|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Zendikar Expeditions (EXP)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
: Add to your mana pool.
, : Add , , or to your mana pool.
Wooded Bastion Discussion
5 days ago
Hey, just commented on your other deck.
Cards in the maybeboard to consider adding to the main deck and what card to replace:
- Command Tower > 1x Plains
- Brushland > 1x Plains
- Wooded Bastion > Selesnya Sanctuary
- Birds of Paradise > Cultivate
- Worldly Tutor > Wilt-Leaf Liege
- Chord of Calling > Shamanic Revelation
- Eladamri's Call > Increasing Devotion
- Sterling Grove > Second Harvest
- Avacyn, Angel of Hope > Emmara Tandris
- Smothering Tithe > Leyline of Abundance
- Talisman of Unity > Kodama's Reach
More cards upgrades within the budget to consider:
- Hall of Heliod's Generosity > Grove of the Guardian
- Nature's Lore > Krosan Verge
- Natural Order > Shamanic Revelation
- Regal Force > Camaraderie
- Ezuri, Renegade Leader > Marwyn, the Nurturer
- Garruk Wildspeaker > Huatli, Radiant Champion
- Triumph of the Hordes > Tendershoot Dryad
- Sun Titan > Trostani Discordant
If you would like I offer explanations of why I suggest to make these changes. Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
I am not at all happy about the reprint of Ixidron, since that card can completely ruin decks that have no way to turn their cards face-up, again.
However, the new version of Volrath is awesome (although 5 mana for a 7/5 is definitely overpowered, in my mind), and I am excited that each deck shall contain a new incarnation of a character from the Weatherlight saga (I personally am hoping to see new incarnations of Barrin, Crovax, and/or Ertai for the final two). I personally believe that he should have been only black and blue, because I do not believe that either his personality or abilities are green, but I suppose that having three colors in his mana cost is what allows his overall cost to be so low.
The reprint of Thespian's Stage is excellent, and I cannot believe that it was never printed in a Commander set before this.
Rayami is almost certainly from Zendikar, judging from her (I shall presume that Rayami is female, form the name) body paint, but from what plane is Grismold?
The artwork on gift of doom is insanely awesome, and I especially appreciate the dark atmosphere that it evokes.
However, the reprint of Thran Dynamo is always appreciated, since its price is still high, even after all of its previous reprints (which is evidence of how amazing a card it is), and the same is true for Reliquary Tower , as well.
The reprint of Sol Ring was expected, but I really wish that WotC would not reprint it in every Commander deck, since it was once a very rare card, but now is very commonplace.
With dockside extortionist, I see that WotC is continuing the trend of small and inexpensive creatures that shall prove to be supremely annoying, with two earlier examples being Treasure Nabber and Collector Ouphe .
It is nice to see that WotC is reprinting the battle lands, or at least three of them; why could they not have reprinted all of them, or at least have reprinted Canopy Vista , as well? Sungrass Prairie is a nice card, but it has already been reprinted, and Temple Garden , Wooded Bastion , and Canopy Vista are all vastly superior to it.
Mandate of peace will definitely annoy players of aggressive decks that focus on combat; I like the card, but its mana cost is definitely too low; I personally believe that it could have cost and been perfectly balanced.
Thalia’s geistcaller is very nice, but, with only 1 toughness, is far too vulnerable to remain around for a sufficient duration to have a major impact upon a game without major protection; at least she has the ability to protect herself.
Empowered autogenerator could have been nice if it either cost 1 mana less or did not enter the battlefield tapped, because it is far too slow as it currently is; I shall keep Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice in my Atraxa EDH deck and Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus in all my other EDH decks, because they are far faster and can more easily produce large amounts of mana.
With ignite the future, I believe that this is the first time that a card has said “until the end of your next turn,” which is an interesting new ability, but I do hope that WotC uses it sparingly, to prevent it from being abused.
Backdraft hellkite is very nice, with it being a repeatable version of Snapcaster Mage , and I like how it continues the trend of creatures that provide interesting and powerful effects upon attacking, with prominent previous examples being Hellkite Charger and Aurelia, the Warleader . At only 5 mana, that is a really good bargain, in my mind.
Wow! This game finally has a legendary wall! It took twenty-six years, but WotC finally printed such a card! Its effect is nice, but rather weird.
The reprint of Ghostly Prison is very nice, but I am very displeased that none of the reprints have re-used the original art, since I feel that the original art does a better job of conveying the idea of the card’s effect.
2 months ago
Wooded Bastion is an awesome add - I'll have to look for one, don't have a spare...
The panoramas are super-underrated cards.. not sure I'll pop them in though.
Reflecting Pool tapping for colorless isn't intuitive, glad you mentioned it
2 months ago
I have some possible suggestions for colorless mana sources for Displacer. In my experience the more times you can activate it the more value you can get so I have all these extra colorless sources in my deck that uses Displacer:
Riftstone Portal : Can tap for colorless while it's on the field and if it ends up in the graveyard can let you lands tap for either of your colors(maybe not as important in a two color deck but it could help). I have Harrow and Crop Rotation in my deck to help get it in the graveyard.
Wooded Bastion : Really good land overall and can easily slot in for almost any of your current lands. Can make both your colors and can tap for colorless if you need it.
It might not be a bad idea to throw in a couple of Wastes as well that you can tutor up with Cultivate . Oh, and don't forget that Reflecting Pool can tap for colorless if you have another land that taps for colorless.
4 months ago
Gilded Lotus is too slow to really be good, I think, and you don't need the mana fixing from it.
Oblivion Ring is slightly better than Banishing Light since it actually exiles the target permanent, even if they have enchantment removal ready, so you can use it to get rid of tokens and auras on the target.
I don't like Light from Within , you want to cast an angel with 4 mana, not an enchantment.
Path to Exile on the other hand is an excellent removal card that I think you'd want in the mainboard rather than the side.
7 months ago
I'd take Journey to Nowhere over Pacifism , there are a lot of creatures who hurt you just by being on the battlefield without attacking or blocking anyone. Luminarch Ascension seems like a card that's good in multiplayer where you have a lot of opponents' end phases for it to trigger in and a propensity for stale mates, so if you're playing that way a lot it's a good card. In normal matchups, though, I don't see it doing much for you. Instead of Ghostly Prison , I'd bring in Archangel of Tithes , she's a bit more expensive for you and not as expensive for your opponent, but she's more versatile and comes with a 3/5 body which can really do wonders.
Darksteel Citadel doesn't seem to do a whole lot of good for you, and the occasional life-gain from Seraph Sanctuary is really also something you need to have a payoff for for it to be worth it. Maybe just get some extra plains, or you could get Eiganjo Castle or Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers . You also seem to have rather more forests than I'd really recommend, but good dual lands are expensive, so I get you :) If you can afford them, I recommend Temple Garden , Horizon Canopy , Windswept Heath , Razorverge Thicket and Wooded Bastion .
Shaman of Forgotten Ways seems way too expensive, I'd get Birds of Paradise or more Noble Hierarch s if you can afford it, otherwise Avacyn's Pilgrim , Beastcaller Savant or Bloom Tender can do good work too. I'm also not sure what Kytheon's Irregulars ' role in your deck is, again let me recommend Archangel of Tithes , or alternatively Angel of Jubilation , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , or Indomitable Archangel or Gisela, the Broken Blade . Baneslayer Angel is a fine card, but unless you're facing demons and dragons regularly, Lyra Dawnbringer is probably better. Her ability to be a lord for other angels is really nice.
Iona, Shield of Emeria and Avacyn, Angel of Hope are super powerful bombs, but I'm not sure you have enough ramp to play them consistently. Of course, you know your local meta better than I do, so you be the judge of that yourself :) I'd recommend thinking about dropping them, though.
And last, a shameless plug. I've been playing with an angel deck of my own at my local FNM and been doing OK, it's been mono-white, white-green-red and is now just white-green. You can check the latest iteration here if you're looking for a somewhat different take on this whole business: Noble Angels
7 months ago
8 months ago
Hey, saw you were looking for help on reddit and thought I could make some suggestions. First off, I think cards like survival of the fittest and Rest in Piece would be good, though it is a non-bo with e-wit and Regrowth(a strictly better Recollect) type effects. If you are facing a lot of graveyard based decks in your meta it could be a good call though, (since you mentioned gitrog specifically and they cannot win through it). I would recommend replacing Krosan Grip with Nature's Claim as it just is way easier to cast overall. It will allow you to develop your board as well as hold removal. I would play Grim Monolith over basalt monolith if you can and I would also recommend Sunpetal Grove Brushland and Wooded Bastion for lands. I don't think Mana Tithe is worth a slot either personally, because despite the fact the many cedh decks can be really fast, having them pay just 1 extra can be kind of inconsistent. I think Fall of the Thran is just a worse Armageddon if that is what you are looking for, but I'm not sure that is worth it either, I might just recommend Winter Orb due to the similar effect but it can come down significantly earlier. Authority of the Consuls seems weak in most cases unless you are in a splintertwin/kikijiki heavy meta. For cards I would recommend for good includes in general would be Eladamri's Call, Sensei's Divining Top, Selesnya Signet, Shalai, Voice of Plenty(good against people trying to kill you with a targeted spell Tendrils of Agony, Walking Ballista, Stroke of Genius ect...), Gaddock Teeg(very good against Ad Nauseam one of the most played cedh cards), Saffi Eriksdotter for protection on sisay and added combos, Mother of Runes for protection as well and there are probably some other things, but i think that's a good start. Overall though, the deck looks solid, and I think these cards could help.
Wooded Bastion occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
GW (Selesnya): 0.9%