Incubation Druid

Incubation Druid

Creature — Elf Druid

: Gain one mana of any type that a land you control could produce. If Incubation Druid has a +1/+1 counter on it, gain three mana of that type instead.

: Adapt 3. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put three +1/+1 counters on it.)

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Have (2) Azdranax , metalmagic
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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Legality

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

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Incubation Druid Discussion

Caerwyn on Use multiple abilities from same …

2 weeks ago

Please remember to link cards with double brackets, like so:

[[Incubation Druid]]

Incubation Druid


You can do this as there are no restrictions on how you spend the mana generated by Incubation Druid. This is made easier because the second ability of Incubation Druid does not require you to tap it as part of the cost. If the creature's non-mana ability requires you to tap (such as Ceta Disciple's non-Mana ability), you would have to first untap the creature before you could use the non-mana ability.

PolarX on Adonis [Emiel the Blessed]

2 weeks ago

Liking the list! Trying to build a cEDH deck of Emiel since his first ability is such a great infinite mana dump. Might recommend running an Umbral Mantle combo with Priest of Titania out (with 4+ other elves on the field) or Karametra's Acolyte with ample devotion. Basically any dork that taps for 4+ mana plus the mantle is infinite mana, bounce the Acidic Slime as much as I want to destroy all their artifacts, enchantments, and lands!Or Infinite Tokens with Armada Wurm or Thragtusk! The possibilities! Also, great include on the Incubation Druid, didn't realize that interaction at first.

Azdranax on Useful formulas for deck building

3 weeks ago

Interesting topic Ramble, I've been meaning to respond for the last day or two but have just been super busy, but let me provide a mana base formula I stumbled on a few years back after noticing a pattern in my deck building - might be something to try out and see if you find similar results, as I find it's very rare to get either flooded or mana screwed using this formula. I'll provide a couple of examples as well - more for the casual-competitive decks, as my cEDH decks don't always follow the formula as rigorously.

The basic formula for mana-producing lands is: Starting base of 30 mana-producing lands, plus additional lands equal to the CMC of your commander, plus additional lands equal to the average CMC of the deck, minus designated values for each mana rock, mana dork, mana spell and draw spell equal to or less than the CMC of the commander.

The first example is for my Zada, Hedron Grinder deck: Yada...Yada...Zada. In this case, the formula is 30 + 4CMC (commander) + 2.28 average CMC, or 36.28. I then subtract designated values for the following cards in the deck: -1.0 for Mana Crypt, -0.5 for Sol Ring (or any other 0 or 1 CMC rock), -0.25 for Thought Vessel (or any other 2 or 3 CMC rock), Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Traitorous Greed and Dockside Extortionist, and finally -0.10 for each of the draw spells in the deck: Accelerate, Boiling Blood, Crimson Wisps, Expedite, Fists of Flame, Stun and Renegade Tactics for a total reduction of 3.45 and a final value of 32.83 (rounded up to 33).

The second example includes a more aggressive reduction in mana-producing lands based on my Elf tribal Marwyn, the Nurturer deck: Elves Tap and Slap (Marwyn Tribal Counters). The formula here is 30 + 3CMC (commander) + 2.64 average CMC, or 35.64. I then subtract for the following cards: -0.50 for Sol Ring, -0.25 for Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Gyre Sage, Incubation Druid, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Visionary, Priest of Titania, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Viridian Joiner, Wood Elves, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Rhonas's Monument, Gaea's Touch and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. Finally, I subtract -0.10 for Elvish Visionary, Llanowar Visionary and Inspiring Call for a total reduction of 5.30 and a final value of 30.34 (rounded down to 30).

Although the reduction values could be considered a little arbitrary in certain deck concepts, this formula has held pretty accurate since I started keeping track of it. I hope you find this useful in the future, and happy brewing.

fadelightningmm on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

1 month ago

Vigean Graftmage and Incubation Druid are Yisan chainable and produce infinite mana

TheVectornaut on Hydra Mono Green

1 month ago

I think the weakest links in this deck right now are the mana dorks, Ilysian Caryatid and Leafkin Druid. Since you're not worried about ramping to a specific cost as much as just getting as much mana as possible to sink into x-costs, you'd be better off with something that can produce more than 2. Gyre Sage and Incubation Druid are the first that come to mind as they fit with a +1/+1 theme and can synergize with cards like Hardened Scales and Doubling Season. There's also dorks in the vein of Magus of the Candelabra and Voyaging Satyr. They go well with Castle Garenbrig and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, not to mention Wild Growth-type auras. My personal favorite option is a defender package with Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian for the defensive utility and potential to generate ridiculous amounts of mana with stray Wall of Blossoms and Carven Caryatid, or even go infinite with an Umbral Mantle.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Wait, why did you just pick up your entire deck?

1 month ago

What about Incubation Druid though? Taps for one right away and transforms into something that can go infinite if you need it?

It's just one more than Elvish Mystic. . .

FLATSO99 on Prodigy Scepter

1 month ago

@Flusterstorm-of-Possabilities

Thanks so much for your input! Wirewood Channeler is definitely a powerful option I will take into consideration. Do you have any suggestions as to what I could remove to add it? thanks!

@Brutal_B

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm not sure Vigean Graftmage is a worthwhile in this build, as its only easy interaction is with Incubation Druid. Nevertheless I will consider it:) Thanks again!

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