Retreat to Kazandu

Retreat to Kazandu

Enchantment

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —

  • Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
  • You gain 2 life.

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Retreat to Kazandu Discussion

LandoLRodriguez on Earth, Windgrace, Fire

2 weeks ago

cavacinig Thanks, my Windgrace deck has evolved some over time and I plan on keeping it updated. Landfall is one of my favorite mechanics in Magic, so I've tried to create what I think of as a "landfall toolbox" with as many varying effects as possible, such as Caustic Crawler's unique -1/-1 ability. While Moraug, Fury of Akoum's ability is also unique to landfall, I've chosen not to include him. My general strategy is to sort of sit back until I have a totally overwhelming force and essentially only need to attack once. Moraug provides sort of a "win more" condition to me that doesn't seem necessary. That being said though, that's just my opinion and if you wanna swing multiple times per turn with Moraug, Go for it!

Titania, Protector of Argoth, on the other hand, I would highly recommend. I have to disagree with AscendedLandfalls and assert that Titania will prove valuable even without relying heavily on straight up land sac outlets like Zuran Orb or Squandered Resources. With Titania out there, one Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + any Crucible of Worlds effect + multiple lands drops allowed in a turn = a whole bunch of chunky elementals per turn. I like getting value for lands coming and going, and behind The Gitrog Monster, Titania provides the best value for lands leaving.

As far as your other inclusions, you're gonna love Lotus Cobra. The mana generation he creates is insane. Grazing Gladehart is certainly expendable since you get the landfall life gain effect from both Retreat to Kazandu and Retreat to Hagra. As far as Ground Assault, it certainly can do a large amount of one time damage, but in my deck at least I rely on Akoum Hellkite for direct damage. Combine him with deathtouch from Retreat to Hagra and he becomes a removal machine! All this is to say that I'd put Ground Assault on the chopping block as well.

That's all for now I suppose, I hope this helps some and keep on brewing! LANDS MATTER!

wallisface on Elven Hordes

4 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

  • your current list lacks a lot of the power that makes elves strong. Missing stuff like Elvish Archdruid, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Realmwalker, and Shaman of the Pack are going to really hurt your ability to apply pressure in games.

  • Retreat to Kazandu isn’t worth it here. Without fetches it’s only giving you a pretty-average ability on average once every 3 turns, which is a pretty terrible rate of return.

  • Elven Bow doesn’t do a lot for you, and would be better off as more elves instead (particularly, more 1-mana mana-generating elves, which you seem super-low on).

  • Return to Nature isn’t worth it as a mainboard card. There’ll be too many matchups where it does nothing, but even outside of this elves just want to flood the board and win quickly, they shouldn’t have to concern themselves with disrupting the opponent.

Etoilebane on Trelasarra PLEASE HELP MAKE MORE COMPETITIVE

2 months ago

I'm bad at card substitutions, so I'm going to toss a bunch of card suggestions at you and wish you good luck.
Gavony Township is a neat land that puts +1/+1 counters that your deck might like.
Hopeful Initiate lets you turn +1/+1 counters into removal, I dumped one into my Mikaeus, the Lunarch deck and I have high hopes for it. Same for Sigarda's Summons(but for different reasons).
Champion of Lambholt is super cool if you can get enough +1/+1 counters on her. Less blockers? Yes please.
Hamza, Guardian of Arashin seems pretty cool. Kind of like a GW Animar, Soul of Elements. I don't know if your deck has enough of a creature focus to make Hamza a good pay-off for you, but in theory it could be good.
Archangel of Thune does something very similar to your commander, but the price tag (~$21 USD) is a bit much. (and it goes infinite with Scurry Oak or Herd Baloth and an ETB lifegain card) It could be very strong in your deck.
Felidar Retreat is a lot like Retreat to Kazandu but it gives counters to everyone. Yeah, it's not the best for triggering Trelasarra's ability (unless you have an ETB lifegain out) but it could still be a viable option for your deck.
Devoted Druid is super cool in +1/+1 counter decks if you can feed it counters to cancel out the -1/-1 counters you're going to be putting on it.

LinkOpensChest_wav on Yikes! Humans!

2 months ago

All very good points.

Do you think I should look for more ways to pump my humans? I kinda think I should because it doesn't seem fast enough to pull off a small-creature aggro style win. I do have a copy of Beastmaster Ascension in my Kynaios and Tiro deck, and I have Cathars' Crusade in my vampires deck. I could check with my playgroup to see if they'd allow me to use proxies since I technically own the cards...

For that matter, I've got Parallel Lives in my Kynaois and Tiro deck too. I really don't want to disassemble that deck though because that's one of the most fun, interactive decks I own.

Also, I have some slower pump cards like Retreat to Kazandu and Citadel Siege as well as Door of Destinies in my binder.

I've gotta say it's a much better deck already, thanks to you! It durdled pretty well against the other decks in my playgroup last Saturday, but just couldn't pull off a win.

If I decide to pump, I'll also have to see what I can cut.

Shaffe_House on This Land is my Land

5 months ago

Part 2

Other Cards that you could consider cutting

  1. Ondu Giant => Seedguide Ash this card is one more mana expsive and has to die inorder to get the lands, but could be such a good upside. This dieing with your commander reads ramp 3 draw 3 cards and gain 3 life
  2. Soratami Mirror-Guard I get what you are doing here, but I feel like there are better payoffs for this
  3. Timbermaw Larva => Rampaging Brontodon trample is 1,000% better on this card
  4. Wakeroot Elemental 5 greens for a 5/5? way overcosted
  5. Wave-Wing Elemental again similar argument to Windrider Eel not that big of an impact
  6. Wild Wanderer good but could have better options
  7. Aetherflux Reservoir I know this is good in commander but why? No synergy at all, there has to be a better card slot here
  8. Elixir of Immortality I used to put this in all of my decks too, but it is counter productive to your stragay with cards like Splendid Reclamation and The Mending of Dominaria
  9. Wayfarer's Bauble There is better ramp than this in green
  10. I see why you have Jiang Yanggu but I feel like there is stronger cards than that. I cut the card to tutor Journey for the Elixir for him sorry :(
  11. There are a bunch of other better than Ranger's Path you could add, I'll show them in the recommendations
  12. Future Sight and Ominous Seas both seem strange here. I get future sight can draw cards, BUT I feel you should use mana sinks rather than off the top of your library draw
  13. Ghostly Flicker is on thin ice, like yes you have all the etb creatures but sometimes it is a dead card. meh at best?

Other Cards that you could consider adding

This is where the fun begins and your wallet cries

  1. You want Nissa, Who Shakes the World great card, it is a mana doubler ramp, and also you just win with the ultimate
  2. I heard you like ramp try Tireless Provisioner and pick up one for me while you are at it please
  3. Here is a gaint list of green ramp Harrow , Growth Spiral , Explore , Khalni Heart Expedition , Roiling Regrowth , Grow from the Ashes , Urban Evolution , Migration Path , Natural Connection , Nissa's Renewal , Nylea's Intervention , Spring / Mind , Animist's Awakening , Omen of the Hunt
  4. Keeping your life total at a high level Kazandu Nectarpot , Grazing Gladehart , Retreat to Kazandu , Jaddi Offshoot
  5. Mana Sinks, you are going to have a lot of mana, might as well do something with it Kamahl's Druidic Vow ummm.... yes? Kefnet the Mindful one of my favorite Gods, that doesn't have a place. I look forward to getting attacked by him Sprout Swarm it is really easy for this card to be "free"
  6. Win Cons Blackblade Reforged yes, all the yes Kamahl’s Will All the lands become creatures lol Crash of Rhino Beetles oh crap a 15/15 oh no Oran-Rief Hydra meh, but it could be good?

  7. Other just good cards Frilled Mystic , Trygon Predator , Plasm Capture Gush , Tragic Lesson , Simic Charm , Rampage of the Clans

That is all I can think of at the moment. I'm sure I'll have more la

DreadKhan on Knight deck

7 months ago

Well, Selesnya Sanctuary might bounce a land, but it taps for 2, so next turn you not only have less lands out, you have the same mana (and have some fixing), and you definitely have another land in hand if you need to play a big drop later. If you use Karoo lands, you lose the land, but you aren't down any mana. As for Ohran, I was thinking a singleton as a finisher, as it can both draw lots of cards and clear out blockers, both things you probably want. I'm trying to think of some good card draw options that fit in here, white has nothing I can think of that fits, and green tends to need a big creature out, or lots of creatures.

Rebuff vs Mana Tithe is a decent question, but I think the two serve different purposes. Mana Tithe mostly hits efficient plays, and removal plays tend to be cheap and leave mana to pay it. Mana Tithe becomes dead quickly most games though, while Rebuff can stay relevant.

I can explain some of what Knight of the Reliquary can do for you. It excels in a deck that runs lands that are high value, up to Gaea's Cradle type stuff, but there are many great lands out there that can take over the game that aren't $1k. It can easily fix you with a The World Tree , and all the while it keeps growing. You might also want some landfall payoffs like Felidar Retreat or Retreat to Kazandu , there are tons out there. If you fetch out a Sanctuary, note it will still bounce a land, and thus Reliquary can set up Knight of the White Orchid to fetch a land for you and actually get you ahead on mana, and that fetched Plains can then be sacrificed for a better land later. If you can bounce, flicker or otherwise repeat the Knight, you might actually end up pretty far ahead, as long as you expect your opponents to hit their land drops. You can also find lands that make creatures with Reliquary, or go big with Dark Depths as a finisher, it's an extremely versatile card, and has big synergies with a ton of stuff like Crucible of Worlds to generate big mana enabling quick wins. Even without leaning too hard into it's traditional uses, just using it as a Knight it seems like a good card, and I feel like you need more creatures in here anyways.

If you keep Knight of the White Orchid I would remove the ramp spells for Reliquaries, I think you have enough lands to hit 3 mana safely.

Hope some of this was helpful!

Flagellum on Steep Price to Pay (Dina, Soul Steeper)

9 months ago

Powerleech : would be great

Quiet Disrepair , Retreat to Hagra , Retreat to Kazandu , Jaddi Offshoot , Grazing Gladehart , Kazandu Nectarpot , Lifegift : Landfall and upkeep triggers. Run a land ramp package thanks to green to capitalize on these effects. Very budget friendly options

Zuran Orb / Dark Heart of the Wood : Eat the lands you accrued through the game. Throw in Splendid Reclamation for lolz and sac them all again

NicodaPico on Yedora, Lands are Friends

9 months ago

Combo lines; Commander + Life and Limb / Ambush Commander / Natural Affinity + any sac outlet like alter of dementia (this one is actually game winning) gives you infinite etb and death triggers plus infinite mana. Ways to finish the game after that include Walking Ballista / Goblin Cannon , Soul of the Harvest / Fecundity / Staff of Domination to draw your entire library, Season of Growth / Path of Discovery to scry your way to another wincon, Seed the Land , Genesis Chamber , Scute Swarm , Zendikar's Roil for infinite tokens, Baru, Fist of Krosa for infinitely huge trample creatures, Essence Warden / Retreat to Kazandu for infinite life then hit people with a Squall Line

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