Devotion to the Forest

by DedWards on 27 September 2016

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (14 cards)

Sorceries (1)

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Deck Description

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and / or Utopia Sprawl with creatures that untap lands to generate lots of mana to cast Worldspine Wurm and / or Genesis Hydra.

How to Play

Mana through untapping lands:
Voyaging Satyr untaps Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.
Arbor Elf and Voyaging Satyr untaps any Forest that Utopia Sprawl Enchants.

Courser of Kruphix and Garruk's Horde let you play stuff off the top of your library, effectively increasing the size of your hand. With both out, the only card you can't play off the top of your library is Utopia Sprawl.

Wistful Selkie both draws a card and adds {G}{G}G} to devotion.

Strangleroot Geist and Kalonian Tusker add value to devotion and are early game threats.

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • Experimental
  • Mono Green
  • Ramp

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Devotion to the Forest

Personally I really love "Primalcrux" for monoG decks, even better Devotion Decks. Tough his ability is named Chroma it's basically the same as Devotion. A card that would work very good with Primalcrux would be "Khalni Hydra".
"Kalonian Tusker" could be replaced with "Leatherback Baloth" if you want some more cards with cc3, or with "Garruk's Companion" when you need some more trample.


Posted 27 September 2016 at 08:15


Those are all good Devotion / Chroma cards and worth considering. I would love to include all of them, and maybe Phosphorescent Feast, but the problem is space. Boggart Ram-Gang is one of my favourite 3 mana creatures, but again, space.

Posted 27 September 2016 at 08:23


Yeah, that's always the hard part.
You could up the number of the Hydra to 4 and lower Worldspine Wurm by 1 (or 2 if you want to test Primalcrux) as the Hydra should allow you to search half your library for any of those cards.
Another option would be to switch the Hydra for Primalcrux tough the Hydra if you feel that you don't really need the 'tutor' effect from the Hydra.

Posted 27 September 2016 at 08:32


Hydra was included because of its tutor effect. But I understand dropping the number of Wurms for testing other creatures.

On a side note, Nacatl War-Pride is absolutely bonkers with Primalcrux. The copies it makes of itself do in fact have a cmc, which is {3}{G}{G}{G}, giving Primalcrux +3/+3 for each copy.

With so many options for big Green beasties, Dramatic Entrance and Summoner's Pact are worth considering too, though that's probably for a different deck.

Posted 27 September 2016 at 08:47