Ghave, Guru of Spores

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare

Combos Browse all

Tokens

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.

Ghave, Guru of Spores Discussion

pokemonmasterjal on Counters=Infinite

3 weeks ago

Suggestions: Put in: Ghave, Guru of Spores , Experiment Kraj , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Cultivate , Paradise Druid , Roalesk, Apex Hybrid , Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , Zegana, Utopian Speaker , Voracious Hydra , Gyre Sage , Corpsejack Menace , Tuskguard Captain , Fertilid , Winding Constrictor . Take out: Oath of Teferi , Oath of Nissa , gags Teferi, Time Raveler (ugh), Primevals' Glorious Rebirth , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , Swamp x2 and Plains x3 You should lean on green a lot because it has the most good counters stuff and will give you that sweet sweet mana. Creatures are the best theme in the deck because your commander is in fact a creature. Planeswalkers should just be seperate. Gj on your first deck.

marins159 on Infinite Widow, road to cEDH

1 month ago

Unfortunately, Melira, Sylvok Outcast shuts down Devoted Druid s untap effect. The druid requires a -1/-1 which Melira prevents. Though, if you add white, to use Ghave, Guru of Spores as your Commander, you could add Vizier of Remedies and that would work. But you'd loos the all important second half of Slimefoot

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

1 month ago

Chhris

Glad someone likes the flag tracker! I thought it was a cool feature.

I mentioned Animation Module before, and I just don't know if it's impactful enough. In a combo where I'm going infinite, it's basically win-more. It's a mana dump that spits out tokens. If I wanted a mana dump like that, I'd go with Slimefoot, the Stowaway since when I sac the saps he kills the table. Outside of a combo, its second ability costs too much for what it does and isn't repeatable. The first effect could give us some gas when digging through the deck with Skullclamp , but since we have to pay the when a counter is placed to get our creature, I feel we're better off using Ghave. Could be useful in the event we're cut off from the commander, and I might consider it for the budget version.

The synergy between Module and Durable Handicraft is cute. I love those kinds of interactions, but I feel they're a bit slow for the deck. Even if we want to pilot the deck slower, I feel there are better uses for our mana.

The only legendaries in the deck are Ghave, Guru of Spores , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , and Saffi Eriksdotter . That's just not enough for me to want to cut something for Kethis, the Hidden Hand . Though I think he's brilliant and would love to play or build a deck around him.

These are still great suggestions, and even if I don't feel they fit this iteration of the deck, I'd like to take everything that's been suggested and put them in the Single Card Discussion section of the primer. That'll be my new project...when I get around to it. Lol

Thank you so much for supporting the deck! It means a lot to me!

DemonDragonJ on Oko spoiled?

1 month ago

Wow, some of these spoilers are quite impressive!

Food tokens could have been good, but the fact that you need to tap them and pay 2 mana to gain 3 life is simply too great a cost to pay, in my mind; in my mind, only in a truly desperate situation would that cost be worth paying. Also, the wording on gilded goose and savvy hunter is very grammatically incorrect: “sacrifice a food?” “sacrifice two foods?” Who decided that that was acceptable?

As for the unusual new card frame: it seems that those cards can be cast as either creatures or instants/sorceries, and each part has a different name; do they count as both types in all zones?

I see that knights shall have a tribal element in this set, which makes sense, for a set with a traditional high fantasy story. Circle of loyalty is nice, but the fact that it must be tapped to use its final ability severely limits its usefulness. Given that Mobilization , Luminarch Ascension Ghave, Guru of Spores , and Ant Queen do not need to be tapped, I believe that this card would not be overpowered if it did not need to be tapped, either.

Fireborn knight is very awesome, but four mana to give it a mere +1/+1 is ridiculous, even if it does have double strike; three mana would have been perfectly balanced, in my mind.

As expected, there is awesome new art from Seb McKinnon in this set, but I hope that other long-time artists, such as Wayne Reynolds, Todd Lockwood, and Terese Nielsen illustrate some cards, as well, plus, this set would be the perfect place for Rebecca Guay to return (and a return by Ron Spencer and Thomas M. Baxa would be nice, as well), and I would like to see at least one piece by either Raymond Swanland or Steve Argyle, as well. The promo version of smitten swordmaster almost looks like it was illustrated by McKinnon, so it seems that that artist, Shawn Wood, may be competing with McKinnon in the realm of “creepily romantic” artwork.

Syr Konrad is awesome, but why does he deal damage, rather than causing loss of life, especially when there are other cards in this very set that cause loss of life?

I see no reason why heraldic banner could not have increase the toughness of creatures, as well as their power.

Why did the story writers need to make Oko be from a plane other than Eldraine? This plane would have been the perfect place to be his home, rather than creating another new plane that has fey to serve as his home. On the other hand, this game finally has a fairy planeswalker! That is very cool, but his personality is definitely black/blue, whereas his card is green/blue.

The fact that neither lovestruck beast nor smitten swordmaster are red is a major flavor fail, to me, since the classic tales that inspired both of them both definitely featured characters who would be red in this game.

How does a crystal slipper make a creature more powerful? I suppose that one could say that it is magic, or that the equipped creature uses it to kick an opponent, but it still does not seem as if it would be very useful in combat.

Witching well and midnight clock are both great, but the fact that they are colored really makes me sad, since being colorless is what makes artifacts so great. I have no problem with colored artifacts, but I really hope that WotC does not give all the awesome and powerful abilities only to colored artifacts and leave colorless artifacts with only weak abilities.

Wishful merfolk has awesome art, but the card itself is very lackluster, which is unfortunate, since players have been speculating about it since the artwork was revealed. However, I would like to know for what reason she seeks vengeance, and I hope that that is revealed either in the novel or on other cards.

Rankle is very awesome, but the fact that his controller may choose all three of his abilities whenever he deals combat damage makes him too powerful for four mana, in my mind; he either should have had a higher initial casting cost or been able to use only one ability at a time.

The card with both Will and Rowan is great! I do hope that it is not too expensive in terms of money, but the fact that they cost only thee mana may make them expensive in that regard. This is also the first planeswalker card to depict two characters and have two subtypes, so I hope that this set has cards that care about those subtypes.

It seems that fairies in this set shall be every color except for red, which is very interesting, since I have been wishing to see more white fairies for some time.

Wow, there are some very nice three-colored legendary creatures in this set, which I am certain that players of EDH shall appreciate.

Steelbane hydra would be awesome for my Atraxa EDH deck, but I unfortunately cannot remove any card from that deck to make room for it.

That new artwork for Command Tower is very nice, but will it be available in foil? I cannot decide if I should keep my copies with the original artwork or replace them with that version (or, perhaps, I could have some of each).

Why was it necessary to add “warlock” as a creature type? Surely, “wizard” can encompass the majority of spellcasting archetypes from fantasy, just as “zombie” is an all encompassing term for undead being in this game, including liches, mummies, and ghouls, which are all different beings, at least in MtG’s sibling game, Dungeons & Dragons.

BMHKain on I thought about it. I'll ...

1 month ago

(CAUTION: A Huge List of CMDRS dead ahead. If you can't comply, remember that I apologized for the huge wall.)

Well, I was just told how to do a Folder, but to choose what for decks is another thing entirely. Especially if such decks are either:

A: What Everyone Plays B: Are good, but have since been outdated by a year C: Are Tribal Leaders in a Specific Sense (No Morophon, the Boundless please.) D: Not Underdog CMDRs. E: Other.

Let's Just assume we use that cEDH Deck Tier List One-by-One; but w/ a new rule for Playtesting such decks so none of the cEDH Decks win out of overall ratios ~100% of the time; CHANNELFIREBALL-style. That said, From using the Tier List, I require the following CMDR Decks to not have cEDH Level Power, but are these:

Tier 0:

Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver Partners

Tier 1:

Kess, Dissident Mage

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

The First Sliver (Not as a Sliver Tribe Leader)

The Gitrog Monster

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Vial Smasher the Fierce

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Zur the Enchanter

(NOTE: Unknown if Kraum, Ludevic's Opus & Vial Smasher the Fierce need to be Parters to be of this level.)

Tier 2:

Animar, Soul of Elements (Morph Decks not allowed.)

Baral, Chief of Compliance (Get your Counterspells Ready!)

Brago, King Eternal

Breya, Etherium Shaper

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

General Tazri (Mandatory Ally Tribe Leader)

Ghave, Guru of Spores

God-Eternal Kefnet

Godo, Bandit Warlord

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Kykar, Wind's Fury

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Narset, Enlightened Master

Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Oona, Queen of the Fae

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Possible Dragon Tribe Leader)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain

Taigam, Ojutai Master

Tana, the Bloodsower

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

The Mimeoplasm

Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Yarok, the Desecrated

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Tier 3: WIP

But, yeah, you get the picture, right? Since I can't find such decks on my own to put in such a folder for decks worth testing against your own. Rules are as follows though:

  1. It needs to be up to date, prior to the Iona, Shield of Emeria & Paradox Engine bans & Painter's Servant unbanning/CMDR 2019's release; or just not include any of those at all.

  2. Each deck must not be of cEDH-level power; just imagine how much hell I'd have to playthrough against something just to beat a Thrasios/Tymna Partners deck just to have my claim on this notion nullified.

  3. Decks must include CMDRs that are Popular, were Popular as well as Tribal Decks w/ Good Tribe Leaders (For example: The First Sliver & Sliver Queen do not fit this category where Sliver Overlord does fit the Sliver Tribe Leadership. Scion of the Ur-Dragon & The Ur-Dragon can both count as Dragon Tribe CMDRs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is actually a bad CMDR to use in Superfriends, but Shines in all Counter Life. Make good use of that instead of making a 4< Color Walkers Deck. The rulings go on...)

I know this is too much for now, but I'm making a folder for Playtesting w/ decks as everyone kept telling me to do so; now I want to hold my end of the Bargain. But I seriously need help from you to do this. If you can find any decks here to add to such a Folder, put it on the comments below.

(& no, It's not like it's a personal thing! Anyone is allowed to use it when it's finished!)

RylandL on Marath, Toke and Smoke

1 month ago

So I've been playing Ghave, Guru of Spores for years now. Recently tore the deck apart and built a Tymna deck. As a second deck, I wanted to build Marath just because I'm familiar with the game plan and not much to learn for me, however, I am curious as to if Marath could be any quicker? Since modern horizons and now the new commander decks I feel as though there are lots of potential for Marath. For instance in play testing I've been messing around with Persist, and found that Unbound Flourishing is just busted in Marath, and don't actually need Doubling season or Cathar's Crusade, hence slimming the cmc down. Have you ir anyone considered making the deck faster? Or is he pretty much stuck like this? It's unexplored territory for me, but I'm thinking of added a hulk package to mine. Just reaching out for input.

DrukenReaps on I only have fun if ...

1 month ago

I played token decks a lot and had a lot of fun and great results. Sorry you are surrounded by jerks :( The strategy is definitely not a bad one. EDH is designed for people to play the game the way they want. So you do you and everyone else can do themselves.

I'm basically stuck on being a combo player. I get hated on a lot for it, usually it is just in good fun and the 'hate' is through in game attacks. Though some people go ballistic or refuse to play with me when they hear combo or both. I find it funny now, tbh. If it is a problem, sounds like it is, try and figure out why they feel this way about tokens. Or if your decks are "bad" look into some of the stronger token commanders like Ghave, Guru of Spores and you will destroy people with a smile while they continue talking shit.

Load more

Ghave, Guru of Spores occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%