Gaea's Touch

Gaea's Touch

Enchantment

: You may put a basic Forest card from your hand onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery and only once each turn.

Sacrifice Gaea's Touch: Add to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
The Dark (DRK) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Pauper Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

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Gaea's Touch Discussion

Azdranax on Useful formulas for deck building

3 weeks ago

Interesting topic Ramble, I've been meaning to respond for the last day or two but have just been super busy, but let me provide a mana base formula I stumbled on a few years back after noticing a pattern in my deck building - might be something to try out and see if you find similar results, as I find it's very rare to get either flooded or mana screwed using this formula. I'll provide a couple of examples as well - more for the casual-competitive decks, as my cEDH decks don't always follow the formula as rigorously.

The basic formula for mana-producing lands is: Starting base of 30 mana-producing lands, plus additional lands equal to the CMC of your commander, plus additional lands equal to the average CMC of the deck, minus designated values for each mana rock, mana dork, mana spell and draw spell equal to or less than the CMC of the commander.

The first example is for my Zada, Hedron Grinder deck: Yada...Yada...Zada. In this case, the formula is 30 + 4CMC (commander) + 2.28 average CMC, or 36.28. I then subtract designated values for the following cards in the deck: -1.0 for Mana Crypt, -0.5 for Sol Ring (or any other 0 or 1 CMC rock), -0.25 for Thought Vessel (or any other 2 or 3 CMC rock), Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Traitorous Greed and Dockside Extortionist, and finally -0.10 for each of the draw spells in the deck: Accelerate, Boiling Blood, Crimson Wisps, Expedite, Fists of Flame, Stun and Renegade Tactics for a total reduction of 3.45 and a final value of 32.83 (rounded up to 33).

The second example includes a more aggressive reduction in mana-producing lands based on my Elf tribal Marwyn, the Nurturer deck: Elves Tap and Slap (Marwyn Tribal Counters). The formula here is 30 + 3CMC (commander) + 2.64 average CMC, or 35.64. I then subtract for the following cards: -0.50 for Sol Ring, -0.25 for Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Gyre Sage, Incubation Druid, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Visionary, Priest of Titania, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Viridian Joiner, Wood Elves, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Rhonas's Monument, Gaea's Touch and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. Finally, I subtract -0.10 for Elvish Visionary, Llanowar Visionary and Inspiring Call for a total reduction of 5.30 and a final value of 30.34 (rounded down to 30).

Although the reduction values could be considered a little arbitrary in certain deck concepts, this formula has held pretty accurate since I started keeping track of it. I hope you find this useful in the future, and happy brewing.

Spell_Slam on Ghalta's Stompy Menagerie

6 months ago

Great list!

I would add Worldly Tutor instead of Once Upon a Time, since it can get any creature and costs less mana.

Gravity Well seems okay but have you thought about playing good old Hurricane? It's a great way to wipe out fliers and it also deals damage to players, which means you can use it to end games. You're usually ahead on life because you were the agressor anyways.

Wilderness Reclamation seems a bit narrow in your deck. I can see the combo with Yeva and Chord, but you're not guaranteed to get it going very frequently. I feel like this could serve as better ramp. Maybe Oracle of Mul Daya?

I'm not a fan of Scute Mob in this deck. By the time you can start growing it, you could just play a better creature and all the while it could just get sniped or sit there as a useless 1/1. I think you could use more ramp instead. In mono-Green, I like Gaea's Touch because it's never totally dead and can also get you to 6 mana on turn 3 by itself in an ideal scenario.

Eternal Witness is a Commander classic that deserves a spot in your deck. Regrowth is also a pretty useful card to have.

griffstick on Need help to be green!

7 months ago

Some of The most green cards in my opinion are Skyshroud Claim, Traverse the Outlands, Gaea's Touch, and Overwhelming Stampede.

DreadKhan on

8 months ago

Kudzu can really wreck a heap of lands, and you've got support to bring back your lost land, and no specific lands that you fear losing.

As for removal, Green has a lot of ways to 'fight' creatures, and he doesn't have Hexproof. Ulvenwald Tracker is a bit pricey maybe, but is repeatable, and thus can deal with a lot of annoying utility creatures in a game.

Also, why only 3 Raze? It's better than your 4 of's I'd say, but ymmv.

You might also consider Gaea's Touch since you will often want to play another land card.

avk207 on Edric's Aggressive Diplomacy

8 months ago

Gaea's Touch and Wayward Swordtooth are great additions that let you consistently dump more lands if you're on a budget. Swordtooth I could see being a bit pricey, but it gets the job done like Azusa or Oracle without the high high price attached. The enchantment is a weird interaction, it's actually a sorcery speed ability like Skyshroud Ranger . I highly highly recommend the Summer Bloom , it's nutty how far ahead you can get ahead if you get it early, especially if you combo it with Reclaim effects. Add a copy or flip a card around to test it goldfishing if you don't believe me. I've seen it get me up to 15+ lands by turn 6 or 7 when everyone is still sitting on 5-9 mana, depending on which rocks they drew. If you have a playgroup you're probably already familiar with how overloaded your hand can get.

Pyromaniakal22 on Nissa, Who Hits You With Trees

10 months ago

Gaea's Touch is a poor man's exploration that only works for forests, but you can sac it for mana afterwards, so there's that.

multimedia on Budget Mirri,Weatherlight Duelist

10 months ago

Hey, Eladamri's Call is one of the best creature tutors in Commander and it's budget. It could replace Gaea's Touch . Command Tower is one of the best lands for multicolored decks. It could replace Selesnya Guildgate or comparable price Sungrass Prairie . King of the Pride is a Cat lord and it could replace Cleansing Ray .

Beast Within is a versatile instant removal spell. It could replace Consign to Dust . Metallic Mimic could be cut to clear $7+ to help the manabase. Sunpetal Grove , Ash Barrens , Naya Panorama , Fortified Village , Scattered Groves , Rogue's Passage . Mimic isn't worth $7 unless you're comboing with it which you're not doing here. Good luck with your deck.

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