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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Common|
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Creature — Elf Scout
Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
Gladecover Scout Discussion
1 month ago
I might recommend that you go with either Gladecover Scout or Slippery Bogle rather than Kor duelist and Noble Hierarch as they’ll be much more difficult to remove. Then you could potentially go “Turn one, creature. Turn two, Sigarda’s Aid+Hammer” and just start swinging.
2 months ago
- -1 Barren Moor +1 Azorius Signet
- -1 Lonely Sandbar +1 Dimir Signet
- -1 Tranquil Thicket +1 Gruul Signet
- -1 Forgotten Cave +1 Simic Signet
- -1 Secluded Steppe +1 Boros Signet
- -1 Azorius Chancery +1 Coalition Relic
- -1 Boros Garrison +1 Thran Dynamo
- -1 Dimir Aqueduct +1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
- -1 Golgari Rot Farm +1 Wandering Fumarole
- -1 Gruul Turf +1 Raging Ravine
- -1 Izzet Boilerworks +1 Celestial Colonnade
- -1 Orzhov Basilica +1 Creeping Tar Pit
- -1 Rakdos Carnarium +1 Hissing Quagmire
- -1 Selesnya Sanctuary +1 Pentad Prism
- -1 Simic Growth Chamber +1 Riftwing Cloudskate
- -1 Mantis Rider +1 Duplicant
- -1 Psychatog +1 Thought Erasure
- -1 Drooling Groodion +1 Vraska, Relic Seeker
- -1 Ancestral Mask +1 Inferno Titan
- -1 Twisted Abomination +1 Exhume
- -1 Sengir Vampire +1 Animate Dead
- -1 Ravenous Rats +1 Unburial Rites
- -1 Spirit Mantle +1 Angel of Invention
- -1 Brood Butcher +1 Cloudgoat Ranger
- -1 Elephant Guide +1 Verdurous Gearhulk
- -1 Gladecover Scout +1 Terastodon
3 months ago
I'm gonna give you a list of cards that I think are easy cuts, but before the I'm just gonna point out that Sage of Hours goes infinite with Ezuri.
AEtherize , Blink of an Eye , Crushing Canopy , Dissolve , Essence Scatter , Familiar's Ruse , Ghostly Flicker , Darksteel Ingot , Simic Locket , Rogue's Gloves , Propaganda , Wilderness Reclamation , Biomantic Mastery , Cultivate , Selective Snare , Whirlwind , Urban Evolution , Drove of Elves , Ezuri's Archers , Gladecover Scout , Heedless One , Lifespring Druid , Leaf Gilder , Jagged-Scar Archers , Masked Admirers , Thornweald Archer
4 months ago
Not x2 Bogles. My mistake.
4 months ago
jconeil1988 Thank you for the feedback! As for your creature base suggestion, I think you're totally right, if I were going the route of a bogles deck I would certainly want 2x Slippery Bogle , 4x Gladecover Scout , and 4x Kor Spiritdancer . However, my idea with this deck was to make a deck inspired by bogles, but also keep the -1 colorless mana for enchantment spells synergy given by Danitha Capashen, Paragon and Herald of the Pantheon and possibly x1 to x2 Satyr Enchanter . I know bogles is far more competitively effective and certainly far more streamlined, but I felt the -1 colorless mana would be fun and allow me to play higher cost enchantments.
But I also feel like this initial version of my deck doesn't capitalize on that -1 colorless mana synergy enough to make it an effective part of the deck. I was certainly thinking about taking out all the creatures except possibly x4 Slippery Bogle , 4x Gladecover Scout , and 2x Kor Spiritdancer x1 Danitha Capashen, Paragon and x4 Herald of the Pantheon . This would leave a little bit of room to add x1 or x2 Shalai, Voice of Plenty ! I have to say that is a great recommendation!
I don't think my deck is quite the right place for a Dryad Arbor, though. From my understanding that creature land is played in bogles 1. because bogles runs fetch lands, and 2. because bogles suffers from taget player sacrifices a creature effects. My deck doesn't run any fetch lands, nor does it suffer anywhere near as bad from sacrifice effects, especially if I can get Sigil of the Empty Throne into play. That's also why I have a second Sigil of the Empty Throne in the sideboard, to switch out for Sphere of Safety if im having to sacrifice too often.
I also forgot to put the one Path to Exile in my aquireboard. Its the only card in the decklist I do not yet own. However, I actually really love my Seal Away for what its worth. It's perfect for the -1 colorless mana synergy, sometimes costing the same as Path but is instant speed with only the drawback of being applicable to tapped creatures, which isn't very concerning in my opinion.
As for the land, I was thinking about running 23, but I think that might be the lowest I'd go without significantly upgrading my mana base, especially since I want to upgrade this deck to better synergize with the -1 colorless mana abilities by adding more high-cost enchantments.
Some possibilities I've been thinking about were x1 Snake Umbra instead of, or perhaps in addition to x1 Keen Sense especially if I'm going to be taking out the draw from Satyr Enchanter , or also Bear Umbra although it is a bit pricy, so I would likely only consider getting one. Whatever the case, I certainly appreciate your feedback! Thank you!
4 months ago
Okay, so. what you really want to do is go the Bogles route. It is exactly this, and you have some of the core already.
First, you want to streamline the deck. You have way too many 1 and 2 ofs.
A decent core for your deck would be 4x Slippery Bogle , 4x Gladecover Scout , and 4x Kor Spiritdancer . Literally, that's all you need for your creature suite, if you can get a hold of one for cheap, you could get an Dryad Arbor so you can get around the Sac a creature removals.
After you have your creatures, you want to build around that with cheap aura spells. Which, you are already on to. you want to up that Daybreak Coronet to four if you can, but three is fine. It is probably the second best Aura you got there. Surprisingly the best Aura you have, you only have 2 of is Ethereal Armor . Absolutely no reason that should be less than 4. Don't sleep on those Totem Armors, you probably want at least 6, 7 is probably better.
Why is your Path to Exile not in the main? Get that in there and grab at least one more!
With such a low CC curve, you can probably get away with running 19-21 lands and still be fine.
Something I've been considering as a budget alternative to Leyline of Sanctity is actually a couple of Shalai, Voice of Plenty . True, you won't be start the game with it on the field, but it offers the same protection for the same cc and gives you an unboltable body that can buff up your other creatures.
6 months ago
Kumi First off, thanks so much for the feedback!
While I do want to build W/U (mainly for the off-the-radar vibes), I realize that G/W is probably the better option just because it has access to Gladecover Scout . That being said, I have some reasoning for some of the card choices here:
(and a disclaimer: I do not profess to be a Bogles veteran, so feel free to tell me if I'm completely off on something)
I wanted to play W/U specifically to make the bad matchups less bad; these matchups include Ad Nauseum or Prison decks (decks that run Ensnaring Bridge ). I do see what you’re saying, that 5 counterspells might be too many. I just felt like I wanted to see one to two every game, and 5 felt like the right number.
I agree that Dryad Arbor is super important in the Jund/GB Rock matchups, but I assumed that the real key player was Leyline of Sanctity , because, from what I’ve seen of the matchup (and this is super limited experience here, so feel free to take it with a grain of salt), the real danger in the G/B midrange matchup is the discard that they have available. I feel like a turn 1 Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek taking a hexproof dude would be a much earlier game over. In terms of Liliana of the Veil , my plan was just countering it with Spell Pierce or Stubborn Denial .
In terms of Spellskite , I wasn’t even thinking about Burn or Scapeshift, but rather Infect. As Infect seems to me like a garbage-fire of a matchup, I was considering Spellskite as a way to slow them down and build my own clock. Also, Spellskite seems like it would be absolutely busted in the Bogles mirror. But, as neither of these decks are particularly prevalent in the current meta, I see your point. Faster is better.
I totally get the Gladecover Scout over Invisible Stalker argument. But going down to two Kor Spiritdancer seems strange to me, just because I’ve heard from several Bogles players that, depending on the matchup, it’s straight gas and better to have in the mainboard.
I also understand the concern of not having enough Auras, which is why I made the decision to run Curious Obsession over Unstable Mutation . I think I’ll be going up one Curious Obsession to have a full playset; maybe I’ll take out the mainboard Spell Pierce .
And...I think that’s about it. Once again, I’d just like to say thanks so much for the feedback. While I do adore W/U, I’m strongly considering switching to Bant Bogles because of the boost I’d get from both Rancor and Gladecover Scout .
Oh yeah! One final question: considering how prevalent Humans is in the current meta, should I keep the two Tocatli Honor Guard in the board? It seems like a ridiculous bomb against that deck.
Gladecover Scout occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%