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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 Discussion
1 month ago
Looks like a pretty sweet list! However, I would consider running a few more ways to recover and/or protect against board wipes. Eldrazi Monument is a great way to both protect your board from destruction and yourself from fliers. Temur Sabertooth is a great way to either give bounce your own creatures to save them from a board wipe, or just eke some additional value out of your etb effects. It also does silly things with a haste enabler on the board, making all kinds of silly infinites possible.
Next, there are some powerful mana producers you might want to consider. Argothian Elder synergizes very nicely with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Growing Rites of Itlimoc , and Elvish Guidance, potentially producing enormous amounts of mana. Viridian Joiner can also generate lots of mana, potentially letting you pump multiple more times with Ezuri or just go infinite with Umbral Mantle.
I feel like Soul of the Harvest and Primordial Sage are a little too slow for their intended purpose. Generally elfball decks want to explode early, but run out of gas later. While these cards can give you a bit of sustain, generally you'll already be running low on creatures to trigger them by the time they come down. I suggest Shamanic Revelation, Collective Unconscious, and Regal Force as great ways to draw a bunch of cards off of a board of elves, giving you additional value for when your board is cleared.
Finally, mono-green has some issues with fliers. The aforementioned Eldrazi Monument should help with that, but there's another very synergistic option available. Jagged-Scar Archers grows with your elf army, and pings off fliers when its not swinging in for tons of damage.
Hope these suggestions were helpful!
1 month ago
Quest for Renewal is the budget version of Seedborn Muse and is super easy to activate in a Seton deck. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and even Elvish Guidance are nice includes as they can go infinite with Argothian Elder using Wirewood Lodge. Elvish Guidance by itself turns a forest into a Priest of Titania.
2 months ago
Use Elvish Guidance for land enchantment I've found it to get me 8 cost creatures on turn 3 with mana to spare for more elves.
3 months ago
4 months ago
NovoAevum: Thanks for the +1 and suggestions! Elvish Guidance is too slow from my testing and often times falls short when I need it. Seedborn Muse is not great in my build as I don't seek to play stuff on my opponents turn.
4 months ago
+1 from me, glad I came to look at the deck. I certainly might steal some of these ideas, like Birthing Pod or namely Paradox Engine. Why no Seedborn Muse? Also instead of Wild Growth or Utopia Sprawl I'd run Elvish Guidance, I think you still have enough elves to justify it.
4 months ago
6 months ago
I love Elf decks and I love helping new EDH players! So after looking at your list I thought of some suggestions for you. I would add lots of additional ramp and more top end cards to better take advantage of your commander's tutor triggers. I think what the Elves are truly best at is ramping mana. Cards like Priest of Titania, Elvish Archdruid, Wirewood Channeler, and Elvish Guidance, also non-elf ramp like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx & Karametra's Acolyte. Genesis Wave is probably the most powerful X spell in green..surely one of the most powerful in any color...and I bet it will be great to cast in your deck. Its so fun and insanely powerful, it feels like cheating. Personally I like more recursion in my EDH decks, cards like Den Protector, Eternal Witness and Greenwarden of Murasa (especially the ones that can come down from Genesis Wave and return the wave right back to hand upon ETB). Zendikar Resurgent & Mana Reflection are super great cards that make you feel like you are cheating too. If you need some budget fatties I love Artisan of Kozilek and Primeval Protector, if you can get Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger that too. They are big, beefy and they do cool stuff. As far as cuts, I'm not sure if Endbringer has a place right now, because his activated abilities have almost no colorless sources to be used with. If you want more ideas, I have a few elf decks on my profile page to look at.