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Creature — Elf Druid
Tap two untapped Elves you control: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Morph (Green) (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for (3). Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
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Birchlore Rangers Discussion
1 week ago
If your using Mana dorks maybe mix with Fyndhorn Elves just so you don't get stuck with them destroying all creatures with the same name type effect
2 weeks ago
Currently, the primer is under construction, so we don't have a detailed description of the infinite mana combo. However, the infinite combo involves a lot of moving pieces, and a fairly complicated loop.
Basically, you start by having Phantasmal Image enter as a copy of Nettle Sentinel, so that every time you play a green spell, you get two untapping elves. Then, you use Wirewood Symbiote to bounce Arbor Elf untapping Boreal Druid, then you replay the Arbor Elf for 1 mana. This causes both Nettle Sentinels to untap, and you can tap Arbor Elf and the Nettles to make 3 mana using Heritage Druid.
Next, you bounce Wirewood Symbiote for 2 mana using Temur Sabertooth, and then replay Wirewood for 1 mana, which untaps the two Nettles again. Now, you can tap the Boreal Druid and the two nettles to make 3 more mana.
If you do the math, you'll notice that this loop costs 4 total mana, but nets 6 mana per iteration. This means we can use it to make infinite green mana, and then use Birchlore Rangers to make infinite blue.
1 month ago
IrvRai - Birchlore Rangers is the easiest way to get infinite blue, but it's not the only way. You can do a loop involving Crop Rotation and Nantuko Tracer, and then any land that produces blue mana. Crop Rotation effectively "untaps" a land by sacrificing a tapped land and replacing it with an untapped land, so you can create infinite blue that way. There are also loops such as Chrome Mox + any blue card + Nature's Claim + Riftsweeper to generate infinite blue, so you should be good to go in effectively every situation.
Drak - I'll go down the list of cards and explain our reasoning for excluding em:
Cloudstone Curio - Now, this is actually a pretty interesting one, but our combo only needs a single green creature in hand to go off once we have Momir on the field.
The basic game plan is "play ramp/counter spells --> cast Momir --> Hack Momir + cast a green creature --> win the game."
Where Cloudstone Curio would come in handy is that last part, after we cast Momir. However, at that point, any green creature would do in order to win, which means that Cloudstone Curio wouldn't really be helping much. If Cloudstone helped ramp more consistently, or bounced another creature without needing you to play another creature, it might be better for the deck.
Aluren - Admittedly, I have a soft spot for Aluren. However, I'm not sure it would be a good for for this deck. While it effectively reduces the mana cost of creatures played after it, Aluren unfortunately costs 4 mana by itself. In addition, if we could go off at instant speed, it's likely that we could also go off at sorcery-speed without passing turn. It's also notable to mention that our Temur Sabertooth wincon, which is our main wincon, doesn't work at instant-speed, since Temur Sabertooth costs 4 mana and isn't Aluren-able. So while Aluren could help, it's only one mana away from Momir, and therefore it's more efficient to just cast Momir instead.
Coiling Oracle - This card actually used to be in the deck, and it's part of one of the optional alternate wincons. Basically, it's swap-able with Elvish Visionary, and for the most part you wouldn't notice a difference in your standard win lines. However, there are a few arguments against Coiling Oracle vs Elvish Visionary. For one, Coiling Oracle costs UG, as opposed to Elvish Visionary's 1G, which makes it more difficult to cast outside of our combo. In addition, while it's true that Coiling Oracle tutors for us, Elvish Visionary also tutors a creature to hand for us, even without a hack. Due to Momir Vig, Simic Visionary's wording, casting Elvish Visionary will tutor a creature to the top of our library, and then when it enters the battlefield, we will draw the creature we tutored. Since we believe that the more difficult mana cost is more relevant than the potential ramp of Coiling Oracle, we run Elvish Visionary instead.
If you were wondering about the alternate win with Coiling Oracle, it involves shuffling Gaea's Cradle into your library by getting it into your grave (either Chain of Vapor or Glamerdye do the trick), then putting it into your library with Nantuko Tracer, then looping Coiling Oracle and Temur Sabertooth to put the land into play untapped. You can use this to generate infinite mana through Glimpse of Nature without decking yourself..
2 months ago
Well splashing can be free in elves, given Birchlore Rangers and any 4 of the 2 mana "search up a basic land" elves + 1 island, give you all the splash you need. However, is it really worth it?
Lead is a powerful option, quite comparable to distant melody and not having to play the cards that enable the splash frees up a lot of space.
I would say avoid the splash.
4 months ago
You have few enough blue cards that I would just go for BG with Nath of the Gilt-Leaf.
Here's my elves deck in case you want some more ideas:
Commander / EDH
SCORE: 1 | 4 VIEWS
5 months ago
If you go through the linked article he explains a lot of the wheres and whys, first develops it into elf deck, then a better deck with more money, then finally "take out the worst 15 elves and put these in" which is the land stuff.
Elves kept: Caller of the Claw; Elvish Archdruid; Elvish Harbinger; Essence Warden; Fierce Empath; Immaculate Magistrate; Imperious Perfect; Joraga Warcaller; Lys Alana Huntmaster; Oracle of Mul Daya; Wellwisher; Wren's Run Packmaster; Yeva, Nature's Herald.
Elves lost: Arbor Elf; Birchlore Rangers; Elvish Mystic; Elvish Visionary; Ezuri, Renegade Leader; Farhaven Elf; Heritage Druid; Joraga Treespeaker; Llanowar Elves; Priest of Titania; Reclamation Sage; Timberwatch Elf; Titania's Chosen; Wirewood Channeler; Wood Elves.
Collective Unconscious got kicked for Shamanic Revelation, and Swiftfoot Boots for Lightning Greaves, just personal preference. The fella was cost conscious so I added to the manabase (Gaea's Cradle, Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath, Verdant Catacombs and Misty Rainforest (basically the Forest Fetchlands and Cradle).
5 months ago
Atroxreaper Wow Solemnity is just game over for infect. I'll definitely consider it for my sideboard, the only problem is I can't cheat it with Chord of Calling which is the whole gimmick of my sideboard. Unfortunately, Birchlore Rangers are not modern legal.