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Gift of Growth
Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)
Untap target creature. It gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If this spell was kicked, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn instead.
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Gift of Growth Discussion
2 weeks ago
I understand that you are posting a deck based on cards you have so that means some cards are acting as filler. When you get a chance I would suggest cutting:
Cards I would suggest adding:
If you need to make more room for some of these card suggestions then you might want to trim copies of Deathbloom Thallid because of how much removal right now is exile based.
Best of luck with the deck.
1 month ago
You have a lot of 3-drops, so consider cutting a few for mainboard Lightning Strikes or something. Also, I don't know if you have enough spells with Kicker to justify Hallar, the Firefletcher, and as a Green deck, your creatures already get pretty big, so you could cut the Gift of Growths and Wild Onslaught if you need room.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Acute19, thanks for the upvote, thoughts and props :) Hallar, the Firefletcher is a nice Elf because of trample even without playing kicker. I can see it taking Rishkar, Peema Renegade's place as a three drop when Rishkar rotates. I really like the interaction with Ancient Animus and Hallar is a fine turn two three drop play with help from Llanowar and Territory.
I don't see any problem including cards that will rotate in Sept. after all we don't know anything about Core Set 2019(M19) other than Bolas and Tezzeret are returning. It's possible that Elves are in the set. Very hard to build around post rotation without knowing what's in M19. Sets in Kaladesh and Amonhket will still be legal in Standard with M19, they only rotate out when the currently unknown Fall set enters Standard.
I'm playing kicker with Hallar in the budget version of this deck, Budget Elves of Dominaria. I very much like Gift of Growth as a four drop kicked spell that's good with Hallar and Marwyn. In my budget version kicker is the secondary strategy. Unfortunately, that's the problem with kicker and Hallar, kicker costs too much mana to be a main strategy. It's more useful as a secondary strategy to give some reach. Those lines of play you mentioned seem very good, but is turn three kicked Untamed Kavu better than turn three Radha? Not sure about that and Radha is an Elf. If you're going tribal that matters.
Your version looks good, I'll take a look at it and leave a comment. Fight with Fire is a good removal spell right now and I foresee it being an even better removal spell post rotation because most Vehicles other than Weatherlight will rotate. Can you play Fight and Steel Leaf Champion together? I have been unsuccessful in doing this, hurting the consistency of turn one Llanowar into turn two Champion or turn three Champion is not worth playing more red.
1 month ago
A very good spell with kicker is Gift of Growth it's instant speed and is pretty easy to cast kicked only needing four mana. +4/+4 and a counter or more to Hallar for a turn is nice because he has trample as well as some damage to opponent. Targeting Radha is also nice because she has haste. Radha's mana ability can help to cast Gift while in combat.
Rishkar is a way to get some counters on Hallar without needing to cast a kicked spell. Gift untaps the creature you target before you pump it, it can be used as a pseudo ritual with Marwyn. Tap her for mana cast Gift kicked target Marwyn untap her and tap her again for every more mana because she now gets 4 extra power.
A card I have been impressed with so far is Ancient Animus. It can put a counter on Hallar making it a 4/4 then you fight an opponent's creature. It's an instant so it works quite well in combat with Rahda since she too is legendary. Ordinarily, Animus would be unplayable, but with Elves it's actually good because there's a lot of strong legendary Elves now in Standard.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Why not just go mono green? Slimefoot and Vicious Offering do not belong here, they belong in a token shell. Slimefoot is just not good enough if you aren't going heavy on tokens, and Vicious Offering won't have enough good targets. Llanowar Envoy is expensive mana fixing in a deck that doesn't need any mana fixing, definitely doesn't belong.
The deck seems to be split between wanting to go wide and ramping into big creatures. Either of those options are great, but combining them makes the deck inconsistent. You want to focus your deck.
Arbor Armament and Gift of Growth are OK combat tricks, but that's not really good enough. The risk of getting your creature removed and going down a card is too high in a deck that isn't hyper-aggressive, and typically you want your cards to do more. 36~ slots for cards is not a whole lot, so you want to make the best of every slot you use. The Mending of Dominaria is an interesting card, but I think it needs some synergy to really shine.
Why is the deck Dominaria only? What do you want to use this deck for?
1 month ago
Cut the following:
Save it and let me look at it after.
2 months ago
I always offer a budget version of the whatever version of this deck I'm playing. I try to keep the budget version as close to this version as I can within cost. The budget version is always under $100 including a full sideboard. I try to keep it in the $60-$80 price range.
For anyone interested I just updated Budget Elves of Dominaria with a new Gruul version. It's a little bit different with Hallar, the Firefletcher, Territorial Allosaurus and Gift of Growth making first appearances main deck.