Tendershoot Dryad

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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

Tendershoot Dryad

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.

Goobfellow on Spores Galore

3 months ago

Oh man, I played Fun with Fungus back during Timespiral and I loved that deck so much. It requires a lot of build-up to really get rolling so it's not very competitive and no fun against control decks, but then again what is? When it works right and you are putting tokens down everywhere though? Hooooo boy that's fun. Here are some of the things I ran back in the day:

I have some specific thoughts on your build too:

  • Consider what you want this deck to do really well. Are you trying to generate as many saprolings as possible to overwhelm your opponent? Or to sacrifice them to the Priest/Zulaport/Slimefoot? You could even make the fungi the real beaters themselves. It seems like your deck is doing a little bit of everything right now when it could benefit from focusing on one or two.
  • If you want to focus on making many saprolings, Mycoloth is extremely powerful in this deck. Just because he's a big target for removal doesn't mean you shouldn't play him at all. He costs the same as your Tendershoot Dryad and generates twice the number of Saprolings per turn for only sacrificing one when he enters the battlefield. Sacrifice two and he's giving you back four every turn. And with Heroic Intervention to protect him you should be good to go. Definitely a mainboard card. I lost my mind when this card released.
  • If you're looking to pump up your saprolings more Sporecrown Thallid is a great pick and may I also suggest Thelonite Hermit.
  • If you want your fungi to be real threats then Thelon of Havenwood is your guy. Get some Sporesowers out and then watch the Spore counters pile up, making your guys absolutely massive.
  • Consider switching out some of your cheap-cmc cards for things with more meat on their bones. This deck could stand to be a lot more top-heavy. A couple shell-dwellers can get you to the late-game but they are terrible late-game cards. I personally ran a set of Deathspore Thallids because I like their removal effect but none of these other fungi with 1 or 2 mana cost.
  • Consider some traditional mana ramp like Rampant Growth instead of Utopia Mycon if you want to get your Sporesowers out earlier. It's less vulnerable to removal and you don't have to wait to generate your first saproling to get an extra mana.
  • I love Priest of the forgotten gods and Winding Constrictor in here. I think they are both super effective for this deck.
  • And lastly it should be spelled "galore" ;p

Best of luck and have fun with your fungus!

m4rs on Ghired - Precon Primal Genesis - Heavy Upgrade

3 months ago

Hi eliakimras,

I was now able to do some playtests with the current set. I still changed some more cards.

Added:

Feedback to new or rarely played cards:

  • Quartzwood Crasher is insane good. Thematically, and also its easy to get like a 10 or 15/15 Token, which you can copy with ghired, after that its gonna be snowball. Surely one of the best cards in this deck. Similar with Elder Gargaroth
  • Selesnya Eulogist: Surprisingly good card, I rarely drew it beside the fact thats it a day 1 card of this deck. But targeting creatures from other graveyards (or the own) to prevent reanimate or similiar, and getting blockers is very good!

Cards I am uncertain:

Still the deck has a lot of protection, and I am not sure if it too much, but as Ghired is quite expensive, I will right now, not cut a indestructible spell.

About your utility Lands. yeah Gavony Township might be a cool manasink. But Right now I dont have it, as I put it in another deck. also i have a lot of utility lands right now. Kessig wolf run I removed, as having Trample seems no problem in my last plays.

eliakimras on Ghired - Precon Primal Genesis - Heavy Upgrade

4 months ago

Hey, m4rs, I'm back with some spicy tech for your deck, this time regarding the big tokens themselves:

My suggestion, whenever possible, is to run creatures over other spell types for the same effect: they synergize better with your deck, despite being more vulnerable to boardwipes. (It makes you more explosive, which is better the higher you go on power level).

Now, as always, I want to suggest some removals:

  • I love Mimic Vat in battlecruiser games, but it doesn't pull the same weight on quick games. (It hurts to write it, but my beloved Soul Foundry might also only belong to Christmasland, since, if you don't have the mana to cast AND copy the creature right away, your opponents might see the danger incoming and remove the artifact before you get any value off it.)

  • Flamerush Rider requiring an attacking creature target right away means that your options are too limited. In my opinion, Delina, Wild Mage and Rionya, Fire Dancer are better cards for the effect.

  • Tendershoot Dryad might not belong here, since Ghired cares about quality, not exactly quantity of the tokens.

  • Esika's Chariot. I understand it already comes with its tokens for crewing, but getting a token copy of TOKEN creatures AFTER combat is too narrow for my taste (and you don't have noncreature tokens). Again, Rionya and Delina are better suited for this job.

  • Sword of Hearth and Home is good protection stapled to decent blink and ramp effects, but the ramp comes too late for Ghired to care, the blink is unreliable and the protection can be better executed by Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Saryth, the Viper's Fang (trample + deathtouch is nasty), Privileged Position or Asceticism.

  • Response / Resurgence is single-use. Aurelia, the Warleader's effect is repeatable.

  • What are your experiences with Warstorm Surge? I usually leave it out of my deck if I have access to Terror of the Peaks, since 6 mana is a lot in my games and the Terror is tutorable by cards you already run.

AkaAkuma on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

5 months ago

Hey Gammon420, thanks for the interest in my decklist! I promise you, the aristocratic theme is very fun to play.

I actually have used the cauldron for many years in this decklist, but ultimately the card got cut from the 98. In the right setup - having a sacrifice outlet and something of ETB/LTB value - this card gives allot of value! When players threaten to wipe, this card becomes their most difficult obstacle - unless their playing exile or bounce... - , but the 5 mana can also make it a dead card in hand. It's not a matter of the cost itself, but when it needs to compete against other 5 mana slots like Kalonian Hydra or a Tendershoot Dryad, or even to cheaper options like the Luminous Broodmoth and Journey to Eternity  Flip then the cauldron unfortunately is the sore loser.

It's a great suggestion however, and don't let my story discourage you on not using it. If interested, take a quick read in the "Acceleration (Our journey to turn three)" tab, as it shows how fast paced the already present pieces of the decklist can make the deck moving forward.

Have fun brewing your version!

maverin on Tasigur cEDH Brew

7 months ago

There is a Pod version of this deck focusing on trying to fill up your graveyard to use Neoform, Eldritch Evolution, Fiend Artisan and Birthing Pod to sac your creatures (especially Tasigur) for spicy tutors. This build would need far more creatures and a lot less spells and might not be cEDH power level.

Creatures: Devoted Druid, Scavenging Ooze, Collector Ouphe, Bloom Tender, Destiny Spinner, Fiend Artisan, Bone Shredder, Manglehorn, Opposition Agent, Yisan, Wanderer Bard, Oakhame Adversary, Tendershoot Dryad, Phyrexian Delver.

7 mana payoffs for sacrificing Tasigur: Hullbreaker Horror, Nyxbloom Ancient, Protean Hulk 8 mana payoffs for sacrificing Tasigur: Tidespout Tyrant, Razaketh, the Foulblooded

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