Wall of Roots

Wall of Roots

Creature — Plant Wall

Defender

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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Legality

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

Wall of Roots occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.1%

Rules Q&A

Wall of Roots Discussion

Meachman on "Oops I blinked it again"

1 week ago

I wonder if Birds of Paradise and Somberwald Sage are more useful than ramp that doesn't require you to tap (unless you're granting haste). Does something like Wall of Roots synergize more by adding mana on each player's turn each round or Eyeless Watcher who makes a supply of immediate or bankable mana whenever it enters?

Revolt might also be a useful mechanic to consider--Aid from the Cowl, Deadeye Harpooner, Hidden Herbalists and Call for Unity come to mind.

ToolisMaynard on Food Chain Tazri

1 month ago

Why Wall of Roots????? I’m so confused

m_to_the_three on Meren-ium Falcon

1 month ago

Nice meren deck. This is mine that I have been using since meren has came out as a card. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ If you have any questions on why I use or dont use a card let me know, I am always happy to help other meren players out.

Having a Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip and Reanimate is nice for backup reanimation cards. Meren does typically get targeted so you want your 99 to be really tight and well. Then Meren is just the nice gravy engine that takes the deck from 100% to 1000%. So having similar effects of Meren is nice.

Sac outlets are very important for meren cause you want your exp counters to be as high as possible. It also synergizes well with merens ability. Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar are nice ones to use cause they can generate mana. Carrion Feeder is a good one drop sac outlet that can sac itself. Protip: you mainly want creatures that can sac themselves and others vs just others. The exception to the rule is creatures with really strong abilities like Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Diabolic Intent is very nice because it is a tutor and a sac ability combined together.

Because meren ability revolves around bringing the dead back to life, you want creatures that can either kill themselves, have strong etb triggers, or like to die so you abuse meren ability and get a lot of value. Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, and Merciless Executioner are some creatures that a really solid etb trigger. I recommend at least running Plaguecrafter. Terastodon has a very nice etb trigger, it also synergizes well with natural order. Getting a turn 3 or turn 4 terastodon and targeting 3 lands is a nice way to get somebody to scoop. Mindslicer is a wonderful creature in meren decks, you sac it get an exp counter, make everybody top deck, and you fill up your graveyard. Everybody is suffering except you.

You are playing black and green so you have access to some really strong tutors. Pattern of Rebirth is a really good one because it just grabs any creature. Woodland Bellower is nice because it puts the tutor creature onto the battlefield, Fierce Empath is a nice tutor to grab any of your big creatures. Whats nice is both these cards synergize with each other so you can cast woodland bellower, tutor fierce empath and then grab another big creature Or do the inverse and you can do fierce empath to grab woodland so then woodland can get you a useful small creature. What is also nice is both of these are creature cards so you can abuse them with meren ability and keep tutoring cards each turn.

Some straight upgrades. Instead of Wall of Roots use Devoted Druid. Same mana cost but you can use devoted druid ability more then once per turn, plus when it dies you get an exp counter. Instead of Nyx Weaver use Altar of Dementia, same mana cost but easier to cast cause colorless, its a sac outlet so it synergizes with the deck better. It also has a higher roof which means you can mill yourself much more then 2 per turn. Also its ability if flexible and you have the option to mill other people but that isnt as strong as just milling yourself. Instead of Glowspore Shaman try Entomb or Buried Alive, it allows you to search your deck and pick what card you want to put in your graveyard. What is also nice is entomb is at instant speed.

I hope this helps a lot.

Icbrgr on Tron Wurms

2 months ago

No problem! I think on its face Quicksilver Amulet is probably better than Dramatic Entrance. My only insight to advocate for dramatic entrance would be because the artifact/activated abilities hate being sideboarded in game two when the opponent brings in Pithing Needle/Abrade.... dramatic entrance can also just be straight up counter-bait.... when the opponent sees dramatic entrance they will counter it if they can, but if your gonna amass the mana to cast the wurm anyway then they will likely just run out of counters.. at least that's why I use it.

Somthing else to consider if aggro is problematic in conjunction with Elderscale Wurm maybe instead of Tron Lands/Urza's Tower ect ect. Would be using Defender Ramp with Axebane Guardian/Overgrown Battlement, Wall of Blossoms, Wall of Roots, Carven Caryatid... granted this completely warps the deck into something else entirely but I figured I'd mention it.

Good luck with the brew!

VaalVanir on The Gitfrog

2 months ago

AtlasX

Wall of Roots can be considered as a mana dork and an early blocker. You can put a 0/-1 counter to get one Green mana once each turn.

Funkydiscogod on Targets for Dramatic Entrance

3 months ago

Empyrial Archangel can be difficult to deal with for decks that can't do at least 8 damage in a single turn. Might be better in the sideboard?

Chancellor of the Tangle can pull double duty as a target, and letting you drop Overgrown Battlement or Wall of Roots a turn earlier.

willschmidt18 on Eldrazi Defender Ramp

3 months ago

Have you considered Wall of Roots ? I feel like it would increase your defender count, lower your curve, and help you ramp faster. I would cut some eldrazi to make room for it and maybe the copies of Pilgrimage as well.

Apollo_Paladin on No one can stop the wall!

4 months ago

If you're going to do a Wall (Defender) Deck, I'd recommend switching your colors from Green-Blue-Red to Green-Blue-White.

Arcades, the Strategist isn't a super-expensive card to purchase & he adds immensely to Defender builds.

Wall of Roots can help you out quite a bit with Mana Generation, especially if you need a bunch of it in a hurry. The same is true of Saruli Caretaker Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive is a must-have too I'd say for when you can shed Defender abilities & attack.

If you do decide to splash White, then you have a number of other really decent (and inexpensive) Defender options such as Wall of Essence , Novice Knight , Resolute Watchdog , and many - MANY - more.

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