Tatyova, Benthic Druid

Tatyova, Benthic Druid

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Druid

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life and draw a card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Tatyova, Benthic Druid occurrence in decks from the last year

Tatyova, Benthic Druid Discussion

Pikobyte on Aesi

6 days ago

Obviously anything that gives you extra land drops would be great here, but those cards tend to be more expensive. I can highly recommend Tatyova, Benthic Druid and Kodama of the East Tree . Kodama allows you to put a land into play whenever you play a land or put one into play with a ramp spell or whenever another permanent enters the battlefield under your control. You can also cheat in other permanents. It’s not a dollar card but not really expensive too and really does a lot. It allows me to put 25+ lands into play in one turn with my Imoti deck. With Aesi that equals a lot of draw, card and mana advantage

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Archelos the World Turtle [WIP]

3 weeks ago

Btw, I found another combo while goldfishing: Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait 1 / Tatyova, Benthic Druid + Retreat to Coralhelm + Sakura-Tribe Scout / Llanowar Scout + Abundance : Play a land, use Aesi or Tatyova to dig for another land with Abundance. Put down the land with either of the Scouts. Use Retreat to untap the Scout, find another land with Abundance, rinse and repeat to put all lands from your deck onto the battlefield. Use the final land to fail to flip a land with Abundance and stack your deck in any you want. This basically results in letting you tutor for any card from the deck every single turn.

Massacar on Riku! Reku! Rikoo!

1 month ago

Personal opinions on what to cut, feel free to completely ignore or disagree with anything/everything. I tend to construct lower curve decks, so I know that's a bit different.

Cut: Reshape the Earth , It's super expensive and while it can definitely be used to help thin out lands from your deck in the late game it will also act as a dead draw for quite a while. With all this other ramp you're packing it feels superfluous.

Search for Tomorrow , there are better 3 cost basic land fetches if that's what you're using it for.

Peregrine Drake , if you aren't running this with a combo piece like Deadeye Navigator I personally wouldn't include it. I understand cloning it on ETB could net you a +3 mana advantage on that turn, but it seems a little cumbersome to be worth it to me.

You have other ramp pieces I would probably cut, but it would depend on what other pieces throughout the deck you decide to keep etc.

Cast Through Time , I don't think it's worth the CMC for the number of Instants and Sorceries you run considering this isn't spellslinger/storm.

Hazoret's Undying Fury not worth it for it's CMC and downside. This would be best cut, or just replaced with an Escape to the Wilds .

Mizzix's Mastery / Magus of the Mind I would cut them for the same reasons, that this deck isn't super spellslinger/storm and that the spots could be better used.

Pull from the Deep , it's fine, but meh.

Volcanic Vision , to me it's CMC is too high for what it brings to the table.

Those are my cuts for now, but I'm going to second Omniscience_is_life in suggesting you add Tatyova, Benthic Druid and The Great Henge , as well as suggest Elixir of Immortality as a general utility recursion card.

Omniscience_is_life on Riku! Reku! Rikoo!

1 month ago

Oh goodness me this would be so much easier if you weren't good at deckbuilding

I guess copying Obscuring Haze doesn't do much, so that one can be cut probably.

This isn't going to lower the amount of cards you have in the deck, but Swarm Intelligence is pretty much infinitely inferior to Thousand-Year Storm .

In Search of Greatness isn't amazing, it's not bad by any stretch but it'd definitely not amazing. I'd kill it.

Again, this won't lower the amount of cards (TWLAC from here on), just improve the quality of them: your ramp's average CMC is too high. I know it's easy to think "Oh, these ones put more lands into play and are ergo better for my strategy of casting massive stuff", but in the long run cards like Farseek , Nature's Lore , Three Visits , Rampant Growth , Into the North , and the signets like Gruul Signet , Izzet Signet , and Simic Signet will do better by you.

TWLAC but your card draw can be better considering you have Simic at your disposal. Stroke of Genius , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Pull from Tomorrow , The Great Henge ... the list goes on.

Sorry I couldn't help cut very many cards, and I love the deck ;)

x2sock on Ich hab ne Insel aufm Kopf ich bin Commander

1 month ago

Since you are playing Tatyova, Benthic Druid what about Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait . I dont know if you want the landfall ability in your deck but there are a lot more great inclusions to make in a simic deck. While being on this whole Landfall thingy, Pearl Lake Ancient works then very nice.

I think Reality Shift is not bad but Ravenform should be a better fit here, also there is Rapid Hybridization Since you are already playing big bad creatures what about a good ol' Hadana's Climb  Flip Since you are short on removal what about big bad Terastodon , yes it will bounce back with your very flavourfull boardwhipe Whelming Wave but afterall, that's something good, so you can replay it ;) Dont underestimate the value of a Krosan Grip , Splitsecond can catch people on the wrong foot, interrupting combos.

Talking about Whelming Wave why not double down and put a Cyclonic Rift in there aswell? Or for flavour this guy: Kederekt Leviathan . Or something rather stupid: Aethersquall Ancient and since you are most likely to be behind on board i'd slam an Evacuation right in there aswell. And maybe even one River's Rebuke and a Coastal Breach even Inundate should be fine here.

Playing Return of the Wildspeaker but not Soul's Majesty ? Seems like a hard miss for me.

Kodama of the East Tree seems like a good fit here, to cheat out some of the expensive stuff when you cast another one already, also works on lands. Something that works similar would be Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty . More on the topic cheating the mana cost, what about an Elvish Piper or a Quicksilver Amulet

Something protective is always good Thryx, the Sudden Storm

Your carddraw seems to be based on playing creatures with Garruk's Uprising and Elemental Bond (which is better in your deck because of it's Synergy with the tokens from Koma, Cosmos Serpent . But you can double down on that with cards like Guardian Project , Beast Whisperer , and The Great Henge . Colossal Majesty works similar to you but since you are ablte to include very high CMC stuff just slam a Zendikar Resurgent in there aswell.

But Since you should have the mana, what about a Blue Sun's Zenith , Stroke of Genius , Pull from Tomorrow or maybe just a Genesis Wave

Thrasios, Triton Hero and Staff of Domination will help you do something with excess mana.

Ramp is all fun an games, but your cmc is very high so why not go for Skyshroud Claim , Explosive Vegetation , Migration Path , Circuitous Route

Now to some more flavour which might not be good, but flavour you know? Kiora Bests the Sea God

And you are in Simic anyways, so let me dump some simic staples here anyways Oko, Thief of Crowns , Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath , Fierce Guardianship , Mana Drain , Force of Will

and last something very special, you are already very high in CMC, why not double down and play a Keruga, the Macrosage , you can double down and play it as your companion, that'd be fun. You wont miss out on too much. A lot of it is also available in 3CMC like Disallow , Saw It Coming , Simic Locket or Search for Tomorrow Some cards have CMC 3 but you can still do stuff on turn 1 and 2 ;) but that's up to you and how much you want to go down that road of memes and shattered dreams.

Lands looks fine, but since you are able to untapp some lands, maybe use a Lotus Field or atleast a Castle Garenbrig . Since your Devotion can be very high at somepoint Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx but be worth it.

Pikobyte on Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty

2 months ago

Well, didn’t do really much so far. I can highly recommend Kodama of the East Tree , he allows you to put a land into play whenever you play another land or any permanent enters the battlefield under your control.

Also Aetherflux Reservoir really can give you a ton of life and is a strong wincon.

Constant card draw like Thunderous Snapper , Tatyova, Benthic Druid and similar cards do well with providing a steady stream of cards.

The Great Henge does everything you want: it gives you a 9 mana cascade trigger for cheap, gives you mana and life and also draws you cards.

Those are just a few that really do well in my list. Feel free to take a look, I’m sure you can find some new toys there

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