Groundskeeper

Groundskeeper

Creature — Human Druid

: Return target basic land card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Groundskeeper Discussion

MagicMarc on WINDGRACE | Lord of the Lands

2 weeks ago

Some things to do with a Lord Windgrace deck:

Everybody Dies! : Massacre Wurm + Natural Affinity. Have the affinity in play, cast the Wurm when all of your opponents have a lot of land out. All of your opponents will lose 2 life for every land you just killed. If any of your opponents are still alive. Use your crucible and stuff like World Shaper or even Groundskeeperto get your lands back. Additionally, you can add Massacre Girl in place of the wurm but it will only kill their lands if a 1/1 creature is in play and wont do damage to the players. You can also replace Natural Affinity with anything else that makes all lands creatures like Living Plane or Nature's Revolt.

I'm A Fat Bastard! : Before you cast your Craterhoof Behemoth put any of those lands into creatures cards like Natural Affinity, Living Plane or Nature's Revolt into play first! Then when you cast the behemoth, it, and all of your creatures and land creatures will become HUGE!

Kill It With Fire! : Using Scapeshift or World Shaper or Splendid Reclamation while you have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle in play or in graveyard and Prismatic Omen in play. X number of lands enter play, valakut thinks they are all mountains and you get to spray damage everywhere. You can also put Field of the Dead in the deck and take advantage of that for lots of zombies when you do this event. If you add Ob Nixilis, the Fallen to the mix you can drain your opponents all out while this is going on as well.

Hocus Locus! : With Omnath, Locus of Rage in play and Goblin Bombardment you do something to trigger his landfall a little or a lot. You get a lot of 5/5 elementals who are 4 pts of ticking time bomb damage! At any time, you can sack any elemental to the enchantment. This does 1 pt to any target, then the Omnath trigger does another 3 pts! Just putting lands into play the normal way makes this good. But then when you have a bunch of land in the yard, using Splendid Reclamation is insane with this.

That is all i got for now! Good luck with the deck!

Flagellum on Klothys' crusaders

1 month ago

I've been brewing a similar list. Albeit mine isnt exactly budget (Wheel of Fortune which is actually a pun with Klothys lol). Steam Vines is another version of Kudzu and running both would just seem hilarious. Shivan Wumpus and Argothian Wurm are decent cheap beaters that you can sneak out that no one will want to sac a land for. Deus of Calamity is another good beater. All these beaters do what we want, I.e. speed up games or cause LD. Stoneshaker Shaman, Price of Glory, and Citadel of Pain are pretty cheap ways to stop counter spells from blocking the mana intensive LD (Price of Glory is well worth the $10 tag). Other than that you may want some card draw. Something like Cathartic Reunion and other cantrips/cheap ways to draw. Reforge the Soul is another solid $10 upgrade should you want to increase the budget. Groundskeeper is a good budget puedo-Crucible of Worlds and lets you get some lands back.

Epicurus on Stranger with some strange lands

2 months ago

+1 for creativity, for sure. But also +1 for designing this deck at nearly $1/card. That's impressive. Now, please excuse me while I ruin the two reasons why I really like this deck.

The Gitrog Monster is at its best when it is in a classic Loam build. Which is to say, it has Life from the Loam, and preferably Crucible of Worlds. Neither of those are budget friendly, and both are completely uncreative, since it's basically "Gitrog 101." I can't help a whole awful lot here with the creative part, but I do have some insights into the budget version aspect:

Personally, I also think that easy self mill, like Perpetual Timepiece, Shard of Broken Glass and Splinterfright, as well as dredge spells like Golgari Grave-Troll, Golgari Thug, Dakmor Salvage, Shambling Shell and Stinkweed Imp are certainly helpful as well.

Not that I think your deck needs all of the cards I've listed here, but they are all worth consideration. You've put together a formidable budget list already, and I wouldn't want to muck it up too much.

Cheers!

MtG-Crash on [PDH] Tatyova Combo

3 months ago

Big Update 21.5.2020: I included the Tidal Bore Combo together with Whispers of the Muse. That makes the 4 landdroppers combo pieces and takes away a lot of pressure from Ghostly Flicker. Plus it balances the power of the Transmute tutors, because searching for cmc2 now gives you Tidal Bore which comboes with a landdropper (plus Sanctuary).

Next I finally made the decision to cut Trinket Mage and Relic. I have cut Relic before but didnt update it here. It felt good and then I asked myself why I am still running Trinket Mage. It really took me some time of testing until I was sure this decision is correct.

Next thing is that I wanna make a list of cards that I have tried out and that got cut somehow. There is 2 lists: First a list of cards that are very interchangeable with cards in the deck. Its just a matter of what you expect from your playgroup. Both powerlevel wise as well as archetype wise. Second there is a list of cards Im definitely sure that do not belong in the deck even it might surprise some people :)

LIST OF CARDS THAT CAN BE USED IF YOU WANT TO:

Tutors: Shoreline Ranger, Vedalken AEthermage, Trinket Mage + Relic of Progenitus

Protection: Broken Fall, Fortitude, Vines of Vastwood, Ranger's Guile, Condescend, Rethink, Miscalculation

General: Temporal Fissure, Lignify, Frantic Search, Sleight of Hand, Sakura-Tribe Elder

LIST OF CARDS THAT DO NOT BELONG IN THE DECK: Mulldrifter, Wormfang Newt, Tilling Treefolk, Groundskeeper

MtG-Crash on [PDH] Tatyova Combo

6 months ago

Hi RiggedJasn, yeah, Growth Spiral, Ponder, Preordain are already an important part of the deck. But Groundskeeper doesnt do anything, basically. Especially because it can not bring back Sanctuary (the only relevant land in this deck). Try out playing this deck and experience how fast it kills ;) There is no time to durdle around go for some conditional value. You play Tatyova and try to protect her with a counterspell. Then you untap and basically win. Counterspells and a few protection spells are the cards you need to have answers against 99% of the opponents attempts to attack your game plan. You might rather add cards like Avoid Fate to protect Mystic Sanctuary / Tatyova, but you definitely dont want to play a Groundskeeper that does nothing in 99% of the time =)

Greetings

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Legenbearies - Ayula's Hibernation Engine

6 months ago

Barbarian_Sun_Pope: Thank you for the kind words. It's great to hear people acklownedge my ideas!

I actually kept out most vanilla bears if they didn't fit the curve, but Runeclaw would definitely be great for my token pile consisting of mostly vanilla bears.

I considered Reclamation, but I currently have it in my druid list. The problem would be that this deck has no way of bouncing played lands so Reclamation is kind of worse than Groundskeeper here.

dingusdingo on Non dredge gitrog deck.

1 year ago

This is a somewhat strange request. The interaction between Dakmor Salvage and The Gitrog Monster is extremely strong, and very cheap monetarily. You should consider running a couple dredge cards for value anyways, as hitting 2-3 extra draws off a dredge is an easy and once again cheap monetarily way to get ahead in card advantage.

To humor you though, here's what I'd probably run.

And from there, round it out with some efficient early game beaters, some spot removal, land ramp, and a bit of card draw.

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