Guildless Commons

Guildless Commons

Land

Guildless Commons enters the battlefield tapped.

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

: Gain .

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Guildless Commons Discussion

glhfJKiHax on Simic Landfall

18 hours ago

I just noticed as well that you run both Parcelbeast and Scute Swarm have you considered adding Retreat to Coralhelm and any bounce land such as Guildless Commons? Its a bit convoluted but a fun combo and the bounce land would also go infinite with Kodama of the East Tree and Field of the Dead making you infinite zombies.

DreadKhan on meren of clan nel toth

4 weeks ago

If you're running into trouble with Meren, it's worth looking at what other people run in their decks. Nel Toth Community College and Round Table is my own Meren deck, where I am mostly running a combo to win, using Haakon, Stromgald Scourge usually. My deck uses a lot of repeated effects, one of my favorites being recurring Sakura Tribe Elder. I also run 4 other 'similar' cards, and am considering running Blood Pet. Blood Pet looks good to both get Meren out early, yet also provide an easy target to recur that will generate a death trigger at no mana cost (B to cast, sac for a B whenever).

Looking at your deck, one big issue I see is you run lots of black mana sources, yet run lots of green ramp. I find I can usually get Black if I have Green, so I run a fair bit less black mana, and a bit more Green. My mana base is pretty out there, but many Meren decks try to run 33-36 lands, depending on how much ramp they run. I run 30 because I am building around drawing a relatively small amount of lands, and just ramping for the rest via recursion of various creatures that find lands, so I actually run many such creatures. I also have 2 lands that can ramp me in a pinch, Myriad Landscape is super-slow, but I can usually fit it in somewhere, Blighted Woodland is a colourless land with a nice upside sometimes. Lands that bounce one of your own (so you can replay it next turn) are also handy here, like Golgari Rot Farm and Guildless Commons make your deck hit more land drops on average, which is nice if you run few lands.

One of my big strategies is getting repeatable reanimation effects on the board to reinforce Meren, and then generating value off the various sacrifices I do along the way. I also like removal a fair bit, so there is a bit of that, because artifacts and enchantments can ruin my day, as can creatures.

For a more powerful Meren deck, you could look at Honourless Meren which is based on the go-to cEDH list, if you are in a hyper-competitive format that would be more up your ally. If you need advice on how to play Meren, I could give more pointers in another post, but reading a few primers/deck descriptions could help a lot if that is where you are struggling.

glhfJKiHax on Avatar of Creation

1 month ago

Are you trying to avoid infinite combos or stating that you don't have any?

Just looking over the list, if you included just one bounce land such as Guildless Commons for example, you could make infinite tokens with Retreat to Coralhelm,Scute Swarm and Sakura-Tribe Scout

DreadKhan on

1 month ago

If you plan to make use of effects that want you to have a low land count, I recommend you look at Lotus Field maybe Karoo or Guildless Commons, if high budget Lotus Vale Scorched Ruins. You can consider Dust Bowl to get you and 1 opponent down a land, potentially leaving another guy still ahead for your effects. Field of Ruin is cheap and technically gets rid of a problem land while putting 2 players ahead 1. If you have the mana rocks to support it, Kjeldoran Outpost costs you a land and can make a token for only 1W, so if nobody else is doing anything you can still be swinging away. Weathered Wayfarer is a fun choice for another pay off for having less lands. Archaeomancer's Map is another one I can think of readily, there are some others I think.

Phule451 on Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

2 months ago

Guildless Commons and War Room can help shore up your mana base. Also a good idea to have at least a few Wastes in case an opponent plays something that allows you to search for basics.

Phule451 on The Great Colorless Debacle

2 months ago

War Room and Guildless Commons could help shore up your mana base. Thran Dynamo can help you ramp into your big eldrazi. Whispersilk Cloak can not only protect your big fatties, but ensure they can bust through for maximum damage. Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots can make your eldrazi able to annihilate the turn they come out.

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