Lead the Stampede
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal any number of creature cards from among them and put the revealed cards into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
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Lead the Stampede Discussion
1 day ago
As for elves, If you need extra help, Floodgate-type cards can be very helpful. Ghostly Prison slow them down a little and/or shrink their alpha strikes quite a bit. Worship is effective, however Shaman of the Pack and Throne of the God-Pharaoh will kill you. Ensnaring Bridge would be your best bet here, but you have to empty your hand quick. ( and they're 50$ :/ )
Otherwise, extra copies of Zealous Persecution or extra spot removal can work wonder here. I also like Runed Halo quite a bit in this match-up since it can fit two roles: protect from Shaman of the Pack, or punish him for playing multiple similar elves. Other than than you wanna run some sweepers like Wrath of God or Hour of Reckoning. Pithing Needle is also very good for jamming Ezuri, Renegade Leader and if you wanna go that route, Nevermore can prevent them from casting certain key card; namely Collected Company, Chord of Calling or Lead the Stampede.
1 day ago
Thanks for the comments everyone!
@PickleNutz I could, it would give me Path to Exile, and a more fun sideboard.. The walls just don't impress me there. Wall of Essence could be good too. Hmm. Not sure how much it'll help, but I'll think about it.
@Jenica I actually am quite the fan of that idea. I would probably cut down on many of the extra big creatures, and add in the combo. I think I'd dilute the deck too much if I did add blue, but this is while I have Lead the Stampede, which is way better than any blue draw spell I've seen (sad too, I'm typically a blue player). I might mock up another list for that idea.
@DarkLaw I've seen them both (I read way too many Magic articles), and I wasn't too interested in Walls Mill (don't like mill), and as for the other one, maybe. It seems like a good direction. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is about the most important card, and CoCo helps get what I need. I'll give it some thought.
1 day ago
EWDijkstra: I don't run Eldritch Evolution because it is a sorcery, and can be harder to cast. Chord of Calling can instant speed fetch whatever I want, and in addition, it has convoke. works really well with me having a lot of elves.
Nettle Sentinel is something I've already tested, and they simply don't end up being good enough, and can't be played turn 1 anyway (or I can't ramp fast enough). Theyre also more fragile to push, and I run imperious perfect because I simply don't have enough lords.
I actually have 2 Elvish Champion in the sideboard (because people keep using spells to steal a bunch of my creatures and attack me with my own deck), I believe you overlooked them while looking at the list.
I will be picking up a copy of Pendelhaven, just not soon.
Thanks for the time you've spent into making suggestions! Since so many people have been suggesting Nettle Sentinel, i'll go back to trying them out. Cheers!
1 day ago
nice elf build! just gonna add my 2 cents here; you run only 18 lands and have 11 non creature spells. Wouldn't cutting 1 Cavern of Souls keep you from drawing a hand where your only land is a cavern?
IMO craterhoof behemoth seems to work better with Chord of Calling, which I think your deck is good without. I wouldn't cut Lead the Stampede, as lead can help you fill your hand, and is also a good way to spend the insane amounts of mana you get from running harvest season.
because you're running lead and coco, using Pithing Needle and Relic of Progenitus may not work out very well. Both of them will get sent to the bottom as they are not creatures. instead, Phyrexian Revoker and Scavenging Ooze may be better alternatives, as they are creatures. If money doesn't stop you, then Spellskite is a good way to redirect some spells.
That took longer than I thought it would, anywho, interesting deck! +1 :)
1 day ago
Avatar of the Resolute is your bread and butter in this type of deck. You might even consider graft cards such as Llanowar Reborn, Simic Initiate, Aquastrand Spider because of their interaction with Hardened Scales and Winding constrictor. Oath of Nissa feels unnecessary I would much rather run Lead the Stampede. Bloodhall Ooze can stack counters fast because its abilities trigger seperately, meaning with a winding constrictor on the board, he will be getting 4 counters each turn. With your mana curve, you can probably cut down to 22 lands as well, so long as you replace your slow dual lands with shocks. Also, Raging Ravine is not only generally better than Hissing quagmire, but also fits your counters theme.
2 days ago
2 days ago
you are running Cavern of Souls, which can make all the difference, as generally, if on the play, I turn one elvish mystic and they respond with a push. or, if on the draw, i try to play mystic, then meet a spell pierce. (i know cavern doesn't protect against push). probably because most of my opponents are quick to target any 1 mana creatures, as well as any elf lords. also, since i run Lead the Stampede, having 20 lands let me play more of the creatures I hit. nice deck anywho, i'll go take a better look at it
2 days ago
No problem, I think it's looking pretty good. Maybe try a few Lead the Stampedes until whenever you can get those Companies?
Last, remove 3 or 4 other creatures; either cut some Cenn's Tacticians (he isn't human, so he'll be missing enters-the-battlefield triggers), and maybe a Honored Hierarch or two (you probably won't need turn-3-ramp very often). Then add 2 to 4 Lead the Stampedes & also Nissa, if you want her (she'll do good here).
Elspeth S.C. probably isn't needed. She's good but she's slow. She makes swarms. You'll already have a swarm by the time you cast her.