Elvish Vanguard

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs Inventions (DDU) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Elvish Vanguard

Creature — Elf Warrior

Whenever another Elf enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on Elvish Vanguard.

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Elvish Vanguard Discussion

Randomsome1 on Elf Discard Tokens

1 month ago

Swap:

Stoneforge Masterwork for Coat of Arms. Mass pump is better than single pump

Honden of Night's Reach for Doubling Season If you get the money for it

Civic Wayfinder for Cultivate/Kodama's Reach You get more lands for the same price

Heart Warden for Yavimaya Elder Either is fine. Elder costs 1 more for 1 more card, but isn't an elf.

Murderous Cut/Eyeblight's Ending for Doom Blade/Murder/Hero's Downfall. The deck doesn't seems too focused on setting up a big graveyard.

Naturalize for Krosan Grip/Reclamation Sage Costs 1 more, but are both do more for the deck

Wren's Run Packmaster for Bow of Nylea Packmaster takes a lot of set up, but the bow fits the aggro of your deck better

Cut:

Hunting Triad feels like a flavor card, but 3 tokens/ 3 counters seems kind of lack luster

Elvish Piper Your curve is peeking around 2-3 with very little high cmc creatures. Great card, but you wont benefit much from it. It's more for big green beatdown, not so much swarm

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Another good card that works better in a big creature deck. You're making a bunch of little 1/1s. I can't see you really benefiting from her draw effect or her tap ability that much.

Elvish Visionary Cantrips are fine (play a card, draw a card), but if you are having a hard time cutting cards, you could do without.

Elvish Vanguard Needs a lot of set up and is very fragile with no protection or battle tricks

Elfhame Druid I didn't see a lot of kicker cards, and it looks like you have plenty of ramp already

Protean Hulk Sounds crazy, but if you don't have a combo you can search out with his LTB, I'm not sure how much uselful it will be.

Add

Board wipes. Black has crazy good board wipes like Toxic Deluge and Damnation

Mass Discard. A lot of your discards are single target, you might want to add some more Multi target (if there are any more).

Win conditions. The most generic win con for token decks is a surprise mass buff like Craterhoof Behemoth, add some more. Tribal Forcemage fits your flavor, Overrun and (I'm gonna regret this) Triumph of the Hordes can be just as deadly as Craterhoof. Beastmaster Ascension takes a bit of set up, but in a token deck its pretty easy to activate.

Draw, always more draw. Shamanic Revelation, Regal Force, Fecundity, Slate of Ancestry, Collective Unconscious. You can pick an choose which ones fit

There you go. Your 150 card edh deck is complete! xD

Gattison on Music: The Gathering

2 months ago

Five-Color Rain (Pop)

The following is a parody of "Rock That Body," by the Black Eyed Peas.


I wanna elf right now
I wa--I wanna elf right now
I wa--I wanna elf right now
Now, now, elf right now.
I wa--I wanna elf right now
I wa--I wanna elf right now
I wa--I wanna elf right nooowww

I want more lands, I want more lands and more life
I wanna drop, I wanna drop a body
I wanna swing, I wanna swing friggin' wide
Up in ya face and then drop another body.

Block that body
Come on, come on, block that body (Block that body)
Block that body
Come on, come on, block--that--body
(repeat)

Look at all these--creatures I got
Scryin' land to--the bottom from top
Synergize with just one drops
Mono- got the board on lock. (Board on lock)
Swing and watch--you'd have to have like a million blockers
Faces be boomin'--and lifegain lots
It's a good game if you scoop or not
Elves are like rabbits they just don't stop. (Porkin' lots)

When you swingin' at elves just stop
Think, do you have enough to block
'Cause elves be droppin' around the clock
Go to combat and then tap them all.
If you swing back I cast a Fog
Rancor on Elvish Vanguard
No one boardwipes elves for long! (Elves are bomb!)

Androgynous man-ladies
Elves are androgynous man-ladies
Elves are androgynous man-ladies
Elves are all androgynous man-ladies

Yeah, they could be big-butts
1/2s, they got junk in trunks
They could be vanilla types
Chumps with no abilities.
Short stacks, elf tribal
I just like to synergize
Triggers outta sight
Trigger--triggers outta sight.

She don't mulligan
Or miss land-drops
And in her mainboard
She got eight dorks.
She like trample, she love tokens
Timberwatch Elf, the shit is broken
She like counters, and the mid-range
She like the late-game, and f***in' lifegain.

Don't get mad at me, elves are just stupid
Don't get mad at me... (bro, bro, bro, bro)

I want more lands, I want more lands and more life
I wanna drop, I wanna drop a body
I wanna swing, I wanna swing friggin' wide
Up in ya face and then drop another body.

(and so on...)

The following is a parody of "Papa Don't Preach," by Madonna.

Pauper, is something I know I can playset
And I almost always play budget
But you should know by now
I'm not a Timmy
I started brewing with mono-
Then I splashed for the Deacon Vile
I may be Orzhov now
But I know what I'm playin'

The tribe you never heard about
Until Pauper came around
This was a great playtest
Now let's play for ante (please)


Pauper don't preach, cast a Suture Priest
Pauper don't preach, Mana Tithe is weak
I made up my mind, I'm tapping my cleric (mmm)
I'm gonna' tap my cleric (mmmmm)

He or she's going to swing at me
We both have a decent battlefield
Maybe they'll be alright
Maybe I'll sacrifice

But my opponent won't give it up
Playing too many clerics for you to touch
What you need right now is some Harsh Sustenance (for )


Pauper don't preach, cast a Suture Priest
Pauper don't preach, Blessing's almost free
I made up my mind, I'm tapping my cleric (uh)
I'm gonna' tap my cleric (ooh, oh)

Johnny, Johnny if you could only see
Just how much I can do with cleric synergy
You'd give up your goblins right now
'Cause clerics are fun, clerics are fun (so please)


Pauper don't preach, cast a Suture Priest
Pauper don't preach, Charming Misery
I made up my mind, I'm swingin' with clerics (uh)
I'm gonna' swing out, dammit (ooh, oh)

Pauper don't preach, cast a Suture Priest
Pauper don't preach, Mana Tithe is weak

Pauper don't preach, ooh
Pauper don't preach, I'm gonna cast a cleric (ooh)
Pauper don't preach, don't you stop playing me, Timmy
Pauper don't preach, I know I'm winning with clerics

_The following is a parody of "Papparazi," by Lady Gaga

We play the game
We're walkin' the planes
Got my playmat, it's true
Kitchen table with you
It's so magical
Professional or casual

Backpacks and sleeves
Delver of Secrets  Flip
Put my die to 20
The Professor suggests
Use Scryfall because
Gatherer is not the best
('Cause you know that, Baby, I)

I'm the biggest Tim
Goblin Grenade until you stop me
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.
Banlists are for online only
So you know I'll play
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.
I promise I'll play nice
Well, at least unless you unify
MTGO format
With all of the printed product
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.

I'll be your foe
Then friend you on TO
Sinkholes and Fireballs
Sing a Hymn to Tourach
In between the games
Soda, candy and my vape

Mono- burn
Mono- Elves of course
Mono- control
Mono- whatever, Mono- weenies
Five-color Affinity
('Cause you know that, Baby, I)

I got basic lands
Invigorate until you stop me
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.
Banlists are for online only
So you know I'll play
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.
I got all this power that I don't
Know to handle responsibly, so
I make a broken deck
I chose from all the printed product
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.

That's good
(We're playin' at a side-event)
Cast, cast
(Oops, Empty the Warrens)
Don't stop
(For anyone)
We're common, but we still have fun!

I'm Magic's biggest fan
But I will Rally until you stop me
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.
Banlists are for online only
So you know I'll play
Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.
I promise I'll play nice
If you would only help us all play right
Maybe you'll make paper
Helping us to unite online
and Paper, pauper, W.o.t.C.

Flight of the Planeswalker

The following is a parody of "Ghostbusters," by Ray Parker Jr.

If there's something jank, at your LGS
Who ya' gonna cast? Ghostbuster!
If they're playin' dredge, or aristocrat decks
Who ya' gonna cast? Ghostbuster!

I ain't afraid to play ghosts
I ain't afraid to play ghosts

If all your cards, are leavin' your graveyard
Who ya' gonna blame? Ghostbuster!
Eldrazi Monument, Promise & Sun Titan
Goin' infinite! Ghostbuster!

I ain't afraid to play ghosts
I ain't afraid to play ghosts

Who ya' gonna cast? Ghostbuster!

On the play or draw, by turn three or four
Just cast, Ghostbuster!

I ain't afraid to play ghosts
(I kinda' like this girl)
I ain't afraid to play ghosts
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Who ya' gonna cast? Ghostbuster!

If you've got a game, at a, kitchen table
Then you better play, Ghostbuster!

(Let me tell you something, 1/1 Spirits make me feel good!)

I ain't afraid to play ghosts
I ain't afraid to play ghosts

Don't run outta cards, oh no! Ghostbuster!
When it comes to control, or decks that mess wit' my tempo
I wish you'd just leave alone, Ghostbuster!

Who ya' gonna cast? Ghostbuster! (x16)

Oldies

The following is a parody of "Crimson and Clover," by Tommy James & The Shondells.

(Go-o)
Now I cast a minotaur
And then I cast another
Mimics & bovines

(Dra-aw)
It's midnight in Zulaport
NEHEB's a worthy warrior
Mimics & bovines
Every Friday night

(Tap) (Throne of the God-Pharaoh)
My creatures are swingin' (Throne of the God-Pharaoh)
Triggerin' everything (Throne of the God-Pharaoh)
It's just a Standard beating (Throne of the God-Pharaoh)
Mimics & bovines (Throne of the God-Pharaoh)
Every Friday night

Mimics & bovines, every Friday night (x6)

Click here for the MUSIC VIDEO!!!

Kiivuhl on B/G Elves

9 months ago

They want to be in every pauper elves deck (x4): Birchlore Rangers, Quirion Ranger, Nettle Sentinel

They are nice: Elvish Vanguard, Elvish Visionary

aaaaaand... you need some HUUUUDGE draw, not only 2 cards. Distant Melody is pretty nice here.

Flyboarg on Sugar-Free Elves

9 months ago

Elvish Piper and Elvish Vanguard are good card to have even if it's sideboarded

Gattison on LunaCelt

11 months ago

My bad, use this one instead. It's got the links to your name in the last verse. Show

Gattison on LunaCelt

11 months ago

Post the following in your deck description and you should be good to go. Show

Faaln on Elves

11 months ago

Random suggestions:

Essence Warden, Elvish Vanguard, Wellwisher, Lys Alana Huntmaster.

RUST-O on

1 year ago

first wave of cuts: Unbridled Growth does literally nothing in mono-green, Prophetic Prism same reason, Karametra's Favor don't need. also anything that is giving you energy you dont need it. unless you have some pay off for energy there is no point in running those

things to add (this is a long list so obviously just pick things up as you can. also not all of this will fit in but this is all good stuff):Arbor Elf, Allosaurus Rider, Birchlore Rangers, Bow of Nylea, Cultivate, Devoted Druid, Drove of Elves, Druid of the Cowl, Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Champion, Elvish Harbinger, Elvish Mystic, Elvish Promenade, Elvish Vanguard, Everglove Courier, Explosive Vegetation, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Fyndhorn Elder, Gaea's Herald, Gladehart Cavalry, Glissa Sunseeker, Greatbow Doyen, Green Sun's Zenith, Greenweaver Druid, Gyre Sage, Heritage Druid, Harmonize, Hunting Triad, Immaculate Magistrate, Imperious Perfect, Joraga Treespeaker, Joraga Warcaller, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Mentor, Lys Alana Bowmaster, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Masked Admirers, Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Norwood Priestess, Nullmage Shepherd, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Priest of Titania, Realm Seekers, Reclamation Sage, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary, Tajuru Preserver, Talara's Battalion, terrastodon, Thornweald Archer, Titania's Chosen, Viridian Shaman, Wellwisher, Wildslayer Elves, Winnower Patrol, Wirewood Elf, Wren's Run Packmaster, Yeva, Nature's Herald

(takes giant breath)

yeah.. its a lot of stuff. I got a little carried away.. also this is not a budgeted list of suggestions. you will need some of the $3-10 cards to make elves a serious threat.

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