Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

loricatuslupus on Toxic MTG Player Starter Deck

1 month ago

Well I went over your lands before so won't again, suffice to say I think 35-7 is enough provided you get more ramp spells to find and get them onto the field and that the fastlands are cheap right now and rather flavourful. The bounce lands aren't awful either and I think strictly better than the basic taplands. I know you've got stuff coming so so don't what your planned cuts are but I wouldn't bother with the Anatomist or Viridian Corruptor - one chance to proliferate or destroy a single artifact on ETB isn't really worth it (especially when you could be playing Thrummingbird, an evasive cheap creature who lets you do it repeatedly and can act as a flying blocker if you need it too). Other creature cuts I would recommend Mycosynth Fiend and Vivisection Evangelist - if you can get them I'd say you probably want Dryad of the Ilysian Grove/Joiner Adept to help out with your mana or Yawgmoth, Thran Physician/Volrath, the Shapestealer to get some counters on things. Not convinced by Caress of Phyrexia - it's too expensive to get YOU cards earlier when you need them, you don't want to give an opponent three if they aren't going to die, and hanging on to it in the hope it'll finish someone off is a waste. Phyrexian Rebirth and Merciless Eviction are a bit overcosted and I don't think fit what this deck wants to do. I mentioned some rocks to you that might be a better fit than Sol Ring/Worn Powerstone/Signets/Talismans but see how they do for you first I guess (though I'd get a full set of all the talismans/signets that would go in A couple of other cards you might want to add could be your Phyrexian Arena (I think it's a decent investment for three, isn't nearly as game-warping as Rhystic Study and super flavourful) and Inexorable Tide. Oh BTW not sure if you're aware of it but you can make your aquireboard public so I'll know if I'm suggesting something you're already going to get, which is the main reason I've avoided suggesting stuff from the new set as you said you had some on the way.

keizerbuns on Gate Fall

2 months ago

I just realized that Chromatic Lantern only let’s lands tap for any color, it doesn’t actually give your lands every basic land type and therefor wouldn’t work with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. My bad.

But Dryad of the Ilysian Grove + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is still a good combo.

keizerbuns on Gate Fall

2 months ago

Neat deck, Landfall and Gates seem to go hand in hand very well! I can't think of that many great landfall or gate cards that you don't already have in here, but there are still a few that come to mind that might be worth looking into.

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is an amazing mana fixer/mana ramper and I feel like it would be a perfect fit in this deck. Likewise, Chromatic Lantern is a great mana fixer too, but it doesn't offer any more than that so it might not be that great, but I think it's still worth considering.

Sakura-Tribe Scout is another great 1-drop mana-ramper that you could add in alongside Burgeoning and Exploration for additional early-game ramp.

A personal favorite landfall card of mine is Valakut Exploration. With all of the additional land drops you're getting per turn, Valakut can pop off hard and let you dig deep into your deck each turn.

Last, if you decide to add either Dryad of the Ilysian Grove or Chromatic Lantern, then you could also add Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle as an additional win-con for your deck.

Hopefully this was helpful!

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)

3 months ago

I've added a specific rules section, for some of the more common issues/questions that come up when piloting the deck.

I'm thinking maybe layering with Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and playing Vesuva untapped as nothing (with Dryad's effect to produce mana) could be mentioned as well, but I'll add those in later.

Let me know if there's anything else that anyone can think of that could merit inclusion there, or any other section that needs updating. I just gave the description a once-over for the current 75, I believe it is up to date now.

NV_1980 on Mayael and Friends

4 months ago

I drew 10 hands from this deck to confirm a suspicion I had about the deck, that turned out to be correct. With 7 of the starting hands that I drew (and the follow-up five cards), I couldn't do anything except summon Mayael and then I had to wait until enough turns had passed to use her ability. Not sure if this is what you intended, but I would prefer a bit more speed. My conclusion: your deck needs more mana-fixing. Therefore, I'd recommend cards like Chromatic Lantern, Fellwar Stone, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove or Prismatic Omen. Maybe add Sylvan Caryatid to replace Fyndhorn Elves. Other than this, I think the deck looks just fine.

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)

4 months ago

Hmm a turn 3 Dryad Arbor is not nearly as good as an Elvish Reclaimer or Arboreal Grazer. It does get significantly better as turns go on, but at that point a better threat may be better.

The landfall enabling and synergy with increasing land count for Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and Scapeshift may be enough for it to be a decent lategame threat, but objectively it’s kind of meh early.

Still going to test, but it’s not as good as a tutor like Eladamri's Call was. Diabolic Intent also looks like something to test for that reason, but I don’t really like cards that rely on a resource I can’t guarantee (in this case having a creature to pitch and mana). I’d be very hard pressed to play this particular tutor t2.

plakjekaas on Dual Land Cycles that You …

4 months ago

Especially the red one is questionable if it ever gets printed, because of its silly combo potential with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. For the modern Primeval Titan decks, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove already does the same, I know, but that one can't actually be found by Primeval Titan itself.

The blue one too, would have way too heavy implications on modern, with Boil and Choke being modern legal cards, and the same goes for the white one with Flashfires also being a modern legal card. Seeing how Armageddon was never in Modern either, I suppose it might take a while until they might ever show up, and if they do, it will probably be in a commander product.

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