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Esika, God of the Tree
Legendary Creature — God
: Gain one mana of any colour.
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Esika, God of the Tree Discussion
1 day ago
@greykiller Devotion in for the red gods can be a little tricky sometimes, which is why I ended up adding Altar of the Pantheon to offset that. But since only two of the gods require exclusively red devotion ( Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded , and Purphoros, God of the Forge ), they usually end up with the needed devotion through their other colors without much effort.
But overall, devotion isn't really an issue for me. Having Golos, Tireless Pilgrim as the commander, he usually poops out enough permanents every turn that I don't notice a lack of devotion when it matters. Using Esika, God of the Tree Flip makes that deck much slower, but I do end up playing her as the commander about half of the time because of the flavor. More than half of the Theros gods are in White and Green though, so I usually end up having a couple of those in the field as creatures pretty early, and the rest of the colors just fill in with devotion as your board presence increases. Mostly you can curb any problems by being more selective with your mulligans, and that just ends up coming through experience.
As for winning, The World Tree changed everything for this deck. Before that I would usually end up winning with a big swing after dumping most of my deck on the field with Omniscience + Enchantress drawing, through Phenax mill if I was feeling cheeky, or through Purphoros damage if I got him out at the beginning of my Omniscience spill. Now it's just too easy to crack The World Tree on turn 6/7 and win with Purphoros damage.
6 days ago
HorseTribalLord Not a fan of Esika, God of the Tree Flip in that deck. Could be fun but I don't feel like making it fit for now. I might get The World Tree sometime, I just didn't get the chance to make any upgrade to the deck but it does fit.
Stumpy123 that's right, don't feel like dropping +50€ on a single card.
2 weeks ago
I've always been enamored with secret commander decks. Whether it's Riku of Two Reflections Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer or Sisay, Weatherlight Captain Winota, I've always loved to give a card more colors then it has. But as of late, I've been wanting to build around some other cards and these are the ones that've caught my eye. For reference, I'm planning on using Esika, God of the Tree Flipas my General.
Paradox Haze : Hoo boy, this synergizes with everything. The Force Cycle , As Foretold , The Bringer Cycle , hell, you can use Starfield of Nyx to make Paradox Haze a creature and go ham with Progenitor Mimic or Followed Footsteps .
Divine Visitation : This is one of the more broken ones you could do. Any creature tokens you create become Serra Angels . Tendershoot Dryad ? That's one Serra Angel per turn. Darien, King of Kjeldor ? That's potentially 30 Serra Angels per game. The list goes on.
So what about you? What do you want to build around?
3 weeks ago
You could always use the nested conditions search and the Boolean "or" command on scryfall and just combine all of the searches that Raging_Squiggle suggested into one.
(cmc<2 c:m) or (cmc<3 (c>wu or c>wb or c>ub or c>ur or c>br or c>rw)) or (cmc<4 (c>wub or c>ubr or c>brg or c>rgw or c>gwu)) or (cmc<5 c:wubrg)
Returns this result of 49 cards. I omitted all green guilds in the 3+ color search since them plus a color is the same as another guild plus green. I omitted wedges in the 4+ color search since any wedge plus a color is the same as a shard plus a color. There are 2 cards ( Dawnglow Infusion and Esika, God of the Tree Flip) that don't meet the intention of your search, but trying to filter them out would make the search more complex than it already is without much benefit since you would be adding terms to just filter out single cards.
1 month ago
Hey fellow sky swarmer,
I feel it is necessary for you to upgrade your dragon arsenal. Some of your dragons are pretty weak (Immirsturn and Steel Hellkite ). Also, no need for Esika, God of the Tree Flip and probably no need for Niv-Mizzet Reborn . It’s cool to play them, but they don’t help your strategy.
You should be focusing on creating value by ramping as much as possible, then playing sky swellers AKA dragons, hopefully doubling up on permanents in the process. Consider Traverse the Outlands as a major improvement, or even something big like Boundless Realms . If nothing else you can always cast your commander.
I’d drop that irrelevant Aurelia instant spell for a Boros Charm to protect your investments or maybe give doublestrike.
1 month ago
Hell yeah, enchantress stuff with Esika, God of the Tree Flip is cool stuff. We kinda went similar directions with limiting the pool of pulls, so we can always get relevant stuff (although I went a little overboard with it). Check it out if you're interested in maybe finding a new include for your deck, like I did with Wild Research .
Not sure if you're looking for suggestions, but I think that Arcane Signet may be more valuable than Sol Ring in this deck since getting up to WUBRG to cast The Prismatic Bridge to get the value engine running looks more appealing than having two more colorless mana to work with (even if Sol Ring is the ubiquitous and faster options for artifact ramp that doesn't cost a pretty penny).
1 month ago
"My deck is all questions and no answers" are the words I needed to hear to define my deckbuilding philosophy. Really cool to see another Esika, God of the Tree Flip deck with upkeep synergies; you can see mine on my profile if you're interested to check it out!
Huge props on this super cool list!
1 month ago
If you want to make a "legal" 5 color eldrazi deck, Esika, God of the Tree Flip is a good option, as the creature side color fixes you for those weird colors, and the enchantment side could allow you to cheat out those huge eldrazi creatures. Unfortunately it would mean you would have to redo the mana base to accommodate and probably cut some of the little eldrazi creatures
If you choose to keep your current commander, there are actually a few cards that take advantage of your commander being colorless. Things like War Room and Commander's Plate are super good, as you wouldn't have to pay life and the armor gives protection from EVERY color!
For the colorless mana base, I'd look into replacing a majority of your Wastes with utility lands. There are DOZENS of different utility lands that function like a wastes and come with an added bonus. Off the top of my head, some decent cheap options are things like Haunted Fengraf , Rogue's Passage , Ghost Quarter Cascading Cataracts
If you choose to play your commander as colorless, it would also mean you'd have to cut the cards with colored mana symbols in their mana costs. I'd replace them with ways to generate big amounts of mana. Things like Thran Dynamo , Voltaic Key Manifold Key , Sculpting Steel Worn Powerstone , Sol Ring , Everflowing Chalice , Hedron Archive , Dreamstone Hedron . I would still keep a few wastes around, as you could use cards like Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart to ramp further. And I would definitely look into finding interaction and card draw that is colorless, as those cards are a a premium in that color identity.
Also, I would say that you probably have too many lands. I could see you running like 38-39 lands. It'd mean that you'd consistently hit a land drop every turn in addition to your ramp, making it a lot easier to cast your commander.
Hope those suggestions help, regardless of the direction you choose to go!