Gyre Sage

Gyre Sage

Creature — Elf Druid

Evolve (Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, if it has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

Add for each +1/+1 counter on this creature.

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Gyre Sage Discussion

flytyer97 on Big Mana Dryads

1 week ago

Might I recommend the following cards? Hamza, Guardian of Arashin, Mindless Automaton, Juniper Order Ranger, Iridescent Hornbeetle, Ridgescale Tusker, and Fertilid. Here are some cheaper rares that would make good additions if you desire! Felidar Retreat, Cathars' Crusade, and Gyre Sage

carpecanum on

1 month ago

Llanowar Reborn and Nesting Grounds to bring your lands up to 34.

Gyre Sage in place of another mana dork

Cytoplast Root-Kin, Primeval Protector, Ridgescale Tusker

There are a couple other decent creatures with "Graft" and there are a ton of artifact creatures that enter the battlefield with counters

KayneMarco on All Hail Zaxara!

1 month ago

Have got some cards ideas to think about possibly adding to your list

Another thing to consider is replacing your counterspells and creature removal with X drop versions for producing more hydra tokens.

raefgall on Infect & Proliferate

1 month ago

This looks like it could definitely be scary once it gets going. Very dedicated to its theme.

From a general construction sense, it could probably use a few less lands, a bit more ramp and card draw, and a few less cards on the top end (the mana curve leans high).

Some good mana staples that would help and fit the theme: Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Astral Cornucopia, Solemn Simulacrum, Fertilid, Gyre Sage, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Incubation Druid, Rampant Growth

Since your goal is to get poison counters on ASAP (so that proliferate matters), stuff like Ichor Rats and Plague Stinger would be good additions. Grafted Exoskeleton and Phyresis can make it so some of your other creatures can contribute to the poison damage count. Viridian Corrupter and Relic Putrescence both give you a way to give poison counters while also serving as artifact removal of a sort.

For cards to potentially remove, there are a few that fit the theme, but may be harder to get the benefit from. Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Second Chance don't do too much for you. Door of Destinies doesn't really have a good tribe to name.

There is a sort of sacrifice sub-theme going on that doesn't feel like it fully pans out. The Arcbound creatures are on the expensive side and you don't have a ton of artifact creatures to move the counters onto. Plus, if they hit for regular damage, they're not going to contribute to your infect plan. Throne of Geth and Plaguemaw Beast give repeatable proliferate, but you don't have a ton of things that you want to sacrifice, or ways to get things back from the graveyard to recur them. Martyr for the Cause and Roalesk, Apex Hybrid are only really good if you get exactly Plaguemaw Beast.

zapyourtumor on Modern Hydra

1 month ago

Ram Through > Rabid Bite

I don't see why you shouldn't go 4x Hardened Scales. Also I'd drop Llanowar Elves for a full playset of Utopia Sprawl.

Gyre Sage seems like another funny ramp option here. And I'd definitely move the Kalonian Hydra from maybeboard to mainboard it's just such a must-answer threat.

Mtydemon on Attack of the Hydra

2 months ago

Not sure about Simic hydra? never checked it as green ramp can be really fast.

I used to play the Utopia Sprawl but it didn't feel as fast as those Elvish Archdruid . I like the suggestion of Voyaging Satyr as it works like an Arbor Elf . Gyre Sage also is a bit to slow i think as you have to spawn creatures first to ramp the mana while the goal should be to ramp mana to spawn creatures but will play test it.

Deff gonna swap Pit Fight for Ram Through , seems like a good hitter.

Not sure about Hydra Broodmaster because of the lack of trample and the usability of the already added hydras. It will be a full turn to use the monstrosity and then a full turn to attack. I'm thinking to sideboard 2 of them for multiplayer or against non-blue decks and swap them with Mistcutter Hydra .

Unbound Flourishing I will deff add.

TheVectornaut on Attack of the Hydra

2 months ago

Most of my hydra experience is in simic, but I'll leave some general thoughts anyway. First, I think Elvish Archdruid isn't impactful enough with only 6 elves in the deck. I'd rather have redundancy for Arbor Elf with something like Voyaging Satyr . In addition to being able to untap forests enchanted with Overgrowth , Utopia Sprawl , and the like, it can also untap the beastly green devotion staple of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . Otherwise, Gyre Sage is an option that pairs very well with Doubling Season and Kalonian Hydra if acquired. Another bomb that works well with Season is Hydra Broodmaster since it cares about both counters and tokens. Some other possible inclusions are Ram Through instead of Pit Fight for trample synergy, Unbound Flourishing for x-cost synergy, and As Luck Would Have It because it looks like you're rolling a lot of dice.

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