Selvala, Explorer Returned

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) 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

IAmTheWraith on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

6 days ago

I actually completely agree with Daedalus19876 on this one. I mean, I know that the meta has shifted and that things have changed, but things like Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, and Jodah, Archmage Eternal being t1 seems a bit extreme. Having all 3 Niv-Mizzets equal in power level is most definitely a stretch, and having things like Zada, Hedron Grinder being in the same tier as Selvala, Explorer Returned doesn't seem very intuitive.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

6 days ago

Permission to be blunt?

Whoever compiled the new draft of the Tier List (Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]) made some really baffling choices.

The Tier 0 generals are approximately correct (though Tana, the Bloodsower and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds should probably be higher), but everything below that is incredibly messed up.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Ghave, Guru of Spores Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Jodah, Archmage Eternal Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Oona, Queen of the Fae Ruric Thar, the Unbowed The Mimeoplasm Tishana, Voice of Thunder Varolz, the Scar-Striped

These should definitely not be Tier 1. Meanwhile, Tier 2 is pretty messed up, and I don't even have enough time to type out the ways, but the short version: all three Niv-Mizzets at the same power??? Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the same power as The Locust God?? Selvala, Explorer Returned at the same power as Zada, Hedron Grinder?? Et cetera. Having played many of these, I can't agree.

I mean, I get what they're trying to do? But I think that abolishing the .5 tiers was a poor decision (since there's clear disparity within each tier) and I think they folded the wrong Tier 2 decks into the new Tier 1 category.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

6 days ago

Permission to be blunt?

Whoever compiled the new draft of the Tier List (Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]) has no idea what they're talking about.

The Tier 0 generals are approximately correct (though Tana, the Bloodsower and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds should be higher), but everything below that is incredibly messed up.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Ghave, Guru of Spores Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Jodah, Archmage Eternal Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Oona, Queen of the Fae Ruric Thar, the Unbowed The Mimeoplasm Tishana, Voice of Thunder Varolz, the Scar-Striped

These should definitely not be Tier 1. Meanwhile, Tier 2 is so messed up I don't even have enough time to type out the ways, but the short version: all three Niv-Mizzets at the same power??? Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the same power as The Locust God??? Selvala, Explorer Returned at the same power as Zada, Hedron Grinder??? Et cetera.

I mean, I get what they're trying to do? But I think that abolishing the .5 tiers was a poor decision (since there's clear disparity within each tier) and I think they folded the wrong Tier 2 decks into the new Tier 1 category.

Homelessguy on New to edh need help ...

3 weeks ago

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds or Selvala, Explorer Returned.

They can either be built around elf ball, aggro, or combo.

enpc on Just Stay Dead

1 month ago

Ravenrose: Becasue of the kinds of decks I'm playing against, generally instant speed removal is better than sorcery speed. Plus removal having the flexibility of hitting artifacts as well is super important. Cards like Natural State would be the next goto for removal.

Piper's Melody is ok, but typically I don't have many creatures in the graveyard prior to comboing off/don't need to recur more than one. Regrowth would be the next goto if I needed more graveyard recursion.

Rites of Flourishing helps my opponents too much, at least with cards like Selvala, Explorer Returned I have control over when my opponents draw off it.

Tolsimir Wolfblood and Sixth Sense don't add anything here - the deck is a combo deck. Getting extra value from combat triggers is nice, but that's not the focus here.

Wild Pair is interesting but ultimately too slow for the deck. There are a lot cheaper and easier creature tutors and the name of the game for this deck is to dig for a sac outlet (which in most cases is not a creature).

Thanks for the suggestions though.

tom1011 on Manifest Destiny

1 month ago

This deck is at a very good power level. It powerful while not being competitive so It should be about equal with what you can expect to find in bigger game stores. I would recommend adding: Sensei's Divining Top- Since you have so many play top card of deck this will help a lot in making it more predictable. Selvala, Explorer Returned - Its good mana ramp and card draw, this card is often underrated and with the other top library card/shuffle you can get more value from it. And lastly Tempt with Discovery If you tend to play in bigger groups. I find about half the people go for it. Note its land not basic land so It can let you get out the harder to get land.

tom1011 on Vital Power

1 month ago

I'm surpried you don't have the infinite token/life combo with Spike Feeder + Archangel of Thune.

I would also recommend Selvala, Explorer Returned, It's ability to ramp and gain life I find is often underrated.

A more fun/casual lifegain card is Celestial Mantle.

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