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Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen
Legendary Creature — Elf Warrior
Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen attacks, you gain 1 life for each attacking Elf you control.
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Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen Discussion
12 hours ago
Elves are a lot of fun! I especially like that newcomer, Steel Leaf Champion! Just a few suggestions... I would run a full playset of Pendelhaven You're running 12 1/1's... they can use all the help they can get! Also Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen is another lord for elves that gives you a life boost during combat. Elvish Champion is also good, especially in a mirror match. If you want another beefy creature, you could check out Nath of the Gilt-Leaf.
3 weeks ago
After looking at your deck, this aggro approach seems very doable and nasty, but theres a handful of cards I see that just shouldn't be included. Nature's Spiral is just a worse Regrowth, so that's a start. I see with all of the artifact removal that stax is an issue for you. Bane of Progress is a great addition to solve this, but i would take out one of your removal spells for Nature's Claim. You don't care about their life gain when elves can smash for 100+ damage. Another great way to give a stax deck the middle finger is Creeping Corrosion. The card rarely hurts you and gives them a hell of a time. Krosan Grip is a fantastic card that also helps in this situation. For these 3 excuses to shit on rocks, I'd at least take out Sundering Vitae and Natural End. Nullmage Shepherd is a fantastic elf to throw in your deck to solve this issue as well. Hum of the Radix is also a fun little card for artifact decks that no one will expect you to drop. If you need enchantment removal, just throw in Back to Nature and you'll be fine. If you're having a hard time with killing creatures, run Taunting Elf, or just run it anyways if you can regenerate it and hit people for free every turn. Aluren will help your elfball rolling, and running Primal Rage will help make sure that even when Ezuri is gone that you get your damage through. Talara's Battalion was a cool card I experimented with in my deck, and it did quite a bit of damage. I would definitely include Marwyn for her beefy presence and massive mana ramp. Something like Predator's Rapport is just not useful, as gaining life tends to be some of the most useless magic cards unless you're running a deck that focuses on it. Instead I would try to tutor for a card like Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Nissa Revane, Wellwisher, or Essence Warden which help a lot more with solving this problem. Triumph of the Hordes is a great meme to drop on your opponents in a tough situation, as it gives you a nice little one shot, or at least eats through indestructibly and "prevent all damage" creatures. Most of the artifacts you run arent necessary, so I would just replace them with lands. While you have an extremely low mana curve, 28 lands is very dangerous with no rocks. Unless you add some very fancy $$$ rocks (which if you dont wanna drop 1k on artifacts), I would just run some more forests. Primal Order was a neat card I haven't seen in a while, and I think that can prove very useful in your deck if you're having a hard time getting through to other opponents running decks with multiple colors. If you want to stick with the aggro theme, I would add a Coat of Arms, since by the time you hit turn five you'll have about 4-5 elves, and this can turn 7 damage into 50. The risk of helping your opponents is worth it. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is actually insane in this deck, and if your opponent draws a card or two off of it, nobody is gonna care. She can give you a ridiculous amount of mana with Ezuri pumps and elves like Drove of Elves. Concordant Crossroads is an absolute necessity if your goal is aggro. This card hurts sometimes, especially if your opponent has a creature-heavy deck. The payoff is huge though when you drop mana dorks with haste or drop your hand on the field, tap your Priest of Titania for a crazy amount, and have Ezuri pummel everyone with your hasty elves. As for mana doublers, you can run whatever you'd like, although I would say you don't need any of them for the deck to work: they're just a waste of a turn. Over all the others, I would run Mana Reflection so that your elves can tap for double as well as anything else. Overall, this deck is pretty solid, and with a few tweaks it could be an unstoppable force! Let me know if you need any other suggestions on anything else (:
1 month ago
Have you thought about Cream of the Crop at all? It's probably too weak for a competitive deck, but has a cute interaction with Lurking Predators. I also prefer Utopia Sprawl to Overgrowth, and I'd recommend cutting Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen for some more Elvish Mystics or Llanowar Elves.
1 month ago
Thanks. In my playgroup, me and my friend dominate. He plays elves under Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, and I play goblins with Krenko, Mob Boss at the helm. Its a never ending war zone between the two tribes, but I feel goblins are better. (Obviously)
1 month ago
This is a great deck. The people in my playgroup always get into big arguments about who can lose faster, and this might give me the edge. Especially Darksteel Relic, which doesnt do anything. Im putting that into my competitive Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen deck.
3 months ago
Hey, you asked for my help. This is a very nice budget Elf deck, good job. To make $120 budget be prepared to cut quite a few cards.
To hit a $120 price point consider cutting:
- 2x Eladamri, Lord of Leaves
- 3x Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen
- 1x Elvish Champion
- 2x Elvish Harbinger
- 4x Dash Hopes
- 2x Krosan Grip
- 1x Abrupt Decay
Eladamri makes Elves unable to interact with Heritage Druid or Ezuri's regenerate. The combo of Heritage and Nettle Sentinel is one of the strongest Elf combos. Dwynen is the least good Elf lord because she can't interact with Collected Company replace her with more Imperious Perfect. Champion is fine, but cutting him cuts $7. You can replace him with one more Imperious Perfect.
Harbringer is also fine, but pretty slow cutting her cuts $5. Consider cutting Hopes replacing it with 4x Duress or 4x Mesmeric Fiend this will cut $4. The double black casting cost of Hopes is going to be very hard to cast because Elves are only making green mana not black. Only 4x sources of black mana is not enough to consistently cast Hopes when you need it in the early to mid game.
Duress is a better card than Fiend, but Fiend can interact with Company or take a creature either one is disrupting your opponent most importantly taking a potential board wipe. Consider cutting Grip for 2x Reclamation Sage cutting $3. Sage is an Elf and can interact with Company. Cutting 1x Decay from the sideboard cuts $4.
A good Elf core out of these can be:
- 4x Archduid: best lord
- 4x Heritage: best one drop mana dork
- 4x Nettle: combo enabler
- 4x Llanowar: one drop mana dork
- 4x Elite: enables explosive turns with Heritage
- 4x Shaman: win condition
Adding to this core are the supporting Elves:
- 3x Mystic
- 3x Perfect
- 3x Visionary
- 1x Ezuri
Other changes to consider:
- Adding 4x Llanowar Wastes
- Adding 1x Essence Warden
- Adding 1x Duskwatch Recruiter Flip
- Adding 1x Phyrexian Revoker
Consider adding 4x Llanowar Wastes in place of 4x Forest? Wastes is a budget Golgari dual land that ETB untapped 4x more black sources will help. Essence Warden, Duskwatch Recruiter Flip and Phyrexian Revoker could replace Nature's Claim, Seal of Primordium and 1x cut Decay in the sideboard. These creatures can interact with Company and all do something that you want in some matchups. Warden is an Elf and can gain a lot of life. Duskwatch can be a good draw engine finding Elves with all the green mana they can create. Revoker can deny the use of a Planeswalker or any other activated ability of a card.
After considering my suggestions:
- 4x Archduid
- 4x Heritage
- 4x Nettle
- 4x Llanowar
- 4x Elite
- 4x Shaman
- 3x Mystic
- 3x Perfect
- 3x Visionary
- 1x Ezuri
- 3x Company
- 2x Harmonize
- 11x Forest
- 4x Hollow
- 4x Wastes
- 2x Quarter
- 4x Duress or Fiend
- 2x Within
- 2x Decay
- 2x Price
- 2x Sage
- 1x Warden
- 1x Duskwatch
- 1x Revoker
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
First up, Wellwisher isn't Modern Legal, so... you'll have to drop that one.
Second, If I could suggest anything for this deck, it would be to drop Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, and Fog. You're elves, you already have one of the best strategies against aggro decks - a ton of big creatures.
I'd replace them with Elvish Champion and Nylea's Presence, a combo that not only pumps your elves and can help ensure you get black mana, but when combined can make all your elves unblockable by enchanting an opponent's land. Maybe double down on your mana ramp and throw in some copies of Arbor Elf for the rest, or some Joraga Warcaller for something to spend all that mana on.
Also, if you chose to take the above route and have the cash, trading out Harmonize in favor of Collected Company gives you instant speed elves for free. It won't grab your new enchantment or more copies of itself, but other than that all cards worth finding it will.
6 months ago
For some budget updates, id add; Reclamation Sage for removal $0.25 each, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen for life gain and stat boosts $0.60 each, Essence Warden for life gain $0.77 each, Lys Alana Huntmaster for token spamming $0.20 each
more costly updatesEzuri, Renegade Leader for regen and possible game winning $5.00,