Reclamation Sage

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

Reclamation Sage

Creature — Elf Shaman

When this enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

AstroAA on Punching in Pillow Fights

2 weeks ago

It has been a while indeed. Even though you're running things like Kenrith's Transformation and Song of the Dryads, I feel as if you still aren't running enough removal. A basic list of stuff you should definitely consider is:

In addition, I see you running an aura strategy. I'm personally not a fan of auras, but you do you. You're also running a rather low creature count at 12. I would definitely consider trying to add more creatures, particularly things like Collector Ouphe and Hushbringer as you aren't running many artifacts with activated abilities or creatures with ETB effects. With Collector Ouphe, you can punish your opponents for ramping via mana rocks, and with Hushbringer you can protect your enchantments against effects from Acidic Slime and Reclamation Sage. Destiny Spinner is also super helpful since she herself is an enchantment and can protect against your spells getting countered.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on A Man and His Dog and Their Army

3 weeks ago

This looks really interesting, but I think there are some general problems. The most important is that your curve is very high, but you have somewhat expensive ramp, too. I have some ideas for you.

First thing first, you can have your companion show up as a card similarly to how your commander ist shown. Just write * CMPN * (without the spaces between the asterisk and the letters) behind your companion in the sideboard.

Green has all these version of Llanowar Elves, and I think adding some of those instead of your MV3 or 4 ramp creatures is important. Sakura-Tribe Elder is a great ramp card. These changes could already solve the mana problem.

More removal seems important, as well. Reclamation Sage and Manglehorn would be fine additions. Massacre Girl is a good boardwipe on legs. Cataclysmic Gearhulk could work for you if you were to add in some enchantment creatures. Vona, Butcher of Magan can solve many problems. Noxious Gearhulk, Nekrataal and especially Ravenous Chupacabra would be useful to deal with creatures.

Archon of Absolution and Windborn Muse are additional pillowforts.

Now to some other cards to maybe add.

Genesis is a powerhouse recursion engine. Eternal Witness and also maybe Timeless Witness would be great, too.

Veteran Explorer is a great ramp card, though it might be hard here to use him multiple times due to your low basic land count. What a shame ;)

With your legendary sub-theme, Thalia's Lancers might be a pretty great addition.

DreadKhan on Its Just a Flesh Wound (Budget Almost-cEDH Meren)

2 months ago

Callous Bloodmage does offer value each time he's recurred, but it's the ability to cost your opponent their graveyard that's most important. Most decks are stronger with some graveyard hate added, especially if it doesn't affect your own graveyard. If nobody uses their graveyards in your games other than you, you can indeed skip it.

Granger vs Ranger is interesting, both have upsides, but I think Granger putting the land into play and dying on your next upkeep is why I think it's better, Ranger forces you to use your landfall for turn to utilize it's ability, and while it's cheaper, it won't be anywhere near as recursive since it doesn't die on it's own. I often find that reanimating a card that digs out a land before dying is often one of the better things Meren can do early, it adds ramp and XP, both things Meren wants.

For Lurking Predators, large amounts of creatures tend to be better than a single big one in my experience, and if you do add it you can always load your deck down with all the Merciless Executioner type cards. Gravelighter and Demon's Disciple also exist, and there are others. You can also use stuff like Reclamation Sage with Predators, any ETB effects that matters will be very strong, even if the body attached isn't especially big. One thing that will help Predators work better is replacing as many non-creature effects with creatures. Vs a non-creature sac outlet, Dockside Chef (or even Skullport Merchant) might not be spectacular, but as a body you can reanimate it if you need to, or even sacrifice it for value, you can't do either with a spell. I try not to run ramp that isn't stapled to a body in my Meren deck, there are so many great creature sources of mana that you don't really need many spells/artifacts.

Sorry for not throwing in a 'cards to remove' section, I also find that hard to do. If I have a minute, I'll suggest a few that might be good to remove.

Profet93 on Atla's Eldrazi Farm *PRIMER*

3 months ago

ShredderTTN86

I got a caught ideas which might hatch and make their way into the deck soon

Elemental Bond/Garruk's Uprising > Garruk Packleader

Slice in Twain - Too expensive, cut for Return to Nature/Nature's Claim/Reclamation Sage

You have a high avg cmc given your deck involves cheating things into play and little ramp. Given that your deck is highly reliant on your commander, why not ramp into her so she's more impactful earlier on? Adding Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth or Three Visits should help with that. Perhaps cut Gruesome Slaughter - As it is costly and reliant upon having a large power, decently distributed board state.

I got other thoughts for cuts, lmk what you think of my suggestions/swaps

Ardees on Its Just a Flesh Wound (Budget Almost-cEDH Meren)

3 months ago

Suggestions from someone who started from a total junk Meren deck in 2015, and through the years made it to a cEDH (check the playlist here if you want: Meren Surgical Toolbox [2K22]:

More generally, have a look at EDHREC.com to see what cards best fit a budget Meren deck. No offense, but even as a budget your deck certainly needs much improvement. That is, assuming you don't run cards for their flavor or because you just like them. Then that's totally up to you.

AstroAA on What's in the Box? Oh! It's a Combo! (Karador)

3 months ago

Hello!

I'd recommend adding in sac outlets that allow you to kill your own stuff easier, such as Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar. Meanwhile, if you wanted to get more use out of permanents entering the battlefield, you could run Altar of the Brood.

Zulaport Cutthroat is also really nice for providing additional redundancy for Blood Artist, and Bastion of Remembrance fulfills a similar role. You can also include Carnival of Souls if you really wanted to for more mana. Pair with Pawn of Ulamog for more mana shenanigans.

I'd also recommend running more removal, such as Nature's Claim or Return to Nature as something like Rest in Peace or Grafdigger's Cage completely screws you over and you don't currently have many cheap ways to respond to those type of effects. Krosan Grip is also great for this. If you want it on a creature, Reclamation Sage is great as it's fairly cheap and you can recur it; Caustic Caterpillar is another option.

In addition, creatures like Reassembling Skeleton and Gravecrawler are also great for additional sacrifice fodder.

MagicMarc on Turn 2: 939 Damage!! [[With Primer]]

3 months ago

Also in the SB you could just add Reclamation Sage as your artifact and enchantment hate. Does not get dumped in your graveyard if you find it with Genesis Wave.

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