Dawntreader Elk

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom 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

Pal00ka on All of Sapling's Friends

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

loricatuslupus on Flip Flop till you drop

2 months ago

Nice deck. I always enjoy playing with my werewolves Howlin' With the Pack and it looks like you've got a pretty strong core. I'm not convinced by Burning-Tree Emissary , Dawntreader Elk , Mina and Denn, Wildborn , Radha, Heir to Keld or Zhur-Taa Ancient though. I don't think creature-based ramp is that helpful because, on the whole, most of your creatures aren't that expensive and playing multiple spells in your turn will just end up flipping your creatures back over! Plus plenty of your sorceries do the job. Similarly, I don't know how much work Chromatic Lantern is doing in a two colour deck compared to something like Gruul Locket that could at least draw you cards (vital for a R/G creature-based deck to keep the pressure on a la Hunter's Insight / Sixth Sense ) or cost reduction like Ruby Medallion / Rhonas's Monument ? Mage Slayer and Rhythm of the Wild are definite all-stars for me as well.

ZendikariWol on Kooopa Meren *Suggestions Appreciated*

2 months ago

Cut Suggestions:

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is something I experimented with, but in the end all I could ever really do was activate her +, which is pretty weak in this deck. But my meta is pretty hard on planeswalkers. Maybe yours is more lenient, idk.

Lord of Extinction is sorta just weak here. I mean it combos great with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , but how often are you going to christmas-dreamland into both of those two? And Nighthowler is kinda just a worse Lord of Extinction .

I have played Sheoldred, Whispering One before and, like all of the praetors, all she does is get you targeted to death- especially if you can recur her.

Smothering Abomination and Grim Haruspex WILL draw you to death in a deck like this (a deck where you have no real wincon other than Plaguecrafter away your opponents' boards and chip in).

Deadbridge Chant 's randomness makes it pretty bad. You're aiming to have like 10 or 15 cards in your grave by the time you play this, it makes that number 25. 1 in 25 is not very good. Like the card is a decent value engine, but it's not likely to get you what you're looking for.

You have a lot of cards that I looked at and though ... "but you can get a creature to do that." Krosan Grip , Green Sun's Zenith , Reanimate , Grave Pact ? All have creature alternatives.

Suggestions for Adds:

Acidic Slime : flexible removal

Diligent Farmhand : okay ramp (see also Dawntreader Elk )

Farhaven Elf : better ramp

Phyrexian Delver : nice recursion- Reanimate on a body

Thragtusk : a BIG pillow to lie back against- five life and two blockers!

Treasure Keeper : good value

Veteran Explorer : never hurts to have the table on your side

Vindictive Lich : hits each opponent where it hurts

Wall of Blossoms : big-butt creature and a draw

Wurmcoil Engine : just insane

Hell's Caretaker : good recursion

Attrition : repeatable removal

Perilous Forays : repeatable ramp

Priest of Forgotten Gods : repeatable Plaguecrafter

Quagmire Druid : repeatable enchantment removal

Sadistic Hypnotist : repeatable hand hate

Thoughtpicker Witch : f.ck somebody's draws

Viscera Seer : free, instant-speed sac outlet, provides some card advantage

Vraska, Golgari Queen : + is great, - is great, and ult is insane

Deathreap Ritual : lots of draw

Savra, Queen of the Golgari : Grave Pact , but with a nicer mana cost, and the potential for recursion if it dies

Shadows of the Past : so. many. scries.

Zulaport Cutthroat : pings opponents to death, gains life

Jay3401 on Kooopa Meren *Suggestions Appreciated*

3 months ago

Right off the bat I feel you're missing card draw and ramp. Try to focus on cards that are useful to meren like Heart Warden , Diligent Farmhand or Dawntreader Elk . Those are usually pretty bad but with meren they do what you need and get an experience counter. Vraska, Golgari Queen also gets you an experience counter plus she's a draw engine and spot removal.

longmuiryan on Creature Feature: Featuring Creatures

3 months ago

insanedachshund Terastodon is strictly better than Meteor Golem , that sounds like a great substitution.

Here are some suggested cuts

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Dawntreader Elk occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.08%