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Creature — Elf Warrior
Cast Talara's Battalion only if you cast another green spell this turn.
Talara's Battalion Discussion
4 months ago
CREATURES - I've already told you this, but due to the nature of your deck and simply due to the sheer amount of elves at your disposal, I'd suggest ~35 creatures to put in your deck, although there are more good elves out there that aren't currently in your deck (such as Skyshroud Poacher ), a non-elf creature that has great synergy in your deck is Protean Hulk .
Wild Pair , this card is GREAT in a tribal deck, nonetheless a mono-green Elf deck. As once this card is on the battlefield anytime you cast an elf you'll search your deck for another and put it directly on the battlefield; this works for all your elves except for the following four elves Druid of the Cowl , Sylvan Advocate , Talara's Battalion , Steel Leaf Champion ).
An alternative to Wild Pair, or another great enchantment to have, is Hibernation's End as it does what Wild Pair does but better as it guarantees a creature on your field every turn that it's on the field.
Possible cards to get rid of:
Warped Landscape , Evolving Wilds , and Terramorphic Expanse these cards are, despite their commander staple nature, entirely unnecessary as you're mono-green and every land you have minus one is a forest. Ideally, in my opinion, you want 33 lands in your deck.
Presence of Gond , as it's only creatures one elf, and your better off attacking with the tapped elf (or tapping one of your mana dorks for mana) due to your commander
Desert Twister , this spell is too high of a cost for it's simple removal, and while mono-green doesn't have much creature removal, creature removal in green is your own creatures.
Prism Ring , this artifact is also necessary as it more so helps early game and while it works well in tandem with your commander, in an average game it'll gain you 10-15 life on your own. And while it's a nice artifact, and a cheap one at that, it doesn't progress you towards any sort of tactic or strategy towards winning.
Tutors: What you really need are ways to speed up your deck and get out specific cards that you need/want. You already have Primal Command which is great, but you specifically need ways to get any of your artifacts out as all of them are great and help you get going to smash faces in. As such, some ways to tutor are:
Inventors' Fair , this is a land, that I think you should swap with Temple of the False God , as you already have so much mana and mana dorks that an extra 2 colorless isn't that much of a loss in comparison to a have to tutor for Bow of Nylea , Rhonas's Monument , or Door of Destinies .
7 months ago
I play Elves in modern. I play it every Friday. So I have a lot of experience with the deck type. There is one card you need 4 of: Collected Company . Elves became a deck because of this card. My deck runs 2 more Shaman of the Pack , 2 more Ezuri, Renegade Leader , and 4 of Elvish Clancaller .
Also, I run 18 lands, a number I find to be very well balanced for the deck. At 12 lands, you will lose a lot of games because you had no lands or only 1. I would take out Talara's Battalion and Elvish Champion (she's more of a sideboard card) for more lands.
Pero todo lo que he dicho solo es mi opinion. Dejame saber que piensa. Me encantan los elfos.
9 months ago
I've been wondering how many creatures there are in modern that require a certain condition to be met in order to cast them. I have found Myr Superion and Talara's Battalion that strictly follow this rule, while Epochrasite and Bone Picker can still be cast without having to meet their conditions.
jzt0 on Modern Elves
1 year ago
I also have an elf deck I'm constantly working on, but am not restricted by format. However, my suggestions are entirely Modern legal! I would just like to preface my comments with this: These are all positive criticisms, and wouldn't mind your input for my Allies deck. I play casually and am looking for any card ($10 or less) to make it better/more consistent.
1) Anyway, right from the start, I don't quite get adding in black. The two creatures you put in aren't nearly good enough to warrant adding in another color and making the deck more inconsistent. They don't buff your other elves, and are pretty mediocre on their own. If you wanted to add in kill spells, like Doom Blade, it would make more sense to add in black. Prey Upon is a good kill spell for green.
2) The raw power of each creature is rather low, and you're highly dependent on Ezuri, Renegade Leader to end the game. Steel Leaf Champion is very strong. It's $5, but if you play around with it online, you'll see how badly the thing carries games. Talara's Battalion is also great. It's probably the most mana efficient creature in the game, as a 4/3 trampler for 2 mana. Your deck has so many one drops, including Elvish Mystic + Llanowar Elves, you'll have no problem dropping Battalion many games on turn two. That with Titanic Growth + Hashep Oasis can end games before they begin. Wren's Run Vanquisher is another ridiculously efficient creature, boasting a 3/3 body for 2 AND deathtouch. These three creatures will make your deck so much faster, stronger, and consistent.
3) Heritage Druid is expensive money-wise, crummy alone, and crummy late game (unless you're running Banefire). Elvish Archdruid is pretty bonkers. It not only helps you get mana (it's a 3 drop, but you already have 8 Llanowar Elves, so you're fine there anyway), but it boosts every elf in play. My last suggestion is Imperious Perfect. Card's great at every point in the game. Helps refill the field with 2/2s for chump blocking, after a board sweep late, or to attack with later on with an empty hand.
I think if you stick to green, and maybe test around with all or some of my card suggestions, you'll have a lot of fun, enjoy how the cards interact with each other, and have a stronger deck.
I really hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!
1 year ago
Talara's Battalion? Works well with burning tree and the hidden Herbalists
1 year ago
After looking at your deck, this aggro approach seems very doable and nasty, but theres a handful of cards I see that just shouldn't be included. Nature's Spiral is just a worse Regrowth, so that's a start. I see with all of the artifact removal that stax is an issue for you. Bane of Progress is a great addition to solve this, but i would take out one of your removal spells for Nature's Claim. You don't care about their life gain when elves can smash for 100+ damage. Another great way to give a stax deck the middle finger is Creeping Corrosion. The card rarely hurts you and gives them a hell of a time. Krosan Grip is a fantastic card that also helps in this situation. For these 3 excuses to shit on rocks, I'd at least take out Sundering Vitae and Natural End. Nullmage Shepherd is a fantastic elf to throw in your deck to solve this issue as well. Hum of the Radix is also a fun little card for artifact decks that no one will expect you to drop. If you need enchantment removal, just throw in Back to Nature and you'll be fine. If you're having a hard time with killing creatures, run Taunting Elf, or just run it anyways if you can regenerate it and hit people for free every turn. Aluren will help your elfball rolling, and running Primal Rage will help make sure that even when Ezuri is gone that you get your damage through. Talara's Battalion was a cool card I experimented with in my deck, and it did quite a bit of damage. I would definitely include Marwyn for her beefy presence and massive mana ramp. Something like Predator's Rapport is just not useful, as gaining life tends to be some of the most useless magic cards unless you're running a deck that focuses on it. Instead I would try to tutor for a card like Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Nissa Revane, Wellwisher, or Essence Warden which help a lot more with solving this problem. Triumph of the Hordes is a great meme to drop on your opponents in a tough situation, as it gives you a nice little one shot, or at least eats through indestructibly and "prevent all damage" creatures. Most of the artifacts you run arent necessary, so I would just replace them with lands. While you have an extremely low mana curve, 28 lands is very dangerous with no rocks. Unless you add some very fancy $$$ rocks (which if you dont wanna drop 1k on artifacts), I would just run some more forests. Primal Order was a neat card I haven't seen in a while, and I think that can prove very useful in your deck if you're having a hard time getting through to other opponents running decks with multiple colors. If you want to stick with the aggro theme, I would add a Coat of Arms, since by the time you hit turn five you'll have about 4-5 elves, and this can turn 7 damage into 50. The risk of helping your opponents is worth it. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is actually insane in this deck, and if your opponent draws a card or two off of it, nobody is gonna care. She can give you a ridiculous amount of mana with Ezuri pumps and elves like Drove of Elves. Concordant Crossroads is an absolute necessity if your goal is aggro. This card hurts sometimes, especially if your opponent has a creature-heavy deck. The payoff is huge though when you drop mana dorks with haste or drop your hand on the field, tap your Priest of Titania for a crazy amount, and have Ezuri pummel everyone with your hasty elves. As for mana doublers, you can run whatever you'd like, although I would say you don't need any of them for the deck to work: they're just a waste of a turn. Over all the others, I would run Mana Reflection so that your elves can tap for double as well as anything else. Overall, this deck is pretty solid, and with a few tweaks it could be an unstoppable force! Let me know if you need any other suggestions on anything else (:
1 year ago
FiendishElf, really good input on the new set. All three of those cards slotted their way into my elves due to their overwhelming power. Talara's Battalion used to be a good, cheap fatty, but now Steel Leaf Champion overwhelms that by forcing your opponents to get chunked or lose powerful board pieces, given anything with more than 2 power is usually useful. Marwyn, the Nurturer is almost good enough to replace Ezuri, but will remain as part of the 99. Song of Freyalise is a nice addition for elves, as it acts like a second Cryptolith Rite. Rishkar, Peema Renegade is definitely a good card, but I don'r run it due to my own opinion. I think that his ability is weak unless you throw counters on anything, and the Song coming out with him is such a minute possibility that I don't think it's worth it. Thanks for the tips!
1 year ago
Talara's Battalion. It's not as consistant though.
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