Gift of Paradise
Enchantment — Aura
When Gift of Paradise enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life.
Enchanted land has ": Gain two mana of any one colour."
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Gift of Paradise Discussion
1 month ago
Some upgrades, things to look for and think about:
First, your commander Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait wants you to play lands and draw cards. Anything you can change towards that theme will help your deck run better. Also, there's some "sub-optimal" choices that could be upgraded for other things, some of which may have come with other commander precons, are really cheap, etc. Lastly, it looks like your paper version here has some token and +1/+1 counters sub-themes, which I'd bet would make your deck less focused, leading to more random things going on or you not being able to execute a game plan consistently.
So, with all that in mind, I would suggest some of the following changes, and my reasoning behind them:
If you can get your hands on a Scute Swarm, you'll have some awesome token stuff to go on.
Also, if you can get your hands on a Tatyova, Benthic Druid, you'll have some redundancy and not have to rely solely upon your commander (for when it's died too many times, or you don't have the extra lands / fetch to keep your commander chugging along.
Ghost Town is a cheaper land that will let you pick it up on opponents turns, so you'll always have at least one land to play on your turn.
You might want to change some other bodies like Ornery Dilophosaur and Wren's Run Hydra for bodies that fetch lands like Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, or others like it (like Elvish Rejuvenator and Springbloom Druid). This will give you blockers earlier, help you ramp, and make use of your commander later in the game too.
You could possibly upgrade your land base a little (in case you find yourself without the right colors often enough?). Some include Breeding Pool (which is on the $$ side), Hinterland Harbor, Rejuvenating Springs, Command Tower, and maybe a few more.
Hopefully this helps with how you think about your deck, some choices of cards, what you ultimately want the deck to do, and things to look for. Let me know if you have questions on choices or anything else.
4 months ago
Hey Walrighti, +1!
Congrats on your first deck! You have a lot of fun cards in here and it looks great! I imagine you want to tune and make it even more efficient so here are some ideas...
Add 3 categories: #Combo, #Lifegain, and #Evasion; and then sort your maybeboard the same way you've done your mainboard to easily rank your choices within a category (By "combo" I mean all your "if-then" cards like Trudge Garden that are slower and don't work by themselves). Remove #Creatures (most of them are #Combo).
Avoid most cards above 4 cmc... Willowdusk is fast and fragile, so play into that... Also, prioritize cards that can do 2 or more things or that give value on ETB... If you have pet cards that don't really fit and that hurt to cut, put them in a "I'll build that theme later" list.
-1 Pelakka Wurm
-1 Ezzaroot Channeler ... cut the fatties.
-1 Decree of Pain ... too slow
-1 Bow of Nylea ... meh
-1 Sangromancer ... amazing card but doesn't trigger when you need it to.
-1 Venser's Journal ... also amazing, but too conditional for this build
-1 Ranger's Path ... all your ramp should be on turn 2
-1 Temple of the False God ... this card is almost never good
+1 Devoted Druid ... this card is a beast
+1 Talisman of Resilience ... #Ramp
+1 Llanowar Elves ... #Ramp... the elves enable Willowdusk combos on turn 3.
+1 Viridian Joiner ... #Ramp... #Combo
+1 Killing Wave
+1 Massacre Girl ... #Wipe
+1 Beast Within ... #Removal
+1 Golgari Charm ... #Evasion
~1 Rancor ... Trample and haste are important... #Evasion
~1 Destined ... the choices are really good.
+1 Soul Channeling ... #Combo with Willowbark and stick to the board...
~1 Phyrexian Processor ... fun?
~1 Lurking Evil ... maybe?
~1 Solidarity of Heroes ... #Combo
~1 Ooze Flux ... tokens at instant speed?
~1 Retribution of the Ancients ... removal?
+1 Thought Gorger ... (leaves)
+1 Return of the Wildspeaker ... #Draw
+1 Triskelion ... #Combo
+1 Nighthawk Scavenger ... #Fatty
...Always play at least 10 ramp spells under 3 cmc.
...Playtest and make sure Willowbark consistently makes a fatty (with evasion) before turn 6-7.
Happy building :)
5 months ago
legendofa: Sometimes you just get lucky :D
I guess I'll stick with Thwart for now, but Riot Control seems fine. Also, as I wouldn't add more than one copy anyway, I'll add in Orb.
Gift of Paradise actually is a result of the special goldfishing I did with the deck where I assumed I'll take five damage every single turn if I have no fog or some kind of removal. 3 life doesn't seem much, but actually helps surviving under that rule. I'm pretty happy with it actually.
The three tutors each have their advantages: The from petition are basically guaranteed. The Entomb part on final parting is simply too good to not play it here, and Acquisition is the second tutor to return with Seasons Past. I really want to keep the split.
6 months ago
- Wilderness Reclamation
- Bear Umbra
- Gift of Paradise
- Dawn's Reflection
- Brash Taunter
- Early Harvest
- Soul's Majesty
- Dictate of Karametra
- Trace of Abundance
- Fertile Ground
- Nylea's Intervention
- Traverse the Outlands
- Boundless Realms
- Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma
- Nylea, Keen-Eyed
- Otepec Huntmaster
- Voyaging Satyr
- Blossom Dryad
- Krosan Restorer
- Chandra's Ignition
8 months ago
AultimusPrime i looked and indeed i definitely did. Tuvasa is a very powerful commander. Also thanks for the feedback, got me to thinking "i need to cut the high cost cards lol. I was using Archetype of Imagination as a pseudo win con, it makes all your creatures unblockable, though it's easily replaceable. Wolfwillow Haven is the enchantment version of a signet, but it also boosts tuvasa... It might only make green, but it's an extra green every single turn. I run Rites of Flourishing because it's actually never let me down, an extra land and initial draw are very decent. Gift of Paradise gone lol. Mystic Remora isnt terrible, but i definitely have enough card draw lol. I like churning through the deck with the enchantress effects, so i put as many of them as i can in the deck
9 months ago
Week 1 Swaps
Opened 6 packs Lorwyn, replacements are in no particular order.
1 year ago
Version 2.4. Zendikar rising draft best picks. -Pious Interdiction, +Luminarch Aspirant // -Tidings, +Field Research // -Sigiled Starfish, +Glasspool Mimic Flip // -Bone to Ash, +Jwari Disruption Flip // -Toll of the Invasion, +Malakir Rebirth Flip // -Scalding Cauldron, +Cliffhaven Kitesail // -Rampaging Rendhorn, +Scute Swarm // -Leafkin Druid, +Lotus Cobra // -Fierce Witchstalker, +Oran-Rief Ooze // -Gift of Paradise, +Reclaim the Wastes // -Chandra, Novice Pyromancer, +Inordinate Rage // -Bloodthirsty Aerialist, +Hagra Constrictor.
1 year ago
An interesting combo that I ran across at one point involves these two cards: Flood of Tears and Omniscience. It's quite elegant, really. You play flood of tears after playing four permanents (for instance, a ramp package of Arboreal Grazer and Gift of Paradise to play Flood of Tears earlier). You wipe the board, then Flood of Tears allows you to Place a permanent onto the board, which of course is going to be Omniscience. Then you play out your entire hand while your opponent's board has nothing. Kudos to you if you happen to have a Song of Creation in your hand as well.