Elvish Piper


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

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set Rare
Tenth Edition Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Seventh Edition Rare
Urza's Destiny Rare

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Elvish Piper

Creature — Elf Shaman

G, Tap: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Elvish Piper Discussion

ace247 on Green mana ramp

10 hours ago

Here is a list of ramp cards from my Omnath, Locus of Mana Commander Deck:

And here are some also very effective, but more expensive options:

I would recommend removing:

  • Archers' Parapet, since you don't run black and a 0/5 wall isn't great.
  • Gift of Paradise, since paying 3 mana for only one extra mana per turn is not ideal and there are better ramp options.

Here is my full Omnath Deck if you would like to see more options:

Omnath, Glutton of Mana (Budget)

Hope this helps.

Vaan on Naya Elvish Piper

1 day ago

If you're gonna focus on Elvish Piper to cheat big creatures into play you should streamline your deck a bit. I would cut the 4 Woolly Thoctar and 2 Wild Nacatl for +2 Elvish Piper, +2 Elvish Harbinger and +2 Llanowar Elves. Knotvine Mystic is too color restrictive to your current mana base, so i would cut it for +3 Fyndhorn Elves or +3 Birds of Paradise.

I would also cut 1 Plains and 1 Mountain, since most of the cards we want to cast are green and we have A LOT of ramp, 20 lands is just fine.

You only have 3 big creatures and 4 fetchable cards for your 4 Time of Need, so i would either cut Time of Need for +4 big creatures or for +4 Fierce Empath.

Try cutting Growth Spasm and Lightning Helix for +3 Beast Within, Might of the Nephilim is a very subpar card, cutting it (and the 2 lands) for +3 big creatures or Natural Order would give the deck a good boost.

Protean Hulk and Craterhoof Behemoth are good additions, if you can find space on the deck and the budget allows it.

For the sideboard you can add Summoning Trap, Obstinate Baloth and Nature's Claim.

SaifurCommander on Kruphix Tron

1 week ago

Indexxical I would LOVE to get Oracle of Mul Daya and Elvish Piper. There's a reason, though, that this deck is so budget.

Gleeock on wait, I have something for this.

1 week ago

1) Well, I would say djeru has some reasonable permanent value beyond his ETB effect (which rules), but I understand. In my deck 5cmc is underrepresented so he can fill a pretty vital slot if a game is looking like karametra will be a waste

2) & you are right that with your deck wild pair would get you less matchup value... in my setup that spell fetches MANY linchpin combos with creatures I cannot usually search at will with Sisay or fetches a high CMC creature when a lower CMC creature is played: I play Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite = Blazing Archon | Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite = Archetype of Endurance | Selvala, Explorer Returned = Seedborn Muse | Karametra, God of Harvests = Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger | Odric, Lunarch Marshal = Champion of Rhonas

So you can see how I get excited about that enchantment in terms of sheer value (& low budget to boot)... But yeah, looking at your deck I could see how it would hold quite a bit less synergy for you... One of the best fetches you would have would be Omnath, Locus of Mana = Elvish Piper

NV_1980 on Dragon Commander

2 weeks ago

Your deck needs more land and ramping ability to become effective. Considering you high average CMC, I'd add at least six more lands and some more artifact mana rocks like Thran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone and Hedron Archive. Since most of your creatures are Dragons, I'd also think about adding Urza's Incubator or Belbe's Portal. There are also some great, green sorceries for getting some mana ramp going. Spells like Rampant Growth, Cultivate and Kodama's Reach will all help a great deal. Two personal favorite creatures of mine in high-cost creature decks are Somberwald Sage and Elvish Piper; they're a bit more expensive than your average card but still, might be worth it ...

In case I'm not sure whether my deck is effective enough, I usually try the following trick. I draw 20 hands in a row and count the number of times I have at least one spell in my hand that I'll be able to cast within the first two turns. If I hit a number below 75%, I'll usually decide my deck needs some work. Not sure if this works for you, but it works for me :)

Have fun!

PickleNutz on G/B Elves

2 weeks ago

Cards I suggest trying out

These all work well in a combo together. Metallic Mimic gives all elves an extra +1/+1 counter when they enter play. Joraga Warcaller uses counters to buff other Elves, so the extra one from Metallic Mimic means you can have a 3/3 Elf that gives other Elves +2/+2. Immaculate Magistrate adds counters for each Elf you control and Imperious Perfect can create elves as well as being a lord. Since you have splashed black you can play hand disruption to really maximize that strategy.

Other great Elf cards

You can use those two to pull out bigger creatures like Vigor.

Oloro_Magic on arens deck

3 weeks ago

Utvara Hellkite sync's really well with the dragon theme here and Dragonmaster Outcast could be a solid one-drop for you. With that said you have good ramp but Elvish Piper may be worth thinking about, playing 7 drops for one is just fun. I also think your curve is good enough to support Yisan, the Wanderer Bard if you ever wanted to. I personally wouldn't play Naturalize on th mainboard as in a lot of matchups it won't be need, instead I would play some removal like Anger of the Gods, Lightning Bolt, or Domri Rade.

Oloro_Magic on Monogrn Genesis Nail

3 weeks ago

Elvish Piper is always a good option to abuse big creatures with but what I really think you need is a bit more ramp. Birds of Paradise could make all the difference in the bit of extra mana, and then of course there is always cards like Rampant Growth, Burnished Hart, and my favorite Boundless Realms. Garruk, Caller of Beasts could also work with your big green creatures. Speaking of which if you want devotion Khalni Hydra is usually a good target for that.

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