Sylvan Ranger

Sylvan Ranger

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Creature — Elf Scout

When Sylvan Ranger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Sylvan Ranger Discussion

TheFanatic on Boss Elf, Toymaker Extraordinaire

2 weeks ago

@Alayjo95Song of the Dryads is definitely interesting as a way to remove things. I'll have to see about getting one. I'm playing Sylvan Ranger over Wood Elves because Ranger costs 1 less mana and this deck only really needs to get to 3 lands - Wood Elves doesn't help me if I'm stuck with only 2 lands, but Sylvan Ranger does.

TheFanatic on Boss Elf, Toymaker Extraordinaire

2 weeks ago

@Alayjo95Song of the Dryads is definitely an interesting as a way to remove things. I'll have to see about getting one. I'm playing Sylvan Ranger over Wood Elves because Ranger costs 1 less mana and this deck only really needs to get to 3 lands - Wood Elves doesn't help me if I'm stuck with only 2 lands, but Sylvan Ranger does.

Alayjo95 on Boss Elf, Toymaker Extraordinaire

2 weeks ago

Song of the Dryads could be a really good card in this deck. Being able to get rid of their commander or whatever threat is on the board while also being able to utilize Forestwalk in case the opponent isn't playing any forests. Also why not play Wood Elves instead of Sylvan Ranger?

red on $50 Budget Elves (help needed!)

2 weeks ago

What help are you looking for exactly, card options, deck mechanics, or something else? Additionally are you looking to make this deck function as aggro, elf ball, or combo? Lastly do you care about format (pauper, modern, etc.) or is this strictly budget casual?

Inexpensive Cards I would suggest in general (All Roughly < $1 each):

Elvish Visionary - Elf and Cantrip - one of the most underrated elf cards

Ezuri, Renegade Leader - Regeneration for all your elves and a mini-Overrun effect that can be used as often as you have mana

Birchlore Rangers - Turns all your elves into mana and lets you access any color type of mana

Nettle Sentinel - The Combo Elf Card, 2/2 for 1 mana and with lots of elves he essentially has vigilance.

Quirion Ranger - Untaps Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Branchbender, Elvish Mystic, Jagged-Scar Archers, Llanowar Elves, Priest of Titania, Timberwatch Elf, Wellwisher, and Immaculate Magistrate and works as soon as you play him

Sylvan Ranger - Gets you an basic land you want and filters your deck

Joraga Warcaller - Super fun for casual play, especially with Immaculate Magistrate, but possibly too pricy

Distant Melody - Super Powerful, but requires U mana, so you would want to run it with Sylvan Ranger and Birchlore Rangers

Elvish Guidance + Arbor Elf are great for additional mana generation

Might of the Masses is a fantastic finisher since you can attack, see which elf is unblocked and then boost at instant speed, or power up an elf blocked by a nuisance creature.

Skullclamp is fun but broken and banned in serious play.

Cloudstone Curio + Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel + Glimpse of Nature constitute the most powerful elf combo cards, but again they are crazy expensive.

I hope that helps a bit.

Here are some sample decks I have made:

Pauper: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/party-time-elf-pauper/

Modern: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/elf-explosion-modern-creature/

Budget Casual: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/20-bucks-elves-g-elfball/

Aggro: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/elven-war-lords/

BanjoPlayingHorse on Let's Bounce!

3 weeks ago

I don't think Ainok Guide is a strait upgrade to Sylvan Ranger because the land gets placed on the top of your deck, meaning I lose my draw. Thragtusk is powerful, but not strait up better than Species Gorger either, because it beats the thragtusk in stats, and also has a benefical effect. You also have to think that when I bounce the Thragtusk I've got to spend another 5 mana to get him back out, whereas with Species Gorger I don't have to keep repaying the cost to get the benefit. Coiling Oracle is actually a strait upgrade to Elvish Visionary, but if I ever need more card draw I'll know where to look. Champion of Lambholt seems like it would be an awesome addition to the deck, I will work on fitting it in! It's effect also triggers if a Fable of Wolf and Owl token enters, correct?

ThatJunkMage on Let's Bounce!

3 weeks ago

Progenitor Mimic

Makes all of your ETB dudes super awesome because you get a new one every turn. Curves nicely after thragtusk, and is probably just better than Species Gorger.

Ainok Guide is just better than your Sylvan Ranger, Champion of Lambholt looks like a fun one to try out, Elvish Visionary is a good one to get more stuff into your hand.

Just a few suggestions to ramp things up.

phc on Best Pauper EDH Generals?

3 weeks ago

I had a green ETB deck planned with the Roaring Primadox, but the Temur Sabertooth seems like a better pick. Same CMC, one less toughness, but I can choose when I send a creature back to my hand, and it gives the Sabertooth indestructible for the turn. I'm thinking of ramp cards like the Sylvan Ranger and creatures that give +1/+1 counters like the Bond Beetle.

sylvannos on I am a beginner, need ...

1 month ago

@yetimas: Fate Reforged is Standard legal since it's from Khans block. Some of the cards in the Commander sets are Standard and/or Modern legal, but only if they're reprints of cards already legal in those formats. Otherwise, they're only legal in EDH, Legacy, and Vintage.

Drafting is a great way to improve your skills, build up a collection, and be on equal footing with the other players around you. If you have the money, I'd strongly suggest picking it up. Here and here are some great guides on how to get started.

As far as your deck goes and what you should change, this is a bit tricky because your cards come from different sets (it's something people have been complaining to Wizards of the Coast about, since they don't make it very clear the Commander and Conspiracy sets aren't always Standard or even Modern legal). The easiest way I guess we can get you started would be to break down what's legal in what format out of the cards you have. From the "Guided By Nature" deck you bought and the packs you opened, we have the following:

Cards originally from Theros Block, Khans Block, or M15 (Standard Legal):

1x Elvish Mystic
1x Reclamation Sage
1x Evolving Wilds
2x Cloudform
1x Frontier Siege
1x Temur Runemark
3x Thornwood Falls
1x Hunt the Weak
3x Map the Wastes
1x Abzan Kin-Guard
1x Arashin War Beast
1x Archers of Qarsi
1x Rakshasa's Disdain
1x Reality Shift
1x Temporal Trespass
1x Return to the Earth
1x Supplant Form
2x Aven Surveyor
1x Destructor Dragon
2x Lotus Path Djinn
1x Temur War Shaman
2x Mindscour Dragon
2x Whisperer of the Wilds

Cards originally from Mirrodin Block and 8th. Edition or later (Modern Legal):

1x Drove of Elves
1x Elvish Archdruid
1x Silklash Spider
1x Soul of the Harvest
1x Sylvan Ranger
1x Elvish Skysweeper
1x Elvish Visionary
1x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
1x Essence Warden
1x Terastodon
1x Thornweald Archer
1x Terramorphic Expanse
1x Gargoyle Castle
1x Grim Flowering
1x Hunting Triad
1x Overrun
1x Collective Unconscious
1x Overwhelming Stampede
1x Praetor's Counsel
1x Ghost Quarter
1x Haunted Fengraf
1x Tornado Elemental
1x Fresh Meat

1x Beastmaster Ascension
1x Harrow
1x Wolfbriar Elemental
1x Wood Elves
1x Wren's Run Packmaster
1x Ezuri, Renegade Leader
1x Farhaven Elf
1x Immaculate Magistrate
1x Imperious Perfect
1x Joraga Warcaller
1x Llanowar Elves
1x Lys Alana Huntmaster
1x Masked Admirers
1x Primordial Sage
1x Rampaging Baloths
1x Seer's Sundial
1x Swiftfoot Boots

Cards printed before 8th. Edition/Mirrodin Block or in stand-alone sets (Legacy, Vintage, EDH Legal):

1x Creeperhulk
1x Grave Sifter
1x Lifeblood Hydra
1x Priest of Titania
1x Siege Behemoth
1x Sylvan Safekeeper
1x Thunderfoot Baloth
1x Timberwatch Elf
1x Titania, Protector of Argoth
1x Titania's Chosen
1x Wellwisher
1x Song of the Dryads
1x Wolfcaller's Howl
1x Havenwood Battleground
1x Jungle Basin
1x Myriad Landscape
1x Slippery Karst
1x Tranquil Thicket
1x Crystal Vein
1x Desert Twister
1x Sylvan Offering
1x Wave of Vitriol
1x Whirlwind
1x Assault Suit
1x Commander's Sphere
1x Emerald Medallion
1x Loreseeker's Stone
1x Moss Diamond
1x Predator, Flagship

Cards banned in Modern, Legacy, and Standard (despite being printed in sets that would otherwise be legal in those formats):

1x Skullclamp
1x Sol Ring

These two are only legal in EDH and Vintage. Skullclamp is unrestricted in Vintage (meaning you can play the usual 4 copies of it), while Sol Ring is restricted (meaning you can only have one in your deck).

Whew! Holy shit is that a lot of text and cards and information. By the looks of what you have, you have a good start on a solid Elf deck for Modern. Essentially, you'll want to play a bunch of elves that tap for mana to churn out more elves, then cast spells that make your army bigger. Or you drop a giant threat onto the battlefield. Let's cut this down to 60 cards:

1x Silklash Spider
1x Drove of Elves
1x Elvish Archdruid
1x Elvish Mystic
1x Reclamation Sage
1x Sylvan Ranger
1x Elvish Skysweeper
1x Elvish Visionary
1x Essence Warden
1x Thornweald Archer
1x Wolfbriar Elemental
1x Wood Elves
1x Wren's Run Packmaster
1x Ezuri, Renegade Leader
1x Farhaven Elf
1x Immaculate Magistrate
1x Imperious Perfect
1x Joraga Warcaller
1x Llanowar Elves
1x Lys Alana Huntmaster
1x Masked Admirers
1x Primordial Sage
1x Rampaging Baloths
1x Soul of the Harvest
1x terrastodon
1x Tornado Elemental
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26 Creatures

1x Frontier Siege
1x Hunting Triad
1x Overrun
1x Collective Unconscious
1x Overwhelming Stampede
1x Hunting Triad
1x Beastmaster Ascension
1x Harrow
1x Temporal Trespass
1x Return to the Earth
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10 Other Spells

1x Ghost Quarter
1x Evolving Wilds
1x Terramorphic Expanse
3x Thornwood Falls
1x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
2x Island
15x Forest
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24 Lands

I'll be back later with a list of cards you should look into getting, but this should give you a good start. The first cards I'd look into right off the bat would be getting 4 copies of Elvish Mystic, Imperious Perfect, Joraga Warcaller, Llanowar Elves, Arbor Elf, Elvish Archdruid, and 1 or 2 Craterhoof Behemoth.

Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) Green
Cost 1G
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 5.02
Avg. cube pick 4.7

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Common
2011 Core Set Common

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