Elves of Deep Shadow

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Common
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
Masters Edition III (ME3) Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common
The Dark (DRK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Common

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Elves of Deep Shadow

Creature — Elf Druid

Gain . Elves of Deep Shadow deals 1 damage to you.

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Elves of Deep Shadow Discussion

ROUGE_BLOCK on Izoni, Thousand-Eyed

1 hour ago

Tutors you desperately need tutors and you have to the best two with black, Demonic Tutor which us very affordable now with the UMA reprint and Vampiric Tutor , also Diabolic Intent is perfect for this deck. Not to mention Worldly Tutor or Natural Order to find the specific creatures you need I would also suggest removing creatures like Lotleth Giant or Hatchery Spider, they're mana cost is way too high and their etbs are mediocre. Also you're running Jarad and he combos excellently with Lord of Extinction to continually throw at all your opponents, and can be reanimated over and over.

Now reanimation comes easy, so I would suggest subbing Meren of Clan Nel Toth , and ramp this damn deck needs ramp. Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Birds of Paradise , also take the Elves of Deep Shadow and Golgari Signet from your Golgari guild kit and throw them in there. Abrupt Decay is also a must as it has versatility like Assassin's Trophy but is uncounterable. Not to mention the Bane of Progress is a fantastic enchantment/artifact board wipe.

Speaking of board wipes, you need some in EDH so I would recommend either Toxic Deluge a sweeper which is more affordable or Damnation . Toxic Deluge is faster than Damnation however and gets around indestructible, run both for most optimal removal.

Cut down your creatures from 39 to 35 and I would suggest some infinite win-cons. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion fit very well in a reanimation shell (basically Mike gives Trike undying to which he can infinitely throw damage at your opponents and sac himself to reset undying and do it all over again) or even the good old Necrotic Ooze combo, which is Necrotic Ooze+ Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion which you can set up with buried alive. Get Necrotic ooze, gets both the activated abilities of Trike and Devourer hit your opponent with 1/1 counters based on the cmc of the cards your exiling from the top of your deck. Also get Protean Hulk, the creature is busted and can fetch wincons 6 cmc or less.

Card draw is also vital, I would suggest Sylvan Library or Fecundity as one is the best card for drawing in green the other is great for graveyard strategies but it does fuel your opponent as well, so play it wisely.

Any ideas look at my meren deck, it's runs many of the same ideas with more detailed descriptions on win cons etc. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/merenating-dat-sauce/

hkhssweiss on Teneb, the Harvester

2 days ago

By mana dorks I mean cards like Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Elves of Deep Shadow , and the likes. Creature ramp are cards like Wood Elves , and ramp by itself is like Kodama's Reach and such. Satyr Wayfinder is a dredge-esque type card, that also mills you.

multimedia on Slimefoot, the Stowaway

2 weeks ago

Hey, consider adding sac outlets? Creatures or other cards that have an ability to sacrifice a Sap:

The nice thing about these cards are they are all repeatable sac and most have no mana cost activations to sac a Sap. Ashnods is not a budget card, but I'm suggesting it because it's very good with Slimefoot since you make colorless mana when you sac a creature. Skullclamp is amazing draw with 1/1 Sap tokens or sac outlets.

Budget lands to consider:

Other Sap themed cards to consider adding:

Cards that give you a repeatable source of Saps for no or little mana cost are very good: Satchel/Tendershoot/Mycoloth/Necrogenesis

Other cards that have good interaction with Saps to consider:

Other good support cards:

Intent is not a budget card, but I'm suggesting it because it has a very powerful effect when you sac a Sap.

I offer more help. If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


HarveyPekar on Vraskas Galore

3 weeks ago

If you're looking for stronger ramp, you can upgrade the Golgari artifacts and some of the random non-elf creatures into Elves of Deep Shadow, more Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic or Golgari Signet.

If you go further down the elf-ramp path, you can start playing more synergistic cards like Masked Admirers, which you can sacrifice to Vraska the Unseen's ability and get back later. Deathtouch creatures in general work well with the other Vraskas, blocking very well and needing to be blocked when you get close to ultimate territory.

If you're trying to ultimate as quickly as possible, Doubling Season is expensive (but also probably the cheapest it's been in years right now) but irreplaceable. With that on the battlefield, if you resolve any planeswalker it comes in with twice the counters, often letting you ultimate immediately. The proliferate route, while keeping your Vraska's protected, is next-best. Clasp is a great card, and Plaguemaw Beast could be a synergistic consideration.

The best way to protect a planeswalker once it's on the battlefield is by removing your opponent's threats, and this deck could use some pieces of removal broader than Naturalize. Putrefy or Status / Statue is a terrific budget alternative to something like Assassin's Trophy or Maelstrom Pulse, while Cast Down is a cheap way to take down most creatures. Ravenous Chupacabra kills a creature while leaving a body on the board to attack, block, or get sacrificed to be brought back with Golgari Findbroker and such. Find / Finality does double duty of recurring your creatures when your planeswalkers aren't being threatened, and wiping the board when you're behind.

As for keeping your planeswalkers in steady supply if you're pinched due to literal supply, Nature's Spiral is a good addition. Yawgmoth's Vile Offering is another very powerful alternative, but you would likely need to run many more legendary creatures in order to consistently cast it. Some options: Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Isareth the Awakener, Marwyn, the Nurturer (who is also terrific ramp if you go the Elf route), Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Rishkar, Peema Renegade (who also is great with your proliferate effects), or my personal favorite Gonti, Lord of Luxury.

multimedia on I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse...

1 month ago

Hey, nice version of Tasigur. Seasons Past is sure a fun card to play.

Consider cutting some counterspells except Drain, Pact, Flusterstorm? Replacing them one mana blue draw:

You could even cut the rest of the counterspells for mana dorks. Penthoplayer already suggested this although I think Arbor Elf is not a good choice here because there's too many nonForest lands.

Also consider cutting Eldritch Evolution and replacing it with Carpet of Flowers? Evolution is good with lots of creatures, but there's not a lot creatures here and there's not much of a step up either. It also exiles after it's cast, that's going against the recursion strategy.


bootsworthy on Self Treestruct

1 month ago

drummerboy22 -- I still really like the super quick mana ramp the green gives me with Birds of Paradise, Elves of Deep Shadow, and Llanowar Elves. Also, the creature fetch that Fauna Shaman provides is pretty great for making sure you get a Tree of Perdition in there early. But the deck you made is also super cool!

hkhssweiss on Need Help - Meren Upgrades?

1 month ago

datapata

What is your budget? I used to play Meren for a long time so here are a couple staple cards that can be considered :)

You can also add in more mana dorks so you can faster accelerate your game play, cards like Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Deathrite Shaman, Birds of Paradise, Elves of Deep Shadow, Fyndhorn Elves.

Hope that helps and feel free to ask questions!

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