Creature — Elf Mutant
: Add to your mana pool.
Forestcycling (, Discard this card: Search your library for a Forest card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
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|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||Common|
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Elvish Aberration occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Elvish Aberration Discussion
4 months ago
Here is a card I've been wanting for a while. Not necessarily on a god, but at least on a legendary creature.
Yu Ren Szi, the Power of Thought
Legendary Creature - God
Flying, haste, prowess
Cycling noncreature spells from your hand triggers Prowess abilities on your creatures.
Whenever you cycle a card, you may Scry 1.
4 / 5
I have wanted a commander for Cycling effects for a long time, and keying it to Prowess also gives it some power and flexibility, but it doesn't deliver you that win-con unless you go wide, which isn't easy to do with prowess, since those bodies aren't cheap and don't always replenish themselves.
Other prospects for cycling commanders that I can imagine would be rakdos (who likes it when you discard) and abzan (who will reanimate the creatures you cycle). Let me show you this Abzan commander I've been sitting on for a while (it's been ages since I've seen a wildcard so indulge me ;) )
Azranath, Master of Life's Cycle
Legendary Creature - Demon Angel Avatar
Creatures with cycling you control enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on them.
Whenever you cycle a creature card on your turn, until end of turn you may cast another creature card from your graveyard by paying its cycling cost and paying 3 life.
2 / 4
Not only is it card advantage, but it's a very cheap reanimator recursion of Abzan flavor that keeps it solidly in a cycling theme. (You can't break it with the big green or white creatures that you want to; instead you're limited to the ones that have cycling, like Krosan Tusker , Barkhide Mauler , Elvish Aberration , Greater Sandwurm , Jungle Weaver , Shefet Monitor , Pale Recluse , Horror of the Broken Lands , Archfiend of Ifnir , and Street Wraith ) ( Ruthless Sniper also goes in that deck, though it can't be reanimated or cycled). Access to white and green means you can remove those artifacts that keep you from accessing your graveyard.
Looking at Cycling as a commander theme thus far untapped, what would you do? Rakdos seems the other obvious choice for its wide discard mechanic applicability, but maybe you have another idea with bant, boros, orzhov... show me!
6 months ago
Hello! It's been quite a bit since someone has given any input. But i am working on a Kraj EDH build myself and really liked your deck design!
As a nice, cheap, update in recent printing you can replace Elvish Aberration with the recent Llanowar Tribe if paying isn't too much trouble. Same ability for less CMC. Though admittedly you lose the Forest-cycling ability.
Thanks for the inspiration!
11 months ago
- turn the creature into a 3/1 haste
- turn the creature into a 2/2 flyer.
- turn the creature into a 2/2 vigilance
- turn into a creature 1/1 deathtouch
Just for an idea
1 year ago
These upgrades aren't huge, cards I'd drop are the following:
Ambush Viper , Lay of the Land , Boundless Realms , Tower Defense , Mortal's Resolve , Fog , Burst of Strength , Panharmonicon , Lure , Verdant Haven , Sandwurm Convergence , Shapers' Sanctuary , Shapers' Sanctuary , Greenseeker , Kalonian Tusker , Oak Street Innkeeper , Duskdale Wurm , Elvish Aberration , Borderland Ranger , Civic Wayfinder , and Centaur's Herald .
These 21 cards don't do enough to warrant inclusion overall, and you can ask me about any specific drops, but I'd not run them. I would argue to run at least 3-5 more Forests (4 for now will be my estimate leaving 17 cards left to work with) and to run the following:
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard , End-Raze Forerunners , Karametra's Acolyte , Terastodon , Reclamation Sage , Primordial Sage , Wolfbriar Elemental , Ulvenwald Tracker , Rampaging Baloths , Regal Force , Temur Sabertooth , Fierce Empath , Harmonize , Rampant Growth , Primal Command , Lignify , and Beast Within
These should all round out the deck! Many are creatures that can be flashed in with big effect, like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard / End-Raze Forerunners / Rampaging Baloths / Regal Force , etc. or are card draw/removal to keep you in the game when an opponent 'goes off'. Often if green gets board wiped they hurt, and while Heroic Intervention helps out, Temur Sabertooth too, sometimes just rebuilding is the answer. Think of the value of in response to a Wrath of God you flash in a Regal Force , draw 7 cards, then on your next turn empty your hand of new creatures to win with!
I chose relatively cheap cards for this list, hoping you don't have to spend to much!
1 year ago
Elvish Aberration is just the right size to be reduced by Goreclaw, and taps for GGG, getting you halfway to infinite power and toughness.
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds can also help you go infinite (after the initial downpayment of mana).
1 year ago
Horseshoe Crab , Vigean Graftmage , Pili-Pala , Simic Ragworm , Knacksaw Clique , and Soliton are a bunch of untap effects you can run. Combine them with anything that produces multiple mana, Gyre Sage , Karametra's Acolyte , Argothian Elder , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Viridian Joiner , Incubation Druid , Gyre Engineer , or Elvish Aberration and you have infinite mana.
1 year ago
Also Fyi Elvish Aberration is not legal in the Modern format.
1 year ago
Since you’ve listed plenty of cards that require a third card to go off, wether it’s a sac outlet or a Time Warp, I figured Umbral Mantle was worth mentioning for all the three card combos it can add to the list. This includes cards like Elvish Aberration, Emrakul's Hatcher, and Brood Monitor. If it doesn’t make it onto the list, that’s fine, though at least it can remain here in the comments in case someone is already running Umbral Mantle in their combo deck (since it allows for infinite mana with anything that can tap for more than three mana).