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Creature — Elf Shaman
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Fauna Shaman Discussion
22 hours ago
This past weekend saw my cube’s first seven player draft (eight had homework to finish). Now, some of them are filthy casuals but here are the deck lists drafted with (W-L) stats! No basic lands included, however.
Me – Mardu Angels (3-0)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Assemble the Legion
Bruna, the Fading Light
Cavern of Souls
Conqueror's Galleon Flip
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Smuggler Captain (finds Reanimate )
Sphere of the Suns
Pritch – Golgari Midrange (2-1)
Go for the Throat
Herald of Torment
Heir of the Wilds
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope
Rite of Belzenlok
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Thrun, the Last Troll
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Westvale Abbey Flip
Yahenni, Undying Partisan
Paul – Grixis Control (1-1)
Creeping Tar Pit
Force of Will
Lich Lord of Unx
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Thassa, God of the Sea
Thing in the Ice Flip
Unscythe, Killer of Kings
Abby – Bant Midrange (0-1)
Bow of Nylea
Courser of Kruphix
Crush of Tentacles
Elixir of Immortality
Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sword of War and Peace
Matt – Four Color Good Stuff (1-1)
Arch of Orazca
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Birds of Paradise
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Maze of Ith
Odric, Master Tactician
Path to Exile
Price of Fame
Sword of Light and Shadow
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Tetzimoc, Primal Death
Through the Breach
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Voice of Resurgence
Warden of the First Tree
Zacama, Primal Calamity
Ben – Temur Cascade– (0-1)
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Braid of Fire
City of Brass
Ghalta, Primal Hunger
Heart of Ramos
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
Pact of Negation
Sai, Master Thopterist
Search for Azcanta Flip
Sword of Fire and Ice
Urabrask the Hidden
Volatile Chimera (I forget what was on it, never came up)
Courrtney – Green Black Delirium (0-1)
Avenger of Zendikar
Empty the Pits
Emrakul, the Promised End
Garruk Relentless Flip
Great Sable Stag
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Isareth the Awakener
Master of the Wild Hunt
Oracle of Mul Daya
See the Unwritten
Whip of Erebos
2 days ago
Hey, $200 is still budget :) Some Commander decks are thousands of dollars.
For the manabase I think there's too many Islands. You want a lot more green than blue because green cards (land ramp spells) are more important to be able to cast in the early game and they can search for a blue source. Tatyova and the landfall strategy requires a lot of lands; don't be bashful in the amount you play, more the better in my opinion. To be useful cards like Burgeoning, Cobra, the Scouts, Gardener, Ranger and Atlas need a lot of lands. Khalni Garden is not worth what it does because it ETB tapped. Consider cutting it for another Forest?
You have a Breeding Pool which is great, consider Nature's Lore ? This two drop land ramp spell lets you search for and put Pool onto the battlefield. Kodama's Reach is another Cultivate. Consider Sylvan Scrying and Crop Rotation ? These cards aren't land ramp, instead they can tutor for Reliquary Tower or a Fetch land and these are pretty important lands to have on the battlefield with Tatyova.
There's no creature tutors here and that could a problem if you get overwhelmed with land support cards and not something bigger to take advantage. Consider Fierce Empath and Fauna Shaman ? Empath can tutor for a big finisher landfall creature such as Avenger or Rampaging. Fauna can be a repeatable creature tutor by discarding a dork to then tutor for any other creature. She can tutor for a big creature or a support creature like Excavator, Witness, etc. Helpful to have when you can't play a lot of expensive price creature tutors.
Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:
- Nature's Lore
- Kodama's Reach
- Crop Rotation
- Fierce Empath
- Fauna Shaman
- Nissa, Vital Force : her ultimate can happen fast and it's a source of draw playing lands that your opponents can't stop (emblem).
- World Breaker : supercharged Acidic Slime who you can recur.
- Scavenging Ooze : repeatable graveyard hate is very helpful in multiplayer Commander.
- Mana Breach : good with Tatyova/landfall, disrupts your opponents much more than you.
- Arcane Denial : sometimes you need a two drop counterspell and Denial is only one blue mana hard counter.
- Mystic Remora : one of the best sources of repeatable no mana cost draw in multiplayer Commander. It can help to fill your hand with lands to play and all the lands helps to keep it on the battlefield longer.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Animist's Awakening: already playing Genesis Wave and Wave is a much better card.
- Broken Bond
- Khalni Heart Expedition: a fine card, but a one shot effect, there's better repeatable options.
- Tishana, Voice of Thunder: this kind of draw is fine, but you don't really need it.
- Undergrowth Champion
- Skyshroud Ranger: can only use her ability at sorcery speed, makes her the least good creature with this effect.
- Rites of Flourishing: helps your opponents too much especially control players.
- Urban Evolution
- Zendikar's Roil
- Nissa, Steward of Elements: her -6 is powerful, but I think overall Vital Force gives you more.
Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Muldrotha is an awesome commander and as I see you have a great base here. I have some suggestions for you. First I would add some mana-dorks like: Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Boreal Druid , Elves of Deep Shadow or Sakura-Tribe Elder , Wood Elves . With Muldrotha often it works like Meren of Clan Nel Toth , you need a Grave Pact , Dictate of Erebos and a Butcher of Malakir . Than you can use all the AristocraticStuff like Spore Frog , Fauna Shaman , Mulldrifter , Shriekmaw , Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , Eternal Witness and I highly recommend you The Gitrog Monster .
That's some thoughts. If you like, check out my Sidisi the Land reanimator-deck.
1 week ago
Nomingia Happy to help!
I just remembered a couple of extra cards that might be worth mentioning if you want more tutors: the creatures that can find other creatures! Here are just a couple of examples:
Note that your opponent will try to kill these as soon as possible, because they can be powerful otherwise!
No need to play these kinds of effects either if you don't want to, many decks are fine and still powerful without them. If you do use tutors that specifically find creatures though, I recommend playing A couple of creatures with spell-like abilities so you can get them when you need to. For example Ravenous Chupacabra acts as a removal spell.
Oh and one last thing - if you're looking for a card with a specific ability, Scryfall and Gatherer are two places where you can find cards by their text, types, mana cost etc. They are very similar so just use whichever one you like the most :)
Anyways, I'll stop rambling haha, all the best with your deck building and remember to have fun above all else :D
1 week ago
Fierce Empath tutors for:
- Woodfall Primus - removal/finisher
- Sun Titan - Graveyard Recursion Value
- Harvester of Souls - Draw after board setup
- Izoni, Thousand-Eyed - Token Generation when yard stocked
Dimir House Guard usually tutors for:
- Price of Fame - instant speed removal + surveil. Cost reduced to kill commanders
- Guardian Project - Draw Engine
- Peregrination - Ramp
- Corpsejack Menace - Combo with commander
- Debt to the Deathless - Finisher/Lifegain
- Return to Dust Artifact/Enchantment Removal
- Marshal's Anthem Token enhancer
- Decree of Justice - small token spam / big flying token generator
- Teysa Karlov - Enhances enchantment engines (usually weak pick)
Mwonvuli Beast Tracker gets:
- Acidic Slime - Artifact/Enchantment/Land removal
- Woodfall Primus - Finisher / Removal Combo
- Harvester of Souls - Draw Engine
- Night Incarnate - small board wipe via -3/-3
Other tutors are Mausoleum Secrets (situational depending on graveyard) and Fauna Shaman (creatures - if she untaps)
Some cheap pieces to keep in mind are:
1 week ago
Update: I made some upgrades to make the deck a little more combo-y. Mostly, woodfall primus for a MLD wincon (after the deck has locked out all opponent's creatures, time to start blowing up all the rest of the non-creature permanents to secure a grind-y win).
Really happy with how the deck plays - off to a slow start but able to keep threats in check and ramp up to a ton of resources. The budget tutor suite seemed fairly effective.
I think I might need even more green sources - early ramp is so clutch. Kindof worried about white basics, white seems the least critical component but there are a lot of double white cards.
Most of my decks are very commander centric - I really like that this one feels like in no rush to get out the commander on curve.
Oversold Cemetery is straight up value - play it on curve and you will always have extra resources coming back to your hand with cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder , Fauna Shaman , and Fertilid . Works like a second Phyrexian Arena at a lower mana cost no less!
Coolest part of this homebrew was that apart from buying the commander on a whim I just happened to have all the rest of the 99 cards in my collection already. And all I wanted to smash bad BW tokens and BG token decks together to make something 3 color that would have access to more card options.
I would love to add in a Dryad Arbor as a reason to include my Green Sun's Zenith . I could also see adding The Gitrog Monster since he would be fetchable. I am not really looking to raise the CMC much more, but he looks like so much gross value with the draw and with Life from the Loam .
2 weeks ago
Really cool deck! I'm glad you built a version for us mortals who have to play edh on a budget. I've been playing a proxy version of the budget deck with my friends for a few days (I like to get a feel for how a deck plays before I buy it) and I have some feedback to share. The main problem I've run into is I can make a ton of mana, but don't have anything to do with it. Maybe I've been keeping hands that should be mulligans because all they do is make a lot of mana, but I think the deck is struggling from having a few less tutors than the non budget version (obviously since tutors can be expensive). Elvish Harbinger is kinda weird and definitely slow but does the job of getting Priest of Titania or Elvish Archdruid if you need mana or Fierce Empath or Fauna Shaman for more tutoring or even something like Reclamation Sage if you really need it. It's also an elf for all the elf synergies. Time of Need is definitely niche but can get Marwyn, the Nurturer or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard in a pinch. On the other hand, maybe it's worth considering playing some regular old card draw to replace the lost tutors. Guardian Project is a strictly worse Beast Whisperer (not an elf) but is a consideration for the budget build. Also, how do you feel about Quest for Renewal ? It's definitely slow, but might be worth it in a budget deck like this which isn't trying to be as fast as possible. Finally, I found that Scryb Ranger really underperforms. Being two more mana than Quirion Ranger and not an elf really hurts, and I'm not sure if you need two copies of the effect in the deck anyway. I've been destroying with the deck (my playgroup is seriously about edh, but I wouldn't consider it cutthroat competitive) and find it super fun to play.
2 weeks ago
I honestly hadn't even thought about it before, but Patron is a slam dunk in this deck for a host of reasons--sorry Dualcaster, you're situational and you've been replaced, for now. I also finally got another Fauna Shaman and it's just too good not to include--certainly better than the one-and-done Empath. Still have to test this deck out a lot more though.
Fauna Shaman occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%