Seek the Horizon
Search your library for up to three basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Seek the Horizon Discussion
8 months ago
Something else I just realized that I like about Springbloom Druid in this deck is that it provides 3 triggers for Kodama in addition to the two landfall triggers for other permanents with landfall effects. Also forgot to mention Elvish Reclaimer as a nice land tutor that can be activated during an opponent's turn to start the Ghost Town chain with landfall token generators.
Because of how quickly Kodama can chain lands onto the field I feel like you could add more cards that help put lots of land into your hand like:
I mean if you drastically shifted the playstyle of the deck it would be fun to run Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant Flip in the 99 for the exponential basic forest mana. I'd still use your partners as the commanders and have more basic forest in the deck with more effects to drop lands into play like Burgeoning
Also if you just want to really annoy your opponents.
- Collector Ouphe great if you don't have many artifact abilities.
- Hall of Gemstone green decks tend to just play stuff on their own turn so locking others down to a single color doesn't usually affect you.
- City of Solitude this can be good for you if you usually need people to leave you alone on your turn, but detrimental if you need to respond on an opponents turn. Note: this does not even allow people to tap for mana on an opponent's turn.
1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my deck. You are correct, this deck prioritizes big mana over interaction. I decided to capitalize on green's strengths for a strong mid-late game rather than focus on super early ramp and interaction. I've found these types of builds more to my liking, even if they aren't 100% optimized so to speak.
Nature's Claim - Very good card, in this build, I'm allowing my opponents to hurt each other while I ramp. Not the best as discussed, but what I prefer.
Scute Swarm - 100% going on, as we discussed prior :)
Allosaurus Shepherd - Blue isn't a huge issue in the meta, but I have Cavern and Boseju with work as land slots to deal with blue. Should blue become more prevalent, shepherd is coming in, hands down!
Worldly Tutor - I just recently added Finale and Green Suns which have been more than enough. Eye of Ugin is my main land target as I use it to continuously tutor for eldrazi despite the interaction in the meta. I might revisit it at a later point as several people have recommended it.
Scapeshift - I've had my eye on this card for a while for all the reasons mentioned, I want to add this in.
Castle Garenbrig - Similar to above, I've been hesitant about adding it due to drawing it without another forest given my low forest count, but I think you're right, the risk of it coming in tapped should be outweighed by the extra mana it can produce. It shall come in the deck soon :)
Idk why but cards like Dryad Arbor and Craterhoof never felt right to me in green (blasphemy, I know!). Dryad doesnt make mana the turn it comes down and is susceptible to removal/wipes which are prevalent in the meta. Moreover, while the interaction between Dryad and GSZ is cool, I would much rather use GSZ on Ramunap, Avenger, Ulvenwald, etc....
Temple of the False God - I wouldn't cut a forest for it, the only nonbasic worth cutting is scavenger grounds but I dont feel the potential extra mana is worth it for the risk it provides in the early game. While I have almost half my deck as lands, I still sometimes have trouble getting lands (crazy no?)
Petrified Field - I already run it, it's a great card for the reasons you listed!
Wasteland - I've tried not to go the LD route unless I really need to, as such, have avoided adding wasteland. I would rather have interaction for the GY decks in my meta, but this will be revisited at a later time.
Cut Snow-Covered Forest for Castle Garenbrig - "Upgrade"
Regarding life from the loam, I'm unsure. It has saved me in several instances, others it wasn't needed. Given I'm adding ancient greenwaren with 2 tutors (finale + GSZ), that should remove my need for life from the loam. I am probably cutting it per your suggestion, but am going to wait on commander legends to see if I can slot in a new card in place of it.
Also just fun to note since I have not updated the description yet, Rude Awakening + Deserted Temple + Cradle = Fun Times. I think it's one of my favorite cards in the deck (also biased as I played with it when I was 13), ritual and wincon all in 1.
1 year ago
Awesome stuff here, man. If my Azusa deck was a small child, this would undoubtedly be it's angrier, bigger brother. What I like most is the confidence this build exudes, you're very clearly stating "I am going to ramp, you won't be able to stop me, and then I'm going to cast massive spells." Green is my favorite color in Magic, and this list is Green to a T.
Personally, I'd like to see a little more interaction here, but it's worth noting that I was scarred by Winter Orb and Static Orb early on in my EDH tenure, so I'm usually over-prepared to blow one up. That said, Nature's Claim is (in my humble opinion) one of Green's best spells, and worth consideration here.
- Scute Swarm. We already talked about this little guy, and if you're adamant on the number of lands you run, I'd recommend cutting Seek the Horizon or Thaumatic Compass Flip (otherwise I'd say cut a Forest).
- Allosaurus Shepherd. It makes 90% of your spells uncounterable, and that effect is impactful at nearly any stage of the game. It allows you to play greedily and sink a ton of mana into your spells, which seem important in this build. I'd think about it and consider cutting my above suggestions, or Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip.
- You can't go wrong with Worldly Tutor. Tutors = consistency.
- Scapeshift is a wonderful spell that will make your friends hate you. It's dangerous in my deck, and I think it'd be even more dangerous here given the number of lands you're running. Sacrifice any number of lands, go pull the best lands out of your deck, and make sure one of them is Field of the Dead. Suddenly, you've got an army of zombies, Gaea's Cradle, Strip Mine, Deserted Temple, Eye of Ugin, etc. I think you'd be fine to cut Life from the Loam, as you've already got plenty ability to play lands from the grave.
- Castle Garenbrig is a strictly better Forest in a mono-Green list.
- Dryad Arbor is surprisingly diverse. You can GSZ where X = 0 and go get Dryad Arbor, it taps for mana, it counts towards Gaea's Cradle, and it gets beefed by Finale of Devastation.
- Temple of the False God is actually pretty good in Azusa. I know, I know, it's a grossly overplayed card in our format, but as you already know, Azusa has no problem getting to 5 lands, and from that point on, it's a better Ancient Tomb.
- Petrified Field is neat with Realms Uncharted (if you don't already have the ability to play from the grave) and offers the ability to instant-speed get a land out of your yard. I find it to be pretty versatile.
- Wasteland isn't as good as Strip Mine, but it punishes multi-color decks. If you're like me and play in a tri-color meta, I think you'll find that it treats you well.
Hopefully I provided some decent food for thought. Either way, I think you have a great build here; I'm sure it's a blast to play!
1 year ago
I would suggest a couple new cards for the archetype: - Dryad Arbor - Ashaya, Soul of the Wild - Field of the Dead - Turntimber Symbiosis Flip - Shatterskull Smashing Flip - Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Elvish Reclaimer - Kessig Wolf Run - Ancient Greenwarden - Bala Ged Recovery Flip - The Great Henge
1 year ago
This is a very interesting deck I think. It’s different in that almost half your deck is lands. Also, you have a lot of different ideas going on here: land matters, power matters, eldrazi aggro, with a sprinkle of going wide. That probably creates a challenging deckbuilding balancing act. You might be spreading yourself too thin by having all those things in one deck. Especially because you have so few spots for supporting themes because your high land count. My main tip is: see if you can reduce the amount of themes for a higher focus and synergy. I've found that taking out one or two of such themes out and use them as the inspiration for a new deck can be very rewarding.
What I also noticed is that your list is quite a “glass cannon” kind of build. If it works, it works well, but I expect it is also relatively susceptible to be blown out by interaction. You also don't run a lot of interaction yourself. That’s not really my thing, as my meta would punish me too hard for trying. This tells me we play in very different environments, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt ;).
There a few cards here I would consider to cut:
- Zendikar Resurgent, Shamanic Revelation: These don’t synergize with your themes very well. You only run about 20 creatures, so resurgent is not going to draw that many cards. And with only 4 token makers, shamanic revelation is not really ideal either.
- Mind's Eye: I don’t think this card is worth running in edh anymore. Especially in green. Very slow and expensive.
- Boundless Realms: You don’t run a lot of landfall pay-offs. Perhaps a card that is a payoff by itself is a better use here.
Cards I would consider adding for better consistency
- Lightning Greaves: protects Azusa early and facilitates your eldrazi win-con later.
- Crashing Drawbridge: Another great haste enabler to facilitate your eldrazi aggro plan
- Dryad Arbor, Green Sun's Zenith and Finale of Devastation: in this deck I imagine you want access to Ramunap Excavator probably every game, so running GZS and FoD are a no-brainer imo. Adding Dryad Arbor is the icing on the cake to also have 2 more rampant growths in your deck for when Cow or Ramunap are already in your hand. I’d probably cut a few of the land tutors to make room for them: Sylvan Scrying and Realms Uncharted. I would also rate creature tutors over Seek the Horizon, because ramunap + any fetch draws you more lands.
- Ancient Greenwarden: another ramunap effect that can be tutored up and has a high power.
- Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip: I like this card for increasing consistency.
Lastly, I would make a choice between growing tall and going wide. The power matters theme is probably a better match than the going wide one, as your Eldrazi aggro plan is already matching with that (however, landfall supports the going-wide route very well, so you could really go either way). Here are some contenders to consider if you decide to go for power matters:
- Return of the Wildspeaker: alternative to Shamanic revelation if you decide to embrace going tall.
- Prowling Serpopard, Wayward Swordtooth, Kogla, the Titan Ape: utility and hate creatures that support your strategy, while also providing a high power for your power matter cards.
Hope there are some ideas here that match with your vision for the deck.
GL & HF!
1 year ago
I really like Flickerform, Gift of Immortality, Ephemerate, and Conjurer's Closet with Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves. Great ways of protecting him and getting reuse out of his enter the battlefield (ETB) ability!
I also really like Sword of the Paruns. Tolsimir usually wants you to play lots of wolves so that you can use his ability. You can use Sword of the Paruns to boost your wolves on defense when they ETB and fight!
I would recommend maybe replacing Gods Willing, Blessed Breath, Realms Uncharted, Unexpectedly Absent, Inspire Awe, & Stand Firm with Make a Stand, Unbreakable Formation, Rootborn Defenses, Brave the Elements, Swords to Plowshares, & Path to Exile
Heraldic Banner fits the deck really well! Some other good cards in that vein would be Marshal's Anthem, Leonin Sun Standard, Adaptive Automaton, Spear of Heliod, or Vanquisher's Banner. You could replace Shriekhorn, Mindcrank, Conjurer's Bauble, Ghoulcaller's Bell, & Grindclock with the recommendations.
1 year 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.