Ilysian Caryatid

Ilysian Caryatid

Creature — Plant

: Gain one mana of any colour. If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, gain two mana of any one colour instead.

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Ilysian Caryatid Discussion

NoviceDeckBuilderHere on Too Much Mana

5 months ago

Update! Pulling too many high cmc cards early game. Also, the deck played like it needed a 1-3 cmc creature that had a 5 in power, that could lower the cost of The Great Henge enough to be an optional play turn 4. So, ADDED Jaspera Sentinel +1 Lovestruck Beast +4 REPLACED Iymrith, Desert Doom -2 Ilysian Caryatid -3.

Went 10-1 in mtg arena platinum 3 hrs before posting this.

king-saproling on Pokemon EDH - 111% altered art

9 months ago

4/9/2021 Update - completed Ilysian Caryatid (Sudowoodo)

Titus7007 on Vorinclex Ramp

9 months ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 I could definitely see add 4 x Sultai triome to splash blue. It's fun to think about dropping Teferi with 6 starting loyalty, but that's probably not necessary.

I actually really like Ilysian Caryatid . consider Garruk, Unleashed makes it very easy to get that second mana out of him. I do run into awkward turn 3's though, so perhaps I should tinker with some more Cultivate

Binding the Old Gods definitely seems like it belongs in here though.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Vorinclex Ramp

9 months ago

Solid list! I think there are better things to ramp into as backups to Vorinclex than Burning-Rune Demon and Demon of Loathing though. Beanstalk Giant is some minor ramp with a payoff later if needed, and Ashaya, Soul of the Wild is another possibility.

If you want Planeswalkers, Garruk, Cursed Huntsman is another possibility that's just good in a vacuum as well.

I like the ramp package, but I think Cultivate is better than Ilysian Caryatid . It can't be killed and the one mana extra won't do too much considering you're ramping to 5 or 6, not 4. You also already have Dream Devourer in the two-drop slot, though on turn 3 you may be foretelling with it instead of Cultivating. Depends on the situation.

There's no way Binding the Old Gods doesn't belong in this deck. It's one of the best removal spells in Standard, then ramps you, then makes your non-threats deathtouch. I think it can replace Bloodchief's Thirst .

If you wanted to make it Sultai and focus less on Vorinclex, you could add koma the world serpent as the best non-Ugin thing to ramp to in Standard. You could also go for the Ultimatum, and at that point you're just Sultai Ultimatum.

For the manabase, I think you could add some Triomes to help protect against flooding in the late game.

KindredDiscovery on Mayael EDH Primer

9 months ago

@Tarlam I've actually come around to Priest of Titania . I like that she can tap for 2 mana with just Mayael on the board - that's better than something like Ilysian Caryatid , who only does that AFTER you've spent a bunch of mana on a large creature. I don't run enough elves to make Elvish Archdruid worthwhile, but I'm always on the lookout for little synergies that make the deck run smoother. Thanks, good suggestions!

MagicMarc on Cast Your Deck In 1 Turn in Kaldheim Standard!

9 months ago

Hi, Sorin_Markov_1947. Thank you for your input!

I hear you about the mana base. I left it alone for 5 color in case someone wanting to build the deck that preferred different win conditions wouldn't need to mess with it too much. You are right cutting to 3 colors would make it more consistant and easier to get to your combo.

I mentioned in my breakdown that I was using Lotus Cobra in the deck and that they speed it up. The Ilysian Caryatid have better synergy for when you are actually combo-ing off and can tap for 6 mana once an ancient is in play. So I switched to those and have been pretty happy with them even though it slowed the deck down.

I fully agree with the Epitaph Golem comment. It would be the first cut I would make if someone else wanted to build this. I keep it in for me, just for me, because it amuses me to think I could keep casting the deck over and over forever.

You are right about Binding the Old Gods . It is also another card I am currently considering replacing. I put it in for the dual role of removal and the ability to get me to my third forest for the Nyxbloom Ancient . But from playtesting, I am almost never happy to see that card come up. I havent decided what I am replacing it with yet.

I also think I could knock down the mana base maybe. Just maybe because a deck like this kind of needs to mana flood. But I find myself seeing a little too many when I playtest the deck.

Defied-27 on Ferocious Four Pack (Budget)

10 months ago

Hey Saccox, Domri's Ambush is a great swap for Ram Through especially against decks that run Plainswalkers! Also I feel that you could run Zhur-Taa Druid for Ilysian Caryatid if you want to lean more into the burn side of this deck. Thanks for the great suggestions!

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