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Planeswalker — Elspeth
+2: You gain 1 life for each creature you control.
-2: Put three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.
-5: Destroy all other permanents except for lands and tokens.
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Elspeth Tirel Discussion
1 week ago
Elspeth Tirel, Kaya, Ghost Assassin, Gonti's Machinations, Children of Korlis, Martyr of Sands, Peace of Mind, Pristine Talisman, Scholar of Athreos, Tainted Sigil, Tavern Swindler, Tower of Eons, Trading Post, Urborg Syphon-Mage, Vault of the Archangel, Words of Worship
3 weeks ago
For more life you definitely want Anointer Priest, Elspeth Tirel, Essence Warden, Healer of the Pride, Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Suture Priest. All will allow you to pull more life out of your tokens. You also probably want Angel of Sanctions because it's just a token soul ring.
3 weeks ago
I would definitely consider Garruk, Primal Hunter, Elspeth Tirel, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, and Ajani Goldmane for more token shenanigans. Heck, with my Trostani deck, I reached 5480 life just by repeatedly populating Ajani Avatar tokens (although it didn't do anything about commander damage, and that's why I lost).
For another Parallel Lives, you can run Anointed Procession.
You also can consider Angelic Accord, Beastmaster Ascension, Proper Burial, Sandwurm Convergence, Seance, Boon Reflection, Alhammarret's Archive, Rhox Faithmender, Rhys the Redeemed, and a whole bunch of other cards that I run in my Trostani EDH (list is here) that work really well (until I get boardwiped, that is).
3 weeks ago
Cards that I struggle to see the relevance of:Dictate of Karametra seems bad to me, you don't play many instants so after 1 game your opponents will begin to see it coming and it only gives you a small advantage at first, your opponents can likely take a lot more advantage of it than you.
Elspeth, Knight-Errant seems like a very weak planeswalker and could easily be removed in order to facilitate better support.Garruk, Primal Hunter also seems weaker, his only relevant effect on landing being to make you a 3/3 which will get steam rolled by any creature strategy.
Gideon, Champion of Justice is terrible isn't it?How often do you find Kiora, the Crashing Wave to be a waste of 4 mana to prevent 1 source's damage?Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath is fairly irrelevant, you drop him and gain a teeny bit of life or get a 5/5 token but reduce his loyalty to ping-range or wait for an irrelevant emblem.The remaining planeswalkers are all okay or at least obviously usable when they drop or if they attain critical mass. Speaking of which, there are obvious upgrades that are missing here.Doubling Season, you just have to play this card. You can't not play this card in EDH superfriends if you have green access. It sets up planeswalkers to instant-ult and doubles tokens you produce to block with.Rings of Brighthearth means every planeswalker ability gets doubled. Unfortunately this does not double the counters added.
You could go harder into token doublers with Primal Vigor,Parallel Lives, and Anointed Procession, which might give you enough blockers over time to start building the justice league.If you are going instead to preventing damage to planeswalkers you need cards like:Moat, Magus of the Moat, Humility, Sphere of Safety, Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, maybe Privileged PositionYou need more tutors. Planeswalker-specific or not. Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor for a start.It's usually good in blue to have one or two instant-speed responses like counterspells. The most relevant one I can think of is Fuel for the Cause although it's not a great one anyway. You seem like you have board control fairly well locked. This is probably your only answer to cards like Merciless Eviction or the new red spell from Ixalan I forget. Also, since you're always wiping the board and filling everyone else's graveyard why not run a Rise of the Dark Realms as an alternate win-con?
Obvious missing planeswalkers:If you choose to run very few creatures who are all extremely relevant, the duel deck Ajani, Valiant Protector actually acts as a pseudo-tutor for them, which could be very relevant with deepglow skate.
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver can remove some serious threats, make players more wary about reorganizing the top of their library, and potentially net you blockers, dorks, etc. if it sticks. The ult is a win-con.
Elspeth Tirel can create token blockers, can setup to ult the following turn as a boardwipe, incidental life gain if you are going hard with tokens.
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar similar to Elspeth he makes tokens but his ult is more relevant to building a token-defensive board state, can be used right away, and if he sticks around he can beat face for damage while gaining loyalty. Rotating out of standard so he will be cheaper now.Jace Beleren, less of a "I win card" but less likely to be shot down right away in a political meta. Everyone drawing a card doesn't draw attention, and you can selectively choose to replace him in your hand with the minus as well if you just want to "cycle" him. The ult is fairly irrelevant so you can basically treat this as a semi-permanent draw engine.
If you upgrade your land base and throw in an urborg/cabal coffers combination you should go for Liliana of the Dark Realms since she can tutor for dual types, turn your swamps into super-engines and act as a removal for even indestructibles if you get there.Nissa, Vastwood Seer can also be good, she gives you land drop, she's relevant if you draw her late and flip her, you can potentially get tricky and flip her using lands like Evolving Wilds after you block an opponent, and her flip side provides ramp/filtration, a token blocker, or potentially a board of 6/6 creatures. also she re-enters so works with doubling seasonTamiyo, the Moon Sage can protect itself somewhat, or remove a threat on board which can politically let you leverage your opponents. Against creature-wide strats can draw you a full hand worth and its ult is very hard to fight against.
Teferi, Temporal Archmage combos with Chainveil if you replay it same turn and you NEED THIS ULT.Tezzeret the Seeker tutors for sol ring, nuff said.
Venser, the Sojourner resets your other planeswalker loyalties, I mean seriously flicker is always good. The ult acts as almost a win con.
Moi expensivo:Your mana base should be fetches and duals, enough said.Jace, the Mind SculptorKarn LiberatedUgin, the Spirit DragonLiliana of the VeilThe AbyssCaptain Sisay since all planeswalkers are retro-actively legendary.
1 month ago
Great deck! Monowhite soldiers was also my first EDH. Here are some recommendations that the ever-helpful tappedout community hasn't already given you:
Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant makes all of your creatures nigh-indestructible.
Mass Calcify is a decent boardwipe in a monowhite deck that's under a dollar.
Devout Invocation can give you a massive army.
Enlightened Tutor can get those useful artifacts and enchantments that you need to make everything huge.
For card draw, maybe look into Culling Dais. It's a janky card, but you have the tokens to spare and by the time you're topdecking you can probably refill your hand.
2 months ago
Maybe Elspeth Tirel -- Not that you're big on the token thing
3 months ago
Winterblast, perhaps you are correct that Elspeth Tirel's ultimate ability is too risky, but I definitely wish to keep Elspeth, Knight-Errant, because her ultimate ability is simply too useful to not have in such a deck.
3 months ago
Winterblast, I actually forgot to mention above that two other planeswalkers whom I am considering are Elspeth, Knight-Errant and Elspeth Tirel, the first of whom provides an emblem that makes nearly all of my permanents indestructible and the second of whom produces a mass destruction effect.