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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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Ghave, Guru of Spores Discussion

MindAblaze on Altar Combos!

1 week ago

Ghave, Guru of Spores + Ashnod's Altar + Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest = infinite +1/+1 counters on creatures other than Ghave, and infinite colourless mana.

Activate the “make a token” ability on ghave, sac to the altar, repeat.

Stardragon on Archenemy Commander Neeed

1 month ago

So my play group is going for a 1v5 Archenemy/Planeschase weekend (along with other games) and I was picked to be the Archenemy so i was wondering what I should build? My friend already told me a head of time so I can plane ahead. The decks are going to be Marisi, Breaker of the Coil extra combat, Neheb, the Eternal Burn (IDK why), Alesha, Who Smiles at Death aggro, Ghave, Guru of Spores Token Swarm deck and a Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Ninja Tribal. Does anyone have any Ideas of a commander that could put up a good fight?

Peoni on Zaxara's Infinite Hydras

2 months ago

I meeeeean, you can never build too many decks. ;^)

If you're still thinking about potential commanders, there's also Ulasht, the Hate Seed if you wanna stay Gruul, and Ghave, Guru of Spores is a pretty good one too. Flavorful/themed decks are a lot of fun. I've been wanting to make a Weatherlight themed deck with all the original crew for a while now, but every time I go to do it I end up making something else lol. Maybe one day. Good luck with your little tree creatures. :^)

Sultai_Sir on What's Your Favorite Deck?

3 months ago
  • Those decks look amazing! I've always wanted to build around Ghave, Guru of Spores, he looks both powerful and fun. And I've never even heard of Tomik, Distinguished Advokist, but he looks powerful and fun... at least for you lol. Thanks for sharing!

bobpuluchi on Chulane & counting

3 months ago

Chulane is an insanely strong commander, and there are certainly ways to build this deck to be more competitive even on a budget. That being said it seems to me you would like a fun and casual +1/+1 themed deck that tries to win with Simic Ascendancy. Personally I think that sounds like a lot of fun and you should definitely build around it.

The first place I would start with the deck is using Tomer's suggestions from MTGGoldfish for building Commander decks. The bullet points are copied from one of his articles. Tomer explains these bullet points to be more like guidelines rather than strict rules you have to follow. Then the rest of the deck is filled with whatever you want to add.

  • 50 mana; lands and ramp, usually a 37–13 split
  • 10 sources of "card advantage;" I use this term loosely but am mostly looking for card draw or any spell that nets me 2+ non-land cards in hand / directly into play
  • 6 targeted removal; split between creature / artifact / enchantment removal
  • 3 board wipes; creature-light decks might want one more, creature-heavy decks might want one less
  • 2 recursion
  • 2 flexible tutors
  • 1 graveyard hate; to shut down powerful graveyard recursion that everyone runs
  • 1 surprise "I Win" card; something that can win games the turn you cast it without too much setup

So maybe more what you may have been looking for in your original question is what cards to add? Cards like Whitemane Lion, Shrieking Drake, Beast Whisperer, Primordial Sage, and cheap mana dork creatures work well with what Chulane wants to do. But as far as Simic Ascendancy and +1/+1 counters, some cards I'd consider are Managorger Hydra, Loyal Guardian, Forgotten Ancient, Herald of Secret Streams, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Inspiring Call. is also a good resource. For the deck you're building I'd look at other commander decks that care about +1/+1 counters and proliferate like Ezuri, Claw of Progress and Ghave, Guru of Spores

I think Simic Ascendancy with Chulane is a really cool idea. Have fun deckbuilding!

RNR_Gaming on Xyris Forever

4 months ago

I'd disagree with Earthcraft being for ramp decks, at least exclusively. It serves multiple functions. Combo enabler, tap enabler (relevant for some commanders), and yes it does allow you to utilize your creatures as ramp.

Theres the notorious squirrels nest combo but where Earthcraft truly shines when you have a token generator that requires a mana to activate. Ghave, Guru of Spores is the poster child for abusing Earthcraft. We did have the same train of thought when it came to the number of basics being a significant factor in its inclusion though :)

Anyways, cool list. +1

SteelSentry on Is running a powerful commander …

5 months ago

I was building Abzan +1/+1 counters, and was considering running Ghave, Guru of Spores as the commander, but well... he's Ghave. How do you all deal with the heat that running strong commanders draws, and should I run a worse commander for the sake of not being targeted?

Gidgetimer on None

6 months ago

Up until Khans of Tarkir every single multi-color spell had the colors arranged in the shortest way around the color wheel and wedges started on their color that was the shared enemy of the pair. With Khans they decided to break this because they wanted the clans to be "primary" in the second color of the pair. So instead of Abzan being as it was for years it was now . They even changed the formatting of the colors on old cards that got reprinted so Ghave, Guru of Spores became Ghave, Guru of Spores.

It really bothers me that they picked the one way to display the three symbols going clockwise around the color wheel that takes 5 spaces instead of 4. It is like listing Dimir as or Selesnya as .

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