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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Tendershoot Dryad Discussion
1 week ago
Your deck looks like it's off to a great start for being new to this! One thing I'd recommend is maybe adding a couple more Mana Dorks like Fyndhorn Elves , Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic etc. You're creeping close to an average CMC of 4, and want to reliably cast not only Esix, but some of those bigger token producers.
I'd also recommend checking out Lazotep Plating as a board protection option, and has a token attached to it for Esix to play with. Other cheaper token producers to check out are Master of Waves , Spawnwrithe , Mist-Syndicate Naga , Scute Swarm , and Tendershoot Dryad . I would place more emphasis on Scute Swarm or Tendershoot, since they can pump out multiple tokens per turn cycle.
If you want to make use of Esix's ability, try to have creatures that have Enter the Battlefield Effects, which can be reused as you make token copies. Some potential cards for this effect use could be Reclamation Sage and Mulldrifter .
If you're interested, check out my Adrix and Nev deck Fibonacci Debauchery. It's not super budget, but I do have stuff in my Maybeboard that might be of interest.
I would also recommend checking out The Command Zone's Pre-Con Upgrade video. They talk about the Quandrix pre-con in detail and recommend some budget upgrades with Esix as the commander of the deck.
3 weeks ago
I've always been enamored with secret commander decks. Whether it's Riku of Two Reflections Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer or Sisay, Weatherlight Captain Winota, I've always loved to give a card more colors then it has. But as of late, I've been wanting to build around some other cards and these are the ones that've caught my eye. For reference, I'm planning on using Esika, God of the Tree Flipas my General.
Paradox Haze : Hoo boy, this synergizes with everything. The Force Cycle , As Foretold , The Bringer Cycle , hell, you can use Starfield of Nyx to make Paradox Haze a creature and go ham with Progenitor Mimic or Followed Footsteps .
Divine Visitation : This is one of the more broken ones you could do. Any creature tokens you create become Serra Angels . Tendershoot Dryad ? That's one Serra Angel per turn. Darien, King of Kjeldor ? That's potentially 30 Serra Angels per game. The list goes on.
So what about you? What do you want to build around?
3 weeks ago
END_LORD Thank you for the suggestions. I will definitely be looking at a few of those. Tendershoot Dryad is awesome but it sits at over $10 so finding a spot for it will be pretty difficult. I already own all of the costly cards on this list which is why I included them. I unfortunately cannot say the same for Tendershoot Dryad. Maybe I'll add it as the deck evolves and I invest some more money into it.
3 weeks ago
Love the way the deck looks. I'm working on a more tuned ($$$) version of Beledros, but I have some pretty awesome budget and slightly pricy options that will hopefully help. Plumb the Forbidden after saccing one creature becomes an instant speed Night's Whisper which is pretty strong already and scales up higher the more creatures and life your willing to pay into it. Mycoloth was a card I ran for a long time till Tendershoot Dryad came around. Tendershoot requires no further investment after casting it, makes a token EACH upkeep like Beledros, and will even pump its own tokens for free after ascending. While it doesn't scale as high as Mycoloth can and does cost a tad bit more $$$ wise, the consistency and efficiency of Tendershoot Dryad is worth at least considering. Bastion of Remembrance is a recent aristocrat card that I feel doesn't get enough attention. As an enchantment it is crazy hard to get rid of and is very budget friendly. Dark Prophecy is a high risk/reward card that can get you a butt load of cards on a budget, but can drain you out if you're not careful. Viscera Seer . Cheap and free sac outlets are incredibly strong and nothing fits that description better than Viscera Seer . At one mana you're hard-pressed to find anything better and also has the upside of being able to sac itself incase someone tries to remove him. Add the scry on every sac and you've got a powerhouse of a card. After Commander Legends it went from slightly costly to dirt cheap.
2 months 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, Acolyte of Flame
- Scute Swarm
- Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
- Awakening Zone
- From Beyond : can tutor for Betrays.
- Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin
- Dreadhorde Invasion
- Arasta of the Endless Web
- Tendershoot Dryad
- Wolverine Riders
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.
- Arcane Signet : staple mana rock.
- Sakura-Tribe Elder : ramp, can sac itself.
- Impulsive Pilferer : creates a treasure when saced or dies. Four sacs and four treasures with encore.
- Caustic Caterpillar : removal, can sac itself.
- Viscera Seer : sac outlet, can sac itself.
- Paradise Druid : ramp.
- Farseek : land ramp that can search for a dual land such as Cinder Glade .
- Village Rites : draw.
- Crop Rotation : land tutor.
Another way to speed up game play is the reduce the number of lands that will always ETB tapped such as Gruul Guildgate .
- Command Tower : staple land for multicolored decks.
- Exotic Orchard
- Savage Lands : Jund Tri land.
- Path of Ancestry
- Llanowar Wastes : Golgari Pain land.
- Cinder Glade : Gruul Battle land.
- Smoldering Marsh : Rakdos Battle land.
- Rootbound Crag
- Dragonskull Summit
- Blighted Woodland
- Tainted Wood
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.
3 months ago
You could also consider adding Tendershoot Dryad , as he effectively also makes 3/3's (although they are not snakey bois).
5 months ago
Alright, I looked over your deck, and hear are some suggestions that I would make
I think your deck needs more land. 28 lands seems really low, even with all the ramp that you have.
I would recommend removing Saproling Cluster because paying 1 mana and discarding a card to get a 1/1 is a very bad deal.
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!
5 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.
-1Song of the Worldsoul... slow
-1Courage in Crisis... proliferate wut
-1Beastmaster Ascension... slow
-1Tendershoot Dryad... great card, but it has little synergy when you already make so many other tokens