Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood
Legendary Creature — Elf Druid
: Gain . When you spend this mana to cast a spell with converted mana cost 6 or greater, draw a card.
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood Discussion
3 months ago
I never understood the purpose of Piper. Let's say I drafted a total of seven Commanders with Partner, not including Piper. Then, let's add Piper in as an 8th draft. And I'm going to literally pick seven at random. HERE WE GOOOO
- Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator
- Esior, Wardwing Familiar
- Tana, the Bloodsower
- Alena, Kessig Trapper
- Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood
- Keskit, the Flesh Sculptor
- Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
- The Prismatic Piper
In this case, I didn't draft a single Commander, so if I desperately wanted to play , I could run Piper, I suppose. However, why would I intentionally nerf myself when I can run so many other options?
For example, you don't need a Pirate-tribal deck to run Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator. You only need 1 Pirate (Your Commander) to deal damage. As long as you deal damage with at minimum 1 Pirate, you get the trigger which then looks at who all was dealt damage. For example, running with Tana, the Bloodsower could yield a Temur Stompy deck that ramps relatively hard. And technically it isn't combat damage you need, just any sort of damage.
Literally a ton of options. Why would anyone intentionally nerf themselves playing Piper and losing out on some strong synergy between abilities? It literally makes zero sense to me. And if the excuse is that you drafted a few white cards but no white Commanders but you REALLY want to play white, then you need to reassess your situation because it ain't gonna happen.
3 months ago
I've seen some good suggestions here already, but just figured I'd say that I'm the same kind of deck builder. I like doing the unusual, even if the commander might actually not be underused.
A few ideas (basically, these are ideas I haven't gotten around to, but want to):
If any of these ideas seem fun, feel free to use them or ask me for further explanations.
7 months ago
mlequesne: First of all, apologies for the very late response. Secondly, I am indeed aware of all the splicers-friends-of-golems, and already had the green ones you mentioned in the maybeboard. Thanks for mentioning them thoughm because it got me thinking... That thirdly, after careful consideration, I have decided that I really like your idea. =D
I'm going to switch Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood out for something with , like Prava of the Steel Legion . However, I'm also considering if it's worth it to add , just to get Wing Splicer . So, we'll see how things turn out... and what cards I actually have.
7 months ago
Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood 's mana ability creates a delayed trigger that will go on the stack above the spell that triggered it. Your second scenario is exactly what happens.
7 months ago
Hi, i have Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood on board and i want to use her ability to cast Sandstone Oracle . Can i do it like the Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood 's ability go on the stack first then Sandstone Oracle , so i will draw to opponent hand size + 1 card from Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood ability ?
Or casting Sandstone Oracle with that green mana somehow "trigger" 2nd part of that activated ability, so Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood 's ability go on the stack after i put Sandstone Oracle on the stack?
10 months ago
11 months ago
king-saproling: Thank you for all the recommendations; especially the cuts! It is much easier when people recommend cuts along with additions, instead of just spouting a bunch of possible other cards.
Chromatic Orrery: I try to avoid extremely large mana rocks, it is a huge tempo loss when they are removed as they often are.
Hope of Ghirapur: I may add it one day if my playgroups power level rises or more combos are being used. But it is unnecessary currently.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh: it mainly acts as a cantrip. I don't have enough sideways creatures to make a huge life total difference.
I have been meaning to add Ashaya, Soul of the Wild.
Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sanctum of Fruitful Harvest, Seton, Krosan Protector: I like the concept but I don't think I have the synergies to make them worth it, or in the case of Gilanra, like you said I have enough card draw. A 3 cmc mana dork isn't a great rate.
I will think about mana dorks. I do find that lands are safer in the long term though.
I might keep a Gaea's Blessing in my collection to add when facing mill decks.
11 months ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Chromatic Orrery, Hope of Ghirapur, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, Gilanra, Caller of Wirewood, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sanctum of Fruitful Harvest, Seton, Krosan Protector, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro, Sakiko, Mother of Summer, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Bonders' Enclave
You might consider cutting these: Three Visits (doesn't get Reki out faster, whereas Llanowar Elves does. It is cool that the land comes in untapped and is nice with things like Nissa and Vernal Bloom though. I suppose it depends on whether you prefer speed or late-game resilience), Nature's Lore, Skyshroud Claim, Guardian Project (since 40% of your deck is legendary, Reki alone may be enough draw power), Abundance, Vivien's Arkbow, Elemental Bond, Dosan the Falling Leaf (nonbos with Yeva and could mess you up if you need to cast Heroic Intervention in response to a board wipe)