Roil Elemental

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) 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

HotJazz on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

1 week ago

Pal00ka

All fantastic ideas, for sure, since I do run Guardian of Tazeem, Icefall Regent, and Vizier of Many Faces (even though I keep forgetting to update...)

I would put in Roil Elemental and Rhystic Study for sure if I had them, because...well, Rhystic Study is silly.

I had thoughts about Hypnotic Siren, however it would only work once, as I don't think I can clone it for its Bestow cost, therefore it would only be a one time usage.

Pal00ka on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

1 week ago

I have a Keiga deck too, here's a few of my thoughts from my build.

Guardian of Tazeem & Icefall Regent because they can be political or slow the board down for a turn.

Roil Elemental & Hypnotic Siren: more stealing options in case Keiga cannot stick.

Vizier of Many Faces & Body Double: Vizier gets you 2 clone activations and BD can get a threat from the yard or target a previously used clone to target Keiga and thus steal again.

Fact or Fiction & Rhystic Study: are 2 draw outlets I always jam in my blue decks.

feyn_do_alduin on If Only... If Only...

1 week ago

seeing as you've lots of landfall potential here, some can be done at instant speed, I figure it would be prudent to at least consider the more powerful options in mono blue;

Roil Elemental, Retreat to Coralhelm, Hedron Crab, Guardian of Tazeem.

Adventuring Gear is another option worth considering.

CaputStercoris on If Only... If Only...

2 weeks ago

Ever consider Roil Elemental quite mean...

MegaMatt13 on Kynaios and Tiro, Lovers of Landfall

3 weeks ago

Necro, thanks for checking out the deck. I don't play duel Commander so I'm not sure how they would perform. My understanding is duel Commander is pretty fast so you would probably have to lower the average CMC. I used to have some counterspells in here but decided to move away from them just for a break (my other blue decks run counterspells). Heroic Intervention and Eldrazi Monument are kinda replacements for counterspells as they protect the team from temoval.

Bassmaster, thanks for your suggestions. i had many of those cards in the deck at one point. Slowly I have moved away from landfall cards that don't ramp, produce tokens, anthem, or draw cards. ultimately those are the things the deck is trying to do. the "go tall" cards like Oran-Rief Hydra and Undergrowth Champion are great but work against the "go wide" strategy of the deck. Roil Elemental on the other hand is a card I have often thought about putting back. while not a token card, the steal ability is definitely powerful. the triple blue casting cost is tough but I will try to find room again. Thanks for the feedback :)

Bassmaster on Kynaios and Tiro, Lovers of Landfall

3 weeks ago

Pretty cool idea! I have wanted to build a Kynaios and Tiro deck but didn't know how to proceed. This is a great idea!

I have a couple of suggestions though if I may: Undergrowth Champion, Roil Elemental, Hedron Crab, Adventuring Gear, and Sunspring Expedition. These just might be some fun additions. I love the Champion as the perfect blocker for non-trample creatures.

TheVectornaut on Olivia and Gideon

3 weeks ago

You don't even need the Flaring Pain for this since Olivia Voldaren's first ability will turn an animated Gideon into a planeswalker even when damage is prevented. When the turn ends, Gideon Jura will cease to be a creature and thus cease to be a vampire. However, Olivia's second ability only checks that the target is a vampire upon declaration and resolution. Gideon not being a vampire won't cause you to lose control of him, although losing control of Olivia will. I've used this idea in the past to gain control of manlands with a Roil Elemental. If the control effect was an aura instead of spell/activated ability, Gideon reverting to a noncreature would cause the aura to "fall off" and you'd lose control of the planeswalker.

Xykame on Budget memnarch

3 weeks ago

While you have a solid base, I would recommend some changes. Some of the clone/steal affects like Clever Impersonator and Phantasmal Image, Beguiler of Wills, Annex, Roil Elemental, ect, are just expensive and don't exactly contribute towards your core strategy. I would replace those with Foundry Inspector, Palladium Myr, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, Unwinding Clock, Shimmer Myr, Whir of Invention, Paradox Engine, Treasure Mage, and Trophy Mage. Cards that let you take advantage of idle artifacts like Clock of Omens are fantastic, meanwhile I think Disallow and Spell Crumple are way too expensive for a counterspell. Mind Control, Persuasion, and Control Magic are just straight up bad cards, and Part the Waterveil doesn't exactly belong here either. Copy Artifact is great, but I think for the price Mirage Mirror is better. Lands are also important in an artifact deck, and so I would recommend, Expedition Map, Buried Ruin, Urza's Tower, Urza's Mine, and Urza's Power Plant. Finally, your commander is expensive, so Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are a must, plus they are artifacts.

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