Selvala, Explorer Returned

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
MTGO Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Rare
Vintage Masters Rare
Conspiracy Rare

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Selvala, Explorer Returned

Legendary Creature — Elf Scout

Parley: Each player reveals the top card of his or her library. For each nonland card revealed this way, add to your mana pool and you gain 1 life. Then each player draws a card.

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Selvala, Explorer Returned Discussion

Matrixxx999 on Arcades Games *$50 Budget Enchantress*

21 hours ago

I would suggest these:

SteelSentry on Best third color for 3 ...

2 days ago

MagicalHacker I thought about that for a while, and I might end up doing that. My main issue is twofold: 1) there's already a Selvala, Explorer Returned enchantress deck in my play group. 2) I like taking existing archetypes and putting a spin on them. I don't like the feeling of showing up, people looking at my commander/first few turns and saying "oh, it's another Karametra enchantress deck". It's the same reason why my Goblin deck is Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, even though literally everyone I meet asking me why I don't run Krenko.

Perpetual on Selvala's Eldrazi RAMPage!

6 days ago

Some cards that come to mind:

Magus of the Library Can alternate between ramp and card draw.

Gyre Sage Escalating ramp.

Managorger Hydra If it drops early, it grows really fast. Worst case scenario is it will eat a removal spell.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar The +1 isn't great, but she is cheap for CMC and both of her minus abilities are very nice.

Triumph of Ferocity More card draw.

Creeping Renaissance Recursion

Bow of Nylea For the utility.

Triumph of the Hordes This one may not be as good without many token generators in your deck, but it can be a game finisher.

Soul of the Harvest More card draw.

Archetype of Endurance More protection, and more importantly it is blanket protection.

Shamanic Revelation With this deck there is a very good chance this is better than Harmonize even if it is 1 more mana.

Predator Ooze Much like the Managorger, if this drops early, it will cause headaches for your opponents.

Joraga Treespeaker Takes a bit of growing, but will be better than the other 1-drop mana dorks. Can even make your land fetching elves tap for mana if you invest enough in it.

Elvish Harbinger A mana dork who can pull another mana dork to the top of the deck.

Seasons Past Recursion

As for what I would cut, it would depend on which cards I suggested that you added. Mana dorks would replace lesser mana dorks, Archetype of Endurance would replace a protection equipment, etc.

That said, I would agree with the suggestion to switch to Selvala, Explorer Returned, or better yet Animar, Soul of Elements. I use Animar for my Eldrazi deck, and every now and then I cast 3-4 Eldrazi in a turn for free. My previous commander for Eldrazi was Radha, Heir to Keld as she put a mana dork in my command zone and that seemed like a good idea.

Rzepkanut on Newbie to EDH! (Selvala HotW ...

1 week ago

Now that I think about it I recommend looking at my Eldrazi titan ramp deck too. Especially if you just want to play super big dudes and attack, instead of combo out with some infinite loop... Ironically it's also a Selvala deck but it's the green white version Selvala, Explorer Returned. I like her better as a multiplayer commander anyways. Consistent card draw, plus ramp, plus extra life is super great. And people let her live a lot so they can draw cards too, its awesome.


Selesnya Selvala is my favorite mana dork ever.

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thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

Ok, so as I saw a lot of people have already put up their impressions about the new cards being spoiled, but I just want to hop in the hype train and do the same ;) So here are the images of the cards and what I think about them:

Will this one replace Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge? Probably, but at the same time her ability is somewhat different. As stated before, she can't cheat big CMC spells, but I think the pros are enough to play her instead as de facto grixis storm commander. She can be used the turn she comes into play, and you can play any instant or sorcery from your graveyards back once per turn. I mean, this can be pretty powerful with rituals such as Dark Ritualor Cabal Ritual, but I think a mucktide deck can use it really better and play back High Tideor Bubbling Mucktwice. This is a pretty solid general, Tier 1

This is far less esciting for multiplayer commander, and I would say Tier 4/5. However, if you are playing Duel Commander, either MTGO or French, this will be a powerhouse in this format. This list is about multiplayer though, so not really good for us.

Meh... Maybe I am missing something, but this is not really exciting for us. Pretty voltron, and the clause that you can use the ability only once per turn during your turn makes it nothing but Tier 4 in my opinion. Maybe I am missing something but...

This is already a better vampire. With the tokens he creates, we could think about some stax builds, using the tokens as fodders or ways to break parity... There are some restrictions but... And he could be used as a finisher to pump your entire army after that, closing by combat after a lock. Tier 3

This one got me excited. I mean, I know it is a 4 mana commander, but there could be some ways to win on the spot. Many people have said it is a worst Necrotic Ooze in the command zone, but I would say it is more than that. This could be used to make a grixis nooze deck, or something similar, and I think it could be pretty good. We could use Mirror-Mad Phantasm with our commander to pitch the entire deck in the graveyard, Dread Returnsomething and win from there. I wont list the entire combo here but you guyz understand. I could also see something good by exiling a mana rock such as Gilded Lotusand having some fun with Paradox Engine. A lot of combos available, this as a lot of potential. Tier 2, at least 2.5

Not sure about this one, but he seems good for a control shell with a big reanimator package. Simply by being on the battlefield, he can let you dig a lot AND throw useless big creatures like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur(useless cause you wont cast them) into the graveyard, ready for reanimation. I think he could be better than The Scarab God, letting you dig better IMO. This as some potential, i would see Tier 2.5

High cost, nothing for combos, needs to connect with damage... Tier 5/4

Well, too slow to be an actual thing, but still has some great effects if it ever sticks around. Simply for that, Tier 4

I could see this used as a stax deck, forcing opponents to get rid of creatures, and if they dont have any, create fodders to break parity on stax effects. Small potential, better commanders available out there, but still a good Tier 3

The most competitive deck I would think about right now would be running some elves as mana dorks and many hatebears. The thing is... Why running this over Captain Sisay...? Still, I would say this is Tier 3

The best idea I had so far would be running this as an elfball commander to be able to fetch Umbral Mantleor Sword of the Parunsfrom the command zone. Easy Tier 3, even if better commanders for elfball in those colors are available (like Selvala, Explorer Returned).

Meh, I dont really like this one, I don't know what to say except he reminds me of Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist... Tier 4

Now, I don't know if you guyz are excited like me about this one, but I think it will end up pretty decent (At least Tier 2.5 for now). There are lots of good wizards that can abuse the ETB, like Archaeomancer to go infinite with High Tideand Snap, Snapcaster Mage, Dualcaster Mage + Demonic Tutorto get both Ghostly Flicker and Essence Fluxand go infinite from there, Venser, Shaper Savant to combo with Paradox Engine or to simply be a big Boomerang, Azami, Lady of Scrollsherself could be in the deck... Many ways to abuse, many combos available I am pretty sure. Abusing spells like Ghostly Flickerand Essence Flux seems pretty good with this too.

This one will end up decent. There are lots of brews actually with this guy, from extra turns to control to Approach of the Second Sun, and I am sure we will end up with something good. Tier 2.5 for now.

Well... This is my favorite one from the set, so I am biased for sure, but I see a lot of potential in this guy as a storm commander (Tier 1) that could also be used as a 5c artifacts combo commander. Generating free mana is super important for storm, and the fact that he can be cast from fast mana is simply nuts. We are not even obligated to play him as a 5c commander, we simply need to cast 5 mono-colored spells to generate 10 mana and continue storming, which is I think pretty strong. This one will end up being the most powerful (alongside with Kess) from the precons I think.

Thoughts? Those are my comments on the spoiled legends, but I would like to know what you guyz think about the placements I have done. I am pretty happy to see all those new cards. Probably not as a big impact as last year's commander decks, but some pretty powerful commanders for sure. Tagging you sonnet666.

Gleeock on Top 10... Elves

1 week ago

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds + Selvala, Explorer Returned never forget the greatness of either Selvala

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