Gaea's Cradle

Gaea's Cradle

Legendary Land

: Add to your mana pool for each creature you control.

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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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

Gaea's Cradle occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.42%

Golgari: 0.19%

Gaea's Cradle Discussion

Profet93 on Higher Power

6 days ago

No mana crypt or is it not needed? How exactly do you win, G-wave and Craterhoof?

Gaea's Cradle? Yavimaya Hollow or you don't want too many colorless lands? +1 I playtested this deck and it went nuts pretty quickly. I REALLY REALLY like this build.

What # do you put for X value in Uncage the Menagerie, 1 or 2? Does that depend on something?

Cariddis on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa EDH

2 weeks ago

Austin_Smith_of_Cards nyxbloom seems to me worth the try: it is a very good target for Natural Order and it will be less likely to be removed with respect to Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger . I think I will try it instead of Regal Behemoth . Furthermore, Nylea's Intervention is another card worth trying. For 4 mana it let's you get Gaea's Cradle and Deserted Temple . I still haven't decided yet whether it is better to take out Traverse the Ulvenwald or Worldly Tutor .

FYI, I am currently playing The Great Henge instead of Woodfall Primus and Collector Ouphe instead of Bramble Sovereign . The first swap is due to the fact that woodfall is very heavy on our curve and it doesn't provide much value for that cost. Speaking of the other swap, Bramble is good but it was actually the only flex slot I could think of. The choice was between it or Titania, Protector of Argoth , and the latter provides us more value. Ouphe is a nonbo with our mana rocks and with Birthing Pod , but it is far more troublesome for a lot of other decks so this is why I am currently trying it. I will let you know :)

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa EDH

2 weeks ago


Nyxbloom Ancient looks pretty stupid. Worth it to point out it's actually a multiplier, not 'an additional two mana', which means stuff like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Gaea's Cradle becomes REALLY stupid. Any thoughts on working it into the list, or is it too win-more and vulnerable as an enchantment creature?

TypicalTimmy on Should Nyxbloom Ancient be banned?

2 weeks ago

So Nyxbloom Ancient was spoiled. I personally think this card is stupidly busted.

This thing triples all mana from any source. So a land, like Gaea's Cradle now gives you 3x as much as the number of creatures you control. Doubling Cube now produces 6x as much mana that's still in your pool. Sol Ring now taps for an ungodly . The same is true for Ancient Tomb and Mana Crypt .

I feel like this accelerates any deck with green in it to unfathomable speeds, and will enable going infinite far easier. Many infinite combos require multiple ways to squeeze out extra mana and this thing just gives it to you for free.

I just feel like it's absurd. You know it's going to become an auto-include in literally every deck with green in it.

  • "So why not just remove it?"

Well, two things.

  • 1.) Any player with a good sense will find a way to protect it. Hexproof is very cheap and easy to slap on anything.
  • 2.) Once it hits the field, you can go infinite or explode into a wincon. It doesn't actually need to stick around for very long. And since tapping for mana doesn't use the stack, this means your opponent's don't get a chance to respond; Once it's on the field and you maintain priority, there is nothing your opponent's can do except watch you add hundreds or thousands of mana.

I just feel like it's broken in the wrong ways.


8vomit on I am the Arch Enemy (Kruphix EDH)

2 weeks ago

Nice list, +1. Love me some brighthearth combo. I feel like there should be more means of breaking this card though. Voltaic key loves to combo with the rings also, but it feels like missing something, an artifact that produces 4+ mana. The new Nyx Lotus maybe?

Deserted Temple + Gaea's Cradle + rings is other sweet combo. It doesn't have to be gaea's cradle, just a land that produces a bunch of mana. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could work too.

TCG-Player on Honorbru Meren (Finite Hulk)

3 weeks ago

Hello again,
I know we had a similar conversation a while ago, but my LGS is now hosting a Commander league and I think this deck might be a good fit. There are no real Tier 1 or 2 cEDH decks in my meta. Most decks are focused to optimized, but there are also some semi-competitive decks in there.

Cards that are too expensive:

Other cuts:
Cards I though about running (instead):
One thing I am also worried about is people starting to play lots of graveyard hate. What would you advice to combat that?

DrukenReaps on Worth it or not?

3 weeks ago

I think the best way to play Atla is not to lock yourself into a creature type but to play the best Naya creatures you have. Some dinos, some eldrazi, a Godsire if you have one, etc. Atla definitely has dino flavor to her but she doesn't support any particular tribe. You'll be happier with a tuned but not competitive deck in general too.

I would normally say Abolisher over Dromoka but for Atla I think pulling a Dromoka out of an egg is a much better pay off.

Expedition Map isn't needed unless you have a very specific land you want to pull out like Gaea's Cradle . You don't so skip this one.

I like Reliquary Tower and think every deck should be drawing enough cards to where you will discard cards. It can be nice to have but I wouldn't put it in every deck. If you find yourself discarding a lot put it in later if at all.

Fabled Passage is great if you have one. If you don't skip it. Grab Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse , and maybe even Naya Panorama . Having your colors is important.

Monarchy is a lot of fun. Throne of the High City always seemed like a high price to get the effect. I only really like it when I'm running Queen Marchesa .

You will pretty much never get the urza lands into play together. The number of cards you need to use to get all three consistently just isn't worth it to me outside of a land based deck like Lord Windgrace

Some cards I do recommend for Atla are Nesting Dragon , Goblin Bombardment , Thornbite Staff , Ashnod's Altar , and Seedborn Muse . Though if you want to avoid infinite do not include Thornbite Staff.

SeniorEdificer on Landlord Korvold [Primer]

4 weeks ago

sam171z Thanks for the upvote!

The deck won't really work because Food Chain is banned in Duel Commander, and this deck is categorized as a Korvold Food Chain deck, even though there are other ways to win.

You can still pull off many of the combos using Dockside Extortionist + Temur Sabertooth or Cloudstone Curio + Dockside Extortionist + a creature card, but those don't win on the spot unless your opponent has at least 5 enchantments/artifacts. Seeing as many of the mana rocks are banned, I don't know how often that happens in Duel Commander.

As Gaea's Cradle is banned, the Titania, Protector of Argoth win condition is also more difficult to pull off.

Without knowing more of the Duel Commander meta, I'd say that none of the The Korvold Food Chain decks, including this Lands-matter version, will work in Duel Commander.

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