As Gilt-Leaf Palace enters the battlefield, you may reveal an Elf card from your hand. If you don't, Gilt-Leaf Palace enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap: Add (Black) or (Green) to your mana pool.
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Gilt-Leaf Palace Discussion
5 days ago
looks like you have a little elf thing, to help that out, go down a bit on your hydras, put in more elvish archdruid and mystic, for archdruid to be good, the more elves the better. maybe cut gyre sage (its good, but takes up space, etc), and also put in llanowar elves. This way, you have enough elves for archdruid to be good, but still enough room for your hydras.
I'd say your creatures could be like
4x corpsejack menace4x elvish archdruid4x elvish mystic4x llanowar elves3x kalonian hydra4x primordial hydra3x walking ballista
then maybe cut asceticism, it cost a lot and isn't doing much, you don't need continuous hexproof, just answers.
Because now you have 16 elves, you could go for using a Gilt-Leaf Palace or two, cut nykthos to 2 or 3 because legendary, and if budget then use some painlands like Llanowar Wastes. nice hydras! have you considered trying Tainted Strike? you have a lot of trample creatures, but sometimes, being able to just do 10 damage is better than 20 (what am i saying, its always better if you can win doing 10 damage), also about the last post, maybe cut the Hunter's Insight, for it to be good, you usually need your important key creatures, at which point you don't need card draw if you already have them. also, because you have no way of putting counters on easily, maybe try some Scrounging Bandar, you can move counters around on upkeep.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
You went 0-4 because that list isn't great as-is and it was your first outing. Elves is hardly gonna kill every deck in Modern but it really isn't an awful deck, and it's probably amongst the top 20 or so Modern builds (though in the lower part of that 20, tbh) It can beat Infect (ahem, Melira, Sylvok Outcast), it can beat Skred, it can beat a lot of decks, especially if you splash black for good removal. But you can also stay mono-green and do okay without investing a ton more.
And I think your deck can get way better without tons of super-expensive stuff, or you might find a way to make some decent trades for stuff you want. Though Boza is right that there's no way around buying 4X CoCo.
On the manabase - for 2-color, you can live without fetchlands. Blooming Marsh and Overgrown Tomb are the best options, but you can also see if you can grab Woodland Cemetery, Llanowar Wastes, and who knows- you might grab a cheap Gilt-Leaf Palace or two.
For other SB stuff, you might think about a couple Chord of Calling and using a creatures toolbox approach, which often works better than spells with a CoCo deck anyway. There's Brain Maggot, Reclamation Sage, Scavenging Ooze, and Kitchen Finks. You could go dig up some weird,cheap, unexpected SB options like Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Eyes of the Wisent, Creeping Corrosion, Obstinate Baloth, and Thragtusk if you can't afford the usual stuff (like Cavern of Souls).
And look, you won't go 4-0, certainly not until you learn the deck and get good at playing it. But beating a $1000-plus deck with a budget-ish build that isn't a straight-up netdeck is the most fun thing you can do in MTG.
Good luck in any case.
3 weeks ago
It is very possible that Fire-Lit Thicket may be the same land as Auntie's Hovel, altered by the transition from Lorwyn to Shadowmoor (ironically, the hovel looks to be red/green while the thicket looks to be red/block or green/black). Similarly, Wooded Bastion may possibly be Gilt-Leaf Palace after the transition (again, looking more black and less white than the original), and Graven Cairns may be Ancient Amphitheater.
1 month ago
Hi there, I'm the tribal elves guy over here at TappedOut! Just kidding, but I've been playing elves competitively for 3 years, and I've gotten some pretty impressive wins with it, along with constant top 3s at my FNM.
So if you're looking to get this deck competitive, there are a few routes you can go while keeping it budget. Do you like aggro elves or combo elves more? There are some cool things that you can do with both builds.
Being honest, what's really going to screw you over in a competitive elves build is land. I had my deck fully competitive minus the lands for a long time before I was able to get them, and it still ran fairly smoothly, you just lose a bit of resilience without the lands. The lands that especially screw you over are things like Razorverge Thicket and Horizon Canopy if you're running green white and Gilt-Leaf Palace, Woodland Cemetery, or Overgrown Tomb for green black. Other than those color specific lands, you've always got Cavern of Souls that puts you in a tough position, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, even though it's on a cheaper side is still worth a pretty penny.
If you're not looking for me to bother you on certain builds with elves, but if you're definitely thinking of sticking with elves all the way up into a competitive archetype, then I seriously recommend you check out my deck for a pretty standard Green White elves, and my primer for a mono-green version. As for detailed decks on here, I'm limited to those two, however I am very knowledgeable as well about green black combo elves, and general green black elves (which is very similar to green white build).
Attached will be my primer and my personal competitive elves build :) If you have any questions, feel free to comment back to me or send me a personal message!
1 month ago
idk your budget, but a typical elves manabase is:
4 Gilt-Leaf Palace free untapped GB dual is great!
1 Temple Garden b/c white is a very light splash
1 Overgrown Tomb in case you need black in a pinch
0-1 Horizon Canopy NOT necessary, but sometimes drawing the card is nice
FWIW most Elves play 4 of Nettle Sentinel AND Dwynen's Elite. Nettle Sentinel is just very good in the deck and Dwynen's Elite helps you go wide; i think playing one 'instead of the other' is incorrect. i can't really comment on the Eldrazi Tron MU though, it doesn't exist in my meta. what cards are giving you issues specifically?
2 months ago
your deck looks fun, but here are a few suggestions for your deck to make it better:
1: the lands. elves are ment to be casted quickly and very cheaply. you should go down the number of lands you have to about 20 lands and add some dual lands that tap for both of the colors you need. some budget options include Llanowar Wastes, Hissing Quagmire, Blooming Marsh, and/or Woodland Cemetery. some non-budget options include Gilt-Leaf Palace, Overgrown Tomb, Verdant Catacombs, and Cavern of Souls.
2: the elves. you want to SWARM a load of elves onto the battlefield, and while elvish visionary and shaman of the pack are great elves, the rest. . . aren't as good. for starters, remove all ramp enchantments, arbor elves, and reservoirs, and add Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, and Heritage Druid in their place. as for the stronger elves, replace joraga treespeaker, masked admirers, and sylvan messenger with Nettle Sentinel, Dwynen's Elite, Elvish Archdruid and Ezuri, Renegade Leader. these creatures are better options than the elves you currently have.
also +1 for elves. YAY ELVES!!!
2 months ago
I normally do not have a problem getting black for Shaman of the Pack and Abrupt Decay due to Gilt-Leaf Palace and Blooming Marsh, but I removed Nykthos to make room. I also shed one Zigg for a Cavern.
I feel like after Metallic Mimic is declared as an Elf, its replay value is diminished, so I was running three. I understand why getting another Dwynen's Elite will help w token sac to trigger Narnam Renegade and Greenwheel Liberator. I can cut the two Elvish Visionary but will miss the card draw, but not sure where else to make room?