Llanowar Tribe

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

Llanowar Tribe

Creature — Elf Druid

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RufusTheGrufus on Mono Green Stompy

2 weeks ago

Profet93, thank you for taking the time to check out the list and offer your suggestions!

I'm going to try my best to articulate my opinions of said suggestions:

-Rishkar's Expertise: I do enjoy this card quite a bit, and did originally have it in the list. It eventually got cut because the floor was too low for a 6 mana card; and I opted for a similar effect in Return of the Wildspeaker because it's one mana cheaper and has extra utility since it can help push through alpha strikes. I do feel like this deck could benefit from a bit more card advantage though.

-Pir's Whim: I actually completely forgot this card exists, I think this is a perfect swap suggestion, thank you!

-Traverse the Outlands: I totally get why you're suggesting this card, I think I personally just tend to shy away from more conditional ramp, removal, and card advantage; since typically if I'm desperately needing one of those effects I don't want to have to rely on satisfying an extra condition in order to achieve it. I think otherwise Traverse the Outlands could totally find a home in this kind of deck.

-Collector Ouphe, Manglehorn, Reclamation Sage: Collector Ouphe and Manglehorn are definitely great cards to include in this deck. My main hesitation with including them is because this decklist was made with the intent of having it be a bit more casual and less "feel bad" for when my playgroup wants to play with lower powered/more casually oriented decks. I love the idea of including them though and am adding them to the Maybeboard for further consideration! In terms of Reclamation Sage, it was in the decklist initially but ultimately got cut over more flexible pieces such as Krosan Grip, Beast Within and Return to Nature as I typically feel the need to have some options for instant speed removal; and I have a few pieces of creature-based artifact/enchantment removal that can target multiple things.

-Nissa's Pilgrimage: This is just an objectively better card than Cultivate in a mono-green deck, thank you!

-Yavimaya Hollow: Intriguing card, I'm definitely interested in testing it out!

-Turntimber, Serpentine Wood  Flip: I generally have an aversion to these flip lands. I totally get the arguments for playing them, I've just never felt inclined to play a majority of them. I'd be willing to give this one a shot in the list though to see if it exceeds my expectations; especially since it's so on-theme!

-Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma: I completely forgot about this guy, I'm interested in testing him out and am swapping him in over Giant Adephage; which was really just in the deck as a 'fun' pet card anyways.

-Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage: I don't know how I forgot about Shaman of Forgotten Ways. Thank you for such a great suggestion, I slotted it in instead of Llanowar Tribe for now. Somberwald Sage I'm less sure of including at this point in time. I'll put it in the Maybeboard and keep thinking on it.

-Siege Behemoth: An interesting suggestion, I'm not sure if I'll find a home for it in the deck just yet but I'm adding it to the Maybeboard to consider!

-Berserk: This would be an incredibly fun include, I just need to find something to cut. It'll have to live in the Maybeboard for now.

-Life's Legacy, Greater Good: Since I'm truly a Golgari player at heart, and love playing around with sacrifice and my graveyard, these cards were definitely in consideration when I initially built this deck. I eventually opted for just Momentous Fall and not Life's Legacy because Momentous Fall can be cast at instant speed which allows it to be used in response to removal to help with rebuilding. If I had more synergy with sacrificing creatures baked into the deck, and/or more ways to utilize my own graveyard, I would definitely be including Greater Good. I'm adding them to the Maybeboard for now, especially since Greater Good may just be too much card advantage to turn down.

Thank you again for such considerate suggestions and for taking the time to look over the list!

sergiodelrio on A Glimpse of the Storm [[Oathbreaker]]

1 month ago

Holy cow, good job on the degenerate part!

I playtested it and my board on T3 looks like this (first try btw):

6x Forest (one of which became a 3/3 creature)

Exploration (conveniently played T1), Vernal Bloom (conveniently played T2), Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Marwyn, the Nurturer with 3 +1/+1 counters, Llanowar Tribe, Elvish Archdruid, Priest of Titania

One Forest in hand.

Also looks like the deck is only 120$ ??? Don't know much about this format, its speed etc. but this looks OP, thanks again!

legendofa on Using Umbral Mantle ´s ability …

8 months ago

Looks like you got it right. Immediately after blockers are declared, players gain priority and can respond by taking instant-speed actions, which would include Llanowar Tribe and Umbral Mantle.

MarOo on Using Umbral Mantle ´s ability …

8 months ago

Hi there,

i am not quite sure if this play is legit, so i ask this question here:

Can i boost up my attacking Llanowar Tribe to infinity by using Umbral Mantle AFTER the defending player decleared his blockers / non-blockers? (Background for not doing this beforehand: The defending player in this example would not have decalered Blockers if i attacked with Llanowar Tribe´s standard Power/Toughness. If i boosted beforehand, the defending player would have just blocked with a 1/1 creature)

  • Llanowar Tribe gets tapped by decklaring it as an attacker
  • defending player declares blockers / non-blockers
  • Llanowar Tribe gets untapped and boosted +2/+2 by paying 3 (from Lands) for Umbral Mantle's Ability.
  • Then activating Llanowar Tribe `s ability to tap itself and gain 3 Mana
  • Spending those 3 Mana to activate Umbral Mantle's ability again and giving +2/+2 again
  • repeating this process infinity times.

Since the rules say:

306.4b Tapping or untapping a creature that's already been declared as an attacker or blocker doesn't remove it from combat and doesn't prevent its combat damage -

  • i thought, it was possible to go through this process after the defending Player declared blockers and before damage calculation.

Is this true or did i get that wrong?

Thanks in advance!

legendofa on Need help for a green …

1 year ago

My first thought is to cut the expensive lands. While Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Boseiju, Who Endures, and Cavern of Souls are all very good cards well worth their price tag, they can be reasonably replaced with less expensive options, down to basic Forests. That will cut +/-$100 there.

For another big cut, The Great Henge can be replaced with Soul of the Harvest if you're using it for card draw (I was going to suggest Guardian Project, but you already have that), Llanowar Tribe for ramp (already have Leyline of Abundance), or Door of Destinies for pump. This will cut another $40-60.

Guerric on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven *Update*

1 year ago
I got in three more games last night, and got to test the deck out a bit more. It was again 1v1 unfortunately, but it was a strong matchup vs a highly optimized Ghalta, Primal Hunger deck that has no problem killing off single opponents incredibly quickly, so I was playing by the seat of my pants the whole time, though I won all three games. The first game was the tightest, and showcased the power of Bishop of Wings, Soul Warden and Archangel of Thune in particular, who were the MVPs of the match. I had a strong start with a turn one Sol Ring, but made up for it by missing my land drops for several turns against a deck with crazy ramp and endless resources and fatties, but was able to get through it due to my curve and Giada, who allowed me to consistently play threats turn after turn, and the almight power of Bishop of Wings, Soul Warden, and Righteous Valkyrie, who effortlessly healed me through several battles. What was threatening me however, was commander damage from Ghalta, as I could only afford to take three more before dying, forcing me to commit all of my angels besides Giada (and Righteous Valkyrie who he had removed with Beast Within to blocking Ghalta, resulting in their deaths. I was left with only Giada, Bishop of Wings, Soul Warden, and four spirit tokens that I got from Bishop of Wings when my other angels had died. What's worse, my opponent had paid Lurking Predators, so every time I cast a spell he got to put free creatures onto the battlefield. Thankfully, that turn I played Archangel of Thune, and the die was cast. When it ETB'd, both Bishop of Wings and Soul Warden procc'ed, putting 2 +1/+1 counters on everything. Lurking Predators then worked against him, because when his creature entered, Soul Warden procc'ed and Archangel of Thune put another counter on all of my things, including the four spirit tokens I had put out. While Feed the Pack would have allowed him to go wide with many 2/2 wolf tokens, he couldn't do that since the dynamic duo of Archangel of Thune and Soul Warden would only pump my aerial team to astronomically high power. I was able to swing in for lethal and the game was over! To the many on the forums and elsewhere who lecture other builders that the Soul Sisters aren't that great and one life isn't that big of a deal, I think they need to think about their synergy with the deck's gameplan, something that a match like this showcases!

The MVP of game two was Linvala, Keeper of Silence. He had an incredibly explosive start and probably would have killed me by turn six or so, except that on turn three I played Linvala with Giada, right after he had played Llanowar Tribe, which was now a cute 3/3 with no other powers. Even so he was able to play Omnath, Locus of Mana, store some mana, cast his commander, and be a couple of points away from a lethal play with some other synergies he had, but Linvala held him down long enough for my growing angel army to chip away his life total to zero.

On the third game the shoe was on the other foot from the first one, and he didn't have the acceleration he needed to put up a threat to my quickly goldfishing angelic armada. Lacking key removal spells, he three a ten power Nessian Boar at me in order to kill my best pieces of his choice and to draw a ton of cards. I responded at instant speed with a Swords to Plowshares, preserved my board, and swept in the next turn to knock him down to two life. He wasn't able to recover and the game was done.

This was a particularly helpful play session in highlighting the power of some key cards like Soul Warden, Bishop of Wings, Archangel of Thune, and Linvala, Keeper of Silence, as well as the importance of having the right amount of good, premium, white removal in hand, which made a big difference in the outcome of the second and third games. The only card I didn't care for in one of the games was Mirror Entity, which confirms its likely cutting from the deck in the next update. I hope these game reports are helpful to the community as you build your decks!

zapyourtumor on

2 years ago

You have a lot of token support in Parallel Lives and Growing Ranks and Second Harvest. I think you should trim some of that and add more actual ooze creatures. Another reason I think you should trim the tokens theme is because there just aren't many oozes that make tokens.

Splitting Slime isn't legal, but the card isn't that good anyways. Consuming Blob is another fun ooze that makes copies of itself. You could also add Inexorable Blob, but this would require more of a graveyard build around. Some good oozes that aren't token themed are Predator Ooze (3-drop indestructible threat??) and Scavenging Ooze (grave hate on a stick that grows).

For the ramp package, Wild Growth isn't legal. I recommend adding 4x Utopia Sprawl and 4x Arbor Elf. I'd cut Llanowar Tribe. It isn't really helping much if you drop it on t3, and then use it on t4 to play a 5 drop. Might as well just run 1-drop mana dorks instead.

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