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|Classic Sixth Edition||Common|
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|Limited Edition Beta||Common|
|Limited Edition Alpha||Common|
|Promo set for Gatherer||Rare|
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Llanowar Elves Discussion
3 hours ago
ok, I will now comment every card somehow. Please take my critics as constructive
Elvish Champion is a nice card, if used well. The +1/+1 is of course nice, but beware, it gives ALL elves +1/+1 - this includes the elves of opponents! Elvish Archdruid has the same mana cost, is a bit cheaper to buy and even gives you tons of mana. here you should look for a mana sink, such as Ezuri, Renegade Leader (maybe a bit over your budget).Imperious Perfect also is a nice 3drop that allows you to create even more elves. Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen is a 4drop, but also gives a nice boost and gives a great life boost. All of these are better than Elvish Champion in most games. There is a tricky way though to make the champion quite nasty: Unstable Frontier! Make other lands to forests and just rush in with your elves!
Elvish Pioneer is nice, but I would still prefer Llanowar Elves or Arbor Elf, because they always give you one mana when on the battlefield. Elvish Pioneer's ability is useless if you have no forest in hand (which happens often in the late game).
Elvish Visionary as I said before, great card!
Gempalm Strider underestimated card! I like him.
Lys Alana Huntmaster is also awesome (as said before), but if you want to play him I would focus even more around him/her.
Sylvan Messenger I got mixed feelings here... I never tried him I have to admit, but he looks good on paper.
Tajuru Pathwarden hum... I am not sure if he fits. As finishers, there are better options (maybe also non-elves). If it is important to you to only have elves, I would probably pick others, such as the +1/+1 choices I told you above.
Thornweald Archer also very underestimated and I love him. I would probably put him into the sideboard though.
So, to put it in a nutshell, this already fels way better than before I think (if I recall it right), but I still think you have problems deciding for a strategy.
1 day ago
First things first! I love red/green so that fact that I see someone trying to brew a Red/Green deck makes me excited! So I am going to give a few suggestions on at least what I would do. But in the end you deck, you can do what you wish with it.
First I would suggest going up to at least 20 lands and try to get some duel lands. I know they aren't budget (specifically for red green) but they are something. If you have any amount of Aether Hub from Kaladesh or Game Trail from Shadows over innastrad you could use those. Maybe a playset of Terramorphic Expanse or Evolving Wilds to thin the deck so you don't keep drawing lands. On top of this maybe two Cinder Glades as well.
Second I would consider dropping the 7 drops. If you are going into modern the format is pretty fast. So unless you can reduce the cost I wouldn't run many things over 3 or 5. But if you want to keep overrun maybe have it as a two of. Xenagos is cool but I would focus them as the main focus of the deck.
Third I would change zhur-taa druid into Birds of Paradise ideally. But if you can't afford that then Arbor Elf or Llanowar Elves. One thing to note about Arbor elf is that it can untap cinder glade if you get any.
While on the subject of creatures I would throw in a playset of Voltaic Brawler(Also can give energy for Aether Hub if needed) and a playset of Monastery Swiftspear. Ghor-Clan Rampager is amazing for it's pump effect as well. Finally Kird Ape is just good in these colors and Burning-Tree Emissary is pretty much a free creature. Also for haste Goblin Bushwhacker is a good replacement for Expedite if you want more creatures.
Lastly your instants and sorceries. You should have a playset of Lightning Bolt. It's just really good and buffs swiftspear. I would replace all of them other then Blossoming defense. I would add two Become Immense (I know it's expensive but delve allows you to cast for cheaper). A playset of Temur Battle Rage for double strike. Mutagenic Growth is pretty much a free pump spell. And Brute Force is pretty much a Giant Growth so you could use either.
But these are my suggestions! Got a bit carried away but I just hope I can help in some way.
2 days ago
Perhaps some card filtering just to get the combo in your hand more consistently, and Void Winnower to round out exclusion?
Anyway - Nice! I'll need to see how this does...
5 days ago
I think you are running way too little lands, you usually want 36-38 lands, and you should run some creatures that add mana like Avacyn's Pilgrim, Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves and Sylvan Caryatid.
You can cut some enchatments for the cards I mentioned.
6 days ago
Hey, I saw your reddit post so I thought I'd leave this comment here also...
Your average cmc is quite low, so I would consider cutting your lands down to 36. With those 4 additional spots, I would consider adding mana dorks. I might add a Birds of Paradise, an Elvish Mystic, a Llanowar Elves and a Fyndhorn Elves for some explosive starts out of the gate. I have an Ezuri deck and I find the dorks help me power out my commander so I can begin collecting experience quickly with my other creatures.
If you don't want to add that many dorks, consider a utility card like Vedalken AEthermage. I use the Wizardcycling ability to grab Sage of Hours, as the main goal of my build is to just gather as much experience as possible and dump Sage of Hours on the field. As such, I also use Chord of Calling and Birthing Pod to find him. Muddle the Mixture is also used in my build to grab Sage.
A great way to gather experience is by using token producing cards. My all stars are Kozilek's Predator and, especially, Eyeless Watcher. Eyeless is great with Ezuri because I can jump from 0 experience to 3 in a single turn and begin threatening a Sage of Hours turn. Plus, the Eldrazi tokens can be sacced for mana, so they're also decent ramp creatures. If you're using infect, then its advantageous for you to quickly accumulate experience. Patagia Viper and Hornet Queen also do an excellent job of boosting your experience counters quickly. These cards also work well with the aforementioned tutor Chord of Calling.
One last card that allows me to sneak out wins with dorky creatures or cheap tokens is Triumph of the Hordes. You could consider that as another win con, especially in a deck with 30+ creatures.
Here's a link to my build. I haven't updated it in a while, but the main idea is still there. List here
1 week ago
If you're going casually then go towards Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves, and then Priest of Titania and Elvish Archdruid. These will seriously and consistently ramp you. A land that would be seriously beneficial would also be Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as it can increase your green devotion, then you can tap your creatures, then tap Priest or archdruid for the final boost. Example:Turn 1 - Forest then Elvish Mystic.turn 2 - Forest then Priest of Titania and Llanowar Elves.Turn 3 - Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx then two more one drop elves or another titania.turn 4 - Tap Nykthos to give you 5 mana, each one tap elf gives you another 3 (8 total) then both titania give you 5 each (another ten) which is a hardcasted Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Game over.
Another somewhat easier way is to go the Quicksilver Amulet and/or Elvish Piper route. You don't get the cast trigger but you still win with Emrakul even without the extra turn. (however those are about 6 dollars each).
do you already have any of the eldrazi? they are roughly expensive and take up a third, if not half, of the budget.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Mennenth: I have actually thought about Stone-Seeder Hierophant several times but haven't got the chance to test it out. Panharmonicon is definitely on my to-test-list...it's either a win-more or a card that might increase the efficiency of this deck. What are your thoughts on Panharmonicon?