Elvish Harbinger


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins Uncommon
Lorwyn Uncommon

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Elvish Harbinger

Creature — Elf Druid

When Elvish Harbinger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Elf card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Elvish Harbinger Discussion

Zidantur on Elf Surge

5 days ago

Also, just thought to test out Approach of the Second Sun as a single copy, to see if it changes anything. Druid of the Anima and Elvish Harbinger can both also produce white mana, and we do a lot of drawing once we're comboing off. (lol) I'm really not trying to create more mana issues!

Zidantur on Elf Surge

6 days ago

It may be a little low in mana; I haven't quite found the sweet spot yet. The problem with 20 lands is that, with too many lands, the card draw fizzles a lot, since our main drawing comes from casting creatures with Gilt-Leaf Archdruid and Lifecrafter's Bestiary out. If we draw into a couple lands in a row, that can sometimes end the streak. Personally, I don't seem to have an issue getting a land and 1 drop in my hand, but early removal definitely kills our mana :(

I almost always have Druid of the Anima or Elvish Harbinger on the field before I'm ready to cast Banefire, so I actually haven't run into the red issue either. However, adding some red/green dual-lands would be safer; I was just being cheap!

I really like the Chord of Calling suggestion! Elvish Harbinger also helps find Ezuri, Renegade Leader (and Elvish Archdruid, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid, or Nullmage Shepherd), but the Chord of Calling is definitely faster and more reliable.

Kadaverah on Spontaneous Generation

6 days ago


I was looking into getting Wirewood Channeler, Viridian Joiner, and Elvish Harbinger but I didn't include them because I don't own them :P

Wild Pair and Staff of Domination I have to admit never crossed my mind. I'll probably start looking for some when I get the chance.

akumawerewolf on Spontaneous Generation

6 days ago

With how your deck looks, I would look into:

RUST-O on Dwynen Elf Token

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.

Triton on Bear Hugs!! :3

2 weeks ago

LeaPlath I do honestly agree the four aforementioned cards are rather lackluster for this deck, they are mainly just pet cards to me and I enjoy playing them. I definitely agree to taking out Lancers, as there are only 4 legendaries. I included them when I had 5 originally but I couldn't get ahold of Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. They may come back in if I can acquire any more legendary cards, so they'll take a seat at the bench for now.

I would honestly rather run Mirari's Wake over the Dictate, but it's just a matter of affording the card. Grasp of Fate would be a better card indeed, and I really want to get ahold of a Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip for another deck, maybe I'll wind up getting two down the road haha. I actually wanted to add in Fleetfoot Panther earlier on and forgot about it, I'll find a place to add it in.

JaceTheSwagSculptor I kinda just realized the elves running around in this deck, I think Elvish Harbinger would fit in here just as well since it can search for the elves I need, if I decided to go with the elf subtheme. For the top-end creatures, the only one that I may be a bit iffy on is Iona, but the rest I will consider for sure. As for cuts, I do agree Wayfarer's Bauble and Retreat to Emeria are rather lackluster in this deck, to say the least. Those will most likely be cut first, probably along with Zendikar's Roil since the tokens aren't really that impactful unless I have Overwhelming Stampede and the like. Overall as mentioned above, the main constraint I have is how easily I can acquire the cards haha.

Thanks for all the suggestions and input!

berryjon on What is the use of ...

3 weeks ago

Tribal was an old descriptor, now obsolete, that indicated that a non-creature card had a creature type. So, to answer your questions:
1) No. Blades of Velis Vel cannot be targeted as it is still an Instant.
2) Yes. Elvish Promenade can be tutored as it is an Elf card, and Elvish Harbinger does not specify "Creature".

Tribal as a supertype was confusing to players, so Wizards dropped it after Rise of the Eldrazi.

Mythwind on What is the use of ...

3 weeks ago

For example, can Blades of Velis Vel be countered by a Overwhelming Intellect/Nullify or similar card that affects only creatures? Or can Elvish Promenade be tutored by a Elvish Harbinger?

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