Search your library for up to three basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. You gain 7 life.
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|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Nissa's Renewal Discussion
1 month ago
Ah, lands. An archetype with which I consider myself quite adroit. I play a Naya version, but Gruul bears the majority of the value.
If you opt for a strategy more anent utility lands, there is a multitude of options that become available.
Sylvan Safekeeper is a little too perfect here. Defend the commander, aggressively costed, and perfidious for the opponents to remove.
For assembling your land base, Realms Uncharted carries its weight, Hour of Promise is fantastic evermore, Crop Rotation can be a surprise, Elvish Reclaimer is as powerful as it reads, and Expedition Map is cheap and efficient. Sylvan Scrying is also fine.
'Tis a little selcouth, but I enjoy Throes of Chaos for decks with many lands, as it makes dead draws less possible.
Cantrips make every deck work! Once Upon a Time is banned and broken, Winding Way grants a refill, and Life from the Loam with a cycling land is an engine by itself, and one quite difficult for anyone to intercede upon. Explore is also effective.
One more interactive spell would be nice. Beast Within does the job.
There are some things I'd recommend you ablate:
Yavimaya Elder is overplayed. It's five mana to draw two lands and a card. Unless you can reliably sacrifice it to alternate effects, don't play it.
Tunneling Geopede is not one I enjoy very much, but I can see its applications in murdering.
Ghirapur Orrery is just too slow. If you need the card draw, run Harmonize. If you need the land drops, try a creature tutor for Azusa. If you are playing lands, the primary goal is assembling an engine and staying ahead of the opposition. Why aid those inimical to your goal?
Rites of Flourishing. Tsk tsk. I'd recommend murdering this, but I suppose it earns the graces of the table.
Try fewer lands and more large threats. You have an ungodly amount of ramp yet the only thing reqiring much mana is Radha's second ability. Try some eldrazi, Apex Altisaur does work, Borborygmos Enraged is on theme and always sweet, and fun times is the scariest card on any table, no matter what. Ignore that Teferi. Radha is huge!
Insurrection is oft dispraised, but it ends games a lot of the time. In fact, it has bean so thoroughly unloved by the community as of late that no one expects it. Nice!
The combat package is nice, but it falls apart very quickly to a removal spell. Though, Raking Claws could be fun. :)
In summation, add more angles of attack than voltron, some more card draw would be great, have better ways to spend your mana, and just stick the cheaper ramp. Four mana or less is ideal.
Good luck and happy cartography!
2 months ago
I think you need more ramp. I can suggest Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Tribe, Druid of the Cowl, Braid of Fire, Beanstalk Giant, Exploding Borders, Nissa's Renewal, Lotus Cobra, Hour of Promise, Circuitous Route, Skyshroud Claim, Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth, Garruk Wildspeaker, Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Seething Song, and Irencrag Feat. Take your pick.
2 months ago
Honestly, if you feel like it, Omnath, Locus of the Roil does better overall as a commander. Gruul decks have a problem of emptying their hand really quickly, but with the card advantage gifted by Roil, you'll have a lot better chance. That being said...
4 months ago
It looks like you've got a lot of lands in here, I usually go for at most 40 lands in a deck, unless it's a lands matter type of deck. Also, Rampant Growth, Seek the Horizon, Terramorphic Expanse, Migration Path, Nissa's Renewal, Kodama's Reach, Grow from the Ashes, Nissa's Expedition, Explosive Vegetation, Cultivate, Traverse the Outlands, Frenzied Tilling, Boundless Realms, Evolving Wilds, Spring / Mind, Attune with Aether, Myriad Landscape and Blighted Woodland won't do anything since you don't have any basics in here. This also turns off the third mode of Verdant Confluence, though you may still want it for the other two modes.
I'm not sure what Mimeofacture is supposed to do in commander, notoriously a singleton format.
I don't usually like running color-hosers like Anarchy, since there are games where it will be a dead card in your hand.
Overall it seems like you're running two decks: an energy deck built with mainly permanents that give you energy and use it, and a big spells deck, with a lot of powerful instants and sorceries that you can copy with your commander. There's nothing wrong with having two themes in a deck, but narrowing it down to one would probably help you get down to 100 cards. Also, some cards like Mizzix's Mastery want you to play more instants and sorceries than permanents, while cards like Primal Surge want you to be playing almost all permanents. Leaning more in one direction than the other will give your deck more focus.
5 months ago
Hey bud this is good, I have seen some awesome Golos builds. Do you have any Landfall cards? If you do throw them in here. The other thing I noticed is the two expensive land grabs Boundless Realms and Nissa's Renewal. Though playing them for free is awesome and they get you a pile of lands. I would replace them with low cost mana rocks. I like it though! Good work. I think I might have a couple cards for you for this too, like Rampaging Baloths.
6 months ago
Oh right my bad, I got a thought-loop there. Spell_Slam thanks for your input. Abundance could really replace Into the Wilds but I cant really see what I would swap the other cards for. Maybe Nissa's Renewal and Explosive Vegetation I guess.
Thanks again for your feedback.
10 months ago
Another tip for possible cuts, I usually recommend 36 lands. So because of that you can cut a swamp or forest to maybe squeeze in a <1 dollar card. Also bolas citadel isn't really the best card in the world unless you are building a combo deck and this deck seems more beat/stax then combo. So that should also help with budget and help ya squeeze another <1 dollar card. Also instead of harrow, consider Circuitous Route (1 dollar), Rampant Growth (40 cents), Search for Tomorrow (30 cents), Nissa's Renewal (50 cents), Khalni Heart Expedition (34 cents), and Explore (25 cents). I run all of these in my vaevictis deck( Jund Ramp/Jund stax). Very good ramp spells and a lot more better suited for this deck than harrow. Harrow is a lot better in a lands matter type deck. I really shill explore because you can draw and play an extra land, but if ya want a land tutor I would go circuitous route and/or khalni heart expedition cause they can tutor two basic lands.
11 months ago
I would go Rampant Growth , Farseek , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot over Explosive Vegetation , Nissa's Renewal and Gilded Lotus . Most dragons are 6 CMC, therefore you should focus on getting 5 mana on turn 3 or 4.
I would also lower the number of lands to 37-38 and rely more on mana accelerants (at least 10). Since white and blue are minority on this deck, you might replace Arcane Sanctum , Mystic Monastery and Seaside Citadel with Vivid Crag , Vivid Marsh and Vivid Grove .
I noticed my Ur-Dragon is 37% red, and I have many 2-3 CMC green ramp, so I set a rule: every tapland must produce green (so I can cast any 2 CMC ramp spell on turn 2) and every other nonbasic land must produce red (so I can cast the red cost reducer shamans and the RRR dragons on curve).