Elvish Piper


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

fatkidfalling on Illusion of Granduer

3 days ago

This deck uses the flash mechanic on the Leyline of Anticipation to get flash out Illusion's of Granduer, and uses Elvish Piper to get Felidar Sovereign and win on your upkeep.

Spook9MM on dragons

4 days ago

Birds of Paradise, or mana elves to speed up mana production. Dragon Arch or Belbe's Portal to keep dropping all your favorite dragons on the field. Elvish Piper.

Traveler247 on The Big Wave

1 week ago

I've been using this deck to playtest against, and I've gotten maybe 20 games in against my decks now (they're all private, don't bother looking). I have a few suggestions.

Overall, you struggle when you can't find Quest for Ula's Temple. This is just an unfortunate fact of building around a specific card, but fortunately there are numerous ways of cheating creatures into play. Here are some ideas: See the Unwritten, Quicksilver Amulet, Proteus Staff, Polymorph, Mindwrack Liege, Lurking Predators, Elvish Piper, Call to the Kindred, Braids, Conjurer Adept, and Belbe's Portal.

Your topdeck manipulation is both mediocre and only used to dig for Quest for Ula's Temple. The idea of using creatures to dig is dandy, since they trigger quest as well, but they are a bit slow, and I'm not convinced the trade off is worth it. Here are some deck manipulation options: Brainstorm, Crystal Ball, Cream of the Crop, Mirri's Guile, Scroll Rack, Sylvan Library, Soothsaying, Sensei's Divining Top, Aqueous Form and Worldly Tutor.

Here are some ways to take further advantage of topdeck manipulation: Oracle of Mul Daya, Courser of Kruphix, Druidic Satchel, Bloodline Shaman, and I'm sure there are more, but I'm falling asleep in my chair.

Arkos85 on Landlubbers of Meletis

1 week ago

Id like to integrate Liege of the Tangle in here, and maybe Elvish Piper to cheat in some high CMC baddies. What do you guys think about that? Also what are a few of the cards you would likely cut first to make room for others?

Ender02 on Bigger, Faster, Stompier, Greener

2 weeks ago

Elvish Piper is a great card, but it tends to get killed far too quickly before it can every really get its value. I've had it in and out of the deck several times over the years. If I can manage to keep it alive, it is an amazing card. It's kind of a tradeoff. I try to avoid 1/1 creatures unless they have an ETB effect that I can exploit with Conjurer's Closet or some other card.

Firebones675 on Karrthus Dragons

3 weeks ago

Here are a few cards i'd consider: Blades of Velis Vel is a fun one to steal nondragons and even if they are no longer dragons at the end of the turn you still keep them, Elvish Piper is a good way to cheat dragons in early, Imperial Hellkite and Sarkhan's Triumph are good tutors, Drumhunter is ramp AND card draw, Fearsome Awakening and Bladewing the Risen can get your dragons back from the dead, and Scourge of Valkas. Hope this helps!

Firebones675 on green power deck 1

3 weeks ago

You're going to want to cut down on the cards in your deck to 60. That way you have the best chance of drawing your best cards. To add to your problem here are in my opinion some of the best mana ramp spells: Utopia Sprawl (especially with Arbor Elf, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Elvish Archdruid (only if you have enough elves, Somberwald Sage, Sakura-Tribe Elder (better than rampant growth since you can block with it if needed and also can be put in off the primal surge you are considering). Tooth and Nail, Elvish Piper, and See the Unwritten are also good ways to cheat creatures into play. As for cuts, I think you can probably take out Bow of Nylea,Druid's Deliverance, fog, Gnaw to the Bone, Increasing Savagery, Ivy Lane Denizen, Kessig Recluse, Staff of the Wild Magus, Stuffy Doll, Ring of Three Wishes, Unknown Shores. Hope this helps!

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