Creature — Elf Scout
Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gladecover Scout occurrence in decks from the last year
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Gladecover Scout Discussion
4 weeks ago
Personally, I feel that The First Iroan Games is quite weak and slow. You’re mainly playing it for the second and third abilities, both of which can be easily messed with since the opponent can see them coming and may end up coming too late. That’s what I would cut for Season of Growth.
I’m also not a huge fan of Calix, Destiny's Hand. For the top card in your curve, he doesn’t seem to do an awful lot that you aren’t already doing better. Season of Growth and Setessan Champion are better for card advantage, and I feel the removal isn’t that great either. Instead, I’d replace him with a card that will help get your creatures across the line to finish a game. The best two in my mind are Cartouche of Strength and Unflinching Courage. Both give trample, which is the big thing here, and the Cartouche can also act as removal for problematic creatures, something that the deck may be lacking.
While I’m here, I have a few more possible recommendations. I recently built my own G/W auras deck (Pioneer Auras, if you want to check it out) and these are cards that are either in the deck or were seriously considered.
Sram, Senior Edificer is yet another replacement for Champion and Season for card draw.
Gladecover Scout and Witchstalker are both nice creatures for you to put all the auras on due to the protection their hexproof gives them. Witchstalker in particular can be a nice card against control, since most of their spells will only make it grow.
Cartouche of Solidarity and Sentinel's Eyes are some nice cheap auras that have some nice effects. The extra blocker that the Cartouche brings can be useful against aggro, and the vigilance of the Eyes lets you attack more freely. Eyes is also nice since it can recur itself.
Hopefully this is helpful to you, I know it’s a bit long. Good luck with the deck.
1 month ago
Nice deck, but I have a few suggestions. Using Alseid of Life's Bounty for protecting your key creatures could be quite risky, since the protection can potentially cause your auras to fall off the creature. Instead, maybe try a creature with hexproof like Gladecover Scout? I know it isn’t an enchantment so won’t trigger constellation, but having a second creature to load auras onto might be a good idea. With all of your auras, Season of Growth might also be a nice include, as it will draw for every aura you play, and the scry can also be really useful. As an enchantment, it will even trigger constellation. Also, with regards to the mana base, while shock lands may be too expensive, maybe slightly cheaper options could be viable? I’d recommend either Fortified Village, Canopy Vista or Sunpetal Grove to replace the Blossoming Sands and maybe the Temple of Plenty, since the ability to play out on curve is quite important. Hopefully this is helpful to you and I wish you luck with the deck.
1 month ago
Firstly. Thank you for your in depth and amazing comment, it's really helped me decide on some cards to add to this deck. I have a big problem with know what cards to remove, if you could help me decide on what to take out for what, that would be super helpful!
As for the hexproof creatures. They make a lot of sense, I really like Silhana Ledgewalker and Elusive Tormentor Flip as the ability to sort of be unblockable or literally be unblockable is amazing. Troll Ascetic is another amazing shout. These 3 are definite add's for this deck. I'm not too sure about Paradise Druid as being tapped to attack could spell an easy removal target depending on board states. Slippery Bogle and Gladecover Scout seem good, but only for the Hexproof. I may give them a try but I may not keep them in the finished product. However, thank you for bringing them to my attention!
I will definitely be obtaining another Wonder for this deck as that seems like a perfect addition. Mask of Memory seems really good for the card draw too, however the Discard clause tends to put me off. I'll definitely play test with it and see how it suits me though.
Boneyard Lurker is in the deck, Alt art too haha. Gemrazer is sadly a card I didn't manage to pull, so i've purchased one. Waiting on it to be delivered, it is an amazing card. Sea-Dasher Octopus was a card I wasn't too sure about adding to the deck, I'll swap it in for a higher cmc Mutate creature though, when I decide which haha.
Yeah, the Mana base needs heavy work, but I tend to leave that until a little later, I would happily accept some help into improving the Mana base! I'm never really sure of how to make a Mana base better personally.
Thank you so much! :)
1 month ago
Hey, you really want hexproof with the creatures you want to mutate too because this protects the creature from removal in response or after mutating. It's pretty risky to chain a bunch of mutate creatures into the pile if the pile doesn't have hexproof. Without hexproof a single Swords to Plowshares by opponent will ruin your game and exile all the creatures in the mutate pile except Otrimi.
Swiftfoot Boots is a helpful equipment with mutate because then any creature can have hexproof before you mutate and keep hexproof for as long as Boots is equipped. When you mutate a creature who's equipped with Boots, Boots will stay on the creature during mutation and after.
- Slippery Bogle
- Gladecover Scout
- Silhana Ledgewalker: if opponent doesn't have a flying creature then the mutated creature can't be blocked by that opponent.
- Paradise Druid: has hexproof as long as it's untapped, good to mutate too while also using it as ramp before you want to mutate.
- Troll Ascetic: also has regeneration which can protect the mutated creature from nontargeted removal that can destroy it such as a board wipe or from legal combat damage. Combination of hexproof and regeneration is powerful projection for the mutated creature.
- Elusive Tormentor Flip: for Insidious Mist, mutate Otrimi with Mist for 6/6 unblockable, hexproof, indestructible, trample that doesn't flip back unless you want it too.
Crystal Shard can be repeatable creature bounce for one blue mana of the mutate pile. This effect lets you mutate the entire pile again, protect all the creatures in the pile from being exiled or destroyed, change which creature is first mutated with Otrimi, etc. Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders can tutor for creature and put into your graveyard. This is good to setup your graveyard to recur a mutate creature when Otrimi does combat damage to an opponent.
Orders can do both, tutor for a creature to mutate too and a put a creature into your graveyard. If Otrimi is part of the mutate pile then the creature will have trample which can make Mask of Memory a repeatable draw two/discard mutate creature/recur mutate creature effect. Wonder is good when you can tutor for it or discard it because giving the mutated creature flying is better evasion than trample. Wonder is good with Buried as one of the three creatures you can tutor for and put into your graveyard.
There's a few of the better budget creatures with mutate that are missing here:
- Sea-Dasher Octopus: mutate at instant speed with flash and for only two mana it's the lowest mutate mana cost, can be another source of repeatable draw when mutated creature has evasion.
- Gemrazer: destroy an artifact or enchantment.
- Boneyard Lurker: recur any permanent.
One of the worst parts of the precon is the manabase, which is not good with 11x Forests and 2x Island ratio. If you would like help with improving the manabase then I offer help in another comment.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
I tried creatures like Aetherling too. However i never liked mutating onto them for two reasons. First, they are way too expensive. I want my mutate targets to cost less than the mutate creature so that I play them first and maybe mutate immediatly afterwards. Since all the power and toughness expensive creatures like Aetherling prove are useless anyway. Second they dont really protect my mutate pile. Flickering or undying put all creatures back seperatly. I really do not like that. This is mostly the same as loosing the pile entirely. Having hexproof or indestructible on the mutate target is for much better since its completetly protected except for boardwipes when using hexproof.
You are only playing 9 Muatets creatures too. That seems to be too low for a mutate forcused deck. I would play atleast 15. You got enough mutate targets anyway so I would suggest cutting a few of those since these creature are worthless in multiples.
1 month ago
This deck leans really heavily on three drops. The mutate mechanic needs some lower cost creatures to get started. I see you have Slippery Bogle and Paradise Druid as low drop creatures that are hard to remove. You may want to find a few more. Gladecover Scout and Silhana Ledgewalker are good hexproof creature to add. Mana dorks are also good to mutate onto as well. Llanowar Elves et al. are fine, Birds of Paradise is probably better. I would cut some of your three drops to add some of these.
The balance between hexproof and indestructible seems like a challenge, but you kinda get both from Thrun, the Last Troll and Troll Ascetic. A few other higher cmc hexproof creature you may find interesting Witchstalker and Aven Fleetwing.
Teferi's Time Twist and other effects that blink creatures can make your single large "Voltron" creature into a small army.
1 month ago
I'm a big fan of mutate. I've been playing my 5c mutate deck for awhile now (Ikoria released earlier in Asia). I'd suggest replacing some of your ramp with mana dorks that you can mutate onto if need be: Birds of Paradise, Paradise Druid, etc. It's also a good idea to have some hexproof creatures to mutate: Slippery Bogle, Gladecover Scout
Hope this helps
1 month ago
Hi, Nice deck. As I live in China (Ikoria released in paper last month), I've been playing my 5c mutate deck for awhile now. My playgroup has allowed me to use Surgeon General Commander. It's done quite well and mutate is a lot of fun.