Legendary Creature — Elf Shaman
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creature tokens you control.
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Emmara Tandris Discussion
5 days ago
For a populate deck, the majority of your tokens are pretty small. Cards like Phyrexian Rebirth make big tokens which are better to populate.
1 week ago
Are you looking for suggestions? I personally love token decks and have several made. I have a green white token deck with Trostani as my commander. Some of the recommendations I would make would be Sigil Captain gives plus one to creatures that are 1/1, Emmara Tandris protects your tokens, Juniper Order Ranger also gives bonus to tokens and itself, True Conviction gives all creatures double-strike and lifelink. These are just some thoughts.
1 week ago
Thanks for commenting, everyone! Always good to have input.
The only reason I don't have Doubling Season in here is the price tag. I accept its absolute superiority over Primal Vigor, but I just don't want to add $60 to an already expensive deck. So Primal Vigor is a budget option for me.
S1ayerMonkey I do love Emmara Tandris, but I feel like she works better in Modern than EDH. I'm not super concerned with damage to my tokens because 90% of the time I'll be winning with so many tokens it won't matter if they take damage. I had her in an earlier version of this deck, but took her out in favor of some removal spells.
enpc How would you suggest I improve my ramp package? I'd be interested to know what suggestions you have.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Have you considered Grove of the Guardian as a land?
I'm thinking of making an Emmara Tandris EDH deck myself
1 month ago
I would definitely add Phyrexian Processor, it is great in this deck!
You won't want to be casting your commander a bunch of times over, so some protection like Lightning Greaves would be good. (It will also let you use the populate the turn you play her).
Fresh Meat seems pretty good if someone clears your board, because since the tokens technically entered the graveyard before being exiled, you can rebuild.
The new card Polyraptor seems crazy in this deck, because the tokens have the copy ability as well.
Two words: Storm Herd. If you play this card, especially with you commander out, you pretty much win.
Devout Invocation lets you gain a LOT of life and get some creatures that can survive a hit.
Hour of Reckoning can be a board clear if someone gets out of control or just a finisher to attack without blockers.
Emmara Tandris is ok, but the mana cost is just too high to be an effective card.
Single creature buffs are generally ineffective in a go wide deck, so Unflinching Courage is not very good here.
Fated Intervention costs to much for what it does.
Healer of the Pride and Essence Warden don't do much but gain life, which generally isn't too good because they don't advance your board at all. You will have quite a lot of life from you commander if you do it right, so the additional lifegain doesn't do too much.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a good card, but his token generation is not very effective.
3 months ago
4 months ago
Thanks Treehugger003 !
I will definitely be making a spot for Cryptolith Rite. Thanks for the suggestion !
So, Where I do agree with you on a lot of these, I decided (At least until a few play tests) to keep in a few of the ones listed. (Narrowing these down has been so hard!)
Intangible Virtue - Vigilance is great in some circumstances and doesn't draw a ton of hate.
Dictate of Heliod - Kept for buff + flash is nice.
Cards I removed -
Serra Avatar - Same reasons listed above. I do not feel it does much for the token theme, and were a big dumb dude is sometimes nice, it does not have trample on its own, and like you said - this deck is not a life gain deck (more of just an added benefit)
Emmara Tandris - If left unanswered, this can get to be pretty annoying. Although it has the potential to be very strong, it maybe doesn't promote the funnest play environment. I am going to take this out of the main, but keep it in mind.
Druid's Deliverance - I've never liked this type of effect. It's usually just a dead card and at best a gotcha (which is never fun to play against)
Call of the Conclave - I had thought this was an instant speed, so this was even more of a no brainer for me.