Sylvan Ranger

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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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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

Desti702 on Rumble in the Jungle

2 weeks ago

meant to say: Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip is a worse Sylvan Ranger most of the time

Desti702 on Rumble in the Jungle

2 weeks ago

justnthrguy thank you for your suggestions! I am running Whirlwind mostly because of Kaalia of the Vast or The Ur-Dragon decks in my playgroup. At 4 mana it is kind of efficient to deal with a lot of flyers at once were Hurricane seems to do too much damage to myself without Wellwisher on the board.

You are right about Jagged-Scar Archers! It feels kinda clunky most of the times and even with a tutor effect in hand I am not going for that card. Same for Wellwisher. Both feel like filler cards to me.

Do you think Devoted Druid is worth to include even without a combo? Or maybe Fierce Empath to replace Wellwisher and Jagged-Scar Archers?

I am playing with Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip for fun, but most of the time it is a worth Sylvan Ranger. When I get to seven lands (without Genesis Wave) in play something must gone horribly wrong for me and Nissa won't cut it for me anyways. Farhaven Elf will probably replace her soon!

Desti702 on Ezuri, Renegade Leader [Competitive]

2 weeks ago

I put an elf deck together (Rumble in the Jungle) with your deck in mind! First of all thanks for the inspiration! Is there any particular reason you play Sylvan Ranger since mana fixing isn't an issue? Isn't it better to play Farhaven Elf instead for actual ramp or do you play it to hit your land drops? I would be glad if you gave me any feedback on my deck as I am new to EDH!

Spleenface on Help! Modern Sets/Bans EDH copy

3 weeks ago

Sure! It's easier with Metamorph as you don't have to make blue initially.

We will start from Floating, Hacked Momir Triggers on the stack.

1DE is a shorthand for any 1 cmc elf.

  1. Trigger finds Heritage Druid, cast it, floating
  2. Trigger finds Nettle Sentinel (NS from here on out) cast it
  3. Trigger finds 1DE,
  4. Tap Momir, Heritage Druid and NS for . Cast 1DE
  5. Trigger Untaps NS, Trigger finds 1DE. Floating
  6. Cast 1DE
  7. Trigger Untaps NS, Trigger finds 1DE. Floating
  8. Tap 2x 1DE and NS for . Cast 1DE. Floating.
  9. Trigger Finds Devoted Druid (DD), untap NS
  10. Cast DD, Floating
  11. Trigger finds Kujar Seedsculptor, untaps NS.
  12. Tap DD, 1DE and NS for . Cast Seedsculptor. floating
  13. Trigger untaps NS, trigger finds Temur Sabertooth (TS), trigger puts a +1/+1 counter on DD.
  14. Untap DD, then tap DD, NS and Seedsculptor for . Cast TS. Floating
  15. Trigger finds 1DE, untaps NS.
  16. Cast 1DE
  17. Trigger finds Dwynen's Elite
  18. Untap DD, tap NS, 1DE and DD for , cast Dwynen's Elite. floating
  19. Trigger untaps NS, finds 1DE, and creates a 1/1 token.
  20. Tap NS, Elite and Token for , cast 1DE, floating.
  21. Trigger untaps NS, finds Phyrexian Metamorph.
  22. Cast Metamorph, paying 2 life. Enters as a copy of NS.
  23. Tap 2x NS and 1DE for . Activate TS, returning 1DE floating
  24. Cast 1DE
  25. Trigger untaps 2 NS, finds Elvish Archdruid
  26. Tap 1DE and 2 NS for , cast Archdruid.
  27. Trigger finds Lotus Cobra, untaps 2 NS
  28. Untap DD, Tap 2x NS and DD for , cast Cobra. floating
  29. Trigger untaps 2x NS, finds Sylvan Ranger.
  30. Tap Archdruid and 2x NS for , cast Sylvan Ranger. floating
  31. Trigger Finds Elvish Pioneer, untaps 2x NS and finds a land.
  32. Tap 2x NS and Ranger for . Cast Pioneer. Floating
  33. Trigger finds Phantasmal Image, untaps 2x NS, and puts a land into play, creating off the cobra
  34. Cast Phantasmal Image, tapping Pioneer and 2x NS for . floating.
  35. PS Copies NS
  36. Activate TS, returning a 1DE. Floating
  37. Cast that 1DE. Floating
  38. Trigger untaps 3x NS (don't need to find anything)
  39. Tap 3x NS for
  40. Repeat Steps 36-38 with 2 more 1DEs.
  41. Tap your 3 1DEs for
  42. Repeat steps 36-41 to float infinite .
  43. Use a trigger to find Verdant Eidolon, and one to find Slippery Bogle
  44. Play Eidolon
  45. Sac Eidolon for .
  46. Play Bogle.
  47. Trigger returns Eidolon to hand
  48. Activate TS to return Bogle to hand.
  49. Repeat steps 44-48 to make infinite
  50. Use a trigger to find your win condition (e.g. Venser, Shaper Savant, Laboratory Maniac + Beast Whisperer, Sage's Row Denizen etc.)

I tried to keep the number of unnamed 1DEs to a minimum here, but you can always run more and skip the shenanigans with Devoted Druid and Seedsculptor or whatever.

The reason only a couple floating mana makes this a lot easier is that you use 2 1DEs to net a single initially, and then you need the mana to cast a Temur Sabertooth so you can keep going after getting your second Nettle Sentinel. Each extra mana reduces the chain by 2 1DEs and an extra lets you use Phantasmal Image over Metamorph to save even more mana.

DrowZgam3r on Lamb of Meren

1 month ago

my favorite version of meren uses a heavy elf package with Arbor Elf,Boreal Druid,Deathrite Shaman,Devoted Druid,Elves of Deep Shadow,Elvish Mystic,Fyndhorn Elves,Llanowar Elves, Sylvan Ranger and Priest of Titania. Of course you dont have to go this in depth with mana dorks but I would definitely consider running a fair number of any of these cards.

As far as what I'd cut, its tough to say since you seem to be split between a reanimator and a aristocrats theme. But regardless I think these are easy drops:

  • Solemn Simulacrum: Its a good card but since you are in green and already have access to better ramp I think he would be a easy cut
  • Mortician Beetle: Strong in 1v1 but not really all that great in multiplayer
  • Golgari Signet: good ramp piece but if you are going to be using lots of mana dorks then its unnecessary.
But other than that I can't make any solid recommendations for what to cut because I'm afraid I'd be destroying the deck identity you have worked to build. So its really up to you to decide to cut based off of how you want this deck to function. Although as general deckbuilding advice, you only need a few big flashy creatures to finish a game and right now you seem to have a excess of large and hard to cast creatures.

On a side note I'd also recommend shelling out a few bucks to upgrade your manabase. Lands may not be the most glamorous purchase, but when it comes straight down to it a solid mana base will help you win more games than you would think. Even if you dont want to shell out a small fortune I'd still recommend any of these lands

Optimator on MTG list of EDH Ramp Cards | last update: 30-07-18

4 months ago

Extra land drops are indeed ramp. It's more potent and noticeable in regular 60-card formats but it's ramp nonetheless.

Treasure Map  Flip is ramp-y. Boreas Charger, Centaur Rootcaster,

Some more honorable mentions: Renegade Map, Pilgrim's Eye, Mycosynth Wellspring, Skittering Surveyor, Thaumatic Compass  Flip (might be real ramp, what with the flipping), Traveler's Amulet, Evolution Charm, Attune with Aether, Caravan Vigil, Lay of the Land, Sylvan Ranger, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Realm Seekers

Icbrgr on Elves: Elvish clancaller

4 months ago

I think I agree shadow63. Mono Green Elves/devotion definitely have a new option to consider for sure but I think the Lord perk is a pretty crowded feild despite being cheaper. Other Lord's give other desirable perks such as forestwalk, token generation or crazy Mana acceleration... Where Elvish Clancaller's Mana ability seems like it wouldn't be used likely.

I honestly think that other 2CMC Elves would be more desirable just for offering more utility or combo potential such as Elvish Visionary, Fauna Shaman or Devoted Druid... Or even deck thinning with Sylvan Ranger.

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