Castle Garenbrig

Castle Garenbrig


Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.

: Gain .

, : Gain six . Spend that mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Castle Garenbrig Discussion

Kamerot on Om Nom Trample

2 weeks ago

Timeless Witness is too expensive mana wise. I have ways of recurring of Ewit, and my other creatures so the eternalize ability is unneeded.

And yes, Castle Garenbrig does synergize with them. Part of the cost of its ability is tapping itself to produce the mana and that's all that mana reflection and nyxbloom care about.

Housegheist on Om Nom Trample

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about Timeless Witness as an additional recursion piece or as a replacement for Eternal Witness?

I wonder, if Castle Garenbrig really synergises with Mana Reflection and/or Nyxbloom Ancient as you don't tap for mana but activate an ability (which generates mana).

edster on Synergies with Unbound Flourishing in Modern

2 weeks ago

Been testing unbound with newer cards and other deck lists:

Feels like Hydroid Krasis belongs in Game Winning. The value of a 2x/2x Flying Trample, draw x gain x is too much for most decks to come back from. Same for Walking Ballista, it's a great card all game. It can block then sac against aggro, disrupt creature combos and kill your opponent in the late game.

Magus of the Candelabra from testing feels like Great or even Game Winning. The copy goes on the stack, so you can target the same land twice. E.g. x=1, target Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, copy also targets Nykthos. Use Nykthos once after copy resolves, and again after original ability resolves. If you have lands that produce more than one mana, such as Castle Garenbrig, Nissa, Who Shakes the World, Utopia Sprawl, Magus becomes insane.

Prismatic Ending would be god tier but the number of colors (converge cost) isn't copied. The copy can only exile a 0 cost nonland. This card is amazing even without unbounded. Probably belongs in Poor tho.

Repeal could be upgraded from Poor to Neutral / Good. Any card that double cantrips with Unbounded is decent. From my own testing and decks in the link above, it does well.

Shatterskull Smashing  Flip, Agadeem's Awakening  Flip and other modal lands are Good in the right decks.

The problem with cards like Genesis Wave, Vivien's Arkbow, Electrodominance, Fiend Artisan etc that put a card into the battlefield is your deck probably has cards with cost {x}. You have to pick x=0, so you have some dis-synergy. For that reason, unless you build around this, losing out on some really great {x} cost cards, they go down one synergy rating in my books. They are still great but not perfect. ;]

Animist's Awakening is a trap. I think it belongs in Neutral or Good in landfall decks. In a deck with 30 lands (which I doubt), without unbound you expect x/2 lands since half your deck is lands. With unbound, you expect x lands so pretty much it doubles your number of lands. Sure it gives you back your mana this turn and double next turn, but it doesn't quite affect the board state enough compared to other cards.

Polaris on Nikya and Garenbrig

3 weeks ago

No, Nikya triggers when you tap the land, not when you get the mana. These happen at basically the same time, but it's not "whenever you get a mana from a land." Nikya of the Old Ways adds one mana regardless of how much you got when you tapped the land.

In this case, you'd pay and get that can only be spent on creatures from Castle Garenbrig and from Nikya's trigger that doesn't have Garenbrig's restriction.

Hyato on Nikya and Garenbrig

3 weeks ago

How does Nikya of the Old Ways interact with Castle Garenbrig?

If I use the Castle's ability, would I get 12 mana?

Vessiliana on Green Marchesa, True Hair

1 month ago

I run it, I admit, but in Toralf, God of Fury  Flip where the damage is much more important. I was wondering more for the sake of the courtly theme, and in the same vein, would the Castle cycle be useful?

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arquistar on Oodles of Oozles

2 months ago

I have a couple suggestions. If you're looking for one big turn of storming Aeve I'd consider Parallel Lives , Primal Vigor , Horizon Stone , and Doubling Cube . You might also consider going for big mana with Incubation Druid and Castle Garenbrig . Selvala, Heart of the Wilds can go infinite with a Temur Sabertooth if she has haste, but without it it's just value to be able to bounce your original copy of your commander and recast it on a later turn and to get more mana and tons of draws as Selvala will see the steady progression of each Aeve coming in slightly bigger than the one before. You may also consider Realmwalker and Maskwood Nexus for additional tribal value.

SpaghettiKnife on Steel-Leaf Company

2 months ago

I hadn't seen this spoiler before, absolutely 4 of easy, like you said a 3/3 that gives us GG devotion early, starts drawing us cards (a major shortcoming of this deck), and becomes a bit bigger with trample when our Castle Garenbrig s or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx start to come online. This most likely just replaces Barkhide Troll , and probably knocks Avatar of the Resolute down to 3 since it doesn't trigger Avatar's pump ability the way Troll did. WotC giving this list some incredible love with this card.

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