Tatyova, Benthic Druid
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Tatyova, Benthic Druid

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Druid

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

StratM on Muldrotha, the PermaGrave

3 months ago

rambunctiousOrator, The Great Henge and Archon of Cruelty make more sense to me now. When I currently play this deck in its current state I tend to not play many cards from my hand. So the Flash cards you recommend wouldn't work to well. And like you said I don't have the best reanimation targets yet for The Scarab God to work. Maybe with the additions of The Great Henge and Mulldrifter that would allow me to play cards from my hand more. Because as of now the current way I have played this deck is ramp into mill, until I get my win con. Usually using Mirror-Mad Phantasm or Forgotten Creation to do so. I do have some synergy for landfall stuff with Tatyova, Benthic Druid and World Shaper so Avenger of Zendikar could be a fun addition in combination with those two. But I feel like to pull some of this stuff off, I would need a lot of mana.

Rome921 on muldrotha yo

3 months ago

Hey man, looking over it, obviously a great looking budget list. Keeping a general mindset of no cards over $3 I would add:

Removal : Seal of Removal, Seal of Doom, Oubliette, Kenrith's Transformation. These are awesome removals that you can play and keep until you need to use them, and Returnable with Mully

Ramp : Bounty of the Luxa, Mind Stone, Rootcoil Creeper, Leyline Prowler, Kodama's Reach Good cheap cards to help you get Muldrotha out faster, and then be able to play 2-3 spells a turn. The Prowler is also just an awesome blocker sometimes with his deathtouch.

Top End : World Breaker because he just deals with SO MANY weird things your opponents could be doing, Tatyova, Benthic Druid is awesome, especially with the fetch-style lands you've got going on.

Tutor : Dig Up Great budget Tutor for your colors.

I would take out: Too high CMC / Clunky : Deadbridge Chant, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Worm Harvest, Mythos of Brokkos (replace with Dig Up)

Too uneventful / slow / non-impactful : Desecrated Tomb, Perpetual Timepiece, Tamiyo, Collector of Tales, Growth Spiral, Llanowar Elves, Foundation Breaker, Vessel of Nascency, Stinkweed Imp

Jack32226 on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

3 months ago

Thanks for commenting, Lord_of_Cardboard!

This deck would do exceptionally well against a Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger deck. This is for the same reason that cards like Jace's Archivist do so well in the deck: if you have have Muldrotha on the battlefield, any cards you discard might as well still be in your hand cause you can simply replay them from your graveyard. If anything, an opposing Kroxa player is almost helping you by disrupting your other opponents' hands.

As for a budget version of the deck, here's some advice on budget options and replacements. Just note that this is advice specific to my Muldrotha deck, i.e., advice for the big mana and big X-spell strategy. If you'd rather play a more typical creature-based, swing-to-kill type deck, there may be better Muldrotha lists to look at.

The mana base makes up a large portion of the deck's budget, and I would leave that mostly up to your own discretion. Just keep in mind that fetch lands like Evolving Wilds and slow fetches like Bad River are good for being replayed every turn with Muldrotha. Also, for a budget version of the deck, it's important to run more basics than I do since you'll probably need to fetch more with your ramp. Cycle lands like Lonely Sandbar, Tranquil Thicket, and Barren Moor are fantastic, especially with Life from the Loam. Some other good options:

Which brings me to another point: if I had to pick one somewhat expensive card that's worth putting in a budget Muldrotha deck, it's this one. It's a one-card value engine, giving you card draw, mill, and lands. And depending on what utility lands you choose to run, it can do a whole lot more. And if you're worried about Kroxa in your meta, Life from the Loam is a great counter to it, allowing you to fill your hand with lands to discard.

Now to address key cards for the deck's "big mana" strategy. Important cards for generating a lot of mana include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Crypt Ghast, and Nyxbloom Ancient. You could just replace these cards with normal ramp; casting X-spells for X=10 is still good and easy to accomplish without these cards. If that's unsatisfying for you, you could consider options like Zendikar Resurgent and Mana Reflection. Unfortunately there aren't many great cheap options for producing a lot of mana. This is an important part of the deck though, so it's up to you if it's worth spending some extra money on it.

To avoid this comment being any more lengthy than it already is, here's an extensive list of some budget alternatives for the deck. The great thing about Muldrotha is that being able to replay removal makes a lot of sub-par removal actually pretty good, so it's pretty budget friendly.

Win-Conditions: What's in the deck isn't too expensive, but here's some cheaper options.


Draw / Mill:



Control and other good stuff:

If you have any other questions about budget options, let me know. I'm always happy to help!

irish_trunks on The Legendary Fisherman

5 months ago

glhfJKiHax It's funny you bring up Bident of Thassa because I've been kind of one the fence with keeping it, only because I haven't really had an opportunity to use it in the way I want to. On paper it's fantastic for this deck in both card draw and forcing combat for creature removal, but most of the time when I've drawn it, I've got so many other options in my hand that I would rather get on the field because my board state has gone in a different direction. I'm gonna keep using it because it just makes too much sense but if it continues to be a dead card in my hand, I may replace it with another counterspell option to protect against board wipes.

Teferi's Ageless Insight is bonkers. Total bonkers. Even the four casting cost is meaningless when you can drop it, then drop your two lands and get 4 cards. Hell, often I have other value engines like Tatyova, Benthic Druid on the field and I'm drawing like crazy.

Nonary27 on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

5 months ago

Tatyova, Benthic Druid is better than Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait in a more competitive game since 5CMC is better than 6, but Aesi is better in casual

Either way, Narset, Enlightened Master and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV are more salty commander so ask your pod how they feel about them, people are usually don't mind you build your giantic army but really hate when you mass, even a little, with their things, (I learned that from playing Frozen Aether)

Nonary27 on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

5 months ago

dfbenjI suggest Tatyova, Benthic Druid, easy to build, I just don't know how you feel about Retreat to Coralhelm + Skyshroud Ranger (and similar cards) combo, you still can with cards like Avenger of Zendikar

enpc: I mean like, for example, when I first saw this list I'm surprised that Omnath, Locus of the Roil is a tier 3 commander because, for my experience, my Omnath deck (focus on elemental and landfall) is no way near tier-3, it's there because Omnath combo with food chain. So decks not goes that direction usually lose to other tier-5 and tier-6 commander

eldraziboss9142 on Infinite Simic Crab Mill

6 months ago

I plan on winning by using Crucible of Worlds, Azusa, Lost but Seeking and my fetch lands to mill my opponent(s) multiple times per turn with my crabs, using Ancient Greenwarden to double those triggers, and keeping my life total up and drawing cards with Tatyova, Benthic Druid.

wallisface on Help with my landfall deck

6 months ago

Honestly I feel like Crucible of Worlds and Buried Ruin is a largely pointless addition - it’s too niche in this list to provide reasonable value.

That Crucible slot would be far better used, imo, running additional Scapeshifts.

Additional thoughts:

  • Both Tatyova, Benthic Druid and Yarok, the Desecrated seem kinda useless for their mana costs. It feels like in both cases you’d just be better off running Primeval Titan.

  • I think your biggest issue with this deck will be keeping the crabs alive. I know from playing traditional mill, they get targeted hard. And in your case, theres no real plan-B. I think you need more ways to acquire crabs from the deck, or resurrect crabs en-mass from the grave.

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