Elvish Piper

Elvish Piper

Creature — Elf Shaman

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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Elvish Piper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.15%

Elvish Piper Discussion

DrMundi on wurms, Wurms, WURMS!!

1 month ago

ChickenBoy13 That is a great idea! Also Saiyamax, Elvish Piper is a good addition.

Saiyamax on wurms, Wurms, WURMS!!

1 month ago

Nice deck! I might suggest Elvish Piper. I'm not sure what to take out, maybe Dramatic Entrance since it does the same thing, but redundancy for creature-cheating is good.

Frewsax on High Risk, Higher Reward

1 month ago

So I have few suggestions while staying on your budget theme and the high risk idea.

The most expensive of my three recommendations is a $20 card called Concordant Crossroads. This card is exactly that, high risk high rewards as all of your creatures start doing things right away and will potentially throw that hasty Ghalta boy into the fray much sooner.

If you find things problematic in the form of your creatures always being killed running something like Fecundity might be fun! It gives you another risky form of card draw as it potentially gives your opponents that option too.

I think one of my favorite green cards sitting at $2 dollars might be just right for you! Recycle offers lots of benefits at the cost of going down to two cards every turn. Every card you play, including lands, draws you a card. Suddenly cards like Elvish Piper with a Seedborn Muse quite fun.

I would not cut the Taunting Elf like you previously mentioned. With the amount of damage you commander does that would be crazy!

Since you mentioned your meta is "swarming" with flyers, why don't you try replacing a single flying removal or wipe with Sandwurm Convergence? This will take care of the problem a little longer unless you experience you are with a play group that has a lot of targeted removal and board wipes for enchantments. Another one is Katabatic Winds. Just a couple ideas for more funny flying hate that can be more permanent.

Maybe if you like to swing a lot, Constant Mists is always a good one to throw into the mix. Also your mention of Wood Elves would be a far better replacement in the deck for Sylvan Awakening. I know those two are not comparable, you might consider changing those two.

shrap666 on Elvish Onslaught Deck

2 months ago

I hear what you're saying. My deck is split in it's purpose, and it's weaker for it. I've kinda maintained that this split between going to power via numbers, or by power spells, made the deck less predictable and more versatile. It doesn't.

This deck was originally meant to be all about numbers, and I guess that got distorted through the years (I made the original version about 5 years ago). Gonna re-examine everything, and make some cuts/additions.

Frontier Guide will definitely be going away, as will Elvish Piper. I will likely put in (at least) one of the removals you recommended. Going to be some big changes... Should be done by tomorrow. As always, thank you for taking the time to give me a hand with this :)

shrap666 on Elvish Onslaught Deck

2 months ago

Thanks man; much appreciated. Perhaps I'm missing something...aside from the name of the card (obviously), what's the difference between Skyshroud Claim and Ranger's Path? Is there a benefit to making that swap? I'll fiddle around with running 3x Allosaurus Rider, but I'm reluctant to. The deck works best if he's in your opening hand, so you can cast him on turn 1. Taking one out reduces the chances of that happening, and Elvish Piper I see as more of a contingency than being the default way that you should cast the rider. In fact, I would gladly exile a piper as one of the two cards to get rider out in turn 1. Thanks for the feedback. I'll try some tests with the changes you suggested.

DemonDragonJ on Elemental Swarm

2 months ago

Boza, upon further consideration, there are two aspects of your design that I dislike: first, if the spell is countered, the player shall have lost great amounts of mana; second, the creature cannot be cheated onto the battlefield with an effect such as Elvish Piper, Quicksilver Amulet, and so forth.

Therefore, I have decided to use the same formatting as Rise of the Hobgoblins, which I feel is a format that WotC should use more often in this game, as seen, below.

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With this formatting, the player will not lose mana if the spell is countered, and they can also summon the swarm in ways beyond hardcasting it, so now what does everyone think of it?

mistarilledawn on Saskia's Heavenly Chorus

2 months ago


I like Kaalia a lot, but she's not in here right now for a few reasons. She's well known for being pretty powerful, so she paints a target on my face as soon as she's on the board; that is if I'm not already being shot out of the sky.

Also, I honestly just haven't taken a lot of time to think about her in here. I've toyed with other similar options such as Quicksilver Amulet and Elvish Piper, but I took them out in favor of other things. Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll keep her in mind.

Ungodlyfreak on

2 months ago

Cheers, trnx14. I might consider Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. I found some Thoughtseizes to sell, so that gives me a little extra budget to splash on some value cards. Though also considering Berserk and Craterhoof Behemoth. I'll playtest the deck in this version first though to see what will actually be worth the price tag.

I don't think I need Elvish Piper as i'm not stacking my deck with big CMCs. Plus the objective is to cast Ghalta above all else. Leafkin Druid might be ok, I'll see how i go playtesting first though. Might swap it in for one of the mana elves. As for Karametra's Acolyte, I'm not sure, it's CMC:Power ratio is pretty low. I think i want early ramp, and cheap, high power creatures to throw Ghalta out as fast as possible. We'll see how things go in playtesting.

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