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Tribal Sorcery — Elf
Put three 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens into play.
Reinforce 3— *(, Discard this card: Put three +1/+1 counters on target creature.)
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Hunting Triad Discussion
2 months ago
HansRun I'm not sure. I've been considering Marwyn. It is kind of interesting with Ivy Lane Denizen and just playing elves. It might also work with meatyorologist's Hunting Triad if I run that. I like the idea behind it a lot as is synergizes with several of the stated goals.
Honestly, tho, none of the recent printings have piqued my interest, but maybe I'm missing something new? Any suggestions?
2 months ago
Hi! I run an Elf deck, as well, and it's quite strong (managed to get a turn 4 245-damage win today), and it has gone through many iterations. So I have some experience with Elves. Here is that deck, if you want to check it out for inspiration.
First thing I would do is probably up your land count by at least two. I run 18, myself, with 20 mana dorks in the deck. There's a ton of mana generation but even then, 18 lands is pretty low. You only need one or two to pop off, but you want to have some kind of backup.
Collected Company is immensely powerful with all this mana, and I highly recommend finding room for at least a couple, if not four. Also, Lead the Stampede isn't flashy, but in such a creature-heavy deck, it's an extremely efficient way to refill your hand.
I love Nissa, but I'm not sure she's necessary for Elves. Life gain isn't used except for countering burn or the mirror, and there are easier ways to do that, I think. You definitely want a more reliable way to put out Ezuri, so CoCo and/or LTS are good for that. You have the Harbinger, too, but we want something a little more consistent. You might consider upping your count of Ezuri, for that matter.
I love the Immaculate Magistrate + Joraga Warcaller combo, too. Used it for a while. But in the end, it's slow and fairly easily stopped. Also, CoCo (which you will want to use) doesn't hit the Magistrate. Another reason CoCo is so good is because you can do it on your opponent's end step, throw out something like an Elvish Archdruid, and have it ready to go on your next turn.
Instead of or in addition to Elvish Promenade, maybe consider Hunting Triad. The nice part is that the reinforce ability doesn't count as casting so it can't be easily countered. You can either put out 3 tokens to power up Elvish Archdruid, or put the counters directly on Joraga Warcaller to pump up all your Elves.
These are just a few basic ideas to start with. Take a look at my deck for some more ideas, especially on the sideboard, and I'll post again with some more ideas soon.
4 months ago
Seems to me that Marwyn would be all about that elf-token life! Things like Hunting Triad and Sylvan Offering might be worthwhile to make her huge - the latter especially since she can provide a huge amount of mana for it.
If you're after more card draw, Collective Unconscious may just be a worse Shamanic Revelation but it's still very much worth it if you're doubling down on elf production. You might also appreciate more reliable and long-term card drawing, such as Staff of Nin, The Immortal Sun and/or Mind's Eye - things that your commander can hurry out but will still be worthwhile even if you're having trouble building up your board. Best of all, if you're able to afford it, Staff of Domination would be like a dream. As soon as Marwyn has five or more power, you get infinite life and can draw all the cards you want.
4 months ago
There's only 10 creatures that benefit fully from the cost reduction on Urza's Incubator, assuming you choose Elf. That's not even half of your creatures. I think you'd be better off with Herald's Horn.
Also, Concordant Crossroads to be able to attack right away once you've assembled your combo.
5 months ago
Hunting Triad feels like a flavor card, but 3 tokens/ 3 counters seems kind of lack luster
Elvish Piper Your curve is peeking around 2-3 with very little high cmc creatures. Great card, but you wont benefit much from it. It's more for big green beatdown, not so much swarm
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Another good card that works better in a big creature deck. You're making a bunch of little 1/1s. I can't see you really benefiting from her draw effect or her tap ability that much.
Elvish Visionary Cantrips are fine (play a card, draw a card), but if you are having a hard time cutting cards, you could do without.
Elvish Vanguard Needs a lot of set up and is very fragile with no protection or battle tricks
Elfhame Druid I didn't see a lot of kicker cards, and it looks like you have plenty of ramp already
Protean Hulk Sounds crazy, but if you don't have a combo you can search out with his LTB, I'm not sure how much uselful it will be.
Mass Discard. A lot of your discards are single target, you might want to add some more Multi target (if there are any more).
Win conditions. The most generic win con for token decks is a surprise mass buff like Craterhoof Behemoth, add some more. Tribal Forcemage fits your flavor, Overrun and (I'm gonna regret this) Triumph of the Hordes can be just as deadly as Craterhoof. Beastmaster Ascension takes a bit of set up, but in a token deck its pretty easy to activate.
There you go. Your 150 card edh deck is complete! xD
5 months ago
Have you considered Hunting Triad? It's a quick and easy way to make your big elves go infinite.Awesome deck btw. :)
11 months ago
Thanks for all the suggestions! Elvish Mystic is a quite obvious pick indeed. As for Reclamation Sage and Elvish Visionary, I really don't want to decrease the number of warriors too much since it would limit Bramblewood Paragon's effect; Elvish Visionary is neat though, think I'll put it in the maybeboard and make some tests.
I added 2 Gruul Turf for now since I don't have enough budget to afford other dual rares. The same goes for Ezuri, it's reaally expensive so I hope 1 will be effective enough.
At the moment I'm considering these changes:
+2 other instants (same as above, don't know exactly which ones)
+1 Hunting Triad to compensate the token production
1 year ago
Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds and Sylvan Ranger seem unnecessary for this list. They're mostly good for fixing your mana (which, as a mono-green deck, is unneeded). If you really want a 2-drop creature that adds a card to your hand as an ETB, Elvish Visionary is probably a better choice.
Your land count seems kind of high for an elf deck. Your list inspired me to try building Elfball in yet another format, and neither version I built had more than 13 lands (though one version used a land as the Noble).