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

SkylarkJ on Elvish run-up

6 days ago

I just built my first elf deck and it's really fun.Elvish Archdruid works really well both for mana and extra attack power.Arbor Elf is better than Llanowar Elves because you can untap a forest that has Elvish Guidance on it.Elvish Visionary doesn't seem that great at first, but the extra cards really help to speed up your deck.Instead of using Naturalize, you can summon Reclamation Sage.Instead of using Rampant Growth, you can summon Sylvan Ranger.

someguy5587 on Animar's Nature

3 weeks ago

maybe Lightning Greaves for some extra protection on animar or to haste things like your mana dorks if you are bouncing those with Cloudstone Curio to recast for cheap. also, another combo route for infinite guys is the Pestermite/Deceiver Exarch and Splinter Twin combo. what to cut to make room...maybe Roaring Primadox as cloudstone gives you the option and isn't required. also, Sylvan Ranger could go as Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf are both better and already in here. it also seems like Gladecover Scout is a little underwhelming in an animar build

TheFanatic on Boss Elf, Toymaker Extraordinaire

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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!)

1 month 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!

1 month 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!

1 month 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.

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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