Ghave, Guru of Spores

Ghave, Guru of Spores

Legendary Creature — Fungus Shaman

Ghave, Guru of Spores enters the battlefield with five +1/+1 counters on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.

, Sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Ghave, Guru of Spores Discussion

Nayru_Incarnate on

2 months ago

Just a heads up, your commander deck can only have cards of your commander’s color identity, that means no white if you are using a bg commander. You could use a commander that is bgw (Abzan) instead and solve that issue ( like Ghave, Guru of Spores, or Teneb, the Harvester)

EyelessStarfish on Spore counters {budget}

4 months ago

Love the deck! I have a similar one built with Ghave, Guru of Spores , but I haven't played it in a while since I felt it was underpowered in my usual pods. There are some amazing budget options here that I didn't have/consider for the deck that I'll definitely add to it. The interaction with Life and Limb and Sporemound will be a great surprise for my friends. As far as recommendations, some lands to consider are Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Mosswort Bridge , Arch of Orazca and the thriving lands. I think that out of these, Oran-Rief is probably the best option because it seems like there are a lot of creatures could enter on one turn, especially with the aforementioned combo.

5OhmResistor on Persist Combos: Do +1/+1 counters …

5 months ago

Hey guys,

I am a new MTG player (been playing for ~5 months) and I need help understanding a concept about Persist. I've been working on my Ghave, Guru of Spores deck. It seems like one of the most prevalent and game winning combos are persist combinations. From my understanding, all you need is a sac outlet, something that gives ETB +1/+1 counters, and a persist creature. Thus, from my logic, something like Viscera Seer , Juniper Order Ranger , and Kitchen Finks could give me infinite life, infinite counters, and infinite scry.

With this being said, my pod/group tells me that an equal amount of +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters do not negate each other in terms of status effect. In order words, they DO cancel each other out in terms of power and toughness of a creature but they DO NOT cancel in terms of status effect. Meaning once a creature receives a -1/-1 counter, regardless of whether this counter is mathematically nullified by a +1/+1 counter, the status/presence of the -1/-1 counter is still there, meaning that Kitchen Finks would not be able to come back to the battlefield due to the -1/-1 counter regardless of how many +1/+1 counters it has. Think of the -1/-1 counter as like a label on a creature. I can clarify on this a little more if you guys like and also ask my friends more about their rationale.

Overall, I have never thought about this reasoning until I played with my friends yesterday. Half of my combo lines involve Persist and the idea that -1/-1 counters cannot be nullified if an equal amount of +1/+1 counters are given handicaps my deck from a competitive point of view. Thus, I need you guys to help me settle the debate; am I wrong on this? If not, how do I convince my group?

lifemtg on Which deck to build next?

7 months ago

Ghave, Guru of Spores is always fun, and Meren of Clan Nel Toth might be a consideration.

Abzkaban on What are your Favorite Commanders?

7 months ago

My favorite decks to play are Ghave, Guru of Spores , Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , and Queen Marchesa . Yeva, Nature's Herald is a fun one, too, if you like winning at instant speed. Let me know if you want to see any decklists. Actually they all should be on my page.

RNR_Gaming on MTGO when did casual edh …

8 months ago

marco-piatti - cost isn't the greatest indicator of power level; not saying it's not a possible contributing factor but I've played circles around people with a $50 dollar edric deck - absolutely pooped on this guys $600 Ghave, Guru of Spores deck for a month. He had it packed with token doublers that cost almost as much as my deck at the time. He wasn't as experienced and just jammed whatever edhrec told him to into his deck. Granted, it beat most other decks and players of the same caliber but the bane of his existence was Gudul Lurker which I still find hilarious.

BlackGtitan on Abzan +1/+1 Counters

8 months ago

Man, love Ghave, Guru of Spores . He was my first commander, can't really make a suggestion you haven't already got! This must be a riot on the table. Keep it up!

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