Sylvan Ranger


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Common
Commander 2014 Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Common
2011 Core Set Common
Promo Set None

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Sylvan Ranger

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

AnOrdinaryNoob on Pauper Elves

5 days ago


I agreed with adding x4Manamorphose, I really really like them, In my opinion its kinda playing with 56 cards, would definetely run the full playset in "any" greend or red deck.

I might add some Essence Warden, or Wellwisher instead, I dont know.

And about the Fireball idea, I love the idea, might add a few in the side and/or main deck, to have an alternative win condition, since its not so expected.


I dint know about Echoing Decay so Ill definetely wont run four copies of any of the mana generator elves, besides Birchlore Rangers.

And about Elvish Visionary and Sylvan Ranger Ill really have to think about it, since I personally love to draw/make thinier the deck, but probably will cut at least one or two of both them.

Also, its Lys Alana Huntmaster worth adding? Its not bad at all, and can work greatly with Elvish Vanguard or Ivy Lane Denizen buts its too expensive in my opinion.

Sorry for the long wait. I really wanted to coment both of you sooner and definitely would appreaciate more tips coming from you. See you later.

Firnblut on Elf Ball

1 week ago

Okay, after playing the deck for some games I figured, that Kaervek's Torch was the better choice if we can play Priest of Titania in Turn 2 and have Quirion Ranger either on our hand or on the battlefield.

Mob Justice is way more vulnerable, but allows to finish without an active priest in T3 if we get an early Lys Alana Huntmaster and Distant Melody.Both cards have their pro and cons, but since the priest is removed with ease, mob justice will be the better choice in most cases.


I decided to run only 9 forests and 4 Land Grant, no Sylvan Ranger, 3 Springleaf Drum and 3 Wellwisher. Added 2 Elvish Harbinger and 2 Feldon's Cane.

A Harbinger can find a missing Birchlore Rangers to get access to offcolor-mana (makes up for te missing rangers and the missing island).Feldon's Cane allows insane recovery after a massremoval, als long as you got few elves and a Distant Melody. It also allows to reuse Mob Justice if it gets countered.

C--8CLARK8--D on Pauper Elves

1 week ago

looks good, some things to consider. run 3Elvish Mystic, 3Llanowar Elves and 2 Fyndhorn Elves this helps against Echoing Decay. also cut 1Sylvan Ranger and 1Elvish Visionary for 2Elvish Vanguard. the one island is not as much of a problem as you think the Birchlore Rangers rely help this.

LoneCrusader399 on Token Warfare

2 weeks ago

I'd cut Sylvan Ranger, Thragtusk, Growing Ranks, Ajani, Caller of the Pride and Arlinn Kord  Flip. They are all generally ineffective or have better alternatives.

Mirari's Wake and Aura Shards are always necessary in G/W decks.

Rampant Growth, Farseek, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate and Skyshroud Claim are some of the best ramp spells in EDH.

Beastmaster Ascension, Iroas, God of Victory and Gahiji, Honored One all help in dealing the final blow to your opponents.

I'd also recommend Eladamri's Call and Worldly Tutor as additional tutoring.

Dk1997 on bant flicker

2 weeks ago

need more none creature removal, run Acidic Slime 1 or 2 of if its modern legal and Venser, Shaper Savant 4 non-creature removal, also a few counterspells at least side board, also stop playing Sylvan Ranger, you only have 3 basics, also run a few more of the pain lands if you can for the colorless mana, also you could try using a Deadeye Navigator, other good cards are Vendilion Clique, Eternal Witness, and Kitchen Finks, also i'd put 4 Wall of Omens in the side board to sideboard in, in place of Coiling Oracle when running against aggro decks, also Supreme Verdict and Sphinx's revalation could be good sideboard cards

sonnet666 on H: Atraxa Precon W: Marchesa ...

2 weeks ago

Not interested in the precon, but I have a Vedalken Orrery and a Training Grounds from your binder, and I'd be very interested in trading for you Mesmeric Orb.

I also have a Elvish Mystic, Boreal Druid, Orcish Lumberjack, Elves of Deep Shadow, Autumn's Veil, Sylvan Ranger, Gatecreeper Vine, and 16 Snow-Covered Forests if you want to trade more.

talltallabba on Pumpin' Jack Attack!

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Pieguy396!

My thoughts on your answer:So this deck is not looking to play pure ramp - it cares about land (vs. available mana) primarily for Scute Mob, and late game for the hydras with x mana costs. So why bother, you may ask? Well, Explore speeds the deck up a bit, and Ordeal of Nylea works so well with the small guys who come in with +1/+1 counters. Sylvan Ranger serves along the same lines, but rounds gives the deck a higher creature count. So these ramp cards serve important functions in the deck. The deck doesn't want dual-lands that come into play tapped; that'll slow it down too much, plus Ordeal of Nylea won't interact with it.

LeaPlath on Legacy Lumberjack

3 weeks ago

So this is basically Nicfit without Black in it. Would defo up the land count and not run Sylvan Ranger, instead running a card like Sakura-Tribe Elder

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