Willowdusk, Essence Seer

Willowdusk, Essence Seer

Legendary Creature — Dryad Druid

, : Choose another target creature. Put a number of +1/+1 counters on it equal to the amount of life you gained this turn or the amount of life you lost this turn, whichever is greater. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Willowdusk, Essence Seer Discussion

DrukenReaps on First edh deck

7 hours ago

Evasive Maneuver Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Mind Seize Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Adaptive Enchantment Estrid, the Masked

Subjective Reality Aminatou, the Fateshifter

Mystic Intellect Sevinne, the Chronoclasm

Faceless Menace Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

Timeless Wisdom Gavi, Nest Warden

Symbiotic Swarm Kathril, Aspect Warper

Ruthless Regiment Jirina Kudro

Enhanced Evolution Otrimi, the Ever-Playful

Arcane Maelstrom Kalamax, the Stormsire

Aura of Courage Galea, Kindler of Hope

Dragonic Rage Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients

Dungeons of Death Sefris of the Hidden Ways

Planar Portal Prosper, Tome-Bound

Reap the Tide Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait

Eleven Empire Lathril, Blade of the Elves

Lorehold Legacies Osgir, the Reconstructor

Prismari Performance Zaffai, Thunder Conductor

Quantum Quandrix Adrix and Nev, Twincasters

Silverquill Statement Breena, the Demagogue

Witherbloom Witchcraft Willowdusk, Essence Seer

This should help some folks be more inclined to help you. I for one have no idea what the name of most of the decks are, it is just the commander(s) that I care about. What I would highly recommend is if you know your general preferred play style let us know and we can start pointing you in one direction or another.

morgs818 on Willowdusk Counters

3 weeks ago

I think one of the strongest cards in this type of deck is Bolas's Citadel because you can cast a bunch of spells from your deck paying life for them and then with Willowdusk, Essence Seer you want to put those tokens on a creature with lifelink and then attack your opponent. Even if they block you'll hopefully get the life back. Ramping into the Citadel shouldn't be too difficult early on.

Just my thoughts and it was the first card I thought of when I saw this commander.

slowsti on Gyome, Master Chef [Budget]

2 months ago

There's a lot of good things going on with this deck already but there's some space for growth. you have a lot of life gain going on with out a whole lot to do with it to push you towards a win condition. First thing I'd do however is try to eek every last ounce out of Gyome I could. I want to preface this by saying I'm referencing a build I'm currently working on called Living your life that utilizes a similar idea to what you're working with here.

first thing I'd do is look at creature recursion. its inevitable that you're going to lose creatures via Sac or blocking. embrace it and take advantage of what Black and Golgari is really good at which is bringing things back from your grave yard. cards like Regrowth , Nature's Spiral , Forever Young , and Gravepurge are all 2 to 3 drop cards that will bring creatures or permanents back from your grave yard for around $.25 each. another great card for this would be In Search of Greatness which lets you put a permanent onto the board during your upkeep with a CMC equal to 1 plus the highest CMC of another permanent you have.

the second thing I'd be looking at is doing something with all this life gain. cards like Sanguine Bond Defiant Bloodlord cause opponents to lose life for the amount that you gained.

now here is where things can get kinda spendy. Exquisite Blood is a pricey card that is the lynch pin in many 2 card infinite life gain life drain combos. it is objectively expensive and would likely be your most expensive card in this deck but would highly recommend it down the road because with it and one of the two cards above sacrificing a single food token (which can be done at instant speed) will trigger this infinite combo giving you the game win. Like I said its pricey so maybe not a purchase for now but I'd look at it for down the road

other things that would be beneficial would be cards with life link like Moldering Karok and something that can spread counters around. I am particularly a fan of Willowdusk, Essence Seer for her ability to put counters on creatures in the amount of life gain. its easy to make creatures 20/20 really fast with her and cards like Ageless Entity which adds counters to itself for the amount of life you gained. those cards both came with the precon that Gyome was packaged with but if you are getting cards from your friend these can be had for under a dollar each.

Finally, just because I like having as many win cons in a deck as I can get, Glistener Elf is a fun card to have as it deals damage in the form of poison counters. pairing it with proliferate spells or doubling spells (which can be pricey so maybe a down the line purchase) can bring a game to an end very quickly. imagine gaining 10 life, having willowdusk and glistener elf on the board with your swift foot boots equipped, putting 10 counters on glistener elf and running her through with Rogue's Passage , another card that is in the witherbloom witchcraft pre con but will only run you .40 if you don't have it, for an instant win.

Lastly get some cards in there that mess with your opponents boardstate. Black is really good at creature destruction either directly or in the form of -x/-x counters and golgari is decent at targeted permanent destruction. It takes up space in your deck but I always recommend having 3-5 creature destruction cards in my black decks and 3-5 recursion cards otherwise magic just feels like playing solitaire until you can draw a win con.

Sorry that was a lot wordier than I thought it was gonna be so if you need clarifications let me know.

multimedia on C21 Legends appearing as foil …

2 months ago

The default version of all these cards is not showing foil. Don't add the (C21) after the card in text that's showing the foil version as default.

Example:

For nonfoil use:
Osgir, the Reconstructor or [[Osgir, the Reconstructor]]

For foil use:
Osgir, the Reconstructor (C21) or [[Osgir, the Reconstructor (C21)]] 

In the deck editor you can remove the (C21) and the * F* from the text at the end of each card to make it show nonfoil.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Useful additions for thantis, the …

3 months ago

Whip is perfect, will definitely add it to they maybe board. I just bought the new BG commander precon and will add in Sapling of Colfenor . Any other thoughts on cards from the list that might help? I'm actually considering Willowdusk, Essence Seer .