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(3), Tap: Search your library for an Elf permanent card and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.
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Skyshroud Poacher Discussion
1 month ago
A lot of the cards in the deck seem to be leftovers from Multani when Marwyn really wants to be an Elf deck, of which you're not really running enough.
Umbral Mantle + Marwyn makes infinite mana. Spend 0 to equip, tap Marwyn for 1, untap her by paying 2 additional mana from other sources, and then tap her for 3, then pay that 3 to untap her again, and now she taps for 5. You'll net gain X + 2 mana every iteration of this loop.
Staff of Domination is expensive but worth it. Once Marwyn taps for 6 mana (which is as simple as casting some Elves), you can generate infinite mana, draw as many cards as you want, and gain as much life as you like.
For your creatures, you need to run Boreal Druid, Fyndhorn Elves, maybe even Joraga Treespeaker. In the case of the former two, they let you cast Marwyn on turn 2, instead of 3. Your ramp should be aiming to put her down t2, and if it costs 4 or more mana to ramp you should drop it. Animist's Awakening, Cultivate, Grow from the Ashes, Harvest Season, Hour of Promise, Kamahl's Druidic Vow (you have a whopping 3 legendary permanents in this deck), Kodama's Reach, Map the Wastes, and even Splendid Reclamation (unless you're playing against land destruction, otherwise it's an extremely blank card), and Tempt with Discovery. You don't need land cards in your hand anymore; this isn't Multani. Adventurous Impulse can go too. Replace all of these cards with Elves or cards that produce Elves- Imperious Perfect, Elvish Champion, Farhaven Elf, Arbor Elf, Elvish Harbinger, Boreal Druid, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Archdruid, Priest of Titania, Elvish Visionary, Fierce Empath, Immaculate Magistrate, Joraga Warcaller, Wirewood Channeler, Nullmage Shepherd, Lys Alana Huntmaster and more, are just some of the cards you could add. The Elf lords are important, but make sure you run every 1 drop Elf that taps for mana (and if you want to go full elfball with it, run Heritage Druid as she enables absurd plays with the right starting hands). Heck, even Dwynen's Elite isn't bad here since it's +2/+2 to Marwyn when they enter play.
Bottom line is: Marwyn wants Elves to enter play in order to grow. If you run few Elves, she won't grow very much.
So, you add more Elves and now Marwyn can tap for boatloads of mana by turns 5-6, so what do you do with that mana? Genesis Wave, Slate of Ancestry, and Ezuri, Renegade Leader make solid mana sinks. Similarly, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and Skyshroud Poacher give you something to do with your oodles of mana too. You could add more tutors and draw (Chord of Calling is a personal favorite but there are cheaper options).
Instead of Hour of Promise, you could use Sylvan Scrying to find something like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but if you're not going to be running Nykthos then either card is pretty mediocre so I wouldn't bother with it.
Aerial predation is cute, but Beast Within kills whatever and a 3/3 token hardly matters in a format with 40 life.
Ancient Animus is also cute, but it's heavily reliant upon your board position (IE, you already have to be 'winning' in order for Animus to do anything), whereas Song of the Dryads turns someone's Commander into a tree and, unless they have something that lets them sacrifice a land, they can get stuck without their Commander for a whole game. It's one of the best removals in green, truthfully.
Blossoming Defense gives you 2 extra mana out of Marwyn, but you could just cast Elves to get that instead. Heroic Intervention saves your whole board state from board wipes at only 1 mana more, which seems like the stronger inclusion.
All of those buffing equipment cards can probably go, too. Blackblade Reforged/Strata Scythe is adorable, but why use that when Coat of Arms is a thing? On another note, Thousand-Year Elixir would oftentimes let you get as much, if not more, use out of Marwyn and other mana dorks by letting them tap the turn they come into play, not to mention untapping them.
Anyway, I know this is a lot of recommendations but I hope this helped. My wife's been playing Elfball with basically every possible Commander since 2013 so I've learned a lot about it while helping her tune her Elf deck.
3 months ago
So I did a quick count-up, and there are 5 cards total that interact with elves (not including the ones that create elf tokens), so I don't know that, other than regenerating your commander, Ezuri, Renegade Leader is any good. And, on that note, is your commander vital to the deck's function? Not really. Powerful, but not critical. That being said, he can regenerate 17 creatures in the deck. Yes, there are 17 nontoken elf creatures in this deck.
8 months ago
+1 from me. good list. Copperhorn Scout and Skyshroud Poacher would be useful in this list in helping achieve hide tide mana. Scorched Ruins is like Cradle/Nykthos in mana production. With Deserted Temple it's 7 colorless. Benefactor's Draught should be in the main. Also, Krosan Grip. There are artifacts and enchantment that wreck this strategy. Liking the idea of Winter Orb thats a dirty stax tax that your deck plays around well.
9 months ago
9 months ago
The first deck I ever built was actually a changeling super tribal deck. So I love your deck here! For some suggestions: I would take out Eye Gouge for Misery Charm. Same cost, same effect in this deck + additional options. Lovisa Coldeyes will give a nice boost and keyword. Seahunter, Moggcatcher, and Skyshroud Poacher all do the same thing, but I think at least one would be a good addition. Consider some of the other "Warchief" lords from Scourge. I see that you already have Mistform Warchief in here, but the others could be good too, especially if there are other non-changeling cards that you want to cast for cheaper in the deck. Didgeridoo to cheat your dudes in to play. Whelming Wave and Quest for Ula's Temple would be good. Kentaro, the Smiling Cat to use any color of mana to pay for creatures. Swarmyard is good but the card is a little expensive. Coalition Flag is just a funny card to use. Rashida Scalebane is a good assassin. And maybe even Borderland Behemoth for a big-ass finisher. If you want more tribal tidbits try either of these 2 Tribal Resources. Anyway, +1 from me, hope some of these suggestions were helpful!
1 year ago
Joraga Warcaller and Fauna Shaman are always nice, especially with Immaculate Magistrate. You also can try out Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Timberwatch Elf, Jagged-Scar Archers, Wirewood Lodge, Copperhorn Scout, Skyshroud Poacher, Heedless One, and Mul Daya Channelers if you want.
1 year ago
Umbral Mantle would be perfect in this deck. 4 Elves and you generate infinite mana with Priest of Titania, Elvish Archdruid, Wirewood Channeler, or Karametra's Acolyte. You can then use that mana to power absurd Genesis Waves, or Overruns with Ezuri, Renegade Leader. Staff of Domination does the same, but allows you infinite life and card draw at the same time with 5 Elves. I highly recommend running one of these cards because they're absurd.
Skyshroud Poacher should also probably be in here as he finds any Elf card you may want at the time, enabling strong synergies easily. Also, why are you running Timberwatch Elf but not Immaculate Magistrate, who puts the P/T on permanently? Magistrate has strong synergy with Joraga Warcaller, as well as Rishkar.
My wife actually used Ezuri as her Commander for some time, and having access to as many Overruns as you want in the Command zone is great. She switch her Commander to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for consistency's sake, but she still basically has access to Ezuri from the Command zone lol.