Put X 1/2 green Spider creature tokens with reach onto the battlefield, where X is the number of creatures attacking you. Prevent all combat damage that would be deal this turn by non-Spider creatures.
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9 hours ago
your deck-idea is great! +1
I once thought about a similar deck, but it was more goofy. It tried to incentivize the opponents to attack each other and then cast pump spells and cards like Berserk or Blood Frenzy on the attacking creatures - ideally on their commander. Your deck somehow reminded me of that idea. I think, I'll have to start working on that again.
why no Cyclonic Rift?
The following cards were in the deck I mentioned before and could be nice in yours as well:
That's all for now. Let me know what you think
3 weeks ago
Overall, it looks pretty good. I love your inclusion of Ornithopter, there's nothing better than winning a game because of a 0/2 creature.
Arachnogenesis could be great if you have you commander out and you opponent is playing agro. Prevent all damage, gut a bunch of creatures, then get a bunch of experience counters. Fungal Sprouting or Cobra Trap can be good for the same reasons minus damage prevention.
I would recommend replacing Triskelion with Walking Ballista. Triskelion might be the better deal for 6 mana, but Walking Ballista is more versatile. You can cast it sooner or later and give it more counters when you have no use for extra mana.
That's about all I can think of. Good luck with commander! And keep in mind that if you're just playing with friends you don't have to worry much about building the best deck in the world. Build a deck that you think will be fun to play.
1 month ago
I Also noticed that Arachnogenesis was not Modern Legal (now I've found the section where it tells you if the deck is legal) so I have switch that out for Fog (less effective, but much more likely to be able to cast).
I have changed these in the description.
1 month ago
Arachnogenesis might be a good add if you are looking to spawn as many spider tokens as possible. It also can save your life in a pinch
1 month ago
Solid deck, I like the idea of using devour creatures as a backup for your voltron. Too often I see Voltron decks get shut down because of removal so its good to see some utility backup plans that also require tokens as your commander does.
I could definitely see you putting in some more token generators such as:
Arachnogenesis, Broodhatch Nantuko (remember that although he is a 1/1 that he takes all the damage its assigned as long as the attacking creature doesn't have trample), Hornet Nest is like that, too. Carrion can be used on your devour creatures to switch back to prossh or use to make even bigger devour creatures, since your devour creatures are more than devour 1. also Korozda Guildmage for the same reason. Devastating Summons (Maybe) it would be used mostly for getting that last few damage you need to swing in with commander lethal. Elemental Mastery pairs well with your devour creatures.. just use the elemental tokens to fuel either another devour or your commander. It would be nice to give your commander trample, maybe try Fists of Ironwood? Parallel Lives is an auto include of course. Sylvan Offering works in a pinch as well.
Also Fling needs to go in. You can potentially smash a player with a devour and then fling the creature after combat to another player's face.
1 month ago
Hey there akuinnen24! Just to let you know, Arachnogenesis isn't legal in modern. I'm gonna assume you're working on cutting that sideboard down. One other route you can go with elves is a more combo-ey route with Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel , and regardless of whether you choose to do that or not, I would add Ezuri, Renegade Leader, who protects your army and also provides a win condition, and I prefer Joraga Warcaller over Imperious Perfect I would also switch Bramblewood Paragon to Metallic Mimic. Feel free to check out my modern elves deck, Cloudy with a Chance of Elfball, for ideas! It's meant to be more combo heavy, but I'm sure parts of it could apply here, and I'm always happy to see more Elves players stop by!
1 month ago
Thanks very much! I really appreciate the advice. I quite like the changes and will probably go through with them however, there are a few things that I may ask about.
Sedge Scorpion may very well be the answer to my early game issues (tbh, I actually forgot about the existence of Sedge Scorpion) but as for Penumbra Spider, who should I swap out? Most likely either Sporecap Spider or Kessig Recluse?
For Vessel of Nascency, I can see how it pair up well with Ishkanah and I'll most likely swap out Duress or something with to put them in. As for Nyx Weaver...not too keen on that one. While I like how it speeds up Ishkanah's delirious and all, I feel I might end up cucking myself in the long run especially if I don't have a lot of Ishkanahs to play with.