Syr Elenora, the Discerning

Syr Elenora, the Discerning

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

Syr Elenora, the Discerning's power is equal to the number of cards in your hand.

When Syr Elenora enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Spells your opponents cast that target Syr Elenora cost more to cast.

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Syr Elenora, the Discerning Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Material Abstraction

Instant

Return target creature to its owner's hand. At the start of the next end step, that player may put it back onto the battlefield.


blue/white does a lot of flicker effects, but this is for the fringe cases where one wants to flicker AND to have more cards in hand for some other effect (like old Kefnet the Mindful , Syr Elenora, the Discerning , Psychosis Crawler , etc. etc. Alternatively, in a deck with black, you could combine this with discard to use it for removal.

Wildcards

pistolpeteiii on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

1 month ago

I like the build, however I have a few comments regarding the overall play pattern of the deck.

So to summarize, I would make sure to include the following:

I would consider adding the following:

I would remove the following:

VampiricJace on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

1 month ago

jroyhood: Thanks! I didn't take it face value (for example, the Brazen Borrower has worked so well for me I couldn't take out 2). But, I'm going to heavily playtest this new version, having included a lot of your advice.

Thoughts on having Thassa, Deep-Dwelling be included at all? Her ability plays well very well with Cavalier of Gales , Syr Elenora, the Discerning , & Thassa's Oracle , but other than that, she might not be the perfect inclusion. Of course, however, I made this deck because I'm a Thassa fanboy..lol.

ShaperSavant on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 months ago

ELD Updates

Maximum

Competitive

High

Mid

Casual

Changes

Explanations

Maximum

Kenrith, the Returned King -- Now the de-facto pick for 5-color commander-outlet-agnostic infinite mana strategies. Powerful and versatile, Kenrith can helm a lot of builds and his large cost is carried by his general flexibility with the adaptability and raw strength of the 5 color card pool.

On his comparison to Thrasios: it is the case that Thrasios + partner as an infinite mana outlet may lend an unfavorable comparison to Kenrith in a broad, general sense. Thrasios in a tier above denotes this difference sufficiently. However, there are applications in which one would want to build with all 5 colors, and Kenrith remains strong enough to compete at the top of the metagame.

There is still a lot of room to brew and optimize Kenrith. As dominant builds emerge, the featured lists will update to reflect this.

https://scryfall.com/@Wedge/decks/07c7ab8e-cf05-4187-9e6e-cd258f00614c by Wedge

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/king-of-thieves-1/ by ShaperSavant

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hulk-king/ by ShaperSavant

Competitive

Chulane, Teller of Tales -- Chulane represents an incredible amount of value and offers Bant not-yet-before-seen access to concise win conditions, such as Village Bellringer, Food Chain, and Aluren. Some weaknesses to boardwipes and a lack of access to black tutors.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/chulane-cia/ by Spleenface

Emry, Lurker of the Loch -- Emry is powerful and consistent as an engine in the Command Zone, but lacks accessible, susinct win conditions on artifacts. Struggles with losing to Null Rod, Cursed Totem, and grave hate. This is an optimistic tentative placement.

Build to be posted.

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King -- Korvold has proven quite strong as a value engine and wincon outlet rolled into one. Immense synergies with Dockside Extortionist. An outlet for Food Chain. Synergies with fetches and a host of win conditions.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/korvold-food-chain/ by Centipedantic

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/korvold-land-chain/ by ShaperSavant

High

Alela, Artful Provocateur -- Alela is in a powerful color combination and sets up well for a stax-centric long game. Compares unfavorably to other competitive Esper options.

Ayara, First of Locthwain -- A Blood Artist with a value engine stapled to it can power mono-black combos reasonably well.

Gadwick, the Wizened -- Infinite mana in mono-blue, though not the best at the role.

Torbran, Thane of Red Fell -- Quite potent, though burn in a 120 life game is always an uphill battle.

Syr Carah, the Bold -- Storms out powerfully and keeps the board clear. Inconsistent wincons and high fizzle chance on a given storm turn.

Syr Konrad, the Grim -- An extremely powerful commander with strong Necropotence and infect synergies. Gated by color identity for interaction and support.

Mid

Grumgully, the Generous -- A bit janky and of questionable finite value.

Questing Beast -- Combat-oriented.

Rankle, Master of Pranks -- High value; no clear wincon. Possibly decent reanimator commander. Tentative pessimistic placement.

Syr Elenora, the Discerning -- No clear wincons; slow value.

Syr Faren, the Hengehammer -- Combat-oriented, though reasonably strong for its context.

Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale -- Very expensively costed. Pushed toward tribal.

Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig -- Combat-oriented.

Casual

Linden, the Steadfast Queen -- Mono-white and very low impact. Combat-oriented.

Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw -- Mono-white and expensive for yield. Combat-oriented.

Changes

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - Maximum to Competitive

Yisan continues to be a strong competitive pick, but has been pushed out of the top meta with the increase in speed wrought by Hulk (which he does not interact with particularly well) and being sideswiped by Hulk hate such as Grafdigger's cage. As a niche, he preys on staxxy strategies that have moved out of favor for not interacting with Hulk and Consult optimally.

Pir & Toothy - High to Competitive

P&T have demonstrated a strong amount of value and good tools to be played successfully in the competitive environment. Toothy's flicker synergies are difficult to interact with profitably and offer a lot of power in combo-control oriented games.

Grenzo, Dungeon Warder - High to Competitive

Dockside offers powerful new Doomsday lines to Grenzo, who can also layer Worldgorger. With this addition it moves back to competing with the other Competitive Level Rakdos commanders in power.

aogoli on Kitchen Witches!

4 months ago

What a nice "faerie" tale. You got my upvote with Syr Elenora, the Discerning . Fantastic. Please dont let this deck disappear.

Ste2505 on Mono Blue Draw

4 months ago

Hey MrBoombastic thanks for the feedback!

Taking on board what you've said here's what I'm thinking:

Trying to lean more into that card advantage leading to some big amass off of Commence the Endgame and hopefully have a big-ish Jace's Projection out there too.

Love to hear some thoughts!

GemKnightDante on Syr Elenora, The Discerning - ...

5 months ago

Yo! With a new set coming out its hard not to get the deck building part of one's brewing. And for once my gaze has been brought upon my, admittedly, least favourite colour in commander. Blue!

Syr Elenora, the Discerning

This is my first time building a mono-blue commander deck however, and I'd like to keep it below $300 at least to start. So I put forth this deck for anyone to help with! Any assistance is appreciated.

Here's the list; Discern Defeat!