Explosive Vegetation

Explosive Vegetation

Sorcery

Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

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Explosive Vegetation Discussion

soulwarden11 on Archon Tribal

1 week 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

Farseek

Harrow

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Roiling Regrowth

Explosive Vegetation

Burgeoning

Exploration

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.

Phule451 on #ChefLife

1 month ago

Feed the Pack gives you a sac outlet, Master of the Feast can give ya a cheap early threat. Footbottom Feast can pull juicy tidbits from your graveyard, and Beanstalk Giant, Everflowing Chalice and Explosive Vegetation can help you ramp. Fresh Meat takes advantage of graveyard shenanigans. Hot Soup seems like a must include in this deck. Fruit of the First Tree will get you life and card draw. Just a few ideas for you, I’m a total sucker for theme decks, I love it! Just a shame Chef's Kiss isn’t in the color identity. Love the deck.

multimedia on Klauth Dragons

1 month ago

Hey, well done so far with your version of Klauth.

You have Old Gnawbone, by adding Hellkite Charger then you have an infinite attacks combo that with Klauth can be infinite mana of any colors. Charger could replace Demanding Dragon. I'm a big fan of including green's excellent recursion. Cards that can recur any one card from your graveyard are helpful.

Seasons Past is nice with Klauth's ability along with other Dragons to make a lot of mana to cast the cards you recur. Past and Witness could replace Shamanic Revelation and Explosive Vegetation.

Good luck with your deck.

enpc on Teirs of commander

2 months ago

I'm guessing what they mean is that they play "big creatures smash into other big creatures". So basically no stax, minimal counterspells (4-5 max in a deck) and most of the removal you run is on a stick, so while you might have Swords to Plowshares and maybe other other creature remoal spell, most of it will be tied to creatures. Ramp will alos be slower - more along the lines of 6 mana on turn 4 rather than 4 mana on turn 2. Cultivate, Kodama's Reach and Explosive Vegetation are your friends here.

As for the commander, think tribal synergies and stuff like Mayael the Anima.

If you're concerned about misalignments between deck powers, start underpowered and work your way up. Being the weakest deck at hte table for a week is better thna immediately developing a name for yourself as the overpowered player. You'll paint a target on your back for future weeks, regardless of what you play. I also find it much easier to make a deck better than making it worse.

Master_J on Aesi physical copy

2 months ago

Some upgrades, things to look for and think about:

First, your commander Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait wants you to play lands and draw cards. Anything you can change towards that theme will help your deck run better. Also, there's some "sub-optimal" choices that could be upgraded for other things, some of which may have come with other commander precons, are really cheap, etc. Lastly, it looks like your paper version here has some token and +1/+1 counters sub-themes, which I'd bet would make your deck less focused, leading to more random things going on or you not being able to execute a game plan consistently.

So, with all that in mind, I would suggest some of the following changes, and my reasoning behind them:

Change Arcane Signet for Thought Vessel. Arcane Signet is good and all, but Thought Vessel will help with the unlimited hand size for the same amount of mana.

Change Wolfwillow Haven and Gift of Paradise for things like Kodama's Reach and Cultivate. Again, enchantments tend to eat removal, sometimes just by accident, where as lands generally don't.

Change Migration Path, Explosive Vegetation, and Vastwood Surge for things like Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth, Farseek, Three Visits, or Sakura-Tribe Elder.

You could change Crushing Vines for Beast Within, since Beast Within is more versatile, and it looks like you have enough bodies to protect yourself from a 3/3.

If you can get your hands on a Scute Swarm, you'll have some awesome token stuff to go on.

Also, if you can get your hands on a Tatyova, Benthic Druid, you'll have some redundancy and not have to rely solely upon your commander (for when it's died too many times, or you don't have the extra lands / fetch to keep your commander chugging along.

Ghost Town is a cheaper land that will let you pick it up on opponents turns, so you'll always have at least one land to play on your turn.

You might want to change some other bodies like Ornery Dilophosaur and Wren's Run Hydra for bodies that fetch lands like Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, or others like it (like Elvish Rejuvenator and Springbloom Druid). This will give you blockers earlier, help you ramp, and make use of your commander later in the game too.

You could possibly upgrade your land base a little (in case you find yourself without the right colors often enough?). Some include Breeding Pool (which is on the $$ side), Hinterland Harbor, Rejuvenating Springs, Command Tower, and maybe a few more.

If you want a few bigger bodies to make use of your lands, I'd suggest Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar and Ulvenwald Hydra.

Hopefully this helps with how you think about your deck, some choices of cards, what you ultimately want the deck to do, and things to look for. Let me know if you have questions on choices or anything else.

multimedia on Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait

2 months ago

Hey, well done for a first deck. You have good card sense on a budget and you've even included Rimewood for Farseek, nice. Sol Ring and Arcane Signet are staple budget mana rocks in Commander to consider adding.

I see Retreat to Coralhelm, but I don't see the missing piece to the Retreat landfall combo. Budget Llanowar Scout or Scaled Herbalist tap to put a land from your hand onto the battlefield thus you can untap one of them with Retreat and repeat. These creatures let you put a land from your hand onto the battlefield at instant speed to trigger Aesi on opponent's turn. The last piece of the combo is Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons. The land can bounce itself back to your hand and repeat.

I see Kodama of the East Tree; if you add Meloku the Clouded Mirror then you have another landfall combo. Any basic land can be repeatedly bounced and played to create infinite 1/1 Spirits. Tap a basic land to make one mana, use that mana to pay for Meloku and bounce the basic land you just tapped. This creates a 1/1 Spirit which triggers Kodama, put the same basic land from your hand and repeat.


There's a secondary sea monster theme here which Ominous Seas would expand on. Seas has interaction with Aesi since you put a counter on it each time you draw a card including your first draw each of your turns. Combine Seas with Retreat combo to make infinite 8/8 Krakens. Whelming Wave can be a blowout since Aesi is a Serpent. Bounce all opponents creatures leaving just Aesi and any other sea monsters still on the battlefield. Wave is nice Fierce Empath to bounce it to then cast it again to tutor again.

Teferi's Ageless Insight lets you draw an additional card whenever you draw a card. For each card drawn means that if you have an effect that draws more than one card such as Brainstorm you instead draw six cards. Yavimaya Coast, Bant Panorama, Blighted Woodland are some budget land upgrades to consider.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

Color_pie14 on Call me Hazezon one more Tamar!

2 months ago

I would recommend Cathars' Crusade . It is more resilient than anthems, since the counters remain even if the enchantment is removed. Also, why aren’t you running Conjurer's Closet ? Flickering Hazezon every end step gives you a crap-ton of tokens and provides an engine your opponents NEED to answer. One last thing: You need more/better ramp. The earlier you get a critical mass of lands, the earlier you can get your engine going. I’d recommend more 2-3 mana value ramp spells, like Rampant Growth and Into the North . I’d also cut Explosive Vegetation for one of its strictly better counterparts, like Migration Path or Vastwood Surge . More flexibility is always better, and so being able to cycle it or pay more to buff your team in the late game can be very valuable.

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