Ground Seal

Ground Seal


When Ground Seal enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Cards in graveyards can't be the targets of spells or abilities.

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Ground Seal Discussion

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Sythis Enchantress Prison

3 days ago

Hello KyleWynne22! Thank you for the comment!

I know this is kind of a shitty answer, but I would say the cards you ask for are very situational and meta-dependent.

  • Burgeoning - I will be completely honest, I do not really like this card because we only run 28 lands in the deck. The only reason I'd ever really consider it would be because it's a 1cmc enchantment. It would be a different story if we were running say, 36 lands in the deck as you're more likely to be able to make use of it.
  • Karmic Justice - Another card I'm rather iffy on. The main reason I don't particularly care for it is because most of the removal in my meta is creature based, such as Swords to Plowshares, Deadly Rollick, Unsummon, or Rapid Hybridization. You might could get away with cutting Manglehorn for it, as all it does is really add redundancy to the artifact hate we already run, such as Stony Silence and Collector Ouphe.
  • Smothering Tithe - The main reason I don't run this is we run a bunch of things that shut down the activated abilities of artifacts, such as Collector Ouphe, Stony Silence, Root Maze, and I'm even considering adding a Null Rod for even more redundancy. All of these do not allow the treasure tokens to be used. If you absolutely wanted to use Smothering Tithe, I'd say probably _maybe_ replace one of the aforementioned anti-artifact cards, but we generate enough mana with things like Sanctum Weaver or even Cryptolith Rite I feel as if Smothering Tithe is completely unnecessary.
  • Sylvan Library - This is probably the easiest of the bunch you asked about for me to justify including. I'd cut Ground Seal, as really the only reason I run it is due to the fact it draws a card itself upon ETB. The graveyard hate is negligible, as we run Rest in Peace for that. Really only reason I don't run it is due to the fact I don't have one and can't be bothered to go track one down.

Hopefully this answered your questions! If you have any more, or need help building your list, feel free to ask!

Neotrup on Ground Seal and Gaea's Blessing

7 months ago

Gaea's Blessing's triggered ability to shuffle their graveyard triggers (note that it starts with the word "when"), it does not activate (there is no colon in the ability). When it does trigger, it shuffles their graveyard into their library. It does not have any targets, so Ground Seal doesn't affect it.

Wbg1415 on Ground Seal and Gaea's Blessing

7 months ago

If I have Ground Seal in play on and the field, and Gaea's Blessing is then milled from opponents library to graveyard can Gaea's ability of shuffling their graveyard into their library still be activated or does Ground Seal negate that?

ghostfire86 on Little Nicky

10 months ago

I love this design!!!

I really love the use of Ashes of the Abhorrent, but I think Ground Seal and Rest in Peace are much better unless you really need the life gain.

Take a look at mine

War’s Attrition

3n3rgy2 on Chainer, Dementia Master

11 months ago

Null Brooch is a good way to counter a Cyclonic Rift , Rest in Piece, Grafdigger's Cage , Ground Seal , Wrath of God , Leyline of the Void and other things that will try to hamper your strategy. It might be worth looking into. You are correct that it doesn't counter opposing creatures but you're black, you will be able to remove creatures with relative ease. I'm just saying, you'd be surprised at the work that card could put in. Anyways, I just threw together a Chainer, Nightmare Adept list and not gonna lie, Mono black chainer is probably next on my list! Sweet deck!

Gidgetimer on Can Lazav trigger the reanimated …

11 months ago

The first oracle ruling on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind says:

"Lazav, Dimir Mastermind becomes a copy of the creature card in the graveyard. If that card is no longer in the graveyard when Lazav’s ability resolves, use the characteristics of that card as it last existed in the graveyard. Notably, copy effects that applied to the creature card when it was on the battlefield won’t be copied by Lazav. For example, if a Clone is put into an opponent’s graveyard from the battlefield and you use Lazav’s ability, it will become 0/0. It won’t become a copy of whatever Clone was copying.

So yes, you can both return Sun Titan with Extract from Darkness (which notably does NOT target. Important if someone controls a Ground Seal) and make Lazav, Dimir Mastermind a copy of it. Notable for this interaction though, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind will not trigger the ETB ability since he is already on the battlefield. He does get the attack trigger and a vigilant 6/6 is good on its own.

Oof_Magic on

1 year ago

Yeah. I’m still looking into wherever a U/G version of my U/W Void list is possible. Unfortunately, Ground Seal is underwhelming compared to Rest in Peace. And doesn’t ‘combo’ with Energy Field. Root Maze is great! But what to surround it with? Hmm.

Orb is probably better than D.Sphere but with such redundancy at lower mana costs, Trinisphere trumps the Orb as the best three drop option. I always like to keep it in mind for this deck though.

any_response on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

1 year ago

Hello swarm intelligence,

I am working on a deck idea i had some weeks ago, a sultai deck using ETBs to control the board using cards like Sidisi's Faithful, Silumgar Sorcerer, Frilled Mystic, Acolyte of Affliction or Reclamation Sage together with Escape Protocol in a cycling shell.

The commander of the deck will be Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

As i have many different ETBs and i want to get as many of them as possible onto the battlefield, i want to include Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, also to be able to use them all at instant speed.

I know this deck will not be played at a competitive level, but i would like to include 1-2 combo lines with Yisan. As i have Tasigur, the Golden Fang, any infitite coloured mana combo would suffice (at least for a win at sorcery speed), one thought of mine was Peregrine Drake and Deadeye Navigator, but i hope you have some other and unique ideas i could include. Preferably, if possible, without any effect targeting a card in a graveyard, because i would like to run Ground Seal as a control piece.

I hope you can breathe some life into this idea of mine, be as creative and convoluted as you please, i am looking forward to it!

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