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
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Tatyova, Benthic Druid Discussion

zapyourtumor on RCDBO: The Wonderful World and Everything In It

1 week ago

Reminds me some of my modern landfall combo deck. In fact, I knew about the sakura tribe + bounceland + coralhelm combo, but I somehow thought it needed 2 bouncelands because I forgot it can bounce itself - gotta change that right after this. But about the deck, there are definitely some other pieces you should add for extra combos.

First off, Ruin Ghost . Ruin Ghost + Retreat to Coralhelm + any producing land is infinite landfall triggers, so inf mana with lotus cobra, gg with ruin crab/tunneling geopede, inf draw with Tatyova, Benthic Druid , etc.

Next, I'd add Valakut Exploration , since it's a great card advantage engine that basically functions like Tatyova for the purposes of this deck. It is also another wincon if u just repeat any landfall loop 40 times then let it clap all your opponents at once, in case you don't have the mana to cast another wincon or something.

Hedron Crab is a pretty obvious redundant copy of Ruin Crab , but since its only a wincon I don't know if its necessary.

I also run Thassa's Oracle but that might not be necessary if you can just draw ruin crab and play it for strictly less mana. You might want a way to get rid of Tatyova then, though so you don't mill yourself out.

Lastly, Knight of the Reliquary also has a really sexy interaction with Retreat to Coralhelm , netting you 1 mana each time and repeatedly generating landfall triggers (not infinite though!).

YetiritterTom on That's All (Mer)Folks!

1 week ago

I'd suggest cutting some of the mana rocks like Commander's Sphere and Sky Diamond to make room for the green ramp cards, just because they're more vulnerable to board wipes.

I'm personally not a fan of cantrips in commander, so maybe switch out cards like Adventurous Impulse , Charge Through and Strategic Planning for some of the draw spells with bigger impact like Military Intelligence or Tatyova, Benthic Druid .

Another thing I don't really like in EDH are bounce spells. I'd suggest switching out Into the Roil or Galestrike etc. for the permanent removal I suggested.

Cheers!

davidsays1 on Mana flooding is a good thing?!?!

2 weeks ago

Ancient Greenwarden might be worth a look, although in your current version of the deck it looks like it gives you 4 outlets Lotus Cobra nets +2 mana per land. Rampaging Baloths nets +2 beasts per land. Avenger of Zendikar nets +2 counters per land. Tatyova, Benthic Druid nets +2 life, and +2 draw per land.

Someone mentioned it before, but Ashaya, Soul of the Wild turns even your nontoken creatures into Mana Dorks, that count as Land Drops.

Ruin Crab might also be worth a look, milling everybody for 3 instead of 1 person is nice.

multimedia on Aesi precon upgrades [Help Needed]

3 weeks ago

Hey, well done upgrading the precon on a budget.

Some advice is to lower the mana curve by cutting several high CMC creatures (5 CMC or higher). Aesi, Meloku the Clouded Mirror , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Rampaging Baloths , Avenger of Zendikar , Murkfiend Liege and Serpent of Yawning Depths are your best high CMC creatures.

An advantage that Aesi has is able to draw cards on your opponent's turns, if you can put a land onto the battlefield. Creatures who can tap to let you put a land from your hand onto the battlefield let you at instant speed do this effect thus you can do it during an opponent's turn. Simic Growth Chamber , Guildless Commons or Ghost Town can bounce themselves back to your hand. You can keep putting one of these lands onto the battlefield and draw with Aesi.

These are low CMC creatures who can first help to cast Aesi by putting lands from your hand onto the battlefield for ramp. Then when you control Aesi they're enablers with lands in your hand to draw cards. Because these creatures tap then they have great interaction with Retreat to Coralhelm and most with Murkfiend Liege . You can untap them, then potentially keep putting lands if you have in your hand onto the battlefield and drawing with Aesi.

Meloku the Clouded Mirror can be fuel to put lands into your hand to then put them onto the battlefield. If putting a land that ETB untapped then you can tap it for mana before you bounce it to pay for the activation to bounce it back to your hand.

These creatures can combo with Retreat to Coralhelm and if you're interested I can explain more in another comment. Good luck with your deck.

Ravenrose on Aesi, Go Fetch Me Koma?

1 month ago

Agent 00-KOMA! XD

Sorry had to make the joke. As an apology, here are my suggestions: Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Kiora, the Crashing Wave , Migration Path and maybe a Vivien planeswalker but I do not known off the top of my head which one would be best!

UndeadSpider1990 on None

1 month ago

You might be better off asking around at your LGS (assuming it has a facebook page or something).

Tappedout.net has bajillions of PDH decks, so people clearly play it. I for one adore it, have a PDH cube, and play it online all the time, but rarely at my LGS. But whether anyone in your area feels that way is probably much more relevant!

What you could try (what I've done) is build one of the value-focused pauper Commanders as a super-budget EDH deck. (I.e. it should be PDH legal, but intended to try to win EDH games). There aren't many good PDH commanders that are also legendary, but Tatyova, Benthic Druid is the most obvious example. She can do mad value even with 99 commons, with all-stars like Sakura-Tribe Scout . Some of the Commander Legends partners would work too, and pretty much anything with blue could be built as a control-combo wincon.

Pikobyte on Y'er fond of me lands

2 months 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

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