Elvish Visionary

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common

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Elvish Visionary

Creature — Elf Shaman

When Elvish Visionary enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Elvish Visionary Discussion

Phailen on YarokPod

5 days ago

Rhystic Study instead of Mystic Remora would be a solid upgrade.

Also, I see you have plenty of enter the battlefield effects, but no real way to flash them in and out once they've landed. Roaring Primadox , Stampeding Serow and Stampeding Wildebeests will help you get more out of your stuff! And since you mentioned draw card mechanics, Elvish Visionary is a nice, cheap way of getting more cards into your hand.

As far as win conditions go, since you have green, I think the easiest thing to do would be to throw in an Overrun , God-Eternal Rhonas or another similar effect.

Hope this helps!

multimedia on meren

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Overall your deck looks really good, but consider more early game plays? Max out on mana dorks as they're excellent with Meren; able to ramp into her faster and then being sac fodder to get experience counters:

If adding more one drop green mana dorks then more Forests are wanted to consistently be able to play one turn one. Add more Forests or lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana such as Llanowar Wastes or simply cut some Swamps for more Forests. My advice is have more Forests than Swamps if adding more one drop green mana dorks. Consider cutting just about all lands that ETB tapped? Replacing them with lands that don't ETB tapped or more basic lands.

Meren benefits from more self sacing creatures and sac outlets to get experience counters faster.

Buried Alive and Fauna Shaman are busted with Meren's ability to reanimate or recur a creature. Fauna is a repeatable effect to get a creature into your graveyard and tutor for another one. I see Razaketh here; great creature to tutor for with Buried or Fauna and then reanimate with it low mana cost reanimation: Renaimate, Apprentice Necromancer , Animate Dead , Victimize or Life / Death .

Other low mana cost cards to consider adding:

Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Crypt of Agadeem
  • Golgari Rot Farm
  • Grim Backwoods
  • Temple of the False God
  • Barren Moor
  • Bramble Sovereign
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Golgari Findbroker
  • Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
  • Llanowar Dead
  • Mindwrack Demon
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
  • Underrealm Lich
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Skyshroud Claim
  • Deadbridge Chant
  • Open the Graves
  • Panharmonicon
  • Ever After

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer more advice including explanations of why I'm suggesting to cut these cards, etc. Good luck with your deck.

Guerte on Yarok-harmonicon - ETB/Reanimator

2 weeks ago

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Just doing a few pre-testing card swaps for some things I missed out in the initial list, Birthing Pod being one of the big ones I missed. Displace / Ghostly Flicker should do some good work here, not only to save some creatures from spot removal, but more importantly to reuse their ETB triggers. Sire of Stagnation will still double up on triggers from Yarok, and Villainous Wealth as an outlet for potential infinite mana, and can be reused with Eternal Witness .

multimedia on graveyard landfall

2 weeks ago

Hey, interesting concept, good start for a budget deck. Nice Loam Ultimate Box Topper :)

I think if you want to win with Maniac or Jace by drawing a card without any cards in your library then you want more low mana cost draw effects that you can access from your graveyard. Other low mana cost instant/sorcery spells for draw are also good.

Budget cards ($3 or less each) for draw to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Jwari Shapeshifter
  • Mirror Image
  • Fated Infatuation
  • Natural Affinity
  • Cultivate
  • Worm Harvest

Buried Alive is great with dredge creatures: Grave-Troll, Stinkweed, etc. Tutor for three of them and put them all into your graveyard. Jarad's Orders and Final Parting are tutors that can put a card into your hand and also one into your graveyard. Wonder is good with self-mill; when in the graveyard and you control an Island can give Muldrotha flying making her a bigger threat to attack and do Commander damage.

Animate Dead is great with Muldrotha's ability to play an enchantment from your graveyard. Two drop reanimation that can reanimate Muldrotha or any other creature in your graveyard or target a creature in one of your opponent's graveyards. Kaya's Ghostform enchantment that makes it hard for your opponents to remove Muldrotha. Helps to keep Muldrotha out of the Command Zone.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Rites of Flourishing
  • Zendikar's Roil
  • Zendikar Resurgent
  • Undergrowth Champion
  • Far Wanderings
  • Villainous Wealth

Budget land upgrades to consider:


Three $5 cards to consider adding are Fauna Shaman , Mystic Remora and Eternal Witness . Fauna is an engine with dredge creatures to repeatedly get them into your graveyard while also tutoring for another creature. Remora is one of the best sources of repeatable no mana cost draw in multiplayer Commander. With Muldrotha you don't have to pay the upkeep cost just choose to sac it and then play it again from your graveyard. Witness is powerful with self-mill to recur nonpermanent cards from your graveyard.

Demarge on Ghave That Bitch Some Competition

1 month ago

hmm random brewing though that popped into my head, Metallic Mimic and Lesser Masticore can make for part of a hulk grab that is only 4 cmc (or 5 with a seer) that the masticore can also combo dmg like a... where's Walking Ballista ? the unicorn allows a hulk combo with ballista, actually you might just want the mimic over the unicorn, in all the plan b combos you have it's unlikely you'd just blind drop the unicorn before you already had the other combo piece ready since a table of cedh will likely hate it out fast, so you can do mimic naming the creature type you want the extra counter on.

oh yeah back to the mimic with masticore combo benefits, masticore can be a discard effect when you'd want one (good for a reanimator version) when you combo with an altar it's an infinite dmg source on it's own, mimic and masticore would also be completely colorless, being a lot more friendly than messenger to say the least to cast it also works with more of your tutors... I caught myself rambling but to say the least it works better than messenger, and I have to admit, Earthcraft with only 3 basics in deck might make it weaker than it should be, sure you have many fetch, but it also nobo's with your Root Maze . Dark Confidant in most cases might be weaker than say a Elvish Visionary , Tymna the Weaver , or even just a Sign in Blood type spell ( I can't remember the 1B version name from mirrodin block), it's slow and inefficient for cedh.

my final suggestion would be Concordant Crossroads , in cedh it likely will just be a sorcery that gives your creatures haste on the turn you make infinite tokens, but it is also a world enchantment which will world rule destroy another world enchantment like The Abyss or Nether Void . it's also likely there can be tables where just playing crossroads will benefit just you.

Though for overall power level issue I'd say card advantage is what this deck most could use, maybe a cycle land Life from the Loam package, necro and library do help, but having some of a draw engine that doesn't shut off when a smart group attacks into you (cedh tables send all their creatures at the black/green players to shut off their draw engines). I could ramble forever and must stop myself now, sorry if it cuts out on a weird place.

Ritunn on The Bear Necessities (Ayula +1/+1 counters)

1 month ago

I totally forgot about Riftsweeper ! I'll for sure throw one in after I do some more testing. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip and Shamanic Revelation are cards I did plan to add, Revelation first probably. I didn't know about Harvest Season however and I'll check it out. I just took out Elvish Visionary for Soul of the Harvest as well. Thanks for more suggestions!

dnthymamai on GB Rock (MH1)

1 month ago

You say you want to test out Dusk Legion Zealot . Why not Elvish Visionary instead??

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Elvish Visionary occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.1%

Green: 2.23%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.5%

Golgari: 0.1%