Selvala, Explorer Returned

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Selvala, Explorer Returned Discussion

griffstick on Best commander for a learning ...

2 days ago

When I was a learning player my Cmdr was Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet . I had no problem with it, but the meta has shifted and that card is bad. I would suggest a Cmdr that's not confusing. One that does exactly what it reads. I think drawing cards is the funniest thing in magic so I suggest Selvala, Explorer Returned . Its low costed, it's not gonna break the bank, people like selvala because people like drawing cards, so it doesn't die to spot removal often, she can generate lots of mana to play big spells, and playing big spells is the next most fun thing you can do. It doesn't make you fo a specific theme, Plus it's my second Cmdr while I was a learning player.

If that's not good I think Queen Marchesa it another good option. For some of the same reasons.

griffstick on Understimated Commanders

1 month ago

I agree with SynergyBuild that
Selvala, Explorer Returned is underestimated

SynergyBuild on Understimated Commanders

1 month ago

Well, I am a fan of Selvala, Explorer Returned . A group-hug effect tacked onto a name more recognizable in its mono-green form, however, I found that Selvala, Explorer Returned gives roughly 3-4 mana on tap. That is an amazing advantage.

Take abuse of this, with effects like Smothering Tithe , Well of Lost Dreams , or Paradox Engine , use more untap-effects like Instill Energy , Quirion Ranger , Scryb Ranger , Wirewood Symbiote , Vitalize , Nature's Chosen (A favorite), Emerald Charm , and numerous other green untap effects that cost less than the tap on Selvala herself, and you can storm off through your deck, just trying to find Paradox Engine , Well of Lost Dreams , or another payoff, and you will draw your deck.

Run any number of wincons, a favorite of mine being Altar of the Brood , Cloudstone Curio , Instill Energy , and Nature's Chosen , or whatever you want, and you get to mill out each opponent.

How do you do this when you have to draw your opponents ~20-30 cards when going off? Silence or Autumn's Veil , Grand Abolisher , City of Solitude . Whatever you want!

This list is just an unbudgeted variant: Selvala Hugstorm (Semi-Competitive Combo)

triproberts12 on Soul of the Tokens

2 months ago

From the sound of your meta, there seems to be a lot of group card draw going on. Make sure to overload on ramp, so you can play the extra cards you draw. Loam Dryad and Saruli Caretaker could be decent turn-1 plays in this deck, since you can tap Emmara the turn she comes down. Wirewood Lodge could also be cool. For low-cmc card draw, I would check out Mask of Memory and Selvala, Explorer Returned for your build. I would also skim the EDHREC page for Emmara.

Tourqe on

2 months ago

you know you wanna throw in a Selvala, Explorer Returned in there for the Well of Lost Dreams synergy

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Selvala, Explorer Returned occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%