Arbor Elf

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

SideBae on Yarok, but I'm Paper

1 day ago

I mean, I'm surprised no one mentioned any cantrips yet... Ponder and Preordain are pretty easily two of the best cards in EDH (there's a reason they're banned in Modern), so I think you should stick them in there. multimedia's suggestion of a Flash line is a good plan, and adding the cantrips can help you find it (or whatever combo). Since you're not running fetchlands, I don't think Brainstorm is a good idea. If you do run things like Polluted Delta , it gets REALLY good.

I would also like to point out that, being as creature heavy as you are, you may have trouble with boardwipes. I think you should consider backup cards, like Living Death or Heroic Intervention , since they'll let you survive if you get hit with a Toxic Deluge or Supreme Verdict .

I like that you're running Deathrite Shaman and Birds of Paradise , but you should run some other dorks as well. Arbor Elf is good, especially with duals like your Overgrown Tomb . I'm also a big fan of Elves of Deep Shadow or the classical-era Fyndhorn Elves / Llanowar Elves / Elvish Mystic . Running dorks gets your general down that much faster, meaning your deck overall becomes exponentially more powerful.

If you run the dorks, you can cut cards like Chromatic Lantern in order to make Collector Ouphe viable. Collector Ouphe is a brutal card, especially since you can find it off of your Green Sun's Zenith .

You're running a lot of basics for a tri-color deck without Back to Basics or Blood Moon . There're some cards you may want to look into, like Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Reflecting Pool ... These'll smooth out your mana nicely.

Efficient counterspells can help protect your general and slow down your opponents. I suggest considering some of the following: Spell Snare , Spell Pierce , Delay , Dispel , Swan Song , Veil of Summer , Narset's Reversal or even Mental Misstep , depending upon your meta.

Magnanimous on Land Destruction

1 week ago

There's a reason most ponza lists ramp while destroying lands, so I don't think you should be going that light on lands. 20 lands is roughly what you'd play if you could survive for a few turns on just one land and only needed two to three. For you I'd suggest at least 23 because you want to hit three lands/mana early on and need to hit 4 to 6 by the mid-game (which is more time for this deck because you try to extend the early game with land destruction).

Also, I recently found I really like the Arboreal Grazer + extra lands combo, so you could do that instead of Utopia Sprawl + Arbor Elf .

multimedia on Lots of Me!

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget upgrade of the precon. Great to see that you added Fauna Shaman as an upgrade :)

$1-$3 card upgrades to consider:

Consider replacing some lands and mana rocks with more one drop mana Elves? Harbinger and Summons are creature tutors. Symbiote and Paruns are ways to untap the Elves who can make a lot of green mana (Priest, Archdruid, Marwyn). Paruns can be infinite green mana with one of these Elves. Timberwatch, Voice, Regal are creatures that benefit from having lot of other creatures in your control which is good with tokens. I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

Eledain on Mono-Green Gods

1 week ago

I prefer Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl if creatures don't matter that much and the manabase supports them. Otherwise Noble Hierarch is my favorite.

Balinor5 on Mono-Green Gods

1 week ago

I'm curious as to what people's opinion on which ramp is better in mono-green:

Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl vs. Elvish Mystic + Nissa's Pilgrimage

The pilgrimage will definitely help boost the Dungrove Elder . However, since this is devotion based deck, maybe the utopia sprawl is preferred?

SideBae on Ezuri, Claw of HELP!

2 weeks ago

My first suggestion is you include the big three xerox spells: Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm . They may not look like much, but superior card-selection for one blue is hard to argue with. I run them in every blue deck, though I think you'll need more shuffle effects to make Brainstorm good. Though I don't recommend them, you can also consider second-class cantrips like Serum Visions , Sleight of Hand and Opt .

My second suggestion is that you include the one-mana mana-dorks. I see you have Elvish Mystic , but running Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elf can be very helpful too. Utopia Sprawl works really well with Arbor Elf .

I think some of the two-mana ramp spells could be improved; I've never been a fan of Rampant Growth . Consider Nature's Lore (or its $100 cousin, Three Visits ) and/or Farseek . These can get non-basics, like your Breeding Pool , and Nature's Lore etbs untapped.

Evolution Sage is a card that MAY be good, but I'm not sure. Not having an immediate board-impact is a major downer, but its ability may be good enough to make it worth including. Playtesting can help.

Windfall is an excellent card-draw spell if you're down on cards. I suggest running Narset, Parter of Veils to act as a stax piece that is particularly abusive with Windfall . (Note that if you do end up with proliferate effects, you can proliferate her and get extra activations.) Other good card-draw spells include Fact or Fiction , Concentrate , Tezzeret's Gambit , Harmonize ...

Mystic Remora is a GREAT card. I personally think it's better than Rhystic Study , but I'm sure that'll raise a lot of hell (I also think Griselbrand should be unbanned, so I'm used to getting yelled at).

Wirewood Symbiote is a card you may want to consider. It words well with cards like your Reclamation Sage and can protect your guys from getting Toxic Deluge -d, and can buy you more triggers with your mana elf etbs for your general.

Depending on how many creatures you tend to have out, Slate of Ancestry could be a powerhouse. If you don't want to use that, running something like Collector Ouphe to fetch off Green Sun's Zenith can raise your decks chances against storm and the like significantly.

Opposition is a card I've been seeing more and more in powerful EDH decks these days. If you pair it with tokens and Seedborn Muse , Opposition can win the game on the spot. Adding something like Winter Orb to the mix can yield even more fun.

You can get more 'at the beginning of combat' triggers by having more combat steps. Consider extra-turn spells, like Temporal Trespass , Temporal Manipulation , Expropriate , Karn's Temporal Sundering , Nexus of Fate ...

Finally, counter magic is a good thing. Idk what the budget for the deck is, but the best counters are Force of Will and Mana Drain . More affordable cards that are still REALLY good are Spell Snare , Arcane Denial , Negate , Fuel for the Cause and the like. Counter-counters (I call them 'second-order counters,' since it makes me feel smart) are also good. Veil of Summer is the best right now, but Autumn's Veil and Dispel are also really good.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

Optimator on Relatively Budget Mono Green Legends

2 weeks ago

Fun! I always thought Reki decks were cool. You have a really solid amount of ramp, but I always get nervous running fewer than 35 lands without including lots of 1-CMC ramp-- of which you are only running two. You have a good amount of 2 CMC ramp (4.5 I'd say; Sword of the Anime is somewhat conditional, despite how good it is. Won't ramp you on turn two) so it may work out but study your games and see if you are getting to where you need to be reliably.

Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Arbor Elf , Birds of Paradise , Boreal Druid , Utopia Sprawl , Carpet of Flowers , and Wild Growth are the good ones.

multimedia on Korvold, the hangry kang

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice concept for a budget Korvold deck. The suggestion to add the persist combo with Grumgully is a good one.

Budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Cinder Marsh
  • Everglades
  • 3x Swamp
  • 2x Mountain
  • Basal Thrull
  • Blood Bairn
  • Nightshade Stinger
  • Shrapnel Blast
  • Accorder's Shield
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Phyrexian Walker
  • Desperate Gambit
  • Vial of Poison
  • Delif's Cone
  • Fling

Consider cutting Shrapnel Blast and some of the cost artifacts? I don't think Blast is good enough of a card to want to include these artifacts. Good luck with your deck.

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Arbor Elf occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.19%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Green: 0.92%

Golgari: 0.2%

GU (Simic): 0.58%