Creature — Human Druid
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Whenever you tap Zhur-Taa Druid for mana, it deals 1 damage to each opponent
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Zhur-Taa Druid Discussion
1 month ago
Exactly, tapping Llanowar Elves for mana, just like tapping your land for mana, doesn't use the stack, and therefore can't be responded to. It doesn't limit itself to creatures either, tapping your Skyclave Relic also counts as a mana ability.
Activated abilities do have costs, but they don't need to cost mana. Thermo-Alchemist tapping to deal 1 damage to each opponent is also an activated ability, and tapping the creature counts as cost. The cost in an ability is basically everything before the ":" in the rules text. Which means that tapping your land for mana also is an activated ability. When you look at something like Darksteel Citadel , you see they're worded like: : add . That's why spells or abilities that counter other abilities almost always have to specify they can't interact with mana abilities.
For example with Zhur-Taa Druid , when you tap it for mana, the mana is added, and only then goes the damage trigger on the stack, you'd be able to Disallow the damage, because it's a triggered ability, but not the mana added by Zhur-Taa Druid , because that was a mana ability.
Hope that clears it up
1 month ago
Have you considered Any combination of Emrakul's Evangel , Nomads' Assembly , Sylvan Offering ? Emrakul's Evangel pretty much makes all your base 1/1 creature tokens into base 3/2 tokens--boosting the usablily of Elemental Bond. Nomads' Assembly doubles the number of creatures you control for two turns. Sylvan Offering gives you one big creature and a bunch of little ones.
Also, with so many tokens getting onto the battlefield you may want to consider finding spots for Essence Warden , Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden . The life gain from the three alone will keep you alive as you build your army.
If you're interested in an alternate win card, the enchantment Epic Struggle would definitely be up your alley--especially since it can get around prison decks. Speaking of enchantments, Leyline of the Meek will boost your creature tokens and Cindervines will deal damage to your opponents until you need to destroy someone's artifact or enchantment.
Speaking of damage, Zhur-Taa Druid deals damage to an opponent each time you tap it for mana.
Field of the Dead should be an add in due to all the different named lands you have in your deck. Other lands that can create creature tokens for you without sacrificing the lands include, but are not limited to, Khalni Garden and Dwarven Mine . If you don't mind some sacrifice the Dark Depths / Thespian's Stage combo is the best.
1 month ago
Naya Zoo was actually a great deck in modern before it got outpaced by things like Death's Shadow , although even now some of the new landfall guys have breathed some life into it. Add in some Wild Nacatl and Plains and then focus on your 1, 2, and 3 drops, and you have the recipe for an aggressive deck that can be surprisingly lethal. Fanatic of Xenagos , Flinthoof Boar , Frenzied Arynx , Zhur-Taa Druid , Fires of Yavimaya , and your bolts fit in with that playstyle pretty well. It's mostly the 5 and 6 drops I'd recommend cutting.
1 month ago
Hey Saccox, Domri's Ambush is a great swap for Ram Through especially against decks that run Plainswalkers! Also I feel that you could run Zhur-Taa Druid for Ilysian Caryatid if you want to lean more into the burn side of this deck. Thanks for the great suggestions!
1 month ago
5 months ago
Something I can always recommend is ramp. Its fun smashing face with Dinos (10/10 would recommend), but you need to cast them or your commander first and its good to do it faster to get more value.
Naya colors have some good sources of ramp- for cheap we've got Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves (just got reprinted at common in Commander Legends!), Elvish Mystic, Commander's Sphere Avacyn's Pilgrim, Zhur-Taa Druid,Sakura-Tribe Elder, Talisman of Impulse, and Talisman of Conviction (this one varies in price a bit- most places I visit have cheap copies). Not as cheap there's Incubation Druid, Birds of Paradise, Sol Ring, Talisman of Unity, and Arcane Signet. More expensive there's also Smothering Tithe and Dockside Extortionist.
7 months ago
Hey, nice Scroll Rack Invention :)
Some budget cards to consider adding:
- Sol Ring
- Command Tower
- Congregation at Dawn
- Forerunner of the Empire
- Quartzwood Crasher
- Ripjaw Raptor
- Garruk's Uprising
- Rhythm of the Wild
- Elemental Bond
- Orcish Lumberjack
- Faeburrow Elder
- Canopy Vista
- Cinder Glade
- Exotic Orchard
- Naya Panorama
Sol Ring and Command Tower are some staple budget cards in Commander. At TCGPlayer you can find Sol for less than $3 and Tower for less than $1. Congregation at Dawn is a good budget creature tutor with Gishath. Cast it the same turn you want play Gishath or the turn before to tutor for and arrange the top of your library with any three Dinos to cheat onto the battlefield. Forerunner of the Empire is a Dino tutor (puts the Dino on top of your library) and a repeatable enrage enabler when a Dino you control ETB.
Quartzwood Crasher is one of the better budget Dinos since it can be a repeatable source of Dino tokens since many other Dinos have trample especially with Ghalta. Crasher combines well with Garruk's Uprising which can be a repeatable draw source and can give all creatures you control trample. Ripjaw Raptor has a powerful enrage ability to draw a card when it takes damage. Rhythm of the Wild makes all creatures you cast uncounterable and it gives nontoken creatures when they ETB the option of haste or make it bigger with a +1/+1 counter.
With Orcish Lumberjack sacing a Forest you control can make four mana since you can tap the Forest for mana before you sac it which can be a quick way to ramp into Gishath or other Dinos. Farseek is two drop land ramp that can search for a dual land such as Stomping Ground, Canopy Vista, Cinder Glade. At TCGPlayer can get Vista and Glade for less than $2 each.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Timber Gorge
- Tranquil Expanse
- Gruul Guildgate
- Selesnya Guildgate
- Blossoming Sands
- Nissa's Pilgrimage
- Font of Fertility
- Hunt the Weak
- Insult / Injury
- Gruul Keyrune
- Burnished Hart
- Ravenous Daggertooth
- Raging Regisaur
- Radiant Destiny
- Overgrown Armasaur
- Kinjalli's Caller
- Zhur-Taa Druid
Good luck with your deck.
11 months ago
Earnest Fellowship is great in a multicolour-centric deck like yours. It's definitely worth including, but it will be somewhat of a nonbo with some of your targetting spells.
Supply / Demand is either a tutor or an army in a can.
Dragon Arch not only tutors, but will put the creature directly into play for you.
Archon of Valor's Reach can save you from boardwipes or spells you know your opponent might cast. Very useful to have in your deck.
Guildmages' Forum can distribute some free counters occasionally. It's not the most powerful card, but it's free value and filtering on a land.
Pillar of the Paruns is also pretty great in your manabase.
Vivid Revival seems like a great choice for card advantage in your deck, though doesn't necessarily do much when your Commander is out.
You're missing out on some multicoloured ramp creatures: Zhur-Taa Druid is such a good ramp card in multiplayer. It ends up dealing so much damage if played early. Knotvine Mystic seems to fit perfectly. You should definitely pick up a copy of Mirari's Wake.
In terms of cuts, Asmira, Holy Avenger, Bloodshot Cyclops, Gruul Spellbreaker and Conclave Cavalier seem like a good place to start. I would start by adding more ramp since this is what you're missing most.