Creature — Elf Druid
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|Want (9)||TotalPawn , MrMittensSr , YOLOBLASTER , JawnWayne , Cloudsleeper , orkanik , Creeds , Brianne , PGleo86|
Printings View all
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||None|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Common|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
Combos Browse all
- Elvish Mystic + Seeker of Skybreak
- Elvish Archdruid + Elvish Mystic + Gyre Sage
- Birds of Paradise + Elvish Mystic + Intruder Alarm
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Elvish Mystic Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, it's going to be difficult to improve on something if you start with the mindset of "I'm not good at it". If this is your first Commander deck then you are already good at deck building especially your card sense, decent mana curve and knowing mostly what's a playable land for your budget and not a playable one. Overall, well done with your casual version of Korvold :)
One drop mana dorks are nice with Korvold because they can be the fastest ramp and then be sac fodder when you don't need them: Birds of Paradise, Elves of Deep Shadow, Elvish Mystic, Wild Growth, Llanowar Elves. Tireless Tracker, Mystery Booster version is cheapest, is good with Korvold because it can be a repeatable source of permanents to sac (clues) just by playing lands. Clues can be a backup repeatable draw source if Korvold is disrupted. Dreadhorde Invasion, Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse, Loyal Apprentice are two drops that can be a repeatable source of a token to sac to Korvold.
Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Korvold are quite the pair. Every time you sac a creature to Korvold you get experience from Meren and use the experience at your end step to reanimate or recur a creature you saced. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Plaguecrafter are good examples of the best of both worlds since they can sac themselves for value. Jarad's Orders is a budget tutor that's nice with reanimation since you get two creatures, one into your hand, the other into your graveyard.
Some lands within the budget to consider adding: Llanowar Wastes, Karplusan Forest, Savage Lands, Ghost Quarter. If you add green one drop mana dorks then more dual lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green are helpful. The Jund Tri land is a upgrade for a land that always ETB tapped. Quarter is nice since it can sac itself to destroy a problematic opponent land or even your own land in a pinch and can play it from grave with Ramunap Excavator.
If you're interested in any of these suggestions then I offer more advice about what cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
I would suggest a couple new cards for the archetype: - Dryad Arbor - Ashaya, Soul of the Wild - Field of the Dead - Turntimber Symbiosis Flip - Shatterskull Smashing Flip - Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Elvish Reclaimer - Kessig Wolf Run - Ancient Greenwarden - Bala Ged Recovery Flip - The Great Henge
3 weeks ago
Constant Mists with a Crucible of Worlds + Life from the Loam package is fairly thematic and effective. A Crop Rotation to snag up your Glacial Chasm will do wonders when facing down those pesky aggro decks. I'm also a big fan of Wilderness Reclamation and Quest for Renewal (assuming you can add in more dorks) Noble Hierarch, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Priest of Titania, Fyndhorn Elves and Avacyn's Pilgrim typically get the ball rolling consistently :)
3 weeks ago
This was a pet commander for me for a long time. I loved getting him out early. Llanowar Elves, Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic, Wild Cantor and Fyndhorn Elves have always been mvps for me. Lotus Petal helps out too but I've moved away from that now that I got Chrome Mox. Free creatures like Peregrine Drake and Cloud of Faeries make, making animar big a snap but definitely can start getting into the degenerate territory if you couple them with other things like Cloudstone Curio or Aluren (this seems like it's meant to be more casual but I figured I'd suggest some of the cool high end options too)
4 weeks ago
I actually just put in Elvish Mystic and Llanowar Elves this morning to see how they play out. They're the only ones in the deck (If you don't want to count somberwald sage or selvala) and I'm gonna see if they help at all. They do synergize a bit with Pathbreaker Ibex I suppose.
Yavimaya Hollow is a good one, I'll have to pick it up at some point. It is a little pricey, though.
1 month ago
Just a better 1 drop !
1 month ago
Interesting topic Ramble, I've been meaning to respond for the last day or two but have just been super busy, but let me provide a mana base formula I stumbled on a few years back after noticing a pattern in my deck building - might be something to try out and see if you find similar results, as I find it's very rare to get either flooded or mana screwed using this formula. I'll provide a couple of examples as well - more for the casual-competitive decks, as my cEDH decks don't always follow the formula as rigorously.
The basic formula for mana-producing lands is: Starting base of 30 mana-producing lands, plus additional lands equal to the CMC of your commander, plus additional lands equal to the average CMC of the deck, minus designated values for each mana rock, mana dork, mana spell and draw spell equal to or less than the CMC of the commander.
The first example is for my Zada, Hedron Grinder deck: Yada...Yada...Zada. In this case, the formula is 30 + 4CMC (commander) + 2.28 average CMC, or 36.28. I then subtract designated values for the following cards in the deck: -1.0 for Mana Crypt, -0.5 for Sol Ring (or any other 0 or 1 CMC rock), -0.25 for Thought Vessel (or any other 2 or 3 CMC rock), Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Traitorous Greed and Dockside Extortionist, and finally -0.10 for each of the draw spells in the deck: Accelerate, Boiling Blood, Crimson Wisps, Expedite, Fists of Flame, Stun and Renegade Tactics for a total reduction of 3.45 and a final value of 32.83 (rounded up to 33).
The second example includes a more aggressive reduction in mana-producing lands based on my Elf tribal Marwyn, the Nurturer deck: Elves Tap and Slap (Marwyn Tribal Counters). The formula here is 30 + 3CMC (commander) + 2.64 average CMC, or 35.64. I then subtract for the following cards: -0.50 for Sol Ring, -0.25 for Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Gyre Sage, Incubation Druid, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Visionary, Priest of Titania, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Viridian Joiner, Wood Elves, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Rhonas's Monument, Gaea's Touch and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip. Finally, I subtract -0.10 for Elvish Visionary, Llanowar Visionary and Inspiring Call for a total reduction of 5.30 and a final value of 30.34 (rounded down to 30).
Although the reduction values could be considered a little arbitrary in certain deck concepts, this formula has held pretty accurate since I started keeping track of it. I hope you find this useful in the future, and happy brewing.
1 month ago
You've got 19 ramp cards, which with a 5 color deck is fairly high. You could turn a couple of signets into Nature's Lore and maybe Skyshroud Claim as they both can tutor up dual lands into play. Your curve's upper arch is at 3, and with your ramp I could see you possibly having a working deck at somewhere around 34-36 lands. Assuming you want to add 6 lands, I'd recommend Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper, Reflecting Pool, City of Brass, Karn's Bastion, Tarnished Citadel, and Ancient Tomb. Orochi Leafcaller, Heroes' Podium, Blackblade Reforged, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, and Avacyn's Pilgrim. If you want a more control deck, you are gonna have to make further cuts for removal and counter spells, as well as some hate cards, but that decision is up to you. It looks great for a first EDH deck, +1