Elvish Skysweeper


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Elvish Skysweeper

Creature — Elf Warrior

, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target creature with flying.

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Elvish Skysweeper Discussion

ZendikariWol on Warrior at heart

2 months ago

Good cuts include Elvish Skysweeper, unless you have plenty of fliers in your meta. Disowned Ancestor: fine early game, and it would be hella good if outlast wasn't a sorcery, but alas. Graveblade Marauder is okay but it's generally lackluster (relies on your dudes dying). Herald of Dromoka and Dragonscale General cancel each other out. Petrified Wood-Kin is risky and Matsu-Tribe Sniper is just sorta lame. Spirit Loop really doesn't fit the theme of the deck.

Sorry I have to be salty here, just wanted to suggest some cuts. Also maybe drop the banners for signets (eg Boros Signet).

NivStormfront on Ezuri Ramp Leader

4 months ago

Looks pretty good! A few recommendations: First off, Elvish Skysweeper seems a bit too expensive for what it does, I'd recommend replacing it with a card like Lignify or Epic Confrontation. Also, I'd take out 2-3 of your forests and put in a few more non creature spells, probably some more single target removal like Naturalize, Unravel the Aether, or other cards like it. Otherwise, great deck! Can't wait to play against it

pipadile on Not enough elves

1 year ago

Caller of the Claw, Elvish Skysweeper, Elvish Vanguard, Scytheclaw can all come out of this list, but i dont think this list is up to date is it?

RazortoothMtg on Budget Karador EDH Combo

1 year ago

I like Altar of Dementia, as it and karmic + reveillark is gg. Blasting Station is the same, but i do feel it is underwhelming otherwise, that's going out. Elvish Skysweeper- well, i thought that was a 3 when I first saw it. Flyers aren't much of a problem, so goodbye. I completetly forgot about rites, have one around here somewhere....

Fallen Angel was my number one pick to get rid of. So goodbye. Same with Fleshwrither- I just always want to use future sight cards cuz they look cool. I like Ashen Rider the same reason I like Spine of Ish Sah in my Daretti- pricy, yes, but it's a recurrable Vindicate. Simply the best removal around. Plus rider is 2 Exiling Vindicates every turn. I'll think about that one.

And Phyrexian Plaguelord. It's great removal, but I think the sac isn't effective or big enough, so ya you've convinced me there. I usually only sac one thing a turn.

As always, thanks for the help!

GoldenDiggle on Budget Karador EDH Combo

1 year ago

Ok, so 20 sac outlets is a lot.

Altar of Dementia is a bit underwhelming since you don't do any other mill yourself, you are basically hoping your opponents deck themselves.

Blasting Station only reliably works with Evangel of Heliod (I could be overlooking/missing a combo), but it doesn't seem all to impressive.

Phyrexian Plaguelord has great options, but with a CMC of 5, he isn't the best to have. I would pick Sadistic Hypnotist over it.

At 5 CMC a sac, Elvish Skysweeper seems pricey at best. However, if flying is a problem, go for it, but its not going to stop an Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sigarda, Host of Herons, and definitely not a Zur the Enchanter.

Fallen Angel is really cool to use, but falls short when compared to Fallen Ideal, which not only returns to your hand (just self sac if the enchant is gonna be destroyed), but also allows you to put the sac outlet on anything, including Karador.

I would actually replace Carnage Altar with Vampiric Rites, the comparison in value is crazy.

As far as tutors go, Fleshwrither literally grabs 1 of 4 creatures. Jarad, Meren, Solemn, or Flesh-Eater Imp. Sure, you can recast him, but paying 7 mana for a tutor like that when you could just drop Entomb to cast something or Jarad's Orders for one in 'yard and one in hand just look a lot better.

Ashen Rider is a bit pricey, but it has uses (especially with Soldevi Adnate) but if you don't have more ways to get him out easy, is he worth the CMC of 8?

I hope this helps with some insight! I have been a big fan of yours and you are always supportive of my decks! Good luck cutting! If you need more cuts, I'll be close.

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on Does an elf hide in the woods

1 year ago

Some Input:

To really shine with Ezuri you need more mana dorks, untap outlets and - simply - more Elves.

Some of the Elfball/mono-mana symbol g Staples i miss here:

And if you can afford it: Craterhoof Behemoth.

If you're looking for more - non-infinite - Ezuri, Renegade Leader inspiration, check my cutthroat streamlined deck list below:

Ezuri - Regenerating Leader

Commander / EDH* NoNeedToBragoBoutIt


Kaos_Kitty on Mono Green Budget, Elves Deck, Ramp

1 year ago

I've been playing for over ten years, and I think you threw in the spiders for the reach aspect, but why not drop the spiders, go tribal elf(amazing and powerful tribe) and for your flying problem throw in something like Gravity Well, or if you do go with elves, then you could throw in Elvish Skysweeper because they produce enough tokens for him to be a viable option. Look into tribal Elf, they really are amazing.

multimedia on Ezuri's Progressive Elves

2 years ago

RicketyEng, your very welcome, glad some of my suggestions helped.

You are on the right track with your deck, don't be discouraged by my wall of text, haha. One thing your current deck does lack is the ability to tutor for a creature. Having spells or creatures that can tutor for creatures are very important to have in green Commander decks because they can find the creature you need when you want it and either put the card into your hand, on top of your library or right onto the battlefield.

Two of the best most cost($) effective tutors are Green Sun's Zenith and Worldly Tutor. The problem with them is they are expensive, $6 or more. If these are out of your budget range then consider adding some budget alternatives.

Elvish Harbinger, Skyshroud Poacher, Fierce Empath, Descendants' Path

  1. Elvish Harbinger, Skyshroud Poacher both can tutor for other Elves, but only Elves. Poacher's tapped ability even puts the Elf you tutor for right onto the battlefield.
  2. Fierce Empath, he finds any creature with six or more casting cost and put it right into your hand. This is great with a variety of creatures you are currently using and one that I recommend you add.
  3. Descendants' Path, this enchantment is not a tutor, but repeatable each upkeep of yours putting a creature onto the battlefield for you if it matches a type of creature already in your control. It is quite powerful with Elves.

Right now your deck only has two ways to find other creatures which is with Sylvan Messenger and Evolutionary Leap. Adding other selection spells can give you more chances to search for key cards at different times in games. This will really help your overall game play. Here are some selection spells for you to consider:

Lead the Stampede, Impulse, Preordain or Ponder

  1. Lead the Stampede, Lead is one of the best selection spells because you are playing many creatures; having the possibility of putting up to five creatures into your hand from one card is great.
  2. Impulse lets you look at the top four cards of your library and put one into your hand. The nice thing about it is you can choose any card not just creatures.
  3. Ponder, Preordain, both these one mana blue draw spells let you first look at the top two or three cards of your library before you draw.

Also consider including more draw spells. You are already using Collective Unconscious which is good, but it is currently your only draw spell. There is other draw that goes well with Elves and your strategy that you should consider adding:

Shamanic Revelation, Slate of Ancestry, Soul of the Harvest, Harmonize, Bred for the Hunt

  1. Shamanic Revelation, Revelation is just like Collective Unconscious except one mana cheaper and has the ability to gain you a lot of life. Since you are putting counters on your creatures making them much bigger than normal; you will most likely have a 4 power creature to turn on ferocious.
  2. Slate of Ancestry, is an artifact which means it is reusable, which makes it really powerful.
  3. Soul of the Harvest, is a great creature, he's not just a 6/6 trampler for six mana; he can also draw you a lot of cards if kept alive on the battlefield. Fierce Empath can tutor for him.
  4. Bred for the Hunt, your strategy with Ezuri is to put counters on your creatures. Bred is very good with trample or any other evasion with your creatures.

This is a list of cards that I think if you included will really help your deck giving you much smoother game play and more options:

Bramblewood Paragon, Gyre Sage, Inexorable Tide, Master Biomancer, Shamanic Revelation, Slate of Ancestry, Soul of the Harvest, Bred for the Hunt, Harmonize, Lead the Stampede, Impulse, Preordain or Ponder, Elvish Harbinger, Skyshroud Poacher, Fierce Empath, Descendants' Path

These cards are candidates for replacement(in no particular order):

Caller of the Pack, Drove of Elves, Elvish Skysweeper, Experiment One, Thelonite Hermit, Titania's Chosen, Ezuri's Predation, Hunting Triad, Sylvan Offering, Arachnogenesis, Mirror Match, Commander's Sphere, Emerald Medallion, Moss Diamond, Seer's Sundial, Wolfcaller's Howl, Siege Behemoth, Thornweald Archer

I wrote a lot hopefully I haven't made this too overwhelming and have given you some more suggestions.

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