Creature — Elf Shaman
: Target creature gets +1/+1 and gains intimidate until end of turn. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a color with it.)
, Sacrifice a nontoken creature: Create X 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens, where X is the sacrificed creature's toughness.
|Want (2)||orkanik , deathdealer1225|
Printings View all
|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||None|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Uncommon|
|Return to Ravnica (RTR)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Uncommon|
Combos Browse all
- Korozda Guildmage + Tree of Perdition
- Essence Warden + Korozda Guildmage + Wall of Blood
- Altar of Dementia + Korozda Guildmage + Pitiless Plunderer
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Korozda Guildmage Discussion
2 weeks ago
I wouldn't let go of white as Intangible Virtue is pretty much mandatory for a token deck. I have considered adding black, but I think it makes the manabase a little too complicated and expensive for not that much benefit.
I like Slimefoot, the Stowaway and was so happy when it came out that there was a legendary fungus, but ultimately I feel like he's better on Aristocrat-style decks (which's the direction people usually go with GB Saprolings, with the tokens being there mostly for sacrifice rather than attacking, which's why they don't need things like Intangible Virtue. I'd probably give him more thought if splashing black didn't require such a big investment.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a little weird here, I like her -2 but not for 3 mana (assuming I only get to do it once), and her -7 doesn't have any synergy with the rest of the deck (as I run very few lands and generate mana in other ways). If her +1 was a proper Saproling instead of a Plant I'd deeeeeefinitely be running her, though.
Sprout Swarm I really like, I ran it for years, but five mana for a Saproling, even if it can be recurred, was just a too slow for the level of performance I wanted from this deck and it couldn't keep up with newer additions. If it made 2 tokens for the same cost, it'd be amazing, but as is it doesn't make the cut.
Mycoloth is a big no-no also as I used to run it way back in the day and it was a removal magnet that took my entire board with it. Won a few games thanks to having it, but mostly it just made me lose and the wins would have been wins anyway if I had other finishers instead of it. Fungal Infection is really nice, I like that it's Sprout with removal attached to it, but it would require me to run black and I don't know how much room I can make for removal (right now I'm running white and have no Path to Exiles and some people would consider that a crime lol). Finally Korozda Guildmage isn't really a good fit regardless of color because there aren't any nontoken creatures with relevant toughness for it to sarifice.
And Aura Mutation would've been a great sideboard card, but it's sadly not Modern legal.
Either way, thanks a lot of stopping by and commenting!!
2 weeks ago
Have you considered making this deck three colors or perhaps even simply ?
At the very least, Aura Mutation in the sideboard?
1 month ago
Major Update 8/26/20
, Grave-Shell Scarab
, Glowspore Shaman
, Korozda Guildmage
, Sisters of Stone Death
, Vhati il-Dal
, Loxodon Hierarch
, Selesnya Charm
, Selesnya Guildmage
, Tolsimir Wolfblood
, Dimir Charm
, Psychic Strike
, Dimir Guildmage
, Boros Charm
, Firesong and Sunspeaker
, Sunhome Guildmage
, Mercurial Chemister
, Nivix Guildmage
, Izzet Charm
, Melek, Izzet Paragon
, Azorius Charm
, Azorius Guildmage
, Simic Charm
, Simic Sky Swallower
, Zameck Guildmage
, Nimbus Swimmer
, Debtors' Knell
, Vizkopa Guildmage
, Orzhov Charm
, Grand Warlord Radha
, Gruul Charm
, Clan Guildmage
, Murderous Redcap
, Rakdos Charm
, Rakdos Guildmage
3 months ago
I see a strong value engine in the command zone, but far too much late-game in the ninety-nine. I would highly recommend cutting much of the seven drops, lest the deck be too slow betime on, thusly being trampled.
Furthermore, the deck needs more sacrifice outlets. With many death triggers comes a dire need to control when they go off, thence you should probably have at least seven.
Ideally, the gameplan is turn one or two ramp and cheap creature, then turn three Meren to return it to your hand.
Now, onto my suggestions.
Upon what I would ablate:
Korozda Guildmage is too slow. Four mana to sacrifice something is awful.
Overseer of the Damned is the same. Seven mana to kill something with a menial deathrattle.
terrastodon is eight mana. I have a deck with seventeen cards of ramp and it's still too much.
Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder may be an exquisitely perfidious character within the lore, hereon he is rather slow. Egregious stats and only lives so long.
I've never quite understood the draw to Yavimaya Elder. Three mana, then requires extra work to find two basics to the hand, whereat even further toiling is required to draw the card. I never liked it, but I suppose.
Phyrexian Rager is too slow, no matter how mad it gets.
Deathsprout is cute, but four mana to remove something whiles providing no value by being a creature.
Sever the Bloodline is a four mana sorcery to kill one thing. If someone plays Kiki-Jiki or Mr. Gitaxias, whereupon their effects are immediate, this won't solve anything. Sure it flashbacks for seven mana, but the additional upside of the card isn't worth it in a singleton format.
Aid from the Cowl is a card I have tested withal. It's effect is slow, capricious, and ineffective. When it does work, it's five mana to maybe get something off of the top. I don't like it.
Thrashy is fine, but is four mana to kill something. Given the foison of similar effects the deck has, just remove it.
Okay, now unto thee I provide sacrifice outlets.
Altar of Dementia is literally perfect for a deck like this. Mill and death, all in one! Viscera Seer is a classic, Carrion Feeder can become massive, Goat Thing comes back by itself and offers caprine fodder, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is oft the best card in my aristocrats deck though is expensive, and High Market or Phyrexian Tower are always fine.
Victimize is never lacking as it cheats out giants whilst providing sacrifice, Dread Return fills a very similar role, Eternal Witness is always great, Blood for Bones loops with the Witness, and Animate Dead is always great.
Now, cantrips: Grisly Salvage, Winding Way, Grapple with the Past, Ransack the Lab, and Once Upon a Time all filter through the deck, fill the graveyard, save for Once Upon a Time, and find lands or creatures. Furthermore, they are great with Meren, as creatures are to be disinterred.
For ramp, mana dorks are great. Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, and Elves of Deep Shadow offer fodder and acceleration. The best is probably Skull Prophet. Mill, fodder, and ramp in one.
Importantly, I add some more draw. Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections, Liliana's Standard Bearer, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Dark Prophecy, Moldervine Reclamation, and Rankle, Master of Pranks do this deed.
That shall be all from me. Good luck!
8 months ago
I like this deck and building a version myself.
A couple of suggestions:
Mesmeric Orb Fills up your graveyards pretty fast; It has some more risk to it. For self milling. But it also combos very good with Syr Konrad, the Grim. To be evil, you could combine it Mana Web; the latter also has an impact on the tempo of others.
Necrotic Ooze Might help you out with some of the activated abilities you want to have on the table, but have been milled to the graveyard. Like the discard outlets or ability of Korozda Guildmage. You could be disgusting by including a combo like Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer; In my opinion, this might be boring.
And is the The Gitrog Monster worth it to include?
I love the deck and your thought process. Thank you for sharing! It helps me build my Hogaak deck.
8 months ago
Needs more Vigor. You can resolve Vigor's replacement effect before resolving Polukranos's, so it gains counters instead of losing them. Does wonders for your other creatures as well. It will be a removal magnet, though. You could lean into the +1/+1 counter theme more with Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Pir, Imaginative Rascal, Ivy Lane Denizen, and/or Renata, Called to the Hunt. Armorcraft Judge can provide more draw power, as can Rishkar's Expertise. Or you could go wide with Feed the Pack or Korozda Guildmage.
8 months ago
An example for each from the ones I have gone through. Let me know if my reasoning is still not clear or if you disagree with any of them.
SE- Deputy of Acquittals and Dream Stalker. They have the same effect and that effect does not provide any unusual advantage with multiples. I guess this is a subreason of NSI, but I have seen it often enough that it feels like it might be something to take note of as a way people are misusing the combo syntax. Just making a list of cards that have the same or similar effects.
MI- Korozda Guildmage and Neheb, the Eternal and Tree of Perdition. This code would be used exclusively for "combos" with three or more pieces. Korozda Guildmage and Tree of Perdition have a synergistic interaction. Neheb, the Eternal and Tree of Perdition have a synergistic interaction. The three cards together do not have a further interaction than the two separate two card interactions.
10 months ago
Why Borderland Ranger and not Wood Elves ? Same CMC, however the Wood Elves give you land advantage immediately instead of having to wait until next turn to play a land. Though I can see the advantage of the Panharminicon/Conjurer's Closet hitting the Ranger, you're still only able to play one land per turn. Fodder for Delve, then? Consider running Splendid Reclamation , so you delve away instants/sorceries and are able to get all your lands back for all the mana.
Also, considering this is a creature heavy deck and you only run two enchantments, I'd recommend swapping out Commune with the Gods with Once Upon a Time , as you'll have two different targets to choose from with a higher probability of hitting either than only creatures or enchantments (though I understand you'd miss out on the graveyard targets for Delve, so feel free to disregard this option).
I have always loved the Phyrexian Rager mechanic of etb lose life and draw a card, which I can see a great advantage to it with the recurring panharminicon/closet triggers on it and the Zealot; however I'm not super keen on the Elves of Deep Shadow (never really was keen on them, tbh). You could swap them for Deathrite Shaman and provide you with Mana/Life/Damage in a single unit. Sure, it costs exiling cards to be able to use, but a LOT, if not all players that run 2+ colors use fetch lands, it's guaranteed that you'll have hits for it, especially in a 4 player pod. And even if you can't hit lands, you can still deny them creatures for life gain on your part, or deal damage (life loss, which is even better!) while denying Flashback targets.
Oh, you may also want to consider running a Bojuka Bog , in case you're dealing with people who run a lot of graveyard interactions.