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Creature — Elf Warrior
Multikicker (You may pay an additional any number of times as you cast this spell.)
Joraga Warcaller enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each time it was kicked.
Other Elf creatures you control get +1/+1 for each +1/+1 counter on Joraga Warcaller.
Joraga Warcaller Discussion
2 weeks ago
Monomanamaniac: The issue with Joraga Warcaller is that it doesn't do anything the deck wants. We are never trying to win through combat because of how fragile it is in a competitive scene. With the exception of Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , Marwyn, the Nurturer , and perhaps Yeva, Nature's Herald herself (commander damage in a pinch?), I don't really care about the power and toughness of my creatures.
The deck's primary goal is two things: Get infinite mana and an outlet for that mana. Yeva enables the combos at instant speed to make them harder to interact with.
Elvish Piper : Beyond awesome and used to make my Great Oak Guardian and Temur Sabertooth lines cost 3 mana to go infinite. I also loved its ability to bring things out at instant speed without worrying about them being countered. As the deck became more and more optimized, Elvish Piper started feeling too narrow, so it inevitably didn't make the cut. It fell into the "fun card" category, but not optimized, so it ultimately had to be cut.
Heroic Intervention : is great for wrath effects, but the only wrath-like effects I encounter now are Cyclonic Rift and Toxic Deluge . However, the most important thing to note with this deck is that all Wrath effects are sorcery speed, beyond a couple rocks and dorks our field never looks menacing enough to boardwipe it, since we always play our pivotal combo pieces at the end of your opponent's turn. When we are boardwiped, I usually tap out all my dorks and float the mana, wait for priority to shift to me after it resolves and cast Yeva, which allows us outvalue sorcery speed wipes. This is also the reason my pod has moved away from wrath effects. The hexproof is as relevant as the Pro UB from Autumn's Veil .
2 weeks ago
Good point though, the druid rellies on elves. Joraga Warcaller would probably work well here, Elvish Piper isn't terrible and combos with Fauna Shaman pretty well. Heroic Intervention is one of the best cards printed in green. Overall it's a great deck though, I'm just a huge fan of elves in general and love seeing yava being represented.
1 month ago
I have had fun with Vivien Reid in an elf tribal deck. Elvish Clancaller fits right into the theme. With only Joraga Warcaller adding counters, I would tend to replace Solidarity of Heroes and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip with Cryptolith Rite .
While Primordial Hydra is great late-game, it might slow you down early (but I might be saying this because I only have 2 in my files and have never really played it), while one or two Beast Whisperer and one or two Collected Company can speed up the deck. I also like the idea of being able to flash in something like Heroic Intervention to protect my attacking army.
While I would lean toward trying to speed up the deck while dropping the average cmc, it is clear that this will probably blow the budget. I do, however, have an elf tribal deck that could benefit from some of your cards that I had not considered.
1 month ago
You know an excellent place to dump all the mana you'll be getting from Marwyn? Joraga Warcaller . He's also a killer combo with Immaculate Magistrate, if you can engineer that. Running Wirewood Herald is a good way to piece some tricks together, but I'd also consider Elvish Harbinger : it's a little slow, but can't say no to a cheap tutoring effect in green.
1 month ago
Eladamri, Lord of Leaves can be held in the hand until the moment someone tries to kill your elves, then dropped at instant speed to counter the spell/ability. Note that this shuts off Wirewood Lodge so Temur Sabertooth can be necessary to get him back off the field. Heroic Intervention provides a similar effect for the same cost, but only once (unless you have ewit shenanigans ready).
Elvish Harbinger is one of the best tutors going for elfball decks.
Ezuri, Renegade Leader is another infinite mana outlet that wins games.
Joraga Warcaller can be played early as a minor lord to keep your weenies alives, then bounced and re-played later when you have a surplus of mana.
Loaming Shaman is great grave-hate that can also double up as recursion if you've got the draw engine started.
Nullmage Shepherd will make artifact / enchantment based decks scoop on the spot.
Patron of the Orochi untaps itself every turn along with every other creature you control (but also every green creature and forest at the table).
Realm Seekers often comes down as a huge beater, and tutors up any land at instant speed.
Skyshroud Poacher will win you the game unless it is immediately removed. Best elf tutor ever printed.
2 months ago
Hello fellow Elf brewer! I would like to recommend Bow of Nylea over Immaculate Magistrate . The Bow giving Deathtouch is amazing for clearing away blockers with tokens and otherwise less usefull elves. The added swiss army knife utility is just gravy. Admittedly Magistrate can/will provide a much bigger pump to a creature/ Joraga Warcaller but honestly just 2-3 counters on him is all thats required to make the elf army big enough to get the win...at least in my experience with him. Otherwise a neat combo to consider is Elvish Champion + Nylea's Presence for an unblockable rush... the champion is worth having in the sideboard just to hose anyone running green come to think of it... the last pieces of tech i can think of that can really help you out is Wrap in Vigor / Heroic Intervention for resistance to Supreme Verdict / Anger of the Gods and Nature's Claim / Naturalize to take out Ensnaring Bridge .
2 months ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd thanks for reminding me that, i've posted an older list but i forgot to replace Priest of Titania with Elvish Mystic . However that's exactly my problem.. Goblin decks are usally faster than mine so i don't usually get to set up my win conditions that are basically Joraga Warcaller , Ezuri, Renegade Leader , Triumph of the Hordes and Elvish Promenade . Do you think i could cut out a couple of lands to bring Triumph of the Hordes to 4x instead of 2x?
2 months ago
PlatinumOne i've got a mono green elves. My deck list is this: creatures:
Lands: 20x Forest
I know it's a budget list but i'm basically new to magic...
Joraga Warcaller occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%