Roil Elemental


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Roil Elemental

Creature — Elemental


Landfall Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain control of target creature for as long as you control Roil Elemental.

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Roil Elemental Discussion

FastnFurious123 on What's Under Jalira's Hat?

1 week ago

I wouldn't want to run Riverwise Augur or Harbinger of the Tides in this deck since I wouldn't want to bump into them while I'm having fun polymorphing. Secondly, you don't have enough creature makers to polymorph. Cards like Throne of Empires, Vedalken Shackles, Myr Turbine, Roil Elemental, and Flayer Husk would do the job. Just in case if your commander and Proteus Staff gets removed or controlled, you would probably have to have extra polymorph cards like polymorph, Mass Polymorph, Synthetic Destiny, and Blessed Reincarnation. Lastly, you might need extra activations of your commander's ability to summon giants and monsters even faster. This means cards like Stifle and Illusionist's Bracers.

Crav96 on Group hug and clone

2 weeks ago

Love the idea and the budget you're constructing in, so +1 from here. Now in terms of suggestions:

1) Kiora's Follower has nice interactions with Empress Galina and psuedo ramps you since you can untap lands

2) Birds of Paradise and Deathrite Shaman are just a super good includes imo (and you can pod them into Kiora's follower for example)

3) Eternal Witness provides so much value in any green deck, even more so in Sultai colors

4) Cyclonic Rift is an amazing board wipe that plays around indestructibility and hexproof (also a very good auto include in blue decks)

5) I dont know if you have Snappy because you just own him, but in general he is not that good in EDH, especially with your instant count. But that still depends if you want to use him reactively (e.g. flashing him in for counter spells,) or proactively by giving sorceries flashback.

6) Another of my favourite interactions in Sultai with reanimation is Sakura-Tribe Elder with Journey to Eternity  Flip. You get to ramp to 5-6 lands by turn 4-5 (enchant STE, sac him for a land, next turn reanimate him since you're at four mana, and repeat process) and its a reanimate on a stick (which can also combo with Kiora's Follower untap to reanimate twice in a turn). Also, even if you encounter the STE Journey to Eternity combo in the late game you can abuse it with Roil Elemental.

Thats all for now! I hope I was helpful. Happy brewing!!

ersatz_olorin on Horde of Notions Elemental Tribal

1 month ago

Maybe Roil Elemental if that's not too much blue mana to be practical

Animar, Soul of Elements might also be good.

Forgotten Ancient is another powerful elemental

Rhadamanthus on roil elemental take control question

1 month ago

Yes, you keep it. When the control-changing effect of Roil Elemental ends, the one from Memnarch still exists.

ChemoorVodka on roil elemental take control question

1 month ago

So lets say I have a Roil Elemental and I take my opponents creature. Then I use Memnarch to make it an artifact and take control of it (even though I already have control of it).Then Roil Elemental dies,what happens to the creature that I took control of? Do I keep it because I also have Memnarch control on it? Thanks.

MurderForBrunch on Yasova Steal

1 month ago

Hi! I'm working in a quite different steal deck (list not posted yet), but I think this deck could profit of some permanent steal. Things like Vedalken Shackles, or enchantments like Control Magic. Also non-permanent steal spells such as Bribery or Acquire.

Finally, things like Beguiler of Wills or Roil Elemental, or even Keiga, the Tide Star are creatures that can steal other creatures, and can make some impact in the board state!

Profet93 on Empress Galina competitive EDH

2 months ago

Also to add to the above comments, if you run Quicksilver Fountain, then add Oboro, Palace in the Clouds. Triggers landfall if you add Roil Elemental and helps you create a soft lock with the fountain.

Spiral46n2 on Empress Galina competitive EDH

2 months ago

Just thought of a couple more. For control, Roil Elemental. For copy, Vesuvan Doppelganger or Clone. Having a few Roil Elemental's can be devastating to opponents army. Cloning a Doppelganger can give you a constantly flexible and diverse army as the board changes.

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