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How I built my Saproling Deck

Saproling Deck - Thelon and the Fun Guys


Well this deck started out as going to be a Thallid deck, so I started with the homelands cards just because I am old school and remember playing them back in the day. Turns out there are not enough of them for a commander deck, and I cannot see a legendary Thallid, so I go for a Fungus deck that produces Saprolings. So the first job is sort through the cards I have and I find I have the following as possible commanders

Thelon of Havenwood

Nemata. Grove Guardian

Rishkar, Peema Renegade

So I decide to go with Thelon which will make it a Golgari deck, this will allow me to have my Deathbloom Thallid  in the deck, I add 5 land that produce black and green mana, so its only a splash of Black in an otherwise Green deck.  (Note so far I have plaid two commander games with this deck and both times I had black mana when I needed it)

I have noticed that Thelon is a green card, but needs black to use one of its ability’s, that’s fair enough but then Thelon's Chant punishes anyone playing swamps, why would that be? I would have thought that the cant would have worked against a colour that was not part of Thelon, could it be that there is a case for Thelon been Green and white instead of Black or Chant effecting Plains?

Anyway my commander decks are made to have themes, this deck is Fungus and Saprolings, I am looking at Baron Sengir Vampire Deck, maybe a Werewolf deck I am not looking for  decks that seem to have lost there flavour for fast acting and very strong decks

Having played with the deck twice I think it’s a power 5 when compared to the decks I was up against which were 7s. I did not win as it comes across as a slow harmless deck so I did not appear to be a threat so was not the first on out. So I am happy with the deck and will keep playing it. I do need to play it more before I make and changes to the deck. There are also two or three cards that give proliferate, for boosting counters on the fungus I did not get any out in time during the games so not sure if I need any more adding to the deck.

Deck List (current)

Thelon of Havenwood – Current commander

Thelon of Havenwood

  • Rishkar, Peema Renegade
  • Psychotrope Thallid
  • Dreampod Druid
  • Forced Adaptation
  • Raking Canopy
  • Quest for the Gemblades
  • Thallid Shell-Dweller
  • Deathbloom Thallid
  • Strength in Numbers
  • Sprout
  • Molder
  • Hail Storm
  • Elven Fortress – I think this is one of the cards that maybe  cut from the deck
  • Night Soil
  • Spore Cloud
  • Thallid
  • Thelon's Chant
  • Thorn Thallid
  • Saproling Cluster
  • Beastmaster Ascension
  • Trudge Garden
  • Second Harvest
  • Life and Limb
  • Spontaneous Generation
  • Sporesower Thallid
  • Savage Thallid
  • Vitaspore Thallid
  • Fungal Behemoth
  • Sporoloth Ancient
  • Utopia Mycon
  • Sprout Swarm
  • Rot Shambler
  • Boseiju Reaches Skyward
  • Moldgraf Scavenger
  • Green Sun's Twilight
  • Audacity
  • Dryad's Revival
  • Jolrael's Favor
  • Howling Mine
  • Contagion Engine
  • Nevinyrrals Disk
  • Yavimaya Sapherd
  • Verdant Force
  • Verdant Embrace
  • Undercellar Myconid
  • Tukatongue Thallid
  • Thelonite Hermit
  • The Weatherseed Treaty
  • Tendershoot Dryad
  • Sporogenesis
  • Sporeweb Weaver
  • Sporemound
  • Spore  Swarm
  • Scatter the seeds
  • Sarpadion Empires Vol VII
  • Saproling Symbosis
  • Saproling Migration
  • Saproling Infestation
  • Saproling Burst
  • Overgrown Armasaur
  • Nemata. Grove Guardian
  • Mycoloth
  • Jade Mage
  • Fungal rebirth
  • Fists of Ironwood
  • Fertile Imagination
  • Bramble Elemental
  • Ferral Thallid
  • Elvish Farmer
  • Havenwood Battleground
  • Hollow Trees
  • Urza's Mine
  • Urza's Power Plant
  • Urza's Tower
  • Treetop Village
  • Rushwood Grove
  • Hickory Woodlot
  • Tranquil Thicket
  • Mosswort Bridge
  • Slippery Karst
  • Fertile Thicket
  • Tree of Tales
  • Hidden Nursery
  • Karn's Bastion
  • Jungle Hollow
  • Golgari Rot farm
  • Foul Orchard
  • Darkmoss Bridge
  • Golgari Guildgate
  • Forest x 10


Cards under consideration to be added to the deck

  • Fungal Bloom
  • The Skullspore Nexus
  • The Mycotyrant – Possible alternative commander
  • Sporecrown Thallid
  • Sporesower Thallid
  • Mirkwood Bats
  • Harvest Season
  • Eldrazi Monument

There are lots of other artefacts and land one could add, Command tower, Sol ring, wooden sphere, library of leng, Feldons cane, to name just a few.