Exploration

Exploration

Enchantment

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Exploration occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Green: 0.35%

Golgari: 0.19%

BUG (Sultai): 0.6%

Exploration Discussion

dingusdingo on Staxing and Taxing: Glissa cEDH

12 hours ago

Very nice deck. I have a paper Alesha, Who Smiles at Death list, so I can appreciate another paper non-blue stax deck.

Things I enjoy

Hope of Ghirapur is a very saucy include and is a strong Glissa recursion target

Grim Flayer is like Dark Confidant #2

Tainted Wood and the other tainted lands are EXTREMELY under rated

Ulvenwald Tracker has some crazy strong synergy with Glissa (first strike and deathtouch)

Areas I can see improvement

First, Tree of Tales and Vault of Whispers raise risk while providing extremely marginal benefit (Mox Opal metalcraft). While it is recurrable with Glissa, you risk the chance of things like ETB tapped, get sniped on a land drop on turn 1 or 2, having it turned into a Mountain, or just having it not untap. Having 2 more basics will allow your Crucible of Worlds to be a BEAST with fetchlands and makes games against other stax decks easier. Similarly, you can ease off a touch with the non-standard dual color producers, because its only a two color deck. While these cards are certainly nice, cutting another 2-4 for various utility lands I bet you won't notice a drop in color consistency because of the high fetch density. I would also consider Wasteland and Ghost Quarter, which conveniently work extremely well with Crucible of Worlds in a stax deck. Green also has access to Ramunap Excavator, as well as the highly cancerous Exploration and Burgeoning and Azusa, Lost but Seeking. Blowing up a couple lands a turn makes players scoop pretty fast.

I think you should run the elf squad. Turn 1 elves make mana faster which helps A LOT. Stax decks needs to have strong starts, to get ahead of players so you can bury them with symmetrical and asymmetrical effects. Llanowar Elves Fyndhorn Elves Elvish Mystic Elves of Deep Shadow. I think these will help your consistency and speed. Also consider Priest of Titania. These are also great mid and late game targets for Skullclamp.

Dark Tutelage should be Phyrexian Arena. A 2 color deck shouldn't struggle too much with the extra B in the cost.

Artifact based draw that graveyards itself provides huge incidental value with Glissa. Specifically, Chromatic Star and Chromatic Sphere are worthy of includes. You could even grab Barbed Sextant if you strongly liked the chromatic effects.

Mana Web is a great effect when it goes, but I have personally found this card to be lackluster in color identities that lack White or Blue. It needs supporting cards to make it go, like Winter Orb and Static Orb. Blue and white get the benefit of having further extensions with Hokori, Dust Drinker and Stasis, and I really believe this card belongs mostly in decks.

Smallpox and Innocent Blood are synergy inclusions, but they are rather marginal if drawn later in the game. You could consider swapping one of them into Damnation. I don't think Sickening Dreams is worthwhile if you aren't running a combo to draw 50 cards and kill the table with it.

Tormod's Crypt could be worth running. Ezpz recursion target that you can always pop for value if someone has a creature about to die on the stack. Helps against fish hulk which you think is a bad match up. Also every deck has some way to gas from the GY.

You run some creatures that seem value oriented, but I think should be replaced. Wurmcoil Engine Ravenous Slime Scrap Trawler. I don't think you're getting enough meaningful action on combat for wurmcoil, I think ravenous is pretty marginal at beats as well as GY patrol, and scrap trawler is redundant with your commander and doesn't really advance your game plan.

Similarly, I don't think Sword of Fire and Ice is doing enough. Although Sword of Feast and Famine could be a worthy include.

bushido_man96 on A Gruuling Experience

1 week ago

Ok, Profet93, here we go on some card evaluation.

Bag of Holding : I've had this card actually do good work for me. Having the mana up to activate it usually isn't a problem, and it's easy to dump a bunch of lands in a turn, get the back, and dump them again. It's fun, and I like it, so I'll probably be keeping it. That, and getting as many effects to return chunks of discarded lands to my hand is good for this deck.

Grafted Exoskeleton : I could live without it. I thought that it would help provide another quick win condition towards the end of a game, but I think a better fit would be something like Illusionist's Bracers , which would double up the activations.

Horizon Spellbomb : Most likely was put in there as a low-budget option in the original list, and could probably be upgraded. It's low CMC, gets ammo into the hand, and can draw a card to replace itself. But it's easy to live without.

Wayfarer's Bauble : Budget ramp. Could be a Sol Ring , or something else. Open to suggestions, but it's good budget ramp.

Summer Bloom : This one stays. Running this many lands, it doesn't whiff.

Rites of Spring : Open to suggestions.

Mulch : It's ok. I usually hit at least 2 lands with it, but I admit I could replace it.

Beneath the Sands : Gets one land, or draws a card, so it's never dead. But it could be better. Open to suggestions.

I do have some thoughts on adding some more draw/ramp, but I'm staying budget here, so no Exploration , Burgeoning , Oracles or that other stupid expensive elf. I'm thinking along the lines of Mina and Denn, Wildborn , Font of Mythos , Llanowar Scout , Sakura-Tribe Scout , and things like this. I do believe I will splurge for a copy of Life from the Loam .

As for card draw spells, I want to shy away from sacrificing BoBo to get the effect, since his CMC is so high to start with. Return of the Wildspeaker will be good, but more is needed. May have to get another copy of Rishkar's Expertise , and also Keen Sense . I plan on adding Creeping Renaissance , too.

These are my thoughts so far, and I'm open to other suggestions, too. Thanks for all the help!

pokey, those are good points, and worth considering, but I don't know how much I'll net land cards through his damage trigger. Wheel effects might be worth considering, though, so thank you for those suggestions!

skyhaven on [PRIMER]Parley Girl cEDH

2 weeks ago

I feel like these cards are kind of excessive Burgeoning , Exploration , Land Tax . Any reason why you run these with a landbase with only 31 lands? Not shooting it down or something it just seems to me you would not realy be able to keep on ramping and could use these slot for a better card. Even if you would keep on getting lands with the parley.

king-saproling on Omnath, who Mana Breaks for us all.

2 weeks ago

Sure thing. These would be my cuts:

  • Natural Order . Requires sacking a green creature and only finds green creatures. Only around 10% of the deck is green creatures, and of them there are only 3 that I would be happy to sack (Birds, Dryad Arbor, Wood Elves).

  • Burgeoning . Strong card, but really only fantastic if you're drawing a ton of cards consistently, and you currently have just 4 sources of additional draw. Burgeoning also puts you at -1 card advantage.

  • Exploration . Same as Burgeoning.

  • Rhonas's Monument . You don't run that many high-cost green creatures, and this doesn't get Omnath out any faster.

  • Nevinyrral's Disk . Slow and would blow up a lot of your things. It's a good card when built around, like if you had a way to give all your permanents indestructible, but without support I think nev's disk is not that great.

  • Nature's Claim . This is just me but I'm not a big fan of single-target removal in most cases. It puts you at negative card advantage to disrupt 1 opponent. Removal has its place for sure, and Nature's Claim s a great card, but I think you have better options.

  • Skyshroud Claim . Definitely a good card, would keep if there was room. But I think there are much more powerful ramp effects out there.

  • Reliquary Tower . You don't have that much card draw so this would rarely be needed.

  • Oran-Rief, the Vastwood . Not that impactful in this build, and I think you can afford to lose a land or two since your general can stockpile mana.

  • Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. You're gonna think I'm crazy but hear me out. With 17 creatures in the deck, your odds of nabbing one when Growing Rites enters is about 69%. So ~1/3 of the time this will whiff. By turn 4, you will have drawn 1.9 creatures on average. Including Omnath makes that 2.9, but Growing Rites needs 4 creatures in play to flip. So it may not flip until late game. Growing Rites is a great card, but I think you would need like 10 more creatures (or a token strategy) for it to be really fantastic.

Boza on Theros: Beyond Death Spoilers

2 weeks ago

Dryad of Ilysian Grove
2G
Enchantment Creature - Nymph

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

Lands you control have all basic land types in addition to other types.

2/4

This is a very powerful card - Exploration + Prismatic Omen on a stick.

dingusdingo on Need to cut 5 cards ...

2 weeks ago

1) You have 40 lands. If you keep Exploration while raising draw power, you will see far more use from it. Its a really good card, you can cut down to 36 lands and add 4 draw effects and I bet you will see higher performance. Consider Sylvan Library Dark Confidant Phyrexian Arena Runic Armasaur Tymna the Weaver or any handful of others. You can cut all the way down to 34 lands if you add some strong draw pieces.

2) Najeela has some easy built in combos, one of which you run in Sword of Feast and Famine . Also check out Nature's Will and Druids' Repository . These cards allow Najeela to win all by herself once you hit a critical mass. They're very good in any Najeela deck.

3) If you're playing superfriends, you need more ways to clear board or more ways to stop attacks. Consider wipes like Pyroclasm Whipflare Toxic Deluge Wrath of God Supreme Verdict . Consider no attack pieces like Ensnaring Bridge Ghostly Prison Meekstone Silent Arbiter Magus of the Moat . Having some more of these will help with space for your PW to power up.

4) I'd cut some of the larger spells you run. Expropriate is nice but its going to be a dead draw if its in your hand for first 6-8 turns of game. Same with Primevals' Glorious Rebirth . It might be worthwhile to keep Ulamog.

5) Adding in 1 cost mana elves can significantly speed your game, and gives you chump blockers. Llanowar Elves Fyndhorn Elves Deathrite Shaman Birds of Paradise Elvish Mystic Boreal Druid

saluma on Need to cut 5 cards ...

2 weeks ago

I also run a superfriends deck and I used to run Exploration and it was underpreforming. I would not run it. Also your deck dont need Mox Amber . (Im gona replace mine) It only goes online when you have a legendary om the field. Your commander only counts as red. As for the other 3. I would probably swap Stomping Ground , Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus due to the speed of your deck.

I also second Daveslab2022 on Sylvan Library

Daveslab2022 on Need to cut 5 cards ...

2 weeks ago

I’ve always found Exploration to be lackluster, imo. I read through your comments and seen you seemed to be lacking card advantage, so I’d replace that with something like Sylvan Library or something that can help draw extra cards.

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