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
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.

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Dawntreader Elk Discussion

gandalfguyysnp on Budget Golgari Undergrowth

4 days ago

all right, so I know this deck is standard, but my brother made one of these decks way back during the innastrid block. He has a couple cards from there, that are perfect for a deck like this. Ghoultree and Splinterfright are really good cards, and you can get a 10/10 or so on around turn 3 or 4. He would also use cards like Dawntreader Elk, Ambush Viper and Grapple with the Past to build up his graveyard. Id reccomend getting some of these cards, even though you cant use them in standard, it is really fun to use just in a casual game or a modern format.

Pal00ka on Golgari & Dimir Union (EDH)

3 weeks ago

I also mulled brewing around with surveil and overgrowth with Sidisi. My conclusion was you want more surveil than overgrowth because of the wording of Sidisi's token making ability. Overgrowth should be more payoffs.

At a glance, and imo, you have way too many creatures (and not really the best ones either, don't just add em because they have 1 of the 2 keywords), too many lands, no ramp, and little interaction to slow/mess with opponents.

In my decks I aim for 36 lands, 10 ramp, 10 card advantage, 10 interaction, 3 wraths, which leaves 30 slots for my theme (I emphasize cards that pull double-duty, like Price of Fame would be both CA and interaction).

For lands: I would cut the guild gates for Evolving Wilds, etc. so you can definitely have the mana you need because both will come in tapped anyway. 3-color decks can be tricky to get the right mana when you need it.

For ramp: since overgrowth is a consideration Sakura-Tribe Elder, Dawntreader Elk and Yavimaya Granger all get lands out and go to the graveyard. Sorceries like Farseek, etc. let you get ahead too and I would suggest choosing ones that are CMC<2 because the goal (I assume) is to have Sidisi out on T3.

For CA: surveil is great so probably don't need many others outside it but I'd look for other cards like Taigam's Scheming, Windfall and Monastery Siege that let you draw and discard.

For interaction: I always try to have a few answers for different types of threats. So Naturalize for enchantments and artifacts, Arcane Denial to counter but also draw a card, Tormod's Crypt to hose a graveyard, Doom Blade to kill creatures, etc. It all depends on what your friends are playing and what you need to answer, so the final ratios will reflect that.

I'd be happy to look at this again to see how it progresses!

neolions on Sackity Sack Stack

2 months ago

Alright, it seems the deck is a bit top heavy. Here are my suggestions. I have structured this rework of the deck to sac and get the mana out quick till you can have Meren stay on the board long enough or just hard cast the big things. You don't have to take my suggestions but I highly insist that this will make her work again.

Take out Nirkana Revenant for Satyr Wayfinder

Take out Hermit Druid for Ravenous Chupacabra

Take out Demon of Catastrophes for Viridian Zealot

Take out Razaketh, the Foulblooded for Viridian Emissary

Take out Plague Wind for Wall of Blossoms

Take out Doomgape for Bontu the Glorified

Take out Ruinous Path for Vindictive Lich

Take out Altar of Dementia for Dawntreader Elk

Take out Necropotence for Wood Elves

Take out Deadbridge Chant for Merciless Executioner

Take out The Gitrog Monster for Slum Reaper

Take out Yahenni, Undying Partisan for Diabolic Intent

Take out Voldaren Pariah  Flip for Damnation

Take out Lord of Extinction for Whiptongue Hydra

Take out Stitch Together for Swamp

Take out Vivid Grove for Forest

Take out Temple of the False God for Swamp

Take out Vivid Marsh for Swamp

Take out Vivid Grove for Forest

Take out Slippery Karst for Forest

Take out Polluted Mire for Forest

Take out Desecrated Tomb for Forest

Take out Golgari Guildgate for Forest

zingzang on Meren HELP

2 months ago

Hi,
I'm happy to see, that you like the best commander of all time, Meren ;-). Really like the addition of Apprentice Necromancer - gotta include him in my deck as well.

But there are some cards, that have no synergy with your commander and could easily be replaced. Creature ramp like Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic or Elves of Deep Shadow don't really do anything for your experience counters.

But with creatures like Yavimaya Granger, Burnished Hart, Dawntreader Elk or Yavimaya Elder you get ramp AND experience counters - this way you can loop your ramp creatures every round with Meren.

Your curve has a little breakdown at 6 - Mikaeus is your only 6-drop :(. Here are some creatures that work as a 6-drop in Meren: Kokusho, the Evening Star, Grave Titan, Bane of Progress, Massacre Wurm, Wurmcoil Engine.

Some other important signature cards for Meren include: Birthing Pod, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Sepulchral Primordial, Ashnod's Altar, Necropotence, Fauna Shaman, Vindictive Lich, Grave Pact and Altar of Dementia

Cereal_Killer on Sultai New Eldrazi(+) - Exile all their stuff

3 months ago

Ok, so, first thing to do is to focus on what green cards you have that let you ramp. As said: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Explore, Utopia Sprawl, Farseek, Oath of Nissa, Search for Tomorrow, Birds of Paradise, Cultivate, Rampant Growth, Beneath the Sands, Burnished Hart, Dawntreader Elk, Expedition Map, Font of Fertility, Wayfarer's Bauble, Sylvan Scrying and Harrow are good options.
Of this, you should put at least 8 cards (I suggest Sakura-Tribe Elder, Birds of Paradise, Farseek, Oath of Nissa or Sylvan Scrying). I don't really like From Beyond, Blisterpod, Catacomb Sifter, Void Attendant, Warden of Geometries and Grave Birthing, since they cost too much and they let you have only colorless mana, thing that you don't need since you are three-coloured.
Then, as said before, I'd increase Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver up to 2x copies and I don't really like Nightveil Specter, alternatives could be: Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, Bribery, Praetor's Grasp, Psychic Intrusion, Stolen Goods. Oblivion Sower it's a funny card, I'd put in in 1x.

Another thing: You have some big creatures and you are black-green-blue, I'd increase your land number up to 22. Remember also to choose lands that could be searched when you are ramping (if you have chosen to ramp only with cards that search for BASIC lands, well, put at least 4x basic lands of each type). Some lands you could might consider: obviously fetch lands and schocklands, Darkslick Shores, Blooming Marsh, Botanical Sanctum, Drowned Catacomb, Woodland Cemetery, Hinterland Harbor, Fetid Pools, Underground River, Llanowar Wastes, Yavimaya Coast, Sunken Ruins, Twilight Mire, Flooded Grove , Sunken Hollow. For all the rest of the cards that could enter your deck, I'll wait to see if you like the direction your deck is going and, most important thing, what types of cards you have chosen to ramp, to be your manabase and wich cards will steal your opponent's cards.

landofMordor on Kresh Fling (credit to landofMordor)

4 months ago

Hey friend! I'm honored you like my Kresh build, and I can vouch for it being an extremely fun deck to bring to an EDH table -- you either win big, or lose quick, but always have fun(:

As for suggestions: I love the idea of Domri and Vraska. I think you could afford to cut down a little bit on the Fling effects -- you've got a critical mass already, some of which are repeatable, so I think you're okay there. In their place, I'd put in more instant-speed sacrifice effects like Viscera Seer and maybe even High Market.

Also, I'd try to convert as many of your ramp spells to creatures as possible, so that when they die, you profit. Your Signets will be great, but you can also have Burnished Hart as a higher-end ramp spell or Llanowar Scout or Yavimaya Elder. I like what you've done already in this regard, with Dawntreader Elk and friends.

In summary, I love this build! I might even edit my own list a bit based on your innovations. Thanks for your support, and cheers!

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