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Creature — Elf
Other Elf creatures get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They're unblockable as long as defending player controls a Forest.)
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Elvish Champion Discussion
9 hours ago
1 day ago
Greater Good would only help when I am already pumping my elves and my deck no longer needs the gas... Though it is a great card. Nettle Sentinel does nothing I need in commander. There's is only Birchlore Rangers to exploit the untap. Not quite enough to justify inclusion. Nissa has been discussed quite a bit and I have considered Eternal Witness, Birthing Pod, Scroll Rack, Elvish Champion, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen and many others, but can't seem to pull the trigger do to sentiment and her being a removal target that takes a blow my combo pieces won't have to. Thanks so much for the continued input Poprox!!!
1 week ago
Rhys the Exiled, Beastcaller Savant, Bloom Tender, Imperious Perfect, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Elvish Champion, Elvish Piper, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Gaea's Herald, Immaculate Magistrate, Joiner Adept, Mul Daya Channelers, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Oracle of Mul Daya, and Fauna Shaman are all missing though! Seriously, you can't have an Elf deck without a few of these thrown in there. This is why I play Elf based EDH decks, I like them all too much to go without one. Haha. +1
I love Elf decks.
2 weeks ago
first wave of cuts: Unbridled Growth does literally nothing in mono-green, Prophetic Prism same reason, Karametra's Favor don't need. also anything that is giving you energy you dont need it. unless you have some pay off for energy there is no point in running those
things to add (this is a long list so obviously just pick things up as you can. also not all of this will fit in but this is all good stuff):Arbor Elf, Allosaurus Rider, Birchlore Rangers, Bow of Nylea, Cultivate, Devoted Druid, Drove of Elves, Druid of the Cowl, Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Champion, Elvish Harbinger, Elvish Mystic, Elvish Promenade, Elvish Vanguard, Everglove Courier, Explosive Vegetation, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Fyndhorn Elder, Gaea's Herald, Gladehart Cavalry, Glissa Sunseeker, Greatbow Doyen, Green Sun's Zenith, Greenweaver Druid, Gyre Sage, Heritage Druid, Harmonize, Hunting Triad, Immaculate Magistrate, Imperious Perfect, Joraga Treespeaker, Joraga Warcaller, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Mentor, Lys Alana Bowmaster, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Masked Admirers, Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Norwood Priestess, Nullmage Shepherd, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Priest of Titania, Realm Seekers, Reclamation Sage, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary, Tajuru Preserver, Talara's Battalion, terrastodon, Thornweald Archer, Titania's Chosen, Viridian Shaman, Wellwisher, Wildslayer Elves, Winnower Patrol, Wirewood Elf, Wren's Run Packmaster, Yeva, Nature's Herald
(takes giant breath)
yeah.. its a lot of stuff. I got a little carried away.. also this is not a budgeted list of suggestions. you will need some of the $3-10 cards to make elves a serious threat.
DevoidMage on Elves
1 month ago
Aside from Company value elves (White and black variants as well as mono green), there's beatdown elves that runs like a full suite of Elvish Champion to just kinda play the merfolk game, and there's combo elves that runs Cloudstone Curio and / or Temur Sabertooth to just bounce your dudes into oblivion with the help of Heritage Druid and Paradox Engine, gets a bunch of value, life, or mana to kill the opponent, some also bounce Shaman of the Pack to get there.
1 month ago
Collected Company is much better than Lead the Stampede. Calculations differ depending on your creature count, but in this particular deck: Company on average hits 1.9 creatures for 4 mana at instant speed. Meanwhile, Stampede hits 2.6 creatures for 6.4 mana (on average, because you still have to cast the creatures). So yeah you get a bit less card advantage, but much cheaper and a whole turn faster. The instant speed is huge! But maybe I should have both?
2 months ago
I'm playing Modern for the first time tonight. Elves I acquired the bones for an ELVES deck and finished it off with some standard cards to keep my cost down. Collected Company will probably be added. I may add the forest walk combo Nylea's Presence and Elvish Champion. Before I invest much more in this deck I would like to add a second color. Mostly I only have standard cards. What are your thoughts on GU, GB, or GW?
2 months ago
Hi there! Great budget elf build, but I do have some suggestions :)
First thing I am seeing is that you have three Elvish Champions. Elvish Champion is a situational card in the sense that you only really want to be drawing it if your opponent is using forests. Which is why I recommend it as a one of. Having three takes up two valuable slots for creature protection and for effective lifegain/graveyard control and in those two spots I would recommend having Spellskite and Scavenging Ooze. And then if you'd like to, you can throw those two champion cards over to the sideboard as I see you already have both ooze and spellskite cards sitting in there.
As well, I think that having two Lead the Stampede mainboard and two more sideboard is going to be very effective for you. Reason being is board clears, especially in red and white (which are a large part of modern meta), are very prominent. It's always good to have a way to bounce back, and having Lead the Stampede mainboard can turn a losing game 1 into a winning game 1, giving you a huge upper hand. And if the opponent doesn't have a board clear, either way it can still be helpful by refilling your hand after dumping it out onto the board.
As for the comment about running black in the deck, I find it really useless to run black for Shaman of the Pack.
Putting so much into a landbase for just one card is kind of pointless, and either way, Shaman of the Pack isn't even that strong. It has a much better place in G/B combo elves with Cloudstone Curio. All running black gives you is Shaman, and Abrupt Decay, and that's if you even plan on running it. If you were to run a second color in non-combo elves, white is the best bet.
Reason being is white adds a lot to an elf deck in a sideboard, and as well mainboard.
In the mainboard, you can have Horizon Canopy which can get you draws later into the game when you don't need lands as much.
Sideboard you can add Burrenton Forge-Tender for red board clears, Path to Exile for permanent removal, Hushwing Gryff for instant ETB effect shutdown, Kataki, War's Wage for artifact hate, Selfless Spirit for potential board clear protection with Chord of Calling and then sacrificing,
Basically, white gives a lot more viable mainboard and sideboard options than black does. The only other option that is viable that I can think for black to run is Stain the Mind, but even that is kind of a weak card in elves because it's pretty situational for use and doesn't shut down absolutely everything. Most of the other cards in white have potential to shut something out completely.