Wall of Roots

Wall of Roots

Creature — Plant Wall


Put a -0/-1 counter on Wall of Roots: Add to your mana pool. Play this ability only once each turn.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Mirage (MIR) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal

Wall of Roots occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.1%

Rules Q&A

Wall of Roots Discussion

ColFrogfoot on Combo Gak

4 weeks ago

Hey SueMe!

Yeah I love Nooze combo so far. I originally started with Dread Return for Eternal Witness for Victimize to get back Lord of Extinction and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. But I hated how much mana I needed to win out of graveyard and wanted something more efficient and less clunky-feeling. Nooze fits my style of play more.

Wall of Roots definitely has been an all-star even before I even realized it gives me a 0-open mana way to combo with Nooze, which made me love it even more lol. Yeah creatures that don't need to tap and create mana are pretty good IMO like Lotus Cobra.

Harvest Season use to not work for me as much as it does now. Now I find it fills out the curve pretty well and since the deck has so many many dorks I can actually produce a lot of mana early on. So sometimes I cast Hogaak, my draw spells might be like 4+ mana and this curves out nicely, but there are times I can't cast it for sure, it is usually one of the first things I would discard after discarding down to hand size after one of our draw spells. Although I'd say the reason it works out for me a bit more is because I have a lot of one drops. My list is sitting at 11 one drops so that might be a reason too.

Yeah Tymaret Calls the Dead I like. At least if I draw that it can basically cast Hogaak almost all by itself over a turn. Just helps me function a bit better from time to time.

Thanks for stopping by I always love commanders that are easy to recast if removed and your list made me realize Hogaak's potential after first seeing it on mtggoldfish's commander clash. :)

SueMe on Combo Gak

4 weeks ago

That's an interesting take!

Right off the bat, I can see that your build has a lot more wincons than mine. Necrotic Ooze isn't really my style, but the stuff is definitely solid, and I can see the appeal.

At first, when I saw Wall of Roots, I didn't realize it was for combo purposes. This seems like the card that no one thinks of playing when they're finding stuff to synergize with Hogaak, but there is synergy there. Having a mana dork that doesn't have to tap is something that Hogaak definitely needs more of. I suppose Devoted Druid can also help in that regard. Definitely cool stuff!

How has Harvest Season been working out for you? I've been doing some experimenting with it, and it never seems to work for me. It's most useful when you're casting Hogaak, but I find that I don't have 3 mana left over when I'm doing that.

I like your Tymaret Calls the Dead idea. Getting value over time is something that I'm not used to in Hogaak (even though that's what every other edh deck does ever), but this effect might have a home in Hogaak.

Boza on Treefolks spells

1 month ago

Wall of Roots is probably your best ramp spell, but you can also stack things like Wild Growth on your lands to ramp.

dichia on Tribal Plants

1 month ago

I considered Wall of Roots in the building. Eventually I chose Gatecreeper Vine because it gives me a land to drop with Explore, which would be useless if I don't have additional lands to play.

I see that Wall of Roots would mean having five more mana turn 3 though, which could help me getting a higher rate of turn 3 Avenger of Zendikar. I will try it out.

For Genesis Hydra, I was thinking of reducing its copies to 2 because to get some value out of it, it has to be very expensive and it still has a chance of not finding what I look for.

Thanks for the help

lukeanto on Tribal Plants

1 month ago

Well maybe Wall of Roots instead of Gatecreeper Vine?or Vine Trellis...i think Genesis Hydra works really well here!

Sultai_Sir on Zombie, mill, Ooze combo-ish

1 month ago

Hey, Frytrix99! I, too, have a Sidisi deck, and if you're going for a Nooze combo, I would put in Walking Ballista, Wall of Roots and Blighted Bat. Walking Ballista serves as an infinite mana outlet, while Wall of Roots and Blighted Bat let you go off the turn Nooze comes into play without having any additional mana up. For posterity, here's my list: The Deck that Death Forgot. Hope this helps!

Benwatts14 on Karametra, God of Lands and Tokens

1 month ago

edengstrom1 looks good! Karametra is one of my favorite commanders and is really underrated imo. I would recommend more cheap ramp like Rampant Growth and Farseek or even Cultivate and Kodama's Reach. Signets and cheap artifact ramp work well too. Anything to ensure you play Karametra before turn 5. One of my favorite ramp cards I think is underplayed is Wall of Roots. Since you can play some huge creatures in this deck id recommend some draw spells like Rishkar's Expertise and Garruk, Primal Hunter. Another card I think is really cool and would be a monster in this deck is Emeria Shepherd You can get SO much value off of this cards its insane. I have a version of Karametra on my page if you wanna check it out. Other than that looks good man +1 from me

GoblinElectromancer on

3 months ago

maybe drop the two Wall of Roots and put Timely Reinforcements on the sideboard for three main deck Devoted Druid and one more Vizier of Remedies because druid can give you infinite mana with Vizier of Remedies and even if you don't get out the combo it's still a half decent mana dork.

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