Sunblade Elf

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Sunblade Elf

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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Sunblade Elf Discussion

Ballzanya on Selesnya Aggro

1 week ago

I think Dryad Militant or Experiment One are both better than Sunblade Elf.

Freezingfist on W/G Heroic

1 month ago

Interesting deck, Aespinoza10. I've always liked the Heroic mechanic, even though it doesn't hold up very well in the Modern meta.

As it is, you have more spells than creatures... which means you're more likely to have a handful of spells, and nothing to cast them on.

My personal take on cuts? Sunblade Elfx4, Common Bondx2, Hardened Scalesx2, Gods Willingx2, Mutagenic Growthx2, Path to Exilex1, Seeds of Strengthx1, Sigil Blessingx4, Rancorx2, Forestx1, Giant Growthx4

Just these cuts should put you at 60.

Some things to add/think about?

Spells with Flashback Thrill of the Hunt, Travel Preparations. These give you repeat-targetting spells to keep the buffs coming.

Spells with Rebound. Emerge Unscathed, Prey's Vengeance... same reason.

Brave the Elements would give your line of weenies protection all at once... Won't stop edicts or Damnation, but it's a decent sideboard option.

This is just from a cursory glance, but what do you think?

OutOfBasics on Selesnyan Force Midrange

3 months ago

Sweet, I've been looking for G/W ideas for a good while, and I like how this deck looks! +1!

I wonder if the mana base would benefit from Razorverge Thicket or Wooded Bastions? I understand the "painful mana" problems! Also, could Dryad Militant be another curve-filling option? Even just swapping out a couple of Sunblade Elfs for some might be an idea (especially since Militants get +2/+2 from Wilt-Leaf Liege).

High-Wind-Gambit on Ultra Budget GW Little Kid

4 months ago

Nice! I made a pretty similar budget GW deck and it can do pretty well considering how inexpensive it was. I've been trying out Kessig Prowler  Flip recently because I had been disappointed by the Warden of the First Tree. Soldier of the Pantheon, Sunblade Elf, and Narnam Renegade are budget options I'm considering for one drops.

Vines of Vastwood and Blossoming Defense are also great for protection.

aholder7 on Token Convoke

6 months ago

you have 58 cards and 5 Scatter the Seeds so the deck is currently illegal. that needs to be fixed first.

ill go down the list for your cards

starting with creatures

Elvish Mystic: this card is good at ramping you to high cost cards, however the only cards you have that are high cost, already have convoke so this card basically is a 1 mana 1/1 with no effect.

Essence Warden: pretty good card in a token based deck. theres also Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant if you want more of this effect.

Midnight Guard: i mean unless your abusing it's untap effect such as attempting to cast multiple convoke spells a turn, this card is pretty underwhelming. I don't think you will be casting multiple convoke spells per turn due to the fact that they are all so expensive.

Nest Invader: 2 mana 2/2 for 2 is considered a sort of standard/base. this card is that with a free 0/1 which can be sacced for mana. this is pretty good. One thing i will note is that you cannot tap the token for convoke and sac it for mana for a convoke spell. However that's not the end of the world.

Seraph of the Masses: this card is a hopefully going to be a big angel that you can get out relatively cheap. if you have 5 tokens and 5 mana this thing can come down as a 6/6 flyer by tapping 2 guys. that not a terrible deal. however i think it would be more effective to make all of your tokens bigger threats with cards like Intangible Virtue. 5 2/2s can be much scarier than a 6/6. one reason for this is because there are lots of options for cheap removal. Terminate, Path to Exile, Doom Blade etc. are all methods of getting rid of your 6/6 that are cheap and often played. these do not work as well when you have multiple threats.

Siege Wurm: See above.

Sunblade Elf: At first I did not like the card but i'm starting to like it more and more as I look at the rest of your list. I think this card is fine for now since its a 2 mana 2/2 most of early game and it can pump the team late game which is great since you will likely have a lot of tokens.

on to instants

Might of the Masses: this card is itself a good card for this deck but pump spells in general tend to be weaker than you'd expect. That's because of instant speed removal. people can cast Lightning Bolt in response to the spell to kill the creature you are targeting which means you will be getting 2 for 1'd as you lost a creature and a spell to their 1 spell. now that's not to say that this card is bad. I just wanted to make you aware that it's power is a bit more fragile than you might first expect. it is stronger in my opinion than Seraph of the Masses since it is so much cheaper and demands an answer from your opponent immediately instead of seraph which waits around for a turn before attacking and usually requires you to tap several of your creatures.

Raise the Alarm: this is a good card for any token deck. Gather the Townsfolk and Servo Exhibition are decent in their own right as well.

Scatter the Seeds: yeah you want 5 in your deck. sadly you cannot play 5 in your deck. its a token maker card that can put down more tokens to replace the ones you tapped. so you really don't even care if you had to tap 3 creatures to play this.

Sprout Swarm: this card is very powerful even if it seems week. you can pay for the "Buyback" cost with convoke. it's also an instant so you can do it at the end of your opponent's turn. so if you have a bit of mana and a few tokens, its not unreasonable to make 2 tokens at the end of your opponents turn for essentially free, then do it again every turn. for that reason i think you should have 4 of these.

lets do sorceries next

Launch the Fleet: this card is good and bad. its good because it can allow you to make several tokens at a 1 to 1 ratio which is pretty good. however this card has some downsides. its limited not only by the number of creatures you control but the number of creatures you are willing to attack with. you will often times want to hold back your stuff until you have enough tokens to get around most of their defenders or perhaps they have a few strong attackers on their side and you really want to have some defends held back. so this card won't always let you make any tokens regardless of how much mana you have. so this card is fickle and a bit unpredictable which is bad in a card. tl:dr its complicated and im not certain if you want it or not.

Nissa's Expedition: this card is good to help you get some mana out, however to pay for it you either need mana (and if you need to cast this we can assume you don't have that) or you need tokens, however if you need to cast this you probably don't have that many tokens, therefore you may need to tap all of your defender in order to cast this which leaves you wide open without giving you that great of a pay off.

Overwhelm: this card seems like a dream come true. a card that pumps all of you little guys and can be cast for cheaper with all your little guys. seems like the perfect combination right? the problem is that at 7 mana you NEED to tap several dudes to cast this, and for each token you tap to pay for this, that makes the spell that much worse since it's power comes from the number of attacking creatures you have. this card is a trap in my opinion.

Triplicate Spirits: Scatter the Seeds but with flying. see Scatter the Seeds for my opinion on this card.

enchantment time

Sigil of the Nayan Gods: this is basically Might of the Masses but sticks around longer. the problem is that this card is not an instant. masses could be cast after blockers were declared and you would be threatening to deal massive damage if your opponent didn't do something right then and there. this card has to be put on a creature before combat. now they just make sure to block it. it also suffers the same problem that masses did. your opponent can play a simple kill spell and all your set up is wasted. cycling is a nice addition but does not make up for the fragility of the card.

Spirit Bonds: this card sadly does not trigger when a token comes in, which means that it's useless for half the cards you play. you also have to pay mana to get more tokens. which means you have to pay a total of 4 mana for 2 tokens which is a lot worse than just playing Raise the Alarm.

maybe board

Hornet Queen: too expensive for what it does.

Whisperer of the Wilds: 2 mana Elvish Mystic that needs some set up to become a slightly cheaper Greenweaver Druid. i'd suggest passing on this one.

Kezvin on Warriors BWG

7 months ago

Elite Scaleguard doesn't do enough to justify its mana cost. Maybe Brutal Hordechief instead? Also, if you're using basics, Sunblade Elf kicks ass. Maybe one or two Warden of the First Tree for a late-game mana sink?

Darth_Savage on Mardu Warriors - Input needed!

8 months ago

I played with a warrior deck when khans was released, however I splashed for Sunblade Elf and Bramblewood Paragon. Going the best cards I can think of are Brighthearth Banneret and Goblin Wardriver.

In black you might want to consider Gatekeeper of Malakir, Blood-Chin Rager or Mardu Strike Leader. In white Arashin Foremost or Mardu Woe-Reaper.

I'm not sure you want to be running any of the 5 drops you have, since they are all a bit slow and while I'm normally a fan of Zulaport Cutthroat not sure he fits here.

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