Sylvan Advocate

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare

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Sylvan Advocate

Creature — Elf Druid Ally

Vigilance

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

Sylvan Advocate Discussion

vdiddy1 on I hope this will be good.

1 month ago

"Other" Section Observations:

Burgeoning good card, but you have alot of multiple lands per turn cards

Constant Mists solid

Crop Rotation Unnecessary imo

Life / Death Can only use one spell, can prob find something that is more impactful to the deck

Sensei's Divining Top Yes

Sylvan Advocate Good because it's a 2/3 for 2 mana, but only adds significant value with commitment to land creatures

Sylvan Library V good card, excels if you maintain lifegain sub-strategy

Titania, Protector of Argoth Only good if you commit to the graveyard recall sub-strategy

Traverse the Outlands fantastic, can this be turned into a win condition?

Volcanic Offering fun af, but probably better options for the card slot

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Print out Business Cards saying "GG" for when you play this

Wildfire Abso-freakin-lutely

Zuran Orb A must have if you commit to graveyard recall + lifegain sub strategies


Additional Observations:

World Breaker kinda sucks for 7 mana

Bane of Progress a conditional 6 drop is risky; amazing sideboard card in our meta

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip her -2 will trigger the legendary rule

Exsanguinate Love it.


Final Comment:

Your non-creature game is strong, but your damage output is weak and is currently the biggest flaw facing your deck. Your best bet imo is to either rip out creatures and synergize removal + damage or add in a few more big trample creatures. I think your comparative advantage lies in creatures: you'll consistently have an ungodly mana pool to take advantage of them, and you're already relying on creatures for this concept to work.

Some good creatures for this deck:

Liege of the Tangle

Oran-Rief Hydra

Charnelhoard Wurm

Blightsteel Colossus

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer

Phantom Nishoba

Stonehoof Chieftain

Worldspine Wurm

ArchonBlue on

3 months ago

I agree that Sylvan Advocate looks pretty bad. Also Burst Lightning is strictly better than Tarfire. Needle Spires is pretty bad too, might want to throw in a check land or shock land instead. Any of the creatures suggested above would help, as would additional copies of Tireless Tracker and Grim Lavamancer.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on

3 months ago

Bloodbraid Elf, Knight of the Reliquary, Wild Nacatl, Tarmogoyf, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Scavenging Ooze are all cards to consider.

Sylvan Advocate doesn't seem good at all. You won't have 6 lands until turn 6, and even then a 4/5 on turn 6 with bigger man lands isn't very impressive.

You need a plan on how to beat decks like UW Control or Tron. Neither of those care about creature removal. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, in particular, seems troublesome. Your creatures aren't strong enough attackers to pressure Teferi's loyalty and you'll 2-for-1 yourself trying to burn him down if you have 2 burn spells to use.

Iamme10000 on Tatyova Lands Matter Tokens

3 months ago

Fun deck. I've always liked Taty, but I've never built a deck around her.

A couple of staples I'd recommend you get your hands on ASAP for any deck are Eternal Witness (creature based recursion = good!), Sol Ring (Best ramp), Swiftfoot Boots and/or Lightning Greaves (protect your things), and perhaps Darksteel Plate. To quickly round out your bouncelands, also look for Simic Growth Chamber and Jungle Basin.

One thing to always keep an eye on in EDH is wincons. You have a couple goodies, but you could be running one or two more top-end cards to exploit your land count. If you're being more casual, I always recommend Progenitor Mimic because it's so fun. Rude Awakening is another way to make your lands work for you, Sylvan Advocate is a reasonable body and can buff your creature-lands. If you can get coin for it, Nissa, Worldwaker and Nissa, Steward of Elements are also both good 'walkers for both value and ramp, as is Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip.

Welcome to EDH! It's a blast of a format. Have fun brewing!

elgosu1337 on Windgitrogborygnath Vaevixilis

6 months ago

Hey chiri, Sylvan Advocate would work but buffing land creatures only isn't enough for this deck.

chiri on Windgitrogborygnath Vaevixilis

6 months ago

Hey there! Awesome deck! I was wondering if you've ever considered Sylvan Advocate. I actually just recently read the card properly and I didn't know it actually buffed your land creatures too!

lagotripha on Throne of Thorns

6 months ago

I tried this with Natural Affinity and Sylvan Advocate a while back. The haste on Sylvan Awakening makes it a lot better. A beatdown plan isn't off the table. You actually reminded me to look back over the decklists.

Earth Surge/Elemental Uprising/Genju of the Cedars/Early Harvest are all there, and can have an impact, depending on what else you are jamming and what the plan is.

Perilous Forays/Seed the Land can give you quite a lot of range.

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