Enchantment — Aura
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds (Green) to his or her mana pool for each Elf in play.
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Elvish Guidance occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Elvish Guidance Discussion
1 month ago
I highly recommend swapping in Ezuri, Renegade Leader for your commander over Freyalise. His regenerate ability helps a ton against board wipes, and he is a "win the game now" button with the Overrun ability. If you make that swap, you'll have access to Overrun from the command zone, so you could cut the spells you have that do the same thing and make room for more elves.
If you do make the swap, and you like infinite combos, pick up an Umbral Mantle. Mantle + any elf that makes 4+ mana (usually Priest of Titania or Elvish Archdruid, but also sometimes Marwyn or Viridian Joiner) = infinite green mana, which, with Ezuri, makes any creature a lethal trample attack. It's also cheap!
A couple other cheap Elf synergies:
Quirion Ranger - it's in legacy elves for a reason!
Bloodline Shaman - to find you more elves
Dwynen's Elite - 2 elves for one!
Elvish Guidance - turns your land into a Priest of Titania
Primal Command - deals with pesky noncreatures and is a tutor
My elf deck is here if interested: How Aluring~~ (Competitive Aggro/Combo Elves)
1 month ago
Hey. Cool deck. While I'm not used to seeing this version of Rhys be used as a commander, I'm glad I took a look.
A couple elves I would recommend for this deck are Copperhorn Scout and Joraga Warcaller. The warcaller works well with your strategy & will make your elves less susceptible to dying to combat damage. The mana elves you run can make his multikicker get pretty high. The Copperhorn Scout can give you more mana to use on your second main phase or give you double the life from Wellwisher each turn.
A non-elf I would recommend for this deck would be Elvish Guidance. Essentially makes the land a Gaea's Cradle for your deck without the price tag. Speaking of which, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip as well as Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would go a long way to helping those X-spells in your deck.
Not sure what I would recommend to cut to make room for all of these, but I will say I'm not sure how effective your discard strategy is. I get denying cards can be powerful, but I feel it splits focus from the deck. So I would recommend cutting Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Mind Slash.
Oh! Just thought of a couple more elves. Elvish Visionary (draw 1) and Generous Patron (draw 2 when you resolve its support on opponents' creatures) can give you some added draw for your deck while also giving you an elf in play to add to your elf count.
All right. I think that's all I have right now. Again, love the deck list and apologies for not offering more options to cut. Anyway, +1 from me for sure.
2 months ago
Suozi: since the deck relies on drawing into pieces/answers it might not be AS efficient everytime, however Yisan's easy to telegraph and it doesn't operate within windows of instant speed. If he's the dominate one in your meta you'll do pretty well most of the time, since you break parity with the majority of his stax package and feed into your Elvish Guidance/Priest of Titania lines. It also helps that he's throttled by a budget.
4 months ago
Looks good. These might interest you: Mimic Vat, Soul Foundry, Bramble Sovereign, Minion Reflector, Second Harvest, Parallel Evolution, Requiem Angel, Cryptolith Rite, Song of Freyalise, Priest of Titania, Elvish Guidance, Wirewood Channeler, Cathars' Crusade, Goldnight Commander, Valor in Akros, Fanatical Devotion
4 months ago
GrizzlyAtom: Just wanted to say that I absolutely loved the list! Safe to say you hit the nail on the head on almost all of your choices. However, I do highly recommend you make a couple of changes for the general consistency of the deck.
Seeker of Skybreak : Same thing as before, though considerably weaker since you NEED the dork to be out, so this is a potential dead draw or another 2 drop 1 mana dork.
Krosan Restorer : I get the need to overload the deck with repetitive effects, but this can over saturate your deck with non impactful creatures.
Greenweaver Druid : This is just bad, even with the cost reduction.
Elvish Piper : With the lack of high cmc creatures, this is just a gimmicky card we wish can always run.
Elvish Harbinger : Though being a two thanks to Nylea, top of the deck tutors aren't too great.
Sword of the Paruns ; As you said, 7 mana is too much.
Elvish Guidance / Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip: I get why you want to run this, but it ain't worth it to run both. I'd drop the Rites over the Guidance, since you can use Arbor Elf on a forest with guidance.
Leyline of Lifeforce : You have enough of this effect, even if this would be super awesome turn 0.
Once Upon a Time : Doesn't scale too well in EDH.
These won't be direct swaps to the cuts and more of a series of cards that you should highly consider as I don't want to cramp your style.
Emergence Zone : Adds the ability to set up OR win on someone elses' turn for a land swap.
Oakhame Adversary : Draw to get your combo pieces and an elf for your count. More often or not a 2 drop in most cEDH metas and a 1 drop in some cases for you.
Runic Armasaur : More draw, draw from fetches and creature based combos.
Seedborn Muse : I know what you're thinking, "I barely have instants". Your commander is an indestructible digger, every turn you'd get to refill your hand.
The Stax pieces: Go for them, you have the outlet in the command zone and you break parity with mana dorks and a cost reducer at the helm. Tangle Wire , Trinisphere . Root Maze , Manglehorn , Collector Ouphe , Null Rod , Winter Orb , Thorn of Amethyst , Sphere of Resistance and maybe Defense Grid are worth it. Hall of Gemstone :Not good because it can lock out interaction that could be needed to stop another player.
Great Oak Guardian : Recognize that your wins are generated by untaps, and an instant speed board untapper is a recipe for success. It can also save your field from damage wipes and goes infinite with Temur Sabertooth . Also makes Tooth and Nail better.
Carpet of Flowers : Ridiculous ramp, 100% must.
Beast Within : Catch-all removal in monogreen. Definitely a staple.
I hope this helps, I love the deck, will be keeping up with it. Final recommendation would be to use a similar categorization that I used in Yeva for your list as it helps you visualize your deck based off function and see where it is lacking.
5 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I forgot to mention that I'm trying to keep this budget so I wont add singles above $25, meaning Staff of Domination , Survival of the Fittest , Gaea's Cradle , even Craterhoof Behemoth are out of budget (nor can I find them easily in my locale).
I did try Elvish Guidance in an earlier build but again, once a wipe hits, its no use. Might try it again. I suppose Crop Rotation is only for Cradle and Nykthos? If I dont run both these lands/ only Nykthos, is it still worth it? For now, I'm unable to find a Natural Order locally, but Eldritch Evolution seems to be doing the job, and also cheaper (real money wise).
Grothama, All-Devouring can act as a substitute Ghalta, Primal Hunger for the sake of Life's Legacy effects. I feel I have issues with early filtering. Would cards like Generous Patron , Oath of Nissa work?
5 months ago
Hey lonesentinel, You have put together a very nice deck. I would have some recommendations that you might like.
Asceticism is a realy good protection and works very well.
I am available for any questions,
5 months ago
Hey, nice budget upgrade of the precon. Great to see that you added Fauna Shaman as an upgrade :)
$1-$3 card upgrades to consider:
- Elvish Mystic > Moss Diamond
- Fyndhorn Elves > 1x Forest
- Arbor Elf > Thought Vessel
- Joraga Treespeaker > Commander's Sphere
- Birchlore Rangers > 1x Forest
- Elvish Harbinger > Paradise Druid
- Elvish Guidance > New Horizons
- Wirewood Symbiote > Essence Warden
- Sword of the Paruns > Joraga Invocation
- Guardian Project > Tamiyo's Journal
- Shared Summons > Citanul Flute
- Wood Elves > Nissa's Renewal
- Timberwatch Elf > Titania's Chosen
- Elvish Visionary > Hardened Scales
- Voice of Many > Wren's Run Packmaster
- Regal Force > Terra Stomper
- Temur Sabertooth > Elvish Piper
Consider replacing some lands and mana rocks with more one drop mana Elves? Harbinger and Summons are creature tutors. Symbiote and Paruns are ways to untap the Elves who can make a lot of green mana (Priest, Archdruid, Marwyn). Paruns can be infinite green mana with one of these Elves. Timberwatch, Voice, Regal are creatures that benefit from having lot of other creatures in your control which is good with tokens. I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.