Druid of the Cowl


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) None
Aether Revolt (AER) Common

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Druid of the Cowl

Creature — Elf Druid

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Druid of the Cowl Discussion

Dafuqover on Druidic Vengence Mk4*

6 days ago

You may want to cleanup some of the creature types that you have - especially if you want to include Gilt-Leaf Archdruid. For mana, look for: Devoted Druid, Druid of the Cowl. Greenweaver Druid may be a little more difficult to use, but, it's good bang for the buck, and card-efficient.

For dual-purpose cards that would help with the saprolings: Druid's Deliverance.

multimedia on Elves of Dominaria (M19)

2 weeks ago

Annexus, thanks again.

I honestly don't like Metallic Mimic I can't understand why it's $8. It's only good turn two, after it's very lackluster because it requires set-up and it's not a mana Elf. I did play it when this deck was a Golgari version with Winding Constrictor, but I only did that because there weren't any other Elf options at the time. I also played it in the last Bant version because of Radiant Destiny which can give it a pump. In this version I would rather play Druid of the Cowl than Mimic, haha, that's how bad I think Mimic is right now. Stazeeee mentioned Goblin Chainwhirler, Elves are already wrecked by Chainwhirler; adding more 1 toughness creatures is not a good plan.

Vanquisher's Banner and Song of Freyalise are cards that could make the cut post Sept. rotation especially Song, but in this version I don't think they make the cut. Lifecrafter's Bestiary outshines Banner because it's three mana, can be possibly played turn two thanks the Llanowar Elves. Hell, I would main deck Bestiary if red and Abrade wasn't so damn good; card is amazing with Marwyn's and Radha's mana. I sideboard in Bestiary in just about all nonred matchups. More about Song in my next comment.

elvishimpersonator on Budget Stompy

1 month ago

looks like theres not much combat dudes till late game and that may be a bit too weak, id grab 2 more Untamed Kavu swap your Druid of the Cowl for either Merfolk Branchwalker or Jadelight Ranger. then swap the Marwyn, the Nurturer for the Prowling Serpopard. too much ramp leaves you open for attacks, especially if you're not attacking with the ramp guys

multimedia on Mono Green Stomp Standard

1 month ago

Hey, you seem to have left out Marwyn, the Nurturer in the deck list, but using her as the feature card for the deck. If you want to be Elf tribal with Marwyn then that's great, but if you're not playing Marwyn then there's no reason to be Elf tribal. Without Marwyn the explore Merfolk: Merfolk Branchwalker and Jadelight Ranger are better cards than Elves.

Consider another two drop that can help with mana? 3.2 avg. CMC is pretty high with only 20x lands and 4x Llanowar. Consider cutting 2x Hydra and 2x Kavu for 4x Merfolk Branchwalker or 4x Druid of the Cowl if playing Marwyn. I don't consider Kavu a two drop it's a five drop, you want to play it kicked.

Consider these creature bases:

With Marwyn:

  • 4x Llanowar
  • 3x Narnam
  • 4x Druid
  • 4x Champion
  • 3x Marwyn
  • 3x Rishkar
  • 2x Rhonas
  • 4x Gearhulk
  • 2x Ghalta

Without Marwyn:

  • 4x Llanowar
  • 2x Narnam
  • 4x Brachwalker
  • 4x Champion
  • 4x Jadelight
  • 2x Rishkar
  • 2x Rhonas
  • 4x Gearhulk
  • 2x Kavu
  • 2x Ghalta

Mono Green can really benefit from Vehicles because they're colorless and have flying which is something that green lacks. Heart of Kiran, Aethersphere Harvester and Skysovereign, Consul Flagship. I suggest including all these in some way between main deck and sideboard or all main deck.

Driston on Land Down Grunnder

1 month ago

Yeah that's fair, I was looking to put in Druid of the Cowl as a backup to Llanowar Elves. And I guess I'll just swap the Wayward Swordtooth with 2 Blossoming Defense

Boza on Opinions on Brawl

1 month ago

Funkydiscogod, yes, it is quite possible you can just slap the top 35 cards in your colors into the deck and call it a day, or say, put every single pirate in Admiral Beckett Brass and call it a day; but that is true for every format. I could choose any commander, go to EDHREC and pick the 65 most played cards in it and call it a day. I would be remiss if I weren't playing 4 Lightning Bolts!, 4 Lava Spike, 4 Monastery Swiftspear, etc. in my competitive Modern Burn deck.

What you describe is a valid deckbuilding approach for any format. Thus, it should not count against Brawl. Additionally, being a rotating format means that this is actually less pronounced here than in non-rotating formats.

Additionally, if I made a mono green right now, say Marwyn, the Nurturer, I probably would not include Sorcerous Spyglass or Blossoming Defense. The unique thing about brawl in paper is that it is both a 2 player and multiplayer format and those two cards have no place in a multiplayer format. Just because you consider something a staple, does not mean it is.

For example, on edhrec, Ghalta decks, which is the most popular mono green commander, use Spyglass 21% of the time, which is hardly a staple. Depending on how artifact heavy you make the deck, it is quite possible to not include Spyglass. Same for Verdurous Gearhulk - it is the 7th creature on the list behind things like Druid of the Cowl. Lists are pre-Dominaria, otherwise things like Steel Leaf Champion and Llanowar Elves would the gearhulk even further back. The only card you did hit with as a top card is Blossoming Defense.

I am not saying this is entirely scientific, but it is the only big, easily comparable database I could find.

multimedia on Elves of Dominaria (M19)

1 month ago

Just made some changes.

Added 2x Walking Ballista to the main deck cutting 1x Druid of the Cowl and 1x Forest. Ballista is another great mana sink for Marwyn and Radha. Added 1x Skysovereign, Consul Flagship to the board.

I've found that playing red for anything other than Grand Warlord Radha is too inconsistent. With only 8x sources of red I can't rely on being able to cast Abrade when I need it. I've tried adding Sheltered Thicket, but this land has potential to not let me cast Llanowar turn one or Champion turn two or three. It's not worth disrupting these curves with a land that ETB tapped for more red to play Abrade. Adventurous Impulse helps a lot to be able to find a land for a red source, but I don't want to rely on Impulse to find a land I would rather use it to get a creature.

I cut Abrade from the board adding in it's place 2x Pounce and 1x more Thrashing Brontodon. Prey Upon is another option, it's only one mana which is nice, but it's not an instant.

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