|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU)||None|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA)||Uncommon|
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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.
Jagged-Scar Archers Discussion
2 months ago
DreadKhan, another great idea, and I think I have one of these, so maybe . . . About the only real removal I currently run is Nature's Way , Naturalize , and (situationally) Jagged-Scar Archers . Terastodon , though way above the mana curve for this deck, is something it could easily enough afford and is about as versatile as removal gets. This deck works well against most creature-damage based decks, so widely applicable non-creature removal may be just the thing to help get past lock-down situations that it is less able to handle in current form. And by the time Terastodon comes out, the elephants it gives the opponents will just get stuck between the elves' toes as they march across the battlefield.
2 months ago
I've found the best way to protect against a board wipe in my Marwyn build is to always have a bunch of cards in hand. Card draw on ETB or cast triggers like Vanquisher's Banner or Soul of the Harvest are great to load up on since you don't have to choose between building a board state and drawing cards the way Rishkar's Expertise / Collective Unconscious do. Also with the stupid amount of Mana you'll be generating with your general, you'll need to pack a ton of draw in your deck to not run out of gas.
I'd also swap out any non-elf creature you can for an elf if one exists with a similar effect since you essentially ramp every time you play an elf. So swapping out Silklash Spider for either Elvish Skysweeper or Jagged-Scar Archers might be worth considering. Also, I think swapping out some of the more situational cards like Seasons Past or Quest for Renewal in the deck for more cheap elves will give you more explosive turns and consistency.
7 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
8 months ago
Ah, what a rookie mistake!
That's some good advice, thanks.
Deathbringer Liege may work if I chuck in a couple of cheap black instants to support it, like Midnight Charm and Rathi Trapper , or simply Terror . It might be wise to ditch the 2x Frost Titan for the sake of the mana curve and to accommodate black / white creatures instead.
I guess if I wanted to make something based on the Scythe then Deathtouch and forced blocking would be the way to go, and/or creatures that have abilities to deal damage like Jagged-Scar Archers , Femeref Archers , or Tahngarth, Talruum Hero (or any number of red creatures). Totally different deck, but it's something to work on.
10 months ago
Thanks for comments Apollo_Paladin , appreciate it.
Totally agree with Throne of the God-Pharaoh , i will add one to my deck.
I think i have card draw handled, you suggested Sylvan Messenger , i have similar effect Lead the Stampede i was considering messengers but chose stampede instead because i have some non-elf creatures. And about Vanquisher's Banner instead i have Beast Whisperer , i think either will work but i prefer elf instead of artifact.
10 months ago
Ambush Commander isn't terribly expensive dollar-wise (just over a buck last I knew), but he's a little heavy on mana cost. That's generally not an issue for an elf deck, particularly because I see you're running Priest of Titania and a bunch of other mana producers along with Vitalize which is one of my favorite cards ever in my elf deck.
Jagged-Scar Archers is a good way to deal with flying, even if you just sideboard a couple ultimately, and Wirewood Pride is a very mana-efficient way to ramp up your damage early, or provide a surprise blocker for a big creature out of one of your 1/1's.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh is an excellent and cheap way to add an alternate win condition to an elf deck; it's done stellar in mine since you can just tap your 1/1's for mana to deal damage rather than have them attack (even if you don't need to spend it).
You can check out my Legacy Elf deck entitled "Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg)" if you want some other neat options for elf synergy. It's not a "budget" deck, but there's no card in there over 6 or 7 dollars. Also, there are so many good elf cards that it's impossible to make determinations on the "best" for many cases, but I've had mine going for quite a few years now and it's continued to speed up. All about that Elf Count for the real craziness, imo. Hope this helps, giving a +1 on this deck either way just for using Vitalize ; that's one of the more overlooked ones it seems and I've been able to recommend that to quite a few elf decks in the past. Way to be on top of it!
1 year ago
Jagged-Scar Archers performed quite well shooting down Kaalia of the Vast last night, so it remains in the deck for now. But I strongly consider Fierce Empath instead of Lys Alana Huntmaster. Huntmaster is a bit slow and you paint a huge target on your back by overextending to the board. Fierce Empath on the other hand gives you a good draw for next turn and with fierce into Woodland Bellower you are even able to tutor for a relevant elf. I am going to playtest with Silklash Spider but at that point I am not sure which card I should cut
1 year ago
justnthrguy thank you for your suggestions! I am running Whirlwind mostly because of Kaalia of the Vast or The Ur-Dragon decks in my playgroup. At 4 mana it is kind of efficient to deal with a lot of flyers at once were Hurricane seems to do too much damage to myself without Wellwisher on the board.
You are right about Jagged-Scar Archers! It feels kinda clunky most of the times and even with a tutor effect in hand I am not going for that card. Same for Wellwisher. Both feel like filler cards to me.
I am playing with Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip for fun, but most of the time it is a worth Sylvan Ranger. When I get to seven lands (without Genesis Wave) in play something must gone horribly wrong for me and Nissa won't cut it for me anyways. Farhaven Elf will probably replace her soon!
Jagged-Scar Archers occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%