Creature — Elf Warrior
Sunblade Elf gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Plains.
4W: Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
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|Magic 2015 (M15)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sunblade Elf Discussion
2 months ago
I'd consider either the desserts (Shefet Dunes, Hashep Oasis) since they can make colored and colorless mana, or some utility lands like Field of Ruin and Mutavault. You'll need to mess around to figure out what you like best (I'd try to include field of ruin since you really need to slow combo decks down in order to have a chance), and remember that Zirda reduces land activated abilities too.
As for what to take out, I'd try 1 Blossoming Defense, 1 Sunblade Elf, and 1 Fleecemane Lion for 3 displacer, but I haven't played the deck and you'll need to test. Keep in mind that your mana is going to be less consistent because of the format switch and added colorless, so Sunblade and Fleecemane are going to be less consistent turn 1 and 2 plays.
8 months ago
I'm not sure about glacial/scrying sheets- Into the north is slow, scrying sheets takes you off of desperately needed coloured mana and glacial refills your hand, but can't pick up gas (most creatures non-snow), so Winding Way or Once Upon a Time might be stronger. They are great cards if you want to be midrange, but this is a zoo list.
Since your creatures mostly care about forests (sorry wild nacatyl), you might look at increasing the forest count and running more artifact fixing ( Springleaf Drum , Chromatic Sphere , Navigator's Compass , Paradise Mantle ), which would also let you pick up Shrapnel Blast to finish games. While I'm mentioning burn options, I have seen Tribal Flames in non budget versions of these lists- representing ten points of burn from flames/blast will win games.
There is also the option of trying to make your creatures mostly playable with green mana (like Sunblade Elf , Lupine Prototype or Soultether Golem ), then cast Lush Growth / Nylea's Presence or get a singleton Sacred Foundry off Flower / Flourish . This is a bit more fragile.
If you want to go harder into snow-matters, Boreal Druid and Coldsteel Heart offer ramp, while Frostwalk Bastion is a decent manland, but that will look more like a midrange value list (eventually becoming another Ice-Fang Coatl list, and less like zoo, and may call for dropping to two colours on a budget.
10 months ago
I'm ending up removing the golgari and selesnya guildgates in place of an Overgrown Tomb and a Radiant Fountain . I also removed Scepter of Dominance , Creeping Renaissance , Gaze of Granite , Brought Back , Aggressive Mammoth , Goring Ceratops , Thalia's Lancers , and Adarkar Valkyrie . I put in Thrive , Bramblesnap , Banehound , Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter , Sunblade Elf , Leafkin Druid , Birds of Paradise , Courser of Kruphix and District Guide . What do you think IMMG?
1 year ago
I recommend another one drop creature; Expedition Envoy , Stoneforge Acolyte , Savannah Lions , Elvish Mystic , Llanowar Elves , Sunblade Elf , Something like these would work great in this deck, I also recommend some green or white removal to stay alive till you get wide. Mana Tithe , Rebuff the Wicked , Path to Exile And If you want to keep it at 20 lands, I recommend you add in some land ramp; Harvest Season , Traverse the Ulvenwald Besides that, it looks like a fun deck. And if you want to play it like that, it would probably do pretty good for a FNM, at least from the ones ive been too. And like I said there are more cards out there that accomplish the same things.
1 year ago
I'm always glad to see another person join the growing ranks of the Selesnya.
The first thing I would say about the deck is try to make it as consistent as possible. This is normally done by running as many as possible of the better cards. I understand this is probably because of the fact that you have just started so your collection is limited but it might be something to keep in mind as you progress. The opposite is true with populate cards, with big tokens they make a big impact and with small tokens they do not do much.
Next decide fully what direction you want to take the deck. What are your win conditions and how are you going to obtain them? The two classics for tokens in this colour are either: Flooding the board with lots of smaller tokens or cheaply duplicating bigger tokens. This should help you identify which cards to cut. For example Tolsimir is brilliant when running lots of smaller tokens but his benifit is not doing as much if you are playing bigger creatures.
As for a side board it is a reactionary selection of cards. so really you need to think who you are playing against and what cards would combat their decks. For example i would say that authority of the consuls is more of a side board card, as even though it is brilliant against some decks it can be a bit of a waste against others. When I started (and i started with a low to the ground token elf deck) I did not worry about a side board because it is more for competitive play.
Wall of Roots is a perfect card for a big stompy deck giving you protection early game and mana to cast your bigger cards early.
I would also put some form of flying defence in the deck (or even the side board). Sandwurm Convergence can be a good one (although the mana cost is steep) I,m sorry for prattling on so much, I hope I helped. Any questions id be happy to answer.
2 years ago
Looks like a fun deck! A few things, you're really going to want to address the mana base, you're heavier on the white than green, so I'd run more white sources than green. Lands like Horizon Canopy, Fortified Village, and Temple of Plenty are great budget lands. Since you're running 6 drops, I would strongly recommend going up to 24 lands as well.
Some soldiers to consider would be
Thraben Inspector, great stats for the cost and the clue lets you replace her whenever you need to.
Thraben Standard Bearer, which just lets you turn dead cards into soldiers.
Thalia, Heretic Cathar Fantastic soldier that can mess up your opponents plans and let you win.
Sergeant-at-Arms the versatility this guy offers is very nice.
Archetype of Courage is a kind of pseudo-lord
Sunblade Elf A cheap soldier that turns into an anthem later in the game
Bishop of Rebirth while not a soldier, allows you to return your dead soldiers to life
Other cards to consider
Elspeth, Sun's Champion a bit pricey, but an incredible game ender
Elspeth, Knight-Errant the Sun's Champion's little sister
Declaration in Stone Removal is pretty important to staying alive and winning the game.
Ulvenwald Mysteries A card that punishes your opponent for killing your dudes and refills your board
Harmonize Straight up card draw
Heroic Intervention Save your dudes
Ajani Unyielding His plus will almost always get you at least one thing, and his other two abilities are good too
Hope this was a little helpful
2 years ago
Nice deck! As a Selesnya fan myself, I agree with your metagame thoughts. As far as your deck goes, few things:
I would actually prefer having Dryad Militant in the maindeck over Loam Lion. The Lion doesn't benefit from the bonus that Wilt-Leaf Liege provides and Dryad Militant can be a real pain for decks that rely on their graveyard (ex. Snapcaster Mage).
Sunblade Elf isn't a terrible choice, but I would prefer his spot be given to a creature that can help you speed up the game a little. Green doesn't provide much of a flying presence so having a creature like Birds of Paradise I feel takes care of 2 issues: it allows you a flying presence on the battlefield to deal with threats you wouldn't normally be able to deal with, and it also allows you to slap a Rancor on it for a nice attacking option as well (aside from providing me mana of any color!). This comes in handy more than you think, and having a turn 2 Loxodon Smiter can really turn the tide in your favor early on.
That's all I'll say for now, as any more comments will have your deck looking exactly like mine, haha.
2 years ago
I think your deck would benefit from a few more 1-drops like Narnam Renegade or Sunblade Elf to help ensure you can use all your mana efficiently in the first few turns. Metallic Mimic is always good in aggressive tribal decks too.
If you're looking for more help, you could try posting your deck in the Advertise Your Tribal Deck thread.