Lay of the Land

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Apocalypse (APC) Common

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Lay of the Land

Sorcery

Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Lay of the Land Discussion

Streamside on R/W/G Dinosaur EDH

3 months ago

Specific Recommendations:

Creatures:

Cut:

Ancient Brontodon

Cacophodon

Gigantosaurus

Knotvine Mystic

Krosan Drover

Llanowar Elves

Needletooth Raptor

Ravenous Daggertooth

Territorial Hammerskull

Thrash of Raptors

We want to make room for some cards to help you get more dinosaurs onto the battlefield faster, and to interact with your opponents threats and spells. If you increase your card draw, you'll still draw into enough creatures to overwhelm your opponent.

Add:

Forerunner of the Empire

This tutors for a dinosaur and can trigger your engrage abilities. Sick combo with Polyraptor.

Colossal Majesty

This is going to serve as persistent card draw for keeping creatures on board, which you aim to do anyway.

Guardian Project and/or Elemental Bond

Both of these cards allow you to draw a card when a creature enters play.

Unbreakable Formation and/or Make a Stand

These can have two uses: the first use is on attack, but it also can be cast to safeguard your board from effects like Wrath of God .

Eerie Interlude

Like above, this protects your creatures from board wipes, but also works against exile and -x/-x effects like Toxic Deluge .

Resurrection and/or Breath of Life and/or Brought Back

Losing an expensive creature feels bad. Bringing it back to the battlefield for less than its casting cost helps take the sting away.

Replacements

Cut Naturalize , add Krosan Grip

Cut Fires of Yavimaya , add Rhythm of the Wild

Cut Worn Powerstone , add Sol Ring

Consider

Adding Board Wipes:

Star of Extinction and Starstorm are flavorful possibilities.

Adding a tutor or two:

Finale of Devastation is flavorful and rewards you for going big on mana.

Upgrading the mana base: I would start by replacing the "gain 1 life" lands with the "scry" lands in Core 2020, which can be had for about $2 each. From there I might look at getting a Krosan Verge and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, and gradually upgrading over time.

What else to cut / Replace

I might nix Explore and Lay of the Land , and replace them with Domri, Chaos Bringer or Domri, Anarch of Bolas (which can provide mana and either card draw or removal), or Zacama, Primal Calamity , which you essentially cast for free (or gain mana from, if you're using Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun )), since it untaps your lands if you cast it from your hand.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. I tried to stay on the lower end of prices on this stuff.

GL;HF! :D

SynergyBuild on Yeva WIP v1.4

7 months ago

These upgrades aren't huge, cards I'd drop are the following:

Ambush Viper , Lay of the Land , Boundless Realms , Tower Defense , Mortal's Resolve , Fog , Burst of Strength , Panharmonicon , Lure , Verdant Haven , Sandwurm Convergence , Shapers' Sanctuary , Shapers' Sanctuary , Greenseeker , Kalonian Tusker , Oak Street Innkeeper , Duskdale Wurm , Elvish Aberration , Borderland Ranger , Civic Wayfinder , and Centaur's Herald .

These 21 cards don't do enough to warrant inclusion overall, and you can ask me about any specific drops, but I'd not run them. I would argue to run at least 3-5 more Forests (4 for now will be my estimate leaving 17 cards left to work with) and to run the following:

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , End-Raze Forerunners , Karametra's Acolyte , Terastodon , Reclamation Sage , Primordial Sage , Wolfbriar Elemental , Ulvenwald Tracker , Rampaging Baloths , Regal Force , Temur Sabertooth , Fierce Empath , Harmonize , Rampant Growth , Primal Command , Lignify , and Beast Within

These should all round out the deck! Many are creatures that can be flashed in with big effect, like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard / End-Raze Forerunners / Rampaging Baloths / Regal Force , etc. or are card draw/removal to keep you in the game when an opponent 'goes off'. Often if green gets board wiped they hurt, and while Heroic Intervention helps out, Temur Sabertooth too, sometimes just rebuilding is the answer. Think of the value of in response to a Wrath of God you flash in a Regal Force , draw 7 cards, then on your next turn empty your hand of new creatures to win with!

I chose relatively cheap cards for this list, hoping you don't have to spend to much!

thewyzman on Tatyova, Land-Matters

8 months ago

Since i'm bad at sticking to one single comment, I might even try Explore , maybe over Broken Bond or Lay of the Land ?

Cloudius on Tatyova, Land-Matters

8 months ago

bushido_man96 IMHO you can consider cutting Dryad Greenseeker or Lay of the Land .

I forgot to mention Nature's Lore and Growth Spiral . There're plenty spell based land ramps around so I won't list them all. Am sure you already know most, if not all, of them

Hamroids on

8 months ago

Love the synergy between Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Phyrexian Hydra there. You seem pretty low on land though, especially with not having many manarocks or instants/sorceries with library searching like Cultivate . Your curve is pretty low, but even considering that I might recommend at least Evolution Charm for the versatility, but probably even others like Kodama's Reach or Lay of the Land . I do love all the proliferation, too. Even just a couple counters can add up to deadly with repeating effects like your contagion clasp/engine!

SamsWrath on Sliver

9 months ago

I have a few suggestions.

Ashnod's Altar can make you infinite mana with Sliver Queen's ability if you also have either Heartstone or Training Grounds in play. Phyrexian Altar can help you with mana fixing.

Acidic Sliver and Cautery Sliver for creature removal and potentially a direct damage table kill.

Swap Aura Shards for Harmonic Sliver.

Toss in Root Sliver.

Since you're in 5 colors you don't need Chaos Warp.

Since you are in Black consider adding in tutors (also green tutors for creatures).

Training Grounds would really make your slivers' abilities that much cheaper to activate.

For extra fast mana you can always run some mana dorks like Llanowar Elves or Birds of Paradise or run some spells that let you search for lands such as: Land Tax One with Nature Attune with Aether Caravan Vigil Lay of the Land Traverse the Ulvenwald Crop Rotation Rampant Growth Edge of Autumn Farseek Into the North Land Grant Sylvan Scrying Cultivate Far Wanderings Harrow Harvest Season Kodama's Reach Explosive Vegetation

Gattison on eyes2sky

1 year ago

ugh. got 2 extra Lay of the Land?

Chasmolinker on G/W Budget Saproling Swarm

1 year ago

Glad I could help. Be careful with Unbridled Growth as it doesn't ramp like you might think. It simply gives you the option to tap for the mana the enchant land could normally produce OR one mana of any color. But not both at the same time. It's more for color fixing, which shouldn't be an issue in this deck. Lay of the Land can help you with the low land count but also doesn't ramp as the land goes to your hand and not in play. Take a stab at Harrow if you can. It can be a bit deceiving at first, but with some playtesting it is a really strong card.

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