Selvala, Heart of the Wilds


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Mythic Rare

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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

Profet93 on Xenabro

8 minutes ago


Pathbreaker Ibex seems cool. I'll put him in the maybeboard. Indrik Stomphowler and Conclave Naturalists cost too much for what they do. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds seems cool too, will put in maybeboard. There aren't enough targets for Woodland Bellower. Fierce Empath has some potential, so maybeboard. Ruric Thar, the Unbowed doesn't do enough to justify his CMC, same with Gruul Ragebeast and Whisperwood Elemental. Very limited counterspells in meta (shocking, right?) so no need for Spellbreaker Behemoth.

Cyclops Gladiator is nice removal, but 3 red in a primarily green deck is a stretch. Urabrask the Hidden is a great card (I just traded it away :/) and is MUST ADD. Thank you.Stonehoof Chieftain is something to consider, I will need to think about our stonehoofed friend. Fling is funny, but not the best fit IMO.Avatar of Slaughter is SO FUNNY! I am getting this for sure! The 2 worms are blehSteel Hellkite was definitely overlooked. I need to add it in for sure.


Heroes' Bane is a great replacement, I will make the switch. I like Primal hunter over Caller of beasts because it's cheaper, provides blockers and most importantly, card draw. Nylea, God of the Hunt costs 4 for a static trample, possible creature and a weak boost. Although I see it's potential use, I will need to think about it.Dragon Throne of Tarkir I would rather use the creature I'm equipping to attack


Zendikar Resurgent seems great, I will add it inSignal the Clans is a great card, but wouldn't it make more sense to get rid of rampant growth before nature's lore?Bower Passage seems interesting but is too limited.


I thought of that combo before and it seems hilarious as hell, but not worth running as each piece is weak on it's own. Blightsteel Colossus is great but I'm not a huge fan of infect. I don't mind if someone runs it, but I just don't like it. The Kiki combo is cool and I LOVE combos, but this is the 1 deck I'm trying to make without an inherent "insta win" because I would just tooth and nail those creatures each time. The only infinite combo I have in the deck cannot be tutored for so if it goes off, then it's more "fair" according to my LGS. Summoning Trap is limited but possibly a sideboard card.

Do you guys know what is a good CMC range for this kind of deck? I've always tried to make the CMC of my EDH decks anywhere between 2.8 and 3.4. I know the beaters in the deck skew the AVG CMC towards the higher end, but I am unsure as to what range i should try to fall into.

joriiiii12345 on Mana Dork Academy

4 hours ago

I would suggest Staff of Domination, it goes infinite with the Karametra's Acolyte and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds you're already running.

Adding Voyaging Satyr is also very good with Nykthos, which should see play quite a bit as you're already running crop rotation.

Errast on Xenabro

18 hours ago

I'd highly recommend Pathbreaker Ibex. The card can easily win games by itself.

Replacing non-creatures like Lifecrafter's Bestiary with creatures (Soul of the Harvest) also tends to work well for decks like this.

Creatures that might be good inclusions would probably be stuff like:

Hope these suggestions helped, and good luck with your list.

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Who's a good match for ...

21 hours ago

Since you want to go budget, I suggest that you play a mono-colored general due to the fact that a well optimized stax deck should easily be able to lockdown someone who plays an inefficient mana base with ETB tapped lands. This will also allow you to invest more of your budget in actual cards instead of dual lands. Since you want to play green and use your general, then I second Wurmlover and suggest Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. She is a fairly high tier general that has the potential to combo as well as play larger creatures.

Wurmlover on Who's a good match for ...

1 day ago

maybe try Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. its fun, and can be made competitive if you so choose.

Firebones675 on Hey Paul, bro, this thing has a turbo right?

2 days ago

With this many noncreature spells, Primal Surge can easily flip over a huge chunk of your deck. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is also great for mana production

Bababad on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (3/20/17)

4 days ago

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix was tested for about 15 games when she came out. She either sat in hand, tapped for one mana on the field, or very rarely gave me 3+ mana. This deck values constant resource access so effects like Sakura-Tribe Elder, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, and Yavimaya Elder give me more traction.

Having to jump through the hoop of drawing excess cards and only gaining colorless mana from it isnt as handy as say selvala, heart of the wild or Somberwald Sage. Arguaby Thran Dynamo would be more reliable since there are no requirements.

At 4 cmc, she doesn't serve me as well as she could have, if she produced colored mana..I still think selvala, heart of the wild beat her out for me...but even she doesn't work as well as I'd like in thi variant.

Thanks for the rec! :)

Grind on Harvesting You to Feed the Machine

5 days ago

Hi, cool deck and very unique! mono-green artifact synergy in EDH is pretty unusal!
saw your deck on the commander thread. I have not built a mono green edh deck but here are some quick suggestions, hopefully some of them are in your budget and/or look fun enough to run.

two things that green does fantastically that could tune-up your list are ramp and recursion. some ramp cards like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Skyshroud Claim could fit in over Attune with Aether depending on how dedicated to the energy subtheme you are. also Sol Ring!!
for recursion, Regrowth and Recollect are sometimes better than Reclaim, Pulse of Murasa. also i really like Seasons Past over Wildest Dreams - six mana for a full hand over ~2 cards.

a couple options for your win cons, depending on if you want to lean more towards combo or more towards token/stompy wins.
combo: Staff of Domination, Paradox Engine, and mana dorks like Fyndhorn Elves, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds can get you into a big mana/card draw situation. Cloud Key is another foundry inspector.
token stompy: cards like Hornet Queen, Myr Battlesphere, Avenger of Zendikar, coupled with more overrun effects like Overwhelming Stampede, Triumph of the Hordes, or Kamahl, Fist of Krosa can give you a more aggro tilt. Genesis Wave may be a fun option for either direction.

finally if you want to run more removal/disruption, Beast Within, Reclamation Sage, Acidic Slime, Terastodon, all help the cause and provide bodies to swing or block.
hope this all helps and sorry if it is goodstuff suggestions! cheers and have fun.

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