Kodama of the East Tree

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Kodama of the East Tree

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Reach

Whenever another permanent enters the battlefield under your control, if it wasn't put onto the battlefield with this ability, you may put a permanent card with equal or lesser converted mana cost from your hand onto the battlefield.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Crow_Umbra on Can't Catch Me, I'm the GingerBant Man! [Primer]

4 months ago

Thank you for reaching out Tsukimi. Apologies in advance, as I'm currently on mobile for the day, & and furiously scrolling up & down as I write this. Hopefully I don't miss anything.

At 6 cmc, I think Kodama of the East Tree is more like "mana/board state acceleration". It's like something that can keep you going in the mid game & beyond.

Although mana dorks are best in early game, they can still be helpful as chump blockers. I'd say try out another Dork before Kodama, especially since your avg deck cmc is about 3.5. I think given the average cmc you currently have, you definitely want most of your ramp to be in that 1-3 cmc range at most to help Brenard get out sooner.

It's not ramp, but I can't believe I forgot to recommend Loran of the Third Path on one of my last look overs.

enpc on Need help with Samwise Gamgee

5 months ago

They both look like good budget alternatives. Teshar seems like a good option too, there are a bunch of Scrap Trawler/Myr Retriever combos that you could potentially look into if you wanted to lean even more into artifacts.

Part of me also wonders if Kodama of the East Tree might be an interesting include if you're running a bunch of dumb loops, but that would be something I'd have to have a play around with.

Guerte on [[Primer v3.6]] - OM_RATH!!! (2021 Update!!!)

8 months ago

VexenX: I’m very happy to see an update from you. I no longer maintain my list here (I do on Moxfield), but I still check here from time to time and compare our lists, as they used to be pretty familiar.

Omrath is still my best deck and the one I maintain and am currently known for in my group, and the LGS two hours away from me. I’ve taken it there for two tournaments, the first I won and went undefeated (and took out all players myself in each pod) and the second I did win first round, but lost out in the remaining rounds to a Captain Sisay deck. I also took it to MagicCon Minneapolis and had a very good showing.

As far as your current decklist goes, here are some of my observations. First up will be the additions:

Conduit of Worlds: At its core, Conduit is just Crucible, which is a strong enough card in our deck. But it allows us to recast our super strong permanents, like Doubling Season and Terror of the Peaks. Hell, even lets you keep recasting Omnath for 7. The one spell a turn isn’t a big deal, especially if we can rebuild and get super good value out of whatever we cast. Redundancy isn’t a bad thing, but I feel like this is a replacement for Crucible, not an addition to.

Burgeoning: I also picked up the pretty copy and through it and Ghost Town back in the deck (not only for nostalgic purposes, but also for a House Rules EDH tournament). Unfortunately, I personally don’t think it’s good enough anymore. It was only really good enough with Ghost Town to take advantage of making tokens during everyone’s turn. But having to rely on lands in hand to take advantage of it makes this a dead card most of the time, at least in my trials.

City on Fire: While it is nice to have a damage tripler, especially one in which you can Convoke out, I’m not sure it’s really necessary. I dropped Emancipation from my list and haven’t missed it at all. It feels just win-more to me.

Gruul Turf: Absolutely yes! This is an awesome card to have, and haven’t regretted adding it in. However, I feel like you are missing out on taking full advantage of it my not having Kodama of the East Tree in your list. Having those two and a token generator like Omnath, Field of the Dead, and Scute Swarm (which is also not in your list and an absolute powerhouse in the deck) you can generate infinite tokens, which gets even better with Terror of the Peaks and Warstorm Surge.

Now, onto the subtractions:

Dire-Strain Rampage: I’m not entirely too sure on this cut. It’s ramp and removal in one spell, but it also has Flashback. Ramp twice, remove things twice, or mix it up. It’s a pretty versatile card.

Rishkar's Expertise: I don’t think I can agree with this cut at all. The deck needs card draw, and this is one of the most powerful for the deck. Most of the time it’s a draw 5 and a free spell. Hell I’ve gotten a free Terror off of it and that meant game.

Finally, onto the cards I think you should be playing:

Tribute to the World Tree: I know you said you were looking for a cut above, but I can’t stress enough how you definitely need to. It’s an awesome card draw enchantment, and also buffs your smaller creatures, even tokens generated from Field and Scute.

Scute Swarm: I like to consider this the secret commander of the deck. It gets out of hand so fast. I’ve gotten a turn 4 win off the back of this little critter.

Kodama of the East Tree: Value engine. Not only does it enable you to make infinite tokens with Turf, just the value you get for dumping extra lands or other free permanents is insane.

Jeweled Lotus: I know it’s an expensive card, and a one-time use, but getting Omnath out earlier is super strong.

Dockside Extortionist/Jeska's Will: Much like Lotus, these guys help get Omnath out super early, but Will also helps ramp into other spells and draws you cards if he’s already out.

Earthcraft: This is probably one of the most powerful cards the deck can have. With as many tokens as we can potentially make, this card can ramp us like no other. I was hesitant to run it at first, but when I finally did, I regretted not doing it sooner.

That’s my two cents. I know it’s a lot to read, but hopefully it’ll give you something to think about!

DraconicDestruction on Omnath, Locus of Landfall

11 months ago

you could run Kodama of the East Tree for its combo potential (it, Gruul Turf, and Omnath, Locus of Rage lead to infinite 5/5 elementals by playing gruul turf and then returning it to your hand, causing an elemental to get created and then use kodama's ability to get down gruul turf again, causing another 5/5 to be created and so on)

DraconicDestruction on

1 year ago

One card that could perform well is Kodama of the East Tree, because it, Omnath, Locus of Rage, and Guildless Commons/Gruul Turf enable infinite landfall triggers (when you play gruul turf return it to your hand, because kodama will allow you to put it onto the battlefield because of the 5/5 elemental entering due to omnath, enabling infinite landfall triggers and elementals. (all of that aside, it allows you to get down 2 lands per turn instead of 1)

JoyTheEnbySliverLover on If you copy card:Kodama of …

1 year ago

Gidgetimer, this rule does imply that the copied triggered ability would not trigger the original ability due to the wording of Kodama of the East Tree. The ruling you shared says "A copy of an ability has the same source as the original ability" which conflicts with Kodama's triggered ability saying "if it wasn't put on the battlefield by this ability". The ability has the same source and thus doesn't allow itself to trigger that ability. However, if I had another Kodama on the battlefield, they would both infinity trigger each other though as they are different sources triggering.

As for my curiosity about repeatedly having the ability trigger, I was asking because copying the ability and getting a trigger out of it would double amount of creatures I could put out for each activation of Strionic Resonator, thus allowing me to use less time and resources.

Regardless, thanks for the response and I wish you all the best.

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