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Creature — Elf
Return a Forest you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.
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Quirion Ranger Discussion
4 days ago
I think Generator Servant could be great in your deck as it can enable some powerful starts: Either use it play your commander with haste, or create an even bigger hydra and haste it up.
Somberwald Sage would probably also be amazing, since it can also help pump out huge fatties really quickly.
A couple of cards that can untap your commander might be another good idea: Thousand-Year Elixir,Quirion Ranger or Seeker of Skybreak are options.
5 days ago
Here are some suggestions for Mono Elf decks
1 week ago
Great deck! I also play lots of paper pauper and find non-Metta decks very interesting.
A few things to consider are Rancor, Might of the Masses, Nest Invader, Nettle Sentinel, Quirion Ranger, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk and Mutagenic Growth. Rancor can be used to push through with trample and get an extra 2 power in there. Might of the Masses will double your Scion of the Wilds power and toughness. Nest Invader gives your Scion of the Wild +2/+2. Nettle Sentinel is another great one drop. Quirion Ranger can get you 2 mana turn 2 if you don't have a second land and is also a one drop to boost your Scion of the Wild. Skarrgan Pit-Skulk is another one drop that can come in as a 2/2 that cant be blocked by creatures smaller than it. Lastly Mutagenic Growth is a pretty much free card that will save a creature from burn or just pump your guy just enough to go in for the kill.
1 week ago
Elvish Piper was in the deck, and it's a good card. The reason why I use Norwood Priestess instead of Elvish Piper is the difference in speed. Priestess can be activated faster than Piper. Another reason is that Priestess is much more convenient to use with untappers (Quirion Ranger and Wirewood Lodge for example), because you dont need an additional mana for reuse of its ability. And a little bonus - Priestess has in its mana cost for devotion (Karametra's Acolyte, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx).
But I do like Elvish Piper, and I would like to use both of them, Piper and Priestess, I will think about it.
2 weeks ago
I think this is a pretty decent though there are definitely too many highs cmc bombs that just aren't good enough for cEDH and don't do much in the way of getting you a win. I mean first off, you should cut Akroma's Memorial and toss in Concordant Crossroads, sure it isn't tutorable but it doesn't need to be when you can draw your deck with the addition of Cloudstone Curio. Also, you don't need haste half the time cause Sisay has a great line using Bontu's Monument with curio out to kill table which is far easier to pull off than past combos using Aetherflux Reservoir. Other notable cuts that should be made are dragonlord, and avacyn. I'd probably toss in yisan and Quirion Ranger as it gives you an excellent way to break parity in more stax heavy games.
3 weeks ago
Azergyzhoul Cradle is really good but not necessary. You can definitely play Yisan without it.
Yisan is a commander centric reactive stax deck. You aren't looking to go combo off as soon as possible.
The basic plan is to drop Yisan down T1/2, stall out the game with stax pieces and Yisan tutors according to the board state ,and win the game via getting infinite Great Oak Guardian or Craterhoof Behemoth pumps by bouncing it with Temur Sabertooth.
Thing you should know is that you can double dip on Verses. For example if you have Quirion Ranger out, Yisan is on 2 ,and you have 6 mana open you can activate Yisan and the trigger on the stack untap it with Quirion Ranger and activate Yisan again. You get to search for two 4CMC creatures. Double dipping on 4 you usually want to grab Temur Sabertooth and Karametra's Acolyte. It provides you an easy route to victory by double 6 for Woodland Bellower (Which grabs Wirewood Symbiote) and Great Oak Guardian
You have to remember you aren't trying to go off fast. Verse 3 has a lot of silver bullets you can use to disrupt fast combo decks.
Yisan might seem a bit overwhelming at first. You just have to know all of your tutor targets on different Verses and how and when to use them.
Hope you found my uncoordinated ramblings atleast somewhat helpful.
4 weeks ago
I think Avenger of Zendikar, Terastodon, Seedborn Muse, Quirion Ranger, and Phyrexian Revoker would all be solid creatures to consider. Maybe consider stax pieces like Winter Orb or Tangle Wire since you could use the dorks for mana and yisan to cheat out creatures.
1 month ago
If you have the appropriate amount of mana and some method of untapping Yisan, the Wanderer Bard you could potentially grab X creatures of Y CMC. So, you could, with enough mana and untap triggers, grab any number of cards of the same Converted Mana Cost if you activate him in response to his own ability. Naturally, you resolve each of his abilities before activating again so you can progress through the normal tutor-chains, but if you don't need one of the steps and have an Untap trigger available, you can just skip one of the verses and grab two of the next mana cost up.
So, your first activation would be 3 mana + put Verse 1 on Yisan, put the tutor ability on the stack. Untap trigger (eg Quirion Ranger returning a Forest to hand and untapping Yisan). With the tutor ability on the stack, Tap Yisan, pay 3 mana and put a Second verse counter on him, and add the ability to the stack.
--"Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of verse counters on Yisan (state-based actions checks and sees 2 verse counters on Yisan and dictates your search is limited to a 2cmc creature), put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library."
--" Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of verse counters on Yisan (state-based actions checks and still sees 2 verse counters on Yisan and dictates your search is still limited to a 2cmc creature), put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library."
After that, you'd have another Untap trigger available from the Scryb Ranger so you could activate Yisan again (if you have the mana of course) or the next turn you could activate Yisan 3 times (Natural first use, + untap from Quirion Ranger + untap from Scryb Ranger) and if you do them IN RESPONSE to the first activation, you would grab three 5cmc creatures. You could also do it normally and get 3cmc+4cmc+5cmc; or alter your triggers to be in response and/or after resolution for 3cmc+5cmc+5cmc; 4cmc+4cmc+5cmc.
It makes Yisan SUPER toolbox-y and almost uninterruptible and guaranteed to bring groans from everyone else while you laugh maniacally at their failure to deal with a MONO-GREEN-COMBO deck. If your creature targets are diverse or redundant enough (depending on the situation/local meta) you will be ready for just about anything. Managing a stack of Yisan triggers gets...tricky...sometimes.
Sorry, that was really long.
Yes, if you have the mana available and have some way(s) to untap Yisan at Instant-speed, you can activate his tutor ability in-response to itself and grab multiple of the next CMC up from what you would have grabbed originally.