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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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Tatyova, Benthic Druid Discussion
19 hours ago
Seriously though, Tribals will def help a newer player get into the game and actually help them subconsciously pay attention to Creature Sub-types. An easy one to work with: U/W Birds with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker . So much potential and power, yet, pretty straight forward and I have had a lot of success with it and it is very cheap to build.
If you are dead set on not Tribal, then I would suggest a Green/X (X can be any other color) type build. Get them understanding the concept of ramp and something that is semi-consistent. Green will do that for them and allow them to slowly branch out. If you want a fun budget build, try Simic (G/U) with Tatyova, Benthic Druid . And build it around the General. Ramp into lands, draw cards, and play big dudes. The consistent card draw allows to continuously refuel the board if they keep "nuking" the board. And in Simic, there are a lot of "hexproof" and "shroud" creatures that you can throw in there to just give him an edge against spot removal. You could make it a theme of "hexproof" and "shroud" with Tatyova as the general and call it, "Can't touch this..."
3 days ago
If you want to go comboy then a bunch of low cost mana dorks like Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , and Lotus Cobra with Intruder Alarm to eventually pop down Craterhoof Behemoth ... But I wouldn't do that for someone's first deck. Especially in a more laid back meta.
Since you are a more laid back meta I would go for a focus on his second ability and just go all in on ETB effects. You might still include intruder alarm but it would be a value alarm rather than a combo alarm. Some awesome ETBs: Eternal Witness , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , God-Eternal Oketra , Mulldrifter , and Sun Titan .
1 week ago
Hello there! As a longtime Jund lands player (even before our Lord and Savior Windgrace arrived) I know exactly how you feel when you say that the deck needs a bit more "punch". Lord Windgrace is a great value engine, but he often lacks that explosive play that just outright finishes games. Here are a few cards that I run in my deck that help make it more explosive for your consideration:
Scapeshift would be an excellent win-con to add to the deck because it is so versatile (plus it is relatively 'cheap' right now since it is in Standard). Pair it with either Retreat to Hagra or Ob Nixilis, the Fallen to remove players from the game. It makes a massive army with Titania, Protector of Argoth or Omnath, Locus of Rage . Basically if you are running landfall or land sac-recursion it does everything you want in one big explosive play.
I am also a huge fan of Need for Speed . Pair it with Titania and you now have a hasty army-in-a-can.
Nissa, Vital Force . It took me a while to come around to her but oh my does she do work in a lands matter deck.
I agree that Crucible of Worlds is a solid inclusion.
As a comment on your land number question, I found that 41 is the perfect number. I am hesitant to agree with earlier comment to cut lands below 40 (40 lands is fine though). Lord Windgrace and Tatyova, Benthic Druid are very different decks. Tatyova can get away with fewer lands because she draws cards off each land drop. She gets the best of both worlds where Lord Windgrace has to choose between drawing cards or advancing the board state. Besides, you can treat utility lands like Field of the Dead or Nurturing Peatland as actual cards with Lord Windgrace since they have great synergy with his abilities. That's just my opinion though.
If you need anymore ideas, feel free to check out my list: This deck has HUGE tracks of land. It should be up to date.
Good luck and happy deck building!
2 weeks ago
- Oracle of Mul Daya
- Khalni Heart Expedition
- Grow from the Ashes
- Kodama's Reach
- Search for Tomorrow
- Skyshroud Claim
- Wood Elves
- Mina and Denn, Wildborn
- Ramunap Excavator
- Tatyova, Benthic Druid
- Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip
- Eternal Witness
- Frontier Guide
- Azusa, Lost but Seeking
- Growth Spiral
- Splendid Reclamation
- Journey of Discovery
- Nature's Lore
- Ranger's Path
- Collective Voyage
- Dictate of Karametra
3 weeks ago
Some new stuff to play with. the 0/2 enchantresses don't seem to really cut it so we'll try cutting them.
1 month ago
Hi, well done for your primer I must say. I like to run Taty as well but I have some question about your list.
2) Why don't you include Drift of Phantasms as mention previously ? (Combo needs tutor and I don't see much in your list)
3) It seems to me that your Commander suffer of lack of protection since Taty tend to bring hate at your side of the table the turn she hits the BF. Tools like Lightning Greaves are an auto include form my meta but also Swiftfoot Boots since it can help to activated a Sakura-Tribe Scout the turn you play it to combo of immediately with Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Retreat to Coralhelm onto the BF and Simic Growth Chamber or Oboro, Palace in the Clouds (Or Ghost Town ), this little suite saves me a lot of time and wins games for me. (No comment for Sylvan Safekeeper : auto-include.)
4) I think you didn't include enough card draw as well, when I first build Taty I was like ok this commander is my card draw, but no it's not enough, the list tends to need tools like Mystic Remora , Sylvan Library and why not Rhystic Study in order to draw into your combo pieces.
5) Finaly I like your Counterspell/Bounce list but for me it's just to many, bounces even they are efficient aren't enough as well, I think you need 1 CMC removals, Beast Within to deal with planeswalkers. (But I see you run 0 mana rocks so maybe your list is faster than me).
Thank you for your time to build this machine, I hope you still enjoy playing Taty at your LGS. All my questions are just my opinions based on my meta-game, it's just topics to discuss between Taty's players nothing more. Go check my Tatyova Optimized Combo deck list just for fun and tell me what you think about it if you want to, it would be a pleasure ! (By the way my list is made to fit into 1vs1 and multi players format at my LGS since I hate tweaking my deck at last second because there are two different ban lists of course, and also I didn't wrote awesome articles like yours to describe how the deck works, it's not a primer !).
Bye bye !!!
1 month ago
Also Tatyova, Benthic Druid would be a solid choice too
1 month ago
I am Corbeau and just started to put my decks on here. I play casually with a nice playgroup. We don't play very competetive and love combo decks. I am usually the person with nearly no removal because I always think that if it doesn't help my strategy it isn't a card for my deck and I want the others to have fun, too. Also I feel restricted in my creativity when I think about the meta or so. So quite often I am in a race to get my deck going and keep my stuff because others don't hesitate do remove everything on my side. I love weird and janky deck strategies. The decks I have at the moment are the ones I play and the one that survived all the building of decks. Very often it is more brewing than playing because we don't get together that often and the EDH community in my city is very competetive. I prefer an environment in which people have fun and don't flame each other all the time.
My Decks at the Moment:
EDH: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (Aristrocrats) Prime Speaker Zegana (Draw Combo) Prime Speaker Vannifar (Podless Pod) Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons (-1/-1 Counters) Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (Any Counters] Kess, Dissident Mage (Spellslinger) Ghave, Guru of Spores (+1/+1 Counters) Kambal, Consul of Allocation (Lifedrain Prison) Omnath, Locus of Rage (Landfall/Elemental) Daxos the Returned (Enchantress)
Former Decks (I hope I remember all):
EDH: + Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (All cards with counters) Sun Quan, Lord of Wu (Milling) + The Scarab God (Milling) + Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive (Only power 1 or less/Tokens) Talrand, Sky Summoner (Spellslinger) Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (gravepact) Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Eldrazi) Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (Milling) Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (Reanimator) Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle (Historic/Reanimator) Nin, the Pain Artist (Artifacts) Nin, the Pain Artist (Milling) Odric, Lunarch Marshal (White Weenie) + Masako the Humorless (Historic/ Throne of the God-Pharaoh ) Padeem, Consul of Innovation (Artifacts) + Kiku, Night's Flower ( Kiku's Shadow / Ragged Veins ) Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Spellsnatching) Sydri, Galvanic Genius (Beautiful Art/Control) Tatyova, Benthic Druid (Beautiful Art/Copy/Draw/Token) Karlov of the Ghost Council (Lifedrain) Obzedat, Ghost Council (Lifedrain) + Obzedat, Ghost Council (Flicker/Token) Akiri, Line-Slinger / Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist (Artifacts/Non-Voltron)
Sadly many of my decks didn't work because of the meta and power level in my playgroup but some were so much fun to play. Favorites marked with + at the front.
I will try to upload the decklists of my current decks. If you have questions about any of the former decks or anything just ask.
Love and happyness Corbeau
Tatyova, Benthic Druid occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
GU (Simic): 1.03%