Saruli Caretaker

Saruli Caretaker

Creature — Dryad

Defender

, Tap an untapped creature you control: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Saruli Caretaker Discussion

Gropengoats on LMC Walls

2 weeks ago

Murphy77 so I made a bant walls deck. I still need testing, and once I get more results I might decide to post the deck list.

I disagree with God-Eternal Oketra being to high of converted mana cost. This is to me a bomb. currently i am running 2. they are the 2nd win con. he is possibly a 6/6 doublestrike that poops out 4/4. If not exiled he is recurring. sure he is a turn 5 or 6, but you are literally a def deck. you have plenty of turns to draw him. this is not an aggro deck. it is ok to run higher cmc.

so there are some cards in your deck that are to me, underwhelming.I will name a few Concordia Pegasus and Roc Charger. take these out and look at green.. Looking at my list i only kept 2 creature cards in my bant version.the two are turtle and wall of runes.

However, for green ramp, i wouldn't use Arboreal Grazer, but instead use Saruli Caretaker and Incubation Druid. Now my deck runs Primal Empathy. kinda a weird card if you ask me, but i think i like it. it makes our walls bigger and possibly block and kill stuff mid game, and best case, you draw a bunch. Drawing is so important in this deck i feel, BUT we need a creature heavy deck imo. therefore, Parcelbeast makes a great card to filter, and 4 toughness.

This is my take on everything. I still need more testing atm. If you play mtga we could test or what not.

MrBoombastic on Fountain of After...Life..Link?

1 month ago

Hi there!

A few suggestions to improve your list:

Hope that helps.

Good luck brewing.

Apollo_Paladin on No one can stop the wall!

6 months ago

If you're going to do a Wall (Defender) Deck, I'd recommend switching your colors from Green-Blue-Red to Green-Blue-White.

Arcades, the Strategist isn't a super-expensive card to purchase & he adds immensely to Defender builds.

Wall of Roots can help you out quite a bit with Mana Generation, especially if you need a bunch of it in a hurry. The same is true of Saruli Caretaker Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive is a must-have too I'd say for when you can shed Defender abilities & attack.

If you do decide to splash White, then you have a number of other really decent (and inexpensive) Defender options such as Wall of Essence , Novice Knight , Resolute Watchdog , and many - MANY - more.

ChRyKy on Donald Trump's Wet Dream

1 year ago

Hi multimedia, thanks for your suggestions. This was the first commander deck I've ever built, kind of like my little baby, haha. I have a few cards on the way for it, Tree of Redemption , Land Tax , Slagwurm Armor and Brave the Sands . I had Saruli Caretaker in the deck previously, took it out for some land search cards to get Rampaging Baloths going. I've previously searched for Wall of Denial at a decent price, but limited availability made me give up. Postage to Australia from the US or Europe is another factor, hahaha. I will keep your suggestions in mind for future acquisitions, as many of them would work very well.

As far as my cut list goes, Fountain of Renewal , Chaos Wand , Deep Freeze , Worldsoul Colossus , Suspicious Bookcase and Guardians of Akrasa are there because they do stuff, but not great stuff if that makes sense? If you have other suggestions on what to cut, I'm all ears!

multimedia on Donald Trump's Wet Dream

1 year ago

Hey, looks good, nice start. Is this one of your first Commander decks you've made? Really nice pull on the IMA packs especially since you only bought two packs and got the best/most valuable card in the whole set :)

Arcades can benefit a lot from creatures who have defender who can make ramp. These help to make mana to be able to play Arcades faster which helps your overall deck because you want Arcades on the battlefield before you can really get going in the game. If you draw them when you don't need ramp then that's fine because they still draw you a card because they have defender.

Battlement and Guardian can make a lot of ramp because they both care about how many creatures with defender you control. As you play more defender creatures the better their ramp becomes. Either one can for instance trigger a lot of activations for Assault Formation .

Wall of Blossoms is good, it's a green Wall of Omens . Wall of Denial and Geist of the Archives are three drop flying defender creatures and Denial is among the best Walls in Commander. Jeskai Barricade has flash and it can bounce another creature with defender back to your hand so you can play it again and draw again with Arcades.

Reveillark is good reanimation with Walls since they have 0 power. Lark also combos with Barricade for lots of reanimation since Lark triggers when it leaves the battlefield this includes bouncing it with Barricade. Arcades cares about when a defender creature ETB (enters the battlefield) therefore if you reanimate defender creatures you get to draw for each one that enters. Brave the Sands is good with Walls, vigilance with Arcades lets Walls attack and also defend.

Budget lands ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.


triproberts12 on Soul of the Tokens

1 year ago

From the sound of your meta, there seems to be a lot of group card draw going on. Make sure to overload on ramp, so you can play the extra cards you draw. Loam Dryad and Saruli Caretaker could be decent turn-1 plays in this deck, since you can tap Emmara the turn she comes down. Wirewood Lodge could also be cool. For low-cmc card draw, I would check out Mask of Memory and Selvala, Explorer Returned for your build. I would also skim the EDHREC page for Emmara.

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