I could really use some help deciding what to cut. Letâs begin with the Saproling cards. Mindwarper is an old-school card most people donât remember. So, if a deck list has cards that clock in at $255, but I already owned the cards, itâs really free to me. Both serve the deckâs needs. Great cards for Ghave, such as Sporeback Troll, Dark Impostor, Mindwarper, and Mindless Automaton donât cost a lot to acquire. Unburial Rites is nice to Zombify one creature now and hold onto a flashback for another later. Ashnod's Altar - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Phyrexian Altar - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Cryptic Trilobite - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Earthcraft - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Utopia Mycon - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Pitiless Plunderer - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Young Wolf - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Geralf's Messenger - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Cathars' Crusade - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Doubling Season - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Metallic Mimic - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Woodland Champion - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Juniper Order Ranger - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Ivy Lane Denizen - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. But it looks better in most situations. It would have been great here. It can cycle for a land and a card early, and itâs a decent beater late. I considered a variety of cards, but for financial reasons, they clocked in at the $3-or-less spot, and I was unable to fit them into the deck. It exiles stuff for 6 mana as well as growing. The final slot in the deck went to underwhelming and much-maligned Emmara Tandris. Help with Ghave EDH. Heartstone - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Ghave - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Cathar's Crusade - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Ashnod's Altar - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)Phyrexian Altar - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Probably due to Verdelothâs multiple printings, itâs priced significantly lower than good olâ Nemata. Spike Cannibal is downright disgusting in many metagames. Thatâs a total cost of $36.48. I didnât have enough money for a Bojuka Bog. I couldnât fit in Harmonize, which costs $1.50 to $0.50 for the CU. Once I had these powerful cards for Saprolings and counters, I began to look for other things that worked with them. I also ran the Nihil Spellbomb when I realized it was a lot cheaper than I figured it would be. (This assumes cards are picked up at near-mint costs; sometimes, cards can be acquired far more cheaply in played condition.). You can find his article here. Hey, hate to be that guy, but [[Heartstone]] doesn't combo with [[Ghave]] like you want it to. (This assumes cards are picked up at near-mint costs; sometimes, cards can be acquired far more cheaply in played condition.) I also have token pump effects and some graveyard recursion. He works well in this deck since heâs a great mana sink. Clocking in at a beautiful $1.49 was Ghave, Guru of Spores. Yet, I wanted something that truly said, âBuild a deck around me!â I pulled over to CoolStuffInc.com and did a search for every legendary creature that clocked in at $2 or fewer. Korozda Guildmage jumped in as well. To fight graveyard abuse, I rolled with Crypt Incursion, which is a brilliant instant to gain life and to strip creatures out of a graveyard. When you add cheap engines such as Cathars' Crusade to the deck, you wind up with a powerful deck. Clocking in at a beautiful $1.49 was Ghave, Guru of Spores. Itâs a 3-mana creature that moves all +1/+1 counters on all creatures around the table to it when it arrives. I wasnât able to fit in a lot of reanimation, but I didnât want to write it off wholesale. Mostly, I just included cards that worked with Saprolings and +1/+1 counters. My trio that includes the Necrogenesis was enough to give me some game there. Considering the large number of creatures the deck runs, thatâs a good deal. At a buck were Unmake and Crib Swap. I also have token pump effects and some graveyard recursion. Yay! You can pull off 2 counters to draw a card. Itâs better than Grave Pact, easier on the mana, and cheaper to purchase. ), To begin with, I didnât want a Commander selection so cheap that it ruined my ability to build a deck. It arrives with three +1/+1 counters, and for 3 mana, you can pull 1 off to force a discard. Then, I added in creatures that used and made counters. Itâs another card people often skip thatâs a strong card for this sort of deck. Visual View Stream Popout Edit Edit Copy Download Registration PDF Export to Arena Set as Current Tabletop ; Arena; MTGO; My Price Tabletop Arena MTGO. Take Fertilid; it arrives with 2 +1/+1 counters and can spend some mana to pull 1 off to fetch a land into play. Or we have Triskelion that turns +1/+1 counters into direct damage and has been doing it for a lot of years. At $2, I missed out on Twilight Drover, Nemata, Grove Guardian, Plague Wind, Necropolis Regent, and Cytoplast Root-Kin. So, what made the cut, what didnât, and why? You can always build great decks on the cheap. EDH Recommendations and strategy content for Magic: the Gathering Commander I've been slowly building this deck for months and I never noticed that. ), I want to beat my prior price and come in under $35. Golgari Guildmage is powerful because you can use extra mana to load up some +1/+1 counters or sacrifice a creature (such as a Saproling) to Raise Dead a creature. I could not play them all with my tight budget. If you need that, it will provide a body. Ghave, Guru of Spores EDH by Divinebeast1234 Report Deck Name $ 197.91. It can morph up to make some Saprolings as well as pump all of our poor lilâ Saprolings a bit. I figured this was as good enough of a home as any! Itâs just a matter of finding the right card that fits the deck perfectly and cheaply. I also uncovered Plaguemaw Beast, who can tap to sacrifice any creature (including a Saproling) to proliferate. Most Ghave decks focus on token-making and include anything that makes tokens, but I settled on just the Saprolings. I came in just over my $35 budget but below the line of my previous deck. Other good cards you might include Mycoloth, Asceticism, Vigor, Doubling Season, Lightning Greaves, Obzedat's Aid, and more. I am willing to change the focus of the deck a little bit, but I really want my main focus to be the combo I mentioned earlier. 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