Gruul Turf

Gruul Turf

Land

Gruul Turf enters the battlefield tapped.

When Gruul Turf enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Rising: Commander (ZNC) Uncommon
Commander 2020 (C20) Uncommon
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Common
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Guildpact (GPT) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gruul Turf Discussion

BenWin on Omnath V2

1 week ago

Savage1988, I appreciate your recommendations of what to change in my deck. You may not have seen Compost in the list because I am making little changes all the time. I'm aiming to build my OmRath list as competitively as possible, and that requires maintenance and play-testing!

Khalni Heart Expedition, Devoted Druid, and Summoner's Pact are all great cards for you to use in the list. For these it's important to note that a lot of people don't neglect these cards because they are bad, but choose to use others because they think others are a slightly better fit. For example, because Omnath, Locus of Rage benefits from landfall triggers, it is usually advantageous to prioritize ramp spells over mana dorks like Devoted Druid.

Gruul Turf is a fantastic card, but doesn't make the cut for the same reason other come-into-play-tapped dual lands don't. It is advantageous to have 1) as many double land drops like Fabled Passage as possible and 2) as many basics as possible for Perilous Forays should you draw it. While Gruul Turf is a great include, it is neither of those 2 things and gets cut from competitive lists. It is worth noting that these two conditions are meant to be for mana fixing lands, not those like Reliquary Tower.

Eternal Witness allows you to recur anything from your grave with any of your creature tutor cards: Green Sun's Zenith, Finale of Devastation, or Chord of Calling. This also means you can recur non-creature cards like enchantments with creature tutor cards. It is important to understand that by adding 1 Eternal Witness to the deck, you yield up to 4 outs in the deck should you ever want to recur something from your grave. While it may not always be your choice, it vastly increases your range of options with creature tutor cards.

Hope this helps!

multimedia on Kalamax-imum Overdrive

3 weeks ago

Hey, good upgrades of the precon. Interesting version with lots of creatures. I've been playing Kalamax on a budget since he was released and I personally prefer less creatures and more instants/sorceries. My version is very different than yours, but I have some suggestions of how you can improve your version.

Cards from the precon to consider adding:

Kessig Wolf Run is one of the better support lands with Kalamax since it can a repeatable source of trample. Getting both Run and Encampment or Settlement with Crop Rotation is nice. Run is a land upgrade for Sapseep Forest. Harrow is one of the better land ramp spells with Kalamax because you sac one land to search for four basic lands of your choice and put them onto the battlefield untapped. Getting the basic lands untapped gives you mana to cast a spell on an opponent's turn and that's really the strength of Kalamax. Harrow is better than Natural Connection.

Primal Empathy is a fine repeatable draw source since Kalamax is going to most likely be the biggest creature on the battlefield and if he isn't then put another counter on him to make him bigger. The three Bounce lands are good budget lands that are upgrades for Guildgates and Life lands (Rugged Highlands).


Some cards to consider adding:

Narset's Reversal is powerful with Kalamax since it can be a repeatable instant. You can return the original Reversal back to your hand with the copy of Reversal that Kalamax makes and still get a copy of opponent's or your own instant/sorcery you first copied. The repeatable interaction is nice with Guttersnipe and other creatures who ping your opponents. Reversal could replace Volcanic Geyser.

Shared Summons is an instant creature tutor that can get any two different creatures. With Kalamax it can tutor for four different creatures. Summons could replace Whiplash Trap. Wavebreak Hippocamp could replace Lunar Mystic. It's one less mana and the draw is repeatable for no mana cost. Sprite Dragon is a upgrade for Spellgorger Weird. It's one less mana and has evasion flying to take more advantage of having a lot of counters.

Paradise Druid can tap to make any color of mana and can use this mana to cast any card. Paradise is a ramp upgrade for Vodalian Arcanist. Cultivator's Caravan is an upgrade for a three drop mana rock because of crew 3 which is a repeatable way at instant speed tap Kalamax.

Good luck with your deck.

Savage1988 on Omnath V2

3 weeks ago

Also: shouldn’t we consider Gruul Turf more because with extra land drops and Amulet of Vigor u can replay it multiple times?

Or is the comes into play tapped too bad and blow-out potential too high?

Savage1988 on Omnath V2

3 weeks ago

Also: shouldn’t we consider Gruul Turf more because with extra land drops and Amulet of Vigor u can replay it multiple times?

Or is the comes into play tapped too bad and blow-out potential too high?

multimedia on Riku of Two Reflections - Work in progress

1 month ago

Hey, some base numbers to consider when starting out a three color casual Temur deck:

Of course these numbers can be increased or decreased as you build the deck, but this is a good starting point with some cards to consider adding.


Any creatures or instant/sorceries you play think of them has having two additional mana in their mana costs that way you can get value from Riku. This means more creatures and instant/sorceries that are lower mana cost such as Coiling Oracle and Growth Spiral. Oracle and Spiral for two mana can help to get to five or more mana to cast Riku.

Legendary creatures are not the best with Riku because of the legendary rule. Only allowing you to have one card that's the same name in your control meaning you don't really want to copy a legendary creature with Riku. The token copy still triggers any ETB abilities, but then you remove the token copy and keep the original legendary creature.

Some budget win conditions with Riku

  • Biovisionary + one copy of Biovisionary + Twinflame
    At beginning of your end step resolve the Biovisionary win the game trigger before the Twinflame exile tokens trigger which wins the game before the tokens are exiled. Biovisionary is also good with clones such as Phyrexian Metamorph. With Riku in your control get Biovisionary onto the battlefield, make a copy of it, clone it with Metamorph and make token copy of Metamorph gives you four Biovisionarys. Twinflame also combos with Dualcaster Mage for infinite Dualcasters who can attack with haste.

  • Ral, Storm Conduit + Fork Expansion / Explosion/Reverberate/Twincast
    With Ral in your control cast a Fork, copy it with Riku. Let the copy resolve and then copy the original Fork still on the stack. Resolving the Fork copy then copying the original Fork makes a copy instant loop which does infinite damage to your opponents one at a time with Ral. These Forks are good with Riku outside the combo because for four mana you can copy an opponents spell twice. Forks are nice in multiplayer Commander where you have many opponents who are casting instant/sorceries you could copy.


Some of other cards $5 or less each that are good with Riku

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Azeworai on Primal Tactics

1 month ago

You had beckoned me from one of my decks, thus I shall respond.

I am not too fond of combo decks myself (I choose not to play them though I don't mind if others do), so most of my suggestions imply a "fair" game plan. If you wish to make the deck as powerful as possible, this will lie in the ramp and the lands. Get quite a few tutors for the sake of finding combos, cut cards like Rampant Growth in favour of more immediacy with artifact ramp, and get shocks for the sake of having all of your colours by turn two and having them untapped. Moreover, cards such as City of Solitude, Silence, and Veil of Summer allow for a distinct lack of interaction being done by the opponents.

I'd either dial it back or lean into it, but, peering upon the changes done to the deck, you should probably make it an efficient murdering machine.

May fortune betide.

carpecanum on Omnath Elemental Landfall

2 months ago

Easiest way to find out is play it a dozen times. That's a couple more lands than I personally like running. I would drop 5 forests and put in Path of Discovery maybe? Simic Growth Chamber, Gruul Turf and Izzet Boilerworks all let you pop a land back to your hand to play for another landfall trigger. Just for fun something like Boundless Realms, Collective Voyage or New Frontiers so you can have one round with a ton of landfall triggers.

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