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Elfhame Druid Discussion
1 month ago
We gave your request a lot of thought. Our main objective was to keep the spirit of the deck the same. So we decided to try and find replacements for the more expensive cards while keeping the original thought of the replaced cards alive. Naturally this would mean we would end up with cards that are either slightly less effective at what the expensive cards do, or they have a higher CMC, or both.
Almost all replacements we have chosen cost below 1 dollar. Some of the replaced cards are cards we do not own, so we decided not to post a new deck as we only do so when we own all the cards in it. So, here is a list of the replacements we would make in order to turn this into a less expensive deck:
- Forest for all the non-basic lands
- Hermit of the Natterknolls Flip for Beast Whisperer
- Ivy Lane Denizen for Bloodspore Thrinax
- End-Raze Forerunners for Craterhoof Behemoth
- Wirewood Channeler for Elvish Archdruid
- Skullwinder for Eternal Witness
- Rushwood Herbalist for Ezuri, Renegade Leader
- Evolutionary Leap for Fauna Shaman
- Elfhame Druid for Fyndhorn Elves
- Deadly Recluse for Hornet Queen
- Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen for Joraga Warcaller
- Ant Queen for Mycoloth
- Nullmage Advocate for Nullmage Shepherd
- Centaur Rootcaster for Oracle of Mul Daya
- Thunderfoot Baloth for Pathbreaker Ibex
- Mul Daya Channelers for Priest of Titania
- Initiate's Companion for Quirion Ranger
- Runic Armasaur for Regal Force
- Yavimaya Elder for Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Llanowar Scout for Sakura-Tribe Scout
- Deathgorge Scavenger for Scavenging Ooze
- Fyndhorn Brownie for Scryb Ranger
- Rampaging Baloths for Seedborn Muse (we know, not quite the same functions)
- Archetype of Endurance for Asceticism
- Overrun for Beastmaster Ascension
- Abundance for Burgeoning / Exploration
- Beast Within for Song of the Dryads
- Nature's Claim for Krosan Grip
- Vitalize for Benefactor's Draught
- Shared Summons for Green Sun's Zenith / Genesis Wave
- Mask of Avacyn for Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots
- Sol Ring for Worn Powerstone
We were not able to find suitable replacements (i.e.: cards that would do the same thing but be slightly less effective at it) for the following cards:
- Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
- Concordant Crossroads
- Mirri's Guile
- Quest for Renewal
- Heroic Intervention
- Worldly Tutor
- Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Sensei's Divining Top
- Umbral Mantle
So if you have any suggestions for these, please let us know. For now, we hope we helped you a bit to make a cheaper version of our deck. Have fun brewing it!
Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980
4 months ago
Thank you very much for your suggestions PyreCracker, your english is fine and while I may not be on a budget I also just made this deck with cards I had lying around. Some cards are still left over from previous versions of the deck coughcough Elfhame Druid . I think your suggestions are great! I will more than likely be adding some of the cheaper cards for the first round of the competitive league. I'll look at adding some of the more expensive cards once I play the first week and see if the other players demand a high power level.
4 months ago
I have more if you want to. But first of i want to ask what will be the focus of your deck? One big creature? lifegain stuff? Depending on what you want from your Deck there are better options for some of your cards. I would advise, to go wider instead of bigger. This would also help to generate even more tokens with March of the Multitudes and spiral out of control. that being said...
Also Intangible Virtue (although the vigilance is great) and Path of Bravery feel kind of not impactful. I think, when you play an anthem-effect it should possibly be a game ending threat like Beastmaster Ascension already is. For example the allstar Craterhoof Behemoth .
Are you on a budget? There are some good cheaper options in: Triumph of the Hordes , Cathars' Crusade . Oh and I don't understand your decision to include Elfhame Druid , because you have no kicker spells. how about Avacyn's Pilgrim instead?
Keep it up and please tell us how your deck worked in your league. And I am sorry for my bad english, I am not native.
8 months ago
ok so I know you have a lot of elves that grant more mana, but I wouldn't run 16 mana lol
try to also squeeze in the Elvish Clancaller x4
9 months ago
Greenwood Sentinel is a cheap elf with vigilance!
Reclamation Sage IS CRUCIAL to get rid of pesky enchantments!
Steel Leaf Champion is an amazing early game bruiser
Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar is an amazing mono-green card that keeps coming back for more late game
11 months ago
I have found more success with a storm varient using Underrealm Lich and Beast Whisperer to draw through the deck, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Druid of the Cowl and maybe Elfhame Druid for ramp can be insanely good at storming off, finishing it with an Izoni, Thousand-Eyed+Poison-Tip Archer+Find / Finality to kill in one, fell swoop.
Steel Leaf Champion is also a good card in that deck, and given less of a black splash, I imagine it could fit here!
11 months ago
I couldn't work out why you had so many lands, then it occurred to me that you might be squashing more in to pay for later Kicker costs.
A better way forward would be to have lots of Creatures that help you Ramp (mana dorks). Perfect for this deck, where you want to be able to Kick things as early as possible.
You've got 4x Elfhame Druid, which is a good start.
From my perspective Grow from the Ashes comes into the game too late to help with a Ramp strategy. Two extra lands on Turn 5 is worse than two extra mana by Turn 4.
In their place I would try 3x Llanowar Elves (the most Rampiest Ramp Creature there ever was) and 3x Skirk Prospector (killing itself for glory, like all good Goblins). You might need to play around with the numbers after some testing. It might be more like 4x Elves / 2x Skirks.
I run 4x Verix Bladewing in a Dragon deck and the thing is INSANELY good. You might think about running 3x. If you do, drop your mana dorks back by one.
If you make any changes let me know, and I'll take another look at this.
Hope that helps.
1 year ago
While I understand your concern with the removal of one of our major players, Beast Whisperer, I think you misunderstand. I don't generally intend to drop it unless I can maximize its' triggers the turn I drop it. The deck likes to empty its' hand on a single turn with all of the mana, and that allows me to get triggers generally before it is removed.
Elfhame Druid is actually the third worst elf I run, with Pelt Collector and Elvish Rejuvenator beneath it. Really, I like the idea of running the large threats from Ghalta, Primal Hunger to Impervious Greatwurm to Impervious Greatwurm, but it simply isn't useful enough in the deck game 1. Most of the deck that are showing promise post rotation, while yes losing to a giant fatty over time, lose much of their instant-speed interaction required to stop the version I am currently running. Without Fatal Push and Abrade in the format, people will have to run Cast Down, Seal Away, and Murder, which simply are not extremely efficient against out deck, without the speed and resilience that the other removal had.
Additionally, I have yet to see a real aggro deck put up a fight against this deck, so it has that going for it, where if I was to run more fatties, I would be open to a go-wide strategy, that the current version is well-matched against.
With Militia Bugler, I simply don't want to splash any colors, because consistently trying to get white on three generally requires more than the four of Temple Garden, and that is all I would consider running, because Steel Leaf Champion is such a major part of the list. The Bugler will see play is the 3rd deck I build with Beast Whisperer in standard, the second a . The Bugler list will be a value-town deck, built with Bugler and Whisperer as major parts of its plan.
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