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|Magic Origins (ORI)||Common|
|Future Sight (FUT)||Common|
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Creature — Elf Shaman
When Llanowar Empath enters the battlefield, scry 2, then reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into your hand. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
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Llanowar Empath Discussion
6 months ago
Start by removing Sylvan Scrying and all Seek the Wilds what are you going to search for a Forest?? better to remove and get higher chance to draw a land. Natural Connection is good you need more instant speed spells which ramps and good synergy with landfall.
2x more Evolving Wild for synergy with landfall is a ++.
How i would read this deck:Go def early game and then slam huge HYDRAS end game!
8 months ago
Some friends have mentioned that they think that this deck is getting to powerful so I'm making this change. Possibly taking Lavinia out as well ;-(
1 year ago
Elves really need some kind of discard spell to combat Languish as it's the go to board sweeper that black decks are using to punish Company and Humans decks. Duress is fine, but in my opinion Transgress is better even though it costs more. The only positive that Duress has over Transgress is it can take Declaration in Stone. Transgress is very good vs emerge. This is particularly helpful if you face the Elder Deep-Fiend and Kozilek's Return combo. Its also good vs Delirium, exiling instead of putting cards into your opponent's yard. Exiling Ishkanah, Grafwidow is important. You might face a ramp matchup, GR Goggles, GR Eldrazi, where Transgress might just be a lifesaver.
Grasp is my opinion the best removal spell right now because it's unconditional instant removal which is good in all the top three matchups: Humans, Bant Company and Spirits. It's excellent vs Spell Queller and Archangel Avacyn Flip.
If you aren't planning on using Advocate main deck then he should be in the sideboard if only for the Humans matchup. He is just the most efficient 2 drop right now in Standard. He's also busted when paired with Hissing Quagmire. Turn 6 is the likeliest turn that Decimator will be cast, him and Advocate together make a lot of damage.
Tracker is just a super efficient creature who can give you great card advantage and really win a game by herself if left alive. Tracker and Sylvan Advocate together are a formidable team that no control deck wants to face.
Winnower is an Elf who can be found by Sylvan Messenger and is good because he can kill a large amount of the most powerful creatures in Standard, most notably Spell Queller as well as can't be targeted on the stack by Queller, all the other spirits, Elder Deep-Fiend, Reflector Mage, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, both Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light, he's also an out to Brisela, Voice of Nightmares, Tireless Tracker, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, etc. He's also great with Gnarlroot Trapper.
Volley although narrower than my other suggestions is great in the Spirits matchup because it has the potential of killing three spirits for 1 mana at instant speed. It can also kill Spell Queller for 1 mana. It can't however kill Archangel Avacyn Flip which could be a problem.
As far as main deck changes my suggestions are to cut Eldritch Evolution for Collected Company, cut Beastcaller Savant for Leaf Gilder because he can cast Company turn 3 and cut the single Leaf Gilder, Llanowar Empath and Soul of the Harvest for 3x Duskwatch Recruiter Flip because he can find Decimator of the Provinces as well as Shaman of the Pack. Even though Duskwatch is not an Elf his ability including his Werewolf side are very good for the Elf and Emerge strategies. As it is right now you have 1x Empath who can find Decimator and his dig is bad, unless you draw Decimator you have a small chance of getting him into your hand. Only 5 untapped black sources to cast a turn 1 Gnarlroot Trapper is not enough, you want at least eight or ten. I would cut 2x Westvale Abbey Flip and 1x Foul Orchard for 3 more Swamp. Abbey is an excellent card, but you really need to be using Cryptolith Rite if you want to use it as a 4 of. Abbey is also quite risky with all the Reflector Mages running around.
Good luck with your deck and good luck at GP Portland.
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1 year ago
BaronNasfix I've dropped the cantrip creatures, they are slow and only marginally helpful. I also stoped using Sylvok Replica too. Thanks for that advice.
I haven't had much success with Llanowar Empath, he just doesn't do enough for me and also won't enter off of Coco.
However, I am running Courser of Kruphix now and its pretty damn sweet! The life gain helps and the redundancy of Oracle of Mul Daya's ability plus the fact that it can enter off of Coco is great. Plus he dodges Bolt!
I'm still keeping Deadly Recluse for now (sideboard against flyers but also a really strong blocker against big threats)
Primal Bellow does seem like a good card but just buffing a creature doesn't seems that great if I don't have evasion. As for Llanowar Augur, I just like having redundancy for Rancor on a Shaman 3 toughness body but I am trying to find other ways to give Dungrove Elder evasion. Any ideas? I am considering Nylea, God of the Hunt...
1 year ago
I assume Llanowar Empath is not actually the card you intended.
1 year ago
I was looking at the grafting ability on Llanowar Empath, If I have Doubling Season will that mean I put a +1/+1 on a creature when it enters the battlefield 2 times, or do I put 2 +1/+1 counters onto a creature at the same time?
1 year ago
i feel like planeswalkers in standard should be impactful enough without oaths, like the new chandra or bfz gideon.
to me the oaths spoiled so far are like bad cantrips with a bit of synergy with a powerful tribe, a little like Llanowar Empath.
2 years ago
I would put in a lot of blue instants and counters and stuff. keep it an elf deck make it tokeny so you can get experience counters. Urza's Incubator and cards like it will be good so then you can cast elves for cheap. lots of ramp so then you can keep casting your commander. and maybe even more draw cards. or even Elixir of Immortality so you can replay cards.