Ambush Commander


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG) Rare
Scourge (SCG) 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

MindAblaze on Necrotic Ooze and Summoning Sickness?

2 months ago

This is unrelated for the most part, but further illustration to the above point about Awaken and Haste;

Ambush Commander limits your ability to tap forests that enter the battlefield while AC is out as they are also suffering from summoning sickness because they enter the battlefield as both Forests and 1/1 green elves.

ERoss8 on cards similar to living plane?

2 months ago

Ambush Commander, Hunting Wilds(kinda), Living Lands, Rude Awakening, Sylvan Awakening all animate large chunks of your lands at a time (as well as those already mentioned). Other effects, primarily in green, then red, animate one land to a 4/4 or 5/5 or so. I did a scryfall advanced search for text includes “land” “creature” and “still”, as to search for this effect without landfall abilities that create tokens. You can poke around at it more if you want.

Jagg3r5 on Ezuri's Elf Army

5 months ago

suggested cuts Primordial Sage: Zendikar's resurgent is two mana more, but does basically the same thing and doubles mana

Ambush Commander:makes you too vulnerable for a relatively poor payoff. Only really good after a wipe, and makes you susceptible to another wipe.

Winnower Patrol: Doesn't fit your scheme, is too slow

A few notes:

Your deck is going to rely on a smaller board presence than you think. Flooding the board is only going to hurt you as it leaves you with more to lose. You only really need 2 or 3 creatures and Ezuri for presence.

Draw power is going to be key. In the event you keep getting swept you will need to be able to regain momentum, part of the reason I would say use Ezuri to buff up what you have and make the little guys dangerous.

For lethal you'll need to get trample too, so consider adding Brawn or the outlast creature that gives creatures with counters trample

Either keep your mana spammers so you can recast Ezuri, or trade some protection for him and trade them for more violent creatures. Either strategy could work, but in the end he's going to die either way, so make sure you have a back-up plan. You rely on him heavily so keep in mind you may need an alternative win con if the reliably shut him down (i.e. if they steal him your only hope is if you bounce him or someone else kills him)

Gregorian_17 on Rally the Elven Folk

8 months ago

Add more elves that give and get counters like Allosaurus Rider, Ambush Commander, Deranged Hermit could be good, Drove of Elves would just be good for a green deck and Elvish House Party would just be fun. There are some more and I haven't looked at any spell besides creatures so keep looking and improving your deck LykosMTG

Kyln on Elves?! Nobody told me there'd be elves!

1 year ago

Harmonize is good card draw. I used to run Ambush Commander in my deck, but boarwipes killed all my lands so I took him out. Just something to consider.

Neotrup on If I remove the +1/+1 ...

1 year ago

Lands don't die from lethal damage? Sweet, time to build a deck around Ambush Commander!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on This deck has HUGE tracks of land

1 year ago

Thanks for the suggestions dbpunk. I originally had Meren of Clan Nel Toth in here but she is surprisingly difficult to find so I gave up haha. Adun Oakenshield actually plays a very good impersonation of her, though not quite as good.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest doesn't really fit the what the deck is trying to do though. Yes I plan to be sac'ing numerous creatures, but in most cases when I start sac'ing creatures it is to combo out or in response to a board wipe so his ability doesn't really do much in this deck.

Ambush Commander is an interesting idea, though I would probably use something like Rude Awakening in stead. I have found at times that I have a TON of lands with not too much action in my hand, so a card like that might be helpful. I'll see how it plays in the deck.

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