Tendershoot Dryad

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.

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Gladiator Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Arena Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal

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Tendershoot Dryad Discussion

multimedia on Treasure Hungry Korvold

16 hours ago

Hey, well planned out strategies on a budget. Nice Diabolic Intent :)

Consider Priest of Forgotten Gods and more repeatable token sources? If you can fuel Priest then she's over powered in multiplayer Commander and a great way to grow Korvold and draw. Priest makes insane value with Korvold since for no mana, just sacing two creatures, you make all opponents sac a creature and lose 2 life, you draw three cards, make two black mana and give Korvold two +1/+1 counters. Priest wants a robust package of cards that are repeatable token sources.

Chandra's second 0 loyalty ability + Priest is a combo to be able to activate Priest repeatedly on your turn. The Elementals Chandra creates are saced at your end step meaning they will trigger Korvold and they don't have to attack.


You can speed up game play by adding more one and two drops that have interaction with Korvold or can be reliable ramp to cast him quicker.

Another way to speed up game play is the reduce the number of lands that will always ETB tapped such as Gruul Guildgate .

On a budget Savage and Ancestry are exceptions, but they can make one color of the three Jund colors, that's worth it.

I offer more advice, including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

CommanderNeyo on Jörmungandr

2 weeks ago

You could also consider adding Tendershoot Dryad , as he effectively also makes 3/3's (although they are not snakey bois).

tbone2072 on

3 months ago

Alright, I looked over your deck, and hear are some suggestions that I would make

  1. I would be wary of cards like Sprout Swarm and Shamanic Revelation that care about how many creatures you have because your deck is focused on sacrificing creatures.

  2. I'm curious as to why you have Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip in the deck because I don't see a way to easily flip it.

  3. I would replace Verdant Force with Tendershoot Dryad as the dryad is cheaper and can also buff all your saprolings if you have the city's blessing.

  4. I think your deck needs more land. 28 lands seems really low, even with all the ramp that you have.

  5. Adding more nonbasic lands like Savage Lands and Rugged Highlands to help with color fixing would greatly benefit your deck.

  6. I would recommend removing Saproling Cluster because paying 1 mana and discarding a card to get a 1/1 is a very bad deal.

  7. You might want to consider adding more removal. I would recommend Malicious Affliction as you can easily trigger morbid with your commander, Putrefy, and Dreadbore.

  8. I would also put in some boardwipes like Blasphemous Act because even though you plan to have a lot of creatures on your board sometimes an opponent will have an even bigger board and having a boardwipe to deal with them is important.

I hoped this helped your deckbuilding and if you have any other questions feel free to ask!

Strangelove on Rhino, Let's Go!

3 months ago

+1 my guy!

I really like ghired. A 5 mana 10/10 is a lot of fun in commander! There are a few populate tricks you could lean in to if you like the Mimic Vat effects like: Feldon of the Third Path, Seance, Stone Idol Trap, Zektar Shrine Expedition, Angelic Favor... were my favorites.

I would try to lower the curve and play some more ramp. The more you consistently play ghired, the happier you'll be.

Cuts..?

-1Song of the Worldsoul... slow

-1Courage in Crisis... proliferate wut

-1Cryptolith Rite... ramp is better... or play Druids' Repository

-1Colossal Majesty... slow... < Life's Legacy/Return of the Wildspeaker

-1Beastmaster Ascension... slow

-1Tendershoot Dryad... great card, but it has little synergy when you already make so many other tokens

Cheers!

shivanlord on The Commander's Quarter's Lord Tribal Challenge

4 months ago

Tried to make the deck a little bit more consistent and with a couple more draw and planeswalker cards. In addition, the creatures added give a bit more staying power and other abilities instead of just strictly attacking, although that's still the main mode of winning. Also went a bit more in on +1/+1 counters as well.

-1 Changeling Sentinel -1 Moonglove Changeling -1 Valiant Changeling -1 Undead Augur -1 Venom Sliver -1 King of the Pride -1 Winding Constrictor -1 Neoform -1 Tatyova, Benthic Druid -1 Vastwood Surge -1 Bloodline Keeper  Flip -1 Chromatic Lantern +1 Skyshroud Claim +1 Despark +1 Oath of Ajani +1 Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter +1 Kaya, Ghost Assassin +1 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver +1 Teferi, Time Raveler +1 Crystalline Crawler +1 Tendershoot Dryad +1 Twilight Prophet +1 Sanctum Seeker +1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty

Lanzo493 on Budget Reanimation Targets

4 months ago

When it comes to reanimation targets, you want creatures that function identically to spells. Removal spells, draw spells, etc. That way you can go all-in on the reanimation strategy while also pulling off interaction at the same time. With that in mind...

Solemn Simulacrum for ramp and draw

Duplicant/Meteor Golem for removal

Etali, Primal Storm because he's just straight value

Flayer of the Hatebound can deal lots of damage in a reanimator style deck

Worldgorger Dragon goes infinite with Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and Necromancy very easily. Then you have infinite mana to do stuff with. It's worth the price tag and is a wincon in reanimator cEDH decks.

Tendershoot Dryad/Avenger of Zendikar can take over boards. They aren't all that cheap, though.

Phylath, World Sculptor can make tons of tokens and is more budget friendly

Vilis, Broker of Blood is surprisingly budget, and takes over any game

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is designed to be reanimated as many times as possible

Sepulchral Primordial/Diluvian Primordial are like spells on big sticks

Any of the eldrazi that shadow63 mentioned

I'm mostly familiar with mono-red reanimator because of my commander Feldon of the Third Path. He would work great in a reanimator deck, too. Especially one with lots of creature-based shenanigans. Also, Chainer, Nightmare Adept is great at reanimating. He also gives Korvold haste and any creature you have in hand (provided you discard it and cast it from the yard).

RiotRunner789 on BCC Week 2 | Slimefoot the Stowaway

4 months ago

I would recommend an aristocratic build. You may choose to go spore counter route, which I'm not a huge fan of, but the following ones pull double duty (and I am a fan of):

On-theme Sac outlets that also make saprolings:

Deathspore Thallid: Great sac outlet and potential removal piece.

Savage Thallid: Another great sac outlet and protection piece.

Vitaspore Thallid: I think giving haste is the weakest effect of the bunch, this is just another budget on-theme sac outlet.

Budget sac payoffs,

Epicure of Blood and Marauding Blight-Priest: Help to increase the payoff of slimefoot and are so cheap they are essentially free (literally, ask anyone at your LGS for these, they have them and don't want them).

Falkenrath Noble: Who doesn't love life loss?

Poison-Tip Archer: Great blocker (reach and deathtouch? No one wants to lose there dragon to this) but this one starts to impact the budget.

Syr Konrad, the Grim: He just does soo much.

Vindictive Vampire: This guy should say life loss.... I mean, it's black and not red.

Zulaport Cutthroat: Classic but approaches a dollar.

Bastion of Remembrance: Possibly my favorite. Comes with free sac fodder on a permanent that doesn't die to Wrath of God.

Slime Foot god stuff,

Jade Mage: Back up slimefoot that does stuff at a discount.

Massacre Girl: Best board wipe in this build.

Verdant Force: It says EACH upkeep. Yes, each.

Gift of Doom: Cheap protection for slimefoot that has the added benefit of killing a saproling you already want dead.

Moldervine Reclamation: Card draw and life for just playing? Of course.

Snake Umbra: Protection and three cards every time you sac a saproling.

Sprout Swarm: Convoke makes this broken.

Some less budget friendly cards (all under $10, but above $1):

Ohran Frostfang: Turns each saproling into a card draw or a removal spell.

Pitiless Plunderer: Solid ramp.

Priest of Forgotten Gods: Under appreciated. This card does everything a black mage should be doing.

Tendershoot Dryad: Can win you the game on its own.

Black Market: Slime foot loves stupid amounts of mana.

Keen Sense: Insane card draw for 1 green mana.

Vraska, Golgari Queen: All abilities are helpful and the ult is just perfect. Tie in an Overrun effect on the same turn and you should win.

Casualties of War: Expensive to cast but worth it. Worth it every time.

Best of luck building.

Sultai_Sir on Totally Radhical

5 months ago

Hey man, love the deck! I used to run Radha, and I have a couple of suggestions:

Sakiko, Mother of Summer: Green Neheb, the Eternal. Need I say more?

Verdant Force/Tendershoot Dryad: Pump out those tokens!

Hellkite Tyrant: Aggravated Assault on a stick. It has haste, so you can pop out of nowhere and insta-kill your opponents.

Hope this helps, and as always, Happy Tapping!

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