

Well noggynogworld, I'm trying to get my average CMC a bit lower -- I have made a couple updates to the deck that I'm currently testing and enjoying. Deck feels good even when I have to claw back from board wipes, as long as I still have some enchantments or something out. One of the things I generally dislike about EDH is the slow build-up and gameplay that takes forever. I play Eldrazi in modern and Elves in Pauper, so speed is important -- I think a CMC in the high 2's or low 3's is going to get that feel for me. I think from here on out I have to be a bit careful, because if I optimize this too much then I should just make it a prossh deck, and I want to keep the uniqueness of the partners. Plus, I kept a hand of 6 lands + Skullclamp and laughed all the way to the bank this weekend, drawing only 2 lands naturally.

Greater Good is still in the sights for the chopping block, but I think it has merit that I haven't found yet. I only seem to draw it super early, which of course is not the way one should draw conclusions but I think the hand filtering alone should be OK to keep it in.

For testing: Recent game, tried to kill the table on turn 6 or 7, had Carrion Feeder and some dudes and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord out plus a Primal Vigor . Announced that I thought I could win, ended up being 1 mana short of re-casting Reyhan after I sac'd her to the Feeder to get 26 counters on him and drained the table for 27. I probably could have sequenced better and got it done, but it was one of the weird games where I never saw any red mana.

Last game played actually I Artifact Mutation 'd for 5 saprolings, then Eternal Witness 'd it for 6 saprolings later and just used Dictate of Erebos to hard-lock everyone out of a board presence until my 6-counter Bloodspore Thrinax and Dragon Broodmother could finish getting me enough dorks and untap with Reyhan, where my opponents scooped but I would have attacked everyone for lethal anyway.

I'll check out your Kresh changes today, too. Glad to know you're still experimenting inside Jund colors :D

NV_1980 on Play It Again, Yisan!

1 month ago

Hello eerie343,

We gave your request a lot of thought. Our main objective was to keep the spirit of the deck the same. So we decided to try and find replacements for the more expensive cards while keeping the original thought of the replaced cards alive. Naturally this would mean we would end up with cards that are either slightly less effective at what the expensive cards do, or they have a higher CMC, or both.

Almost all replacements we have chosen cost below 1 dollar. Some of the replaced cards are cards we do not own, so we decided not to post a new deck as we only do so when we own all the cards in it. So, here is a list of the replacements we would make in order to turn this into a less expensive deck:

We were not able to find suitable replacements (i.e.: cards that would do the same thing but be slightly less effective at it) for the following cards:

So if you have any suggestions for these, please let us know. For now, we hope we helped you a bit to make a cheaper version of our deck. Have fun brewing it!

Kind regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

2 months ago

Wow! Okay! It's been a minute since I've been able to sit down with this page, so I'll just respond to everyone in one comment. Life has kept me busy.

Chhris: could be good for pulling out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth but otherwise would be a bit slow in the ramp package.


Avacyn, Angel of Hope has too high a cmc to be considered here. If I want to add to Grand Abolisher , I'd rather go with Silence , Autumn's Veil , or Veil of Summer . Those might be good additions if I can find cuts. The thing Abolisher has going for him is he's a creature with 2 cmc, so he's easily tutorable. I also find Anafenza, the Foremost to be lacking. She'd be good graveyard hate, but that's about it. Her +1/+1 counter ability is too narrow.


Winding Constrictor is a nonbo with persist creatures. Granted so is Doubling Season , but it combos with Ghave in ways that Constrictor can't.


Thanks! I hope it's been of some use to you!


Mikaeus, the Unhallowed gives non-human creatures +1/+1, so Ballista won't die from having no counters left. We either need a sac outlet to kill it or a Blood Artist to take advantage from it dying when we use the counter to ping itself.

I like Vizier of Remedies especially with Devoted Druid , but the problem is it doesn't combo outside of the persist creatures. Cards like Good-Fortune Unicorn and Bloodspore Thrinax will combo with persist creatures AND Ghave. We're going for combo synergy here, so it's best for the combo pieces to be as modal as possible. I really don't like Melira, Sylvok Outcast for that reason. She only combos with persist creatures and nothing else. Yes she protects against infect, but that's hardly ever a problem. Green Sun's Zenith is in the Maybeboard. But it might just stay there for now since Finale of Devastation is better thanks to it being able to pull from the graveyard as well.


How many of those combo pieces also combo with other cards in the deck? It's nice to have more combos, but we want a card to be able to combo in multiple different lines. I probably won't ever run Sun Titan due to cmc. If I'm paying 6 mana, I'd rather have Mikaeus, the Unhallowed since he combos with more cards. Renegade Rallier is good with Saffi Eriksdotter , but he doesn't work with Karmic Guide or Reveillark . I know Fiend Hunter is a common combo piece in decks running Karmic, but I don't know that he has a place here. These combos are nice, but they need to be relevant outside of these lines as well to make them worth a slot in the deck. Thanks for the suggestions!

englishmuffin9 on Growing Strong (Ghave EDH)

3 months ago

Looking good! There are a couple of suggestions I have though. Great to see Evolution Sage in there and I would consider putting in a few other spells with proliferate. It is a powerful effect. ( Grim Affliction , Planewide Celebration , Contagion Clasp , or Pollenbright Druid ). Also, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Winding Constrictor would be great includes. Another thing to think about is the commander potential of Anafenza herself. Tbh, her effect is not very strong. Ghave, Guru of Spores or a partner combo with Ravos, Soultender and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan might be better I feel. Possible cards to cut would be Prey Upon , Ordeal of Heliod , Grim Flayer , Reverent Hunter )

Other possible includes: Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Hooded Hydra , Death's Presence , Bloodspore Thrinax , Collective Effort , Fertilid .

FunkyMountains on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

3 months ago

Hey austintayshus thanks for the tips much appreciated! I'll definately try to fit in more draw thats solid advice. in my meta there arent many fliers to stop Thrummingbird until later in the game and I feel like proliferate is a really strong ability espescialy if I already have counters on the whole army via things like Mikaeus, the Lunarch or Bloodspore Thrinax . This is also why I wanted to keep Roalesk, Apex Hybrid but I think you are right about that one. The Creakwood Liege is a tough one its the first single I bought so although you are right I think I'll keep him cuz he doesnt have a spot in any other deck and I get joy throwing him down! I have a Mentor of the Meek laying around so hes in! Consecrated Sphinx is a bit out of the budget for this deck although it is bonkers. I feel like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest has a lot of synergy in this deck so I'll play test once I complete the list but keep him under tight scrutinity. I always worry about getting rid of evasion but maybe I'll get rid of the Bramblewood Paragon for a Bred for the Hunt .

Anyways cheers thanks for the help you've caused solid reflection!

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Bloodspore Thrinax occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.09%