Ambush Commander


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Gregorian_17 on Rally the Elven Folk

2 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!

7 months 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 ...

8 months 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

9 months 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.

dbpunk on This deck has HUGE tracks of land

9 months ago

I feel like you're sacrificing enough to use either Meren of Clan Nel Toth or Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. Especially if you also use Ambush Commander or something similar.

QuantumMechanic on Mono-Green Elf Combo Deck

10 months 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

10 months 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.

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