Llanowar Elves

Llanowar Elves

Creature — Elf Druid

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Llanowar Elves Discussion

tclaw12 on gruul midrange

2 days ago

One way you could go with this is ramp. Here are some suggestions for what a ramp deck might look like.

For the manabase, 4x Rugged Highlands and 4x Rootbound Crag could be nice. There is also Stomping Ground and Wooded Foothills, but they are rather expensive :/

I'd probably maximize the ramp with some Sakura-Tribe Elder and some Llanowar Elves/Elvish Mystic.

Finally, you are going to need something to ramp into. Hornet Queen and Inferno Titan are favorites of mine.

If you need any help, feel free to ask :)

Indigoindigo on Choosing the most competitive cards ...

4 days ago

My meta has certain restrictions for card-selection / play style, and my reasons for posting is my wish to find the most competitive cards for ramp, draw, etc, within those restrictions. My meta is a very play tempo-focused meta: No T1 GSZ, T2 Demonic Tutor and then slowing down games with Top, etc... We have little time for play and would like more play, less shuffling.

So: I can't rely on massive tutoring (or infinite combo), but need to find the best cards that make the biggest splash when played. In short: The most bang for my CMC.


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My questions are:
What cards should I consider that make the biggest impact when played?

Am I missing some cards that are played/ should be played in competitive lists (except tutors and infinite combo-enablers)?

Are there cards that would give me bigger rewards in terms of relative card advantage compared to those I'm playing?

Some competitive lists run really explosive ramp with all dorks available (Elvish Pioneer, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves, Bloom Tender, Lotus Cobra, Birds) + Exploration, Burgeoning, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl and Sol Ring at 1CMC. Should I find more room for dorks to speed up my deck, or do I run enough ramp?

Some considerations so far: More cheap removal (Oust, Path of Exile, Pongify, Nature's Claim, Qasali Pridemage), more gravehate (Loaming Shaman, Stonecloaker (also protection)), instant flicker-effects (Momentary Blink, Ghostly Flicker, Restoration Angel), bigger draw-effects (i.e. Recurring Insight, Sphinx's Revelation), more sweepers (Wrath of God, Supreme Verdict, Cataclysm) and protection (i.e. Sylvan Safekeeper)

icehit6 on new elf

4 days ago

Hm okay :P well, for a starter deck, it's definitely something! It's not bad for casual!

I think there are a few improvements you can make to it though that are completely budget!

First off, -4 Arbor Elf because you only need four one cost mana dorks, and Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic, I think, are just a lot simpler and better to use.

Second, because it's an elves deck, remove those beasts! It ruins the idea of tribal D:

Fyndhorn Elves aren't modern legal, so those should be a take out as well.

I think you should add in Elvish Promenade because it gives a lot of tokens, and it's a great budget card.

Bramblewood Paragon is extremely strong with Promenade by making all of the tokens 2/2s, so that's something to add in as well.

Bow of Nylea is also a pretty fun card for elves, so maybe you can add that in too with your extra slots :)

legosare on Outland Koloss

6 days ago

Another card like Elvish Mystic is Llanowar Elves. In my opinion it is better than Golden Hind, as it is a 1-drop.

OikeaHetki on My First Deck

6 days ago

I'll start with lands, as they are the functional spine of your deck.

I suggest that since you're playing casually you play a playset of Mountain Valley as this card is quite good in casual settings.

I personally wouldn't play Nykthos because lel you're playing two colours.

So my advised landbase for this casual deck would be 4x Mountain Valley, 4x Rootbound Crag, 4x Forest, 8x Mountain.

This should allow you to more consistantly get your colours out, and for a very agreeable low price. And before you say that it costs too much, you're legit going to spend ten dollars on a manabase that will increase your deck's consistency by a billion percent.

Now for the organs. Your instants/sorceries/enchantments must properly synergize to increase your deck's flexibility and playabililty.

For this reason, I suggest you gravitate towards a theme you enjoy. As far as I can tell you really like to scry.

You must play a playset of Magma Jet. This card is insanely powerful in casual low-budget formats.

Scouring Sands appears to be a good two-of. Roast is also a two-of. But because of how many instants/sorceries in your deck, I'd play Spite of Mogis. Cut the horns.

So, 4x Magma Jet, 2x Spite of Mogis, 2x Scouring Sands.

Now you have eight sorceries. You should probably have a card to support all this scrying.

It's an enchantment. A single Knowledge and Power will allow games that go too long end quickly in your favor. Don't play the fonts, all of them are garbage. Khalni Heart Expedition is your best bet here. Play three.

So now you have four enchantments.

War Horn and Meteorite are ok, but if I were you I'd play a single Emerald Medallion and a Ruby Medallion to ease in accelerating your deck by a large amount.

You'll play four Titan's Strength, four Giant Growth, four Spark Jolt and two Savage Surge for the blocking tricks.

As for your creatures, that's something a bit more personal that you'll have to decide, but I can give you a bit of opinionated advise.

Don't play things that require heavy devotion. It's not a good idea when you play multiple colors. Two is ok, but three on the Leatherback Baloth just isn't a good idea.

A smart idea is to play two Reclamation Sage so you have some response to decks that abuse artifacts and enchantments.

Nylea is ok in this deck, actually.

A single Grazing Gladehart will allow you to gain some of your life back in shitty situations, due to your access to having multiple lands enter the battlefield in a single turn.

Perhaps two Pelakka Wurm, which is everyone's favourite green fattie.

Two Generator Servant could be a good idea, but because you don't have creature recursion I would avoid it for something better. Cyclops is huge, and haste is nice, but there are other ways to get haste.

Four Monastery Swiftspear would make this deck very potent, but it may be expensive, so in this case you could always just use a playset of Llanowar Elves or something to allow you to ramp up bigger.

Remember that there are many types of wurms. Carnage Wurm, Siege Wurm, Bellowing Tanglewurm, Engulfing Slagwurm, Plated Slagwurm, Roaring Slagwurm...

To give them haste, you have the cheap and lovely Swiftfoot Boots, or the more expensive Lightning Greaves, etc.

Just pick a bunch of budget creatures you love, things will work out just fine.

If you have any questions just hmu ok?

Zicca21 on Dargon-Thar, Winged Ogre

6 days ago

The problem I'm having with both Utopia Sprawl and Arbor Elf would be that they both need forests. Which at my current rate would only be 9 Forests, and that's tough odds. Not automatically a T1 mana boost.

Lightning Bolt is obviously awesome, but I do want to try something different- that's the point of having Ruric Thar, the Unbowed in a deck.

Burning-Tree Emissary is in there for devotion. It allows me the really slim chance of going T1 Stomping Ground, Llanowar Elves and T2 dropping 3 Burning-Tree Emissary, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and then either Garruk, Caller of Beasts and an Atarka with his -3 ability or any red dragon. Slim, but awesome to go off with. It also works well with Manamorphose.

So all in all, I know that this deck is nowhere close to Tier 1 decks, and I don't think it will be. But I do want an effective dragon deck, which I think needs mana ramp and at least G/R if not Jund.

drunkenblowfish on Ultra-Budget Reanimator

1 week ago

Correction: Elvish Mystic is a bit more expensive. However, Llanowar Elves are almost the same price as Avacyn's Pilgrim and will provide the green mana that you need over the white.

Wos1337 on Cloudstone Company

1 week ago

EnvokeV2 I dont run land enchantments, so it's not as useful. i've been happy with the Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic

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