Sylvan Ranger

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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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Promo Set (000) None

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sylvan Ranger occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.2%

Sylvan Ranger Discussion

fmastrome2008 on Yarok, the Desecrated budget

1 week ago

For a budget build, this has a majority of the pieces needed to be competitive.

Other cheap options to include:

  1. Get the bounce lands out of the manabase. Returning 2 lands to hand is not what this deck wants to be doing.

  2. Command Tower and Bojuka Bog should definitely be in this manabase.

  3. Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are great utility spells for this deck. They also trigger Risen Reef.

  4. Woodland Bellower combos with Fierce Empath. Nab Empath + Wood Elves to net 2 lands, Deadeye Navigator, and another fattie. This nets 6 cards off 1 creature cast.

  5. Thassa, Deep-Dwelling will help you further abuse ETB effects. Not exactly dirt cheap, but definitely a staple this deck wants.

  6. Sol Ring belongs in nearly every commander deck. This deck is no exception.

  7. You're going to want a few extra early turn mana acceleration. Sylvan Ranger, Farseek, and Cultivate are good options to accelerate your mana early turns.

fmastrome2008 on Double Trouble

1 week ago
  1. Bojuka Bog provides great graveyard synergy without affecting synergy. Great for multiplayer.

  2. Sire of Stagnation is straight gas and draws 8 cards off 1 opposing fetchland.

  3. I like Sylvan Ranger over Sakura-Tribe Elder in its slot. If you're milling yourself, pulling 2 lands into your hand is better than 1 to me. I played a ton of Dredgevine in Modern over the years, so I appreciate this kind of acceleration.

  4. Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw make for great utility cards, no matter what kind of Yarok build. They also both trigger Risen Reef.

  5. Ramunap Excavator lets you play lands from your graveyard, which could help build a board state from the graveyard.

  6. Thassa, Deep-Dwelling will help you bounce creatures to further abuse ETB effects.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok the face of many or not

1 week ago
  1. I like Sylvan Ranger over Sakura-Tribe Elder in landfall themes.

  2. Sire of Stagnation and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen are amazing landfall theme creatures.

  3. Shriekmaw is a great utility spell for a deck like this. It also triggers Risen Reef.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok's Elven Backyard Party

1 week ago

Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, and Sylvan Ranger are the elves I use to pull lands from my deck, both onto the battlefiend and in my hand. You could less blue/black basics this way and add in a few fetchlands for color consistency.

The only non-elf I would consider is Thassa, Deep-Dwelling. Continuously draw 2 with Elvish Visionary, ping opponents with Shaman of the Pack, etc...

Bojuka Bog would provide some graveyard interaction without affecting consistency. Just cut a swamp.

fmastrome2008 on Desecration Field

2 weeks ago

Greetings fellow yarok player! I love this build and it looks fun as hell. I'm going to consider Sylvan Ranger for my deck as I totally forgot he existed! Here's my 2 cents.

  1. Woodland Bellower combos with Fierce Empath and Wood Elves to net 6 cards off 1 creature. Good cheap 2 part tutor as well.

  2. Ice-Fang Coatl, Wall of Blossoms, and Elvish Visionary would give you the full suite of 2 mana cantrips. It would speed up your deck and churn through it. Bounce with Thassa, Deep-Dwelling to draw 3 per turn. Or draw your entire deck with Deadeye Navigator.

  3. With this being a green deck, how does it play without spell acceleration with Farseek, Nature's Lore, Cultivate, etc?

Flarhoon13 on Dragonclawface

2 weeks ago

You can take out the ramp sorceries for creatures. Springbloom Druid and Wood Elves plus Farhaven Elf can ramp you well, even Sylvan Ranger is worth playing.

Padlio77 on Howl of the Night Pack

4 months ago

5dollarMTG I think that Nissa's Pilgrimage might come out to be better than Cultivate, since the deck changed to mono-green.

Wren's Run Packmaster is a great card, but an elf synergy is needed. In this case, 3x Sylvan Ranger, 2x Wren's Run Packmaster for 3x Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, 2x Cultivate + 4x Llanowar Elves, might be ok.

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