Elvish Archdruid

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Elvish Archdruid

Creature — Elf Druid

Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.

: Add to your mana pool for each Elf you control.

Elvish Archdruid Discussion

Abzkaban on Aghave, tequila token party

1 week ago

Hey! Saw your deck posted before FLATSO99's and thought I'd comment since I also play Ghave.

First off I assume your goal with this deck is to play "fair" with a go-wide tokens and counters strategy with some options to win with a combo, but I'd like to offer my primer for you to take a look at and borrow anything you like. I go into detail the different combos you can get from Ghave and how they work as well as a list of combos found in my list.


Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

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That being said, I have a few suggestions for how you can strengthen the deck even if you're not looking to combo off as soon as you can.

Your mana curve is a bit high, and I think you can cut some of the more mana-heavy cards to trim the deck and let it play more smoothly. For instance I see Butcher of Malakir but no Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact . I understand if it's a budget problem, but I personally run Grave Pact thanks to it's lower cmc. Yes, Martyr's Bond does the same thing and even extends to permanents other than creatures, but I find it's not worth the mana cost. You could probably cut that one, too.

I know you mentioned Walking Ballista , and I eventually cut Triskelion in my own deck for it. It only needs an extra card (either a sac outlet or Blood Artist effect) to combo with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed which will still often be cheaper on the mana to cast than just Triskelion .

Cryptolith Rite is strictly better than Citanul Hierophants . I'd swap that in for it.

Unless you're building the deck around it, I'd cut anything with Landfall. It's almost never worth it if you're not making it a big theme in your deck.

I'm not a fan of Faerie Macabre . There are better cards for graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog comes to mind which you should run if you really need the grave hate. If you're insistent on having a spell fill that slot, Shred Memory is better as it also acts as a tutor for a 2 cmc card.

Pack Rat is unnecessary. I'd focus on the saproling tokens. You'll have better synergy in the deck that way.

I also don't think you're running enough elves to get the most out of Elvish Archdruid . I'd cut that in favor of other ramp. The ramp you have in the deck already is pretty good without him.

I notice you have Kitchen Finks which is an excellent combo piece, but have you considered running any undying creatures (besides the effect of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed )? I highly recommend Young Wolf as he's an easy route to getting as many tokens as you want. Strangleroot Geist or Butcher Ghoul can also be good. You could run more persist creatures if you like as well. I've liked having Puppeteer Clique and Woodfall Primus in my deck since if you can recur them over and over, you get some awesome effects. If you want cheap ones to play, Safehold Elite is a possibility, and Modern Masters now has Putrid Goblin which is basically Butcher Ghoul but with persist instead of undying.

Protean Hulk has been the center of most of my wins. Pattern of Rebirth is a quick way to cheat him out, but you should consider Natural Order as well since it gets the hulk out just as quickly. I see Karmic Guide , but I don't see Reveillark or Saffi Eriksdotter . I would highly recommend running at least one if not both of them. They create an endless recursion combo that lets you get everything back from your graveyard or trigger a Blood Artist effect to kill the table. Now I assume you use Leonin Relic-Warder with Karmic to go infinite. That's good, but I still say having the recursion availability to access your graveyard is a big advantage.

I don't know what your meta is like, but adding a bit more removal might help as well. At the very least Anguished Unmaking is better than Utter End and worth the switch.

Anyway sorry for the super long comment. I just really like Ghave and wanted to leave some constructive criticism to help you with your deck. I generally prefer that kind of feedback myself. Hopefully this helps.

Cheers!

Buckshot11 on Nissa + Vivien

2 weeks ago

You probably want to play one more Elvish Archdruid

DelightfulWaffle on Gyre Fire

2 weeks ago

Thanks dingusdingo!!! This is a really fantastic list! I'm absolutely going to be looking in to Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid and maybe seeing if i can double down on two combos with Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl . Plus getting rid of three Marwyn, the Nurturer in favor of Primal Command sound like a great idea!

dingusdingo on Gyre Fire

2 weeks ago

I used to have a similar deck back in the day that ran Arbor Elf with Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl to ramp the mana instead. Here are some takeaways I've learned from decks like this

  1. You need an engine card to untap your mana producers. Early Harvest for lands matter, Vitalize is a really great choice for creature related strategies.

  2. You want big value mana producers. Marwyn is a great choice for ramping extra mana, but also check out Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid .

  3. Card draw helps to stabilize. Harmonize is a neat choice for mostly green. So is Regal Force or Rishkar's Expertise

I like that this deck has beatdown as a backup plan. Maybe consider a slot or two for some artifact/enchantment removal. Marwyn is legendary, so running tutor cards could help free slots while adding utility. Primal Command is a nice toolbox card, and easily castable with all that ramp. Time of Need is cheaper but more limited. Also I don't know how many of these are standard legal :-)

Fallentesla on Elf swarm

2 weeks ago

So the one thing I will say is that Elves excel at making a ton of Mana. Which you can abuse fairly easily. Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic and Elvish Archdruid (although Marwyn is not a bad stand in.) which then can be put into a win condition like Fireball or Ezuri, Renegade Leader . Beast Whisperer and Lead the Stampede are also absolute beasts in this kinda deck. Just some thoughts.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 weeks ago

Skthixx, Acolyte of Progress

Legendary Creature - Praetor

Skthixx, Acolyte of Progress has hexproof as long as you have three or fewer cards in your hand.

Exile a card with a permanent type from your hand, : Target opponent sacrifices a permanent that shares a type with it. If the card you exiled from your hand had multiple types, you choose what type of permanent they must sacrifice.

, : Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand. You lose that much life.

"The bane of progress is the hindrance of morality and empathy. Set those emotions aside and build off of the suffering of others. The future will thank you dearly for it and the past will scribe your memory into lore." - Skthixx.

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I like to think he sounds 100% exactly like The Kollector from MK11, haha.

I'm super giddy about this Oathbreaker deck I just made. So the challenge is to make another deck-breaking card for it because reasons lmao!

By the way, in a playtesting I recently did I was able to cast off Karn's Temporal Sundering literally 9 times before I decided to reset the game because it was getting way to insane. I used a kicked Rite of Replication Priest of Titania while having five other Elves on the field - four of them dorks. I'd have easily won via Steel Leaf Champion or Kiora, Master of the Depths tokens, but I wanted to see how insane I could get. When I drew into an Elvish Archdruid and Karametra's Acolyte , I knew I'd draw out my deck before I ran out of Karn's Temporal Sundering s to cast hahaha


Kiora's Eternity - Please ban me

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JohnnyCRO on Wanderer's Song

1 month ago

First off, I love the deck. Great job with the deck, budget primer and on the work you put in the collaborative primer.

I’m looking maybe to make a Yisan deck and all 3 of these resources were of huge help to me. However, I still have some questions.

Here are the cards I’d remove compared to your list and the reasons for their exclusion (disregarding few manabase changes along the same lines);

Survival of the Fittest , Mox Diamond , Gaea's Cradle , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Mirri's Guile - budget restrictions. For different reasons, I won’t be getting these in the foreseeable future.

Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying - without Cradle in, I don’t see these 2 holding up well

Ravenous Slime - my meta isn’t big on graveyards, so I could see myself wanting better verse 3 options

My meta is mostly creature-based with lots of MAN/Blood pod/Tymna decks around. Blue is less prevalent than it is in other competitive metas, and green is the most represented color. There is quite a bit of stax (although I have yet to see a Linvala) and, as I’ve mentioned already, graveyards aren’t widely used here. Non-competitive crowd favors creatures and combat. I don’t expect to play with them a lot, but if we’re paired at a tournament, I’d like Yisan to steamroll them.

Here are my ideas;

  • Tendershoot Dryad - my meta is quite keen on combat, and I’d like to be conpetitive in that regard. A decent verse 5

  • Hornet Queen - pretty much the same as Dryad, but at verse 7 and it stops occasional Zur or Kraum

  • Wayward Swordtooth - a bad Azusa, but a ramp effect nevertheless. Could be useful because of its 5/5 body that can save me some life while enticing Tymna players to soften up the rest of the table for my Hoof

  • Tireless Tracker - because our games can get grindy, having a good draw engine and a beatstick in one sounds good.

  • Skyshroud Ranger - makes up for lost t2 Yisan capcity lost by excluding Diamond and it’s an elf. Nothing to write home about, but seems decent

  • Mana Vault - t2 Yisan enabler

  • Elvish Archdruid and Marwyn, the Nurturer - big elf mana. I’m not very excited about these, but they might be good Azusa replacements

  • Oracle of Mul Daya - if I had one, I’d probably just play it in place of Azusa. But I traded mine away long time ago. Its current price and likelihood of being reprinted make it an uneasy buy for me. But if you think it’s worth the buck in here compared to other options, I can bite the bullet.

  • Ulvenwald Tracker - Tymna eliminator and generally a repeatable creature removal in a relatively creature-heavy meta

  • Quest for Renewal - seems to me like an extra copy of Muse that’s lest susceptible to removal.

  • Autumn's Veil - not as relevant as it would be in some other metas, but it could be a good piece of combo protection

  • Noxious Revival - grave recursion plus grave hate if I need it. Its instant speed, low cost and versatility make it look good in my eyes even if this deck can’t really abuse it like some other decks can.

  • Return to Nature - a new goodie from WAR. A strictly better Naturalize that can not only remove an opposing stax piece, but can double as grave hate in a pinch. As with Revival, grave hate isn’t the selling point, but a part of a package deal that even without it should be a decent option.

  • Natural State - a cheap way to remove opposing stax. It hits los of relevant stuff, since I don’t see much Chain veils, PEngines and whatnot around (excet when I’m the perpetrator...)

  • Lightning Greaves - protection and haste enabling together make for a tempting offer

I’d appreciate it greatly if you could comment on these and suggest which of these to add. If you have any other additions below 20$, I’m all ears.

Thank you in advance!

99LandOTK on Whats a creature that "must ...

2 months ago

ooh, following along the lines of Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , massive mana dorks like Priest of Titania / Elvish Archdruid , Metalworker , Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary , or Heritage Druid can all be disastrous if they stick around, so destroy or counter ASAP.

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Elvish Archdruid occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.13%

Green: 3.08%

Golgari: 2.62%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Green: 0.65%

Golgari: 0.09%