Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
Legendary Creature — Elf Scout
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, its controller may draw a card if its power is greater than each other creature's power.
, : Add X mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.
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Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Discussion
22 hours ago
Hello all! this is my update on what's available plus PRICE DROP!!.
So what I have here are cards from my binder that I'm trying to get rid of. I'm building Karametra EDH and I need some expensive cards for it (listed below cards for sale), and I can't afford them. I will take trades or cash in the price listed below:
So, here's the cards!
All cards are NM/LP unless otherwise specified.
2x Monastery Mentor $8 each
3x Terminus $1 each
Big Furry Monster from Unglued, both halves, $6
2x Shallow Grave $5 each
3x Counterbalance (Coldsnap) $5 each
1x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn NEAR MINT $32 each
4x Expedition Map $1 each
2x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $15 each
Vindicate from Apocalypse $4
Cards I Need! 1 of Each!
Avacyn, Angel of Hope NOT FROM THE VAULT FOIL
If you're still reading by the time you get here, thanks! You're the best! :D
I will update this daily with what is and isnt available. Again, I will take cash or trades for the second list of cards
1 day ago
Hi TheRedGoat. First off, I have tried to make the deck playable in both formats with minimal cards needing to be switched out. In this case it is just Sol Ring and Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary. At some point I intend to list the many many infinite combos this deck has, that being one of them. It simply is very time consuming and I can be quite lazy :) my favorite with the Elder is with Maze of Ith! :) Tangleroot would go great with Lifecrafter's Bestiary, but as you noticed there's not really a spot for it and I am very hesitant to add any other cards besides Selvala, Heart of the Wilds that can benefit my opponents as much as me. I really do like the Vizier of the Menagerie even if he is not an elf and if I ever snag one I will definitely want to try him out in this deck, even if I have no clue what I'd take out:) Thanks so much !!!
1 day ago
I've run more mono green decks than you can shake a stick at. Currently I am running Selvala, Heart of the Wilds as a fatty beats deck and really enjoying it but it is very generic green.
My favorite non-traditional mono green was Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter. A mono green artifact deck is not something people expect to see and it had a surprising amount of synergy with cards like Fangren Marauder or Scrapheap. Green can do the token thing pretty well (Doubling Season, Parallel Lives, etc.) and when you pair that with primarily artifact creature tokens (Hangarback Walker, Myr Battlesphere, Maul Splicer etc.) a lot can be done with seemingly very little.
I scrapped the deck because I needed too many pieces to build Breya, but here was what I was running before. Just typing this makes me want to rebuild it :)
2 days ago
This list has the best reactive 3-drops you'll find (Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness). If you're looking for something a little more proactive in that slot, maybe try Selvala, Heart of the Wilds (which ShaperSavant only recently took out), Elvish Archdruid/Ezuri, Renegade Leader (depending on how elf-heavy your deck is), or Fierce Empath (I'm always glad to have a Great Oak Guardian in my hand, you never know when you'll need one).
2 days ago
Have you considered Selvala, Heart of the Wilds as the commander?
3 days ago
MxdDrnk75Body Snatcher is what makes the new Protean Hulk unbanning so strong. As you can have hulk hit the graveyard by himself with 0 other cards on the field or in your hand and still pull off the full combo. Phyrexian Delver is a great card and I may pick one up eventually for the deck as general backup.
The rest of the cards you've mentioned are actually just strong Meren cards in general. This deck is about as strong as Meren can get "imo" but when I'm playing with friends or in a LGS I can choose not to just walk over people. It's fun to wood elves a Panharmonicon, then Conjurer's Closet it at end of turn to drop 4 lands in a turn. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds like you said adds very little value to the deck over all. However dropping her early can give you 2 or 3 extra mana if you need it. She may get dropped one day for the Delver above or some other green mana ramp card instead.
Thank you for the good comments man :)
3 days ago
How competitive are you trying to make this? IS this for 1 on 1 play, or group games? What are some of the decks you are facing doing that stop you? I have some suggestions of cards to think about changing, but I don't know if you need them in your deck to fight something in your meta.
Is Selvala, Heart of the Wilds producing in your deck? It doesn't seem like she would be, because you only have 7 creatures with over 3 natural power, so I imagine you are usually netting 2 additional mana from tapping her. With your creature power curve so low I wouldn't think you were drawing off her first ability that often. Try seeing how often people draw from her besides you and how often you tap her for more than 2 extra mana.
Do you mainly Body Snatcher when you are going for the win? Without a way to get it back from exile, are the 1 less CmC and no life loss better than running Phyrexian Delver that you can recur if someone stops your win?
5 days ago
In order to make 5 colors reliably work, it's usually not enough to have mostly lands that produce 1-2 different colors each. 5 color lands (that don't enter tapped) like City of Brass, Mana Confluence and Forbidden Orchard make a big difference, despite their drawbacks (which, in a format with 40 life, aren't so bad). Exotic Orchard and Reflecting Pool also go a long way to help you produce the right colors. I'm personally a fan of Abundant Growth too.
Since your mana is so demanding and your curve so high, creatures like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Somberwald Sage and Shaman of Forgotten Ways will work wonders here.