Alela, Artful Provocateur
Legendary Creature — Faerie Warlock
Flying, deathtouch, lifelink
Other creatures you control with flying get +1/+0.
Whenever you cast an artifact or enchantment spell, create a 1/1 blue Faerie creature token with flying.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Alela, Artful Provocateur Discussion
1 day ago
I'm looking to get some input on my Alela, Artful Provocateur deck.
Also, do you have any other suggestions? The idea is to play mana rocks/dorks and anthems and get rewarded for it with tokens that keep getting bigger. It's not going to be cEDH level.
I'm not sure if I want to keep in auras like All That Glitters or Staggering Insight the latter which I may replace with a card draw enchantment or artifact. Commander's Insignia may or may not make the cut.
Mace of the Valiant is another possible cut. The reason is that it feels a little limited as this isn't a voltron strategy.
Shimmer Dragon is a decent beater. I like the hexproof with artifacts. Plus the possible emergency card draw.
Thank you for your feedback.
5 days ago
There's enough decent non-red dragons at this point that I don't see the need to run a 4th color.
In Esper, Alela, Artful Provocateur is a weird kind of lord for all fliers, not just fae. Chromium, the Mutable is probably the best of the Esper dragon commanders, since his power aligns well with commander damage.
In Bant, Chulane, Teller of Tales is a pretty powerful ramp and draw engine for a creature-based strategy. The dragon options are... not great.
Teneb, the Harvester is the obvious choice for Abzan. Reanimator and graveyard strategies have good overlap with cards like Boneyard Scourge and Fearsome Awakening, so it's not a bad accompanying strategy.
Sultai doesn't really have great fits, as far as I can tell, but it's just overpowered in commander to the point of being a problem, so I'd say don't be part of the problem.
1 month ago
And Razor Boomerang .
1 month ago
I run a casual list with Tymna the Weaver and Tana, the Bloodsower which does a pretty good job of pumping out saprolings. It's not a dedicated token list, however it spews them onto the battlefield pretty well (deck is Don't be Blue).
If you want a lot of tokens, Ghave, Guru of Spores is going to be one of your best bets. Saprolings have a lot of support and he enables them well, especially when paired with token doubling effects. You will need a lot of dice though.
1 month ago
So I really want a token deck but I cannot decide what the commander or colors should even be... I've had a few ideas.
Superfriends using walkers that make tokens. I had thought to use Thantis, the Warweaver for this because that seems fun/funny to me. However the value just seems too slow to make swinging in with tokens a viable win-con.
Creatures that make tokens on ETB. Then use an aristocrats style strategy to repeat their entry, likely use something like Whisper, Blood Liturgist for the commander or use Yarok, the Desecrated to double up on their ETB.
What stops me is that I have a ton of token support in white and none of those include white... I finally got a Doubling Season too so I almost feel like I have to have green. I'd also like it if the actual win-con was turning a million tokens sideways...
I did get my order of the 4 brawl decks today and I've been looking at Alela, Artful Provocateur but I just don't see her making enough tokens to win with them. Also no doubling season there seems wasteful of the card... I'm probably just too attached to the idea of that stupid season.
There is also Siona, Captain of the Pyleas recently spoiled for the new set who combines wonderfully with Shielded by Faith to go infinite. Something I always love doing. Are there some ways to easily abuse Alela like that too?
I'm open to suggestions though I might shoot every one of them down. I'd rather not have another deck in the colors I already run which rules out the following:
Thank you for letting me waste your time :)
1 month ago
NecrosisofLlanowar, I did take your advise on cutting All That Glitters and reinserted Metallic Mimic that I cut earlier. All That Glitters would only help Alela, Artful Provocateur and with Diplomatic Immunity or Lightning Greaves attached, I wouldn’t be able to enchant it anyway.
1 month ago
Since you are running Bitterblossom why don’t you run Contamination it’s a cheap and easy mana lock for enchantments in black plus Alela, Artful Provocateur makes faerie tokens that could feed Contamination ’s upkeep cost
Heck you could get away with adding Koskun Falls
1 month ago
BearClaymore, Thank you so much for taking the time to offer suggestions. As you can see, I'm entering the point where upgrades cost some money, so much that just about every card I need will make the 25$ minimum to cover shipping costs from Card Kingdom.
I do plan on doing just that with the lands. When I can get them, that is.
Cyclonic Rift and Enlightened Tutor are locks to be in the deck, but I'm not sure I want to take the counter spells out. While yes, they are specific, they are both very efficient forms of protection for Alela, Artful Provocateur and any of permanents from targeted removal, and while targeted creature removal isn't very often used, enchantment and artifact hate is pretty common.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh is left over from an earlier build that utilized Shimmer Dragon which made it really easy to make sure my creatures where tapped, dealing damage and drawing cards. It will most likely be dropped if favor of an upgrade piece. Sensei's Divining Top being a very likely, once again, when I can afford it. Not to mention it being able to combo off with Aetherflux Reservoir and Mystic Forge .
My plan for Rhystic Study was actually to swamp out Mystic Remora for it, when I can get one. Not a fan of dropping Darksteel Mutation as it is a very effective way to take care of an opposing commander.
I'm actaully waiting on my order for the cards in the sideboard, so the deck itself will be having a shakeup pretty soon. Is there anything you can see that might be worth a look that isn't in my maybeboard? I'm curious to see if there is anything I may be missing, or should revisit.