Scryb Ranger

Scryb Ranger

Creature — Faerie

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could play an instant.)

Flying, protection from blue ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything blue. Anything blue attached to this creature immediately falls off.)

Return a Forest you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Latest Decks as Commander

Scryb Ranger Discussion

FounderX on Cunning Dark Elves

4 weeks ago

Hahaha raspberryfish25 now you mention it, it does sound funny :-). If answers are needed in your meta these are definitely good choices, the Golgari colors have lots of answers to play in the form of targeted and mass removal. Abrupt Decay could also be included. Eyeblight Massacre could also get rid of tokens, without harming your own board state. Lys Alana Scarblade in combination with untap abilities could also perform well to get rid of pesky creatures. You can always recur the discarded creatures with several black cards out there, though not really my style of play. Cover of Darkness is sitting in my binder, trying it out, great evasive tech. Genesis Wave , now that is a digger I do like, definitely agree with you on that one.

As for the cards you are willing to try, they are indeed very strong, but strong comes with a price tag, if budget isn't an issue definitely worth upgrading.

Chord of Calling budget one-time use Zenith, Crashing Drawbridge cheaper crossroads, although usable the next turn, but only haste on your side of the board. Fauna Shaman is already the budget version of Survival of the Fittest , but Evolutionary Leap is the cheapest closest card with more or less the same effect. Song of the Dryads combo sounds like a lot of fun indeed. With enough counters on Champion of Lambholt you can achieve the same for the price of a bag of crisps. Seeker of Skybreak is a great "untapper", maybe you like Quirion Ranger and Scryb Ranger too.

Time Spiral remastered comes with a few nice reprints like Slaughter Pact , Summoner's Pact , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Damnation . Still on the steep side, price-wise, but way cheaper than the currently printed versions.

OmniDreamer on Forest for the Wicked (Kamahl & Kodama EDH)

2 months ago

Sorry for the very lengthy reply. I just got swept up in this.

I've only played two games so my experience overall isn't going to tell me enough about how certain cards perform in various situations or if they're not synergizing enough with your strategy. I'm guessing you're on a budget. If your playgroup allows proxies, or money isn't an issue. Gaea's Cradle is always a great option in a deck that generates lots of token creatures, and you're already running Crop Rotation . The budget option to cradle though is Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. When I began my 2nd game playing this deck I was very concerned since one opponent was running Angus Mackenzie which usually just neuters this kind of strategy. I mean I lost that game for other reasons, but if it had dragged on I probably would need a lot of luck to have instant speed removal for Angus and enough power to alpha strike or I'd just lose to forever fog. That's certainly an edge case, but a tad more removal could be helpful to rid yourself of problematic creatures or other effects. Song of the Dryads and Kenrith's Transformation are a couple of great options. The only other creature that doesn't do something like fight that shot to the front of my mind to get around Angus was Questing Beast .

=============

However, simply looking at the list and thinking about good options in general I would say the following cards should be considered for replacement:

  • Colossal Majesty its a bit slow compared to other green card draw. Sylvan Library is probably the best replacement if money is no issue. Beast Whisperer is decent and you can tutor it. There are great one-time effects considering the swarm you usually have like Shamanic Revelation and Regal Force . Harmonize is always a solid option. Oakhame Adversary is usually getting through because of deathtouch and you can always leave him as a blocker. Depending on your meta Runic Armasaur can net you plenty of cards.
  • Liege of the Tangle feels like you'd be better off with something that helps finish the game the turn it enters the battlefield for this much mana. Craterhoof Behemoth or something like that would be nice, but if you're content with the pump that you get from Kamahl then perhaps Bane of Progress would be nice to wipe the pesky artifacts and enchantments. God-Eternal Rhonas is another decent buff to finish with. Great Oak Guardian could potentially be a finisher with your ability to turn lands into creatures and Temur Sabertooth as a way to recast the treefolk again and again.
  • Nylea, Keen-Eyed I feel like she is a decent card, especially since she is indestructible, but her activated ability is pretty costly for only digging 1 card. I would prefer Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip for this kind of effect and if it flips it does the cost reduction. If you're after an indestructible creature here then Rhonas the Indomitable is great for the deathtouch as a blocker or threat, and his pump + trample effect. For other nice cost reducers there's Emerald Medallion and Rhonas's Monument .
  • Curious Herd was a dead card for me in one of my games where I drew it. I ended up discarding it when I ended a turn at 8 cards in hand. I can see that it has potential in some matchups, but its is a bit meta dependent. Arachnogenesis would probably be an upgrade in many cases, but again meta dependant.
  • Magus of the Order I was surprised when I saw this in my hand because I didn't realize it had been printed. 2020 was a blur. However, as it stands there were not a lot of great targets for this to go tutor into play. Avenger, Nyxbloom, of Baloths were the primary options to me since Leige needs to swing and connect in order to do something and wait a turn before the lands can attack giving opponents a chance to wipe your board (including 8/8 lands). Actual Natural Order would be preferable since it is less telegraphed, but still need better finisher, utility, value to tutor for. Craterhoof, Bane of Progress, or maybe something like Apex Devastator for all the silly cascades.
  • Roiling Regrowth -> Harrow (generally won't get countered so the additional cost on cast of sacrificing a land is a minimal risk) or if you want a body Springbloom Druid .
  • Bow of Nylea it certainly has its utility, but something like Ohran Frostfang may be better for the deathtouch buff and supplemental card draw.

Other cards to consider:

Some combo suggestions:

  • Quirion Ranger + Ashaya, Soul of the Wild to use the ranger's ability to return the ranger and untap any other creature that can tap for mana to recast the range and repeat for infinite cast triggers, creature ETB triggers for other permanents that care, and "landfall" triggers. Scryb Ranger can also work if your "lands" produce an additional green or if you have a way to give them haste like Lightning Greaves or Concordant Crossroads .
  • Cloudstone Curio + Kodama of the East Tree to put a land into play, bounce another land, resolve Kodama trigger to put that land back into play and bounce the first land for as many additional lands you can play per turn. This becomes infinite if you have a permanent that generates any kind of token on landfall trigger.

Saccox on The zada's death touch Pezzent

4 months ago

Hi Rorolith,thanks for your comment.The problem with Zada, Hedron Grinder are:Domri's Ambush,Nature's Way and Thrash / Threat target only him or even the creature taking the damage? Scryb Ranger it's a good card but in this deck the cards do not exceed the average value of 0.30 euro in magiccardmarket,scryb ranger have 0.60 euro.If you want, look at my other decks too and tell me what you think ^^

Rorolith on The zada's death touch Pezzent

4 months ago

I don't know why it wouldn't work with any of those, but I might be wrong. Scryb Ranger might be an interesting 1 or 2 of. Your opponent attacks with their best creature when you've tapped out with your attack, flash out Ranger, untap one and kill their creature. If their creature had flying, you could use Wasteland Scorpion on Ranger to take them out. It also has protection from blue as an added bonus. Play around with it.

Djehuti on Wanderer's Song

4 months ago

On Ashaya, Soul of the Wild: This card turns Quirion Ranger /Scryb Ranger into forests. They can then return themselves to hand to untap your multi-mana producer. recast and repeat for infinite mana and untaps. This opens up a straight forward T4 win just by casting Yisan on T1 assuming you have enough mana for double verses (Quirion->Scryb->selvala->sabertooth->ashaya == draw your deck, loop TKS).

Cariddis on Kamahl, Fist of Krosa EDH

6 months ago

DecadeFire thank you for the advice!

About swapping Terastodon for Ancient Greenwarden, I am a little doubtful: the latter does a Panharmonicon effect that I don't see particularly relevant in Kamahl. The former, on the other hand, it's a green multiple removal tool that can deal with problematic cards, like stax pieces or damage-preventing tools like Glacial Chasm

Scute Swarm seems very powerful in a pure-aggro style of commander. I suppose this strategy could be viable depending on the meta. I usually play against midrange/combo decks, therefore I don't actually need another tool to further push the aggro plan.

I am about to write another update related to Zendikar Rising cards, and I can give a spoiler here: it will need some other 20+ games to be confirmed, but it is highly likely that I will add Ashaya, Soul of the Wild to the 99. With Kamahl in play, you can go infinite with Quirion Ranger / Scryb Ranger and an animated Gaea's Cradle. This is so cool and broken that some times it didn't even feel fair lol. Like always, I do not make change until I played at least 100 games, therefore I will let you know soon :)

SynergyBuild on Non-Dimir cEDH Combos

6 months ago

In cEDH, the best non-dimir combos in Naya are as follows:

Underworld Breach + Lion's Eye Diamond + Wheel of Fortune

Goblin Recruiter for Conspicuous Snoop & Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, with the last of infinite snoop tokens copying the recruiter to get a Mogg Fanatic

Dockside Extortionist + Emiel the Blessed/Temur Sabertooth

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Quirion Ranger/Scryb Ranger + Mana Dork tapping for 2+

plakjekaas also showed off some old combos for casual cEDH if you want more options!

Load more