Roil Elemental

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Zendikar Rare

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Roil Elemental

Creature — Elemental

Flying

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

djewell on Animar Budget EDH

4 weeks ago

I would say that it's definitely worth it to run Cyclonic Rift since it's in your colors. It's a powerful card in EDH and if you're using it, chances are you have bigger problems than taking 6 dmg from Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.

Stingscourger is a good way to get color-shifted effects to make your deck less blue-heavy if you need. (I would just not pay it's echo)

Caldera Hellion, Flametongue Kavu, Balefire Dragon and Crater Hellion are alright..

Cytoplast Manipulator is just evil against that deck..

in fact, you may consider just running some creature steal or copy so you profit off of your opponents' creatures!

things like Faerie Artisans, Gilded Drake, Siren of the Fanged Coast, Sower of Temptation, Beguiler of Wills, Callous Oppressor, Charisma, Empress Galina, Frenzied Fugue, Illusory Gains, Roil Elemental, Rootwater Matriarch, Seasinger, Tolarian Entrancer, and Willbreaker are some great removal! Why kill artaxa or any creature really if you can just take it and make them use their removal on it if they want it back??

Hexcimal on Moonfall

1 month ago

JaiJackson, you are welcome my friend. Thought I'd touch back in and see how your deck's been. :)

Undergrowth Champion is a heavy hitter in any landfall deck running green, and should be considered running at least 3. He'll win you games. Additionally, I'm not sure exactly how competitive you're wanting to go with this deck (per your previous comment, as I'm not wanting you to lose friends), but I would think about replacing the Retreat to Kazandu in the main for Retreat to Coralhelm. As seshiro_of_the_orochi pointed out, it's an infinite combo. While it isn't the deck's main focus, it's a brilliant touch and it's unexpected. Infinite landfall triggers on many of your cards provide infinite lethal combat damage, infinite creature tokens, infinite mana (which will assist in activating your Moonfolk abilities an infinite number of times), and/or the ability to gain control of an infinite number of creatures. I run an infinite landfall deck of my own, check it out if you ever feel the curiosity! (Avalanche (Turn 3 Infinite Landfall/Infinite Mill))

I would agree that your deck doesn't really need Amulet of Vigor. I feel a similar way about Invisible Stalker and Ambush Viper. (Additionally Roil Elemental, but for a different reason I'll touch upon in a moment.)

  • Invisible Stalker seems appealing as it's unblockable damage, but it's underwhelming in this deck if it's not equipped. It's a slow clock otherwise, and its slot may want to be considered for something more suited for the deck's purpose.
  • I've never seen the appeal of Ambush Viper. Flash is nice, but it can't hit things that fly and its toughness ensures it can't even beat out 1/X's. I've always preferred Deadly Recluse for my deathtouch deterrent for these reasons, but I'm not saying it's a better card. Since you're running a deck that has blue, perhaps consider a counter spell instead? Cards that can cost just as much (if not less) to cast and be just as beneficial (if not more) include Spell Pierce/Stubborn Denial or Mana Leak/Condescend/Essence Scatter/Nullify.
  • Roil Elemental seems like a fun card and can help swing matches, however I hate how high its CMC is for only having 2 toughness. Your 6 mana investment can be taken down by cards as cheap as 1 mana (such as Shock), and it feels like a waste. (Especially since its ability doesn't even last after it leaves the field.) I would take it out for something else more beneficial as well, even though it technically fits the deck's theme.

Hope this is helpful in any way! In addition to my plans for a Bant Avalanche build, I do still tend to a GU landfall deck of my own. (Not going to link that one as well because I already feel greedy posting the first one, but it's on my page if you're curious.) Perhaps our decks can assist each other's as they grow and develop.

Trveheimer on Surrak Aggro

1 month ago

hi, ich wieder. ich schreibe euch mal ne liste mit den karten die potenziell gegen welche aus meinen empfehlungen ausgetauscht werden knnten oder die in meinen augen nicht so die kartenqualitaet haben

Breaker of Armies - 10 mana fr ne kreatur, die man im endeffekt meist fr nen guten angriff draufgehen lsst, ist zuviel. lieber den Siege Behemoth, ist mit Triumph of the Hordes zsm einfach genauso ne wincon.

Intet, the Dreamer - ich denke selbst mit dem mini-drachen-thema wird er im endeffekt gecuttet. er bringt dich nicht wirklich schnell durchs deck, er muss angreifen UND mana blechen, und wenn er zerstoert wird bleibt die karte im exil. alles eher wackelig.

Omnath, Locus of Rage und Roil ElementalDie beiden sind erstmal prinzipiell gut, ich wrde das davon abhngig machen wieviel Landramp im endeffekt spielt. Omnath ist noch eher besser als das Roil, weil es eigentlich so sein msste das karten gezogen werden wenn ein 5er ins spiel kommt, auerdem ist ja Warstorm Surge ein wichtiges piece in eurem deck. aber das roil vielleicht raus, lieber clone spielen.

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed- hatten wir ja schon drueber geredet, ich finde temur ist nicht gruul und sollte deswegen auf noncreature spells nicht verzichten, tut euch im zweifelsfall eher selbst weh, und ein Teferi wuerde euch da schon mehr kontrolle erlauben (brigens, eigentlich wrdet ihr teferi immer im endsegment vor eurem zug reinflashen, wenn ihr dann in eurem zug ne combo zbw ne wincon rauspielt, nicht vorher)

Terra Stomper / Gaea's Revenge

da wrde ich langfristig maximal einen von denen spielen, einfach weils dekadent ist kreaturen ohne groen effekt zu spielen. auerdem braucht ihr halt die spots frei.

Savage Knucklebladeist zwar cool weil er fr 4 mana als 4/4er mit haste kommt, aber das gewinnt auch keine games. die Savageborn Hydra wrde ich solange drin lassen, wie ihr den Shaman of the Great Hunt und Rishkar spielen wollt. Wobei Rishkar auch evtl rauskoennte. evtl also nur den Shaman.

Bow of Nylea im endeffekt raus fuer Coastal Piracy oder Hammer of Purphoros. Die Todesberuehrung greift nur fuer attacker, somit ist es eigentlich nutzlos.

Chitinous Cloak / Haunted Cloaklieber raus. wenn ihr menace wollt, Gruul War Chant, und ansonsten bei den ausrstungen lieber noch Lightning Greaves die haben naemlich 0 austruestungskosten.

Banefire / Manifold Insights / Nissa's Revelation / Rishkar's Expertise

hab euch in meinem tipps glaube ich genug bessere alternativen vorgeschlagen.

Arcbondist nur in viel zu konstruierten szenarien gut fuer euch und schwer kontrollierbar.

Counterspellsich wrde eher nen Counterspell klarmachen, wenn ihr control-magic machen wollt. auch hier, habe ich gute alternativen vorgeschlagen, die das board fuer euch fitt halten.

Burgeoningje nachdem wieviel draw in dem deck ist, knnte man diesen spot freimachen.

Sight of the Scalelordseher nicht, ich glaub das macht selten den entscheidengen unterschied und kostet zuviel mana fuer das was es tut.

Weitere gute wincons fr euer deck;mit Palinchron / Peregrine Drake + Deadeye Navigator infinite mana gehen und dann mit Genesis Hydra alle nonland permanents ins game holen, alternativ auch infinite Coiling Oracle flickern. ich wei ich wei aber nen nav und nen oracle spielen ohne infinite zu gehen ist auch komisch :D

uebrigens, eine weitere wincon ist Grafted Exoskeleton, habe auch noch ein paar davon. einfach ne kreatur mit dem exo auf 10 bringen, unblockbar machen und durchkommen.

NV_1980 on I'll hold on to that for you!

1 month ago

That sounds awfully familiair; I love the Roil Elemental + Rite of Replication combo!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Moonfall

2 months ago

Nice one. Definitely a +1 from me.

How about Nissa's Renewal? Tripple landfall and seven life. And more lands to bounce. Also, Patron of the Moon might be pretty useful here. And i know she's pricey, but Tireless Tracker would be awesome here.

If you want another powerful landfall flyer, Roil Elemental is no joke if you can cast it. Also, with that many flyers, Gravitational Shift is pretty powerful.

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