Elves of Deep Shadow


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Common
Masters Edition III Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds Common
The Dark Uncommon
Promo Set Common

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Elves of Deep Shadow

Creature — Elf Druid

: Add to your mana pool. Elves of Deep Shadow deals 1 damage to you.

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Elves of Deep Shadow Discussion

lagotripha on Sheoldred, Whispering One

5 days ago

Ok, so I'm a fairly major competitive discard lover, and there are some fantastic tools in black and black green you should look at. First and foremost Collective Brutality- It protects you in the earlier turns and fuels the yard in a really efficient way. Lotleth Troll and Zombie Infestation could similarly provide earlt game blockers. You have two options deciding graveyard creatures, big hasty win game now creatures, or creatures with an etb so large it tilts the board in your favour. Pick one or the other, as it will lend the deck consistancy. I'd either go all in on gaea's revenge and Craterhoof Behemoth/Timbermare or Massacre Wurm/. If you go for etb creatures Impromptu Raid is worth a look, although it might still be slow. Vengevine decks exist in this format. Unburial Rites is traditional for ressurection and a lot of combo decks run it. Delirium Skeins and Raven's Crime can help soak up your opponents control package and leave room for duress in the sideboard.

On that note, acceleration. Pentad Prism leaves mana open for instants and accelerates to 4 mana t2. Sakura-Tribe Elder will get lands and be sheoldredable should you need to hard cast stuff. Elves of Deep Shadow will help soak up creature removal before you spend multiple cards to get Path to Exiled, and get those key cards cast.Card advantage tools like Phyrexian Arena will be neccesary when an opponent has a hand of Negate/Cancel/Chronomaton/Path to Exile.

If you want to play less casually, the tools to have something pretty dangerous for fnm are there. Alternatively, Grim Return and Makeshift Mannequin are instant speed and hilarious.

xantm70 on Nauseous Drawseous

1 week ago

Along with Delay (which yeah, great call buildingadeck), I'd sooner run Ertai's Meddling or Unsubstantiate before Flashfreeze--my meta just doesn't have enough must-answer cards in green or red; the real killer is usually black. Negate, meanwhile, doesn't stop the must-answer creatures I really care about, and I'm leery of it.

Definitely interested in Elves of Deep Shadow over specifically Boreal Druid; for the time being, my one reservation is that every single point of life loss impacts my gains from Ad Nauseam. I'll want to do plenty of testing with each in that slot before I commit either way.

Specifically at theauthentic, this deck can't justify ETB-tapped lands, outside the possible exceptions of Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Bojuka Bog (and even those are maybes): I have to Win The Game Fast. In a slower style of deck (stax, hard control, battlecruiser), I'll very frequently run the karoos and other strong utility lands that don't tap right away, but I don't have that luxury in fast combo. A manland doesn't advance my gameplan (I don't care about the combat step) and could literally be the difference between winning and losing.

Regarding Mental Misstep: Yes. V good. Want can haz.

buildingadeck on Nauseous Drawseous

1 week ago

Delay is better than Flashfreeze or Negate in most situations. Assuming a competitive playgroup, Mental Misstep can do a lot of work. I would replace Boreal Druid with Elves of Deep Shadow to get a color out of the dork.

buildingadeck on Don't Make Me Eat You...

1 week ago

Grind: Do not cut shocks. You will actually want to keep those in your deck if you end up building it fully someday. I agree to cut Lord of Extinction for Consuming Aberration and the Fastlands for things like Tarnished Citadel, and other cheap lands. Also, maybe some basics, cuz Back to Basics is still a card.

As for other cuts, I would highly recommend cutting Death's Shadow for Kederekt Leviathan. Leviathan is a decent enough card on its own, but it is fantastic when paired with Necromancy. Instant speed board clear that can happen repeatedly.

You can also cut Mana Crypt for just about any dork like Elves of Deep Shadow or something like Chrome Mox/Fellwar Stone etc. Less optimal choices, but workable ones. Rhystic Study is very similar to Mystic Remora. Remora is much better in competitive groups because of the cmc, but it is also a fair amount cheaper. Reanimate can be Life/Death

Emzed on prossh the dragon

3 weeks ago

I don't know how competitive your playgroup is, but if you want the deck to be stronger, focus more on fast acceleration and play more tutors for Food Chain. Namely, add Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elves of Deep Shadow etc as well as Vampiric Tutor, Dimir Machinations, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Tainted Pact (replace two basics with their snow-covered versions, then there are no more cards with identical names).
You currently have 31 cards that cost 4 or more mana (plus Prossh himself, the card you have access to every game), which is way too many for my taste. In comparison, my own Prossh list has just 13. You obviously have included many fun and powerful cards, but a mana curve this high makes you terribly slow.

rguilbault on Leovold Ridin' Spinners

1 month ago

fair enough. I'm keeping Street Wraith in, though ;-) dropped Strip Mine for Preordain since there is plenty of land searching available (I have a Three Visits) and colorless mana is not super useful to have T1-4. and I think Arbor Elf is better than Elves of Deep Shadow given I can get access to or or , vs. just . I have playtested 5 games so far and Ad Nauseam has yet to come into play, so until I lose because I Ad Nauseam into Street Wraith, I want to keep it. it's free, recurrable draw.

Jund_Machinist on Pro EDH

1 month ago

Alrighty lets go over ramp options!

0 CMC:Mana Crypt , Lotus Petal , Mox Diamond , Chrome Mox , Mox Opal

1 CMC:Avacyn's Pilgrim , Birds of Paradise , Noble Hierarch , Elves of Deep Shadow , Sol Ring , Exploration , Burgeoning

2 CMCCycle of Ravnica signets such as Azorius Signet , The cycle of Talismans like Talisman of Unity , Fellwar Stone , Nature's Lore , Three Visits , Farseek , Prismatic Omen

3 CMC:Chromatic Lantern , Coalition Relic , Wood Elves , Azusa, Lost but Seeking

4 CMC:Garruk Wildspeaker , Skyshroud Claim , Oracle of Mul Daya

5 CMC:Nissa, Worldwaker , Gilded Lotus , Mirari's Wake , Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury

6 CMC:Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Mana Reflection

Now Lets Go Over Draw Options!

Mystic Remora , Sylvan Library , Mirri's Guile , Dark Confidant , Phyrexian Arena , Necropotence , Ponder , Preordain , Brainstorm , Timetwister , Time Spiral , Wheel of Fortune , Ancient Excavation , Windfall (dont forget Notion Thief ;3 ) Impulse , Night's Whisper , Recurring Insight , Damia, Sage of Stone

Some Instants!

Vampiric Tutor , Swan Song , Anguished Unmaking , Swords to Plowshares , Chaos Warp , Negate , Arcane Denial , Mana Leak , Delay , Cyclonic Rift

Protection for Progenitus!

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Your Lands!

I think you have too many, maybe cut a few? With lots of ramp, and draw you could cut down like to maybe sample list:

1x Ancient Tomb1x Arid Mesa1x Badlands1x Bayou1x Bloodstained Mire1x Command Tower1x Drowned Catacomb1x Flooded Strand1x Forest1x Glacial Fortress1x Island1x Mana Confluence1x Marsh Flats1x Misty Rainforest1x Mountain1x Plateau1x Polluted Delta1x Reflecting Pool1x Rootbound Crag1x Savannah1x Scalding Tarn1x Scrubland1x Snow-Covered Plains1x Sunpetal Grove1x Swamp1x Taiga1x Tropical Island1x Tundra1x Underground Sea1x Verdant Catacombs1x Volcanic Island1x Windswept Heath1x Wooded Foothills1x Woodland Cemetery1x forbidden orchard

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