Sylvan Advocate


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare

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Sylvan Advocate

Creature — Elf Druid Ally


As long as you control six or more lands, Sylvan Advocate and land creatures you control get +2/+2.

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Sylvan Advocate Discussion

Shocker on Bring Back the Death

1 week ago

I am guessing you are on a bit of a budget with this deck. However, Fatal Push may go a long way, but cards like Go for the Throat, Dismember, and Hero's Downfall, could be the removal you need in addition to the Abrupt Decay. For inexpensive hand disruption perhaps Transgress the Mind, Doomfall, or Unburden. Delirium may be difficult in a deck with 5 card types (DeadWeight may be useless, and only two fetch lands in Evolving Wilds is far from a sure thing). Another enchantment you may want to consider is Seal of Doom, with perhaps an artifact to assist with delirium.

Sylvan Advocate may be a spicy creature type to use. Some Scavenging Ooze, Tireless Tracker, and Kitchen Finks could also plug some holes in the deck.

I ramble.. that is what I do. But have fun with your new golgari adventure. Glad to see you are breaking free from the red/white chains for a bit.

duff87 on Landsfall

3 weeks ago

Gottsplitter, you too!? thank you so much for the ideas, i think theyre all great! But about the panoranas you suggested; i dont know, i guess im just weird because even if it would help the deck and i would benefit from it because i would be getting more land drops, i wont use them simply because theyre off color.(you can say im a little OCD) Yavimaya Elder,Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip and Sylvan Advocate are all cards that ive considered but havent gotten my hands on yet. and im going to have to find a Scryb Ranger and see how it goes, i can see how it would be useful. i would definitely have Life from the Loam in here as well, but i havent gotten a copy yet.(youre right about it being a little pricey)Realms Uncharted is a good idea too because even with the lands that end up in my graveyard, it wont matter if i can just get them back with Ramunap Excavator on the field. very clever indeed good sir. ill try and pick one up. Definitely let me know when you have your deck posted, and ill try and return the favor. thanks again so much

Gottsplitter on Landsfall

3 weeks ago

Hi Duff 87!

One can see that you put a lot of thought into the deck!

I built and played a similar deck for a while now and have some suggestions for you to consider:

  • Additional land drops maybe by things like Naya Panorama, Jund Panorama which are very cheap.

  • Yavimaya Elder is also a good way to get more lands and is a common

  • Krosan Tusker is very versatile for a land-fetch

  • Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip works very well with the rest of your deck

  • I found Scryb Ranger extremly usefull for all its abilities. Most usefull in your deck is of cause the bounce-a-forest-ability. But an surprising blocker by flashing it in and untapping a creature can kill an attacking creature and the protection saved my life more than once with my Mina and Denn-Deck.

  • Also World Breaker proofed very useful as repeatable and colorless removal in some cases.

  • As you already play the two embodiments (of fury and insight) a Sylvan Advocate would be a nice addition

  • Realms Uncharted is a very good land fetch for nonbasic lands.

  • Although not cheap a Life from the Loam can be put to very good use in such a deck

  • Also on the higher price segment we have Lotus Cobra which is very good even in multiplayer as is fuels you with mana in your turns which I always could put to good use.

+1 for the well thought through deck of yours.

For further inspiration I will add the link to my decklist later, when I put it on tapped out.

Greetings form Gottsplitter

xyr0s on Selesnya Aggro

1 month ago

For an aggro deck, path has a very real advantage over banish: casting cost. You can play a 2 drop creature, and clear a blocker away already in turn 3 (and most likely, you'll have extra 2 cmc creatures rather often, as you play an aggro deck).

Dunno what to say instead of advocate... Strangleroot Geist, perhaps? That's a fast hitter, with some resilience. But for Sylvan Advocate,it will take about 8 turns to grow - just over every 3rd card in your deck is a land, so you'll hit 3 landdrops right away, most likely the 4th too, but after that, you have to wait for, on average, every third card to be a land. The synergy with manlands is nice, but they won't meet very often - a 3-of and a 2-of.

xyr0s on Selesnya Aggro

1 month ago

Average cost is somewhat too high for modern aggro, I think. Fiendslayer Paladin is 3 mana for a 2/2 creature (with benefits and buffs, bit still...) - it's not very hard to stop it, as it only has "cannot be targeted by black and red", but it can still very much be blocked.

Sylvan Advocate doesn't really shine here. I mean... 2/3 vigilance is ok, but it is going to be a long time before you have enough lands to make it grow (approximately 8 turns).

Why Banishing Light over Path to Exile? The jump between 1 cmc and 3 cmc is pretty significant.

How about Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip? that's a pretty good 1 drop creature. Sometimes just a 2/1, sometimes a threat because it might flip.

Majorpain on Selesnya Aggro

1 month ago

DRACULA150704 It's a good card but my 2 drop spots are taken. I wouldn't run Call of the Conclave over Fleecemane Lion or Sylvan Advocate personally. And I would rather have the utility that Qasali Pridemage offers.

Unless I was playing Selesnya tokens, then that card shines more.

ImtheRealBear on 5 colors planeswalker

2 months ago

I would recommend playing a full set of Oath of Nissa as it will help mana fix. I also think you'd be fine cutting Sylvan Advocate and switching Primal Druid for something a little faster like Sakura-Tribe Elder. Good luck with it!

TheAnnihilator on Oloro_Magic

2 months ago

I don't have those things, really. T_T I mean I have a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. He makes allies! =D Also, a Sylvan Advocate and a Halimar Excavator. I can slice the price a little too, since you'd just be trading to help me out. But if you're not interested, the trade I suggested previously is perfectly fine to me.

Edit: I actually have Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, and Ajani Vengeant too.

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