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

Dorotheus on The Untap Factory

6 days ago

So the immediate problem I see is that you're trying to run legendary and non-legendary cards together as a theme, while I think it can work just fine, it'll be very difficult to fit a tertiary theme, and it will be finicky sometimes because they will kinda of grind against each other. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker only works with non-legendary creatures. If you get a few non-legendary creatures out with Jalira, Master Polymorphist and have Heroes' Podium it's going to feel kind of bad, but it'll feel pretty good to have a it with a bunch of legends. Mirari's Wake might fit better for you.

SO relatively, I only added white pretty recently and I only have 5 white cards. Felidar Guardian because it's basically twin combo with Saheeli Rai, but also works with Kiki-Jiki, Restoration Angel I view as a protection spell that just happens to work with Kiki-Jiki. Tamiyo, Field Researcher (combos with Doubling Season and is good value), Anointed Procession (more Doubling Season/Parallel Lives effects), and Teferi's Protection (should be in every deck that can run it as it protects from Cyclonic Rift).

So if I hadn't changed this deck recently I could probably use some of your ideas and then I'd put in Village Bell-Ringer but I don't actually have a reason to just untap most creatures for just value if I need to, having only 5 creatures with Untap abilities anymore, and they are more just either combos themselves or combo protection. Say if I have Tidewater Minion and Kiora's Follower and I go to combo off with Minion and someone just Doom Blade's it I can use Follower to untap Minion and then just float literally billions of mana, here I could use Village Bell-ringer and it'd be the same thing, but Kiora's Follower can untap land for me as well, Bell-ringer can't normally, for me. So if you have more activated abilities Bell-ringer will work for you, and I'd also recommend Thousand-Year Elixir and Illusionist's Bracers if you're not already running them.

I don't play cards that can give my opponents value. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis is the only thing I run basically just for colors. I have to be in a tight spot in order to actually cast it, and it should be a partner commander combination but I had been at such a loss of what even to take out of the deck in order to get a partner combination in here. So I don't play cards like Selvala, Explorer Returned because she gives too much value to opponent's, and again I don't even play K&T unless I have to and I'd rather have partner commanders.

Just make sure all your Twin combo targets can do other things, like, I don't run Breaching Hippocamp because it doens't provide enough for me, while others like Zealous Conscripts can just take someone's Planeswalker and ult them or someone else's kiki-jiki and win, I've used Deceiver Exarch to tap down Blightsteel Colossus and prevent an attack. Interactions.

Megalomania on Human overload

1 week ago

I would drop the human theme and just focus more on maximizing the use of Sisay since she is your commander. Maybe add dorks so you could ramp up faster, have Sisay see play early and start the game from there.

Selvala, Explorer Returned seems like a good fit for the deck. You probably know this already but just in case, planewalkers are now considered as legendary permanents and can now be targets for Sisay. You might want to look towards that direction too.

Looking forward to the comment you owe me in World Breaker Hulk. Lol

r2mc on Selvala, Explored and Returned with tokens

2 weeks ago

Thought I'd drop this one here Selvala, Explorer Returned. You can find it with A=14295

lightninja7 on Sisay Stax/Combo

3 weeks ago

simakover , his main wincon i believe so far is using Selvala, Explorer Returned to mill everyone out except yourself.

Homelessguy on Need A Deck Built?

3 weeks ago

I'd like a EDH deck built around Selvala, Explorer Returned Built around using her parley ability multiple times a turn or infinitely so you can mill your opponents using selesnya

Calyptic on Gorgeous Girls Deck

3 weeks ago

Very upset Selvala, Explorer Returned is not one of the ladies

PookandPie on Many Sisay Such Legendary (Dom Updated)

3 weeks ago

Saw this on the deckcycle list and thought I'd comment. I play Sisay as well, a tuned competitive Paradox Engine version: Captain Sisay's Engine Chain Extravaganza. Just so you have perspective of where my advice comes from.

I do strongly recommend adding Paradox Engine to the deck as you run some of the more expensive mana rocks already, and by adding in Mox Amber and/or Mox Opal you could tutor and cast most legendary cards in your deck in one impressive turn. The Immortal Sun could easily be replaced by Paradox Engine and this deck would be much, much stronger for it. Oh, you may also want to replace one of your colorless producing lands for Inventors' Fair as it would let you find your nonlegendary artifacts during the combo turn.

That said, some recommendations to speed it up:

Jolrael does not have an ability that would warrant ever needing it. Kamahl + mana does this just straight up better, so I can't think of a reason you'd tutor it out during a game over something else, so that slot could easily become Thalia, Guardian of Thraben which halts, at least temporarily, Food Chain, Storm, and Ad Nauseam decks pretty well.

Iona and Avacyn aren't super necessary when you have Elesh Norn. Elesh Norn + Kamahl kills off your opponents lands, so they won't have the mana to cast spells to destroy your creatures, so you could easily go without these (and if you have 9 mana to cast Avacyn or Iona, then you have 8-9 mana that could be spent killing opposing lands so they can't board wipe you).

Karametra, sadly, doesn't seem to do a whole lot in this list either. Sure, she ramps you hard but it's unnecessary since Paradox Engine is just that much better of an... engine.

Removing the aforementioned 3 cards opens up some slots. Mox Opal and Mox Amber could take 2 of those slots, and Selvala, Explorer Returned could take the last. The reason for this is because with Sisay and Paradox Engine out, Selvala + Thousand Year Elixir + Green Sun's Zenith will let you draw your opponents out while you win. You run 23 legendary cards, of which at least 5 of these will be on field (Sisay, Engine, Mox Opal and Amber, and Selvala herself). So you tutor and cast Dromoka, so no one can cast spells on your turn, and then begin drawing everyone cards because for every one card you cast, you draw 2 more. Sisay lets you tutor 18 legendary cards, and then you'll draw 36 cards on top of it, meaning you can't fizzle as you'll always have spells to play to untap via Paradox Engine. Once you've exhausted your library of cards, you simply cast Green Sun's Zenith, fail to find, it gets 'shuffled' in (it's the only card in your library now), and you just tap Selvala to reveal, get G, draw the GSZ, and repeat the process while everyone else will eventually deck out. If someone has Abundance or something, no big deal, you have Urza's Ruinous Blast to exile it then draw them out anyway lol.

Anyway, explaining the Selvala, Explorer combo takes a bit but it works pretty well (it's one of the primary win conditions in my own Sisay deck. I've also been toying around with Sisay + Engine + Reki, the History of Kamigawa, Cloudstone Curio, and Blind Obedience to win, though that one isn't really necessary. My backup win condition is Kamahl + Elesh Norn and I just turn the crazy mana production my deck does into murdering people's mana sources so they can't win, and then I beat them down with hard to answer hate bears.

Miren, the Moaning Well would be something you could tutor with Sisay when you're preparing to go off the following turn to get rid of Gaddock Teeg, Eidolon of Rhetoric, etc.. It could be slotted in pretty easily over Gavony Township which doesn't seem that useful here.

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