Selesnya Evangel

Selesnya Evangel

Creature — Elf Shaman

, , Tap an untapped creature you control: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Selesnya Evangel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Selesnya Evangel Discussion

awatts30 on Mushrooms in the Rain

2 months ago

I was actually just designing a deck much like this a few days ago, although I was looking at GW because I considered Pallid Mycoderm to be superior to Deathspore Thallid (-1/-1 one of their creatures vs. +1/+1 all of mine). White also gives you access to Selesnya Evangel , although Night Soil may be better in many situations.

If you do stay with black, I would consider adding Fungal Infection as a cheap chump blocker removal that also gains you a Saproling, vs. Deathspore which costs you one. I would also consider Tukatongue Thallid as an early two-for-one.

As far as lands, dual lands should help make your mana base more reliable. I’d recommend Jungle Hollow or Golgari Rot Farm . If you’re looking for ETB effects, you could try Khalni Garden , Turntimber Grove , Fertile Thicket , Gingerbread Cabin , Bojuka Bog , Mortuary Mire , and Witch's Cottage .

SuperSoldier240 on

7 months ago

Thanks for commenting again Poly_raptor, I really appreciate it. I see your point with Paradox Engine and I'll definitely think over it and playtest it a few times to see if it's worth the money it costs. I think you're probably right about Selesnya Evangel and Essence Warden so I'll cut them and put From Beyond and Felidar Sovereign in. Felidar Sovereign I think is just a general improvement to the deck because he's another win condition that I could potentially flash in if I get lucky with Mosswort Bridge . I have to disagree with you about Divine Visitation for this deck in particular since it completely negates the effects of Helm of the Host , Bramble Sovereign , and Mimic Vat as well as cuts me off from some decent tokens such as the indestructible horse tokens Crested Sunmare makes as well as the deathtouch flying insects Hornet Queen makes.

Poly_raptor on

7 months ago

SuperSoldier240 I get what you mean about Paradox Engine , but it’s also just a very powerful card. Let’s say you build a wide board, you swing at someone with all your tokens and then after damage cast Swords to Plowshares and untap ALL of your creatures for just 1 mana.

It’s also a key way to fire your commander off multiple times per turn, infinitely if you have Cryptolith Rite

You could cut Selesnya Locket , I think artifact based ramp is slightly not needed in this list as you have so many options for creature ramp, which synergises very well with your commander.

You could also cut Essence Warden as it’s life gain ability is just a powered down version of Trostani, I’ve realised recently that too much life gain is pointless and have recently cut a fair bit out of my decks, especially when it’s on your commander.

Selesnya Evangel could be cut too, From Beyond is much better, I appreciate it’s a higher cmc but to activate selesnya evangel you’ve got to pay to start with and then pay and tap two creatures each turn to make a 1/1.

Divine Visitation is also very good.

Pieguy396 on Emmara, Gathering Army

8 months ago

Looks like you only need 5 more cuts, so I'd recommend cutting:

Ledobject on Help w/ Emmara cut 117 ...

8 months ago

I'm loving this build! But I need help cutting about 17 non lands.

My deck's strategy is to tap and untap my commander, Emmara, Soul of the Accord as often as possible to drop 1/1 white soldier creature tokens with lifelink. I also run Stonybrook Schoolmaster , who operates similarly.

To this end, Paradise Mantle and Springleaf Drum tap my commander. Selesnya Evangel does the same, AND drops another token. Maze of Ith and Quest for Renewal help me untap. Nature's Chosen does both!

I finish the game with Craterhoof Behemoth or comboing Presence of Gond + Sunstrike Legionnaire to create infinite 1/1 white soldier creature tokens with lifelink.

My deck list, Emmara, Gathering Army, has a longer description.

Please comment with suggested cuts, although I will also gladly hear suggested additions, strategic observations, or opinions. Thanks!

Entity97 on The Fungus Among Us

1 year ago

If what you want is a go-wide tokens deck that abuses saproling and fungus synergy, I'd consider splashing white for cards like Intangible Virtue, Selesnya Evangel, and Selesnya Guildmage. You could also be so bold as to mix synergies with Life and Limb and Terra Eternal so you don't lose to cards like Anger of the Gods, but I wouldn't call that competitive as much as fun. There's also Eldrazi Monument for a similar effect with the added bonus of flying. Mycoloth could also be a great card to consider in this strategy since it can be huge, will have no shortage of creatures to devour, and dodges Fatal Push and Abrupt Decay, though lots of decks are moving toward Assassin's Trophy and Path to Exile is still a problem. Mycoloth also gives you lots of triggers for Slimefoot, the Stowaway and could potentially win the game on the spot. You could add sac outlets to get around those hard removal spells like Viscera Seer or even Thallid Soothsayer or Korozda Guildmage and get some value, but that could be too many moving parts to be good.

multimedia on Emmara

1 year ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck. Quite a high budget for your first deck and nice Doubling Season :)

Cards to consider adding:

Most of my suggestions other than Titan and Thunderfoot are to reduce the avg. CMC of the deck which is currently 3.5. As six drops Titan and Thunderfoot are worth their mana cost. If you reduce the avg. then you can theoretically play cards faster in a game which means you can get token value from Emmara faster.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Blossoming Sands
  • Graypelt Refuge
  • 2x Plains
  • 2x Forest
  • Isochron Scepter: not enough 2 or less mana instants
  • Blinding Angel
  • Steelshaper Apprentice
  • Akroma, Angel of Wrath
  • Auriok Salvagers
  • Darien, King of Kjeldor
  • Devout Chaplain
  • Odric, Master Tactician
  • Reya Dawnbringer
  • Crackdown
  • Lurking Predators
  • Zendikar Resurgent
  • Sphere of Safety
  • Fountain Watch
  • Condemn

Good luck with your deck.

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