Burst of Strength

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Gatecrash Common

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Burst of Strength

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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature and untap it.

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Burst of Strength Discussion

Dublomon on My Elf Army

5 days ago

Im not sure if you understood the whole concept of my deck.Helix Pinnacle is a winning option i want to keep in my deck because it is pretty useful if my enemy uses mass removal because my deck can generate enough mana for it in turn 4-5. And because my deck can have mana extremely fast Rhys the Redeemed is an better option because it doubles my tokens and not only gives me one more which also doubles my mana through Elvish Archdruid. And Burst of Strength is not useful enough to exchange anything for it. I already playtested the deck with burst of strength and its not that overwhelming. Most of the options you gave me make the deck slower.

2_Trainz on My Elf Army

5 days ago

I think that Helix Pinnacle is off point for your deck, you have a lot of other places to put extraneous amounts of mana, and it doesn't do anything in the case of not having a lot of extra.

I would also take out CoCo, because your deck isn't creature heavy enough, so just replace it with two more Chords.

I'd also recommend replacing some of your Rhys the Redeemed for Imperious Perfect, because its cheaper token generation, and it gives all your stuff +1/+1.

Another recommendation is Burst of Strength because it gives a counter, and untaps, which can be used either to double your mana off of Elvish Archdruid, double your counters off of Immaculate Magistrate, give someone trample if Bramblewood Paragon is out, or get an extra counter on Joraga Warcaller.

You can look at my Elf Deck for any other ideas, it's a bit similar.

2_Trainz on Elvish Stampede

1 week ago

Hunger of the Howlpack Loses a lot of the versatility that Burst of Strength provides with its untap ability.

2_Trainz on 2 Trainz' Braggro Modern Elf deck

3 weeks ago

Joraga is one of the decks win conditions, so I only play him as a one drop if I either have a way to get a counter or two on him after, such as Bramblewood Paragon, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Burst of Strength, or Immaculate Magistrate, the only other time I play him as a one drop is of I need an additional elf to tap with Heritage Druid.

I know that Bramblewood Paragon only gives counters to Warriors, I'm not sure what you mean though.

The problem with Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen on the MB is that she is a four drop, and the times she is most useful, and worth paying four for are against burn, so I sideboard her in for those matchups.

Elvish Promenade is a card I used to run and didn't take out till last week. I took it out because it was a four drop, and it was only useful when I already had a decent board state, so it slowed me down whenever I wanted to use it.

You are thinking of Hunting Triad which I have thought of putting in, but still might sometime in the future.

Thanks for the thoughts, I appreciate them!

2_Trainz on Modern Green Elves

3 weeks ago

You probably don't want 3 Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daens or 4 Ezuri, Renegade Leaders due to the legends rule.

You can also cut the Fauna Shamans due to the fact you also have 3 Chord of Callings and 4 Collected Companys. You also don't want to really have Elves just sitting in your hands, so Fauna Shaman is redundant and actually not very good in most elf decks.

You can use all the room to add a couple more Forests, which should work well, I also don't have any experience running Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in Elves, but the problem you probably run into is that it will only give you lots of mana when you have a solid board state, which is usually when you need it the least.

Other cards to consider:

Bramblewood Paragon

Imperious Perfect

Lead the Stampede

Burst of Strength

Wren's Run Vanquisher

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

2_Trainz on TeamLegolas

3 weeks ago

You don't need 3 Elvish Champions on your mainboard I'd recommend going down to 1 (put the others on your sideboard) and putting in two more Joraga Warcaller because if your opponent doesn't have forests then Joraga ends up being a more versatile Champion.

I'd also consider pulling out Talara's Battalion in favor of Wren's Run Vanquisher becauaus it's more versatile and since you run 3 Ezuri's it's ability can be even more effective.

Some more general advice that may change your deck a bit much for your taste is also to cut some forests, you have easily enough alternate mana sources that you don't need 18. You should also consider cutting an Ezuri, but I only say that because he is a legendary, but I still see the appeal in 3 even if it means occasionally being stuck with one in hand.

As far as what to add in, I'm just going to list cards that could work and you should consider:

Bramblewood Paragon great synergy with Dwynen's Elite, Imperious Perfect, and Joraga Warcaller specifically, but he has a lot of superb interactions.

Burst of Strength It can untap and pump, so you can double tap Elvish Archdruid for a ton of mana, possibly save something from Bolt, and also untap Nettle Sentinel while your at it.

Lead the Stampede I've seen others suggest it, but it really is super good, so you really should consider adding it.

If you want any other ideas you can check out my Elf Deck, although it plays a bit different.

Overall your decklist is interesting and I like it.

2_Trainz on Elvish Stampede

3 weeks ago

1)You probably don't want Doubling Season as it is an expensive drop and you usually want it out before a lot of your other cards.

2)Another thing I'd change is removing Rancor because....

3)Burst of Strength is an amazing (and in my opinion underutilized) card and combined with a full playset of Bramblewood Paragon you get an instant speed non-removable similar effect, both pieces are also very versatile as Burst can be used to double your counters from Immaculate Magistrate or double your mana from Elvish Archdruid

A more general thought about your deck is I feel like you could streamline it a bit, so just take a mental note of cards that to often sit in your hand or have very little positive impact whenever they are played.

If you want any more ideas, please look at one of my two modern Elf Deck variations, my newest one is pretty similar to yours.

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