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|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Elf Warrior
Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1.
, : Put a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token onto the battlefield.
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Imperious Perfect Discussion
1 week ago
Consider dropping the following:
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - not a Warrior
Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet & Gruul Signet - weak color fixing and better use of sleeves.
Bident of Thassa - not sure, seems kinda weak but it may be better in your deck.
Bear Umbra - cute aura, but aura's are weak in multipler unless your playing aura voltron.
Sosuke, Son of Seshiro - you aren't making snakes. I know that the destroy a creature is nice, but deathtouch does effectively the same thing.
Warriors to consider:
Mardu Woe-Reaper, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Wild Nacatl, Blood-Chin Fanatic, Ogre Marauder, Brutal Hordechief, Drumhunter, Wolfir Silverheart
Glistener Elf - for those times when you really HAVE to but don't want to.....
Patriarch's Bidding - the best tribal recursion spell
Bloodsoaked Champion & Reassembling Skeleton - skullclamp or chump block all day long.
Surrak Dragonclaw & Yasova Dragonclaw - Because why not?
Imperious Perfect & Nacatl War-Pride - tokens!
Brion Stoutarm - fling!
Cliffhaven Vampire - this could be a combo piece....
Herald of Secret Streams - ahahahahahahaha Bramblewood Paragon has a best friend
There are more Warriors to consider, but I wanted to focus on some utility that you may have overlooked.
Here are some lands you may have overlooked: Unclaimed Territory, Opal Palace, Reflecting Pool
jzt0 on Modern Elves
2 weeks ago
I also have an elf deck I'm constantly working on, but am not restricted by format. However, my suggestions are entirely Modern legal! I would just like to preface my comments with this: These are all positive criticisms, and wouldn't mind your input for my Allies deck. I play casually and am looking for any card ($10 or less) to make it better/more consistent.
1) Anyway, right from the start, I don't quite get adding in black. The two creatures you put in aren't nearly good enough to warrant adding in another color and making the deck more inconsistent. They don't buff your other elves, and are pretty mediocre on their own. If you wanted to add in kill spells, like Doom Blade, it would make more sense to add in black. Prey Upon is a good kill spell for green.
2) The raw power of each creature is rather low, and you're highly dependent on Ezuri, Renegade Leader to end the game. Steel Leaf Champion is very strong. It's $5, but if you play around with it online, you'll see how badly the thing carries games. Talara's Battalion is also great. It's probably the most mana efficient creature in the game, as a 4/3 trampler for 2 mana. Your deck has so many one drops, including Elvish Mystic + Llanowar Elves, you'll have no problem dropping Battalion many games on turn two. That with Titanic Growth + Hashep Oasis can end games before they begin. Wren's Run Vanquisher is another ridiculously efficient creature, boasting a 3/3 body for 2 AND deathtouch. These three creatures will make your deck so much faster, stronger, and consistent.
3) Heritage Druid is expensive money-wise, crummy alone, and crummy late game (unless you're running Banefire). Elvish Archdruid is pretty bonkers. It not only helps you get mana (it's a 3 drop, but you already have 8 Llanowar Elves, so you're fine there anyway), but it boosts every elf in play. My last suggestion is Imperious Perfect. Card's great at every point in the game. Helps refill the field with 2/2s for chump blocking, after a board sweep late, or to attack with later on with an empty hand.
I think if you stick to green, and maybe test around with all or some of my card suggestions, you'll have a lot of fun, enjoy how the cards interact with each other, and have a stronger deck.
I really hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!
3 weeks ago
Great deck! Looks powerful. I have to agree that Green Sun's Zenith would be an amazing addition, as would Ghalta, Primal Hunger. I'm surprised the Imperious Perfect is chilling on your maybe board seeing that a lot of cards play off of the # of creatures in play.
1 month ago
Been a while since I've had time to look at your deck properly, and yes I can see there are similarities between ours but with elves there would be, I can see some elves I would like to use such as Oracle of Mul Daya but faced with the same issue as everyone ; what do I swap?!?! For now I'm just slowly pimpithe deck, such as the most recent was to swap my Imperious Perfect for the full art promo
2 months ago
I am curious to know what the community thinks about Elvish Clancaller in the Modern format.
Is this an auto-include full playset for elf tribal? Or be like Imperious Perfect in terms of just because it's a Lord it's ability not vidicate being a full playset, but still playable/welcome.
What do you think Elvish Clancaller would replace/or not be good enough to replace in the 2CMC slot in your Elf deck?
2 months ago
I don't think Nissa Revane is where you want to be, Elves wants to win quicker than she allows. I'd cut her and the Nissa's Chosens, play 4x Elvish Clancaller, 2 more Elvish Archdruid and 1 more Ezuri, Renegade Leader. I'd also cut Imperious Perfect and Elvish Champion for Dwynen's Elite to make the go-wide plan better. If you wanted to keep some of the extra lords, I'd cut all eight of the enters the battlefield tapped lands, but overall play 2 fewer lands. Those etb tapped lands will cost you games by slowing you down.
5 months ago
A lot of the cards in the deck seem to be leftovers from Multani when Marwyn really wants to be an Elf deck, of which you're not really running enough.
Umbral Mantle + Marwyn makes infinite mana. Spend 0 to equip, tap Marwyn for 1, untap her by paying 2 additional mana from other sources, and then tap her for 3, then pay that 3 to untap her again, and now she taps for 5. You'll net gain X + 2 mana every iteration of this loop.
Staff of Domination is expensive but worth it. Once Marwyn taps for 6 mana (which is as simple as casting some Elves), you can generate infinite mana, draw as many cards as you want, and gain as much life as you like.
For your creatures, you need to run Boreal Druid, Fyndhorn Elves, maybe even Joraga Treespeaker. In the case of the former two, they let you cast Marwyn on turn 2, instead of 3. Your ramp should be aiming to put her down t2, and if it costs 4 or more mana to ramp you should drop it. Animist's Awakening, Cultivate, Grow from the Ashes, Harvest Season, Hour of Promise, Kamahl's Druidic Vow (you have a whopping 3 legendary permanents in this deck), Kodama's Reach, Map the Wastes, and even Splendid Reclamation (unless you're playing against land destruction, otherwise it's an extremely blank card), and Tempt with Discovery. You don't need land cards in your hand anymore; this isn't Multani. Adventurous Impulse can go too. Replace all of these cards with Elves or cards that produce Elves- Imperious Perfect, Elvish Champion, Farhaven Elf, Arbor Elf, Elvish Harbinger, Boreal Druid, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Archdruid, Priest of Titania, Elvish Visionary, Fierce Empath, Immaculate Magistrate, Joraga Warcaller, Wirewood Channeler, Nullmage Shepherd, Lys Alana Huntmaster and more, are just some of the cards you could add. The Elf lords are important, but make sure you run every 1 drop Elf that taps for mana (and if you want to go full elfball with it, run Heritage Druid as she enables absurd plays with the right starting hands). Heck, even Dwynen's Elite isn't bad here since it's +2/+2 to Marwyn when they enter play.
Bottom line is: Marwyn wants Elves to enter play in order to grow. If you run few Elves, she won't grow very much.
So, you add more Elves and now Marwyn can tap for boatloads of mana by turns 5-6, so what do you do with that mana? Genesis Wave, Slate of Ancestry, and Ezuri, Renegade Leader make solid mana sinks. Similarly, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and Skyshroud Poacher give you something to do with your oodles of mana too. You could add more tutors and draw (Chord of Calling is a personal favorite but there are cheaper options).
Instead of Hour of Promise, you could use Sylvan Scrying to find something like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but if you're not going to be running Nykthos then either card is pretty mediocre so I wouldn't bother with it.
Aerial predation is cute, but Beast Within kills whatever and a 3/3 token hardly matters in a format with 40 life.
Ancient Animus is also cute, but it's heavily reliant upon your board position (IE, you already have to be 'winning' in order for Animus to do anything), whereas Song of the Dryads turns someone's Commander into a tree and, unless they have something that lets them sacrifice a land, they can get stuck without their Commander for a whole game. It's one of the best removals in green, truthfully.
Blossoming Defense gives you 2 extra mana out of Marwyn, but you could just cast Elves to get that instead. Heroic Intervention saves your whole board state from board wipes at only 1 mana more, which seems like the stronger inclusion.
All of those buffing equipment cards can probably go, too. Blackblade Reforged/Strata Scythe is adorable, but why use that when Coat of Arms is a thing? On another note, Thousand-Year Elixir would oftentimes let you get as much, if not more, use out of Marwyn and other mana dorks by letting them tap the turn they come into play, not to mention untapping them.
Anyway, I know this is a lot of recommendations but I hope this helped. My wife's been playing Elfball with basically every possible Commander since 2013 so I've learned a lot about it while helping her tune her Elf deck.
5 months ago
Well since you are new i can kinda understand some things now (no offense :c)
first thing above all else. you need 60 cards in a deck. not over. Otherwise you already are in bad shape. Don't worry though when i started playing I had an eldrazi standard deck back in oath of the gatewatch being released. It had i think 79 cards in it with like 30 something lands. was very bad XD. It had good cards but it just was never consistent so finally my friend sat down with me and we trimmed it down to 60 and it became much more smoother and I started winning fnm shortly after :p.
So for getting down to 60, I would suggest you cut the elvish abberation because it just wont have as much use in modern as other things. Lich's Mirror is just a terrible card. All it should say is "you have 1 more turn to play a land and die". Since it wont reset opponent at all it will just draw it out for 1 more turn and waste time. Helix Pinnacle should go as well. unless you find a way to go infinite with mana, get rid of it. Cause it will probably take more than 10 turns to actually win if your lucky and modern games usually end at about turn 9 or before. Immaculate Magistrate is a good card but it shouldn't be used in modern. If your gonna play something like elves, you want multiple explosive creatures and not 1 big creature. Engulfing Slagwurm seems like a dead card for an elf deck. It has no other synergies with your other cards and its not an elf.
Sorry If I sound a little rude I know it sucks having someone say to take a bunch of cards out but trust me it will help big time.
So now that we are back to 60 cards, lets go over another thing that new players don't catch on to usually. If you want to have a good consistent deck, you will want to have 4 of and 3 of with cards so you can get the most out of it and be confident to play with it. Unless it is a legendary card then it just depends.
I would suggest getting rid of the other Engulfing Slagwurm and Ezuri's Archers. There are not a lot of flyers in todays modern meta unless you go up against like a jeskai aggro deck or something which is not that often.
Let us also get rid of the Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies. Even though it seems like a bad idea, if you really think about it then the cards are gonna be worthless. for instance, Coat of Arms is a good card, but what if you went up against goblins? or merfolk? or humans? or slivers? or allies? See where im getting at now? and with Door of Destinies by the time you cast it you will probably have all your elves cast or at least the majority of them.
Let us also get rid of 3 of the Elvish Promenade. I say keep 1 because it could still be useful in an elf deck, just not as a 4 of cause it won't win you the game. However it is a great utility. I would cast this as late as possible without having it be a dead card so you can get the most out of it. Or possibly more ramp for Elvish Archdruid. I would also get rid of Imperious Perfect and Lys Alana Huntmaster
So in total that takes out 14 cards, now lets fill it back in. 1 more of the Elvish Archdruid is a good start, having 3 is a strong way to ramp. 1 of each Elvish Mystic Llanowar Elves. Now lets add some cards. Dwynen's Elite is probably one of the most strong elf cards so I would strongly recommend get a 4 of and get 4 of Elvish Visionary. the visionary is another strong card considering how much mana elves get its basically a free 1/1 that draws :p. Nettle Sentinel is another great card so would get 3 of those. And with all that you should have a much more consistent (and better version) of elves.
Now later on if you get the money, I would also get some expensive stuff like Cavern of Souls, Verdant Catacombs and Wooded Foothills to thin out your lands so you can draw more of spells instead of lands. I would also swap out your Naya Soulbeast and Worldspine Wurm for 2 Craterhoof Behemoth because that is just game ending in elves. Would also get rid of the 2 Genesis Wave for 2 Chord of Calling. But this is when you get the money. Would also get some creatures like Heritage Druid and Ezuri, Renegade Leader
I hope this information will help you annihilate opponents and win all the FNM matches :D. If you want to see my version of elves I will post it down below. I decided to go golgari colors instead of mono green however but the basic things I told you here is also in there so you can see how it works out.
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