Gilt-Leaf Ambush


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Tribal Instant — Elf

Put two 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens onto the battlefield. Clash with an opponent. If you win, those creatures gain deathtouch until end of turn. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost. Creatures dealt damage by a creature with deathtouch are destroyed. You can divide combat damage from a creature with deathtouch among any of the creatures blocking or blocked by it.)

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Gilt-Leaf Ambush Discussion

Hyperalgialysis on ElvesAreGreen

4 months ago

I would change the format to modern as this isnt standard. Secondly, go all in on elves. Elvish Champion Imperious Perfect Masked Admirers Sylvan Messenger Lys Alana Huntmaster Reclamation Sage Gilt-Leaf Ambush. If you can afford to get good green/black lands you can open up a world of good carda like Thornbow Archer Shaman of the Pack Prowess of the Fair Elves of Deep Shadow Eyeblight's Ending Nameless Inversion

lithium142 on

1 year ago

Gilt-Leaf Ambush just for flavor? XD nice deck, mate!

LeaPlath on Nath of the Gilt-Leaf

1 year ago

Heritage Druid, Elvish Archdruid, Birchlore Rangers, Priest of Titania, Joraga Treespeaker let you turn your tokens into mana etc.

Nature's Lore, Assassinate, Bone Splinters, Death Stroke, Despise, Distress, Explore, Gruesome Discovery, Journey of Discovery, Mind Rot, Appetite for the Unnatural, Doom Blade, Druid's Deliverance, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Naturalize, Seedling Charm, Spring Cleaning, Strength in Numbers, Vitalize, Prowess of the Fair, Wayfarer's Bauble, Deadbridge Shaman, Silhana Starfletcher can all be cut in my opinion. These cards are all low impact or just a bit eh, compared to what you can do.

Unnerve should be Syphon Mind.

Nullmage Shepherd lets to turn a swarm of tokens into repeatable removal.

If you want to go in hard on tokens, you also have Primal Vigor as another token doubler, Second Harvest as a single use doubler, Sylvan Offering as a massive token producer/political card you can take advantage of especially. Voice of the Woods turns tokens into yet more tokens.

Damnable Pact is a good draw x spell, which can be political, or can be used to burn someone to death. Weird Harvest is an interesting political option, that can let you win on the spot with enough ramp.

robbnoble on Deadly Elves

1 year ago

I really enjoy elf decks, and I like where you're going with the G/B. It seems to me your primary win condition is damage by swarming with elves and direct damage via shaman of the pack. I'd like to recommend a few things for you.

I'm not sure if you're on a budget, but if you aren't:Overgrown tomb, woodland cemetery. These dual lands will help you with mana fixing immensely. Also, Cavern of soul is awesome for elves.

Otherwise, Lys Alana Huntmaster is an awesome two of. Elves have a ton of ramp, so the 4 mana cost usually isn't a problem. She's naturally a 3/3 body and with cards like archdruid and champion to buff her, she becomes a nasty threat on her own, even before her ability, which lets her birth more elves.

I would run four Elvish Archdruid. Turn 3 he's dropping a ton of mana. plus he's good at pumping tokens.

4 Dwynen's Elite. He's an awesome T2 that comes with a friend.

collected company is awesome for delving into your deck a bit.

Chord of Calling will get you shaman of the pack whenever you need it.

Shamanic Revelation is good draw power to replenish your hand. The potential life gain is a good bonus.

Mercy Killing - multi-use tool for elves. Use it on your own pumped elf to turn him into many pumped elves.

Gilt-Leaf Ambush (Always fun!)

Parallel Lives

I would increase your count on Prowess of the Fair

Imperious Perfect pumps your elves and gives you a chance to make more

Elvish Promenade is good for a one or two of

What I would take out:
Nissa revane. She's okay, but most likely a one shot appearance, only coming into play with 2 loyalty.

Nissa's chosen is kind of weak. Nissa's other +1 is much more worth it.

Elvish Champion - more of a sideboard card. Put him in when you play against green decks.

Nettle sentinel - She's mostly good for the heritage druid combo. She's a good beater turn one, but doesn't contribute much to your strategy.

Thornbow archer doesn't contribute much. The direct damage he applies is conditional and extremely limited. Plus being blocked once he dies.

Anyway, I hope some of my suggestions help.

lithium142 on Trostani Token Value EDH

2 years ago

Master of the Wild Hunt

Hero of Bladehold

Bestial Menace

Retribution of the Meek

Battle Screech <-- one of my favorites

Elvish Harbinger

Dauntless Escort =D

Congregation at Dawn is stupid good

Gilt-Leaf Ambush can be tutored with Elvish Harbinger and is a great generator

Triumph of the Hordes is a win-condition. it can hand you games that you previously had no business winning

Earthcraft is broken in a token deck. just plain broken