Zendikar's Roil

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Zendikar's Roil

Enchantment

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, create a 2/2 green Elemental creature token.

CoarselyRefined on Omnath Overload

2 days ago

Running bounce lands and a Retreat to Coralhelm demands that you run more cards like Scaled Herbalist over Murasa Rootgrazer to make the loop work. I would suggest Walking Atlas as it works with any of your colors.

When you can afford to address your manabase you should absolutely buy the shocks lands that are Forest+ as you can grab them with both Ranger's Path and Skyshroud Claim. I'd recommend running both as ramp spells over Circuitous Route. There are the cheap duals from Kaldheim that are true duals (in that they also have two basic land types) but enter tapped. (An Amulet of Vigor fixes that though and allows you to tap your bounce lands before bouncing them as tapping a land doesn't use the stack) I'd also pick up a Field of the Dead when you can.

Cards like Zendikar's Roil and Felidar Retreat are great but a boardwipe is all an opponent needs to have to upset that win. I would suggest running something like Mass Hysteria or Concordant Crossroads to be able to get the damage in the same turn you can activate your combo. If those are out of budget for you I'd then suggest Fervor or Anger as alternatives.

As far as what to cut? Anything with low power level. Cards like Makindi Ox and Spitfire Lagac are definitely on the chopping block. I'd even run something like Ramunap Excavator over District Guide so I could abuse any utility land I'd have to sacrifice to use.

TypicalTimmy on What makes a deck-worthy commander?

2 months ago

I tend to look for a Commander who does one thing extremely well that I can build off of. While multi-faceted Commanders such as Kenrith, the Returned King are really nice in their flexibility, for me personally, I struggle to draw their potential in. Some of the Commanders I have built in the past are:

  • Karametra, God of Harvests as an ETB Matters theme. Because she brings out lands, Landfall was a strong subtheme of the deck, since Landfall itself is limited. And yes this includes cards with "Landfall" not under such a name, such as Tireless Tracker and Zendikar's Roil. However, because I am also casting creatures, creature ETB is important, too. So Hornet Queen and Soul Sisters had their stay. Some cards, such as Avenger of Zendikar really exploded as they drew these two elements together. Lastly, because I wanted continuous use of my ETB effects, return-to-hand was also important. So Jeskai Barricade and similar effects were in play. What resulted was a, slow, well-oiled machine that could cast multiple ETB creatures per turn and explode a boardstate from nothing.

  • Oros, the Avenger was built as a Wrath's Matters build. This is because if you put deathtouch on Oros, his activation wrath's the board of all non-white creatures. To protect myself, every single creature in my deck had to have , in part or in whole. Then, the deck used every single card available in the game to permanently give Oros his deathtouch. In this way, I never had to hold back because I didn't have an instant or sorcery to cast. Or perhaps I did, but not enough mana to cast it and activate Oros in the same turn. So auras, equipment and permanent effects such as Deadly Wanderings. While cards such as Maze Abomination might sound good, being non-white meant it died the moment Oros resolved. So it becomes a one-time deal. Now, because of the sheer volume of mana required, the deck ran an absolute absurd amount of mana sources. I think I had like 17 mana rocks alone. For filler cards, any other wrath was used. This way, against decks, I could still hit the board hard.

Sidenote: If there are 7 creatures on the battlefield that Oros can hit, and he has lifelink, you just gained 3(7), or 21, life. That's how the deck stayed ahead. After I gained +200 life and nobody has any creatures left, I essentially could not be stopped.

  • Radha, Heart of Keld was a Voltron-esque build who focused on as many land tutors as I could possibly get out, focusing on all basic lands so nothing ETB tapped. She was given ample protection. And then I topped it off with giant doublers, such as Xenagos, God of Revels and Unleash Fury. What resulted from here was a deck whose goal was to TKO any opponent in a single shot. Yes, infect was used as well. The deck name was Thick Thighs Save Lives. Lol.

So, as you can see, what I look for is a Commander who focuses on ONE mechanic or ability, and I tie in two or three supporting elements to ensure it runs smoothly. By implementing the deck construction in this way, I absolutely ensure I never draw into duds. It's either a useful land, ramp, or synergy support. No card every becomes wasted in my hand.

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Ardees on It's Just a Flesh Wound (Budget Almost-cEDH Meren)

4 months ago

Suggestions from someone who started from a total junk Meren deck in 2015, and through the years made it to a cEDH (check the playlist here if you want: Meren Surgical Toolbox [2K22]:

More generally, have a look at EDHREC.com to see what cards best fit a budget Meren deck. No offense, but even as a budget your deck certainly needs much improvement. That is, assuming you don't run cards for their flavor or because you just like them. Then that's totally up to you.

zapyourtumor on 5C-Elementals

6 months ago

Vesperlark is funny with Thunderkin and makes it very hard to permanently kill anything

Zendikar's Roil is kind of meme, but if you get it down with Risen Reef shit gets out of hand fast.

LandoLRodriguez on [Primer] The Windfall Crucible: A Gitrog Tale

9 months ago

Changes, 31Oct2021:

-1 Zendikar's Roil, +1 Scute Swarm. Roil may crank out larger tokens, but Swarm has a chance to get simply silly with the amount of tokens it makes, plus it's less expensive. With the biggest drawback being that the Swarm will be easier for opponents to get rid of, it's still a better card in this slot.

-1 Worm Harvest, +1 Phylath, World Sculptor. I'd been on the fence about including Phylath for a while. With a few other sources for plants as well as Doubling Season and Ancient Greenwarden now in the deck, Phylath is a very real threat. Only 1 CMC slot higher than Worm Harvest as well. While I'd love to include more retrace cards in this deck, Worm Harvest just costs too much for a card that will only be good situationally. Phylath should be good every time he makes it on the battlefield.

-1 Centaur Vinecrasher, +1 Wrenn and Seven. Vinecrasher is pretty underwhelming. W+7 does everything I want this deck to do. This was a super easy call.

-1 Walking Ballista, +1 Druid Class. As I mentioned before, I want to include every extra land drop card available. So I needed to find a slot for Druid Class. Walking Ballista is probably good in every deck that exists, but I mostly wanted it in here for the way it interacts with Retreat to Hagra. Any turn I can get a land drop with RtH out, Ballista turns into a targeted removal machine at instant speed (especially fun during opponents' turns with a fetch land usage). I can get this same effect with Akoum Hellkite, however. So, while the Ballista will be missed, one more card that lets me drops more lands will win me more games in the end.

-1 Decimate, -1 Constant Mists, +1 Demonic Tutor, +1 Chord of Calling. Also as mentioned before, I wanted to find room for these tutors at some point. Thank you, Strixhaven Mystical Archives for providing me with a $4 Demonic Tutor. For this deck to really get going, it's imperative that I get both The Gitrog Monster and something with a Crucible of Worlds effect (also available on Ramunap Excavator and Ancient Greenwarden, of course) out there together. Adding these 2 along with the tutors I was already running should dramatically increase the number of games I can successfully get the engine humming. Plus they can help me pick and choose what else I might want from my landfall toolbox if I've already got things going. While it did pain me a bit to take out one of very few cards that can deal with enchantments in Decimate, its demanding targeting requirements and overall strategy of my deck made it expendable. Mists falls into the same boat strategy-wise; I love that I could keep it with a land sac (which itself can be very advantageous for me), but in a game with anything good happening for me, I should be able to deal with combat damage other ways, so Mists went on the block.

pretendingtoalright on

10 months ago

abcdEmzi

The changes i saw seemed pretty good. With the change in commander (although it would have been a good idea with maja too) u might want to add a landfall package with cards that work like Makindi Ox.

Sporemound, Zendikar's Roil, Rampaging Baloths, Emeria Shepherd, Felidar Retreat all generate lots of values from playing lands.

There's a lifegain subtheme in ur deck with no real pay out, tho I see u have Felidar Sovereign in the maybeboard.

Profet93 on

1 year ago

Ramunap Excavator - Redundancy

Where is your draw power?

Zendikar's Roil - Too slow, I prefer field of the dead as its not taking up a slot and is better IMO since its harder to be destroyed

maybe a Rishkar's Expertise ?

NicodaPico on Yedora, Lands are Friends

1 year ago

Combo lines; Commander + Life and Limb / Ambush Commander / Natural Affinity + any sac outlet like alter of dementia (this one is actually game winning) gives you infinite etb and death triggers plus infinite mana. Ways to finish the game after that include Walking Ballista / Goblin Cannon , Soul of the Harvest / Fecundity / Staff of Domination to draw your entire library, Season of Growth / Path of Discovery to scry your way to another wincon, Seed the Land , Genesis Chamber , Scute Swarm , Zendikar's Roil for infinite tokens, Baru, Fist of Krosa for infinitely huge trample creatures, Essence Warden / Retreat to Kazandu for infinite life then hit people with a Squall Line

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