Arbor Elf


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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
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

SP3CTR3_chelts on Turn 3 Win Decks?

1 day ago

in standard not so much but modern you can get quite a few. My modern deck COMBO Druid tries to combo of quickly and has hit turn 3 win on a variety of times. My other modern favourite is Freed from the Real , Utopia Sprawl and Arbor Elf . In other formats you can have t1 wins. or the unofficially named t0 win in legacy which is winning in the other persons t1 upkeep when you go second!

PlatinumOne on R/G Dragons Turn 8 Kill

2 days ago

Arbor Elf only seems like it wouldnt do much because you don't have any Stomping Ground in your manabase. your mana base should basically just be 4 Wooded Foothills , 4 Stomping Ground , 4 Rootbound Crag , and then basics.

MJS154 on R/G Dragons Turn 8 Kill

2 days ago

hungry000, thank for your suggestions. I think Utopia Sprawl is too expensive for me to get 4 of. Than you, I didn't realize it was illegal! In the future I will look at Utopia Sprawl , when I have more money :D Would Arbor Elf work without the enchantment? I don't think it would do much.

PlatinumOne, Thank you, I will remove the modern tag either for ever or until this deck is much faster. Thanks!

hungry000 on R/G Dragons Turn 8 Kill

3 days ago

I suggest you play 4 Arbor Elf and 4 Utopia Sprawl instead of the other elves and the land ramp cards. With them, you can have 4 mana available on turn 2 (play Arbor Elf turn 1, turn 2 play a land and enchant the untapped Forest with Utopia Sprawl and tap/untap/tap that land for 4 mana). For even more ramp, you could play Overgrowth or Fertile Ground as well. That interaction is a lot faster than the other ramp options available, and with it you don't need to dedicate as many slots to ramp since it makes so much mana.

Also, Wild Growth isn't legal in modern.

KamiKasper on Paradox Elves - Budget

3 days ago

Nevermind with the Utopia Sprawl suggestion, as you'd need the Arbor Elf for it to work with Paradox Engine .

PlatinumOne on Bloodbraid Incorperated

1 week ago

i would also recommend Arbor Elf over Noble Hierarch . the elf is way cheaper, and unlike hierarch, can be used to produce additional red mana if you control a Stomping Ground

vortexgrey on Turn 2: 939 Damage!! [[With Primer]]

1 week ago

Hey there! So I decided to play around with the deck and rework it a bit and this is what I came up with.

The main issue I was having was that Hornet Queen and Primeval Titan weren't serving as wincons, despite being such high drops, so I decided to trade them in favor of extra ramp and draw power. I HIGHLY recommend the addition of Kiora, Master of the Depths , as she not only can she serve as a second Garruk {if not better), but she also lets you draw into your deck to grab a much-needed land and/or creature such as a Eternal Witness and/or Nykthos.

I do think Wistful Selkie is better than Eidolon of Blossoms (which I'd been playing in my build), as not only is it one mana cheaper, but it also provides an extra symbol for Devotion on Nykthos (though I am still playing one as a tech card for the moment). More and besides, it's rare that you get to draw more than a few cards from Eidolon anyway, and the aforementioned factors far outweigh the extra cards anyway.

I do recommend dropping Burning-Tree Emissary altogether however. The mana is clunky and the two mana symbols for Devotion are better granted through power cards like Acidic Slime or even Fertile Ground . On that note, I recommend swapping the playset of Burning-Tree Emissary for Fertile Ground , as not only does it actually ramp you in the long run, but it greatly powers up your Arbor Elf , Voyaging Satyr , Garruk, and Kiora plays as well.

triproberts12 on don't look at this elf deck

1 week ago

Firstly, you need

I would start with cutting Arcane Encyclopedia. In green, you have much better options. Guardian Project , Lead the Stampede , Vanquisher's Banner , and Harmonize are all better.

Elvish Piper can go. What are you putting into play that's worth the 5-mana, two turns, and a card of investment?

Devikarin Dissident can go. It's just not very strong.

Druid of the Cowl, Elfhame Druid, Llanowar Scout should be the next creatures to go. There are better mana elves out there. Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Joraga Treespeaker , and Arbor Elf should all be in there before more mana elves enter the equation.

Blanchwood Armor, Oakenform, Arbor Armament, Dragonscale Boon, Gift of Growth, Mutagenic Growth, Pounce, Shape the Sands, Vines of the Recluse, and Takedown are all poorly suited to EDH. You'll want effects that pump your whole team like Beastmaster Ascension , Overwhelming Stampede , Craterhoof Behemoth , and Thunderfoot Baloth , rather than targeted combat tricks. Likewise, you'll want Heroic Intervention to save creatures. As for flying removal, consider Hurricane , Tropical Storm , Whiptongue Hydra , and Tornado Elemental .

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Arbor Elf occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 2,12%

Green: 1,18%

Golgari: 0,2%

GW (Selesnya): 0,3%

G/U (Simic): 0,35%

RG (Gruul): 0,26%

BUG (Sultai): 0,4%

GWU (Bant): 0,16%

RUG (Temur): 0,18%


All decks: 0,3%

Green: 1,53%

RG (Gruul): 2,26%

Golgari: 0,18%


All decks: 0,05%