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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Creature — Elf Warrior
If Nissa's Chosen would die, put it on the bottom of its owner's library instead.
Nissa's Chosen Discussion
7 months ago
My elf deck as it currently stands (I think): Elvis
The biggest thing I find with Elves (and most other tribal / token decks not running recursion (read: black)) is that board wipes can be the end of your game. Without draw and some recursion, you're gonna have a bad time after that first Damnation or Wrath of God .
I think swapping your commander to Ezuri, Renegade Leader will help you push games to a close.
I would definitely suggest taking out Elvish Piper and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds . All of your creatures are cheap enough that Piper won't do much for you, and Selvala will likely help your opponents more in the long run, as they will likely have bigger creatures to get the card draw. Also, it appears you don't have a lot of ways to spend lots of mana (which Ezuri gives you). I'd also drop Nissa's Chosen , as a card going to the bottom of your library is effectively gone, and it's not good enough on it's own to warrant a slot.
I notice you're a bit low on land as well, even for an elf deck. Also, you don't seem to have a lot of mana dorks (like Llanowar Elves ) to help. I think even the lowest of low elf decks are still running 30+ lands.
8 months ago
Somewhat surprised you don't run the promo Nissa's Chosen . It's less than $2.
11 months ago
kamarupa thanks for the feedback! Narnam Renegade does seem like a much better option, I was thinking along the lines of having it up as a blocker but if I’m playing a spell to untap it, it’s probably a creature which can do the job itself. I overlooked the Nissa's Chosen since they relied on Nissa to be any good but didn't read the Nissa :P -but now that I'm thinking about it that interaction is actually pretty fantastic! to have her producing these beefy little elves acting as pseudo card draw- nice. I do like Inspiring Call but because of how I built it As you noticed I couldn't get the value out with my slow mana. Thanks a million, Ill leave out that cool Nissa stuff from the list- that's yours (my list won't change but my irl deck will), Fix the mana with some Llanowar Elves, and substitute the sentinels.
11 months ago
Bramblewood Paragon is such a sweet card - I, too, tried building an Elf Warrior Tribal - so far in the testing I've done I've found it to be too slow compared with other decks that offer similar aggro spells. Of course, I haven't completely given up hope that an Elf Warrior tribal build could be built that would make spells like the Paragon really shine.
One thing I noticed is that because it's an Elf build, there's this idea in the back of my mind that there will be plenty of mana. But there aren't any Elf Warrior mana dorks, so even a scary slew of 2CMC creatures doesn't really churn them out as fast as one might hope. To that end, I think taking up 4x slots for a 1CMC dork is probably worth the cost of bending the tribal theme. Rishkar, Peema Renegade also comes to mind as a potentially powerful and worthwhile 1-2x dork option.
Inspiring Call might be worth considering, too.
11 months ago
Her second ability is just bad - it will gain 4-6 life on average (any more and you would be winning anyways). Now, Life Goes On does more than that for 1 mana. Why not play that?
So, you can simply play Kitchen Finks instead of Nissa - you get both her abilities immediately, with a better body, at one CMC less.
11 months ago
@6ixer I hear ya, the Nissa Revane and Nissa's Chosen package isn't exactly cut-throat competitive but they are a long shot from being Bad in a dedicated Elf deck. Personally I really enjoy running this decklist and am a fan of Nissa and her chosen. She poops out elves and gains life and frankly sometimes a 2/3 elf with some Lord's in play is all you need to smash the opponent.
1 year ago
I don't think Nissa Revane is where you want to be, Elves wants to win quicker than she allows. I'd cut her and the Nissa's Chosens, play 4x Elvish Clancaller, 2 more Elvish Archdruid and 1 more Ezuri, Renegade Leader. I'd also cut Imperious Perfect and Elvish Champion for Dwynen's Elite to make the go-wide plan better. If you wanted to keep some of the extra lords, I'd cut all eight of the enters the battlefield tapped lands, but overall play 2 fewer lands. Those etb tapped lands will cost you games by slowing you down.
1 year ago
ComicSys I have been thinking of switching out Nissa's Chosen here recently, but it has been helping a lot against some Reanimator decks that have been prominent in my group recently. I'll try running Akroma's Memorial in it's place and see how it goes. I'll probably replace Nissa Revane as well with something to help get to combo pieces quicker. Thanks for the comment
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