Jaddi Lifestrider

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Jaddi Lifestrider

Creature — Elemental

When Jaddi Lifestrider enters the battlefield, you may tap any number of untapped creatures you control. You gain 2 life for each creature tapped this way.

Kret on Muldrotha: Budget Elemental Tribe!

1 year ago

Soul of the Harvest, Fertilid, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are good budget elementals.
Wolfbriar Elemental is a nice mana sink in the late game.
Consider adding backgrounds like Master Chef or Scion of Halaster.
You are running Joint Exploration. Consider similar cards like Explore or Growth Spiral. They can let your deck gain some early velocity.
If you play multiple elementals with evoke then a card like Village Rites becomes useful because you can cast it in response to the evoke trigger and draw 2. Card like Evolutionary Leap could also be used in response to evoke trigger to draw a fresh elemental
Zendikar's Roil can let you go wide with elementals.
Tatyova, Steward of Tides makes your lands into 3/3/ elementals
Kenrith's Transformation is a great removal spell that replaces itself and can be recurred.
Tezzeret's Gambit draws 2 cards and proliferates.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar puts counters on each creature for just 3 mana

Cards I would replace:
- cards with kicker and Vine Gecko (they are generally worse cards than regular budget ramp spells like Rampant Growth or Cultivate)
- 6 forests because you have low mana curve (I would cut the land count to something like 36 lands, but you could also swap them for dual lands with basic land types from Kaldheim - Woodland Chasm, Dominaria United - Haunted Mire, Temple cycle - Temple of Malady or bounce lands - Golgari Rot Farm
- Titania, Protector of Argoth because there is only one card -> Harrow that can proc her ability to make elementals
I would also cut some of the elementals that don't have any useful abilties like Jaddi Lifestrider, Healer of the Glade, Glade Watcher, Floodhound, Offalsnout, Smolder Initiate and Slitherwisp.

Hope you find some of the suggestions helpful.

xaarvaxus on

4 years ago

Cards that I would cut:

Regeneration , Executioner's Hood , Natural End , Bladed Pinions , Revive , Nature's Spiral , Staff of the Wild Magus , Crashing Footfalls awesome if you can cheat the suspend on it, not worth it otherwise, Prodigious Growth , Feasting Troll King and Trail of Crumbs you lack enough of a food theme to run these well enough to include, Moldgraf Monstrosity the random return makes this lackluster, Jaddi Lifestrider , Soul of Zendikar the activation is kind of expensive, Tuinvale Treefolk doesn't do enough to warrant inclusion, Canopy Cover and Web auras not the best here, I'd cut one of Planewide Celebration or Once and Future , and finally, Sandsteppe Mastodon

If you own one, I'd sub out Wall of Blossoms for Elvish Visionary for the synergy with Elvish Archdruid .

No Sol Ring ? This a ban in local meta?

If you happen to own them, some cards that you may want to think about: Tendershoot Dryad , Beast Within , Inspiring Call and Garruk, Primal Hunter . Yes, that means more cutting but they should be worth it in this deck.

I'd also add a Rogue's Passage in place of one Forest , just for some added punchthrough that is hard to remove.

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

4 years ago

@fargojose1234 - Skullclamp won't be as effective in this deck compared to sacrifice and/or token decks, the -1 in toughness can be crucial since when Doran is on the battlefield the damage of my creatures is based on their toughness.. Guardian Project might be okay, but i feel that Beast Whisperer is better since it's a creature as well.. But i get what you're saying, card draw is rather fewer than normal, thanks for the suggestion.

@TRANSFORMERS159 - Jaddi Lifestrider is good because of its toughness, but its ETB effect is not useful to this deck.. Arcane Signet is expensive for a tiny bit better version of Fellwar Stone .. Jareth, Leonine Titan is interesting though.. if only his +7/+7 affects when it is blocked as well, that would be OP though.. Thanks for the suggestions..

Zephyr_Dreamcrafter on Inspiration for all

5 years ago

Cool deck! No Seedborn Muse though? Also isn't Prophet of Kruphix banned? Is your playgroup cool with that? I'm a green specialist so I don't have much to suggest but it feels like Rishkar, Peema Renegade would be a good fit adding some ramp and some more ways to tap creatures. Oh Jaddi Lifestrider could also fit in here, the lifegain could bail you out in a pinch.

Pimphanded420 on Omnath landfall

6 years ago

My Omnath is creature based and basicly element tribal but some cards IMO are a must with Omnath and one of them is Zendikar's Roil&Thromok the Insatiable&Liege of the Tangle for fun Also you could use Abundance to sift through junk. Parallel Lives for more Omnath tokens Grazing Gladehart for hp Rampaging Baloths&Jaddi Lifestrider just because. ENJOY

_raeofsunlight on mono green starting deck

6 years ago

A ton of your cards are not standard legal, so you might want to change your decks format. Also, you might want to think about creating a common theme for your deck. Right now you have tons of options, lifegain, ramp, midrange, etc. But throwing them all together makes it a little difficult to create a deck that works well. Stick to one or two themes. After that you should try to gather multiple copies of the cards you think fit best. Having multiple copies helps with consistency in your deck.

I would recommend replacing your Wood Elves with a few Llanowar Elves and your Jaddi Lifestrider with an Essence Warden. She's not as cheap as you may want, but she's wonderful for creature heavy decks like this. I would also try to find a better replacement for Walker of the Grove

Other good cards for decks like this are:

Soul of the Harvest, Thragtusk, Sylvan Caryatid, Dungrove Elder, Champion of Lambholt, Primeval Bounty, Rampant Growth, Forgotten Ancient Silvos, Rogue Elemental, Predator Ooze, and Rampaging Baloths, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Vinelasher Kudzu, Reclamation Sage, Scute Mob,Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Karametra's Acolyte (Once again, not always the cheapest, but you can pick and choose)

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on [Primer] I need a Tree-ro!

7 years ago

I would remove the following cards:

You don't have that many lifegain cards in your decklist, so you can't take full advantage of Rhox Faithmender.

Kami of Old Stone is too vanilla and can be replaced by something better. Strictly worse than Indomitable Ancients anyway.

Wall of Nets is usually going to kill things before it exiles them, so it's actually weaker in a deck with Doran.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is good, but not good enough. She's better in a lifegain deck than in a deck with high-toughness creatures, even though she synergises somewhat.

Tasseled Dromedary is too vanilla and doesn't do enough; Treefolk Harbinger is the better card.

Jaddi Lifestrider weakens your boardstate in order to make its ability useful, and usually having giant blockers is better than some lifegain.

Tangle Angler is good, but the decklist isn't infect, which means it's less efficient here.

Grim Contest can be swapped out for one of the better removal spells.

Return to Dust is outclassed since you have access to Sylvan Reclamation, and Mortify and Putrefy also can destroy artifacts/enchantments.

Seasons Past is a tough pick to remove, but most of your creatures should be sticking around on the battlefield anyway.

You have a lot of great boardwipe tools that compliment your decklist, so I think Wrath of God can go.

Belbe's Armor is a great topdeck mana sink, but unimpressive otherwise.

Abzan Banner is the most expensive out of all your mana rocks; it can probably go.

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