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Creature — Elf
Forests you control are 1/1 green Elf creatures that are still lands.
, Sacrifice an Elf: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
Ambush Commander Discussion
1 month ago
If you are gonna be attacking every turn with your elves, you might want Aetherflux Reservoir . you gain a bunch of life, then nuke your opponents down 1 by 1. also Ambush Commander + Nissa, Who Shakes the World is an hilarious combo. in your deck, you would get 26 indestructible 1/1 elves, then you can pump them up to 4/4's with ezuri. assuming you can protect nissa to get her ultimate off of course.
1 month ago
if you switch out Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury with Nissa, Who Shakes the World you will have an unstoppable army of 4/4 elves if you can ultimate her. her ultimate pulls all your basic forests out of the deck and makes them indestructible, then Ambush Commander turns them all into 1/1 elves, you then use 5 of them to pump them up to 4/4's and you have 25 4/4 indestructible elves, sounds like a plan right? But if your playgroup is aware of this combo, you need to protect nissa so she gets to her ultimate. If you don't care about money, Doubling Season would help with that. Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Heroic Intervention and Wrap in Vigor are also great board wipe protection. If someone boardwipes and you have Kamahl on the board, turn all their lands into creatures, that way they lose everything for their aggressive move. you lose your creatures, but they lose everything.
1 month ago
Once the deck started turning into what it is now, I myself would stutter and it was an absolute drag for my pod as I would sit there thinking for about 10-15mins at the end of someone's turn mindboggled with the amount of things you could possibly do to close efficiently. So I totally sympathize with your "soft serve" comment.
You are very welcome, btw, I just wanted to people to enjoy the craziness that is this deck. So thank you so much for trying it out! :)
The Cloudstone Curio was removed because relying on it was as dependable as Staff of Domination and staff does everything curio hopes to achieve with less pieces. As of right now, Cloudstone Curio might need to stay, since it's a cheaper than Staff of Domination and you still need the contingency plan.
The budget version has had some neglect I'll be honest and upon looking at it there are a few changes that need to be made, and for you sir, I'll get right on them. Give me a week, since I want to play test the changes made as well and hopefully get rid of Cloudstone Curio .
2 months ago
the new Nissa from War of the Spark might be great in this deck, since she makes all your lands indestructible with her ultimate. pair that with Ambush Commander and you have an army of indestructible 1/1's and if you run Ezuri, you can make them 4/4's. I do understand that this is budget and Nissa might cost a lot, we don't really know yet, Ezuri might be out of reach since he's 4 $, but it is something to consider for those that can afford it.
3 months ago
It has saved me 3 times already, once against an Aetherflux Reservoir hitting me for 50 and another was a Song of the Dryads on a Staff of Domination . Which was crazy. I play around rod easily since the loops established can already kill it before Thousand-Year Elixir makes it into the scene. Once I'm going for that line, there's not much that can stop it cause it means I've acquired infinite mana. It also lets me pivot to the mill loop efficiently in the situation where Geier Reach Sanitarium gets stuck in the hand. It has also gotten me Cloudstone Curio when Temur Sabertooth got exiled.
Last but not least, getting rid of it removes my ability to instant kill, making me solely rely on the mill combo which might help my opponent. I honestly thought this was a pet card, but it's the one card that allows me to play anything out of my deck and my most precision-based outlet.
Myriad Landscape : I totally agree, especially since Ambush Commander might be coming out soon, but I still need more testing, so I need about another week, since I won't be playing much this weekend, but it seems definite.
Mana Vault : Has been in and out, but I'm honestly happy where I am at in the artifact ramp, if I feel like that becomes its shortcoming, I'll revisit this.
4 months ago
Thanks for comments Apollo_Paladin , appreciate it.
Totally agree with Throne of the God-Pharaoh , i will add one to my deck.
I think i have card draw handled, you suggested Sylvan Messenger , i have similar effect Lead the Stampede i was considering messengers but chose stampede instead because i have some non-elf creatures. And about Vanquisher's Banner instead i have Beast Whisperer , i think either will work but i prefer elf instead of artifact.
4 months ago
Ambush Commander isn't terribly expensive dollar-wise (just over a buck last I knew), but he's a little heavy on mana cost. That's generally not an issue for an elf deck, particularly because I see you're running Priest of Titania and a bunch of other mana producers along with Vitalize which is one of my favorite cards ever in my elf deck.
Jagged-Scar Archers is a good way to deal with flying, even if you just sideboard a couple ultimately, and Wirewood Pride is a very mana-efficient way to ramp up your damage early, or provide a surprise blocker for a big creature out of one of your 1/1's.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh is an excellent and cheap way to add an alternate win condition to an elf deck; it's done stellar in mine since you can just tap your 1/1's for mana to deal damage rather than have them attack (even if you don't need to spend it).
You can check out my Legacy Elf deck entitled "Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg)" if you want some other neat options for elf synergy. It's not a "budget" deck, but there's no card in there over 6 or 7 dollars. Also, there are so many good elf cards that it's impossible to make determinations on the "best" for many cases, but I've had mine going for quite a few years now and it's continued to speed up. All about that Elf Count for the real craziness, imo. Hope this helps, giving a +1 on this deck either way just for using Vitalize ; that's one of the more overlooked ones it seems and I've been able to recommend that to quite a few elf decks in the past. Way to be on top of it!
5 months ago
Throne of the God-Pharaoh is one of the most consistent win conditions in my elf deck (Tae'rin Terror is the name of the deck). As for Ambush Commander , I've never had a problem with mana generation, but my build is slightly different as well, utilizing Llanowar Elves , Priest of Titania , and Elvish Archdruid . I also rely heavily on Vitalize which is a super-easy way to generate huge amounts of mana even early-game with all of the mana tap elves. To each their own, though. Props on a nice deck either way.
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