Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar

Legendary Creature — Elemental Avatar

Reach, trample

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar gets +1/+1 for each land you control and each land card in your graveyard.

, Return two lands you control to their owner's hand: Return Multani from your graveyard to your hand.

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Format Legality
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Arena Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Gladiator Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar occurrence in decks from the last year

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar Discussion

Jack-Frost on Omnath Locus of Nava

2 weeks ago

At Nava's request i'm posting suggested changes, additions, cuts, and my thoughts on them. She requested that I not stick to only budget, but keep the max single card value under $30 (I kept it under $20 for the most part and largely even lower than that). As such, here are my thoughts and recommendations.

Recommendations:

Creatures:
Add:
Courser of Kruphix- Ramp, pulls cards off the top of your deck so you are more likely to draw useful cards and just directly drop your lands onto the battlefield
Living Lightning- a useful elemental that allows you to recast your instants/sorceries
Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar- A very powerful card that also allows you to bounce your lands so you can replay them for more effects
Nyxbloom Ancient- Triple mana on an elemental.
Overgrowth Elemental- A useful elemental that pumps your creatures and gains you life.
Ramunap Excavator- Replay your sacrificed and destroyed lands. Fantastic in a lands deck. Omnath feeds on lands, and the more you drop the more cards you can draw and counters you can give out.
Roil Elemental- A fantastic landfall ability that allows you to grab key pieces from your opponents and use them against each other
Seedborn Muse take full advantage of your lands and abilities without worrying about being tapped out
Titania, Protector of Argoth- land recursion, elemental generation.
World Shaper- land recursion
Birds of Paradise- One of the best dorks in the game
Sylvan Caryatid- Fantastic dork

Cut:
Brighthearth Banneret- You are a lands deck. You have more than enough mana and this simply doesn't do enough for you.
Chandra's Embercat- This will be a recurring comment from me. You are a lands deck with plenty of ways to ramp. This is a very limited card that costs too much and doesn't do enough for you. You are a lands deck. Increase the number of ways you can pull lands out of your deck to further your decks goals and increase the chances of drawing a non-land card that will help you more.
Embodiment of Insight- Too expensive for the effect. Also, personally I don't like turning lands into creatures as it makes them incredibly vulnerable without giving enough benefit.
Embodiment of Spring- Too expensive and not nearly good enough.
Generator Servant- The haste isn't important enough for your creatures as you very rarely have anything massive enough or has a useful enough tap effect that is being cast from your hand to require it. Furthermore, you are a lands deck with plenty of ways to ramp. This is a very limited card that costs too much and doesn't do enough for you. You are a lands deck. Increase the number of ways you can pull lands out of your deck to further your decks goals and increase the chances of drawing a non-land card that will help you more.
Grove Rumbler- This card is terrible. Four for a 3/3 trample that has an effect that will pump it slightly for one turn. This is awful. It feels like this card was only put in due to it being an elemental.
Lavakin Brawler- Rarely do you ever have enough elementals out for this to be worthwhile. Not that it's terrible, but there are so many better cards that can be put in its place.
Parcelbeast- Doesn't get enough value to justify the slot
Smokebraider- You are a lands deck with plenty of ways to ramp. This is a very limited card that costs too much and doesn't do enough for you. You are a lands deck. Increase the number of ways you can pull lands out of your deck to further your decks goals and increase the chances of drawing a non-land card that will help you more.
Tireless Tracker- This has nothing to do with your deck and you're better off finding other draw engines
Surrak Dragonclaw- No synergy with the deck and not nearly good enough to justify the high mana cost.

Lands:
Add:
Breeding Pool
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Fabled Passage
Field of the Dead
Ghost Town
Glacial Chasm
Hinterland Harbor
Reflecting Pool
Rootbound Crag
Steam Vents
Stomping Ground
Ketria Triome
Bring your land count to 38 or so

Cut:
Coral Atoll- This is terrible. I know you're going for the bounce effect, but this is far worse for several reasons. Firstly, it only gives you blue mana as opposed to multicolored. Secondly, it requires specifically an island to be returned as opposed to any land that you can then take advantage of. And thirdly, it requires the land to be untapped which means that not only does it come in tapped, but it requires an untapped island which means you can't even use that land and then return it for value. This is awful. I don't love the bounce lands either, but I understand what you're going for and their value. This has neither.
Lumbering Falls, Raging Ravine, Wandering Fumarole- These man lands are in here entirely because they can become elementals, but really aren't worth running. They are come in tapped, cannot be fetched, and cost 4 mana to turn into a creature, largely negating any benefit. They're really bad and I highly recommend cutting them for more basics.
Unclaimed Territory- Not really worth the value. It's colorless more often than not and another basic land will give you more value than that more often.

Artifacts:
Add:
Arcane Signet
Chromatic Lantern
Strionic Resonator
Mana Vault- Nava already owns a copy of this in her Nekusar deck, so it can be added here without issue.
Strionic Resonator- Copy all of your ETB triggers, as well as any other triggered abilities. Fantastic

Cut:
Icon of Ancestry- A waste of a slot. Not nearly enough benefit for the important deck slot it takes
Seer's Sundial- There are better ways to draw cards given your access to blue.

Instant:
Add:
Chaos Warp- Removal on your own pieces or an opponents. Bypasses indestructible and often is allowed through without being counterspelled due to the fact that it's usually replacing a piece that people agree is a fair target rather than outright destroying or removing without replacing. A fantastic card overall
Constant Mists- Great protection when you need it, plus it can be bought back if needed. Lands can be recovered through multiple means.
Disallow- A must have for counterspells. It covers all possible basis and is fantastic.
Heroic Intervention- Hexproof and indestructible at instant speed for 2. Amazing.
Krosan Grip- Split second artifact/enchantment destruction. Among the best removal for them there is.
Force of Vigor- Free artifact/enchantment removal with multiple targets.
Swan Song- 1 drop counterspell that hits everything but creatures. A great counterspell to have on hand.

Cut:
Counterspell- There are better cards to replace this with that are still very cheap/budget and are overall better
Growth Spiral- A decent card but we can do better given the range of cards available in commander
Inspiring Call- See Growth Spiral
Return to Nature- There are so many better versions of this for an equal if not lesser cost. Or, for one more there are better cards which I will be recommending.
Struggle / Survive- Too limited, not enough value, not powerful enough.
Tale's End- This is just a bad version of disallow that very rarely gets any value.
Withstand Death- This is a bad version of other similar cards.
Wrap in Vigor- Very rarely do mass destruction effects happen, and when they do the usually say "cannot be regenerated". This seems really good but i've never really seen it get any value and will typically be a dead card most of the time.

Sorcery:
Add:
Genesis Wave- Drop all the permanents (lands included) that you can afford.
Life from the Loam- pull lands from your graveyard and keep your engine going without running out. Omnath feeds on lands, and the more you drop the more cards you can draw and counters you can give out.
Nature's Lore, Three Visits- Pull forests (basic and non-basic that are forests) from your deck. Very helpful at any time.
Scapeshift- Grab all the lands you want, plus trigger your landfall and other such triggers
Splendid Reclamation- Pull all the lands from your graveyard. Nuff said.
Tempt with Discovery- If one person takes it then it's a better Explosive Vegetation. If more then it's an amazing card, but even if no one else does you get to pick your land and in a lands deck you will get more value.
Windfall- Refills your hand, interferes with opponent's plans, dumps lands in graveyard for later use.

Cut:
Ground Assault- very limited and not worth running. There are better cards with similar if not stronger effects available to you
Hull Breach- There are better cards with similar if not stronger effects available to you
Quasiduplicate- no real apparent benefit to this over other cards that can more directly further your end goal.
Sylvan Awakening- I don't recommend turning your lands into creatures, especially enmass. It's just asking for all your lands to be mass removed. Very dangerous and will rarely get the payoff you need. Limited and will be a dead card in hand except in very specific scenarios.

Enchantment:
Add:
Burgeoning- land Acceleration
Trade Routes- Bounce lands for more triggers and value, and in a pinch you can pitch them for more cards. Mana swamped becomes a thing of the past.
Exploration- Land acceleration

Planeswalker:
Cut:
Domri, Anarch of Bolas- It seems like the main reason this is being run is for the +1 ability, which is really not worth running a card like this for. Not enough value.
Nissa, Steward of Elements- Without a large number of counters on her she gets minimal value, and if you do pay enough mana to make her viable there are already better cards you can run for those costs.

Maybe Cut:
Eternal Witness- Unless you find your creatures or important cards dead often, or have a real way to take advantage of the cards in your graveyard, this is unnecessary and doesn't do enough for the deck.
Fertilid- A decent card but i've never found it gets enough value for the cost. it's a minimum of 5 mana for 1 basic land. You need to do this at least 3 or 4 times to really get enough value to be worth running over a land fetch.
Leafkin Druid- This is okay as a dork and an elemental, but I've found with tribal decks that you are better off running other creature and card types that better fuel your deck as a whole and really allow the tribe to shine, rather than forcing the tribe everywhere.
Tectonic Giant- Not good enough.
Animar, Soul of Elements- Unnecessary.
Zendikar Resurgent- Largely unnecessary due to the high number of lands in the deck, but can be kept if you feel it worthwhile
Frontier Bivouac- decent but comes in tapped and cannot be fetched. In a lands deck you will rarely be hurting for colors and the fact that this comes in tapped slows you down.
Simic Growth Chamber, Izzet Boilerworks, Gruul Turf- While I see what you are going for with these, they overall do slow you down and you have enough lands (once you bump up to 38 or so) that you shouldn't have any issue with them. I'd swamp these for basics as you have far more ways to grab those.

Maybe Add:
Mana Breach
Overburden

TriusMalarky on New Player, help with a …

2 months ago

There are some okay creatures that are legal in a variety of formats the you can use. Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar with enough land-dumping cards like Hour of Promise, Rampant Growth in Modern, and more.

Soulflayer build do work, their only weakness being that half their creatures are impossible to cast, so you're either using 'flayer or Unburial Rites(in Modern) to use them. IMO, use Gifts Ungiven with Rites and a ton of massive, heavily abilitied creatures to set up quick kills. Use cards like Tome Scour, Thought Scour etc.

JoJosMagic on Marwyn's Elves

3 months ago

This is an awesome deck ..I dig what you are doing...I know Most of these aren't elves but here are my main thoughts... maybe Aggressive Mammoth for universal trample what's cooler than an elf army that has trample..Majestic Myriarch because your creature output is off the chain and it doubles the power..and an elfy suggestion Presence of Gond most notable when paired multi color ie Midnight Guard but over all might fit well with this deck. For counter fun via Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar add counters etc so as expensive and frankly overused as it is Doubling Season may be helpful though you did say budget...so my suggestion would be some of the hydras instead Primordial Hydra, Voracious Hydra, Hungering Hydra, Vastwood Hydra which let you play early or build up and the The Ozolith to keep the extra..As for PlanesWalkers Any of the Nissa's would help you out tremendously but the one I thought for sure you would have for sure was Nissa Revane...the only potential problems I see with this deck in general is its lack of flying and or reach / protection from flying...so might want a few spiders etc Watcher in the Web is particularly gnarly and Arboreal Grazer has the benefit of low mana cost and land fetch.

Beebles on [Primer] Mina & Denn's Rampaging Roil | V-KHM

3 months ago

Thanks ScionLocke :),

I like Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, but I will not be adding it in this deck. First off, you will need to have landfall cards in play for the second ability to be worthwhile, which is not always going to be the case. Second, you will then need to have a lot of creature spells to get value out of it, while here my creature count is quite low. So just getting more lands into play is probably a better way to go here instead of turning creatures into lands. Sure, it does also turn your creatures into dorks, but that's not really an effect I'm looking to get. I think Ashaya is more at home in landfall decks that also play a lot of creatures and/or focuses on bouncing and replaying creatures (like landfall-centered Karametra, God of Harvests builds). If tokens would also become forests, it would be a different story (but then the card would probably be broken). In low-creature landfall decks, I think Ulvenwald Hydra, or maybe even Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar have more useful upsides compared to Ashaya.

Hope this made sense :). Thanks for following the list for so long! I appreciate the support.

Solonqo on Windgitrogborygnath Vaevixilis

4 months ago

Thoughts on adding Living Twister and Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar as more reliable forms of land bounce?

SynergyBuild on Ashaya is REAALLLLLY good

4 months ago

FRICK THOUGHT OF MORE:

Magus of the Candelabra (easy combo, all you need is any effect that taps for like a few more mana), Illusionist's Bracers with Arbor Elf or a bunch of other untappers. Nissa, Vital Force and Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip are value from top to bottom.

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger doubles your creature mana too now, and was pretty decent before at least ;)

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar, Ulvenwald Hydra, Oran-Rief Hydra, Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Sylvan Advocate, etc. all let you convert Ashaya's text into damage, and lots of it.

Deserted Temple is sorta an untapper now xD, and Hunting Wilds and Rude Awakening got a lot more powerful.

Vesuva and Thespian's Stage are now mono-green Clones

iNinjy on Omnath, Locus of Creation

4 months ago

Thanks MLS91, I could see pulling out the Cloudskater since it’s basically 2+bounce to loot, and possibly also the blue expedition since it’s mainly there just as cheap card draw.

My reasoning on the ramp spells like Harrow, Migration Path or Avatar of Growth is that they guarantee hitting the 3 landfall triggers on Omnath. One extra mana (when his 2nd gives you 4 floating) is worth it in my opinion.

Essentially I’m going for a lands-matters, uh, token swarm thing? I want to reliably hit 3 lands on my turn, and of course being able to get a land out on everyone else’s for the lifegain is great too. Land-based creatures like Titania, Protector of Argoth,Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar and Radha, Heart of Keld with landfall trigger creatures like Rampaging Baloths, Omnath, Locus of Rage and Avenger of Zendikar. Probably need to add a finisher though I’m already looking at Moraug. Maybe Overwhelming Stampede or Finale of Devastation?

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

4 months ago

Updates

So far there have been very few changes in the deck in a while, mainly because there have been very few things that have really added to the deck since Manascape Refractor.

With the Zendikar Rising spoilers though there are a few cards that stick out that deserve a mention as being potentially useful in this archetype:

Ashaya Soul of the Wild

Now this is very much like Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar except 1 cheaper and with no ability to recur itself (or bounce lands for discarding). That said it does ramp. In this particular deck I would have to say that the only way to really generate creatures quickly is Avenger of Zendikar, and even then they will have summoning sickness.

Valakut Awakening

This card has a lot of utility, the land is slow but it's an effect in a pinch. The only thing I will say to its greatest detriment is that it doesn't count as a land in the graveyard and cannot be searched like one. That said it's a pretty good filter/land combo.

Bala Ged Recovery

Pretty much an easier Eternal Witness on top of that the other side is a land, which can really help smooth out the mana on opening hands. Still not a land card in the library or graveyard which is a pain but it's about as easy to search up in this deck as an Eternal Witness and it's easier to cast (being one less green mana symbol). Again a candidate for smoothing out mana early game in green (which is the most key ramping colour) or making a landfall trigger on top of being a Regrowth, even if it is a bit more expensive. I honestly think it might be worth a serious thought about replacing Eternal Witness as there is pretty much no reanimation in the deck (unless you are including something like Volrath's Stronghold).

Tangled Florahedron

It's a mana dork that can also be a land, potential for a bit of ramp, potential for a landfall trigger, not exciting but certainly worth a mention.

Spitfire Lagac

I'm torn about this card because it has all the words but unfortunately it's not really how this kind of deck plays out. There are very few infinite landfall triggers so this is more of a value card. It will annoy and aggravate the board and draw attention to you for very limited gain. You make three landfall triggers in a turn? That's three damage...great, now you have everyone's attention.

Nissa of Shadow Boughs

If I didn't mention it, someone would bring it up, but this card just doesn't quite work in this deck unless you are a dedicated reanimation build. Play her for 4, drop some land, reanimate something, maybe drop a surprise from the hand once, then she probably dies. I think Nissa, Vital Force is still a much better card for utility being that she can retrieve permanents (including land) and has an ultimate that just works beautifully with the deck. However this new Nissa just doesn't really cut it with the current abilities.

Cragcrown Pathway

Beautiful card, it's just a shame it's not in GB, still a potentially good choice, the main thing going against it is the lack of land types and having to play it from the graveyard on it's Red facing.

Other Thoughts

  • I want to try adding Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle back into the deck at some point. I think there are enough ways to make everything mountains that it shouldn't be as bad as it was before.
  • Still want to add Castle Locthwain into the deck.
  • Haven't had time to test Command the Dreadhorde yet but I think it's a good potential addition.
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