Jagged-Scar Archers


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Duels of the Planeswalkers Uncommon
Lorwyn Uncommon

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Jagged-Scar Archers

Creature — Elf Archer

Jagged-Scar Archers's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves you control.

: Jagged-Scar Archers deals damage equal to its power to target creature with flying.

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Jagged-Scar Archers Discussion

sylvannos on Elves

1 month ago

@Wyrmweird: What's your sideboard look like? I stuck 2 Overgrown Tombs in mine, with some Abrupt Decays and Dismembers. That helped a lot when dealing with not just flying, but also a wider variety of threats.

I've also thought about using Hurricane. Not only can you wipe the entire field of fliers, you can also use it as a finisher on your opponent. Corrosive Gale/Firespout/Skyreaping/Windstorm are the other wrath effects. There's also the Hurricane effects on things like Tornado Elemental.

Bow of Nylea is another option, especially since it does so much stuff.

Otherwise, you can go with Plummet, Leaf Arrow, Take Down, Wing Puncture, or Aerial Volley.

I'm partial to using a creature, though. It means you can get it by using Summoner's Pact, Lead the Stampede, etc. Silklash Spider, Arashi, the Sky Asunder, Cloudthresher, and Tornado Elemental are what exist in Modern to my knowledge.

Jagged-Scar Archers is also bonkers, but it needs to tap in order to do its thing. Probably best if you're using Thousand-Year Elixir.

Rusty_Snails on Wellwisher Deck

3 months ago

Ahhhh, I love me some Elvish fun.

First thing I would do is drop 8 Forest and add 4 Elvish Mystic and 4 Llanowar Elves. I don't think your Allosaurus Rider will notice the lower land base. Plus it will help trigger your other stuff like Elvish Vanguard , Heedless One , Jagged-Scar Archers and give fodder to tap to activate Voice of the Woods without much worry.

andywontdie on Just Stop Singing!

3 months ago

The issue I see in this deck is being able to combat against fliers while you're trying to get to Craterhoof.

Jagged-Scar Archers may be a way to combat that.

monkeyprophet on cards like scion of the ...

5 months ago

I don't think there is. Craterhoof Behemoth boosts all your creatures by x/x. Jagged-Scar Archers is it for elves. Primalcrux would be this if you have mono green as all creatures would have at least 1 in their mana cost, as would Drove of Elves

Nordlys on

5 months ago

I'm glad you find my comment useful. Let me see...

Loose a pair of Oran-Rief, the Vastwood because it will slow you down. It's a land that has good synergy with your deck, but you will hate it when you top-deck it in urgency of mana. Play no more than 2 copies, let's take it as a bonus card. It helps, but we actually don't really need it that much. And the negative side (top-decking it when you need speed) is devastating.

Llanowar Reborn is another good choice for adding counters, but it also comes into play tapped. I do play two of these (and two Oran-Rief) because I play 18 lands total and no mana dorks. If you want to try it go ahead, but you will trully hate it when you're opening hand is a tapped-land nightmare.

Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers is a land that comes into play untapped, adds forest and might save your Ezuri. The chances are low, but everything counts and this lands has no negative side. Play only 1 copy since it's legendary and we don't want it causing any problem.

Pendelhaven also comes into play untapped and might be a saviour. Your Llanowar Elves will apreciate your effort if you drop in one copy of this land.

Feel free to take a look at my Warrior Elves deck and copy from it whatever you think will be useful:

Stomping Elvish Warriors

Modern* Nordlys


Bioshift might be useful too if you bet on +1/+1 counters.

I don't run Collected Company because I use it in another elves deck (i've got 4 elves decks and a troll anti-affinity elves deck, lol), but you should consider it if you are willing to spend some money into this deck.

So, let's get serious, if you really want to win those local tourneys/FNM, according to the level of quality of the players in your town, you will need to buy the trully competitive cards. That means 4xHeritage Druids, 4xCollected Company and some Chord of Calling or Fauna Shaman to asure you'll put in the battleground the best you've got and leave no place to luck; you control luck when you've got searchers.

Now, if you still haven't bought any of these elves and you want the very best for modern elves take a look at the competitive modern elves played by recogniced players at magiconline (you can easily find those matches on youtube, just search for "modern elves match"). Check out the Green-Black version which runs 4xShaman of the Pack, it's super fun and more versatile since it enables you to play good removal spells in your sideboard.

But, hey, you need to know what you really enjoy; I personally like to flavour my decks with a personal touch because I kinda hate mainstream (from music to movies and mtg decks). As an example, in my favourite elf deck I run Concordant Crossroads since it's a legacy deck, and combine it with Genesis Wave... equals more than 50 damage at 3rd turn. If you also like the Haste factor, you can always drop a pair of Lightning Greaves which works like a charm.

Do you feel like innovating? Drop in some Flying Carpet and whipe the board with Jagged-Scar Archers. Why not?

Hope to encourage you, mate. Peace!

libraryjoy on Pauper EDH (pEDH)

5 months ago

We just did a bit with Pauper EDH in my playgroup. I built Paragon of the Amesha, Drove of Elves (which could also be helmed by Jagged-Scar Archers or Wolf-Skull Shaman, Guttersnipe (stuffed every burn spell I had in there) and counters with Enduring Scalelord was crazy fun. At the table we also had Uncle Istvan voltron and the winner was Trostani's Summoner ramp & populate. The summoner kept dying and being recast.

Pauper Commander Enduring Scalelord

Pauper EDH Paragon of the Amesha Enchantments

Pauper Commander Green


7 months ago

Have you considered Winter Orb?

Mindbreak Trap isn't actually another colour. Once your opponent casts that third spell, it costs 0, so you actually don't need any blue sources.

Shaman of the Pack is a little trickier but I still love it against Miracles and pillow fort style decks- and the black mana is doable through Cavern of Souls at least, but you're not wrong that it is harder to pull off without fetchable black sources.

Ezuri, Renegade Leader contributes to infinite by being an Elf body, s'about it. His Overrun ability makes him a solid win-con, since you can do it multiple times and with summoning sickness.

Reclamation Sage is a solid sideboard card against Miracles, which is a hard matchup for creature decks like ours. I was torn for a long time between it and Krosan Grip, but went with the Sage for three reasons. Cavern of Souls makes it uncounterable, where K-grip can still die to a blind Counterbalance trigger. You get a body to follow it up, which really helps in recovering from a Terminus. And it can be bounced with Wirewood Symbiote to cast it again, should there be more targets for it.

Speaking of Symbiote, since you're using it now, I'd give Glimpse another shot. If your draws aren't lining up, you can bounce an Elvish Visionary and keep going. If you want something spicy though, try Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. He's so easy to hardcast with this much ramp, and he refills your hand and often even wins you the game. Might as well ramp into something, right? ;)

I find I have a lot of trouble with Delver decks. The combination of burn spells to nuke my board and a fast clock means I'm often dead in the water from their first Volcanic Island. If you have the same, Lys Alana Bowmaster eats Delvers of Secrets for breakfast. Jagged-Scar Archers is another solid choice. And a third option, which also protects you from Burn decks, would be Absolute Law, although it requires you to splash white.

Sometimes you just need removal though, and it's tough in mono-green. Mercy Killing or Desert Twister are really the only viable options I can come up with.

And yes, Crossroads is glorious. I'll never forget the game I threw it down T1 on a whim and wound up with a Glimpse chain into Emrakul, the Aeons Torn on T3.

If you want to have a look at my deck, see if it gives you any ideas, or if you have any ideas for it, here it is: Elf/Eldrazi Legacy

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