Arbor Elf


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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Worldwake (WWK) Common

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Arbor Elf

Creature — Elf Druid

Tap: Untap target Forest.

Arbor Elf Discussion

RedmundR2 on Untap to win

2 days ago

I feel like we are overly dependent on getting Arbor Elf combined with a Utopia Sprawl or other cheap mana source to properly go off quickly for the modern format. This combo is super powerful sure, but I feel like having a few more mana dorks just to more consistently get to 3 mana on turn 2. I also recommend Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and maybe some other devotion cards to take advantage of it, like Steel Leaf Champion or Wistful Selkie .

FullmetalWes on Woodland Critters

6 days ago

I think Arbor Elf would fit nicely in here, it's already known for having a great interaction with Utopia Sprawl but it would work great with Squirrel Nest as well. Ayula, Queen Among Bears pairs perfectly with Ayula's Influence . I feel like 1 or 2 Overrun would do you a world of good too. Good luck!

jonmaior on only 3 lands, turn 3 win

1 week ago

heckproof: Arbor Elf helps because it can untap Overgrown Tomb but yea it can be tricky sometimes.

DelightfulWaffle on Gyre Fire

1 week ago

Thanks dingusdingo!!! This is a really fantastic list! I'm absolutely going to be looking in to Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid and maybe seeing if i can double down on two combos with Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl . Plus getting rid of three Marwyn, the Nurturer in favor of Primal Command sound like a great idea!

dingusdingo on Gyre Fire

1 week ago

I used to have a similar deck back in the day that ran Arbor Elf with Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl to ramp the mana instead. Here are some takeaways I've learned from decks like this

  1. You need an engine card to untap your mana producers. Early Harvest for lands matter, Vitalize is a really great choice for creature related strategies.

  2. You want big value mana producers. Marwyn is a great choice for ramping extra mana, but also check out Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid .

  3. Card draw helps to stabilize. Harmonize is a neat choice for mostly green. So is Regal Force or Rishkar's Expertise

I like that this deck has beatdown as a backup plan. Maybe consider a slot or two for some artifact/enchantment removal. Marwyn is legendary, so running tutor cards could help free slots while adding utility. Primal Command is a nice toolbox card, and easily castable with all that ramp. Time of Need is cheaper but more limited. Also I don't know how many of these are standard legal :-)

Natux on cEDH Yidris storm

2 weeks ago

Hey Whoa,

That's correct. I just put that in the deck really recently (5 days ago) and am still playtesting it. Even though I have just two forest, I have nine lands in total that work well with Arbor Elf (3 green fetches, 3 blue fetches, one blue-green fetch and the shock and dual land). Aside from that I have a lot of draw and wheels, which increase the chance of drawing one of these pieces. All in all I think that might be enough to be worth the inclusion. Arbor Elf has the benefit of "tapping for blue", which is the colour I need the most of. This is a downside of the elves that tap for green. Usually when I have a green mana, especially in the early game, I don't need any more green. This is especially true if you go for the early-Yidris plan. The elf Untapping a land can also be beneficial with High Tide , making the elf tap for more than 1 mana.

Time will tell whether it's actually good enough. It will be reflected in the changelog, with reasoning, if I do decide to remove it again. Thanks for the question!

Whoa on cEDH Yidris storm

3 weeks ago

Hey, I noticed you are running Arbor Elf , but you literally only have 2 forests lol. Don't you think one of the mono-green elves would be better?

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Arbor Elf occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.19%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Green: 0.92%

Golgari: 0.2%

GU (Simic): 0.58%