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Creature — Dryad
Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
At the beginning of each upkeep, create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.
Saprolings you control have +2/+2 as long as you have the city's blessing.
Tendershoot Dryad Discussion
1 day ago
bushido_man96 I had actually considered those. Verdant Force is one of my favorites, but I essentially ended up comparing it to Mycoloth . Force is more mana, with a more specific cost, and only nets 1 Saproling a turn. Verdant Embrace could be good, but I worry about having a viable creature stick it on and it turning into a dead draw. Tendershoot Dryad would be a must add if the deck was ONLY Saprolings, but otherwise, if I have mostly Plant tokens or even Angel tokens with Divine Visitation , it's a little more underwhelming. More of a quality over quantity in terms of what is producing tokens.
1 day ago
1 day ago
You are probably missing the Top End token producers like Avenger of Zendikar or Tendershoot Dryad . Another alternative is Mycoloth to get a ton of tokens on the field. Another thing would be to include stuff that ends the game in one swing. You have Ojutai that grows bigger and bigger why not include a Overwhelming Stampede to give all your tokens his power and toughness and trample. Another thing would be Beastmaster Ascension or End-Raze Forerunners . A more hated variant of this would be Triumph of the Hordes .
Protection is also needed so i would include Heroic Intervention Rootborn Defenses that save your board the most scary thing for a token deck: Board Wipes. Asceticism and Privileged Position saves you spot removal trouble. If you don't like enchantments Archetype of Endurance is an alternative.
Card Draw should also not be neglected. I would play around your commanders and your win conditions. Ojutai gets huge pretty quickly so stuff like Rishkar's Expertise and Soul's Majesty or Garruk, Primal Hunter should give you the explosiveness to draw into your win conditions. Another thing to consider would be Huatli, Radiant Champion , easily the best Planeswalker you can put into a token deck and draws you cards for every creature that enters the battlefield. Exactly what we want for deck like this.
I also would cut Helm of the Host and rather play Bramble Sovereign cause helm is really scary and fragile too. You can easily waste 2 turns paying 9 mana only for your creature you want to equip it too being destroyed. Another thing i see is Entreat the Angels as a problem. It is a super good card but you have not much top of the library manipulation so i would cut it for Divine Visitation , does exactly what you want create 4/4 angels for every token you make. Also another thing to include and that is easily on of the best win condition if it hits turn 2 is Luminarch Ascension .
That's all for now from me, if you have any more questions just hit me up with them!
1 week ago
Hey there. I had a look at the decklist and while I like a lot of what you're doing here, I think there are a lot of cards worth considering for this list. I'll list the ones I think are best here, and give my reasons why below.
First off is Fires of Yavimaya and it's best friends Anger / Hammer of Purphoros . Three cards that are fantastic for this deck, as giving Korvold (and all his other friends) can be really important to get your engine rolling!
Second, I've got Goblin Bombardment , and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician . These two are pretty self-explanatory, they're by far the best sacrifice outlets you'll find, and go great in any deck that's looking to sac creatures for value.
Third are Blood for Bones , Meren of Clan Nel Toth , and Phyrexian Reclamation three recursion engines that in this deck, will ensure you can keep re-using important creatures, or so that you don't gas out before you hit your win conditions. Speaking of...
The last 2 cards I have written down are Garruk, Cursed Huntsman , and Tendershoot Dryad . While the least neccessary of the bunch, I would highly recommend adding these two, as they serve the dual purpose of being both win condition and creature generators.
So to round out our suggestions (desite my claims that Garruk and the dryad were our last), I would advise adding more basic Mountain s, especially if you intend to run Anger . The deck would likely run better, as the amount of tap lands youre running is just too high, and is likely clunkier than just throwing more Mountain s into the deck.
Well if you made it this far, then thanks for that and best of luck with your deck!
1 week ago
Terramorphic Expanse will act as a second evolving wilds in the deck which will be another card draw and counter on your commander.
Spawning Pit is a free sac outlet to toss your creatures to that can even produce some tokens.
3 weeks ago
Akroan Horse seems...like it could be something better. Cards like Verdant Force and Tendershoot Dryad would do better, and Verdant Embrace enchants another creature to do the same. Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder is another one that could probably benefit from your current build, since you're running a lot of creatures. Kher Keep could be a fun land for you to run.
Evolutionary Leap would be a good sac outlet for you to run, and you could probably use a few more. Viscera Seer should be in the main deck. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed could produce you tokens under the right circumstance, and also provides sac and card draw. Krav, the Unredeemed works similarly to your other devour creatures, and will draw you double cards with Korvold on the battlefield. Vampiric Rites is another sac and draw outlet.
Other cuts I'd recommend: Ramunap Excavator and Crucible of Worlds (better for lands-matters themes), Chancellor of the Forge (high CMC, and to boot is tough to cast), and possibly Breeding Pit (tying up each turn might prove to be a pain in the ass).
Hope that helps!
3 weeks ago
If I have the city's blessing, the 1/1 Saproling creature tokens I create during the beginning of each upkeep get +2/+2.
Garruk's Packleader cares about when they enter the battlefield. Well, when they enter the battlefield, two things will happen:
- The game will make the check to see if I have the city's blessing. If I do, they get +2/+2.
- The game will check to see if a creature with power 3 or greater entered the battlefield under my control. If one did, I draw a card.
Will I be able to draw a card each time a Saproling token enters since it will be a 3/3? Or will it enter as a 1/1, I lose the draw, then it becomes a 3/3 after the fact?
1 month ago
Sweet list. Late to the party, but have you thought about something like Sprout Swarm or Presence of Gond or even Tendershoot Dryad to ensure you have tokens for the sac trigger? Prossh, Skyraider of Kher might also be helpful there. Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist can help gain life back. Hardened Scales , Doubling Season , Pir, Imaginative Rascal , Reyhan, Last of the Abzan , Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest , Winding Constrictor , Corpsejack Menace , or something like Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact might add value, as well.
Tendershoot Dryad occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
All decks: 0.07%