Selesnya Sanctuary

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Selesnya Sanctuary


Selesnya Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped.

When Selesnya Sanctuary enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.

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plakjekaas on How Do I Explain to …

1 week ago

There is an issue with running these in commander; it's an excellent way of making someone feel targeted. If your Selesnya Sanctuary gets blown up by Wasteland while the third player's Thespian's Stage is left alone, prepare for some conflict.

If someone gives up one of their lands to eliminate one of yours in a multiplayer setting, that's very balanced, but also easily interpreted as spiteful vs. proper threat assessment.

Even though Strip Mine is probably very good in any commander deck with 3 or less colors, I'm not running it in any because of those feelbads, because of Commander being a social format instead of a competitive one.

I prefer Ghost Quarter, replacing the land you blow up with a basic, without the mana investment a Demolition Field needs. When that happens to be a Strip Mine, you can blame the target for building their deck with too few basics :P

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (MH3 updates)

1 year ago

Unfortunately, no, and I don't think it is feasible to try to fit it in here with 4x The Mycosynth Gardens either. Prior to that, this would have been a great card, and we could have played a Godless Shrine alongside a third fetch and ran 3-4 each of Golgari Rot Farm and Selesnya Sanctuary (trim on Simic Growth Chambers) with no real downside to speak of.

Now, it fells like a bit too much of an investment for a backup plan. I still think it is a great card, but I don't think I can fit it in here without trading off some explosiveness by making some other cuts I really don't want to.

Epicurus on How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

1 year ago

Realms Uncharted and Scapeshift are worth considering. Also, bounce lands might be fun (Gruul Turf, Boros Garrison, Selesnya Sanctuary). I'd replace the multiplayer lands with these.

Some more cards to consider:

Field of the Dead

Sylvan Safekeeper

Constant Mists

Titania, Protector of Argoth

Life from the Loam

Jhi69 on The Greendale Human-Beings

1 year ago

Hello friend!

I would like to suggest you some cards :)

Wyrm's Crossing Patrol: This card is a house on multiplayer! The Tokens are exiled at the end of combat BUT it's still +3 counter on Kyler on each attack if you play in a four player pod

Odric, Master Tactician: choose how to block and dont block its insane. just oneshot some people without resistance

Maja, Bretagard Protector: will give you for every Landdrop a human body to pushes Kyler. And if your on enough mana you can use Selesnya Sanctuary every turn to constantly generate humans. Even better with Azusa, Lost but Seeking.

Forge of Heroes: When your up to one more mana you can give Kyler instant a counter when he enters

Overwhelming Stampede: Just win the game on the spot. Your big creatures getting even bigger with evasion

Greater Good: Massiv Draw, just sacrifice one token after the combat (maybe one from Wyrm's Crossing Patrol) and refill your hand

Orange+ on Punching in Pillow Fights

2 years ago

Hi, H-E-N-R-Y

Cool deck you've got going here :)

I have made a Sythis deck myself, but to be honest, Im not completely into what people usually play with Sythis. I could however provide some initial thoughts I have based on your decklist.

First of I would recommend that you structure your deck with categories. I know a lot of people on tappedout doesnt use them, but they are very useful when building decks or providing feedback.

You play a lot of lands that enter the battlefield tapped, but as a two color deck containing green, Im not sure if you need to. Some of them might be handy, like Path of Ancestry and Temple of Plenty which gives scry. But I dont think you need the rest, and could swap them out with lands that dont enter tapped (like just basics). The lands are: Arctic Treeline, Blossoming Sands, Graypelt Refuge, Path of Ancestry, Scattered Groves, Selesnya Guildgate, Selesnya Sanctuary, Temple of Plenty, Thriving Grove, Vivid Grove, and Vivid Meadow

I've tried to play Crystal Chimes myself, and didnt like it that much. If I were you, I would probably take out both the chimes and the Cloud Key. They seem slow. Cards like the chimes and Resurgent Belief are very telegraphed, meaning your opponents will know what you can do before you do them, this is often quite a disadvantage.

Otherwise I think your composition is pretty nice with lots of good cards. But it might get better if you cut some of the larger mana cost cards. If you get to draw a lot from your commander, you might as well play a lot of cards. And if that is the case, mana is what is holding you back. I think cards like Celestial Mantle, Eldrazi Conscription, Epic Proportions, Gigantiform, Indrik Umbra, Martyr's Bond, and Prodigious Growth are a bit too mana expensive. (However, if you treat some of these as wincon, you should keep those)

As I mentioned, Im not quite sure what is common to play with Sythis, but as you have many spells with mana cost 3 or less, you could try Sun Titan. Otherwise, enchantment recursion is really nice in these kinds of decks (against bordwipes and such). Cards like Replenish, Retether, and Brilliant Restoration.

Finally, as mentioned by others commenters, I think removal is really important. I think Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile are natural fits, but if you want play more enchatments, you could also try Journey to Nowhere, Borrowed Time, or Oblivion Ring. My deck Riders on the Storm has a removal category if you want to take another look.

wallisface on Feline Feelings

2 years ago

lhetrick13 If you are running ramp, i’d suggest just using mana dorks like Noble Hierarch (yes, I know it’s not a cat - but i’m not sure how much you want to burden yourself by your own theme?). Personally though, for this brew, i’d be suggesting to drop the mana curve drastically, instead of adding ramp.

On the topic of Selesnya Sanctuary, the card isn’t a ramp card at all without the help of Amulet of Vigor - and at that point you’re building an entirely different deck. Without Amulet, the land is more likely to trip you up on pivotal turns than help you, and importantly it doesn’t actually speed up your mana generation at all.

For interaction, I think you just want to be running more Path to Exile effects. I can suggest Fateful Absence and March of Otherworldly Light in addition to Path. I’d ditch Reciprocate as its too easy for your opponent to play-around.

I’d personally be moving Heroic Intervention to the sideboard (there’s too many matchups where its not good), and dropping your creature count to around 16-18. If you’re able to grind out the game through interaction, this will buy you more time to play your bigger cats (and most of them add enough value that they’re worth stalling/grinding for). Lots of interaction lets you run a slightly higher mana-curve also (as control decks do), so this lets you keep more of your bigger cards in the deck.

lhetrick13 on Feline Feelings

2 years ago

wallisface - what are your thoughts on ramping lands like Selesnya Sanctuary. Kinda a two lands in one with the caveat that it does enter play tapped. I was doing some light research on ramping cards in modern and those style of lands were mentioned.

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