Sylvan Caryatid

Sylvan Caryatid

Creature — Plant

Defender, hexproof

{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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

Sylvan Caryatid occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Sylvan Caryatid Discussion

abbatromebone on Temur midrange ramp

13 hours ago
  • That tutor is amazing run as many as you can. Not only does it find the creature it puts it on the battlefield. You can alos use creatures to help cast the spell (they don't have to be mana dorks).
  • Unless the indestructible part is happening a lot there are much better spells to run Lightning Bolt Lava Spike Searing Blaze Rift Bolt and Skewer the Critics all come to mind. Cindervines might be better than Destructive Revelry. And running one copy isnt that amazing.
  • I feel its important here to talk about sideboards (SB for short). You can 15 cards outside your normal deck to bring in against certain match ups (techinally after the first game in a round of 3, with friends i let them side board right away). That is where you want to put all of your situational cards for certain decks.
  • Cut Blasphemous Act. There 2 main reasons 1) it kills your big dudes you are ramping to as well as your mana dorks 2) if you are that far behind you've probably already lost.
  • As for the mana base you arfe running 11 red cards 3 of which are double red. They are cards you are playing later due to the cmc so getting that 2nd red isnt as bad. You have 16 red sources which is a lot for that many cards. Looks like 14 blue soruces for 4 cards. Green is clearly fine. ( I count Sylvan Caryatid, Utopia Sprawl, Gateway Plaza and the other lands as sources. I didn't count arbor elf being it has to hit a forest). You are only running 4 non-forest cards which is fine.

Xica on Deck Help with Temur ramp ...

2 days ago

Ditch blue, and use a fetcheless RG mana base, look up fetchless. storm for reference.

Stop using ramp cards that have a cmc higher than 1. Its bad enough to loose 1 mana ramp cards to removal, don't make the issue rose by losing even more tempo with them. Cards like Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma
Even cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder are so weak that they don't really see play outside valakut decks, where the fetched land acting as Lightning Bolt is a huge upside. Similarly Sylvan Caryatid is played only in Soulflayer decks, as it grants a relevant keyword on top of ramping, and Jeskai Ascendancy decks, where your combo piece being hexproof matters a LOT.

Don't run "do nothing" cards, like Electrodominance.

If you feel the need to run card draw, run something like Life's Legacy, or even just Combustible Gearhulk, that way you avoid having to splash blue, and get a card that plays better in most situations. (gearhulk is 4-8 damage, or you draw 3, life's legacy can be played after some value plays baited counterspells)

And for the sake of all thats good run some unconditional interaction, be it Lightning Bolt, Bonecrusher Giant, Abrade or whatever else you like.




P.s.: If you want some fine budget powerhouses you may want to tinker around with cards like It of the Horrid Swarm, or Decimator of the Provinces - while they require a very specific mana curve among creatures in the deck to accomodate them, they are brutal if those conditions are fullfilled.

abbatromebone on Temur midrange ramp

4 days ago
  • Focus your deck, it can do everything make sure it can do one thing really well. if you are ramping you can hit hard with creatures burn is only needed for reach which you dont need a lot of.
  • what do you want to counter thats important? If you dont have a strong answer theres better cards to use. If you do want counter magic you want the 2 mana counters or 1 mana counters. Your creatures are big so you cant hold up 4 mana all the time. You can however hold 2 mana.
  • cut Chromatic Lantern and Evolution Vat
  • Ramp is important in a ramp deck you want cards like this Sylvan Caryatid in multiples rememebr you can have up to 4 copies of a card.
  • Idk how much money you wanna spend or how strong you want the deck so Ill provide more feed back once i know what your looking for more.
  • These decks are what i do in ramp if that helps. Mono Green Control!?! and Hydra tribal.
  • If you want i can help you more or just build a deck if you wish (i have a lot of xp doing this just look at my account).

BRG24 on Felidae Cult

1 week ago

9-lives, unfortunately unblockable is an effect mainly kept in blue, so I’m not sure if there are any effects like it in your colours. The way you will be getting damage through in this deck will most likely have to be trample instead. Unflinching Courage might be a good way of giving your big creature trample, and the lifelink is also pretty nice for a huge creature to have. Setessan Training and Cartouche of Strength are two other auras that can give something trample, and each having a useful secondary effect (card draw or removal).

About the only card I can find that does give unblockable in your colours is Key to the City, but I would not recommend it for a deck like this. While is have used the card a lot in discard decks, this deck probably can’t afford the discard cost, since the draw effect is pretty clunky and you don’t have any other sources of draw.

Regarding Sylvan Caryatid, this deck doesn’t feel like it is in need of ramp all that much, it would most likely rather just play out threats each turn. It would also prevent you from running Kaheera, the Orphanguard as your companion, which could prove significant.

Trial of Strength also feels a little strange. Sure it works well with Anointed Procession and populate, but it’s also moving away from all your cat synergy and is ultimately in lots of cases just a 3 mana 4/2. If you want another good token producer for the deck, I’m going to say once again that Ajani, Strength of the Pride feels like the best way to go. The tokens are replicas of one of the deck’s most powerful creatures, plus it has the flexibility to do so much more, which seems perfect for the toolbox strategy you are to be going for.

As a final thing, I’ll mention your sideboard. To make your toolbox strategy you’ve moved a lot of the traditional “sideboard cards”, like Prowling Serpopard and Watchers of the Dead into the mainboard, which I feel is a mistake. They are good into some matchups, sure, but they will often be dead draws against other decks. You’d probably be better off running flexible cards or cards with multiple effects in your main board, then having the full blown counter cards in your sideboard. Feline Sovereign is a great card for the mainboard, for example, since it has a primary buff effect that helps in every game, but can also have extra incidental value in some matchups, and then in the games where the artifact or enchantment hate is necessary you can sideboard in some more. Since we’re viewing this as a toolbox, you could see it as trying to fill the mainboard with “multitools”, shall we call them, and then have the precision tools for specific jobs in the sideboard (please forgive the awful analogy, but hopefully it makes sense).

And regarding Kaheera, cut down to only one in the sideboard, since you can only cast one from there each game.

Sorry that this is long again, hopefully this is helpful.

9-lives on Felidae Cult

1 week ago

Heya BRG24!

I take no offense, I know you're trying to help me! <3

What about Revitalize? Lifegain and drawing a card for only two mana! I got rid of Fountain of Renewal and replaced it with Oketra's Monument. I just wanted it because it's a guaranteed +1/+1 each turn for my Ajani's Pridemate, and to replace the lifepoints lost to Temple Garden. Return of the Wildspeaker would be an amazing draw card, but the problem with it is that its mana cost is so high. I'd have to wait until my 5th turn, which on that turn I should be eternalizing Adorned Pouncer or casting Regal Caracal if I casted Anointed Procession on my fourth turn! I'm thinking about putting in Sylvan Caryatid as a ramp card, but then again, it's a creature, and I don't want too many creatures. At least Sylvan Caryatid is a hexproof card, so people won't classically 'bolt the bird'. With Sundering Growth populate would be incredibly useful with Adorned Pouncer's eternalize ability, or even multiple Anointed Procession and send a few 1/1 lifelink cats onto the battlefield, and Sundering Growth doesn't rely upon the player to take damage. I imagine that in opposing an aggro or creature-heavy deck I'll have a very hard time attacking the player himself, and if I have big cards, they might be deathtouched or destroyed or hated to death or countered. This is why I want a G/W Aqueous Form type of card, as when I get big creatures they can smack the player instead of the creatures. Do you know of any like that? Prowling Serpopard will be very useful against control decks, but I'm afraid to put it into my deck, as it costs 3 mana, and isn't that great. I guess i'm trying to make a cats tribal toolbox deck?!

Yoshiclan on Cheating on the Modern Eldrazi Exam (revised)

1 week ago

DeinoStinkus true. I've thought about switching the Harabaz Druid for Sylvan Caryatid. Gets me a lot more toughness, and also the hexproof for the guaranteed 2nd game sideboard swap for removal I'm sure my opp would do.

Chandra585 on The Strongest of them all

1 month ago

Karametra's Acolyte and Sylvan Caryatid are nonbos with your commander, you should play 3 fewer lands, Sword of the Ages is not a very good card, and you don't have enough payoffs for your commander. I only really see Giant Solifuge, Phytotitan and maybe three other cards that are positively affected by your commander. You should either play more equipments and lean into voltron as a subtheme or fewer and go straight aggro. What is your plan to recover after a boardwipe? How well does the deck function without the commander?

HyrdaDOOM666 on It was a pleasure to burn

1 month ago

I absolutely love this deck for what it costs. The synergy is great I think a little ramp would go a long ways like Birds of Paradise or Sylvan Caryatid. An expensive but effective land would be Cavern of Souls. Never-the-less I really love what you built here. +1 here

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