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Destroy all artifacts and enchantments. You gain 2 life for each permanent destroyed this way.
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Fracturing Gust Discussion
2 days ago
1 week ago
Casting on their endstep or anytime you have priority and your opponent is tapped out isn't defensive, it's just not casting your collected company unless you need to. If an opponent has a counterspell, they will try to stop coco, so casting it whenever they're tapped out is better than losing it to a Spell Pierce. I disagree on the sideboard, as elves have a lot of options by using silver bullets. Spellskite and Scavenging Ooze are easily found with coco and chord, and adding black lets you play Thoughtseize. Phyrexian revoker is a chord-able Pithing Needle on a stick.
There is actually an elf with graveyard hate, Deathrite Shaman. its merely banned in modern.
Try watching every elf deck in feature matches. Common sideboards you'll see are Burrenton Forge-Tender <, Fracturing Gust, Thoughtseize, Spellskite <, Scavenging Ooze < , Abrupt Decay, Kitchen Finks, Kataki, War's Wage <, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Elvish Champion, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Stony Silence, Rest in Peace, &c. I don't mean to sound imperious, or bothersome, but you may want to change your sideboard, as it seems to be directed against flyers. That is fine, but since you have 15 cards against multitudes of decks, you really shouldn't spend more than 2 cards against one thing. Your Lys Alana Bowmaster is all you need against flying, the other cards get in the way and cause you to have less bowmaster triggers.
By the way, your example of throne of the god pharaoh sounds more like winning just from shaman of the pack, your example didn't include throne at all. Including heritage druid lets you win earliest on turn 3, while throne seems much better as a sideboard, or in a deck made to easily tap out all their creatures. of your 33 creatures, only 11 of them are able to tap for mana. That means most of the life your opponent loses from throne comes from you attacking, and not tapping for mana (unless you don't plan for throne to make your opponent lose much life.
TL;DR: If you want, here's a for sideboards (as well as many elf strategies in general), but really, the best guide is just testing out cards yourself. I can't tell you how many times Prowess of the Fair has saved me from boardwipes, kataki from just about any artifact loving deck.
2 weeks ago
Yeah I'll definitely look more into my artifact hate SB options. I actually believe there is no Affinity at my current meta, so I may just take out most of the cards (probably for more Colossi and lifegain). My meta I moved into is really good for Ponza, the only bad matchup there for me is Grixis DS. Another card that has been brought to my attention is Fracturing Gust, which I have mixed feelings about and don't think it quite makes the cut. Anyways, thanks for the response and yes I love chatting Ponza too! :P
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Besides which, everyone's listing all these wonderful things that Excavator can do which Crucible does way better. Because it doesn't die to a stiff breeze (other than Fracturing Gust). Of course you'll play it as more copies in some cases though.
I mean, it's a "dies to removal" argument, which is only really valid if it needs to stick around for many turns and costs a significant amount of mana.
1 month ago
colton815 The purpose of adding different colors to elves is for sideboards, as well as access to certain spells such as Beck / Call, or Lightning Bolt. Green Black has become a really common splash color, especially with Shaman of the Pack, as well as access to Thoughtseize and Abrupt Decay. White lets you run Burrenton Forge-Tender, Kataki, War's Wage, and a menagerie of other spells.
Hello there! I have some recommendations to make. What your reason behind running Lead the Stampede over Chord of Calling? With Dwynen's Elite, Nettle Sentinel, and not a single copy of Heritage Druid, you could easily get flooded with a ton of creatures, which aren't strong enough to attack easily without Ezuri, Renegade Leader. Running chord also lets you swap Burning-Tree Emissary could probably be cut for some Ezuri, Renegade Leader, and Narnam Renegade for Heritage Druid. This allows you to still have a possible turn 3 swing for 21 damage, while keeping lightning bolt at the ready.
Although red is a helpful color, relying on red for most of your sideboard spells (and not having an easy way to get red early in the game) can cause you to have sideboard answers flooded in hand. You only have 5 lands which can help you get red, meaning that many of your games can result in having no red. swapping destructive revelry for Fracturing Gust can help you against affinity. cutting atarka's command for Ghost Quarter and another Grafdigger's Cage. +1 :D
TL;DR: cutting burning tree emissary for Ezuri, Renegade Leader, and narnam renegade for Heritage Druid. destructive revelry for Fracturing Gust and Reclamation Sage, and atarka's command for Ghost Quarter and another Reclamation Sage
Also, if you want, here's my black green elves list!
2 months ago
Here's the search tool I used though, in case that helps.
2 months ago
michaeljager We have ways of protecting our enchantments in both the main and side. Most decks don't run a ton of enchantment interaction so Greater Auramancy can shut out targeted removal.Aura Barbs is an intersting card as it gets around targeting both us and our enchantments. Fortunately the card is also not played so we shouldn't have to worry about it? There's always Nevermore when we don't know how else to answer something. Halo and Nevermore and Gideon's Intervention can protect us further from interaction. Nevermore can name those Fracturing Gusts and Back to Natures.
Idyllic Tutor got gives us access to our win cons, allowing us to play fewer. Ascension could be the right choice without Suppression Field but I want to be open to bringing that card back in if need be. Ascension is also stronger with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. We forgo that to splash for Blood Moon.
I'm glad Pithing Needle had a chance to shine. Such an underrated card. It was a. It of a revelation for this deck as Tron is brutally hard for us to beat. The Blood Moon splash and the Needles will help make that matchup much more favorable.