Masked Admirers


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Modern Masters Uncommon
Lorwyn Rare

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Masked Admirers

Creature — Elf Shaman

When Masked Admirers enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Whenever you play a creature spell, you may pay . If you do, return Masked Admirers from your graveyard to your hand.

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Masked Admirers Discussion

Perpetual on Elves, Guardians of the Wilds

10 hours ago

Masked Admirers. You can return them to hand with Wirewood Symbiote, or you can sac them to Eldrazi Monument only to return them to your hand when you cast another elf.

rowdyredfred on Beginner Green

1 month ago

Thanks Dredge4life. I've been helping people learn to play for a few years and EDH/Commander is my format of choice, so it was logical to build commander decks to teach people to play.

I prefer not to use tapped lands myself, but that's a good option. It's a nice upgrade. Personally I would keep Dread Statuary and instead replace a basic for Treetop Village. The Masked Admirers sub is perfect for what I was thinking. It's cheap, and a direct upgrade.

Dredge4life on Beginner Green

1 month ago

I love this concept. Good on you for introducing others to the world of Magic.

Treetop Village instead of Dread Statuary and Masked Admirers instead of Shaman of Spring?


3 months ago

first wave of cuts: Unbridled Growth does literally nothing in mono-green, Prophetic Prism same reason, Karametra's Favor don't need. also anything that is giving you energy you dont need it. unless you have some pay off for energy there is no point in running those

things to add (this is a long list so obviously just pick things up as you can. also not all of this will fit in but this is all good stuff):Arbor Elf, Allosaurus Rider, Birchlore Rangers, Bow of Nylea, Cultivate, Devoted Druid, Drove of Elves, Druid of the Cowl, Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Champion, Elvish Harbinger, Elvish Mystic, Elvish Promenade, Elvish Vanguard, Everglove Courier, Explosive Vegetation, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Fyndhorn Elder, Gaea's Herald, Gladehart Cavalry, Glissa Sunseeker, Greatbow Doyen, Green Sun's Zenith, Greenweaver Druid, Gyre Sage, Heritage Druid, Harmonize, Hunting Triad, Immaculate Magistrate, Imperious Perfect, Joraga Treespeaker, Joraga Warcaller, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Mentor, Lys Alana Bowmaster, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Masked Admirers, Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Norwood Priestess, Nullmage Shepherd, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Priest of Titania, Realm Seekers, Reclamation Sage, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary, Tajuru Preserver, Talara's Battalion, terrastodon, Thornweald Archer, Titania's Chosen, Viridian Shaman, Wellwisher, Wildslayer Elves, Winnower Patrol, Wirewood Elf, Wren's Run Packmaster, Yeva, Nature's Herald

(takes giant breath)

yeah.. its a lot of stuff. I got a little carried away.. also this is not a budgeted list of suggestions. you will need some of the $3-10 cards to make elves a serious threat.

AlarmedNine on Ancestral Animar

5 months ago

I am currently running Rashmi, and as you have mentioned, cascade isn't very good in this deck. So I am looking for another cantrip creature. As of right now Masked Admirers, Nimble Innovator, and Shaman of Spring stand out. On other hand I could just add another bounce creature like Quickling

Simon_Williamson on Selvala, my first commander

9 months ago

Even more cards! Just for more unntapping goodness there's Ornamental Courage, Bear Umbra, Burst of Strength (is just Dark Ritual or better with Selvala), Copperhorn Scout, Voyaging Satyr, Elder Druid, so many.

More draw power! Triumph of Ferocity, Harmonize, Garruk's Packleader, Masked Admirers, Elvish Visionary, Soul's Majesty. Maybe add Words of Wilding, Thought Vessel, Reliquary Tower, Elixir of Immortality or similar cards so you don't draw your library. I suppose an Eldrazi Titan would also be good if you draw too much and a good mana dump, I'm just reluctant to suggest running Eldrazi. Speaking of hated things in EDH, Tooth and Nail isn't broken if you don't just do a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite esque combo. Oh yeah, Chord of Calling, Summoner's Pact, Mwonvuli Beast Tracker and similar cards are useful.

abby315 on It's OK. They're just Elves.

1 year ago

Agreed with your change, taking out Door; doesn't seem necessary.

If you want to go more towards the infinite mana combo win, try Sword of the Paruns and Karametra's Acolyte because they both offer redundancy there!

Creeping Renaissance is pretty good. Aluren is a LOT of fun. Beast Within and Squall Line are both very useful for getting around Moat type effects including Glacial Chasm. That's also why I run one Ghost Quarter.

I tried to make my own list more aggressive mana-curve-wise, adding all the one-drop mana elves including Birchlore Rangers and Boreal Druid, as well as some aggressive elves like Skyshroud Elite and Wren's Run Vanquisher.

My reasoning around deckbuilding is to keep the majority of my elves under 4 mana and keep my wincons at 4+ mana, which include a lot of mana-doubling effects. This build makes it easier to come back from being boardwiped, makes it easier to hit 4 elves in one turn to get infinite mana with Priest of Titania + Umbral Mantle, makes it easy to have some straight aggressive hands that can win early without tricks, and makes the most out of Aluren.

I am missing some cards like Chord of Calling from my list because I don't have 'em, but here it is in case you wanted to check it out: Aluring Elves

I've taken out a lot of higher drops for this purpose, like Elvish Promenade, Masked Admirers, Oracle of Mul Daya and Nullmage Shepherd so I don't get clunky hands and always have things to do early on.

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