Ambush Commander


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins Rare
Scourge Rare

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Ambush Commander

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.

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Ambush Commander Discussion

QuantumMechanic on Mono-Green Elf Combo Deck

1 week ago

So, I've been taking in all of these suggestions and trying to narrow things down as far as which cards I'd like in the deck. So, these are the cards I'm considering, how much of each, and why. From there, maybe you guys can help me narrow things down..?

2 Wren's Run Packmaster and 2 Howl of the Night Pack has been a good combo, allowing me to get a lot of deathtouch creatures to block with, or to to discourage enemies from attacking while I build up my elves.

3 Druid's Deliverance has saved my butt many times when things get rough, AND it gives another token anyways. Basically an improved variation of Fog fit for this deck.

2 Revive can bring back a fallen creature OR other card; meaning, I could use it to bring a creature back OR just to recast another good spell such as Howl of the Night Pack or Elvish Promenade.

2 Jagged-Scar Archers gets even better with more elves on the field. It'd be a great (and so far, only) defense against any flying, able to deal damage without taking any if needed.

2 Immaculate Magistrate can be almost broken with 4 Joraga Warcaller, and is just a great card to have on the field nonetheless.

2 Overwhelming Stampede. This. This has actually won me the game many times, giving all of my creatures a great temporary buff and trample, allowing my damage to actually go through.

4 Elvish Archdruid can give me a lot of mana to work with, with an added buff to all elves as well!

2 Ambush Commander pairs greatly with a lot of cards, getting a lot more tokens onto the field. The only 'danger' of this card is the enemy having a board wipe or taking out the lands otherwise, which has happened to me once or twice.

2 Wellwisher. One game, I had two of these out and reached about 100+ life. That was pretty fun.

2 Bramblewood Paragon gives a lot of creatures a good buff, as well as the all-important trample condition.

2 Ivy Lane Denizen pairs nicely with Joraga Warcaller, as well as cards such as Howl of the Night Pack, Ambush Commander, and Elvish Promenade, allowing for some decent buffs.

3 Elvish Promenade gives me a lot of tokens to work with, which helps for both blocking and building things up.

3 Elvish Mystic, 3 Llanowar Elves, and 2 Heritage Druid help greatly with accquiring mana; but with 4 Elvish Archdruid, I don't want too much of these cards, otherwise I'll have more than I need and less cards to actually cast from these guys.

2 Ezuri, Renegade Leader could provide me with both a nice buff and an easy way to regenerate creatures. Great card all-in-all for the cost.

2 Dwynen's Elite gets me another token when casting it. Pretty good, but a lot of other things also give me more tokens as well.

3 Elvish Visionary helps me with card draw, giving me a little more to work with.

2 Elvish Champion gives creatures a decent buff and Forestwalk. Great when paired with 2 Nylea's Presence, which could also help me with card draw if needed.

Eladamri, Lord of Leaves is a great card, but it seems a little too expensive for my taste, heh.

So, this is my thought process so far as I try to narrow everything down. Thoughts, if any..?

WiltLeafElves on Mono-Green Elf Combo Deck

1 week ago

Sorry I forgot to add explanations,

Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves are important as they are the best 1 drops you could place on turn 1 (in an elf deck). They help power everything in later turns. Also, you are kind of lacking on 1 drops.

Elvish Archdruid - a great lord, is probably the only one you will run if you play modern. Taps for a heck ton of mana.

Elvish Visionary - green can often lack card draw, and this guy provides it.

Ambush Commander - very great with elvish archdruid, you can tap the archdruid for even more mana, or just have 2/2 elf lands.

Immaculate Magistrate and Joraga Warcaller, as together they can turn all your elves into 11/11's and such. Probably even more if you cast Warcaller with all the mana off of the archdruid.

Lys Alana Huntmaster synergizes with Elvish Promenade to make 1 more token.

Elvish Promenade makes a ton of tokens with ambush commander.

Wellwisher makes a ton of life.

Heritage Druid allows for some awesomely broken turns, as you ignore summoning sickness if you tap creatures to her ability.

Dwynen's Elite: a 2 for 1 with 3 power split between 2 creatures is great.

Ezuri, Renegade Leader allows for a turn 3 win. turn 1 Llanowar Elves, turn 2 Heritage Druid + Dwynen's Elite, tap all 3 into an Elvish Archdruid. turn 3 cast Ezuri, Renegade Leader, tap archdruid for 6 mana, activate ezuri, swing with your 4 untapped creatures for 21 damage.

WiltLeafElves on Mono-Green Elf Combo Deck

1 week ago

I think you should go with something like this;

4x Elvish Mystic

4x Llanowar Elves

4x Elvish Archdruid

2x Ambush Commander

2x Immaculate Magistrate

4x Joraga Warcaller

2x Lys Alana Huntmaster

2x Wellwisher

3x Elvish Promenade

2x Ezuri, Renegade Leader

4x Heritage Druid

4x Dwynen's Elite

3x Elvish Visionary

20x Forest

This should be able to work successfully for casual, as well as still retaining fun cards such as Ambush Commander, and Elvish Promenade.

that being said, I think you should work to a Modern deck like this Why are Elves so sELFish?

The cards I suggested will help you build slowly towards Modern Elves.

You can find more information on elves in Modern here

I hope this helps!


solarPULSAR on Elf deck

1 month ago

Wouldn't Llanowar Elves fit better than Birds for the Elf synergy? Also, you could make use of Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Rhys the Redeemed, or Ambush Commander.

Also, this deck isnt standard format, you might wanna change that :P

H0L0cr0nHunter16 on Beatdown Elves

2 months ago

Ambush Commander could help

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Elf boy

3 months ago

Ambush Commander and Rhonas's Monument both fit in well here.

Rarelyfly on Why are Elves so sELFish?

3 months ago


is Ambush Commander not modern legal? i hadn't even realized- good thing my tribal elf deck is for casual.


WiltLeafElves on Why are Elves so sELFish?

3 months ago


Ambush Commander is a real great card, but not modern legal. thanks anyway, though!


I would include 2 more heritage druid, but lack the space. do you have any suggestions of what i could cut?

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