Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Enchantment Creature — Nymph

You may play an additional land on each of your turns.

Lands you control have are every basic land types in addition to their other types.

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Dryad of the Ilysian Grove Discussion

Asder on Card creation challenge

12 hours ago

I just found out that Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is a nymph not a dryad...

Anomia, Greenwood Diplomat

Legendary Creature - Dryad Advisor

Dryads you control are Forest lands in addition to their other types.

Whenever a nontoken land would enter the battlefield untapped, you may have that land enter the battlefield tapped instead. If you do, create a 1/1 green Dryad creature token.


I'm imagining that Anomia is part of council comprised of representatives from the different factions from her plane. Create another member of that council. You can make the faction a tribal matters one but feel free to theme it around a different archetype if you feel like it.

NV_1980 on Jodah Cascades

2 weeks ago

Hi m8,

I've play-tested this a few times and its main problems is its speed. In seven out of ten games, I could not do anything useful until turn 5. To improve on this, I would definitely include Chromatic Lantern, for similar reasons you've already included Prismatic Omen and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove. Also, I would replace some of the cards in your deck with some more ramp spells or land-fetching of whatever sort. Some more opportunities for card-advantage would also really help out. I'm thinking Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study or something similar.

I should also point out that Jodah is instrumental in your strategy (at least in the early-mid game, until you have something on the board that allows you to cascade for free), but you've not included any protection for him. In my play-group, this guy is a primary target as soon as he hits the battlefield. So stuff like Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Mother of Runes or other cheap stuff like it would be highly recommended too.

Hope the deck works out for you.

Kind regards,


soulwarden11 on Archon Tribal

2 weeks ago

My first thought is “How does this deck manage to function on barely 31 Lands and a total of 5.5 Ramp spells and 3 Mana Rocks?!”

Archons are a VERY expensive tribe to run; I would be cramming as mana Land tutors and mana rocks into this deck as I could, along with at least 37 lands.

I tried running an Elf tribal deck with 30 lands and always found myself wanting more lands after the first board wipe, and Elves average 1-4 mana each—I bumped that deck up to 36 and it’s much smoother nowadays. The Archons here average 5.8 mana each.

Arcane Signet

Azorius Signet

Dimir Signet

Golgari Signet

Orzhov Signet

Simic Signet

Selesnya Signet

Urza's Incubator

Chromatic Lantern

Kodama's Reach



Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Roiling Regrowth

Explosive Vegetation



Land Tax

Gift of Estates

Mirari's Wake

It’s not fun to sit there wishing you had more mana to play your big, bomb-y creatures while your opponents are doing stuff the whole game. I’ve been there more times than I care to remember.

If you don’t want to add more ramp and mana fixing, the other option is to go more heavily into stax and tax effects to slow down your opponents to give yourself more time to build up to your big spells. You have a couple in the deck already, but there’s tons of options, especially since you’re playing 4c and Archons just happen to be primarily in White and also just so happen to love creating stax effects of their own, AND they DO like Enchantments!

Authority of the Consuls

Ashes of the Abhorrent

Mystic Barrier

There’s obviously more than this, but I’m on my phone and these are what came to mind.

Omniscience_is_life on The interaction between Dryad of …

1 month ago

If you control one swamp and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Scion of Draco will count is as being all basic land types and cost .

The easiest way to explain why is that Dryad says "Lands you control are every basic land type in addition to their other types", and Scion only checks to see how many basic land types your lands have.

NTakamura on None

1 month ago

So if I have Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and Scion of Draco how would they interact? Say for example I have a mountain, forest and swamp, would draco only count what they are or count that plus the other types?

Lemky24 on A Huntin’ We Will Go (Reaper King EDH)

1 month ago

Great deck, any Reaper King deck deserves a +1

First note, the more Reaper Kings the better. These would all act as multiple Kings and bypass the legendary rule:

Second note, ramp ramp ramp, a 5 colour deck is tough, so you need as much fixing as possible incase we need to hard cast our big stuff:

  • Triomes with fetch lands are an awesome colour fix, Zagoth Triome
  • land ramp is always better then mana rocks, adding in the 2 mana ramp spells will help you see a turn 3/4 Reaper king, Three Visits
  • mana fixing and extra land drops help get to the goal too, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Lastly, try to trim the fat, you got some good cards like Trinket Mage and Trophy Mage but without tons of excellent targets their potential is wasted here. Ibwould save them for a different deck.

KBK7101 on The Sneaky Tree

1 month ago

Crashing Drawbridge is an easy way to give all the newly summoned gods haste. Reflecting Pool and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove might also be worth a look!

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