Quirion Elves

Quirion Elves

Creature — Elf Druid

As Quirion Elves enters the battlefield, choose a color.

: Add to your mana pool.

: Add one mana of the chosen color to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Invasion (INV) Common
Mirage (MIR) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Quirion Elves occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Quirion Elves Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Klothys Control EDH

3 weeks ago

I would say Quirion Elves is relatively weak ramp in a two-colored deck... there are just better options. I usually run closer to 40 land as well, but it depends how many cards you want to be playing on other people’s turns.

Last thing: I find it helps to go through all the cards and think “how many scenarios is this useful in? How many times would I rather have drawn a different card instead?”

Sanguinolency on Kinnan, combo prodigy

1 month ago

Pretty solid list so far, I have a few suggestions though. First and foremost, if you haven't checked out the cEDH decklist database, I recommend it. If you're truly wanting to get in to cEDH, then that is a good outlet for deck brewing. There are a bunch of cards in your list that are solid picks for a Kinnan deck, but there are also some that aren't up to snuff with the meta, but that's not a necessarily bad thing. Competitive EDH is about play the most powerful cards in the your color pie to achieve your overall win condition and to do it as efficient and consistent as possible. Kinnan is quite new and people are still trying to find the best way to brew the deck, but his strategy is undoubtedly proactive, so we have to try to overwhelm our opponents as fast as possible.

Here are the cards in your deck that you just don't see in the cEDH meta. Not a bad thing, just something to consider.

Your mana dorks are higher in CMC that the meta heavy mana dorks. This puts them being cast usually around turn two, which is when you want to be casting Kinnan.

Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves are more reliable turn one creatures. Maybe try cutting Silver Myr, Maraleaf Pixie, and Quirion Elves for these.

Arcum's Astrolabe - It's just way too circumstantial, especially when you only have 6 snow lands in the deck. This card would be dead in your hand most of the time. There are also better mana rocks.

Mind Stone has been sub-par for a while. In cEDH, you want to get plenty of mana as soon as possible so you can start setting up for win quickly. This is why Grim Monolith and Mana Vault are very prevalent in the meta. They are net positive mana rocks that come in quickly.

Whir of Invention and Blue Sun's Zenith are on the cusp of being played in the meta and not, mostly Blue Sun's Zenith as it's used to help draw the deck after getting infinite mana. Usually you see these more in mono blue decks because they have plenty of blue to pay the non-generic mana and can go big with the X cost, however, once you leave mono blue it's very difficult to keep up mana for interaction after casting these and usually when X is greater than 2, it's worth someone countering it. If they're countered, the feel bads set in as you're now 5-6 mana behind. I would suggest cutting at least Whir of Inventions for a cantrip like Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain that nets you cards for cheap.

Chord of Calling - Most of the creatures in your deck are very low cmc, so I don't think the redundancy of a Green Sun's Zenith is needed, especially when it costs 2 additional green mana.

Force of Vigor - It's not bad, I've seen a few decks run it that are more on the control side, but Kinnan is trying to be more proactive than reactive. Blue has some of the best removal in the game for cheap. Maybe consider a Chain of Vapor. That way if there is a problematic card for you on the board such as Cursed Totem or Linvala, Keeper of Silence, you can hit it regardless of what it is for one mana regardless of whose turn it is.

Ghost Quarter - if you need to get rid of a problematic land, I suggest Strip Mine over this, as it doesn't have the downside of letting the opponent replace the land.

With Tree of Tales and Seat of the Synod it's better off to just run basic lands, in case you encounter Back to Basics or Blood Moon.

There are a few suggestions I'd like to make for you to add that are practically staples for most of the cEDH Kinnan decks:

Seedborn Muse to help you use your commander more and acquire an overwhelming board state.

Training Grounds and Biomancer's Familiar to reduce the cost of Kinnan's activation.

Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, and Fellwar Stone as they're some of the best mana rocks in the format.

Right now, if you were to play a game with this list, I wouldn't be afraid of you activating Kinnan because there's nothing that will severely impact the game. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is in a lot of the other cEDH decks because getting this guy on the field is detrimental to every opponent's strategy. I suggest you get a higher creature count and put more scary things in the deck. You'll whiff a lot with on activations with a creature count that low.

Here is a link to my current Kinnan build that has been assembling win (in a vaccum) very consistently between turns 3 and 4: Kinnan Activations cEDH

TheMadRocketeer on Elves

8 months ago

Apollo_Paladin, these are all really good suggestions. Wirewood Pride looks line a one-shot Timberwatch Elf for a very low price. Being an instant, it can be used right away and doesn't announce its presence until the combat trick is sprung. Adding it to the Maybeboard since I don't own one yet. Ditto for Tribal Unity . I don't own one but I should shop for some. I own some Overrun s and Overwhelming Stampede s, which could serve a similar role. Stampede would be particularly wicked here, given how large my elves end up getting. I've avoided using them here, as they frankly make the deck too competitive for my kitchen table. Now Vitalize I think I do have at least one of. The mana potential there is just silly-good. I don't really have any good mana sinks in the deck at present, though.

You've made me think, though. If I wanted this to just be brutal, I could swap in a couple of Vitalize , maybe a couple of Overwhelming Stampede , 3 or 4 of Quirion Elves and/or Druid of the Anima , and a couple Fireball s (and maybe a Terastodon or 2 for kicks and utility). LOL

I'll check out your Elves for further ideas.

mikekane6 on No Victory Without Sacrifice

11 months ago

I found Chromatic Lantern is useful for mana fixing at the least. I'll look into those mana dorks, replace Quirion Elves perhaps.

I found Garna, the Bloodflame to be too expensive to be bothered flashing him out so playtesting agrees with you on that point at least.

I will definitely consider Reanimate ...again it seems too strong to not have.

as for Essence Harvest I just like it. Especially considering you dont have to sacrifice the creature so can still attack/ Fling it at someone else.

Thanks for the help. I'll definitely be considering some of those other cards for especially Fireshrieker seems too good to not have.

Thanks :)

mikekane6 on No Victory Without Sacrifice

11 months ago

I found Chromatic Lantern is useful for mana fixing at the least. I'll look into those mana dorks, replace Quirion Elves perhaps.

I found Garna, the Bloodflame to be too expensive to be bothered flashing him out so playtesting agrees with you on that point at least.

I will definitely consider Reanimate ...again it seems too strong to not have.

as for Essence Harvest I just like it. Especially considering you dont have to sacrifice the creature so can still attack/ Fling it at someone else.

Thanks for the help. I'll definitely be considering some of those other cards for especially Fireshrieker seems too good to not have.

Thanks :)

Liscom on Red/Blue/Green (1.Entwurf)

1 year ago

Nun mal zum Rauswurf:

Bounty of the Luxa klingt glaube ich besser, als es klingt. Probiere es gerne aus, aber ich hatte immer das Gefühl, dass ich nie dann das Mana bekam, wenn ich es brauchte, und das ich immer ne Karte ziehen durfte, wenn ich eigentlich Mana brauchte. Vielleicht noch eine Kreatur statt dessen? Shifting Ceratops fällt mir spontan ein.

Frontier Siege finde ich fraglich. Ich habe kurz mal 6 Kreaturen gezählt, die fliegen. Damit ist die zweite Option eigentlich nur brauchbar für dich und nur für die erste Wahl könnte man besser auf eine Karte steigen, die dir mehr bietet.

Sarkhan's Unsealing sieht so auf dem Papier großartig aus. Man müsste es aber einfach ausprobieren. Ich finde es schwer, den Nutzen wirklich einzuschätzen. Ich habe 20 Karten gezählt, bei denen die Karte aktiviert wird. Ich finde das schon gut.

Zendikar Resurgent ist eine der Karten, die am Anfang in jedem meiner Decks steckt und dann aber im letzten Umbau rausfliegt - aber jedes Mal bis ich mit dem Rauswurf auch unzufrieden, denn ich denke die Karte kann sehr viel. Gerade in einem Deck mit dicken, teuren Kreaturen würde ich das auf jeden Fall austesten!

Two-Headed Dragon Ich finde, dass es hierfür einfach besseres gibt. Wenn du noch einen Füller brauchst, ist der Drache ok. Er wäre aber wohl der erste, der bei mir aus dem Deck fliegt. Ansonsten ist Drakuseth, Maw of Flames vielleicht eine Alternative.

Terastodon ähnlich wie Zendikar Resurgent finde ich den Elefanten eigentlich ganz cool, aber er ist halt sehr teuer und trifft dann auch keine Kreaturen, sodass er ggf. nicht einmal vernünftige Ziele auf dem Feld hat. Ich finde die Karte riskant, aber nicht schlecht. Dadurch, das Surrak ihm Trampel gibt wird er auch noch aufgewertet. Ein 9/9 Trampler ist nicht zu ignorieren.

Whisperer of the Wilds ist nicht mein Ding. Anfangs ist er nur ein teurer Llanowar Elf und auch später produziert er auch nur grünes Mana. Da würde ich bei all deinen Farben lieber die Konsistenz deines Decks erhöhen. Mögliche Kandidaten wären: Ceta Disciple (den kannte ich selber gar nicht, aber er filtert Mana und kann noch eine Trampler unterstützen), Generator Servant (Ein Versuch ist er wert. Hast ist sehr nützlich bei dicken Kreaturen), Incubation Druid (wohl mein Favorit), Quirion Elves (ein nostalgischer Klassiker meiner Jugend) oder Zhur-Taa Druid (ein Underdog, der mich immer wieder überrascht).

Savage Knuckleblade halte ich für etwas spekulativ, aber interessant. Ich finde ihn nicht gut, aber ich glaube der hat echt das Potential den Tisch zu überraschen, wenn du ihn gleich mir Hast und verstärkt angreifen lässt. Auch die zweite Fähigkeit kann eine gute Symbiose mit den "enter the battlefield" Verzauberungen geben.

Myojin of Life's Web Ich weiß ehrlich nicht, ob dies lohnt. Die Myojins sind cool, wenn man denen immer wieder Counter geben kann. Als ein einmaliger Effekt finde ich lohnt dies nicht, bzw. lohnt selten. Außerdem sind 3 grüne Mana in einem dreifarbigen Deck riskant.

Ich hoffe, dies hilft dir etwas

SynergyBuild on Lets make Rashinal decisions

1 year ago

Telepathy is trash. Either A your opponent is holding Mystical Tutor+Summoner's Pact so you know to hold a Delay open, or B no one has anything, so they look at you as the only threat, and you lose.

Or C and you get no information, because if you know the meta then you can guess almost exactly what is in each opponent's hand based on their actions. So you wasted a card, information that you are bad because you run Telepathy, and mana.

Yes. It is trash. Also, why Quirion Elves? It is bad as a two-mana dork against almost strictly better Bloom Tender, or combo-significant Devoted Druid, or the Elvish Mystic/Boreal Druids that are much more mana efficient.

Your landbase also seems weird, why not the other 5 fetchlands, and why do you run Ash Barrens xD?

I would also suggest Treasure Cruise but I know it is a difficult choice as to what you drop for it. It isn't an instant, but does synergize with the instant/sorceries you run. Its okay you don't run it, but I imagine it wouldn't hurt.

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