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
1 day ago
I like Aggravated Assault . It combos with a bunch of stuff. I have the masterpiece version in my temur elves deck, but it used to be in my wife's Aurelia deck
I'm sure there's others I'm missing haha
2 days ago
White gets draw from some incidental spells like Wall of Omens , from specific requirements, like Aura/Enchantment, Equipment/Artifacts, Sram, Senior Edificer , Puresteel Paladin , Mesa Enchantress , Kor Spiritdancer , Dawn of Hope , but also has just plain hate, like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Alms Collector .
Blue obviously has just plain card draw.
Black pays life for cards Underworld Connections , Blood Scrivener , Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood , Live Fast , Read the Bones , or Cruel Bargain . You can also Sacrifice Creatures for Cards.
1 week ago
Here are some suggested cuts
- Cut Molder Slug for Bane of Progress
- Cut Dawntreader Elk for Cultivate . Same cost, better effect.
- Cut Zhur-Taa Druid for Selvala, Heart of the Wilds . Selvala is ramp and a draw engine in this deck.
- Cut Steel Leaf Champion for Polukranos, World Eater or anything that really rewards your doubling your mana.
- Cut Temur Sabertooth for Greater Good . Sac your creatures in response to removal, then dig deep into your deck and find more threats to end the game.
- Cut Reclamation Sage for Ulvenwald Tracker
1 week ago
As to cut, get rid of your tapped lands, your a 2 color deck and have alot of color fixing spells.
The cards in the description are good, just costly. Umbral Mantle is especially good with a card that untaps lands and/or Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix . Maybe I'm not seeing its purpose so If you don't agree, let me know.
Overwhelming Stampede , Ashnod's Altar , Perilous Forays , Pathbreaker Ibex , Craterhoof Behemoth . The only cards these work with are the cards your using as a pay off, its win more at that point.
Mana Bloom spend x mana, get x mana back
Verdeloth the Ancient
Rancor , Haunted Cloak , Chariot of Victory , Loxodon Warhammer , Vorrac Battlehorns I'm assuming its to make your pay off creatures able to get through with damage? If anything keep the ones that give haste with trample or unblockable only.
I LOVE Selvala, Heart of the Wilds but dam shes $45 bucks now??
1 week ago
I'd say the pod is closer to 90%ish. The Windgrace ain't anything special right now, it's literally every cost efficient piece of interaction while ramping up to an eventual Obliterate & Co.
Yeva isn't just an orrery in the cz. Yeva represents the same threat that 2 untapped islands shows, while acting as a form of "protection" for your combo, as you don't have to decide whether you're going to play interactive or try to combo in your turn as it's then available across all turns! That's like... a huge buff! For this reason I feel Yeva is stronger than Yisan, as Yisan is in front of your opponents and your steps to winning are broadcast - despite any protection you may have.
This more or less encapsulates exactly how I feel about Yeva, however, she requires godly hands to outpace Yisan's inherent consistency. I would never undercut her strength, as I am absolutely obsessed with the precedent she establishes. In a world where every hand (and following draw) is optimal, I would be brave enough to say she's "better" than Yisan. As I said in my Disclaimer, I think she's better in the right context, but she'll never compete with the bard's consistency. In fact, whenever Yisan is in my opening hand, I just commit to him until he's dealt with before having Yeva pop in with a replacement combo-crew.
Personally, I don't think Shaman is that great in Yisan, but that's just me.
Generous Patron : Cards like this in the deck are really here to gain CA and the Elf-body + outlet role in mind. Patron only needs one creature, if I feel like I won't be getting value out of it, I pitch it to Survival, Fauna, Chrome Mox, Natural Order, or Eldritch. While it's safe to say I have used Wirewood Symbiote to get procs off of the draw effects, I only do it in situations where I am out of steam or looking for gas. Think of every draw etb in the deck as an outlet, side from its primary function.
Thought-Knot Seer : I loved this guy in Yisan. He's definitely a win-more in my context and my inability to play him at instant speed is enough to deter me from ever considering him.
Lys Alana Huntmaster : The contexts where going wide proves to be a viable choice in this deck usually means I have won. Facilitating this card might be too difficult and I would rather go for Sylvan Offering for the going wide option since it also works with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds along with everything else you said.
Heritage Druid : Never worked in the deck. It finds it hard to truly commit to the Elf-subtheme. As you mentioned, there are only 7 non-mana producing elves. EDIT: I actually even tried to make Birchlore Rangers work to no avail.
2 weeks ago
Great looking deck! We would probably replace Nacatl War-Pride with Mycoloth though, because the amount of tokens it generates does not depend on the amount of creatures any opponent would control. Also, since you tend to go wide a lot, and you're already using some boosters like Pathbreaker Ibex , have you considered adding Craterhoof Behemoth ? Last but not least, Umbral Mantle will often allow you to get infinite when combined with Gyre Sage , Karametra's Acolyte and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds .
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3 weeks ago
My elf deck as it currently stands (I think): Elvis
The biggest thing I find with Elves (and most other tribal / token decks not running recursion (read: black)) is that board wipes can be the end of your game. Without draw and some recursion, you're gonna have a bad time after that first Damnation or Wrath of God .
I think swapping your commander to Ezuri, Renegade Leader will help you push games to a close.
I would definitely suggest taking out Elvish Piper and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds . All of your creatures are cheap enough that Piper won't do much for you, and Selvala will likely help your opponents more in the long run, as they will likely have bigger creatures to get the card draw. Also, it appears you don't have a lot of ways to spend lots of mana (which Ezuri gives you). I'd also drop Nissa's Chosen , as a card going to the bottom of your library is effectively gone, and it's not good enough on it's own to warrant a slot.
I notice you're a bit low on land as well, even for an elf deck. Also, you don't seem to have a lot of mana dorks (like Llanowar Elves ) to help. I think even the lowest of low elf decks are still running 30+ lands.
3 weeks ago
A Kamahl, Fist of Krosa type finisher works well here also.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's also a hatebear subtheme and is fairly competitive. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Sisay's Hombres - No Paradox Combos
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