Sylvan Awakening

Sylvan Awakening


Until your next turn, all lands you control become 2/2 Elemental creatures with reach, indestructible, and haste. They’re still lands.

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Historic Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Frontier Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal

Sylvan Awakening occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Sylvan Awakening Discussion

Rorolith on Land to Life

1 day ago

Nissa, Who Shakes the World is great, maybe try Sylvan Awakening.

Try cutting Might of Oaks for Larger Than Life even though it gives -3/-3 compared to Might of Oaks, it does give trample against a creature that might block your creature and will probably kill the blocker.

I would recommend at least sideboarding Heroic Intervention to stop things like Anger of the Gods and such.

VexenX on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

6 days ago

Rasaru: I see why you compare Exploration and Burgeoning. I think the biggest downside of the latter is that you cannot play lands from your graveyard. I found that to be a very relevant drawback many times.

I am not a big fan of flashy alt wincons. If you ever get to the point that you could win with these cards you are WAY behind the curve. I don't see any problem trying them out in your own build though!

I'm going to check out your list now and let you know what I think!

XinZhao: I think I'll pass on Repercussion for now, but try and slot in Compost if i can find the room. With all the multi-color decks nowadays it seems like it could do some work.

_Arra_: I think the combo is pretty amazing for sure, the problem is that Sylvan Awakening is kind of a dud on it's own. I agree that burn is a good focus though. I won two games this weak without even attacking!

Rasaru on Sylvan Awakening + Epic Struggle ...

1 week ago

If I play Sylvan Awakening to turn all of my lands into creatures (until my next turn), then pass my turn (until it comes back to me), my land/creatures would disappear at the beginning of my upkeep. However, if I had Epic Struggle on the board, and sylvan awakening had met the wincon of 20+ monsters on my upkeep.. would I win? or would the land/creatures disappear before Epic Struggle triggered?

_Arra_ on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

1 week ago

VexenX yeah my point being is that I think with the inclusion of Fiery Emancipation I think we need to lean into Omnath's bolt ability more. Sylvan Awakening just came to mind as each land sac'd would deal 9. There is most likely a better option though.

Regarding your wish for a green Viscera Seer, the closest we have is Starved Rusalka which isn't a free sac but does only cost a G.

VexenX on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

1 week ago

XinZhao, Guerte: I think I will slot in Return of the Wildspeaker, but I got a foil Compost, so I might try that out at some point as well. I face mainly black and green in my meta, so it kinda fits well.

I agree with _Arra_, being able to creature tutor out a win with Craterhoof Behemoth is way different then Akroma's Memorial. Memorial definitely lays the hurt on when it comes out, but it very rarely wins games at the same level as Craderhoof.

I was not a fan of Sylvan Awakening when I played it previously. Maybe it is worth a relook.. but I would rather play something else to be honest. I wish our colors had creature sac outlet like Yahenni, Undying Partisan or Viscera Seer. What do you think about Repercussion? It plays into the burn strategy and combat as well.

Markoi: I think Radha, Heart of Keld is a fine budget option, but not really needed here. I wont be surprised to see it in future Om_rath decks!

Rasaru: Thanks! I think the deck is pretty amazing too! A good start for a budget built is fixing up the lands. There are many cheaper budget fetches out there, they just make the lands come in tapped most of the time. If you cut the money cards like Gaea's Cradle, Taiga, Wheel of Fortune, and Mana Crypt you will be really close. Most of my decks value is the fact that it is foiled out.

I love Reliquary Tower. I am almost always happy to have it, or hope to draw it. This deck draws a ton of cards, many of which we want to keep in our hands.

Expect an update this week!

_Arra_ on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

1 week ago

Hey Guerte, I don't see winning by Memorial and Craterhoof as comparable, sure they both need a board state and both usually finish but Craterhoof is a different beast as it has built in pump and evasion with the trample so I don't think it can be classed the same; Craterhoof Behemoth + Avenger of Zendikar is usually enough but Akroma's Memorial + Avenger of Zendikar alone would be lacking damage. I still win by combat but it is almost always with the Craterhoof.

It is an interesting point though and I definitely see there being changes made and there needing to be a slightly amended approach to some of the slots with the addition of Fiery Emancipation. Considerations such as Sylvan Awakening maybe more viable now as these lands could be sac'd for 9 damage each etc.

Brutal_B on Omnath - Elemental Lands

1 month ago

Playing lands like Raging Ravine might benefit you. If it dies, it triggers Omnath. Then you can play it from the graveyard via your Ramunap Excavator or Crucible of Worlds. Wakeroot Elemental? Liege of the Tangle? War Elemental? Vastwood Zendikon? Koth of the Hammer looks interesting.

Frewsax on High Risk, Higher Reward

2 months ago

So I have few suggestions while staying on your budget theme and the high risk idea.

The most expensive of my three recommendations is a $20 card called Concordant Crossroads. This card is exactly that, high risk high rewards as all of your creatures start doing things right away and will potentially throw that hasty Ghalta boy into the fray much sooner.

If you find things problematic in the form of your creatures always being killed running something like Fecundity might be fun! It gives you another risky form of card draw as it potentially gives your opponents that option too.

I think one of my favorite green cards sitting at $2 dollars might be just right for you! Recycle offers lots of benefits at the cost of going down to two cards every turn. Every card you play, including lands, draws you a card. Suddenly cards like Elvish Piper with a Seedborn Muse quite fun.

I would not cut the Taunting Elf like you previously mentioned. With the amount of damage you commander does that would be crazy!

Since you mentioned your meta is "swarming" with flyers, why don't you try replacing a single flying removal or wipe with Sandwurm Convergence? This will take care of the problem a little longer unless you experience you are with a play group that has a lot of targeted removal and board wipes for enchantments. Another one is Katabatic Winds. Just a couple ideas for more funny flying hate that can be more permanent.

Maybe if you like to swing a lot, Constant Mists is always a good one to throw into the mix. Also your mention of Wood Elves would be a far better replacement in the deck for Sylvan Awakening. I know those two are not comparable, you might consider changing those two.

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