Dawntreader Elk

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
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Dawntreader Elk

Creature — Elk

{G}, Sacrifice Dawntrader Elk: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

Dawntreader Elk Discussion

NoSoyYucateco on 187 Spellslinger: RURIC THAR

4 weeks ago

I actually think you can further reduce the non-creature spells, and just keep the most impactful ones.

Take out the sorcery ramp and Gruul Signet, and replace them with things like Diligent Farmhand , Dawntreader Elk , Farhaven Elf , or Springbloom Druid .

Swap Rhythm of the Wild for Urabrask the Hidden or Hellraiser Goblin (just cast your creatures during your second main if you don't want them to attack with the latter.)

Swap Dictate of the Twin Gods for Torbran, Thane of Red Fell . It's more limited, but still very good, it's a creature, and it won't increase damage dealt to you or your creatures.

Swap Soul's Majesty for Beast Whisperer . You may also want to find room for Soul of the Harvest and Primordial Sage . There are also non-creature spells that are big improvements on Soul's Majesty, such as Return of the Wildspeaker and Rishkar's Expertise . These should be run over Soul's Majesty anyway; just not in this deck. They don't target, so someone can't destroy your target creature in response.

Finally, find space for Primal Surge if you can.

Pal00ka on Sacrifices, sacrifices

2 months ago

I get the force sacrifice theme but do not really see many creatures YOU would want to sacrifice. I count 4 creatures who once they enter I would be happy to let die to trigger something or force sacrifice (WS, VE, SD, and G). This is not counting Sakura-Tribe Elder, co. because I assume you will want to sack them to their own effect most time.

Creatures who are happy to die and come back or create tokens to be sacrificed are: Reassembling Skeleton , Bloodsoaked Champion , Squee, the Immortal , Open the Graves , Xathrid Necromancer , Overseer of the Damned , etc. all give you extra bodies to sacrifice while keeping your enablers free.

I am surprised to see so little graveyard recursion either, some to consider: Phyrexian Reclamation , Palace Siege , Animate Dead , Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Phyrexian Delver , etc. are good for getting back killed creatures or reanimating high-CMC ones (@ 4.03 that is pretty HIGH).

For ramp I would add in more creatures who self-sacrifice to grab basics (and add more basics in place of tap lands) to kill 2-birds with one stone. Burnished Hart , Wild-Field Scarecrow , Dawntreader Elk , Pilgrim's Eye , Skittering Surveyor , and of course Solemn Simulacrum .

Such a theme screams to have more aristocrat value pieces added: Zulaport Cutthroat , Poison-Tip Archer , Fecundity , Outpost Siege , Harvester of Souls , and Skullclamp , etc. all make every death benefit you that much more.

You don't seem to be playing any counter spells, even for protection with such high-costed creatures, I would add more via Heroic Intervention , Mizzium Skin , Wrap in Vigor , Undying Evil , etc. I like Kaya's Ghostform but it telegraphs to opponents that this will need to be killed 2x, and a truce may be made to ensure Sheoldred dies. One of the above is "sneakier."

Poly_raptor on Making A Ghave Sacrifice

4 months ago

I’ve been having a long hard think about this deck list, I was considering a Ghave deck for my last deck but I opted for something else instead. This is my two cents..

This deck seems very heavily creature based, more than a third of it is creatures, so turn them into your ramp. Cards like; Cryptolith Rite or Citanul Hierophants will be far better for you than Farhaven Elf . Keep the creatures that you can sac to fetch lands because then they will trigger your death triggers, which gives you much more value . Other creatures that do this are Primal Druid

Veteran Explorer

Viridian Emissary

Burnished Hart

Dawntreader Elk

Perilous Forays this one would be really good as it turns all of your tokens into Sakura-Tribe Elder.

Since you’re playing around with counters I’d run Gyre Sage for some bigger ramp. You could take out the Llanowar Elves

I really like all the infinite sac combos but I think you’re running too many blood artist triggers. You could easily only run him and maybe one other with a similar effect. Some other cool effects you could run to replace some of those triggers could be Catacomb Sifter

Death's Presence awesome with your counters

Moldervine Reclamation

Pal00ka on All of Sapling's Friends

6 months ago

An interesting list!

More Card advantage creatures: Soul of the Harvest , Harvester of Souls , Masked Admirers , Garruk's Horde , and Garruk's Packleader .

More sacrifice creatures: Ghoulcaller Gisa , Bontu the Glorified , Dimir House Guard , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Krav, the Unredeemed , and Razaketh, the Foulblooded .

More ramp creatures: Dawntreader Elk , Ondu Giant , Veteran Explorer , Primal Druid , Burnished Hart , and Wild-Field Scarecrow .

More recursion creatures: Cadaver Imp , Deadwood Treefolk , Den Protector , Dutiful Attendant , and Gravedigger .

I would look at lowering/smoothing out your curve, I have found it helps improve the functionality of a deck.

K1ngMars on Sacrifice Golgari Commanders

6 months ago

I'd say that golgari sacrifice decks are pretty much similar in some way. I run a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck which is a bit more about reanimation and automill, but still pretty similar to what you would run in yours. I guess you could try and swap out commanders if you have them in your deck (you should). Otherwise, tackling the problem could be done in many ways.

I'd say some good old reanimation effects to bring your commander back from the graveyard would go a long way: Animate Dead , Necromancy , Dance of the Dead , Ever After , Beacon of Unrest .

Another good strategy would be to ramp lands like crazy, even if a little less efficient: recur and sac many times Viridian Emissary , Solemn Simulacrum , Dawntreader Elk and similar.

One last way would be to protect Savra from removal: Blessing of Leeches , Lightning Greaves and such.

babushkasara on Nikya Centaur Queen

7 months ago

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip is great for this kind of deck - draw power that never whiffs. Primordial Sage is more precious draw. I know you have Birds of Paradise and Elvish Mystic and the like, but to synergize with Nikya, you should look into creatures that give you more actual lands on the battlefield: Wood Elves , Yavimaya Elder , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Dawntreader Elk , Farhaven Elf , Frontier Guide , etc.

Woodland Bellower is a great tutor that pairs with Fierce Empath to cover nearly everything in your deck.

If you're playing 'Mage Hater', consider Harsh Mentor and maybe even Eidolon of the Great Revel .

Ulvenwald Tracker is great removal in a creature-based deck.

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Dawntreader Elk occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.08%